Top ten 2013 NBA restricted free agents

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We have already gone over our list of the top ten 2013 unrestricted NBA free agents.  Here are the best restricted free agents who are scheduled to hit the market next summer.  Don’t forget, a team has the right to match any offer sheet a restricted free agent signs which makes it difficult to sign away a player.   [Read more…]

Locking Up Russell Westbrook is Thunder’s Top Off-Season Priority

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have almost cemented their status as true NBA title contenders and do not have a ton of pressing needs this off-season.  One thing that should be on their agenda though, signing Russell Westbrook to a long-term extension.

By: David Kay

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Durant, Thunder Among NBA’s Best

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Do you think Sam Presti sends fruit baskets to the Portland Trail Blazers franchise on a weekly basis as a “thank you” for them passing on Kevin Durant and having him fall right into the Oklahoma City Thunder’s lap?  OKC is rising up the ranks of the NBA and a sexy pick to de-throne the Lakers in the Western Conference.  As long as they have Durant and an improving supporting cast, it is not a crazy thought.

By: David Kay
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Thunder Doing it the Right Way

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If ever there was a blueprint on how to build an NBA franchise, the Oklahoma City Thunder are following it to perfection.  No longer can we consider OKC an up-and-coming team because they have officially arrived.  With plenty of cap space and two first round picks in the NBA Draft, the Thunder should become even more of a threat in the Western Conference.

By: Peter Christian and David Kay
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