HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #46 Paul Pierce

The Truth is one of the most beloved players of this generation and a Celtics great in his own right. He never won an MVP, he wasn’t the de-facto best player on the Celtics title in 2008, but he was the heart and soul of the Celtics for 15 years. He has had his moments with Brooklyn and Washington, I’m sure he will have his moments in Los Angeles, but a Celtic he will always …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #48 Wes Unseld

How many players have won Rookie of the Year? How many have won MVP? How many have won both in the same season? (The answer is two, Wilt Chamberlain and Wes Unseld.) That’s right Wes Unseld won a MVP award his rookie season. . . Unseld standing only 6′ 7″ was a vicious rebounder, a bull on the court, pre-dating both the Worm and the Round Mound of Rebound. He was awarded Finals MVP in 1978 …

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A Number’s Game: Power Ranking Round-Up

“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” Dan Gilbert, probably Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls would strut through the East, the eternal Spurs and high octane Thunder would rule over the loaded West, teams like Sacramento and the Bucks would stink, and all would be copacetic in the NBA world. Then the season started. I’m not sure …

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