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If Presti just told Reggie that he will offer him 1 million (annual) for each win accumulated before Russ & KD return, would that get us on a win-streak?
2 days, 4 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@claeys @seth_22 @sammasaaron The biggest reason this would not happen is the enormous pressure to spend up to the max allowed by the league. The owners would not go for it. Right now the 76ers can avoid spending much because they are "rebuilding" and their owners get to save some cash for a few years while loading up assets. The FA rookie route would take that strategy away...or atleast render it completely ineffective
2 days, 5 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@claeys @seth_22 @sammasaaron That would be interesting, definitely have to change the salary cap rules but I think that would be awesome. I think if each team had a max salary limit but no limit on individual players it would solve a lot of the issues we discussed (no incentive to tank, since you aren't jockeying for a higher pick).
@sammasaaron @seth_22 I think a cool way to do the draft is auction style where each team has the right to bid on selections with their draft points. Draft points are given in order of finish so the worst teams get the most. Where it gets interesting is you can trade draft points and carry them over to another year. Then at the NBA draft there is a bid for the #1 pick then the selection...and so on. I actually think this one...with some extra thought would be plausible.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@claeys @seth_22 @greatwhitebuffalo I think you'd have to go equally weighted odds for the non-playoff teams. That also covers those who had a nice season but passed up by someone who basically traded into the playoffs.
@claeys @f5alcon @seth_22 I would think only wins you have currently earned in the season. So I doubt there would be much movement early...and like you said below, panic at the trade deadline.
@claeys @seth_22 @greatwhitebuffalo It would..but be very entertaining. But yes a good team could get hosed out of the playoffs by a lesser team trading up. It would never work but if in place it would take all the incentive out of losing.
@claeys @seth_22 @greatwhitebuffalo There would certainly need to still be a trade deadline.
@claeys @seth_22 They would have to have enough assets to trade in order to convince a team to give them wins..and in their case they would weaken their team too much to do any damage once they are in.
@greatwhitebuffalo @seth_22 Its based on regular season...so you could trade Reggie for other pieces + wins (standings points) to help you make the playoffs or improve seeding.
Looking at the trade machine on ESPN, I came up with a brilliant (really stupid) way to stop tanking. Allow teams to trade wins/losses. For instance we trade Jeremy Lamb & a 2nd rounder to Atlanta for Kyle Korver and 3 wins.
Winning would be the incentive for any game even if you are rebuilding. It would probably actually need to be some sort of points system rather than changing the W/L record. But the playoff seeding would be based on total standings points and those who don't make the playoffs would just be in the lottery as usual.
@Durants Shimmy netw3rk
1h1 hour ago
announce that Kevin Martin passed away during the first quarter of
their game against the Knicks. He would go on to score 37.
2 days, 7 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@The Adams Family The Thunder are 3-10 with a top ten player (Reggie).
2 days, 9 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@Perk has a lot of value @seth_22 I was listing names not ranking them asking if Maynor would be top ten. I see how it looked like a ranking with russ then reggie...
@f5alcon @seth_22 I wasn't ranking them, just listed them
Is Maynor a top 10 all time PG for the Thunder?
@sammasaaron @seth_22 @GlendaGonzales not regarding Eric Maynor
2 days, 10 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
@GlendaGonzales are you okcbaby? this would be awesome
@_justin @GlendaGonzales Maynor had a great halfcourt heave (by great, I mean he consistently attempted it and regularly got close..even made a few).
He was also known for having a very loyal fan base (okcbaby).
@_justin @GlendaGonzales So you don't think Telfair can rise to mediocrity?
@d21 The Thunder should use all the money they saved by getting rid of Harden to incorporate this into their broadcasts.
2 days, 11 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 11.21.14
Watching this Chiefs/Raiders game...I really feel for the Raiders fans, feels like you have a chance to win and slowly that hope just keeps fading away.
2 days, 22 hours ago on The Side Part: Super Sonic Purgatory
@RRRWHOAAAA He got a huge offensive rebound in game 5 last year to all but end the Thunder season...wait CP3 melted and the Thunder won that game.
