Basketball Articles

Examining Paul George's Long-Term Contract Status

by Andrew Perna

Aug 3, 2016 7:24 PM

As Paul George inches closer to the end of his contract, the likelihood of a new longer-term (and much more expensive) deal becomes more likely. Read more »

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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With Monumental Disappointment In Sight, Celtics Sign Al Horford To Keep Big Dreams Alive

by Andrew Perna

Jul 2, 2016 11:18 PM

From the early moments of the 2013 offseason until this spring three years later, there were stark parallels between the 76ers and Celtics despite vastly different on-court results. It finally changed with Boston signing Al Horford. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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Sights And Sounds Of 2016 NBA Draft Media Day

by Andrew Perna

Jun 23, 2016 1:58 AM

On Jaylen Brown's confidence, Domantas Sabonis' experience overseas and in college, the versatility of Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn's reliance on family. Read more »

Tags: NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. 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 »
Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Cameron Payne Hides Slights Behind Infectious Smile

by Andrew Perna

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 »
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 »