1. How Orlando Magic Played the Dwight Howard Trade Market Completely Wrong

    The Rolling Stones famously sang : "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well you just might find, you get what you need...

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  2. Dwight Howard to Lakers: L.A. Crazy to Gamble on Dwight Howard over Andrew Bynum

    Well the Lakers are making another move, and this one will shake up the whole league. Not just because of how it impacts the Lakers. No, this deal has four teams, and it will literally impact the whole NBA ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 629 reads 3 comments

  3. Can Kevin Garnett Thrive at Center for a Full 82-Game Schedule?

    The Boston Celtics did a nice job addressing several of the team's deficiencies this summer. There is, however, one key question facing the Celtics as the summer begins to wind down, and the 2012-2013 NBA season appears on the horizon...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 6,611 reads 82 comments

  4. How Boston Celtics New Run-and-Gun Offense Is Designed to Beat Miami Heat

    If you've watched a lot of basketball, all too often when one envisions a great basketball team, you think of a team that glides in for easy baskets, dunks the basketball, and gets out on the fast break...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 15,605 reads 396 comments

  5. Breaking Down Why the Boston Celtics Won the NBA Offseason

    When the lockout-shortened 2011-2012 NBA Season finally began on Christmas Day 2011, the Boston Celtics were an aging team, coming off a second round playoff loss to a new Eastern Conference powerhouse, the Miami Heat ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 10,126 reads 50 comments

  6. Rajon Rondo: Boston Celtics Star PG Wrong to Say He's Best Point Guard in NBA

    It is one of those cases where there might not be a "right" answer. When Rajon Rondo was asked by a French basketball website about how he would grade his own leadership abilities, he was candid...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 49,425 reads 1772 comments

  7. Olympics Basketball 2012: Ranking 5 Best Non-NBA Players to Watch

    Just in case you were not aware, the United States has an Olympic basketball team that is jam-packed with big-name NBA superstars. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant—there are plenty more as well...

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  8. Boston Celtics: Who Should Start at Shooting Guard for the C's in 2012?

    Ray Allen is gone, it doesn't matter whether you love him, hate him, feel betrayed, or feel thankful. When the 2012-2013 season starts, the Celtics won't have Ray Allen on the roster...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 5,043 reads 38 comments

  9. Boston Celtics: Are Offseason Moves Enough to Contend with Miami Heat?

    For nearly every single NBA team the goal of an offseason is simple. Improvement. If you're not getting better than you're either getting worse, or you're stuck in neutral. That could be fine and dandy if you just won the NBA title...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 8,858 reads 106 comments

  10. Boston Celtics: Weighing Pros and Cons of Having Kevin Garnett Play Center

    The 2011-2012 Boston Celtics went 22-12 following the all star break. The bulk of those wins featured Kevin Garnett , a man who had spent the majority of his 17-year career playing power forward...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 5,969 reads 21 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings: Post-Summer League Edition

    Summer league is over. The NBA 's best are playing in the Olympics, while the NBA's worst—well, many of them—just finished summer camp (er, league). The league has witnessed a flurry of trades and free-agent signings...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 16,302 reads 290 comments

  12. Carmelo Anthony and 5 Stars Who Will Crumble Under Added Pressure

    The NBA is a star-based league. Each team starts just five players, most run no more than 10 or 11 players deep. That means one player—one star—can make a huge difference...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 10,558 reads 70 comments

  13. Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Celtics Are Locks to Repeat as Atlantic Division Champ

    When the Atlantic Division standings for the 2006-2007 NBA regular season were finally settled the Toronto Raptors were the division champs. That summer the Boston Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 8,566 reads 29 comments

  14. Why Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett Still Make Their Teams Contenders

    The Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs were both conference runners-up this past season. The Spurs lost the Western Conference finals 4-2, while the Celtics dropped a tough 4-3 series to the eventual champs, the Miami Heat...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 1,846 reads 9 comments

  15. Jeremy Lin: Knicks Reportedly Decline to Match Rockets' Offer Sheet

    The Jeremy Lin era appears over. That is what Howard Beck of The New York Times is reporting. According to Beck the Knicks do not intend to match the free agent offer sheet he signed with the Rockets...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 308 reads 6 comments

  16. Rajon Rondo: Why He Loves the Offseason Moves the Boston Celtics Have Made

    The Boston Celtics may not have been front and center in the biggest-name free-agent deals or trades this offseason. The team has undergone some major changes, though...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 17,498 reads 42 comments

  17. NBA Free Agency 2012: Ray Allen and FA Additions That Won't Live Up to Hype

    Ray Allen announced his decision to leave the Boston Celtics and sign with the Miami Heat on Friday, July 6, 2012. The announcement sure did cause a stir . It's only July 16, 2012...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 48,537 reads 200 comments

  18. NBA Free Agency 2012: Are Knicks Making a Huge Mistake Letting Jeremy Lin Walk?

    The New York Knicks may not have provided NBA fans with the largest free agent acquisitions in terms of talent, but they seem determined to win the award for providing the most drama...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 42,556 reads 533 comments

  19. Jeremy Lin: Why His Defense Will Be His Undoing

    The New York Knicks, and their fanbase will get their wish. The lucrative offer sheet the Rockets proposed will inevitably be matched by the Knicks , and Jeremy Lin will be the Knicks' starting point guard for the next four seasons...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 8,231 reads 119 comments

  20. NBA Free Agency 2012: Ranking 4 Most Overrated Free Agents Who Have Signed

    It happens in every offseason, for every major team sport. Free agency. When players' contracts expire and are allowed to test the open market...

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  21. NBA Free Agents 2012: 5 Contending Teams That Must Make Bold Moves

    Whatever NBA team you happen to root for, when your team's season ended recently, did you find yourself thinking: "Wow, we're really close, one or two minor tweaks, and next year ...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 611 reads 0 comments

  22. 10 Biggest Blockbuster Trades in NBA History

    The "Blockbuster Trade." Trades happen all the time in professional sports. Some are big, some are minor. Some seem big when they're made, but turn out to be not as massive as originally thought...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 15,169 reads 2 comments

  23. Boston Celtics : Ray Allen's Departure Isn't Worth the Anger

    Ray Allen has left the Boston Celtics to join the Miami Heat . For Celtics fans expressing anger about this decision by Allen: it's not worth it. This is the NBA , and it's a job...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 6,485 reads 115 comments

  24. NBA Free Agency 2012: Biggest Red-Flag Free Agents

    With the NBA 's free agent shopping spree in full swing, fans, players, agents, owners and of course, the media have been treated to a smorgasbord of news, signings and rumors. Not all free agents are created equal...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 37,935 reads 91 comments

  25. New York Knicks: 5 Free Agents Perfect for Mike Woodson's System

    NBA basketball is not fantasy basketball. Sure, the total points, rebounds, assists and stats are all relevant, but they're not the only thing that matters though. Teams need to blend well...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 19,035 reads 21 comments