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May 5, 2015 Updates

Late in the regular season, Paul George returned from his serious leg injury to try and help the Pacers make the playoffs. While the Pacers fell just short of the postseason, George is still helping, only this time he is helping to make a difference in the lives of an Indianapolis family. According to The Indy Channel, George recently donated $10,000 to help the Esterline family buy a wheelchair-accessible van for their young daughter Daisy. George didn't donate this sizable amount of money in a grand ceremony, instead he just went online and donated to the family's GoFundMe account under his name. CBSSports.com

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When asked about Hibbert's reaction to comments made by Bird and Vogel, Hibbert's agent, David Falk, replied with an e-mail to The Indianapolis Star: "We will respond at the appropriate time." Falk suggested his client would take his time to choose to opt-in for the final year of his contract. "We will decide that in late June," Falk wrote in an e-mail. If Hibbert decides to stick with the Pacers, he will get paid more than $15 million for the 2015-16 season. That number provides plenty of reasons to weather any ignominy as a backup center. However, the Pacers have been turning away from Hibbert for a while now. Indianapolis Star

Paul George was diagnosed on site with a left calf strain. He has since gotten an MRI, which confirmed the trainer’s opinion. “There’s no timetable on his recovery but it’s not considered serious,” coach Frank Vogel said Friday after his end of the season wrap-up press conference. The good news is that it’s not an injury to the right leg he fractured on August 1, but instead his left one. Overcompensating and an increased workload was likely the cause. George was carried back to the locker room by teammates David West and Donald Sloan. Vigilant Sports

Candace Buckner: Vogel's "gut" is telling him that David West will opt in. What does Vogel's gut tell him about Roy's plans? "Yeah, I really don't know." Twitter @CandaceDBuckner

Bird and Vogel endorsed a smaller, faster lineup that can score more points after finishing 24th in scoring this season at 97.3 points per game. "If (Hibbert) comes back we're probably going to play another style and I can't guarantee him anything," Bird said. "He's going to have to earn it." Indianapolis Star



Three of the top four players are from the team's ABA era. All but the dead-eye shooter at No. 1.


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