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@Lost Ones @Grolgar Nope. You said you want Amare punching holes all over the locker room on the max!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Five thoughts on Nick Collison’s extension
Aside from Lost Ones, I don't think anyone is against an aging Collison sitting on the bench telling McGary about how good he was when Better than Ezra was big, but... wouldn't he have seen a $2 million dollar deal for a 35-36 year old as pretty generous too? Again, why so much?
@Lost Ones dumb
@Jabb0310 @King of Carrot Flowers the KA KAW And that's not necessarily true. It certainly could.
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#PissOffWaiters] @Grolgar @Royce Young @mattchant Yep. Very worrisome trend. Reggie is a better player than Dion. There is no doubt in my mind.
@Royce Young @mattchant This team healthy has been very good, but the franchise also has made some glaring errors. We have KD/Westbrook/Serge in their primes and we had the Perk Finals fiasco, Fisher getting 38 minutes, the Waiters signing looks really bad (and it did the day of the deal b/c of his resume and fit). I believe, and have always believed, that the Harden trade (at least at that time) was a massive mistake. We give the Thunder a lot of credit, but they have made some huge errors that were obvious to any educated fan. This Collison deal seems to be another obvious error that really shouldn't happe under any circumstances.
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#PissOffWaiters] @Royce Young @mattchant Meh. I like the Morrow pick up though.
For the record, Royce, we appreciate you. Just wanted to make that clear as basketball disagreements are different from personal ones. You're good peoples.
@Royce Young @Daniel Hawaii Okay, fair enough. Then I retract those statements. But understand that it seems to come across that way. There is a lot of love for you on this site, Royce. I know I appreciate what you do.
In terms of this deal, I don't think there's a way to justify it. Presti talks about flexibility, but he just tied up money for a player that already is not getting minutes. This deal could prevent other deals from happening in the future. If Nick is not willing to play for near the minimum at 35 and 36 then where is his loyalty? Because he has always been compensated fairly.
@Royce Young @Daniel Hawaii You're using the term to discount other people instead of addressing their valid criticisms. Its a logical fallacy that is rather patronizing. Again, it would be easy to dismiss you similarly. I gave an example above. But I'd rather just discuss the issues.
@Royce Young @mattchant @cemitten That team would have been winning like crazy. Winning solves a lot of problems.
Man. Royce is spinning this. The Thunder aren't the Nets. We all know that deals can come down to one or two million dollards over/under the tax. Signing Nick to a minimum deal is loyalty. Signing Nick to a $8 million deal is stupidity. But, don't worry, Royce already dismissed this criticism as just "cliche internet Thunder fan." Well, sorry we're responding to "cliche apologist Thunder beat writer." C'mon, Royce.
@propsizzle Exactly. It's his job. People on this board seem to know more about advanced stats then our NBA coach. That's pathetic.
1 month ago on Scott Brooks is a good coach
Here's the simple problem with Brooks that you can't get around: He makes unforgiveably bad Xs and Os decisions even when everyone is telling him they're bad decisions. The best example is that he still rolls Perk out on the floor when the opponent goes small and there is still no one for Perk to guard. This potentially cost the Thunder a chance at a championship. How can you still be making such bad decisions? A recent writer pointed out how the Thunder have no secondary action after plays fail initially which results in hero ball iso shots late in the shot clock.
I could go on with other examples, but we also can't get around the fact that Brooks was handed the best core of young players in the NBA either. Of course, the team has had success. He had two top ten players, Ibaka, Harden, Reggie, etc. I think it would be fair to say Brooks is an average coach, but I don't think you can call him good.
@Tvaddic Good luck, Thaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbboooooooooo! ha hahaha lolololol
1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 1.23.15
@Old Man Game @Grolgar My dream is to get enough people involved to buy batches of tickets at Thunder-Mavs games and annoy the crap out of Mavs fans... which will be awesome because my Mavs fan wife will probably finally kill me. Lol.
1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Wizards: Pregame Primer
@Chandler Bing. Or did each foot get eaten by a snake?
@Chandler Bing. Game shoes?
Heeeeeeyyyyyyy, folks. I'm tired of watching big Thunder games on my couch. Started this DFW Thunder group to get some watch parties going for big games and maybe get-togethers before Thunder-Mavs games at the AAC. Here's the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OKCThunderClubOfDFW And Twitter: @DFWThunderClub. Spread the word por favor.
How would Jeremy Lamb fit in the rotation if he played less like Jeremy Lamb and more like Michael Jordan?
1 month, 1 week ago on Let’s ARA: Ask Royce Anything
@ Hanzi How much trouble are you in if you don't answer "my wife" here?
@King of Carrot Flowers the third If you're going to go to the effort to post the whole album here I"ll just pull it up on Spotify. You can quit now. I'm the only one left!
1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder execute the Magic, 127-99
@KD4theWin Well, he's only about 2 minutes late, which is 10 minutes DT time.
1 month, 1 week ago on Report: Thunder progressing on trade for Brook Lopez
@KetelOne @Grolgar @hcsaL Both.
1 month, 1 week ago on Friday Bolts – 1.16.15
@hcsaL @KetelOne "I want 13 with Harden on the back. F the haters... or just 13 with "Side Show Bob" on the back!"
@Johnny Thunder Breaking down film.
Who can provide some insight on this: https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/556134396642619392
Son, pleeeaaassse. I know how the CBA works.
1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer
Just got here... What is the consensus on the proposed deal?
I'm too lazy to look, but Slater mentioned that Miami has no SG depth and a Lamb for Norris Cole trade might make sense. Cole seems like a reasonable upgrade over Ish if Jackson were traded and we didn't get a PG back... No?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Hammbag: What to do with Reggie Jackson?
@Westbrook's Wizardly Waiters [NUMBER 23 FACTION] @Johnny Thunder @DTVoyagin' @seth_22 A bunch of BS calls.
@GOATBROOK I don't know why we wouldn't do that deal... Wasn't it just Perk, Lamb, and PJ3 for Lopez? Do that.
So, say we don't trade Reggie by the deadline, he continues to play poorly, teams shy away, and he only gets an offer sheet of $7 million per. Shouldn't the Thunder buy low there, hope he improves, and then either keep him or deal him?
@sleestak33 Why would we get rid of our only back up big when we could face Memphis in the 1st round?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 1.5.15
If Leon's is still open on Brookside that is a good spot. Or Fassler Hall in the Blue Dome district.
2 months, 1 week 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."
2 months, 1 week 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...
@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.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Bolts – 12.15.14
I'm so glad my boss is not the King's boss. Good night.
2 months, 2 weeks 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!
2 months, 2 weeks 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.