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Saw him sitting next to Fisher on the bench in the Vegas summer league
1 week, 4 days ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
Don't know if this has already been stressed but Fisher took Keefe with him to new York
@Daily Complain I like the kids length and determination but his is years away from being a consistant shooter. If you didnt like Sef, your going to hate this guy
1 week, 4 days ago on Thunder agree to deal with Anthony Morrow
@ChileToreado @Treviedo not if Telafair can play. Tough call on starting SG. Whomever it is has to play D and still hit open 3s. Who be that?
No way he starts IMO. I think they start Butler(if he is resigned-Jackson if not). now they have a shooter off the bench. Hopefully with Lamb, Jackson and Morrow they have enough offense on the second unit. Morrow can play small forward as well a SG on the second unit
@Turf is always Greener @Treviedo I guess I saw a lot of guys who can't shoot, shooting, and no real ball movement that produced anything.
1 week, 6 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.10.14
@nasama @chifro63 Yes, but in crunch time he looked over matched, slow...
This was probably the worst summer league team I have seen. Worst, their offense look just like the Thunders'.
I do like Mcgary though. He is a player.
I have been out of it for a while - what happened to the Thunders 3rd selection? He looked pretty good in summer league action.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on HeisenNick says to tread lightly
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Grading the Thunder’s preseason
@OBoy Tiger who?
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 8.2.13
@DXL @Dicharden Makes sense because the "young center" is never going to play for them and they are building a team to beat the Heat.
12 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Are we there yet?
@Legendary_Dork @Treviedo Great, just second...
12 months ago on Friday Bolts – 7.26.13
I feel like Durant.
@lmp5336 @[corporate shill] hahahhaah thanks , that was funny.
12 months ago on Bill Hader talks Thunder and the Harden trade
@ThunderWins @[corporate shill] Lamb is an elite NBA shooter. Whether he leverages that skill and improves on other things is a legit question but typically a player with at least one elite skill makes it in this league.
12 months ago on Report: Mike Miller picks the Grizzlies
@[corporate shill] I get that but doesn't say much about the Thunder if Miller chooses Grizzlies instead.
@mattchant I am surprised but not really impressed with Schroeder like i thought I would be
1 year ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.17.13
Adams is real tough to figure out. He looks real lurchy some times(mechanical and slow-minded) then he displays very good lateral movement, seems to use his length and size smartly(doesn't over jump and hack a lot) and has a pretty good jump hook from both sides.
Glad I am not a GM.
1 year ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.11.13
@DXL @TempBoy Brandon You nuts? Lamb is a superior NBA player to Liggins. NBA play team defenses - not individual
@[corporate shill] @Treviedo Can he trade the exceptions somehow for draft picks?
If we are not going to use the trade exemptions, why did they work so hard to get them in the first place?
@[corporate shill] @claeys so you think we are making a late run at him?
1 year ago on Five Thoughts: Thunder 74, Sixers 62
In latest scenario, Luke
Ridnour will end up in Milwaukee, with Wolves signing Corey Brewer and
sign-and-trading Kevin Martin from OKC
1 year ago on Luke Ridnour headed to OKC in sign-and-trade?
@eallen7 what time is the game?
1 year ago on Wednesday Bolts – 7.10.13
@[corporate shill] @TempBoy Brandon Agree, I really like the kid but he wont play if he cannot find a shot.
1 year ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.9.13
@DXL seems his lateral agility is pretty high
1 year ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: VI
@Lost Ones Have to say after watching a bunch of videos he looks pretty good for a guy who hasn't played much b ball.
@GREENE1148 @cfountain @Treviedo @MJOKC I thought an agent
@cfountain @Treviedo @MJOKC Not jim buss - I am from LA and know what he looks like.
@cfountain @MJOKC who is the guy talking to presti?
I think Roberson is a Thabo replacement in 2 years. Not as a starter - Thabo shouldn't be either.
1 year ago on Thunder draft recap: Wait and see
@Royce Young The kid from Syracuse
1 year ago on Draft Chat: Who should, and who will, the Thunder take?
if anyone thinks(including the players) that Presti is going to trade picks to get a bunch veterans, they really don't know Presti.
