Category «NBA Season Updates»

The Boston Celtics were Winners at the NBA Trade Deadline

Another trade deadline came to pass on Thursday, ending, like the others, without the Boston Celtics trading for a superstar, a failure to some, an inconsequential result to others. Only, what if this is actually a success story? What if, by standing pat, the Celtics made the right move, the smartest move? What if inaction …

The Last of the NBA’s Post-Up Scorers

The downfall of the NBA’s back-to-the-basket big man has been well-documented. In the span of two decades, the sport lost the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. That, coupled with the league’s newfound hyperfocus on three-pointers and layups, expedited the untimely demise. Plus, teams are just getting smarter, and post-ups …

Who are the NBA’s Best Rebounders?

When Andre Drummond fights for a board with three members of the opposition and successfully corrals it, he gets credit for a single rebound. The same is true when he hauls in the ball with no one in the immediate vicinity. But should those plays really hold equivalent value? Similarly, the league’s supreme board-crashers aren’t all …