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Paul George has arrived in OKC; now Thunder have a year to convince him to stay
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Paul George was the last person to step off a private jet sent by Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett to fly George and his family from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City. The 6-foot-9 forward ducked his head under the doorway and adjusted the brand new Thunder hat he'd worn on the
Grade A mock draft: Best picks for every NBA team in first round
This is a mock draft, but it's not an ordinary mock. This time I'm going to play the role of decision-maker for each franchise. I've seen most of these guys since their high school and AAU days and through their college careers. While most mocks have guys such as Caleb Swanigan and Sindarius
With Thad Matta out, whom should the Buckeyes go after?
It wasn't all that surprising that Thad Matta won't be coaching at Ohio State this coming season, but the timing was the baffling part of Matta's departure on Monday. The first week of June isn't usually when you decide to make a coaching change. Not unless something crazy happens. Matta took over
Arizona makes huge move in Way-Too-Early Top 25
On Wednesday, the college basketball scene for 2017-18 began to take shape as players who'd entered the NBA draft without hiring agents had to withdraw if they intended to retain their collegiate eligibility. Those decisions rocked some programs and enhanced others. But the guessing games of the
Thunder will likely play Russell Westbrook more minutes in playoffs
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder were disciplined in managing Russell Westbrook 's workload and minute distribution throughout the regular season, but head coach Billy Donovan says Westbrook's minutes will increase in the postseason. "Yes, I do see his minutes going up in the playoffs," Donovan said.
With Gottfried out, which coaches should NC State pursue?
It wasn't all that long ago that NC State fans and athletic director Debbie Yow were ecstatic with Mark Gottfried. He went to the NCAA tourney in each of his first four seasons and made it to the sweet 16 twice (2012 and 2015). But the last two years have been a train wreck in Raleigh. The Wolfpack
Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan among All-Star Game reserves
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again, while? Gordon Hayward , DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunities on the All-Star stage. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade 's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending.
Sources: Enes Kanter could miss up to 2 months after X-rays reveal fractured forearm
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Enes Kanter fractured his right forearm punching his hand on a chair on the Oklahoma City Thunder bench in the second quarter of a 109-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and could miss up to two months, league sources told ESPN. The Thunder will re-evaluate Kanter and
Nene's late free throws lift Rockets over Thunder, 118-116
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets weren't happy to have squandered an 18-point lead, leaving them tied with Oklahoma City with just seconds left on Thursday night. But they were proud of the plays they made at the end of the game to hang on for the win. James Harden scored 26 points and Nene hit two