Jax Raging Bile Duct
I see you creepin'
@Tonitrus twitter probs
1 day, 10 hours ago on Down KD, Thunder bounce back in LA, 104-103
The non-lazy part of me wants to go back to Roberson's draft night and paste in all DT's vitriol spewed all over the boards.
Too bad the non-lazy part is the small part.
1 day, 11 hours ago on Thunder vs Lakers: Pregame Primer
@CDSpark jimmy goldstien
@DanielLawler Russ always complains, but he didn't that time. Must have done something the camera didn't see.
Lambo is our swaggy p
1 day, 12 hours ago on Thunder vs Lakers: Pregame Primer
@Wizard of Westbrook MVP Faction That's already a subfaction of the "PJIII and Lambo need actual talent" faction.
Every one of you is waaaaay too late to start the "Perry Sucks" faction. I've been trumpeting that faction from draft day.
@cemitten Dunno man. Energy industry is rough right now and looks like it's gonna get worse here shortly. Oil at $40 a barrel is a good way to shed a few million jobs. Then again, what do I know, I'm not even in that industry.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/dec2014.html
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] It's been nice knowing you.
3 days, 17 hours ago on The Starters: How the Thunder first five has become a menacing lineup
By the way, this was a really good article. Really good. Kudos Luke.
@sammasaaron @Perk has a lot of value But this is Woj, aka "he who has never, and will never, be scooped".
4 days, 21 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.16.14
What I gathered from this thread so far is this: Perk > KD.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.16.14
@sammasaaron @Divine Mortal He looks like that gremlincat that Barry posted yesterday.
Royce! You're alive! Oh Thank God! I was beginning to worry!
1 week, 2 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 12.11.14
Royce must have got run over by a reindeer.
1 week, 3 days ago on Wednesday Bolts – 12.10.14
@ou_sas That has to be the best post ever written on the Choppa.
Mostly because it's the cleverest, but also a tiny bit because you called me smart more than once.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/dec2014.html
@Johnny Thunder You know that wasn't really him posting his gamertag, right?
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Well, if you think about it, that's pretty sustainable if Reggie really wants to keep that rate all year.
@Divine Mortal I know that guy! Some version of Kong Lambchop something or another.
@Divine Mortal @Jax Raging Bile Duct Just don't lose the point in all the comedic layers.
Westbrook looks so lost and helpless when other PG's don't wildly turn the ball over literally every single play. I'm sure whats-his-name or some other Westbrook lover will chime in with something I'll ignore.
@f5alcon @Johnny Thunder Not even half an inch on my phone.
@f5alcon @Johnny Thunder It's only about 2 inches on my computer screen.
Dear ou_sas, I wanted to welcome you back to the choppa, but couldn't think of a good way to do so, then I thought, "Oh, I know!" and typed this up, purposed and complete with way, way, way too many commas, just like old times, just for you.
1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/dec2014.html
@Thunder_Blue The flat out measure. It says so in the statement.
1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder Player Power Rankings: Looking up
@Pancakes and Blouses @KC_Thunder Dudes who voted really liked Gary Payton.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Bolts – 12.5.14
@Daft_Drunk @King of Carrot Flowers the third Also though, I wanna know what's going on.
@KD's Pocket Guide to Defying Physics So like, when are you gonna get me your paypal info?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/dec2014.html
@cleandoe None of those observations are possible.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/nov2014.html
@sammasaaron It's my brand.
1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@_justin @Jax Raging Bile Duct I should have cited you AP style for the "all time futility record" bit. Pretty sure you're the one who bothered to look that up during a debate about ball movement and our "offensive system" one time years ago.
It's funny to me to read/hear all of these sports writers and sports radio hosts clamor all over themselves to present the idea that Ibaka should be doing this and that to step up his offensive game. I mean they want to see him drive to the bucket, or roll to the rim, or post dudes up.
It's almost as if they've never seen the man try to dribble a basketball. Drive to the bucket? What? Not if he has to dribble to beat his man there. Please. Roll to the rim instead of pop a shot? Are you serious? Not if he has to catch the ball on the move. The man successfully completed like 3 alley oop plays a season because he can't jump, catch the ball, and dunk it all in the same motion. He can only do two of those three things at once. Post moves? Any legit post move requires at least some footwork or the ability to shoot the ball without facing up.
They want to say that he's physically dominating and a supreme athlete and all that, and it's true, he's a specimen of an athlete, but he's a specimen of an athlete without fine motor skills. He has all the major motor skills in heaps, but few fine motor skill at all. You don't develop those at Ibaka's age, or even his "age".
They want him to initiate offense. Please. You can only initiate offense if you can dribble or pass, and Ibaka can't. We're talking about the man who nearly set the all time futility record for lowest assist percentage in the history of the NBA, only to be second to Dikembe. The flow of an offense isn't in his wheelhouse at all.
