The last time this happened, the team in the blue and yellow were trendsetters.

With veterans like Mark Jackson and Reggie Miller leading the way, many of the members of the 1998-1999 Pacers stayed in Indianapolis as a lockout dragged from the fall into January.

In that year, they were the only team to do so, and because of it they reached the Eastern Conference Finals that season and then the NBA Finals in 2000.

Perhaps thats why members of the 2011-2012 Pacers, who remain in a lockout of their own, have followed suit.

On Tuesday, a number of player attended an informal practice session to try and keep some continuity as the labor situation in the NBA continues to be sorted out.

"We had about ten to 11 guys in, almost the whole team was here," said forward Paul George, who participated in workouts with the Knox Pro Am team on Tuesday night as they prepared for a game against the Goodman league Saturday.

The workout was closed to both the public and the media, but its expected the team will continue workouts together throughout the week.

Since July 1st, when the past labor agreement expired, both the players and the owners have been far apart on an agreement. Much of the problems surround the NBA's desire to have a salary cap for its players, citing loss of revenue.

Negotiations by both sides so far haven't led to progress on an agreement.

In the meantime, the Pacers along with other teams will have to find a way to stay in shape-and together-should training camp or the season be delayed. After one workout, George says there's reason to be optimistic for what the Pacers might have next year.

"You just see how much everybody has improved and what they've worked on with there game. It kinda showed a little bit," said George of the team. "It was a fun experience this morning and everybody is looking forward to these next days.