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Thu Aug 1015:27Thunder F Patterson undergoes knee surgery
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, the team announced.Patterson, who will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, is expected to start at power forward for Oklahoma City after agreeing to a three-year, $16.4 million contract in July.The 28-year-old is the second significant offseason addition for Oklahoma City, which picked up Paul George in a trade with the Indiana Pacers. That deal saw another forward, Domantas Sabonis, exit the Thunder for the Pacers.Patterson averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 65 games (eight starts) for the Toronto Raptors last season. He produced 3.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 10 playoff games.A first-round pick by the Rockets in 2010 out of Kentucky, Patterson spent 2 1/2 seasons in Houston. He played parts of two seasons with the Sacramento Kings before joining the Raptors in the 2013-14 season.Patterson has appeared in 477 career games, making 73 starts. He has averages of 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds.
Wed Jul 1220:33George credits Durant with assist in Thunder trade
When Paul George learned a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder was a possibility, it was natural to seek out a peer who has already walked in those shoes.George was traded to the Thunder earlier this month after seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers. He talked to MVP Russell Westbrook about Oklahoma City and reached out to Kevin Durant, once a mainstay All-Star in OKC, who had no motive for steering George to the Thunder."KD was like, 'That place (Oklahoma City) will blow you away.' He told me, 'They can offer what other teams can't in terms of the people and the preparation and the facility, down to the chefs and the meals.' He was pretty high on (the Thunder). He thought it was a first-class organization in every way," George said in a Sports Illustrated interview. Durant left Oklahoma City in free agency one year ago, and won the NBA championship last month with the Golden State Warriors. George was frustrated in Indiana and with one year remaining on his contract, helped force his... [More]
Wed Jul 1220:23NBA notebook: George gives Durant assist for joining Thunder
When Paul George learned a trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder was a possibility, it was natural to seek out a peer who has already walked in those shoes.George was traded to the Thunder earlier this month after seven seasons with the Indiana Pacers.He talked to MVP Russell Westbrook about Oklahoma City and reached out to Kevin Durant, once a mainstay All-Star for the Thunder, and who had no motive for steering George to the Thunder."KD was like, 'That place (Oklahoma City) will blow you away.' He told me, 'They can offer what other teams can't in terms of the people and the preparation and the facility, down to the chefs and the meals,'" George said in a Sports Illustrated interview. "He was pretty high on (the Thunder). He thought it was a first-class organization in every way,"George did not entirely dismiss the public sentiment that he's planning to reach free agency in July 2018 for the opportunity to entertain playing in his hometown of Los Angeles. George said he will always idol... [More]
Sat Jul 118:30Pacers appoint Buchanan as GM
The Indiana Pacers named Chad Buchanan as general manager, the team announced Saturday.Indiana also promoted Peter Dinwiddie to senior vice president of basketball operations from his previous capacity of vice president of basketball operations.Buchanan, 44, spent the last three seasons as assistant general manager of the Charlotte Hornets. He takes the place of Kevin Pritchard, who in May was named the Pacers' president of basketball operations."I know Chad from when I was at Portland and I thought back then he was extremely sharp and gifted when it comes to talent, and what teams need to improve," Pritchard said. "I'm very pleased we can add someone of his caliber and look forward to working with him. He is very well respected and will fit into the culture we have here."Buchanan spent 10 seasons with the Trail Blazers, serving as a scout, acting general manager and director of college scouting.Dinwiddie, who has been with the franchise since 2006, just completed his fifth year as Indiana's vice president of basketball operations.The front-office moves came one day after the Pacers reportedly agreed to trade star forward Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.
Sat Jul 104:07F Paul George reportedly traded by Indiana Pacers to Oklahoma Ci...
F Paul George was reportedly traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday, according to multiple outlets. George was the 10th overall pick by Indiana out of Fresno State in 2010. He has career averages of 18.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 488 regular-season games. George also appeared in 81 and 75 games, respectively, in the last two seasons after missing most of the 2014-15 campaign recovering from a gruesome knee injury. Last season, he averaged a career-high 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds on a career-best 46.1 percent shooting.
