1. How Marcus Smart Can Reinforce, Not Replace Rajon Rondo with Boston Celtics

    It’s a bit unusual for a flawed team to use its lottery pick on the same position already occupied by their franchise player while in his prime...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 19 hours ago 6,747 reads 50 comments

  2. Can Detroit Pistons Completely Remake Themselves in Just 1 Offseason?

    The Detroit Pistons are currently one of the NBA ’s sorriest franchises. They’ve won 29 games in each of the past two seasons and have had regular difficulty even before that with putting a competent product on both ends of the floor...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 6 days ago 6,695 reads 37 comments

  3. Report Card Grades for San Antonio Spurs' 2014 Offseason So Far

    The San Antonio Spurs are the best basketball team in the world for many reasons, one of them being their appreciation of continuity...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 7 days ago 7,344 reads 18 comments

  4. Should Boston Celtics Continue Pursuing Big-Name Trades This Offseason?

    July 2014 hasn't been the best month in Boston Celtics history. Heading in, expectations were high for the team to exchange a good chunk of its draft picks, modestly-priced veterans ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 8 days ago 10,588 reads 47 comments

  5. Sorting Out Minutes and Roles in Boston Celtics Crowded Backcourt

    The Boston Celtics will head into training camp with five guards under contract: Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Phil Pressey , Marcus Smart and Marcus Thornton...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 11 days ago 9,847 reads 56 comments

  6. Updated Long-Term Plan for Boston Celtics

    Coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history, the Boston Celtics entered this summer with high hopes of a quick turnaround...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 12 days ago 16,839 reads 81 comments

  7. How Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo Can Thrive with Bucks

    Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will both start for the Milwaukee Bucks on opening night next season, and if all goes well, the next 10 opening nights after that. Parker is 6'8" and 19 years old...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 14 days ago 8,401 reads 29 comments

  8. Best Mid-Level Exception Matches Left During 2014 NBA Free Agency

    The mid-level exception allows teams above the salary cap to operate as if they still had space to sign quality players (key word: "exception")...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 19 days ago 1,270 reads 0 comments

  9. Best Bargain-Bin NBA 2014 Free-Agency Options for Washington Wizards

    The Washington Wizards are coming off one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, making it all the way to the second round after slaughtering the proud Chicago Bulls in five quick games...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 21 days ago 5,921 reads 10 comments

  10. Best Bargain-Bin NBA 2014 Free-Agency Options for Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics are a young, rebuilding team with a full non-taxpayer midlevel exception ($5.305 million) and a bi-annual exception ($2.077) at their disposal...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 22 days ago 14,848 reads 20 comments

  11. 5 Jeff Green Trades the Boston Celtics Should Pursue This Offseason

    Jeff Green's second full season with the Boston Celtics wasn't a disaster, but nobody should be happy with it, either. The combo forward appeared in all 82 games and led the Celtics in scoring...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 25 days ago 29,136 reads 115 comments

  12. Detroit Pistons' 2014 NBA Free-Agency Big Board: Ranking Top Targets Post-Draft

    The Detroit Pistons enter the offseason in an interesting place. Stan Van Gundy is now the man making decisions, and it'll be interesting to see how his role as head coach will influence those personnel moves...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 26 days ago 10,602 reads 31 comments

  13. Ranking Boston Celtics Most Believable 2014 NBA Free-Agency Rumors

    A general manager’s duty this time of year is to make sure no stone is left unturned, and nobody knows this better than Danny Ainge...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 28 days ago 14,136 reads 2 comments

  14. What Offseason Moves Are Next for Cleveland Cavs with NBA Draft Complete?

    The NBA draft is finally over, and the Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from it with the type of talent every single team in the league wishes it could have...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 15,494 reads 109 comments

  15. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for Utah Jazz

    The Utah Jazz are a young, rebuilding basketball team that has undeveloped talent across their roster. Their future looked bright a week ago, but it looks even better after last ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 8,033 reads 24 comments

  16. Cleveland Cavs Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2014 NBA Draft

    Joel Embiid’s cracked navicular bone sent dark clouds over the Cleveland Cavaliers ’ annual NBA draft party, but the team still has plenty of reason to celebrate. The No...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 6,394 reads 3 comments

  17. Jared Sullinger or Kelly Olynyk: Who Do Boston Celtics Offer in Trade Talks?

    If the Boston Celtics successfully complete a trade for a superstar (Kevin Love) this summer, there’s about a 100 percent chance Jared Sullinger and/or Kelly Olynyk will be a part of it...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 10,459 reads 56 comments

  18. 2014 NBA Prospects Who Could Turn Boston Celtics Around the Fastest

    There’s sometimes a difference between prospects who can help make a bad team less bad overnight and prospects who need time to develop. Different environments spawn different objectives...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 1,182 reads 0 comments

  19. What Brad Stevens and Boston Celtics Can Learn from 2014 NBA Finals

    Every NBA head coach who wasn’t working the NBA Finals had one eye on the strategic developments that unfolded during the San Antonio Spurs ' five-game thrashing of the Miami Heat , Brad Stevens included...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 3,874 reads 10 comments

  20. Can Boston Celtics Upgrade Shooting Guard Spot Over Avery Bradley?

    The Boston Celtics are in transition, reshaping their roster from the bottom up, and with every player expendable, this is what makes Avery Bradley 's upcoming restricted free agency so fascinating...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 3,763 reads 11 comments

  21. How Washington Wizards Guard Bradley Beal Can Join Shooting Guard Elite Next

    Bradley Beal is 20 years old and is about to enter his third season as starting shooting guard for the Washington Wizards . Coming off a season in which he averaged a highly impressive 17...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 6,030 reads 14 comments

  22. Why Kevin Love Should Force His Way to Boston Celtics

    Boston's meticulous pursuit of Kevin Love was expected for quite some time. He's a star; history and logic tell us stars are necessary elements in almost every championship-winning team...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 12,298 reads 56 comments

  23. Ranking Most Logical Landing Spots for Luol Deng

    Luol Deng is a 29-year-old small forward who was named to two of the last three All-Star games. Not including players with contract options, he enters the summer as one of the league's ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 14,546 reads 25 comments

  24. Can Stan Van Gundy Resurrect Brandon Jennings' Career?

    Brandon Jennings ’ first season as point guard of the Detroit Pistons was bad. Some might call it awful, and low expectations heading in are the sole anchor that keep it ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 13,297 reads 50 comments

  25. Big Men the Boston Celtics Can Bring in to Shore Up Front Line

    The Boston Celtics are far from contending for a championship, but aside from adding another All-Star-caliber talent or two, the major element standing in their way is a reliable big man who can protect the rim and anchor both ends of the floor...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 month ago 11,922 reads 49 comments