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@D@vid lol, I'm not following what you are saying. (insert confused emoticon here)
15 hours, 47 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @d21 Some of the stuff he was saying was inaccurate but overall I thought it was pretty fair. To me it comes down to one thing, if Durant resigns in two years, then the Thunder were right, if Durant skips town, then Presti and the entire front office should be fired.
15 hours, 49 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
It was an awful trade.
15 hours, 54 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@d21 @FF_pickups So was anyone supporting his arguments?
15 hours, 55 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
15 hours, 56 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@d21 He went on for a good ten minutes. It was in the second part with House.
15 hours, 57 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
Bill Simmons had extremely strong criticism of the Thunder on his podcast yesterday and I thought it was pretty fair. Did anyone else listen to that?
15 hours, 59 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
@[weed wolf faction] The Perkins contract was an unqualified disaster. Because most people thought it was good doesn't excuse Presti. I can tell you one person who didn't think it was a good contract, Danny Ainge. Collison's contract was clever, Thabo's was okay but Harden and Perkins were absolutely crippling. And did I mention that the Luxury tax line went up to $77 million? Presti blew it, period. And the positives which I do credit him for are so much smaller than the negatives. I'm not saying he's a bad GM but these Royce articles are really annoying.
1 week, 5 days ago on Anthony Morrow: ‘Whatever my role is, I’m ready to embrace it’
I'm not arguing about the results, just look at his moves over the last 5 years or so, he's been getting beaten at almost every step. The Harden trade is going to go down as one of the worst in history. Seriously, that's not hyperbole. The Perkins contract was actually worse. The Aldrich draft pick. He's had a couple of decent wins in there, sticking it to Ibaka on a contract, getting Jackson in the late first round. But overall, he's had a really bad run and yet Royce can't stop fawning over the guy.
@[weed wolf faction] And besides that, as good as that team was, it's significantly better if he doesn't make the worst trade of the century.
@[weed wolf faction] I'm not going to argue with you about that team. The Heat were massive favorites in Vegas, no one outside of this tendentious board thinks that the Thunder were better that year.
You always want to hand that team a title, so funny.
Remember how he got Martin for that one year?
Drafting Durant was divine inspiration.
He's missed a lot. His two biggest moves were the harden trade and the Perkins trade/immediate 5 yr contract
Fisher, Perkins contract, pj 3, the harden trade, not good, cole aldrich
What are the thunder without Westbrook and Durant?? Not much. So for all this bluster by Royce about how amazingly they run a franchise, they sure haven't done a whole lot right with respect to transactions since 2009.
@Legendary_Dork When Durant becomes a free agent, the media coverage and the pursuit by other teams is going to be just as frenzied as the LeBron free agency.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
@Old Man Game It was widely reported that the Lakers were willing to sign and trade and that they wanted future first round picks to do it. I don't believe for one second that Gasol wouldn't have come to Oklahoma if he could make 10 million per year. Therefore, it was possible. I am convinced that Presti thought that 10 million per year plus 2 first round picks was just too much to pay for Gasol.
5 seconds left, Down by 3 and the 80% ft shooting opponent is dribbling the ball. What's the correct move? Foul? Fouling is approximately a negative 1.6 pt decision but if you just let time run out, it is a + zero point decision or approximately 1.6 pts better than fouling. Yet we know that fouling is correct because if you don't foul, you have zero percent chance of winning but if you do foul, the opponent will miss both free throws about 4 percent of the time and you get a chance for a shot of winning. The end of the game is what makes a difference. Sometimes decisions that appear negative EV in a vacuum are actually correct such as fouling at the end of a game. Durant's impending free agency could be another one of those situations. If the Thunder knows that Durant is going to resign, then trading assets and overpaying Gasol is not a good decision but if there is a real risk of losing Durant if we don't win a title, then not overpaying for Gasol was a huge mistake. Time is running out, tick tock, tick tock.
@The McAdams Bros @FF_pickups @okcjim @ThunderWins @King of Carrot Flowers the third This is summer league, not preseason.
@The McAdams Bros @okcjim @ThunderWins @King of Carrot Flowers the third It'll depend what McGary does in the preseason. That's where Adams earned his minutes.
"A much more controlled financial approach using the draft and trade market, rather than falling into the feeding frenzy that is free agency." -RY
Could have written it as
"Presti prefers to gamble it up with the risky, unknown quantities of rookies at the end of the 1st round rather than deal with known, robust commodities of free agency."
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @KetelOne @MJOKC and money
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @KetelOne @MJOKC It's not that I don't think he'd be good there but I don't know why he'd want to go there and be play scrub minutes for no money just to chase a ring when he already has two.
@Greeed @KD4theWin Heat won the title twice in a row without Perkins playing defense, I think we will be okay.
@KetelOne @FF_pickups @MJOKC so that's 6 minutes per game in the playoffs.
@MJOKC who's minutes is Pau supposed to get there anyways?
A) still have the two best players
B) There was no way possible to resign him
C) He's not a true Thunder guy, anyways
D) This is part of Presti's master plan
@[weed wolf faction] @Old Man Game @Lost Ones collision Is worse, Thabo shot 40%
@shmcadoo if pau ends up in sa or love ends up in miami
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @d21 it may be wishful thinking but these assets aren't helping us anytime soon and we should be feelingpressure to make a deep run
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @d21 I still think okc in a snt where they give a lot of assets is in play.
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups @d21 Some of these reports have to be wrong
@d21 and he;s considering the spurs??
@[weed wolf faction] @Sustainable Parameters @Lost Ones tendentious is better than homer-y
@Old Man Game insipid and austere. nothing is ever anyones fault, no one has ever made a mistake
@[weed wolf faction] @Lost Ones Duncan is
@[weed wolf faction] you just admitted we could make this happen for some picks. if Durant leaves in two years, don't say that there was nothing we could have done.
@[weed wolf faction] multiple picks, done. Should be. Get it done, Durant is on the line. He's worth fifty first round picks.
@[weed wolf faction] you should be smarter than this. They would waive perk and be out his salary basically paying 9 million for the rights to two of our assets which would be inckuded in the trade. presti doesn't want to give up the assets or pay pau that much obv
@[weed wolf faction] the lakers just took the corpse of lin and paid 15 mil for a shitty first round pick
@[weed wolf faction] @FF_pickups http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-thunder-reports-say-thunder-leads-pau-gasol-sweepstakes/article/4984943
@[weed wolf faction] yes we can
@Bryson what a crock! we offered 6.2 million, that's not trying hard
If KD leaves in 2 years, don't make excuses and say that there was nothing that Presti could have done. He could've given up enough assets to get Gasol.
@[weed wolf faction] teams don't pay tax? How many non tax paying teams win titles?
@MJOKC Brooks gotta go
@[weed wolf faction] It's so annoying how the ownership is getting a free pass for being frugal. They are playing with fire because if Durant leaves, we're f'd
@[weed wolf faction] Ray Allen