Found June 02, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
New York Knicks
San Antonio Spurs
North Carolina Tar Heels
The NBA is in full steam, and to celebrate the occasion, I brought along my brother Sam Rosen (@sjrosen18) to chat about some of the hot topics going on right now. Hope y’all enjoy our takes on topics ranging from the NBA Draft to the Cavs’ offseason and the playoffs.
1. Assuming that Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Bradley Beal are the first three picks in order, what should the Cleveland Cavaliers do with the No. 4 pick?
Sam: Harrison Barnes is the logical pick at 4 assuming these three are off the board. Touted as the next big thing coming out of high school, Barnes never lived up to the ridiculous hype he faced at North Carolina. Hype is one thing, but pure talent is another. His size (6-8, 220 lbs.), his age (19 as of this writing), and his overall raw talent warrant a selection in the top 5 of any draft class. Barnes has all the tools to become an elite SF at the NBA level, and with proper coaching and a few years of seasoning, he could end up being the best player ...
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The very respectable Lakers Nation blog is reporting that Mitch Kupchak and the LA Lakers are interesting in Ray Allen for the 2012-13 season. Despite Ray Allen’s loyalty to the Celtics and desire to finish his career as a Boston Celtics, it’s been noted, on and off, that Ray is not very comfortable playing 18-20 [...]
With less than a minute to go in the OT, the Celtics had a shot to cut the Miami lead to 3 or even 2. The Celtics drew up a play for Ray Allen.
He inbounds, goes to the baseline and then circles back between 2 picks in hopes of getting a 3. Looked like a pretty nice wrinkle to plays Boston has run before, but Miami defended it well. At the :05 mark...
Executing eight "knuckle" pushups on a parquetfloor really shouldn't be much of a challenge for a professional athlete.
But for Kevin Garnett, this exercise interlude certainly seemed a bit moredifficult than dominating the low post in Game 3 of the Eastern Conferencefinals.
KG, now working at center for the Boston Celtics, executed the aforementionedFriday night...
I don't think I've ever seen fans complain so much about the officiating when they are the team that shot more free throws. Like I said before, they are so used to getting EVERY call, they can't stand it when the officiating is somewhat even. They missed a ton of calls but they missed them on both sides. I love how they call Celtics fans crybabies and then cry...
Kevin Garnett had one of his most energetic and aggressive games of the season Friday night. He was fueled by the crowd, or as he put it, “The Jungle was ******’ rockin’ tonight!” Rajon Rondo talked with some swag to CLNS at the 3:42 mark about going for the Celtics first winning streak Sunday since [...]
The Big Four can only take the Celtics so far. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen aren't getting any younger, and Game 2 proved that even when Rajon Rondo takes over, a Celtics win is not guaranteed. In order to take down the Miami Heat and advance to the NBA Finals, the Celtics need to get contributions off the bench. In Game 3, Marquis Daniels stepped up, providing energy...
40) Ray Allen showed veteran savvy by playing horribly for much of the year, then turning it on tonight39) I didn't think that a team could make Rajon Rondo look better than the Sixers did, but I was wrong38) Someone needs to tell Dwyane Wade that the game starts in the first half37) When Keyon Dooling is hitting three pointers, plural, you know something weird is going on36...
Miami has such bandwagon fans. They go from Chalmers being their 3rd best player to hating him and calling him garbage. Wade goes from the greatest ever to having low BBIQ. I love all the complaints about the refs. They are so used to getting EVERY call that they can't recognize it when the refs are actually calling it mostly even. The foul count was even, unlike...
It was by far their most devastating loss of the season, yet the Boston Celtics were every bit the champions they had been in winning the 2008 title. They were pesky and courageous and they desperately attempted to defy defeat. They were outmatched and on the road and down to one player with enough gas and skill to make a difference, and yes, they were a little inconsistent, yet...