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@Perky Jerky Keep in mind , that payroll expense was lower last season , upon which this estimate was based. And it will go up in the next few seasons while revenues could remain mostly stable. To maintain revenues they must make deep playoff runs and the only real increase might come from local TV contract revenue.
I suspect owners are building a war chest to fund the next few seasons , as they will have to be taxpayers and also revenue sharers.
7 months, 1 week ago on Forbes ranks Thunder 11th most valuable at $590M
Purchase price was $350 million, but they spent at least another $50 million to get out of Seattle. They paid off the 1995 construction bonds for the City of Seattle, which was in the $45 mil range, and they had to buy out the lease. Along with misc expense in attempting to get an arena built in Seatte that was well over a million in architect fee's alone. And they ran deep losses for the two seasons the team played in Seattle.
And I would say that if they did not draft Kevin Durant, the value of the franchise today would be entirely different. They been rewarded with increase in franchise value, but that did not come without substantial risk.
@El Prez NBA head coaches are people managers. That's 90% of the job. This bench coaching stuff is highly over rated and mostly just fodder for sports talk shows or message board forums.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.7.14
@Brookies4Life Spurs have run that system for years, Thunder just can't shift gears and now play a system, that they don't use every game.
As if now without Russ, Thunder can efficiently change the way they play basketball ? Wow, that would be something.
8 months, 1 week ago on Westbrook-less Thunder hold on in Charlotte, 89-85
@El Prez @Legendary_Dork Thabo takes defensive responsibility from KD, cause Thabo is a versatile defender who can guard 1 though 3 . Part of KD's offensive production, is because Thabo keeps him from having to burn energy and focus on defense.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 12.19.13
@f5alcon @Air Bud heard he deletes all of his tweets.
10 months ago on Player Power Rankings: Zero Hero
@ThunderChick2010 @Perk has a lot of value same here, I heard no boos. This is just wishful thinking on someone's part.
10 months ago on Thunder top the Suns in Westbrook’s return, 103-96
@Bry Bry @d21 They've always switched, almost everything. Makes his thoughts on the offense questionable if he's not seen enough Thunder ball to know that.
@senseandsenescence I suspected they might be showcasing him for a trade.
10 months ago on Thunder hold on against the Jazz, 101-98
@ThunderWins If you have preseason to prepare for one team, and Heat spend all their energy on opening night with Bulls, then ya gotta chance
@[corporate shill] @Legendary_Dork Yes, it is by design. Many don't know what they are watching.
Very easy prediction, the Thunder offense will look much better vrs the TWolves. I read nothing in Royce's report, that gave Utah any credit for having a credible defensive plan vrs the Thunder, nor how their physical lay took the Thunder out of what they wanted to do.
Utah has had since a week ago Sunday , to study the Thunder. That game was just a prelim to the real game.
And TWolves will also have a plan for the Thunder, but Adelman's plan will involve far more offense than defense.
I predict a high scoring contest tomorrow night.
But you don't know what Jeremy Lamb would be today. With a full year on a bad Rocket team, he could've developed into a candidate for ROY.
So to say that Morey would make the same deal now, is just poppycock and balderdash, cause no one knows.
1 year, 1 month ago on Bill Hader talks Thunder and the Harden trade
@kennygee90 Did you just " seen " that ? Do you seen the sticks you must live in ?
1 year, 6 months ago on Led by Westbrook, Thunder close the Clippers, 108-104
@MisterJohnsonOKC @tydude Traber said for two years that Presti made a mistake drafting Russell, I guess you gonna defend that also ........................... you spend too much time on these forums and sucking off Traber.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Thunder’s ‘big’ problem
@MisterJohnsonOKC @tydude Oh good grief ......... yes, he plays PG, he's not a traditional PG, but he's as much a PG as Derrick Rose, now go suck on Trabers cock some more.
@tydude This from the guy who said Russell was not a PG , for TWO FRICKEN YEARS , buy into what he sells, at your own risk. He's an expert at conducting a sports radio talk show, nothing else.
@TaoMaas @okcjim Cept Miami does not really go small, Lebron is a big. Their " small " lineup has three bigs. That's what causes all the teams in the NBA a problem. Its why they are a great team.
@persiansooner How soon they forget about the 50 Plus million our owners spent to get out of the lease in Seattle , that was on top of already over paying for the Sonics. They paid 350 mil, while Forbes said the were worth 260 .
Our owners are wealthy men, who are making a lot of money from successful business'es, they did not buy this team to make a profit.
1 year, 10 months ago on In Presti we trust, or at Bennett we jeer?
@Legendary_Dork State and Fed Tax eat up a big part of the diff, he won't risk injury this season for the other part of the diff.
1 year, 10 months ago on Report: Harden talking with Thunder, turned down $52M
Ya sure there's only going to be one new spot ?
1 year, 10 months ago on The battle for 15th
@Royce Young Give credit to Tydude at Thunderfans.com
1 year, 10 months ago on NBA 2K13 leaks the Thunder’s new alternate jersey?
Cept they misspelled Thunder ................. Thudner ????
@MisterJohnsonOKC But we won't know if Maynor has lost anything, till we see him on the court. He's not very athletic to begin with.
