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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 :(
4 months, 4 weeks 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.
4 months, 4 weeks 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.
5 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.
5 months, 1 week 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
5 months, 1 week 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.
5 months, 1 week 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
5 months, 2 weeks 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....