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@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

1 day, 10 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14

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@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

3 days, 3 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@DanielLawler @sylpkt russkent1984@hotmail.co.uk is the commisioner's email, he set the league up

3 days, 3 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@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

3 days, 3 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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I'm in. I'd like to do a live draft in okc if we can diet enough local dt players

1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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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.

1 week, 1 day ago on Gaming the system: The Josh Huestis situation

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@sammasaaron @sylpkt  right, but couldn't the 66ers just sign him to a 990k 1 year deal?

1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14

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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?

1 week, 3 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14

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@Lacoste baby Is Michael Stockton John's son?

4 weeks ago on Farewell, Thabo

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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.

1 month ago on Report: Thunder are ‘frontrunners’ for Pau Gasol

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Our next DFish is going to be Jameer Nelson

1 month ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?

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I was half expecting the page to be blank when I clicked on the link

1 month ago on Thunder free agency primer

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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

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.26.14

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i like rodney hood here

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.26.14

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@kiwi_thunder Is that a Steven Adams highlight video from the playoffs?

1 month, 1 week ago on Grant Jerrett’s signing was a bit of salary cap magic by the Thunder

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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…

3 months ago on Reggie Jackson saves the world as OKC takes Game 4

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I like the headline, but "OKC mops the floor with the Knicks" would have been more fitting had it not be Christmas

7 months, 1 week ago on Ho ho hum: Thunder blast the Knicks, 123-94

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@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop only available to girls 16 and over?

1 year ago on Derek Fisher signing with OKC on one-year deal

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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 ago on Report: Mike Miller picks the Grizzlies

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@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 ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.3.13

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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 ago on Kevin Martin walks, leaving a hole that needs filling

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showin a bunch of highlights of stuff that Perk can't do

1 year, 1 month ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?

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If Lamb were in this draft, who would you pick first. McClemore or Lamb? Both 6'5" 180 w/ athletism. Both have skills to be elite defenders. Neither seem to want to be a no 1 scoring option, but both can shoot and finish in transition.

1 year, 1 month ago on Report: Thunder are being ‘proactive’ to get No. 1 pick

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@Hasheem Thabinks  @sylpkt Porter isn't getting by the Wizards at 3

1 year, 1 month ago on Report: Thunder are being ‘proactive’ to get No. 1 pick

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I don't think Noel brings much of anything now to this team. He's a smaller (weight) Ibaka with the offensive skill of Perk. He's at least a year and a half away from helping us.

Oledepo is who I want, he would make Tabo expendable. Cavs could use his leadership and versatility. they could use PjIII at sf.

Oledepo for Tabo, PJIII and 12

That offer applies to really any of the teams in the tup 5 as long as victor is in the board

1 year, 1 month ago on Report: Thunder are being ‘proactive’ to get No. 1 pick

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Doesn't it seem like Westbrook gets smacked in the face serveral times every game? A foul is rarely called, but it seems to faze him for a sec and it leave 5-4 fastbreaks for the other team.]

1 year, 7 months ago on Thunder outlast Dallas in an overtime thriller, 111-105

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It's a shame that the first victim of the new CBA's "competitive balance" will be the league's smallest market.

1 year, 10 months ago on A counter to OKC's 'challenges' in the new system

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Why would the Thunder feel like they need to offer James the full max now? You can't "poison pill" a max contract for a restricted free agent. Either he signs with a discount before the season or the Thunder get a max-motivated Harden next season, he gets his offer from phx, dal, or hou and the Thunder match and amnesty Perk.

1 year, 10 months ago on What are these ‘challenges’ the Thunder face?

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Geez Jenny, didn't you learn your lesson a couple years ago when you criticized the emotion and commitment of a young black male athlete?

1 year, 11 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 8.22.12

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 @BrockSuede sorry i think it copied the link 3 times...its pretty cool KD & Obama

2 years ago on Throwing your shoes at KD isn’t the best way to get his autograph

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2 years ago on Throwing your shoes at KD isn’t the best way to get his autograph

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He borrowed it from Clay in exchange for T-shirts from a future playoff game

2 years, 2 months ago on Isolated Incidents: Where did OKC's offense go in Game 2?

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How many reserves have been an all-star in recent years? Ginobili? (After years of production off the bench) maybe Kucoc back when Jordan and Pippen were around? If James continues to be a 6th man, it will take a couple years for him to get picked.

2 years, 5 months ago on James Harden is right — he shoud be an All-Star

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BJ looks like Sloth from the goonies

2 years, 7 months ago on The best pictures from Thunder media day

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I'm in for fantasy. Is there enough locally for a live local draft? I'd like to meet some other thunderheads in person.

2 years, 8 months ago on Monday Bolts - 11.28.11

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