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Frank Vogel On George Hill: “Best Summer I’ve Ever Seen Him Hav…

Frank Vogel On George Hill: “Best Summer I’ve Ever Seen Him Have”

dimemag.com Updated Aug 22
It’s been a less than ideal offseason for the Indiana Pacers. After consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances, Lance Stephenson left for Charlotte in free agency, and Paul George suffered a season-ending injury while playing for Team USA. Add to…
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

    dimemag.com Aug 21
    Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an …
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  • Paul George Calls Injury “Freak Accident,” Stresses Optimism Ab…

    Paul George Calls Injury “Freak Accident,” Stresses Optimism About Return

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    Don’t count Paul George among those gleaning big-picture concerns from his injury playing for Team USA. In his first public appearance since gruesomely breaking his leg on national television and sparking a debate on the viability of NBA players on the …
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  • Paul George Outfits High School Alma Mater With No. 24 Merchand…

    Paul George Outfits High School Alma Mater With No. 24 Merchandise

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    Injured Indiana Pacers superstar and USA Basketball fixture Paul George filed the necessary paperwork by a March deadline to change his jersey number to 13 this season, so avoided being subject to paying for all of his merchandise on the market that sti…
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  • Larry Bird On Pacers This Season: “We’ll Do Our Best To Make Th…

    Larry Bird On Pacers This Season: “We’ll Do Our Best To Make The Playoffs”

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    After losing Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets in free agency and with Paul George likely out for the season, the Pacers are nobody’s favorites to win the East this season. In fact, it’s not far fetched to imagine a scenario where they miss the …
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  • Pacers believe George will make full recovery

    Pacers believe George will make full recovery

    ESPN.com nba.com Aug 12
    The Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from the compound fracture in his right leg. They're just not expecting that to happen this season.
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  • Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers But Cavs Still Lead

    Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers But Cavs Still Lead

    Free agent forward Shawn Marion met with the Indiana Pacers yesterday in Indianapolis at the urging of team president Larry Bird. Though previous conventional wisdom said Indy was a legitimate threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Marion’s services as a…
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  • Paul George out, but 'PG-13' in stores soon

    Paul George out, but 'PG-13' in stores soon

    ESPN.com Aug 11
    Indiana Pacers star Paul George changed his uniform number from 24 to 13 (think "PG-13") before his recent injury.
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  • Report: Suns Reject Pacers’ Offer Of Hibbert, Copeland & Ca…

    Report: Suns Reject Pacers’ Offer Of Hibbert, Copeland & Cash For Goran Dragic

    dimemag.com Aug 10
    With Paul George lost for the entire 2013-14 season, the Pacers are scrambling to add some pep to an offense that ranked in the bottom third last season, even with George’s team-leading 21.7 PPG. A new report says they contacted Phoenix about acquiring …
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  • Alonzo Mourning is a Hall of Famer

    Alonzo Mourning is a Hall of Famer

    yahoo.com Aug 8
    It was supposed to be Alonzo Mourning’s year. It was the summer of 2000, and Michael Jordan had long since gone away. The Knicks had traded Patrick Ewing, and embraced a rebuilding plan of sorts. The Indiana Pacers had made the Finals the season before,…
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  • Report: USA Basketball Saving Spot For George On 2016 Olympic T…

    Report: USA Basketball Saving Spot For George On 2016 Olympic Team

    dimemag.com Aug 8
    Despite last week’s horrific injury that will force him to miss the 2014-2015 season, it won’t be long before we see Paul George back in a Team USA uniform. Chairmain Jerry Colangelo said yesterday that USA Basketball is saving a spot for George on the …
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  • Nike Honors Paul George With Motivational New Advertisement

    Nike Honors Paul George With Motivational New Advertisement

    Less than a week after Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury that left the basketball world in a state of shock, Nike is already forecasting his comeback. In a motivational new ad, the sports apparel giant says “the best is next” for George despite…
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  • Pacers expected to apply for disabled player exception

    Pacers expected to apply for disabled player exception

    nba.com Aug 6
    The Indiana Pacers are expected to apply to the NBA for a disabled player exception in the wake of forward Paul George's gruesome broken leg, according to a league source.
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  • Paul George's spirits lifted post-injury with arrival of awesom…

    Paul George's spirits lifted post-injury with arrival of awesome new Ferrari

    yahoo.com Aug 5
    Indiana Pacers star Paul George is just four days into what is expected to be a lengthy recovery from a compound fracture in his right leg suffered during a Team USA scrimmage, so he needs a reason to smile. So, Los Angeles-based luxury car company Road…
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  • How Much Did Paul George's Injury Affect The Pacers' Title Chan…

    How Much Did Paul George's Injury Affect The Pacers' Title Chances?

    deadspin.com Aug 4
    Even as Paul George laid on the parquet of the Thomas & Mack Center, being treated for the stomach-turning break to his right leg, degenerates were just waiting until enough time had passed 1. to talk about it coldly without being Twitter-shamed and…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what Paul George's injury means f…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what Paul George's injury means for him, the Pacers and international play

    yahoo.com Aug 4
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: The Hook and Daily Thunder. Tom Ziller…
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  • Report: Players Remain Committed To Team USA Despite George’s I…

    Report: Players Remain Committed To Team USA Despite George’s Injury

    dimemag.com Aug 4
    National team coach Mike Krzyzewski often calls USA Basketball a brotherhood, and during no time since he took over in 2006 has that familial aspect been more important than now. Friday’s devastating injury to Indiana Pacers All-Star and likely Team USA…
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  • Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play …

    Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play After George Injury

    dimemag.com Aug 4
    The scary compound leg fracture suffered by Paul George during Friday night’s USA Basketball Showcase means one of the best and most promising players in the league will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. It also raised doubts about the participation o…
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  • Paul George's Injury Has Some In The NBA Rethinking Internation…

    Paul George's Injury Has Some In The NBA Rethinking International Play

    deadspin.com Aug 4
    Paul George's catastrophic leg injury was horrible for him, of course, but rough too for the Pacers and for the NBA, which will be without him for a year. So it's not a surprise that everyone's reconsidering the calculus of international basketball, in …
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  • Video - Paul George Taking It One Day At A Time 00:58

    Paul George Taking It One Day At A Time

    Aug 15
    Paul George addressed the media to discuss his leg injury and how he thinks it will affect him.
  • Video - Bird: You Can't Replace Paul George 01:57

    Bird: You Can't Replace Paul George

    Aug 12
    Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel comment on what the loss of Paul George means for the team.
  • Video - Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers 03:17

    Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers

    Aug 12
    Marc Stein discusses the news that free-agent forward Shawn Marion met with the Pacers on Monday.
  • Video - Paul George Switching Uniform Number 04:38

    Paul George Switching Uniform Number

    Aug 11
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell breaks down Paul George's decision to switch his uniform number from 24 to 13.

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    Aug 30
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    Aug 29
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    Aug 29
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    Aug 28
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