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Sucks you can't combine trade exceptions. We coulda used all of them to offload Perk for a guy like Gasol :(
1 year, 7 months ago on Thunder get $7M trade exception in Martin sign-and-trade
@TrueChamp It means we get a $7 million trade exception.
Not saying we'll use it, but there are guys out there making aroun $15 million dollars that we could parlay perkins+ the exception in to. Or just the Trade Exception itself.
1 year, 7 months ago on Five Thoughts: Thunder 74, Sixers 62
The biggest problem the Rockets will run into is having their 2 primary stars being just "basketball players", without a single "basketball lifer" out there. Time will tell if that's enough, or if one of them develops the mentality it takes to lead a team to victory.
1 year, 7 months ago on Friday Bolts – 7.5.13
@BallSoHard And Patrick Patterson, and Thomas, and Delfino, and Scola, and....etc
The scary thing is, the Lakers SnT with the Warriors is actually their best move (For bogut + (Klay or Barnes) + filler).
@snowflake Kawhi Leanord did last year I think. It's a good precedence.
@Come Home Professor X @alvarex @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @kfmsooner Yeah, exactly. That thunder team *would* have won the championship the same year the Celtics did. But they didn't get that shot due to a horrible matchup in the finals.
With that said, it wasn't at all the point I was making. Ray, Pierce, and KG were all solid off-ball players with only Pierce being a "ball-dominate" player. Rondo also wasn't much of a ball-hog the year they won the championship.
1 year, 8 months ago on Kevin Martin walks, leaving a hole that needs filling
@OKC035 I love Iggy, but that's WAY more than I'd pay him. Hot damn, he better accept that in a new york minute.
@TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @alvarex @kfmsooner Yeah, except there's only one basketball. We saw that with Harden+Westbrook on the floor at the same time. They *really* didn't look like they liked eachother with how much they froze eachother out.
Allowing a 6th-man who can score and create on his own allows you to massage that problem over the course of the game. If the same player starts, you get more issues where the abilities overlap.
I mean hell, if the Thunder were to go to the finals in *any other year of the past 13 years*, they probably win in 6. With their methodology they almost won a championship but ran against the one team with a matchup advantage.
@Grolgar If he plays so well that 3rd and 4th year that we can't afford to pay him, I'll definitely take that.
@kfmsooner It's hard to argue with balanced offense when the starters sit down. In fact it makes a ton of sense strategically. But unfortunately there is nothing that can be done about Egos.
Well, unless you're from Europe where you weren't called "The second coming" since age 13.
@Lost Ones I don't like Adams, but they're grooming him to be a player in 2 years. Like what they did with Harden, Reggie, Ibaka and Lamb.
As is our team is good enough to beat every team in the league in 7 games (except maybe a hot Spurs team and Miami). The draft right now is being used to ensure we can still say that in 3 years.
But I still don't like Adams.
last year was a test to see how the Thunder do without Harden. This year is a test to see how the Thunder Way pays off. They credit internal development and teamwork over trading for big name players. If this year the Thunder grow and maintain a 60-win team, it'll be hard to argue that developing our own players fails.
@FrancisOKC @NotBillWalton We had Lamb and a season free from "Will he or won't he leave?!" distractions, so in reality it was a wash IMO
1 year, 8 months ago on Reports: Kevin Martin agrees to four-year deal with the Wolves
@FrancisOKC *And a full MLE next year...for what it's worth....
@[coke head] Last year a lot of people here (including me) wanted Martin for ~ $7 million a year, thinking it was a steal. Turns out that really was his worth....
Steve Adams huh? Yeah, because drafting an "athletic" white center has ever panned out.
1 year, 8 months ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?
@Legendary_Dork Sleep on your side in case you get the order of operations mixed up
1 year, 8 months ago on The Side Part: Chess players and the Harden trade
Gotta give Heat fans props tho, they still in the Arena.
@PhoenixFury Wait for it....
