1. Indiana Pacers' Personnel, System Creating Flawed Offensive Blueprint

    The Indiana Pacers offense is bad this season. According to Nylon Calculus, they're averaging an abysmal 100.9 points per 100 possessions , 29th in the NBA ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 24 hours ago 1,839 reads 13 comments

  2. Indiana Pacers Need to Avoid Lance Stephenson Trade at All Costs

    The Indiana Pacers , Charlotte Hornets and Lance Stephenson are all much worse off than they were a year ago. Dec. 15 was the first day on which players who signed free-agent contracts over the summer could be traded...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 8 days ago 5,783 reads 35 comments

  3. David West's Return Not the Answer Indiana Pacers Have Been Looking for

    Despite a slew of injuries, the Indiana Pacers came out of the gate with a surprisingly strong start. While most of their projected starting lineup rehabbed and recovered, players ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 15 days ago 1,416 reads 2 comments

  4. Solomon Hill Is Next in Line to Follow the Indiana Pacers' Breakout Model

    Without Paul George this season, the eyes of the Indiana Pacers have already shifted to their future. The team is playing surprisingly well despite a tidal wave of injuries...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 22 days ago 3,779 reads 4 comments

  5. Breaking Down How the Indiana Pacers Are Keeping Their Defensive Swagger

    The Indiana Pacers are not the bruising championship contender they were last season. Still, a 6-9 start has them in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, a huge surprise when many projected them to bottom out completely...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 29 days ago 1,191 reads 1 comments

  6. Indiana Pacers Could Still Be Better Than Expected in 2014-2015 Season

    Almost everyone thought the Indiana Pacers would be worse this season. Replacing the departed Lance Stephenson and the injured Paul George with Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles was a step backward, no matter what sort of shine was put on it...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 1,737 reads 5 comments

  7. Can Indiana Pacers Use Lost Season to Rebuild into Championship Contender?

    The second Paul George went up to block that James Harden layup this summer in the Team USA scrimmage, this season was lost for the Indiana Pacers ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 2,872 reads 4 comments

  8. Indiana Pacers Bench Failing to Be a Weapon Again This Season

    The Indiana Pacers have been fighting the same battle for three seasons now—finding a productive combination off the bench...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 668 reads 9 comments

  9. C.J. Miles Is Indiana Pacers' Best Bet to Fill Small Forward Void

    The Indiana Pacers desperately need C.J. Miles to be an impact player at small forward this season. That desperation was not there when he was first signed this summer to a four-year $18 million deal ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 1 month ago 1,052 reads 1 comments

  10. Can Roy Hibbert Be the Centerpiece of the Indiana Pacers Offense?

    Roy Hibbert limped across the finish line last season, bottoming out in the playoffs on an extended offensive slide that begin months earlier. It was an ugly end to the year, but each new season offers a chance for a fresh start...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 2 months ago 8,599 reads 30 comments

  11. The Reinvention of George Hill Is Critical to the Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers are facing a steep challenge at the offensive end this season. Scoring efficiently will be an uphill battle that requires big contributions from some of their new additions and some big changes from point guard George Hill ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 2 months ago 6,479 reads 4 comments

  12. Which NBA Star Has Best Chance at Entering 2014-15 MVP Conversation?

    For the past three seasons, the NBA 's MVP award has been a two-horse race. Combined, LeBron James and Kevin Durant have received 355 of the 367 available first-place votes over that stretch of time—96...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 3 months ago 57,045 reads 144 comments

  13. The One Thing Holding Andre Drummond Back from Reaching His Full Potential

    Andre Drummond is far from a finished product, but there is one hole in his game that dwarfs all others—free-throw shooting. Drummond made 41.8 percent of his free throws last season...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 3 months ago 5,368 reads 14 comments

  14. Why Los Angeles Lakers Defense Could Be Historically Bad in 2014-15

    Last year, the Los Angeles Lakers had one of the worst defenses in the NBA . Porous from every angle, they ended the season having allowed an average of 107.9 points per 100 possessions —the third-worst mark in the league...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 3 months ago 2,177 reads 10 comments

  15. The NBA's Lost Souls: Which Players Have Outdated Games for Today's League?

    Stylistically, the NBA is constantly in motion. Although there are always outliers on both ends, the bulk of the herd generally moves as one, rapidly making new innovations the norm...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 3 months ago 16,275 reads 58 comments

  16. Derrick Rose's Adjustments Key to Maximizing Chicago Bulls' New Roster

    It has been three seasons since Derrick Rose won the MVP Award for the Chicago Bulls . Over that span, he's played just 50 games, battling through a variety of injuries, while the landscape around him has changed dramatically...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 4 months ago 9,375 reads 16 comments

  17. Why Houston Rockets Need Dwight Howard to Embrace the Pick-and-Roll Game

    The Houston Rockets were an offensive juggernaut last season. Scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions last season, the Rockets held the fourth-best mark in the league...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 4 months ago 2,549 reads 30 comments

  18. How Do the Philadelphia 76ers Keep Moving the Epic Rebuild Forward?

    The Philadelphia 76ers are supposed to be in a rebuilding phase, but so far it's hard to tell where exactly the tear-down ends and the rebuild begins...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 4 months ago 5,736 reads 17 comments

  19. Who Is the Alpha Dog in Miami Heat's Offense Without LeBron James?

    Every team faces challenges in each new season, but this season no team may be facing as big a challenge as the Miami Heat : replacing LeBron James ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 4 months ago 11,350 reads 43 comments

  20. Next Steps for DeMarcus Cousins to Become a Franchise Building Block

    Most players bring a combination of positive and negative attributes to the floor, but perhaps none do it as viscerally as the Sacramento Kings ' DeMarcus Cousins ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 5 months ago 6,067 reads 22 comments

  21. Next Steps for Anthony Davis to Have Full-Fledged Breakout Season

    Anthony Davis just wrapped up the third-most productive season in NBA history by a player 20 years old or younger, according to Win Shares ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 5 months ago 26,520 reads 80 comments

  22. Lance Stephenson's Departure Will Turn Up Pressure on Indiana Pacers

    Lance Stephenson is the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets , and the Indiana Pacers have been forced to spend their summer trying to fill the hole he left in their backcourt...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 5 months ago 18,367 reads 53 comments

  23. Can Paul Pierce Provide Washington Wizards with What They Need?

    In a move that lends significant credibility to their upward trajectory, free agent Paul Pierce opted to sign a two-year, $10 million contract with the Washington Wizards ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 5 months ago 3,012 reads 8 comments

  24. Breaking Down How Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki Can Thrive Together

    After the Houston Rockets refused to match the three-year, $46 million offer sheet he signed with Mark Cuban in a nightclub , Chandler Parsons is the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 5 months ago 12,787 reads 52 comments

  25. What Do Joel Embiid's College Numbers Tell Us About His NBA Future?

    Over the past few weeks, I have introduced Bleacher Report readers to the idea of Similarity Scores , a system I created for making accurate statistical comparisons between 2014 NBA draft prospects and those from previous seasons...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 6 months ago 4,729 reads 6 comments