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Indiana Pacers Reportedly Almost Sent George to Other Team

During the 2017 NBA of season one of the most highly anticipated moves was the expected trade of forward Paul George. Paul George previously played for the Indiana Pacers, the team that drafted him about six years ago. While the Pacers and Georgia had some success together, the team was never able to put enough pieces around him to contend for a title.

Due to the fact that the Pacers still not able to build a team around him and the fact that it look like they would spend the next few years rebuilding, Paul George ended up asking for team or a trade. The Pacers ultimately decided that this would be the best move as they would get some player in return as opposed to losing him to free agency in the future. In the end, the Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With his new team, George should be able to immediately stepped onto a team that could content for the spot in the championship series. While George has likely found a good spot, it now appears that he was close to being treated to an entirely different team (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/07/19/pacers-nearly-traded-paul-george-cleveland-cavaliers-says-wojnarowski/490554001/).

According to the report, the Indiana Pacers were very close to coming to a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This trade would have sent Paul George to Cleveland, which would have allowed him to be on the most dominant team in the Eastern conference. Ultimately, the trade with Cleveland fell apart. It was believed that Cleveland was looking to work a trade that would have allowed them to keep Kryie Irving and Kevin Love, but the Pacers wanted to be able to get at least one of the two players. Further, the Pacers were not as willing to help a team that was in their own division.

Pacers Look to Offseason

During the 2016-17 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers continued to look like a stable team, which was capable of winning any game that they played. Ultimately, the team finished 7th in the Eastern Conference, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not that the season is over, many people are guessing how the Pacers will move forward and continue to build their team (https://8points9seconds.com/2017/05/25/indiana-pacers-mock-draft-roundup/).

 

One of the biggest offseason activities this year for the Pacers will be the NBA Draft. The Pacers will be picking 16th overall in the draft and should have some very talented players to choose from. One of the players that they are rumored to be purchasing is Donovan Mitchell, who played for Louisville last year. Mitchell should be a good addition to the team due to his ability to get to the basket and score.

 

Another potential addition to the team is Jarret Allen. Allen is a center from the University of Texas. While he was just a freshman last year, Allen made an immediate impact by nearly averaging double digits.

 

While the NBA Draft will be a big day for the Pacers, the team also has to figure out what to do with star player Paul George. George, who has been with the team his whole career, has made several all-star teams and has the proven ability to score and lead a team to the playoffs. Unfortunately, his contract is coming up to expiration and it remains to be seen whether he will be resigned. Another option they have is to trade George for a high draft pick, which will help the Pacers to rebuild.

 

Is George Leaving Indiana?

According to whispers from various reputable NBA circles, Indiana’s favorite basketball superstar may be in jeopardy of leaving the city of Indianapolis. Due to a series of factors including, the departure of Larry Bird as the Pacers’ President, the fact that the Pacers are probably in a rebuild mode, and their only way to acquire much-needed assets would be to deal away some of their star power, Paul George may be on his way out the door. There very well may be a series of costly exists as, starting PG Jeff Teague will become an unrestricted free agent this year, and Paul George, if not dealt, will follow next year, possibly leaving the Pacers without their star player or any additional assets. Your text to link…

One of the major aspects affecting Paul George and the future of the Indiana Pacers is the fact that George missed out on being selected to the All-NBA team. This effectively limits his ability to receive a max contract should he remain with the team he’s lead in recent years. Next year Paul George would still have the option to drastically increase his salary should he make the All-NBA team, but despite his physical prowess on the court, this is far from a foregone conclusion, and with free agency continuing to be the elephant in the room, makes the chance of George remaining with the team much slimmer.

 

Indiana State Senior Corp’s Program Celebrates the Aged Volunteers

In the state of Indiana, there is usually a reason for celebration. From car shows to music festivals, carnivals, and historical re-enactments, the state of Indiana is a fun place to be. It has a total of approximately 240, 000 volunteers. In a bid to honor the old volunteers, the National Corporation for Community Service will hold an event to appreciate the efforts of these people. The organization operates programs like AmeriCorps as well as Senior Corps. These programs have in the past years assisted millions of people. This month, the state is set to honor members of the Corps Senior program. According to Samantha Warfield, the press secretary in charge of the program, the program assists children to learn how to read, act as exemplary grandparents for foster children as well as be companions for their fellow seniors.

 

 

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Samantha also stated that most Americans have benefited from the two programs. Because of the advantages of these programs, she suggested that the untapped resources of the non -profit organizations have been helpful to the state. The program is looking forward to recruiting more volunteers in the future. This is in a bid to extend its services to the people of Indiana. Although the cabinet of President Trump is set to cut down the budget of the program with the aim of boosting military spending, Samantha is confident about the possibilities of the stated initiative to expand even more with time. With more than 5,000 volunteers from Senior Corps, the celebration would have a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate in the states.

Trouble in Indiana?

