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Pacers Links: Preseason play continues against Hawks; NBA to offer local live streaming of games

The Pacers play their penultimate preseason game in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

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The Indiana Pacers wake up in Atlanta this morning where they will play the Hawks tonight in preseason action. Frank Vogel plans to play the final two preseason games as a regular season dress rehearsal or at least as close as he can considering the circumstances. Danny Granger will muck up those plans since his strained calf will have him sidelined tonight and again on Friday.

Here is a brief look at other topics in the links today:

- The NBA is close to cutting a deal to offer live streaming of games for local television providers for those teams that broadcast on Fox Sports Media Group (and NBC Sports Group) which includes the Pacers. This will be fantastic for me since I will be out of town on opening night. As I read it, this does not change anything for out of town fans or those with League Pass, but it is a step in the right direction for access to Pacers games.

- Hilton Armstrong and Rasual Butler continue to work with the Pacers with their potential cut day looming at the end of the week. I still assume one of the two will end up on the roster to start the season, although Frank Vogel certainly didn't tip his hand.

- Talking preseason and the troubling rebounding numbers we've seen on The Phil Naessens Show. Hit the link or listen here:

- Tyler Hansbrough and Ronnie World Peace mucking it up in preseason action. Well, just enjoy this.

Ronnie had Tyler's back on Twitter after the game, though.

Check out the links:

Preseason Game Preview: Pacers at Hawks | THE OFe - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global


NBA near deals to allow live local streaming leaguewid

For two Indiana Pacers players, the start of regular season means the end of their time with the team | Indianapolis Star |

Twitter - @MettaWorldPeace: Tyler Hansbrough is a tough kid . Stop be silly people!!! He is going to be a champ one day. Keep being tough Tyler!!

2014 Atlanta Hawks season preview: Competitive rebuilding - Peachtree Hoops

One Team, One Stat: The Hawks Can Shoot " Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith |

Ivey, Mack battle for roster spot | Atlanta Hawks |

Mark's Mailbag: Preseason Edition | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

McGinnis enjoyed Pacers’ greatest homecoming | Pacers BlogsMcGinnis enjoyed Pacers’ greatest homecoming | Pacers Blogs

Pacers #3 in NBA Power Rankings USA Today | Sports | NBA

Atlanta Hawks roster 2013: Turnover continues under Danny Ferry - SBNation.comAtlanta Hawks roster 2013: Turnover continues under Danny Ferry -

Tyler Hansbrough takes offense, backs down when he realizes it's Metta World Peace -

The Indiana Pacers’ Fan Jam Was All Kinds Of Fun – Hardwood ParoxysmThe Indiana Pacers’ Fan Jam Was All Kinds Of Fun – Hardwood Paroxysm

Jeff Ayers felt Heat players going after him in preseason - San Antonio Express-News

Report: Jazz in talks to give Gordon Hayward 8-figure a year extension | ProBasketballTalk

Heat’s LeBron James expresses desire to play in NFL game before he retires | The Point Forward -

Wizards’ Al Harrington more than just a ‘stretch four’ - Washington Post