In each of Brad Stevens' first five years as the head coach of the Boston Celtics, the team has seen their win total increase which included making the Eastern Conference Finals in each of the last two seasons. And after falling one game short of making the NBA Finals last season, the Celtics were expected [...]
From 2008-2013, the Boston Celtics were always in contention to win the NBA Title which included them winning it all in 2008. However following Boston's elimination in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in 2013, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge decided that it was time to start over. And instead of Ainge [...]
Is Gordon Hayward ready for the bright lights and pressure of being the guy for the Boston Celtics?
The Utah Jazz are nestled in Salt Lake City which is one of the NBA's smallest media markets. And with that the Jazz organization has always struggled in bringing in some of the NBA's talented free agents. But that hasn't prevented the Jazz from competing as from 1984-2003, they made the playoffs in each year. [...]
Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward is accustomed to flying under the radar. In high school the only Power 5 basketball program that offered Hayward a scholarship was the Purdue Boilermakers. Hayward would ultimately play his college ball for the Butler Bulldogs where he would help them reach the Final Four in 2010 for the [...]
X-Portland Trailblazers 51-31 (4) After winning 51 games during the 2014-2015 NBA season, the 2015-2016 campaign was expected to be a down one for the Portland Trailblazers. The summer of 2015 saw the Trailblazers ravaged by departures which included power forward LaMarcus Aldridge joining the San Antonio Spurs and shooting guard Wes Matthews signing on [...]
Y-Oklahoma City Thunder 58-24 (2) The past five years years have seen the Oklahoma City Thunder emerge as a contender for the NBA Championship. But injuries put the Thunder in a bind last season as they missed the NBA Playoffs last year for the first time since 2009 in spite of the fact that they [...]