Archive - 2007
[img_assist|nid=4035|title=Brandon Roy - AP Photo: Don Ryan|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=327]Know your role. A saying that made the Rock famous in the professional wrestling circuit and one that NBA rookies often have a hard time figuring out. When looking at the rookie class’s production through the first fifty games of the year, roles play a huge part in the maturation process.
By Nick Prevenas
[img_assist|nid=4037|title=Oden and Durant|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=383]In a 1974 issue of Rolling Stone, legendary rock writer Jon Landau penned one of the most famous lines in music journalism: "I have seen the future of rock and roll, and its name is Bruce Springsteen."
Thirty-three years later, nearly every basketball writer is paraphrasing Landau when describing Texas freshman phenom Kevin Durant.
By Aran Smith
[img_assist|nid=4041|title=Kevin Durant - AP Photo: Brody Schmidt|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=369]Kevin Durant, welcome to manhood.
Durant made a statement in Tuesday’s triple-OT loss to Oklahoma State. While much of the nation seemed to be fawning over Durant’s God-given talent and athleticism, those of us who had seen Durant multiple times this season had to like something else we saw in the budding star.