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Looking For New Voice, Pacers Move On From Frank Vogel

by Andrew Perna

May 5, 2016 9:23 PM

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 »

Tags: Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

Apr 13, 2016 8:13 PM

The Pelicans have lost nearly 350 games to injury this season, the highest total of any team since at least the 2009-10 campaign. Read more »

Tags: New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Cameron Payne Hides Slights Behind Infectious Smile

by Andrew Perna

Apr 9, 2016 4:05 PM

After professing he'll always take the court with the edge of someone who spent many years on the fringes, Cameron Payne insists he's still the same kid that needed a few additional inches to elbow his way into the recruiting picture. Read more »

Tags: Cameron Payne, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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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 »
Injury Reveals Just How True Value Of Jae Crowder To Celtics

by Andrew Perna

While Isaiah Thomas was the Celtics' lone All-Star, a recent injury to Jae Crowder has revealed who is truly the team's most valuable player. Read more »
Why The Clippers Will Keep Big 3 Together Longer Than They Should

by Andrew Perna

Doc Rivers has already suggested he might break up their Big 3 this offseason, but his history suggests he is less likely than likely to do so. 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 »
How Losing In 2008 Spurred Kobe, Lakers To Two Titles

by Andrew Perna

The Lakers won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010; something Kobe Bryant doesn't think would have happened had it not been for the pain inflicted by the Celtics. Read more »
East Fails To Capitalize On Short-Handed Cavaliers

by Andrew Perna

At full strength, the Cavaliers are far-and-away the class of the East. Any chance their competition had to steal home court in the postseason has passed. Read more »
The Wait For James Young Continues

by Andrew Perna

James Young told the media that he doesn't know if the Celtics plan to dispatch him to Maine this season, but that certainly seems to be the path he's on. 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 »
Jared Sullinger's Offseason Included Intervention

by Andrew Perna

Jared Sullinger spent the offseason working out with John Lucas in Houston to address his fitness issues. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

by Andrew Perna

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

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Myles Turner Provides Long-Term Versatility As Pacers Transition Stylistically

by Andrew Perna

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 »
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 »