HoopsHype Chris Copeland rumors


September 6, 2013 Updates

Like Copeland, Granger is also receiving treatment for his left knee. However, Granger’s injury was much more severe and, at this point, his future and how he can contribute is unclear. The fact that he scrimmaged with teammates this week is a positive indicator. "He’s back on the floor as well," Copeland said of Granger. "He’s not 100 percent, but he’s looking great." NBA.com

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Having the surgery has afforded him the opportunity to spend additional time in Indianapolis, at The Fieldhouse, and around team personnel. That’s invaluable for a new player joining a core roster that came within one win of the NBA Finals. “That’s the best for me,” Copeland said. “It’s a good situation for me to get involved in things like Area 55 final auditions, be around here and really get a feel for the team, feel for the area, and a feel for the people. It’s just a great situation. We talked about (how) it’d be a great time to stop for a second and get grounded here.” He’s also going through the process of finding a place to live, with the assistance of the Pacers staff. “I plan on buying because I don’t plan on going anywhere for a while,” he said confidently. NBA.com

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Q: You said you like Buenos Aires a lot. Why? Chris Copeland: “The people here have been great. It’s a beautiful area. We're staying at a hotel right next to a river walk that’s like the one in San Antonio. Seems like it’s everything you want in a country.” Q: It’s ironic you are in Argentina. That’s the homeland of Luis Scola, who the Pacers recently acquired. What is your reaction to that? A: “I don’t want to say much about that (the trade had not officially been announced at the time of the interview). But if we could get him, it would be awesome.” The Star Press

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Copeland, a restricted free agent, agreed to sign a two-year, $6.12 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. Though he didn't play a major role in Woodson's rotation, the Knicks did intend to bring the 29-year-old rookie back. But they were limited to using their Taxpayer's Mid-Level Exception and also wanted to re-sign Pablo Prigioni. "We just couldn't -- we thought Pablo was the guy that we wanted and we used the money to go get Pablo," Woodson said. "There was money still left to get Copeland, but he got a better deal. So we've got to live with that." Sulia

July 9, 2013 Updates

Should an agreement be reached and he clears waivers, Turkoglu will join the free-agent market. The Pacers have had strong interest in the past, but it's unclear if they'd have a roster spot for him. Before the signing of free agent Chris Copeland, the Pacers were a team with interest in Turkoglu, league sources said. Now, Indiana has become a less likely landing spot for him. Yahoo! Sports

July 5, 2013 Updates

Shams Charania: Exact figure of Chris Copeland's 2-year contract is close to $6.2 million, league source tells RealGM. No other offers were near Indiana's. Twitter @ShamsCharania

The NBA’s most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, one that New York Knick owner James Dolan voted against, has cost the Knicks a budding contributor. Copeland, who came out of obscurity to play excellent minutes (some would say, not enough minutes) for the Knicks down the stretch of 2012-13, and the Knicks clearly wanted to keep him. Because of luxury tax complications, the Knicks are forbidden from matching the two years and $6.1 million the Pacers have offered him. Yahoo! Sports

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