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Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder staying together five additional years

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, NBA, News,

Kevin Durant

Lost amidst the wave of NBA free agency that has been drowning NBA news sites/blogs, Kevin Durant extended his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, re-upping for five more additional years.  It is reported to be for five years and $85 million, a bargain considering the potential and upside that Durant still possesses as a 21-year-old that just led the NBA in scoring with a 30.1 PPG average.  The Thunder finished with 50 wins last season and made the postseason for the first time as the Thunder (formerly being the Seattle SuperSonics) and are on an upward trajectory for which a huge part of it has been because of Durant.

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2010 NBA Mock Draft December Version

Posted by Phil Partington Categories: Fantasy, NBA, NCAA, College Basketball,

John WallJune is the month for the NBA Draft, when fans and experts alike chart players and teams to determine which future prospect will be taken by which team. The process is both exciting and captivating, as it hints at the future of many NBA ball clubs. Yet, NBA Draft buzz doesn’t start in June. Even though the college basketball season is just underway, murmurings of where players might go in the 2010 NBA Draft have already surfaced. Here’s an early look at how the draft might shape up.

1.  New Jersey Nets select PG John Wall, Kentucky, 6-4, 195lbs
Wall is the consensus top pick at this point. Wall has great size and athleticism for a point guard. After six games, he’s averaging 18.5 ppg, 7.8 apg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 spg, while shooting 56% from the field and 80% from the line. He somewhat resembles Derrick Rose. Though the Nets have Devin Harris, it’s hard to imagine them passing on a potential superstar like Wall.

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2009-2010 NBA Northwest Division Preview

Posted by Phil Partington Categories: Athletes, Editorial, NBA,

Greg OdenThere are plenty of reasons for NBA fans to be interested in the Northwest Division with several captivating stories to pique their interest. For starters, will the Utah Jazz go with Carlos Boozer as its starting power forward, or will it opt for up-and-comer Paul Millsap, thereby making Boozer expendable? Will Chauncey Billups be able to continue the great leadership role he exhibited with the Denver Nuggets last season? Will Greg Oden make strides to becoming a top flight NBA center? Will Al Jefferson and Kevin Love be able to coexist in Minnesota? Will Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder be able to become a true point guard?

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