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So it looks like the rotation will look like this to start the year...
Have fun Reggie!
4 hours, 49 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
@Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling No way Indiana would do that
5 hours, 17 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
@KetelOne @Perk has a lot of value @anonymous12345
5 hours, 18 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
5 hours, 22 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
The lottery reform would definitely have made the actual lottery more interesting. I wouldn't have minded the reform. Not sure it really would have benefitted big market teams that much. I think the current system probably gives more control to the GM's though. Because if you are good at evaluating and picking players there is more certainty in the current system.
5 hours, 35 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
Adding Reggie to the mix will make a big difference. He's by far our 2nd best guard and playmaker and he's one of only 3 guys on our roster that can consistently create (KD and Russ are the other 2). So even though Serge is our 2nd best player, he needs help getting good shots. Morrow can't create, obviously Adams and Roberson can't create. Adding Reggie will make a big difference.
Also non-NBA players still played 60 minutes for us last night (no Telfair is not a legit NBA player).
One thing I was disappointed that we didn't see this preseason was a hard core focus on running offenses that emphasize ball movement and cutting. Whether we're playing D leaguers half the game or our rotation players, training camp is when you put in your team offense and get comfortable with it. I didn't see many signs of any kind of new offense. Looked pretty similar to what we've always seen and it didn't work very well.
7 hours, 41 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
@King of Carrot Flowers the third I'm still not convinced it's guaranteed.
7 hours, 54 minutes ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.22.14
@gokudabest He pretty much stays off the floor.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Kevin Durant says he’s not going to rush back to the court
@Grolgar Thabo's career average is 1.7 3's per game and .7 3 point makes per game. His biggest impact was on defense. If he shoots bad and makes .6 threes per game instead of .8 per game I'm not sure it makes a ton of difference.
Since Serge came back in the preseason Adams production has gone down quite a bit. There are not a ton of balls that will be going to the bigs in the offense we run. Will be interesting to see how that dynamic works itself out.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant says he’s not going to rush back to the court
Presti in favor of not changing current draft system. Good read.
Presti in favor of not changing current draft system.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.21.14
@El Prez @d21 @_justin Perkins, Roberson and Perry jones in the starting lineup = ugly offense. It's going to be ugly with Adams instead of Perkins but Adams would help some.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.21.14
@TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @BangBangThunder If all these random guys can be on the preseason roster the NBA needs to figure out a way to get guys like Christon and Huestis on there. At least they'd be able to practice and play in these games with the team.
Exactly. When we had a deeper team there were stretches of the game he was in and looked almost bored. All of his minutes were hard minutes last season. He was exhausted mentally and physically by the end of most games because he had to do so much.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
Not sure but he wasn't good at guarding summer league postmen so he's got some work to do defensively
2 days ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
Cleveland is going to be an awful matchup for us. Love is a better shooter than Bosh. Another of Brooks glaring failures is Ibaka not being able to guard stretch post guys. How hard it it to stand closer to shooters so they can't shoot? Ibaka is awful at that though.
Best finishing lineup when everyone is healthy?
Might depend on the opponent.
I wonder if Brooks will do some offense for defense down the stretch this year?
@Jooseppi @KetelOne Telfair for Horford makes sense to me
@Legendary_Dork @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] Adams is not that bad defensively.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
Is this still recovery from his end of the season surgery last year or is this something else?
2 days, 2 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
@Kong Lambchop @okcjim He'll be playing with Huestis in the D-League.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
@Kong Lambchop @okcjim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiwkIIE0dvw
@Crow Telfair is horrible. Should just sign Christon like I said
@Kong Lambchop Our D league PG outplayed him in summer league
Comment From Dan KingDan King: ] Gimme Adams realistic stat line for the season in your eyes.
@_justin @Jooseppi Our first unit will be strong defensively but if we throw out Jackson/Morrow/Lamb/Collison/Perk with that second group they may get lit a lot of nights. Morrow and Lamb in the same unit will have problems.
2 days, 5 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
@_justin @Perk has a lot of value There are a lot better options if this is the scenario we're going for.
@_justin Reggie will help a lot. 2 guys that can create is much better than 1. I agree though. Just need to hang on and focus on D and moving the ball.
@Es Wild @Jooseppi @okcjim I think Green was dealt because of Justin.
@d21 @Tvaddic Finally then KD could play with Mike Miller and Ray Allen
@Es Wild @okcjim We don't have 9 years
@anonymous12345 Westbrook isn't staying here without KD
@Es Wild @okcjim THey need to step it up pretty quickly. Both have been given a lot of minutes this preseason and neither have done much with it.
Lamb is shooting 30% from the field and 14% from 3 and PJ is shooting 39% from the field and 27% from 3.
@BangBangThunder @okcjim Mitch is not a perimeter threat though. We need another perimeter threat IMO. If Lamb or PJ would start playing well that would do it. We've been saying that for a long time though.
Maybe something like this and throw in Pleiss/Abrines/1st rounder if needed...
Denver is pretty deep at center with Mcgee, Mozgov and now Nurkic
@Es Wild @okcjim That's the million dollar question.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14
@Tvaddic The article is about the long term.
I think we may need one more piece before its all said and done. I think Roberson will do ok in his role as the defense/hustle guy with the starters, I think Morrow will fill his role as a shooter but I think we need one more shooter. As much as I think Perk stinks I still feel better with him on the roster than not. Adams is better than he is but behind him I don't feel comfortable with Collison trying to guard a Dwight Howard or keeping Jordan off the boards. We need a real backup center on the roster in case Adams gets in foul trouble or isn't playing well or gets hurt. So unless we get some size in return I think we probably need to deal others beside Perk to get that other shooter in here.
Others IMO would include Lamb, PJ, Pleiss, Abrines and future picks. As close as we are I would be possibly give up any/all of these guys to get one guy that fills that role.
The KD leaving talk is pointless. There is a long way to go before even he thinks seriously about it. If we win he will stay.
@GREENE1148 @okcjim Probably so. They'd both dump any vets pretty quickly I think.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Eyebrows
What teams are tanking this year? Philly, Lakers, Bucks? Who else? I think those are potential trade partners if PJ and Lamb keep stinking it up.
@Tvaddic I still think he crapped his pants. Stealing one pack of underwear and a sample of cologne?
2 days, 8 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Eyebrows
@Tvaddic @bmuelle23 No KD and no Reggie and we're not very good. Add all the D-leaguers to mix and we're awful.
You don't think anyone in that state has money? There are wealthy donors at every school.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Eyebrows
3 days, 5 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Eyebrows
96 was a much better year for me! Haha we best OU, Iowa and Colorado st in consecutive weeks and I actually got to kick a few. We were not very good in 97. I really like Blankenship and hope he gets it turned around but that TU program is so fragile I'm not sure how long they can afford to have terrible seasons.
He went into that last fg telling himself don't miss and his technique was terrible.