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The Left-Handed Basketball Fraternity

by Andrew Perna

May 27, 2015 7:02 PM

Only 42 of the 492 players that played in the NBA this season are lefty - just 8.53 percent of the league. It is an intriguing collection of players and we talked with dozens of players about what makes them unique to play against and how they could have an edge. Read more »

Tags: James Harden, Isaiah Thomas, Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, NBA

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Putting Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder In Better Perspective

by Andrew Perna

Apr 30, 2015 6:16 PM

This will be a huge summer for Danny Ainge. If he can land enough talent in the draft, via trades and through free agency, players like Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley will fall into place in more acceptable roles. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, NBA

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Cavs Prepare For Title Run As Celtics Prepare For Future

by Andrew Perna

Apr 27, 2015 12:39 PM

The Celtics failed to win a game, but were competitive throughout and the Cavaliers didn't advance unscathed. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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Cavaliers Use Talent To Outlast Celtics, Take 3-0 Lead

by Andrew Perna

For more than 45 minutes, the Celtics stood toe-to-toe with the Cavaliers. It was the final product of David Griffin's masterpiece against the byproduct of Danny Ainge's rebuild. Read more »
How Solomon Hill Adapted To A Larger Role

by Andrew Perna

Solomon Hill was the only member of the Pacers to play in all 82 games, proving to be Frank Vogel's most reliable option just a few months after playing just one minute during a lengthy playoff run. Read more »
Pacers Lose Chance To Control Playoff Destiny

by Andrew Perna

Instead of taking advantage of the opportunity and seizing control their playoff destiny, the Pacers may have coughed up their season over a single 24-hour period. Read more »
A Night In The Eastern Conference Playoff Race

by Andrew Perna

Say what you want about the quality of basketball played in the Eastern Conference, but the final month of the season has, and will continue to be, an entertaining follow as the race for the final playoff spots intensifies. Read more »
Isaiah Thomas Returns For Celtics, Admits He Isn't 100 Percent

by Andrew Perna

The concern for a player like Isaiah Thomas, who attacks the basket regularly and absorbs a lot of contact to his 5-foot-9 frame, is that he'll aggravate the injury. Read more »
Two Years Ago, MS Hit The NBA

by Andrew Perna

It's been two years since multiple sclerosis was at the forefront of NBA consciousness when the Mavericks called Chris Wright up from the Iowa Energy and signed him to a 10-day contract. Read more »
Frank Vogel's Greatest Hits

by Andrew Perna

Frank Vogel, who took over when Jim O'Brien was fired during the 2010-11 season, now has more NBA victories than any coach in franchise history. Read more »
Jared Sullinger Enters Crossroads

by Andrew Perna

If we see a very different Jared Sullinger next season, he’ll have finally heeded the advice of those that have hounded him to get in better shape not only for the Celtics, but his own longevity. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Bucks, Suns, 76ers Swap Point Guards

by Andrew Perna

In the most surprising deal completed before Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and 76ers agreed to swap five players and a first round draft pick. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade For Isaiah Thomas

by Andrew Perna

The Isaiah Thomas trade is significant as it makes good basketball sense and signals that Danny Ainge is finally ready to begin flipping some of his assets. Read more »
The Impending Longevity Of Chris Bosh

by Andrew Perna

Chris Bosh marvelled at the longevity of Tim Duncan and doesn't think he can match it, but he's following in the footsteps of Rasheed Wallace and Kevin Garnett as recent big men that moved further away from the basket rather than closer as they aged. Read more »
2015 NBA All-Star Media Notebook

by Andrew Perna

For two hours, reporters of all kinds jostled for position as basketball’s biggest stars gathered in one (huge) room in advance of this weekend’s festivities. Read more »
How Brandon Knight Got Himself Into All-Star Conversation

by Andrew Perna

Brandon Knight is what you get when you combine intelligence, NBA-level athleticism and unrelenting desire. Read more »
Jrue Holiday's Quiet Mission

by Andrew Perna

Jrue Holiday credits his time in Philadelphia, where he spent his first four professional seasons, for helping ready himself for his role as a younger vet with the Pelicans. Read more »
Celtics Continue Dealing, Begin To Improve Roster Composition

by Andrew Perna

In moving Brandan Wright and Jeff Green in separate deals, Danny Ainge continued to accumulate future draft picks in rebuilding the Celtics. Read more »
Brandan Wright Recalls News Of Trade, Content With New Team Aspirations

by Andrew Perna

Brandan Wright has gone from a team with title aspirations to one that will likely take part in the lottery, while remaining the subject of trade rumors. Read more »
The Long Rajon Rondo Goodbye

by Andrew Perna

Now that Danny Ainge has finally let go of the past, the Celtics can begin an uninhibited rebuilding process. Rajon Rondo may have been part of the present for too long in Boston, but at least now we know he’s no longer the future. Read more »
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