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Insider: Paul George, Nate McMillan not pleased with Pacers’ preseason finish

indystar.com — MILWAUKEE - The preseason is not an excuse. Paul George wanted to make that clear before he criticized his teammates Wednesday after the Indiana Pacers' preseason finale against the Milwaukee Bucks.

C.J. Miles’ timetable for return unclear with knee injury

indystar.com — MILWAUKEE - C.J. Miles described his injury Wednesday as being inside basketball's version of hell. Miles can take some solace in that he will not need surgery to repair his left knee. When he can return to play for the Indiana Pacers, though, remains a mystery.

Insider: Lavoy Allen earns rotation spot after Nate McMillan's challenge

indystar.com — INDIANAPOLIS - Ultimatums from coach Nate McMillan are given at almost the same rate as his demands to run full-court sprints. Every veteran on the Indiana Pacers' roster was required by McMillan to improve in some area. Included that group was Lavoy Allen.

Insider: Pacers' starters eager for first game together

indystar.com — EVANSVILLE - The Indiana Pacers' mood Thursday afternoon was jovial. After staying the night in Evansville following their fourth preseason game, the players were laughing and joking with one another during drills as they finished their practice. Paul George began a slam dunk competition after they huddled one last time at the Ford Center with coach Nate McMillan.

Pacers give fans in Evansville a show

indystar.com — EVANSVILLE - Jad Takieddin waited more than three hours. Takieddin, a ninth grader at Signature High, walked across Main Street from his school to the Ford Center. He and his four friends hung out Wednesday afternoon until the doors to the arena opened for the Indiana Pacers' preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Insider: Pacers place their faith on defense in Dan Burke

indystar.com — Pacers assistant coach enters 20th season with new challenges INDIANAPOLIS - On May 16, Larry Bird made a statement that was both surprising and revealing. Bird was introducing Nate McMillan as the Indiana Pacers' new coach and the future of the roster was brought up.

Pacers' Myles Turner looks good in limited preseason debut

indystar.com — CHICAGO - The NBA preseason, for most teams, is like a month on a treadmill. You run through sets and you run your players to get in shape for the significant race: that 82-game marathon. Even Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan thinks the preseason is too long.

Insider: Thaddeus Young is the Swiss-army forward the Pacers need

indystar.com — INDIANAPOLIS - Thaddeus Young sprint down the court as the Indiana Pacers quickly transitioned from defense to offense. Young, a 6-8 power forward, ran step for step with Jeff Teague, a 6-2 point guard. The race to the basket occurred in the first minute of the Pacers' preseason game Thursday against the Chicago Bulls.

Paul George: 'Once we get it, we could easily be a 115-point team a night'

indystar.com — INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers ran fast, scored 113 points Tuesday and won their preseason opener over New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers' performance pleased new coach Nate McMillan. The Pacers' reward for such a performance Wednesday? A grueling, two-hour practice back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse - more running, more drills, more time for players to learn one another.

Lance Stephenson: 'A rookie again' with Pelicans

indystar.com — NEW ORLEANS - Lance Stephenson has been here before. That's what he tells himself as a New Orleans Pelican. Stephenson, entering the seventh NBA season, has been a fan darling and headache for coaches. He's full of talent and a microcosm of how such talent can be squandered.
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Oct 21, 2016

Today's @indystar Insider: Paul George & Nate McMillan weren't pleased with the Pacers’ preseason finish.  http://indy.st/2exChmC 

Oct 20, 2016

RT @NatJNewell: Reviews of the Pacers have been positive ... until now.  http://indy.st/2exChmC 

Oct 20, 2016

After what happened with Solomon Hill's rookie deal, the Pacers weren't going to make that mistake with Myles Turner.

Oct 20, 2016

The Pacers announce they have exercised the option on Myles Turner’s contract for the 2017-18 season, which has been expected.

Oct 20, 2016

RT @HolderStephen: 2 things: Cro was benched in final game, Injured CBs were returning> Wife of Antonio Cromartie: Protest cost him job htt…

Oct 20, 2016

I was there when Antonio Cromartie knelt during the national anthem. He told me why he did it.  http://indy.st/2dbuHgJ 

Oct 20, 2016

Terricka Cason, the wife of Antonio Cromartie, says her husband's national anthem protest cost him his job.  http://indy.st/2ex6sKr 

Oct 20, 2016

RT @IndyStarSports: #Pacers' C.J. Miles remains uncertain on timetable for return from knee injury. @ByNateTaylor story https://t.co/rd9WFYcClS

Oct 19, 2016

Halftime, preseason edition: Bucks 55, Pacers 52. Here's a quick update on CJ Miles’ knee injury.  http://indy.st/2eu7NSp 

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