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2018-19 NBA Award Predictions

Most Valuable Player LeBron James Giannis Antetokuonmpo James Harden Kyrie Irving Anthony Davis Defensive Player of the Year Joel Embiid Rudy Gobert Kawhi Leonard Rookie of the Year Luca Doncic Miles Bridges Kevin Knox Coach of the Year Brad Stevens Mike Budenholzer Gregg Popovich All-First Team G Kyrie Irving G James Harden F LeBron James F Giannis Antetokuonmpo C Anthony Davis All-Second Team G Damian … Continue reading 2018-19 NBA Award Predictions

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2018-19 Boston Celtics preview

This Tuesday’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers marks the beginning of the most anticipated Boston Celtics season since the big-three assembled in 2007.   Last season, their young roster made an unexpected run to the Eastern Conference finals after losing both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to season-ending injuries.  Boston wants to continue that momentum into 2018-19, considering they’re the odds-on favorite to win the … Continue reading 2018-19 Boston Celtics preview

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Eastern Conference: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every Team

The beginning of the NBA season is right around the corner, so let’s look at the best and worst scenarios every Eastern Conference team is facing (assuming there are no injuries) heading into 2018-19. Milwaukee Bucks Best Case:  New head coach Mike Budenholzer makes an instant impact, finally turning the franchise around.  Milwaukee’s decade-long struggles become a thing of the past, and they’re able to … Continue reading Eastern Conference: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every Team

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Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

At every point in his athletic career, starting with a state title at the age of 17, all the way through his eleventh and final NBA championship, Russell was a basketball champion.  But more importantly, he was also a champion of civil rights, paving the way for African-American athletes who followed him. Continue reading Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

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Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

The Boston Celtics, who held the league’s best record earlier in the season, have come back to reality in 2018. The slumping Celtics are 10-9 in the months of January and February, and have fallen behind the Toronto Raptors for the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference. “It’s gonna be a tough ending if we don’t change a little bit,” head coach Brad Stevens said … Continue reading Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

What the Celtics Should Do With the Number One Pick

We are only a few days away from the NBA draft, and the Boston Celtics remarkably have the number one pick in the NBA draft. The Celtics General Manager, Danny Ainge, has started to stir the pot already, as it seems the Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers are close to agreeing on a trade which would send the number one pick to Philadelphia, in exchange … Continue reading What the Celtics Should Do With the Number One Pick

Scott Brooks Might’ve Just Cost the Wizards a Spot in the Eastern Conference Finals

A Bojan Bogdanovic, Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith trio was an actual front-court lineup that Scott Brooks went with in a game 7.  In just 3 minutes, Jason Smith managed to accumulate a -13 plus/minus.  Yeah, you read that right: -13 in 3 minutes. Mahinmi, had a -10 in 11 minutes, and Bojan had a -19 in 16 minutes. Why would Brooks play that lineup at … Continue reading Scott Brooks Might’ve Just Cost the Wizards a Spot in the Eastern Conference Finals