Indiana Pacers Rumors
Any potential free agency list should start with Indiana’s T.J. McConnell and Los Angeles pest Alex Caruso. Both are Cavs targets. Both fit really well. Some prefer Caruso. He’s younger, bigger, stronger and can guard multiple spots. Others like McConnell more. Even though he doesn’t shoot many 3s, he’s more polished, capable of filling in as starter, puts pressure on the rim and was the league’s total steals leader.
“To go back to my day, even though we didn’t win the championship, the Sixers were worth watching. The Knicks were worth watching. The Pacers were worth watching when Reggie was there, same thing with Atlanta and Dominique. I just don’t think it’s good for business, but these young kids, they all fold to peer pressure and feel like they’ve got to win a championship or their life sucks. I don’t believe that. Listen, there’s not many people I’d trade my life with.”
The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative and Pacers Sports & Entertainment have teamed up to launch the Marvelous Potential program, a chance for civic, business, and community leaders to see central Indiana’s challenges through the eyes of those most directly impacted by them. The effort is part of the Beloved Community partnership, a collaboration between the two organizations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy by confronting issues of social injustice in Indianapolis neighborhoods. “We talk a lot – and rightly so – about the need to listen to the community to better understand how to address the biggest disparities, and Marvelous Potential is meant to remove as many of the filters as possible and link decision-makers directly to those most impacted,” said Darryl Lockett, Executive Director of the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative.
They’re likely to bring back LeVert, Sabonis, Brogdon and T.J. Warren, though blowing up the roster remains on the table, two league sources told IndyStar. There’s a belief, however, that while Pritchard is open to the idea, owner Herb Simon won’t give him the green light.
Despite reports that Warren, who missed all but four games because of left foot surgery, asked to be traded because of his dislike for Bjorkgren that just wasn’t true. Multiple league sources with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed those details to IndyStar.
The upbeat and positive reinforcement persona — the polar opposite of McMillan — played well during the interview process. One league executive with knowledge of Bjorkgren’s style called it “fake positivity” to IndyStar. Others drew similar conclusions, describing his delivery as awkward at best. As far back as December, in a shortened preseason, another league source with the team had raised red flags about Bjorkgren’s methods, as he coached from an iPad.