Player News - Pacers

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Shayne Whittington scored a team-high 16 points during an 85-74 loss to the Magic White team on Monday, adding five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

The Pacers are going to change their style of play with more space and pace. Whittington and Myles Turner were both out there taking a lot of longer jumpers, which may serve as confirmation of the changing mentality for the Pacers next year. As for Whittington, just keep an eye on him for now.
Jul 6 - 3:04 PM

Joseph Young made his summer league debut on Monday, making 4-of-11 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 22 minutes.

He had a stomach issue for the opener on Saturday and did have some foot issues after draft workouts. Young looked healthy while he was out there, but he really fizzled after making his first four shots today. The former Oregon Duck has a lot of work to do.
Jul 6 - 3:01 PM

Myles Turner blocked six shots against the Magic on Monday, adding 13 points, nine rebounds and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

The bad news here is he did commit eight fouls -- it takes 10 to foul out of a summer league game. That aside, Turner has been magnificent, making 6-of-11 from the field in the loss today. He has a fairly quick release and his mid-range game looks better than expected. Yes, it's summer league, but there's a lot to like here on a team with very little depth up front. He's on the fantasy radar.
Jul 6 - 2:59 PM

Rodney Stuckey and the Pacers have agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal.

The third year is a player option and Pacers president Larry Bird was obviously serious when he said in mid-April, "I think it’s important for us to get [Stuckey] back here. We need guys like Rodney. He was a major plus for our franchise." Stuckey failed to provide much standard-league fantasy value in 26.4 minutes per game last season, and he's only worth a look in the final rounds for a handful of 3-pointers, assists and solid FT percentages.
Jul 5 - 2:11 PM

The Pacers are likely to receive two second-round picks for Roy Hibbert.

It was a salary dump. Unlike the Kings, the Pacers didn't have to give up a 2014 lottery pick, a first-round pick, and have to swap in two other drafts.
Jul 4 - 6:41 PM

According to Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke, Joseph Young (stomach) will try and practice on Sunday.

Young is reportedly dealing with an "acid reflux" issue, so he wasn't able to participate in Saturday's game vs. the Heat. Young is an electric point guard with an excelllent 3-point shot, so hopefully we will get to see him in action soon. The Pacers lost C.J. Watson in free agency and Rodney Stuckey could leave as well, so owners in deeper leagues should keep tabs on Young.
Jul 4 - 12:30 PM

Myles Turner dropped 20 points with eight boards, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes in his Orlando Summer League debut on Saturday.

Turner was phenomenal today and he showed off a smooth shooting stroke by going 8-of-11 from the field and connecting on his only 3-point attempt. Turner's stock slipped in the draft because there was some concern about his knees due to an awkward gait, and while it is way too early to say for sure, it looks like the Pacers may have snagged one of the steals of the draft. With the Roy Hibbert trade rumors swirling around, it would be wise to monitor Turner's progress closely.
Jul 4 - 11:29 AM

Coach Frank Vogel said he's hoping Myles Turner "becomes a big-minute guy for us and a major contributor."

"Obviously with someone that young, it might be a reach," Vogel said. "The kid looks pretty good. He’s got a chance to definitely contribute for us next year and obviously the sky is the limit for what he can be." The team is also allowing Turner to shoot 3-pointers, but he's not expected to have a green light out of the gate. If he can stay healthy, Turner could be one of the steals of the draft.
Jul 3 - 3:27 PM

Unrestricted free agent Rodney Stuckey is registering interest from the Cavs and the interest is mutual.

Stuckey would be a very interesting fit. Last season, he somehow increased his 3-point shooting by 10 percent from his previous career average. The Cavs really need shooters around LeBron to space the floor, so maybe a guy like J.R. Smith is a better fit. Stuckey has interest from the Bulls, Wizards, Rockets and of course the Kings. The Cavs probably won't be signing Stuckey.
Jul 3 - 1:07 PM

The Pacers have agreed to give Lavoy Allen a multiple-year deal.

The 6'9 forward picked up plenty of time at center this year in the second unit, averaging 5.0 points, 5.1 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.7 blocks and 0.2 steals last season. He fell out of the rotation down the stretch last year while the Pacers were getting healthy, though. Allen might get more run next year with David West headed out of town.
Jul 2 - 7:59 PM

The Wizards have expressed interest in restricted free agent Chris Copeland.

Copeland would provide Washington with some depth and outside shooting, but it would be tough for him to establish himself as a standard league asset with the Wizards.
Jul 2 - 4:23 PM

The Pacers have signed Monta Ellis to a four-year deal, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.

We'll away final confirmation before we write this one down in pen, but it looks like Ellis will join the Pacers on a four-year deal, $44 million deal with a player option after the third year. Ellis will become a centerpiece for the Pacers alongside Paul George and will provide solid early-middle round fantasy value after averaging 18.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers a game in a crowded Mavericks offense in 2014-15. To add insult to injury for Kings fans, Ellis also reportedly turned down more money from Sacramento to sign with the Pacers.
Jul 2 - 1:18 PM

The Knicks have reportedly expressed interest in FA Monta Ellis, who met with the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday.

The Pacers are engaged in serious talks with Ellis and are reportedly ready to offer him a three-year, $32 million deal, but the lack of resolution as of Thursday morning confirms that he's weighing his options. Sacramento also has interest in Ellis and they cleared cap space in a go-for-broke trade with Philly, so the Kings can't be discounted as a potential landing spot.
Jul 2 - 1:04 AM

Unrestricted free agent Rodney Stuckey is "very much a possibility" for the Wizards.

He is hoping to land on a contender and be the team's sixth man. With the Wizards losing out on Paul Pierce, they're going to need some extra help on the bench. Stuckey wouldn't be worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues with the Wizards, though.
Jul 1 - 10:04 PM

Monta Ellis is in Indiana to meet with Larry Bird and the Pacers.

The Pacers are reportedly prepared to offer a three-year, $32 million deal, so they might actually get a deal done after this meeting. If it doesn't go down, expect the Kings, Heat and Mavs to get a crack at Monta.
Jul 1 - 4:19 PM


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