Author Archives: Scott Agness

Yogi Ferrell discusses his camp, being a free agent, and what he expects in Sacramento

Yogi Ferrell, Sacramento Kings, Park Tudor School

After his annual basketball camp concluded, campers ranging from 8 to 16 years old lined up in the cafeteria hallway for one last moment of one-on-one time with Yogi Ferrell. Each camper went through the line, wrapping up with one familiar kid offering a special gift for Yogi: several Sacramento Kings hats, the first Kings…

Exclusive: Lance Stephenson opens up on his time in Indiana, his fresh mindset, and playing alongside LeBron

LAS VEGAS — It was business as usual for Lance Stephenson this summer, working out daily in Indianapolis and playing in pick-up games against fellow pros several times a week at the Incrediplex in Lawrence. He sat courtside as multiple Indiana Fever games. He still has a home in Zionsville. He did not expect for…

Trevon Bluiett signs two-way deal with New Orleans Pelicans

Trevon Bluiett, New Orleans Pelicans

Undrafted rookie forward Trevon Bluiett signed his first NBA contract on Tuesday. The Indy native, a graduate of Park Tudor School, landed a two-way deal after a strong performance during the Las Vegas Summer League earlier this month. Bluiett, who was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine, scored 50 points combined in his first…

Damjan Rudež discusses his one-year deal with UCAM Murcia, finding a good fit overseas

Damjan Rudez, UCAM Murcia, Spanish ACB

Damjan Rudež had a great weekend in Croatia, celebrating his home country’s appearance in the FIFA World Cup Final. Despite its 4-2 loss to France, it was a moment, an experience that Croatian’s like Rudež will never forget. Then, Damo finalized his basketball plans for the next season. Appearing on the Pacers Podcast, Rudež explained his…

Ep. 85: Damjan Rudež on Croatia reaching the World Cup Final

Damjan Rudez, Croatia, Former Pacers

What was the feeling in Croatia when they played in the FIFA World Cup Final over the weekend? I had to find out. On this episode of the Pacers Podcast, I called up former Pacer forward Damjan Rudež, a native of Zagreb, Croatia. While he’s not a huge soccer fan, the monthlong run by Croatia, with a…

LeBron heads west — now what for the Pacers?

Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, 2018 NBA Playoffs

LAS VEGAS — The best thing to happen to the Pacers during NBA free agency was something they could not control. LeBron James choosing to play in the Western Conference, for the Los Angeles Lakers, makes the East a wide-open race. For the Pacers, that means a LeBron-led team cannot eliminate them from postseason play,…

Pacers sign 2018 second-round pick Alize Johnson

Alize Johnson, Pacers, 2018 NBA Draft

The 2018 NBA Draft was less than four weeks ago and he already suited up in five summer league games for the Indiana Pacers. But Monday was a memorable day for Alize Johnson, the Pacers’ second-round pick (50th) out of Missouri State, because he signed his first NBA contract. He becomes the 14th player under…

Knicks waive Troy Williams

Troy Williams, New York Knicks, Indiana Basketball

Troy Williams was waived Monday by the New York Knicks, the team announced. The 23-year-old Indiana University product was on a non-guaranteed deal and the Knicks needed to make one move to trim their roster to 15, the league maximum, by the start of the season. They added Kevin Knox (ninth) and Mitchell Robinson (36th)…