Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Amin Elhassan debate which point guards they'd take over Russell Westbrook in a playoff series, and whether Russ would be better off on another team.
There was a familiar tone of defiance in Russell Westbrook's voice as he said it. "Never," he answered Sunday when asked if he had any doubts he'd be the same after a third surgical procedure in eight months.
Most regular-season NBA games share a certain weekday rhythm. First quarter proceeds to fourth, runs are exchanged, the game winds down. You wake up in the morning and go to work.
"I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game.” -- Stan Van GundyDespite concern among the mustachioed and unmustachioed alike, the NBA's Christmas Day lineup has become a holiday unto itself.
When the franchise formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, they brought with them a terrible basketball team. The Sonics were 20-62 in their final season, in the basement of the Western Conference, and a combined 66-98 in the two seasons prior.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday that will force him to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the NBA season.
There are essentially three ways a team can acquire the productive talent it needs to contend for a title:The Heat approach: Acquire productive veteransThis approach has also recently been used by the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
In the Western Conference Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies, Tony Parker averaged 24.5 points per game, 9.5 assists and two steals while shooting 53.
Russell Westbrook | Thabo Sefolosha | Kevin Durant | Serge Ibaka | Kendrick PerkinsMinutes Played: 1,024Offensive Rating: 110.1 points per 100 possessionsDefensive Rating: 96.
Russell Westbrook is riding one of his hottest, and most-efficient, stretches of his career heading into Thursday’s game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks.
When is it cool or not cool to boo your own player on his home court? The jeers for Andrea Bargnani have grown increasingly loud at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Mark Haubner is the founder of The Painted Area TrueHoop Network Blog. Here's his HoopIdea to make All-Star weekend more exciting.Are you excited for the NBA Skills Challenge coming up on Saturday night?
With Stephen Curry and Dirk Nowitzki not dressed, and the Grizzlies waiting on Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis, the Memphis-Oklahoma City and Dallas-Golden State games didn't reveal anything monumental, but there were still a few takeaways from the action: Russell Westbrook likes his basketball piping hot, and that often elevates his game.
Kevin Durant at the top of his gameThere isn’t enough length, ball pressure, traps, help or divine intervention to stop a run like Kevin Durant put together down the stretch on Tuesday night.
“Like a playoff game in November” is how Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks characterized the Thunder’s 117-111 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thanksgiving eve.