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I totally agree. For all the bad things he does, that's the surest to destroy a team in the long term.

5 hours, 44 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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It's that stars and scrubs rule policy

5 hours, 48 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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Presti staked his reputation on a trade that sent Harden and the centerpiece from Okc's perspective was Jeremy lamb and Brooks never even gave him a solid run with the big boys. That can't sit well with Presti.

5 hours, 50 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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Great question, I'm ready to find out but this team is an indictment on all the coaches including kalamian

5 hours, 54 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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If Lamb lacks confidence, as some suggest, Brooks reprehensible dichotomous stars and scrubs rule policy is guaranteed to damage him in the short term

5 hours, 58 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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In a full year at the D league, Lamb's stats were almost identical to Reggie and he's a year younger.

6 hours ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Meh.. D'Antoni is worse than Brooks

18 hours, 49 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal Brooks has screwed everything up.  His two sets of rules has ruined team chemistry, his idiotic lineups and lack of an offense are killing us in game and his inability to be flexible while maintaining continuity is an atrocity.  He's like a kid playing a new video game who is just hitting the buttons as fast as they can.

18 hours, 50 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones He had Kobe and Shaq and got swept two years in a row, that's pretty good.

18 hours, 54 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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Thunder have played a really difficult schedule of late with tons of injuries.  I still think they are going to turn this thing around and make the playoffs and people are going to forget quickly and jump back on Brooks' bandwagon (I'm looking at you Royce) but I don't care, Brooks has got to go, he's never leading this team to a title.  He's the Dell Harris of the Thunder.

18 hours, 57 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@OKC035 I think he has been getting hosed by refs this year and I'm not sure why but I do think that changes after a few hot games.  Is there a way to check and see if he's shooting as much from near the basket.

18 hours, 58 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@OKC035 Right, and I'm really not worried about him, he just needs to get into a flow but it's really shown that Brooks isn't doing anything for this team

19 hours, 1 minute ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal @TradePerkandDion4SomethinGood Perkins started because Perkins used to be good, Robes started because Sefolosha used to be good

19 hours, 3 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@OKC035 Great stat, you should get more likes for that.  I don't think you are hating on Durant just making a good observation

19 hours, 4 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@ChileToreado @Jooseppi @_justin @FF_pickups @Divine Mortal I think Bennett and McClendon would fire Presti for a shot at Popovich

19 hours, 5 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal He really is trying to play basketball from the late 90's as if the game hasn't changed at all

19 hours, 7 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones I agree with you, Durant hasn't been as good lately and I'm not worried about him, he'll be fine.  but it really shows how reliant Scott Brooks is on him.  If Durant plays like the best player in the league, then the Thunder win and then Brooks is a good coach,

19 hours, 8 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@DTVoyagin' @UnfortunatelyOptimistic You don't have to be a difference maker with Westbrook and Durant, you have to be a competent NBA player.

19 hours, 9 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones Tongue planted firmly in cheek

19 hours, 11 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@_justin @FF_pickups Why not get Ron Adams?  Or JVG?

19 hours, 11 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@_justin I don't think an experienced coach is necessarily the answer.  You said Golden State had the two best assistants in the league, let's get one of those guys.  How about Pop's other right hand man.  Why not JVG?  Find the next Pacer's coach who is a video guru.  Hell, hire Zach Low, he'd be better than Brooks.

19 hours, 13 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal Can you hire assistants from other teams mid season?

19 hours, 15 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal Darnell said it on the podcast, too.  I was happy to hear a media member say it.  The sooner you do it, the sooner you can start toward the future.  

19 hours, 16 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones Not KMart or Waiters because they immediately got minutes but Brewer specifically was a good example of someone who it seemed that Presti liked and Brooks wouldn't give minutes to.

19 hours, 24 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@_justin Presti has made some colossally bad moves starting with trading for Perkins, giving him five years, trading Harden for nothing, there is more.   

19 hours, 25 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@_justin Did you listen to the Thunder Buddies podcast?  Darnell said, and I thought it was a salient point, that Presti has brought in a number of guys that Brooks has just put right on the bench so he thinks that the two aren't in lockstep.  He named four or five guys who's names escape me at the moment.

