Ricky Rubio on Pacers’ radar

According to The Ringer, multiple league sources have indicated that unrestricted free agent point guard Ricky Rubio is a target of the Indiana Pacers. Point guards Darren Collision and Cory Joseph are both unrestricted free agents, so Rubio could immediately step in and fill that void. Finding a suitable replacement to start at the 1 in this draft seems unlikely, so this need will have to be addressed in free agency or the trade market. His defensive ability and playmaking prowess is not only an upgrade from both Collision and…

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Pacers’ Tyreke Evans banned from NBA for two years over Anti-Drug Policy

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been put out of the NBA for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, according to a statement released by the team.  Per Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype that Evans will be eligible for reinstatement in two years.  Though he has never been suspended for drug-related issues somehow this instance warranted a two-year ban. This past year with the Pacers, Evans averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assist per game. For his career he has posted numbers of 15.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per…

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Pacers acquire Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin from Rockets

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have sent guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for a second round pick. For the duo of Stauskas and Baldwin ,this will mark the third time in a week. They began the week as Portland Trailblazers, then they were moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, earlier today the two were Houston Rockets and , at least for the time-being, they are members of the Indiana Pacers. For Houston, it appears this was a move to get under…

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Frank Vogel broken off by Orlando Magic after two seasons

The firing of Jeff Hornacek was merely the opening salvo of the annual purging of head coaches in the NBA. The Magic announced in a release earlier today they would not be retaining the services of head coach Frank Vogel. Orlando brought Vogel in after his successful tenure with the Indiana Pacers, but was never able gain any footing on a turnaround, going 54-110 over his two seasons with the Magic. “We would like to thank Frank for his contributions to the Orlando Magic,” president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman…

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