1. Indiana Pacers Pushing to Make Surprising Appearance in 2015 NBA Playoff Race

    The Indiana Pacers are within striking distance of a playoff spot, which is a huge surprise given the litany of injuries they've faced so far this season...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 3 days ago 1,774 reads 19 comments

  2. Best Potential Trade Scenarios and Packages to Revamp the Indiana Pacers

    The narrative of this season's Indiana Pacers was changed dramatically when Paul George broke his leg at a Team USA scrimmage in August...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 10 days ago 5,907 reads 24 comments

  3. George Hill's Health Preventing Him from Having Career Year

    George Hill has always shaped his on-court contributions around the needs of his team. A shooting guard and primary scorer in college, he began his career with the San Antonio ...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 17 days ago 2,338 reads 2 comments

  4. Pros and Cons of Indiana Pacers Pushing for 2015 Playoff Berth

    As of games played on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Indiana Pacers have the 11th-best record in the Eastern Conference. Yet they still find themselves just two games behind the Miami Heat for the last playoff slot...

    Ian Levy Written by Ian Levy about 24 days ago 2,701 reads 10 comments

  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 2 months ago 1,756 reads 5 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 2,887 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 670 reads 9 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 1,062 reads 1 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 8,608 reads 30 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 6,482 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 57,244 reads 144 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 5,391 reads 14 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 2,181 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 16,285 reads 58 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 9,381 reads 16 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 2,562 reads 30 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 5,741 reads 17 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 11,355 reads 43 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 6,071 reads 22 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 26,523 reads 80 comments