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Evan Fournier Using Versatility, Rebuilding Situation To Maximize Opportunity

by Andrew Perna

Dec 18, 2014 2:08 PM

Like many European players before him, Evan Fournier benefited from having learned multiple roles as a young player and his versatility has become invaluable for the Magic. Read more »

Tags: Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic, NBA

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Brad Stevens Appears To Reach Breaking Point, All But Calls Celtics Soft

by Andrew Perna

Dec 4, 2014 12:16 AM

Brad Stevens does nice guy about as well as anyone in the NBA, but his patience is wearing thin. Physicality has been one of Stevensí favorite words as of late, a diplomatic way for the coach to harp on his team for being soft without creating a salacious headline. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Lance Stephenson Leaves Pacers For Hornets

by Andrew Perna

Jul 16, 2014 6:20 PM

Four years after Larry Bird gambled on Lance Stephenson in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft, Stephenson is gambling on himself. Read more »

Tags: Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Celtics Capitalize In Three-Team Deal With Cavs, Nets

by Andrew Perna

Itís hard to assume what else the Celtics could have done with the $10.3 million trade exception, but receiving what they did is a very nice haul. Adding a seven-footer to your rotation and a first-round pick is an obvious win, but Thorntonís expiring deal brings other options as well. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Keep Avery Bradley

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics seem confident Avery Bradley will be healthy and that heís not done developing. Read more »
The Market For Lance Stephenson

by Andrew Perna

No matter how strong the mutual interest in between the Pacers and Lance Stephenson, itís money that determines most offseason decisions. Read more »
What They Said: Rundown From 2014 NBA Draft Night

by Andrew Perna

A deep draft class means there was plenty of consternation regarding who would end up where and that many of the leagueís newest players were in attendance on the biggest night of their life. Hereís a rundown of what they had to say moments after realizing their dream. Read more »
David West Plays Vital Role In Helping T.J. Warren Realize NBA Dream

by Andrew Perna

T.J. Warren is the first player drafted that worked directly with David West through his AAU Garner Road Basketball Club program. Read more »
McDermott Looks At 2014 Draft Class In Historical Terms

by Andrew Perna

Doug McDermott believes the 2014 NBA Draft will eventually rank among the best in league history. Read more »
Heat Throttle Pacers, Who End Once-Promising Season Miserably

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers owned the first four minutes of Game 6 before the Heat turned on the jets and coasted into the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row. Read more »
George Erupts In Fourth, Pacers Hold On To Force Game 6 Against Heat

by Andrew Perna

Paul George scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and LeBron James was hampered by foul trouble as the Pacers topped the Heat to force a Game 6 back in Miami. Read more »
Pacers Wallow Through Game 4 Loss, Face Early Elimination Against Heat

by Andrew Perna

Chris Bosh scored the game's first eight points and the Heat never looked back in Game 4, pushing the Pacers to the brink as the series moves back to Indianapolis. Read more »
Pacers Lose Control In Second Quarter, Heat Dominate Second Half To Win Game 3

by Andrew Perna

After the Pacers built a 15-point lead in the second quarter, Ray Allen helped the Heat put them away with a three-point barrage midway through the fourth. Read more »
LeBron, Wade Dominate Late, Pacers Miss Chance To Take Commanding Lead

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers were a few minutes away from taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade went on a game-winning run to save the Heat. Read more »
76ers Promising Rookies Playing Time, Big Market

by Andrew Perna

The 76ers, who have the third and tenth picks, are promising rookies playing time and a big platform in Philadelphia with the chance to improve immediately. Read more »
Pacers Come To Play, Take Game 1 Against Heat

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers took Game 1 against the Heat thanks to their best offensive effort of the postseason, shooting 52% and assisting on 23 of their 35 field goals in a 107-96 victory on Sunday afternoon. Read more »
West Takes Control, Pacers Respond Late To Eliminate Wizards

by Andrew Perna

David West put the Pacers on his back when the Wizards briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter of Game 6, ensuring a long-awaited rematch with the Heat. Read more »
Bucks Prepared To Cash In At Lottery, Execute Quick Rebuild

by Andrew Perna

Since the Bucks can finish no worse than fourth in the draft order, they can rest assured they will land either Wiggins, Parker, Embiid, Dante Exum or Julius Randle. With a free agent class that could be top-heavy if any number of stars opt for the open market, they can then go about adding a talented veteran to augment their young core. Read more »
Wizards Outwork Pacers, Dominate Game 5

by Andrew Perna

With a chance to send the Wizards home, the Pacers showed little effort or energy in a 102-79 loss in Game 5. They are now headed back to Washington, D.C. with all their momentum gone. Read more »
George Refuses To Lose, Pacers Storm Back In Game 4

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers are one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals after rallying from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday night to take Game 4 over the Wizards. Read more »
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