Quick: Over the cap.
Salary Cap: $112,414,000
Luxury Tax Threshold: $136,606,000
Projection for 2022-23 (cap $119 million): Over the cap.
Roster Count: 13 guaranteed, two non-guaranteed, two two-ways, two summer contracts
PG: Malcolm Brogdon, TJ McConnell, Edmond Sumner, DeJon Jarreau (two-way), Keifer Sykes (summer contract)
SG: Caris LeVert, Chris Duarte, Jeremy Lamb, Kelan Martin, Duane Washington Jr (two-way)
SF: TJ Warren, Justin Holiday, Terry Taylor (summer contract)
PF: Domantas Sabonis, Torey Craig, Oshae Brissett
C: Myles Turner, Goga Bitadze, Isaiah Jackson
Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.
- Trade Exception (Victor Oladipo, expiring 11/22/21) — $4,796,296
- Trade Exception (Aaron Holiday, expiring 7/6/22) — $3,980,551
- Trade Exception (Doug McDermott, expiring 7/7/22) — $7,333,333
- Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception — $4,657,951 (Torrey Craig)
- Bi-Annual Exception — $3,732,000
Non-Guaranteed Salaries — Next Cut-Down Date*
- Oshae Brissett $1,701,593 — 1/7/22
- Kelan Martin $1,701,593 — 8/31/22 (estimate)
- Keifer Sykes $925,258 — 1/7/22
- Terry Taylor $925,258 — 1/7/22
* Teams and players can agree to push back cut-down dates but not past January 7 each year.
Free Agents (with Cap Holds)
- Early Bird: JaKarr Sampson ($1,669,178)
- Non-Bird: Cassius Stanley (two-way)
- Goga Bitadze (fourth-year)
Waived Players: Amida Brimah (two-way)
Traded Players: Aaron Holiday, Doug McDermott (sign-and-trade)
G-League Affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants (General Manager Brian Levy, head coach Steve Gansey)
Two-Way Contracts: Duane Washington Jr, DeJon Jarreau
Note: Two-Way Contracts pay $462,629 for the full 2021-22 season, pro-rated based on in-season signing date.
Governor: Herb Simon
- Kevin Pritchard — president of basketball operations
- Chad Buchanan – general manager
- Kelly Krauskopf — assistant general manager
- Larry Bird — advisor to the president of basketball operations
- Ryan Carr — vice president of player personnel
- Ted Wu — vice president of basketball operations
- Zach Chu — manager of game strategy and analytics
Head Coach: Rick Carlisle
Assistants: Lloyd Pierce, Ronald Nored, Mike Weinar Jenny Boucek, Jannero Pargo (player development assistant)
Training Staff: Josh Corbeil (senior director of medical operations/head athletic trainer), Carl Eaton (associate head athletic trainer/physical therapist), Shawn Windle (director of sports performance)
- 2022 — Owed a second-rounder from the Miami HEAT (TJ Warren).
- 2022 — Owe a second-rounder to the Orlando Magic (Malcolm Brogdon, Jordan Nwora).
- 2023 — Owed a second-rounder (top-55 protected) from the San Antonio Spurs (Doug McDermott).
- 2023 — Owe a second-rounder (top-55 protected) to the San Antonio Spurs (Doug McDermott).
- 2023 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Dallas Mavericks to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The higher of (the lower second-rounder from Miami and Dallas) and the Houston Rockets (33-60) goes to the Boston Celtics. The pick that does not go to Boston (including Houston 31-32) goes to the Pacers (Josh McRoberts, Delon Wright, Bruno Caboclo, Desmond Bane, James Johnson, James Harden). The Thunder may send their resulting second to the Celtics (Kemba Walker).
- 2024 — The New York Knicks get the higher second-rounder from the Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers. The higher second-rounder from the Pacers and the remaining (lower) pick from the Jazz and Cavaliers will go to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers will receive the lowest selection from the Jazz, Cavaliers and Pacers (Leandro Bolmaro, James Harden, Isaiah Todd, Grayson Allen).
- 2025 — Owed a second-rounder from the Miami HEAT (TJ Warren).
- 2025 — Owe a second-rounder to the Milwaukee Bucks (Malcolm Brogdon).
- 2026 — The higher second-rounder from the Miami HEAT and Pacers will go to the Memphis Grizzlies. The highest of the San Antonio Spurs and the lower from the HEAT and Pacers will go the Spurs. The Pacers will get the lowest from the HEAT, Pacers and Spurs (TJ Warren, Isaiah Todd, Grayson Allen, Doug McDermott).
Cash Paid ($5,785,000 max): $1 million to the Washington Wizards (Isaiah Jackson) — $4,785,000 remaining
Cash Received ($5,785,000 max): $0
- 8/31/21 (estimate) — Kelan Martin’s $1,701,593 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 9/10/21 — No-trade restriction lifts on DeJon Jarreau.
