Kevin Martin says he wants to stay in OKC long-term

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No doubt about it, Kevin Martin has fit in quite well with the Thunder. He’s replaced virtually all the production Oklahoma City lost in trading James Harden and has established himself as a legit Sixth Man of the Year candidate.

His ability to score in rhythm, on limited shots and play alongside Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant has been incredibly impressive. Especially when you consider the Thunder essentially have worked Martin in on the fly. I think that’s an incredible credit to Martin, Westbrook and Durant that they’ve had an extremely open mind to learning how to play together. There have been some rough patches, some nights where Martin’s been uninvolved, but for the most part, it’s been a very successful marriage.

I’ve said it before, but in a lot of ways, Martin appears to fit better with Westbrook and Durant than James Harden ever did. It might be somewhat coincidental, but the Thunder space the floor extremely well now and assist on a lot more baskets. OKC was one of the most isolation heavy teams in the league last season, ranking dead last in assists. This year, they’re top 11th, averaging 22.1 a game, up from 18.5 in 2011-12. (It needs to be noted that it’s not like OKC’s offense was bad last year though. The Thunder still finished third in offensive efficiency. This year, they’re first, up almost three points per 100 possessions.)

Martin’s always been one of the best pure scorers in basketball, but now it seems he getting some of the recognition he’s deserved in the past because he’s doing it on a good team. His unselfishness has impacted the team in a lot of positive ways. Martin is the kind of player that doesn’t really approach the game as you-vs-me, but as us-vs-them. I think that idea of giving up a good shot for a great shot has rubbed off on Westbrook and Durant some. Martin trusts his teammates and I think they’re trusting him back.

Anyway, the point of this post: Martin told HoopsWorld that he wants to stay with the Thunder for longer than just this season. Not really big news, because what else is going to say, but he said it, so here we are.

“Oh yeah,” Martin said when asked if wants to stay in Oklahoma City long-term. “I get that question a lot since it’s a contract year. There are going to be teams interested over the summer, but I’m so happy right now and being with these guys has given me an extra pep in my step. It’s just fun being here. It’s a great organization and great guys. I’m happy right now.”

Like Martin said, his deal is up after this season. He’s 29 and making about $12.5 million a year this season. If he truly wants to stay in OKC past this year, that number’s obviously got to come down some. And I’d expect it would because Martin is absolutely loving his time with the Thunder. A source close to him told me this is as fun as he’s ever had as a professional player. He’s done the whole alpha dog scoring thing. Martin’s mindset is to win now. He’s been in the league eight years and wants to accomplish something before his career is over.

It’s still unknown if the Thunder feel the same way though, at least enough to commit to him financially. Obviously Martin has been an exceptional addition and replacement for Harden. His importance is clear, as evidenced by the struggles OKC’s bench had against the Wolves on Thursday. But the Thunder still have future financial concerns. Per Sham Sports, OKC has about $67 million on the books already for next season, and $66 million for the season after that.

While the Thunder proved in the Harden negotiations they were willing to break into tax territory, the question is if they were just willing to make that exception for Harden. Getting Martin for something in the two-year, $17 million range sounds reasonable to me, but that would put OKC right on the tax fringe.

I think a lot of this will be determined by how Martin performs for OKC in the postseason. And some of it will be determined what happens with that Toronto pick OKC owns, as well as Jeremy Lamb’s development. There’s also the option of letting Martin walk after the season and using that money to target another free agent guard like say, J.J. Redick or O.J. Mayo or Nick Young (just kidding) or even Manu Ginobili.

Point is, there are options for OKC and while the team is thrilled with Martin, it’s no lock. There’s a lot of time and a lot of big games to go. Right now, for both Martin and the Thunder, the focus is on this season and this season only. Because things could be vastly changed in the offseason depending on how things play out. No real reason to get too far ahead of ourselves yet.

Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 19:25:29
i wanna keep martin .    whats everyone think about getting manu?  i think hes to injury prone to be honest
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 19:28:04
server being dumb again
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 19:30:10
@Legendary_Dork 1st thought that came to mind?   Ewwwwwww.
Tricia Status
2012-12-22 19:30:38
@Legendary_Dork Off the bench? what'd we have to give up?
