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Im not over reacting to this loss. We played a good team and it has uncovered some of the warts arising from our new team. We can now know what we need to start working on.
One thing is clear...you can't have Kevin Martin on the floor for over 30 minutes and only taking 4 shots. I love Russ and i'm certainly not bashing him. But, he simply can not be taking as many shots as he is with the %'s he is shooting. Its as bad as a turnover with that sort of play! Everything else with him i can handle, even the actual turnovers because he is the team's primary ball handler.
There needs to be a clear hierachy with shot distribution. Should go something like Durant = 20 shots per game and then Martin, Westbrook and Serge take between 10-15 shots each depending on who is hot on the night. The rest of the team can filter through after that.
KD played great but he can't walk away without any blame. He needs to cut down his turnovers more than Westy.
6 months, 1 week ago on Grizzlies vs. Thunder: Pregame Primer
I'd anticipate he would go with Nike again too...
7 months ago on Practice Report: Perry Jones and playing time
How much money and how many years do you think KD will get for his next shoe deal in 2014? Bearing in mind Derrick Rose's $200mil contract...
@ThunderBelize @Keith00 I have to agree with Keith here but you may have a point that Boston's system and Doc may get more out of him than the Thunder did.
Although Perkins has not been great from a statiscal point of view, it is easy to forget how badly we got torched in the post prior to him arriving. We literally had no one to defend the 'true' centers and anyone with size. Presti probably knew he was overpaying to a degree for Perk, but he fits the team ethos, fills a previous need and most importantly was happy to come to OKC which we can't say about most of the other decent big men in the NBA.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts - 9.27.12
@justin_mia @kennygee90 Yeah you are right about the timing of Ginobili's 04 deal and the Spurs getting a bargain. The fact that Ginobili came into the NBA at 25 sort of throws this out a bit.
JJ at 20 and Harden at 19? entering the NBA obviously gives them more time to establish themselves.
@ou_sas That could be true. If he has a deal similar to Serge ($48 million), I would use Eric Gordon's $60 mil contract as a comparative. We should also keep in mind JJ's deal was absolutely ridiculous and probably the only person not named David Kahn that would have given him the deal would have been the Atlanta GM so could be an exception. I'm terrible with spread sheets and advanced data haha.
For anyone thinking about having a read, it compares career averages (which are surprisingly strikingly similar!), paths and earnings of Joe Johnson and Manu Ginobili and what decision James Harden has in front of him.
Guys - i found this article particularly interesting on the James Harden situation. Honestly, that would be such a tough call to make when you look at the $ figures at the end -