1. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,919 reads 50 comments

  2. 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 almost 2 years ago 12,070 reads 49 comments

  3. 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 almost 2 years ago 10,373 reads 18 comments

  4. 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 almost 2 years ago 8,949 reads 13 comments

  5. 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 almost 2 years ago 13,987 reads 88 comments

  6. 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 2 years ago 6,204 reads 103 comments

  7. 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 2 years ago 17,636 reads 76 comments

  8. 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 2 years ago 9,850 reads 28 comments

  9. 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 2 years ago 172,881 reads 266 comments

  10. 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 2 years ago 5,108 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 2 years ago 3,043 reads 4 comments

  12. 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 2 years ago 2,252 reads 15 comments

  13. 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 2 years ago 3,077 reads 2 comments

  14. 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 2 years ago 3,550 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 2 years ago 901 reads 1 comments

  16. 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 2 years ago 643 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 9,162 reads 31 comments

  18. 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 2 years ago 1,353 reads 0 comments

  19. Predicting Breakout Offensive Weapons in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson is in the NBA for quick-strike offensive explosions at a moment’s notice...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 years ago 1,142 reads 1 comments

  20. What Washington Wizards Need from John Wall During Playoffs

    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is a 23-year-old blossoming superstar. These playoffs are his first opportunity to show a national audience just how great he can be in games that matter...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 years ago 1,039 reads 0 comments

  21. 4 Toronto Raptors Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

    The Toronto Raptors are one of the 2013-14 regular season's most surprising playoff teams. In early December, they traded their best player, Rudy Gay, and almost immediately turned around five straight years of losing...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 years ago 1,665 reads 12 comments

  22. Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Western Conference Round 1 Preview

    The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers will be a battle of similarities. Which high-powered, three-point gunning, run-and-fun offense will wear the other one out first? During the regular season, the answer to this question was Houston...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about 2 years ago 15,803 reads 177 comments

  23. 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 2 years ago 11,697 reads 61 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 4,689 reads 5 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 10,826 reads 59 comments