OBoy
2012-12-22 19:34:18
@Legendary_Dork Manu will always be a Spur
Royce Young
2012-12-22 19:35:39
@Legendary_Dork What's going on with it? Everything should be mostly migrated over to the new one by now.
The bench
2012-12-22 19:41:57
Roughly eighth.
Tricia Status
2012-12-22 19:45:49
@OBoy Jones III  He'll never leave. You're right.
saintsthunder
2012-12-22 19:46:13
http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/121219_newrotation?ls=iref:nbahpts
saintsthunder
2012-12-22 19:47:14
noone replied earlier, but the lakers are trying out new rotations apparently.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-22 19:48:20
@Royce Young  @Legendary_Dork I just logged back on.  Seems fine.  All I noticed is that when I opened the Cartoons thread, it took a minute or two to load all the comments.
The bench
2012-12-22 19:53:22
Anyone watching the W's beat up on the lake show tonight?
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 19:53:33
*waits for justin to post how bench production has decreased therefore martin has not replaced virtually all the production*
The bench
2012-12-22 19:55:04
@saintsthunder I want hill to be honest..
Tricia Status
2012-12-22 20:00:27
@Lost Ones *TEARS*
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 20:00:50
Happy Holidays DT *raises cup of eggnog*
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-22 20:01:27
@Lost Ones You are aware that bench production has decreased, right?  Therefore, Martin has not replaced virtually all the production.  ;)
C-Wil
2012-12-22 20:01:45
Stay here and stay healthy KMart. We'd love to win a championship with you onboard.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-22 20:04:21
@Old Man Game And to you, Old Man Game!
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 20:11:17
Tulsa or football................TULSA Dedicated fan :)
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 20:11:51
@ThunderChick2010 I'm sitting around watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation tonight. It honestly didn't feel like Christmas time until now.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-22 20:13:45
@Old Man Game Is this you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSqAGwn2bqo
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 20:15:10
@Lost Ones Dammit. I forgot. I was going to maybe go to that game. Oh well.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 20:16:57
@MisterJohnsonOKC yea Thursday was ridiculous he could have played through that.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 20:24:11
@ThunderChick2010 Pretty much LOL.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 20:24:51
@ThunderChick2010 By the way, I really want some of those moose mugs. They actually sell them.   http://www.amazon.com/Officially-Licensed-National-Christmas-Vacation/dp/B003OFTPFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356224920&sr=8-1&keywords=griswold+moose+mugs
Tricia Status
2012-12-22 20:25:01
@MisterJohnsonOKC Vaginal Strains?!?!   LOLOL I.CANT.WITH.NONE.OF.YOU.   Yall are TERRIBLE.   **TEARS**
The bench
2012-12-22 20:27:53
Martin doesn't have to replace Harden, he will be payed less and also the draft pick will have a lot to say about the trade.
Aren't
2012-12-22 20:30:29
This makes my sick self very happy. And if we're able to sign him without giving up too much, well hot-dang!
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 20:41:16
oh sheeeeet  lebron has a foul........                                                                                         Technical foul
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 21:02:16
Miami is going to be hard to beat if we go big, we might beat them in a single game in the regular season with our starting unit but in a series they would destroy us again and again.
Daddy V
2012-12-22 21:02:32
I really enjoy Martin on our team and I hope both the Thunder and Martin can come to reasonable terms at season end.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 21:05:30
uncle shane still raining 3s yea he could get ugly if we go big.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 21:09:36
I don't care if Perry Jones plays another minute this season. I want him spending all his time working on his shot. Dude's jumper has serious issues.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 21:23:53
@Old Man Game yea his mechanics is off.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 21:25:39
I dont think Martin is going to stick around. He made a quote earlier this season saying how excited he was to be potentially one of the top free agents this off-season, and that hes never had a big off-season where he could decide where he wanted to go. I would love to get him on a two year 16-20 million dollar deal though
Mr_posey
2012-12-22 21:31:35
Bad News. Toronto has won 5 in a row
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 21:45:28
@Royce Young no comments were loading, came back after a few hours, now i can see them..odd.
Aren't
2012-12-22 21:49:45
@Mr_posey  Isn't that good news?
