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20-21 NBA Season Preview: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 17, 2020 2:03 PM

On the 76ers and Celtics hoping for a breakthrough, the Nets figuring out what they'll be with Durant and Irving, Toronto running it back without their center vets, and the Knicks embarking a different type of rebuild. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Thirty Futures: Boston Celtics

by Colin McGowan

Nov 30, 2020 1:37 PM

Kemba Walker is 30, and small guards tend to age in dog years. This is partially because they get knocked around more violently than guys the size of Kawhi Leonard, but also because they need all their athleticism in order to survive. Read more »

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Thirty Futures: Charlotte Hornets

by Colin McGowan

Nov 23, 2020 3:28 PM

Gordon Hayward is moving to Charlotte to stack ends, buy property, and play relatively pressure-free ball. That is getting older, for a lot of people. You give up a little bit, and realize it feels okay. Read more »

Tags: Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, NBA

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Suspended Indefinitely: Ray Allen Drains It From Everywhere

by Colin McGowan

Ray Allen's ahead-of-its-time talent early in his career was one of the most dynamic players the league has ever seen, someone equally comfortable running off screens like Reggie Miller, pulling up like Kobe, or lunging at the rim like McGrady. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Larry Bird Works The Whiteboard

by Colin McGowan

It remains potently strange that Larry Bird, three-time MVP and something like the sixth-best player of all-time, breezed through Indiana, organized one of the best teams in the league, and then quietly walked away from a profession nobody knew he would be good at or even wanted to pursue in the first place. Read more »
Kyrie Irving Will Always Be His Often Wonderful, Sometimes Difficult Self

by Colin McGowan

Kyrie Irving is more annoyance than malignancy, but he is a volume annoyer, impressed with his Wikipedian knowledge of philosophy and art while confusing personality defects with genius. Read more »
2019-20 Atlantic Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

On the Celtics retooling with Kemba Walker, Brooklyn getting a pair of superstars, the Knicks' Plan B, Philadelphia supersizing their roster, and the Raptors keeping the title momentum going without Kawhi Leonard. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Boston Celtics

by Colin McGowan

There were many junctures at which franchise and franchise player could have quit on each other- they even tried to, on a couple occasions- but in keeping the relationship intact, both eventually realized their aspirations. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Want?

by Micah Wimmer

What Kyrie Irving is striving for remains as opaque as ever. The irony of Irving's move to the Nets is that he now finds himself in a similar situation to the one he was so eager to leave two summers ago. Read more »
Boston Celtics: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

As much as last offseason saw limited change for the Celtics roster, this summer promises to be the exact opposite. Read more »
As It Turns Out, There Was No Switch For Boston To Flip

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics started the season making a lot of hard promises. It is on the cusp of ending in a way that seemed so obvious based on their 82-game sample. Read more »
The NBA's Four Exceedingly Disparate Semifinals

by John Wilmes

The Bucks and Celtics finally playing serious basketball, the Kawhi Leonard avalanche, auditing Warriors-Rockets and the hardwood candy of Nuggets-Blazers. Read more »
The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: The Next Generation

by Jonny Auping and Alex Siquig

Lou Williams is the natural successor to the progenitors of these sacred Power Rankings. He is what would happen if you injected a bit of peace and perspective into the hearts of JR Smith and Dion Waiters. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Maybe The Celtics Are Broken In Unfixable Ways

by Colin McGowan

The Celtics may have done everything right and ended up with a team that, due to reasons of personality and fit, simply doesn't hum like it should. Maybe they will never stop being merely theoretical. Read more »
Give Kyrie A Break

by Andrew Perna

Kyrie Irving may have backtracked on his public commitment to the Celtics, but any criticism of his waffling is unfounded. It's simply how the modern-day NBA works. Read more »
Kyrie Irving's Oddly Familiar Leadership Traits

by Colin McGowan

It's strange yet predictable that Kyrie Irving fancies himself the NBA's most creative thinker, but is falling back on the old Treat The Young Guys Like Idiots strategy. Read more »
Steph, Kyrie And Their Contributions To The Crumbling Of Reality

by Colin McGowan

When Steph Curry says he doesn't think we landed on the moon, and Kyrie backs him up, it is, on its own, just two famous people saying stupid stuff, but it also contributes to a larger societal problem. Read more »