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@Perk-Punt @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @Thunder Tim Actually, I'm really Nick Collison. I just love reading daily thunder. Royce keeps pumping me up for MVP. I love it!!!
6 days, 4 hours ago on Why it’s not now or never for KD in OKC
Great article! Glad to know we've got a voice of reason out there.
Woo-hoo! Yea, KD!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Kevin Durant is the MVP
anyone know when the MVP trophy will be presented? Monday or Wednesday?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder put down the Grizzlies to move on, 120-109
Ummm, Miami had the #20 pick in 2007, #2 in 2008, lost in
the first round in 2009 and 2010 THEN 3 straight finals.
4 months ago on Nuggets vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
@Patrick OKC nice Matrix tag there.
4 months ago on Player Power Rankings: Dodging bullets
@L0rv @Theoo we would've still been under the tax even with adding him
5 months ago on Trade deadline passes; Thunder don’t make a move
hey, congrats, Royce! Looking forward to yelling matches between you and traber. ha!
11 months ago on Friday Bolts – 8.23.13
no, that's what it sounded like to me. I about stopped breathing when I heard him say that. Hopefully Russ misheard him or something and was responding to something else. yikes.
11 months ago on Thursday Bolts – 8.22.13
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Rinse and Repeater: Why the Thunder are holding back
Yes! I say he catches rim on at least 1 shot tonight. Go Subs!
1 year, 3 months ago on Bucks vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
that's pretty cool.
1 year, 8 months ago on The NBA Christmas uniforms want to wish you a Merry Christmas
Brooks showing Perk where he wants him to sit on the bench.
1 year, 8 months ago on 3-on-3: Taking stock
not that we want him back, but are we even allowed to sign him? Isn't that against some trade/cut rule?
1 year, 8 months ago on Hello New People: Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb introduced
ooo. I like that!
1 year, 8 months ago on In Presti we trust, or at Bennett we jeer?
love the icon.
still in shock. fortunately there's a game on 3 days to help us start to move on.
wow. hadn't thought of that. That's gonna be friggin awesome.
Hope it works out the same.
@Beyond_Petroleum yes but they're not too bad.
1 year, 8 months ago on Thunder trade James Harden to Houston
@neo12 no way.
here's the mock draft for next year. we could be in the 4-14 range from Toronto's pick: http://nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft
@persiansooner @WojYahooNBA geez, that's still a ton of money and a chance to win a title or two.
@tydude how precious.
wonder where Royce is...probably still in OU traffic!
@SB718 55M was a heck of a lot of money for JH to turn down.
@Lost Ones yes.
EM + KM <<<<<< JM + EM (for one more year at least)
okay, so we're going to flip the picks, who could we realistically get?
@neo12 they must feel super good about thabeet.
@LPCes99 seriously. that's ridiculous. what was all that about sacrifice? smmh
jeremy lamb bio:
6 of the top 10 highlights from last night on nba.com were from the Clippers. 6! Sadly, KD to RW did not make the cut..
1 year, 9 months ago on Thunder 88, Mavericks 76: Five thoughts
Love it! and love seeing our boys in national commercials. Good stuff.
1 year, 9 months ago on Video: Russell Westbrook needs driving glasses
Thabo’s literal position would probably be “WD” (wing defender).
They should change the starting line-up announcements...."At Wing Defender, #2, Thabot Sefolooooooosha!" hilarious.
1 year, 9 months ago on What is Kevin Durant?
Bill Simmons has come back to reality...
"Important note for this season: I'm giving up my four-year vow to avoid typing the word "Thunder" in an NBA column after the Sonics were hijacked from Seattle with the implicit consent of the NBA's commissioner, David Stern. It's just too much of a pain in the ass to keep the "Zombies" thing going, and more important, Chris Hansen is definitely bringing the Sonics back to Seattle. That's happening. Let's start looking forward instead of backward."
1 year, 9 months ago on Thursday Bolts - 10.11.12
so excited! Woo-hoo Nicky!
1 year, 9 months ago on Practice Report: Off and running
Nick Collison got an 11 out of 10?
I love the guy and all, but c'mon...
1 year, 9 months ago on #NBARank Recap: Kevin Durant second, Westbrook 9th
that is hilarious.
1 year, 11 months ago on James Harden and Kevin Love are on a boat, Westbrook in a canoe
so I guess this is our 15-man depth chart
Russ / Maynor / Reggie
Thabo / Harden / Hollis
KD / DC / Lazar
Serge / Nick / PJ3
Perk / Cole / Thabeet
Man, I sure hope we continue getting better organically, 'cause we sure as heck aren't getting better through our roster additions.
