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Suspended Indefinitely: Jermaine O'Neal Spins Baseline, Into The Abyss

by Colin McGowan

May 21, 2020 5:31 PM

Jermaine O'Neal's career, viewed in hindsight, takes on the shape of a slasher film. He got the rawest cosmic deal of his generation. He sat in Portland, flourished in Indiana, and suffered through an aborted phantom season that could have seen him realize new heights. Then he started to get hurt all the time. Read more »

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Suspended Indefinitely: Larry Bird Works The Whiteboard

by Colin McGowan

Mar 27, 2020 11:24 AM

It remains potently strange that Larry Bird, three-time MVP and something like the sixth-best player of all-time, breezed through Indiana, organized one of the best teams in the league, and then quietly walked away from a profession nobody knew he would be good at or even wanted to pursue in the first place. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Thirty Histories: Indiana Pacers

by Colin McGowan

Sep 6, 2019 5:42 PM

Reggie Miller was determined to become a hero for people who didn't know they wanted him. He took that premise as far as it could go, right up into the rafters. Read more »

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2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Indiana Pacers: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about adding the pieces around Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner to enable the team to take the next step. The ability to do so is there this summer given their cap situation. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Myles Turner's Evolution Into The NBA's Archetypal Modern Big Man

by Andrew Perna

Myles Turner hasn't been an All-Star but he's a Defensive Player of the Year candidate and he's an archetype of the NBA's modern big man. Read more »
The Solace Indiana Can Find

by Colin McGowan

There's no getting around how disappointing it is to lose Victor Oladipo, but the Pacers are well-equipped to muddle through the disappointment with some dignity. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Victor Oladipo

by Colin McGowan

Victor Oladipo's massive improvement is the primary thing about him that's exciting, but once you get past that, it's the overconfidence he frequently justifies, the luxurious energy of his game, that makes him stand out on top of standing out. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

The biggest moves of the offseason in the Central Division could be the additions of Mike Budenholzer and Dwane Casey. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo

by Nick Zappulla

Similar to Donovan Mitchell with the Jazz and James Harden leaving the Ginobili role behind in OKC, fit, freedom and usage play a critical part in raising the ceiling of shooting guards like Victor Oladipo. Read more »
2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
The Pacers' Ascent And How Our Opinions Are Always Late

by Colin McGowan

The Pacers are more legitimate than they were a week ago and in decent position to upset the Cavs, which is remarkable considering the consensus preseason expectations. Read more »
Lance, LeBron & The NBA's Most Lopsided Rivalry

by Jonny Auping

To Lance Stephenson, LeBron James is one thing: a rival. It might be the NBA's most entertaining rivalry. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, it is time to look at which teams are Buyers, Sellers, Either or Neither. Read more »