1. Can James Young Make an Impact During Rookie Year with Boston Celtics?

    The Boston Celtics probably felt like they robbed a bank on draft night when University of Kentucky freshman James Young fell in their lap at No. 17...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 9,428 reads 26 comments

  2. Paul Pierce's Leadership and Experience Will Help John Wall and Bradley Beal

    Paul Pierce is a productive veteran who’s basically done and seen it all in his 16 years of playing professional basketball...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 4,782 reads 21 comments

  3. Boston Celtics Must Test Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk Front Line This Season

    The Boston Celtics brought Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk into the fold using two of their past three first-round picks, and playing them together makes a ton of sense this season...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 3 months ago 12,977 reads 61 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 15,446 reads 64 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 7,079 reads 37 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 7,900 reads 18 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 10,861 reads 47 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 10,014 reads 56 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 17,013 reads 81 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 9,235 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 1,502 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 6,027 reads 10 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 14,980 reads 20 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 29,972 reads 115 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 10,890 reads 31 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 14,322 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 15,692 reads 109 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 8,220 reads 24 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 6,593 reads 3 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 10,700 reads 55 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 1,230 reads 0 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 3,937 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 3,887 reads 11 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 6,154 reads 14 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 12,359 reads 56 comments