2 years ago on Thunder sign undrafted rookie Hollis Thompson
he does have a good looking shot
here's what we got (positions are somewhat interchangeable):
Thabo / Harden / DC
KD / PJ3 / Lazar
Serge / Nick / _______
Perk / Aldrich / Thabeet
We don't have a need or a spot for Grant (Old Man) Hill.
But putting Latavious in as that 3rd PF (or maybe that Russian guy?) might be a good fit.
2 years ago on Grant Hill considering Thunder, Heat and Lakers?
it's the angle. I sat close for a preseason game in Tulsa and the floor looked tiny.
and, I guess it's also that they don't keep their spacing nearly as well as the big boys do.
2 years ago on Summer School: Game 2 grades
please no! We don't need an more token "old guys with experience" - we have Perk and Collison for that. And the whole team has Finals expierence now. What in the world does G. Hill bring that we need?
I wonder if he can go to Germany and get the magic knee-feel better shot Kobe got.
2 years ago on NBA Scout: Perry Jones’ knees will only hold up ’3-4 years’
yea! More basketball!
2 years ago on Oklahoma City’s summer league schedule
@JimboSlice Yeah, no doubt. Withey took a big leap this past year. If he doesn't climb too high up the board next year, maybe we could grab him late.
2 years ago on Finally, time for Cole Aldrich
@Thunderman Yeah, and hopefully we can now have a better shot at keeping Harden & Serge. Calculated risk we have to take.
2 years ago on Hasheem Thabeet is signing with the Thunder
@C-Wil Absolutely. It'll just make it that much more enjoyable to beat those jokers.
@propsizzle @Skyline I'm kind of torn on that. Part of me is super happy to see him get "cut" but part of me realizes he's getting older and slower and our guys are getting stronger and better. Not worried about him anymore.
@Skyline And as far as standing pat with our roster, what's not to like? We're pretty darn good and these young guys keep working hard and getting better.
Plus, we're adding Maynor back (and who knows, we might get something out of PJ3), so we will have a better squad. Relax, Skyline, it'll be okay.
@Skyline c'mon, don't be worried about Grant Hill and Steve Nash joining the Lakers. We're still better than them and will be continuing to improve - these guys are getting older and slower by the day.
A couple of years ago Grant Hill was a pretty good defender on Durant, but KD has continued to work and can more easily handle him.
@CDSpark Yeah, I don't really get that. Nash will help a little, but no way does he put them over the top of us. That's crazy talk. Just 'cuz it's LA it's gonna be magical.
Plus, at 38, the chances of injury are only going to increase.
@dbenge which I am ABSOLUTELY happens. Then all that crying and moaning about us will have to be seriously redacted (when they steal the Kings or whoever else)
2 years ago on Wednesday Bolts – America! Edition
@ThunderChick2010 No doubt. And I don't want to kick sand in the face of any Sonic/Thunder franchise fans. It's all the Thunder / "Zombie Sonic" haters I can do without. that's all...
@ThunderBelize I was thinking the same thing. Can't wait for Seattle to get their own team so they can leave us alone...
@ThunderBelize Great question. I think that happens a lot. When teams like those players, they know they're gonna have to pay them anyway, so why not make the RFA offer? If they get the player, great. If they don't, it screws their competitor.
I'd LOVE to hear about that strategy from a former GM sometime.
@areayewhy Ahh, thanks. Guess I missed it.
I still haven't seen anything official (or even rumored) on Daniel Orton. Anybody know anything?
Wow, crazy early Bolts. Happy Birthday, America!
Love that picture on Darnell's article about Scott Brooks. How'd you like Presti staring at you like that? eeesh.
2 years ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.3.12
ooo, that would be a good fit. yikes.
I think he means that if he cares more about being part of the team than getting all the money he can, he'll take less. Harden said as much in his exit interview - something to the effect of money can't buy how enjoyable it is to be part of the Thunder right now.
2 years ago on Death and Luxury Taxes: The Thunder’s complicated future
@ou_sas Agree. We don't make the defensive growth without Perkins. It seems that NBA D is not just about who's playing the 5, but experience knowing how to make rotations and play at a championship level.
So we overpaid him a little, perhaps, but who cares? We can amnesty him whenever we need to (or trade him, more likely) to get his money off the table. Perkins' contract will NOT be the reason we can't keep Harden and Ibaka.
that'd be great if they actually sign the contract for below market value. Here's hoping...
@diddoff assuming he is what we hope he is, that would work for me!
2 years ago on Monday Bolts - 7.2.12
@Marty_McFly321 as long as Harden (and Ibaka) take a little less money to make it work, yes.
we seem to like to be 3-deep for our 15-man squad. looking like this I guess:
Thabo / Harden / Ivey (?)
Perk / Cole / ? (Thabeet?)
