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@Perk has a lot of value No official annoucement today. I'd keep asking this every day for the next 700 days. I think it will pay off eventually.
19 hours, 42 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
Id rather be like the Spurs and contend for titles (and hopefully win our fair share) for 10-15 years.
19 hours, 51 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.31.14
My hope is that the media annoys KD so much that he signs an extension with OKC on the first possible day just to shut those jack asses up.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Durant applauds LeBron’s decision, talks his own
@Dominator To be fair, Heustis will be the very first player who would be stashed domestically. Probably a fair assumption from them that he would be on the team when he was signed in the first round.
@[weed wolf faction] @DVoegeli The media gives him an incentive for re-sign early. They may be doing us a favor. He may re-sign at max money early just to shut these idiots up.
1 day, 18 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.30.14
@L0rv @Zach99 Could work I guess. We have all seen those games when the bad team makes everything and the good team takes a lot of outside shots that don't fall.
This US team has really good shooting overall though. A few years ago, team USA's biggest weakness was its shooting, but they have definately fixed that recently.
I think it is not a good gamble at all.
1 day, 21 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America
The problem with zone defense is you almost have to give something up. If you want to protect the paint, you have to pack the zone inside and leave yourself open on the perimeter.
If you want to guard the perimeter, you have to stretch the zone. This leaves big gaps in the defense that are begging to be attacked.
I just don't see it as being useful against a team with shooters who can also attack the basket. USA has that in abundance with KD, Harden, Curry, Kyrie.
A bad team might try the pack it in strategy and just hope that the US shooters have a bad day, but I really don't see this as a long term strategy for success.
@L0rv Tough to play a box and 1 when you are dealing with shooters like Curry, Korver, Thompson and Harden at the other spots.
Just having a couple of those guys on the floor would stretch that zone so much.
@Marko (Lacoste baby) @D@nny Good thing he missed... that dunk might have destroyed the world...
3 days, 20 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Captain KD
@BangBangThunder @Zach99 @exclamatory remark That would put us over the tax.... cheap, cheap, cheap
3 days, 21 hours ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Captain KD
@BangBangThunder @exclamatory remark Then Presti invents a time machine and brings back prime Jordan and signs him at the vet minimum.
@[weed wolf faction] @Zach99 @Russ is better than KD I meant the aesthetics of his shot. It got broke somewhere along the line.
1 week ago on The Side Part: Russell Westbrook likes clothes
@[weed wolf faction] @Russ is better than KD His shot was not hideous in college. Somehow became hideous in the NBA. A little sad.
@Pancakes and Blouses @Lost Ones Seems simple to me. They like his potential. They want him to develop. They want to be a big part directly in his development. They don't want him on the 15 man roster yet.
They get all of that in this deal.
1 week ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.24.14
1 week, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.23.14
@_patrickshannon OKC could have won a title in any of the last 4 seasons. Things just have to fall their way.
This year is no different in my mind.
Winning an NBA championship is hard.
1 week, 1 day ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14
@harmlesslyfatal http://westbrookframes.com/ @The McAdams Bros This is crazy talk... most teams start their best players and just stagger rotations a bit.
Can just start Reggie then pull him after 7 minutes or so. Russ plays whole first quarter. Reggie gets a five minute breather in the first and comes back to start the second and still lead the bench mob.
Starting Reggie and still having a good scorer with the bench is not even challenging. This argument is silly.
1 week, 2 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.22.14
@Jooseppi You really don't know who was looking at the guy. Maybe there was competition for his services.
I look at the Telfair signing as a no risk gamble. Is the guy finally healthy and in a position where he can play a little? Great. Put him in there for a few minutes a game.
If he can't play, he is what Royal Ivey was a couple of years ago at the vet minimum.
This obsession with this signing is very strange from some of you all.
1 week, 3 days ago on The very important golden patch controversy
@UnfortunatelyOptimistic The Wizards could put 5 dudes from the Y on the court and we would find a way to lose in Washington. It is our destiny.
1 week, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 7.21.14
@shiki @OBoy (LaFamilia) We are pretty tight on roster spots too.
1 week, 5 days ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Baby Shaq
@ Luke @shiki @Zach99 You are taking our best defender and replacing him with a minus defender. We would have zero proven rim protection on this team.
Pretty tough to have a solid defense with no one to protect the paint. No thanks from me.
@ Luke @shiki @Zach99 Teams with all offense and no defense don't win championships very often though. There has to be a balance.
I would stick with Ibaka. The guy is a great player and a perfect fit for this team.
@mattchant @Zach99 @ Luke Ibaka is a pretty darn good offensive player in his own right and a decent rebounder too. He is also cheaper.
It would be interesting to see what Love's numbers look like playing with 2 other high usage players and playing with strong rebounders at virtually every position around him.
@ Luke I would not even consider it.... did you see our defense in the first two games of the Spurs series without Serge?
@DanielLawler Id offer Adams, Reggie and a first round pick. They'd probably say no, but it is similar to other offers they are getting in my opinion.
No chance I would trade Ibaka. He is the heart and soul of our defense.
@ Luke @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] He would get it. He would be worth it if he could show that he could play center realiably.
