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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Pacers Trade For Thaddeus Young

by Christopher Reina

Jun 23, 2016 2:48 PM

The Pacers' long, excessively deliberate signaled quest to improve their offense moved forward yet again hours before the draft when they traded the 20th overall pick and a future second rounder to the Nets for Thaddeus Young. Read more »

Tags: Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

Jun 22, 2016 3:08 PM

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »

Tags: George Hill, Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA

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2016 Offseason Preview: Indiana Pacers

by Keith P Smith

With a new coach, a well-known desire to play smaller and faster and plenty of cap space, Indiana makes for an interesting watch this summer. They have building blocks in Paul George and Myles Turner that are tough for any team to match in terms of skill and potential. Read more »
Looking For New Voice, Pacers Move On From Frank Vogel

by Andrew Perna

Frank Vogel preferred to play with two bigs while Larry Bird dreamed of getting up-and-down quickly to play at a faster pace. That and Bird's overriding philosophy on the tenure of coaches led to the parting. Read more »
Toronto's Shot Selection Issues

by Jake Hyman

Errant passes, a questionable shot selection and complete defensive ineptitude stymied the Raptors' quest for victory No. 4 in Game 6. Read more »
Paul George May Be Great But He Can Only Be So Great

by Jake Hyman

Paul George will have to continue to be brilliant and get at least some help from Myles Turner and the rest of the Pacers' frontcourt to beat the Raptors. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Raptors Vs. Pacers

by Brett Koremenos

On how Indiana will try to get high value shots against Toronto's scheme, the possible return of DeMarre Carroll to the starting lineup and how Vogel will use one of their best 5-man lineups. Read more »
Why David Morway Might Be Perfect For The Kings

by Andrew Perna

Aside from the turnover in the front office, or maybe because of it, the Kings have a volatile roster. David Morway fits the bill as an executive with experience in navigating unstable stars. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Orlando And The Difficulty Of Finding A Truly Elite Player In Lottery-Land

by Brett Koremenos

The Magic have a collection of promising, young pieces that will be at least a notch below a truly elite player. And that outcome that should cause teams to reassess their expectations and path forward from multiple forays into lottery-land. Read more »
Jahlil Okafor, Myles Turner And The Futility Of The Process

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jahlil Okafor was the better scorer and passer while Myles Turner was the better shooter and shot-blocker. If you were picking a big man for the modern NBA, which skill-set would you prefer? Most big men played like Okafor in 1995. Most big men will play like Turner in 2025. Read more »
Being An All-Star Means Something Different For Paul George

by Jarrod Rudolph

Paul George enters his third career All-Star Game with a newfound respect and perspective of his career, understanding better than most that things can change at any moment. Read more »
Too Much Talent At The End Of The 2015 Lottery

by Jonathan Tjarks

In terms of the strength of the 2015 NBA Draft, maybe the most impressive part comes from the end of the lottery, where Myles Turner, Devin Booker and Trey Lyles look like future stars. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
Myles Turner's Under The Radar Rookie Season

by Michael Pina

Myles Turner has the skill-set to evolve into either a stretch four or five, and it's far from hyperbolic to envision him making half a dozen All-Defensive teams over the next 10 years. Read more »
The Strange Path Of C.J. Miles

by Andrew Perna

A shooting guard first and small forward second throughout his career, Frank Vogel has asked C.J. Miles to man the four at times as the Pacers play small. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
Why Everyone (Including Paul George) Should Be Patient With Pacers' Move To Small-Ball

by Andrew Perna

Aside from Paul George's concerns, the Pacers have shown a united front as they transition into a different team. This isn't a change being made to matchup with a playoff opponent or to cover holes created by injury, it's the new long-term philosophy. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

by Brett Koremenos

The Pacers went through drastic makeover then the Pacers, with David West and Roy Hibbert and their "power basketball" identity gone. In their place is a sleeker, faster roster that will be anchored by Paul George's switch to PF. Read more »