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@Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling I could watch that all day and laugh every time.
1 year, 7 months ago on Report: Thunder and Suns have talked Perk deal
@OBoy @SexyWatt I admit, I have't seen him play this season... I've seen him deteriorate over the years, and have written him off. So, if I'm wrong, I'll admit it.
@propsizzle @novelisticbee0 Me. :(
@SexyWatt @OBoy Why would you want JO, anyway? He's beyond the expiration date, and hasn't produced quality minutes in years...
@Cold-Blooded Still a pretty cool pic... former teammates celebrating together. Le sigh.
@No beard no fear Why would you trade a good back up PG, if the third string can't even make the rotation? You'd be down grading at that position, unless you were bringing in someone of comparable talent?
@areayewhy I agree, Gortat does have talent as a shooter, but I feel he's a bit overrated because of the personnel he played with. Nash can make anyone look amazing, and Drajic is like Nash-Lite. lol
@OBoy It's amazing how much D. Howard's stock has dropped. I used to be a big fan, until he started acting like a spoiled brat. Now, I root for him to fail.
@areayewhy I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for the heads up!
I would take Scola over Gortat anyday! Gortat is decent with a traditional pick and roll point guard, which isn't Westbrook. I think this would be a terrible trade.
Great video. I knew nothing of this guy before the draft.
2 years, 3 months ago on How does Perry Jones III impact the Thunder?
Get some rest big Perk, we need you to come back strong!
2 years, 4 months ago on Kendrick Perkins injury update
@f5alcon Understandable, but was it really smart from a business standpoint? The City didn't really support the team PRIOR to Katrina, and the people of New Orleans had more important things to worry about than a Basketball team after Katrina.
2 years, 7 months ago on Monday Bolts - 2.6.12
@gr8ball83@ThunderChick2010 NOLA embraced the team the year after they came back, because they were afraid of losing the team! I recall the team and head coach wanted to remain in OKC, but it was David Stern who wanted the team to remain in NOLA. What is Stern's love affair with NOLA anyway?
@Lambchop I hope JR Smith doesnt come to OKC. He is a ticking time bomb. While he is an amazing player, he tends to reckless while playing. He is a borderline cancer... Just being honest.
@ThunderChick2010 I think environment does play a factor. I look at the NOLA Hornets example, how the team struggled because they didnt have the support in NOLA, but improved once our city embraced the team. Teams feed off the energy of the crowd, and if you have no one in the stands cheering, what's the point of playing?
@anonymous12345 That is a good question... I have read in the past that the Kings were costing the Maloofs a lot of money. Havent read anything about them unloading the team though. I just assumed that this new potential group that was trying to bring a team back to Seattle would've had some further knowledge about that team. ESPECIALLY, if they are mentioning that team by name. Im surprised they didnt mention NOLA, as the NBA still own it. I know the NBA wants to keep that team in that town, but at what point do they just give up on the city and move on?
Million dollar question: So if Seattle takes the Kings from Sacramento, will they be hypocrites to say that we "stole" the Supersonics from them? Will they acknowledge it?
@JimboSlice@Jax Raging Bile Duct Im glad that DCook is now respected. Notice he seems to shoot better with Defense on him?
2 years, 8 months ago on Thabo out tonight which has Brooks considering a new rotation
@BeautyandThabeet Losing Nate was bittersweet, but Im glad that he's finally getting playing time, and making the best of it. Losing Maynor though, made us regret that trade, Im sure.
@supreethm92 Fixed that problem when I substituted Harden running the point. Realized my flaw. LoL
Or Harden at that. Have cook in the Shooting guard spot that Harden would normally play.
Here's something to try (which would've sounded better if Maynor wasnt hurt instead of installing Jackson): Try a two PG offense but have Jackson run the point, and Westbrook play off gaurd. It would allow Westbrook to play off the ball, and hopefully limit turnovers. Not a permanent solution, but would be nice to experiment with. Ivey can run the secondary unit.
Looking forward to tonights game versus Blake Griffin and CP3, as it promises to be a good game. I dont think the Thunder needs to go looking for talent with the $800,000 exception because the team is already well rounded. Even with the injury to Maynor, the roster is already in order, and the back ups know their roles all the way to the last guy. If anything, we should start focusing on reducing minutes to Perk and some of the ironmen on the team; which will let Cole, Jackson, and Ivey some more playing time in the reserve roles.
2 years, 8 months ago on Monday Bolts - 1.30.12
I would also put Bynum and JR Smith, on the list of players who have given the Thunder a hard time through the years.
2 years, 8 months ago on DT Mailbag: Thunder killers
The thing I love about having Perk on the team is this, he can play big guys one on one, and that doesnt force the Thunder to throw a double team anytime Nene, Bynum, or Howard get the ball in the post. He is strong enough to give them a run for the money alone, which enables the other people on the floor to worry about their own assignments. I hope the Beard gets an All-Star nod, and hopefully "Most Improved" at the end of the season for the work he has put in.
Sucks that his new CBA, which was supposed to aide smaller markets, is going to try and break up what the Thunder front office has built. Spreading the wealth, huh?
