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Thirty Futures: Paul George

by Colin McGowan

Sep 6, 2018 2:23 PM

Obsessing over the pointless is part of the joy of following sports, but coverage of the Paul George saga poses a depressing question: do we like the noise more than the signal? Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Aug 26, 2018 12:18 PM

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »

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2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Aug 3, 2018 4:50 PM

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »

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The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo

by Nick Zappulla

Similar to Donovan Mitchell with the Jazz and James Harden leaving the Ginobili role behind in OKC, fit, freedom and usage play a critical part in raising the ceiling of shooting guards like Victor Oladipo. Read more »
The Stakes For Carmelo Anthony With The Rockets

by Colin McGowan

It would be wonderful, especially for folks who defended Carmelo in his prime, if he could find a way to make it work in Houston. He's a generational talent who hasn't totally gotten his due. Read more »
Golden State's Gravity Even Now Hitting The NBA Offseason

by Colin McGowan

No LeBron-led superteam has (yet) been built to stop them. Paul George has committed to a franchise that can't touch them. They eve have Boogie now, in top form or otherwise. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
A Playoff Evening With LeBron & Russ On The Brink

by Colin McGowan

This is the time of year when LeBron and Russ are at their most put-upon, and beneath that strain, they retreat into their minds and emerge with an old friend. They find themselves. Read more »
When You Haven't Been Constructing A Switch To Flip

by Colin McGowan

This is a strange thing to say about a stat-chaser who believes strongly in the persuasive power of regular season numbers, but perhaps no star in the league believes less in the utility of November and January and March basketball as a means of fine-tuning what will need to work perfectly in the playoffs. Read more »
Oklahoma City's Last Stand To Stay Within History

by John Wilmes

The sheer amount of how much has happened in the Thunder's brief existence has been downright cosmic. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
Why The NBA Needs You To Believe In Russell Westbrook

by Jonny Auping

The most enticing thing about Russell Westbrook is that he doesn't believe what we've already accepted to be true. Believing the Thunder can make a run this postseason is antithetical to the way you've joyfully consumed the NBA for a few years now. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

The Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Thunder to be the most active teams at the deadline in the West. Read more »
2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
Oklahoma City's Moonshot Title Hopes Are Dead But It Hasn't All Been For Naught

by Colin McGowan

If the Thunder win 45 games and Paul George bolts, is that a failure? On some level, sure, but Sam Presti will still have done an excellent job in aspiring to more during an offseason when it would have been easy to be fatalistic. Read more »
Season Questions: Does Melo Make OKC Title Contenders?

by Brett Koremenos

The Thunder need to build a scheme and rotation where Carmelo Anthony can be a star, albeit in a defined role. And if OKC does that, it may give the club a real chance to at a special season. Read more »
Northwest Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the offseasons of the Thunder, Jazz, Wolves, Blazers and Nuggets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Colin McGowan

The bootleg superteam is the form we're perfecting these days: the squad that has some names, and a not inconsiderable amount of talent that is also thoroughly doomed. Read more »