1. Behind the Surprising Evolution of Boston Celtics Shooting Guard Jordan Crawford

    The Boston Celtics have several young, rapidly developing players on their roster. But none spent the first third of this season shattering, then meticulously re-sculpting, their image quite like Jordan Crawford ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 13,117 reads 21 comments

  2. How Has Brett Brown Re-Shaped the Philadelphia 76ers Offense?

    When Brett Brown took over as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers , he knew the road ahead would be vicious. Apart from Thaddeus Young and maybe Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia's roster lacked any players who were even marginally above average...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 1,030 reads 2 comments

  3. Turns out Tanking Is Gonna Be Hard for the Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics entered the 2013-14 season with devastatingly low expectations. So far, they've had trouble meeting them...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 1,770 reads 19 comments

  4. Breaking Down Miami Heat's Ideal 5-Man Lineup

    The Miami Heat are basketball’s most successful anomaly. Void of fearsome rim protection and top-notch rebounding—two ingredients that are normal necessities for any ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 8,315 reads 23 comments

  5. How Brett Brown Re-Shaped the Philadelphia 76ers Defense

    When Sam Hinkie was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers to oversee their roster rebuild as general manager, wholesale changes to the franchise’s basketball philosophy were both obvious and inevitable...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 5,529 reads 12 comments

  6. Young Prospects the Boston Celtics Should Target in Trade Market

    The 2013-14 Boston Celtics are made up of overpaid veterans, solid role players, young talent and one hobbled superstar. In other words, they're rebuilding...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 19,336 reads 88 comments

  7. Does Brad Stevens Hold Secret to Jeff Green's Potential?

    Jeff Green is a skilled offensive player, armed with incredible athleticism that’ll break the rewind button on your remote, and advanced hand-eye coordination possessed by only a handful of human beings...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 518 reads 15 comments

  8. Do Boston Celtics Want to Rebuild Through NBA Draft or Trades?

    The Boston Celtics are in an enviable position right now. They have a plethora of draft picks over the next few seasons, including two first-round picks in a 2014 draft which features a transcendent class of prospects...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 9,270 reads 20 comments

  9. This Dark Period in Boston Celtics History Won't Be as Bad as the Last One

    After a six year run of success that included a historic 17 th league title, the Boston Celtics are once again an NBA bottom-feeder...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 2,016 reads 17 comments

  10. Ranking the Boston Celtics' Best Trade Assets

    As was the case over the past five years, the Boston Celtics are once again active participants on the trade market. However, this time they’re selling instead of buying...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 6,240 reads 21 comments

  11. Is Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams for Real?

    Michael Carter-Williams was supposed to struggle right away. The Miami Heat were going to rip him apart on opening night, then leave his remains rolling downhill for the next 81 games...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 10,474 reads 19 comments

  12. How Brad Stevens Is Rebuilding the Boston Celtics Offense

    The Boston Celtics have a roster severely lacking in usable talent. That claim may be true, but if you're the team's new head coach, Brad Stevens , it’s also pointless...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,157 reads 4 comments

  13. Is the Jordan Crawford Transformation Real for Boston Celtics?

    By almost every statistical measure, Boston Celtics point guard Jordan Crawford has played the best basketball of his career this season...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,782 reads 10 comments

  14. What Can Philadelphia 76ers Get for Their Veterans on the Trade Market?

    The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-5, fifth in the Eastern Conference with wins over the Miami Heat , Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets . Needless to state the obvious, but they’re playing way above their preseason expectations...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 17,181 reads 101 comments

  15. Should Boston Celtics Go All-out to Acquire Gordon Hayward?

    Dating back to their hypnotic days of unprecedented success at Butler University, Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward and Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens have a once-fruitful working relationship...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 12,865 reads 73 comments

  16. Has Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley Hit the Wall or His Ceiling Already?

    Avery Bradley is one of three or four central building blocks on a rebuilding Boston Celtics roster. With his frightening defense and rugged intensity, he’s valuable to ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 3,315 reads 17 comments

  17. Did Boston Celtics Get a Steal with Vitor Faverani?

    Of all the new players Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge brought in to briefly replace Kevin Garnett , Paul Pierce and six years of rewarding basketball, 25-year-old ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 20,451 reads 25 comments

  18. How Has Paul Pierce's Role Changed with Brooklyn Nets?

    For the first time in his career, Paul Pierce is not a primary scoring option. But through his first four games as a Brooklyn Net, he's already adjusted to a brand-new role on a brand-new team...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 3,796 reads 8 comments

  19. Brad Stevens' First Year with Boston Celtics Will Be Most Difficult & Important

    In his first week as head coach of the Boston Celtics , Brad Stevens watched his team blow a 22-point advantage, lead the league in turnover percentage and lose their first four ...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 2,065 reads 4 comments

  20. Why Brad Stevens' College-to-Pros Saga Will Be Different Than His Predecessors

    The history of NCAA coaches who used their wave of success at the collegiate ranks to find long-term triumph in the NBA isn’t much of a history at all...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,565 reads 17 comments

  21. Early Impressions of Boston Celtics' Front Line Are Diverse

    Replacing an interior force like Kevin Garnett is impossible. For the Boston Celtics , the unquantifiable void he left in areas such as experience and leadership has been addressed ad nauseam , and it's obviously significant...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 5,420 reads 36 comments

  22. Who Will Be Boston Celtics Leader Until Rajon Rondo Returns?

    Leaders in the NBA normally possess one of two qualities: Incredible talent relative to their peers or years of experience...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 4,277 reads 13 comments

  23. Boston Celtics 2013-14: Lineup, Roster Predictions & Analysis

    For the first time in six years, the Boston Celtics will enter a season without Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett , Doc Rivers and the hopeful buzz shared by teams that expect to battle for a championship...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 6,854 reads 7 comments

  24. Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Rajon Rondo

    When Rajon Rondo tore his ACL 38 games into the 2012-13 season, the Boston Celtics were forced to accept a new reality. Their reign as the league’s most durable band of brothers was finally coming to a close...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 5,055 reads 10 comments

  25. Does Jeremy Lin's Marketability Make Him Untradable?

    Jeremy Lin is a fine basketball player whose steady production and significant potential outweigh the flaws that pop up from game to game...

    Michael Pina Written by Michael Pina about over 1 year ago 5,716 reads 56 comments