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photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images JOE STAYSNIAK No, but they can make it a series. Even with the Cavs on a bit of a slide, they are the better team on paper. The Pacers need Paul George to play even better than he is right now (if that's possible) and guys like Monta, C.J., and...
photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images MICHAEL GRADY It’s called the “Lance Effect” and the term will soon be added to a dictionary near you. The reason we know he’s making a difference is because all of a sudden, it looks like his teammates care about competing. And now, all of a...
THIS WEEK'S HOT BUTTON: WHAT SHOULD ARCHIE MILLER’S TOP PRIORITIES BE FOR IU? MICHAEL GRADY It should be to get HIS players and put his stamp on the program immediately. He has a clear philosophy and approach on both ends of the floor, and he won't have the opportunity to truly...
HOW HAVE THE COLTS FARED IN FREE AGENCY? JOE STAYSNIAK The Colts have fared about how I expected. With so many holes to fill, several second- or third-tier signings in free agency makes sense. All of these guys are at least four years into the league and should be in their prime...
WAS FIRING TOM CREAN THE RIGHT MOVE FOR IU? MICHAEL GRADY I can understand anyone who is apprehensive about the move. But Tom has shown you what his ceiling is with this team. He brought the team back from a shaky time, but he didn't complete the mission, and there's no reason...
Photos: Andy Lyons / Grant Halverson | Getty THIS WEEK’S HOT BUTTON: WHO WILL HAVE THE DEEPER NCAA RUN, BUTLER OR PURDUE? HOT BUTTON : Will Butler or Purdue have deeper NCAA run? @gregrakestraw @Grady Joe & @JMV1070 answer - https://t.co/HZVJ4OYUI2 Who you got? — 1070 The...
photo: Rey Del Rio | Getty Images Here’s how this goes: Each week, we ask our experts a question about a hot topic, and they give their opinions. And then you let us know your opinion about their answers by casting a vote in our Twitter poll. HOT BUTTON : Is Tom Crean on the Hot...
photo: Stacy Revere | Getty Images Here’s how this goes: Each week, we ask our experts a question about a hot topic, and they give their opinions. And then you let us know your opinion about their answers by casting a vote in our Twitter poll. HOT BUTTON : Will #IUBB make the...
THIS WEEK’S HOT BUTTON TOPIC: IS CHRIS BALLARD THE RIGHT GM FOR THE COLTS? MICHAEL GRADY No one really knows. He hasn't made a decision on office decor, let alone a roster decision yet. However, one reason I believe he can be a success is because of a work ethic that has been...