@Lost Ones It would free up a few more minutes for young guys and possibly a true 6th man next year, so I'd like it.
@BlueLamp Don't get wet.
@Old Man Game Never count out the Spurs.
Unless Ginobli retires. then we should worry
@Dicharden Wow good eye. Bosh really did put up goose egg
@Lost Ones I agree, we are susceptible to the trap. If we can solve that we can solve the Heat defense.
@MJOKC And NCAA Championships...
@BlueLamp I give it 6 months before he trades it for a load of Cocaine.
You can hate the Heat and their fans all you want (I know I do), but when they need to play defense, they playing FREAKING DEFENSE. I have to respect that.
So the Heatles got 2 wins. Will they call it good and break it up this summer to not pay a REDICULOUS luxury tax?
@TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @alvarex Oh no doubt, but he was *especially* aweful late in the games with key turnovers in both.
Ginobli over Parker these last two games were the worst decisions of Pop's relatively amazing career. I can't believe how horrible Ginobli has been.
Manu basically threw away two close games against Miami with horrible late play.
I guess he and Harden really are similar players.
Manu retiring in about 2 minutes.
@Sigmund @Dominator I would take Mayo or Iggy for $5 in a heartbeat. Both will probably garner more.
Unless Lamb steps up and becomes awesome that is.
1 year, 8 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – Congrats TBJ Edition
@TempBoy Brandon I've always secretly dreamed that once Kobe's contract is up, he'll do a mid-level championship grab with another superstar team....IE us. Basically sign on at $5 mill to be our starting SG and play 30ish minutes a game.
Kobe has said tho that he'll retire when he's no longer "the man." Which is a shame, because some of the greats got more championships because they went to other teams when they were no longer "the man."
Seeing all the damage done in OKC, only to know that I'm always just 2-3 hours away from the storms path, makes me paranoid.
1 year, 9 months ago on Friday Bolts – 5.31.13
@Old Man Game @DanielLawler Bush Sr? Carter?
@long arm of the law and well met.
Roy Hibbert was drafted 17th overall the same year Westbrook was drafted. To this day, I have NO IDEA why he fell so hard. With how teams jump all over every 7 footer, I couldn't understand how a *skilled* 7"2' big man could drop to 17th overall. I get that he was considered slow...BUT HE'S 7 FOOT 2!
1 year, 9 months ago on VIDEO: Serge Ibaka tours tornado devastation
@Kreese29 I have the note2 and have "average hands". I can operate it with one hand just fine. If you can do a full octave chord on a piano you'll be fine.
Oh, and compared to other phones, it is FREAKING AMAZING for websurfing/netflixing. Get a headset and you'll be perfect.
When compared to the Galaxy s4 it's only about 1cm larger diagonal. It really isn't that bad.
1 year, 9 months ago on Revisiting those 35 confident statements
So yeah, screw battier http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9306308/roy-hibbert-indiana-pacers-calls-shane-battier-miami-heat-dirty
1 year, 9 months ago on The Side Part: A donation and a visit
@Crow I personally feel any talent that could be had at 6 will be similar to whats available at 12. There just doesn't seem to be a large dropoff, as almost all the players in this draft (except Shabazz IMO) scream role players.
But you guys follow the scouting better than I do, so maybe I'm missing something.
@Legendary_Dork @OBoy @Jooseppi We do surprisingly well with injuries. Even the oft-injured Kevin Martin didn't even get as much as a scrape this season.
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop TEBOW WENT BIKING?!?
1 year, 9 months ago on What should the Thunder do with the 12th pick?
@OBoy He'll need a post game to do that, and he isn't even close to having one yet. But he has the height.
@The Anti Perk @yarkmu #NoIncomeTax
Remember that layup. We'll probably see that in highlights for years to come. Game winning driving layup in OT as time expires? That's Dirk'ish right there.
@yarkmu @alvarex @El Prez Just makes me sick..
@El Prez On a MINIMUM contract at that?