LeBron James dominated the Eastern Conference for almost a decade, making eight straight NBA Finals. Here are the five best teams who could never topple The King. When LeBron James joined the Miami Heat a decade ago, he and his new teammates, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh promised five or more NBA titles. They never quite
A promising start for the Indiana Pacers has been eroded by regression and an ugly slide since the return of Victor Oladipo. What looked like a promising, momentum building season for the Indiana Pacers has begun to come apart at the seams. Indiana has lost seven of their last 10, currently camped on the No.
The Indiana Pacers’ best player is back, but how will they reintegrate Victor Oladipo now that he’s got so many new teammates on this new-look roster? How do you reintegrate a star player who has been out for over a year? How do you even begin to devise the answer to that question when your
In his first game back in over a year, Victor Oladipo hit a clutch, game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime for the Indiana Pacers. For the first time in over a year, Victor Oladipo played in an NBA basketball game. And boy, did he make it count. To be fair, it wasn’t the prettiest performance from
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images Nick Mangold talks Jets, Bernzomatic torches and life after football by Gerald Bourguet Canada’s Christine Sinclair breaks record for international goals by Allison Cary Victor Oladipo made his season debut Wednesday night, and upon checking in for the first time in over a year, the home crowd gave him the
The Indiana Pacers have made their two-big lineups work this season. But if they decided to simplify and flip Myles Turner, these deals could make sense. Just before this season began, the Pacers signed Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension, committing to the two-big experiment they’ve been playing with for the past few years.
T.J. Warren is more or less the same player he’s always been, but the Indiana Pacers are helping him become the best version of himself. Whether by the stat sheet or the most basic eye test, T.J. Warren is more or less the same player he was last season for the Phoenix Suns. He’s still
Victor Oladipo is aiming to be back before the end of the month, so how will his return impact the Indiana Pacers? A report in December pointed to Victor Oladipo being back in action sometime in late-January or early-February. Now, he has told Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic he is targeting Jan. 29
Are the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat serious threats in the Eastern Conference? Who has a better chance of breaking through? Before the season began, it seemed like there were three or four inner-circle contenders in the Eastern Conference. There were the Milwaukee Bucks, who won 60 games last season and nearly went to the
Paul George recently alluded to the possibility of him writing a tell-all book. What revelations would such a work contain? We have some ideas. On Monday night, Paul George returned to Indianapolis, where he spent the first seven years of his career as a member of the Pacers. Even though he has not been a
George Hill has found a new home as the perfect role player for the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s not the first time he’s redesigned himself. A quarter of the way through the NBA season, the Bucks have established that last year’s 60-win campaign was not a fluke. At 18-3, they are tied with the Lakers for
Our writers answer some of the most interesting questions of the young NBA season, including Brandon Ingram‘s finishing and more. 1. More surprising — Brandon Ingram shooting 48.6 percent on 3s or Brandon Ingram shooting 66 percent on drives? Louis Zatzman (@LouisZatzman): A hot, early-season shooting percentage is like a monogamous relationship; it takes forever
Malcolm Brogdon looked like the perfect role player with the Milwaukee Bucks. In his first season with the Indiana Pacers, he’s playing like a star. The term “role player” is an all-encompassing one, and it is almost always construed to mean any player who is not a star. But the truth is that there are
INDIANAPOLIS – SEPTEMBER 24: Domantas Sabonis #11 and Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers pose for a head shot during the Pacers Media Day on September 24, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and
With the 2019-20 NBA season less than a month away, we’re exploring the most interesting players for each team in the Central Division. We’re now less than a month away from the start of the 2019-20 NBA season. Coming off one of the most interesting offseasons in recent memory, it feels like an appropriate time
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 14: Domantas Sabonis #11 and Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers react after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 14, 2019 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the
The newly-signed Malcolm Brogdon could make for an ideal running mate with Victor Oladipo, once the All-Star returns from a season-ending quad injury. The Indiana Pacers, of all teams, made one of the earliest splashes of free agency Sunday night, signing Malcolm Brogdon to a four-year, $85 million deal via sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.
When Victor Oladipo collapsed to the floor — succumbing to the toll of a ruptured quad tendon — against the Raptors two weeks ago, it cast Indiana’s entire season into uncertainty. The Pacers were 32-15, the third-best mark in the Eastern Conference, with a chance to bolster their roster ahead of the trade deadline and
After overachieving last season, the Pacers are rewarding head coach Nate McMillan with a contract extension. Nate McMillan entered the 2017-18 NBA season with a newly manufactured roster that did not contain any starpower. Expectations were low; most didn’t expect the Indiana Pacers to make the playoffs. It took some time for the Pacers to
The Indiana Pacers are planning on making an offer to Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. The Indiana Pacers aren’t satisfied with just being a sneaky good team. They are looking to upgrade their roster in order to compete with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers out East. With over $20 million in cap space, they