1. Why Mitch McGary Can Be the Oklahoma City Thunder's Next Breakout Player

    Mitch McGary didn't play much as a rookie, but there were enough promising signs to believe he could be a breakout player for the Oklahoma City Thunder next season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 2 days ago 11,680 reads 29 comments

  2. 5 Most Realistic Options for Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2015 NBA Draft

    Assuming the Oklahoma City Thunder keep the No. 14 overall pick in the NBA draft, whose name has a realistic chance of being called when the team goes on the clock? After missing ...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 5 days ago 14,554 reads 72 comments

  3. Nikola Pekovic's Future Now in Immediate Question with Minnesota Timberwolves

    Now that the Minnesota Timberwolves have been awarded the No. 1 overall pick, Nikola Pekovic 's days in the North Star state appear to be numbered...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 7 days ago 14,360 reads 38 comments

  4. Oklahoma City Thunder Should Trade No. 14 Pick in 2015 NBA Draft

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a good spot entering the June 25 NBA draft. The team has a solid roster, limited needs and a selection inside the lottery...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 9 days ago 25,252 reads 114 comments

  5. Should Monty Williams Have a Spot on Billy Donovan's OKC Thunder Coaching Staff?

    As he prepares for his NBA debut, new Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan is looking for experienced basketball minds to round out his staff and help smooth his transition from college to the pros...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 11 days ago 9,330 reads 10 comments

  6. Why Alvin Gentry Is the Right Coach for the New Orleans Pelicans' Future

    The Golden State Warriors ' Alvin Gentry is the right guy to lead the New Orleans Pelicans as their next head coach...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 14 days ago 5,872 reads 30 comments

  7. Why the Philadelphia 76ers Could Be NBA's Most Intriguing Team This Offseason

    The Philadelphia 76ers are in position to make a big splash this summer. Armed with a plethora of draft picks and plenty of cap space, the team can continue building on a young roster and start its climb up the NBA ladder...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 16 days ago 19,914 reads 38 comments

  8. 9 NBA Free Agents with Clear Red Flags Entering 2015 Offseason

    Before a franchise agrees to make a large financial commitment to a marquee free agent, it should be aware of the possible pitfalls that are involved. Unfortunately, NBA players do not come with any visible warning labels or a Carfax report...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 19 days ago 57,875 reads 82 comments

  9. 5 NBA Teams That Should Consider a Potential Tiago Splitter Trade

    NBA teams that are looking for a quality starting center should give the San Antonio Spurs a call about Tiago Splitter . According to ESPN...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 21 days ago 5,075 reads 6 comments

  10. Why Damian Lillard Holds All the Cards to the Portland Trail Blazers' Future

    The future of the Portland Trail Blazers could soon become the present. With LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews hitting free agency this summer, Damian Lillard is in position to inherit the torch as the new face of the franchise...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 23 days ago 10,386 reads 30 comments

  11. Signing LaMarcus Aldridge Would Keep San Antonio Spurs' Dynasty Going

    The San Antonio Spurs can extend the longevity of one of the greatest dynasties in professional basketball by signing Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge this summer...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 25 days ago 73,567 reads 245 comments

  12. Billy Donovan Under Enormous Pressure to Immediately Thrive with OKC Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder took a huge gamble by hiring a coach with no NBA experience in Billy Donovan . Now, the pressure is on Donovan to raise the bar previously set by the departed Scott Brooks...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 26 days ago 11,701 reads 22 comments

  13. Why the Los Angeles Lakers Should Avoid Signing Rajon Rondo

    With money to spend and a number of holes to fill, the Los Angeles Lakers will look for free agents who could return the franchise back to respectability. Rajon Rondo isn't one of those men...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 27 days ago 20,770 reads 114 comments

  14. 5 Reasons to Be Excited About the Oklahoma City Thunder Next Season

    "There's always next year." It's a phrase fans use to comfort themselves after a season comes up short of expectations...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 13,452 reads 35 comments

  15. Why Perry Jones Deserves an Increased Role for Oklahoma City Thunder Next Season

    Regardless of whom the Oklahoma City Thunder tab as their new coach, the team should strongly consider an increased role for Perry Jones next season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 12,578 reads 34 comments

  16. Oklahoma City Thunder Should Go All-In on Tom Thibodeau as Their Next Head Coach

    The Oklahoma City Thunder would be wise to wait out the Chicago Bulls ' playoff run and do whatever it takes to make Tom Thibodeau their next head coach...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 19,557 reads 43 comments

  17. Who the Oklahoma City Thunder Should Target in the 2015 NBA Draft

    It is weird to talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder and the NBA draft this early in the year, but the team's rare appearance in the lottery could be a blessing in disguise after a disastrous season...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 26,585 reads 51 comments

  18. Firing Scott Brooks Would Be The Wrong Move For Oklahoma City Thunder

    It seemed inevitable that the heartbreaking end to the Oklahoma City Thunder 's season would lead to speculation over Scott Brooks' future, but now is not the time to move on from the embattled head coach...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 14,610 reads 63 comments

  19. The Biggest Takeaways from the Oklahoma City Thunder's 2014-15 Regular Season

    The 2014-15 season didn't go quite as the Oklahoma City Thunder or their fans hoped it would. Instead of preparing for its sixth straight trip to the playoffs, the team is planning for the NBA draft lottery...

    Dave Leonardis Written by Dave Leonardis about 1 month ago 9,072 reads 38 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 19,585 reads 78 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 21,382 reads 68 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 10,305 reads 36 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 22,744 reads 140 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 2,438 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 17,570 reads 134 comments