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  1. It’s official, Paul George signs five-year max extension with Pacers

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:48 AM EST

    Larry Bird, Paul George

    Paul George is part of the core of the Indiana Pacers future now. George has officially signed a new contract extension with the Pacers — believed to be a max deal at five-years worth at least $80 million (a number that could go up north of $90 million if George makes the All-NBA Team again…

  2. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Indiana Pacers

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    Last season: The Pacers continued their upward trajectory – missing the playoffs in 2009-10, reaching the first round in 2010-11, reaching the second round in 2011-12 and reaching the conference finals in 2012-13. With George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert, Indiana had statistically the best lineup in the NBA. The…

  3. Roy Hibbert says he is good with Paul George as Pacers leader

    Aug 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Paul George, Roy Hibbert

    Paul George has made it clear — he wants to step up into a leadership role in the Pacers locker room. He was thrust into that role last season when Danny Granger was out and Roy Hibbert was struggling. Now he wants to take that on formally. So how does Roy Hibbert — a young…

  4. Paul George says he is ready to step into No. 1 role with Pacers

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:50 PM EST

    Paul George

    Danny Granger is back. Roy Hibbert is a force in the paint. David West is a rock solid voice in the locker room. But the Pacers are becoming Paul George’s team. And the All-Star entering his fourth season told the Indianapolis Star he is ready to take on that top role. “This whole summer, I…

  5. Joe Dumars hopes Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt can take cues from Hawks and Grizzlies

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EST

    Josh Smith, Andre Drummond

    Which team has the best starting frontcourt in the NBA? Depending on how you value the top player compared to the depth of the trio, there are several contenders including: Nets (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez) Bulls (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee) Warriors (Andre Iguodala, David…

  6. Jrue Holiday-Nerlens Noel trade now official

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Toney Douglas, Jrue Holiday

    Congratulations, Jrue Holiday. Fresh off marrying U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member Lauren Cheney (now Lauren Holiday) – and the subsequent honeymoon that delayed his trade from becoming official – Jrue Holiday is now a husband and Pelican. The trade, which sends Nerlens Noel and a future first-round pick to the 76ers, hinged on Holiday…

  7. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

  8. Raptors to sign Tyler Hansbrough to two-year contract

    Jul 9, 2013, 9:25 PM EST

    Tyler Hansbrough

    What are the Raptors doing? Trying to win, I guess. Despite predictions of mass tanking across the NBA next season, Toronto – which also rejected dumping the talented-but-overpaid Rudy Gay for cap relief and traded Andrea Bargnani (a move that helps with the cap and increases the Raptors’ chances of winning next season) – will…

  9. Dwight Howard and James Harden could form NBA’s best duo

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:43 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is a center. James Harden is a guard. Howard is one of the NBA’s best defenders. Harden is one of the league’s top offensive players. Howard is an elite interior scorer. Harden’s range extends beyond the 3-point line. Howard is excellent as the screener in pick-and-rolls. Harden is superb as the ball-handler on…

  10. Pacers yank Tyler Hansbrough’s qualifying offer

    Jul 2, 2013, 4:18 PM EST

    Tyler Hansbrough

    Tyler Hansbrough might have waited too long, or maybe he’ll just be free to get a larger offer. The Pacers extended Hansbrough a $4,135,391 qualifying offer in June, so Hansbrough had the option for the last couple days of accepting a one-year, $4,135,391 contract with Indiana. In return, the Pacers had the right to match…

  11. Report: Pacers finalizing deal to retain David West

    Jul 2, 2013, 1:09 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game One

    While other teams tried to get their foot in the door, it was always expected that David West would return to the Indiana Pacers. He was their top off-season priority. It looks like the two sides have almost got a deal done — a three-year deal with the third year being a team option, reports…

  12. One dozen NBA free agents to watch (not named Howard or Paul)

    Jul 1, 2013, 3:51 AM EST

    Josh Smith

    Chris Paul is going to stay a Clipper. Dwight Howard is going to do whatever it is Dwight Howard is going to do. But those two are not the only guys who became free agents at the stroke of midnight and we ventured into Monday. Here are a dozen other newly minted free agents worth…

  13. Larry Bird returning to run Pacers front office

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:51 PM EST

    Image (1) Larry_Bird-thumb-250x166-22068.jpg for post 6301

    It was just like Larry Bird was on a year sabbatical. After a year away from the Pacers — a year where the team he built made a run all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals — Larry Bird will return to the Pacers front office, first reported Adrian Wojnarowski of…

  14. Pacers brain trust says re-signing David West is priority No. 1

    Jun 13, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Donnie Walsh, Kevin Pritchard

