1. DeMarre Carroll's Defensive Impact Will Be Felt First for the Toronto Raptors

    Almost solely based off his majestic individual run to the Eastern Conference Finals, DeMarre Carroll deserves every cent of the four-year, $60 million contract that the Toronto Raptors offered him the second free agency’s light turned green...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 9,830 reads 37 comments

  2. Why It's Too Early for Boston Celtics to Worry About James Young's NBA Future

    LAS VEGAS—This has not been an ideal summer for Boston Celtics guard James Young. He entered the offseason 20 pounds heavier than the day he was drafted. Stronger, faster, more focused and athletic...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 5,916 reads 2 comments

  3. David Lee's Game Will Be a Perfect Fit for the Rebuilding Boston Celtics

    On July 7, news broke that the Boston Celtics will send Gerald Wallace to the Golden State Warriors for David Lee ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 22,056 reads 51 comments

  4. Why Amir Johnson's New Contract with Boston Celtics Will Prove to Be a Steal

    The Boston Celtics entered the first day of free agency with a ton of money to either fill significant holes in their frontcourt or finally spear the white whale they’re rightfully fixated on (i...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 months ago 34,695 reads 74 comments

  5. How Greg Monroe Would Fit into the Boston Celtics' 2015 Free-Agency Plans

    Ten years ago, Greg Monroe would have been the belle of free-agency’s ball. A 6’11” big man who can score with his back to the basket and rebound? And he just ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 months ago 5,668 reads 6 comments

  6. Predicting How the Miami Heat's Biggest Offseason Decisions Will Shake out

    Damn near every team in the NBA experienced terrible health-related luck during the 2014-15 season, none less timely than Chris Bosh ’s season-ending blood clot that effectively ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 months ago 27,739 reads 83 comments

  7. What Golden State Warriors Need from Klay Thompson to Win 2015 NBA Finals

    Klay Thompson was the only Golden State Warriors starter who didn't score at least 10 points in Thursday night's Game 4 win. But as tends to happen on a team with so many weapons, his pedestrian box score wasn't a huge problem...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 20,464 reads 55 comments

  8. Bismack Biyombo Is the Most Underrated Free Agent for Celtics This Offseason

    The Boston Celtics are approaching their most intriguing offseason in years. No clear path presents itself, and questions abound regarding how aggressive they’ll be in trying to construct a winner...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 3,598 reads 4 comments

  9. Josh Smith Could Be NBA's Most Intriguing Free Agent During 2015 Offseason

    In some ways, Josh Smith was the secondary playmaker the Houston Rockets desperately needed on their run to the Western Conference Finals...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 10,488 reads 78 comments

  10. Harrison Barnes Playing His Way into Larger Role Than Warriors Can Offer

    If Harrison Barnes played for a bad team, he’d launch 15 shots a night and defend the opposing squad’s most lethal weapon...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 48,759 reads 132 comments

  11. Otto Porter's Breakout Changes the Washington Wizards' Future

    As recently as March, Otto Porter’s NBA future was a bleak combination of squinting-eyed optimism and depressing resignation...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 6,333 reads 17 comments

  12. Breaking Down How Kyle Korver Can Get Back on Track for the Atlanta Hawks

    Kyle Korver entered the playoffs coming off the best season of his 12-year career. He made his first All-Star team and spearheaded the Eastern Conference’s top seed with ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 4,967 reads 25 comments

  13. Can Memphis Grizzlies Upset Golden State Warriors Without Mike Conley?

    It’s a harsh truth: No NBA team that isn ’t 100 percent healthy can defeat the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game series...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 9,890 reads 24 comments

  14. 5 Things Boston Celtics Must Do to Bounce Back Against Cleveland Cavaliers

    As most expected to be the case before the playoffs officially started, the Boston Celtics aren't having much success in their first-round series against the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 4 months ago 6,663 reads 37 comments

  15. Whom the Boston Celtics Should Target in the 2015 NBA Draft

    The Boston Celtics are in the playoffs. That's fantastic news! The bad news? Bye-bye lottery. The Celtics have a 0 percent shot at landing a top-three pick in this year’s draft and have instead been awarded the 16th selection...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 20,460 reads 75 comments

  16. Breaking Down How Boston Celtics Stack Up vs. Atlanta Hawks in 2015 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA won’t have its playoff matchups set for another week. Until then, let’s take a shower in some good old-fashioned bracket speculation...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 11,122 reads 45 comments

  17. Avery Bradley Blossoming into Player Boston Celtics Need Him to Be

    The Boston Celtics love Avery Bradley. Why wouldn ’t they? At 24 years old and already playing in his fifth NBA season, Bradley's a workaholic with ferocious athleticism and highly sought defensive skills...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 5 months ago 4,863 reads 18 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 8,217 reads 37 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 7,766 reads 15 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 9,430 reads 29 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 12,790 reads 22 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 10,189 reads 47 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 26,206 reads 29 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 2,041 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 13,079 reads 22 comments