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  • Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger have taken their talents to South Beach. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Murphy all that’s missing from Heat’s new Big Three

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 8, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Fast breaks compiled while watching Pat Riley do his best to re-assemble the 2009-10 Pacers: >> What’s next for Miami? Replacing Erik Spoelstra with Jim O’Brien? If Riles wants another version of the Big Three, Troy Murphy is available to join Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts on South Beach. >> […]

  • Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson are in the headlines again. (Photos: Icon SMI)

    Pacers Hibbert, Stephenson in headlines again

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Remember when Larry Bird used stealth technology? Not anymore. It seems the Pacers President can’t make a move these days without some agent or GM leaking it to some national media type. Last week, of course, we had the Goran Dragic lightning bolt from Marc Stein, but as much as […]

  • Pacers shorthanded heading into summer league

    Pacers shorthanded heading into summer league

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Fast breaks from the Pacers’ rookie and free agent camp this week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: >> With no draft picks to unveil, the chief interest from summer league play will be the progress of last year’s top pick, Solomon Hill, who heads to Orlando with a sprained right ankle […]

  • C.J. Miles reportedly has agreed to join the Pacers, who also are said to be interested in Goran Dragic. (Photos: Icon SMI)

    Pacers bolster bench but hole remains in lineup

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 3, 2014 at 8:53 am

    A flurry of early activity brought some much-needed help for the bench, but a big hole remains in the Pacers’ starting lineup. Not long after reports leaked that Lance Stephenson had rejected Indiana’s five-year, $44 million contract offer, the Pacers reportedly agreed to terms with free agent C.J. Miles on […]

  • The Pacers already have met with C.J. Miles (R); could they also be interested in Paul Pierce? (Photos: Icon SMI)

    If Stephenson bolts, what are Pacers’ options?

    Brunos Blog, Pacers July 2, 2014 at 9:49 am

    It appears the Pacers’ opening pitch was just a bit outside. With today’s report, courtesy ESPN’s Chris Broussard, that Stephenson and agent Alberto Ebanks were less than overwhelmed by an opening bid of five years and $44 million – not to mention a movie tribute – it would seem the […]

  • Larry Bird has a number in mind for Lance Stephenson, but will another team price him out of the Pacers' market? (Photos: Icon SMI)

    Midnight madness arrives for Pacers, Stephenson

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Around 12:01 a.m., just as soon as July 1 arrives, Larry Bird will phone Alberto Ebanks and midnight madness will begin. Ebanks is the agent for the Pacers’ most important free agent, Lance Stephenson, and when the market opens Tuesday, his client’s price may well be determined by how many […]

  • Larry Bird said he plans to keep the Pacers' core together to make another run in 2014-15. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Bird, George both want Pacers’ core intact

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

    There was no pick for the Pacers on draft night, but that didn’t mean there was no news. Though speculation has been swirling the Pacers were in line for something of a shakeup after losing to Miami in the playoffs for the third consecutive year, Paul George asked for continuity […]

  • Noah Vonleh (L) and Gary Harris will be the focus of local attention in the NBA Draft tonight. (Photos: Icon SMI)

    While Pacers watch, Vonleh, Harris make NBA jump

    Noah Vonleh has all the measurable that add up to a scout’s favorite word – upside – although his productivity during his one season at Indiana University was modest. Gary Harris, on the other hand, stands largely on his resume as a strong contributor in two seasons at Michigan State, […]

  • After playing sparingly as a rookie, Solomon Hill could figure more prominently in the Pacers plans for 2014-15. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    In absence of top pick, Pacers hope Hill ready

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The Pacers don’t have a first-round pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t have a promising young talent to develop, and quite possibly add to the mix, in 2014-15. You remember Solomon Hill, don’t you? The 6-7, 225-pound forward from Arizona was the […]

  • Roy Hibbert struggled mightily against the Hawks in the first round. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Has Hibbert bottomed out?

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    And so we arrive at the crux of the matter, the middle of everything, the center of attention: Roy Hibbert’s mood. When it is good, Hibbert is one of the best centers in the league, a two-time All-Star, an elite defender and a productive low-post option. When it is sour, […]