1. 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 24,066 reads 45 comments

  2. 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

  3. How Rajon Rondo Allows Avery Bradley to Thrive with the Boston Celtics

    Boston Celtics guards Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley are undersized, but still compliment each other very well...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 3,847 reads 9 comments

  4. Rajon Rondo's Rebounding Key to What Makes Him Unique

    Boston Celtics franchise-everything Rajon Rondo has spent this season’s opening two weeks re-solidifying himself as one of the most magnificent passers in NBA history, and one of its most inventive playmakers...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 2,623 reads 10 comments

  5. Boston Celtics Must Prioritize Finding Long-Term Answer at Center

    The Boston Celtics have adopted a fast-paced, exciting brand of basketball, and it’s helped up their Q rating and improve their offensive efficiency...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 677 reads 3 comments

  6. Why Jeff Green Will Finally Succeed in the Boston Celtics' New Offense

    The evidence currently available to help gauge how well Jeff Green will fit into Brad Stevens’ shiny new expressway offense is tiny, but one blowout win’s worth...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,731 reads 15 comments

  7. Why Boston Celtics Should Target Al Horford Trade This Season

    Despite the return of Rajon Rondo at point guard, the addition of rookies Marcus Smart and James Young and steady growth from Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk, the Boston Celtics are still looking to add an All-Star or two...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 14,627 reads 54 comments

  8. Kelly Olynyk's Destiny Will Be Determined from Downtown

    The Boston Celtics are starved for three-point shooting, which makes everything about Kelly Olynyk 's offensive skill set all the more exciting...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 1,355 reads 2 comments

  9. How Defensively Dominant Can Boston Celtics Backcourt Be?

    The Boston Celtics head into the 2014-15 regular season drowning in deficiency: so much weakness, such low expectations. But one bright spot is their backcourt and, more specifically, how outright feared it could be on defense...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 1,383 reads 2 comments

  10. Marcus Thornton Can Carve Real Role on Shooting-Starved Boston Celtics

    Coming off their third-worst season in franchise history, with holes up and down their roster and the unreachable expectation of filling them all right away, one of the last things ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 1,272 reads 3 comments

  11. Despite Big Changes, L.A. Lakers' End Result Will Be Same This Season

    Despite a new coach, an infusion of experienced (yet flawed) veterans and the return of a healthy Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, this Los Angeles Lakers season won’t be much better than the last one...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 3,200 reads 8 comments

  12. Could Chris Douglas-Roberts Be Dark-Horse Small Forward Answer for LA Clippers?

    Chris Douglas-Roberts and the Los Angeles Clippers sort of need each other. The player, a 27-year-old journeyman who’s drifted in and out of the NBA since first ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 1,267 reads 0 comments

  13. Complete Boston Celtics 2014-15 Training Camp Preview

    Coming off a season that featured the third-lowest win total in franchise history, the Boston Celtics will head into their 2014-15 training camp licking large, open wounds...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 5,058 reads 4 comments

  14. Which Boston Celtics Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

    Entering the 2014-15 season, the one member of the Boston Celtics possessing the most upside is also majestically coiffed and commonly viewed more as a trade asset than a functioning basketball player...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 5,288 reads 14 comments

  15. Which Dallas Mavericks Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

    The Dallas Mavericks are not young. They’re built around established veterans who’ve long understood why they’re in the NBA and have a good idea what role they’ll ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 5,900 reads 6 comments

  16. What a Breakout Season for New York Knicks' Tim Hardaway Jr. Will Look Like

    In his second NBA season, Tim Hardaway Jr. could break out and make a noticeable leap forward, making him the only player on his current roster with the possibility to do so...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 16,499 reads 57 comments

  17. Bold Predictions for LeBron James' 2014-15 Season

    Despite not winning MVP last season and falling in the NBA Finals, LeBron James is still the best basketball player in the world...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 20,012 reads 80 comments

  18. Biggest Adjustments Chicago Bulls Must Make This Season

    The Chicago Bulls are a defensive-minded basketball team with one of the most easily recognized identities in the league...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 7,594 reads 27 comments

  19. How James Harden Can Use FIBA World Cup to Jumpstart Season with Houston Rockets

    James Harden ’s Team USA experience wasn ’t supposed to be this way. The Houston Rockets shooting guard was originally expected to fill the "super sixth man" role normally reserved in Olympic competition for Carmelo Anthony...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 952 reads 1 comments

  20. What Byron Scott's Past Reveals About LA Lakers' Identity for Next Season

    With his first season as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers right around the corner, Byron Scott has serious work cut out for himself...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 3,304 reads 3 comments

  21. Breaking Down LA Clippers' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

    The Los Angeles Clippers have talent at almost every position up and down their roster. Shooting guard isn’t top-heavy with top-10-caliber dominance, but it’s arguably ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 1,131 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 Things the Boston Celtics Must Figure Out Before Start of 2014-15 Season

    The Boston Celtics will enter the 2014-15 season needing to answer a ton of questions. They’re young and rebuilding, but what’s the next step toward getting better? ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 134 reads 10 comments

  23. Diagnosing LA Lakers' Weakest Link in 2014-15

    Coming off one of their most miserable seasons in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers are set to have another down year in 2014-15...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 9,445 reads 26 comments

  24. Diagnosing LA Clippers' Weak Link in 2014-15

    The Los Angeles Clippers will head into next season as a championship contender and one of the NBA ’s most complete teams. But they’re far from perfect, with blemishes that could prevent them from winning it all next spring...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 4,013 reads 16 comments

  25. LA Lakers Still Need to Play Small Ball Next Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers played a ton of small ball last season and were the NBA ’s second-fastest team. Neither trait did them very good...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about almost 2 years ago 3,665 reads 12 comments