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August 11, 2014 Updates

Despite Paul George's absence, the Indiana Pacers will surely sell some of his jerseys this upcoming season, but they will bear a different number. Before the deadline in the first week of March, George applied for and was granted the right to switch from No. 24 to No. 13, sources told ESPN.com. Per league rules for a player who changes jersey numbers on the same team, George will have to buy up all remaining No. 24s from the marketplace. ESPN.com

August 10, 2014 Updates
August 8, 2014 Updates

The Cavs will compete in two regional home contests in Ohio against a pair of Central Division opponents. The Indiana Pacers will arrive in Cincinnati for a matchup with the Cavs at the Cintas Center on Oct. 15. Cleveland will square off with the Chicago Bulls at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Oct. 20. The seven-game slate also includes three games at Quicken Loans Arena where the team will host Head Coach David Blatt’s former club and Israeli-league power Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5, the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 14 and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 17. In their preseason finale, the Cavaliers will travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Oct. 22. NBA.com

August 7, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers are expected to apply to the NBA for a disabled player exception in the wake of forward Paul George's gruesome broken leg, according to a league source. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Pacers can apply for the exception between now and next January 15. The NBA would then designate a physician who would examine George. If the physician determines George, as everyone currently believes, will not be able to play at any time in the 2014-15 season, the league would grant the exception to the Pacers. NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: As @daldridgetnt reports, Pacers applying for Disabled Players Exception of $5.3M for George injury. Indy could offer Marion more than Cavs. Twitter

August 6, 2014 Updates

John Schuhmann: Only $1.6M from tax line, I believe. MT @David Aldridge: IND will apply 4 Disabled Player Exception to replace PG. Can sign FA 4 1yr at $5.3M. Twitter @johnschuhmann

Eager to do something to wish Paul George well after the horrific compound fracture of his lower right leg he suffered at a Team USA scrimmage last Friday night, Fresno State's athletic department came up with a clever idea. They made the former Bulldogs star a life-size get-well card. Everyone from fans, to players, to coach Rodney Terry piled into the Bulldog Shop on the Fresno State campus Tuesday to sign the back of the 6-foot-9 card. School officials intend to send the card to the Indiana Pacers later this week so they can give it to George. Yahoo! Sports

On Monday, George posted a photo of a Ferrari 458 on Instagram, along with this caption: Shoutout my guy @roadstarrmotorsports for gettin me right again.. He hooked this one up! Although I can’t drive for a while I can still look at it!!! #FerrariBoyz #458 #OneofOne #CantWaitToGetBetter #AlwaysWantedOne #Italia #DreamCar #NowIGotIt #Blessed Washington Post

August 5, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday their seven-game NBA preseason schedule with three games set for Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers will open the preseason in the Fieldhouse when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:00 p.m. Then, on Friday, the 10th, Orlando will visit for a 7:00 p.m. tip. The Pacers then go on the road for games at Dallas Oct. 12 and Cincinnati, vs. Cleveland, on Oct. 15. The final home preseason game will be Oct. 18 (7:00 p.m.) with a rematch against the Mavericks and the Pacers will wrap up with games at Minnesota, Oct. 21, and Charlotte, Oct. 23. The Pacers will conduct Media Day Monday, Sept. 29, and open training camp on the 30th. The NBA regular season schedule will be announced at a later date. NBA.com



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