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@Treviedo If Butler starts....I can't finish this sentence. No. Just no.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow
@Bryson Huestis is 14
@kevindurant35 This. And the two seasons where he played starters minutes (~30 per game), he was really productive. Perfect 3rd/4th option on offense.
Sweet, maybe he can teach Roberson how to shoot while he's here. That's some nice form.
@L0rv @okcjim Lamb just shot 17% on 3's.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.9.14
@okcjim only 10% better from the field and 2X the % from arc as Lamb. Plus he tries to play defense and rebounds. He's our starting 2.
@d21 @Lost Ones which one does a better matador impersonation on D?
@[weed wolf faction] @BangBangThunder I think it's more likely he starts at PF alongside Adams when we can't afford to pay Ibaka after extending Westy/Durant past '16/'17.
@thelaughingwiseman @stonecoldsteveadams Boogie is a center, Serge is our 4. That trade changes more than just apple to apple dynamics.
@mattchant so basically we can expect Brooks to give him 20 minutes/night then. Great.
@[weed wolf faction] @mattchant @grindstone @Julius F Wrek Neither was Perry.
@Julius F Wrek thanks. Haven't been watching the feeds. If he doesn't defend, he doesn't bring much to the table. Yet I find it funny how we get outscored so much when he plays. Must be doing something.
Huestis +1, everyone else with double digit minutes is -10 at least. Is the narrative still that he sucks or nah?
@Legendary_Dork you spelled rebounds wrong.
@Daily Complain @d21 He's outrebounding Mitch in this game. 1 combined in 17 minutes though, wtf?
@Legendary_Dork @[weed wolf faction] That's not it. The kid is still learning to play hoops. He's the youngest guy on this Summer League squad and he's probably been playing ball for less than 1/2 the time of the rest of them. When he puts it together mentally, watch out.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Side Part: Westbrook Frames
So KD moving back to the 2 and McGary our new 3 or what? #notserious #okmaybealittle
Through 2 very ugly games, sorted by the overly simplistic yet ultimately effective in winning actual real live basketball basketball games +/1 metric...something tells me we should get used to seeing a lot of Roberson and Huestis playing no 3 and D minutes at the two guard slot. Still hopeful that Josh's shot starts to fall, his form says he can shoot, but that's different than making shots in live action.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Summer Thoughts: Grizzlies 84, Thunder 63
@Hustle_Westbrook It's almost like keeping the other team from scoring works just as well as scoring points. I mean, if you want to outscore the other team and win. Not that fun to watch judging from DT comment threads.
@Oboy @grindstone @Julius F Wrek MIA doubling him above the arc and just taking the ball away possession after possession is forever seared into my cerebral cortex.
@Julius F Wrek @Oboy Kind of like Harden in the finals against Miami.
Thunder outscored by 7 in 17:47 with Semaj running the point. Then they go -9 in the 2 minutes 13 seconds tht Nolan Smith subs for him.
Huestis, Adams, Roberson and Semaj a combined -7. Everyone else is at least -8 or worse on their own. Ugly.
@Watson I was responding to @Keith00 asking about contentders in the East. If MIA loses Bron and Bosh (feels likely at this point), I like TOR coming out. Especially if DeRozen gets a 3 ball.
@Keith00 @Watson Toronto is ascending.
@championFOUR that Huestis putback dunk tho. Quick explosion, no wonder Presti praised his athleticism.
R@_patrickshannon whomever is open after KD, Russell and Pau would be the 4th option
3 months ago on How to get Pau Gasol and still pay him some
If we give Pau the MLE, what cash does that leave leftover to go after Miller?
3 months ago on Report: Thunder are ‘frontrunners’ for Pau Gasol
@Traitor @TempBoy Brandon In fairness, Fisher was a proven shooter. Thank you NY Knicks, for removing that option.
3 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.2.14
@okcjim It's definitely the weakest position in the NBA in terms of quality depth. I guess if we need to have a hole in our starting 5, might as well be 2 guard, there's only a handful of teams trotting one out who will be +EV every night. /half full
@Legendary_Dork Is there evidence we're pursuing anyone? Serious question.
Check out @TaupouTatau's Tweet: https://twitter.com/TaupouTatau/status/484112981047775232
Adams with some new ink... sorry if repost, can't scroll 3k comments on phone.
3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.1.14
@d21 think we could hide that with the length we have at the rim to play him 26-28 minutes backing up Russ and Jackson?
Grevis Vasquez has 4.7M qualifying offer. He's 6'6. 27 years old and a year removed from averaging 13-9-4 as a 33 minute per game starter. He shot .377 from the arc on 289 attempts in new roles with Sactown and Toronto where he wasn't on the ball much. His defensive numbers don't pop but I've heard scouts praise his solid man to man D. He also played high school ball with KD. Can we just make this happen already and move on?
@UnfortunatelyOptimistic 1 It's pretty clear if you listen to what Presti says, they're committed to building a Spurs like franchise. That's all about building through the draft and not trying to get guys other teams don't want via FA. It's hard being this close the last 4 years and coming up empty but it's easy to forget Durant and Westy are still younger than Jordan was when he won his first title. I'd settle for a slow build up and a long domination if the long domination involved 6 titles in 8 years. And no Durant playing minor league baseball as punishment for his gambling problem.
@thunder doge much Thunder. So love. Wow.
3 months ago on Thunder free agency primer
DT's server is going to melt if we live blog every minute that goes by that we don't sign someone.
@Thunder_Blue @ThunderMoneyBall They're so bad you have to look hard to find Harden's matador defensive stylings.
Does FA kick off at midnight EST or PST?
Edit: Not that it probably matters for us....
@Crow he was good at all of those in college, no idea how well that'll translate to speed of NBA game.
3 months ago on Draft Recap: Thunder go big and then unknown, again
@Lasch Really hard to say, it feels like there's a lot of roster shakeup yet to come, either via FA or trades. Perkins goes elsewhere or Nick is slow to recover, McGary probably gets minutes.
@[justin] @grindstone @Bryson @d21 Chard Ford, Draft Express, some other BB bloggers of less repute. Search twitter for McGary and it's all there.
@CanadianThunderFan Adams-like screens with a softer touch around the rim? I'm in.
@mattchant 2nd worst scoring game, 4th worst rebounding game, worst FG% game. Spin it how you want, he got shut down. Only the OKSU game comes close for lack of production.
@Bryson @d21 @[justin] multiple sources have Charlotte trying to trade up to 22 to get him, as well as him going to Phoenix or HOU shortly thereafter. He might not be the guy Presti thinks he is but I doubt we get a chance to see if we waited.
You know who doesn't think Huestis sucks? Some kid named Wiggins who just went #1 overall.
34 minutes, 1-6 FG, 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the biggest game of his career (to date).
Huestis played 39 minutes and guarded him almost exclusively. It's almost like Presti can recognize basketball players or something.
@Jax Raging Bile Duct @grindstone he's a 3 in the pros. I meant interior passer. Totally agree tho, I'd love this draft if we had got MM and Anderson.
3 months ago on Friday Bolts – 6.27.14
@Jax Raging Bile Duct Best passing big man in the draft. The team with the best passing big man just won an NBA title. K?
@KD4theWin @f5alcon @grindstone Not necessarily. How many 6'6 to 6'8 guys do the Spurs run for extended minutes in some of their lineups. 3, sometimes 4. Their legit 10 deep depth chart killed us and Miami. Well, depth and being the best passing team since the 80's era Lakers & Celtics. And they just added another one in Anderson. Sigh.
3 months ago on Thunder select Mitch McGary with the 21st pick