2 weeks ago on Anthony Morrow: ‘Whatever my role is, I’m ready to embrace it’
@OKC035 It is just not fair to compare other players to KD or LeBron in my mind. Those dudes are on one level, the rest of the league is a tier at least below.
@Tvaddic It's not like switching these guys onto him was part of a total team effort designed for the sole reason of stopping the best scorer on the planet.
Those dudes sure did a great job too. Held him to 30ppg on 46% shooting. Scrub line there for sure.
@CanadianThunderFan @Zach99 @DanielLawler KD is efficient because hs is the best offensive basketball player in the world...
That is all in my mind. Other teams gear their offenses around players and they don't produce at the same level as KD.
@DanielLawler He is also the COMPLETE focal point of EVERY defense we play against...
This argument is insane.
You cannot compare Russ to KD seriously. He is a transcendent talent in this league. Every defense gears up to stop him every night and he still does his business effeciently every night.
There is only one fair comparison for KD and the is LeBron James. Everyone else is not in the discussion.
@_patrickshannon @[weed wolf faction] You are insane...Russ shot 42% in the playoffs KD shot 46%
I have no idea what you are drinking
You all talk like KD played poorly... he averaged 30-9-4 for the playoffs on better efficiency than Russ.
That shows you how insanely good this gut is. People criticize numbers like that.
@_patrickshannon @DanielLawler Anyone who would not take LBJ and KD 1 and 2 is insane...
Those guys are consistently brilliant.... every damn game they are brilliant. They are on another planet complared to the rest of the league
@thelaughingwiseman Could either of those teams make the Eastern conference finals last year? I think maybe so.
@mattchant @Zach99 @anonymous12345 @Durantacula I don;t think that package is far off from the offers I am hearing from the Bulls and the Warriors.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.16.14
@anonymous12345 @Zach99 @Durantacula We would not do it then. Ibaka is too important to our defense.
Can't hurt to ask though!
@Durantacula I'd still wonder if the Wolves would be interested in Reggie and Adams with Perk to match salaries for K-Love.
Can you imagine the floor spacing of a line-up with Russ KD Love and Ibaka in it? And the rebounding...
@L0rv @D@vid The walrus conversations will definately be smarter and have more value.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on City Planning: The Thunder and their free agency flaws
@Smart4ROY[bmuelle23] There was contact. KD sold it for sure, but there was contact.
@sammasaaron @Smart4ROY[bmuelle23] We are running out of floppers here in OKC. No more Harden, no more Martin, no more Fisher.
Blake would fix that right up!
KD loves DC so much he went to Georgetown for college, right?
Wait a minute....
@ThunderWins @Zach99 @Hustle Westbrook Morrow Faction @Perk-Punt Oh I agree, it takes two to tango. The Bucks want to get rid of him, but do they want Perk? Probably not.
It does save them money in the long term though.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on City Planning: The Thunder and their free agency flaws
@Old Man Game It is a little ridiculous. I saw someone say they would not trade for Kevin Love if the package included Steven Adams...
@Hustle Westbrook Morrow Faction @ThunderWins @Zach99 @Perk-Punt The only option to get him is to trade Perk... the salaries match. They play the same position.
@ThunderWins @Zach99 @Perk-Punt He is only 27 and shoots 45% from the field and 37% from 3 for his career. He has been successful for significant stretches in the NBA in his career already.
This is a buy low opportunity. You are taking a chance for sure and I would make the physical as exhaustive as possible to make sure there are no physical reasons for his poor season last year.
Milwaukee was a dumpster fire last year. I am pretty sure they spent a large portion of the season with a very small number of actual NBA players in games. I would look to give him a shot in a better environment
@ThunderWins @Perk-Punt You can't buy low on someone who everyone knows is good. Sometimes you have to roll the dice.
Is he healthy? If yes, I'd take the chance that a new start in a much better environment might bring him back to his old form.
@Perk-Punt I seriously could not disagree with the original comment more...
Lamb is not a brilliantly creative offensive player. He is much better playing with players who are. KD, Russ and Reggie are the only creative players on this team. The more of them he plays with, the more open shots he gets, the easier driving lanes he has. Everything is easier when you play with players that can create.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 7.14.14
Checking the Hoopshype rumor page is pretty painful right now. Eddie Johnson has a video on the top big threes in the NBA.
Has Indy, Cleveland, Memphis, LA Clipps and San Antonio as his top 3 big threes.
This is insane to me. Am I just a homer in thinking that 30 out of 30 GMS in the league, when given the choice of picking 3 players off one team to start their franchise, would pick KD, Russ and Serge?
2 weeks, 4 days ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
Already in love with watching Morrow shoot. That release is a thing of beauty.
Read somewhere that he has a bit of a post up game too. 1.17 points per possession in the post, mostly on fade away jumpers. Not bad at all.
Looking forward to seeing what he can do. Does he have any chance to start or he going to continue to be the instant offense guy he has always been off the bench?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
@[weed wolf faction] @Zach99 49% true shooting last year.....
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow
@[weed wolf faction] He can't shoot and seems like a candidate for Brooks to grossly overplay.
No thanks for me.