No matter what the rank of these NBA tag-teams, we as basketball fanatics should be thrilled to finally see a competitive, wide open league. Whoever ends up as NBA Champions next year, one thing is for sure - sit back, relax and enjoy.
Harden's three-point shooting has improved every year, tenfold under D'Antoni, if Westbrook can meld his game with efficient shooting then we could see the perfect mixture between passion, intensity and heart and analytics, efficiency and 'money-ball'.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed a monster trade with the Houston Rockets that will see Russell Westbrook join Houston with Chris Paul going the other way, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Rebuilding is a chore for players, front offices and fans alike. Considering how close the Thunder once got to greatness, it will be especially rough to start over. Oklahoma City must start their rebuild by removing their cornerstone.
The parallels are most apparent between the Blazers and the Thunder at the point-guard position. Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard are two of the top five point-guards in the NBA. Both play with a chip on their shoulder the size of a boulder, but most importantly, both have shown unwavering loyalty to their franchises and their cities.
Oklahoma City Thunder beat Philadelphia 76ers 117-115 in a thrilling game at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.
Marshall Norbal discusses the NBA's new sneaker policy.
Carmelo Anthony might be a Hall of Famer, but his value is far short of that to any team at the moment. What does his future hold in the NBA?
Paul George's free agency is one of the NBA's hottest topics this summer. Will it be the Lakers, Thunder or a surprise candidate?