"We’ve got to be the instigators and not the retaliators," team president Larry Bird said. "That’s going to be hard to do with the young guys, but this is going to be a great experience for us and I think we’ll grow a lot from it."
In the Eastern Conference, really all you need is a pair of shorts and a pulse to make the 7th or the 8th spot.
"By the time I got out and made a few phone calls to my agent he told me, 'You got traded,' but someone was in the background was like, 'No, I just talked to Memphis, the deal's off.' It was only a few seconds where I thought I was traded."
Expect the Pacers to call Utah about Jefferson or Millsap. They're in need of a starting power forward.
"This is a team, I guess, who has started to find its identity. They do a great job of pushing the pace and getting the shots they want. And they have the players who make them. I think the best thing for them has been the big guy (Hibbert) and how he’s helping down low."
"Dahntay Jones played out of his mind. Nobody has seen him play like that in a long time."
"It’s going to be fun now," Hansbrough said. "Now I know how to prepare for each game. There’s no more guessing. I can be mentally and physically ready instead of not knowing and being out in the dark."
"The Indiana Pacers have fired coach Jim O'Brien, a league source tells Y! Sports."
UPDATE: Multiple reports say that Randolph is at practice. Appears as though our information is wrong.
UPDATE: Pacers beat writer Mike Wells refutes this report because the Pacers have no cap space and 15 players. But another player could be involved, and the Pacers have a trade exception they can use to get the deal done. We'll continue to try and get more information throughout the day.