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bye bye lead :-(

1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Bucks: Pregame Primer

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Jump ball fail

1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Bucks: Pregame Primer

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Jeebus! After a to we couldn,t inbound it?!?

1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Bucks: Pregame Primer

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How bad does the food at the office party have to be to make you want a KFC bowl?

1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Bucks: Pregame Primer

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I like that Nick is adding threes to his game. But on any given possession, I really don't want to see Nick take a three.

1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Bucks: Pregame Primer

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Maybe Russ could play one-handed with his broken hand in a cast? He'd probably still be better than any free agent option available at this point ;-)

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Bolts – 10.31.14

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We picked up Dallas?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder lose in more ways than one to the Clippers, 93-90

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The bench is four players who have an average age of about 65.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Thunder vs. Blazers: Pregame Primer

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Well that half was a helluva a lot more fun than I was expecting it to be.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Thunder vs. Blazers: Pregame Primer

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The only thing good about tonight's game is that, with this latest round of injuries, I honestly give the Thunder no chance at all of winning. I thus cannot be disappointed in the result. Anything they do tonight is icing....other than sustaining more injuries, that is.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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Side benefit of the Funaki ascendancy: getting critics of the Thunder to stfu about the Harden trade.

1 month, 1 week ago on Preseason Thoughts: Thunder 117, Grizzlies 107

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Depends on the player. We need to figure out, for example, if PJIII will ever amount to anything. And that will involve giving him more _meaningful_ minutes.

1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Bolts – 10.13.14

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I've gotten to the point that I feel that the only season that really matters is the post-season. I'm most interested in the Thunder getting its younger players really involved during the regular season so the team is as deep and flexible as it can be come playoff time. That's more important even than maximizing the number of regular season wins imo. Since the Thunder often seem to be averse to giving major minutes to some potentially important young players, there might be a silver lining if this injury really is only thru November.

1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Bolts – 10.13.14

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Guess I'm a Californian at heart: the Lakers are my most-hated NBA team.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 8.1.14

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So I guess we won't be calling KD "The Gift," then....

4 months ago on The very important golden patch controversy

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@ruggles_jestbrook @ElMexiThunder I'd add Chicago to that list.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@TempBoy Brandon @ElMexiThunder Exactly. Donald Sterling, after all, lives in LA.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@ThePorkChopExpress "two-way player" is right up there with "jump-shooting team" in my book of things that certain sportscasters say obsessively but really are much less important than they think they are

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Farewell, Thabo

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@L0rv @PostBeardStressDisorder i/r/t Bench productivity with Adams starting: that's maybe the most important issue facing this team in the off-season.  It needs to be addressed, in different ways of course, in both the draft and free agency. I still think someone like Mike Miller would be great having off the bench.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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@L0rv @PostBeardStressDisorder Wish I could really disagree. The more I think about it, the more Adams starting feels like wishful thinking given Brooks's proclivities.  I should add that Perk had a surprisingly good post-season all things considered, but surprisingly good Perk is still not who I want starting.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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This is going to be a very interesting and important summer for this team.  Everything is going to be worth paying attention to: draft, free agency, who stays and who goes from the current team, player development over the summer, the emerging starting team for next year (like everyone else -- I think -- I'm guessing Russ, Reggie, Ibaka, KD, Adams, but I sense even this is not written in stone).  I have tons of faith in Presti when it comes to the decisions he's responsible for, so I'm very hopeful about them. I have a little less faith in Brooks when comes to his, so I'm not counting out the possibility of Perk starting next year (and thank goodness Fish is retiring).

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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@Oboy @PostBeardStressDisorder Not so far as I know. But that's the point: he was easy to replace without disrupting team chemistry.  Brooks is the opposite.


Incidentally, my understanding of the Mark Jackson situation was that he had the support of the team but clashed enormously with the front office. That's a pretty difficult situation to get out of.  My wife has a second cousin who was a video guy for the Phoenix Suns and has now been hired by the Dubs.  I'll be interested to hear from him what the atmosphere is like behind the scenes there (if I get a chance and he's willing to talk about it).

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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I think the point made about Brooks by Highkin and Stein is key: he has the support of the players.  I sometimes think that Brooks is the Thunder's Doug Collins, who did a fine job with the Bulls, but who had to replaced with Phil Jackson to allow that team to achieve greatness. But here's the difference: MJ insisted on replacing Collins with Jackson. None of the Thunder, as far as I can tell, certainly not Durant, Westbrook, or Ibaka, nor the veterans on the team (Perk and Collison, once Fish and Butler are gone), want to see Brooks fired.  Given Presti's concern with team chemistry, Brooks is staying.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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Bu, paradoxically, over the long run, he has a great record of developing young talent.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Thunder’s season ends in six to the Spurs, 112-107

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Terribad quarter. Spurs missed nothing. Thunder stopped playing D. But we're only down ten.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Awful quarter, but we're still in it.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Foul, not a block.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@yarkmu @Perky Jerky #notarealpg  #jumpshootingteam  (Tho', to be fair, Sir Charles said we were the better team tonite)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Nice to see the vaunted DT optimism ;-) 


Guess I shouldn't complain. We've won with DT grousing all season, we can win with DT grousing tonite.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@AIaska Get going!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@d21 You forgot Lamb. Of course, you have some company in that mistake...

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Good TO. Now take your head out of your butt, Brooks. And then encourage your team to do the same.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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I was beginning to worry that something was wrong with Serge.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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What a pass from Adams.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@DTVirgin @PostBeardStressDisorder Time to stop the stopgap.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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What's the point of this lineup?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Just gotta get Ibaka back out there.  Fish + Nick = lousy D

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@CaronButler I'm here for the lulz.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Reggie = Spurs Killer

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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I so hope that Ballmer moves the Clips to Seattle.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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So Royce basically told us he'll be late with the game summary, cause he's going out drinking with the Bristol boys, or something...

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Thabo DNP-CD, again.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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I just hate Bonner.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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90% of NBA players couldn't assemble a season-long highlight reel that would look like Russ's highlight reel for this game.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Nick: still a great passer.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@blueRAP I'm reasonably cool with bench + Ibaka.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@d21 It starts with Serge.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Well, we won the quarter....just barely.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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