1. 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 6 days ago 13,014 reads 35 comments

  2. 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 6 days ago 12,102 reads 34 comments

  3. 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 7 days ago 19,432 reads 43 comments

  4. 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 11 days ago 25,460 reads 51 comments

  5. 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 13 days ago 14,551 reads 63 comments

  6. 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 14 days ago 9,027 reads 38 comments

  7. 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 17 days ago 19,470 reads 78 comments

  8. 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 18 days ago 20,974 reads 68 comments

  9. 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 21 days ago 10,148 reads 36 comments

  10. 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 24 days ago 20,950 reads 140 comments

  11. 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 26 days ago 2,416 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 28 days ago 17,519 reads 134 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 29,864 reads 285 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 7,706 reads 36 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 12,364 reads 49 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 7,964 reads 23 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 9,785 reads 48 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 7,130 reads 20 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 10,446 reads 26 comments

  20. 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 6,049 reads 26 comments

  21. 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 18,725 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 11,174 reads 71 comments

  23. 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 10,126 reads 40 comments

  24. 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 23,487 reads 109 comments

  25. 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 10,000 reads 53 comments