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I don't think I've ever read a post by Royce that had a curse word in it. Probably speaks to the level of frustration that even Royce is feeling about this series and how this team is playing. Everyone that's a fan of this team is thinking why the hell aren't they winning this series. I could handle losing to say the Clippers or Spurs. Hell even the Blazers but to the damn Grizzlies. They're a great defensive team but it still doesn't seem right to lose to a team that struggles to score like they do. I mean it was one thing when KD struggled with TA what 3-4 years ago. The reasons given were well he'll get stronger or his game will evolve enough to deal with the holding and grabbing Allen does. Fast forward to now and the struggles are still there. We've seen him grow to become the best scorer in the game and second best player period and yet he's been reduced to a decoy in what was practically a must have game. I wouldn't want Durant to become an a-hole on the court but he needs to get that edge back. I'd rather see them go down next game with KD at least trying to will this team to a win then him conceding the ball to his teammates because it's just not happening for him.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Is this it?
@Royce Young Well if you're going to answer my question before I even ask it, what's the point of it all Royce? lol...
1 year, 9 months ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?
Do you think the Thunder could be involved in a trade tonight where they get a current player rather than moving up in the draft?
@[censored] I hated the move to the hacking but what else was Brooks going to do? We saw him plead with the team during a timeout in a mic'd clip to guard the three point line and that houston was getting too many open 3's. Even in his after game interview he said that the biggest issue on defense was not matching up in transition and giving up too many looks on 3's. Guys aren't playing close enough on Garcia, Harden, and Parsons when they have the ball or they're diving down to help on Brooks or Beverly and leaving the shooters wide open. That's killing them right now. The team did this in the first 3 games and got away with it because the offense wasn't sputtering as bad as it is now and Houston is actually hitting those shots. He could've gone to a zone look but I doubt it would've made much difference. The team didn't look focused last night and might've thought they were just going to come home and roll.
1 year, 11 months ago on Thursday Bolts – 5.2.13
@BallSoHard I'm no Brooks fan but Nick has been really bad this series. He isn't rebounding, is too small to guard Asik when he's on the floor, and isn't really finishing at the rim when he gets the ball. As much as I would like to see Perk sit, Nick playing more minutes probably isn't the instant cure that people might think it would be.
@[censored] Justin wants Jeff green back? I knew he really liked him this whole time.
2 years, 2 months ago on Thunder vs. Lakers: Pregame Primer
@justin_mia Even funnier if it's because Brooks priced himself out of coaching this team.
2 years, 9 months ago on Report: Thunder offer Scott Brooks four-year deal
@OBoymuzik Or make me say I love Royce lol.
2 years, 10 months ago on A moment in the making: OKC wins in six over the Spurs, 107-99
Yo Scott Brooks, point one of those middle fingers at me. I doubted you since the start of the season and got Royce so mad he was this close to blocking me on twitter. Credit and props to Royce to being better than that and big time kudos for making me look the fool by coming up big time when it counted. You've earned an extension and big apologies from your doubters including me.
Oh man I've bashed Brooks from season start till now but holy crap. I've been a sonics/thunder fan since they lost to the suns in the WCF and wow I love this team. All heart and never say die. I thought last year would be the last straw but nope this year has been a great ride. 4 more!!!!
2 years, 10 months ago on The Thunder advance to the 2012 NBA Finals
Just when you thought Russ was giving his critics nothing to harp on, this game happens. He should not have been handling the ball after the first couple of turnovers. This should have been a repeat of game 4 from the mavs series with James the primary ball handler. Or have kd bring the ball up. He almost single handedly blew the game. It's like you have to protect Russ from himself sometimes and the last six minutes was one of those times. Thankfully we won but there is still a meltdown habit that hasn't gone away completely yet.
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer
This commericial is awesome. Can't stop watching KD posterize Bynum. Just great. Still get pleasantly surprised when I see the Spurs BIG commercial though because of Mobb Deep playing in the background.