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 21:50:26
@RRRWHATEVER highly disagree. he likes it here. plain and simple. plus hes not addicted to hookers and strippers :P
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 21:54:43
@Aren't  @Mr_posey  their wins and losses have to be like goldey locks and the 3 bears. not to hot, but not to cold, juuuuuuuust right :D
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-22 21:56:01
@<--Not About Dat Lyfe  @MisterJohnsonOKC i dont see how you have many tears left? you tear a lot. it might be a medical condition. :P
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 21:56:25
@Lost Ones  Kevin Martin needs to get him hooked up with David Thorpe to work in the off season.
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 21:56:30
Derick Fisher waived by Mavs
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 21:56:54
@Aren't  @Mr_posey  For the time being I'd call that good news. THey're still well below .500
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 21:59:18
so is presti ready to force scotts hand with reggie or no?
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 21:59:36
@justin_mia Bench has been pretty good .
beelieve035
2012-12-22 22:04:22
That's an ugly score, Memphis.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:04:39
@Lost Ones Please say yes.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:06:10
go for 40 REGGIE REGGIE REGGIE.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:08:04
lets play guess who this poster is! the first one is an easy one:    Have a good night everyone ; )
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:08:46
@Lost Ones Didnt know he wanted 2:)
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:09:03
and as usual, likes for the right answer
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:09:51
@Lost Ones He's too good for these guys. Nothing left to learn at this level for him I don't think.
Bryson
2012-12-22 22:10:00
Anyone got a link to the Tulsa game?
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:11:38
@Lost Ones Pretty sure after the Kings and Wolves game that is the last thing on Presti's mind:)  Just sayin
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:11:58
@RRRWHATEVER TC? i think
Bryson
2012-12-22 22:12:16
@RRRWHATEVER Obviously TC...
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:12:38
@Old Man Game I dont see anything else he could grab from here.
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:13:16
@Bryson  Just go to the NBA D League Youtube channel.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:13:37
@Bryson  go to nba.com, click d league, click games, click tulsa
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:15:13
@Lost Ones Yea it was  TC
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:15:34
@OkcBaby the wolves game maynor played 4 minutes with a jump in the air turnover? LOL
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:16:27
@Bryson  Aight, what about this one:   Hey guys, did you hear Nash is back tonight?
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:16:45
@RRRWHATEVER  @Bryson  That works too.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:18:11
@Bryson  and @Lost Ones yall could uses a few more defining characteristics... wanted to have one of yal be a mystery candidate but i couldnt think of too much... although i feel like Lost Ones might have some obssessions im forgetting about
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:18:54
@SeanzieCrews  @Bryson  that way is good cuz it also shows the stats under the game
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:19:25
@RRRWHATEVER  @Bryson  Tydude?
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:19:25
i think this new operating system is slower to show likes and new comments/replies etc
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:20:27
@OkcBaby he asked to be waived... family issues apparently
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:21:15
@Lost Ones  @Bryson  nope... someone else who likes the lakers (damn i gave it away)
OBoy
2012-12-22 22:21:49
Reggie sucks he dribbles the ball too low.
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:22:02
@Lost Ones No the one where he was +1 and 50 FG%
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:22:23
@Lost Ones  @Old Man Game Outside of just getting game conditioning and maybe small technical things, he's done there.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:22:38
@RRRWHATEVER yes its terrible.
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:23:10
PJIII looking like Ibaka on that block.
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:25:12
@RRRWHATEVER Kennygee.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:25:24
@RRRWHATEVER  @Bryson   @Lost Ones Here's one: Y'all thought Reggie was taking the backup PG. Not unless Eric gets traded to another team that will give him the 5 year max he deserves.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:26:32
Perry Jones blocked the last second shot... didnt do too much else
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:27:19
@Lost Ones He's sitting on 37 points now. This guy is clearly a NBA rotation player. C'mon Brooks wake up and use the guy as a PG.
SeanzieCrews
2012-12-22 22:27:33
Whoever helped convince to start Knowshon Moreno over Roddy White in my fantasy football championship, go crawl in a hole.
