The Atlantic 10 Conference has been one odd, yet exciting conference to watch this season. At the top you have Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, and Davidson, followed by a middle class that’s been its deepest in years. A total of nine teams, tournament seeded 4-12, finished with conference records three games apart from each other.
The Boston Celtics went into the 2016-2017 season looking to take another step forward in their rebuild and did just that. They drafted Jaylen Brown and signed Al Horford, a big name free agent name the Celtics aren’t known for signing. From the start, Horford fit in perfectly. He gave the Celtics a veteran presence
Last season was a very average year for the Atlanta Hawks. They placed second in the Southeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. They faced the division rival Washington Wizards in the first round of the playoffs and lost in six games. This was the second year of regression since the Eastern Conference Finals team
Just when news got quiet in the NBA, Danny “Trade Master” Ainge shocked the sports world by trading Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers granted Irving’s trade request and sent him to the next best team in the Eastern
It’s been a month and a half into NBA free agency and the same names keep coming up in the media. Gordon Hayward signed in Boston, Paul Millsap left for Denver, and many other stars re-signed max deals to remain with their franchises. But there are small-scale signings people tend to forget about. These aren’t
What a time to be an NBA free agent. The league had a spike in salary cap, increasing all players contracts. Now stars sign mega deals, starters sign max deals and bench players sign contracts larger than former NBA players made in their entire career. With these large contracts, not every one panned out. Teams
The Boston Celtics and free agent center Aron Baynes agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million contract earlier today, adding some size to a small roster. Free agent center Aron Baynes has reached agreement on a one-year, $4.3M deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 9, 2017 Does
Less than one week into NBA free agency, NBA franchises have combined to spend billions of dollars on NBA free agents. Unrestricted free agents were quick to sign contracts, giving max players over $130 million and average players over $50 million. With the rise in salary cap, teams are taking advantage of it to improve
Most NBA storylines revolve around the star free agents ready to make over $100 million. They talk about how franchises will be changed and power shifts throughout conferences. But not every free agent will make over $100 million. Many free agents can help change a franchise, but get no love since they aren’t star players.
The Boston Celtics finished the 2017 NBA regular season as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals. The Cavaliers breezed to the NBA Finals, but the Celtics’ one win in Cleveland proved Brad Stevens’ system can compete with the NBA’s elite with the right