Royal Ivey

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
College: Texas
Birth Place: Harlem, New York
Draft: 2004 2nd round (8th pick) by the
  • Warriors’ Kevin Durant said his “swag level is through the roof”

    Oakland — Unlike his superstar Warriors teammate in Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant does not feel he is currently playing at his absolute peak. Reserve those years for when the Oklahoma City Thunder once cheered for Durant instead of booing him. “Physically at 21, 22, 23, I could get out the bed and windmill or catch a lob,” Durant said after practice on Sunday. “But I got to activate my glutes and hamstrings a little bit more now.” Still, Durant enters the Warriors’ season opener against Houston on Tuesday at the Oracle saying his “swag level is through the roof” for reasons besides winning the 2017 NBA championship. “Mentally when you feel like you’ve mastered the game from an individual standpoint,
  • LOOK: Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison show off perfect Halloween costumes

    If you're like most people, you're probably thinking, "Halloween? It's too early for Halloween." And really it is, with the 31st still over two weeks away. But because of the NBA schedule, the Oklahoma City Thunder have to operate on a bit of a different timeline, so they held their annual Halloween party Saturday night. It's a bash that has produced some memorable looks in the past, and once again the Thunder came through with some amazing costumes. This time, it was Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison (yes, he is still on the Thunder) stealing the show. The duo dressed up as Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle from the classic basketball movie "White Men Can't Jump." Just looking at their costumes

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  • Warriors open season as odds-on favorites

    For the second straight year, the Golden State Warriors begin the season as odds-on favorites to win the NBA championship. The last team, other than the Warriors, to be an odds-on favorite to start the season was the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan. That Bulls team was coming off a then-record 72-win season and was around a -125 favorite to win the championship the following year, according to oddsmakers. This year's Warriors are around -240 favorites to win their third title in four years. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 4-1. No other team has odds in the single digits at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. The Boston Celtics are 10-1, followed by the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma
  • Vote: How will this season play out for the Thunder?

    SN Staff With the NBA season tipping off soon, we're taking a deep dive into every team. Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Oklahoma City Thunder, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out: The Thunder will open the season Oct. 19 at home against the New York Knicks (8 p.m. ET). -- Nick Ostiller
  • 2017-18 NBA Awards predictions: Durant edges LeBron for MVP as ROY is split

    The NBA preseason is like a batch of chocolate chip cookies that are still too hot to eat. You can smell them, you can almost taste them, but you know you can't have them quite yet. Well, it's finally time to eat those cookies. After the craziest offseason in NBA history in which 15 All-Stars changed teams, the NBA regular season begins, for real, on Tuesday. With that in mind, our panel of CBS Sports NBA experts decided to share their awards predictions for the upcoming season. It was far from a consensus for MVP, with Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant narrowly edging out LeBron James , four votes to three. Last year's MVP finalists Kawhi Leonard and James Harden each received a vote,

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