OBoy
2012-12-22 22:33:36
Memphis lost to the Rockets 121-96 lol
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:28:54
@justin_mia Needs a jumper. As long as teams can just dare him to shoot he'll be worthless on the offensive end.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:28:56
WOOOOOOO!!!! Tulsa WINS! TULSA WINS! TULSA WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   No one ever
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:33:33
@Old Man Game  @Lost Ones He did:) hahah
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:29:20
Perry will be fine, im not worried about him hes a rookie who has a lot of holes in his game coaching staff needs to find out where they want to use him. on the block? perimeter? etc.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:30:00
@SeanzieCrews yep
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:30:26
@Old Man Game  @Bryson   @Lost Ones OKCBABY!
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:31:37
@Old Man Game  @Bryson   @Lost Ones and i laughed so hard at the idea of Maynor getting a 5 year max deal
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:33:04
wow this thing really is broke
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:33:23
@Old Man Game  @justin_mia PJ3s main offensive move is to post up from a little below the highpost extended, then try to spin move and drive... its not a terrible move, but he needs like 12 more options.
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:34:45
You guys need to stop trolling urselves
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:36:16
Cant we make perry hit the weight room real hard and use him like an Amare type in the future? they're about the same height
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:37:45
@justin_mia He's just an athlete at this point. He needs to just channel all that energy into rebounding and help defense for the time being and see how it goes. Outside of the game he needs to spend every waking minute working to get his shot right and reliable.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:38:24
@Lost Ones It'll just all at once pop up like ten comments that have been waiting to come through.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:39:01
@Royce Young  @Legendary_Dork other peoples comments seem slow to load, but maybe thats just because its a slow thunder news day and people arent commenting that much anyway. likes seem slow to appear as well, but thats not a big deal. obviously Christmas will be the test
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:39:24
@justin_mia he has skill they aren't refined. he's not to small for the post either just inexperienced he doesn't have to be a bruiser to play in the  mid-post.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:39:32
@OkcBaby  @Lost Ones How many minutes was that he tried that this season?
El Prez
2012-12-22 22:39:57
Is there a worse actress in contemporary cinema than Jennifer  Lopez? For the love of God...who put up the money to make this drivel into a film?
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:41:12
@Old Man Game  @Bryson   @Lost Ones here's any easy one, its basically a free like for someone   Muck the Favs!
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:41:26
Megatron about to break Jerry Rice record
OBoy
2012-12-22 22:41:27
@OkcBaby  @Lost Ones most comments like this please.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 22:41:36
reggie and lamb need minutes scott has to find them .
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:44:03
@Old Man Game  @Lost Ones yea i was about to throw a hissy fit at one point like 'well damn no one wants to play comment on daily thunder with me, ill just take my ball and go home'. but then 8 comments showed up at the same time after like 8 minutes of silence
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:44:16
@Old Man Game  @Lost Ones Kings
El Prez
2012-12-22 22:44:47
My Quinton Tarantino dream weekend going up in flames because of Silver Linings Playbook revenge. My wife has this evil look in her eyes right now not far off from Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. Women NEVER forget.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:45:01
@El Prez her butt could star in my dreams though
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:45:23
@Lost Ones Lamb needs minutes *fixed
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:46:34
So what have all the D-League assignments shown? Reggie and Lamb? Both capable of consistently averaging 20+ a game. I say both guys are NBA caliber right now. I'd like to see Brooks play them together and see what happens.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:47:56
@Lost Ones  @justin_mia i actually think he can develop into a very capable post player. he has decent footwork and instincts there, just needs to play out of it more and put on a lil weight and refine... really, i want him, serge and kd to all visit Hakeem for at least 2 weeks
El Prez
2012-12-22 22:48:52
@RRRWHATEVER Granted---she has a nice ass, maybe she could have pulled off playing opposite Javier Bardem in Entre Las Piernas...but that even might have been a stretch....that part actually had diologue.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 22:49:14
@justin_mia  @OkcBaby lol you'll be sleeping for a loooong time
okcjim
2012-12-22 22:50:52
@Old Man Game Lazar averaged 26 per game last season. Success in the d league doesn't prove anything.
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 22:51:27
@Old Man Game Why dont you add Lazar to that:)
okcjim
2012-12-22 22:53:29
@Lost Ones @justin_mia I agree. He just got back after 3 weeks of being out too. He has the ability to shoot (I've seen it) he just needs to get comfortable doing it in games. I still have hope for him.