2 years, 10 months ago on Video: The Thunder are BIG
Harden should've had the ball in his hands more in the last six minutes. Russ played out of control and made some really bad decisions. On the bright side it only took 7 quarters of basketball for brooks to realize perk has no business on the floor. Totally agree with Royce that the game was lost when that craptastic lineup of harden, cook, nazr, fisher, and nick was out there way too long.
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Game 2 Pregame Primer
@tydude So that basically means Perk is going to get minutes no matter what if Duncan is on the floor. The offense becoming stagnant in the fourth was the biggest problem but Perkins was atrocious last night. I thought this was the series where he would be used less.
2 years, 10 months ago on Monday Bolts – 5.28.12
It was funny/sad to see Perk get smoked badly the few times he tried to front Duncan like he was Bynum. The Spurs weren't bothered by it and just lobbed it over Perkins. Can't believe the lakers were too dumb and impatient to not do the same thing.
@justin_mia As in he derseves more cause he played bad or surprised because that's the fall back narrative when they lose in the playoffs?
Usually you don't get much from those inside trax segments but Pop's at the end of the third was insightful towards the end of this game. He tells his team to start driving hard to the rim (they scored most of their points In the fourth in the paint or at the line) and to play nasty (which was code Jackson to start grabbing and holding kd). Was hard to watch the defense get beat by easy baskets after playing so good for three quarters and watching durant struggle against Jackson like he was MWP/tony Allen. 14 seconds wasted off each possession just trying to get kd the ball at his spots. Then it doesn't happen and Russ has to take some bad shot. If we wanted him to have the ball so badly on each possession why not have bring the ball up court a few times?
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder miss a big opportunity dropping Game 1 101-98
LVP's of the game are harden and Perkins. James got exposed for the bad defender he is and Perkins was his usually anybody but the lakers crappy self.
2 years, 10 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Game 1 Pregame Primer
Another year, same kind of late game collapse. This coaching staff is garbage.
This what happens when close games involving pop and brooks happen. Adjustments get made on one end and aren't made on the other. They're the worst pnr defending team in the league yet it's been nothing but waiting to iso kd most of the fourth quarter. What a joke.
@Tequila or Failure I'm down with them getting two in SA. Just think realistically it's going to be hard just to get one. Don't mind one bit if the team proves me wrong though.
You gotta believe. Get the split, and come back home and take two. Beat the spurs, go thunder.
@justin_mia The lineup of Fisher, Cook, Nazr, Harden, and I think it was Nick will get killed out there. Please don't put that lineup out there Brooks like you did against the Lakers. That was painful to watch.
2 years, 10 months ago on Durant and Westbrook named to All-NBA teams
@justin_mia I think because he doesn't make contact with MWP is why it wasn't called. Definitely a moving screen though.
2 years, 11 months ago on Video: The Thunder's game-saving 9-0 run
If super small ball didn't involve Fisher being on the court as much as he was then I'd be for doing it. Then again maybe that's why we got killed on the boards in the first place. Can kd please have a good shooting night so I don't have to hear somebody say well he won't keep shooting that bad. Seems like that has been said too often the last couple of weeks in big games.
2 years, 11 months ago on Mavericks vs. Thunder: Game 2 Pregame Primer
@justin_mia @TaoMaas It's funny that you say that Serge sucks at screening when Pruiti says he'd rather have him set screens for Durant/Westbrook than Perk. I'm sure it has to do with Ibaka being more of an offensive threat on a pnr rather than how they each set the screen.
2 years, 12 months ago on Monday Bolts - 4.23.12
Why do people keep saying well the shots just weren't going in? The problem was the kind of looks/shots they took in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Too many times KD or Russ had to jack up a bad shot because either a play was developing too slow or not at all. This game was definitely a flashback to the playoff series against Dallas last year. I know the guys got frustrated by the non calls when they did drive to the basket but only James continued to take it to the rim. What makes things worse is being in L.A. and having to hear how the Clippers played lock down defense. They're a bad defensive team and the Thunder makes it look like Thibodeau coaches them. Ugh....
3 years ago on 3-on-3: Panic at the Peake?
It's stupid to say but I sure hope this team has checked out and is just waiting for the playoffs. Otherwise this team is toast.
