1. Ripple Effects of Indiana Pacers' Epic Comeback

    The Indiana Pacers can all breathe a collective sigh of relief now that their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks is finally over. It may have taken seven games, but the Pacers avoided becoming just the sixth No...

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  2. Should Cleveland Cavaliers Listen to Offers for Kyrie Irving?

    Kyrie Irving should be the main focus of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' offseason and for good reason. The Cavs can offer Irving a five-year max contract worth around $80 million, ensuring his future in Cleveland through 2020...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 5,361 reads 10 comments

  3. Did Indiana Pacers' Struggles Signal the Death Knell of 'Bully Ball'?

    The Indiana Pacers ' title hopes aren't dead yet, although their style of play might be. The Pacers have relied on the size and strength of their big men to bully their way inside, feasting on small opponents...

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  4. How Indiana Pacers Can Get Roy Hibbert Back on Track for Good

    At 7'2" and weighing in at 290 pounds, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is a mountain of a man. His current confidence level, however, better resembles that of a molehill...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 8,377 reads 25 comments

  5. Critical Offseason Decisions Cleveland Cavaliers Must Face

    Having missed out on the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers ' players can now rest, go on vacation or simply take it easy for the next few months. For owner Dan Gilbert and the Cavs front office, now is when the real work begins...

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  6. Indiana Pacers' Defense and Playoffs Fate Are Hamstrung by Awful Offense

    Now down 2-1 in their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks , the Indiana Pacers are searching for answers. The Pacers were a defensive juggernaut during the regular season, finishing second in opponent points per game (92...

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  7. What Indiana Pacers Need from Paul George During NBA Playoffs

    If the Indiana Pacers hope to avoid an early playoff exit, they'll need Paul George to step up his game. The Pacers are clearly in turmoil, having dropped their series opener to the Atlanta Hawks at home 101-93...

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  8. Does Mike Brown Deserve a 2nd Season with Cleveland Cavaliers?

    Among the many decisions the Cleveland Cavaliers will face this offseason, the fate of Mike Brown may be the most important...

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  9. 3 Indiana Pacers Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

    The Indiana Pacers are stumbling into the playoffs with vulnerability rarely seen from a No. 1 seed. Indiana has dropped nine of its last 15 games heading into a first-round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks ...

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  10. 5 Areas Where the Cleveland Cavaliers Must Improve Next Season

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially missed out on the NBA playoffs for the fourth consecutive year and now face a long and disappointing offseason. It's hard to point to just one or two areas in which the Cavs need to improve...

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  11. Should Cleveland Cavaliers Offer Tristan Thompson an Extension?

    While many are focused on Kyrie Irving 's upcoming extension offer, it's important not to forget about the other young Cleveland Cavalier eligible for a raise...

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  12. Early Look at Cleveland Cavaliers' Free-Agent Wish List

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially been eliminated from the 2014 NBA playoffs and must now turn their attention to a critical offseason. While the Cavs have some major in-house decisions to make, free agency will also be key...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 2,803 reads 6 comments

  13. Why Is Paul George Struggling so Badly?

    It's no secret that Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are in a bit of a funk. Dropping eight of their last 11 games, the Pacers are no longer the powerhouse that was dominating the Eastern Conference early in the season...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 12,765 reads 52 comments

  14. 5 Biggest Mistakes Cleveland Cavaliers Made This Season

    As the Cleveland Cavaliers 2013-14 season mercifully comes to an end, one can't help but wonder what went wrong...

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  15. Can Cleveland Cavaliers Turn Frustrating Season into a Positive?

    Somehow, someway, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still alive in the NBA playoff race. To those who have followed the Cavs all season, this is nothing short of miraculous...

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  16. Is Kyrie Irving Really Worth a Max Extension from Cleveland Cavaliers?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers ' most important offseason decision will have nothing to do with the draft, free agency or trades. Instead, the Cavs can offer their star player, point guard Kyrie Irving , a five-year extension worth around $80 million...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 4,966 reads 44 comments

  17. What Cleveland Cavaliers Must Find out About Their Youngsters

    As the Cleveland Cavaliers make their final push toward the playoffs, this is also a valuable time to evaluate the roster's young talent before the season ends. The Cavs have a wide array of youngsters on their squad, ranging from former No...

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  18. Dion Waiters Is Finally Growing Up Before Our Very Eyes

    The journey of Dion Waiters hasn't been an easy one. The Cleveland Cavaliers ' shooting guard is considered to be a tremendous offensive talent that also carries a lot of baggage...

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  19. Cleveland Cavaliers' Injury Problems Finished What Slow Start Began

    When trying to win basketball games, or during life in general, procrastination is never a good thing. Such was the case for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. The Cavs , as they do in many a game, began the year without a sense of urgency...

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  20. Returning to the Lottery: Who Should Cleveland Cavaliers Pick in 2014 NBA Draft?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are heading back to a familiar place, whether they're ready to admit it or not...

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  21. Did Cleveland Cavaliers Hit the Contend Button a Year Too Early?

    Have the Cleveland Cavaliers lied to us, or did we just lie to ourselves? Every conversation regarding the Cavs last offseason had the word "playoffs" thrown in there somewhere...

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  22. Can We Blame Mike Brown for Everything Wrong with Cleveland Cavs' Season?

    Regardless of how they finish this season, it's safe to say the Cleveland Cavaliers have been one of the NBA 's biggest disappointments. As of March 16, the Cavs were just 26-40, four games out of the Eastern Conference playoffs...

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  23. Grading Spencer Hawes' Early Performance with Cleveland Cavaliers

    The trade that sent Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Cleveland Cavaliers was viewed as one of the bigger deals at this year's deadline...

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  24. Which Young Players Shouldn't Be Part of Cleveland Cavs Future?

    Regardless of how they end this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers need to keep an eye on the future. With one of the youngest rosters in the NBA (13 players are age 26 or younger), ...

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  25. Has Mike Brown Moved off the Hot Seat with Cleveland Cavaliers?

    Despite a 24-40 record, Mike Brown has the Cleveland Cavaliers still fighting for a playoff spot. Okay, so maybe "fighting" isn 't the best word to use if one has managed to watch a Cavs game recently...

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