Basketball

  • Pacers waive Monta Ellis with 2 years left on his contract, per report

    Monta have it all... but not a job with the Pacers anymore.

    The Indiana Pacers have waived Monta Ellis, cutting the combo guard with one year left on his contract, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Ellis spent his last two seasons in Indiana, but he started only 33 games last season while averaging the fewest minutes and points of his career, rookie year excluded.

  • PACHULIA FIFTH IN WEST AS SIX WARRIORS MAKE FIRST ALL-STAR UPDATE

    The NBA on Thursday released its first All-Star fan voting update, which featured a league-high six Golden State Warriors.

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are the top two overall vote-getters, with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry leading all Western Conference players. Durant owns the highest scoring average in All-Star Game history (25.6 ppg).

    In addition to Durant and Curry, Zaza Pachulia, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala all placed in the Top 10 in their position group.

  • Pacquiao hasn’t spoken to Roach since defeat

    Manny Pacquiao hasn’t spoken to his trainer Freddie Roach since his defeat to Jeff Horn over a week ago. Roach doesn’t know what’s going on with the former 8 division world champion Pacquiao. He’s not sure of the 38-year-old Pacquiao is angry at him for some reason or what.

  • Pacquiao surprise team

    D ' Dean Henson

    Sen. Manny Pacquiao made a surprise appearance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and inspired Mahindra to score a 105-103 win over San Miguel Beer

  • Painters overwhelm Elite, regain solo PBA leadership

    METHODICALLY stamping its class, Rain or Shine was able to pick Blackwater apart, 107-93, to return to its winning ways and claim solo first place in the 2016-17 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    In his first start for the Elasto Painters, James Yap produced his best game for his new team thus far, tallying a game-high 15 points and five rebounds to lead the way.

    Four more Painters tallied in twin-digits to provide him ample support.

  • Pat Riley says Chris Bosh's career with Heat is 'probably over'

    The Miami Heat are not working toward Chris Bosh's return to the team, according to president Pat Riley. As the Heat opened training camp on Monday, Riley said Bosh's career with the team is "probably over" after a failed physical last week.

  • Pau Gasol and the Spurs were going for a paycut. He's getting 3 years, $48 million instead

    Gasol was supposed to take a paycut so San Antonio could sign free agents. But the Spurs missed on the big fish.

    Veteran free agent big man Pau Gasol has re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a three-year deal worth $48 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. There is only a partial guarantee on the final year of his new deal.

  • Paul George could be the last domino, or not

    Good morning. We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter.

    No matter what happens in NBA free agency, let's acknowledge this has already been a crazy summer. Two top-15 players — Jimmy Butler and Chris Paul — have already been moved. Another, Paul George, is likely to cross state lines before the season begins as well. That is a lot of star movement!

  • Paul George Leads Three Pacers in SI's Ranking of Top 100 NBA Players

    Teague, Young Also Crack Top 100

    Over the past few days, SI.com's Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney have been unveiling their annual ranking of the top 100 players in the NBA. Today, they revealed the top 10, which includes Pacers All-Star Paul George.

  • Paul George says it’s ‘too early’ to talk about him playing for the Lakers

    He added that it’d only happen when “there’s a team forming,” suggesting he’d need at least another max player as a teammate.

    For the last few months, we’ve been operating under the assumption that Paul George to the Lakers next season is close to a done deal. But according to George himself, that isn’t so.

  • Paul George tells Pacers he won't re-sign in 2018

    George wants to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers team.

    Paul George has made the decision everyone saw coming.

    The All-Star forward has informed the Indiana Pacers he will leave the team when his unrestricted free agency arrives in the summer of 2018, and his current preference is to join a young, budding Los Angeles Lakers team, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • Paul George to the Cavs trade was closer than we thought

    George could have teamed up with LeBron James.

    The Cavaliers may have been closer to a Paul George trade than we thought.

    On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski spoke on The Jump about the deal that almost was, stating that Indiana “was about to give permission to Paul George to get on the phone with Dan Gilbert.”

  • Paul George to the Lakers? All the possible ways it can happen

    Los Angeles could wait to sign PG13 next summer or trade for him now. Either way, the future looks bright for the Lakers.

    Paul George informed the Pacers on Sunday of his pending decision to leave Indiana when his unrestricted free agency hits in 2018. The move, first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, was done in order to give the Pacers adequate time to plan for a future without the All-Star wing.

  • Paul George trade rumors are surfacing. Why would the Pacers even think of dealing him?

    The Pacers are reportedly trying to gauge George’s value, but why even consider trading their superstar?

    The Indiana Pacers are gauging the trade market for All-Star forward Paul George, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. George can opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2018.

  • Paul Pierce calls Kevin Durant ‘the new best player in the NBA’ after Game 3

    Pierce hinted that KD might be better than LeBron after Game 2. After Game 3, he came right out with it.

    After Kevin Durant’s heroic Game 3 performance that included a 14-point fourth quarter, Paul Pierce said on ESPN, “What we’re witnessing right here is the changing of the guard.”

  • Pba star has Athlete’s Foot

    Two-time MVP of the PBA Willie Miller has Athlete’s Foot fever, that is, he is very fond of buying his footwear at the newly-rebranded lifestyle store.

    “I always have a hard time finding shoes my size. Good thing Athlete’s Foot always has available sizes. It’s very convenient,” says Miller.

  • PBA @ 42

    THE Philippine Basketball Association opens shop for its 42nd year this weekend with the thrust of building on the gains made last season and focusing on excellence on various levels.

    Formally to open on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the season-opening conference Philippine Cup, “PBA@42” has league officials bullish of a good year and another opportunity for them to improve on their brand with the end view of making things more exciting for the PBA fans.

  • PBA All Star game ends in draw

    For the second time in five years, the Philippine Basketball Association All-Star Game ended in a draw. The game between the Mindanao PBA All Stars and the Gilas Pilipinas ended 114-114, on Wednesday at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan De Oro City.

  • PBA Commissioner’s Cup unreels today

    THE 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup is set to roll with two intriguing match-ups right away in its opening day.

    Defending champion Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are set to take on former mentor Yeng Guiao and his NLEX Road Warriors side at 7 p.m. in the main event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • PBA Easter Sunday games

    MANILA, Philippines — Special treats are in store for kids when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup resumes on Easter Sunday with an interesting double-header the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    The excitement begins at 3 p.m. at the Big Dome’s red gate where ticket holders, particularly kids, can take a “selfie” with their favorite movie characters such as Optimus Prime, the Minions and Star Wars.