    The Indiana Pacers came into this season looking like as legitimate a threat to the Miami Heat as there was in the East (we had them with the two seed in our preseason predictions), but with no Danny Granger there were questions about how the team would respond and score. Turns out, the Pacers without…

  15. Danny Granger expects to start next season, and Frank Vogel plays along for now

    Jun 6, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Danny Granger, Ian Mahinmi, Lance Stephenson

    The Pacers’ starting lineup this season was one of the NBA’s best. George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert meshed together extremely well, both offensively and defensively. It was almost as if Indiana’s management assembled that group to play heavy minutes together. Almost. If not for injuries, Danny Granger would have…

  16. Roy Hibbert explains why he didn’t shake hands with Heat following Game 7 loss

    Jun 4, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

    roy hibbert game 7

    The Heat had closed out Game 7 against the Pacers long before the final buzzer had sounded, putting together a solid performance that had them leading by as many as 28 points in the fourth quarter before all was said and done. Once it was over, most of the Pacers exchanged handshakes with the Heat…

  17. Pacers learn painful lessons on path to much bigger wins

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:56 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers' Hibbert and Hill react during Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference final basketball playoff against the Miami Heat in Miami

    That the Pacers were in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a young team — one that had to adapt on the fly to losing their leading scorer from last year Danny Granger just days before the season started — is more than just a bright sign for the future. Monday night…

  18. Pacers’ David West on being a free agent: ‘I can’t see myself going anywhere else.’

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:43 AM EST

    David West

    David West was an important part of the Pacers advancing as far as they did in the playoffs this season, but he’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there are already teams lining up with interest should he choose to seek employment elsewhere. Thankfully for Indiana, that doesn’t appear as though it’s going…

  19. PBT Live Blog: Heat overwhelm Pacers 99-76, advance to NBA finals

    Jun 3, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Two

    END OF GAME: Miami wins 99-76, they advance to take on the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. Game 1 Thursday night in Miami. Indiana had a fantastic season, they are a young and growing team that will learn a lot from this. Paul George and Roy Hibbert had coming out parties on the national…

  20. Win or lose against Heat in Game 7, Pacers deserve recognition among NBA’s elite franchises of last 20 years

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:22 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    When the Indiana Pacers hired Larry Brown in 1993, he said “I’d like to win an N.B.A. championship for the Indiana Pacers.” Twenty years later, the Pacers are still searching for their first NBA title. (They won three in the ABA.) But they’ve still belong among the league’s most successful franchises. Here are the leaders…

  21. LeBron’s Game 7 history shows he needs help for Heat to advance

    Jun 3, 2013, 11:42 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    Monday night is just number four. For some reason it feels like LeBron James has been in more Game 7s in his career, but there have been just three. Two came with the Cavaliers, one with the Heat last season. And if you are going to draw one conclusion from those three games and extrapolate…

  22. Pacers/Heat Game 7 preview: Win or go home

    Jun 3, 2013, 8:41 AM EST

    Heat's James and Pacers' Stephenson prepare to play during the fourth quarter in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference Final basketball playoff series in Indianapolis

    The Miami Heat are at home, they have the swagger that comes with having hung a banner, they are battle tested, and they have the best player in the world on their team. He’s the trump card. The Indiana Pacers are confident, they have the blueprint on how to win against the Heat, they are…

  23. David West was big in the Pacers’ Game 6 victory, and played with a fever of 103 degrees

    Jun 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers' David West celebrates during Game 6 of their NBA Eastern Conference Final playoff series against the Miami Heat in Indianapolis

    David West missed shootaround in advance of Game 6 on Saturday due to suffering from an upper respiratory infection, but whether or not he would play was never in doubt. His level of effectiveness was the only thing in question, and after a slow first half offensively where he was clearly struggling, West was big…

  24. Young Pacers on verge of history

    Jun 2, 2013, 1:02 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    Larry Bird was the reigning MVP. David Robinson hadn’t yet been drafted. Julius Erving was still an active player. That’s how long it’s been since a team as young as the 2012-13 Indiana Pacers made the NBA Finals. Thanks to their 91-77 win over the Miami Heat tonight, the Pacers are only one win from…

  25. Pacers get the win over Heat to force a Game 7

    Jun 2, 2013, 12:27 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    In a series that’s been as close and competitive throughout as possible, and where neither team has been able to beat the other twice in a row, it’s fitting that it’ll be decided by a Game 7. The Pacers dominated defensively and dominated inside, and held off a late rally by the Heat to earn…

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