Sat Jul 100:25Thunder reportedly acquire George from Pacers
Next summer, Paul George may join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. For now, he will reportedly be a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.Multiple outlets reported Friday night that George was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.George's name has been in trade rumors ever since June 18 when he informed the Pacers he was not re-signing and planned to become a free agent when his contract was up next summer. Since then, he has reportedly expressed a desire to join the Lakers. He has also been linked to the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards, among others.The Thunder reportedly are sending guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis to the Pacers.The move places George alongside NBA MVP Russell Westbrook for at least one year and occurs nearly a year after Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors as a free agent.George was the 10th overall pick by Indiana out of Fresno State in 2010. He has career averages of 18.1 points and 6.3 re... [More]
Thu Jun 2912:16Stephenson pleads with George to stay with Pacers
Lance Stephenson took to social media to plead with fellow forward Paul George to stay with the Indiana Pacers.Stephenson, who was drafted by the Pacers along with George in 2010, posted a photo of the two on his Instagram account on Wednesday night."I'm not letting u leave bro @ygtrece stay home bro," the 26-year-old Stephenson wrote. "We did big things let's continue."Stephenson played for Indiana from 2010-14 and rejoined the club for six games in April.George reportedly is committed to playing for the Pacers through next season, but the four-time All-Star intends for sign with another club when his contract is up in 2018.George has an 18.1 points-per-game average in parts of seven NBA seasons. The 27-year-old recovered from a serious compound fracture of his right leg in the summer of 2014 while playing for USA Basketball to regain his star status.
Tue Jun 2716:03Wall hopes Wizards can pry George away from Pacers
John Wall believes Paul George is the missing piece to the Washington Wizards' championship puzzle.Wall told ESPN's The Undefeated on Monday that he is recruiting George to push for a trade from the Indiana Pacers to the Wizards in order to challenge LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy."I am talking to some guys -- Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told the website before the NBA awards show."Look at our team. We are one piece away. ... (George) is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance."Washington was eliminated by the Boston Celtics in a contentious seven-game series in the East semifinals this season. Boston went on to lose to James and Cleveland in five games in the conference finals.George, a four-time All-Star, has been a hot commodity on the ... [More]
Mon Jun 1900:25F Paul George informed Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with fran...
F Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season and become a free agent and is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers as his next club.George reportedly had his agent relay the news now to Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard so he was upfront with his plans as well as giving the franchise the opportunity to prepare for its future.The Pacers are already shopping George, according to The Vertical. While the four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Lakers, Indiana reportedly has discussed a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sun Jun 1821:21Pacers F George informs team he will test free agency after next season
All-Star forward Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't resign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season and become a free agent and is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers as his next club.The 27-year-old George is from Palmdale, Calif., a desert town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.George reportedly had his agent relay the news now to Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard so he was upfront with his plans as well as giving the franchise the opportunity to prepare for its future.The Pacers are already shopping George, according to The Vertical. While the four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Lakers, Indiana reportedly has discussed a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.One report said the Pacers are requesting a "substantial package of talent and draft picks" in exchange for George, who averaged a care... [More]
Mon Apr 2401:49F Paul George finished with 15 points on only 5-of- 21 shooting
F Paul George finished with 15 points on only 5-of- 21 shooting. George averaged 32.3 points during the series' first three games.George missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with one second left."It's really frustrating to continue losing to the same team or the same person (James)," George said. "It's what I work hard for in the summers to try to help lead a team along and ultimately, it's who I am always going to see and face. But again, we just came up short and didn't do enough."When asked if he hopes to remain with the Pacers, George, whose future has been discussed frequently in Indiana, said, "I ain't even at that point yet. Next question."
Fri Apr 2102:25F Paul George scored 36 points, including 21 during dominating s...
F Paul George scored 36 points, including 21 during a dominating second quarter, in Thursday's 119-114 loss to Cleveland. "We came out in the second half with a 25-point lead and had a chance to put our foot on their throat," said George, who also had 15 rebounds and nine assists. "Instead, we came out relaxed and just allowed them to step into wide-open 3-pointers.''
Tue Apr 1805:50G Paul George scored 32 points Monday in Pacers' Game 2 loss at ...
