To be completely honest, this is the one of the last articles I ever expected to be writing — especially this soon.

As a Pacers fan (one of the only ones I know of living outside of Indy), I saw myself writing something about how Ron Artest is the reason my favorite franchise will never be relevant again, or how Larry Bird should be on the hot seat for his hand in driving the Pacers into oblivion.

But in fact, the case is just the opposite. A couple solid draft picks and one quality trade later, and the Pacers are moving the right direction like they’re Robert Randolph’s family band.

Peep the rest over at SLAM. (My first joint on my favorite team!! #Pacersfool.)