1. New Orleans Pelicans 2014-15 Season Preview: Roster Check, Record Prediction

    It's a fun time to be a New Orleans Pelicans fan. Not only did Anthony Davis spend his summer tearing through international competition, but New Orleans also made one of the year's bigger acquisitions when it traded for Omer Asik ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 days ago 3,001 reads 10 comments

  2. Win-Loss Predictions for Denver Nuggets in 2014-15 Season

    The 2014-15 Denver Nuggets look like a legitimate playoff team. Unfortunately, that's something that can be said about all but a handful of franchises in the Western Conference...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 10 days ago 2,918 reads 12 comments

  3. Which NY Knicks Do and Don't Fit the Triangle Offense?

    It will take time for the New York Knicks to adjust to the triangle offense. The constant flow and whirring movement of the triangle bears little resemblance to the Knicks' old, ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 18 days ago 17,192 reads 25 comments

  4. Why Anderson Varejao Is the Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest X-Factor

    It's easy to overlook Anderson Varejao on a team boasting LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving . It's also a mistake...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 4,615 reads 6 comments

  5. Bold Predictions for James Harden's 2014-15 Season

    The 2014-15 NBA season will be James Harden 's biggest test yet. Thanks to a borderline disastrous summer that saw Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik all skip town, the ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 1,796 reads 9 comments

  6. Team USA vs Dominican Republic: Game Grades, Analysis for FIBA World Cup Matchup

    The Dominican Republic pushed Team USA for much of the first half, but ultimately, the United States was too talented, busting the game open in the final 20 minutes en route to a 106-71 victory...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 26,658 reads 12 comments

  7. Senegal vs. Argentina: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Summary To be honest, there's not all that much to say about this one. Argentina (3-1) controlled the game from the tip and cruised to an easy 81-46 victory over Senegal (2-2)...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 4,274 reads 0 comments

  8. Mexico vs. Australia: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

    Summary Mexico (1-3) put up a real fight at the end, but Australia (3-1) walked away with the win, 70-62...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 3,536 reads 2 comments

  9. USA Basketball vs New Zealand: Game Grades, Analysis for FIBA World Cup Matchup

    After an up-and-down performance against Turkey on Sunday, it was important that Team USA came away with a convincing win against the New Zealand Tall Blacks. Mission accomplished...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 10,116 reads 16 comments

  10. Ranking the Miami Heat's Offseason Acquisitions

    The Miami Heat did not have a great offseason. Losing the best player in the world will do that. Although losing LeBron James was a big blow, it's hard not to be impressed with how well Miami recovered...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 13,813 reads 41 comments

  11. Predicting Kyrie Irving's Production as Cleveland Cavs' Third Wheel

    No NBA player has had a better offseason than Kyrie Irving , whose role with the Cleveland Cavaliers has (thankfully) changed tremendously over the past few months...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 1 month ago 18,387 reads 81 comments

  12. Realistic Expectations for Kyle Anderson's Rookie Season with San Antonio Spurs

    The San Antonio Spurs ' Kyle Anderson may just be the most fascinating rookie in the NBA next season, if only because there's virtually never been a player quite like him—a ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 13,618 reads 26 comments

  13. How Thunder Can Make Sure Kevin Durant Will Stay with OKC Long-Term

    First things first, the amount of attention Kevin Durant 's 2016 free agency has already received is ridiculous. Around this time two years ago, James Harden was still a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 16,533 reads 62 comments

  14. Anthony Morrow Is Great Fit for OKC Thunder and Vice Versa

    One-dimensional players don't often move the needle on title contenders, but that looks to be exactly the case with Anthony Morrow and the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 8,944 reads 19 comments

  15. Report Card Grades for OKC Thunder's 2014 Offseason So Far

    For the first time in a long time, the Oklahoma City Thunder headed into the offseason needing to reload rather than just hoping to...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 5,883 reads 24 comments

  16. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for Phoenix Suns

    The Phoenix Suns just got a whole lot deeper. Phoenix entered the 2014 NBA draft with four picks, including three-first rounders, and exited the draft with four talented rookies...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 8,681 reads 27 comments

  17. Denver Nuggets Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2014 NBA Draft

    The Denver Nuggets are one of those unfortunate teams that's too talented to be in the lottery but not quite good enough to make the playoffs. Fortunately for Nuggets fans, the squad has the chance to correct all that in the 2014 draft...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 6,560 reads 17 comments

  18. The One Offseason Move OKC Thunder Must Make

    Like every team that finishes the NBA season with a loss, the Oklahoma City Thunder have some work to do this offseason. Unlike most of those teams, however, the Thunder aren't lacking in top-shelf talent...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 5 months ago 16,578 reads 54 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 7,657 reads 23 comments

  20. 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 5 months ago 7,276 reads 39 comments

  21. 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 5 months ago 1,126 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 15,599 reads 38 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 3,215 reads 28 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 1,231 reads 1 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 1,013 reads 4 comments