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September 29, 2014 Updates
September 28, 2014 Updates

Stephenson wants to do more than just play basketball. He wants to rap, as well. Two months before the season began, Stephenson released a rap song, called “Hot N---a,” a take on the rapper Bobby Shmurda’s song that spawned the popular “Shmoney Dance.” Stephenson took the beat to the song and says in four hours he came up with his lyrics. He stripped Shmurda’s lyrics of misogyny and gun violence and replaced them with rhymes about his basketball talents, endorsements for his And 1 shoe company, reminiscing about watching Allen Iverson, his excitement to play with Hornets point guard Kemba Walker and more. “Brooklyn-bred now I’m out in N.C.,” the end of the song’s first verse goes. “Me and Kemba in the backcourt n---as as dead meat/Pops held me, down kept me out the streets/They wonder how the rose grew up out the concrete… “I’ve been ballin’ hard since like the fifth grade/Watching A.I. gettin’ 40 with the French braids/Love Indiana, I’m gonna miss some good days/Charlotte Hornet, M.J. that’s a new way.” Charlotte Observer

September 26, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers will not be at full strength at the center position when the team begins training camp next week Backup Ian Mahinmi (left shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to miss the start of the camp, that begins next Tuesday, and placed his return timetable at "two weeks, maybe more." "We've been increasing the basketball stuff lately and the shoulder's been responding really good, really well to it," said Mahinmi, who has not needed surgery for his oft-injured shoulder. "So it's looking good, it's going towards the right direction." Indianapolis Star

Keep in mind, there’s many new components as well as new roles for players already on roster. For those reasons, and more, I’m calling the season “The Year of Discovery.” I asked Vogel if he would he like to have a new contract before the season, which most certainly would help ease the burden. “I want to coach here forever,” Vogel said last month. “So I don’t think it eases any burden or anything like that, or changes the job at all. I certainly want to be back as the coach here for years to come.” Vigilant Sports

September 25, 2014 Updates

Doctors have instructed Paul George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ESPN.com

September 24, 2014 Updates

A New York Supreme Court judge said Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is delaying a paternity hearing, according to a New York Post article posted Tuesday. An attorney for George, however, denied any suggestions that the 24-year-old is a "deadbeat dad." George has contested the lawsuit brought against him in New York by Daniela Rajic, the mother of nearly 5-month-old Olivia George, with his own petition in Florida, which also seeks to determine paternity. Indianapolis Star

George, who had given Rajic financial support before the birth and paid for a private room in a New York hospital for the delivery of the baby, requests that if he is not the custodial parent, the court award Rajic an amount "less than Florida's child support guidelines," according to the petition. Also, George seeks to provide for the child's medical and dental insurance coverage. "What deadbeat dads do is run away from their responsibilities," Mulrain said. "(George) is trying to embrace them." Indianapolis Star

September 23, 2014 Updates

A whole lot of Indiana Pacers players -- and coach Frank Vogel -- were together celebrating over the weekend. But it had nothing to do with basketball. It was a wedding. Pacers center Roy Hibbert married his longtime girlfriend Valerie Cooke on Saturday. The wedding to 27-year-old Cooke, who he met at Georgetown University, took place in Indiana. Though the exact location is unknown. Indianapolis Star

A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.” New York Post

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
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN PACERS HISTORY

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