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 22:55:22
@okcjim  @Lost  @justin_mia I'm definitely not giving up hope on him. Just moderating my expectations for him for this year.
okcjim
2012-12-22 22:59:51
Reggie did a good job tonight of getting to the rim and hitting the mid range jumper when that's what the defense gave him. That's what he needs to keep doing.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 23:00:02
With every fiber of my being, i wish they would stop showing The Phoenix Suns on national television
okcjim
2012-12-22 23:01:03
@justin_mia @Old Man Game he's been out for 3 weeks. Easy
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 23:03:50
Nash's hair makes him look like one of those love-droids in the movie A.I..... he is Jude Law-ing it up out there
OBoy
2012-12-22 23:05:26
ummm Fab Melo had 14 blocks in a D-League game tonight
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 23:05:40
@justin_mia Does that mean you wont post anymore
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:06:25
I'm watching the LA/SAC game, and I feel dirty.
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:06:54
Oops, I'm so disturbed I didn't even see it's GS.  lol
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 23:11:46
@RRRWHATEVER  @Bryson   @Lost Ones Oboy Jones III
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 23:12:52
Arrggghh! The lag time on livefyre updating is killing the conversation here.
beelieve035
2012-12-22 23:13:47
@Tronchaser Wait, I just started watching it. Lol What's happening?
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 23:15:16
@okcjim  Well, that's a good point. Lazar is an exception but generally, guys who can light up that level of competition have the skills to at least contribute something of value at the next level. I'm not saying either would average 20+ in the NBA. Only that they'd be serviceable rotation players.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 23:17:53
@Old Man Game  @Bryson   @Lost Ones im tired of this game lets play hungry hungry hippos
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:20:31
@novelisticbee0 Meh, battling even. Jarret Jack gettin hot for the Warriors.
OkcBaby
2012-12-22 23:22:23
@Tronchaser You still feel dirty
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 23:23:28
@RRRWHATEVER  Eat Sleep Thunder?
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:24:16
@OkcBaby Yes. The colors are hideous.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-22 23:24:40
Nash making good passes, Pau blowing layups
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:30:49
@novelisticbee0 Steph Curry with a horrible 1-5 fastbreak pullup. #russellesque
beelieve035
2012-12-22 23:34:54
@Tronchaser Yeah, saw that. Lol Hope he stays healthy though. Dude's real good.
The bench
2012-12-22 23:40:55
I f'ing love the w's
OBoy
2012-12-22 23:43:45
damn Kenny, sucks to be you bro.
Lost Ones
2012-12-22 23:44:33
nash cant even be on the floor if the lakers want to contend on defense, the warriors is literally giving the ball to whoever he is guarding.
The bench
2012-12-22 23:52:29
As someone who has watched every game the dubs have played this year, its not nash's fault Curyy is playing near MVP level this year, and Jarret Jack thinks he is freaking MJ.
The bench
2012-12-22 23:54:00
Kobe/D12 combined  6-21
The bench
2012-12-22 23:54:46
Royce please fix this before Tuesday.
The bench
2012-12-22 23:56:04
To be fair Kobe is no J. Jack
Tronchaser
2012-12-22 23:56:22
The yellow/blue combo is just a bit off.   I like our better.  :)
Old Man Game
2012-12-22 23:58:00
@OBoy Jones III Come back Kenny. You forgot the briefcase.    http://hark.com/clips/frpxqvdcvk-you-forgot-the-briefcase
OBoy
2012-12-23 00:00:53
@Tronchaser i'm so glad we've gotten rid of the yellow. The Warriors jerseys are really good looking but I don't like the court much.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 00:03:43
@JUNKYARDDOG i liked that. it will show up tuseday.
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 00:06:23
@OBoy Jones III Agree. I like the Blue/Orange/Black combo better.
The bench
2012-12-23 00:09:29
Don't sleep on the W's jack will eat maynor alive and David lee will stretch Ibaka to the point of uselessness.
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:09:42
Lillard > Westbrook   Real Talk   LILLARD LILLARD LILLARD
beelieve035
2012-12-23 00:12:36
@cemitten :O
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 00:15:06
Man, these guys are playing SUPER fast.. I wonder what the pace is?