Just as the Indian Pacers have begun to ascend in the rankings of the highly volatile world of the NBA, the very future of their roster and success of the team seems to be in jeopardy. The departure of Larry Bird as President of the Pacers leaves the direction the team intends to go in question and under some scrutiny. The Pacers have very few assets in which to improve positioning in the NBA Draft and two of their biggest stars are facing uphill battles in regards to staying on the team. At the start of free agency, starting point guard, Jeff Teague, will become an unrestricted free agent, and due to the high demand for a player of his caliber, almost seems to be a forgone conclusion that he will not be with the team for much longer. Your text to link…

While the departure of Jeff Teague seems to be a high possibility, this is not the most pressing issue facing the Pacers and the state of Indiana. Team leader, Paul George, due to the dwindling possibility that he will receive a max contract as a member of the Pacers, will be a sought after piece for many contenders looking to improve their rosters immediately. The fact that Paul George is also set to hit free agency next year, the price the Pacers would receive in the event of a trade for Paul George, and the limited assets that the Pacers currently hold all contribute to the idea that George will be leaving.

 

Larry Bird Leaving Indiana Pacers

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and the state of Indiana is often considered the home of basketball. While the state has produced a lot of different legends in the sport, the greatest of all is Larry Bird. Larry Bird was born in a small town in Indiana and went to Indiana State University. Ultimately, he moved on to the NBA where he won several championships and was considered one of the best players of all time.

 

After playing for the Boston Celtics for his entire career, Bird eventually retired and moved on to the coaching and front office side of the business. However, it now appears that this part of his career may be coming to an end (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19264939/larry-bird-stepping-president-indiana-pacers). Bird, who most recently served as the President of the Indiana Pacers, announced that he will be resigning from the position.

 

Bird has been a member of the Pacers organization for over a decade. He originally was the coach of the team for nearly five years and had some success, including being named NBA Coach of the Year. Ultimately, he moved into the front office role and oversaw all operations of the franchise. Under his leadership, the Pacers turned into a consistent playoff contender. The team has had a lot of talented players over the past few years, but has not been able to get over the hump to win a championships. Further, the team could be losing a few key players over the next few years due to free agency.

 

Pacers Play Cavs Tough to the End

The State of Indiana will always be considered the home of basketball. During the 2016-17 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers looked like they were taking a step in the right direction to continue that trends. While the team did take a step forward, there season came to a quick end during the first round of the playoffs (http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/professional/pacers/pacers-swept-from-playoffs/article_caa154a7-10f8-5034-a8f8-24df887d9063.html).

 

The Indiana Pacers were one of the hotter teams in the NBA during the last few weeks of the regular season. This late season push allowed them to jump into the playoffs and earn the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Unfortunately, this progress ended up getting them a date in the first round against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers, who are the defending champions of the NBA, were the heavy favorites to win the series.

 

As expected, the Cavaliers won the series by winning four straight games against the Indiana Pacers. While the Cavs did win by a sweep, the series was far closer than others would have thought. The Pacers played very well in all four games and took each game to the very end and the largest loss was by only 6 points.

 

While the Pacers did not advance in the playoffs, they do look poised to make a big move in the coming years. The team will continue to be led by Paul George, who is one of the top scoring players in the league. While the team will need to draft well, they have a chance to improve even more next year.

 

Pacers Continue to Try for Playoffs

Heading into the 2015-16 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers were considered by some to be a team that could compete for one of the top spots in the conference playoffs. However, through the first quarter of the season, the Pacers have not done as well as some would have expected (https://8points9seconds.com/2016/12/14/indiana-pacers-lose-miami-heat/).

After 27 games, the Pacers have 13 wins and 14 losses, which is good for ninth place in the Easter Conference. One of the primary reasons for the anticipation for the Pacers was due to the improved performance that the team had last year when they finished 7th in the conference. One of the biggest surprises in the NBA last year was the return of Paul George, who came back for his first full season following a very hard injury the year before.

This season, George is continuing to be a top player in the league and the team’s top scorer with a per game average of 22 points. What has been the most frustrating part for Pacer fans so far is the teams inconsistency and tendency to play down to the competition. In the past few weeks they beat the LA Clippers twice, who are one of the top teams in the league. However, after winning those games, the Clippers have lost several games to teams that likely wont make the playoffs. While they have not played very well over the past few weeks, there is a lot of time left and the Pacers will continue to work to make the postseason.

Pacers Continue to Try for Playoffs

Heading into the 2015-16 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers were considered by some to be a team that could compete for one of the top spots in the conference playoffs. However, through the first quarter of the season, the Pacers have not done as well as some would have expected (https://8points9seconds.com/2016/12/14/indiana-pacers-lose-miami-heat/).

 

After 27 games, the Pacers have 13 wins and 14 losses, which is good for ninth place in the Easter Conference. One of the primary reasons for the anticipation for the Pacers was due to the improved performance that the team had last year when they finished 7th in the conference. One of the biggest surprises in the NBA last year was the return of Paul George, who came back for his first full season following a very hard injury the year before.

 

This season, George is continuing to be a top player in the league and the team’s top scorer with a per game average of 22 points. What has been the most frustrating part for Pacer fans so far is the teams inconsistency and tendency to play down to the competition. In the past few weeks they beat the LA Clippers twice, who are one of the top teams in the league. However, after winning those games, the Clippers have lost several games to teams that likely wont make the playoffs. While they have not played very well over the past few weeks, there is a lot of time left and the Pacers will continue to work to make the postseason.