PODCAST: A lot of thoughts on the Pacers' offseason
From the players' mini-camp to the coaching hires, draft and free agency, plus reporting on the road and several other stories all covered on this episode.
I had a lot to say on this week’s podcast.
I prioritize my work here on Fieldhouse Files, but as you might say … I was due for a new episode. So on Tuesday, I sat down and recorded a solo episode catching you up on all that has transpired over the last month — and it’s been a lot. I didn’t even get deep into summer league or the schedule release. That will come on an upcoming episode.
Among the items discussed on this episode:
The Bucks winning the title, and Justin and Aaron Holiday being there to celebrate with Jrue.
Individual player news — such as Edmond Sumner getting engaged and having his team option picked up, plus Domantas Sabonis getting married.
Victor Oladipo rehabbing, changing agents and bracing for what’s to come.
New coaching hires and their responsibilities.
How Malcolm Brogdon led a mini-camp for the team in Los Angeles.
Drafting Chris Duarte at 13, other teams trying to trade up for him, and then the Pacers later trading up for Isaiah Jackson at 22.
T.J. McConnell re-signing and Doug McDermott leaving for San Antonio — and a story on him moving out.
Thoughts on signing Duane Washington Jr. and DeJon Jarreau to two-way deals, and why Keifer Sykes sought out an NBA opportunity.
Reporting on Lance Stephenson.
Goga Bitadze missing summer league, again.
Cassius Stanley on the outside looking in after just one unusual year.
Mad Ants soon calling Indy home, and why that’s a big deal.
And let me know in the comments if you want me to continue on here whenever a new podcast episode is up. I welcome your feedback.