Month: February 2017

The mediocrity continues in Indiana

The mediocrity continues in Indiana

Photo credit: Max Becherer, Associated Press

The 2017 NBA trading deadline has passed and the Indiana Pacers’ front office could not make a deal with anyone.

As the time drew near to the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 23, the Pacers entertained trade possibilities from the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers for four-time All-Star Paul George.  Continue reading “The mediocrity continues in Indiana”

Indiana Fever’s newest All-Star

Indiana Fever’s newest All-Star

The Indiana Fever have acquired five-time WNBA All-Star Candice Dupree in a three-team trade involving the Phoenix Mercury and Connecticut Sun. The deal was announced by Fever President and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf on Twitter.

Indiana receives Dupree and a second-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) in the 2017 WNBA Draft from the Mercury. Indiana will send Lynetta Kizer and the Fever’s first-round draft pick (No. 8 overall) to Connecticut.  Connecticut trades Camille Little and Jillian Aleyne to Phoenix to finalize the trade.

Indiana is coming off 17-17 season and the retirement of Fever great, Tamika Catchings. The Fever lost to the Mercury in the one-game first round of the WNBA Playoffs under the new format where the conference doesn’t matter.

Be sure to follow the Indiana Fever on Twitter @IndianaFever for up-to-date information.

Who’s going where?

With the conclusion of the 66th NBA All-Star Game and the bargain the New Orleans Pelicans pulled off for DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins from the Sacramento Kings Sunday night, all teams are up against the clock for all trades this season.

There are various teams that need to fill a void in order to make the playoffs. Here are the scenarios that I think should play out for each playoff team before the second half of the regular season kicks off. Continue reading “Who’s going where?”

Hard work beats talent

Hard work beats talent

Photo credit: Frank McGrath, Indiana Pacers

Intelligent sports fans immediately know when their player or team isn’t giving effort or they can figure out when that player or team is just going through the motions during a game.

Casual sports fans might not recognize it immediately but will pick up the clues before too long. This was the case Saturday night for the Indiana Pacers and its four-time all-star Paul George.

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Watch out for Ball State

Watch out for Ball State

Photo credit: Breanna Daugherty, Ball State Daily News

I’ve spent my previous three years covering the Ball State men’s basketball team for the Ball State Daily News.

I was there the day head coach James Whitford introduced himself to a crowd of students inside of Ball State’s Atrium. I knew what type of program he was going to turnaround after the dismissal of Billy Taylor.

Continue reading “Watch out for Ball State”