1. 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 11 months ago 10,947 reads 54 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 1,258 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 3,986 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 12 months ago 4,039 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 12 months ago 6,255 reads 14 comments

  6. 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 12 months ago 12,407 reads 56 comments

  7. 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 12 months ago 14,681 reads 25 comments

  8. 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 12 months ago 13,902 reads 50 comments

  9. 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 12 months ago 12,066 reads 49 comments

  10. Can Boston Celtics Rid Themselves of Gerald Wallace This Offseason?

    Trading Gerald Wallace will require extreme guile, patience and Power Ball lottery winning luck. With approximately $22 million guaranteed over the next two seasons, the soon-to-be ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 12 months ago 10,312 reads 18 comments

  11. Steve Kerr Must Expand Role for Andre Iguodala on 2014-15 Golden State Warriors

    Steven Kerr is the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors , fringe title contenders that are capable of going all the way at some point in the next few years if a few variables break in their favor...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 12 months ago 8,913 reads 13 comments

  12. Why Kevin Love Is the Perfect Partner for Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo

    It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics have a long-standing crush on Kevin Love. They’ ve likely had their eye on him the moment they shipped Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett off to Brooklyn for a significant haul of draft picks...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 13,971 reads 88 comments

  13. How Long Can Kevin Durant Keep OKC Thunder Afloat?

    Kevin Durant does not look like himself. I n these Western Conference Finals, t he 2013-14 regular-season MVP is averaging “only” 21.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting, including 36...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 6,194 reads 103 comments

  14. 5 Draft Prospects Guaranteed to Interest the Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics did not win Tuesday's NBA draft lottery. Instead, they moved back one slot to the sixth pick...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 17,631 reads 76 comments

  15. What's at Stake for Boston Celtics in 2014 NBA Draft Lottery

    Heading into 2014, the Boston Celtics were well aware which day would be their most important. It wasn’t opening night or the last game before All-Star weekend...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 9,844 reads 28 comments

  16. Ranking the Top 15 Best NBA Free Agents Available This Summer

    Free agency is one of the most exciting parts of the NBA , and even though this year's class isn't likely to bring as much change as seen in previous summers, the potential for a high-impact signing looms large...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 172,786 reads 266 comments

  17. Can John Wall and Bradley Beal Become the NBA's Best Backcourt?

    At any given time, the NBA ’s ideal “best backcourt” typically consists of one top-15 player and his All-Star caliber sidekick. The Washington Wizards don’t have either yet, but in due time they should...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 4,950 reads 8 comments

  18. Could Chris Johnson Win a Boston Celtics Starting Spot Next Season?

    Chris Johnson played 789 minutes in 40 games for the Boston Celtics last season. He finished with zero starts and made fewer than 40 percent of his shots...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 3,038 reads 4 comments

  19. Jason Kidd Must Remain Master of Creative Adjustments for Brooklyn Nets

    Being an NBA head coach is one of the sport’s most difficult and thankless jobs. Each season, 30 people overwork themselves into dust, and only one enters the summer with a smile...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 2,251 reads 15 comments

  20. Toronto Raptors' Next Step Will Start with Jonas Valanciunas

    Despite ending their season with an agonizing first-round loss at home in Game 7 against the Brooklyn Nets , the Toronto Raptors have a lot to look forward to...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 3,055 reads 2 comments

  21. 5 Surprising Takeaways from Boston Celtics' Season

    The Boston Celtics were very bad this year. They lost 57 games, struggled to score on a nightly basis and regularly rolled out lineups that belong in the NBA D-League. We knew this would happen; the Celtics were who we thought they would be...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 3,543 reads 1 comments

  22. Toronto Raptors Are Just Getting Started as Credible Eastern Conference Threat

    The Toronto Raptors entered the postseason as a 48-win team, boasting the league’s ninth-best offense, ninth-best defense and ninth-highest net rating (per possession point differential)...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 893 reads 1 comments

  23. Brooklyn Nets Putting New Spin on Small-Ball Mismatches During NBA Playoffs

    The Brooklyn Nets impose themselves on opponents with one of the least traditional big-minute lineups found in these playoffs...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 640 reads 0 comments

  24. 3 Areas Boston Celtics Must Upgrade This Offseason

    The Boston Celtics won just 25 games this season, and like most 25-win teams, they head into the offseason with serious improvements needed in a variety of different areas...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 9,153 reads 31 comments

  25. How Mike Miller Can Be Critical Cog in Memphis Grizzlies' Playoff Run

    This year's Memphis Grizzlies are filled with pleasant surprises (James Johnson, Courtney Lee, pre-illegal-substance-suspension Nick Calathes, 15 minutes of Beno Udrih), but Mike Miller is the most important...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 1,315 reads 0 comments