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@Lost Ones @booles your son isnt a thunder fan yet??? haha
1 week, 5 days ago on Grizzlies vs. Thunder: Game 1 Pregame Primer
@Lost Ones how do you miss games like this? its the playoffs!
@DanielLawler more to life than basketball.... yeah it sucks but we still have one of the best players in the world on our team..
3 weeks ago on Report: Westbrook could return in weeks, not months
@ThunderChick2010 Thanks!!! I thought about you giving out birthday wishes, but I didn't know if I was a frequent enough poster to warrant a shoutout from you. Also I was at the game on sunday, so that was the best birthday present of all time.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Video: Eyes on Westbrook
@TrueChamp it says that in the article you're commenting on....
what was the gist of that CBS Houston article? just that we have a chubby cheerleader? im having a hard time picturing how someone would premise a news article on this. it was already taken down by the time I read the bolts.
That cover gave me chills. Thats exactly the attitude we needed to see from him, ready to take the next step.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Kevin Durant: ‘I’m tired of being second … I’m done with it’
@DXL @El Prez you know what Russ' shooting averages were this year right?
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 4.23.13
Guard: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
This is where things get really difficult. You can make a case for as many as six or seven players for the second guard spot on the All-NBA ballot. After forwards Durant and James, seven of the next nine players in WARP are guards, a group that includes Paul but not Tony Parker (who has never rated as well by WARP as other metrics and lost time to injury late in the season). Even Deron Williams made a late push at an All-NBA spot.
Most of the contenders have flaws. Parker missed enough time that he would have had to play substantially better than the other guards to earn a spot, and I don't think he did. Dwyane Wadeis also docked for time missed, although he still belongs on the third team, along with Stephen Curry, because he was as effective offensively and was better defensively than the other candidates when he was on the floor.
That leaves three players, and I view two of them as having nearly identical cases. Kobe Bryantand James Harden put together terrific offensive seasons at the price of their defensive effort. They took plays off on a regular basis, and their teams paid for it -- the Lakers and Rockets were better defensively with their stars on the bench. The trade-off was probably worth it, given how much Bryant and Harden were relied on for efficient, volume scoring, but it still limits their value and leaves them on the second team.
After Paul, the best all-around guard in the league was Westbrook. Yes, his shot selection can be appalling at times, but, when we account for his usage rate (32.9 percent of the Thunder's plays, second in the league after Carmelo Anthony), his adjusted TS% is competitive with that of other elite guards. Westbrook is the best passer of the group, and he hasn't gotten enough credit for maintaining his lower turnover rate while ramping up his distribution in the wake of Harden's departure. And although Westbrook won't be an All-Defensive candidate any time soon, Scott Brooks doesn't necessarily have to hide him on defense.
The best case for Westbrook might be Oklahoma City's overall performance. For all the quibbling about whether Westbrook should defer to Durant, the Thunder have a chance to finish as the league's best offense. And the Oklahoma City starting five, which was once regularly outplayed by the team's bench in terms of plus/minus, outscored opponents by 12.3 points per 100 possessions (per NBA.com/stats) and was terrific on offense with nonscorers Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha. The majority of that credit goes to Durant, but there's plenty left to share with Westbrook.
1 month ago on Durant to sit last game, concedes scoring title
russ getting some All-NBA first team love
@TrueChamp @booles @d21 yeah, but who is second? KD is probably top 5 or 10, he hasnt missed in a few years
1 month ago on Best of BD: Brian Davis lines of the year
@TrueChamp @d21 anyone have a current updated list of consecutive games played? I know nobody is close, but I'd still like to see it
A youtube playlist of NBA rappers, including Kobe, Iverson, Kidd, Webber, Artest, Brian Shaw, and more. This is amazing
1 month ago on Player Power Rankings: Final marks
@ThunderChick2010 hey TC hope you're about ready to get those final prediction standings out. I'm excited to hopefully not be in last place this time...
1 month ago on TGR 96: Two games left
I can see our road to the Finals being Lakers, Grizzlies, Nuggets. Thoughts?
@Dicharden strike two..
It looks like Perkins will really earn his keep in the first round against the Lakers, with Kobe out the offense will run through Dwight. Should really be interesting. If anything I would say it will force the issue on deciding what we do with Perk. If he shuts down Dwight, he proves his worth, if they somehow beat us, Perk could 100% be considered completely useless, and amnesty-able.
just realized if KD plays until hes 40 it will be 2029.... wow
1 month ago on Thunder clinch the division with 106-90 win over Portland
@Legendary_Dork beating a team without their star player isn't quite as sweet..
1 month ago on Thunder vs. Blazers: Pregame Primer
@C-Wil I know i shouldn't but I always do anyways