We Should All Support Stan Van Gundy, Regardless of NBA Fandom

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The following message is brought to you by a lifelong Chicagoan, member of the Chicago Bulls media corps and lifelong Bulls fan.

There was a time, not very long ago, when the Bulls’ biggest and fiercest rival was the Detroit Pistons. The rivalry still lives on to some extent today, just on much a smaller scale. I’m not saying Bulls fans need to trade in their red and black for red, white and blue of the Pistons, but they should support Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy.

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Evan Turner Gets $70 Million Deal, Redefines “Journeyman” Term

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When Evan Turner was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Indiana Pacers on February 21st, 2014, his deal highlighted an extremely dull NBA Trade Deadline day.

There are trade deadline days some years that are extremely boring and painful. Then there was the 2014 NBA Trade deadline day, which made those kind of deadline days that I just described look exciting and interesting. Since then Turner left the Pacers for the Boston Celtics, and today he announced his departure for the Portland Trail Blazers. That means Evan Turner has now been on four different rosters in just two years and four months.

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PHOTOS: Indiana Pacers unveil “Hoosiers” uniforms

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The Indiana Pacers unveiled new “Hoosiers” inspired uniforms today which they’ll wear at select games throughout the upcoming season. Norman Dale and Jimmy Chitwood would be proud of this occasion; as it honors the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.

“There’s more to the game than just scoring; it’s fundamentals and defense.”

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (6/29/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/25/15)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.  Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

Be sure to check out our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (6/25/15)

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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

Our NBA mock draft also appears on NBA.com’s consensus mock draft.

Check out a list of who has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

You can check out my NBA team needs pages posted at WalterFootball.com.

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2015 NBA Draft Lottery: Who each team would draft if they got #1

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The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be held Tuesday evening and once the ping pong balls are revealed, the order will officially be set for the 2015 NBA Draft. Two big men are projected to be selected 1-2 in the draft; Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky. Okafor is one of the most advanced low post scoring young big men to come out of college basketball in quite some time while Towns brings more of an inside/outside ability to the floor.

Here is a breakdown of each team and if they win the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery, who they should select with that top pick.

If you believe in the NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, check out Paul M. Banks’ article predicting how the ping pong balls will roll out Tuesday night.

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2015 NBA Draft Early Entrants 4-24-15

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The 2015 NBA Draft class is starting to shape up. Here is an updated list of underclassmen who have declared for the 2015 NBA Draft and where they could end up being selected, or those who have announced their intentions to return to school.

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Pacers F Chris Copeland stabbed; Two Hawks players arrested

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According to a media advisory from the Indiana Pacers. Forward Chris Copeland suffered a knife wound to his left elbow and abdomen early this morning in New York City. He is currently in stable condition at a New York hospital and the Pacers will provide updates as available.

Various media are reporting that Copeland and a woman suffered the stab wounds late last night at the 1 OAK club.

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Paul George returns to Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Sunday

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The Indiana Pacers announced that Paul George has completed convalescence and will play Sunday versus the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. George, the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2012-13, saw his scoring average rise to 19.2 points a game during the 2012-13 postseason, up from 17.4 in the regular season.

He helped lead the Pacers to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the eventual champion Miami Heat. In 2013-14, Paul George and the Pacers again advanced to the conference finals, but were again dispatched by the Heat.

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2016 NBA Mock Draft (10/31/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely early 2016 NBA Mock Draft.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more…]