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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season just keeps getting worse. In the same week that power forward and defensive linchpin Serge Ibaka was reported to be out for up to a month and a half, the team also learned that they’re losing...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
9. Vinny Del NegroThe former leader of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, Del Negro doesn’t have the best reputation among hardcore NBA followers. He infamously got into a physical altercation with executive John Paxson before...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
One of the more missable stories of the NBA season has been Dwight Howard’s absence from the Houston Rockets’ lineup. The former three-time Defensive Player of the Year has suited up for just 32 contests this year, owing his most recent...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
82 games is a lot of games. That’s how many they play every year in the NBA, and it doesn’t always produce the best results for fans — in fact, it rarely does. Commissioner Adam Silver is a smart man, so — in spite of...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The University of Kentucky Wildcats are good this season — real good. If you’re filling out an NCAA March Madness bracket, chances are that you picked them to win it all. That’s because they haven’t lost yet this year...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The hurt just keeps on coming for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Power forward Serge Ibaka — a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year — will join reigning MVP Kevin Durant on the bench, after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
6. Oklahoma City ThunderThe Thunder have two of the game’s biggest faces in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and they’ve been one of the most fun watches for as long as they’ve been in Oklahoma. But NBA purists have long...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Toronto Raptors recently invited one-time power forward Charles Oakley — more famous for his stints with the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks — to a game, to honor him. Oak used the occasion as an opportunity to speak his mind...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
25. Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors (Unrestricted)Lou Williams can be one of the best sixth men in the league for stretches, but there’s a surplus of his type, and he has injury history. 24. Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers (Unrestricted)...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Breakups are hard, and they’re said to happen for all sorts of reasons. Different goals, different principles, sudden realizations about your partner’s hygiene — love is hard when it fails, and that failure often rears its thorny...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA’s giant new TV deal, worth a reported $24 billion and penned this past fall, gave way to an inevitable trend: more money for players. A big jump in the salary cap was confirmed this week, by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst....
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Maybe you forgot that Steve Nash is on the Los Angeles Lakers — we couldn’t blame you. He’s played just 65 games for L.A. over three seasons, including only 15 last year, and none this season. But the 41-year-old is, in fact...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
When somebody enters the rare air that LeBron James has, we tend to overanalyze their most minute details. Like, you know, a headband. James took the fixture off during a win over the Phoenix Suns in Cleveland over the weekend, telling...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
6. Joakim NoahThe Chicago Bulls’ emotional leader has long, flowing, wavy hair that acts as a metaphor for his generous spirit. Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year, excellently referred to by some as “The Lion King,” is...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA’s out-of-nowhere big man sensation, Hassan Whiteside, showed us his not-so-bright side last night. During his Miami Heat’s 100-90 loss to the Boston Celtics, Hassan surprised Celtics center Kelly Olynyk with this nasty...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Welcome to history, Russell Westbrook. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard has been carving out a pretty significant page in the NBA encyclopedia these days. With his seventh triple-double of the season — his fifth in six games...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
This season, the NBA’s talent pool enjoyed their biggest All-Star break ever. Players got a full week off — longer, in some teams’ cases. This is but one subtle new wrinkle of commissioner Adam Silver’s early reign. ...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The basketball Gods are a relentless clan, and they don’t care about our enjoyment — this much is not news. But word of their latest victim is. Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles tendon last...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
You can call Daryl Morey the beef master. The Houston Rockets’ general manager is more outspoken — and more well-known — than most men of his profession. A contrarian innovator with a mouth to make you know about it, he...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
 The Atlanta Hawks are having a terrific season—everyone’s noticed that by now. What we sometimes forget is that they’re for sale. That development was announced before the season, following a flurry of terrible press...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Tony Allen is one of the best defenders in the game, and one of the NBA’s best energy men. The Memphis Grizzlies simply wouldn’t be who they are without their Grindfather, who acts as a flag for their singularly plodding, crunching...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
In one of the least surprising firings of recent years, the Denver Nuggets have dropped head coach Brian Shaw, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The relationship between Shaw and his 20-39 team has been bad since he took the...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
1. Golden State Warriors (46-12)Despite some recent displays of vulnerability, the Warriors are still the NBA’s top dog. The looming possibility of a healthy Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs is a fear, as the Thunder’s...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago

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