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@_justin @OKC035 @Thunder S i think you have a perception of him that he can't lead this team, that's fine. but it's not really borne out by any data. it's just your opinion

3 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@_justin we could cut him and get a replacement

5 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@_justin @Thunder S i think it's a little too early to say that. we are also super depleted so it's hard to judge him yet. 

7 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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Tank for okafor?

8 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@Legendary_Dork @Thunder S it's not a bad thing. i just think he doesnt value this particular game much. 

8 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@Legendary_Dork @Thunder S when he checked back in , he was going through the motions. it was clear he was saving himself

8 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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Ive never seen Russ not care about a game. this cast of characters has finally done it.

9 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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is it time we ask questions about the training staff? Wtf is this?

12 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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I would rather forfeit all our games until guys get healthy than risk another guy getting injured

12 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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God help us.

13 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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This is painful. I rather Russ play with the bad news bears..

38 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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A big x factor here is steven adams. can he average a double double?

5 days, 5 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Offseason

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@_justin @Thunder S true. at least andre is better than KD defensively. but yea, im reaching. itll be tough. 

5 days, 7 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Offseason

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Which 2 guards are really going to punish RJ? Klay, harden, ginobili, and wes matthews will probably post him up in game 1...but overall not that worried.

5 days, 7 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Offseason

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This first stretch is going to be brutal. No Shooting. Pack the Paint. Ugh.

5 days, 10 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Offseason

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@Durants Shimmy whatever you're having, ill have some of that

5 days, 10 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Offseason

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Oklahoma City Thunder without Kevin Durant[+] EnlargeMark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Conference assistant coach: "They'll be good without Durant. They still have a large part of their nucleus. I think losing Thabo Sefolosha is going to hurt them because he could always guard the opponent's great offensive player. But without him -- if Russell Westbrook gets into foul trouble, what now? Westbrook will play well without Durant. He's just so dominant. I don't particularly like the way he plays, but he's so good. You talk about Derrick Rose driving to the basket, well, Westbrook's two inches taller and just as, maybe even more, athletic. I've heard some say that playing without Durant will help their other players, but I don't think so because of the way Westbrook plays. He's like, 'I'm going to dominate you.' If you put Chris Paul on that team, yeah, Chris Paul is going to make Jeremy Lamb andSteven Adams better because he just gives guys confidence and puts them in position to score. But Westbrook is not like that."

Eastern Conference scout: "I think they're middle of the pack without Durant. There are just too many other good teams out West. Westbrook, with or without Durant, all he wants to do is shoot it. He has a scorer's mentality. He's a tremendous athlete, the second-best athlete in the league next to LeBron. He's just not a point guard. He could be the leading scorer in the league until Durant gets back because he's going to take a lot of shots. I don't think losing Durant for the start of the season will necessarily keep them from winning the West. I think they'll still win enough games and keep the ship afloat until he gets back. They'll win more than they lose while he's out."

What I think will happen: The Thunder will be a few games over .500 without KD, and Westbrook will average 25 PPG in his absence.

6 days, 23 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting

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@Jooseppi @Thunder_Blue @Thunder S thats basically what im trying to say with "play like the bulls." rely on defense now.

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@Jooseppi @Thunder S no just maybe play slower and get better shots. Not so many pullup reckless fast break points, and maybe give the ball to Steven Adams in the post?


I mean really, whats our starting unit offense other than Russ Drive and kick or pick and pop?

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@Jooseppi @Thunder S because our style  currently is premised on having a prolific scorer who can score at any time. thats why we dont need a system and can gamble so much on D - we know we'll get it back. now that changes

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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Im genuinely curious to hear why we shouldnt attempt to play bulls style for the first few weeks, even if its a crappier version. 

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@_justin @McPuffin [nthf] @Thunder S @ Luke couldnt we do that? at least until durant gets back?

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@_justin @OBoy (LaFamilia) @Thunder S @ Luke The question is why couldnt we play like the bulls.


I'm not saying we have identical personnel, but noah facsimile Ibaka; roberson facsimile butler defensively ....why cant westbrook be d rose west?

