My avatar is such because I am a Seattle Sonics refugee who stuck with the team and was ostracized from my home town fans for doing so. I love the Thunder now as they are the franchise who were a huge part of my childhood.
I hope we start making some moves
5 months ago on Friday Bolts – 7.5.13
OJ Mayo would have been nice...Maybe we could have afforded him (and offered a bit less as what he got, being that we have a sweeter setup/situation than Buckland).
@d21 Excellent. Maybe the Nets could be a contender to the Heat. Hmmm, not sure that that would be enough.
5 months, 1 week ago on The Side Part: A dinner at Victoria’s
@Stephen Jackson is not about this spelling @Thunderucker ugggg
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 5.23.13
I think a good question is: what player, if any, from this draft could give us Barnes-esque production in the playoffs? Is McCullom really the only answer to this question?
If none, then I package the draft picks for either future first rounders or for a current serviceable asset/veteran.
@Perk has a lot of value to our team @angryperk Almost a smaller, less skilled version of Tyson Chandler?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Wednesday Bolts – 5.22.13
@cfountain @Thunderucker And your argument works against you, regarding D. Supplant him into this situation and...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Russell and Flow
...and no, it would have nothing to do with his face. I only noted Lamb's exterior and body language because he is the Westbrook antithesis.
@cfountain Ugg, so much to write. Alas, I need to go.I will allow everyone else to have their say. And yes, McGrady sucked (never a true winner) and Jarret Jack is like Andre Miller--smart, crafty, opportunistic, no player capable of helping a championship caliber team.
@cfountain @Thunderucker @Fezzy Why? That's not our job; it's management's job. The rest of us shouldn't kid ourselves about talking seriously about anything. We might accidentally have a mindset aligned with Presti's but we are kidding ourselves if we think our cheap talk and calculations are of any significance.
@cfountain @Thunderucker @00000000 @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin Free Th. %.; Increased numbers each year; aggressiveness; athleticism; movement away from the ball.Lamb looks sleepy and lost every time he's out there. DeRozan has a Reggie Jackson type chip on his shoulder and goes hard on the floor.
@cfountain @Thunderucker @00000000 @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin Sure, I can nod my head to that notion as well. But you never, almost never, saw Thabo start well. His shots come strong in the second and third quarters. It might have to do with defensive assignments and using his energy for that. Ergo, I wouldn't be ready to crown DeRozan the starting job. I'd play with lineups (or not at all), until I found the most effective lineups and combinations.
@00000000 @Thunderucker @cfountain @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin Where's your evidence for these claims?
@Fezzy @Thunderucker @cfountain Hey, I'm all for the positive. Let's hope so.
@cfountain @Thunderucker @Fezzy ;)
@00000000 @Thunderucker @cfountain @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin I never compared him to Thabo. You brought Thabo up. I really don't mind where he is placed--bench or starting. Notice with Thabo how poor our offense is in the first quarter all year. It takes superhuman strength from RW all year to get us our kickstart (a few of the Grizzlies games were unique indeed and counter to what happened all year).
@cfountain @Thunderucker @00000000 Exactly. DeRozan didn't do well because he didn't have frickin' Lebron. You have to look objectively at the player, not the context. If we based evaluations on your logic, no one from a smaller conference would ever be drafted.
@00000000 @Thunderucker @cfountain @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin DeRozan will have open shots and more freedom than he ever had in his life (we thought this would help Martin too, but we found out it takes someone moving and not just sitting on the perimeter. DeRozan moves without the ball).
@cfountain @Thunderucker @Sigmund @Bryson @KD4theWin Oh he will, he will. I'm noting it isn't the most effective option.
@00000000 @Thunderucker Name another guard we could afford who can do better than DeRozan (especially one that fits into our style).Would you also use the same logic to say, we lost in the second round of the playoffs because Kevin Durant is part of that reason? C'mon. It takes a team. We don't need a franchise player. We need a third option more consistent than Martin (apparently).