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@_justin @TempBoy Brandon I am assuming this opinion is based on highly advanced verifiable metrics, given the massive amount of time this roster has played together at full health.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Steven Adams on trash talking
@_justin @Obama Adams i love it when no one bites on you trolling... enjoy posting more shit ;)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs Bulls: Pregame Primer
@Old Man Game http://bbs.hupu.com/12069440.html
4 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 2.27.15
More of DT needs to be like this.
1 month ago on Thunder keep the party going against the Pacers, 105-92
@PJ's LAMB! New motto: We are The West
1 month ago on Thunder vs Nuggets: Pregame Primer
Even with KD out for a month or more aren't we still the 2nd or 3rd most talented team in the west?
1 month ago on Kevin Durant has foot procedure; re-evaluated in a week
@d21 (That's wassup) Based on the way Russ has come back from his "multiple surgeries", I am going to assume the team is good about using additional procedures as needed, to improve long term outcome. Might actually be the most appropriate medical route to maximize recovery in the long term.
1 month ago on Long live the Yung Hawg
@d_m_free all the more reason to give him one. just tell him before hand, so that he can help us ;)
1 month ago on Down To Dunk: Trade deadline bonanza
@_justin I like em all. THough hard to see novak and singler getting too many minutes.
1 month ago on Thunder vs Mavericks: Pregame Primer
@_justin but how much? and is he not a better fit off our bench?
1 month ago on Five quick thoughts on Deadline Day
@Chandler Bing(GIVE US PERK BACK FACTION) @niimits Yeah but if you don't count the picks, we gave up next to nothing. Which is all my point was.
@Chandler Bing(GIVE US PERK BACK FACTION) @niimits @FunakiEjectsAnother [#PissOffWaiters] Yeah, to the Jazz. I am not gonna assume he doesn't wanna be here until I hear something like that.
I am sure detroit isn't thinking reggie gonna bail on them, just because he requested a trade here.
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#PissOffWaiters] @niimits You mean the guy who requested a trade? What did we want instead? chain him to the bench, cuz no way he plays for us if we force him to stay/\.
Why are we crying over giving up first round picks, when no one is counting the two picks, heat gave up for dragic?
@_justin well i guess except the perk part, I always thought perk had a place here, just not for 9 mil
@_justin If this isn't sarcastic, I have to agree with every point made here. Don't understand the hate on the trade at all.
@Thunder_Blue Good thing we don't need credit to make playoffs, just the wins.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer
@_justin Did you only just catch on to that? I don't think we are gonna trade for a pick because we have huestis coming in on a rookie contract next year, but yeah reggie is likely gonna be traded.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Thunder vs Knicks: Pregame Primer
@kd35trey+1 MVP MVP MVP
2 months ago on Thunder vs Timberwolves: Pregame Primer
Russ isn't exactly taking bad shots, too bad they are not falling, but really we have all seen him make these exact shots before.
2 months ago on Thunder vs Cavs: Pregame Primer
@_justin My problem with this argument is that given the sheer number of confounding factors, when a player switches a team, its hard to find any inferential value in such data. Especially, with the low sample size for a second year player.
2 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.20.15
@_justin @niimits source? for all i know they want MJ to come back and play, but that would just be a ridiculous claim without a source.
2 months, 1 week ago on Report: Thunder progressing on trade for Brook Lopez
@_justin is there any report suggesting this or are you just pushing a narrative as usual?
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] I do that trade in a heartbeat.
Its simple. You start Lebron with all bench players. And bring KD, ALONG WITH Russ and Serge off the bench. This way you stay withing the contract, but you are not black-balling KD to the bench. So no reason for him to be pissed off. Lastly, you make sure to give KD more PT than Lebron.
Lebron, gets to start over KD, but no one can say KD was benched, if Russ and Serge went with him. win win
2 months, 1 week ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.13.14
@DTVoyagin' We've known that for three years now. But he kept getting a pass due to untimely injuries. But after watching the Warriors this season, it's apparent that coaching can completely change the culture of a team. We need to go find our Steve Kerr, but yeah I guess the actual decision comes down to, who is available to fill the position.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Waiting game
@rednuht @ThePorkChopExpress Of course they are. It's like saying the students are just as implicit in being rowdy and distracting in a classroom setting as the teacher. That's the whole point, a better coach will manage the team better and get them to play team ball the way they should. That's precisely the quality brooks is lacking.
NBA is very talent driven, you don't even really need a coach with the talent we have. But it's becoming more and more apparent that you can't win it all on talent alone. In fact I can't think of any team that has won a ring in the last 20 years that didn't have a good Xs and Os coach.
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @niimits @qrex because he can't control freethrow attempts. I'm sure he's not gonna go 0% from the 3. So deceiving nonetheless.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Jazz: Pregame Primer
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @qrex he is 6/13 thats so deceiving to post.
@_justin @Legendary_Dork @Marko (Lacoste baby) you are right, fans have no right to complain about bad reffing. how dare they.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs Wizards: Pregame Primer
@El Prez @Mother Teresa @_justin @Chandler Bing.
