1. Breaking Down Oklahoma City Thunder's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

    When it comes to the small forward position, the Oklahoma City Thunder have Kevin Durant and not much else. In fairness, having the reigning Most Valuable Player in his prime is more than enough for any team...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 4 days ago 7,118 reads 12 comments

  2. Is Russell Westbrook the Greater Oklahoma City Thunder Flight Risk?

    With all of the talk about Kevin Durant 's future, is Russell Westbrook the one the Oklahoma City Thunder should really be worried about leaving? Durant has two years remaining on his deal...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 6 days ago 1,703 reads 5 comments

  3. Building the Ideal Rotation for the Oklahoma City Thunder Next Season

    The only certainty about the Oklahoma City Thunder 's rotation next season is that Kevin Durant , Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka will be occupying the bulk of the minutes at their respective positions...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 8 days ago 10,884 reads 64 comments

  4. Can Tyson Chandler Transform the Dallas Mavericks Defense Once Again?

    The Dallas Mavericks ' biggest X-factor this season will be center Tyson Chandler and his ability to provide a defensive presence like he did during the team's championship run in 2011...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 13 days ago 5,481 reads 8 comments

  5. Time for Oklahoma City Thunder to Embrace Young Front Line of the Future

    The time has come for the Oklahoma City Thunder to unleash their crop of young big men and put their aging veterans out to pasture...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 15 days ago 8,153 reads 48 comments

  6. Diagnosing Oklahoma City Thunder's Weak Link in 2014-15

    With his skills diminishing, center Kendrick Perkins is the Oklahoma City Thunder 's weak link. The Thunder acquired Perkins in a midseason trade with the Boston Celtics back in 2011 to help bolster their defense in the post...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 19 days ago 7,873 reads 35 comments

  7. Who Should Be Oklahoma City Thunder's Starting Shooting Guard Next Season?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's most important position battle next season will be at shooting guard, where Jeremy Lamb, Anthony Morrow and Reggie Jackson will compete for the chance to play alongside Russell Westbrook ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 22 days ago 22,845 reads 76 comments

  8. Diagnosing Houston Rockets' Remaining Roster Flaws

    The Houston Rockets have a young and talented roster, but there is still plenty of room for improvement. By now, you might have heard that Houston's offseason didn't go quite as planned...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 25 days ago 10,128 reads 38 comments

  9. Why James Harden and Dwight Howard Are Under Enormous Pressure to Win Now

    As the self-proclaimed "cornerstones" of the Houston Rockets , the pressure is on Dwight Howard and James Harden to immediately take this team to another level...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 27 days ago 2,583 reads 4 comments

  10. How Soon Will Anthony Davis Be Ready to Contend for NBA MVP?

    New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will be a contender for the NBA MVP in the next few years. The 2012 No. 1 overall pick has become a rising star early in his career...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 42,774 reads 145 comments

  11. Predicting Houston Rockets Final 15-Man Roster

    As has been the case for the last two years, the Houston Rockets ' 15-man roster will have a different look this upcoming season. Familiar faces such as Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin are now playing for different teams...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 11,122 reads 57 comments

  12. Everything You Need to Know About Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson

    Houston Rockets rookie Nick Johnson has the tools to become the latest in the franchise's recent string of second-round steals. The Rockets have shown a knack for finding talent late in the draft...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 8,025 reads 19 comments

  13. NBA Teams Poised to Make the Biggest Leap During 2014-15 Season

    In the midst of an exciting summer, a handful of teams are poised to break out during the 2014-15 NBA season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 111,514 reads 681 comments

  14. 10 Best Steals of 2014 NBA Free Agency So Far

    NBA free agency is less about the players you sign and more about how much you sign them for. Sure, bringing LeBron James back to Cleveland or getting Carmelo Anthony to stay ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 10,126 reads 41 comments

  15. 5 NBA Playoff Teams That Took a Step Back During 2014 Offseason

    NBA free agency has been tough on a few of last year's playoff teams. Whether it is due to key players finding greener pastures elsewhere or questionable draft decisions, a handful of the NBA's elite have taken a step back this summer...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 38,405 reads 230 comments

  16. How Far Away Are Chicago Bulls from Landing Their Next Superstar?

    The Chicago Bulls ' chances of landing another superstar are slim, unless they can pull off a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 16,469 reads 94 comments

  17. Best Potential Veteran Minimum Free-Agent Options for Houston Rockets

    Now that the big names are off the market, the Houston Rockets should fill out the rest of their roster with cheap veterans. This offseason hasn't gone quite how the Rockets had hoped...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 12,334 reads 69 comments

  18. Report Card Grades for Houston Rockets' Offseason Moves

    The Houston Rockets entered this year's offseason aiming for the fences but eventually struck out swinging at the plate...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 15,553 reads 88 comments

  19. Summer League Prospects with the Best Chance of Making Houston Rockets

    A strong showing in Las Vegas could mean an NBA roster spot for some of the best prospects on the Houston Rockets ' summer league team...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 9,991 reads 15 comments

  20. Why New Orleans Pelicans Are Poised to Surprise Next Season

    The New Orleans Pelicans will be one of the NBA 's biggest surprises this upcoming season. It has become an offseason tradition to utter that sentence...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 months ago 21,280 reads 82 comments

  21. Eric Gordon Trade Key to New Orleans Pelicans' Offseason Success

    The best way for the New Orleans Pelicans to open up some cap space this summer is to trade expensive shooting guard Eric Gordon ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 months ago 24,481 reads 117 comments

  22. Most Realistic Free-Agent Options for Houston Rockets to Chase

    Like a kid at a community swimming pool, the Houston Rockets enter free agency anxiously awaiting their opportunity to make a big splash. General manager Daryl Morey has his heart set on drastically improving the team this summer...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 months ago 12,212 reads 53 comments

  23. 10 Things We Can't Wait to See at NBA Summer League 2014

    With the NBA draft in the books, the next chapter of the upcoming season will soon be upon us. The summer league will kick off in July and excitement is bound to grow along with it...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 months ago 34,193 reads 63 comments

  24. New Orleans Pelicans 2014 NBA Draft Primer

    The New Orleans Pelicans currently do not own a pick in the 2014 NBA draft, but that doesn't mean they won't find a way to crash the party: Yahoo Sports' Marc J...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 months ago 4,831 reads 58 comments

  25. Unexpected Moves Houston Rockets Could Make in Free Agency

    The Houston Rockets may have tipped their hand a little in free agency, but that doesn't mean this offseason will go exactly as we expect it to...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 3 months ago 4,464 reads 8 comments