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I like Demarcus Cousins. I think his game fits the Thunder pretty well and I think he plays with a huge chip on his shoulder, the same way Perk does. He's not a typical Thunder guy, though. My gut feeling is that a lot of his acting out comes from the frustration of playing on losing teams with nobody to really look up to. However...I could be completely wrong and he may just be a head-case with little hope of redemption.
1 day, 9 hours ago on What should the Thunder do with the 12th pick?
I'm ready for Game 2. I want to see if this was a fluke or a taste of what's to come. I think the Pacers have a very good chance of beating the Heat. They're just as good of a team...the difference is in attitude. If the Pacers can crack the Heat's feeling of superiority...and make them seriously doubt it...they can win this series.
1 day, 10 hours ago on What should the Thunder do with the 12th pick?
It's easy...they just do it with their mouth open all the time.
3 days, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant donates $1 million to disaster relief
I like Splitter, too. He's not flashy, but we don't need him to be. We just need someone solid. He's improved a lot since last year.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 5.20.13
"When Brooks loses the full confidence of Durant or Westbrook then he'll be fired too. "
That's the key, right there. And this year, if we can believe them, KD, Russ, and the gang were utterly convinced they were headed back to the championship and were going to beat the Heat...with the coach and team that we have in place. Believing you can win is a HUGE part of actually winning.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 5.20.13
I think he has a point about Presti. Jackson was on one of the late night shows last week (think it was Leno) and he was talking about how he'd spoken to several teams about positions with them, but he was wanting more of a management than coaching capacity.
As well as the opinion of Scott Brooks and Sam Presti.
I had that same thought a while back until someone pointed out that his long-time fiance's family owns the Lakers. If Phil helped the Thunder win multiple championships (at the expense of the Lakers), he'd never be invited to another family Christmas. lol
4 days, 8 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 5.20.13
What makes you think Brooks is non-critical? KD has said that Brooks has gotten onto him pretty good behind the scenes. Just because Scotty doesn't believe in beating his kids in the middle of Wal Mart doesn't mean his kids don't get punished. I think he may be a lot more stern than we think because you rarely see the guy crack a smile. He's mostly business.
It's a little higher than zero because there's plenty of players who go totally bust in the NBA. We know what we've got in Lamb and Jones. Lamb, in particular, has shown he can contribute and Jones was a steal. I'd hate to see us trade Reggie, Lamb, and a draft pick to move up...and end up with Cole or (no offense) Thabeet.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Presti: Amnesty is ‘not really something we’ve explored’
Presti did what all spokesmen do. They talk without saying a lot. When he was dealing with Harden, we had to read between the lines, too. Same thing here. What I think he's saying is, "We won't amnesty Perk...Kmart may not be back...Lamb might replace him."
4 days, 9 hours ago on Presti: Amnesty is ‘not really something we’ve explored’
I'm not crazy about trading that much to move up in the draft. Basically, we'd be expecting a rookie to come right in and perform at the level of some fairly proven players...or at BEST be as good of a prospect as Lamb and/or Jones, which is a pretty high bar. Seems like too much of a gamble because there's no guarantee of what your return will be. It could be a home run or it might waste all our assets.
4 days, 10 hours ago on Presti: Amnesty is ‘not really something we’ve explored’
Sounds to me like Perk will be back, Kmart most likely won't, and Lamb will get a real shot to prove himself next year. I'd love to see Kmart come back, but at the same time, I don't think we're going to be able to offer him anywhere near what some other teams will. Maybe he'll sign a one-year deal at a price we can afford...keep his fingers crossed that KD and Russ stay healthy...and see what happens.
5 days, 9 hours ago on Presti: Amnesty is ‘not really something we’ve explored’
LOL Have fun! We'll be looking for you in those "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" commercials.
6 days, 6 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Russell and Flow
@Old Man Game
No, we need a low post scorer/rebounder. Doesn't matter if that person is a center or a forward.
Yo, TC. A merry weekend to ya. :-)
@okcjim & Legendary Dork
And that cornerstone player in this draft would be....who? The guy coming off the ACL surgery? You guys want to be able to time-travel back into the past and make draft picks based upon what we know several years into the future. lol Good luck with that.
@I'm a Specialist
Sorry, but everything about your post is pure conjecture. Granted, some of it may be based upon previous years, but it's still a stereotype. Brooks may well have started Perk against the Heat, but none of us really knows how long he would have stuck with it depending upon it's success or failure. And there's no reason to believe the Thunder would have been "wiped off the floor" against the Heat since that's not what has happened in previous meetings. The Heat won, but you're way over-hyping it.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Should the Thunder amnesty Kendrick Perkins?
One of the worst things you can do when you get a bargain (and we should be clear...PJIII was a HUGE bargain)...is to sell it for a profit based strictly upon the bargain price that you paid for it. I think PJIII can be a massive chip for the Thunder if we develop him a bit more. If we can show that he can be a legitimate player in the NBA, we can "buy low...sell high". Or we can keep him and use him. Either way, we win. The only way we lose is if we "buy cheap...sell cheap".
6 days, 7 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Russell and Flow
No, but I sure as hell wish we could amnesty fans.
6 days, 9 hours ago on Should the Thunder amnesty Kendrick Perkins?