They didn't build that start of the art development center for nothing. He builds thru the draft - plain an simple. Longview.
@OBoy @Treviedo Yep, I could be under-estimating him...
1 year ago on Monday Bolts – 6.24.13
probably not a popular opinion but I donth think any of the big guys in this draft(that can play center) are any better than the tall dude we have now. Zeller and Olynck are way more skilled but I don't think they can play center much less guard their position(Forward) or get their shot off consistently. No way are they lottery talents.
Carter-Williams and Pope are guys that can play and maybe be starters one day.
I agree on MCW - best idea for the Thunder in this draft.
1 year, 1 month ago on Thursday Bolts – 6.20.13
@f5alcon @Treviedo agree - so why use the pick? trade for another down the line.
1 year, 1 month ago on What do the Thunder need?
I could be dead wrong here, but my feeling is if you draft in the lottery, you should pick a player that will play in the league for 10 years. Upper lottery should be a starter and possible all star. Mid to lower lottery should be a player that can start or come off your bench right away at minimum. Otherwise, why draft a player that high if he cannot make your team? Projects should be middle to lower half of 1st round.
That being said - who in this draft fits for us at 12?
@Old Man Game @d21 Agree. You would think he would get the Presti by now.
1 year, 2 months ago on What should the Thunder do with the 12th pick?
JMO but I dont think there is anyone in this draft that is good enough to trade up for by the Thunder except maybe Bennett. I really dont think the big men in this draft are that good, but if you had to take one, I think it's Adams because of his size, length and youth. That fits presti's model more than the the kid from Zaga. The guy that seems to fit the presti view is Giannis Adetokunbo so maybe they trade down
1 year, 2 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 5.22.13
@lmp5336 @Treviedo dont you think our offense would be better with a Kristic-like shooter?
1 year, 2 months ago on Thunder land the 12th pick in the 2013 draft
@TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Treviedo Yes, but Presti said if he had signed Harden it would have only been a temporary solution, so why not compare it short-term and long-term
After watching this series so far, it is very apparent that:
1) We would have beat Memphis with Westbrook(may have gone seven)
2) Our biggest weakness is the lack of quality 3 point shooters. Spurs are hitting their wide open 3s
Also, it will be 2 years or more before we know the results of the harden trade. So far, our 60 win season justified it. We shall see next year how it plays out with a healthy team in the playoffs. This trade also must be judged in the whole by the sum of the parts vs comparing our 12th pick vs Harden and so forth. If the team is better/meets its reasonable expectations than it will at least be a wash.
@kfmsooner The measurement of draft IQ is what do you do with real high picks. Do you pick all stars or busts. Presti by that measure is definitely above average. Throw out Durant and you have Westbrook and Harden who were not thought of that highly. The draftnics laughed at the Westbrook pick. People life Chris Wallace who is getting accolades right now has a horrible record of drafting high(Thabeet) Lower picks are harder to judge because the philosophy can be way different from team to team. Some just gamble more because it doesn't matter to them.
1 year, 2 months ago on Thursday Bolts – 5.16.13
@[censored] @Treviedo Sorry, meant "reins"
1 year, 2 months ago on How much do the Thunder miss Harden right now?
@[censored] @Treviedo We will have to disagree - Harden would never have been a consistent all-star here and he knew that and Westbrook needed to be given the full reigns - but I respect your opinion
@Old Man Game Thunder need a post threat(good luck) and/or a consistent open-shot making big man.
@[censored] @Treviedo How do you explain that they had their best seasons apart from each other?
@[censored] I agree with you , but we cannot just ignore the financial ramifications(Ibaka or no Ibaka) behind the trade and the fact that Westbrook and Harden probably could not co-exist and reach their full potential
@[censored] I agree. We don't give him enough credit for being a very efficient scorer and 3point shooter all without 'I need to handle the ball" issues. Good passer too. Just wish he could guard someone.
1 year, 4 months ago on Thunder sign Derek Fisher for rest of the season
perkins not playing tonite???? Sprained knee?????
1 year, 5 months ago on Deadline thoughts, and five potential targets
@[censored] @FF_pickups Totally agree with this.
