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January 30, 2015 Updates

The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that 6-11 rookie center Shayne Whittington has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Whittington will join the Pacers for their Saturday night home game vs. Sacramento. Whittington played one game for the Mad Ants, scoring five points with four rebounds in 18 minutes in a loss to Iowa Thursday night. NBA.com

January 29, 2015 Updates
January 28, 2015 Updates

Q: The Pacers are really moving up the draft board (would pick at #6 today). What position do you see them addressing, and who are some likely options? Chad Ford: When Paul George went down, I was devastated for him and Indiana. Given the current climate in the East, I thought this season may have been the Pacers best shot to get to the Finals. But the silver lining is that a Top 6 pick may very well help them stay in contention for much longer. David West is getting old. They have issues at the two guard position. One of those two positions will likely be addressed in the draft. I know they were one of several teams that were hoping D'Angelo Russell (there's a theme to this chat -- his stock is red hot right now) would be there. He'd be a perfect fit in their backcourt. I just don't think he'll last to six anymore. There are a number of terrific bigs in that range however. I'd personally love to see Kevon Looney there. He and Paul George as forwards would be crazy. ESPN.com

On August 1, 2014, George suffered a traumatic leg injury on live television playing for Team USA during a scrimmage. The game was canceled from that point, and Paul's basketball career has been on pause as he recovers from surgery and rehabs to get back into basketball shape. Bleacher Report has been filming George over the last few months and will be creating a multipart video series about his return to the NBA. The Road Back: Part One is the first time George has gone in-depth about the injury, as well as his surgery and rehab. We get his perspective, along with that of his family, who was there during the distressing injury in Las Vegas. Bleacher Report

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I do think trading David West is the best option for the Pacers. They should get something back for him, because I can’t see him staying in Indiana when it’s clear they’re not going to in contention. He’s nearing the end of his career and wants to play for a contender. Basketball Insiders

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Stephenson was his usual entertaining self. He scored 13 points, turned the ball over three of the first four times he touched it and shouldered Roy Hibbert to the ground 30 feet from the basket on a play that looked like a hockey check and which no official saw. “I didn’t hit him that hard,” Stephenson said. “He flopped. You can’t knock down big Roy. C’mon now.” Charlotte Observer

January 16, 2015 Updates


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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