1. 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 18 hours ago 7,544 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 3 days ago 23,823 reads 112 comments

  3. 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 5 days ago 8,883 reads 10 comments

  4. 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 8 days ago 5,208 reads 26 comments

  5. 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 10 days ago 19,285 reads 38 comments

  6. 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 13 days ago 57,622 reads 82 comments

  7. 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 15 days ago 4,926 reads 6 comments

  8. 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 17 days ago 10,281 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 19 days ago 72,847 reads 239 comments

  10. 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 20 days ago 11,554 reads 22 comments

  11. 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 21 days ago 20,467 reads 114 comments

  12. 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 29 days ago 13,422 reads 35 comments

  13. 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 30 days ago 12,548 reads 34 comments

  14. 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 19,528 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 26,533 reads 51 comments

  16. 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 14,606 reads 63 comments

  17. 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 9,071 reads 38 comments

  18. 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 19,577 reads 78 comments

  19. 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 21,316 reads 68 comments

  20. 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 10,292 reads 36 comments

  21. 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 22,361 reads 140 comments

  22. 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 2,434 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 17,567 reads 134 comments

  24. 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 29,886 reads 285 comments

  25. 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 7,730 reads 36 comments