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Frank Vogel's Greatest Hits

by Andrew Perna

Mar 4, 2015 5:24 PM

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 »

Tags: Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Jared Sullinger Enters Crossroads

by Andrew Perna

Feb 26, 2015 4:45 PM

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 »

Tags: Jared Sullinger, Boston Celtics, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

Feb 20, 2015 2:07 AM

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 »

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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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 »
2015 NBA All-Star Media Notebook

by Andrew Perna

For two hours, reporters of all kinds jostled for position as basketball’s biggest stars gathered in one (huge) room in advance of this weekend’s festivities. Read more »
How Brandon Knight Got Himself Into All-Star Conversation

by Andrew Perna

Brandon Knight is what you get when you combine intelligence, NBA-level athleticism and unrelenting desire. Read more »
Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »
Celtics Continue Dealing, Begin To Improve Roster Composition

by Andrew Perna

In moving Brandan Wright and Jeff Green in separate deals, Danny Ainge continued to accumulate future draft picks in rebuilding the Celtics. Read more »
Brandan Wright Recalls News Of Trade, Content With New Team Aspirations

by Andrew Perna

Brandan Wright has gone from a team with title aspirations to one that will likely take part in the lottery, while remaining the subject of trade rumors. Read more »
The Long Rajon Rondo Goodbye

by Andrew Perna

Now that Danny Ainge has finally let go of the past, the Celtics can begin an uninhibited rebuilding process. Rajon Rondo may have been part of the present for too long in Boston, but at least now we know he’s no longer the future. Read more »
Forced To Learn On The Job, Solomon Hill Showing Promise

by Andrew Perna

Solomon Hill played sparingly as a late first-round pick on a championship contender, but things changed very quickly this offseason. Read more »
Rondo Injury Leads To Experiment At Point Guard

by Andrew Perna

Regardless of whether Rajon Rondo is out for two weeks or more than a month, Brad Stevens will be forced to improvise. That means more ball-handling duties for two newcomers -- Marcus Smart and Evan Turner. Read more »
These Pacers Have Some Growing Up To Do

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers are a very good basketball team, despite what the Internet would like you to believe, but issues with maturity and mental toughness have kept them from playing consistently since the All-Star break. Read more »
Indiana's Hometown Floor General

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers have known all along that they need George Hill, but that has never been more apparent than now. He won’t receive any votes for an individual award, unlike many of his teammates, but that’s just fine with Hill, who would rather blend into the surroundings than find himself at the forefront. Read more »
Raptors' Late Game Offense Less Alpha, More Pack

by Andrew Perna

The Raptors have taken 82 shots in a clutch situation, but not one player accounts for even a third of those attempts. The Raptors don't have an alpha dog, as they have a number of late-game options. Read more »
RealGM Interview: Tim Hardaway Jr.

by Andrew Perna

Despite the disaster of their season, the Knicks can still carry two positives into the summer -- the addition of Phil Jackson to the front office and the play of Tim Hardaway, Jr. Read more »
Isaiah Thomas Learning To Lead As He Approaches RFA

by Andrew Perna

Regardless of the Kings' short and long-term future, Isaiah Thomas has carved himself a place in this league at 5-foot-9 despite the growing trend towards bigger point guards. Read more »
Roy Hibbert On Education, Common Sense As Pro Athlete

by Andrew Perna

The extra seasoning Roy Hibbert received in four years in college as an athlete and person was vital to his eventual success. Then a plodding big man, he has transformed himself into a two-time All-Star with Defensive Player of the Year merits through hard work and patience. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Make NBA's Boldest Deadline Move In Trading For Evan Turner

by Andrew Perna

Evan Turner gives the Pacers a creator off the bench to improve their title aspirations, while also providing value in multiple ways this offseason. Read more »