@AIaska @seth_22 Good point, I was more referring to the absence of Gasol, Randolph & Conley from that list,
3 days, 2 hours ago on The Side Part: Super Sonic Purgatory
The Grizzlies announced Thursday that guards Tony Allen, Courtney Lee and Beno Udrih, forwards Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes, center Kosta Koufos and guard/forward Quincy Pondexter all are ill and are questionable for the Boston game.
The Thunder need to ask the Grizzlies how to let infirmities only affect role-players rather than the stars.
@The Adams Family I agree, I think there will be a huge boost in morale when they come back and I bet there will be motivational speeches. But the results will be based on the talent infusion.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.20.14
@The Adams Family I think the push to the playoffs will be more based on adding back 2 top 5 players than a speech
3 days, 5 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.20.14
@propsizzle @GlendaGonzales They won't lose tonight...but they probably will tomorrow.
@GlendaGonzales That is so sad but true. I used to get pumped for Thunder game days, now its depressing on game day knowing that KD & Russ aren't playing and we are 7 point underdogs to bottom feeding teams.
@Barry Amenema @seth_22 gracias
3 days, 7 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.20.14
@Barry Amenema @seth_22 Like next couple days, weeks...months?
When are KD & Russ supposed to have their injury status re-evaluated?
@NZ_Salmon It is more enjoyable to complain about a good team than it is to complain about a bad team.
@nomad I don't get the link between a nursing mother and a professional team with a small lead...I felt too dumb to ask you guys.
3 days, 8 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.20.14
@C-Wil Making cameos from the back seat...or making one of those guys sit in the back seat as he starts becoming the new best friend as the other seethes in envy.
@FallenOSIRIS The Thunder we 2-1 @ Memphis in the playoffs last yr... 2-1 @ LA Clips and 0-3 at the Spurs (2 with no Ibaka).
@kevindurant35 He may go to DC in a couple years but they are really reading into that tweet.
What stinks the most about the last 2 games is we dropped in the Moral Standings. Let's keep the next couple games within 2 possessions to start up a new moral victory streak.
These sixer quotes could be Thunder quotes:
3 days, 9 hours ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.20.14
@Johnny Thunder I went on the bus to the Rockets game last year.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Four straight the wrong way: Nuggets beat OKC, 107-100
@Johnny Thunder Oh, sorry you said DT...my bad
@Johnny Thunder There is a Blue Alliance group that does some watch parties from time to time. They also take a bus to a game once a year.
@GlendaGonzales @El Prez Do you mean starting 2-guard & back-up point guard?
3 days, 11 hours ago on Four straight the wrong way: Nuggets beat OKC, 107-100
@El Prez I have no problems with Reggie making the comments about desiring to be the man and running his own team. But I also think a lot of the criticism he is receiving is deserved based on the expectations he gave for his level of play. The Thunder line-up is not the best right now but the Thunder have just played a bunch of soft teams and were unable to pull out wins. If Reggie was the type of player he views himself as the Thunder would be about 7-6 right now.
I don't watch games live, I record them and watch them after I put my kids to bed. Tonight I just checked the score and avoided the misery of watching it. Sounds like I made a good decision.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Thunder vs Nuggets: Pregame Primer
@The Adams Family Gotta love accountability
4 days, 3 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 11.19.14
@propsizzle Denver -7.5
@harmlesslyfatal [[PJ3 4 MVP]] @seth_22 @OSBC @propsizzle @f5alcon @The Adams Family Wow 223/224 would be awesome. I would not do club seats on the baseline though...I would rather have the Balcony (3rd level, centered seats) and they are cheaper. I have sat in most of the different price points in the arena and the best value (IMO) is the Balcony seats.
4 days, 5 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 11.19.14
@harmlesslyfatal [[PJ3 4 MVP]] @seth_22 @OSBC @propsizzle @f5alcon @The Adams Family How many seats are you going for?
@harmlesslyfatal [[PJ3 4 MVP]] @seth_22 @OSBC @propsizzle @f5alcon @The Adams Family How does that affect your spot in line (turning down the opportunity)?