Do the Celtics Need to Add a Superstar to Win a Championship?

The Boston Celtics have had another successful offseason, luring all-star Gordon Hayward to Boston. General manager Danny Ainge has methodically constructed a roster primed to compete now and in the future. He is also flush with assets, including youngsters Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder’s cap-friendly contract and a plethora of draft picks, which can beContinue reading “Do the Celtics Need to Add a Superstar to Win a Championship?”

Early Observations on the 2015-16 Knicks

The New York Knicks hope to turn a corner in the second season of the Phil Jackson/Derek Fisher era after a franchise worst 17-65 record in 2014-15. New York added eight new players in the offseason, including first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant, and Carmelo Anthony is back in the lineup after undergoingContinue reading “Early Observations on the 2015-16 Knicks”

Phil’s First Year Has Provided No Reason For Optimism

One year ago today, New York Knicks owner James Dolan served the team’s long-suffering fan base the latest version of his favorite dish, hope, with a side of nostalgia, when he hired Phil Jackson as team President. Sure, Jackson did not have any front office experience, but as Dolan was quick to point out, heContinue reading “Phil’s First Year Has Provided No Reason For Optimism”

Anthony Mason Has Always Been a Fighter

Former 13-year NBA veteran Anthony Mason is fighting for his life after suffering congestive heart failure and undergoing five heart procedures in recent days, according to Peter Vecsey. His oldest son, Mason Jr., told MSG Network’s Tina Cervasio on Saturday that his 48-year-old father is in stable condition. Mason, best known as the barrel-chested bruiserContinue reading “Anthony Mason Has Always Been a Fighter”

How Carmelo Anthony’s Past May Influence His Decision This Summer

Carmelo Anthony will have the opportunity to sign a maximum-salary contract for the third time in his career if he opts out of his current deal with the New York Knicks to become a free agent this summer, as expected. He cashed in on each of the previous two occasions, agreeing to deals with theContinue reading “How Carmelo Anthony’s Past May Influence His Decision This Summer”