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Three Question Playoff Preview: Thunder Vs. Mavericks

by Brett Koremenos

Apr 15, 2016 3:12 PM

On J.J. Barea's scorching form, finding the right fifth player for OKC's core four-man group and whether Billy Donovan can keep up with Rick Carlisle on adjustments. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Cameron Payne Hides Slights Behind Infectious Smile

by Andrew Perna

Apr 9, 2016 4:05 PM

After professing he'll always take the court with the edge of someone who spent many years on the fringes, Cameron Payne insists he's still the same kid that needed a few additional inches to elbow his way into the recruiting picture. Read more »

Tags: Cameron Payne, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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The Neverending Incubation Of The Thunder

by Christopher Reina

Mar 21, 2016 12:31 AM

Teams are as good as the aggregate of hundreds of details and the Thunder simply haven't yet won enough of these details to earn themselves a title. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Reggie Jackson's Slow Burn To Stardom

by Jake Hyman

Reggie Jackson has created gobs of space to work with, from his basketball IQ and play calling, as a floor general and a scorer. He's amplified his offensive ability each season and has the complementary core to limit regression in the upcoming seasons. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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Thunder Caught In NBA's Transition From Big To Small

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Thunder have kept building around Durant and Westbrook for yesterday's wars when you needed bigs, but now they're a liability when you need to go small to beat the Warriors. Read more »
Beating The Warriors

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
It Takes A Galaxy

by Christopher Reina

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

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
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 »