Andrew Perna - Basketball Analysis

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson Injuries Make Rookies Mindful Ahead Of Career

by Andrew Perna

Jun 20, 2019 11:30 PM

For this year's rookie class, just days away from their first significant payday, the reaction has ranged from shrug inducing to sobering. Read more »

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Sights And Sounds Of 2019 NBA Draft Media Availability

by Andrew Perna

Jun 19, 2019 4:48 PM

On the surge of Canadians in the first round, Tyler Herro's quick rise, Jaxson Hayes playing football, Jarrett Culver playing soccer and more. Read more »

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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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Myles Turner's Evolution Into The NBA's Archetypal Modern Big Man

by Andrew Perna

Myles Turner hasn't been an All-Star but he's a Defensive Player of the Year candidate and he's an archetype of the NBA's modern big man. Read more »
The Most Difficult Way To Acquire A Superstar

by Andrew Perna

A team is more likely to acquire a superstar through the draft or trade than they are using outright cap space. 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 »
Putting 10 Stars Of The 2018 Offseason In Ideal Places

by Andrew Perna

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 »
Sights And Sounds Of 2018 NBA Draft Availability

by Andrew Perna

On Jaren Jackson Jr., Kevin Knox, Marvin Bagley, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Zhaire Smith and more. Read more »
LeBron Continues To Delay A New Dawn In The East

by Andrew Perna

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 »
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 »