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  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Bjorkgren spent several seasons in the NBA minor leagues before getting opportunities in both Phoenix and Toronto as an assistant. He'll have his first opportunity in the driver's seat and beat out other popular candidates for the gig including Chris Finch, Chris Quinn and Dan Craig. The new staff in Indiana will be looking to maximize both of their bigs while also attempting to mend the fences with disgruntled star, Victor Oladipo.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers are beginning to narrow their search for a new head coach, with Chris Finch considered to be the frontrunner.

    Finch, who has been with the Pelicans since 2017, has emerged as one of the favorites to secure the head coaching role vacated by Nate McMillan. While this news is somewhat surprising, the Pacers are in no rush to fill the position and will conduct interviews with Heat assistants Chris Quinn and Dan Craig in the coming days. Whatever the outcome, it would appear as though the Pacers are willing to go with an untested head coach, as opposed to a proven option.

    Source: Kevin O'Connor on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    The Knicks are more likely to pursue a trade for Victor Oladipo than Chris Paul, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

    Knicks GM Scott Perry drafted Oladipo during his time with the Magic and is still very high on him, while former Orlando lottery picks, Mario Hezonja and Elfrid Payton, were two recent Knicks free-agent signees. Oladipo is reportedly looking to move on from the Pacers, even though he denied this on his Instagram last week. The Knicks will be looking to make a splash in the offseason and they have cap room to make a deal for a high-salaried player without giving back the same amount of wages. They also have a ton of future assets, including seven first-rounders in the next four drafts.

    Source: NY Post

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo is reportedly looking to leave the Pacers once his contract ends, according to Jared Weiss of The Athletic.

    If this reporting is true, then it's likely Oladipo would get his wish sooner rather than later. Oladipo still has one more year left on his contract but the Pacers would have every incentive to trade him this offseason if he makes it clear he has no intention of signing an extension. Oladipo has come nowhere close to replicating his stunning top-10 fantasy finish in the 2017-18 season, due primarily to big drops in his efficiency and defensive stats. In the Orlando bubble he averaged 16.7 points on just 40% shooting, 2.0 threes, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 blocks per game. His ADP next season may be depressed, but even if he is able to bring his counting stats back up he'll likely continue to be a big detriment to any team's field goal percentage.

    Source: Jared Weiss for The Athletic

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Pacers will consider Mike Brown as a candidate for their vacant head coach position.

    Brown joins Becky Hammon, Dave Joerger, Jacque Vaughn, Mike D'Antoni and a host of others on Indiana's list. Previously a head coach in Cleveland, Brown has spent the last four years as an assistant on Steve Kerr's staff in Golden State.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Becky Hammon and Dave Joerger are among the first round of interviewees for the Pacers coaching job.

    Hammon is currently an assistant with the Spurs while Joerger has been waiting for another opportunity after being dismissed by the Kings amid their latest few years of dysfunction. Brooklyn's Jacque Vaughn is also on the list of candidates, as are Sixers assistant Ime Udoka, San Antonio's Will Hardy, Darvin Ham and Charles Lee of the Bucks, Minnesota's David Vanterpooll, Portland's Nate Tibbets among others. Indiana has a playoff-ready roster and the Pacers are looking for a coach that can get them over the first-round hump.

    Source: ESPN

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    In a rather surprising move, Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Pacers have fired their head coach, Nate McMillan.

    This comes only a couple weeks after it was reported that the Pacers had reworked McMillan’s final year under contract for 2020-21 and added a team option for 2021-2022 in the form of a soft extension. McMillan was criticized for the offense he runs and this year’s sweep by the Heat in the playoffs was probably what made the Pacers decide that it was time to move on from him.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo will be entering the final year of his contract with the Pacers for 2020-21 and he could come to terms on an extension before it begins but, unless there's an 11th-hour change, he appears content to wait.

    This makes sense for Oladipo as, If he plays out his deal and becomes a free agent next summer, he will be eligible for more money and more years and he'll be at his physical peak provided he's fully recovered from right knee surgery. Still, Oladipo is taking a risk by not taking the bird in hand now to sign an extension, as the Pacers would give him one at the maximum allowed but only for four years. This is a situation that will be interesting to monitor as the team might decide to move away from him if they feel like they will lose him for nothing. Oladipo should be in top form for next year’s start and possibly even more motivated to earn a lucrative new deal.

    Source: Indy Star

  • Myles Turner
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner ended Monday's game with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks and a steal.

    Turner shot 2-for-6 from 3-point range and 9-16 from the floor, but the Pacers still fell to the Heat to end their season. Turner's 42 minutes played were second only to Victor Oladipo's 44 minutes of action.

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo led all scorers with 25 points in Game 4, but it wasn't enough to prolong their series with the Heat.

    The Heat ended up winning 99-87 despite Oladipo's many contributions. He posted eight rebounds, five assists and five steals while shooting 5-for-11 from long range. Injuries may have hampered his play during bubble games, but at least Oladipo went out on a high note.

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo ended with 20 points on Saturday but needed 21 shot attempts to get there, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Oladipo fouled out of Saturday's game as the Pacers fell to a 3-0 deficit. Despite scoring 20 points, Oladipo missed a number of crucial baskets down the stretch, many of which led to good looks at the other end. He has certainly struggled to get back to where he was prior to his recent injuries, although he is looking more aggressive on the offensive end of the floor.

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo led the Pacers in scoring in their 100-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday with 22 points (5-for-14 FG) to go with one rebound, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Oladipo is still getting his legs under him, which is why his shooting has not been up to par with his normal standards and it's uncertain as to whether or not he'll get his shot back before the playoffs end. The bright spot in this performance was his play on the defensive end. He brought the intensity, effort and the stats to back it up. If he can get going on offense, the Pacers will look much better, but for now, there's clear signs of rust.

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    The Pacers have announced Victor Oladipo (eye) is available to play in Thursday's Game 2 against the Heat.

    Not much of a surprise here as Vic had mentioned he was hopeful to play. The Pacers will need him to step up and lead the squad to victory to knot the series at one game apiece.

    Source: Pacers on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (eye) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Heat, but he is optimistic he will be able to play.

    After the injury Oladipo visited the on-site clinic in Orlando to have his eye examined and there were no immediate concerns making Oladipo's status is day-to-day. When speaking to the media on Wednesday, Oladipo said, "I'm feeling better, seeing better. We'll see how I feel for tomorrow. Hopefully everything is great and I can continue to help my team." As long as he can see, we should expect him to take the court on Thursday with his team already down 1-0. A final decision will be made closer to tip-off, Thursday morning.

    Source: Wheat Hotchkiss for NBA.com

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (left eye) went through the Pacers' walkthrough on Wednesday and his status for Game 2 will be determined on Thursday.

    Oladipo was hit in the face during Tuesday's game which led to the eye injury. Justin Holiday played 32 minutes in Game 1 and would be counted on again if Oladipo isn't cleared for action.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter