Tweet of the Day: LeBron James Enticed By Vegas “King of the Hill”

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This isn’t your child’s game of King of the Hill. No sir. No m’am. This is grown man, elite athlete, basketball “King of the Hill.” A game of one-on-one involving three players. It starts with Player 1 trying to score on Player 2. If he succeeds, Player 2 exits the floor and Player 3 takes over on defense. If Player 2 manages to prevent Player 1 from scoring, Player 1 exits and Player 2 moves to offense to try to score on Player

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Tweet of the Night: Paul George Answers Fans

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Everyone on the internet loves A.M.A.s (“Ask Me Anything” question-and-answer sessions). Who doesn’t want to get to know more about their favorite celebrities? Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George took to Twitter to engage his fans Friday night. He opted to take 10 questions, most of which help to paint the picture of what he likes. From his favorite NBA players while growing up to his current celebrity crush, the subjects were pretty broad. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: The Eastern Conference Improves

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The NBA, like most sports, can often be defined by its different eras. And those eras are often defined by players, teams and rivalries. LeBron James has come to define this era of basketball, and he continues to shift the landscape of the NBA, specifically the Eastern Conference. In terms of competition, the East has been in another league compared to the Western Conference. And not it a good way.  [Read more…]

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Has the Indiana Pacers’ championship window closed?

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Have the Indiana Pacers already gone as far as they can go with this roster? It’s a question overlooked with all the big moves being made this offseason in the Eastern Conference, and the Central Division in particular. A quick synopsis, for those who watched the World Cup and forgot about basketball since the Finals ended:Cleveland signed LeBron James, drafted Andrew Wiggins and could trade Wiggins to Minnesota in a blockbuster deal for Kevin Love. Chicago got rid of Carlos Boozer and

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Tweet of the Day: Lance Stephenson Is Heading To The Hive

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Lance Stephenson, seen posing with $1 million in cash, will be cashing in upwards of $27 million in Charlotte. Lance Stephenson has chosen to turn down longterm offers to stay in Indiana for the Charlotte Hornets. The reports seem as perplexing as his on-court behavior. He was being offered five years and $44 million guaranteed to remain with the Pacers, but opted for three years and $18 million guaranteed—the third year is a team option. While it may seem puzzling to

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Indiana Pacers Salaries and Analysis

INDIANA PACERS 2015-16 Offseason Additions: G Monta Ellis, F-C Jordan Hill, F Chase Budinger, F Rakeem Christmas, G Glenn Robinson III 2015 Draft Picks: C Myles Turner, G Joseph Young Draft Picks Coming: None Draft Picks Going: None Trade Exceptions: Roy Hibbert ($15,500,000, expires July 9, 2016) Over/Under: Over the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on James Posey (2011)PLAYER 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20Paul George $17,120,000 $18,310,000 $19,510,000  $20,700,000Monta Ellis $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000George Hill $8,000,000  $8,000,000Rodney Stuckey  $7,000,000 $7,000,000  $7,000,000Chase Budinger  $5,000,000C.J. Miles $4,390,000 $4,580,000 $4,770,000Lavoy Allen $4,000,000  $4,000,000  $4,000,000Ian Mahinmi $4,000,000Jordan Hill TBA  Myles Turner $2,360,000 $2,460,000 $2,570,000  $3,410,000 $4,670,000Solomon Hill  $1,360,000 $2,310,000 $3,360,000Rakeem Christmas $1,200,000  $1,200,000 $1,300,000  $1,300,000S. Whittington TBA  TBAGlenn Robinson TBA TBA TBAJoseph Young TBA  TBA TBA  TBATOTAL SALARY $65,430,000 $58,860,000 $54,510,000 $36,410,000 $4,670,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX

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Tweet of the Day: Player Reactions To All NBA Teams

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Wednesday the All-NBA Teams were announced, and with them came a slew of congratulatory, confused and frustrated tweets. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant led all vote getters as the lone unanimous selection to the First Team, followed by Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul. Much to the chagrin of 124 NBA writers with voting privileges, Chris Sheridan, our esteemed Editor-in-Chief, was the lone vote preventing

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Scotto: Lance Stephenson Leaves NBA Executives Split on his Free Agency Value

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Lance Stephenson is a free agent enigma and a polarizing topic amongst league executives. Stephenson, a tantalizing talent who led the league in triple-doubles (5), showed signs of immaturity during the playoffs with his antics toward LeBron James, leaving several executives split on his free agency value. The general consensus is Stephenson could command a yearly salary ranging from the $5.3 million non-taxpayer mid-level exception to as high as $10 million. The mid-level exception indicates concern over Stephenson’s maturity level, while the $10

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