1. The 1 Team the Portland Trail Blazers Do Not Want to See in NBA Playoffs

    The Portland Trail Blazers aren't quite the offensive juggernaut/title contender that they looked to be in a roaring 22-4 start to the season, but make no mistake, they're lurking as a team that could make some noise in the playoffs...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 11 months ago 2,472 reads 6 comments

  2. Which OKC Thunder Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

    Choosing the Oklahoma City Thunder player with the most upside is a tricky proposition. The Thunder just have so much young, raw talent...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 12 months ago 4,455 reads 3 comments

  3. Ranking Potential First Round Playoff Opponents for Houston Rockets

    Over the last few months, the Houston Rockets have firmly solidified themselves as legitimate title contenders. Since January, the Rockets are 23-7 and have the second-best net rating in the league, per NBA...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 12 months ago 2,065 reads 5 comments

  4. Grading Scott Brooks' Season for the OKC Thunder so Far

    Scott Brooks takes a strange amount of flak considering that the Oklahoma City Thunder 's record has improved every single year he's been there...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 12 months ago 4,840 reads 21 comments

  5. What OKC Thunder Must Do Between Now and Start of the NBA Playoffs

    The Oklahoma City Thunder currently sit at the top of the Western Conference at 44-15, but even they have some work to do between now and the start of the NBA playoffs...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 12 months ago 7,533 reads 19 comments

  6. Will Russell Westbrook's Role Change When He Returns to OKC Thunder?

    The only problem with Kevin Durant catching “NBA Jam” levels of fire over the past few months is that it's almost sure to reawaken the “Can Russell Westbrook ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 4,208 reads 10 comments

  7. Under-the-Radar Moves OKC Thunder Could Make

    By far the biggest midseason acquisition for the Oklahoma City Thunder will be Russell Westbrook , who could return as soon as February 20, per Yahoo! Sports ' Adrian Wojnarowski ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 7,310 reads 9 comments

  8. Minnesota Timberwolves' 2014 Trade Deadline Shopping List

    The Minnesota Timberwolves currently sit on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture, and like many playoff hopefuls, they'll probably be looking to upgrade their team come the trade deadline...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 4,529 reads 5 comments

  9. Why We Should and Shouldn't Worry About Miami Heat's Recent Downturn

    The Miami Heat 's midseason slump has become an annual tradition at this point. The Heat suffered midpoint stretches of 4-6, 3-4 and 1-5 in the first three seasons of the “Big Three” era and ultimately rebounded well from all of them...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 13,038 reads 25 comments

  10. What We Learned About Orlando Magic During Season's First Half

    The Orlando Magic were never about wins and losses this season. This year has always been about individual player development and figuring out exactly how all the team's young pieces fit together...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 2,360 reads 15 comments

  11. Will Chase Budinger's Comeback Solve Minnesota Timberwolves' Bench Woes?

    It's certainly been a bizarre season for the Minnesota Timberwolves , who currently sit outside the Western Conference playoff picture and have failed to get over .500 on nine straight tries...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 2,101 reads 3 comments

  12. Year-End Grades for Every Key Portland Trail Blazers Player

    The narrative surrounding the Portland Trail Blazers has switched from “Are they for real?” to “How good are they really?” in the blink of an eye...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 3,068 reads 4 comments

  13. Re-Assessing James Harden's Decision to Turn Down OKC Thunder

    As is the case with pretty much every major NBA move, it's going to be hard to fully evaluate James Harden 's decision to turn down the Oklahoma City Thunder for the next couple of years...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 45,252 reads 157 comments

  14. How Jeremy Lamb Is Panning Out for OKC Thunder

    Jeremy Lamb had a lot of people worried with his less-than-stellar preseason, in which he shot 37 percent from the floor and a whopping 17 percent from deep, but he’s dispelled those doubts nicely to this point in the season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 10,610 reads 16 comments

  15. Orlando Magic Would Be a Scary-Good Team with Jabari Parker

    When it comes down to it, there are basically two steps to assembling a championship-caliber NBA roster. First, somehow acquire a franchise-changing superstar or two. And second, surround him/them with a good supporting cast...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 9,997 reads 52 comments

  16. Minnesota Timberwolves Power Rankings: Rating Each Player After 1st 6 Weeks

    Breathe easy, Minnesota Timberwolves fans. No, the team's not playing perfectly right now. And yeah, there are some serious flaws beginning to surface, specifically the absolutely dreadful bench play (more on that in a bit)...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 year ago 6,005 reads 11 comments

  17. Initial Report Card Grades for Every Key OKC Thunder Player

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have some fresh faces in the rotation this season, but the results they're getting haven't changed...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 3,410 reads 2 comments

  18. Adjustments Coach Scott Brooks Still Must Make for OKC Thunder

    Scott Brooks hasn't always been the greatest of coaches, but give the man some credit. He's done a good job this season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 3,771 reads 13 comments

  19. Pleasant Surprises from Oklahoma City Thunder's Early Slate of Games

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are just a few games into the 2013-14 season. While there haven't been any bombshells quite the magnitude of the James Harden trade, there have still been a few surprises...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 6,085 reads 5 comments

  20. Checklist for Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford to Be Even Better This Season

    With Josh Smith now suiting up for the Detroit Pistons , the Atlanta Hawks have totally geared their team around Al Horford , who may finally get the credit he deserves for his brilliant all-around game...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 2,172 reads 8 comments

  21. Final Offseason Grades for the OKC Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's summer is just about wrapped up now, and that means it's time to dole out some final offseason grades...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 1,510 reads 3 comments

  22. Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Dirk Nowitzki

    Dirk Nowitzki heads into his 16th season without quite the supporting cast that he and Mark Cuban were probably hoping for when Cuban chose not to re-sign Tyson Chandler a few years ago...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 2,566 reads 8 comments

  23. Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Russell Westbrook

    Russell Westbrook isn't back for his sixth season quite yet, so if you're looking for some exciting, athletic point guard play, you'll just have to tune into Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls for the time being...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 4,212 reads 3 comments

  24. Why Russell Westbrook's Absence Will Validate His Superstar Status

    Russell Westbrook pretty definitively proved his value in last year's playoffs, but if any doubts do still remain, they'll almost certainly be dispelled by the time Westbrook returns to the court...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 9,815 reads 7 comments

  25. Every NBA Team Summed Up in 140 Characters

    Now that the NBA preseason has finally kicked off, it's time to take a good, hard look at where each team stands. It's starting to feel like the 2013-14 season could be wide open...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 7,600 reads 13 comments