The bench
2012-12-23 00:17:51
25th NY Knicks Dec 26@ Denver Dec 28vs Portland, Jan 1vs Philadelphia Jan 4@ Los Angeles Jan 6vs Denver, Jan 8@ Houston, Jan 9@ San Antonio Jan 11vs Oklahoma City Fakers are lucked
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:19:53
LILLARD LILLARD LILLARD LILLARd   According to pblazers announcers he's a combo of Brandon Roy and Clyde Drexler.
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 00:22:24
@JUNKYARDDOG Uh... Oklahoma City?
The bench
2012-12-23 00:24:11
Hickson with another 19 15 game. he is the most under rated player in the league,
CDSpark
2012-12-23 00:26:56
I see that Gasol and Nash have significantly improved this laker team
Royce Young
2012-12-23 00:32:01
@RRRWHATEVER ???
The bench
2012-12-23 00:32:44
@CDSpark Yes without them, the W's would have won by thirty.
Bryson
2012-12-23 00:34:40
The Lakers are laughable.
CDSpark
2012-12-23 00:35:55
I guess the Ws decided they really couldn't handle the attention by defeating the Lakers....   13pt lead down to 4
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:37:59
FEZZY FEL!
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:38:36
GS is scary
CDSpark
2012-12-23 00:38:39
Barnes comes in and Lights em back up
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 00:39:02
@CDSpark this game is really pretty good.
The bench
2012-12-23 00:40:23
Since we can;t actually talk lets just enjoy the Lakers getting their ass kicked, and enjoy Tuesdays blowout of the heat by liking my pandering comment #KD80
CDSpark
2012-12-23 00:43:18
@JUNKYARDDOG Unfortunately  GSW is not helping us in accomplishing the first part.
The bench
2012-12-23 00:45:19
Jack's got this...he is bench Jordan
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:48:41
steve nash is pretty incredible.   FESTUS
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:49:59
lakers don't believe in defense
The bench
2012-12-23 00:50:53
I want Jarret Jack in thunder blue.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 00:53:57
So if the Lakers pull it out how long till kennygee comes back
beelieve035
2012-12-23 00:54:25
OT Watch OBoy!
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 00:54:47
JARRETT JACK IS SUPERMAN!
The bench
2012-12-23 00:55:14
J. Jack don't play games.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 00:55:19
Kobe pathetic getting around the screen
The bench
2012-12-23 00:55:24
Jack>>> Kobe
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 00:55:46
@RRRWHATEVER 2.7 seconds.
The bench
2012-12-23 00:57:23
@RRRWHATEVER I liked this
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 00:57:26
Lakers copying the thunders last second play
see-mittens
2012-12-23 00:58:08
GSW showing a scary future. 3 rookies. Steph and Jack out there on the final possession.
OBoy
2012-12-23 00:58:22
league pass is like 5 minutes behind
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 00:58:26
OT here we come.
The bench
2012-12-23 00:58:49
Kobe 13-35 if Durant shot 35 shots he would have 70+
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 01:01:43
how does howard only have 4 rebounds
CDSpark
2012-12-23 01:02:45
GSW has just pissed away this game
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 01:02:46
he isnt the same since his back injury... may never be
see-mittens
2012-12-23 01:04:46
ugh kobe underbite alert
OBoy
2012-12-23 01:05:20
that shot after Kobe fell down was pretty impressive
see-mittens
2012-12-23 01:05:31
oh God STEPH CURRY
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 01:05:40
when kobe falls and keeps his dribble and makes it i feel happy cuz i know it will just make him heist more
beelieve035
2012-12-23 01:06:57
Grief.
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 01:08:00
GS showing the immaturity young teams have... remember what that was like
FletchMFletcher
2012-12-23 01:08:39
Look out, West!  Lakers are streaking!  Your friend, Fletch.
The bench
2012-12-23 01:08:47
:( good night
yarkmu
2012-12-23 01:09:09
pathetic
RRRWHOAAAA
2012-12-23 01:09:31
damn... took them forever to foul... not to mention they threw it to Pau... his teammates we so blown they didnt even foul for like 3 seconds
SilenceTheLambs
2012-12-23 01:11:41
Kobe with 41 shots...............
