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No that's stupid. Plus how did Dikembe not have control of his arms? He was one of the best interior defenders ever?

2 days, 3 hours ago on Grizzlies-Thunder series preview and prediction

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Amnesty perk and sign Monroe.

2 days, 3 hours ago on Grizzlies-Thunder series preview and prediction

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Everyone is acting like all these western Conference series are going down to the wire.

2 days, 17 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 4.18.14

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I'm going to make the prediction that only one first round Western Confetence series goes past 6 games.

2 days, 17 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 4.18.14

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So our record with Russ is 7-4?

2 days, 23 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 4.18.14

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We'll let a liberal in if they want to pay the luxury tax

2 days, 23 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 4.18.14

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No chance

3 days ago on Top 10 plays of 2013-14

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I would smell like BO if I wore that shirt for 10 minutes.

3 days ago on Top 10 plays of 2013-14

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And James Johnson.

Russ has abused Conley in the past.  He's too strong for Conley.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Top 10 plays of 2013-14

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I bet Tony Allen spends more time on Russ than he does on KD. 

3 days, 1 hour ago on Top 10 plays of 2013-14

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Better chance it goes 5 than 7

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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He can come here then.

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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If we plan on resigning Reggie I wouldn't draft 2 PG's but if not and there isn't someone we like there better I wouldn't be opposed.

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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PJ3, Jerrett, Pleiss, Adams are all bigs that could contribute down the road.  I would bet Pleiss comes this year. 

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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I'd like to go there.

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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My problem is how slow we get with both of those guys in.

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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PG - Russ, Reggie (for 1 more year)

SG - Lamb, Roberson, Jackson, FA

SF - KD, PJ3, Roberson

PF - Serge, Collison, PJ3, Jerrett

C - Perk, Adams, Thabeet, PLeiss, Ibaka

Would it be awful if we took 2 PG's?  Peyton with 21 and Napier with 29?  Peyton is a defensive stopper who is good in transition.  Could fill in next year in games where Jackson can't stay in front of people.  Napier is a Jameer Nelson, Brian Roberts type that can help space the floor when we need that who also is a good distributor. 

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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We just started watching season 1.  We've watched the first 4 episodes so far and I'm not sure the dude that lady in the picture there is married to has said a word yet.  All he does is have sex with her.  That's a pretty good gig. 

3 days, 18 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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Fisher shooting 30%  from 3 in his last 10 games.   Is his playing time affected at all in the playoffs if he's not shooting well?

3 days, 19 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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Lol, less minutes for Fisher? In the playoffs?

3 days, 20 hours ago on The Side Part: Week 25 – Starships vs Goblin

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As "unsexy" as it may be if we lose Thabo and we lose Fisher our biggest need heading into next year may be finding someone who can stay in front of the opposing teams PG.  A lot of our problems with our perimeter defense come from laziness and people falling asleep but a lot come from not being able to stop dribble penetration so we have to help leaving the kickouts open.  It's actually kind of sad that 39 year old Derek Fisher is our best at this right now. 

Payton probably is the best option for this where we are picking.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 4.17.14

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As "unsexy" as it may be if we lose Thabo and we lose Fisher our biggest need heading into next year may be finding someone who can stay in front of the opposing teams PG.  A lot of our problems with our perimeter defense come from laziness and people falling asleep but a lot come from not being able to stop dribble penetration so we have to help leaving the kickouts open.  It's actually kind of sad that 39 year old Derek Fisher is our best at this right now. 

Payton probably is the best option for this where we are picking.

3 days, 21 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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Seems similar to Roberson. Definitely looks like a Presti guy.

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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I agree.  I'd actually like to see us use PJ3 (or even Roberson) more if matchups dictate.  We are just so slow and unathletic with any 2 of Fish/Butler/PErk (and even Collison) out there.

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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Haha.  That would be option C I guess.

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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Our best stretch of the year was when we won 17 of 18 early in the year when Russ just came back the first time. 

Our rotation was typically...

Russ/Thabo/KD/Serge/Perk

Reggie/Fish/Lamb/Collison/Adams

Adams was generally getting about the same amount of minutes as Perk and Lamb was getting twice as many minutes as Fish a lot of those games.  PJ3 also got some good minutes when matchups dictated. 

