April 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) and power forward Chris Bosh (1) guard Charlotte Bobcats point guard D.J. Augustin (14) in the first period at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
The Indiana Pacers will hold a public press conference in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse entry pavilion on Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET to announce the signings of Roy Hibbert and George Hill. While the two starters will get plenty of attention, I'm sure Kevin Pritchard and Donnie Walsh will get plenty of questions about the other offseason moves they made this week.
The Pacers have officially made changes to the second unit by trading for Ian Mahinmi and signing free agents Gerald Green and D.J. Augustin. According to Mike Wells, the Pacers are done barring a trade offer they can't refuse. As they said from the start of the summer, the Pacers kept their starting five together and made moves to improve their second unit.
At this point, they have simply changed their second unit because it is impossible to project improvement with the three new players. With Mahinmi and Green, the Pacers are betting on the come, hoping both players continue to develop into consistent contributors off the bench.
The Pacers are also betting on a few summer league players to step up as well. Lance Stephenson, Miles Plumlee and Orlando Johnson will be fighting for a role in the rotation when training camp rolls around in October but today they complete their week of games at the Orlando Pro Summer League when they play the Brooklyn Nets at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Jazz 87, Pacers 81: Box score, highlights
- Pacers vs Utah Jazz Summer League 2012 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers Insider: Fans aren’t happy, but Kevin Pritchard, Donnie Walsh are upgrading the roster | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Orlando Magic Summer League 2012: Jazz 87, Pacers 81 – Orlando Magic BasketBlog – Orlando Sentinel
- NBA: Report: Pacers and D.J. Augustin agree to one-year deal - fox59.com
- Twitter / PacersDMB: Larry Bird on whether current Olympic team could beat Dream Team
- Indiana Pacers wheel, deal and add Augustin | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
- Pacers deliver Christmas in July to Mavs - Dallas Mavericks Blog - ESPN Dallas
- Oft-injured Oden wants to play this season
- Team USA Dominates Dominican Republic In Olympics Tuneup - SBNation.com
- Greg Oden’s agent: ‘He’s open to playing this season. I think he will play this season’ | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
- Blake Griffin's injury reopens debate over Olympic Dream Team - Ian Thomsen - SI.com
- Winderman: Max contracts and amnesty, have the owners learned anything? | ProBasketballTalk