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  1. Ready for Love or Time to Klay?

    Zach Lowe

    This is a massive organizational moment for the Golden State Warriors, one potential end point of a path they began walking two years ago. The Warriors could have put themselves in the running for James Harden had they made Klay Thompson available...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Ibaka's Return Fuels More 'What If' Questions Abou...

    Zach Lowe

    Serge Ibaka has changed the entire look and feel of the Western Conference finals. A non-fan watching from the future would assume Games 3 and 4 came from a different season than Games 1 and 2 -- that the team in black jerseys won the first series, a...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  3. The Oklahoma City Thunder's future and the legacy of the James Ha...

    Zach Lowe

    Examining the tricky financial future in Oklahoma City and the inescapable legacy of the James Harden trade.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  4. Dwight's Flight and What We've Learned From Free Agency So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The Lakers are flailing (and should probably join the deepening Tank Pool), the Thunder are still looking for ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  5. Houston's Hope: The Thunder's Unspeakably Bad Defense

    Zach Lowe

    The Thunder offense has been tough to watch since Russell Westbrook's injury, mostly because it's less an "offense" than a series of predictable, slow-moving sets designed to maximize the talent of two individual superstars. Take one of those superst...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  6. Option No. 1: The Burden on Kevin Durant After Russell Westbrook'...

    Zach Lowe

    Rarely have so many non-involved NBA people watched a playoff game out of sheer curiosity as was the case Saturday night, when the NBA world tuned in to see how the Thunder would function without Russell Westbrook. Things went well in many basic sens...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. Thunder Struck: Russell Westbrook's Injury and What It Means for ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first thought is one of genuine sadness, just as it has been with Derrick Rose, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, Andrew Bynum, Rajon Rondo, Danny Granger, Kobe Bryant, and every other important player on a playoff team who has suffered a season-endin...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  8. The Height of Wonkery: An In-Depth Look at the NBA With the Most ...

    Zach Lowe

    Fifteen of the league's 30 teams have purchased a data-tracking camera system from STATS LLC that records every single movement on the court — the ball, the players, the referees, etc. — in three dimensions. The cameras can measure just a...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  9. Kyrie Irving, Manu Ginobili, and the most fun players in the NBA ...

    Zach Lowe

    Most of these players aren't headed to Houston, but they still have a special place in our heart. Plus: Weak defense from James Harden and Russell Westbrook and even weaker grumbling from Reggie Evans.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  10. The Thunder Are Better Than We Thought They Were Going to Be

    Zach Lowe

    Even if luxury-tax concerns were the no. 1 factor in the Thunder's decision to trade James Harden earlier than they had to, the deal still amounted to a calculated series of basketball wagers. The most general one: that the Thunder's current personne...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  11. Why teams with just a 5 percent chance of competing for the NBA c...

    Zach Lowe

    Why NBA teams shouldn't time their rise to avoid a juggernaut. Plus, 10 great things about the season so far.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  12. Great Moments in NBA Plagiarism: James Harden Swipes a Thunder St...

    Zach Lowe

    James Harden was delightful on Wednesday night in his Houston debut, looking every bit like a quirky max-level wing player for a pick-and-roll era of NBA basketball. And in a bit of fun NBA plagiarism, the Rockets ripped off one of my absolute favor...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  13. A look at Oklahoma City's trade of James Harden to the Houston Ro...

    Zach Lowe

    Examining Oklahoma City's risky move and the beginning of the James Harden era in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012
  14. The Miami Heat's offense, James Harden's contract, and more bold ...

    Zach Lowe

    Foolproof, lock-stock, no-doubt prognostications sure to happen (until they don't).

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2012
  15. The New Age of Flopping: Understanding the NBAs Rules Change

    Zach Lowe

    Confession: The screeching debate over flopping, which peaked last week with the NBA announcing new anti-flop penalties, has left me largely unmoved. Some reasons: 1. Flopping, in the broadest sense, is going to be part of every team sport with re...

    Blog | October 11, 2012