1. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Oklahoma City Thunder Player

    The NBA regular season has come to an end, and for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, the playoffs will commence without the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 13 hours ago 8,169 reads 56 comments

  2. Biggest 2015 Offseason Needs for the Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the offseason needing to put the finishing touches on an extraordinary roster...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 days ago 17,736 reads 59 comments

  3. OKC Thunder Facing Major Pressure to Revamp Roster During 2015 Offseason

    Playoff appearance or no, the clock is ticking and the pressure is building on the Oklahoma City Thunder . They need one more spirited run at a championship before Kevin Durant hits free agency next summer...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 5 days ago 9,823 reads 36 comments

  4. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Shouldn't Be Sweating Kevin Durant's Free Agency

    The Kevin Durant sweepstakes is 15 months away, but the Oklahoma City Thunder shouldn't panic over the reigning MVP potentially skipping town...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 8 days ago 19,601 reads 140 comments

  5. Serge Ibaka in Familiar Role as Oklahoma City Thunder's Playoff X-Factor

    With Kevin Durant shut down for the rest of the season, Serge Ibaka becomes the Oklahoma City Thunder 's playoff X-factor. The club needs his elite defense in order to stand a chance of pulling off a huge upset against the Golden State Warriors ..

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 10 days ago 2,384 reads 0 comments

  6. How Russell Westbrook Can Make 1 Final Push to Win 2015 NBA MVP

    The fight for the NBA MVP is entering the championship rounds, and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook still has some work to do in order to emerge in a crowded field...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 12 days ago 17,430 reads 134 comments

  7. Where Have All the Russell Westbrook Critics Gone?

    Before he was an NBA MVP candidate, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook was one of the most scrutinized players in basketball...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 15 days ago 29,812 reads 285 comments

  8. OKC Thunder Are on a Slippery Slope Heading Toward 2015 NBA Playoffs

    The Oklahoma City Thunder 's grip on the West's eighth seed isn't very firm; it's up just two-and-a-half games on the New Orleans Pelicans entering the final month of the regular season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 17 days ago 7,579 reads 36 comments

  9. Enes Kanter Proving to Be Permanent Fixture in OKC Thunder's Starting Lineup

    With each impressive performance, Enes Kanter is making it harder for Steven Adams to reclaim his spot as the Oklahoma City Thunder 's starting center...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 19 days ago 12,347 reads 49 comments

  10. Russell Westbrook's 2015 MVP Case Is About More Than Just Offensive Brilliance

    Russell Westbrook 's gaudy offensive numbers aren't the only reason voters should consider him for this year's MVP. The Oklahoma City Thunder star has also established himself as one of the league's best two-way guards with his elite defense...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 22 days ago 7,942 reads 23 comments

  11. How Much Is Enes Kanter Worth in Free Agency to the Oklahoma City Thunder?

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter has been a revelation since coming over from the Utah Jazz in February, but how much will he cost the team this summer? The 22-year-old ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 23 days ago 9,705 reads 48 comments

  12. 5 Oklahoma City Thunder Players Who Need to Step Up Heading into 2015 Playoffs

    A string of injuries has turned the Oklahoma City Thunder 's roster from a veritable "who's who" to "who's left?" As a result, a few able bodies will need to step things up in order to keep the team in the playoff mix...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 24 days ago 7,129 reads 20 comments

  13. Anthony Morrow Playing Critical Role for New-Look Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder signed Anthony Morrow to a three-year, $10 million deal over the summer, but you can't put a price tag on what he's meant to the team this season, especially in recent weeks...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 27 days ago 10,438 reads 26 comments

  14. Revamped Bench Gives OKC Thunder a Fighting Chance for the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    One of the Oklahoma City Thunder 's biggest strengths is a revamped second unit that is arguably the deepest in franchise history...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 6,043 reads 26 comments

  15. Kevin Durant Is Becoming the Biggest X-Factor in OKC Thunder's 2015 Playoff Run

    Kevin Durant is the missing piece to the Oklahoma City Thunder 's championship puzzle. His ability to return to form after the latest setback with his troublesome right foot is ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 18,717 reads 28 comments

  16. Enes Kanter, DJ Augustin Proving to Be Absolute Steals for Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off two huge steals when they acquired Enes Kanter and D.J. Augustin at the Feb. 19 NBA trade deadline...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 11,167 reads 71 comments

  17. Rebuilt Oklahoma City Thunder Put All the Pressure on Scott Brooks to Deliver

    As the Oklahoma City Thunder get closer to full strength, the temperature beneath the seat of head coach Scott Brooks will continue to rise...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 10,119 reads 40 comments

  18. Kevin Durant's Injury Proving to Be Blessing in Disguise for Russell Westbrook

    The absence of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has worked to Russell Westbrook 's benefit. Westbrook has been playing some of the best basketball of his career while the reigning MVP is sidelined with foot troubles...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 23,472 reads 109 comments

  19. Serge Ibaka Building Dark-Horse Case for 2015 Defensive Player of the Year

    Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka is emerging as a sneaky contender for the 2014-15 Defensive Player of the Year...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 9,966 reads 53 comments

  20. The Case for Steven Adams to Start over Enes Kanter for OKC Thunder

    For the first time in franchise history, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a controversy over who should be the team's starting center. In one corner, you have Steven Adams, a bruising 21-year-old post defender from New Zealand...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 13,356 reads 68 comments

  21. Why Oklahoma City Thunder Should Be Feared As Legitimate 2015 Title Contenders

    Despite a 33-27 record and their current placement as the eighth seed in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder are legitimate NBA title contenders this season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 9,116 reads 71 comments

  22. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Oklahoma City Thunder's 2015 Playoff Push

    Now that they are among the top eight teams in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder must weigh the best- and worst-case scenarios the rest of the season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 10,096 reads 10 comments

  23. Russell Westbrook's 2015 MVP Case Growing Louder by the Day

    The stellar play of Russell Westbrook has helped catapult the Oklahoma City Thunder out of an early-season hole and into the Western Conference's eighth seed...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 19,303 reads 30 comments

  24. Enes Kanter Gives Oklahoma City Thunder Exactly What They Need

    In newly acquired center Enes Kanter , the Oklahoma City Thunder finally have the interior offensive force they've lacked for years...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 31,904 reads 126 comments

  25. Oklahoma City Thunder: Report Card for 2015 Trade-Deadline Performance

    The NBA trade deadline has passed, and the Oklahoma City Thunder have stolen the show. The team managed to check every box on its midseason wish list just before the clock struck 3 p...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 12,883 reads 1 comments