How Al Horford's Post Game Resurrected the Boston Celtics
The Celtics shouldn't be seven wins from an NBA championship, but their five-time All-Star's improved post game has helped make the impossible a reality.
The Outlet Pass: Superstar Kemba, God Mode Horford, and the New Look Knicks
A weekly roundup of observations, questions, and predictions from Michael Pina's NBA notebook.
The Boston Celtics' Al Horford Conundrum
Starting center Al Horford is integral to the Boston Celtics' success this season, but he also exacerbates what is likely the team’s biggest issue heading into the 2017 NBA playoffs.
Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics Evolve, Despite a Slow Start
It's been a rocky season so far in Boston, but Isaiah Thomas has kept Brad Stevens' team competitive.
Twenty Bold Predictions for the 2016-17 NBA Season
It's a fascinating time for a fascinating league—all the more so if even half these projections actually come true.
In Al Horford, Brad Stevens Has an All-Star and a Perfect Fit
Few NBA players are more well-rounded—or more consistently excellent in more ways—than Al Horford. We talked to Brad Stevens about how he'll use his new star.
Big Men And Big Movement In NBA Free Agency
Kevin Durant is free agency's biggest story, but a bunch of talented veteran big men changed teams in the early days of free agency. Here's the rundown.
By the Numbers, the Most Likely NBA Free Agent Bargains and Busts
NBA free agency is about to begin. As the league's salary cap explodes, here's an analytic look at the players who will end up providing the most and least bang for the buck.
The Case for Blowing It Up, and Building It Back Fast, in Atlanta
After Sam Hinkie's tenure in Philadelphia, tanking is out of fashion in the NBA. But if the Atlanta Hawks are willing to punt one season, it could change everything.
The Atlanta Hawks and Learning to Fall in Love Again
Last year, the Hawks had something beautiful going. This year, it's all fallen apart. It's time to figure out what made this relationship work in the first place.
Watching Al Horford, the NBA's Most Reasonable Superstar
The Atlanta Hawks are not a team that delivers much in the way of inspiration, but their centerpiece star still manages to make reasonable basketball beautiful.
Al Horford Ejected After Elbowing Matthew Dellavedova
Al Horford was ejected for elbowing Matthew Dellavedova in the second quarter of game three, but he at least had a reason for being pissed.