1. Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Grading OKC Thunder's Performance

    That one actually felt like a regular-season game—minus Kevin Durant riding the pine with the game on the line...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 9 months ago 3,899 reads 3 comments

  2. Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score and Analysis for Brooklyn Nets

    And just like the preseason is officially over the Boston Celtics and it ends on a high note, with a 101-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 9 months ago 1,297 reads 3 comments

  3. 10 Bold Predictions for OKC Thunder's 2013-14 Season

    Even without Russell Westbrook for the first few weeks of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have their sights set on the 2014 NBA title. It's certainly not a "title or bust" year for the Thunder...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 9 months ago 6,956 reads 15 comments

  4. Why Dwyane Wade Is Poised for a Monster Bounce-Back Season

    The 2013-14 season just may be the most important for Dwyane Wade and the legacy he plans on leaving once he steps away from the NBA ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 8,190 reads 29 comments

  5. Boston Celtics Backups Who Are Good Enough to Start for Other Teams

    Warning: When you look at the Boston Celtics roster, it may not look the same as you remember. Names like Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are long gone, but that doesn't mean the Celtics are devoid of top-tier talent...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 5,169 reads 18 comments

  6. OKC Thunder Backup Plan While Waiting for Russell Westbrook to Return

    Apparently Russell Westbrook shouldn't have thrown those crutches into the pool as soon as he did. Thanks to some unwanted swelling after a few practices, Westbrook had to ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 7,762 reads 6 comments

  7. Perry Jones III Is Critical to Success of OKC Thunder's Bench

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are devoid of two major things as the 2013-14 preseason gets underway. First, they are without Russell Westbrook for the next 6-8 weeks after ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 5,161 reads 13 comments

  8. Dallas Mavericks Media Day 2013: Photos, Interviews and Takeaways

    When the Dallas Mavericks take the floor for the first time this year you might think you're watching the wrong team. The front office added to the roster six notable players, all of whom make a legitimate impact on the team...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 4,094 reads 6 comments

  9. OKC Thunder Media Day 2013: Photos, Interviews and Takeaways

    The phrase "I'm back" perfectly sums up the beginning of the 2013-14 NBA season for the Oklahoma City Thunder . And this vine video of Russell Westbrook complements it nicely...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 5,439 reads 7 comments

  10. OKC Thunder Training Camp 2013: Full Preview and Roster Projections

    There are lots of questions surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder as they head toward the Sept. 30 start of training camp...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 8,632 reads 36 comments

  11. Pre-Training Camp Player Power Rankings for Oklahoma City Thunder

    Last time we saw the Oklahoma City Thunder they were fighting for their playoff lives with Reggie Jackson as their second-best offensive weapon...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 10 months ago 3,760 reads 15 comments

  12. Pre-Training Camp Player Power Rankings for New Orleans Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans have done a great job this offseason of garnering a great amount of excitement for their new-look franchise...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 11 months ago 2,824 reads 11 comments

  13. Miami Heat and 5 NBA Teams That Should Take a Risk on Michael Beasley

    The Phoenix Suns have released Michael Beasley after reaching a termination agreement with the troubled small forward, according to NBA.com ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 11 months ago 5,061 reads 27 comments

  14. Stat Projections for Each Dallas Mavericks Offseason Addition

    The Dallas Mavericks are the definition of a "new-look team" as they head into the 2013-14 season. They brought in six "impact" free agents, ranging from Monta Ellis and Jose ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 11 months ago 6,746 reads 36 comments

  15. Utah Jazz Schedule 2013-14: Most Anticipated Games of the Regular Season

    To say that the end of the Utah Jazz 's 2012-13 season was a disappointment is about as big of an understatement as saying that LeBron James is an average NBA player...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 12 months ago 2,378 reads 8 comments

  16. 5 Moves the Miami Heat Can Make to Ensure Their Dynasty Beyond 2014

    The Miami Heat are one championship away from the establishment of a full-blown dynasty. But what can the Heat do to keep that dynasty going past next year—assuming they're ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 12 months ago 29,451 reads 169 comments

  17. 5 Current NBA Players Who Would Make Great NBA Head Coaches

    There are hundreds of NBA players but only 30 head coaches. The number of players who could be great coaches one day is even smaller because it takes a unique individual to succeed in both roles...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 12 months ago 38,012 reads 181 comments

  18. Checklist for Derrick Favors to Become Bona Fide Star for Utah Jazz This Season

    Derrick Favors isn't far from being a bona fide star for the Utah Jazz . He has all of the intangibles of a next-level player...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 12 months ago 6,848 reads 43 comments

  19. Ranking LeBron James' NBA 2K14 Cover with Each in NBA 2K Series

    Since the inception of the great NBA 2K series, there have been 13 athletes to grace the cover art of the game over a 15-year span. Yep, you read that right. 15 years and 13 athletes...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 45,106 reads 106 comments

  20. 5 NBA 'Big Threes' That Can Steal the Miami Heat's Spotlight in 2013-14

    The Miami Heat have had a stranglehold on the "best Big Three" honor in the NBA the past two seasons. Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder , with Kevin Durant , Russell Westbrook ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 15,262 reads 95 comments

  21. How Chris "Birdman" Andersen Can Be Even Better for Miami Heat Next Season

    It may seem like a small acquisition, but re-signing Chris "Birdman" Andersen will have a big impact on the Miami Heat 's success next season. This past year, in 42 regular season games, Andersen averaged 4...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 16,756 reads 40 comments

  22. Breaking Down Why Dwight Howard's 'Dwightmare' Was Worse Than LeBron's Decision

    Everyone should get the week off for dealing with yet another episode in the Dwight Howard saga more aptly known as the "Dwightmare...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 7,311 reads 63 comments

  23. Initial 2013 Miami Heat Post-NBA Draft Depth Chart Projections

    The Miami Heat are on the verge of creating a true dynasty in the NBA , the likes of which we haven't seen in quite some time...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 17,721 reads 18 comments

  24. Breaking Down Why Michael Jordan Will Never Be LeBron James

    LeBron James , Michael Jordan and greatness are all used in the same sentence more often than not. While it's fun to debate whether LeBron or MJ is the greatest of all time, it's ...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 24,509 reads 184 comments

  25. 4 2013 Free Agents Who Could Replace Chris Andersen on Miami Heat

    There's no way around it: Chris Andersen was a major factor in the Miami Heat 's second of back-to-back NBA titles. Not only did he join the team in mid-to-late January and end the regular season averaging 4...

    Peter Emerick Written by Peter Emerick about 1 year ago 17,064 reads 38 comments