1 year, 5 months ago on Sparks fly as the Thunder cruise over Memphis, 106-89
@Lost Ones I respect your opinion but to me he looked like a the hyperactive kid spinning his wheels going no where.
1 year, 6 months ago on Wednesday Bolts – 12.26.12
@MisterJohnsonOKC We don't need a center to beat the Heat.I don't like perkins either, by the way
None of these trades being discussed are going to help. This AV trade idea is old an irrelevant. Our problem is Westbrook plays like a 12-year old against the Heat. Until we have someone who can get the ball to the right people at the right time - we will not beat the Heat. Perkins, our bench and whatever else are secondary factors.
Well, my two cents. Presti is not going to give up 3 first-round draft picks for AV. Sure, he is an upgrade from Perkins, but that is all. Better deals to be had.
1 year, 7 months ago on That’s 12: Durant powers OKC past Atlanta, 100-92
@supreme35 Lakers will be 0 & 3...
1 year, 8 months ago on Thunder at Spurs: Pregame Primer
@Keith00 @Lambchop heres is a point I made earlier that causes some emotion. I know Presti tried to sign Harden - his first choice - but what if Presti deep down thought the 3 amigos were not good enough or were not the right mix to be the Heat? Do you wait 4 or more years to find that out?
1 year, 8 months ago on Thursday Bolts - 11.1.12
@alvarex :) well, I did say 'almost"
@Keith00 @Lambchop Yes, i know. Harden was special and what we got is no sure thing.
@Keith00 @DeMolay_Thunder @Fuzzy Logic
I agree, but being a top scorer in the league is very difficult . To be able to put up high numbers every game, night in and night out, is tough. Very few can do it. Not sure Harden has the make up for it. We shall see.
@Keith00 @justin_mia @Fuzzy Logic We don't have to trade for one high salary player. The point is Presti has marbles. if he signed Harden, he would not have any working room for years.
10 shots a game. I am not saying he is going to fall off a lot, just saying it will be different.
Harden is better than Martin in almost every measurable way. However, he may work out pretty well for us because he works without the ball better than Harden did and that caused some of the dysfunction with Westbrook. How many times did we talk about the ball just stopping and people just standing there.
@Keith00 @justin_mia @Fuzzy Logic we will be, but martins contract is very valuable to other teams that want relief
Difference when you are the "guy" for Houston and the third amigo for OKC. His shot volume will explode. Does not bode well for efficiency
@justin_mia @Fuzzy Logic He got a big expiring contract that is cap space for someone. Not sure Lamb is cruddy..
@justin_mia @Fuzzy Logic Actually, a least most of the 'smart" guys give them props for what they got - better that what the Magic got. Drafts picks and cap space are to Presti what Spinach is to Popeye
@Keith00 @DeMolay_Thunder @Fuzzy Logic Not sure he will be as efficient when defenses start to key on him
I really do not understand the infatuation for greg monroe.
1 year, 8 months ago on Practice Report: Focused on San Antonio
@f5alcon Didn't see it. Who is next?
1 year, 8 months ago on Practice Report: Thabeet is on
Orton coming back...
@justin_mia @ThunderStruck2412 @alvarex @S4TISF4CTION @tydude
I agree, so I wonder if this makes him a better fit with Westbrook?
1 year, 8 months ago on Five leftover questions from the Harden saga
How about this: Maybe Presti wasn't completely sure that the trio of Durant, Westbrook and Harden were good enough to beat the Heat.
Actually after reading Simmons article he makes little to no sense on any point.
Simmons may have been getting gleeful messages from laker fans but Kupchack was much more sober in his comments.
@justin_mia Glad Presti is our GM and not Simmons.
@Aren't Brooks is leaving that possibility open...was not the standard line with harden
If Martin was as good as Harden, the trade would have been more straight up. That said, why will Martin eventually start when Harden didnt?
Any idea who the roster fillers are going to be?
Morey made the comment that when asked about Presti's demeanor on the trade call hes said Presti seemed really happy with the deal.
Presti's demeanor on the Harden trade announcement was significantly different than when he traded Green. Could be the circumstances, could he felt it was Harden making the call not him, could be a lot of things but he did seem very excited about the assets he got...just saying..