2 years, 8 months ago on On Westbrook’s extension: ‘Both sides are dug in right now’
@TempBoy Brandon Aldrich by far... Especially with what he is doing this year. I am excited when I see him get minutes now, because he is hungry. He is hustling, and you can tell the improvements he's made this off-season working with Collision.
2 years, 8 months ago on Did Presti blow it with Byron Mullens?
@jallenmorris Btw, Nate had a great game last night.
I'll be honest, I'm glad Mullens is finally getting a good look with the Bobcats. Like many Thunder fans, we had written him off as the last guy on the bench. I never saw him play much, and when he did, it wasn't impressive (Reference: Cole until this season). Mullens isn't a bruiser, and isn't going to bang down low. It seems his game revolves around his ability to shoot. I'm glad he is finally given a chance, and wish him the best of luck.
Get well soon Maynor. I don't think Jackson is ready yet, and now the release of Robinson may come back and bite us. This is a big loss for our second team.
2 years, 8 months ago on Eric Maynor out for remainder of the season with torn right ACL
@Grolgar His 4 point game tonight was amazing... just saying the dude is struggling.
2 years, 9 months ago on Tuesday Bolts - 12.27.11
Hell, how many airballs were thrown up last night???
2 years, 9 months ago on What’s up with Serge Ibaka?
Too early in the season to start freaking out, in my opinion.
@JeremyBrewer@Grolgar Teams have figured out how to play Westbrook now. He likes to come into the lane even if the three is open, he is wreckless and doesn't seem to care that those four charges were four turnovers. He kept doing it, and he kept getting the offensive fouls. When is he going to learn that it will his selfish play not only effects the team, but the longevity of his career. He is one injury away from losing it all, and he needs to play smarter, instead of throwing his body around. Know when to attack, and when to defer.
I was impressed with Rubio last night. The kid had a future, he just needs to develop a jump shot.
Thanks for everything Nate. You will be missed.
2 years, 9 months ago on Thunder officially waives Nate Robinson
@D-MC (DT Heavyweight Champion) Agreed! Maybe that orange one that is used for the jersey shirts!?
2 years, 9 months ago on DT Season Preview: Five more things I'd like to see this season
@OkcBaby @THUNDERCATS better line up to see if Reggie can produce- 1. Jackson 2. Harden 3. KD 4. Collison 5. Perk
OrSmall ball-1.Jackson 2. Westbrook 3. Harden 4. KD 5. Collison/Ibaka
2 years, 9 months ago on Perk is on Twitter and it's awesome
I think this is a good pick up. He is not as athletic as I was hoping, but he looks like he has potential to be a hardworking role player. I have only seen Youtube videos of him, but you can see he is a potential slasher.
2 years, 9 months ago on Thunder acquires Lazar Hayward from Minnesota
No mention of the nipple handicap!!! Lol
@TaoMaas Who would the offense run through? lol
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder not pursuing Battier yet?
I think the major place that the Thunder will benefit by acquiring Battier would be in the practice gym. KD going head to head with a defender (even past their prime) on a daily basis would benefit him. Learning the tricks of the trade and how to counter them would allow the team to get better as a whole. Hell, even Thabo could benefit from a move like this. Granted, this isnt really plausible unless Battier takes a major pay cut, but it's always nice to think of.
My only real complaint with giving Westbrook a max contract is the way he plays: He is one major injury away from losing it all. He plays hard at the rim which is great for us, but he has yet to expand his game yet. I saw him at the Charity game (which I know is a terrible example, but that's all he played in this summer), and his three point shooting was still off, his jumpshots were off, and all he hit was the dunks. He needs to work with better guards who have developed shooting. Every time he goes up hard, and crashes, I wince and gasp that he aint getting back up for a while. Am I the only one to notice this?
2 years, 10 months ago on The more Westbrook, the better
@GeoLogger I agree fully. We fell into Dallas' game plan when they shut down KD, and made Westbrook take all the shots. He worked to hard, and forced it. We also saw flaws in our simple offense, that once KD was stuck, we had no further ball rotation. A line up that we saw in the playoffs may be intriguing to use in the future- PG- Maynor, SG- Westbrook, SF- Harden, PF- KD, C- Collison/Ibaka . I know it's small ball, and it will only work in small doses, but Westbrook played well off the ball, even when Harden was running the point. I hope Coach Brooks explores that further from time to time. It gave more offense during a time when we didnt have any. I dont know, what you think?
Im not going to be a hypocrite and say I didnt criticize Westbrook last season, but with the new season here, I hope he has learned from the past and evolved some more. We need him to know when to attack and when to give up the ball. He has tough skin, and that's what we need in a point guard. Look forward to following Westbrook and the rest of the team this season. Thunder up!
I'll be the first to say that I wish Nate had a spot on the roster, but understand that the roster is already set. He just came in at a bad time, where the team had no spot for him. Thanks for the good times, Nate!
2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Thunder and Nate Robinson working on a buyout
When the season does eventually start, we the fans should boycott a number of games to show unity against the greed!
2 years, 10 months ago on The next stage: The airing of grievances