1. Steven Adams-Kendrick Perkins Duo Proving Formidable for Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins are the best center combination the Oklahoma City Thunder have had in years...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 day ago 5,223 reads 34 comments

  2. The Case for Russell Westbrook as the Best Point Guard in the NBA Right Now

    In just 14 games, the Oklahoma City Thunder 's Russell Westbrook has put himself in the running for both this year's MVP as well as the title for the league's best point guard...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 days ago 20,382 reads 224 comments

  3. Oklahoma City Thunder Have No Choice but to Find Real Role for Perry Jones III

    Seldom-used forward Perry Jones III deserves better than a spot at the end of the Oklahoma City Thunder bench. With his size and skill set, the team needs to carve out a consistent role and find ways to unleash him...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 8 days ago 8,574 reads 50 comments

  4. 5 NBA Teams That Should Be Interested in Trading for Reggie Jackson

    NBA teams with a need for a starting point guard should look into trading for the Oklahoma City Thunder 's Reggie Jackson ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 10 days ago 48,110 reads 125 comments

  5. Oklahoma City Thunder Could Wind Up as NBA's Most Dangerous No. 8 Playoff Seed

    Finally healthy, the Oklahoma City Thunder could end being one of the toughest No. 8 seeds in recent memory. With Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant back in the fold, the Thunder are finally starting to gain momentum...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 13 days ago 15,300 reads 42 comments

  6. The Blueprint for Kevin Durant to Win Back-to-Back MVPs

    The rest of the NBA had a six-week head start to keep Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant from notching his second straight MVP award. Now, it's up to Durant to make up the ground he lost and put together his most compelling season to date.

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 15 days ago 9,161 reads 56 comments

  7. Why Steven Adams Will Be the X-Factor That Swings Oklahoma City Thunder's Season

    Center Steven Adams is the Oklahoma City Thunder 's biggest variable. If he breaks out, the team will have a new wrinkle to an already impressive lineup. If he falters, the club will be left with a void in the middle...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 17 days ago 9,277 reads 27 comments

  8. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Should Revisit a Potential Iman Shumpert Trade

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will need to do whatever it takes to nab a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That's why the team should look to improve the roster by reigniting its interest in New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 20 days ago 10,351 reads 52 comments

  9. Why It's Time for Oklahoma City Thunder to Give Up on Jeremy Lamb's Future

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have been waiting for Jeremy Lamb to finally live up to the hype. Rather than continue to tread water with their inconsistent shooting guard, it's time for the team to move on...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 23 days ago 11,354 reads 47 comments

  10. Report Card Grades for Every OKC Thunder Player After First Month of 2014-15

    With the first month of the Oklahoma City Thunder 's nightmare season in the books, it's time to grade each player's performance. The early part of OKC's 2014-15 campaign was about survival...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 24 days ago 6,714 reads 8 comments

  11. Oklahoma City Thunder Building New Identity on the Defensive End

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have rebranded themselves as a defensive-minded team. Traditionally, the Thunder have let their explosive offense lead the way...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 27 days ago 7,277 reads 18 comments

  12. Serge Ibaka Proving to Be Complementary Piece to Oklahoma City Thunder Future

    As it turns out, Serge Ibaka isn't suited to be the Oklahoma City Thunder 's primary weapon. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out, the Thunder needed Ibaka to take charge and keep the team afloat...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 30 days ago 2,866 reads 8 comments

  13. Oklahoma City Thunder's Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

    The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't had much to be happy about this season. Injuries have decimated the roster, including the team's top two players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 5,525 reads 10 comments

  14. Anthony Morrow's Emergence a Bright Spot for Oklahoma City Thunder

    The return of shooting guard Anthony Morrow has been one of the few highlights in what has been a rough year for the Oklahoma City Thunder . Morrow sprained his MCL in October and missed the first five games of the season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 1,419 reads 0 comments

  15. Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries Redefining Scott Brooks' Reputation as Head Coach

    Injuries have changed the Oklahoma City Thunder as a team. They have also changed Scott Brooks as a head coach. The Thunder's 3-6 record doesn't tell the whole story of this season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 7,129 reads 10 comments

  16. It's Up to the Oklahoma City Thunder to Keep Kevin Durant in Free Agency

    If Kevin Durant leaves in 2016, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have nobody to blame but themselves. Fortunately, the Thunder have a season and a half to prove to the reigning MVP that it's in his best interest to stick around...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 7,039 reads 35 comments

  17. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Should Consider Trading Reggie Jackson

    The Oklahoma City Thunder should trade guard Reggie Jackson . Granted, now may not be the time. With injuries leaving the team low on able bodies, it wouldn't be wise to move one of its best healthy players...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 19,825 reads 59 comments

  18. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Each Injured Oklahoma City Thunder Player

    No team in the NBA has been hit harder by injuries than the Oklahoma City Thunder . Just a few weeks into the season, the Thunder's roster has become thinner than a vegetable sandwich...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 6,430 reads 3 comments

  19. 5 Troubling Signs from Oklahoma City Thunder's Early 2014-15 Season

    The first week of the Oklahoma City Thunder 's season is in the books, and some aspects of those games were a bit unsettling. The team has started off 1-4...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 2,561 reads 4 comments

  20. Despite Mounting Injuries, OKC Thunder Still a Firm Championship Contender

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are still an NBA championship contender. Yes, injuries have left the roster with only eight healthy players. Yes, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant , the team's two best players, are among the walking wounded...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 11,891 reads 26 comments

  21. How Perry Jones III Can Make Presence Felt with Banged-Up Oklahoma City Thunder

    The time has finally come for Oklahoma City Thunder forward Perry Jones III to show the world what he can do...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 5,208 reads 13 comments

  22. Grading Oklahoma City Thunder's Final 15-Man Roster

    It's difficult to truly grade this Oklahoma City Thunder team. On paper, they are a championship contender. In reality, they are a battered bunch in danger of another disappointing season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 6,474 reads 13 comments

  23. Why Serge Ibaka Will Make His First All-Star Appearance This Season

    Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka will finally be an NBA All-Star this season. An All-Star appearance has eluded Ibaka during his five years in the league...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 2,852 reads 10 comments

  24. Oklahoma City Thunder's Biggest Red Flags Entering This Season

    The NBA preseason could have been worse for the Oklahoma City Thunder , but not much worse. Exhibition play exposed a number of red flags that could hinder the team's potential...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 6,010 reads 17 comments

  25. Why Steven Adams Will Become a Top-10 NBA Center This Season

    Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams will emerge as one of the 10 best centers in basketball this season. Adams has been the star of the Thunder's preseason so far. Through six games, the 21-year-old is averaging 13...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 11,617 reads 29 comments