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If Leon's is still open on Brookside that is a good spot. Or Fassler Hall in the Blue Dome district.
17 hours, 1 minute ago on Thursday Bolts – 12.18.14
@propsizzle "I think Robert Swift could be the next Shaq if he works on his atheleticism and basketball skills."
1 day, 18 hours ago on The Starters: How the Thunder first five has become a menacing lineup
@f5alcon @propsizzle I've been here since pretty much the beginning, but I don't post as regularly as others. I briefly posted as "Durantula," but I've posted as "Grolgar" for most of the time. I miss Kev's game breakdowns...
1 day, 19 hours ago on The Starters: How the Thunder first five has become a menacing lineup
@Tonitrus @Dominator I think they possibly bring over Abrines to replace Morrow in 2017. Seriously. I think they want him in his prime. He's still young.
3 days, 22 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 12.15.14
I'm so glad my boss is not the King's boss. Good night.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Thunder torch the Suns 112-88, closing in on No. 8
@Chandler Bing. @Grolgar Why would all those teams "fall apart?"
My point is... OKC would have to win at a higher rate than we ever have before to sniff home court advantage in the playoffs.
And even if we pass Portland, we don't get home court advantage. We just get a higher seeding, right?
@shiki @Grolgar We have played a super easy schedule so far. The math is above. Maybe this is the year we jump to a 65 win pace, but I wouldn't bank on that. 56 wins still could be anywhere between 6 and 8.
@OKC035 @Grolgar DId they change the rule? We wouldn't get homecourt even then. Just a higher seeding.
@Wellington S @Grolgar Yes. The 8 seed is a given at this point. It wasn't even worth addressing.
@Divine Mortal @OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Brooks doesn't get credit for player improvement and buy-in. Those two have been the downfall of many teams. Of course, he's not a great X and Os guy, but I think people undervalue what he does well.
@OKC035 @Tvaddic Obviously, Bennett. Having a well run organization with a plan is more important than money. That is very clear. Look who wins in the NBA now.
@Di_charden What a joke. He was doing a great job until Bookgie went down.
I posted this over on RealGM because I kept seeing threads where people are talking about whether the Thunder can get home court advantage in the playoffs and I don't think they had done the math... Currently, the Thunder are 11-13. That means they have 58 games remaining. Based on the history of the Thunder, they are likely to win at a pace of about 57 to 60 games. They've never won at a higher pace than 60 games in a season. So, if the Thunder win at a full season 55 win pace (67%) they will finish with 50 wins. If they win at a 60 game pace (73%) they will finish with 53 wins. If they win at a 65 game pace (79%) then they will finish with 57 wins. So, the Thunder are most likely to end up with 52-54 wins.Currently, Dallas is the 7th seed and they are on pace to win 56 games. Of course, one of the teams ahead of the Thunder could fall off some, but none of those teams are flukes. They've shown similar success over the long term. Maybe an injury could drop a team. Otherwise, the Thunder will have to win out at a higher rate then they've ever won AND have quality teams in front of them drop off just to get to the 7 seed, much less to gain home court advantage. So, the Thunder are probably getting the 7 or 8 seed. Of course, that will be a nightmare for the 1 or 2 seed because OKC could be the best team in the league by that point.
@d21 (Censorship victim) @Grolgar Yeah. No clue what this means, but I'm assuming you're mailing me a Lamb jersey for winning the internet! Thanksies!
4 days, 14 hours ago on Thunder vs Suns: Pregame Primer
@duhsweetness If we go in and beat down Golden State to end their win streak I think it could offset the confidence they gained from those wins.
Update: I won the internet fight when he said MJ didn't have good stats, but was the best. I was like... "You dumb."
4 days, 15 hours ago on Thunder vs Suns: Pregame Primer
Hey, stat nerds. I'm trying to make the case that Russ is the best guard in the league. This is important internet argument stuff here. What stats do you got for me? I started with Russ' per 36 numbers since returning (which are better than anyone else and insane)...
@The Pace-Adjusted Vindication of Lamb @OKC-Brazil @ Luke It depends who we're playing. There are teams that Perk should never touch the floor against.
6 days, 18 hours ago on Andre Roberson: When defense is fun
@mattchant @Grolgar So, basically Roberson would be done for the year.... Or in the trade.