- 10/19/21 — First day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 10/31/21 — Team option on Goga Bitadze.
- 11/22/21 — Victor Oladipo trade exception expires.
- 12/15/21 — No-trade restrictions lift on Torrey Craig, Keifer Sykes and Terry Taylor.
- 1/7/22 — Oshae Brissett’s $1,701,593 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/7/22 — Keifer Sykes and Terry Taylor’s $925,258 guarantees for 2021-22.
- 1/15/22 — No-trade restriction lifts on TJ McConnell.
- 4/10/22 — Final day of the 2021-22 regular season.
- 6/23/22 — NBA Draft.
- 6/29/22 — Qualifying offer deadlines for DeJon Jarreau, Kelan Martin, Keifer Sykes and Terry Taylor.
- 6/29/22 — Team option on Oshae Brissett.
- 7/1/22 — Start of the 2022-23 calendar year and moratorium.
- 7/5/22 — Final day of the moratorium.
- 7/6/22 — Aaron Holiday trade exception expires.
- 8/7/22 — Doug McDermott trade exception expires.
- Before the first day of 2022-23 season — Extension deadline for Goga Bitadze.
- 10/31/22 — Team options on Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson.
- 1/7/23 — Oshae Brissett’s $1,846,738 guarantees for 2022-23.
- 6/29/23 — Qualifying offer deadline for Goga Bitadze.
- 10/31/23 — Team options on Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson.
- Before the first day of 2024-25 season — Extension deadlines for Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson.
- One day after the 2024 NBA Draft — TJ McConnell’s $9.7 million guarantees for 2024-25 (incentives TBD).
- 6/29/25 — Qualifying offer deadlines for Chris Duarte and Isaiah Jackson.
Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates but no later than January 7 each year.
- 6/9/21 — Fired Coach Nate Bjorkgren.
- 6/22/21 — Received the No. 13 pick in the NBA Draft Lottery.
- 6/24/21 — Hired Coach Rick Carlisle.
- 7/29/21 — Drafted Chris Duarte (2021-13th), Sandro Mamukelashvilli (2021-54th) and Georgios Kalaitzakis (2021-60th).
- 7/30/21 — Traded Sandro Mamukelashvilli (2021-54th) and Georgios Kalaitzakis (2021-60th), the higher of the Pacers 2024 second-rounder or the lower of the Cleveland Cavaliers or Utah Jazz, and a 2026 second-rounder (the higher of the Miami HEAT and Pacers) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Isaiah Todd (2021-31st).
- 7/30/21 — Opted Edmond Sumner into his final season.
- 8/1/21 — Issued a qualifying offer to Cassius Stanley.
- 8/4/21 — Signed Chris Duarte (2021-13th) to a $17,704,528 rookie-scale contract.
- 8/5/21 — Signed Duane Washington Jr to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
- 8/5/21 — Signed Keifer Sykes to a $925,258 summer contract.
- 8/5/21 — Signed Terry Taylor to a $925,258 summer contract (Exhibits 9 and 10).
- 8/6/21 — Kelan Martin’s $1,701,593 guaranteed for 2021-22.
- 8/6/21 — Re-signed TJ McConnell to a partially-guaranteed four-year $35,200,000 contract (incentives TBD) via Early Bird Rights.
- 8/6/21 — Traded Aaron Holiday (generating a $3,980,551 trade exception), Isaiah Todd (2021-31st) and $1 million to the Washington Wizards for Isaiah Jackson (2021-22nd) from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of Russell Westbrook multi-team deal.
- 8/7/21 — Traded Doug McDermott (via sign-and-trade), a 2023 second-rounder (top-55 protected) and a 2026 second-round pick swap to the San Antonio Spurs for a 2023 second-rounder (top-55 protected), generating a $7,333,333 trade exception.
- 8/9/21 — TJ Leaf trade exception ($2,808,844) expired.
- 8/11/21 — Signed Isaiah Jackson (2021-22nd) to a $12,156,661 rookie-scale contract.
- 8/13/21 — Withdrew Cassius Stanley’s qualifying offer.
- 8/20/21 — Signed Torrey Craig to a two-year $10 million contract, via the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.
- 8/24/21 — Waived Amida Brimah (two-way).
- 8/24/21 — Signed DeJon Jarreau to a two-way contract ($50,000 guaranteed).
Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses.
Expired 10-Day Contracts: None
Rookie-Scale Extension Eligible
Unsigned Draft Picks
- Second-rounders: Maarty Leunen (2008-54th), Andrew Betts (1998-50th)
Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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(Updated on 8/31/21)
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