Indiana Pacers Rumors
Malcolm Brogdon (assisted by Caris LeVert) coached the White Team and Myles Turner (assisted by Torrey Craig) led the Blue Team. The White Team, which won in a dominant fashion 46-24, was carried by a player they called “Beastmode.” Every player had on brand new black Jordan Brand shoes, along with a custom jersey with his name on the back. This special player had “Qualls.” He was a stud. (See him talking to LeVert in a photo below.)
Indiana Pacers players, coaches, and team leadership spent Thursday afternoon at Putnamville Correctional Facility, engaging with prison residents in an effort to better understand how to address chronic disparities in the criminal justice system. Indiana’s version of the national the Play For Justice program was a partnership with the Indiana Department of Correction, Represent Justice, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and The Last Mile and included a roundtable discussion and basketball game at the facility. “Many of us recognize the deep systemic challenges in our criminal justice system, but meaningful change only happens when we humanize the powerful stories of those directly impacted by it,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment owner Steve Simon. “To hear directly from these men, who take responsibility for their actions and champion a more just system for future generations, reminds us of the need to continue to give a voice to those seeking a better way.”
Present-day, there’s still plenty of interest in Simmons around the league, from teams like the Pacers and Timberwolves who have been inquiring about him for most of the offseason. Recent reports have turned up names like Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert, for example, but sources say the names floated in those talks came primarily from Indiana’s end, with the Sixers never expressing much interest in a Pacers deal or even registering serious talks.
Scott Agness: Malcolm Brogdon banged his shoulder at practice Tuesday and he won’t play tonight, but it’s not significant. Carlisle: “He participated in non-contact stuff today (at shootaround). It’ll be day-to-day.” Good opportunity for a lot of guys tonight, especially at guard.