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2017 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Central
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Spears on Wizards' pursuit of Paul George

The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears talks about Carmelo Anthony's future of the Knicks, the Wizards' pursuit of Paul George, John Wall's recruitment of George and more.

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George destined for Cleveland or L.A.? (1:09)
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Salley wouldn't bet against Cavs superteam with Melo, Wade and PG-13 (2:27)
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Cavs 3-way trade talk direct result of Finals loss (1:26)
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2dMarc Stein and Chris Haynes

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

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

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

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174240.512
2015-164537.549
2014-153844.463
2013-145626.683
2012-134932.605