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September 19, 2014 Updates

The reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs ranked first overall in this year’s rankings. Interestingly, each of the four NBA teams ahead of the Pacers play in the Western Conference, meaning the Pacers were ranked highest of any team in the East. Individually, the Pacers were #1 overall in “Bang for the Buck” which takes into account “wins in the past year, per fan dollars.” ESPN’s metrics determined that the combination of 53 wins in 2013-14 and great ticket packages and promotions make the Pacers the best deal in pro sports. Pacers.com

September 18, 2014 Updates

Unprompted, Krzyzewski brought up the columnist's insinuation that Krzyzewski had arranged for someone to take a photograph of Krzyzewski embracing an injured Paul George in George's hospital room — to both deflect attention from the NBA "losing a $100 million star in a worthless scrimmage" and "for all those moms and dads to see the compassion and caring of Duke's coach." Unprompted, Krzyzewski explained what had happened leading up to that photo. "That was a really bad thing, to bring up Paul George," Krzyzewski said. "After he was injured, USA Basketball was in the trauma room — me, Jerry (Colangelo), a bunch of NBA people and whatever. There were too many people there, so they asked for only the family and the doctors. We went back. A few of the people from USA Basketball left that morning. I was staying with my family for a couple of days. USA Today Sports

"I went back to the hospital the next day secretly. ESPN had cameras in front of the hospital. We were able to go through the back and go in. I spent a half hour with Paul, his mom, dad, two sisters, a couple of friends and his girlfriend. There was an emotional moment during it. I did not take any pictures. I did not know a picture was taken. I think his sister took a picture and she tweeted it because it was an emotional scene. "To say that I orchestrated that and used Paul George to show that I was a good guy is really wrong. For anybody to think that, if you want to think that, then you are a bad person." USA Today Sports

September 17, 2014 Updates

Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George. Indianapolis police say 43-year-old Michael Lewis of Whitestown was arrested Wednesday on burglary and theft charges for the April 28 break-in during which George's platinum All-Star ring valued at $15,000 was taken. USA Today Sports

September 16, 2014 Updates
September 15, 2014 Updates

For the 10th consecutive season, each singly-affiliated NBA team will have one NBA D-League team to which it may assign its players. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the lone independent NBA D-League Team, will be affiliated with the remaining 13 NBA teams (Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards). To accommodate assignments to Fort Wayne, a flexible assignment system will be utilized when an independent NBA team assigns a player at a time when the Mad Ants already have either the maximum of four NBA players on assignment or two assigned players at the position of the NBA player who is being assigned. In either event, the NBA D-League will identify to the assigning NBA team any singly-affiliated NBA D-League team that is willing to accept the assigned player, and the independent NBA team assigning the player will choose a team from among those teams to assign the player. If no singly-affiliated NBA D-League team is willing to accept the assigned player, he will be assigned to one of the non-NBA-owned single affiliate teams pursuant to a lottery. NBA.com

September 14, 2014 Updates
September 13, 2014 Updates

Bird released a strongly worded statement later in the morning, saying the team spoke to George about his remarks. "Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," Bird's statement read. "We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers' organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature. Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic." ESPN.com

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

September 11, 2014 Updates

Statement from Paul George: "I want to apologize to all victims of domestic abuse for my insensitive tweets. They were obviously without proper understanding of the seriousness of the situation and I sincerely regret my poor choice of words."‎ NBA.com

September 10, 2014 Updates
September 9, 2014 Updates

There may have been plenty of bad stories about police in recent weeks, but an NBA star has captured an emotional moment between a cop and a homeless man. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert said the cop flashed his lights and pulled over, but when he got out of the car, instead of arresting the man, he handed him a spare pair of boots. Hibbert posted a picture to his Instagram account yesterday, saying: 'Just seen an Indy police officer pull over. Go into his trunk and give a homeless guy a pair of shiny boots.' Daily Mail

Hibbert said that when the officer handed the shoes over, the homeless man appeared to thank him, but the cop didn't respond and instead just climbed back into his car and drove away. Hibbert said he has since contacted the police department to try and track down the officer in order to give him free tickets to a basketball game. Daily Mail

 

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