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Beating The Warriors

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 26, 2016 12:44 PM

The Spurs might be playing right into the Warriors hands by trying to out-execute them and beat them with ball movement. The best chance anyone might have is to ugly up the game, muck up the action and play a Brutalist style of 1-on-1 offense for seven games. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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It Takes A Galaxy

by Christopher Reina

Jan 25, 2016 7:57 PM

There is a wolfishness to how the Warriors and Spurs play collectively on both sides of the floor that overwhelm not just single superstar teams but even teams with a collection of superstars. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Finding The Right Combination For The NBA's Best Big 3

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 25, 2016 12:28 PM

If the NBA was a 3-on-3 league, the Thunder would be the favorites to win it all. The question is whether they can get the right combo of players to complement them. Read more »

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
Ten Takeaways From Cavs-Thunder

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Cavs beat the Thunder 104-100 on Thursday in a game that was full of fascinating subplots. Read more »
Ten Takeaways From Thunder-Spurs On Opening Night

by Jonathan Tjarks

Oklahoma City's 112-106 victory over the Spurs in a thrilling back and forth game was a great window into the key early-season storylines for both teams as well as how two of the best teams in the league matchup with each other. Read more »
The Present And Future Of Durant's OKC Is Already In Place

by Keith P Smith

If the Thunder re-sign Kevin Durant, it is highly likely the team will look basically the same as it does now for the next couple of seasons, but that's if they continue their current financial trajectory. Read more »
Warriors Vs. Thunder: The Ultimate Matchup Masterpiece

by Jonathan Tjarks

Three of the top five players in the NBA, all in the prime of their career, all playing in max space. One team playing to be a dynasty (and potentially a KD thief) against a team that should have been one. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Brett Koremenos

With a new coach and the future of Kevin Durant -- from both a health and contract standpoint -- up in the air, the Thunder may be the most intriguing team in the NBA this season. Read more »
The Second Chances Of Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb

by Jonathan Tjarks

Perry Jones III and Jeremy Lamb were supposed to be part of a second wave of young players who would augment the Thunder core as they started making real money. That's how fast the worm can turn in the NBA - from a key part of the future to yesterday's news in a snap of the finger. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Enes Kanter, Thunder And The Need For The Right Fit

by Jonathan Tjarks

Enes Kanterís addition allows the Thunder to play total basketball in much the same way as the Spurs. They can attack you on offense from all five positions, something which they couldnít do before. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Four Questions Coming Out Of The Deadline

by Brett Koremenos

Did the Rockets or Thunder get more meaningfully better? Why was Denver so anxious to get rid of JaVale McGee? Is the MCW deal a referendum on him? Did the Pistons actually improve? Read more »
Cutting Up The Revisionist History Of The James Harden Trade

by Jonathan Tjarks

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden was always going to be a 1+1+1 = 2.5 situation. As a starter, Harden would have been thrust in the Kevin Love/Chris Bosh role, except he couldnít bring nearly as much to the table in terms of rebounding, scoring from the post and spacing the floor from the front-court. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Suns Time To Shine?

by Brett Koremenos

The Celtics participated in the Western Conference arms race by dealing away Brandan Wright and Jeff Green. Here's how those trades will impact the Suns and Grizzlies. Read more »
The Human Vine Loop

by Christopher Reina

Russell Westbrook belongs to the cadre of lead guard superstars that play under the ethos of ďlive fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse.Ē Their runs are short-lived and arenít judged in rings as much as how they play as an artifact of the zeitgeist. Read more »
Russell Westbrook Unleashed

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Thunder ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, but the first game of the Russell Westbrook experience was everything people hoped it would be. Westbrook is going to mount a full-fledged assault on the rest of the league and thereís no player more fun to watch in that scenario. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Danny Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
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