Someone hasn't watched Tatum destroying young campers this summer.
Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it's going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place. Tonight's (on) topic: “Finding 15 worthy players in the LeBron-less East might be tough.” No it won't. [deep breath] It's not like it was LeBron James vs. a bunch of scrubs. Six of the top-15 jerseys sold last year (this includes Kawhi Leonard and not James) are in the East. I know I am preaching to the choir on this, but it needs
The Celtics looked to be a never-ending dynasty in the 80's, but tragedy, injuries, and turmoil culminated in the darkest era in the team's history. Take a look through the microscope in episode one of Anything is Podable.
LinkedIn Senior Manager and Players Technology Advisory Board Member Richard Smith sits down with Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala and Boston Celtic Jaylen Brown at the second Players Technology Summit ...
With a chapter of NBA basketball now over, teams look forward to a fresh slate this season. New and old faces with their respective teams are going to be out there carving out a legacy to be remembered. With the wild free agency nearly over, we already have a picture of what to expect this coming season. Let's look at how the league's starting lineups stack up against each other ranked from the best to worst. Projected starting unit: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins This is not a drill everyone. The Golden State Warriors potentially have an All-star starting unit. Boogie might be injured for now, but when he comes back how do you defend against this team?
At SB Nation, we aren't afraid to reach across the aisle. Liberty Ballers and Celtics Blog are teaming up for Sixers/Celtics Week. We will be working together to cover all the best storylines, matchups, and topics of discussion surrounding these two long-time rivals. In a league increasingly focused on playing smallball, both the Sixers and Celtics are in the rare position where the player arguably most critical to their success mans the center position. Joel Embiid and Al Horford were both Eastern Conference All-Stars last season, serving as the backbones of defenses that finished first (Boston at 101.5) and third (Philadelphia at 102.0) in defensive rating, and went on to meet in the second
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been rumored to seek out of Beantown next offseason after declining an extension this summer, potentially teaming up with Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler with the New York Knicks, after Butler has grown tired of a nonchalant attitude when it comes to competing by some of his young teammates. The Knicks were one of the few teams in Irving's shortlist when he requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to Scott Davis of Business Insider, a source said the potential of it taking place is “substantial,” as the Knicks, and even the Brooklyn Nets, are poised to free up enough cap space to haul in max-level free agents. “It wouldn't
Kawhi Leonard to Lakers twist Kawhi Leonard is the odds-on favourite to become the next max contract player to join the Los Angeles Lakers. That's according to BetDSI Sportsbook, who have Leonard at +150 to be the next biggest star to join the Lakers. Leonard was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors last month, but there are still question marks on where his long-term future lies. He can decide to leave Toronto as a free agent in 2019 and there are several reports linking him with a move to Los Angeles. The Clippers are reportedly confident they can convince the 27-year-old to join them but the Lakers are said to be his preferred destination. Magic Johnson has spoken openly
Summer is the perfect time to reassess the NBA player community. The lull in activity provides chance to rank, argue, and speculate wildly about the value of each member of the Association. With that in mind, I've decided to create a tiny mini-series of posts about how the general fan's perceptions of some players may be out of touch with their actual value. In this segment, I'll find basketball's most underrated contributors at each position, whether they be unappreciated stars or reserves that deserve playing time. Spoiler alert: multiple Celtics cracked this list! Read on for some opening of eyes, and tell me in the comments if you like the direction of the article! In no particular order,
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Celtics rookie Robert Williams told ESPN's Chris Forsberg Sunday he expects to be 100 percent before training camp begins in September. Williams, who suffered a left knee contusion during the team's first summer league game in July, said his banged-up knee is feeling “way, way better.” Since returning from Las Vegas, he has spent time rehabbing in Boston and has also logged hours working out with veterans like Al Horford and Aron Baynes. “I learned you got to be a sponge when you're around those guys,” Williams told Forsberg. “Their work ethic — you've got guys in the offseason 6 in the morning coming in to get treatment and work out. They're not obligated to do that.” Although some have dubbed
We asked the ESPN Forecast panel to rank its top choices for the Eastern Conference champs, Western Conference champs and NBA champs. Here are the results: Total points: 153 First-place votes: 84.9 percent With LeBron leaving the East, the Celtics are officially the presumptive kings of the conference. They've had as good of an offseason as anyone else in the league without making any major moves, because they'll add back a healthy Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to a blossoming roster that was good enough to play in the conference finals last season. Their biggest question is one of those good-problem kinds of things: How do all the pieces fit together? But they already have a quality solution