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July 10, 2014 Updates

So to keep Stephenson, the Pacers will likely have to increase the offer. But to avoid the tax, the Pacers must free up space and one imaginable way would be cutting ties with backup forward Luis Scola. While a league source recently told The Star that Scola is still in the Pacers' plans, Scola has roughly $2.5 million guaranteed in the final year of his contract and would be the easiest moving part to sacrifice in order to retain Stephenson. Indianapolis Star

I was told by an NBA official that the Bucks also had discussions with Indiana and were interested in acquiring veteran Pacers center Roy Hibbert, who hasn’t performed up to his lofty contract. Hibbert’s contract calls for him to earn $14.89 million next season. He then has a player-option the following season for $15.51M. Racine Journal-Times

July 9, 2014 Updates

A source tells 1500espn.com that the Wolves are targeting former Sixers and Pacers shooting guard Evan Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 Draft. He became an unrestricted free agent after the Pacers didn't extend an $8.7 million qualifying offer. 1500 ESPN

July 8, 2014 Updates

They've tried, offering the full mid-level exception to players who have since, or will soon, take much more. And they've even tried to entice some talents you wouldn't expect, such as Pacers' agitator Lance Stephenson. That report, from ESPN's Dan LeBatard, may have surprised some, considering that James, Wade, Bosh and the rest of the Heat became weary of what Ray Allen labeled "buffoonery" during the recent Eastern Conference finals. But it shouldn't, if you know how strongly James feels about simply adding talent that can assist his championship aspirations, even if it comes with some attitude. Bleacher Report

What hasn’t changed is that the Celts are still looking for ways to swing a major trade that will get them back into the playoff picture sooner than their current track would suggest. (And, no, according to a source connected with the marketplace, they have not contacted free agent Lance Stephenson or his representative.) Boston Herald

July 7, 2014 Updates

Stephenson doesn’t necessarily have a strict position, but is more suited for the title of playmaker. And this label fits him well. A very overlooked trait and skill set in the NBA is the ability to make plays for teammates and create advantageous scoring opportunities. Lance does just this. In pick-and-roll situations (22.8 percent of Lance’s offensive touches), he is converting at a 0.84 points per possession rate ranking him in the top 70 percent of the league and ahead of the likes of Manu Ginobili. HoopsHype

But Stephenson has also recently emerged as a target of the Mavericks. A month ago, or even a few weeks ago, Stephenson was not on Dallas' radar but over the past few days the Mavericks have registered their interest, according to sources. ESPN.com

July 6, 2014 Updates

Pacers swingman Paul George made a surprise appearance at the Drew League, the infamous Pro Am league in Los Angeles, George’s home base for the summer. Vigilant Sports

After a flurry of rumors dating back a little more than a month, there has not been much to speak of when it comes to the possibility of Indiana moving center Roy Hibbert in a trade. But, according to multiple front-office sources, the Pacers have quietly sought out possible new landing spots for their enigmatic big man. “I would say they’ve been doing that, but quietly,” one front-office source said. Sporting News

He added that Indiana’s preference would be to send Hibbert to the Western Conference. Portland originally gave Hibbert his max offer, and the Blazers have been intermittently linked to Hibbert. But the Blazers are focused on keeping star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge with a contract extension and making smaller tweaks to their bench. A source labeled a Portland deal, “unlikely.” Sporting News

July 5, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers gave unrestricted free agent Lavoy Allen an early wedding gift by working out a new deal to bring him back to the roster. According to his agent, Allen, a 6-9, 255 pound reserve center, and the team agreed to a contract early Saturday morning. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the short-term contract should not affect the team's ability to re-sign the top priority, starter Lance Stephenson. The Pacers have already offered Stephenson a five-year, $44 million deal, which has not been accepted as of Saturday. Indianapolis Star

 

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