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Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jan 16, 2015 9:25 PM

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 »

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Celtics Continue Dealing, Begin To Improve Roster Composition

by Andrew Perna

Jan 9, 2015 9:56 PM

In moving Brandan Wright and Jeff Green in separate deals, Danny Ainge continued to accumulate future draft picks in rebuilding the Celtics. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, NBA

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Brandan Wright Recalls News Of Trade, Content With New Team Aspirations

by Andrew Perna

Jan 2, 2015 9:33 PM

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 »

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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 heís 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 wonít receive any votes for an individual award, unlike many of his teammates, but thatís 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 »
More Than Just A Dunker: The Development Of Terrence Ross

by Andrew Perna

Terrence Ross has quickly built his reputation in the NBA as one of the world's most explosive dunkers, but his ceiling and long-term production is dependent on his development as a shooter. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Sign Andrew Bynum

by Andrew Perna

We may not be able to truly quantify what Andrew Bynum brings to the Pacers until the postseason, when we could see an incredible battle between reclamation projects if Greg Odenís Heat matchup with Bynumís Pacers in what could be another entertaining Eastern Conference Finals. Read more »
Antetokounmpo Represents Bucks' Uncertain Present, Unknown Future

by Andrew Perna

Giannis Antetokounmpo has already become a mini-legend among hoopheads, but stories about the possibility of further growth, huge hands and potential as a future superstar only go so far. His minutes as a rookie are almost certainly dependent on whether the Bucks contend for a playoff spot. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Trade For Luis Scola

by Andrew Perna

Adding Luis Scola to a team that expects to compete for an NBA title over the next few seasons is a nice move, but it becomes even better when you consider the price the Pacers paid for him. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Get David West On Three-Year Contract

by Andrew Perna

Even with all of their young talent, the Pacers would have taken a big step back had they not retained David West. While the agreement did seem inevitable all along, the front office wasnít in the best position. Read more »
Celtics Turn Page Painfully, Quickly

by Andrew Perna

A pair of Kevin Garnett trades will highlight the Danny Ainge era with the Celtics, but what he does with the relative flexibility and windfall of first-round draft picks he now has will cement his legacy as an executive. The teardown may not be finished, but the blueprint has been revealed. Read more »
What We Learned: Indiana Pacers

by Andrew Perna

With the draft looming and free agency on the horizon, here's a player-by-player look at what was gleamed about each member of the Pacers over the last eight months. Read more »