Author Archives: Scott Agness

Kyle O’Quinn signs with Pacers, expects to be positive influence in the locker room

Kyle O'Quinn, Pacers

LAS VEGAS — Kyle O’Quinn put ink to paper Monday morning at the St. Vincent Center in Indianapolis. He made his one-year deal with the Pacers, worth $4.5 million, official and then told reporters how he looked forward to joining a winning culture. O’Quinn, a 28-year-old center, can expect to be the Pacers’ fifth big….

What’s next for Alex Poythress?

LAS VEGAS — Unless you have a multi-year guaranteed contract, there’s always uncertainty in NBA — and in sports for that matter. And just because you have a guaranteed contract, it doesn’t mean you’ll be where you had planned. For coaches, they can be fired. For players, they can get moved or waived. The latter…

Injury once again sidelines Ike Anigbogu during summer league

Pacers, Ike Anigobgu, NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS — For the second straight summer, Ike Anigbogu is not participating in summer league due to injury. That’s why he was left off the 13-man rookie/free-agent camp roster, as I reported back on June 29th. The Pacers’ 2017 second-round draft pick (47th overall) sat out of summer league last year in Orlando after…

2018 Pacers Summer League: Day 2 Notebook

T.J. Leaf, Pacers, NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS — With the Pacers’ summer league game Saturday airing on ESPN2, this 13-player squad has appeared on national television as many times as the Pacers did during the 2017-18 regular season. This time they were on the big stage to open Saturday’s slate of games at the Thomas & Mack Center, and they…

Al Jefferson heading overseas, agrees to deal with Xinjiang of the CBA

Al Jefferson, Ian Mahinmi, Former Pacers

LAS VEGAS — Al Jefferson quickly found a new employer, but he is having to go overseas. The 33-year-old center has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Their roster last year included American Darius Adams, Andray Blatche, and Zhou Qi of the Houston Rockets. This comes…

2018 Pacers Summer League: Day 1 Notebook

Pacers, NBA Summer League, Las Vegas, Cox Pavilion

LAS VEGAS — Summer League is Las Vegas was new to everybody with the Pacers, from the coaches to the players and staff. That’s because they’ve annually spent the first week of July down in Orlando. But Orlando Summer League is no more and for the first time 2018, all 30 NBA franchises have an…

Mad Ants sign head coach Steve Gansey to new two-year deal

Steve Gansey, Mad Ants

LAS VEGAS — Steve Gansey will continue on as head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Gansey and the team reached agreement on a new multi-year contract prior to the tip-off of NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where Gansey is coaching the Pacers’ entry. His contract with the Mad Ants, the G League…

Source: Kyle O’Quinn reaches agreement on one-year deal with Pacers

Kyle O'Quinn, New York Knicks, Pacers

LAS VEGAS — Pacers President Kevin Pritchard continues to methodically work to fill his roster for the 2018-19 season. On Friday, just prior to the end of the NBA’s moratorium, free-agent center Kyle O’Quinn reached agreement with the Pacers on a one-year, $4.5 million deal, a league source told O’Quinn, at 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds,…