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21 min ago | Blazers Edge

Roundtable: Where Does Damian Lillard Rank Among Point Guards?

Damian Lillard has skyrocketed into stardom in his first two years in the league. He's appeared in promos for Foot Locker , EA , Adidas , and is even the cover athlete for NBA Live 15 .


Related Topix: Sports, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, Damian Lillard, NBA Players, San Antonio Spurs, Russell Westbrook, Nicolas Batum

3 hrs ago | Sporting News

NBA's most overpaid: A less subjective approach to salary

When you're dealing with the millions that teams give to NBA players each year, there is usually an instinct to revert to crotchety-old-man mode - you know, crinkle your face like Statler and Waldorf on the balcony, shake your fist and shout, "They're all overpaid!" Granted, but even within the world of the NBA and its mega-salaries, there can be good values, guys who genuinely earn what they're paid. And there's the flip side - overpaid players, be they stars or scrubs.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Phil Pressey, NBA Players, Steven Adams

4 hrs ago |

Thunder Buddies Podcast: Who had the best/worst offseason in the NBA?

Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC's only professional team. Below is our list of episodes .


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Serge Ibaka, NBA Players, Mitch McGary, Josh Huestis, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

6 hrs ago | Thunderous Intentions

Could Rajon Rondo end up with the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Let me start this article by clearly stating that this is all very circumstantial and based on nothing but a whisper in the wind. But honestly, could Rajon Rondo actually make his way to the Oklahoma City Thunder? The internet was flooded with thoughts surrounding this topic when Sean Deveney from The Sporting News mentioned the Northwest Division champions as a potential "team to watch" in the Rondo stakes.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson, NBA Players, Avery Bradley

7 hrs ago |

Offseason Report Cards: Old Reliable

Dreaming of Pau Gasol transforming the Thunder's two-man assault into a free-form ballet went poof when the artistic center chose Chicago. OKC drafted power forward Mitch McGary, who could crack the rotation behind and next to Serge Ibaka.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Perry Jones, Derek Fisher, Serge Ibaka, NBA Players, Mitch McGary, Steven Adams

11 hrs ago | Thunderous Intentions

Will Mitch McGary see minutes for the Oklahoma City Thunder?

He may not be anyone's pick for the Rookie of the Year award but Mitch McGary is an intriguing rookie prospect. By now, many will know that he was a highly touted high school player who played his college ball with the Michigan Wolverines.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Mitch McGary, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Hasheem Thabeet, Steven Adams

16 hrs ago | USA Today

Utah Jazz: No. 23 in NBA Watchability Rankings

With a rebuilding job in full swing, the Jazz welcome exciting rookie Dante Exum to a roster already loaded with young talent. Utah Jazz: No.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, NBA Players, Dante Exum, New York Knicks

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Bold Predictions for Carmelo Anthony's 2014-15 Season

What's in store for the New York Knicks ' Carmelo Anthony during the 2014-15 season? It's not an easy answer, but yours truly will try to predict what comes next for Anthony. After wavering a bit during the offseason, Anthony re-signed with a Knicks squad now spearheaded by Phil Jackson and led by first-time head coach Derek Fisher.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, NBA Players, Jose Calderon, Dallas Mavericks, Samuel Dalembert


Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Last year's starter, Kyle Korver, is back for another season with the team. Korver's dead-eye three-point shooting ability will provide Atlanta's first string with the spacing necessary to run its offense well.


Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Thabo Sefolosha, Los Angeles Lakers, DeMarre Carroll, Cartier Martin, NBA Players, Kyle Korver, Kent Bazemore

China Daily

NBA Nation concludes successful China gig

NBA Nation, the NBA's largest fan basketball playground and lifestyle touring event, wrapped up its two-month tour of China, giving fans the opportunity to participate in basketball while staying active with NBA players, legends and dance teams. Covering 14 cities nationwide from July 19 through Sept 14, it's the third consecutive year that the mobile basketball playground came to China.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Draymond Green, NBA Players, Miles Plumlee

The Sixer Sense

Kevin Durants Posts Instagram Photo with Allen Iverson

Mar 1, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers former guard Allen Iverson during his jersey number retirement ceremony at halftime of game between the 76ers and Washington Wizards at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant is one of the top-three players in the NBA, no question.


Related Topix: Allen Iverson, NBA Players, Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Durant

Lake Show Life

In the Name of Kobe Bryant

Oct 8, 2013; Ontario, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Jordan Farmar react during the game against the Denver Nuggets at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Perhaps he was ahead of his time.


Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Kevin Durant

Sir Charles in Charge

NBA Preview: Top 5 MVP Candidates Entering 2014-15

Jan 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James is pressured by Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports As the upcoming NBA season approaches, it's time to take a look at the top five candidates for the Most Valuable Player award, as well as some dark horses.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

Seeking Alpha

What Under Armour Should Have Learned From Its Attempt To Sign Durant

Rumor had it that Under Armour was close to a ground-breaking basketball shoe contract with superstar Kevin Durant. Durant's seven year $60 million contract with Nike was set to expire.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Kevin Durant, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland Cavaliers

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Fear the Sword

Kyrie Irving wins tournament MVP as Team USA wins gold at FIBA World Cup

There was a considerable number of people who didn't think Kyrie Irving deserved to be on Team USA for the FIBA World Cup. Whether they were right or not, he made the team.


Related Topix: Sports, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Summer Olympic, Olympic Basketball, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant

Welcome to Loud City

FIBA World Cup: Team USA captures gold over Serbia, 129-92

It was over by the end of the first half, but there's still a lot to take away from tonight's result, on all sides. How do you recap a game like this? By the time we reached halftime, the game was pretty much an open and shut case.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball

Rant Sports

Predicting the Oklahoma City Thunder's Player Rotation in 2014-15

The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the premiere teams in the NBA since moving from Seattle. Led by the trio of Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and 2014 MVP Kevin Durant, the Thunder have a young core that will be around for years to come.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Russell Westbrook, NBA Players, Reggie Jackson, Perry Jones, Serge Ibaka, Mitch McGary

USA Today

Watchability: Does Van Gundy have next Dwight?

The Pistons return from a disappointing season with the same starting lineup, but Stan Van Gundy is sure to spice things up. He's one of the reasons Detroit comes in at No.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers, Caron Butler, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players, Jodie Meeks, D.J. Augustin

Detroit Bad Boys

Bad Boys, Bad Future

After a decade in which they won a championship , this Detroit team which epitomized the spirit of a city approached the future with considerable uncertainty and a coaching situation in which change was inevitable. As the decade proceeded, they acquired a good, young player who quickly became a favorite among some fans, though others ridiculed him.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Caron Butler, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, D.J. Augustin

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Welcome to Loud City

FIBA World Cup Gold Medal Match: Team USA vs. Serbia Preview

Are they right? Well, probably, yes. But I do believe that Serbia stands a chance to keep things closer with Team USA than any team that has thus far.


Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Bogdan Bogdanovic, NBA Players