🇬🇪🙌 დინამო თბილისი სიამაყით ულოცავს 19 წლის გოგა ბითაძეს ინდიანა პეისერსში გადასვლას და წარმატებას უსურვებს საქართველოს ნაკრების ცენტრალურ თავდამსხმელს ნაციონალურ საკალათბურთო ასოციაციაში 🏀 #fcdt 🇬🇪 With the 18th pick in the 2019 @nba Draft, the Indiana @pacers select @gogabiitadze 🙌 @fcdinamotbilisi is proud about Goga 💪 we wish successful career to Georgian national team center-forward in Pacers ✌ #goldontheclock
Welcome to Indiana, @gogabiitadze! 🙌🏻 Heck of a player. Reminds me of Myles Turner - but bigger and stronger. Interesting situation with our 3 centers... Goga loves basketball and I know he's extremely motivated. He got shunned by the media yesterday, and once again tonight. ESPN decided to interview Zion, rather than Goga after his selection. Pure disrespect. Anyway, give Goga a warm welcome! #pacernation#nbadraft19#gopacers#welcome#goldontheclock #bluengold.
Basketball players watch tons of film during the season, but what about TV? We asked the prospects visiting the Pacers during pre-draft workouts what the last TV show they binge-watched was 📺 #goldontheclock
Pacers 2019 Draft Workouts #9 (last one): Starting with @then4w_, the player I've been waiting to hear from. He's the guy that I wanted the Pacers to work out the most - more than anyone. So I was happy about that. He didn't disappoint - he's an exceptional basketball player and a great young man. Could be a Pacer really soon. @kzokpala is another target of mine. He actually reminds me of Paul George when he entered the league. Great defender, great size, improving shot. @moon13swag has a lot of college experience, playing for 3 schools. He played at Texas Tech this year, helping them make it to the final game in the tournament. Very interested in him if he goes undrafted as a free agent. Good, smart player. Makes shots and plays D. @_robinson5 went to school with Alexander-Walker. He's a point guard at the next level that averaged 13/5 last season. @pbooth_5 is a winner. He won 2 national championships in college and played a big role in both runs. He averaged 19 points per game this year. Lastly, @kris_clyburn21 is an intriguing guard from UNLV. He plays hard, plays defense and gets in there for rebounds. He's a competitor. Thanks for working out for us guys, 3 days away! Good luck! #pacernation#nbadraft19#draftdreams#grindgrindgrind#respect#goldontheclock #gopacers.
Pacers 2019 Draft Workout #8: Starting with @nolimitherro, the three-point specialist from Kentucky. I heard he killed the workout. He's not just a shooter, either... I saw him make quite a few Bojan Bogdanovic like shots at the rim last year. @keenang is a hard-working big man from Louisiana-Lafayette. Averaged 21/9/3 last season. He plays hard and for that reason alone, he has a shot. Cameron Jackson of Wofford is, as he described himself, a junkyard dog. He can play both forward spots and made 8 of his 9 career threes last season... @king_james_up_next3 is a very humble guard from Oklahoma. He's been working out in Fort Wayne with a few of his college teammates, preparing for the NBA. @_headshotpeters is a prolific scoring point guard from Mississippi State that's working on becoming more of a pure point guard at the next level. Lastly, Indiana native @devin_cannady3 is trying to show teams that he can shoot it and be a solid role player at the next level. Thanks for working out for us fellas, under a week left! #pacernation#nbadraft19#goldontheclock#draftdreams#grindgrindgrind#respect #pacers.
Pacers 2019 Draft Workout #7: Starting with @the_angolan_bf, the beast from Maryland. I think Fernando is a lottery talent, but he could be available at 18. He's really strong and also has a nice little mid-range jumper. Also a good passer... Great, humble kid. @goddsballer enjoyed his 2nd workout with the Pacers. Would really love him on the team. He can create his own shot and definitely has a bright future in this league. @chiefcohen is a guy I just found out about yesterday. He was so good last season for Green Bay. I watched a highlight video and he was scoring in all sorts of ways. Deep threes, footwork, drives to the basket, etc... @tremontwaters wasn't able to participate in today's workout due to an ankle injury, but he was willing to come out and interview with the team. Really nice kid. Heart over height. Waters is under 6-feet, but that doesn't stop him from giving 110% effort, especially on the defensive end. Averaged 2.9 steals per game last season for LSU... @big.dandan is another projected 1st round pick. Really mature big man from Arkansas. Averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game. He took school very seriously and prioritized growth before going pro. @terance_mann is a really solid player. He had a great career at Florida State. I love his defense and he's capable of becoming a reliable three-point shooter. I think he's a safe pick for any team - he'll stick around for a long time as a role player. Role players have decade long careers! Lastly, @pauliej5, the Sixth Man of the Year in the Big East, is a great and humble kid. He knows his odds of being drafted aren't the highest, but he also knows he can get past any obstacle in his way. He's a good shooter and I'm definitely pulling for him. Thanks for working out for us guys, so close! #pacernation#nbadraft19#goldontheclock#draftdreams#grindgrindgrind#respect #gopacers.