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@Raven0829  Rightfully so, I might add.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Westbrook and Durant talk about their injuries

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@b1walker  I agree that we had our key in KD, but getting Russ, Green, Harden, and Serge put us over the top in terms of building a serious competitor.


Edited to add: To be honest, the two players I was happiest to see us add during our rebuilding years were Nenad and Thabo...and later, Perk.  We were so freakin' young then, we were desperate for help.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.4.15

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"...OKC saw a surge from Serge..."   LOL...nice.

1 day, 12 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.4.15

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Crazy Russ is good.  Might be even scarier than usual.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Down To Dunk: Who’s the Thunder’s shooting guard?

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Guys wear face-masks all the time for injuries to the face.  Is there a rule that says a player has to wear a clear face-mask?  I know Lebron wore a black one and was asked to stop.  What if Russ wore a flaming skull?  Or a Hannibal Lecter mask?  What's the scariest thing you'd hate to see screaming down the court at full speed if you were a defender?

5 days, 2 hours ago on Russell Westbrook undergoes surgery for face fracture

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@Di_charden  "Coaches can't play the game."


That ought to be embedded into the header for this board.  lol

6 days, 12 hours ago on Suns snap OKC’s seven-game streak, 117-113 (OT)

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@Di_charden  I wish I had your foresight.  I didn't think the Suns had this much fight left in them.  Oh well...I wasn't crazy enough to think we'd win them all.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Suns snap OKC’s seven-game streak, 117-113 (OT)

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@ruggles_jestbrook  What I saw was that Len was too tall...and that Kanter doesn't finish as well as Adams in really heavy traffic.  I'm not hoppin' off the Kanter bandwagon...just saying that he has vulnerabilities.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Suns snap OKC’s seven-game streak, 117-113 (OT)

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@Divine Mortal  So you're saying that Bledsoe = Russ?  Really?

6 days, 12 hours ago on Suns snap OKC’s seven-game streak, 117-113 (OT)

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"Westbrook and Markieff Morris picked up double-techs. If you’ll remember, Westbrook got tossed in the last Thunder-Suns game."


My personal take is that Markieff is just one of those players who gets under Russ' skin with his yappin'.  Not sure why...but it's personal.  The best answer to that is to beat the yapper into submission..."Check the scoreboard, homie...you're still down by 20!"  LOL  Everytime down the court, Russ should have told Markieff, "We could walk off the court now and you'd still be sniffin' our ass...which is about right for your team."

6 days, 12 hours ago on Suns snap OKC’s seven-game streak, 117-113 (OT)

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@_justin  Yeah...I don't think so.  It's a matter of personalities.  Perk said as much recently.  He was talking about how young KD and Russ were when he came to the team and how they were ready to lead now.  Then he singled out Russ and said, "Russ especially".  I agree.  Russ is the PG.  Isn't he supposed to lead the team?  As much as we love KD, I'm thinking his personality is to lead by example.  That's great and very valuable with a player of KD's stature, but you need someone more vocal to really take charge.  More and more, I'm coming to appreciate how Russ approaches things.  He knows he's the voice, but he doesn't think he's "the man", ya know?  Russ knows he's the conductor, but not the best player in the orchestra.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@GlendaGonzales  How many times do we need to hear KD and Russ say, "One game at a time" before we accept it?

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@GlendaGonzales  If Russ and DJ (and Russ and Reggie before that) can share time on the floor and trade off who's running the offense, why not Russ and KD?  This is a problem 99% of the rest of the NBA wishes they had.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@ThunderWins   Who did we have that could out-play Bosh on the interior?  I'm just saying that we lost for a LOT of reasons...not just Perk.  Perk is just a convenient target.  Their 3 pt shooting was devastating...we were too young overall....we made bad adjustments.  It was our first trip there  and we were going against a very good veteran trio.  It should be noted that it took a text-book performance from one of the great "teams" of this era, who had a first ballot Hall of Fame PF, to get the job done against the Heat.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@ThunderWins   I'm saying we got killed by their 3-pt shooters.  Yes, Perk got beat inside, but that wasn't the primary problem.  Perimeter defense was.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@_justin  What...are you saying we're being a wee bit optimistic for an 8th seed?  LOL

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@ThunderWins   Sorry...not convinced that's entirely true.  I think there's more blame to go around than placing it on one person...even though that's the common opinion.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@ThunderWins   We get killed on the perimeter, but you're convinced our problem was in the paint?  I think we didn't do well in either area and that's why we lost.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@Old Man Game  If it's more offense from the center that you're crediting, you might want to give a nod to Adams' broken hand, too, since that's who Kanter has replaced.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@Divine Mortal 


Right...and that's why Lebron's current super-team jumped on Perk the instant he was available.  They just felt sorry for him.  lol

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@holymosesmalone  Not too worried about the Warriors in a 7-game series.  We have enough shooters to hang in a jump-shooting game and enough bigs to beat them up inside.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@FF_pickups  LOL  That's probably a wise thing to do.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@FF_pickups  Maybe it's a combination of guys.  KD has played him well in the past, as has Perry.  I haven't followed him, but how has Singler faired against Lebron?  Same as most of the rest of the league?  lol  I'm not all that focused on Lebron because I think we have the better "team" these days...especially if the Thunder can keep doing what they've been doin'.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@DanielLawler @TaoMaas @FF_pickups  Right!  Slow down Lebron, shut down his help, and we ought to win.  I think Russ can handle Kyrie.  I think Love may be a problem, though, in that scenario.


