With the Jarret Jack offer sheet still pending along with a few more spots on the Pacers' roster, here are a few items of interest on a slow July news day:
Dismissal of TInsley grievance denied
Marc Stein reports that the Pacers were denied a motion to dismiss the grievance filed by Jamaal Tinsley. bodi has the key content in the FanShots.
NBA.com: Central Division breakdown
Fran Blinebury breaks down the Central Division taking into account the state of each team at this point in the offseason.
Former IU, North Central star Eric Gordon invited to Olympic camp
Jeff Rabjohns reports on Eric Gordon's invitation to join Danny Granger at next week's USA Basketball minicamp in Vegas.
Notes from Vegas summer league
Sam Amico checks in from Vegas with some observations on the action.
Could Pacers be interested in Miller?
Tom Moore offers up the Pacers as a possible destination for Andre Miller although he's speculating on speculation by Mike Wells. Wells threw out Miller's name among a group of guards available should the Pacers want to replace Jack, not as a group the team is actively pursuing. I like Miller's game, but age, cost and length of contract are all issues that would make it tough for the Pacers to land the PG.
Stars sizzle this weekend in the desert heat
T.J. Ford made the entertainment section of the Las Vegas Sun for taking part in the 2009 Sports Dream Foundation charity poker tournament along with several other NBA players. No, the Pacers didn't covertly sign Ike Diogu.
Granger enjoying an ESPY party in L.A.
Danny Granger took in his first bash at the Playboy Mansion when Hef hosted an ESPY party this week. Sounds like he was ready for anything prior to entering the mansion. Unfortunately, no "post-game" report.