Written by Vinny Twitter - @SailBoatStudios For the first time since the "Big Three" era, the Boston Celtics are entering a season with high hopes, and are the front-runners in the minds of many to at least give Cleveland a fight in the east. Gone are the staples of the 53-win team: Isaiah Thomas, Jae… Continue reading 2018 Celtics Season Preview
Written by Vinny Twitter - @SailBoatStudios NBA history is not like world history, one simple change to an event doesn't always trickle down to the next monumental moment in history. Teams operate usually in a bubble. It doesn't matter if Patrick Ewing skipped his senior year at Georgetown to declare himself for the loaded 1984… Continue reading Pippen Traded to Boston; Jordan Retires
By Brian Jones Twitter - @JonesyNBA Lee Jenkins wrote an excellent piece on Isaiah Thomas for Sports Illustrated. I highly recommend that you read it now if you haven’t already. In the piece, Isaiah reflects on his time in Boston, his feelings on being traded, and what he hopes to accomplish in Cleveland. While… Continue reading Danny Ainge & Isaiah Thomas: It’s Complicated
List created by Brian Jones (@JonesyNBA) NOTE: This is all of the nicknames I could find. I acknowledge that some are really bad. We will be doing polls on @CelticsNetwork to vote on the best nicknames for each player. Al Horford - The Godfather, The Dominican Stallion, Horf, Big Al, Papasportif Gordon Hayward - Hair… Continue reading Celtics Nicknames
I fancy myself a NBA Trade Machine Savant... shut up. Stop laughing. Stop snickering. Put the gun down. Yes, I know I've purposed ridiculous one-sided trades in favor of my hometown Boston Celtics. "Marcus Smart, a protected pick for Kenneth Faried and Will Barton. It's not like the Nuggets have any use for him!" my… Continue reading Is there still hope for Jahlil Okafor?
Written by Vinny Twiiter - @SailBoatStudios History is a deep rabbits hole and alternate history is even steeper. One event leads you to the next just as one little change at one point in the past can radically alter the subsequent event that follows. What if Hitler won the Second World War? What if Disney… Continue reading Vinny’s Alternate Universe #1: The Memphis Grizzlies draft LeBron James
Written by Vinny Twitter - @Sailboatstudios The last time one of the two conferences lacked a real invincible alpha team like the East does now, is maybe 1989-90. The Lakers were not the bullies who'd give you a bully nose and do it with pizzazz like in years prior. The rapid decline of Kareem, Riley… Continue reading Is Gordon Hayward ready for the spotlight?
Written by Vinny Twitter - @Sailboatstudios When do professional basketball players stop improving? Age 25? Sometimes. But not always. Stephen Curry didn't make his supernovae jump until age 26. Isaiah Thomas enjoyed an all time career season at age 28. Nowadays point guards don't age in dog years like their big men counterparts. Strength and… Continue reading Can Kyrie Irving Improve?
Boston recently traded Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons for Marcus Morris and left Celtics fans in shock. It was a questionable trade, but there are reasons behind it. The 6’2” guard who was drafted number 19 back in the 2010 NBA Draft was just a guy from Tacoma Washington trying to have a successful… Continue reading Goodbye Avery Bradley
By Brian Jones Twitter: @JonesyNBA Tier 1 - Chance to win the NBA Finals Golden State Warriors Starters: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Zaza Pachulia. Bench: Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Nick Young, Omri Casspi, Patrick McCaw, David West, Jordan Bell, and JaVale McGee. Let’s face it. This is probably… Continue reading NBA Teams in Tiers