19 hours, 27 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@_justin I need some catharsis, you have to censure and vituperate me for ever saying that I thought Dion Waiters helped the team.  

19 hours, 29 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@DanielLawler He hasn't been bad putting it on the floor but he isn't as good at it as Lamb.  Lamb is also really good at finishing in the lane.

19 hours, 31 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Jooseppi I think that the team can play big with Adams now or go small.  Adams is a huge upgrade over Perkins so I don't think we totally disagree, I think there is a much smaller disparity between small and big lineups than in past seasons.

19 hours, 33 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@DanielLawler @FF_pickups @Lost Ones Lamb is shooting 36% and has way better athleticism, can dribble, finish in the lane and his length bothers people.  If Morrow is going to be better than Lamb, he's got to shoot 45% from 3

19 hours, 36 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Jooseppi Small ball doesn't work when the small guys can't make three's.  That's one of the key elements of the rise of small ball.

19 hours, 38 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones Morrow is in a huge slump, he needs to break out of it.

19 hours, 39 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal I remember you said two years ago that if Perkins was a backup big making 2 million a year, no one would have a problem with him and I think you are spot on.  He's not the reason we are losing this year, he's fine in his role, is he great? He's not helping them win but the reason why they are losing is that they literally have no shooting  at all from 3 besides an ice cold Durant and their 'great defensive wings' are horrible at defending the 3 ball.

19 hours, 40 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones I don't think Lamb's destiny is to be a Ray Allen-esque 3 point shooter but he is a good shooter and can finish in the lane and his defensive problems are GREATLY exaggerated imo.

19 hours, 45 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones And that is without playing almost at all with Westbrook and Durant.  

19 hours, 46 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Divine Mortal @FF_pickups @Lost Ones And Royce will write something about how he got a tweet saying Brooks needs to be fired and the team just won by 30, therefore all criticisms of Brooks are irrational.

19 hours, 48 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones He said Brooks should go.  He said that even if they start winning again because KD gets healthy, that doesn't prove that Brooks is a good coach, that the problems are endemic and they start with him, he's got two sets of rules for the superstars and veterans and another set of rules for the young players.  The superstars and veterans have literally no leash while the young players will get benched for the smallest mistake.

19 hours, 50 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones resign Brooks and ship Harden out in a span of 4 months ruined a dynasty

19 hours, 54 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones I was on vacation in Illinois at my wife's parents house when they resigned him and I was on pins and needles praying they would miss the deadline and Portland would swoop in and grab him then at the last second, Presti ruined my day~

19 hours, 56 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Lost Ones Me, you and MJOKC were pissed and people like Bry Bry and a lot more were all saying "Brooks is no ordinary coach, look at all the wins he's piling up."  You, me and MJ were just keeping speaking the truth.

19 hours, 58 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@d21 Darnell was pretty spot on on his podcast yesterday

20 hours ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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I remember being very sad this day, coming on here and arguing with a bunch of people that resigning Brooks was a huge mistake back in 2012.   http://dailythunder.com/headlines/thunder-and-scott-brooks-officially-agree-to-contract/

20 hours, 1 minute ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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@Chandler Bing. Would Brooks still be the coach?  He couldn't win with Durant/Westbrook/Harden/Ibaka so how's he going to win with some overpriced free agent scrubs?

20 hours, 5 minutes ago on Thunder keep spiraling in Memphis, 85-74

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Preach!

3 days, 16 hours ago on The Thunder bottom out in New York, 100-92

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@Chandler Bing. @Lost Ones That's the dangerous thing about RPM is that is a team stat masquerading as an individual stat.  The guys that made it up will tell you that they correct for teammates in it but the reality is that they can't because the sample sizes are way too small.

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@claeys It's mainly about sample size, there are a lot of variables but with the amount of standard deviation, you need a really big sample to capture the true values.  Since the players true ability is constantly changing, you just never are able to capture the numbers.  

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