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.

Leonard in Rarified Air as a Defender

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The club previously wasn’t so exclusive. The feat has been accomplished 69 times in league history, with several five time members. While inhabited primarily by point guards, a 7-footer resides among them, along with a few athletic wings. The figure used to be a benchmark for a stellar defensive campaign, but since the year 2000, a 200 steal season has …

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James Likely to Miss the Remainder of the Pre-Season

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Cleveland has just two games remaining in the pre-season, but the team will have to take the court without LeBron James. The four-time NBA MVP received a precautionary injection in his back to prevent inflammation, and the team will have 11 days to let James heal before the opening the season against Chicago on Oct. 27. Both the Cavaliers and …

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2015 Fantasy Basketball Late Round Fliers

NBA: Brooklyn Nets-Media Day

The final round of the fantasy basketball draft allows for the most creativity. The first 12 rounds are meant to provide an identity, piling up players capable of dominating in a variety of ways. A team should have star power, depth and a clear identity by the time the final selections are on the clock. With the team essentially set, …

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Thunder Looking to Maximize Westbrook’s Talents

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Already the most physically imposing point guard in the league, Oklahoma City wants to have Russell Westbrook operate in the post more during the upcoming season. After being given free reign to dictate the offense all of last season, as Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka missed significant portions of the year due to injury, Westbrook carried the offense in every …

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No Reason Exists to Doubt Curry’s Brilliance

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Other players are saying they deserve his MVP trophy. Opposing coaches are dubbing the Warriors lucky because of the path they were able to take to the 2015 NBA championship. In case anyone forgot, Stephen Curry is the most unstoppable long range shooter the league has ever seen, and Golden State is just beginning its title defense.

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Lowry Rips Minnesota for 40 Points

Kyle Lowry wanted his fourth season in Toronto to be a special one. During the off-season, Lowry decided¬†to challenge himself to drop down to the weight he was back in his college days at Villanova. Following a disastrous post season run, as the Raptors were swept in the opening round of the 2015 Eastern Conference playoffs as Lowry, an All-Star …

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Harden Injures Knee in Pre-Season Contest

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For the second consecutive day, one of the premier players in the league suffered an injury. Fortunately, neither player is expected to miss any regular season action as a result. A day after the Clippers announced Chris Paul fractured his left index finger, Houston guard James Harden was forced into the locker room after bruising his right knee during Sunday’s …

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Podcast: First Impressions From the Pre-Season

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For the first time in over five months, Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has participated in five-on-five drills at practice, leaving the only step left in his recovery: playing in an actual game. Cleveland was unsure of Love’s status throughout the summer, as he dislocated his left shoulder during the final game of the opening round of the playoffs. Love immediately …

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Fractured Index Finger to Sideline Paul

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A fractured finger will force Chris Paul to watch Sunday’s game between the Clippers and the Hornets from the sidelines. The two teams are participating in back-to-back contests in China as part of the NBA’s global games. Paul missed Sunday’s game in¬†Shenzhen and is questionable for Wednesday’s contest in Shanghai. The Clippers are expected to re-evaluate the eight-time All-Star before …

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Davis Expanding His Range to the 3-Point Line

Anthony Davis Wallpaper

The ways to effectively stop Anthony Davis are slowly dwindling away. Conventional wisdom used to be push him away from the rim and force him to shoot away from the basket. Only his extensive work on his mid-range game made him a potent scorer from 10-to-16 feet away. The 45.8 percent Davis converted from that range proved to be 1.1 …

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