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2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Jul 18, 2017 1:19 PM

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »

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Celtics Set Course For More Decisions After Landing Gordon Hayward

by Andrew Perna

Jul 4, 2017 10:24 PM

There is a good chance the Celtics will be the only team in the East capable of claiming they've improved this offseason. But there are roster balance issues and a decision on Isaiah Thomas still to make. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Gordon Hayward Finally Joins Celtics On Four-Year, $128M Deal

by Christopher Reina

Jul 4, 2017 8:09 PM

With an easier path in the East and a number of ways they can shape their roster, Gordon Hayward made the difficult decision to leave the Jazz for Boston. Read more »

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2017 Offseason Preview: Boston Celtics

by Keith P Smith

The Celtics hope to sign one, if not two, superstars this offseason. If they don't, they still have all those assets. Read more »
Danny Ainge Is High On His Own Supply But He Still Knows What He's Doing

by Colin McGowan

If there's been a legitimate recent critique of Danny Ainge, it's that he's trigger-shy and seems to fetishize his own value-multiplying trade wizardry in lieu of assembling an actual team. Read more »
Grading The Deal: 76ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick From Celtics

by Christopher Reina

If there's any two teams most likely to meet in multiple Eastern Conference Finals over the next decade, it's the Celtics and 76ers, and that potential rivalry becomes intertwined with the biggest draft week trade since the early nineties. Read more »
LeBron Makes Good On Promise, Cavaliers Hand Celtics Historic Loss In Game 2

by Andrew Perna

What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load? Read more »
Celtics Run Off Home Floor By Cavs In Game 1

by Andrew Perna

The lack of a rim protector was something the Celtics were able to get away with during the regular season and the early rounds, but was a badly exposed flaw by LeBron and the Cavs. Read more »
Celtics Win Game 7, Approach Current Ceiling

by Andrew Perna

The hard truth is that the Celtics have achieved as much as they can this season. It will be compelling to see what they can do against the Cavaliers and who on the roster shows an ability to give them hope against the defending champions going forward. Read more »
Celtics Clean Up Errors, Use Collective Effort To Win Game 5

by Andrew Perna

You can typically determine how the Celtics will fare based on three very basic stats -- threes, rebounds and turnovers. They won all three in Game 5. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How the Wizards will stop the Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford pick-and-roll and how Boston will prevent Iso-John Wall from taking over the series. Read more »
Avery Bradley Continues To Provide Stabilizing Presence For Celtics

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Celtics Fail To Rebound Both Literally And Figuratively

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Prospect Report: Markelle Fultz Of Washington

by Rafael Uehara

Markelle Fultz will give his team's general manager some flexibility for how to build a team around him. Here's how he would fit in with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Suns. Read more »
Turning Twice-Discarded, Volume-Scorer Isaiah Thomas Into An Offensive Machine

by Brett Koremenos

What has made Isaiah Thomas so special is he's combined efficient volume three-point shooting with what he already does well: fearlessly attack the basket. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »
Should The Celtics Already Be Thinking About Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball?

by Jonny Auping

Breaking up the Celtics' backcourt of Isaiah Thomas or Avery Bradley for Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball would be a one-step-backwards, two-step-forward strategy. 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 »