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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.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 9.16.14
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.
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.
@El Prez horrible take on the ray rice issue
1 week, 3 days ago on NBA 2K15 pegs Kevin Durant as a 95 overall
can we popularize the nickname Jet Zero for Russ this year? fits so perfectly
@_thefartmaster kevin martin, steven adams, jeremy lamb, and mitch mcgary for james harden.
1 week, 6 days ago on Friday Bolts – 9.5.14
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.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Wednesday Bolts – 9.3.14
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
1 month ago on Russ, KD and Perk take the Ice Bucket Challenge
@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
@daft_drunk delfino is like...why did i even run around
@daft_drunk francisco garcia is so dejected
yammed on him
@Old Man Game 100% on target
@Old Man Game @Lost Ones Agree- personally, i think its a combination of 1. offense sucks 2. too dependent on KD and Russ and 3. free agents are not clamoring to play for Scott Brooks
The best commercials are those that coincide with what the public reflexively thinks about when they see the athlete.
To me, none of the KD commercials have been on point except for the Sam Cooke Nike Commercial where he's driving around OKC. Anyone have that clip?
KD is not "the Baddest" or "Not NICE" ... to me he's the humble superstar that is as good and decent a person as you'll find. Market That.
1 month ago on The Baddest will be waiting
One of the great Westbrook dunks, and an iconic call "Analyze that"
1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Bolts – 8.12.14
The truth. On a Reddit thread about the initial Tweet, a Lithuanian user went back and listened to the actual radio interview the "quote" was from. And transcribed it a little better—or at least a little fuller. Here's what Donatas Motiejunas actually said:
Q: When communicating with Howard and Harden, what do you talk about?A: Basically I say just "Hello" and "Goodbye" to them.Q: They don't invite you to barbecue or something?A: No, they eat different food than me.Q: What? Do you mean they eat oysters?A: No... being European, I am more likely to eat oyster than them. They eat fast food.
Q: When communicating with Howard and Harden, what do you talk about?
A: Basically I say just "Hello" and "Goodbye" to them.
Q: They don't invite you to barbecue or something?
A: No, they eat different food than me.
Q: What? Do you mean they eat oysters?
A: No... being European, I am more likely to eat oyster than them. They eat fast food.
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 8.8.14
think about this for a second. UCLA's 2008 final four starting 5 was darren collison- russell westbrook- josh shipp- mbah a moute- kevin love. four nba starters
Kevin love is really good. cant wait for the general NBA fan base to figure this out this year.
@claeys bass fishing
@Juwanna juwanna man
@NZ_Salmon ellington and hyde look good. i know its preseason but u can just tell.
1 month, 1 week ago on Kevin Durant withdraws from the 2014 World Cup
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @Thunder S @ThunderWins @[weed wolf faction] not just basing this off preseason, but i think D will take a step back. hope kaep has a leap in him
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @ThunderWins @[weed wolf faction] @Thunder S niners D looks to be meh, and kaep cannot get injured...thats my takeaway so far. hyde looks good tho
@cemitten @Thunder S who's your favorite team
kaepernick better not get injured...niners backup is...Blaine Gabbert
@OBoy (LaFamilia) @Thunder S i agree. just style/temperament/overall demeanor reminds me of him
1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder problem-solving
watching this bad boys doc...something about Isiah thomas reminds me a lot of russell westbrook. thoughts? dont know enough about IT to make the comparison
@El Prez if i remember correctly, as much as the lakers and bulls had a "system," they still did revert to iso mj/kobe (and hopefully they made the right pass if needed) at the end of games. I think that style could work. we dont need a spurs crunchtime offense- iso could work as long as the stars make the right pass when doubled.
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?"
"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 month, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Side Part: Russell Westbrook likes clothes
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The very important golden patch controversy
@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.
2 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq
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.
Why wont/cant PJIII be in the running for starting at 2 guard?
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.
2 months ago on Friday Bolts – 7.18.14
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 months ago on Anthony Morrow: ‘Whatever my role is, I’m ready to embrace it’
the lakers would be stacked...
2 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.15.14
@d21 will they use it this year?
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 months, 1 week ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
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 months, 1 week ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow
@ElMexiThunder LA also reported to only want to do s&T with eastern conference team
And great story on him:
old scouting report:
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne 1m
On Pau Gasol to the Bulls, source says it "should be done today"
@kevindurant35 Tyson chandler wants a word.