1. Tiering Off 2013 NBA Free Agents

    The 2013 NBA free-agent market may not be what it was during the summer of 2010, but it's still chock-full of good players who can have a huge impact on whichever teams sign them...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 4,904 reads 5 comments

  2. Why Al Jefferson Would Fit Houston Rockets Just as Well as Dwight Howard

    We all know the buzz around the Houston Rockets : that free-agent big man Dwight Howard may want to join forces with James Harden and company under the roof of the Toyota Center and potentially form a title contender...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 4,755 reads 30 comments

  3. Ranking the Best Second-Round NBA Draft Picks of the Last Decade

    Sometimes, the best NBA draft pick you make is in the second round. There are plenty of players who are emblematic of that statement, and they help give hope to prospects who may not be looked at as first-round talents...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 36,963 reads 69 comments

  4. NBA Free Agents 2013: Re-Evaluating Each Team's Top Target After the Draft

    The NBA draft tends to change the needs of some teams in free agency. Many times, a player selected in the draft ends up being better than any free agent a team could have picked up later on...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 852 reads 0 comments

  5. The 1 Dire Need for Every NBA Team Heading into 2013 Offseason

    Upon the conclusion of the 2013 NBA Finals, it's time to start talking about the offseason. There is not a single team in this league that can afford to not make improvements this ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 1,724 reads 0 comments

  6. Is a Full-Blown Celtics Rebuild The Only Way To Get Boston Back On Top?

    It has been a chaotic week for the Boston Celtics . First, Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett were headed to the Los Angeles Clippers . Then they weren't. Then were going again. And then they weren't...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 3,458 reads 31 comments

  7. Spurs vs. Heat: Biggest X-Factors That Are Swinging the 2013 NBA Finals

    Every NBA Finals, several players or factors that fans did expect to play pivotal roles take center stage. Last year, it was the Miami Heat's Mike Miller burying the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deciding Game 5...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 28,549 reads 70 comments

  8. One-Time Stars Who Rode the Bench to an NBA Title

    Call them front-runners, ring-chasers, whatever you want, but there is a decent amount of one-time NBA stars who have won championships by coming off—or riding—the bench late in their careers...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 44,485 reads 70 comments

  9. 2013 NBA Free Agents Guaranteed to Break the Bank on Their Next Deal

    Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that 2012 NBA free agency was upon us? Well, that was almost a year ago now, as the 2013 free-agent market is almost set to open...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 26,859 reads 28 comments

  10. Is the NBA Offseason More Compelling Than the Actual Games?

    While the NBA Finals are in full swing, the 28 other teams and their fans are looking toward the offseason, which can sometimes be more interesting than the games themselves...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 692 reads 2 comments

  11. Would Kevin Garnett Return to Boston Celtics Without Paul Pierce?

    Kevin Garnett has a decision to make, and that decision will likely determine in which direction the Boston Celtics choose to go this summer...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 11,625 reads 37 comments

  12. Hidden Advantages San Antonio Spurs Hold over Miami Heat in 2013 Finals

    By now, we have all analyzed the major advantages that the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat hold over one another to death, but what about the somewhat hidden ones? What about ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 3,718 reads 26 comments

  13. What If the OKC Thunder Had Never Traded Away Jeff Green to the Boston Celtics?

    A shade over two years ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Jeff Green to the Boston Celtics in a package that landed them Kendrick Perkins...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 12,660 reads 30 comments

  14. Potential 2013 NBA Draft Targets Boston Celtics Must Consider

    It's that time of year again. Yes, the NBA draft is right around the corner, and the Boston Celtics find themselves just outside of the lottery for a change. We are used to the Celtics picking somewhere in the 20s, but with the No...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 12,920 reads 70 comments

  15. Ranking Pacers Among LeBron James' Toughest Eastern Conference Finals Challenges

    LeBron James has now made the Eastern Conference Finals five times, and each of his opponents have posed varying challenges for the four-time MVP...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about 1 year ago 850 reads 1 comments

  16. Best Potential Free Agent Fits Available for OKC Thunder During 2013 Offseason

    After a disappointing and injury-plagued 2013 postseason which culminated in a second-round exit, the Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the summer with quite a few decisions to make...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 14,354 reads 84 comments

  17. Why Anti-Small-Ball Teams Are Thriving in 2013 NBA Playoffs

    During a time when it looked like small ball was officially taking over the NBA , teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers and, to a lesser extent, the San Antonio Spurs have bucked the trend...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 545 reads 0 comments

  18. Burning Unanswered Questions Boston Celtics Are Facing During 2013 Offseason

    There are probably a million questions bouncing around in Danny Ainge 's mind right now, questions that he must eventually answer to determine the fate of the most storied franchise in professional basketball...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 7,391 reads 40 comments

  19. Can Boston Celtics Build Legitimate Future Around Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green?

    Regardless of whether or not Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce return next year, it's obvious that the two key pieces of the Boston Celtics ' future are Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 12,773 reads 121 comments

  20. Blueprint for Memphis Grizzlies to Stun the NBA and Win 2013 Championship

    After the Memphis Grizzlies closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder , 88-84, on Wednesday night to clinch a five-game series win and advance to their first Western Conference finals ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 5,218 reads 40 comments

  21. Celtics Need Doc Rivers More Than Ever If Pierce, Garnett Are Gone

    If Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have played their last games as Boston Celtics , then we better hope that Doc Rivers has not coached his last game as a member of this organization...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 3,133 reads 9 comments

  22. Bold Predictions for Boston Celtics Franchise-Defining 2013 Offseason

    Franchise-defining offseason is right. The Boston Celtics will enter the summer of 2013 with more questions than probably any other team in the league. You can only imagine what it must be like to be in Danny Ainge's shoes right now...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 14,410 reads 33 comments

  23. Best 2013 Free Agents Available for Boston Celtics

    The Boston Celtics are entering their most important offseason since they landed Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen back in 2007. Not only is it important, but it is also very ambiguous at the moment...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 14,538 reads 79 comments

  24. Predictions for Boston Celtics in 2013-14

    With the Boston Celtics entering a summer full of tough decisions, now may be the most difficult time to make predictions for next season...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 8,123 reads 28 comments

  25. Realistic Expectations and Benchmarks for a Boston Celtics Rebuild

    Well, it looks like the time has finally come. This era of Boston Celtics basketball appears to have come to a close, and a new brand will be ushered in. While nothing is guaranteed, you can kind of feel it in the air...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 4,055 reads 31 comments