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OKC Thunder Media Day 2013: Photos, Interviews and Takeaways

September 27th, 2013
The phrase "I'm back" perfectly sums up the beginning of the 2013-14 NBA season for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And this vine video of Russell Westbrook complements it nicely. There's no question that the main focus of the Thunder's offseason will be Westbrook's progress in training camp and his anticipated return ...

Miami Heat and 5 NBA Teams That Should Take a Risk on Michael Beasley

September 3rd, 2013
The Phoenix Suns have released Michael Beasley after reaching a termination agreement with the troubled small forward, according to NBA.com. While it wasn't a shocking move considering Beasley's August arrest, it doesn't mean that his NBA career is over. Beasley is an exceptionally gifted player who has the potential to be a real ...

Checklist for Derrick Favors to Become Bona Fide Star for Utah Jazz This Season

July 30th, 2013
Derrick Favors isn't far from being a bona fide star for the Utah Jazz. He has all of the intangibles of a next-level player. He has a rare mix of size, athleticism and agility, weighing in at 6'10'' and 250 pounds while still being able to throw it down with some ...

Trades the Miami Heat Should Consider This Offseason but Won’t

June 15th, 2013
The Miami Heat have a shot at winning back-to-back NBA titles. While that's an impressive feat, it doesn't mean that they should keep their entire roster intact when the offseason rolls around.The Heat's core talent, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, are only getting older and their window of domination ...

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers: Game 4 Postgame Grades and Analysis

May 14th, 2013
The Indiana Pacers are playing inspired basketball right now, and the same absolutely can't be said for the New York Knicks. Game 4 ended with the Pacers gaining a 3-1 series lead thanks to a 93-82 beat down of the Knicks. During the first half, in which the Knicks trailed 48-34 at ...

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Game 3 Postgame Grades and Analysis

May 11th, 2013
The Memphis Grizzlies scored an impressive 87-81 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3, en route to holding a 2-1 series lead over the reigning Western Conference champs.While Kevin Durant kept his team in this one with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first half, he couldn't ...

Biggest Issues Charlotte Bobcats Must Address This Offseason

May 11th, 2013
It's not a secret that the Charlotte Bobcats are the worst team, and franchise, in the entire NBA.With a 21-61 record, the Bobcats had one win more than the Orlando Magic, but they simply don't have the foundational talent that the Magic have—catapulting the Bobcats atop the list of teams ...

Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Game 2 Postgame Grades and Analysis

May 7th, 2013
The New York Knicks crushed the Indiana Pacers in Game 2, 105-79, and they did so in impressive fashion, going on a 30-2 run spanning the end of the third and the start of the fourth quarter.Carmelo Anthony finally shot at least 50 percent from the field in the playoffs, ...

How to Fix Miami Heat’s Point Guard Situation and Rebounding Problem Next Season

May 7th, 2013
The Miami Heat got beat down on their home floor in Game 1 of their second-round series with the Chicago Bulls, and their performance highlighted their two biggest areas for improvement moving forward.First, their lack of consistent production on either side of the ball from the point guard position. And ...

Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets: Postgame Grades and Analysis

April 30th, 2013
"If we allow them to play their game, they (Denver Nuggets) are better than us."Mark Jackson spoke that truth to his players right before the third half started, and while it almost motivated them to pull off an impressive comeback, it fell just short. It's clear that the Warriors let the ...