Tagged Boston Celtics

How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Would Trading for Anthony Davis Even Fix the Celtics?

The Boston Celtics entered the 2018-19 NBA season as clear favorites to emerge from the LeBron James-less Eastern Conference and challenge the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Then they ended said season by losing four straight to the Milwaukee Bucks after stealing Game 1 of their second-round series. The Celtics are now staring…

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PODCAST: Game 5 Previews for All NBA Second-Round Series

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview all four Game 5s for the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Are the Boston Celtics drawing dead against the Milwaukee Bucks? Do the Houston Rockets have a real shot to topple the Golden State Warriors? How can the…

Pending FA Khris Middleton is Worth Way More Than You Think

We (collectively) have talked a ton about this summer’s free agency class, and for good reason. Not only is this summer’s class filled with studs, their decisions may be swayed heavily by what happens in this round. Kevin Durant could be changing teams. Kawhi Leonard might not be long for Toronto. Kyrie Irving and Jimmy…

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Game 2 Adjustments for Milwaukee Bucks

A Game 1 loss isn’t fatal by any means, but the Milwaukee Bucks have some things to think about. The Boston Celtics didn’t just steal home court on Sunday, they did so in convincing fashion. They slowed the Bucks down to a crawl and bludgeoned them in a half-court fest. High-level shotmaking from Kyrie Irving…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 3

Another eight teams are out of the running for the Larry O’Brien championship trophy. Most of those first-round losers from the 2019 NBA Playoffs also have draft picks in the coming draft, which means they too deserve a match-making draft selection. The following are the next mid-round mock selections in the 2019 NBA Draft. Remember:…

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PODCAST: East 2nd-round Preview; Worrying about Warriors?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and discuss whether it’s time to be worried about the Golden State Warriors. If Kawhi Leonard shuts down Ben Simmons, how can the Philadelphia 76ers get their offense going? Where will the…

Inside the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks Chess Match

Despite a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics weren’t firmly blowing their adversaries out of the water. Each game was decided in the final minutes. Yet, the prevailing “talking heads” takeaway is that the Celtics’ chemistry issues are now fixed and they look like themselves. Really? A four-game sweep of a banged-up,…

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How Bucks’ Frontcourt Shooting Unlocked Postseason Potential

From Splash Mountain to their prized trade deadline acquisition, the Milwaukee Bucks are an offensive dynamo because of their shooting frontcourt. Since joining the Bucks in February, Nikola Mirotic has taken 64.4 percent of his attempts from three, hitting 35.6 percent. Brook Lopez launches 65.1 percent of his shots from deep and gets 36.5 percent…

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