1. What Dwight Howard Must Do to Surpass Expectations with Houston Rockets

    Dwight Howard 's journey has certainly been an interesting one. Entering his 10th NBA season, the star center is now with his third team, a rare case for a player of his caliber...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 12,551 reads 50 comments

  2. Why Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett Era Will Be Forever Incomplete

    It became official on July 12, 2013. A magnificent era of Boston Celtics basketball came to a close, as the Celtics completed a deal to send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (along with Jason Terry) to the Brooklyn Nets ...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 4,556 reads 25 comments

  3. Checklist for This Week's Top NBA Free-Agency Signings to Succeed

    With most of the big-name free agents already landing with their teams, it's time to begin taking stock of what each of them will need to do to be successful in their new uniforms...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 625 reads 0 comments

  4. 5 NBA Rookies Guaranteed to Turn Heads During 2013 Summer League

    It's time to see what some of these rookies have to offer. Summer league is here, and it is an awfully exciting time to be an NBA fan...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 16,800 reads 26 comments

  5. It's Time for These Veteran NBA Free Agents to Chase a Title

    It's one thing to "chase a title" when you're in your prime. It's another thing to do so when you are in the twilight of your career and don't have much time left...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 11,185 reads 8 comments

  6. Updated Predictions for Where Top 2013 NBA Free Agents Will Land

    Some of the top NBA free agents have already signed. Dwight Howard announced Friday evening that he will be joining the Houston Rockets. Chris Paul and David West remained with their respective teams...

    Matthew Schmidt Written by Matthew Schmidt about over 1 year ago 14,135 reads 4 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 4,895 reads 5 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 4,807 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 37,146 reads 69 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 834 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 1,741 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 3,478 reads 31 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 28,566 reads 70 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 44,551 reads 70 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 26,870 reads 28 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 701 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 11,674 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 3,734 reads 26 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 12,843 reads 30 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 12,935 reads 70 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 875 reads 1 comments

  22. 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 14,413 reads 84 comments

  23. 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 594 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 7,411 reads 40 comments

  25. 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 12,820 reads 121 comments