Pacers Player Movement HQ

In his first game with Dallas, Shawne Williams ran into Roy Hibbert on this drive on Oct. 15 in Conseco Fieldhouse. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images)
Williams traded, Foster extended
In separate moves announced simultaneously, the Pacers traded Shawne Williams to Dallas for Eddie Jones, two second-round picks and cash; they also extended the contract of veteran center Jeff Foster through through the 2010-11 season. Also: Pacers reach agreement with Jones

Murray flips to Atlanta
Veteran guard Ronald "Flip" Murray, who averaged who averaged 11.0 points and 3.5 assists in 23 games with the Pacers last season, signed a free-agent contract with the Atlanta Hawks on Aug. 13.

Veteran Rush signs with 76ers
There won't be a family reunion this season, as Kareem Rush signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. The veteran shooting guard who averaged 8.3 points with the Pacers last season is the older brother of Brandon Rush, the No. 13 pick acquired on draft night in the trade with Portland.

Bill Benner's analysis
In a special guest column exclusive for, long-time Indianapolis Star columnist Bill Benner takes a hard look at the two moves that netted seven players and concludes the winds of change are bringing some much-needed fresh air to Conseco Fieldhouse.

Veterans join team
The Indiana Pacers introduced T.J. Ford, Jarrett Jack, Maceo Baston, and Josh McRoberts in a press conference July 16. The four players were acquired in two separate trades that were completed on July 9th. Press Conference Transcript

Rush, Hibbert introduced
The Indiana Pacers introduced No. 11 pick Brandon Rush and No. 17 pick Roy Hibbert in a press conference July 15. Rush and Hibbert were acquired in two separate trades that were completed on July 9. Press Conference Transcript

It's official: Deals are done
The Indiana Pacers announced Wednesday two trades that bring seven new faces to the team. In a deal with Toronto, the Pacers acquired T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Maceo Baston and Roy Hibbert (the 17th overall pick in June’s NBA draft) for Jermaine O’Neal and Nathan Jawai (the 41st pick in the draft). In a trade with Portland, the Pacers receive Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and Brandon Rush (13th overall pick in the draft) in exchange for Ike Diogu and Jerryd Bayless (the 11th pick in the draft).

(From L) Maceo Baston, Brandon Rush, T.J. Ford, Roy Hibbert, Josh McRoberts, Jarrett Jack. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bird explains moves to fans
In a letter to Pacers fans, team President Larry Bird gives his reasoning for the trades and how the trades help the team move in the right direction.

O'Brien analyzes the newcomers
In a guest column exclusively for, Coach Jim O'Brien analyzes each of the seven new players, addressing what he expects them to bring to the team as well as their potential roles.

Deals add depth, flexibility -- and D
Now that the trades with Portland and Toronto are official, analyst Conrad Brunner sorts out precisely what kind of impact each of the seven new players will have on a roster that appears to have more depth, flexibility and defense.

Mark Boyle reacts to the trades
The voice of the Indiana Pacers, Mark Boyle, provides his thoughts on what issues were addressed with the trades and how each of the new players will fit in with the team.

Wild draft night left Bird speechless
Though he pulled off two major trades that landed six players, including No. 13 pick Brandon Rush and No. 17 pick Roy Hibbert, along with veteran point guards T.J. Ford and Jarrett Jack, Pacers President Larry Bird couldn't talk about his windfall due to NBA rules technicalities.

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    Experts like Pacers' moves
    NBA experts from around the country checked in with their analysis in the aftermath of the Pacers' two draft-related trades and the overwhelming majority of their opinions were positive. Check out what they had to say.