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As It Turns Out, There Was No Switch For Boston To Flip

by Andrew Perna

May 7, 2019 11:24 AM

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 »

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The NBA's Four Exceedingly Disparate Semifinals

by John Wilmes

May 1, 2019 1:57 PM

The Bucks and Celtics finally playing serious basketball, the Kawhi Leonard avalanche, auditing Warriors-Rockets and the hardwood candy of Nuggets-Blazers. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, NBA

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The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: The Next Generation

by Jonny Auping and Alex Siquig

Apr 26, 2019 6:53 PM

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 »

Tags: Lou Williams, Terry Rozier, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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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 »
Anime Hayward And The New Bounds Of #Content

by John Wilmes

Anime Hayward is a fiction borne from a culture so over-producing and so neurotic about what it is, and who it is, that his stenciled visage feels all but inevitable. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the offseason moves from the Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, Knicks and Nets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Marcus Smart

by Colin McGowan

What's clearly special about Marcus Smart is that he's at peace with his own profanity. He's shameless. This is half a compliment. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
How The Star-Studded Celtics Have Become An Inspiration For Squads Without Stars

by Andrew Perna

You'd have to go back to the 2004 Pistons to find a potential Finals participant with this balanced of a roster. You can still advance deep into the playoffs without a high-usage player. Read more »
Blowout Fatigue In The Conference Finals

by Colin McGowan

These Conference Finals have been, while not wholly uncompetitive in a macro sense, dull on a game-by-game basis. It would be nice if they stopped, one at a time, trading impressive efforts, and played well simultaneously. Read more »
These Celtics Are An All-Time Pain In The Ass Squad

by Colin McGowan

The Celts are astonishingly good at making you forget their predicament and instead focus your attention on what they do well, which is to say they're persistent and don't make many mistakes. Read more »
Present Versus Future In The Eastern Conference

by Jonny Auping

While the Raptors are trying to finally get past LeBron, the other side of the East features a pair of teams expected to dominate it for the next decade. Read more »
Celtics Have No Choice But To Lean On Al Horford

by Andrew Perna

Al Horford has been the glue that holds the Celtics together since he arrived and is the reason why injuries haven't completely derailed them. Read more »