Ricky O'Donnell

  • joined May 11, 2011
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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Ricky O'Donnell is the college basketball editor and an NBA contributor at SB Nation.

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Georgia State is set to explode

A conference title game loss still haunts the Panthers, but Ron Huntern's team should be back and better than ever next season.

Ohio State needs D'Angelo Russell to be eligible

If the Buckeyes are going to show a pulse on offense this upcoming season, the 6'4 freshman guard will need to be a big part of the rotation.

Cavs' easy choice is to pick Embiid


The unpredictable Cleveland Cavaliers could easily surprise us again at the top of the draft, but if they're smart, they take Kansas center Joel Embiid and let the rest of the draft play out.

James Young: The Good, The Bad, The Fit


The shooting guard out of Kentucky is the third youngest player in the 2014 draft.

Boeheim's agenda rings hollow

In the Syracuse coach's world, almost every college player should stay for four years.


Manu is an ageless basketball savant

Ginobili is 4 years older than Dwyane Wade, but playing like a man 10 years younger against Miami. Watch this dunk over Chris Bosh.

Game 5 is The Fly Game


Kawhi Leonard could kill, like, 400 flies with one swat. Take this as a warning, tiny insects reading this website.

Breaking down the USA U18 roster

Tournament play begins on June 20 in Colorado Springs.


Prokhorov listening to offers for Nets

With the value of NBA franchises rising dramatically, Prokhorov is reportedly listening to offers for the Nets.

Bulls, Rockets favorites to land Melo

The Knicks star wants to win now, and he doesn't think he can do it in New York.

Bahamas trip should help Kentucky start hot

The Wildcats will play four games from Aug. 10-17 in the Bahamas.


Google Hangout with Ricky and Jason

What should the Bulls do this offseason?


Lakers focused on Rambis, Gentry, Scott

Los Angeles' coaching search is down to three men with head coaching experience and ties to the city, according to a report.

Clock is ticking on Bulls' flexibility


Would you rather have Love or Anthony? In a sense, it doesn't even matter.


Rashard Lewis' emergence is why LeBron should stay

Any team stocked with superstars needs to get the most out of cheap, overlooked role players in the salary cap era. Rashard Lewis is the latest example of Miami's ability to do just that.


76ers want to trade up for Wiggins

Philadelphia covets the explosive wing from Kansas, and they're reportedly willing to trade up for him.

Jaylen Brown, Thon Maker shine at Eurocamp

The Americans were crushed, but there were still some promising individual performances.


Wiggins, Exum set to meet with Bucks and Sixers

The 2014 NBA Draft is barely over two weeks away. The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick.

Calipari was right to turn down the Cavs

Cleveland reportedly offered $80 million to entice Calipari, but the coach was smart enough to know what he has in Lexington.

Tonalist denies California Chrome Triple Crown


The Triple Crown drought will last one more year.


James Johnson arrested for domestic assault

The Grizzlies forward will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Thon Maker's case for reclassifying

The best player in the class of 2016 would likely be the best player in the class of 2016, too. Will Thon Maker skip of year of high school and reclassify?


LeBron explains his cramps

James sat on the bench the final four minutes of the fourth quarter as the Spurs stormed back to take Game 1.

No, LeBron shouldn't have played through cramps

If it were anyone else, there'd be more understanding for debilitating effects of very serious cramps in a sweltering environment. But because it's LeBron James, too many lose their minds.

Cramping hits LeBron, again

The best player in the world exited Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the fourth quarter because of cramping.


Sterling won't sue NBA, agrees to sale

Donald Sterling's fight to save the Clippers is finally over.

NBA prospect jumps higher than Vince Carter

You can't jump as high as Zach LaVine. Neither can anyone else.

Packaged deals bring power to the players

Players have the power in college basketball recruiting. Stone and Newman say they're ready to exercise it.

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