Suns match Pacers offer sheet for Ayton

Well, that didn’t take long. Deandre Ayton agreed to a4year, $133 million offer sheet from the Indiana Pacers earlier Thursday. The phoenix Suns had 48 hours to match and they needed less than a typical work shift before matching the offer. keeping Ayton in the desert until at least for the next 365 days. Ayton averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest this past season but his season ended in a tumultuous notes, having only played on 17 minutes ,scoring a mere 5 points and even being accused of…

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Suns expected to match Ayton offer sheet

As news recently repored that restricted free agent Deandre Ayton signed an offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. Although the Pacers are in the process of clearing cap space for Ayton by stretching and waiving Duane Washington and waiving and stretching the players who they acquired in the deal that sent Malcolm Brogdon to Boston : Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and Nik Staukas. Last season Ayton averaged 16.3 points and 10.5 rebounds and his loss would be a bog blow to the Suns. For Indiana, it is more evidence that…

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DeAndre Ayton signs 4-year, $133 offer sheet with Pacers

The ongoing saga of where Deandre Ayton will suit up for has a new chapter. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the restricted free agent big man has agreed to a 4-year, $133 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. The relationship between Phoenix and Ayton began to go awry prior to the start of the 2021-22 season, he sought a maximum contract extension in the realm of 5-years and 172 million before the October 18 deadline. The difference in the evaluation of his value by the Suns and Ayton himself led…

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Jalen Smith fined $20,000 by NBA

I’m not sure if NBA fines can be written off on one’s taxes but that is now a topic of discussion between Jalen Smith ans his accountant. That’s because the NBA handed the Pacers’ forward/center a $20,000 for ”directing profane language toward a game official” for an incident that occurred in the third quarter of the Pacers February 28 game against the Orlando Magic.

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Caris LeVert traded to Cleveland for Rubio and picks

Pacers guard Caris LeVert had long been the subject of trade rumours and it look like he is finally on the move. According to Ballsack Sports, Adrian Wojnarowski and others, LeVert is headin to Cleveland in exchange for point guard Ricky Rubio, a protec first round pick and two second round selections. Wojnarowski adds that the former Net ans Pacer is happy to be heading back to his native Ohio and to be playing for a contending ballclub. In LeVert, Cleveland adds a player to its young core who is…

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James and Sabonis named NBA Players of the Week

The NBA announced their Week 8 Players of the Week on Monday afternoon. Lebron James was named Western Conference POY, while Indiana Pacers big man Donatas Sabonis took the honours for the Eastern Conference. James averaged 28.3 points. 8.0 assists and 7.5 rebounds , including posting two triple-doubles, in leading the Lakers to a much-needed 3-1 record on the week. Sabonis put 25.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists and shot a white-hot 75% from the field as the Pacers went undefeated (3-0) this past week.

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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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