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@SeinfeldOKC Yes... Fisher and Thabo will be gone... I could see them trying to resign Buttler....
Lamb will get regular minutes... PJ3 will probably continue to see sporadic minutes.
1 day, 16 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 4.16.14
@Tvaddic Probably not.... it's possible though.. I'd say about 25% chance...
@Tvaddic So I'm guessing this mean another 40 mins for Durant tonight?
1 day, 18 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 4.16.14
Blake and Reddick out tonight for Clippers... plus they're playing at Portland... chances they still win??
@kfmsooner Only secondies and thirdies...
@okcjim 10 man rotation....
adams and pj3 would only play in a few games as match-up dictate
2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 4.3.14
@Jooseppi @Dominator I agree they needed help and I think the Butler signing was a great pick up. I also agree that Thabo coming back will reduce his minutes some....
But in an ideal situation I'd like to see Lamb and Reggie coming on the bench as playmaking guys... and Fisher and Butler coming on as spot up shooters...
My bench minutes would look something like:
1. Reggie 20-25 mins
2. Butler 15-20 mins
3. Collison - 12-17 mins
4. Fisher 10-15 mins
5. Lamb 10-15 mins
6. Adams 5-8 mins (situational only)
7. PJ3 - 5-10 mins (situational Lebron stopper only)
@Jooseppi @Dominator Well yeh - I assumed Brooks would play him this much... just saying....
@Perk-Punt @f5alcon @Dominator I agree... But dynamic playmakers off the bench, who can carry the ball up the court, beat someone off the dribble, make a pass and/or create their own shot.... I think only Reggie and Lamb fit that role.... both need to get some minutes
@Entitled @Dominator He'll still play extended minutes... doesn't matter how poorly he shoots the ball Brooks won't yank him...
Butler could be a real key to our postseason success.. if he shoots anywhere close to 40% from 3 we'll be awesome... if he shoots 30% or lower he could kill us...
@f5alcon @Dominator I agree.. I've nothing against Butler playing so much per say.... I just think this team could really benefit from the playmaking ability of Lamb... after Reggie he is our most dynamic player off the bench... he doesn't need a big role... but needs minutes every night
If you had the choice 2 months ago, would you chose (a) or (b)... and I know things have been a little different due to garbage time/injuries etc...
a) Sign Butler, play him 25 min plus every night and play Lamb 0 minutes
b) Don't sign Butler at all and Lamb remains in rotation
I was all for the Butler signing, but I had assumed he would get 15-20 minutes a night - reducing Lamb's role but not taking him out of the rotation completely. I believe when everyone is healthy and we go into the playoffs, outside of Fisher, Butler and Reggie there won't be any room for additional backcourt players or playmakers
@Perk has a lot of value @Dominator @Entitled Sorry missed that bit about the 20 games...
Assuming everyone is healthy does anyone see Brook's playoff rotation (outside of garbage time) strecthing beyond:
Off the bench every night guys:
Off the bench most nights if playing against a traditional big team
Off the bench in a few games in 1-2 series (i.e. to guard Lebron against Miami)
Not that I'm saying this is correct, (but I do think Brooks will do this)... I would be shocked if Lamb, Roberson or Thabeet get any minutes at all (outside of garbage time).
@Perk has a lot of value @Entitled Butler has got to be pretty high on that list... do 10-day contract guys count?
It's getting close to the end of the season, awards time:1. ROY: MCW
2. 6th Man: J Crawford
3. Most improved: A Davis
4. Defensive Player of the year: J Noah
5. MVP: KD
6. Coach of year:Jeff Hornacek
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 4.1.14
@blackhiiippy @AlexR44 @Dominator Good point... I retract my statement...
@AlexR44 @Dominator so close.... i'll cut that star in half for you..
they'd be 4 and 5 ( you don't give them quite enough credit)... right behind SA, OKC and Clips
@AlexR44 @Dominator Good job - you get one gold star...!
For an additional gold star.. what seed would they be?
Trivia... (without looking)..
how many east teams would currently be in the NBA's top 16? (or if they modified the playoffs, the true playoffs?)...
@Patrick OKC @Gyella The more relevant question is why not? If you can have a 15 man roster why would you not sign a 15th guy? Hey - what happens if Lamb, Roberson, Sefolosha, Butler, Fisher and PJ3 all get the flu and miss a game... who are you going to start at SG?!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Thunder sign Reggie Williams to another 10-day deal
@El Prez 1. Brooks playing Fish and Buttler too much
2. Brooks not changing tactics and line-up to match opposition
3. Westbrook knee
3 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 3.26.14
NBA has got to do something about speeding up games. The amount of time that overtime period took last night was crazy.
My parents are over from England and we were watching the game (granted they're not into the Thunder - but we went to the Denver game on Monday and they loved it). Both of them fell asleep during the overtime.How about using a little common sense... have a video replay guy who reviews plays and let the refs call the game. This won't work for all things, but on items like defining a 3 point vs 2 point foul, or on clear path fouls.... let the guy hit two free throws while the play is being reviewed. Then when a decision is made, they either take one more free throw or retain possession (or whatever the case may be). Must be so many things they can do to speed things up while ensure the right call is made.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder slip in overtime to the Mavs, 128-119
@Patrick OKC @Dominator @f5alcon oh - yeh Pau can play center.. he does it quite a bit... Pau and Ibaka starting would be pretty scary for the rest of the league...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 3.25.14
@Patrick OKC @f5alcon Nah... you'd start Ibaka at Center and play Boozer at PF probably.. but limit his minutes to around 20-25 a night
@Patrick OKC @Dominator Omar Asik would be nice
@Patrick OKC Ignoring salary cap.... so basically any player who wants out of their current team?
@sammasaaron @f5alcon @Dominator I would agree at the price they're looking at... homes in the 200-500k range are relatively easy to sell quickly without losing money. The million dollar homes are a lot harder to move if you find out you're not staying in that city
1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 3.14.14
Anyone see this? According to this only Perk, Durant, Fish, Westbrook and Butler own their own home... only Durant, Russ and Perk are in Oklahoma.
I seem to remember Adams buying a house here? And I'm sure Sefolosha has a place too....
Kind of interesting though....
@d21 @Turfright @BigEasy @blackhiiippy @OKC_Gooner Don't forget we've got 1-2 draft picks to sign, plus Grant Jerrett and Alex Abrines to maybe think about signing.
I think they try and keep Sefolosha, if they can do so for $3mil or less per year... but I think Butler and Fish are gone.
Ideally I would like to see Butler and the Fish playing closer to 15-20 mins a game, with Lamb/PJII playing as per match ups but averaging 8-12 mins.
1 month ago on Thunder get back against the Lakers, 131-102