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@ Luke @Thunder S We were fifth last year in defensive efficiency and bulls were second. Is it unreasonable to think we could be second? Golden State was third and they only have two - maybe three- good defenders in their starting lineup.

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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@ Luke @Thunder S Im genuinely curious to hear why not. I posed it more to understand why not


Ibaka is excellent and roberson is by all accounts very good. Morrow is bad, granted, but bulls have played mediocre defenders and still the team D has been good...also see the spurs. It's not like marco bellinelli is a world beater defensively and they were still really good defensively.


Westbrook can be good when he tries and locked in.  


I grant you the bench is problematic with RJ and Lamb. But PJ and Perk can be good situational defenders imo. Anyway, last year we were good defensively with Durant, will we drop off that much without him?

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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Interesting question: Could we play like the bulls? I think we have the potential to be that good on D, even without durant. 

1 week ago on Lessons from preseason

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Guys...im worried about the season. we have one good reliable 3 pt shooter...

1 week, 1 day ago on Kevin Durant says he’s not going to rush back to the court

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We've just become the chicago bulls. or have to play like it.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Kevin Durant likely out 6-8 weeks with ‘Jones fracture’

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best scotch you've ever had?

1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 9.26.14

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@ThunderChick2010 @Thunder S lol my bad... stole your thunder i guess we could say :)

1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 9.25.14

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@True Champ "Hey Daniel, before we sign you, tell us what you know about Kevin Durant.."

1 month ago on Wednesday Bolts – 9.24.14

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@L0rv @Thunder S it's clear he wants to be THE Leader. the two point guard thing wont satisfy him.



1 month, 1 week ago on 10 questions for training camp

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I think people are missing this- yes reggie wants to start, but he's said over and over he wants to be a STARTING POINT GUARD. there's nothing the thunder could and would do that would assuage him.

1 month, 1 week ago on 10 questions for training camp

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Could we get to 70 wins this year? Hear me out. Russ healthy for a full season (hopefully) is worth a few games, so is gradual improvement. Pair that with less perkins time, better shooting with morrow, and great depth, i think we could get to 70 with a bit of luck.

1 month, 1 week ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: HBD, Serge

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If you were sam presti right now, whats a trade you would eye during the year to push our team over the top? Consider what's available and probable. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 9.16.14

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The prob. with Lamb's development imo is that we are trying to turn him into a 2 guard that doesnt need the ball in his hands- coming off curls, spotting up, a la some sort of rip hamilton. I dont think he's a rip type player. I think he's a scoring 2 who needs the ball in his hands, a la reggie jackson. The fit is not perfect. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 9.16.14

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Im really interested to see how the team is committed to improving this year. Are we looking at a new offense? Are we just going to rely on individual improvement- Westbrook: shooting/defense, KD- post game, Ibaka - more plays run for him on offense? 

The big question is whether this roster as constructed has maxed out its potential, or whether we still have another level we can reach. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 9.16.14

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@El Prez horrible take on the ray rice issue

1 month, 3 weeks ago on NBA 2K15 pegs Kevin Durant as a 95 overall

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can we popularize the nickname Jet Zero for Russ this year? fits so perfectly

1 month, 3 weeks ago on NBA 2K15 pegs Kevin Durant as a 95 overall

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@_thefartmaster kevin martin, steven adams, jeremy lamb, and mitch mcgary for james harden. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 9.5.14

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from the thunders perspective, these are horrible quotes from reggie. he doesnt just want to start, he wants to be a starting point guard. he needs to be traded.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 9.3.14

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http://media.fyre.co/qVbh4RnRGyt8ZHPnCtUQ_double%20flop.gif



look at the first row on the baseline.....the guy at the front of the row and at the end of row are synchronized in pointing in the other direction

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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@daft_drunk also not noticed....the first and last guy in the crowd on the sideline row are synchronized in pointing in the other direction

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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@daft_drunk delfino is like...why did i even run around

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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@daft_drunk francisco garcia is so dejected

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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yammed on him

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge

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