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@Perk-Punt @mattchant @El Prez Why? I'm curious.

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@El Prez Could be the end of the franchise though. It will be very interesting to see whether the team (which cannot afford the lux tax despite enormous early success and sold out arenas nightly) is financially viable in an era where they don't go to the playoffs consistently and don't have superstars.

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@JordanEraJazz @DanielLawler We lost Fisher, Thabo and Butler. That's 3 rotation players.

19 hours, 20 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@Durantacula You sign KD when Beal is only a cap hold, then you extend Beal, going into the tax. It's quite possible.

19 hours, 25 minutes ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @mattchant @Butterfingers I think they settle for Wiggins when push comes to shove.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@JordanEraJazz Yes, but that's not going to happen.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @Butterfingers Just trade Wiggins for Love I think, and then hope Waiters and Bennett improve.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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Durant signed a full five-year extension in 2010 rather than insisting on a player option that would have allowed him to become a free agent earlier in his career.

“To be honest, I just didn’t know. I was 21. I didn’t know,” Durant said. “Obviously, when you sign a deal you want to have the best options for yourself, the best flexibility for yourself. But I loved Oklahoma City so much I just wanted to dedicate and show them that I’m all about the team.”


If only Clay did the same.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@DanielLawler @ThunderWins @mattchant They made the finals when they should've been in college.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Steven Adams, New Zealand ambassador to America

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@ThunderWins @mattchant Nah, amnesty him and mostly go small with Durant-Ibaka in the front court. Close games with RW-RJ-Harden-Durant-Ibaka. Threepeat.

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@ThunderWins Yea, but the complaints would be overshadowed by bragging about our impending threepeat.

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@DanielLawler @mattchant @MJOKC Yup, pretty incredible. Durant could've gone down in the books as a challenger to Jordan's throne if they kept the team together.

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@harmlesslyfatal http://westbrookframes.com/ @mattchant @Chandler Bing. I'm not asking players on rookie deals to sacrifice tens of millions of bucks so that my billionaire ass can have the money instead.

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@harmlesslyfatal http://westbrookframes.com/ @Grolgar @Tvaddic Wait, what? We're constructing our roster on the assumption they will tear their acl and ruin their career?

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@DanielLawler @MJOKC It really is no doubt. We're talking about the 2nd best player, another top 5 player, the best SG, and the best stretch 4 in basketball. Multiple titles were guaranteed.

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@Grolgar @MJOKC The tax line ended up rising dramatically while Ibaka's contract remains constant, we could have afforded it for the length of the deal.

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@Grolgar @Tvaddic They knew he wasn't taking that offer, it was a pathetic attempt to save face. Worked with some of the homers.

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@Chandler Bing. How about Clay sacrifices for once? Wouldn't that be nice?

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@Chandler Bing. @mattchant Rose is the past tense of rise.

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@harmlesslyfatal http://westbrookframes.com/ @mattchant @Chandler Bing. Use the MLE for a center. LOL at worrying about the Perkins downgrade when we downgraded JAMES HARDEN TO ANDRE ROBERSON.

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@Chandler Bing. @mattchant The tax line rose dramatically.

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@harmlesslyfatal http://westbrookframes.com/ @mattchant @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] If you don't think Harden is worth a max deal in this league, there's no reasoning with you.

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third Yes. Tons of people said that at the time. It was assumed that we would. Including by Royce. Are you being serious?

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@Chandler Bing. We wouldn't have been far beyond the tax line because of how it rose, and would have been barely over if we amnestied Perkins. And don't tell me to get over it. Tell KD to get over Clay shipping out his chance at a dynasty to save money. If he leaves, that's reason #1.

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third Really? Because I was bitching about all of this at the time.

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@Chandler Bing. @MJOKC We got two late lotto picks and a late first rounder for James Fucking Harden. If they turn out great, that's awesome, we got lucky. But the value on that trade is hilariously awful.

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@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] Presti's deal was fine. It's on Clay for being unwilling to pay for a championship team.

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third lol, how many pieces do you need around those 4? Rookie contracts, the MLE and vet min deals are more than good enough.

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@JordanEraJazz That's fine. Gimme the title.

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third Our offer was not the max. If we offered the 4 year max, he was required to take it. We lowballed and he said no.

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third Yes we did, we knew a team was willing to give lotto picks to pay him a supermax contract.

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@Chandler Bing. @mattchant Gortat does not make the max. They can sign KD, THEN sign Beal to his extension after using bird rights and just go into the tax. They're in fine salary position for KD. Not every team is insanely cheap.

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@Chandler Bing. @mattchant Nene is expired by then bro.

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@Chandler Bing. They'll get rid of the others. LOL if we think team's cap flexibility is gonna be what saves us. We need a title, and we need it fast.

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@MJOKC Nah, Wiz are the most dangerous contender. The others are too, but DC is a major city, it's home, and it will have a killer young back court at the least by the time he's a UFA.

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@James Haren Gotta do it, sustainability.

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@BangBangThunder 1) No, but they got a whole lot closer than they've been since, despite a greatly improved Durant and Ibaka.


2) Didn't matter. He was an RFA.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Durant on 2016: ‘Way too far, way too far’

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@Durants Shimmy Adams - 12-11-2(blk). McGary 11-8.

1 day, 15 hours ago on Durant on 2016: ‘Way too far, way too far’

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@DanielLawler It's one of the worst value trades in modern sports history, and if Durant leaves it could easily go down as the very worst trade in the history of basketball. The only place where this is even in question is with Thunder homers. Hopefully we win a title anyway. But it will be in spite of Clay's cheapness, not because of it.

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@Russ is better than KD @Youbetrippin We went best player available. Noah was not considered to have Green's upside at the time.

5 days, 4 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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@Old Man Game @DanielLawler The Pacific and Generation Kill are both also excellent

5 days, 4 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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@ Luke @mattchant @MatheusCoxa I view Love as similar to Al Jefferson.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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@Russ being Russ @MatheusCoxa Clay Bennett wins at the ATM, that's the priority.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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@MatheusCoxa @mattchant @ Luke If you traded Duncan for Love, would Minny have made the playoffs? I think so. I also doubt SAS would be NBA champions. He should probably be on the list too. I think Love is ARGUABLY a top 10 player, but not a clear one.

5 days, 16 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 7.25.14

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