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  1. The Great Huestis Experiment: Oklahoma City's Gamble and the...

    Zach Lowe

    It was easy to feel outraged for Josh Huestis, the 29th pick in the most recent NBA draft, when news broke that the Thunder had convinced him to play for their D-League team next season instead of signing his rookie contract. Assuming both p...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Ray and Rashard, Reunited

    Jonathan Abrams

    Sam Presti looked even more boyish than usual. The 30-year-old Presti had been Seattle's general manager for less than a month when the fork-in-the-road 2007 draft approached. The warm memories of the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp SuperSonics...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Bill Barnwell on Phil Emery's general manager philosophy

    Bill Barnwell

    Chicago's Phil Emery is showing how an open-minded mix of old- and new-school approaches to running a franchise is the best way to go.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  5. Dispatches From NBA Summer League in Orlando, Day 2

    Brett Koremenos

    The second day of Orlando Summer League contained a little bit of everything — from the good (Jeremy Lamb's game-sealing jumper), to the bad (Andrew Smith's unfortunate injury), to the random (Scott Brooks's son looking like a Sam Presti clone)...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. CourtVision: The James HardenKevin Martin Shot-Chart Comparison

    Kirk Goldsberry

    James Harden plays basketball like a video game character: all 3s, dunks, and layups. About 87 percent of his shots come from either near the rim or beyond the 3-point arc. He's great in both areas, but make no mistake — it's his ability to cre...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  8. Five Signature Plays of the Five NBA Title-Contending Teams

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite Sam Presti providing a shocking twist with the James Harden trade Saturday night, there still remain five teams entering the 2012-13 season with serious championship credentials. As tipoff continues to inch tantalizingly closer, here's a guid...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Revere the Beard: Efficiency Metrics and the Actual Value of Jame...

    Ben Detrick

    By the time the buzzer mercifully sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the narrative for the Oklahoma City Thunder had already shifted. Previously a litter of precocious cubs, they are now full-fanged predators, expected to hunt down the ultimate pre...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  11. Q&A: Hawks GM Danny Ferry on Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Basketbal...

    Charles Bethea

    Last Thursday was a big one for new Hawks GM Danny Ferry: His five kids and wife finally arrived in Atlanta, from San Antonio. Then the Orlando Magic traded Dwight Howard. Not to the Hawks, Howard's hometown team, but to the Lakers. Ferry had gotten ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012