Carmelo Anthony joins Paul George and Russell Westbrook on a star-studden Thunder team that will run. Believe that Anthony will still have a lot of open jump shots and will be prone defensively and George and Westbrook should make up for a lot of defensive action-oriented plays.
Chris Paul joins James Harden in Houston as the backcourt will generate a lot of points and steals. I am looking forward to see how Paul functions with Harden as the both of them will make the right play on offense and defense.
Paul George is leaving the Indiana Pacers to play with Russell Westbrook as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Truthfully, George’s presence there will make him feel a lot defensively with steals and blocks. With Westbrook and George in the back court, I think that they will run a lot and tire a lot of teams. Be prepared to run with the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Atlanta Hawks signed Dwight Howard. This is huge for the organization. Not only do they upgrade, but they get him to play for his hometown Atlanta. The Hawks have a center in the middle who will maintain a presence, both offensively and defensively, in the middle.
Kevin Durant is being courted by several NBA teams and one only wonders where he’ll go. Will he make Golden State a better offensive team?
Serge Ibaka was traded to the Orlando Magic on Draft Day. It’s clear that Oklahoma City is rebuilding. What happens to Russell Westbrook?
Luol Deng has signed a deal to play for the L.A. Lakers. Puzzling move for the Lakers organization.
Oklahoma City rolled into Game 4, showing these mighty and daring Golden State Warriors what it takes to win a basketball game. OKC ran with the Dubs and eventually ran away with the game. The final score read 118-94 and I couldn’t say it any clearer: it’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s time to shine. The game was in favour of the Oklahoma City Thunder for a reason. The Thunder showed the Warriors they can run with them and can outplay and out shoot the a team that gathered 73 wins over a single regular season.
Billy Donovan, head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, knew his team had to generate points in a hurry if they want to win Game 3. He was right. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook deferred to their teammates and they won in a blow-out. The Golden State Warriors should be concerned about this loss, although history shows that when they face adversity last year being down 2-1 against Cleveland and Memphis last year in the 2015 NBA playoffs they usually come up with future series wins. Let’s see if the Dubs can repeat that feat this year.
Cleveland won Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors 115-84 in a thumping that showed that Lebron James won’t be denied another trip to the NBA Finals. James showed trust in his teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to make shots and make the right play and they did. In the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder showed the Golden State Warriors who was making the big shots down the stretch. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant showed the Dubs that they want the NBA title too. In the Thunder’s 108-102 Game 1 win, OKC wanted even more to show the Warriors how much they want to win the eventual series opener. They did. Now it’s on to Game 2.
Zach LaVine takes home the Slam Dunk trophy in the talented showcase, Klay Thompson wins the 3-point shooting contest against reigning champ Stephen Curry, Karl Anthony-Towns wins the Taco Bell Skills challenge, and the Western Conference All-Stars run away 196-173 against the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Russell Westbrook is again All-Star game Most Valuable Player and we have confetti for the Thunder if they do threaten the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs for the Western Conference title this year.