Articles by: Conrad Brunner

  • Could LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony both wind up in the Central Division in 2014-15? (Photo: Icon SMI)

    James, Anthony could change landscape for Pacers

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    They’ve been the best team in the division for two years, but the Pacers might soon face the prospects of becoming also-rans in the Central. Consider the possibilities: LeBron James (and the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft) in Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony (and Derrick Rose) in Chicago. Anthony, of […]

  • Reggie Wayne meets the media.

    Confident Wayne eager for Colts training camp

    Brunos Blog, Colts June 20, 2014 at 8:27 am

    His back turned to the media, Reggie Wayne apologized for the delay while tapping and swiping his cellphone screen, trying to secure the best possible seat assignment for his flight out of town. Task completed, he turned and smiled, phone in hand, and announced: “A1!” The same could be said […]

  • Emotional Clark gives thanks in Colts’ farewell

    Emotional Clark gives thanks in Colts’ farewell

    Brunos Blog, Colts June 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Dallas Clark thanked everybody, from owner Jim Irsay to the franchise mailman, from Peyton Manning to the equipment staff, from Bill Polian to the media, in an emotional, humorous and thoroughly engaging retirement speech. It might’ve been more appropriate for them to thank him. The man who gained fame for […]

  • Despite their obvious skills, David West and Luis Scola rarely played together in 2013-14. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: More players than time at PF

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 19, 2014 at 8:17 am

    The strongest, most experienced, most consistent position on the Indiana roster is also the oldest. When training camp begins in October, David West and Luis Scola will be 34 and Chris Copeland 30, assuming all remain with the team. The Pacers’ rise to prominence coincided with West’s arrival via free […]

  • Rugby standout Daniel Adongo has never played football but is trying to learn at the game's highest level.

    Adongo preparing to take next step with Colts

    Brunos Blog, Colts June 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    If you could build the perfect football player, chances are he would look very much like Daniel Adongo: 6-foot-5, 280 pounds, a physique that looks carved from granite, unusual speed and agility, not to mention a sharp and inquisitive mind. Yes, Adongo certainly looks the part. Soon enough, we may […]

  • Paul George continued his ascent in 2013-14, but is there another level left in his game? (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Consistency key for George

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Paul George established himself as one of the league’s brightest young stars with his continued improvement in 2013-14. The only question is whether there is still another level or two left in his game, because therein could lie the difference for a Pacers team that hasn’t been able to get […]

  • George Hill counsels Lance Stephenson. (Photo: Jessica Hoffman/Pacers)

    Pacers report card: good Lance vs. bad Lance

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    After a breakout season that was equal parts mesmerizing and stupefying, this much we know about Lance Stephenson: He’s going to get paid. Whether he’s cashing the Pacers’ checks next season remains to be seen, because the decision is hardly automatic. That’s because there are (at least) two Stephensons: the […]

  • After one season as the Browns head coach, Rob Chudzinski joins old friend Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Chud’s impact on Colts could be widespread

    Brunos Blog, Colts June 12, 2014 at 7:43 am

    When the Colts hired Rob Chudzinski in February, the great mystery was this: what, exactly, would the former Browns head coach do in the role of special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano? Finally, we have our answer: a little of this, a little of that. “My relationship with Chuck […]

  • After three playoff runs and two regular seasons as the starter, it's apparent George Hill is no better than average. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: The point guard conundrum

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of report cards grading the Pacers’ overall performance in 2013-14. Next up: the shooting guards. Playing point guard for the Pacers has historically been one of the franchise’s most unforgiving jobs, in part because it has been so difficult to fill […]

  • For the third year in a row, Frank Vogel was unable to get the most out of his bench. (Photo: Icon SMI)

    Pacers report card: Like players, Vogel must evolve

    Brunos Blog, Pacers June 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This is the second in a series of report cards grading the Pacers’ performance in 2013-14. Next up: the point guards. Frank Vogel experienced the best and worst seasons of his career all at once. As his team bolted out of the gate, from 9-0 to 18-2 to 33-7, all […]