O O O O O O
2012-12-23 01:12:24
im frowning for jarret jack :(
Tronchaser
2012-12-23 01:20:58
#YoungTeamFail
El Prez
2012-12-23 01:22:27
Couldn't regain control of the movie screening room to ever get Pulp Fiction going on Night 2 of the EPQTFF. Will have to double with Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds tomorrow to get festival back on track. Is there currently a worse actress in Hollywood than Jennifer Lopez? Possibly...Kate Hudson---but I'm going to sleep on it My life has no direction without Thunder games.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 01:25:31
@El Prez Hey El Prez, just finished watching Bottle Shock.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 01:27:30
@El Prez  Also, what is EPQTFF?  Can you say?  Nothing I can think of at the moment fits.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 01:28:42
@El Prez Nevermind . . . I got it.
El Prez
2012-12-23 01:31:16
@ThunderChick2010 If you got that...then we should get a room.
OBoy
2012-12-23 01:34:56
@Royce Young  @RRRWHATEVER for me most new comments aren't updating and then when I refresh I have to click the new comment thing to reload every reply.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 01:37:09
@El Prez  You're crazy.  Enjoyed the movie, but I can't see putting it on a plane above Sideways . . .
El Prez
2012-12-23 01:54:01
@ThunderChick2010 I think I'm close to figuring you out. You liked Sideways more because of the rampant human dysfunction. You love movies with massive dysfunction....Little Miss Sunshine, Young Adult, Sideways, Juno, Carnage, Silver Linings Playbook, etc. Clarice...can you hear the lambs?
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 02:10:07
@El Prez  I don't know if it's so much dysfunction as just people being real.  You said yourself that Sideways was more of a relationship movie and I think that might be why I preferred it.  Also, I really identified with the Paul Giamatti character--aside from the heavy drinking and depression.  In Bottle Shock, the father/son relationship was probably the most intriguing.  The pretty blonde was kind of just for decoration in this one.
duhsweetness
2012-12-23 04:42:43
@El Prez  El Prez Quentin Tarantino Film Festival. Should we also get a room?
MrRaysian
2012-12-23 05:22:14
so many games to catch up on... so little time. so many articles to read... so little time.
Stringer Bell
2012-12-23 08:04:27
Just watched the Tulsa game. Reggie has it, just needs confidence. Still not convinced he's a distributor, but that kid can score. Not happy with Perry so far, but our future looks good with reggie and Lamb coming off the bench. Future is very bright.
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 08:26:13
Hey here's a question for you, what does E Maynor put up as far as stats if he were to spend a few nights in the D-League?
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 08:30:15
@Stringer Bell I'm with you. I think we shouldn't ask him to be Maynor and just distribute and shoot the occasional three or runner. He needs to attack. That's when he looks his worst, when he's trying to set up the play and begins overthinking it.
El Prez
2012-12-23 08:52:16
@duhsweetness I'm not that easy.
El Prez
2012-12-23 08:55:03
@ThunderChick2010 Did you ever see Closer with Natalie Portman and Clive Owen ?
El Prez
2012-12-23 09:23:14
@Stringer Bell Perry really never learned how to play basketball with Scott Drew at Baylor. This is what we saw from Perry Jones in college. It's like he's almost dyslexic as far as reading plays in the offensive zone. He doesn't seem to have any feel for his own game. Again.. again, another example of a player who really didn't learn his craft at the college level and moving upwards when not really ready. I hope the kid at O State, Nash, doesn't make this same mistake and go pro after his sophomore season. He'd be lost in the NBA game. Marcus Smart won't be lost at the NBA level, but Nash is too small to play the 4 in the pros and doesn't have the skill set to play the 3. Look at the three kids from OU who foolishly decided to go pro early....Willie Warren. TMG and Tiny Gallon. Where are they now? Some of these kids basically need to stay in school and hone their games more before they go pro.   I agree, Reggie will get there, eventually. So will Lamb. But confidence is such a precious commodity with any athlete ay any level. I think they'll both get there with time.
O O O O O O
2012-12-23 09:23:21
im tryna figure out why we cant have perkins setting screens for westbrook while durant is doing his playmaker thing. gotta believe that a simple pass to a cutting westbrook is more effective than trying to thread the needle to kendrick perkins.. is brooks asking durant to improvise instead of running sets for him or what??
