Player News - Pacers

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Larry Bird expects Jeff Teague to get to the free throw line more often.

Teague averaged just 3.9 FTA per game last season, and that number actually helped to raise his career average to three attempts per contest. Obviously, it's an area Bird wants to see improved. "We’ve got to get the ball in his hands to let him make plays for the other guys," Larry Legend said. As for acclimating to his new teammates, Teague said he's learning their tendencies and hopes to continue that process through training camp. For what it's worth, Teague is intrigued with what Thad Young—who he said reminded him of Paul Millsap—can bring to the table.
Sep 24 - 4:51 PM

Larry Bird confirmed that he intends to attempt to sign Jeff Teague to a long-term contract.

At the time Teague was traded to the Pacers, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Indiana intended to sign the point guard to a long-term deal. Now, Bird has confirmed that course of action. "This contract stuff will take care of itself," Bird said. "We’ll like to have both of them [Teague and Paul George] back, but you never know what happens." It's possible the two sides work out a new deal during the season, but it's still too early in the process to project a possible outcome.
Sep 24 - 3:13 PM

The Pacers have a standing max contract offer to Paul George.

Bird wants to sign George to a max deal as soon as PG-13 is ready. "I know he don’t want to talk about it all year and I don’t either," Bird said. "We want Paul here and we know what it’s going to cost and what it’s going to take. If Paul wants to get a deal done, we will. It’s a max deal. There’s no others, so there’s no use talking about it. If he wants it, he’s got it." All the attention will now turn to George and his future plans as the Pacers prepare to begin the 2016-17 campaign.
Sep 24 - 3:09 PM

Larry Bird said that he views Paul George as a "max contract player," and that the two sides have discussed a possible extension this summer.

The Pacers could lock up PG-13 until 2020 if they're able to come to terms on a deal, but George would likely see his biggest payday if he just delays his decision until the summer of 2018. He'll make for a fine late-first, early-second round selection on draft day after compiling averages of 23.1 points, 2.6 triples, 6.9 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 3.3 turnovers per game last season on 41.8 percent shooting from the field and 86.0 percent shooting from the stripe.
Sep 21 - 11:54 AM

Jeff Teague said that he's been playing in a five-on-five setting for the past two weeks and that his knee is fully healthy after resting it for most of the offseason.

Teague revealed in June that he played a majority of the 2015-16 season with a partially torn patellar tendon, but it sounds like he'll be coming into training camp with a clean bill of health. Teague will likely need to adjust his game a bit this season as he figures out how to play alongside Paul George and Monta Ellis, and while he won't have the ball in his hands quite as often, he could up his efficiency given his proficiency on his catch-and-shoot attempts (72.7 EFG). Target him towards the middle rounds.
Sep 21 - 11:38 AM

Thaddeus Young has been working on his perimeter shooting this offseason.

Pacers coach Nate McMillan is on board with the idea and said "We're going to have to let him go there some." His 3-point shooting has been wildly inconsistent and he's hit just 31.9 percent from deep during his nine-year career, so fantasy owners should only be expecting a modest bump in 3-pointers made. Young will be the starting PF in Indiana next to Myles Turner, and while the Pacers will play at an uptempo pace, his value will take a hit with his new team with so many talented players vying for touches.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 18 - 9:29 AM

Jeff Teague had his first day on the court with Paul George on Wednesday.

Teague sounds excited to join forces with Paul George and talked about how he can see a difference with him on the court. The former Hawk was truly awesome as a catch-and-shoot guy last year, turning in a 72.7 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot attempts. That's important to note because he'll likely play off the ball more. Despite a likely decrease in assists, Teague should still be a fine mid-round pick in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 15 - 10:10 PM

Kevin Seraphin said that he asked to be traded away from the Wizards every year after his second NBA season.

"My playing time fluctuated without reason," said Seraphin. "I spoke a lot with Paul [Pierce] and John [Wall]. And they did not understand. This summer, I met a staff member of the Wizards in a New York restaurant. He said, 'Your problem is that you got Randy Wittman.'" Seraphin finds himself in a similar situation with the Pacers, as he'll struggle to get consistent minutes behind Myles Turner and Al Jefferson, so he won't be worth drafting in most formats.
Source: lequpie.fr
Sep 14 - 10:49 AM

Pacers sign F/C Kevin Seraphin.

Seraphin will be an insurance policy for a remade Pacers frontcourt and should not be on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 10 - 2:21 PM

Pacers sign F Alex Poythress.

Poythress will join the team for training camp on a partially guaranteed deal, but it would be extremely surprising to see him on the opening night roster. Instead, expect to see him in the D-League.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 10 - 2:13 PM

The Pacers have signed G Nick Zeisloft.

He averaged 6.6 points per game during his college career for Indiana, shooting 43.2 percent from deep. It's just a training camp invite, so he will likely end up in the D-League.
Sep 10 - 10:45 AM

Pacers sign G Nick Zeisloft.

The former Indiana Hoosier will join the Pacers as a camp body, but he faces an uphill battle to make the final roster. Likely to spend the season in the D-League, Zeisloft won't have any fantasy value in 2016-17.
Sep 8 - 11:48 AM

Lavoy Allen said that if he gets the opportunity, his goal for the upcoming season is to average a double double.

"We could go small. You don’t know what can happen," said Allen. "But I think one of the things that I do best is rebounding, and I think I can rebound with the best of them. I just try to get a double double every time I get out there." With the offseason additions of Thaddeus Young and Al Jefferson, this goal of Allen's is extremely unlikely to be realized. He owns career averages of 5.1 points and 5.0 boards per contest, and there's really not a league out there where Allen should be a draft day target.
Sep 7 - 10:44 AM

Darnell Jackson has signed a deal with Polish side Rosa Radom.

The big man spent last season in Venezuela and hasn't played in the NBA since the 2010-11 season. At 30 years old, he will finish his career overseas.
Source: Sportando
Sep 5 - 9:21 AM

Myles Turner believes he can become a dominant player "soon."

"I can see myself being a very dominant player in this league one day – and one day soon," he said. "I mean, I don’t know what my ceiling is. With my work ethic and my drive, I feel like there is no ceiling." Turner has already said that he wants to average 15-20 points per game next season, and he's shaping up to be someone worth reaching for before his stock shoots up fantasy charts and everyone is riding the train.
Sep 3 - 4:23 PM


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