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.

Washington Hopes Brooks is First Step in Rebuilding Process

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Washington is attempting to make home feel even more familiar for the biggest star preparing to enter free agency this summer. The Wizards wasted little time in naming Scott Brooks the 25th coach in franchise history, signing him to a five-year, $35 million contract before the conclusion of the opening round of the playoffs. Several teams were rumored to be vying …

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Agonizing Over the Perfect Daily Fantasy Basketball Lineup

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Only 2,477 competitors are still vying for the right to be crowned the champion of champions in Yahoo! fantasy basketball. The exclusive tournament pitted over 20,000 victors of Yahoo! fantasy basketball leagues for the right to win a $40,000 grand prize. All each competitor has to do is fill out a roster — making eight selections — and have their team accumulate the highest point …

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Leonard Showcases Complete Skill Set in Game 3 Win

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San Antonio faced a test for the first time in the 2016 post season, only Kawhi Leoanrd was there to provide all of the answers. In his first appearance since accepting the 2016 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, he lifted the Spurs to a 3-0 victory by dominating on both ends of the floor, becoming the first player in playoff …

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Timberwolves Tab Thibodeau for Dual Role

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To put a stop to the second longest playoff drought in NBA history, the Timberwolves turned to Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves have been left out of the post season each of the past 12 years — a stretch only surpassed by a 16-year drought suffered by the Clippers from 1976-77 to 1990-91 — and just days after firing Sam Mitchell, tabbed Thibodeau …

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Whiteside Deserving of Most Improved Player Award

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Hassan Whiteside has the opportunity to take out all of the frustrations on the team that rejected him several times during the opening round 2016 NBA playoffs. As the 7-foot center was scratching his way into the league, Whiteside tried out with Charlotte, his hometown team, on several occasions but was continually snubbed. Eventually, Whiteside managed to land a roster …

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Podcast: Raptors Looking for Post Season Success

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Toronto posted a franchise record for regular season victories for the third consecutive year and won its third straight Atlantic Division title, but face an uphill battle after just one game. The Raptors couldn’t find their shooting touch — or a defensive solution for Pacers All-Star Paul George — and were the only team to surrender home court advantage during the opening …

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Bryant Leaves Lasting Impression in Grand Finale

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Kobe Bryant simply wouldn’t slip into oblivion Wednesday night. Instead, in the final of his 1,346 career regular season games, the 37-year-old dragged the Lakers to one more victory, as he has done for the previous 20 years. When the final horn sounded, Bryant erupted for 60 points — the sixth time in his Hall-of-Fame career he reached the mark in …

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Warriors Set All-Time Wins Record as Curry Destroys 3-Point Mark

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The Warriors have achieved unmatched success for the past two years with the same formula: create just enough space for Stephen Curry to launch a shot. The distance from the basket no longer served as an obstacle for Curry, or for the entire Golden State roster, as the team buried a league record 1,077 shots from beyond the arc. Not …

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Podcast: Warriors Closing in on History

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The Warriors are a single victory away from immortality. After compiling 72 victories during the 2015-16 regular season, Golden State is one win away from surpassing the 1995-96 Bulls as the most winningest team in NBA history. If the team manages to defeat Memphis — a team it has already beaten three times this season — it will finish the year at …

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Fantasy Focus: Whiteside Dominates Championship Week

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Typically a move out of the starting lineup doesn’t lead to a resurgence in production. A move to the bench has instead transformed Hassan Whiteside into the most dominant center on both ends of the floor. Since the All-Star break — a span of 22 games — Whiteside has posted 18 points on 60.9 percent shooting from the field to go along with 13.5 …

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