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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

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

Emergency Post: The Celtics Are In Trouble

After watching game 2 conclude, I was fairly optimistic about the Celtics’ chances to win this series.  Isaiah had just dropped 53 points, taking over the fourth quarter and OT completely.  I, and every other C’s fan came to conclusion that they were hitting peak form at the perfect time. I did not expect them to necessarily sweep the Wizards, but I did expect them … Continue reading Emergency Post: The Celtics Are In Trouble

Let’s Give Al Horford The Credit He Deserves

From afar, Al Horford’s debut season with the Boston Celtics seems fairly mediocre. A big-man who’s getting paid $27-million a year to score 14 points and grab seven rebounds is hard to get behind.  But for those who’ve watched the Celtics play day-in and day-out realize just how much better Horford has made this team. When Horford decided to sign with the Celtics this summer, … Continue reading Let’s Give Al Horford The Credit He Deserves

Why Russell Westbrook Was Not My MVP

Russell Westbrook was not my MVP, James Harden was.  As I watched Russ shoot his team out of game five, I did not regret my decision at all. Westbrook has had a polarizing season from my perspective.  When you look at his numbers; averaging a triple-double while leading the league in scoring, carrying his team to 45 wins, etc., it is pretty remarkable to be … Continue reading Why Russell Westbrook Was Not My MVP