Sep 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Most likely he ends up a restricted free agent next summer and the Thunder match any offers.
Sep 4, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT
Bucks owner says Milwaukee. Is he right?
Sep 3, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT
We might see some Jackson/Westbrook together in the backcourt.
Jun 26, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT
Info on every pick, every trade, in one convenient place.
Jun 26, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
Hairston is an underrated get for the Hornets.
Jun 23, 2014, 1:01 AM EDT
The Knicks want to trade an experienced player for a draft pick? Isn’t that the opposite of their normal MO?
May 30, 2014, 1:33 AM EDT
Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw get bigger roles at expense of Tiago Splitter
May 29, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
As expected he is a go, but don’t be shocked to see more Jeremy Lamb.
May 28, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT
Jackson played eight minutes of the third quarter Tuesday and said he would “just play through it” in Game 5 Thursday.
Feb 20, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
In just a few short hours, the NBA trade deadline will pass. If history is any indicator, we’ll see somewhere in the range of eight trades go through. Some will be big, and some will be small…and none will have as big of an impact on the title picture as the return of Russell Westbrook will.…
Feb 12, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Let’s take a look at three players who were in action Tuesday night who deserve starting jobs sooner rather than later. Jeremy Lamb, Oklahoma City Thunder Reggie Jackson has understandably received plenty of praise in Russell Westbrook‘s absence, but don’t sleep on Lamb’s emergence as a reliable scorer. With Thabo Sefolosha struggling to find his…
Jan 30, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The NBA announced the field for the Rising Stars Challenge, but the teams won’t be selected until next week. A sucker for any opportunity to hold a mock draft, I enlisted Kurt into holding our own. We followed the same positional rules whoever picks the teams on TNT next Thursday – the general managers have yet to…
Jan 29, 2014, 11:16 PM EDT
For the first six minutes of this game, it felt like 2012 all over again — Miami’s defense was smothering, Miami’s offense was finding space and knocking down shots. Meanwhile the red-hot Kevin Durant could not fine room to make his play. For six minutes the Heat looked like the two-time defending champs and the…
Jan 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT
It was a strategy that worked for a time early on in the Bulls’ Jordan era — let Michael Jordan get his; just make sure nobody else gets going. Defend him physically, but make sure the other guys don’t start racking up stats, too. Eventually that didn’t work anymore as Jordan improved his team play…
Jan 24, 2014, 10:51 PM EDT
BOSTON – Kevin Durant rose from his seat on the bench, tugging up the slack on his warm-up pants as he inched forward at nearly action that could lead to an Oklahoma City Thunder basket. As the Thunder connected on shot after shot, Durant – out with a sore right shoulder that will be re-evaluated…
Jan 14, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
It’s not that Kevin Durant wants to shoot more with Russell Westbrook out, it’s that he doesn’t have much of a choice if the Thunder want to score a lot of points (and they do, that remains kind of an important thing in basketball). In the nine games since Westbrook went out with another knee…
Jan 10, 2014, 3:01 AM EDT
Remember just a week or so ago when the Denver Nuggets had lost seven in a row and looked like a team destined to fall far out of the playoff picture in the West? Now the Nuggets have turned it around with four straight wins, and while they are not in a playoff spot yet…
Dec 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
If you’ve watched basketball this year and thought at some point, “Man, these teams sure are shooting a lot of threes”, you’re not alone. Firing up shots from behind the arc has become more of a standard practice for most NBA teams (except for good ol’ Memphis) and teams like the Phoenix Suns and Portland…
Dec 30, 2013, 3:10 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching the Dallas Cowboys miss the playoffs again… Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder. With Russell Westbrook out a whole lot more scoring load falls on Durant’s shoulders — and he answered against a tired Rockets team. Durant had 31 points on 11-17 shooting, 13…
Dec 16, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT
There is no movement at the top of the standings as the top five teams went 15-1 last week (and that one loss was to another top 5 team). However, get past that five and you get into teams like the Rockets, Suns and others where trades could really change rankings as we move toward…
Dec 11, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
After watching two of the league’s best starting lineups duke it out in Indiana, let’s check in on the best and worst lineups around the league so far this season. Best Net Efficiency Rating (minimum 150 minutes) Houston: Patrick Beverley-James Harden-Chandler Parsons-Terrence Jones-Dwight Howard Net efficiency is the difference between a team’s offensive rating and…
The Extra Pass: Chemistry clicking in Denver as Nuggets beat Nets to win seventh straight, and Tuesday’s recaps
Dec 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK — If it was a fight, they would have stopped it. To say the Nuggets beat the Nets on Tuesday to earn their seventh straight win wouldn’t at all be an accurate description of how Denver came out and destroyed Brooklyn in the third quarter, and then continued the assault against a depleted and…
Nov 28, 2013, 8:10 AM EDT
NEW YORK – The Nets fell to 4-11 on the season after an early blowout ended up becoming a heartbreaker before the final buzzer sounded. But the vibe around the team is good despite the rough start, because some of the key players believe that the recent effort shown has the beginnings of trending things…
Nov 28, 2013, 1:39 AM EDT
It’s not quite “James Harden who?” But the Thunder may be taking steps in that direction. What has been the knock on the Oklahoma City Thunder as a title threat? Depth. Yes they have two elite scorers in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, plus some quality guys like Serge Ibaka, but if you can get…
Nov 22, 2013, 2:31 AM EDT
A few grades from the two NBA games Thursday night, or what you missed while you were watching Ron Burgundy sing Loverboy tunes… Oklahoma City Thunder bench. The starters staked the team a lead but the Thunder bench carried that over and got the win over the Clippers Thursday night. Jeremy Lamb had 11 points…
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