Sam Amick @sam_amick
Source: Portland GM Neil Olshey & team prez Larry Miller visited restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert tonight in DC, offered max deal
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Indiana did not offer a max deal, and Hibbert is now leaning to Blazers unless Pacers match. One other unnamed team offered max.
"Phoenix is the worst team in the West. Time to start the "Steve Nash to Indiana for Darren Collison and a future protected #1" bandwagon." - "The Sports Guy" Bill Simmons
It appears Simmons has firmly jumped on our bandwagon (earlier in the night claiming we could get the #2 seed). And while I'm not stoked about him being on said bandwagon (JAAAAAAAASH FREEMAN anyone?), I gotta admit this trade idea made me j in my pants.
I've been told the Bucks may have some interest in Indiana shooting guard Brandon Rush, whose name has surfaced on the trading rumor mill.
"Brian Shaw will interview with Frank Vogel and Larry Bird this week for the Pacers lead assistant coach position, according to a source."
--Thanks to Cedric_A for posting this!
Tweet from Mike Wells : "Brian Shaw will interview with Frank Vogel and Larry Bird this week for the Pacers lead assistant coach position, according to a source"
Great news if Shaw is comming to Indy.
Nikola Vucevic, Kenneth Faried, Charles Jenkins, Trey Thompkins working out in Indy today
"I think the sky's the limit if you ask me, I just need to keep working. Like I said earlier, I'm sort of a late bloomer, so I'm still learning a lot of things. If I got drafted by the Pacers and Larry Bird could help me shoot a little bit? It could be scary, honestly."
"One of four guys I like will get to us (at No. 15)," Pacers president Larry Bird said. "They're all different sizes. I think we can use some help in every area. We're going to get a player that will help us."
Seeing these Frank Vogel - Houston reports floating around, do you think the Pacers move in and make an offer to him? Or is this indicative that the Pacers are looking elsewhere?
Ric Bucher (1:30 PM)
From what i've heard, Frank is not at the top of their list, even though it seems likely that Bird is staying. Hard to see Houston jumping out on Vogel -- competition isn't that stiff. Rockets were hoping Stan Van Gundy would get bounced (or let's say some people were pushing the Rockets hard to go after SVG if he got bounced) but the latest I've heard is that Dwane Casey is a strong option with Mike Brown taking himself out of the running.