Next Step For OKC: Abolishing Incorrect And Unnecessary Position Tags

The idea of positions in basketball has been called into question a few times this year. The subject has been deemed “positionality” and most people are starting to believe that the traditional PG/SG/SF/PF/C line-ups are becoming outdated due to the advancement of NBA athletes and the way coaches use those athletes on the [...]

Trust Casts Gray Skies On Oklahoma City’s Season

Trust is an essential part of¬†any NBA team’s success. The trust each player instills in his teammates and the trust every head coach instills in his players is all apart of the formula for winning. Trust leads to team chemistry,¬†chemistry leads to fluidity, fluidity leads to execution and execution leads to victories.

But [...]

Mavs Storm Back In Crunch Time, Deliver Crushing Blow To Thunder

The Dallas Mavericks are having themselves quite a run in the 2011 post-season. The Mavericks have gone from everyone’s favorite upset pick (in a bad way) in the first round to the favorites in the Western Conference Finals and in the middle they swept the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. But despite [...]

Chandler’s Style Of Play Rendering Kendrick Perkins Ineffective

The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Kendrick Perkins from the Boston Celtics at the trade deadline specifically for the Western Conference Finals. After the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched the Thunder in the first round last season Thunder General Manager decided that he needed to make a move to sure up the pivot defensively so [...]

Mavericks Execute Their Way To Game One Victory

Before the post-season started I figured that the Portland Trail Blazers had a good shot at upsetting the Dallas Mavericks in the first round because of their versatile frontline. For years the key to matching up against the Mavs has been a team’s ability to bother Dirk Nowitzki over the course of a [...]

Grizzlies Dominate Second Half, Force Game Seven

The Memphis Grizzlies could have folded. They could have had a let down at home in game six, ending their season taking pleasure in the fact that they ousted the number one seeded Spurs in the first round. Nobody would have blamed them. After a crushing triple overtime loss on their home floor in [...]

A Trio Of Young Power Forwards Are Earning Their Stripes This Post-Season

Every post-season the opportunity presents itself for lesser known role players to get noticed. The bigger stage means more viewers and the more viewers there are the bigger the possibility that somebody remembers the contributions that those role players make. Sure, no matter what the superstars like Kobe or LeBron will be talked [...]

A Blessing In Disguise

The National Basketball Association is having one it’s best seasons ever. Ratings are up, the players are as good as they’ve ever been and league popularity is at an all-time high. Despite LeBron James‘ decision to take his talents to South Beach, thus forming a powerhouse in Miami with two other superstars (though [...]

Fans Are Desperately Searching For A Scapegoat In Oklahoma City

Every superstar around the league has a bevy of fan support and that support comes from three different kinds of people. First you have your casual fans, the ones that are generally following the team that plays closest to the city they live in. Then you have moderate fans, the ones that go to [...]

Grizzlies Storm Back From 16 Down To Beat The Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder seemed to have capture the momentum. After the Grizzlies took game one, the Thunder did a good job taking at least one win with them on the road by winning game two and in the third quarter of game three it looked like they’d be well on their way to [...]