Tagged Victor Oladipo

PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Central Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Duncan Smith (@duncansmithnba) of Forbes preview the Central Division ahead of the 2019-20 season. How will the Chicago Bulls’ point guard rotation shake out? Are Cleveland Cavaliers guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland compatible? Will this be Andre Drummond’s…

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Central Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason chock-full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll continue today with the Central Division, where the…

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Which New NBA Duos Will Have Greatest Impact?

The biggest theme of the 2019 offseason was an unprecedented deluge of blockbuster trades and monstrous free agency moves. Unlike some recent offseasons, this year’s shuffling produced a slew of new dynamic duos rather than trios or superteams. Now that the dust is starting to settle, it’s time to examine exactly how impactful these new…

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Indiana Pacers Ready to Contend in Revamped East

There’s a new arms race heating up in the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets have added Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and DeAndre Jordan. Kemba Walker is tasked with filling the void Irving left for the Boston Celtics. Al Horford is pulling a reverse Ray Allen, joining a fierce playoff rival (Philadelphia Sixers) after giving them…

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Pending FA Khris Middleton is Worth Way More Than You Think

We (collectively) have talked a ton about this summer’s free agency class, and for good reason. Not only is this summer’s class filled with studs, their decisions may be swayed heavily by what happens in this round. Kevin Durant could be changing teams. Kawhi Leonard might not be long for Toronto. Kyrie Irving and Jimmy…

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Who Deserves NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award?

Very quietly, the Sixth Man of the Year race is pretty fun this year. The league is littered with effective reserves on good teams, making it a bit tighter than usual. By my unofficial count, there are at least 16 guys that deserve a hat tip in the award’s discussion. I won’t bore you with…

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How Indiana’s Keeping Pace Without Victor Oladipo

Just like that, Pascal Siakam is off to the races. Following a miss, Siakam turns on the burners down the middle of the floor. Victor Oladipo flips his switch and retreats, trying to prevent the inevitable. The pass lingers a bit. Siakam high-points the ball like a wide receiver; Oladipo does not. He couldn’t. Just…

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Week 16 Fantasy Basketball Notebook: How Can Victor Oladipo Owners Stay Afloat?

Fantasy owners, Indiana Pacers followers and NBA fans alike suffered a gut-punch Wednesday, as All-Star 2-guard Victor Oladipo went down with a season-ending knee injury against the Toronto Raptors. If you had Oladipo on your roster prior to his injury, all hope is not lost. While neither you nor the Pacers will be able to…

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Can the Pacers keep their twin towers lineup together or apart?

Can Indiana Pacers Keep Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis?

Can a team find success while also paying hefty amounts of money to two guys that share the floor only six minutes a night? That’s a checkbook question, but the answer is definitely “yes” in the scorebook so far. Only three games back of the Eastern Conference’s top overall seed, the Indiana Pacers had won 13…

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