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@DXL I hear what you're saying and it very well may be true. I live in DC though and after to going to a couple of their games...the whole team stinks to a point where I'm not sure any rookie evaluation will be completely accurate. Their spacing is just terrible. Put him on a team with already existing pieces and I still think he could be a solid player.
1 year, 10 months ago on Report: Wizards turned down James Harden trade offer
@wannabeGM I just think you're discrediting things as obvious when they really weren't. Spinning Uncle Jeff gave us a big upgrade at center (Nenad isn't even in the league) and gave Harden room to grow. Harden turned into KMart and more draft picks. Praising Presti for not handcuffing this team before the core's prime years and being a real contender is giving credit where its due. What other team has a long term outlook like the Thunders?
@wannabeGM I assumed you were just trolling to start- but I'm not sure you actually are. You make no mention of drafting Ibaka, which has turned out to be an incredible steal. Signing Harden would have been great- I would have loved to cheer for that guy...but by not signing him to the max they retained cap flexibility and remain well-positioned to continue restocking through the draft.
You can't play everyone you draft...a good team doesn't WANT that kind of turnover from year to year. Bledsoe looks great, but you simply cannot keep every asset. The fact that Presti has built a top 5 team in the league, kept it under the cap, and the team's success looks to remain completely sustainable is just....pretty insane. KD/Russ/Ibaka are one hell of a core to build around, and he has the assets and flexibility to still make things happen if they need to...what else can you want from a GM?
Announcers just now acknowledging their awful bottleneck of contracts at the 4.
2 years ago on Thunder vs. Rockets: Open thread
@EatSleepThunder A lot cheaper though.
Liggins2012 > Heyward2011
@EatSleepThunder Why wouldn't we? Maynor is fantastic...I absolutely love what RJ is showing though.
@atxhorn That is one large stock car...
Cole's got buckets!
Did Cole ever get that stupid tooth fixed?
@RodneyRosavelRusanWilson Let's save the hate when/if he leaves. He's still our poor man's michael redd until that sad day.
Nothing sounds more gourmet than food systems
New food and beverage systems? Sounds delicious
Fantastic passing from RJ so far....really nice vision.
and the fact that I hear Skip in my head is the single worst thing about my life.
I can hear Skip now saying how the contract situation will tear apart Harden from the team.
Don't let anyone tell you that wasn't a great outlet pass, Hasheem.
Pretty sure they think all Argentinians are alike.
@diddoff It's where God touched him to deliver his holy abilities.
Harden- if you suck for the next 10 games and reset your value below max, I will buy you several ice cream cones.
Harden palming the ball....u mad, bro?
@MisterJohnsonOKC I don't see how amnestying Perk is a viable option to keep Harden. Perk isn't worth the extension...but he's our only decent center.
Asik's hair makes him look like a bad Elvis impersonator who stumbled out of a Vegas show and onto a basketball court.
Thunder watching too much CFB..."defense? nah"
Color guy for Rockets says it's surprising that Westbrook would pop up for a 15 footer...HAH...yeah- surprising indeed.
Crap we're losing we're gonna be garbage this year guys.
I was so excited to watch for Sebastian Pruiti on the sideline but then I realized he was only front office.
Pretty new to posting on DT...what are these points and how can I have more than everyone else?
@Legendary_Dork If only you started the stream earlier...you could have gotten your green card for FREE!
@Legendary_Dork nooooo. Malware like whoa
@MisterJohnsonOKC @EatSleepThunder @alvarex Are we sure it's not the brother that's just really into crew?
@EatSleepThunder I come back SIMPLY because he's in the starting lineup :) I'm a lurker...or entirely unable to multitask following along with watching. Thanks for the welcome, sir.
Just checked ESPN's message boards and there is a solid amount of trash talk for a preseason game. Man I am pumped for the NBA to be back.
@Daniel Hawaii Class response.
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder acquires Lazar Hayward from Minnesota
@Fezzy Could not have said it better myself. Must have seen something they really like, and in the end...Vaden and those second rounders don't seem like a big cost to pay for a team-oriented backup.
@Hermit Yeah, I'm a podcast-while-walking guy myself. Hoping Grantland will have an NBA podcast for the season to add to my rotation. RE Russillo, I totally get why people like him, but I just feel like he makes these definitive statements, and then ends up next week saying definitive statements that completely undermine what he just said. Oh well, he is making it work for him :-).
2 years, 11 months ago on TGR 60: Unlocked
@Hermit I don't, unfortunately. To be honest, I really can't stand Russillo's schtick, so I don't enjoy listening to NBA Today. If I find one, I'll let you know.
@BradTGR Awesome- worked, thanks a lot Brad.
Welcome backs, gents. Is there any way to subscribe to TGR on iTunes?