Spencer Dinwiddie headed to Wizards as part of five-team deal

From nba news services Free agent guard Spencer Dinwiddie reportedly will join the Washington Wizards on a three-year, $62-million deal as part of a multi-team trade between the Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports. The Nets reportedly will receive a 2024 second round pick and a 2025 Draft swap with Washington in exchange for Dinwiddie. The Spurs will receive forward Chandler Hutchison and a 2022 second round pick from Washington as part of the deal. The draft night tradesbetween the Wizards,…

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NBA Draft: Alex Antetokounmpo works out for Indiana Pacers

The youngest Antetokounmpo brother, Alex, looking to earn his own spot in the NBA By Johnny Askounis at Eurohoops.net / info@eurohoops.net Alex Antetokounmpo completed his third pre-draft workout. Following the Houston Rocketsand San Antonio Spurs, he made his way to Indianapolis on Tuesday for the Indiana Pacers. “I am just trying to show my basketball abilities,”he said after his third workout. Antetokounmpo, 19, attended Dominican at the high school level. He then opted to turn pro and joined UCAM Murcia for the 2020-21 season. “I felt it was the best decision for me as far…

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NBA 2021Draft Lottery Odds

The hope that fuels every NBA offseason will commence with Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. The new anti-tanking rules mean that at most, a team has only a 14% chance of snagging the number 1 pick. Probabilities of getting the #1 overall pick in tonight’s lottery Team. #1 Odds Percentage HOU 14.0 DET 14.0 ORL 14.0 OKC 12.5 CLE 10.5 MIN 9.0 TOR 7.5 CHI 6.0 SAC 4.5 NOP 3.0 CHO 2.0 SAS 1.5 IND 1.0 GSW 0.5 Other pick possibilities to track: Houston Rockets: If pick falls outside top…

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Nate Bjorkgren out as Pacers head coach

For the second time in less than a year, the Indiana Pacers are on the market for a head coach. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pacers have fired head coach Nate Bjorkgren. While it seems like a quick hook to run a head coach after just one year, this doesn’t come as a shock to many within and close to the organization. Bjorkgren’s abrasive and problematic communication style rubbed many in the Pacers organization and caused him to completely lose the locker room. This disconnect translated into the suboptimal…

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Saturday’s Suns and Pacers game postponed

From the nba: NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sat., Jan. 16 between the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of ongoing contact tracing within the Suns, the team does not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with Saturday’s game against the Pacers.

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Indianapolis’ NBA All-Star Weekend postponed to 2024

From nba.com: NEW YORK — The NBA and the Indiana Pacers announced today that NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 12-14, 2021, will now be held Feb. 16-18, 2024.  Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned for this February. The 2024 NBA All-Star Game will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Pacers, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024.  Plans for a revised NBA All-Star 2021 will…

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Pacers could be zeroing in on Pelicans assistant for head coach

As the Indiana Pacers are conducting their head coaching search following the highly questionable firing of Nate McMillan, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, a candidate may have separated himself from the pack. O’Connor reports that New Orleans Pelicans assistant coach Chris Finch has emerged as the front runner for the job. Finch was the former head coach of the D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, which included leading the team to a championship in 2009-10. Following that Finch served as assistant with the Houston Rockets (2011-16) and the Denver…

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Pacers break off Nate McMillan

Tuesday morning the Indiana Pacers announced the firing of head coach Nate McMillan. “On behalf of the Simon family and the Pacers organization, I’d like to thank Nate for his years with the team. This was a very hard decision for us to make; but we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to move in a different direction. Nate and I have been through the good times and the bad times; and it was an honor to work with him for those 11 years (in Indiana and…

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Domantas Sabonis leaves NBA campus with foot injury

Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis is leaving the NBA campus in Orlando to deal with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The made the announcement Friday afternoon. There is no timetable for Sabonis’ return. The son of basketball legend Arvydas Sabonis, Domantis was enjoying a career year, averaging 18.5 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per contest and made his first All-Star team.

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