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TheBillyPilgrim

  • joined Apr 09, 2012
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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2013-2014 Pre-Season Power Rankings

Each year before the start of the season, toward the end of the summer when there's nothing going on and almost all of the major moves of the NBA offseason have already happened, I like to look...

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"Banner or Bust" -- Time to Change Our Mentality

The motto around here for the past five years has been some variation on "banner or bust" -- anything less than a championship, another banner being raised into the rafters, is a failure. ...

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Projecting Rondo's Legacy: What will they say in twenty years?

Over the summer, I happened to notice a heated debate occur on Twitter sparked by Ethan Sherwood Strauss, lead writer for Bleacher Report and ESPN contributor (hereafter ESS). ESS made the bold...

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2012-2013 NBA Pre-Season Power Rankings

Much has changed since I last posted a set of power rankings right before the NBA draft in June. Then again, a lot has stayed the same. How has the NBA landscape been altered? Which teams have...

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Imagining an NBA with "Competitive Balance"

What would a “competitively balanced” NBA look like? How would it work?

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Making the Case for One More Run (or Three)

In the meantime, the Celtics are like the music on a classic rock station. The glory days may or may not be over for them -- maybe we love them mostly because of nostalgia -- but what they have to offer is still a hell of a lot better than the vast majority of the new, ubiquitous crap in the Top 40. So let's sit back and enjoy it. Maybe they'll surprise us, yet.

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What's Next for Brandon Bass?

Now that (as expected) Kevin Garnett has made official his decision to return to the Celtics, the rest of the off-season plan for the Green Team comes into focus. The first goal in that plan is...

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Ray, We Need to Talk: It's Not You, It's Us.

In a perfect world, Ray, you would stay here for the next few years and retire a Celtic. Your number 20 would be raised to the rafters, alongside 34 and 5, perhaps as a two or three time champion. But this is not a perfect world.

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Pre-Draft NBA Power Rankings

Still, it's interesting to look at the NBA landscape going into next Thursday's draft, because it gives a bit of perspective on what to expect for any given team next year.

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Keeping "I Am A Celtic" Alive

The 2011-2012 Boston Celtics were far more than the sum of their parts. They were a team defined by sacrifice, by tough, gritty, hard-nosed, all-out play. People of all sorts who had watched...

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Don't Call It A Blowout

There's a reason why Doc Rivers often calls the NBA a "make / miss league."

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2013 Eastern Conference Finals: We Could Be Doing This Again Next Year

Thankfully, it appears as though the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals might just be a decent series after all. The Celtics are not, for the first time in the Big 3 era, going to be swept out of...

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Fourth Quarter of Game 7: A Glimpse of the Future with Rondo?

They needed a closer -- somebody who would take over and will the team to victory, somebody who would take the ball in his hands and say, "There's no way we're going to lose this game." Without Pierce, who was going to be that guy?

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Will the Cs Be One of the Youngest Teams in the League Next Season?

This team could look very much like it does now next season. It could also look almost completely different.

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Celtics Reach Higher Gear in Game 4 Win

Often NBA coaches talk about getting their team to play a "complete" game -- to execute well and put forth full effort on both ends of the court for the full 48 minutes.

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Rondo & Bradley: Examining the Best Backcourt Duos in the League

Here's hoping that this season is simply the start of great things for Rondo, Bradley, the Celtics, and Celtics fans for many years to come.

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The Cost of Unexpected Value: Celtics' Summer 2012 Dilemma

One of the major reasons for the Celtics' resurgence in the second half of this season is that they have gotten some major contributions from some unexpected sources.

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A Look Ahead: 'Reloading' with Familiar Faces

The sixth year of a "three year plan" might not be so painful or disappointing.

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