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What They’re Saying: October 31st, 2014

The Indiana Pacers won their season-opener 103-91 Wednesday night at home against the Philadelphia 76ers. Here's what people are saying around the web on the victory, and on their matchup against Memphis on Friday night. IndyStar's Gregg Doyel: "As constructed on this night, the Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers are as toothless as anybody in the NBA -- a pair of immature teams with too many injuries an ...

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Pacers’ Depth Will Be Tested Early

By Wheat Hotchkiss | Pacers.com The regular season begins on Wednesday night, and the Pacers' depth will be tested right away this season. Indiana announced Monday that starting point guard George Hill (knee contusion), starting power forward David West (sprained ankle) and backup point guard C.J. Watson (bruised foot) will all be out for the start of the season. West will miss at least three games, putting ...

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Pacers Reunite with Lance in Charlotte

By Wheat Hotchkiss | Pacers.com Lance Stephenson is now a member of the Charlotte Hornets, but he reunited with a few of his former Pacers teammates on Wednesday night. With the Pacers in town for Thursday's preseason finale, Stephenson had dinner in Charlotte with Roy Hibbert, George Hill, and Ian Mahinmi. Also present were Pacers rookie Shayne Whittington and Director of Player Relations Heather Denton. B ...

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Copeland’s just chillin’

If you want to talk with Chris Copeland after a game, you better catch him quickly. Otherwise, you're in for a long wait. Copeland's routine after home games is unique among the Pacers. He'll undress after coach Frank Vogel has met with the players, taking a few minutes to chat with teammates or any reporters who wander by his locker, and then head for the cold tub in the training area. He'll sit there, num ...

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Vogel Justly Rewarded with New Extension

By Wheat Hotchkiss | Pacers.com Writer/Editor The Pacers announced earlier today that head coach Frank Vogel signed a multi-year contract extension. It's a deserved deal for Vogel, who has quickly proven himself as one of the brightest and most liked coaches in the entire league. Though there has been unfounded speculation in recent months that Vogel may be on some kind of hot seat, this news reaffirms that ...

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Tracking #NBARank 2014

As it has done for the past couple years, ESPN has once again started to unveil its #NBARank list, which ranks the 500 best players in the league. Several ESPN panelists were asked "to predict the overall level of play for each player for the upcoming NBA season. This includes both the quality and the quantity of his expected contributions, combined in one overall rating." Each player got an average score f ...

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Best of #NBAFastFood

The theme for this week's NBA hashtag game was #NBAFastFood. Here's what @Pacers came up with: Dunkin' Dutchman #NBAFastFood pic.twitter.com/hHZkgwx0Bg— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) September 24, 2014 Dr. McDunk #NBAFastFood (featuring Darnell Hillman) pic.twitter.com/lwHXiLj9cM— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) September 24, 2014 One more for today's NBA Hashtag game... Big Roy. ...

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ESPN The Magazine Names Pacers Best “Bang for the Buck” in Pro Sports

ESPN The Magazine recently unveiled its annual "Ultimate Standings," a ranking of all 122 professional sports franchises in the four major North American sports, and the Pacers once again received high marks. The standings measure teams in eight different categories that take into account team success, ownership, ticket prices, gameday experience, and more. The Pacers were ranked 18th overall and fifth amon ...

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Hibbert Witnesses Local Officer’s Good Deed

A local officer's good deed has gone viral, thanks in part to a post on social media from a Pacers star. On Monday, an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer pulled over to the side of the road to give a homeless man a pair of boots from his trunk. Unbeknownst to the officer, Pacers center Roy Hibbert was just a few cars behind him. Hibbert snapped a picture of the good deed and posted it to bo ...

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Scola, Argentina Fall to Brazil

Luis Scola and the Argentinian national team fell to South American rival Brazil on Sunday in the Round of 16 in the FIBA World Cup, 85-65. Scola was the last remaining Pacers player in the World Cup after Damjan Rudez's Croatian squad lost to France on Saturday. It was a rough night for Scola, who had been one of the most productive players in the entire tournament during group play, where he averaged 21.6 ...

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