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- Top Story - December 2017
Should the Celtics Really Target Anthony Davis?Top Story - December 2017
For years, the Celtics looked like the biggest hoarders in sports as they continued to stockpile pick after pick while waiting to pull the trigger as stars continued to change teams. After Paul George was moved for what seemed like nothing at the time, people expected Danny Ainge’s house to look like one of those homes you see cluttered with garbage he’s held onto over the years, except his wall will be covered with scouting reports on players in every draft from 2014 until 2024. You don’t realize it’s a sickness is until you see that Ainge has had a picture of Luka Doncic hanging on his wall for nearly four years.
An Apology Letter To The Eastern Conference
Dear Middle of the Pack Eastern Conference Teams, Over the summer, the NBA experienced one of the most intoxicating offseasons in sports history. While the constant movement of stars had us glued us to Twitter to watch the ongoing battle for breaking news dominance between Woj and Shams, it all came at your expense. For each star that left via trade or free agency, your relevance diminished.
How Brad Stevens Is Accomplishing Defensive Genius in Boston
Over the past five years, we’ve seen magic in Boston. This isn’t a reference to the number of street performers you might see while strolling around Faneuil Hall or the halftime show at TD Garden. It has to do with the rabbits that Brad Stevens constantly pulls out of his hat on a yearly basis. We’ve seen him turn rebuilding teams into playoff participants, manufacture after timeout plays that become guaranteed points, and even transform a 5'9" point guard into a perennial All-Star. Yet through the first few games, we already seeing how Brad Stevens saved his best trick for this season by turning these Celtics into the best defensive unit in basketball.
It's Time For LeBron To Hand The Crown Off To Giannis
For years, people have been trying to remove LeBron James as the league’s best player. Ever since he uttered the words, “not five, not six, not seven...” people have stormed the castle as they tried to find a possible suitor. The Anthony Davis believers have fallen quiet, as the extremely talented center has only carried his team to over 40 wins once in his career. Numerous stars looked like potential candidates, but simply haven’t been able to reach LeBron’s greatness. Some argue Kevin Durant did it last year, but those are just his burner accounts fighting the good fight for him.
How The Boston Celtics Will Survive Without Gordon Hayward
Five minutes and 11 seconds. That's all it took to take the Celtics' dream season and set it ablaze. It takes longer to walk a block in New York City. It was a full 35 times shorter to watch Boston's season take a turn for the worse than it was to watch The Revenant once. No matter how you spin it, this dream season that has been three months in the making for Boston came crashing down in a matter of minutes after Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured fibula and a dislocated ankle in what was one of the most gruesome injuries you'll ever see.
Why Al Horford Could Be the Key to the Celtics' Offense
After last season's first-place Eastern Conference regular-season finish, the Celtics somehow still gave their roster a complete and utter makeover. This team made so many moves that last year's first-round pick Jaylen Brown is the fifth-longest tenured Celtic on the team. Despite the team's new look, they're still expected to get better and possibly take down the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals. Those high expectations may hinge on Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both living up to the hype on their new team, but it could be Al Horford that helps Boston reach their full potential on the offensive side of the ball.
Measuring OKC Against Golden State Following the Carmelo Anthony Trade
Just when you thought we’ve seen the most ridiculous offseason in the history of basketball, we get one more Woj bomb to remind us just how memorable this arms race has been. Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, Oklahoma City has built one of the best lineups in the NBA, following their most recent deal to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.
The Arrival of Paul George Still Doesn't Make OKC Contenders
When Sam Presti pried four-time All-Star Paul George away from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, people immediately moved the Thunder up the standings and called them contenders. We all throw around the word “contender” on a regular basis, as if there’s some sort of locked-in definition to what it means in the NBA. There is no recipe or equation that can prove if you’re a legitimate contender, and not even a Charles Barkley rambling anecdote about contending back in his day can give you the answer you’re looking for. We may not be able to reach an agreement on an exact Webster’s Dictionary definition of what a contender is, but hopefully we can all agree that despite the addition of Paul George, OKC is not.
How The Most Important NBA Finals Matchup Lies Between Kevin Love and Draymond Green
The buildup for this NBA Finals is bigger than anything in recent memory. With the combination of this being the rubber match following the last two Finals, the obviously apparent disdain these two teams have for one another, and this year’s playoffs being less entertaining than the Summer League, everyone is ready the clash of the titans.
Figuring Out the Next Piece for LeBron’s Superteam
No matter who started the superteam, whether you like superteams, or you’re just tired of hearing the word superteam, it’s safe to say no team in the league can hold a candle to the Warriors’ roster. They’ve put on one of the most dominant performances in postseason history, and completely dismantled the team that ran through the Eastern Conference.
While Teams Scramble To Get Better, The Warriors Sit Back And Laugh
If you’ve slept more than like six hours at any time since Golden State won their second title in three years, you’ve probably missed some absurd rumor or a trade no one saw coming. While we all knew the Warriors were good, we didn’t know they were this good. This offseason has already gotten off to one of the most insane starts yet, and it’s all thanks to Golden State.
Why Boston Is Better off Leaving Paul George Alone
People have been waiting for the Celtics to make a big splash at the trade deadline for years. Ever since they stole the Nets’ picks for what seems like the better part of a decade, people called it the heist of the century.