1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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@DanielLawler @FF_pickups  You don't shut down Lebron any more than you shut down KD or Russ.  You shut down the role players so there's no help.

1 week ago on HammBag – Post-trade deadline edition

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Grantland appears to be a gathering point for clueless idiots.  Geez...

1 week, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 2.24.15

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@nzoldager  I think McGary needs to ride through on a unicycle.


1 week, 2 days ago on Monday Bolts – 2.23.15

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@Slim Reaper (#333333Faction)   I don't think the Thunder would have made the trade if they didn't feel pretty good about being able to re-sign Kanter.  Just my gut feeling on it.

1 week, 3 days ago on Fun Thunder have fun and stomp the Nuggets, 119-94

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Some writers give the Thunder an "A" for their trades...another one gives them a "D" for the same trades.  And they all get pissed off when KD says they don't know sh*t about the game.  LOL

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Bolts – 2.20.15

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That's what most of us would say.  I just don't think KD sees it that way and I think it's also why KD will stay in OKC.  He's got an MVP level partner here in OKC and that might not be the case elsewhere.  I think KD and Russ are tied together.  They'll both stick around as long as the other is here...provided we field competitive teams as we have so far.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Russell Westbrook: Rather win than lead my own team

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Russ' comments kinda confirm what I've felt all along.  I don't think he and KD look at the Thunder as "his" team or "my" team.  They think it's "their" team...and they'd be right.  Also, watching how often Harden was seen at the All Star game, chatting it up with KD and/or Russ, I couldn't help but wonder if the The Beard might find his way back to OKC after his contract is up.  There's definitely still seems to be some love there.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Russell Westbrook: Rather win than lead my own team

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@BangBangThunder  Honestly?  I think there'll be some drop off because he's still very hesitant to shoot.  But I'm going to think positive and believe he's turned the corner and can maintain this.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Durant lights the Nuggets as OKC keeps climbing, 124-114

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@FF_pickups  You're right about his conditioning, but it didn't help playing in Denver last night.  He looked better against the Clippers.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Durant lights the Nuggets as OKC keeps climbing, 124-114

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@Scanz  I'm just not sure how often that's going to happen because...do you sit Serge?  Play Adams with the 2nd team?  I know there'll be times they're on the floor together, but I'm not sure how often that will be.  Kinda sad, really, because they looked like they could be something special in preseason.  Adams screwed it up by breaking into the starting lineup too soon.  lol

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Durant lights the Nuggets as OKC keeps climbing, 124-114

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@Old Man Game  I think the key to the second team is going to boil down to Reggie and Dion playing off each other.  There are glimpses of chemistry there and I think it could be something special.  Stir in a little Morrow and McGary...and nobody will care about Perk.  In fact, he'll probably be in exactly the right spot for him.  He'll be the defense guy teamed with 4 players who can score.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Thunder vs Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@Keith00 Rule #2 makes it no fun.  Otherwise,  I'd trade Russ for Kyrie Irving and Serge for Love.  Russ strangles Lebron in the parking lot after a loss and the Thunder go on to win the title.  lol

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 2.5.15

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@Tvaddic  You've got 100 lbs of brick to move.  With no help, you move 100 lbs of brick.  With someone to share the load, you only move 50 lbs of brick.  What about that is hard to understand?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 2.5.15

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@Cray Allred @Schweebs When is Kanye going to move Kim's fat ass back here and help KD build OKC?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 2.5.15

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@Perk has a lot of value  Cole's account was already taken, I guess.  lol

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@_justin  I'm trying to envisoin what a surprised unibrow looks like and I'm not likin' the visuals.  lol

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@_justin  It's Martin's effeciency that we miss.  Touches are hard to come by on this team, so players have to make the most of it when the ball comes to them.  Morrow does well when he's in the groove, but sometimes we don't get him the ball often enough...or with the right timing...to let him find that groove.

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@Cray Allred  Cruel...but "lol" at "Julius Randle's good leg".

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@Cray Allred @_justin  Adding Swaggy P would replace Waiters' scoring on the second team and solve our problem with starting Waiters.  Just sayin'.

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@Legendary_Dork  No....we just watch the games.

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@_justin  I'm with ya, bro.  I was editing my comment as you were replying.

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@_justin  You need to go back and read the posts from when Kmart was here.  I'm pretty sure everyone voted him the worst player in the NBA.  lol  FYI, I loved Kmart and what he brought to the team.  I think he's been the closest we've come to replacing Harden's scoring.  No...he's not The Beard, but then, how many players are?

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@Legendary_Dork  LOL  I think you're right.  It happened so fast, we jumped out of our chairs and yelled, "WTF!!!"

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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@_justin  You could be right, but I've always believed that this is the year Presti was aiming at all along.  He wants to go "all in" (within reason) for two years, then duck back out of the luxury tax.  Do just enough to get KD re-signed, then get back out.  Going into the tax before this year would mean that we would be rebuilding in KD's last year.  Not good.  

4 weeks ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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