Brendan Galella

Brendan Galella founded Shatter the Glass to make the NBA even more accessible to basketball fans. Composing player rankings, team evaluations and intriguing observations, he hopes to turn every reader into a dedicated and educated basketball follower.

Podcast: Filling out the All-Star Rosters

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The two All-Star teams in Toronto this year may have some unconventional coaches. Out West, Warriors assistant Luke Walton has guided the team not only to the best record in the NBA this season, at 40-4, but guided the team to 24-straight wins to open the season, te longest streak in league history. Only Walton was filling in for Steve …

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Waiver Watch: Finding Extra Rest

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Portland could get used to to leaving Damian Lillard out of the fourth quarter. In the midst of a season long seven-game home stand, the Trail Blazers managed to keep their star point guard on the bench for the final 12 minutes of the game as they opened up a 25 points advantage on the Lakers. Lillard was the primary …

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Fantasy Focus: Cousins Tapping into Massive Potential

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DeMarcus Cousins is doing everything possible to prevent Sacramento’s post season drought extending any further. The Kings has missed the playoffs in each of the past 10 years, but behind the third longest active winning streak in the NBA, the team has taken sole possession of the eighth best record in the Western Conference. Saturday marked the fifth consecutive win …

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Cavaliers Shake Up Begins with a Coaching Change

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Tyronn Lue isn’t accustomed to stepping over people. Two years into his tenure as an assist to the Cavaliers, Lue is doing just that, as he has been appointed the new coach of the team — not an interim coach — after Cleveland fired David Blatt Friday afternoon. The move comes just four days following an embarrassing 132-98 loss to Golden State, …

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A Healthy Howard Proving to be Unstoppable

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For years, Dwight Howard was synonymous with domination. The NBA seemingly began running out of accolades to recognize his massive talent. For eight consecutive years, Howard was a fixture at NBA All-Star weekend, was named to the All-NBA First Team five times and he captured the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award for three consecutive years. 

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Walker Sets Hornets Franchise Scoring Record

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The first shot attempt of the afternoon — a 17-foot jumper — hit the front of the rim, careened off the backboard and fell through for Kemba Walker. By the time the final buzzer sounded, after a pair of overtime sessions, Walker hit 15 other shots from the field, 14 free throws and knocked down six shots from beyond the arc, to etch …

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Waiver Watch: Minute Restrictions in Place for Beal

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Washington has to find the perfect balance of providing an opportunity for Bradley Beal to reach his star potential without jeopardizing his future. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was held out of the lineup for 11 consecutive games after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg. The latest episode marked the fourth time in his four-year career that Beal was …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Rondo

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The first season in Sacramento has restored Rajon Rondo’s status as the premier passer in the NBA. As the season approaches the halfway mark, the 6-foot-1 point guard has dished out 49 more assists than anyone else in the league and is averaging an additional two assists than his nearest challenger. For the fourth time in his 10-year career, Rondo …

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Whiteside Rocks the Nuggets

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After a teammate showered Hassan Whiteside with high praise, he immediately delivered a signature performance to backup the kind words. Miami rookie Justise Winslow penned an article in the Players Tribune pointing out exactly why his teammate deserved his first career All-Star appearance, pointing out his presence as a shot blocker is unmatched throughout the league. 

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Jackson the King of Crunch Time

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The luxury an NBA superstar provides to every roster is a clearly defined answer for the player to entrust with the basketball with the game on the line. Clutch is the one term in the basketball lexicon that doesn’t have a certain definition, or an exact specification of achievements, but is widely acknowledged when delivered consistently. By any sense of …

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