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It’s amazing how many times throughout a game I completely forget Perry Jones is playing. That’s a bad thing, right?


Love'd. 

1 day, 1 hour ago on Thunder run out of gas in Portland, 106-89

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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 day, 17 hours ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS

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Things I'm hoping for this season (it's a long list, so prepare yourself):

  1. PJIIIIIII and Lamb play enough minutes that everyone on this board reverses course and wants both of them off the team ASAP. Like, I'm pulling for Derek Fisher level dislike, verging into Caron Butler disdain territory. From the entire, freakin', board.


Curmudgeon you say? I plead the 5th. 

2 days, 17 hours ago on 2014-15 Season Preview: 35 statements made with extreme confidence

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I just checked in to see what condition my condition was in.

3 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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@d21 What a coincidence. My plan is always to not have another surgery too!

6 days, 21 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 10.24.14

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@L0rv /reiterates to self why I pay for uninsured motorists insurance

6 days, 22 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 10.24.14

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@_justin Krstic/Ibaka = most made mid-range shots ever.

6 days, 22 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 10.24.14

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@OBoy (LaFamilia) KD no contest.

Valid contest would be my great grandma in a scooter vs Lamb. That one is 50/50.

1 week, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 10.20.14

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@_justin Well. 

You know I've heard some people like their marriage every once in a while, so it can't all be bad. Just don't ask me for actual proof. Hearsay is all I've got for you.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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@cleandoe In retrospect, I just did that to make you get online and post about it.

Something had to draw the folks out of the woodwork, it was so quite in here the coleoptera were chirping.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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nugget announcers don't know who 42 is either

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kevin Durant started from the bottom in new Nike spot

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WHERE DO I SIGN UP TO PLAY IN THE NBA?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Kevin Durant started from the bottom in new Nike spot

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Gryllidae Stridulation

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third Well now that Shaq said something I expect everything to change.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.7.14

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@cemitten I want to sit on your furniture.

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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@Lambaaaaaa It means you can't construct a paragraph spanning more than 5 lines. 2 is preferable.

4 weeks ago on Keeping Kevin Durant in perspective

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@Lambaaaaaa /chuckles

4 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.2.14

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@ThunderChick2010 Just get excited about how much making up to you that kid is gonna have to do to get out of the doghouse.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/oct2014.html

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@Julius F Wrek Dang. This video was longer than the 0:01 I expected.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.1.14

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@White_kiwi_thunder I'm pretty sure the most important thing is what other people say about him. I mean some people say wins or championships, but that just means people will say good things about you, so really what he does on the court is just a roadbump on the way to what's really important.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.1.14

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@Daft_Drunk I want to see this lesson happen.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.1.14

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@OBoy (LaFamilia) Yes there is. Not a lot, but at least it exists in some small, tiny, itty bitty part.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 10.1.14

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One thing I'm happy about Roberson starting is that he'll be playing with Perk, and he might be the only guy on the team who could overcome Perk's awfulness at rebounding all on his own.

1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 9.26.14

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@_justin I'm going to ignore the metrics this time. I think he's bad at defense, and I like hating his defense, so I'm sticking to it. In order for me to reconsider, Reggie's going to have to surprise me by shutting someone down for a game. Then I'll start using the data to prove he's good. But in the meantime, he sucks and those metrics are too noisy. So there.

1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 9.26.14

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@WestCrook I'm okay with that. I like Reggie, but I'm not so attached to him that I couldn't let him go.

1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 9.26.14

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@ThunderChick2010 We did that date thing twice; once when he was 6 months old and once when he was 9 months old. Both times we just sat there like crack addicts checking our watches every 3 minutes to see if was time to go. Hand-wringing, leg shaking, nervous and terse conversation, on the edges of our seats trying to endure the date so we could leave and go get him.


We've had moments to ourselves, but they haven't been easy. First time parents and all - being away without him turns us into nervous wrecks. Maybe it's control issues, maybe it's knowing how hard it's going to be to recover from the routine change and well aware that it isn't worth it, with the thought in our minds that we're doing this because other folks say it's a good idea but neither of us wanting to participate in it for any other reason. We're already tired and dealing with his re-adjustment to normal is more work than it's worth to change his routine.


Other people must just do it right. We haven't figured it out yet.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/sep2014.html

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ROYAL Coming To the BLUE Baby!

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.25.14

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Glad Presti mentioned Telfair.


Because I completely forgot he was on the roster.

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.25.14

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Presti: "There are more games lost than won in the NBA".


hmmmmm....

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.25.14

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I'm fine with the Blue, and the little logo.


Mostly because I can't find the energy to try and care about it in the first place.

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.25.14

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@ThunderChick2010 Been walking for 5 weeks now. Has 4 teeth that he WILL use to BITE you. Hates any sort of hat or bandanna on his head. Loves to play in water or dirt - will stand at the window and point outside and babble until you let him out. He's 11 months old and already country strong. No animal is safe. Will eat absolutely anything and everything in site. Rib bones and corn on the cob are his favorites and it's the only time we can catch a break because he'll sit there and spend nearly an hour working those things over. And he's still huge - wearing 3T clothes and size 6 shoes.


His mother and I haven't had an easy moment to ourselves since 2012.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/sep2014.html

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@rednuht Can't risk offending or alienating the smurfs or those avatar people.

1 month ago on Thunder announce D-League team renamed the ‘Blue’

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@GlendaGonzales I guess I need to check the previous thread.

1 month ago on Thunder announce D-League team renamed the ‘Blue’

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@ThunderChick2010 I wouldn't ask him that if I were you - just in case he's snippy about it.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/sep2014.html

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After further review, all of the above 10 answers are correct. Grade: A.

1 month, 1 week ago on 10 questions for training camp

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@OBoy (LaFamilia) Like'd for the Lamb part. I'm ignoring the Reggie part because I like to hate his defense too much.

1 month, 1 week ago on 10 questions for training camp

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@Devine Mortal That's a DT meme way (an inside joke way) of saying that yes, we covered that before.


Look through the bolts from  the last couple of days, I remember seeing links to several articles about it.

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder hire Michael Cage as new TV analyst

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@duhsweetness You motivated me to find my own. And I did. And... blechk.

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder hire Michael Cage as new TV analyst

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@beelieve035 Well if you were wearing Adidas then that totally explains it.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/sep2014.html

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@qrex such a minor detail though.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Video: Sign right here, Russ

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@beelieve035 "by walking" as opposed to "by stepping on a stone" or "by kicking my friend" or "by stumbling over a curb"?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://dtclubhouse.weebly.com/sep2014.html

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@Perk-Punt If I thought we'd restructure our offense to use him like he should be used then bring him in. But as it is I think we bring him in and lose him because he wouldn't like the role we'd ask him to play. I don't think I like the idea of trading away guys who could be long term fits for a guy who won't be.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 9.15.14

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@Perk-Punt I expect your slashes "/" mean a logical 'or' or perhaps restated in set math as 'one of' the set {Reggie, Lamb, Jones}. Therefore, enumerating through each singleton in set {Reggie, Lamb, Jones} and adding Adams you get:

A. Reggie+Adams=Vuvevic@3/26

B. Lamb+Adams=Vuvevic@3/26

C. Jone+Adams=Vuvevic@3/26

Which then becomes it's own set {A,B,C}. Selecting a new singleton from the newly defined set based on subjective preference, I would be unwilling to select any single member of the newly defined set, but if required to give priority to any ordinal, I'd select C then B then A from the newly defined set.


1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 9.15.14

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