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: Building Championship Contenders

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Golden State used an unorthodox method to winning its first championship in over 40 years. Instead of targeting young draft prospects with plenty of upside, the Warriors sought out upperclassmen from college and surrounded their core with capable veterans. The balanced roster was brought together by a rookie coach, Steve Kerr, and toppled Cleveland in six games to claim the …

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Warriors Snap 40 Year Title Drought

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For all of the amazing statictics Golden State has been able to pile up, with a franchise record in regular season victories and numerous 3-point shooting records, one simple fact about the team stands above the rest. In a sign of total domination, a complete team effort, the Warriors extended a streak that has lasted all season, one of unbridled …

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Clippers Begin Championship Push with Addition of Stephenson

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The 2015 NBA Finals have yet to anoint a new champion, but the Clippers have already started preparing for their title run in 2016. After blowing a 3-1 series lead to Houston in the Western Conference semifinals, the Clippers have already started a dramatic overhaul of their roster, striking a deal the day before Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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Podcast: No Denying the Greatness of James

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Throughout the 2015 NBA Finals, LeBron James has been simply unstoppable, scoringĀ for nearly 40 percent of all the points Cleveland has managed after five games of the 2015 NBA Finals. When he isn’t leaving the net scorched, James is busy creating looks for his teammates, as his 8.8 assists per game are the highest among all players during the championship …

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Curry Delivers 37 Points in Epic Game 5 Win

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Stephen Curry grabbed a defensive rebound, weaved through LeBron James and Matthew Dellavedova as they tried to foul him to stop the clock, circled back and stared down the exhausted Cleveland defense. He even briefly released the ball while dribbling, trying to contain his excitement as his team was 90 seconds away from winning a Game 5 of the 2015 NBA …

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Mozgov Emerging as Viable Option for Cavaliers

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Instead of just relying on their stars to drag the team to playoffs, the Cavaliers drastically overhauled their roster prior to the trade deadline. The team dealt two future first round picks to land Timofey Mozgov, giving the team the center it desperately needed after yet again losing Andereson Varejao for the season, this time to a torn Achilles’s heel …

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Thompson’s Shooting Touch a Necessity in Game 5

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The long range shots haven’t been splashing for Klay Thompson during the 2015 NBA Finals. Through the first four games of the championship round, the All-Star shooting guard has connected 10 times from beyond the arc, but is connecting on just 30.3 percent of his attempts from 3-point range.

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Lineup Change Helps Warriors Even Series

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Andre Iguodala picked a perfect time to pour in the most points he has all season. In need of a spark, Warriors coach Steve Kerr decided to alter his starting lineup, going small by sending Andrew Bogut to the bench in favor of Iguodala, the player tasked with guarding LeBron James for a majority of the series.

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Warriors Need a Fast Start from Curry

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By the time Stephen Curry snapped out of his second extended shooting slump of the 2015 NBA playoffs, he had just 15 minutes to rally Golden State from a 20 point deficit. After dishing out five assists that led to a 3-pointer for the Cavaliers, LeBron James found center Timofey Mozgov at the rim and his dunk seemingly put the score …

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James Pours in 40 Points as Cavaliers Take 2-1 Series Lead

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For once, overtime wasn’t a necessity in the 2015 NBA Finals. LeBron James saw to that by making a genuine impact in every facet of the game, filling in for the loss of two All-Stars by carrying Cleveland to within two victories of its first title in the 45-year history of the franchise. To get halfway to a title, James …

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