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2016 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

Jun 26, 2016 9:12 PM

The most important story in the NBA will on Oklahoma City until Kevin Durant makes a decision, and that domino will start the chain reaction around the league. Or it will simply delay until next summer when we get to do it all over again. Read more »

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2016 Offseason Preview: Golden State Warriors

by Keith P Smith

Jun 27, 2016 2:58 PM

Being at the top of the league affords you a lot of flexibility and gives you a longer rope than other franchises. With Green and Thompson signed long-term and every intention of making Curry a max offer to keep him in Oakland, the Warriors can afford to dream big a little bit. Read more »

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The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

Jun 27, 2016 8:14 PM

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »

Tags: Russell Westbrook, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Thunder Trade Serge Ibaka To Magic

by Christopher Reina

Four years after trading away James Harden, the Thunder made a similar deal involving Serge Ibaka as they enter the most important offseason in franchise history. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Pacers Trade For Thaddeus Young

by Christopher Reina

The Pacers' long, excessively deliberate signaled quest to improve their offense moved forward yet again hours before the draft when they traded the 20th overall pick and a future second rounder to the Nets for Thaddeus Young. Read more »
Sights And Sounds Of 2016 NBA Draft Media Day

by Andrew Perna

On Jaylen Brown's confidence, Domantas Sabonis' experience overseas and in college, the versatility of Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn's reliance on family. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Centers

by Rafael Uehara

Center has good depth but not a lot of star potential, headlined by Jakob Poeltl, Deyonta Davis, Domantas Sabonis, Ivica Zubac and Cheick Diallo. Read more »
Upperclassman May Rule 2016 Draft, But Trend Unlikely

by Andrew Perna

Since the NBA instituted the current age limit, experienced college players and high school superstars have been replaced atop the draft with one-and-done supernovas. This year's different with Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine and others. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Knicks Trade For Derrick Rose

by Christopher Reina

The Knicks wanted to improve their backcourt and have done so in name only by acquiring Derrick Rose while further limiting their ability to build a sustainable supporting cast around Kristaps Porzingis. Read more »
Danny Ainge's Immaculately Appointed Used Car Lot

by Colin McGowan

All Celtics' talk has a provisional tone since every player is on the market. Every possibility is in play and they have the pieces to sort out the logistics of just about any transaction. And yet, the Celtics do have to become an actual basketball team sometime. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Teague To Pacers, George Hill To Jazz, 12th Overall To Hawks

by Christopher Reina

It is a win for all three teams on the surface as the Pacers slightly upgrade at point guard, the Jazz definitely upgrade at point guard and the Hawks acquire a lottery pick, albeit in a weak draft, for a player that was no longer in their plans. Read more »
Could Zach LaVine Help Extend LeBron's Cleveland Reign?

by Jonny Auping

If the Cavs decide to move on from Kevin Love this offseason, trading him back to Minnesota for Zach LaVine could create an improbable win-win for all involved. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Power Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down Ben Simmons, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, Henry Ellenson and Skal Labissiere, the top power forwards in the 2016 NBA Draft. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Small Forwards

by Rafael Uehara

On Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Taurean Prince, DeAndre Bembry and Paul Zipser as we evaluate the small forward prospects. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Shooting Guards

by Rafael Uehara

Breaking down the draft prospects at the shooting guard position, headlined by Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Furkan Korkmaz and Malachi Richardson. Read more »
2016 NBA Draft Breakdown: Point Guards

by Rafael Uehara

On Kris Dunn, Wade Baldwin IV, Demetrius Jackson, Tyler Ulis and Gary Payton II, and why it is a decidedly down draft at the point guard position. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With so much available cap space, the free agent and trade markets will be more active than usual. Start resetting your expectations now as to what constitutes a "good" contract as everything is about to change. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Toronto Raptors

by Keith P Smith

Given the fact that Toronto signed both Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross last summer, and their clear desire to bring back DeMar DeRozan, this may be a relatively quiet for Masai Ujiri unless he does something major to free up space to re-sign Bismack Biyombo. Read more »
Non-Basketball And The NBA's Booming Business

by John Wilmes

While there are space-age strides being made in the way NBA is played, and while these Finals have seen some dazzling individual performances from LeBron and Kyrie, it's clear that the quality of play is not what has fans leaning in. Culture, not basketball, is the NBA's leading export. Read more »