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2017 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Central
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Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George

The Cleveland Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a deal that would have brought them Paul George from the Indiana Pacers and landed Kevin Love with the Denver Nuggets, sources told ESPN.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources: Cavs, Pacers and Nuggets have discussed a three-way deal that would land Paul George in Cleveland and Kevin Love in Denver

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Reporting with @chrisbhaynes: League sources say Cleveland continues to pursue a Paul George trade, with Denver as the potential third team

Stephen A. not expecting George to remain a Pacer through summer (1:13)
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2dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Pacers earn solid marks

The Pacers drafted the most Larry Bird-like player in the draft in TJ Leaf, while Ike Anigbogu was an absolute steal at No. 47. Edmond Sumner (No. 52) was another good value pick.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard on the timing of being known of Paul George's intentions: "It couldn't have come at a worse time. If we would have known this a few months ago, I think we could have been more prepared."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Pritchard said he doesn't feel the pressure of having to trade Paul George before training camp.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard called it a "gut punch" when he was told that Paul George didn't want to remain with the franchises

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers select UCLA's Ike Anigbogu, a big man who they hope will help them defensively, with the No. 47 pick. He averaged 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in just 13 minutes a game last season at UCLA. The Pacers selected Anigbogu's teammate, T.J. Leaf, in the first round

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers coach Nate McMillan on Pacers first-round pick T.J. Leaf: "Very skillful. (He can) spread the floor. His ability to stretch the floor was the main thing he did well. Defensively, he'll have to work at it. I think he's a spread (power forward). (He) believes in playing the game the right way."

ESPN Stats and Information  

T.J. Leaf is the second UCLA player drafted by the Pacers in the first round. The other was Reggie Miller (1987, 11th).

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pacers, who could be in a rebuilding phase if they trade All-Star Paul George, selected forward T.J. Leaf with the No. 18 pick in the draft. Leaf averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in his only season at UCLA.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Leaf is 19th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model. Scored very efficiently in college, but fouled at a very high rate and didn't get to the line.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 18 overall pick, the Pacers selected T.J. Leaf (F, UCLA). This is the fourth time this decade the Pacers have made a pick among the first 18 in the draft. The other three guys turned out pretty good: Myles Turner, Kawhi Leonard (traded to San Antonio on draft day) and Paul George.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

With the draft up to pick No. 14, here are a look at some of the players that are currently still on the board and could be a possibility for the Pacers with they pick at No. 18: F John Collins, Wake Forest F OG Anunoby, Indiana F Edrice Adebayo, Kentucky F D.J. Wilson, Michigan F Justin Jackson, North Carolina

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3dMike Wells

Pacers prez: George's remarks 'a gut punch'

Paul George's declaration that he didn't see a long-term future for himself in Indiana "couldn't have come at a worse time," Pacers president Kevin Pritchard says.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The trade of Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, which was reported by ESPN's Marc Stein, means there's one less swingman on the market for teams to pursue when it comes to the Pacers' attempt to try to trade Paul George.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Houston Rockets, according to league sources, remain in trade pursuit of Indiana's Paul George ...

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3dKevin Pelton

Brilliant draft picks for every NBA team

If the Pacers are truly entering a rebuild, they'll need a long-term replacement for Jeff Teague. This sophomore guard could fit that mold.

Dakich calls Paul George 'a fraud' (2:05)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.115th
Rebounds Per Game42.026th
Assists Per Game22.5Tied-16th
Points Allowed105.314th

Team History