As with his pull-up elbow jumper three years ago, I am inclined to say that this may simply be a matter of time. He has never had to carry a team in crunch time the way he has been trying to do this year. He has never been a great shooter, so that doesn't help his case, but other 'not-so-great' shooters have managed to excel at being clutch, so I am positive he can get there as well.
To me the spurs game was a great improvement over his usual pattern of starting hot and cooling down miserably. I thought he took a great step that day, he overcame a horrible start and led his team to a victory. Growing pains are a part of the process. As long as we make the playoffs, everyone will forget this. Meanwhile, If we are going to dissect every bad game he has, then I don't know what else to say.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Thunder vs Mavericks: Pregame Primer
@harmlesslyfatal [[RW0 4 MVP]] @MaChris Westbrook came back after our 1-2 start. Then we went on a tear through Christmas. So he was there for most of that 21-4 start record.
3 months ago on Thunder vs Spurs: Pregame Primer
@Legendary_Dork @niimits I am not saying he didn't flop, but running into a shooter could very well have been called. I am glad for the non call, just acknowledging that they could have called it.
That was a foul, but cancels the no call on Russ.
@mattchant @d21 Or a Kobe like trajectory.
@d21 Yes, but we started something like 5-5, the firt ten game westbrook was out, before he went on a tear. So, I would say give it some time.
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. LOL feel free to name call, as I wont bother responding to you anymore.
3 months ago on Thunder vs Blazers: Pregame Primer
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. You counting the clippers game as a full game? LOL
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. Oh you mean in the 2 games he's played without kd? Or you wanna go back to 2010, when we went 4-1 with KD out.
@kd35trey+1 @Chandler Bing. If you are only going to look at the last 2 losses, feel free to hate.
@kd35trey+1 @Chandler Bing. We are 7-3 since he's been back. If we keep that up, then he is up there.
@kd35trey+1 I imagine it was someone who isn't on KDs dick all day
We need a "He's Back!" headline for tomorrow.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Thunder vs Knicks: Pregame Primer
@FF_pickups I think to suggest that we have a zero percent chance of winning without Gasol is a bit of an exaggeration. Are the chances better with Gasol over Perkins? Maybe. But for all hi offensive prowess, Pau is not Mark and certainly not a top defensive player. While Perkins may have his shortcomings he is still our defensive anchor and we all know that offensively we are a pretty good team because of these two guys called Kevin and Russ, but we need to shore up our defense. Defense is all about effort and attitude and Perkins does bring that. Also, given that we have improved every year as a team, have lost to the eventual champs in every single playoffs since 2009-2010 (save for last year, due to Westbrook injury), and have had injuries to our "big 3" in the playoffs two years running, you ought to wait and see what we can do when healthy. For all the perceived disappointment this offseason, I can honestly say that we have actually improved. We have added more promising rookies, a solid 3 pt shooter and we also have a line up change to look forward to. Bank on the improvement of our young (under 25) guys and lets see what they bring come October, before we start making unfounded lamentation about how missing out on this or that free agent spells doom and gloom for us.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
@Bry Bry I said exactly thi a week ago:
Love to LA, Gasol to OKC and Randle + Perk + fillers to Minnesota.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.10.14
@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @niimits Fair enough. I was just basing this solely off of their breakdown with the Warriors.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – America Edition
@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @niimits They couldn't even get Klay Thompson, I thought no one wants to give them anything because Love is gonna walk anyways?
This may be completely ridiculous, but what would make this scenario work? I feel this could be a win-win for every team involved? If the Lakers, are able to snag another big name free agent off of the free agency this year they become instant contenders.
@ricky_roe @niimits That certainly goes without saying. I am not saying make him the scapegoat for the "failed" (assuming chip or bust) season, but just asking for legitimate reasons for why he isn't considered expendable by some? You only fire him if you can get a better coach of course, but there are decent coaches on the market, heck we are even in a good position to give Fish that offer (even Phil Jackson is after him).
10 months ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 6 Pregame Primer
Scott Brooks is almost as polarizing a figure to discuss on this board as Westbrook is everywhere. I don't usually play the blame Scott Brooks game, but I do wan't to sincerely ask one of the Brooks faithfuls, why they believe he shouldn't be fired? He was great at developing talent and I don't know if KD, Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden, Reggie develop as much as they did. But now that we are no longer in that development phase, what does he bring to the table? What makes him a better option than and Xs and Os coach? Certainly we are not going to get a Phil, Pop or Spoelstra/Riley level coach, but it would be nice to have some kind of an offensive system. The Spurs make the scrubs work because of a system, we certainly have players of that caliber on our bench, is it not worth a shot to try a coaching change to see if we can get some utility out of our bench? Why is Brooks considered untouchable by some? Sincere question.
New Coach (One can hope) and better bench. If not a new coach then presti needs a to pull a brad pitt from moneyball and get rid of all the "vets" a la fish and butler and force brooks' hand.