It's not Kevin Durant's nature to be a true alpha dog, and as Ric Bucher writes, Durant's willingness to make room for Russell Westbrook and James Harden is the key to Oklahoma City's chemistry and success.
The Phoenix Suns have been granted permission to talk to San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey about being their next GM on the condition they wait until after Thursday's draft, league sources said Tuesday.
Ric Bucher, from the June 14, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, on "sweet spots" in the NBA Finals -- special places on the floor for riflemen like Paul Pierce, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and even the heroes of yesteryear like MJ and Bird.
Signing LeBron James would be a huge financial boon for any franchise. But taking on LeBron James, The GM, as a result, might be more than any team bargained for. His influence in the front office has hurt the Cavs, sources say.
Free agency isn't just about finding the best player; it's about fitting the right player into the right system. Ric Bucher ranks his top 20 free agents and analyzes their games to find the best landing spots.