Thunder fan from SW Oklahoma. Fellow blog writer, but don't get paid for it.
@KindaScottish @AlexR44 @ThunderChick2010 Okay
23 hours, 3 minutes ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank
@KindaScottish @ThunderChick2010 Serge Ibaka out 4-6 weeks after injuring his calf while dancing in paradise.
23 hours, 4 minutes ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank
@GlendaGonzales @AlexR44 Wow, really?
1 day, 3 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank
Do you remember last season when the Spurs started like 1-10 against the league's top 3 teams (Thunder, Heat, Pacers)?
I wonder if we can get an injured-player exception?
Russ, Reggie, Dre, Perry, Ibaka
So, the depth chart goes:
PG - Russ
SG - Dre
SF - Perry
PF - Ibaka
C - Perk
PG - Telfair
SG - Reggie
SF - Lamb
PF - Collison
C - Adams
11th man - Lance Thomas
Damn, that's thin.
I think you almost have to start Reggie and stagger the rotations from there. But, then again, it's Brooks. He ain't starting Reggie.
@GREENE1148 @AlexR44 Really???? Every mock I see has him going Top 3.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Kevin Durant No. 8 in #NBArank
@FallenOSIRIS It's been rough. Hopefully there's a payoff at the end of the season.
@RRRWHOAAAA "I need an old priest and a young priest"
@Sustainable Parameters I'm in a monogamous relationship. Not having to worry about STD's is one of the many benefits of being in one.
1 day, 4 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 10.24.14
@d21 Depending on how he passes the ball, he could be a 5x5 machine.
2 days ago on The Side Part: Interesting
@_justin @AlexR44 @Jooseppi I do factor team success into this list. Those players near the top not only succeeded, but also succeeded in meaningful games throughout the season and in the playoffs. And I also factor in possible success for this season.
Is it a perfect criteria? Of course not. But it does factor in in my book. As far as putting Blake AND Davis ahead of Love: I think Blake is a better player overall than Love. Is Love more skilled? Yes, but I think Blake puts more pressure on the defense. As far as Davis: I think he makes a leap this season and goes into the 22 points/11 boards/2.5 blocks stratosphere, while also being a mid-range killer (a la Serge). Which, would make him a more complete player as compared to Love. In the end, though, with Love in Cleveland, he could definitely be near the top of the PF list come next season.
Do I have the numbers to back all this up? No. That's not how I watch basketball. Do metrics tell a part of the story? Yes. Do they tell the entire story? No.
Top 10 lists are opinions meant to inspire conversation. There is no right or wrong answer in my opinion. I just enjoy the conversation and was looking for your guys' lists.
@Jooseppi @AlexR44 @_justin Yeah, the Davis thing
@Jooseppi @AlexR44 @_justin I know he doesn't subscribe to the Love > KD analogy. I just don't see how Love is that much better than Blake.
@Jooseppi @AlexR44 @_justin I don't know. I just made a list of 10 players and no one else has put up their list.
@_justin @AlexR44 It seems that's the only metric you use. So, then Love > KD?
@_justin @AlexR44 Let me ask you this, This list - is it top 10 from last season or top 10 for this upcoming season?
@_justin @AlexR44 We had a questionable bench at times and still pulled out a ton of close games.
@_justin @AlexR44 What are Love's shortcomings?
What would your list look like @_justin ?
@_justin @AlexR44 Well, then, I must be arguing with an astute basketball savant.
@_justin @AlexR44 No, I don't have my Basketball Reference app pulled up.
2 days, 1 hour ago on The Side Part: Interesting
@_justin @AlexR44 Davis offers more as a player. Love is more one-dimensional.
@_justin @AlexR44 That tends to happen when Brian Roberts and Tyreke Evans are anchoring your backcourt.
@_justin @AlexR44 Which means they should have improved defensively.
@_justin @AlexR44 @El Prez @d21 It's a fact
@_justin @El Prez @d21 @AlexR44 Mostly get injured
@d21 @El Prez @_justin @AlexR44 Putting the defensive onus of one player in comparison to his team is not a good standard. Case in point, Howard last season with the Rockets.
@_justin @El Prez @AlexR44 2 years in versus 8 years in.
@_justin @AlexR44 @d21 urrmmm
@GREENE1148 @AlexR44 @d21 Lost in Tags-lation
@GREENE1148 @AlexR44 @d21 Damn tags.
@GREENE1148 @AlexR44 @d21 I wasn't talking to you Greeny. I was talking to John Schuhmann.
@d21 @AlexR44 @_justin I'll keep saying that Love is a "bad team superstar" until he proves me otherwise.
@GREENE1148 @d21 But, defense wins championships
@cemitten @duhsweetness Interesting. Do you see injuries derailing Dallas and Memphis?
@Tvaddic I guess they are one in the same, right?
@_justin @AlexR44 Nah. Blake grew leaps and bounds last season, especially when Paul was out with the separated shoulder.
So how do you see the Top 10 shaking out on the 2014 NBA Player Rankings?
6. Anthony Davis
7. James Harden
8. Dwight Howard
9. Kevin Love
10. Paul George
@SeinfeldOKC Are you texting with your toes?
2 days, 3 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting
@d21 Awesome deal for the double double machine.
@d21 1. Delonte West.
Let's present Jeremy to Gloria James.
@Tvaddic #TankSoHard Philly
2 days, 4 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting
@L0rv @Perk has a lot of value Pleiss - 60/40 he comes over
Abrines - 20/80 he doesn't come over
2 days, 5 hours ago on The Side Part: Interesting
@Perk has a lot of value The cupboards are full.
@Jooseppi @AlexR44 @Thunder S They had him for longer than we did. Plus, Thibideau is basically Ron Adams' son.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Lessons from preseason
@Thunder S Do we have Ron Adams on our bench?
@SexyWatt @AlexR44 @ThunderChick2010 Sadly, New Orleans and Phoenix will be window shopping come April.