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Can't wait until KD & Serge are healthy. P&R Russ & Kanter, KD opposite elbow out at 3 pt line, Morrow & Serge in the corners. Good effin' luck stopping that.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Close En-Kanter: How Enes has been better in OKC
Russell Westbrook has accumulated nine triple-doubles this season and seven of those came within a 12-game stretch.
In 1961-62, Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists to become the first and only player to put up a triple-double season.
The NBA played at a much faster pace in 1962.
According to records from Basketball Reference, Robertson's Cincinnati Royals averaged 105.2 field goal attempts per game, which was actually on the low end that season compared to the league norm.
If you adjust Westbrook's season averages of 27.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 8.6 assists to a pace-adjusted number for 1962, he would average 36.1 points, 11.2 assists and 9.4 rebounds per game.
When you also factor in that top players almost never left the court in that era, Westbrook's era-adjusted stat line is 46.9 points, 14.6 assists and 12.2 rebounds per game.
TAGS: RUSSELL WESTBROOK, OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER, NBA, NBA B-BALL IQ
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Week in Review: The San Antonio Slaughter
Seems like the problem with this injury is that blood doesn't flow very well in that area. Why isn't KD going to Germany to get that platelet rich injection therapy that Kobe got on his knee not an option?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Kevin Durant done for the remainder of this season
1 month ago on Thunder vs Celtics: Pregame Primer
@puffybutrbiscts @Air Bud one night stand?
1 month ago on Week in Review: Hey, more injuries!
@The Meerhat Meerkat @sylpkt I get now that that's how it works, but it seems like an unnecessary step if the image already exists
1 month, 1 week ago on Westbrook gets his triple-double as OKC rolls the Wolves, 113-99
@_stache They own imgur or something?
@The Meerhat Meerkat @sylpkt Thanks, what is the purpose of doing the extra step?
@Thunder_Blue @sylpkt It's a Wire reference. Russ chasing stats like Avon chased his corners.
@The Meerhat Meerkat @sylpkt how do i do that? i don't understand why copying the image url doesn't work
Pretty fortunate Russ wasn't hit an inch or two higher. A temple shot is really bad news...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Returning
Russ's new mask: http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/028/714/510/510714028_824.jpg
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs Blazers: Pregame Primer
@Chandler Bing(GIVE US PERK BACK FACTION) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/The_Wire_Poot.jpg
1 month, 3 weeks ago on With the new guys contributing, Thunder top the Hornets, 110-103
Oklahoma City has traded Reggie Jackson to Detroit, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
2 months ago on 3-on-3: Deadline Day
McGary’s offensive rebounding numbers are stupid good right now. He has a 26.2 offensive rebounding rate and his 22.8 defensive rebound rate is above average too. To put those offensive rebound numbers in perspective, an average center’s offensive rebounding rate will be around 10-12. The good ones will be 13-15, and the elites will be above 15. As it turns out, only 10 rookies in the history of the NBA have recorded offensive rebounding rates greater than 15 and qualified for rebounds per game. Dennis Rodman has the record for offensive rebounding rate with his 20.8 in 1994-95. This season, only four guys have an offensive rebounding rate greater than 15 and qualify: Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, Bismack Biyombo and Tristan Thompson. McGary cannot hit the offensive glass like those guys and this hot start has fluke written all over it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Week in Review: It’s Russ and Kevin’s world
Would you consider asking Scott Brooks why he values continuity over tactical lineup management trying to force a square peg in a round hole? (Why he starts big lineups that constantly fail against teams that aren't big down low EX: Golden State, Heat in finals etc)
3 months ago on Let’s ARA: Ask Royce Anything
4 months ago on Monday Bolts – 12.15.14
Royce made sportscenter. Good job, nice tie.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 11.28.14
@FallenOSIRIS @sylpkt RG3 isn't rosterable in 8 team leagues right now, Rivers has a pretty brutal matchup w/ Seattle. Look to see if Dalton (home vs ATL, Palmer (at NYG), Kaep (vs CHI), or even Locker (home vs DAL) are available
7 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.11.14
@FallenOSIRIS @sylpkt in an 8 team league, there is no reason to have 2 QBs. Only guys like Peyton, Brees, Rodgers, Luck and Stafford are going to be played every week. You'll be able to plug and play guys like Ryan, Cutler, Romo, Rivers, Brady, RG3, Kaep, Wilson, Palmer, Dalton, etc every week. Don't waste a roster spot on a backup when there are equal or better guys that can be picked up
@FallenOSIRIS there has to be someone else on your roster that is more droppable than the list of receivers you gave. Depending on the size of your league and your QB, you might not need to roster a backup. Same w/ TE. How big is the league, PPR or Standard, and who else is on your roster. If all else fails, pick him up for your kicker and you'll have a couple of days to figure it out before having to drop someone for a kicker sunday morning.
Since Thunder is caused by Lightning, wouldn't it make sense that our Developmental team is named the Lightning?
7 months, 1 week ago on Wednesday Bolts – 9.10.14
So....that's a NIKE commercial....
8 months, 1 week ago on The Baddest will be waiting
@mattchant @Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling The best team the Heat have played in the ECP woudnl't have made it out of the 2nd round of any WCP the last 4 years
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
@DanielLawler @sylpkt yeah there's only a couple in the league now, email him and ask i guess. Royce never got back to me, so i guess he's not going to help
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@DanielLawler @sylpkt email@example.com is the commisioner's email, he set the league up
@DanielLawler I emailed Royce about a DT fantasy league, because i knew it would get lost in livewire threads, but this was created for DT readers
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 7.28.14
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Wat?
