The last team standing out of the Northwest, the Thunder head to Los Angeles having yet to lose a single game this postseason. As Oklahoma City looks to continue that streak, here's the latest on a couple of their Northwest Division rivals:
- The Nuggets and Andre Miller have a mutual interest in bringing the point guard back to Denver for next season, according to GM Masai Ujiri (link via NBA.com).
- The Nuggets' "other" point guard, Ty Lawson will be one of the top candidates for a contract extension among players heading into their fourth year, as Derek Page of HoopsWorld writes. Page estimates that five years at $60-65MM could be Lawson's price. A five-year deal would make Lawson Denver's "designated player," so we'll see if the team is willing to make that commitment.
- Dave Deckard of Blazer's Edge explains why he doesn't think it makes sense for the Trail Blazers to pursue top restricted free agents this offseason.
- Despite recent denials from team owner Paul Allen and commissioner David Stern, Dwight Jaynes of CSNNW.com sticks to his story that the Blazers' franchise might be available.