HoopsHype Indiana Pacers rumors

Roster | Salaries | On Twitter | Twitters | Instagram

INDIANA PACERS VIDEOS

September 2, 2014 Updates

More financial gifts for Georgetown's athletic department from the Hoyas' gifted basketball-playing alumni. Roy Hibbert became the third Hoya in the last two weeks to make a donation toward the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center. The announcement of Hibbert's $1 million donation came on Tuesday, which also happens to be same day Thompson celebrates his 73rd birthday. Jeff Green committed $1 million to the school last week. Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk previously joined together for a $3.3 million contribution. CSNWashington.com

September 1, 2014 Updates
August 30, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers are evaluating many players for next season. The team called center Josh Crawford for a workout for next week, a source told Sportando. The player spent last season in Israel with Ironi Ramat Gan and then in Bulgaria with Beroe (14.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg). The team will choose between four centers. Sportando

When were you first approached about the possibility of signing with Indiana? Damjan Rudez: Well, my agent called me last May and told me there were several teams that wanted me to play for them in the summer leagues, but at the end we agreed to go to the States for a couple of workouts and it turned out great. Which other team or teams were interested? Damjan Rudez: I went for Cleveland for three days and I was there working out and then I went to Indiana. After that, I just waited for the situation to develop. HoopsHype

August 29, 2014 Updates

Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. The injury occurred Thursday during a morning practice in Vitória, a city in Brazil. “Yes, [the news is true],” Mahinmi wrote to VigilantSports.com early Friday. “I will be back in Indy sometime this week for (further) exam on my shoulder…” Vigilant Sports

August 28, 2014 Updates
August 27, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

Thorn says clearing the congestion behind the playing area was planned even before Indiana's Paul George broke his right leg when he crashed into the stanchion last month during a USA Basketball exhibition game. "The conversations about this topic preceded Paul's injury by several years," Thorn said. "As a matter of fact, at our league meetings in July we informed our teams this was the direction we were going. But of course when an injury occurs like the one to Paul, it reaffirms the changes we have made and the need to continue to evaluate our policies." USA Today Sports

August 25, 2014 Updates

Free agent rookie C.J. Fair of Syracuse has received a training camp invitation from the Indiana Pacers and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise, league sources told RealGM. After four collegiate seasons, Fair went undrafted in June and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas summer league. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged four points and 2.6 rebounds in five games for Dallas’ entry – including a vicious left-handed dunk on the Toronto Raptors. RealGM

C.J. Fair, the former Syracuse University forward, has accepted an offer to work out with the Indiana Pacers, his father said Sunday. Fair, who was not selected in the NBA's draft back in June, had been looking for an invitation to an NBA team's preseason training camp. The workout with the Pacers could be a precursor to a camp invitation. The Post-Standard

August 23, 2014 Updates

Instead, there was a mention of maturity, how there was an upgrade in that aspect over Beasley's first two seasons with the team, but perhaps not enough to earn renewed trust for a season when every game has to matter. As this week's Sports Illustrated puts it, "Beasley remains an All-Star talent with D-League reliability." Elsewhere, interest has been tepid, to a degree similar to last summer, when Beasley was not added by the Heat until Sept. 11. There was a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers that ended without a contract offer. There yet could be interest from the Indiana Pacers, now that Shawn Marion has instead signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, leaving the Pacers to reconsider 2014-15 life without Paul George (and whether Chris Copeland would be a preferable Plan B to Beasley). What Beasley made clear before the end of the season was that his hope going forward was to only be judged on his talent, on basketball. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

August 22, 2014 Updates

After a disappointing 2013-14 season for Hill, perhaps his toughest as a pro, he trimmed his list of activities, stayed in Indiana, and locked in on what he needed to do. “It’s been hell,” Hill said candidly this month during a 15-minute conversation as kids at his basketball camp paused for lunch. “I’ve been kicked out of the gym a couple of times because I’ve been in there too much. Just staying in the gym, getting my body right to put on a little pounds, just getting my shot back right, working on ball handling, pick-and-rolls and things like that. Just trying to become a better player.” Vigilant Sports

I asked Hill about his brand, and whether he has added to it or even intends to expand his portfolio. “I’m not a big guy at getting out like that as far as endorsements and stuff,” he said. “I try to stay mostly to myself.” “I’m still (with) PEAK. I’m coming out with my new shoe this season. I got a new one coming out called ‘the G-Hill Monsters.’ It’s a pretty sleek shoe, nice color waves and things like that. We’re just trying to get them here for people to purchase if they want.” Vigilant Sports

August 21, 2014 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN PACERS HISTORY

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

   

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.