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The dark cloud is still looming over the Pacers but at least now, you don’t have to look nearly as hard to see a few rays of sunshine. Paul George was not traded during the NBA Draft Thursday night, not because the Pacers did not try, and not because there was a lack of interest...
Though the Pacers worked out 53 players, it’s possible one they didn’t bring in could wind up smack in the middle of their NBA Draft radar tonight. It’s not like they needed another look at OG Anunoby to get a strong gauge of his NBA prospects. They saw enough at Indiana...
There is, of course, an elephant in the room, and it is difficult to ignore. Whatever happens with Paul George, whether it happens before or during the NBA Draft, will be out of the hands of Ryan Carr, and the topic is not his to discuss. He will have a major role, however, in...
While we settle in to await the outcome of the Paul George Trade Derby -- and after an initial flurry of rumors it’s starting to look like it might take longer than initially expected -- it’s important to remember there’s a draft loaded with talent Thursday night and the Pacers...
Photo: Getty Images Of the Pacers’ two options for resolving the Paul George fiasco, only one is viable, and it is clearly the lesser of two evils. He must be traded so all involved can move on, the sooner, the better. By most accounts, that is the tack team president Kevin...
In revealing his intentions, Paul George revealed himself. And it isn’t a good look, either for George or the Pacers. Three days after George publicly declared his top priority was to bring a championship to Indiana, he effectively made that impossible. George reportedly has...
As if Monta Ellis’ trade value wasn’t already low enough. The veteran guard now faces a five-game suspension for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday. The suspension will be served at the beginning of the 2017-18 season and include only games...
In any other draft, Justin Jackson would probably be a lottery pick. In this one, however, the multi-talented North Carolina wing could well be on the board when the Pacers select at No. 18 next Thursday night. Jackson was one of six players to work out at Bankers Life...
He said nothing surprising or controversial, stuck to the script, just the facts. Paul George is under contract to the Pacers for one more season, and it is his intent to play it out in hopes of leading the team closer to genuine contention. “Absolutely,” he said. “Absolutely.”...