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@Divine Mortal Perk has always squashed Z-bo. That...and Perk's defense on Howard is more than enough to re-sign him. Hell, we have guys on our roster who aren't the kryptonite to ANYONE!
5 hours, 15 minutes ago on $200 million for Durant? It doesn’t add up
@Durants Shimmy I'd love to believe you're right...but I'm more inclined to the that "Perk kills Randolph" and think that this is a reason to sign him next year for a more reasonable amount.
6 hours, 13 minutes ago on $200 million for Durant? It doesn’t add up
I'm just relating what I remember Nick talking about. Not saying how good of an idea it might be.
1 day, 9 hours ago on HammBag: Raw nerve edition
Regarding Nick and Serge shooting more threes: I remember Nick talking about it, too. He said he'd been working hard on improving his shooting from 3 because that's what they were being asked to do. I think the idea was that it would force the other team's PF to cover out to the 3 pt line and open up the lane more for KD and Russ.
1 day, 10 hours ago on HammBag: Raw nerve edition
@GlendaGonzales When I first heard about this, my initial reaction was, "WTH? Every time it gets really cold, my tire pressure light comes on. Why would the air in footballs be any different when it's exposed to cold temps?"
6 days, 14 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: LeBron and KD, KD and LeBron
@GlendaGonzales Oh...you're right these days. I just meant that the Spurs used to have our number until we learned we could handle them. Now, I think the Spurs fear the Thunder...not the other way around. We need to get over a similar hump with Lebron. He's good...but we can deal with him.
@Slim Reaper (#LambNeedsBurn) Jones answers a question the Thunder never asked. No trade.
@GlendaGonzales Seriously? Each offense plays with its own balls? That seems a little screwed up and it wouldn't surprise me to see this incident change that. Up til now, I'd thought this was a non-issue since each team had a chance to use the deflated balls.
@GlendaGonzales That seems to be the case, of late. I think this is just another hurdle the Thunder need to jump. Kinda like getting past being awed by the Spurs.
@GlendaGonzales Yeah...it's going to be a question of whether Lebron brings out the best in the Thunder...or the Thunder bring out the best in Lebron. I'm worried it will be the latter.
@GlendaGonzales I agree that even though we say we're a "defense first" team, our offense determines our overall energy...which determines our defense. Sometimes we work it the other way around, but we don't like it. LOL
6 days, 15 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: LeBron and KD, KD and LeBron
@Joventude7 Do you mean Monroe? He's already said that OKC was one of the places he'd like to end up, so we'd have a bit of leverage on our side. I just highly doubt that we could resign him for what we'd want to pay, given that we already have Adams and Serge.
@Tankmode I thought that game was winnable, too. We just couldn't quite get over the hump. Still, I'm encouraged that we stopped the Warriors' winning streak and could have stopped the Hawks', too...the two best teams in the NBA right now. That makes me think that a title run isn't out of the question.
@YoniK Why not? My primary allegiance is to the Thunder, but that extends to ex-Thunder players, too. Heck, I had been kinda watching his stats, but I was excited to finally get to see how Thabo is playing these days...and I'm looking forward to seeing Uncle Jeff soon. I even watch Harden, damn it, although I have to admit that it's with a bit more animosity than other former players. lol
6 days, 16 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: LeBron and KD, KD and LeBron
@Daft_Drunk It seems to me like KD is more emotional about things, which is why he might think about going home. To Russ...this is just a job. And as far as NBA jobs go, while KD is here (or an equivalent, if there is such a person), this is about as good as it gets. Contending every year...plenty of endorsement deals...best home-court advantage in the league, enough privacy to be able to live your life, etc...
@BarryeffingGibb I think the sustainability thing applies to as long as KD and Russ are around. If they were to leave, I think we'd tank and go looking for our next set of stars...and then try to sustain success with those guys for as long as possible.
@Snoop Dion [nthf] I think you're right. It depends upon who's available and might be willing to come to OKC.
@BarryeffingGibb It looked like Russ kind of apologized to Serge a bit right after he lost his cool. I think it was just a heat of the moment thing.
1 week, 1 day ago on Scott Brooks is a good coach
He's not going anywhere. Not this time around, anyway. KD is too smart not to see how lucky he is to have Russ as a partner.
1 week, 2 days ago on Durant on playing in DC: ‘I’ve never thought about it’
@Perk has a lot of value Eh...not really. Only if you take a jaded view of things. Home is home, isn't it? I think you're confusing city size with home. As I already pointed out, DC's nightlife may be better than OKC, but if that's what's drawing KD, why wouldn't he be going to LA or NYC? Otherwise, it becomes about "home". And OKC is home to Blake Griffin just as much as DC is home to KD. Now, if you want to argue that Blake doesn't feel the need to go home, I might agree with you. I'm just saying that all the pundits who think that KD is a bigger sap than Blake are probably wrong.
1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86
Why does the media love to speculate about KD going home, but nobody ever talks about Blake Griffin coming home? D.C. is okay, but it's not the hot-bed of nightlife on the order of NYC, LA, or Miami.