Serge has impeccable timing on his jumps, both for rebounds and for blocks. He has a spectacular face up game from his spots on the floor (which are really freakin' crowded right now with no offensive threats on the floor with him). He's in that tier of player right below all stars because of those skills and his athleticism and energy. But these dudes calling for him to initiate offense or create offense just don't get basketball.
@Barry Amenema First animal pic in 242 years that made me giggle.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/nov2014.html
@ThunderChick2010 I had to look up the location. I spent lots of time growing up in a neighboring state park in Tennessee (I was born there, most of my family is there) called Fall Creek Falls State Park.
So like, you made me miss my 2nd home with that video.
@Barry Amenema Outstanding.
1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 11.14.14
@Mother Teresa Your avatar looks like a young Bob Odenkirk. Is it?
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 11.14.14
@FallenOSIRIS Ask for so much they are forced to give the job to their 2nd choice.
1 month, 1 week ago on Video: Russell Westbrook obliterates child in one-on-one
I would trade Reggie for KCP. I wanted him in the draft.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dealing Reggie Jackson: What’s realistic and what’s not
@Jooseppi You clearly have a different relationship with luck than I do. My luck is way too smart to be fooled by that benching idea. If I don't commit, it just gets worse.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 10.31.14
@Julius F Wrek It's vaderade. You know it is. That dude is way too good at that "pour while no one is looking" act that only 5 years of frat experience can perfect.
@Jooseppi @Jax Raging Bile Duct I think I'll drop him from my team and try to enjoy his 'success'.
It's the only way I know to reverse-jinx him.
@d21 @Jax Raging Bile Duct Bonus though: I gambled that Perk wouldn't start so I didn't draft him. He's the best bizzaro player around, but you're always in danger of not meeting the minutes minimum with him and now coming off the bench it could be even worse.
@d21 @Jax Raging Bile Duct I'd have to trade for him.
And now there's no way he'd take PJIII for him.
I drafted PJIII in my bizzaro fantasy basketball league and he screwed me last night. When I want him to be good, he sucks (which is 99.9% of the time). Then when I think I can count on him being perpetually sucky, he accidentally falls into a good game.
It’s amazing how many times throughout a game I completely forget Perry Jones is playing. That’s a bad thing, right?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder run out of gas in Portland, 106-89
I like the cursory nature of this article and appreciate that all of the rebuttals are legitimate and not contrived from a narrative. There are only two guesses (injury what-ifs and the existence of the no-tax 'mandate' - which everyone will have to guess at since there will be no official stance until we see if first hand) but even those guesses still rebut other guesses.
What frustrates me is there are legitimate criticisms of the Thunder regarding their decisions on players, personnel, staff and finances. But what Simmons is doing is not reiterating the legitimate criticisms, he's just whining loudly. He could be proving his point with real stuff, but instead he's parroting a narrative that he really likes. It's like the Thunder were his favorite toy, and Presti played with it, and now he wants to pretend that he hates the toy because he doesn't get to play with it anymore and let's everyone know about it by whining the loudest.
The Thunder set themselves up for this because given what they could have had in Harden (and this would have been by force, it isn't what James wanted, but he was restricted so we could have had him for that year regardless) compared to what they have now (PJIII, Lamb, Morrow). You all know I don't believe in Lamb or PJIII so I seriously doubt those guys are ever going to make us forget about the talent we lost in Harden.
The only way out of this is to see Adams become this super center we've never had before and to see the core of Westbrook, Durant, Ibaka and Adams win a ring or two. Probably coupled with some serious contracts to several players once the new TV deal / CBA is determined. I think you'll have to see both - rings and contracts - to prove that the way you went about your business was a right way to go. I don't say 'the right way to go' because I don't believe there is only one right way. But Harden sure looked like a right way, and we didn't go that way. So if the way we went doesn't end up in rings, it's easy to say we went the wrong way. The reason I think the contracts will have to come into play as well is not just to spend money, not to bring in 'the missing piece' but to finally be able to pay your home grown talent that you claim is so sustainable when it comes time. It's fine to play for a development factory when you're young, but when its time to win with those guys, you can't always let them go for some future player.
So when the time is right for the thunder to spend, they'd better spend. If not they're risking a window that they may not get back, but also admitting that they aren't financially prepared to ever compete at the right level. Sure, teams spend money in stupid ways (Lakers, Nets - as seen above) and spending money isn't the direct road to a ring, but trading talent for contracts is a sure fire way to downgrade your team, and that just can't happen during a window.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS
Things I'm hoping for this season (it's a long list, so prepare yourself):
Curmudgeon you say? I plead the 5th.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2014-15 Season Preview: 35 statements made with extreme confidence
@DVoegeli @Wild Wild Westbrook *temporarily* formerly Tvaddic gross
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14
@KetelOne @Wild Wild Westbrook *temporarily* formerly Tvaddic gross