KD / DC (?) / Lazar
could flip Reggie and Ivey I guess
Will Thabeet be the 3rd Center?
will we play PJ3 as more of a 4 or 3?
I feel kinda bad for Latavious Williams. He's not got much of a shot.
@The_Beard_Knows agreed. good (and long!) article
@thunderatom @Lost Ones oh, thanks!
2 years ago on Friday Bolts - 6.29.12
@OBoymuzik Yeah, I could see that, if he's come a long way.
@Koka_Da_Bauce Yeah, but look at this list (from Forbes.com):
The NBA’s Highest-Paid Coaches For 2011-12
Doc Rivers (Celtics): $7 million
Mike D’Antoni (Knicks-resigned): $6 million Gregg Popovich (Spurs): $6 million
Nate McMillan (Trail Blazers): $5.5 million
Rick Adelman (Timberwolves): $5 million
Flip Saunders (Wizards-fired): $4.8 million
Rick Carlisle (Mavericks): $4.5 million
Mike Brown (Lakers): $4.5 million
Stan Van Gundy (Magic): $4.5 million
Scott Skiles (Bucks): $4.5 million
not to say that all these salaries are justified, but if I'm Brooks and I see this salary, I think I should be paid at least $4.5M - right? He's done more than Skiles, SVG, Saunders, McMillan & D'Antoni and as much as Brown (and Adelman - not sure).
Not that it's right, but that looks like market value.
@ThunderBelize Holy crap! can't wait for summer league!
@Lost Ones but how high is that? there's no frame of reference for it. He's tall and super long and can jump "high" - good enough for me!
the one thing that worries me is a lot of these same comments were made about ol' Byron Mullens when he came out, too.
tall frame, 3-4 hybrid, can shoot from range, needs to get stronger, questions about his motor.
I sure as heck hope this guy turns out waaaaay better than that experiment.
@Legendary_dork ...and who would he take minutes from, anyway? I guess that depends on where he's slotted. If it's at the 4, he won't see the floor.
If it's at the 3, he could be a fantastic sub for KD for 8-10 minutes a game. Wow, I'm kind of stoked at just the thought of that...
Lineup of Maynor, Harden, PJ3, Collison & Aldredge? Sounds ... interesting!
@Legendary_dork Oh, yeah, I sure HOPE so. I just remember when Collison was drafted, they did shoulder surgery on him his rookie year so they could get it out of the way. To the best of my knowledge, it's not been a problem since. I'm just thinking they'll take a similar, bring him along slowly approach with him, too.
So stoked about PJ3. Man, what a steal.
I'm expecting him to spend most of his time in Tulsa, getting stronger, healing up the knee, learning the system, etc.
...so I'll put the over/under on games he plays for the Thunder this year at 15. Do you guess more or less?
Wow, love the pick! I didn't read anything about him b/c I didn't think he'd fall down to us...he fell 8-11 spots, depending on the mock. Sweet!
No worries on the knee issue - we can have him get surgery and recoup this next year since we won't need him anyway - let him continue to develop and get stronger.
How about a cross between Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka? Huh?
2 years ago on Thunder select Perry Jones III with the 28th pick
but in 20 years or so it'll be a very nice "classic" jersey that will look pretty cool.
2 years ago on DT Mailbag: New jerseys?
I couldn't tell if that Adidas jersey was black or super dark blue...but I like the super dark blue with OKC on the front, like ATL's alt away jersey. good look.
@MisterJohnsonOKC that would be a steal. Draft days are funny. Never know what teams are gonna do - and especially how crazy trades will jack up draft boards.
2 years ago on Wednesday Bolts - 6.27.12
@Grolgar yes, tomorrow night at 7 eastern
@Grolgar pretty sure it's tomorrow night.
that is an interesting article on Royce White. And yeah, I would think if there is any organization that can work wtih a player to work through challenges like this, the Thunder org would be it. We'll see. I still like Jeff Taylor, but I like Sam Presti in charge most of all...
me. no way!
2 years ago on 10 players to watch at No. 28
I vote for John Jenkins or Evan Fournier, depending on what way the brass wants to go.
that Henry Abbott article is fantastic. I hope that, whoever we draft, is able to either play defense and shoot 3's, or be an energetic/stretch 4. Just fill your roll - that's all.
2 years ago on Tuesday Bolts - 6.26.12
even though the outcome was atrocious, I have to say that was one of the most riveting, exciting and entertaining basketball games I've ever watched. 2 great teams going at it. Hopefully next game will have a different outcome!
2 years, 1 month ago on Thunder crumble in the second half, 91-85
It does suck they won't be showing games outside. We were planning on coming down to game 4 to watch it outside with the mob. Oh well. Have to watch it at Brix or something now. Go Thunder!
2 years, 2 months ago on DT Mailbag: Goodbye, Thunder Alley