1. How Serge Ibaka Trade Impacts OKC Thunder, Kevin Durant Free Agency

    The Oklahoma City Thunder didn't trade Serge Ibaka , as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, in preparation for the nuclear fallout of Kevin Durant 's exit in free agency...

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  2. Keep It Simple: NBA Teams That Can't Afford to Overthink Their Offseason

    Had the Golden State Warriors capped their historic season with just one more win and a title, we'd be sitting here counseling caution for virtually every contender and pseudo-contender...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 50,727 reads 68 comments

  3. After Epic NBA Finals, It's Time to Revisit the G.O.A.T. Arguments

    Perhaps the best way to express LeBron James ' updated spot in the greatest-of-all-time conversation is this: We have to be less and less careful about qualifiers...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 65,868 reads 526 comments

  4. Handing out 2016's NBA Playoff Awards

    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors' dream run was obliterated by one of the most stirring postseason conclusions in memory. LeBron James ascended, carrying his Cleveland Cavaliers with him, snatching up the only trophy that mattered...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 96,009 reads 282 comments

  5. LeBron James Finally Has His Signature Moment

    Thirteen years into what was already one of the most decorated careers in NBA history, LeBron James finally has his signature moment...

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  6. LeBron James, Cavs Have Warriors Staring Down Unprecedented NBA Finals Upset

    For the Golden State Warriors , the danger of an NBA Finals upset—and the historic level of disappointment that would accompany such an outcome—never felt real. Until now...

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  7. 6 Keys That Will Decide Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals

    Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will be a study in sustainability...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 54,367 reads 206 comments

  8. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Display Necessary Greatness to Save Cavaliers' Season

    It was going to take a spectacular, season-preserving effort from the Cleveland Cavaliers to survive a road closeout Game 5 against a Golden State Warriors team fired up to collect its second straight title and avenge Draymond Green's suspension...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 206,186 reads 519 comments

  9. Draymond Green's Suspension Changes Everything for Warriors, Cavaliers in Game 5

    Draymond Green does everything for the Golden State Warriors , so it shouldn't come as a surprise that his suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals changes everything...

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  10. Golden State Warriors Can't Let Up with Second Straight NBA Title in Sight

    With the finish line in sight and their only remaining competition barely able to stand, the Golden State Warriors must resist the urge to strut these final few paces. That's harder for them than you'd think...

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  11. Stephen Curry in Need of Redemption After Surprising NBA Finals Flop

    In a season defined by inconceivable feats, the Golden State Warriors stayed on brand in Wednesday's NBA Finals Game 3. In the worst way possible...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 440,907 reads 525 comments

  12. If OKC Thunder Haven't Impressed Kevin Durant Enough to Stay, Nothing Will

    The Oklahoma City Thunder better hope Kevin Durant appreciated the significance of smashing the 67-win San Antonio Spurs and pushing the 73-win Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 30,899 reads 131 comments

  13. Golden State Warriors Making a Mockery of Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA Finals

    The Golden State Warriors emerged from the deepest, darkest subterranean cave imaginable and found themselves on the NBA mountaintop...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 180,236 reads 444 comments

  14. Cavs Have Overcome Adversity All Season, but Warriors Are a Different Beast

    Down 2-0 in the NBA Finals after a merciless 110-77 thrashing from the Golden State Warriors Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers are proving all adversity is not created equal...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 450,840 reads 672 comments

  15. Are Warriors Already Past Toughest Test En Route to NBA Championship?

    The hard work appears to be over for the Golden State Warriors , who cruised past the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals , 104-89, Thursday at Oracle Arena...

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  16. Thunder Didn't Give Away a Trip to the NBA Finals; Golden State Warriors Took It

    The Golden State Warriors met the Oklahoma City Thunder 's superior execution, strategy and all-around edge in earthly play with what felt like acts of God on Monday, securing a 96-88 win in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 157,368 reads 560 comments

  17. Warriors Do the Impossible, Get Momentum Back for Game 7

    The Golden State Warriors finally looked familiar in a glorious, game-shifting, season-salvaging stretch—one that secured a seemingly impossible 108-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals...

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  18. Warriors Still Have Plenty to Prove Despite Season-Saving Effort vs. Thunder

    The Golden State Warriors were good enough when they needed to be, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111 Thursday to stave off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 112,642 reads 472 comments

  19. Houston Rockets Hiring Mike D'Antoni Comes with Curious Questions​

    Mike D'Antoni occupies a complicated space in the NBA landscape, so his agreement to become the Houston Rockets ' next head coach, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, raises appropriately complicated issues...

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  20. NBA Free Agents 2016: Projecting Most Likely Destinations for the Top 15

    Maybe you've heard: The NBA salary cap is going up (again), and that means extra cash in the coffers for this summer's free agents...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 66,161 reads 111 comments

  21. OKC Thunder Have Officially Flipped the Script on Warriors' Entire Season

    The Golden State Warriors have been the NBA 's most compelling story for two years, fueled by historical statistics, transcendent moments and utterly thorough success. The Oklahoma City Thunder don't care...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 223,603 reads 704 comments

  22. 'And Now for Something Completely Different' Awards: Conference Finals Edition

    We're only a few short weeks from handing out the big one, but until one of the four teams left standing hoists the Larry O'Brien Trophy, we've got some other honors to dispense...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 49,553 reads 71 comments

  23. Golden State Warriors Facing Terrifying New Brand of Adversity vs. OKC Thunder

    The Golden State Warriors have been down before, but never like this. A 133-105 demolition by the Oklahoma City Thunder has the defending champions in a 2-1 hole that feels distinctly deeper than any the Warriors have faced before...

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  24. Be Careful, OKC Thunder, You Have the Tiger by the Tail

    Getting the Golden State Warriors ' full attention is the mother of all mixed blessings. For better and worse, the Oklahoma City Thunder have done it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 year ago 70,997 reads 180 comments

  25. Warriors Regain Series Momentum by Channeling Familiar, Dominant Swagger

    In an epic matchup marked by incomprehensible offensive firepower, MVPs on both sides and the defending champs in a desperate spot, the Golden State Warriors did the unthinkable Wednesday during a 118-91 Game 2 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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