1 year, 11 months ago on #ThunderRank: 10-1
@justin_mia I disagree. Whether Jones can play the 4 and the development of Cole/Thabeet ............ might make the amnesty of Perk easier.
Two questions for this training camp.
How far back is Maynor in his rehab ?
And what do we have in Perry Jones ?
I think the answer to those questions might play into whether Harden signs before Oct 31. But I'm not sure we will know the answer to either one by Oct 31.
@Crow Thunder making 20 to 30 mil more per year in OKC
See historical bar graph here
1 year, 11 months ago on A counter to OKC's 'challenges' in the new system
@Crow On a bar graph at the bottom of this page, are revenue numbers for the Sonics for years 99 through 2008
Trouble with Abbott's analogy, is the Sonics team revenue in Seattle was terrible. In the same year that the Hornets moved to OKC on four weeks notice, season 2005/06 ......... the Hornets playing in OKC were within 3 millon revenue of the Sonics in Seattle.
Think about that one for a minute.
And in 2006/07 , the Hornets made higher revenue numbers than the Sonics did in Seattle
And the Sonics were perennially at the bottom of the NBA in revenue numbers, somewhere around 80 million per year, for the entire 2000's.
Abbott and the other Northwesterners, don't wanna deal with that reality.
And if the goal is parity among the teams in the league, then I do not see Abbotts point. How a team came to a small market , has no bearing on creating parity. That's what the CBA negotiations were supposedly all about last year, creating more parity.
@f5alcon that number was for 2010/11 season. Forbes printed that back in January 2012
1 year, 11 months ago on Monday Bolts - 9.17.12
@diddoff You must look at revenue, not operating income. Thunder had high net income because they have low salaries.
You talking bottom line, gotta look at top line.
@justin_mia You just make it up , as you go along.
2 years ago on Tuesday Bolts - 8.28.12
@justin_mia @EricMe When Harden is the #1 guy on a team, and the league concentrates on his old man's game, they will limit his efficiency. Just like the Heat did in the Finals.
Harden as the number one option on a team , is an unknown.
@justin_mia @MisterJohnsonOKC @OBoymuzik @DennisBerry You can quote Harden's stats till the cows come home, but the fact remains, that he's on a team with KD and RW, and that makes him better.
He won't be nearly as efficient, when he's on a team where he is depended upon to be " the man " .
You can take your stats and throw them in the trash.
@justin_mia @MisterJohnsonOKC @OBoymuzik @DennisBerry He's not worth the max to the Thunder.
@MisterJohnsonOKC @OBoymuzik @DennisBerry Harden is worth a max to the Suns, and maybe the Mavs, teams that have greater needs than the Thunder.
But on the Thunder he's a 30 minute per game player, whose skills overlap both RW and KD. The Thunder can find a better three point shooter for less money. And for sure a better defender.
It just depends upon what your team needs are, whether Harden is worth a max.
@Tricia_Status @OBoymuzik If Wojo reports that Harden wants the max, then it came from Harden's agent. Those are Wojo's primary sources and you can almost always take what Wojo reports , to the bank .
2 years ago on James Harden: 'I want to keep playing with the Thunder'
@OBoymuzik Yes, he wants a max contract. And he's not worth a max contract to the Thunder.
Not so impressed by words spoken during a contract negotiation. Of course, Harden will say the right things, so will Presti ( if he says anything ) . You can take what Harden says any number of differing ways, he could just be laying the ground work for a graceful exit to PHX.
@MisterJohnsonOKC @Old Man Game @justin_mia Totally agree, been registered at RealGM since July 2006, and OKC people have always been treated badly at that site.
Whenever RealGM gets rid of Slick Watts as a moderator and changes their attitude toward OKC fans, they might get more posters.
Those old Sonics fans that hang there, need to give it up and go root for Chris Hansen.
MisterJohnson is tellin it like it is, Watts can GTH.
2 years, 1 month ago on Wednesday Bolts – America! Edition
Ohhh Fish won't resign, I thought Fish said he would not resign with the Thunder.
2 years, 4 months ago on Friday Bolts - 4.20.12
@ElMexiThunder f5alcon is right on, even if they talk Thunder, they are clueless. With Bob Barry Jr, you get the same kind of indepth insight that you get from a three minute TV sports cast. He is for the casual sports fan, because he's a male bimbo.
I do get jealous when I go to other NBA cities sports stations on the net, and listen to hosts and see all the guests they have no their shows.
2 years, 4 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 4.18.12
@FF_pickups creating a good buy opportunity for CHK
January and early February, was fools gold. Two week training camp and no practices left teams that made big changes in the off season very vulnerable. Thunder did not have that problem. And even then, Thunder had a lot of late game shots go in that could easily have not .
@JamesChurch My apologies for complimenting Harden also, I will promise to be more critical and demeaning in the future.
If Love follows Collison, he leaves the lane wide open for Harden with Barea under the basket.
2 years, 5 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Collison's clutch game-tying screen
The reason Love was late getting over on KD , is Harden did a good job of disguising he was gonna pass.
Good play , all the way around.
@Remify maybe cause he has not played in 8 weeks ???
I don know , just a wild arse guess
2 years, 5 months ago on Thunder at Nuggets: Pregame Primer
@PlusMinusGod Get a grip dood, you losin it
@CDSpark That is Reggies fault