Roy Hibbert has a knack for saying the wrong thing to the media. There was his dumb “no homo” joke in the playoffs and the “selfish dudes” comment pointed towards unnamed teammates in the midst of the great collapse of 2013-14. And, now, here’s what Roy had to say in a Q&A with David Aldridge:
“Hibbert said what? Now he’s bashing Frank Vogel on his way out? Man, I’m so glad he’s gone. What a cheap shot. No respect.” This was the general reaction by Pacers fans and the local media. Here’s a sampling of what I saw on Twitter within a couple hours:
Continue reading Everybody hates Roy
With the Pacers signing of Glenn Robinson III to a 3-year deal and acquisition of Rakeem Christmas via trade, the Pacers have quickly filled up their roster with 15 players now under contract. Only 8 of the 15 were on the Pacers squad last season, as 7 were either not resigned (Luis Scola, Chris Copeland, Donald Sloan, CJ Watson), were traded (Roy Hibbert, Damjan Rudež) or simply opted out of their contract to sign elsewhere (David West).
So, with nearly half of last year’s roster out of town. Here’s what the roster looks like when divided up into three different position categories:
Continue reading The roster is full: A Quick Overview of the 2015-16 Indiana Pacers.
Diving through a transaction web and seeing all the moves that had to happen in order for a team to get a certain player can be mesmerizing at times. I was thinking about this the other day and found one web that will go back nearly 30 years by the time it comes to fruition. It all boils down to this: The Pacers traded Dale Davis for a 2019 2nd-round pick. Confused? Well, let me explain:
Continue reading How the Pacers traded Dale Davis for a 2019 2nd-round draft pick
George Hill made the announcement on Twitter a little over an hour ago:
Maybe, the most important part of this announcement is that we finally know why George Hill went blonde. It’s so his hair would match the Hickory Pacers uniforms. I must say, George, it’s a nice touch.
Continue reading Pacers announce ‘Hoosiers’-themed “Hickory Pacers” uniforms for 2015-16 season
Paul George has been in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, for last few days. He’s setting the internet on fire with this dunk that happened less than a year after his horrible injury. Continue reading Paul George in Manila [WARNING: The following dunk is rated PG-13]
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And now for the post:
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After missing his first game due to illness, Joe Young had a tremendous Summer League as he was the leading scorer in Orlando with 22.5 PPG. So, how will his game translate once the games start to matter? What does he still need to work on? Here’s an overview of what we saw at Orlando.
Continue reading Joe Young SIGNED PHOTO GIVEAWAY and Summer League Recap
Zach Lowe from Grantland with the reporting:
So, no real cause for concern, Monta Ellis will still be an Indiana Pacer, but it is a little embarrassing that the Pacers cap team managed to screw this up. Let’s try and take a rough look at why this may have happened:
Continue reading UPDATED: Monta Ellis contract temporarily voided by NBA
The Orlando Summer League ended over a week ago, but the Pacers draft pick performances deserve recognition and analysis. While the Pacers squad only won a single game of their five in total, Myles Turner and Joseph Young were two of the top three scorers at Orlando, and each were named to NBA TV’s All-Tournament Team along with Russ Smith of the Grizzlies, Aaron Gordon of the Magic, and Stanley Johnson of the Pistons. Here’s a look at the stats for the Pacers picks:
Myles Turner: 18.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.3 BPG, 61% FG in 3 games
Joe Young: 22.5 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 3.3 APG, 51% FG in 4 games
I’ll talk more about Joe Young in my next post (EDIT: Available now), but here’s some analysis on Mr. Turner:
Continue reading Myles Turner: Summer League Recap
Those Pacers teams that gave the Heat so many problems in the playoffs for 3 straight years, but never quite enough of them have been dismantled and only a collection of (mostly) fond memories remain. Goodbye, Blue Collar. And (please, please, please, finally) goodbye, Gold Swagger.
Continue reading Goodbye, David West-era Pacers.