1. Brad Stevens Showing Why He's Firmly in the Picture for 2015 Coach of the Year

    The Boston Celtics are not supposed to sniff the playoffs this season. Expectations were in the basement before it started, and any shot in the dark they had of becoming a competitive ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 days ago 6,965 reads 30 comments

  2. Jae Crowder Quickly Showing Why He Should Be Integral Part of Celtics' Future

    The Boston Celtics would not be surging toward the playoffs if Jae Crowder played for a different team...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 days ago 7,579 reads 15 comments

  3. Boston Celtics Would Be Wise to Make Jonas Jerebko a Part of Their Future

    The Boston Celtics made a splash at the trade deadline when they pried an offensive prodigy named Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for pennies on the dollar. But lost in the immediate commotion was a second deal with the Detroit Pistons .

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 16 days ago 9,210 reads 29 comments

  4. Rudy Gobert Quickly Establishing Reputation as All-NBA Defensive Dynamo

    The Utah Jazz are 25-36. They have no chance of making the playoffs, and since opening night, they have forged their way through the Western Conference with an average offense and the 18th-ranked defense in the NBA ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 23 days ago 12,616 reads 22 comments

  5. Isaiah Thomas Addition Is Big Step in Right Direction for Boston Celtics' Future

    It’s been roughly 10 years since the Boston Celtics had a consistent, efficient offensive weapon on their roster...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 10,109 reads 47 comments

  6. Meet Khris Middleton, the Most Underrated Player in the NBA

    The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the NBA ’s most pleasant surprises, and Khris Middleton , their startlingly efficient, unsurprisingly versatile two-way nightmare, is one of the biggest reasons why...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 25,534 reads 29 comments

  7. Zach Randolph Proving He's Never Been More Valuable to Surging Memphis Grizzlies

    Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph is 33 years old and rumbling through his 14th season as one of the NBA ’s roughest hurricanes...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 2,012 reads 6 comments

  8. Breaking Down the Boston Celtics' Best Remaining Trade Bait

    The NBA ’s trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Boston Celtics figure to be one of the league’s most active teams leading right up to its final seconds...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 13,059 reads 22 comments

  9. Is Pau Gasol's Impact Being Overstated for the Chicago Bulls?

    Pau Gasol , a renaissance man of several different shapes, is having somewhat of a renaissance season. In his first go around with the Chicago Bulls , Gasol has bounced back from ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 7,528 reads 57 comments

  10. After Flurry of Trades, Boston Celtics Now Major Players in 2014-15 Free Agency

    The Boston Celtics have never been big players in free agency. Historically, their success was always cultivated through astute draft-day decisions (Larry Bird, Paul Pierce , Dave Cowens , John Havlicek , etc...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 months ago 18,222 reads 41 comments

  11. Biggest Areas Where Marcus Smart Has to Improve to Succeed for Boston Celtics

    Watch Marcus Smart play basketball, and you’ll catch brief moments when the Boston Celtics rookie looks like a bona fide franchise point guard...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 months ago 1,179 reads 0 comments

  12. Why Tobias Harris Could Be the Steal of the 2015 NBA Free-Agent Class

    The jury is out on whether Tobias Harris is a potential star or merely a stats-swallowing vulture who does productive things because someone on the Orlando Magic physically has to...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 5,075 reads 23 comments

  13. Trading Jeff Green Is the Next Logical Move in Boston Celtics' Rebuilding Plan

    After finally wiping their hands of Rajon Rondo and his lonesome star power just a few weeks ago, it only makes sense for the Boston Celtics to continue to tear down the walls and build for the future...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 11,472 reads 58 comments

  14. How Brandan Wright Can Help the Boston Celtics Rebuild

    The Boston Celtics are 1-3 since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright , Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and a couple draft picks (not to mention a sweet $12...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 7,854 reads 21 comments

  15. Why Evaluating Rajon Rondo's Worth Has to Go Beyond the Box Score

    Rajon Rondo is the most perplexing star in the NBA and will continue to be so until age naturally diminishes his relevance, or he suddenly retires to open the world's first 24-hour Connect Four dojo...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 4,216 reads 10 comments

  16. Evan Turner's Point Guard Play Proving He's Not Traditional NBA Player

    Heading into this season, Evan Turner 's standing as a fatally flawed dissident of contemporary NBA basketball—aka the age of analytics—felt like it was lodged in ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 4,528 reads 13 comments

  17. Why the Charlotte Hornets Are the Most Disappointing Team in the NBA

    No team in the NBA is further below its preseason expectations than the Charlotte Hornets . The most disappointing team in basketball by a wide margin, the Hornets were ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 23,923 reads 45 comments

  18. How Kelly Olynyk Can Become the Star the Boston Celtics Believe He Will Be

    The Boston Celtics believe Kelly Olynyk has star potential. This may surprise a lot of people who watch basketball on a regular basis, but the elements of a very good player are there...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 2,064 reads 4 comments

  19. How Rajon Rondo Allows Avery Bradley to Thrive with the Boston Celtics

    Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are undersized, but still compliment each other very well...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 3,804 reads 9 comments

  20. Rajon Rondo's Rebounding Key to What Makes Him Unique

    Boston Celtics franchise-everything Rajon Rondo has spent this season’s opening two weeks re-solidifying himself as one of the most magnificent passers in NBA history, and one of its most inventive playmakers...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 2,409 reads 10 comments

  21. Boston Celtics Must Prioritize Finding Long-Term Answer at Center

    The Boston Celtics have adopted a fast-paced, exciting brand of basketball, and it’s helped up their Q rating and improve their offensive efficiency...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 656 reads 3 comments

  22. Why Jeff Green Will Finally Succeed in the Boston Celtics' New Offense

    The evidence currently available to help gauge how well Jeff Green will fit into Brad Stevens’ shiny new expressway offense is tiny, but one blowout win’s worth...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 4,582 reads 15 comments

  23. Why Boston Celtics Should Target Al Horford Trade This Season

    Despite the return of Rajon Rondo at point guard, the addition of rookies Marcus Smart and James Young and steady growth from Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk, the Boston Celtics are still looking to add an All-Star or two...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 14,410 reads 54 comments

  24. Kelly Olynyk's Destiny Will Be Determined from Downtown

    The Boston Celtics are starved for three-point shooting, which makes everything about Kelly Olynyk 's offensive skill set all the more exciting...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 1,344 reads 2 comments

  25. How Defensively Dominant Can Boston Celtics Backcourt Be?

    The Boston Celtics head into the 2014-15 regular season drowning in deficiency: so much weakness, such low expectations. But one bright spot is their backcourt and, more specifically, how outright feared it could be on defense...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 6 months ago 1,368 reads 2 comments