Indiana Pacers Rumors
Jim Ayello: McMillan today on Tyreke: “We talk about ball movement a lot & sometimes you’re moving the ball, because we’re talking about it & you got a wide open shot. Just play basketball. When you have open looks, take’em. Don’t get caught up thinking too much out there & becoming robotic”
Amid their unsuccessful attempts to trade for Butler, I’m told Houston made a run at Frank Vogel, the former Indiana and Orlando coach, to join Mike D’Antoni’s staff to help fill the void created by the brief retirement of Jeff Bzdelik, the veteran defensive guru. But the Rockets ultimately did manage to coax Bzdelik out of retirement after more than a month of trying. Bzdelik announced shortly before training camp that he was leaving the team to spend more time with family.
Omari Sanfoka II: Since Oct. 22, Grizzlies opponents are averaging 98.2 points per game. Memphis is the only team in the NBA to hold opponents under 100 points during that span. Indiana is No. 2, holding opponents to an average of 102.6 points.