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George’s Huge Jump In All-Star Voting Evidence of Rising Star

By Wheat Hotchkiss The NBA announced the starters for the 2014 All-Star Game on Thursday night, and that group included Pacers star forward Paul George. George is the first Pacers player elected to start an All-Star Game since Jermaine O'Neal in 2006. While no one who follows the NBA was shocked by George's selection, news that George received the third-most votes of any player (behind only superstars LeBro ...

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Denari’s Den: Jimmy Powell

He sees more of opposing teams in the NBA than the team he works for. Advance Scout Jimmy Powell sees every team the Pacers play before Frank Vogel and his team hit the floor. The Pacers don't just rely on video of an upcoming opponent. They rely on someone who has seen the opponent in person. Jimmy Powell is a valuable asset to the coaching staff, and this week he visits Denari's Den. ...

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George ‘probably a good bet’ to make USA World Championship Team

Pacers swingman Paul George is one of 28 players named to USA Basketball's initial 2014-16 National Team roster. The selected players will gather in Las Vegas for training camp in July, vying for spots on the team that competes in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. The initial roster includes 11 of 12 players from the 2012 Olympic team that brought home a gold medal. Kobe Bryant, 35, made it known that he is ...

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Pacers are the 22nd-most valuable NBA franchise

The Pacers are the 22nd-most valuable NBA franchise, up two spots from last year, and worth an estimated $475 million, according Forbes' annual list. The New York Knicks top the list, with a value of $1.4 billion. The Los Angeles Lakers are second ($1.35B), and the Chicago Bulls rank third ($1B). The Boston Celtics ($875 million) and Brooklyn Nets ($780M), despite losing $19 million this year, round out the ...

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