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What They’re Saying – July 31

NBA.com: "The final piece to Larry Bird's overhaul of our bench, which was inconsistent, really, the past couple of years... He and I both believe very strongly in playing with depth and having a strong bench. Changes we made this summer are clearly going to bring an element to this team that we haven't had in the past." Read More But IND needs more offense, and has faith Hibbert/George/Hill is enough to pr ...

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Five Things to Know About Luis Scola

Luis Scola, acquired via trade with Phoenix on Saturday, met with the media for the first time on Tuesday. Here's five things Pacers fans might want to know about the team's newest member. 1.     He'll wear No. 4 for the Pacers, worn last season by Sam Young. He has worn that number throughout his career, but had to wear 14 in Phoenix because Marcin Gortat had already claimed 4. 2.     He and his wife have ...

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What They’re Saying – Luis Scola Trade

Here's a look around the web at what people are saying about the Pacers recent aquisition of veteran forward Luis Scola. Indy Star: "The Pacers acquired center/forward Luis Scola in exchange for forwards Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee and a future first-round draft pick… It’s another sign that the Pacers are going all-out in pursuit of a NBA championship after losing to eventual champion Miami in seven game ...

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Basketball Without Borders – Day 4

Basketball without Borders Americas 2013 wrapped up today with an All-Star game featuring the best talent from the past four days.  Twenty players represented nine countries , with Brazil and Argentina making up more than half of the rosters with five players each.  The white team- coached by Pepe Sanchez and Carlos Delfino- started off the game strong holding a lead through the first quarter.  However, by ...

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Basketball Without Borders – Day 3

After morning skills stations, day three at CENARD saw the San Antonio Spurs, led by Ime Udoka, remaining undefeated on their way to claiming the Basketball without Borders Americas 2013 Camp Championship with a commanding win over the Dallas Mavericks. The NBA players spent the day volunteering in the Retiro neighborhood of La Plata with NBA Cares community partner TECHO, which focuses on meeting immediate ...

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Trade with Phoenix Proof of Pacers’ “Win Now” Mentality

On the brink of a title, the Pacers have once again shuffled their bench personnel in efforts to dethrone the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. In a weekend deal, the Pacers have dealt Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee and a 2014 first-round pick to Phoenix for veteran power forward Luis Scola. Scola is just the type of backup they needed behind David West with the departure of both Tyler Hansbrough and Jef ...

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Reports: Green, Scola in Trade

Late on a Friday night into early Saturday morning, a time rare for breaking news in the sports world (particularly for trades), the rumor mill started churning. This time, the rumor mill caught Gerald Green and the Suns' Luis Scola. As can happen with these things, someone close to the player(s) makes a pronouncement, seemingly out of the blue. Except, this time it was at a time when many people were eithe ...

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Copeland Travels to Argentina for Basketball without Borders

Basketball without Borders Americas 2013 got off to a quick start today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after an opening press conference at CENARD.  The 50 young players from 15 countries across the Americas were eager to start learning from their NBA role models including James Anderson (Philadelphia 76ers), Chris Copeland (Indiana Pacers), Manu Ginobili (San Antonio Spurs), Pablo Prigioni (New York Knicks), ...

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George Scores 10 Points in USA Basketball Showcase

Four days of camp for USA Basketball was capped off with an intersquad scrimmage Thursday night. 28 players participated in the minicamp on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas, including Pacers swingman Paul George. USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and National Team head coach Mike Krzyzewski evaluated the talent from their courtside seats. The White Team, led by 23 points and seven assists ...

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George a perfect fit for the Pacers’ small pond

NBA fans are conditioned to believe the best players from the smallest or coldest markets want to take their talents to the bigger or warmer markets. No wonder. Hey, LeBron, D. Wade and Bosh didn't conspire to play in Milwaukee, did they? The Lakers in particular have tended to inhale whatever talent they wanted, sucking Wilt Chamberlain out of Philadelphia, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar out of Milwaukee and Shaquill ...

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