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Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Jul 1, 2015 10:47 PM

Khris Middleton is one of the NBA's best young two-way wings and spending $70 million for five seasons of his prime will turn into a bargain for the Bucks. Read more »

Tags: Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Celtics Sign Amir Johnson To Two-Year, $24M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Jul 1, 2015 6:54 PM

Amir Johnson on a two-year, $24 million deal is an underwhelming first signing for the Celtics as Danny Ainge continues to accumulate role players without a franchise defining player. Read more »

Tags: Amir Johnson, Boston Celtics, NBA

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Myles Turner Provides Long-Term Versatility As Pacers Transition Stylistically

by Andrew Perna

Jun 26, 2015 1:30 AM

Myles Turner may not provide an immediate impact at the age of 19, but the front office fell in love with his versatility and drive. A big man that can stretch the floor on offense and protect the rim on defense, he will prove valuable to the Pacers as he continues to mature. Read more »

Tags: Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Sights And Sounds Of 2015 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

Trey Lyles on sacrificing to win, the NBA's methods of testing mental aptitude, Cameron Payne under the radar, positionless basketball and more from Wednesday's media availability. Read more »
Bucks In Position To Take Next Step Forward

by Andrew Perna

After a .500 regular season record and an admirable effort against the Chicago Bulls in the postseason, the Bucks are armed with significant cap space, a mid-first round draft pick and several tradable contracts as they enter the new league year. Read more »
Why We Shouldn't Assume Roy Hibbert Will Opt-In

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers want Roy Hibbert to opt-out of his $15.5 million option for the 15-16 season. Hibbert has become unpredictable on the court, which is why he just might decide to end his tenure with the Pacers prematurely. Read more »
The Left-Handed Basketball Fraternity

by Andrew Perna

Only 42 of the 492 players that played in the NBA this season are lefty - just 8.53 percent of the league. It is an intriguing collection of players and we talked with dozens of players about what makes them unique to play against and how they could have an edge. Read more »
Putting Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder In Better Perspective

by Andrew Perna

This will be a huge summer for Danny Ainge. If he can land enough talent in the draft, via trades and through free agency, players like Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley will fall into place in more acceptable roles. Read more »
Cavs Prepare For Title Run As Celtics Prepare For Future

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics failed to win a game, but were competitive throughout and the Cavaliers didn't advance unscathed. Read more »
Cavaliers Use Talent To Outlast Celtics, Take 3-0 Lead

by Andrew Perna

For more than 45 minutes, the Celtics stood toe-to-toe with the Cavaliers. It was the final product of David Griffin's masterpiece against the byproduct of Danny Ainge's rebuild. Read more »
How Solomon Hill Adapted To A Larger Role

by Andrew Perna

Solomon Hill was the only member of the Pacers to play in all 82 games, proving to be Frank Vogel's most reliable option just a few months after playing just one minute during a lengthy playoff run. Read more »
Pacers Lose Chance To Control Playoff Destiny

by Andrew Perna

Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity and seizing control their playoff destiny, the Pacers may have coughed up their season over a single 24-hour period. Read more »
A Night In The Eastern Conference Playoff Race

by Andrew Perna

Say what you want about the quality of basketball played in the Eastern Conference, but the final month of the season has, and will continue to be, an entertaining follow as the race for the final playoff spots intensifies. Read more »
Isaiah Thomas Returns For Celtics, Admits He Isn't 100 Percent

by Andrew Perna

The concern for a player like Isaiah Thomas, who attacks the basket regularly and absorbs a lot of contact to his 5-foot-9 frame, is that he'll aggravate the injury. Read more »
Two Years Ago, MS Hit The NBA

by Andrew Perna

It's been two years since multiple sclerosis was at the forefront of NBA consciousness when the Mavericks called Chris Wright up from the Iowa Energy and signed him to a 10-day contract. Read more »
Frank Vogel's Greatest Hits

by Andrew Perna

Frank Vogel, who took over when Jim O'Brien was fired during the 2010-11 season, now has more NBA victories than any coach in franchise history. Read more »
Jared Sullinger Enters Crossroads

by Andrew Perna

If we see a very different Jared Sullinger next season, he’ll have finally heeded the advice of those that have hounded him to get in better shape not only for the Celtics, but his own longevity. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

In the most surprising deal completed before Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and 76ers agreed to swap five players and a first round draft pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade For Isaiah Thomas

by Andrew Perna

The Isaiah Thomas trade is significant as it makes good basketball sense and signals that Danny Ainge is finally ready to begin flipping some of his assets. Read more »
The Impending Longevity Of Chris Bosh

by Andrew Perna

Chris Bosh marvelled at the longevity of Tim Duncan and doesn't think he can match it, but he's following in the footsteps of Rasheed Wallace and Kevin Garnett as recent big men that moved further away from the basket rather than closer as they aged. Read more »
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