Tagged Oklahoma City Thunder

The Numbers: Russell Westbrook Goes for 40/10/5

On May 27, 2014, there was still hope for a championship in Oklahoma City. Though the Thunder had dropped their first two games to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, a Game 3 win and marvelous performance by Russel Westbrook in Game 4 had evened things out. Westbrook notched 40 points, 10…

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Meet the New Chris Paul, Same as the Old Chris Paul

There is a new Chris Paul, but it’s not Alfonso Ribeiro. It’s the old Chris Paul. The one who has rejuvenated his career while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to an unexpectedly good season. After a notable decline in his numbers last year (his final with the Houston Rockets), Paul has returned to form, somehow…

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NBA Podcast: Top Post-All-Star Break Storylines to Watch

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top storylines to monitor after the All-Star break. How will the 2-6 seeds shake out in the East? Can any of those teams beat the Milwaukee Bucks in the playoffs? Will the Washington Wizards or Chicago Bulls overtake the…

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Midseason NBA Coach of the Year Power Rankings

We’re more than halfway through the 2019-20 NBA campaign, and a small group of coaches have emerged as the strongest candidates for Coach of the Year honors. With so many players switching teams this offseason, some of the league’s top skippers have faced new and significant challenges. While Coach of the Year winners often have…

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4 Up-And-Comers Currently on the NBA’s Fringe

Everybody loves a good Cinderella Story. Basketball fans get overtaken with these fairy tales each March during the NCAA Tournament, seeking the next unforeseen team to make a national impact. But with only 30 teams, endless national media coverage and a much more even playing field on a nightly basis, the NBA doesn’t create the…

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the ‘Other’ Star From 2018’s NBA Draft Class

The NBA has seemingly forgotten about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (again). But don’t worry, that’s not going to last much longer. SGA was overlooked entering college as well. Though he was offered and accepted a scholarship to the University of Kentucky, he wasn’t the traditional five-star recruit that John Calipari and Big Blue Nation had been accustomed…

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