1. Does DeAndre Jordan Deserve a Max Contract Next Summer?

    When DeAndre Jordan crashes into next summer with a diametric combination of awesome physical ability and clear-as-day offensive limitations, the Los Angeles Clippers center ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 9 months ago 4,632 reads 56 comments

  2. Will Chris Bosh Have to Move Away from His Mid-Range Game Sans LeBron James?

    Chris Bosh and LeBron James were one of the NBA ’s most effective offensive duos over the past few seasons...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 9 months ago 11,385 reads 82 comments

  3. Which Impact Players Can Boston Celtics Pursue Now That Kevin Love Is Out?

    The Boston Celtics entered July with a ton of trade assets and a superstar target: Kevin Love. That option is off the table now that Love is headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers to join forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 14,301 reads 48 comments

  4. What's Left of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's Ceilings?

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two 25-year-old teammates recognized by many as the NBA ’s longest running duo of devastation...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 19,437 reads 110 comments

  5. Predicting the Roles and Impact of Each Boston Celtics Newcomer This Summer

    The Boston Celtics are rebuilding, which means plenty of new faces will arrive until they return to respectability...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 12,616 reads 24 comments

  6. Pressure Is on Golden State Warriors to Prove They Made Right Call on Kevin Love

    In the NBA , nobody can see into the future. Nobody knows for sure what trades will win and which will crash and burn...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 10 months ago 4,554 reads 33 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 9,843 reads 26 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 4,908 reads 21 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 13,088 reads 60 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 15,573 reads 64 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 7,118 reads 37 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 8,030 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 10,954 reads 47 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 10,089 reads 56 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 17,110 reads 80 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 9,627 reads 30 comments

  17. 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 11 months ago 1,778 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 6,084 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 15,054 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 30,528 reads 114 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 10,991 reads 31 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 14,472 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 15,792 reads 109 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 8,337 reads 24 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 6,742 reads 3 comments