C-Wil
2012-12-23 09:36:23
Reggie can light it up against D leaguers all he wants....until he does something in an NBA game, he's still just a young scrub. But at this point, Maynor isn't much better.
YoniFromIsrael
2012-12-23 09:44:12
Hey guys,Ill be in New York and Las Vegas for our honeymoon (Unfortunately sqeezing OKC in didnt work out due to the expenses and shortage of time) so wont be able to wish all you DTers a merry Christmas...so Merry Christmas and fantastic new year to all of you great people and of course beat Miami!!!!
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-23 10:24:01
ok. i dont know if its just me *and i say that cause i cant see past a few comments cause my comp freezes*  but this new DT server or something is terrible.  It has to load EVERY single comment and it takes forever. plus if i dont scroll down fast enough to catch the comments , it says page unresponsive and i have to kill it.  quite frankly  i hate it :(  .    I know its not my comp or a virus or anything.  Mayne its livefyre being super lame. but it just feel..slower..different.
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-23 10:26:39
@BlueLightSpecial umm......you say this like hes playing every game with russ and kd for like 30 mins.  this is all on brooks to TRUST this young man. same with lamb
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 10:46:45
@Legendary_Dork Yes. Every single time you reload the page it takes all the comments back to zero and then reloads them such that the little bubble pops saying "200 new comments" or whatever. I don't remember it ever doing this in the past.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 10:49:27
@YoniFromIsrael Have a safe, fun trip and wave at us when you fly over!  :)
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 10:50:04
@YoniFromIsrael And congratulations on the marriage!
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 10:54:01
@Old Man Game  @Legendary_Dork Mine is doing the same thing.  It has happened for me before--during game threads or times when I've thought livefyre to be glitchy.  It seems that comments and likes aren't showing automatically some of the time, but when you refresh or reload the page, you've gotta wait a minute or two for everything to show up.  Everything you'd previously marked as read then shows up as unread again.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 10:58:27
@El Prez Yep, a long time ago.  Saw it at Quail with a longtime (platonic) male friend and remember thinking that wasn't the best choice . . .
Legendary_Dork
2012-12-23 11:02:15
@ThunderChick2010  @Old Man Game yeah it usually happens when we are all commenting at once . when an amazing or big game is going on. but this...this isnt the same. meh!~
Sigmund
2012-12-23 11:07:02
Will Martin play vs. Heat?
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 11:12:24
@BlueLightSpecial You watch how he plays in Tulsa. He's the alpha dog on the floor, he attacks the paint more, doesn't worry about running a regimented offense as much. He's a guy that needs freedom to be himself out there.  That's what he has in his appearances in Tulsa, that's what he had at Boston College. To this point, that is not what he has in the NBA. He's either asked to running the offense and pass to other guys or he's asked to go stand in the corner waiting to take a 3 off a kick out. Those aren't things he's good at which is part of the problem here.
ThunderChick2010
2012-12-23 11:13:07
@Legendary_Dork  @Old Man Game I'm going out for coffee now.  Y'all fix this while I'm gone.  :)
EatSleepThunder
2012-12-23 11:21:35
Perry got some thunder beats headphones http://instagram.com/p/Tld0b9ivLP/ maybe he should've got tulsa ones....
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 11:26:23
@Sigmund I heard yes.
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 11:28:12
Just testing here. Someone please like this comment as soon as you see it.
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 11:31:39
Thanks. That took about 4 minutes from what I could tell.
EatSleepThunder
2012-12-23 11:35:03
Hey, TC! I see some heavy like whorin' going on down below!
dream catcher
2012-12-23 11:56:08
Got a job in Park City, Ut.   gonna feel weird rooting for the Thunder in Jazz country.
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 11:58:09
@dream catcher I hear that's beautiful country. Good luck and congratulations.
dream catcher
2012-12-23 11:58:44
@Old Man Game ty
Old Man Game
2012-12-23 12:24:59
http://dailythunder.com/2012/12/video-perk-up-your-christmas-or-else/#respond
TaoMaas
2012-12-23 15:47:10
@Sigmund   I don't think he was hurt that bad.  Probably just bumped knees and got a deep bruise.  Makes sense to save him for the Heat game.  If I were betting, I'd have bet he would be needed more against the Heat than against a T-Wolves team who were just now getting some of their primary players back.