@DanielLawler The T-Wolves are just trying to win games. We're trying to win a championship. They have more room to gamble.
@Perry Lebroden Etc. Inc. LLC What about Dumas? He's always been my poster child for the "No, I don't want to be a multi-millionaire" group.
@Slim Reaper (#WaiterNation) When Adams comes out with 2 fouls, but Perk stays in with two fouls, I see that as protecting Adams. Brooks is saying he'd rather Perk foul out than Adams. He may be thinking of who he'd rather have available at the end of the game.
@Lost Ones Yeah, but they weren't playing Bogut. But I agree that we have some of the strongest small lineups we've had in years.
1 week, 5 days ago on Monday Bolts – 1.19.15
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Who?
@_justin So let's play more Perry at the 4 with Reggie, Dion, Anthony, and Perk. I have absolutely no problem with that!
@OKCSpain I love that he feels he has something to prove in that area. I think it's getting him off VERY well on the right foot with this team.
@Thunder_Blue I keep wondering if McGary is healthier than they're letting on, but is being held out until everything shakes out. Has he been practicing?
1 week, 5 days ago on Thunder execute the Magic, 127-99
@claeys His shooting has dropped off a little, but he's still bringing a lot of energy and contributing in other ways. Seems to have a knack for tipping the ball away at the right time or getting a key rebound.
@_justin So you didn't watch the Houston game, right? Do you not think we'll have to deal with the Rockets at some point? Think Adams is up to the task? Because, he gave up 6 pts to Howard in the first quarter and after we sat Adams, Howard only got another 7 pts over the next 3 quarters.
2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Well executed
@okcjim Offensively, I would agree. The only thing that stops me is that I'm not sure how much of Lopez's offense would translate into a starting group that involves KD, Russ, and Serge. And if we're not going to get full benefit from Lopez's offense...and it costs us Perk's defense...how much of an upgrade is he?
@Perk has a lot of value Oh, I don't know that Perk knows they WANT him out. He's not stupid, though. He knows he has the potential to be a trade piece this year more than previous seasons. As to how he'll handle it...I think he'll handle it like the pro he is. Perk loved Boston, but once the deal was done, he embraced the Thunder. Perk has pride and wants to start, but he didn't stop helping Adams when the writing was on the wall. That's character, bro, and Perk has it.
@El Prez Dang, I'm with you, El Prez! So, if you're in the minority...you've got company. :-) I also agree that we need to keep pushing Dion towards defense and that Lopez isn't the answer, but Joakim could be...assuming Perk would allow him into the locker room. LOL
@b1walker The right fit is HUGE! Didn't we once try to fit KD into a SG hole?
@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @Lost Ones I think Perk still has quite a bit of value here. If nothing else, compare the screens he sets to those set by Adams, Serge, or the other main Thunder players. Perk gets guys open. That's not worth 9 mil, but it makes a difference.
@Michael G Scott I'd love to sit courtside at least once. It's my wife's dream. Frankly, I think we missed our chance when I didn't get her drunk enough to go hit KD up for his mom's/brother's seats during his restaurant opening. lol
2 weeks ago on Thunder show off against the Warriors, 127-115
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) Wrong side of the goal, isn't it?
@(execution faction) LOL at you thinking any coach makes great players. And, yes, I think Klay is a great player. He's not your average role player, IMO.
@Mother Teresa @Durants Shimmy So KD is Jupiter and Russ is Mars. Yeah...that seems about right.
@Tankmode We tried. Warriors said, "no".
@Tankmode Thanks! I couldn't remember who it was and didn't really read much more about it because it was water under the bridge. Just remembered that it was going to be "Perk Part Deux".
@Tankmode "Bushleague"? LOL LOL How appropriate!
@Mother Teresa @Tankmode I heard it was the Warriors. They wanted us to take on Speights' contract and we wouldn't do it. Speights seems to be earning it now, but at the time, he wasn't.
@VersaceKilla I really think any trade involving Perk is going to get serious thought this year and next. I think Presti has been aiming at these last years of KD's contract and he's going to be very hesitant to give up a defender like Perk who has such value against the Rockets and Grizzlies.
@(execution faction) @Mother Teresa @Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing Good lord! Get that relevant crap out of here! This is a sports board, for god's sake!
@Sustainable Parameters @b1walker @d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @SeinfeldOKC Royce is definitely hipper than Barry, though I'm not sure I'd declare him a hipster.
@Mother Teresa Hmm...good question. It's one thing to interview someone when you're the only reporter because you can start off softer, then work your way into deeper questions. But when you're part of a gang of reporters and you may only get one or two questions, that's a lot tougher. I'd like to think that I'd listen and let the other guys ask the obvious stuff, then ask something that requires a bit of thought.
@Old Man Game You could be right. Russ is so reckless at times that I think it's easy for his form to get off. I still remember when Russ was missing all his mid-range jumpers and Maynor noticed from the bench that Russ wasn't going straight up when he shot, but was leaning constantly. Russ took Maynor's advice...problem fixed.