1. 3 Areas the Oklahoma City Thunder Must Upgrade This Offseason

    It's hard to call the Oklahoma City Thunder 's season a disappointment (they did make the Western Conference Finals after all), but it didn't really feel like a success either...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 6 months ago 7,697 reads 23 comments

  2. What's at Stake for Orlando Magic in Draft Lottery?

    It's been a rough two years for the Orlando Magic from a wins perspective. Since the 2012-13 season, the Magic have racked up just 43 wins, a total that 16 teams matched or exceeded in this season alone...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 6 months ago 7,304 reads 39 comments

  3. Should Minnesota Timberwolves Give Kevin Love Input on Next Coaching Hire?

    The Kevin Love free-agency countdown started the moment the Minnesota Timberwolves signed the power forward to a four-year deal with an early termination option on the final year...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 6 months ago 1,159 reads 3 comments

  4. How to Fix Houston Rockets Defense Next Season

    It's hard to consider the Houston Rockets ' season a failure, but a first-round exit at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers obviously wasn't what fans were hoping for. The problem was, of course, defense...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 7 months ago 15,664 reads 38 comments

  5. Paul Millsap Proving He Should Be Part of Atlanta Hawks' Future

    The Atlanta Hawks received heaps of praise for signing Paul Millsap to a two year, $19 million deal over the last offseason, but it's hard to imagine that anyone thought that the deal would turn out this well...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 7 months ago 3,374 reads 28 comments

  6. What OKC Thunder Need from Serge Ibaka During NBA Playoffs

    The Oklahoma City Thunder may be led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook , but Serge Ibaka is the player who really stabilizes them...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 7 months ago 1,335 reads 1 comments

  7. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Memphis Grizzlies Player

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' roller coaster ride of a season has ended with the Grizz in possession of the seventh seed in the Western Conference and a postseason date with the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 7 months ago 1,049 reads 4 comments

  8. Who Is the Most Underrated OKC Thunder Player This Year?

    It's practically a given that members of the Oklahoma City Thunder not named Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook will fly under the radar. Durant and Westbrook are megastars and naturally soak up most of the spotlight...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 8 months ago 6,152 reads 17 comments

  9. 5 Things to Watch for During the Cleveland Cavaliers' Final Games

    With just a handful of games left in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are locked in a three-way dogfight for the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Which in and of itself makes their final few games pretty compelling...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 8 months ago 2,786 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 8 months ago 2,435 reads 6 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 4,382 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 2,044 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 9 months ago 4,812 reads 21 comments

  14. 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 9 months ago 7,501 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 9 months ago 4,118 reads 10 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 7,182 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 4,484 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 13,025 reads 25 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 2,314 reads 15 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 2,060 reads 3 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 2,976 reads 4 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 43,762 reads 157 comments

  23. 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 12 months ago 10,530 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 12 months ago 9,929 reads 52 comments

  25. 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 12 months ago 5,978 reads 11 comments