The point guard encyclopedia

The point guard ranking game has always been tough, so let’s put them in tiers instead.  Since this is the time of the year where rankings are in vogue, I figure i’d do my own rankings. However, unlike the traditional rankings that go 1 thru wherever, I decided to put my guys in tiers based […]

Exploring Jaylen Brown as a ball-handler

Boston’s lottery pick is a bottomless bag of potential. Could ball-handling be the secret to his unlocking his full potential?  There’s been a lot of speculation of the type of role that Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown could play for the Celtics. The consensus seems to be the role as a small-ball four. In the new […]

Sunday Column: Analytics and the Boston Celtics season preview

Talking about life in an analytic world.  There was a time in my life where I used to work in Amazon. I was 18, a big warehouse opened and they were hiring EVERYBODY. Being the Criminal Justice major that I was, I loved the idea of this because since it gave ex-cons who probably weren’t […]

The Darwinism of NBA Bigs

When I was eight years old, Jahlil Okafor was a 100 million dollar player. A legit seven footer who score and pass from the post was every coaches dream. What happened to the dominant big man? Are they really an expired species? “Can you score doe? Bigs becoming Dinosaurs” That was a tweet from Draymond […]

Sunday Column: Are the Sixers Ready for the Next Step?

The Sixers roster doesn’t make much sense now, but does it really matter?  The Philadelphia Sixers have been a polarizing thought experience for NBA fans. The path to returning to NBA glory is one with many avenues, but the way the Sixers have gone about have left lots to question the method. Under the management […]

Can Justin Anderson make the Mavs Make Sense?

Can Justin Anderson give the Mavs future a ray of sunlight?  Nothing made me more sick when my beloved Boston Celtics drafted Terry Rozier and passed on the no-fail prospect Justin Anderson. The Virgina product is built from the same cloth as Jae Crowder, and had the game and mentality that could lead to an […]

Sunday Column: Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About Amir Johnson?

Amir Johnson isn’t a household name, but he’s quietly been one of the best big men in the league.  Last season, the Celtics proved a lot of pundits wrong on their way to a 48 win season. The common reasoning for their success was the brilliance of Brad Stevens and their 5’9 all-star Isaiah Thomas. […]