How Much Did Paul George's Injury Affect The Pacers' Title Chances?

Even as Paul George laid on the parquet of the Thomas & Mack Center, being treated for the stomach-turning break to his right leg, degenerates were just waiting until enough time had passed 1. to talk about it coldly without being Twitter-shamed and 2. for the lines to open up again. Once they did, you would have seen… » 8/04/14 9:05pm 8/04/14 9:05pm

Dan Le Batard Savages The Pacers And All Of Indiana In His Latest Rant

We've long been fans of Dan Le Batard's rants, which he chooses to unleash whenever the Miami Heat have finished conquering a rival team or city. This year, Le Batard set his sights on the Pacers and the entire state of Indiana, spending nearly 10 minutes gloating over the Heat winning the Eastern Conference title… » 6/02/14 5:26pm 6/02/14 5:26pm

Paul George On Bringing Lance Back: [Longest Pause Ever] "I Don't Know"

Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he's going about it in just about the worst way possible. He has definitely been fun to watch, like a court jester, but he's probably cost himself some serious cash with all the extracurriculars. And, when he finally does get paid, it's hard… » 5/31/14 9:30am 5/31/14 9:30am

Last Night Belonged To Crazy-Ass Lance Stephenson

Aside from Paul George's second-half explosion and its madcap ending, last night's game between the Heat and Pacers was pretty damn unwatchable. That's what happens when the best player in the universe has to spend most of the game on the bench with the foul trouble and the Pacers decide to do... whatever the hell it… » 5/29/14 10:42am 5/29/14 10:42am

What's Roy Hibbert's Impact On Defense?

Offensively, Roy Hibbert has been all over the place these playoffs. Well, "all over the place" isn't exactly right, he's paired a couple of good games with many terrible ones, adding his fourth zero-point outing in Monday's loss. But even at his offensive worst, it's important to remember that Hibbert is an… » 5/28/14 7:50pm 5/28/14 7:50pm

Here's A New Attempt At Gauging The Defensive Impact Of NBA Players

The defensive impact of individual NBA players is hard to measure, as it's so intertwined with their teammates' performance. Austin Clemens, undeterred, has taken an ambitious shot with his new Adjusted Impact by Court Location model, which attempts to parse out individual impacts on opponent shot selection (the… » 5/28/14 11:58am 5/28/14 11:58am

Gilbert Arenas Lives To Hate On Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert pooped the bed again last night, failing to score a single point or pull down a single rebound in 18 minutes against the Wizards. Watching Roy Hibbert play like shit for the last eight games has been the most depressing thing about these playoffs, but his struggles have also brought a great deal of joy to… » 5/06/14 9:48am 5/06/14 9:48am