Hayward would add a proven scorer to a Pacers offense that finished the regular season 19th in the NBA in offensive rating (109.5). While getting swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs, the shorthanded Pacers managed a meager 103.9 offensive rating, which wound up ranking 13th out of 16 playoff teams. There are three crucial questions to a Hayward trade for the Pacers: What are they giving up?
OHIO STATE 51, NEBRASKA 17 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields completed 20 of 21 passes for two touchdowns and ran for another score, Master Teague III rushed for a pair of scores and Ohio State rolled over Nebraska in the Big Ten teams' pandemic-delayed opener. Fields completed his first 12 passes and threw for 276 yards. He ran for another 52 yards — including a stunning 17-yard third-quarter touchdown scramble around the left side that saw him spin past a defender into the end zone.
After a long, calculated, and expansive coaching search, the Indiana Pacers have hired Nate Bjorkgren to be the team’s next Head Coach. Bjorkgren comes to the Pacers from the Toronto Raptors, where he served as an assistant coach for the past two seasons. He was a part of the Raptors’ championship run in 2019, and he helped guide the team to the second seed in the Eastern Conference the following season despite losing a ton of talent.