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Surprise! Vogel confirmed as Pacers head coach

No one is surprised about this one, nor should they be, considering it was a foregone conclusion.  Sources claim that the Indiana Pacers will announce Frank Vogel as their next full time head coach, removing the ‘interim’ from his current title.  It will be a 3 year contract (relatively cheap, I assume, considering even Larry […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Tyler Hansbrough

The lockout has everyone a little depressed, so I have decided to do another more positive player review: Tyler Hansbrough. A lot of people viewed this as Tyler Hansbrough’s ‘first season’ because he only played in 29 games last season due to an assortment of injuries and illnesses (including this bizarre inner ear infection that […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Mike Dunleavy Jr

As the NBA heads into an indefinite lockout, I now have plenty of time to continue churning out these player reviews for the 2010-2011 season.  This time, it’s Mike Dunleavy Jr. Remember in the 2007-2008 season when Mike Jr averaged 19.1 points per game and everyone was gushing about what an intelligent and efficient offensive […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Solomon Jones

Do you remember when the Pacers signed 6’10″ big man Solomon Jones from Atlanta and everybody was wondering whether he’d blossom into a star?  Well, the experiment is well and truly over, and it’s an epic fail.  For whatever reason, Solo’s career never took off.  He’d show glimpses of solid play but for the most […]

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Pacers going after David West and Carl Landry

David West available The biggest hole on the Indiana Pacers roster at the moment is the power forward position.  Tyler Hansbrough showed that he can be a solid player at that spot, but most believe he is better suited to coming off the bench as an energy guy, and in any case, the Pacers are […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Dahntay Jones

I like Dahntay Jones.  He’s a professional, he plays hard and he plays D.  And he can score better than most people give him credit for.  But at the end of the day, he’s not a key player for the Indiana Pacers going forward.  Jones is owned $2.7 million next season and he has a […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Brandon Rush

The most frustrating player of the Indiana Pacers only got worse.  When the Pacers drafted Rush out of Kansas (after winning the 2008 NCAA title) with the 13th overall pick, they knew they had an athletic guard who could shoot, defend and was not afraid to take the big shots.  In the NBA, Rush showed […]

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Draft Night Verdict and Looking Ahead: Pacers Getting Better

I was following the 2011 NBA Draft on ESPN radio while emailing live updates to a few friends.  When the 15th pick rolled around and the Pacers selected Kawhi Leonard, I had no idea whether to be excited or now, even though I immediately alerted my friends that he could very well be the next […]

Breaking News: Pacers trade picks for George Hill from Spurs

This just in.  The Indiana Pacers picked Kawhi Leonard with their 15th overall pick, and shortly after it was announced that Leonard, along with whoever is picked 42nd, and the rights to Euro player Erazem Lorbek (2nd round pick from 2005) for George Hill from the San Antonio Spurs. George Hill is a 6’2″ point […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Lance Stephenson

With the 2011 NBA Draft minutes away, let’s take a look at last year’s second round pick, Lance Stephenson. With the Pacers reputation in the dumps in recent years because of off the court issues, the Pacers took a huge gamble with the volatile Stephenson, who has had a few run ins with the law […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Darren Collison

Darren Collison was brought in during the offseason as the potential savior of this Indiana Pacers team.  Backing up Chris Paul in New Orleans, Collison shined when Paul went out with an injury, even racking up a triple double against the Pacers.  Last season, the rookie averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 assists and 2.5 rebounds in […]

Draft Looms, Who Will Pacers Pick?

Tomorrow night’s NBA Draft will be an exciting event for the Indiana Pacers.  They have the 15th (and 42nd) pick in what is considered a relatively weak draft, and no one really has any idea who they are going to pick.  There’s no chance the Pacers are going to get the only two players considered […]

Brian Shaw to interview with Pacers for assistant job

There are reports that former Lakers assistant coach, 45 year old Brian Shaw, will interview for the assistant coach job in Indiana.  Shaw had tried to get a head coaching job in LA, Houston and Golden State and failed for all of them, so he has now set his eyes on assistant role again. Interestingly, […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Josh McRoberts

As a regular on weekly highlight reels, I guess this could be regarded as a ‘break out’ season for power forward Josh McRoberts, who was almost traded for OJ Mayo before the trade deadline (as a part of a deal that involved other pieces that weren’t exactly divulged) and may not even be a Pacer […]

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Indiana Pacers 2010-2011 Player Review: Paul George

Finally, I am starting this series of posts on each Indiana Pacers player and how they performed in the 2010-2011 NBA season.  I thought I’d start off with one of the brightest spots: rookie Paul George. Selected with the 10th overall pick of the 2010 draft, Paul George was considered a bizarre choice at the […]

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