Basketball Articles

Avery Bradley Continues To Provide Stabilizing Presence For Celtics

by Andrew Perna

Apr 27, 2017 10:59 AM

After relying on Avery Bradley to help support Thomas emotionally during an impossible time, the Celtics have placed a huge defensive weight on his shoulders while also asking him to be assertive with the ball in his hands. Read more »

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PG's 13: Assessing The Options In Play For Paul George

by Andrew Perna

Apr 24, 2017 2:24 PM

From the possibility of Paul George getting all the way to his 2018 free agency with the Pacers to all trades in-between, we look at the 13 possible options. Read more »

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Celtics Fail To Rebound Both Literally And Figuratively

by Andrew Perna

Apr 19, 2017 12:38 AM

As fallible as they looked in Game 1, the optics were even worse for the Celtics in Game 2 with time to adjust to the advantages the Bulls exploited in the series opener. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, NBA

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Looking To Start A Fire, Pacers Turn Back To Lance Stephenson

by Andrew Perna

Will the Pacers get the Lance Stephenson that flirted with an All-Star appearance or the one that has averaged fewer than thirty games in his tenures with his last five teams? Read more »
How Early Success Spoiled Paul George's NBA Experience

by Andrew Perna

As strange as it sounds, the success and continuity that Paul George enjoyed in his first four seasons may now be a detriment as they attempt to keep him over the long-term. Read more »
Celtics Remain On Asset Treadmill, Perhaps With More Miles To Log

by Andrew Perna

Every few months, with the cupboard still stocked, we opine whether Danny Ainge should pull the trigger on a deal and move some of the assets that either have or will soon begin depreciating. Read more »
Pacers At 50: Ranking Every Player In Franchise History (25-1)

by Andrew Perna

Reggie Miller, Mel Daniels, Jermaine O'Neal, Roger Brown, Paul George and Ron Artest headline the list of the best Pacers in franchise history. Read more »
Pacers At 50: Ranking Every Player In Franchise History (307-26)

by Andrew Perna

Jamaal Tinsley, Jeff Foster, Clark Kellogg, Antonio Davis and David West fell just outside the top-25. Read more »
Examining Paul George's Long-Term Contract Status

by Andrew Perna

As Paul George inches closer to the end of his contract, the likelihood of a new longer-term (and much more expensive) deal becomes more likely. Read more »
With Monumental Disappointment In Sight, Celtics Sign Al Horford To Keep Big Dreams Alive

by Andrew Perna

From the early moments of the 2013 offseason until this spring three years later, there were stark parallels between the 76ers and Celtics despite vastly different on-court results. It finally changed with Boston signing Al Horford. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2016 NBA Draft Media Day

by Andrew Perna

On Jaylen Brown's confidence, Domantas Sabonis' experience overseas and in college, the versatility of Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn's reliance on family. Read more »
Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »
Looking For New Voice, Pacers Move On From Frank Vogel

by Andrew Perna

Frank Vogel preferred to play with two bigs while Larry Bird dreamed of getting up-and-down quickly to play at a faster pace. That and Bird's overriding philosophy on the tenure of coaches led to the parting. Read more »
Unlucky, Injury-Filled Season Finally Ends For Pelicans

by Andrew Perna

The Pelicans have lost nearly 350 games to injury this season, the highest total of any team since at least the 2009-10 campaign. Read more »
Cameron Payne Hides Slights Behind Infectious Smile

by Andrew Perna

After professing he'll always take the court with the edge of someone who spent many years on the fringes, Cameron Payne insists he's still the same kid that needed a few additional inches to elbow his way into the recruiting picture. Read more »
Why David Morway Might Be Perfect For The Kings

by Andrew Perna

Aside from the turnover in the front office, or maybe because of it, the Kings have a volatile roster. David Morway fits the bill as an executive with experience in navigating unstable stars. Read more »
Injury Reveals Just How True Value Of Jae Crowder To Celtics

by Andrew Perna

While Isaiah Thomas was the Celtics' lone All-Star, a recent injury to Jae Crowder has revealed who is truly the team's most valuable player. Read more »
Why The Clippers Will Keep Big 3 Together Longer Than They Should

by Andrew Perna

Doc Rivers has already suggested he might break up their Big 3 this offseason, but his history suggests he is less likely than likely to do so. Read more »
The Strange Path Of C.J. Miles

by Andrew Perna

A shooting guard first and small forward second throughout his career, Frank Vogel has asked C.J. Miles to man the four at times as the Pacers play small. Read more »
How Losing In 2008 Spurred Kobe, Lakers To Two Titles

by Andrew Perna

The Lakers won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010; something Kobe Bryant doesn't think would have happened had it not been for the pain inflicted by the Celtics. Read more »