The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer. What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often. Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That … [Read more...] about Indiana Pacers open season without Danny Granger
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going. The Toronto Raptors added four quality pieces in the off-season and should be one of the most improved teams in the Eastern Conference; … [Read more...] about Toronto Raptors should be one of most improved teams in NBA
Year two of the Toronto Raptors’ post-Chris Bosh re-building effort yielded a similar result as year one. The Raps once again finished well out of the playoff picture and now enter the off-season in need of an influx in talent. They will Lithuanian big man Jonas Valanciunas, their 2011 first round pick, but what else can Toronto do to improve their roster and get themselves … [Read more...] about What the Toronto Raptors can do to improve this off-season
It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to Toronto Raptors fans when the club fired head coach Jay Triano on June 1st. In fact, many of them were probably celebrating after their brutal season ended with a 22-60 record. Raptors’ general manager Bryan Colangelo actually praised Triano for the dismal season and left fans scratching their heads in April when he said the coach did … [Read more...] about Did Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo Save his Job with Jay Triano Firing?
The Indiana Pacers fired coach Jim O'Brien on Sunday midway through the fourth year of O'Brien's contract and named assistant Frank Vogel interim coach for the rest of 2010-11. O'Brien went 121-169 as Pacers coach and began this season 17-27 before being relieved of his duties. The first thing to take away from Sunday's news is that the Pacers are doing the right thing in … [Read more...] about Indiana Pacers Fire Jim O’Brien; More Change on the Way?
After one of the most publicized off-seasons in NBA history, the league's landscape seems to have gone through a bigger face lift than Joan Rivers. The anticipation for the start of the season has been building since Lebron and CBTV reporter Blane Harrington lit up expectations in the sunshine state, seemingly anointing the Heat the most hated team in the NBA. With Bosh and … [Read more...] about Free Agency hypes start of NBA season
By: David Kay In recent years, Toronto has become the “Euro” team of the NBA. That transformation began in 2006 when the club hired former Benetton Treviso general manager Maurizi Gherardini as the first European to hold a senior management position in the league. With his knowledge of overseas basketball, the Raptors began to stock their roster with unfamiliar names like … [Read more...] about Turkoglu Bringing More Euro to Toronto