I'm in. I'd like to do a live draft in okc if we can diet enough local dt players
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14
By doing this, the Thunder essentially save a roster spot and about $900k against the luxury tax for this year. They get to develop a project in their system and control him for 5 years instead of 4. That last roster spot is key, because the Thunder have shown the ability to plug in a veteran that was bought out by a bad team at midseason to help for the stretch run (DFish & Butler). Let's say that Kevin Martin is traded to Philly as part of a Kevin Love deal to Cleveland so Minny gets out of his contract and Philly gets a future 1st. Then KMart decides he doesn't want to play for Philly, so he accepts a buyout and comes back to OKC to assume the same role he played 2 years ago. Philly ends up paying a few million on a buyout and KMart gets back into a situation where he fits in perfectly given his skill set again. OKC has the flexibility to do this with this type of agreement with Heustis. Thunder are again playing Chess while the majority of the rest of the league continues to play checkers.
9 months ago on Gaming the system: The Josh Huestis situation
@sammasaaron @sylpkt right, but couldn't the 66ers just sign him to a 990k 1 year deal?
9 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14
I've heard average salary in the D-League is 25-30K, but is there any max or cap for the D-League? Couldn't OKC just pay him whatever his 1st year contract is worth to play for the 66ers and not have him count against the NBA cap or roster?
@Lacoste baby Is Michael Stockton John's son?
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Farewell, Thabo
@You've been......thunderstruck @sylpkt That is a horrible idea
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Report: Thunder are ‘frontrunners’ for Pau Gasol
Perk would have to be traded along with an asset. I doubt Gasol will sign for the MLE, but 2y/$10 would probably get it done. PJIII, Perk and a 2015 first (I think the Lakers owe theirs to PHX from the Nash trade) would make sense for both sides. The Lakers get Perk, who while not near as good as he used to be (boston days), would be someone Kobe likes and should be a good influence on Randle. He's an expiring so it keeps salary off their books for 2015. They get a look at PJ who might thrive with constant minutes at SF. Gasol comes here and plays 20-25 minutes a night starting at C. Adams gets 20 minutes a night and starts games that Gasol sits to keep him fresh. Serge and Adams get to learn offense from one of the best offensive big men in the game. Win. Win.
Our next DFish is going to be Jameer Nelson
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?
I was half expecting the page to be blank when I clicked on the link
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder free agency primer
seems like we could have traded back into the 2nd and picked up a future first to get this guy, he's going to get guaranteed money and he's already 22
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.26.14
i like rodney hood here
@kiwi_thunder Is that a Steven Adams highlight video from the playoffs?
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Grant Jerrett’s signing was a bit of salary cap magic by the Thunder
Reggie's “takeover” was very Harden-ish. If he can provide the Thunder with 80% of what Harden would give them at 50% of the cost (4y/$32m instead of 4y/$64m), then the Thunder will be alright long term. The main difference between their games is that Harden gets tons of calls when he drives the basket, and Reggie doesn’t (yet). But they have similar games –
(13′-14′ Season) Jackson – 44% FG, 34% 3PT, 89% FT, 11.5 FGA/G, 4 RB, 4 AST, 1 ST, but just 2.2 FTA/G
(11′-12′ Season) Harden – 49% FG, 39% 3PT, 84% FT, 10 FGA/G, 4 RB, 4 AST, 1 ST, but 6.0 FTA/G
Both get indifferent/lost on defense, but have the talent to be above average. If Reggie could just get a call or two when he drives…
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Reggie Jackson saves the world as OKC takes Game 4
I like the headline, but "OKC mops the floor with the Knicks" would have been more fitting had it not be Christmas
1 year, 3 months ago on Ho ho hum: Thunder blast the Knicks, 123-94
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop only available to girls 16 and over?
1 year, 9 months ago on Derek Fisher signing with OKC on one-year deal
Just wondering, but where was Miller going to play?
Russ, Thabo, KD, Serge & Perk will start
Reggie, Lamb/Fisher, Collison, Thabeet/Orton/Adams and either Russ or KD will be the 2nd unit
Russ, Reggie, KD, Serge and any of Thabo/Collison/Fisher/Perk will finish the game.
He brought veteran depth and experience and would have been an upgrade on fisher, but he's not the difference in a ship or not. The health of Russ & KD are.
1 year, 9 months ago on Report: Mike Miller picks the Grizzlies
@uglywin So you're probably one of those Gooner fans that says what has Bob Stoops done lately?
Presti has a mandate to control the overall budget given the new CBA. We don't have the local TV revenue that a larger market team like the Lakers or Knicks or Nets or Mavericks has, therefore staying within the parameters of the budget is paramount. Just because the players he has drafted have mostly been too good a year to early to sign them to cheaper deals shouldn't mean he should be beat up for taking the best offers available given those restraints. I can remember when Westbrook was a major reach and everyone wanted Brook Lopez. The next year, everyone wanted Ricki Rubio or Stephen Curry (Curry has been great, but those ankles can't hold up over the long run) and he drafted Harden, who kinda looked like a bust til about midway through his 2nd year. The Gasol for Gasol/Kwami Brown trade looked awful at the time it was made too. We have 2 of the best 8 players on the planet and as forward thinking as this franchise and Presti are, we'll continue to have 2 of the best 8 for the next 10 years. Given the new CBA, that's about the best you can hope for unless you get another star player on a rookie deal. Let the franchise develop, this team was a Westbrook knee injury away from winning all this year (I think we take the Heat this year with Wade's health like it was and Bosh disappearing). Stop being spoiled
1 year, 9 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.3.13
Anyone interested in Billups as our designated savy-vet-getting-more-playing-time-at-the-expense-of-our-younger-players instead of bringing back DFish at midseason?
1 year, 9 months ago on Kevin Martin walks, leaving a hole that needs filling