@The Pace-Adjusted Vindication of Lamb @Grolgar His name game is off the hizzy. A royal family-like first AND last name. Crazy.
I know there's probably nothing to it, but what do people think about a Wilson Chandler acquisition?
I'm not sure it makes much sense. Where would he get minutes or shots?
@Dominator No. No. All the times.
1 week, 3 days ago on Kevin Durant surprises kid with new pair of KDs
@Perk has a lot of value Sebastian Telfair.
@okcjim @Durant the Meerkat Those were Bulls fans.
@okcjim I wanted Gasol.
Roberson is shooting 67% on twos and 6% on threes this season.
@DTVoyagin' @okcjim @Silhou8 For Waiters... Nope.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third He's up to the challenge.
@okcjim @Silhou8 They're going to hit a wall when they realize they have to play for 2 extra months of their normal vacay times.
@King of Carrot Flowers the third Well, that's kind of my point. Right now, things are fine, but come playoffs I am concerned Roberson could do too much harm to our offense, thus mitigating his D.
@_justin @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @Grolgar Well... then, maybe we were hoping for improvement in year 2. ;)
This is my other question for the day: Do you think Roberson will succeed or flounder in the playoffs? I fear that , like Thabo, teams who game plan for a series will expose his offensive futility rendering him unplayable. Basically, his man will play 10 feet off him, clogging the lane and bogging down our offense. Unfortunately, Roberson is even a worse shooter than Thabo was. I'm just not sure you can play a 10% three point shooter (seriously! He's 3-29 this season and last) serious playoff minutes.
@_justin @Grolgar I didn't expect a ton, but I thought his FG% would be a bit higher.
@rednuht @Grolgar I'm glad he's sticking with Adams. Smart long term.
@_justin @Grolgar It's a worse drop than expected.
@BangBangThunder What this mean?
This has probably been discussed recently, but I missed it. So, what are people's thoughts on Adams' lack of offensive efficiency? I really thought he'd be better offensively even with the various factors this season...
@El Prez @Grolgar Knowledge is good. Wisdom is better.
2 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – 12.5.14
@Durant the Meerkat Yep. I think it would make a big psychological difference to make up a lot of games right at the beginning here... That would allow the team to relax a little and just play without feeling that every game could cost them the playoffs.
So... since the Thunder season has been so depressing thus far I quit listening to every The Starters and Thunder Buddies podcast, reading every Bolt or Zach Lowe article, and posting less here and on RealGM. Instead I've been reading books that will help advance my career and make a difference professionally. I think I'm a better person for it.
Having said that, if we win so much as three games in a row I'm back on the 24/7 basketball bandwagon baby!!!
I wish I had more discipline.
@Johnny Thunder @Grolgar @gokudabest Yeah, but they're all betas.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Bolts – 12.1.14
@gokudabest @Grolgar I'll tell him you said so. NOW BUY THAT ISH.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to convince him to make a big head, '80s style Sebastian Telfair shirt yet because demographics indicate that only white men, 29-34 years old, with the poster name "Grolgar" would buy that shirt.
Hey basketball nerds. I haven't posted in a couple weeks because of life, but I wanted to give a belated #SmallBusinessSaturday shout out to my buddy's t-shirt company. He sells a Thunder tank, shirt, & sweater: http://www.mentapparel.com/ And he's a big Thunder fan & OKC resident who is running his the comany out of this house in his spare time.
That's it. Now, on to important business. Does anyone have PJ3's knee?
@Lambaaaaaa I'd even take John Lucas III or Diante Garrett over Ish Smith. Ish Smith has next to no scoring ability because he can't shoot at all.
1 month, 1 week ago on Wednesday Bolts – 11.12.14
@Jooseppi @ThabeetsGoldSpot You should probably scale back your commenting on this site. Don't want sore fingers when you're older.
@ThabeetsGoldSpot Yeah. That was weird. He wasn't complaining about CTE or the inability to walk... he literally said he doesn't want to be sore. What?
I still don't get the Ish Smith signing. He's basically a hyper version of Sebastian Telfair. Why not get a scoring shooting guard? There are a few out there who are bad enough at other things that they're not in the league.
@Perk has a lot of value @Grolgar Honestly, it might make sense to wait on Abrines. He's only 22 or 23. Let him improve and then get him over here.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Side Part: The chaotic world we live in
@OUThunderfan Then... then... then... we win games again!