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Pacers Podcast: Nate McMillan adjusting plans, Paul George contract chatter

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The latest Locked on Pacers episode checks in on the Pacers latest roster moves and previews of what answers the team is searching for this year.

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As the preseason continues, the Pacers waived two players to move closer to the 15-man roster. We hit on that along with reacting to comments from Nate McMillan, Paul George, Thad Young and Myles Turner.

We learned that McMillan isn’t stubborn in his beliefs and willing to adjust as he sees fit.

On Media Day, McMillan seemed adamant about settling on a nine-man playing rotation. That plan included mixing in Paul George an C.J. Miles for some minutes at the four position. As for Lavoy Allen and the option to play big, he was going to have to earn McMillan’s trust to see the floor.

As circumstances have changed, so have McMillan’s initial plans. With Miles nursing a sore knee, Glenn Robinson III has played well in his absence. Meanwhile, Lavoy Allen has shown he can help fill reserve minutes at the four, so now McMillan will use a 10-man rotation to best take advantage of the current roster based on who is healthy and how they are playing.

This also plays as a strong message to the team that McMillan is not afraid to change course if something or someone isn’t working out as planned.

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