Tag Archives: Russell Westbrook

NBA Fails to Capitalize on Budding Rivalry

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As the NBA tips off its 71st season on Oct. 25th, a glaring vacancy is missing from its opening night lineup. The highly anticipated debut of the new look Warriors will come against San Antonio, a pairing that hasn’t met in the playoffs four four years, while the matchup against the Thunder will have to wait nine days. Oklahoma City …

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Westbrook Signs 3-Year Extension with Oklahoma City

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The rumor mill has one less superstar to churn through. Russell Westbrook ended any speculation about his future in Oklahoma City by signing a contract paying him $85.7 million over the next three seasons, bypassing an opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Exactly one month after Kevin Durant departed for Golden State, the Thunder convinced its other …

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Podcast: Fantasy Impact From 2016 Free Agency

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Golden State appears poised to dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future, adding Kevin Durant to a squad that has made two consecutive trips to the Finals and winning the title in 2015. The Warriors enter the season as the favorites to win the championship in 2017, with 2/3 odds, but  judging just how quickly the team gels in a …

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Thunder Duo Proving to be Unstoppable

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Oklahoma City is on the precipice of becoming the greatest king slayer in NBA history. A win Thursday night in Oracle arena, home of the greatest regular season team the league has ever seen, would advance the Thunder to the NBA Finals, completing the most treacherous path to the championship round any team has accomplished. Only 19 teams have ever …

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Westbrook Claims MVP Honors at All-Star Game

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For 48 minutes as the premier players in the NBA exhibited matador defense, selecting a player to take home MVP honors proved to be a difficult task. Even Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, the 2015 All-Star Game MVP, was unsure of which player would receive the award following a 196-173 victory for the Western Conference. Turns out, Westbrook’s 31 …

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Casting the 2016 NBA All-Star Ballot

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For the first time in the 65-year history of the NBA All-Star Game, the event will be hosted outside of the Untied States. The three-day weekend featuring the top-24 players in the league will hold court this February in Toronto and once again, the starting lineups will be determined by fan voting. The league is providing several methods, from Twitter, Facebook, …

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Anatomy of a Comeback: Oklahoma City Previals

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Any team featuring the combination of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is never out of the game, no matter how large of a deficit it is facing. The Thunder proved that Friday night in Orlando, as it trailed by 18 points with heading into the final quarter of the contest. From there, Oklahoma City discovered plenty about itself. 

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All-Star Duo Sparks Thunder in Double Overtime

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When all else fails for Oklahoma City, the team can just turn everything over to its pair of franchise players. The luxury of having the combination of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is that both are capable to taking over any game whenever they deem necessary. Friday night against the Magic, Durant managed to keep the Thunder in the game early …

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Thunder Looking to Maximize Westbrook’s Talents

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Already the most physically imposing point guard in the league, Oklahoma City wants to have Russell Westbrook operate in the post more during the upcoming season. After being given free reign to dictate the offense all of last season, as Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka missed significant portions of the year due to injury, Westbrook carried the offense in every …

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Top Fantasy Basketball Point Scorers for 2016

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The objective every time down the court is to find a way to send the ball through the net. Coaches spend countless hours trying to devise easier ways for their players to tally points, as only a few teams have the benefit of employing a prolific scorer. The 30 teams in the NBA combined to score 246,035 points during the …

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