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  1. Summer Scoop: Thunder's road ahead

    Marc Stein

    Five burning questions and answers about the immediate future of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the wake of their season-ending Game 6 loss at home to San Antonio in the Western Conference finals: 1. How sick should the Thunder feel about beating Sa...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. True title contenders

    Marc Stein

    Who will win the Western Conference? Hey, let's ask David Thorpe....

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Scouts Takes: Bulls could bother East elite

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on Joakim Noah and Chicago's success without Derrick Rose and Luol Deng: "My all-time favorite guy has been carrying them. I love me some Joakim Noah. His passion just keeps them going. "I don't buy that [Rose was holding...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Biggest All-Star snubs

    Marc Stein

    One man's top three All-Star snubs in each conference: WESTERN CONFERENCE 1. Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns I realize that Dragic making the Western Conference's roster would have forced West coaches to omit either Damian Lillard or Tony Parker...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  5. All-Star reserve picks: Western Conference

    Marc Stein

    NBA coaches have received their All-Star voting instructions. And here on Stein Line Live, they'll receive all the guidance they'll need to make their choices ... following the same official guidelines ordained by the league office. West hea...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Scouts Takes: Durant carries that weight

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the load Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is shouldering with Russell Westbrook out injured: "I've been to a couple games lately where I thought Durant was getting really frustrated with how much he has to do wh...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  7. Scouts Takes: Chilly forecast for Minnesota

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on what ails Minnesota: "When they're clicking, they're as good as anyone you'll see offensively. Their ball movement and all their little actions ... it's fun to watch when they're making shots. "But then you look at ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  8. Scouts Takes: Love for Luol Deng deal

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the Cavs' acquisition of Luol Deng: Deng "I'm a huge Deng fan. He's such a perpetual-motion guy, such a pro. It's a trade I'd have done in a heartbeat. "People want to say that the Cavs are one of the biggest dis...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  9. West MVP of the First Trimester

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference MVP of the First Trimester: Kevin Durant, Thunder You certainly aren't wrong. You're absolutely correct if you want to ask why I haven't pulled one of those Trimester tricks I've been known to pull where I give a guy some spotl...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  10. Raptors might rise out of Atlantic mire

    Marc Stein

    Saw it with my own eyes Friday night. Watched the scrappy Toronto Raptors erase a 19-point deficit in Dallas, come all the way back to beat a Western Conference team with a gaudy home record, then had to listen to a defiant Raptors staffer issue a...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  11. Scouts Takes: Favorite to win the West

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on trying to pinpoint a favorite in the West: "All the top teams in the West are flawed. Everybody has something wrong with them. But I'm still going with Oklahoma City. I've said it before and I'll say it again: No one has ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  12. Scouts Takes: Spurs start offensive trend

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the league's latest trend offensively: "I used to think it was a little overblown to say that San Antonio controls the league in terms of all the coaches and executives they [send] to other teams, but there's a good amo...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Scouts Takes: Why West is dominating East

    Marc Stein

    Eastern Conference scout on the ever-widening disparity in quality between the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference: "I'm probably not breaking ground with this theory, but the most obvious thing to me is that the best players are in the We...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  14. Scouts Takes: Blazers belong in West elite

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on the sustainability of Portland's hot start: "Will it continue? Why not? Why can't they fight for a top-four spot [in the West]? They've proven to me they belong in that first four or five category. "Last season, they w...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  15. Scouts Takes: Rookie of the Year race

    Marc Stein

    Western Conference scout on choosing between leading Rookie of the Year candidates Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams: "It's Oladipo for me in every aspect of guard play other than passing. If you insist on a straight point guard, then you w...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  16. Power Rankings: Spurs No. 1 again

    Marc Stein

    In Marc Stein's Power Rankings, the Spurs jump ahead of the Thunder for the top spot.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | January 28, 2013