— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Putting the Boston Celtics Defense into Context

Danny Ainge has constructed and Brad Stevens has led a versatile roster that is defending like hell. Where does their defense rank historically as it currently stands? By Danny Emerman It has never been harder to defend in the NBA than today. On any given possession, a guard may be asked to fight through multiple […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

The Baseline Podcast: Is Kyrie Irving the league’s MVP?

The Breakdown Streaking with the Celtics. John Karalis from Red’s Army joins the show. Is Kyrie Irving the league’s MVP? Why is Boston’s defense so damn good? Are Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown superstars in the making? We are going green in our deep dive of the Boston Celtics. The Drop Who Ya Got? We […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Kyle Kuzma may be the Los Angeles Lakers’ top prospect

Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma are still babies, but Kuzma has shown the most thus far and may end up being the best of the three. By Dylan Hughes It has been a rough four years for the Los Angeles Lakers. They haven’t even sniffed the playoffs, with a 27-win 2013-14 season being […]

– Dylan Hughes
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Dillon Brooks: A Rookie in the Shadows

With early responsibility thrown his way, is Dillon Brooks the future of the Memphis Grizzlies? By Isaac Biehl The NBA Rookie is one of the most peculiar species in all of the basketball universe. You never know what you are going to get when drafting one, which is what makes them so exciting. This year […]

– Sandy Mui
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Devin Booker: Winning Player

Loved and loathed in equal measure, the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker has divided fans and analysts alike. Has the young shooting guard made things clearer in year 3? By Paul Headley Only on the internet in 2017 could a player get crucified for scoring 70 points. I know it wasn’t the cleanest high-scoring game, but who […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

What’s the Deal with the Los Angeles Clippers?

The post-CP3 Clips are struggling. Why? By Noah Shatzer After starting the season off hot with a streak of four straight wins, the LA Clippers have come crashing back down to Earth, fallen through the crust, and landed at the planet’s core. The Clippers, currently sitting at twelfth place in the stacked Western Conference, are […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Thunder Big 3: Fitter, Happier, More Productive

This week in Thunder, we look at some encouraging offensive developments. By David Brandon Welcome to the Thunder Big 3! Each week I’m going to be breaking down three of the trends that we’ve been seeing from the Thunder, both things that are going well and things that aren’t going so well. You and Whose […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Detroit’s Offense, Retooled

What’s responsible for the Pistons’ sudden offensive surge? By David Fernandez Ineffective. Bogged down. Boring. All words you could use to describe the Detroit Pistons offense of 2016-17. They probably (and rightfully) ranked dead last in your League Pass rankings. Take it from someone who watched 90% of their games last season, it was a […]

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Pick and Flow Podcast Episode 39: It’s Early, It’s Fun, and It’s Awkward for Some

Pick and Flow NBA Podcast Ep.039 This week the Pick and Flow NBA Podcast graces your Thursday with: Awkward stories and Ben breaking Trevor’s car Kevin is a good cheerleader, and that’s not a good thing Wacky Wiggins and his superior competition Will Chris Paul cause to much drag to keep the Rockets flying? Boston…man…Boston…

– David Brandon
— 31st of July 2018 — NBA

Sixers Lock in Robert Covington for the Long Haul With Four-Year Extension

It’s all about Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and (eventually) Markelle Fultz in Philadelphia. Robert Covington has been a huge piece for them, however, and he’s now there for the long haul. By Dylan Hughes Three years after signing his current deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, Robert Covington became eligible to sign an extension to remain […]

– Dylan Hughes