We are now...

Russ/Thabo/KD/Serge/Perk

Reggie/Fish/Butler/Collison/Adams

Fish and Butler now get consistently get high 20 minutes in playing time.  Lamb and pj3 don't see the court and Adams minutes are much less than early in the year. 

Which rotation is better?

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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Don't they think Oladipo is their PG of the future?

3 days, 23 hours ago on Thunder lock up No. 2, edging the Pistons 112-111

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We can cut the list down pretty easily.  Long, athletic guys expected to be available between 20-35?  There is your short list of our potential picks.

5 days, 18 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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Vonleh is out of reach : )

5 days, 18 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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Unfortunately the old, slow intangibles are very tough to overcome.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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He and Fisher on the court together is just too much old slowness at the same time.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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A close 12th.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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I'm not sure a team would do that but that might be about what it would take to get me not to have Presti take 2 players that he thought he could turn into solid NBA contributors at a low cost.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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Would have to be some pretty incredible intangibles to offset those crappy numbers.

5 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 4.15.14

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This may have been discussed recently and I missed it but as good as Presti is at drafting, how high would you have to move up to give up our 2 first round picks for 1 pick?  Say we're 29 and 22.  How high would you have to move up to not let Presti have 2 shots at good players on a rookie scale? 

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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So is Derek Fisher now our go to stopper on defense?  A little bit scary.  Although Evans got by Roberson a few times I thought he was doing better than Fisher did and he was getting rebounds and steals and points as well.

In 6 minutes Roberson had 2 rebounds, a steal, a block and 6 points (3-3) and 0 fouls.

In 29 minutes Derek Fisher had 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 6 points (2-8 shooting) and 5 fouls. 

5 days, 19 hours ago on Kevin Durant is, without question, the 2013-14 MVP

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So is Derek Fisher now our go to stopper on defense?  A little bit scary.  Although Evans got by Roberson a few times I thought he was doing better than Fisher did and he was getting rebounds and steals and points as well.

In 6 minutes Roberson had 2 rebounds, a steal, a block and 6 points (3-3) and 0 fouls.

In 29 minutes Derek Fisher had 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, 6 points (2-8 shooting) and 5 fouls. 

5 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 4.15.14

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I'm not trying to change your mind.  Just looking up info.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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Wally was the 6th pick in the draft though.  McDermott won't go near that high.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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Szczerbiak had a nice NBA career.  12 years.  Shot 48% from the field 40.6% from 3.  Averaged 14.1 ppg. Best season averaged 20.1 ppg.

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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Doug McDermott = Wally Sczerbiak

McDermott averaged a couple more ppg in college at a higher percentage.  About the same size.  Similar limitations. 

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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He also left PJ Tucker wide open a lot which also led to bad defense. 

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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I agree.  We need to clinch the 2 seed and rest him the last couple of games. 

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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Our small lineup is not near as effective if KD and Serge aren't rebounding well and playing physical and they haven't been playing that way recently. 

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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One thing I thought was interesting about last night is the Clippers played much better small against us than they did with both Griffin and Jordan in there together.  That spread us out more and made the pick and roll a lot easier for them.  They made a good run in both halves going small. 

I also am still not a fan of Butler and Fisher out there together.  I'm not opposed to playing either it's just hard to generate much with 4 guys on the floor that can't create. 

1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Week 24 – Fat lines

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Pekovic has worked him over. 

1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder hang on against the Clippers, 107-101

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Blake Griffin got outworked on the 2nd one and tried to semi-flop when he saw Adams was going to get the ball.  He did throw a big fit about it which earned Adams a couple of cheap calls in the 2nd half.

1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder hang on against the Clippers, 107-101

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Adams guarded Jordan for some of that.

1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder hang on against the Clippers, 107-101

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Other than Russ and KD I thought Adams made the next biggest impact on the game. He did by far the best job defending Blake IMO. He is stronger and longer than Serge and can obviously move better than Perk. He's super active on the boards and he ran the floor very well. He also did a nice job on those couple in pick and roll's in the 2nd qrtr. I didn't think he played enough. I thought he should have finished the game.

1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder hang on against the Clippers, 107-101

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