1. 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 1 year ago 6,685 reads 17 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 5,013 reads 25 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 10,017 reads 24 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 6,703 reads 37 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 20,498 reads 75 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 11,258 reads 45 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 4,943 reads 18 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 8,275 reads 37 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 7,899 reads 15 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 9,489 reads 29 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 13,047 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 10,333 reads 47 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 27,016 reads 29 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 2,065 reads 6 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 13,093 reads 22 comments

  16. Is Pau Gasol's Impact Being Overstated for the Chicago Bulls?

    Pau Gasol , a renaissance man of several different shapes, is having somewhat of a renaissance season. In his first go around with the Chicago Bulls , Gasol has bounced back from ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 7,632 reads 57 comments

  17. After Flurry of Trades, Boston Celtics Now Major Players in 2014-15 Free Agency

    The Boston Celtics have never been big players in free agency. Historically, their success was always cultivated through astute draft-day decisions (Larry Bird, Paul Pierce , Dave Cowens , John Havlicek , etc...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 18,505 reads 41 comments

  18. Biggest Areas Where Marcus Smart Has to Improve to Succeed for Boston Celtics

    Watch Marcus Smart play basketball, and you’ll catch brief moments when the Boston Celtics rookie looks like a bona fide franchise point guard...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 1,274 reads 0 comments

  19. Why Tobias Harris Could Be the Steal of the 2015 NBA Free-Agent Class

    The jury is out on whether Tobias Harris is a potential star or merely a stats-swallowing vulture who does productive things because someone on the Orlando Magic physically has to...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 9,700 reads 23 comments

  20. Trading Jeff Green Is the Next Logical Move in Boston Celtics' Rebuilding Plan

    After finally wiping their hands of Rajon Rondo and his lonesome star power just a few weeks ago, it only makes sense for the Boston Celtics to continue to tear down the walls and build for the future...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 11,516 reads 58 comments

  21. How Brandan Wright Can Help the Boston Celtics Rebuild

    The Boston Celtics are 1-3 since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright , Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and a couple draft picks (not to mention a sweet $12...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 7,907 reads 21 comments

  22. Why Evaluating Rajon Rondo's Worth Has to Go Beyond the Box Score

    Rajon Rondo is the most perplexing star in the NBA and will continue to be so until age naturally diminishes his relevance, or he suddenly retires to open the world's first 24-hour Connect Four dojo...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,243 reads 10 comments

  23. Evan Turner's Point Guard Play Proving He's Not Traditional NBA Player

    Heading into this season, Evan Turner 's standing as a fatally flawed dissident of contemporary NBA basketball—aka the age of analytics—felt like it was lodged in ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,797 reads 13 comments

  24. Why the Charlotte Hornets Are the Most Disappointing Team in the NBA

    No team in the NBA is further below its preseason expectations than the Charlotte Hornets . The most disappointing team in basketball by a wide margin, the Hornets were ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 24,064 reads 45 comments

  25. How Kelly Olynyk Can Become the Star the Boston Celtics Believe He Will Be

    The Boston Celtics believe Kelly Olynyk has star potential. This may surprise a lot of people who watch basketball on a regular basis, but the elements of a very good player are there...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 2,188 reads 4 comments