1. Final Verdict on the Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo Backcourt Pairing

    In a rebuilding down year that’s had its fair share of various injuries, Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley have barely played together...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 11,677 reads 61 comments

  2. Could Pace Have Solved Many of New York Knicks' Problems?

    The New York Knicks are terrible and on their way to missing the playoffs despite having the NBA ’s second-highest team salary. They’re also one of the slowest teams in basketball...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 4,687 reads 5 comments

  3. NBA Free-Agency Wish List for Boston Celtics This Summer

    Currently, the Boston Celtics are under the cap for this summer. But their wiggle room should be all but nonexistent by July 1. If Joel Anthony opts into his $3...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 10,794 reads 59 comments

  4. Kris Humphries or Brandon Bass: Who Should Boston Celtics Keep?

    The Boston Celtics have a few dozen important decisions to make this summer. Who they want as their long-term backup power forward isn’t the most important, but it’s one that needs to be made nonetheless...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 6,369 reads 34 comments

  5. Does Dwight Howard Still Have a Spot in the Defensive Player of the Year Race?

    How is it people forget about Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard when listing candidates for Defensive Player of the Year? Did last year’s mess in Los Angeles stain ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 4,139 reads 23 comments

  6. Deron Williams Will Make or Break Brooklyn Nets' Playoff Ceiling

    Believe it or not: Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is still relevant. "How relevant" pertaining to his team's playoff hopes is the question in need of answering...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 1,222 reads 4 comments

  7. Hidden Keys to Toronto Raptors' Successful Season

    It began with a trade: The Toronto Raptors shipped their leading scorer and highest-paid player, Rudy Gay, to the Sacramento Kings for overpaid, mostly expiring contracts. Gay's departure allowed things to fall into place...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 14,453 reads 73 comments

  8. 6 Reasons You Can and Can't Believe in Washington Wizards' Playoff Success

    The Washington Wizards are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. The last series they won was three years before that...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 2,778 reads 16 comments

  9. Dark-Horse Draft Studs the Boston Celtics Should Target This Offseason

    We already know about Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid, the shiniest jewels who may be available in this summer's NBA draft...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 14,057 reads 63 comments

  10. Are Boston Celtics Bucking NBA's New Offensive Trends?

    Data is influencing the NBA , resulting in slow but noticeable changes to playing style, the never-ending hunt for value and various other aspects related to how the league operates...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 6,802 reads 8 comments

  11. Can Toronto Raptors Finally Make Some Real NBA Playoff Noise?

    The 2013-14 Toronto Raptors are nothing less than a pleasant surprise. The question of whether a playoff berth is possible has already been answered, but can they further shatter ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 3,331 reads 8 comments

  12. Why the Indiana Pacers Have Hit a Slump at the Wrong Time

    No matter how you spin it, the Indiana Pacers are still title contenders on a collision course with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 585 reads 0 comments

  13. Checklist for Fixing Everything Wrong with the Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons are 80 percent through their sixth consecutive losing season. They’re 25-40 and in 11th place in the sorriest of sorry conferences in all of professional sports...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 4,604 reads 20 comments

  14. Is Danny Ainge Ready to Bring Superstars Back to the Boston Celtics?

    It’s rarely a bad time to acquire a superstar. Other variables might loosen a team’s need, but timing should never be one of them...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 17,957 reads 68 comments

  15. Which Boston Celtics Fit Best with Rajon Rondo Long-Term?

    Relative to the other four positions on a team, building around a point guard shouldn't be very complicated...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 1,715 reads 2 comments

  16. Checklist for Danny Ainge to Rebuild the Boston Celtics in 2014 Offseason

    Successful NBA rebuilds require luck, timing, shrewd decisions and patience. They're done with a long-term plan in mind, gradual motion toward a championship...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 16,306 reads 66 comments

  17. Is Rajon Rondo Back to Form?

    Rajon Rondo ’s game is supported by blazing speed, uncanny vision and ingenious decisions made in the blink of an eye. Through the first 16 games of his eighth NBA season, he’s already exhibiting these traits on a nightly basis...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 1,419 reads 7 comments

  18. 5 Goals for Brad Stevens During Boston Celtics Stretch Run

    The Boston Celtics will not make the playoffs this season, but that doesn't mean head coach Brad Stevens doesn't, and shouldn't, have several achievable goals within reach. Stevens is in this for the long haul...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 3,374 reads 5 comments

  19. Miami Heat Aren't Under the Radar, They're Flying Over It

    In a way, writing off the Miami Heat as they tinker through regular-season malaise is the NBA ’s version of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Time after time, they go through droughts of uninspired play...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 9,222 reads 40 comments

  20. Will Indiana Pacers Lose Contender Status If Lance Stephenson Leaves?

    Lance Stephenson is 23 years old, possesses one of the most volatile (in a good way) skill sets in the entire league and plays heavy minutes on a title contender...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 10,844 reads 59 comments

  21. Why Did Boston Celtics Stand Pat at Trade Deadline?

    The Boston Celtics did not strike a deal with any of the league's 29 other teams in the hours leading up to Feb. 20’s trade deadline. On the surface, this was odd for several reasons: Boston is set on a rebuild that could take a while...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 4,186 reads 11 comments

  22. Searching for Positives in Boston Celtics' Slogging Season

    All good things must come to an end. For the Boston Celtics , it's about to be their six-season steak of avoiding the lottery. The Celtics will not make the playoffs this season...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 6,081 reads 29 comments

  23. Which Franchise Will Return to Glory First, L.A. Lakers or Boston Celtics?

    The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are the two most successful franchises in basketball history. They account for 33 league titles, 111 playoff appearances and 52 Hall of Famers...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 7,254 reads 41 comments

  24. 6 Stars Who Would Fit Perfectly Alongside Rajon Rondo in Boston

    If the Boston Celtics do not move Rajon Rondo before the trade deadline, their objective becomes crystal clear: Get the franchise point guard some serious help. That means trade for, sign or draft at least one more All-Star quality player...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 6,670 reads 18 comments

  25. Are Sacramento Kings the NBA's Next Small-Market Giant?

    The Sacramento Kings are just now beginning to convalesce after Maloof-sized balls of fire rained on their organization the past few years...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 1 year ago 13,320 reads 83 comments