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  • Pacers reportedly file tampering charges against Lakers for contact with Paul George

    Indiana dealt George to the Thunder after reports surfaced of his desire to go to Los Angeles in 2018.

    The Indiana Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Those charges are centered around forbidden contact between Lakers president Magic Johnson and Paul George.

  • Pacers top Pistons to win third straight as Paul George scores 32

    Indiana wrapped up a 121-116 win to boast their first three game winning streak of the season. Paul George scored 13 of his 32 in the fourth to lead the Pacers over Detroit.

    While the Indiana Pacers managed to lead most of the way in their 121-116 win over the Detroit Pistons, much of that time was spent withstanding Detroit pushes and runs, getting big play from the Pacers to secure their first three-game winning streak of the season.

  • Pacers use big second half to defeat 76ers 107-94

    Indiana led by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter, closing out a home win over Philadelphia. Paul George scored 21 and Myles Turner had 17 points and 16 rebounds.

    The Indiana Pacers moved back into the win column with a home win against the Philadelphia 76ers, using a solid second half to make it a comfortable win to boot. The Pacers built leads in the first half, but struggled to build on them, allowing the Sixers to push back each time.

  • 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.

  • 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 for end to Celtics feud with Ray Allen

    The long-simmering feud between Ray Allen and the other members of the 2008 Boston Celtics championship squad might be coming to an end.

    Paul Pierce, the NBA Finals MVP for that team who signed a one-day contract with Boston earlier this summer to retire as a Celtic, posted a picture of himself and Allen together with the caption, "Time to get the band back together."

  • 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 Philippine Cup: Death duel for Ginebra, Star Hotshots

    ONE will have a crack at glory, while the other is bound to go home.

    It’s all or nothing for Barangay Ginebra and Star as they lock horns one last time in their best-of-seven semifinals series, with a trip to the finals on the line in Game 7 of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup playoffs.

  • Peak with Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova

    Dellavedova is in town with wife Ann (a former volleyball player whom he met in religion class at St Mary's in Moraga, California) to promote Peak which has signed up 7 NBA players (including Tony Parker and Dwight Howard) and 15 national basketball teams (including Australia, Serbia, Latvia and New Zealand)

  • Pelicans Beat Blazers 103-100 in Regular Season Finale

    The Blazers wrap up the regular season with a 103-100 loss to the Pelicans, finishing with a record of 41-41.

    It was close down the stretch, but the Pelicans get the best of the Blazers to wrap up the 2016-’17 regular season. The Blazers will now prepare for the playoffs and the Golden State Warriors this coming Sunday.