Pacers Notes: Bjorkgren, McDermott, Turner, Draft

Following a Thursday loss in the East’s final 2021 play-in game, the Pacers‘ season is over, raising questions about the future of head coach Nate Bjorkgren. Although he was just hired last fall, Bjorkgren is said to be very much on the hot seat after a tumultuous, disappointing season in Indiana. For his part, the first-year coach was evasive on Thursday when asked whether he expects to be back.
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With Pacers loss in play-in, Nets will now have four picks in Draft

No, the Nets didn’t give up all their picks in the James Harden trade, In fact, with the Pacers loss Thursday in the NBA’s play-in tournament, Sean Marks will have more picks to play with come July 29 than he’s had in his five years as Nets GM — a total of four, one first and three seconds.
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Central Notes: Pistons, Bucks, Cunningham, Pacers

The Pistons will field an abundance of high-level talent on their 2021 Summer League team this August, details Keith Langlois of Detroit expects to have its draft selections from the 2019-2021 seasons on the Summer League roster. That will include current 2020/21 rookies Killian Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Saddiq Bey, Saben Lee, and Deividas Sirvydis, plus second-year players Sekou Doumbouya and Tyler Cook. The Pistons are currently slated to have a high first-round pick, as well as three second-rounders, in the 2021 draft.
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Will the Indiana Pacers actually be better next season?

With their disappointing 2020-21 season now behind them, will the Indiana Pacers improve next season?. Expectations for this season were quite high for the Indiana Pacers and they failed to meet them. After battling for a spot in the play-in tournament, their season has now come to an end with the future looking quite grim.

Indiana Pacers rout Charlotte Hornets to move on in play-in tournament

Down a key player, the Indiana Pacers wanted to make sure they still came out with the right intensity for Tuesday night's play-in game against the Charlotte Hornets in Indianapolis. Not only did the Pacers accomplish that goal, they maintained that intensity for 48 minutes as they drubbed the Hornets...

Pacers' Myles Turner is Once Again the Champion

Myles Turner has been out indefinitely for the Indiana Pacers with a toe injury, but before the injury had been having another productive season. The Center had been averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. Even though he has only played in 47 games (missing 25 games),...

Indiana Pacers: Way-too-early starting lineup predictions for 2021-22

Barring a miracle, the Indiana Pacers are likely to end their season this week. A culmination of a disparaging mix of injuries, on-court inconsistencies and off-court issues, this campaign will leave a bad taste for fans of the Navy and Gold and will certainly be memorable, largely for the worse.

Pacers swingman Caris LeVert to miss Play-In game vs. Hornets

The Indiana Pacers need a win in tonight’s State Farm Play-In Tournament showdown with the Charlotte Hornets (6:30 ET, TNT) to keep their playoff hopes alive. However, the Pacers will be doing so without one of their top players as Caris LeVert is out due to health and safety protocols.
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2021 NBA Playoffs: Hornets vs. Pacers odds, picks, play-in tournament predictions from model on 99-66 roll

The 2021 NBA play-in tournament begins on Tuesday evening with a pair of Eastern Conference matchups. The opener of the night pits the Indiana Pacers against the Charlotte Hornets with the opportunity to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Indiana hosts the proceedings with a 34-38 record, and Charlotte enters at 33-39 this season. Gordon Hayward (foot) and Cody Martin (ankle) are out for the Hornets. Myles Turner (toe) and Jeremy Lamb (knee) are out for the Pacers.

Game Preview: Pacers vs Lakers

The Pacers (33-37) could see the return of LeBron James when the Los Angeles Lakers (40-30) visit Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Indiana's final regular-season home game on Saturday afternoon. It would be the superstar's third appearance in the last 28 Lakers games after dealing with a high ankle sprain. Indiana...

Indiana Pacers: 3 players that disappointed in 2020-21

Which players on the Indiana Pacers really struggled this season?. As we all know, this season did not go very well for the Indiana Pacers. They struggled mightily in big games and could not stay healthy for more than a few games at a time if that. The season was riddled with constant injuries to key players, most notably T.J. Warren.