by Scott Agness – Follow Scott
The Pacers are 8-5, good for fourth in the Eastern Conference. After their 0-3 start, they have won eight of their last 10 games with their only losses coming to Cleveland and Chicago — by four points and one point, respectively.
They now play five of their next six games on the road, the only home game being on Friday against Chicago (note: 8pm ET tip-off).
Let’s get to your questions…
@La_Detour: do you think PG is back to 100% both physically and mentally?
Well, I can’t evaluate where he’s at mentally but I would say he is just about there physically. He’s playing at an incredible level, even better than I was expecting this early into the season. Remember, surgery to repair his compound fracture was even a full 16 months ago.
I asked him about it a few weeks ago. Watch his response.
JBriggeman:Any chance Indiana can move to the Western Conference? Only five winning teams over there, should be easier…
Well, much of that is because of stiffer competition out west. What Dallas has done here early, a 9-5 start, has caught my attention. So, too, has Golden State. They are playing well and have so much fun together. I hope they’re 22-0 when they’re in Indy next month.
@firstclassfob: can Pacers sign Jordan Hill to an extension now?
Contracts for fewer than four years cannot be extended. They’ll have to wait until next July to re-sign him, should they chose to. He’s playing on a one-year deal worth $4 million.
@kylecox13: do you know anything about PG’s Gatorade commercial? haven’t seen it anywhere and it’s been about 2 months
I’ve gotten this question from several fans. The Gatorade commercial that Paul George shot in a locker room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse before the season won’t come until March Madness. So, it’s going to be a while.
There’s a chance a scene appears for a few seconds in a Cam Newton spot in December, I’ve been told, but that would only play regionally.
@Beckman24Joe: any new details on whether area 55 will be replaced? you can’t buy single game tickets in that section
I expect the Pacers to officially announce this soon. Mountain Dew is the marquee sponsor.