@justin_mia I think he backs up Durant . if Maynor can play, Cook is long gone imo
1 year, 10 months ago on The Eric Maynor situation(s)
@OkcBaby westbrook and harden are great and all but Mo Cheeks has to smile when he sees this smooth point guard play. That's what basketball is all about.
@justin_mia @ou_sas @SERGEant_Slaughter Its what shooters remember.
1 year, 10 months ago on James Harden: 'I want to keep playing with the Thunder'
@justin_mia Yep, Harden is a unique talent and no one I know of that would be available would even come close to matching his performance. Not to say Harden doesn't need to improve. His long range shooting was really spotty and his characteristic of being over-zealous to get a foul on drives was getting him in trouble.
I honestly thought Westbrook would be a better trade candidate before he was re-signed but I don't think that is going to happen either.
I really think Harden is staying. I have a sneaky suspicion that Perkins is the odd man out and that Thabeet will back up Ibaka at center
1 year, 11 months ago on Does a James Harden trade make sense?
1 year, 11 months ago on DT Mailbag: Talking Ibaka
@justin_mia @Arent No way!
1 year, 11 months ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Serge I-signed-a-four-year-deal-a
@El Prez 35, 38 and bad back...
1 year, 11 months ago on Charles Barkley favors the Lakers over the Thunder
@Crow Man, this board has really gotton weird.
1 year, 11 months ago on Wednesday Bolts - 8.15.12
The real Steve Nash
1 year, 11 months ago on 3-on-3: Threatened
@f5alcon That my friends, will be the crux of the problem.
@Jax Raging Bile Duct You really have not seen him play have you?
To all you stat geeks out there; Yo cannot dismiss the fact that Nash has the ball in his hand 95% of the time. That is what makes Nash who he is. Do you really think they will turn him into a spot up 3 pt shooter now?
The Lakers did the Thunder a huge favor by taking the pressure off this season. Spotlight is on them, not the Thunder.
Lakers keep getting older, Thunder keep getting younger. Interesting...
Last time I checked Nash was 38 years old. I read a great article about Nash and the trade when it happened and to summarize; Nash is what he is because he looks to score first, pass second and he has the ball in his hands 95% of the time. Not sure that works on the Lakers. Didn't work for Stoudemire or Johnson either. Oh and did i mention he is 38?
1 year, 11 months ago on Thoughts KD on the Howard deal? ‘I really don’t care’
FYI. Howard is not signing an extension right now an most likely will leave the Lakers after 1 year. Bold move by Upchuck that will cost him his job. Not many teams can adjust their roster so much and win it all the first year.
1 year, 11 months ago on Reports: Dwight Howard headed to the Lakers
@justin_mia Yep, but that was about a physical injury and Shaun adding veteran seasoning on a team that was nowhere near what it is now. Interestingly, the only question Thabeet has is the thing that OKC prides itself on - effort/work. Seems to be a major contradiction
2 years ago on Thursday Bolts - 7.19.12
@justin_mia I respect your opinion and definitely understand the they aren't risking much money, but i do not think presti would have wasted his time on this(remember, they are going to put a lot of time and effort from the staff on this guy) if he really didn't think this guy could play. I think it's more than just taking a low-risk flyer. There are a ton of other guys he could do that with. He chose this guy. May also mean Cole is not up to it.
This Presti guy is pretty amazing. I was imagining how Almond or Temple would look with the Thunder - both have good length and good long range shooters and debating what guy would be the best fit(picked Temple so far) and then Presti comes up with a guy that is younger, longer and a better shooter, and probably cheaper. Amazing.
I do like that Bucks guy.
2 years ago on Thunder sign undrafted rookie Hollis Thompson
@justin_mia @FF_pickups My take is a bit different. He is obliviously a top 5 talent. Not much difference in basic ability in him and the first pick IMO. Presti and Weaver stated continually that Jones is a blender, a team guy. He doesn't force the issue and defers to the team. If you look at it from that perspective, he s great fit and is not a boom or bust pick.
2 years ago on Thunder select Perry Jones III with the 28th pick
Unless someone really falls hard, i think Prest sits this one out - trades pick for future pick or serviceable big. I still like Ezili at 28 although Lamb is starting to sound good.
