Indiana Pacers have in-house business to take care this off-season

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Larry Bird has done a tremendous job in building the Indiana Pacers back to a contender in the Eastern Conference.  The team was very active last off-season in signing free agent David West and trading for George Hill.  Even though the Pacers are experiencing a bit of a front office shake-up, they have some in-house business to take care of this off-season by re-signing Hill and Roy Hibbert.

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Applying the Allan Houston Rule to NBA Central Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the pending NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston Rule.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  Here is the Central Division.

By: David Kay

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Indiana Pacers Could Be Major Players This Off-Season

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.  The Indiana Pacers finished with a losing record for five straight seasons, but are poised to make a major splash in the off-season.

By: David Kay

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Pacers Slowly Building for Future but Should Struggle this Season

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David Kay’s NBA season previews heads to Hoosierland where the Indiana Pacers are coming off their worst season in more than twenty years.  The future is looking up for Indy though there likely will not be a major improvement this season.
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Pacers in a Holding Pattern this Off-Season

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The Indiana Pacers need to make some moves this off-season.  With no cap space, that might be difficult.  However, Larry Bird possesses a top-ten pick and several expiring contracts that he could turn into some much needed talent.

By: David Kay

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