Ricky O'Donnell

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Ricky O'Donnell is the college basketball editor and an NBA contributor at SB Nation.

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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.

Jo, Jimmy named to All-Defense teams


The Bulls are all over the All-Defense teams.

Lance Stephenson cannot get out of his own way

Lance Stephenson is defined by his antics, off-court history and poor reputation even though he does some incredible things on the court. He has nobody to blame but himself for that.


Pacers will bring back Frank Vogel

The Pacers will bring back head coach Frank Vogel even after losing to the Heat in the playoffs for the third straight year.


Could Pacers hire Mark Jackson as coach?

The Pacers have only been eliminated from the playoffs for one day, and the rumor mill is already heating up.


Clippers sale pending only league approval

The sale of the Clippers appears as if it will finally go through.

No time for another miss


From Kobe Bryant to Kevin Garnett to LeBron James, the Bulls are always rumored to get the next available superstar. It never happens. Let's hope that changes this offseason.

The 2014 draft with a raised age limit

Take away Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and the rest of the players who just completed their freshman season, and the 2014 NBA Draft suddenly doesn't look so strong anymore.

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen out with left thigh contusion


The Birdman is grounded in Game 4. Does this mean the Heat could give minutes to Greg Oden?


T.J. Warren is a born scorer

The N.C. State forward has been getting buckets all his life. Now he's ready to test his scoring ability against the highest level of competition in the world.

Tony Parker is dropping dimes early


San Antonio's ball movement does not take a night off. This might not be exactly how Gregg Popovich drew it up, but the end result was classic Spurs.

A word on McDermott + mocking the mocks


The order for the 2014 NBA Draft has been decided.

Embiid to Cavs in 1st mock draft

Now that the Cavaliers have their third No. 1 pick in four years, it's time to find Kyrie Irving a big man. That's why we have Kansas' Joel Embiid going No. 1 in our first mock draft.

Thibs-to-Grizzlies the latest baseless Thibs rumor


A bucket of cold water for you, Bill Simmons.


Aaron Gordon's next jump

The Arizona forward continues to soar over barriers, but the leap to the NBA will be his biggest yet.

Ollie signs extension at UConn

Kevin Ollie wasn't ready to make the jump to the NBA just yet. UConn is bringing back its head coach after reaching an agreement on a significant contract extension, according to a report.

Bulls thoughts, live from the draft combine


B-a-B was at the draft combine. So was Reggie Rose.

LaVine turns heads at the draft combine


The UCLA guard heads to the NBA high on tools, but low on production. You didn't have to be around him very long at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday to see his immense talent.


Steve Kerr accepts Warriors job

It's Golden State, not the Knicks, for Steve Kerr, where he'll replace recently fired head coach Mark Jackson.

Draft cheat sheet for No. 16 and No. 19


The NBA Draft combine will be held on Thursday and Friday at Attack Athletics on Chicago's west side, and I will be there. I really enjoyed covering this event last year because the access is...


Pistons want Stan Van Gundy to run the show

Van Gundy appears ready to assume control of basketball decisions in Detroit.

LSU loses Hickey, but future is still bright

LSU will have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to replacing Hickey.


Portland fends off elimination vs. Spurs

San Antonio had a chance to sweep its way into the conference finals on Monday, but the Trail Blazers weren't about to let it happen.


NBA responds to Sterling's comments to Cooper

Adam Silver and Doc Rivers offered support for Magic Johnson after disparaging remarks made by Sterling on CNN.

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