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What The Indiana Pacers Should Do With Victor Oladipo

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Indiana Pacers are in a problematic situation after getting swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs for the third year in a row.  The Pacers also fired head coach Nate McMillan shortly after the playoff series loss. This move by the Pacers’ front office shocked many NBA fans due to McMillan’s short success in Indiana, but this move clearly displays the Pacers’ intentions for the coming future. The Pacers have been stuck in mediocrity for a while, and their last playoff series win dates back to their Eastern Conference run...

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Escaping NBA Purgatory: The Indiana Pacers

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis is part 1 of my series of helping NBA teams get out of the dreaded middle ground between title contention and rebuilding. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the Indiana Pacers. The Indiana Pacers are currently the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference. Based on their performance, it’s easy to mistake this team as fringe title contenders. However, in reality, they’re not even close to top-level teams in the Eastern Conference.   The Pacers have a number of issues, but these are the most important ones: Figuring out what to do with Victor Oladipo...

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Revisiting the Paul George Trade 3 Years Later

Reading Time: 4 minutesBack in the summer of 2017, after a few disappointing years of mediocrity in Indiana after coming back from injury, Paul George finally asked for a trade. He wanted to go to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers but was shockingly traded to the OKC Thunder in a trade for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. From what we had heard at the time, the Pacers had better offers from the Boston Celtics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and of course, the Los Angeles Lakers. As expected, PG and the Thunder didn’t necessarily work out. He did give...

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