G Paul George scored 32 points Monday in the Pacers' Game 2 loss at Cleveland.
Sun Apr 1603:36F Paul George finished with 29 points for Pacers
F Paul George finished with 29 points for the Pacers. His 3-pointer with 40 seconds left cut the Cavaliers' lead to within a point.
Thu Apr 1312:35NBA roundup: Bulls, Pacers win their way into playoffs
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls are headed back to the postseason.Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 25 points and Chicago clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 112-73 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Rookie forward Paul Zipser added a career-high 21 points off the bench as the Bulls (41-41) earned the No. 8 seed. They will meet No. 1 seed Boston.Archie Goodwin scored 20 points to lead the Nets, who benched a half-dozen players in their final game. Brooklyn (20-62) finished with the worst record in the NBA and the fourth-most losses in franchise history.Pacers 104, Hawks 86INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George tallied 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 19 points and seven assists before rolling his left ankle late in the fourth quarter, leading Indiana to a playoff-clinching victory over Atlanta.The Pacers earned the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and will open against the No. 2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers. Teague went directly to the locker room... [More]
Thu Apr 1306:42F Paul George and fined $25,000 by NBA for actions following Mon...
F Paul George and was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his actions following Monday's game. George was fined for public criticism of the officiating on Wednesday following the Pacers' 120-111 victory over the 76ers.
Thu Apr 1306:41F Paul George tallied 32 points and 11 rebounds, leading Indiana...
F Paul George tallied 32 points and 11 rebounds, leading Indiana to a 104-86 playoff-clinching victory against the Atlanta Hawks. George scored 14 first-half points, including four 3-pointers, and added seven rebounds. "I'm excited about the opportunity," said George, who made 12 of 21 field goal attempts against the Hawks. "I guess that's because we're doing everything right. When our back is against the wall, we figure things out. It just showed the character of this team, that we knew all along that we should have been a playoff team. We just had to figure out how to play the right way."
Wed Apr 1219:04Pacers F George, 76ers G Henderson fined
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Philadelphia 76ers guard Gerald Henderson were each fined $25,000 by the NBA for their actions during Monday's game.George was fined for public criticism of the officiating on Wednesday following the Pacers' 120-111 victory over the 76ers. Henderson was fined for throwing an elbow to the head of George with 2:59 remaining in the fourth quarter.George stood over Henderson after a collision earlier in the quarter, with the officials handing each player a technical foul. Henderson elbowed George on a drive to the basket with 2:59 left in the contest, drawing a flagrant foul 2.George also received a technical on the play, drawing the ire of the All-Star after the contest."You'll know how I feel about the officials and tonight I really have no faith in them," George told the IndyStar. "I've been warning them all night what (Henderson's) going to do, stuff he's doing and they allow the (expletive) to go on. He was throwing jabs and punches at my stomach all night and I didn't retaliate until late in the game when they weren't doing (expletive) about it.""So he pulled me down, I get double technical for doing nothing and then he throws an elbow at my neck and I get another tech for nothing?" George said. "I really don't have no respect and nothing is there for the officiating. (Expletive) officiating job. I don't care about him. It's the fact that they let him do that. That's the problem I have."
Tue Apr 1105:57F Paul George scored 27 points as Pacers beat 76ers 120-111 on M...
F Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers beat the 76ers 120-111 on Monday night, but George was ejected after drawing his second technical foul with 2:59 left.George and Philadelphia's Gerald Henderson were each assessed technical fouls when Henderson appeared to pull George down on top of himself with 5:08 left. George drew his second technical when officials ruled he elbowed Henderson with 2:59 remaining. Henderson then elbowed George in the neck on a drive to the basket and was given a flagrant foul-2, resulting in his ejection. George said he had repeatedly complained to the referees about Henderson's physical play during the game.
Sun Apr 905:30F Paul George scored game-high 37 points and Pacers won their th...
F Paul George scored a game-high 37 points and the Pacers won their third consecutive game in impressive fashion, pounding the Orlando Magic 127-112 on Saturday night at the Amway Center.George, who has averaged 31 points in his last six games, hit 14-of-22 shots Saturday.
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