2 years ago on Thursday Bolts - 6.28.12
@osanowhoa Our lineup should be Harden, Westbrook, Durant, Ibaka and Perkins. Ibaka would score 18 a game playing with harden
@osanowhoa Only problem is Collison is loosing a step so where is his replacement? Without Ibaka, our defense becomes really lousy. Ibaka should be playing center in our small ball line up.
@Keith00 @Koka_Da_Bauce Can't argue with that. I hope we can sign Ibaka because we take a step back with a inexperienced player no matter how good they are.
2 years ago on Tuesday Bolts - 6.26.12
@Keith00 @Koka_Da_Bauce Not sure i would say he is super athletic..I reserve that definition for players like Westbrook and Ibaka. Nice player going higher in a weak draft. Not an upgrade for use IMO
@Koka_Da_Bauce Undersized power forwards that can hit 18 foot jumpers. I saw Milsap play against the Spurs..not impressed. Bass plays same game.
@Keith00 He is, but is an undersized power forward. Nothing unique to his game.
@justin_mia No. I think Robinson is a Milsap, Brandon bass type. Good player but does not have a unique skill.
@JimboSlice You may be right. I'm just not convinced Green or Taylor have anything unique enough to make the team...
@dancassidy35 @JimboSlice Yes, i don't think he has enough game IMO
@OBoymuzik Hahaha Love it!
Link to an article about Ezeli(who I think fits presti's profile with pick 28th)
@JimboSlice Not sure Ibaka is going to be with us and i wouldn't label him a a project any longer. While Ibaka can improve is some things, he is what he is at this point..a starting power forward in this league. Lat Will does not have this guys athleticism or length. Lat Will is a forward with no jump shot. I saw Ezeli some and I do think he is a better finisher than Perkins. Much better hands and fundamentally a better player...22 year old senior that started playing ball at 16
@dancassidy35 Yes, Festus Ezeli. Sorry, not sure how I butchered that one.
I think Presti takes Uzell if we keep the pick. Type of player he likes to work with. Has fantastic length and is a run, jump athlete who had good hands and finishes around the rim. Good motor. Decent P&R game offensively. Can run with this team and still provide a presence inside. Is a major project everywhere else, but will be a good back-up center and power forward especially with Mohammed most likely gone and Ibaka perhaps....JMO
@justin_mia Yep, I think after a while there isnt really anything new to say or any new ways to explain the obvious. Sometimes you just get beat by a better team.
2 years, 1 month ago on Wednesday Bolts – 6.20.12
May have been posted already, but interesting perspective.
2 years, 1 month ago on 3-on-3: Quick change?
@justin_mia "but he's poor at defensive rebounding" Most shot blockers are not great rebounders. again I would say Perkins should be picking that up...
2 years, 1 month ago on Bobcats targeting James Harden for the No. 2 pick?
@justin_mia @ThunderStruck2412 @Jooseppi @ou_sas @Lost Ones While I agree with you about Harden I do think you overstate a bit...shot blocking does not equal elite defense but on our squad it has been a difference maker for us in many games. While Perkins gets credit for 'stopping" Bynum and company it was Ibaka that made them think before shooting and made both he and Gasol tentative. The things Ibaka does not do well can be learned . being the best shot blocker in the league cannot. JMO
@justin_mia I agree with you about Harden. i disagree with about Ibaka. I think he is worth more to us than most everyone else because he fills a big need for us - defense mainly from shot-blocking. If he was not on our team we would be drilled by penetration. Our problem is Perkins. He has no outside game and no inside game. He is not a shot-blocker. Not sure what he does for us besides setting picks. If we could pick up a big that could shoot from 20 feet and rebound a little bit than we are set.
@justin_mia Me either. seems to be the typical euro big man...soft and no D...slow footed
2 years, 1 month ago on Tibor Pleiss will leave team in Germany; next stop OKC?
@justin_mia Never liked Monroe. He is a tweener IMO. Say what you will about Ibaka, we but don't win any series this year without his shot-blocking. Not one. Presti knows this.
2 years, 1 month ago on Friday Bolts - 6.8.12