Pacers: Early 2015-2016 Preview

We’re still in July, but after a flurry of moves over the past couple of weeks the Indiana Pacers are looking like a completely different team with a new roster and fresh philosophy. It’s farewell for David West, Roy Hibbert, Luis Scola, CJ Watson, Damjan Rudez, Chris Copeland and Donald Sloan. Hello to Monta Ellis, […]


Pacers’ 2015-2016 Player Outlooks

With the departure of David West and Roy Hibbert, coupled with the desire to make the team name synchronize with their style of play, the Indiana Pacers underwent a significant revamp this offseason. They cut loose primary back-up point guard CJ Watson, primary back-up power forward Luis Scola, third-string point guard Donald Sloan and last season’s […]

Monta Ellis

Grading the Pacers’ 2015 Offseason

So it looks like the pieces have just about fallen into place for the 2015-2016 Indiana Pacers. In addition to signing Monta Ellis on a 4yr/$44m deal, re-signing Rodney Stuckey (3yr/$21m) and Lavoy Allen (3yr/$12m), the Pacers have now officially added free agent big man Jordan Hill (1yr/$5m), versatile swing man Chase Budinger via trade […]


Pacers trade Rudez for Budinger as another piece falls into place

I was curious to see what other tricks Larry Bird had up his sleeve as free agency slows down and with the Pacers still holding salary cap space. Today, they traded last year’s European rookie shooter Damjan Rudez to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Chase Budinger. It seems strange that the Pacers are giving […]

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers

Pacers ink big man Jordan Hill

This is a deal I wanted to happen for two reasons. The first is that there is basically no one left on the market for the Pacers to sign that would provide an upgrade to existing big men Ian Mahinmi and Lavoy Allen (rookie Myles Turner, as good as he’s looked in Summer League, remains […]

Myles Turner Impressing Early For Indiana Pacers In Orlando Summer League

As the Indiana Pacers transition away from running the team through a traditional center, after dealing away Roy Hibbert to the Lakers, they may have drafted their big man of the future in Myles Turner, who is impressing early in the Orlando Summer League. The Orlando Summer League runs from July 4-10 and includes the […]


Luis Scola signs with Raptors on 1yr/3M deal

With everyone wrapped up in the DeAndre Jordan saga unfolding over Twitter, it seems an even more important piece of news has been missed. Yes, that’s right. Luis Scola leaving the Indiana Pacers, signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, likely replacing the last Pacers back-up power forward to go there, Tyler […]


Farewell, David West

This blog doesn’t usually post non-Pacers news, but I’ll make an exception this time to spew up my thoughts on David West’s signing with the San Antonio Spurs. The contract is one year, $1.4 million, the veteran’s minimum, meaning West essentially left $10.2 million on the table as he would have made $12.6 million by […]


Pacers re-sign Stuckey on $21m/3 deal

I wasn’t optimistic that Stuckey would re-sign with the Pacers despite him expressing an intention to stay in Indy and help the team that rebuilt his image and career last season. Money was a problem and so was the chance to win a title, and apparently contenders had been knocking on his door with wads […]

NBA: Playoffs-Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers

Farewell Big Dawg: Pacers dump Hibbert on Lakers

In somewhat bittersweet news, the Indiana Pacers have reached an agreement to ship out-of-favor center Roy Hibbert to the Los Angeles Lakers for what has been reported to be cash and an unspecified second round pick. The details are still being worked out as the trade won’t be finalized until after July 9, when the […]


Pacers get their man, nab Monta on $44/4yr bargain

NBA free agency has gone apeshit right form the get-go this year. The only thing that matters right now is that Monta Ellis, the dynamic shotmaking 6’3″ guard from Dallas, is heading to Indy! It was such a downer to see the heart and soul of the team, David West, opt out of the final […]

No Big Willie or Big Frankfurt: Pacers select Myles Turner When the Indianapolis Star broke the news yesterday that David West was opting out of the final year of his contract with the Pacers, disappointed fans immediately began looking towards the NBA Draft tonight. Who could the Pacers draft that would fill the void long-term? No one can replace West’s voice in the locker […]

Indiana Pacers Can Go Big Or Small At NBA Draft In Brooklyn

The Indiana Pacers did not qualify for the playoffs during the 2014-15 season, and they couldn’t even enjoy the moment when the face of the franchise, Paul George, returned after his gruesome leg injury during a team USA scrimmage last summer. In the season finale, George was carried off the court after hearing a “pop” […]

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so […]

Pacers beat Wiz in double OT; I nearly die of heart attack

Not much to say. The Pacers looked crap all game but someone managed to squeeze out a 99-95 win against the Wizards in double OT. I nearly had to be hospitalized watching the game because it was so close and so frustrating and so euphoric. Every one of their core guys made big plays in […]