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The Indiana Pacers will bring unsigned draft acquisition Stanko Barac to Indianapolis for mini-camp workouts in June, league sources told RealGM. Barac, 7-foot-2 center out of Croatia, turned his attention this year toward making the leap into the NBA. He signed a deal with Cedevita in the Euroleague midway through the season, gradually improving his play. Barac went to the Miami Heat with the 39th overall pick in 2007 and was traded to the Pacers on draft night. RealGM

On Tuesday, Pat Connaughton, a 6-4, 215-pound four-year starter from Notre Dame, will have a much more discerning and stoic crowd to impress as he participates in the Indiana Pacers' second pre-draft workout. Don't expect Larry Bird to tweet "#WhiteMenCANJump," but surely the Pacers' decision makers know what took so many other NBA executives so long to figure out: Connaughton, still not projected to be selected on June 25, is one of the best pure athletes available in the 2015 draft. "When I look around the league, and I've spent some time in the NBA, I find it really hard to believe there's not a spot for a guy that makes so many winning plays, that is so tough, such a team player," said Michael Crotty, Connaughton's former Middlesex (Mass.) Magic AAU coach who had also worked as the Boston Celtics' director of player development for three seasons. He's mature, his body is ready and every step of the way he keeps surprising people and surprising people. Hopefully real soon, it won't be a surprise just how good of a player this guy is and that he really belongs in the NBA." Indianapolis Star

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With each year, George, the Pacers’ 2010 first round pick, has gotten more and more involved in the Indy community. Taking over for Roy Hibbert, he’ll co-host the annual Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge with Robert Mathis from the Colts in June. The fans have always shown him great support, especially since his leg injury last August. “This is my city,” George said when I asked him about his increased involvement. “A city that I came to love and it’s vice-versa. This city has shown me the most love. I don’t think I do enough to be honest.” Vigilant Sports

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