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Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Jun 4, 2018 12:10 PM

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »

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A Playoff Evening With LeBron & Russ On The Brink

by Colin McGowan

Apr 26, 2018 1:47 PM

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 »

Tags: Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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When You Haven't Been Constructing A Switch To Flip

by Colin McGowan

Apr 24, 2018 5:36 PM

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 »

Tags: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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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 »
Grading The Deal: Thunder Acquire Carmelo Anthony

by Keith P Smith

The only way a team can hope to beat Golden State is by reasonably matching their versatility. Before this trade, the Thunder couldn't do that. Maybe they can now Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Grading The Deals: Thunder Get Andre Roberson, Patrick Patterson On Value Contracts

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder were going to get better no matter what by virtue of the Paul George trade, but they're continuing their excellent offseason run by signing Andre Roberson and Patrick Patterson to affordable deals. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Durant Takes Major Discount Re-Signing With Warriors

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Durant showed his commitment to winning and loyalty to the Warriors in an extraordinary and seemingly unprecedented level of sacrifice and discount from a player of his caliber. Read more »
Paul George's Tenure With Pacers Ends With Surprise Trade To Thunder

by Andrew Perna

Time evaporated Paul George's value and the move they ultimately made feels like an undersell. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Paul George Traded To Thunder On Low Cost Gamble

by Christopher Reina

Even if Paul George becomes a one-year rental for the Thunder, the cost of acquisition is way too low to pass up. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder

by Keith P Smith

Outside of possibly re-signing Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson, Oklahoma City is likely to add veterans on minimum deals and will look similar to how they looked at the end of last season. Read more »