Andrew Perna - Basketball Analysis

Putting 10 Stars Of The 2018 Offseason In Ideal Places

by Andrew Perna

Jun 27, 2018 11:24 PM

Here are 10 players, headlined by LeBron, Kawhi, Boogie and PG, and the places they should land to maximize entertainment on and off the court. Read more »

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Sights And Sounds Of 2018 NBA Draft Availability

by Andrew Perna

Jun 20, 2018 5:25 PM

On Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Knox, Marvin Bagley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Zhaire Smith and more. Read more »

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LeBron Continues To Delay A New Dawn In The East

by Andrew Perna

May 30, 2018 11:37 PM

The Celtics and 76ers represent the future of the East, but LeBorn James is its past, present and very possibly its future as well. Read more »

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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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 »
How The Feeling Out Process Has Worked For LeBron James

by Andrew Perna

As we have come to expect, LeBron James was better in Game 2 than in Game 1 but it still wasn't enough to level the series. Read more »
Reframing How The Season Ended For The 76ers

by Andrew Perna

What would have been a major step forward for The Process just a few months ago now leaves them feeling empty. Read more »
What That Game 7 Might Mean For Giannis In The Future

by Andrew Perna

The Bucks will be focused on building around Giannis Antetokounmpo this offseason, but individually the Game 7 might have more impact going forward than you might think. Read more »
Creating Space For Giannis

by Andrew Perna

The need for space in the halfcourt around Giannis Antetokounmpo has been magnified during the first two games of the playoffs. 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 »
DeRozan, Love & My Experience With Mental Health Through The NBA

by Andrew Perna

The courage it took DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love to speak their truths is far greater than anything they'll achieve on a basketball court. Read more »
The Brad Stevens' Impact In Numbers

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics have made a habit of acquiring flawed players and turning them into valuable pieces under Brad Stevens. Read more »
Why George Hill Is The Key To Sacramento's Rebuild

by Andrew Perna

When he was introduced in Sacramento in July, the Kings might as well have put "De'Aaron Fox Mentor" on George Hill's placard. He said he would take the rookie under his wing and he's done just that. Read more »
Celtics Set Course For More Decisions After Landing Gordon Hayward

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Paul George's Tenure With Pacers Ends With Surprise Trade To Thunder

by Andrew Perna

Time evaporated Paul George's value and the move they ultimately made feels like an undersell. Read more »
The Lakers' Unworkable Paul George Quandry

by Andrew Perna

The Lakers risk allowing Paul George to play for a contender in 17-18 and not wanting to leave. If they do make the Pacers an increased offer the young talent around him will be diminished significantly. Read more »
Pacers Go UCLA-UCLA On Draft Night, Hold Onto Paul George

by Andrew Perna

The Pacers drafted T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu and Edmond Sumner while they continue to wait for a Paul George trade they can accept. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2017 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

On Jayson Tatum already sounding like a Celtic, De'Aaron Fox's confidence, Jonathan Isaac's plan to add strength, John Collins as modern style throwback, and Malik Monk as a realist. Read more »
Doomsday Arrives For Pacers As Paul George Signals He Intends To Leave

by Andrew Perna

Losing a player like Paul George is difficult for any franchise, but at least now the Pacers can definitively focus on what they can get for him instead of whether or not they should move him. Read more »
LeBron Makes History As Cavaliers Return To Finals Again

by Andrew Perna

LeBron James will enter The Finals with 5,995 playoff points, eight more than Jordan and nearly 2,000 ahead of the closest active player (Tony Parker). 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 »