HoopsHype Paul George rumors

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The Indiana Pacers received word Tuesday afternoon that they have been granted the disabled player exception by the NBA, a team spokesman said. The exception, applied for after Paul George’s leg injury suffered during a USA Basketball scrimmage, allows the team to sign another player in his absence. The Pacers can spend up to $5.3 million on a free agent, or $5.4 million on a player acquired in a trade who is on the last year of his deal. However, they really only have about $1.7 million to offer because they will not go into the luxury tax. Vigilant Sports

August 11, 2014 Updates

Despite Paul George's absence, the Indiana Pacers will surely sell some of his jerseys this upcoming season, but they will bear a different number. Before the deadline in the first week of March, George applied for and was granted the right to switch from No. 24 to No. 13, sources told ESPN.com. Per league rules for a player who changes jersey numbers on the same team, George will have to buy up all remaining No. 24s from the marketplace. ESPN.com

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The Indiana Pacers are expected to apply to the NBA for a disabled player exception in the wake of forward Paul George's gruesome broken leg, according to a league source. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Pacers can apply for the exception between now and next January 15. The NBA would then designate a physician who would examine George. If the physician determines George, as everyone currently believes, will not be able to play at any time in the 2014-15 season, the league would grant the exception to the Pacers. NBA.com

August 6, 2014 Updates

Eager to do something to wish Paul George well after the horrific compound fracture of his lower right leg he suffered at a Team USA scrimmage last Friday night, Fresno State's athletic department came up with a clever idea. They made the former Bulldogs star a life-size get-well card. Everyone from fans, to players, to coach Rodney Terry piled into the Bulldog Shop on the Fresno State campus Tuesday to sign the back of the 6-foot-9 card. School officials intend to send the card to the Indiana Pacers later this week so they can give it to George. Yahoo! Sports

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