Arguably, the two hottest teams in the West cross paths tonight. The Spurs, who are winners of eight of their last 10 head into Oklahoma City to face the Thunder, who have also won eight of 10. The two teams last met back in mid-November, where the Thunder rolled into the AT&T Center and came out with a 101-98 victory. Well, this is a different Spurs team now, so OKC doesn’t exactly have San Antonio’s number quite yet. Read More »
In the ’80s, it was all about the “Showtime” Lakers. Then it was MJ’s Bulls that ruled the ’90s, and the Lakers and Spurs took turns dominating the last 10 years. With a new year and a new decade on the horizon, it begs the question:
Who will be the team of the next decade?
The easy answer would be whatever team LeBron is on, or whatever team D-Wade is on. But it’s hard to say that when you don’t even know which teams (or team) that will be. Read More »
With Tyreke Evans and Brandon Jennings dominating the headlines, it’s easy to see how James Harden’s name has gotten lost in the shuffle. While the Thunder rookie is far from being labeled “a bust”, there’s no doubt people are questioning OKC’s decision to draft Harden (the third overall pick) over Evans (fourth) and Jennings (10th). Read More »
Behind every great team is a great coach. Several coaches this year have literally turned around the fortunes of their respected franchises. While Doc Rivers and Phil Jackson are definitely putting in work, it doesn’t really come at a huge surprise that those teams are killing it. We ranked the five coaches that have gotten the most out of their players so far and have posted records that far exceeded expectations. Read More »
Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder won 23 games and finished third-to-last in the Western Conference. 2008-09 marked the organization’s end in Seattle and the supposed beginning of a long haul back to the playoffs.
The plan in 2007 was to rebuild the team around fresh legs. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis were traded, and the franchise tag now donned the chest of a lanky rookie out of Texas in Kevin Durant. With any rebuilding plan, architects and fans alike have to cope with the possibility of many losing seasons. Similar situations have succeeded in Atlanta and Portland, while Sacramento is still recovering. Read More »