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Thunder events are still in holding pattern. Will they land the big, bearded fish?

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NBA 3-on-3 Tournament | SB Nation

The Thunder are up against the Mavs, and everyone is hating on our selection of Nick Collison. How do you think it will unfold?

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SB Nation Free Agency Stream 2012

Stay on top of all player movement and rumors by checking out SB Nation's stream throughout the day.

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The Actual Value of James Harden | Grantland

This is a good piece on the metrics that surround James Harden's performance. We'll delve into this later, but for now I leave you with this question - do we, and should we, consider statistical metrics in a vacuum, or is there context that should be considered?

Beardemic | Daily Thunder

I like the 2nd question here - it is a comparison between Harden and now-retired Michael Finley. It is a very interesting comparison, not the least of which is what happened when Finley was awarded a huge contract.

Scott Brooks Resides in Later Territory | NewsOK

Brooks, who resides in California, has a few comments to make about the changes in Laker-land.

D-Rose, Westbrook, K-Love Work Out | Beyond the Buzzer

I have a hunch that there will be a fair amount of ribbing that comes Kevin Love's way, even as he buries another 3-pointer in their faces.

JaVale McGee Continues Segway Adventure | Ball Don't Lie

Don't ever change, Monsieur Pierre.

New Spurs Uniforms are Fundamentally Awful | SB Nation

The new re-design of the Spurs' jerseys appear to be inspired by a the pajamas of a 7 year old boy.

Why the Wolves Will be Contenders in 2013 | Wages of Wins

Woah, guys. I love you, but let's not go overboard. "Timberwolves, playoff team" is likely their ceiling until they figure out how to play defense.

Prokhorov is Very Reasonable | SB Nation

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov understands perspective.

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