Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round. 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.
Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker. Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.
Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account. Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile. 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...]
We knew that someone would take on the massive Andrew Bynum contract. After being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month to the Chicago Bulls, and then waived by Chicago just days after that, Andrew Bynum has landed with a NBA team. The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have signed the oft-injured free agent center Andrew Bynum to a contract for the remainder of the season.
Everyone expected the Indiana Pacers to emerge as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season. However, even the most optimistic fan of the team couldn’t imagine such a magical start in the 2013-2014 campaign. 10 games into the season, the Pacers have only lost once, from the Chicago Bulls and they are still playing without their former best player, Danny Granger. So, things could get even better for Indiana as the season moves forward.
Charles Barkley believes that the Indiana Pacers are actually better than the Miami Heat. He said last night on the NBA on TNT:
“I think Indiana has a better team [than Miami] but there are two things I worry about. They turn the ball over and that won’t show until they’re under the gun [in the playoffs]. Also, Lance Stephenson is so talented but he does some crazy stuff sometimes. He’s got superior talent…but he has to keep maturing.”
Big Ten basketball season cannot get here fast enough. Especially for someone like me, who covers two college football teams, Northwestern and Illinois who are #10 and #11 in everybody’s conference power rankings. Then again college basketball season is always something that never gets here soon enough for me. I prefer college hoops over college football.
The two times I went on spring break in college I don’t recall anything about the partying I did in Cancun or Key West, but I can tell you the exact score of the 2001 Michigan State versus Penn State Big Ten Tournament game. I don’t remember the names of any of the girls I hooked up with on spring break, whether they were hot or ugly or mediocre. Or even if they were any good in bed. They probably were as refined and classy as the lovely young ladt pictured above I’m sure. But I vividly remember the Maryland vs Duke ACC Quarterfinal game that went into double-overtime.
The point is, even paying hundreds of dollars to go escape the winter chill and enjoy the alcohol and sunshine; I was still more into watching college basketball.
The Indiana Pacers came within one game of the reaching the NBA Finals and did so without one of their best players. This off-season, the Pacers are looking to build off their successful 2012-13 season and put themselves in a position to make another run next year.
The Indiana Pacers announced that they are holding a press conference tomorrow with a major announcement. That probably revolves around Paul George. As is standard with these types of pressers, the media figures it out the day before what the news is. The Pacers are about to officially make Paul George a very rich man.
Indiana Pacers to visit Purdue for a Football Game; how’s this for synergy?
Paul George and Indiana native George Hill for the second year in a row will visit a University in the state of Indiana for a football game and to tailgate with fans to promote their G2 Zone Part III. Last year the Pacers stars went south to Bloomington for an IU/Ball State contest. This year it will be north to West Lafayette, for the Purdue vs. Indiana State game.
The defending Central Division Champion and Eastern Conference Finalist Indiana Pacers open the 2014 season in hosting the Orlando Magic Oct. 29, in Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. The Pacers will also appear on national television 17 times: eight on ESPN, seven on NBATV and two on TNT.
With Dwight Howard choosing the Houston Rockets, the rest of the dominoes are start to fall in place for the rest of the NBA free agents. Josh Smith was rumored to be heading to Houston in a sign-and-trade deal but has instead signed with the Detroit Pistons. The Atlanta Hawks replaced Smith with former Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap while O.J. Mayo inked with the Milwaukee Bucks and Jose Calderon is heading to the Dallas Mavericks. Here is the latest on the NBA free agent front.
The movement of NBA free agents is starting to take shape just to days into the free agency period. On Tuesday, a number of veterans re-signed with their teams including David West, Tiago Splitter, Tony Allen, Martell Webster, and Chase Budinger. Here is the breakdown.