3 years ago on Thunder at Clippers: Pregame Primer
To all of the brooks supporters, you guys are crazy. He's a bum. Where the hell is ibaka? What a joke.
Durant is getting owned by Caron butler. Geez
Brooks is such a bad coach when it comes to knowing to take a timeout. 4 straight bad possessions and he just looks clueless. Always waits until a lead is just about gone.
Durant shot like crap but Russ played much worse. He was out of control, took long shots early in the clock (what's new) and was non existent on defense.
3 years ago on Clippers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
How do you not trap Chris Paul on the clippers last possession? You want the ball out of his hands and he's their only clutch player. You saw Blake pass to Kenyon Martin like he was afraid to take a shot that late on the game. And if you can't put you all star point guard on the opposing all star guard then you should stop saying he's a good defender. Russ is average at best on d and I think that's being kind.
This team is really annoying me right now. Making me thankful that baseball has started to distract me from their crappy play.
3 years ago on Raptors vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
@IdiotBayless I wish we had traded for Augustin instead.
@alvarex The team is still giving up offensive rebounds when he's on the bench so what's the difference? At least serge gets offensive boards to make up for it.
3 years ago on Thunder drop their third straight, 103-98 to the Pacers
I was drunk when I tweeted after the kings loss that I hoped presti saw that brooks couldn't/wouldn't lead this team to a title. Got a lot of crap for it and have some what regretted it. Then brooks pulls dumb stuff like playing fisher 27 minutes and then I think sadly I'll probably end up being right.
@justin_mia Yeah I guess if you believe that veteran leadership some how puts points on the scoreboard. Seriously brooks doesn't get enough flak for stupid decisions like this. Yeah we get it serge doesn't always play smart on the defensive end. He's still a way better option than nazr and freaking fisher.
3 years ago on Thunder at Pacers: Pregame Primer
The prophecy that adding fisher would be bad because brooks would play him way too much has come true. It would make no sense to keep harden and ibaka if brooks is also kept around.
So brooks sticks with small ball too long against Miami when we had the size advantage and tonight didn't go small fast enough when Indiana was too big? Presti get on the phone with Orlando and see if we can do a coach swap. Howard gets a coach that will stay positive no matter what and okc gets a coach that can say more than rebound with your hearts.
@justin_mia It also seemed like a bad shot because he treated it like it was a catch and shoot scenario. He had beat Lebron to get the ball off the inbounds and he could've driven to the basket or pumped faked knowing lebron was behind him. That shot was just rushed.
3 years ago on 16 thoughts from the Heat-Thunder game
Nobosy came to play tonight. Kd looks like he's just trying to hit the rim when drives to the basket. The d has been atrocious so far.
3 years ago on Thunder at Lakers: Pregame Primer
@SammyThunderer @OBoymuzik To a contender that has some cap space. He's not taking the vet's minimum to sign with a contender. I don't think Miami will be able to afford to sign him.
3 years ago on Video: Kevin Durant on Jimmy Kimmel
Who's the person who posts the rotoworld blurbs? Gotta post tonight's blurbs. Pretty insightful again and funny too.
3 years ago on Survive and advance: OKC outlasts the Wolves 149-140 in 2OT
So brooks got a taste of his own medicine when the cavs went small ball huh? What happened to taking serge out when the matchups aren't in his favor? Cavs basically have no center yet Perkins is left out there to guard guys faster and more athletic than him. Sad that a fantasy sports site like rotoworld even thinks brooks is pretty clueless when it comes to when to use serge/perk and when not to.
3 years, 1 month ago on Cavs snap OKC's 14-game home streak, 96-90
What is this team's obsession with shooting threes? They miss too many to keep shooting them.
3 years, 1 month ago on Cavaliers vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
@SammyThunderer Wouldn't be surprising since Presti is pretty secretive and doesn't like giving away any hint of what moves he might make.
@justin_mia James is the only one who remembers to drive to the basket in the last few minutes. Kd and Russ see down by four must mean its time to shoot 3s. Harden should initiate the offense more down the stretch.
3 years, 1 month ago on Thunder at Hawks: Pregame Primer
Deserve to lose this game.