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Great quotes from Moneyball about trading giambi, applicable to the Harden trade:


"Is there another first baseman like Giambi?"
" No"

"And if there was, could we afford him?"

"No"

"Then what the hell are we talking about? If we try to think like the Yankees in here, we will get beat by the yankees out there"

1 hour, 43 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14

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@BangBangThunder @Thunder S I'm not saying that. I just think its fair to point out there is a different energy level. KD is a transcendent player and talent, but russ IS the player he is because of how hard he plays, thats the difference.

1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq

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It's clear that Durant is a better player than Westbrook. But it's fair for people to prefer Russ for things such as energy, passion, fire, hustle plays etc. Durant is much better, but it's fair to say that russ has more want-to, which accounts for a lot of the love on this board and elsewhere.

1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq

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Why wont/cant PJIII be in the running for starting at 2 guard?

1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq

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I doubt Presti would ever call a player's contract untradeable publicly. I think the difference in the Thunder organization v. Hou can be seen in how they treated perkins v. how houston treated parsons, lin. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Bolts – 7.18.14

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I think the warriors are gonna be really good this year. even putting aside their talent, they have alvin gentry on offense and ron adams on defense. yikes. 

2 weeks ago on Anthony Morrow: ‘Whatever my role is, I’m ready to embrace it’

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the lakers would be stacked...

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.15.14

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@d21 gezundeit.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.15.14

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@d21 will they use it this year?

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.15.14

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Morey's approach bothers me. It's one thing to rely heavily on stats and be aggressive in terms of running a business, but completely disregarding the human factor - both in culture and team makeup- is foolish in the short and long term. Companies like google, toyota, and yes- the OKC thunder- are successful not just because they have good products but also because they value their employees. The Houston Rockets do not. I think those that view basketball players purely as "assets" or "interchangeable chess pieces" are missing the point. In a game where your human resources drive the business, you better pay attention to human factors such as employees feeling valued, chemistry, and the meshing of personalities.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.15.14

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I dont see us starting RJ cuz Brooks like D at that spot, not to mention we need a good perimeter defender with the starting lineup

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow

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@ElMexiThunder LA also reported to only want to do s&T with eastern conference team

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow

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Ramona Shelburne ‏@ramonashelburne  1m

On Pau Gasol to the Bulls, source says it "should be done today"

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow

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@kevindurant35 Tyson chandler wants a word.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow

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Happy right now: westbrook drives right now. Kd, morrow and ibaka spacing

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Good job, LeBron

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#darnellbomb

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Good job, LeBron

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Mavericks beat writer @espn_macmahon: I thought OKC would have been a great fit for Vince Carter. He would have been well worth $4M per for the Thunder.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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Pau is going to be a spur. Book it.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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This is a good time for Mick Cornett to announce construction of an opera house

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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I'll say it and get excoriated- I dont think Russ' usage rate is helping us attract free agents either

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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I doubt Pau wants to play defense for thibs

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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KD already practicing his essay writing skills #justkidding

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Summer Thoughts: Thunder 103, Heat 98

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@[weed wolf faction] @Jooseppi @Crow easy to criticize him now, in retrospect. Bosh could have easily signed with Houston, in which case morey is hailed as a genius

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Kevin Martin trade exception expires today

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@bomanijones: think about the bad news/good news bosh got. bron’s leaving…but here’s $30 million more. after that, what the hell is a lebron?

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Kevin Martin trade exception expires today

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wojbomb


@WojYahooNBA Chris Bosh is finalizing an agreement to return to Miami on a five-year, $118M deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Kevin Martin trade exception expires today

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Jon Hamm ‏@JonMHamm  14m

Possible that Thabo's ATL contract hasn't been signed yet because OKC is trying to work him into a S&T deal. Don't KNOW that. Speculating.

3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.10.14

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@whitemamba31 sullinger-ed

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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I dont get how someone is "in the lead" in free agency. they either commit or dont, this isn't a race.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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Woj will probably know where Pau is going, even before Pau knows. 

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@Perk has a lot of value He's checking out Russ/Rose medical records now

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@Lost Ones he's better than caron butler, hopefully?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Westbrook Frames

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To Morrow, To Morrow...only a day away..

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Side Part: Westbrook Frames

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stream to watch soccer?

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Summertime

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@Jooseppi @Thunder S its just for fun...i know this couldnt work in practice

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Farewell, Thabo

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@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @Thunder S lol i know. i guess i shouldnt have said USMNT. just meant all-nba soccer team

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Farewell, Thabo

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Here's my All-NBA soccer Team, based on their roles/skills:

Goalie: Dwight howard.

Defenders: Noah, Anthony Davis, Ibaka

Midfielders: Manu, CP3, LBJ, Rubio

Forwards: Wall, Rose, Westbrook

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Farewell, Thabo

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Jon Hamm ‏@JonMHamm  2m

Atlanta is under the salary cap. OKC could do like they did last season w/K. Martin and arrange to sign-and-trade Thabo to the Hawks.

4 weeks ago on How to get Pau Gasol and still pay him some

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http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24605246/report-thunders-are-frontrunner-for-pau-gasol 


Lol - "One thing to consider: when Gasol was moved to the Lakers, he commented immediately on how much he appreciated having the opera of LA available to him. I'm sure that the Oklahoma City and San Antonio operas are great, but you're still talking about a cultural shift."


4 weeks, 1 day ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?

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Who would you guys rather have  - if you had to choose one - pau or mike miller? I choose mike

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?

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Someone should start an okc kickstarter for pau lol

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?

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LET ME HAVE THIS PAU

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Will the Thunder finally make some noise in July?

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