Thunder trade James Harden to Houston

Per a release from the Thunder:

The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second round pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard James Harden, center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

“We wanted to sign James to an extension, but at the end of the day, these situations have to work for all those involved. Our ownership group again showed their commitment to the organization with several significant offers,” Presti said. “We were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and therefore executed a trade that capitalized on the opportunity to bring in a player of Kevin’s caliber, a young talent like Jeremy and draft picks, which will be important to our organizational goal of a sustainable team. We appreciate James, Cole, Daequan and Lazar’s contributions to the Thunder organization and this community and wish them the best in the future.”

The Thunder came up as high as four years, $55.5 million for Harden according to reports but it obviously wasn’t enough. In the end, Presti and the Thunder cut their loses and dealt away one of the most important pieces on the team.

The Thunder get two first round picks (via Toronto and Dallas), as well as a second rounder (via Charlotte). The Toronto pick is top-three protected.

More reaction coming soon.

ERROR72
2012-10-27 22:06:51
Oh wow
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:07:03
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 22:07:32
HOLY CRAP NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:07:46
Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:07:55
im...speechless.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:08:27
Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb????   NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!   NOOOOOOO
Remify
2012-10-27 22:08:28
wtyf??????????????? my fav player!!!!!! dafffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuqqqqqqqqqqq
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:08:31
Comcast broke the story. Please subscribe to comcast to get the latest news.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:08:50
@Remify Well look who showed up...
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:08:55
there has to be another trade going on..
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:09:05
WTF presti...WTF.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:09:10
Ridiculousness
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:09:12
Man.
Remify
2012-10-27 22:09:21
@EatSleepThunder i had to, just saw on ND-OU game.. i am speechless right npw.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:09:22
Even Royce is speechless.  All he can do is quote...   Damn..
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:09:25
I'm glad this Harden crap is finally over.
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:09:29
Seriously...there has to be another trade in the works. No way Sam wants Kevin Martin on this team. Let this work itself out before we throw this season.
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 22:09:30
So our centers are Perk and Hasheem.....
Amuro
2012-10-27 22:09:34
I more so disappointed in what we got for him like how many 1st round picks do we get and why did we give up daequan cook.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:09:35
harden wanted to much, or was an asshole during the negotiation process..only thing i can think of
GAP
2012-10-27 22:09:42
Did you guys forget KD and Russ still on our team??
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 22:09:43
i knew Presti was due for a trade but wtf
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:09:48
Release the info during the OU game?
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:10:11
Can't believe we traded Lazar.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:10:16
does serge get 50 free hakeem sessions
Remify
2012-10-27 22:10:19
was his fault anyway. turned down 4 year 52mm? come on james..
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:10:23
Yeah, we still have KD and Westbrook....wonder how they'll take it.  That worries me more than the trade itself.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:10:30
This is *NOT* a rebuilding year.  We still have the second best player, and arguably the second best point guard.  Plus, guess what?  Ibaka now will be our #3 option.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:10:32
I blame James' fucking agent.
thunder fan in korea
2012-10-27 22:10:39
kevin martin...throwing up
Remify
2012-10-27 22:10:41
8mm is like pocket change to him
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:11:01
this looks like an ESPN board with how fast the comments are going down
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:11:02
Mistake.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:11:09
I will laugh when I come back to this thread when we win the 2013 NBA finals.
Remify
2012-10-27 22:11:11
@thunder fan in korea serioulsy wtf........
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:11:16
@Jooseppi I trust Presti.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:11:21
@MisterJohnsonOKC I wonder why everyone is surprised.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:11:24
Maybe this is Presti's way of showing the team that team actually has to come first.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:11:34
That doesn't mean I agree.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:11:46
@WeTalkinBoutPractice? Because Presti agreed with me and Lost, lol.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:11:55
I will say this, I do still love the situation for cap reasons...but I was hoping for a better young-stud than Jeremy Freaking Lamb
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:12:02
Big sports news tomorrow: Sooners lose or Harden traded?
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:12:04
From GM Sam Presti: "We wanted to sign James to an extension, but at the end of the day, these situations have to work for all those involved. Our ownership group again showed their commitment to the organization with several significant offers," Presti said. "We were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and therefore executed a trade that capitalized on the opportunity to bring in a player of Kevin's caliber, a young talent like Jeremy and draft picks, which will be important to our organizational goal of a sustainable team. We appreciate James, Cole, Daequan and Lazar’s contributions to the Thunder organization and this community and wish them the best in the future.”
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:12:16
@MisterJohnsonOKC lol and me. I said trade him like 2 hours ago.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:12:17
@todayisbananas Probably the Harden trade.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:12:18
How did we not get one of Houston's forwards?
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:12:33
so harden refused MULTIPLE offers :(
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:12:36
@Legendary_Dork Translation:  "Take the offer, next time."
TriangleThunderUp
2012-10-27 22:12:44
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I just ordered a James Harden Fear the Beard shirt on Amazon last week!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:12:47
@Legendary_Dork So much for 'sacrifice', right harden?
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:12:49
@MisterJohnsonOKC You say NO to 52 mil? Yea...okay. peace.
Remify
2012-10-27 22:12:59
@TriangleThunderUp already had one.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:13:08
@Remify  @TriangleThunderUp Me too...me too.
supreme35
2012-10-27 22:13:08
I'm just plain sad.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:13:09
http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/media/act_jeremy_lamb.jpg
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:13:12
That OKC fan with the Harden tatoo feels like an idiot now.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:13:23
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @todayisbananas i thought football rules
Remify
2012-10-27 22:13:23
@Jooseppi mother of god....
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:13:43
If we were going to Trade Harden, I was hoping for a Tyreke Evans, Gordon Hayward, or some other combo Guard.  Kevin Martin has never been a winner...
supreme35
2012-10-27 22:13:50
@Remify  @Jooseppi LMAO thank you. I needed that.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:13:50
BUT HE SAS 7 FOOT WINGSPAN!
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:13:58
@Jooseppi He's on my fantasy team! and now my Favorite team! Yayayayay! I have one thunder player!
KS Storm Chaser
2012-10-27 22:14:01
Presti loves drafts picks. If Houston doesn't turn it around very quickly, these draft picks could be worth their weight in gold. With our cap situation and the new CBA, you need cheap talent. Only way to get that is through the draft.   Though I'd rather we just said screw the cap and go for the championship the next few years before trading away Harden.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:14:14
@MisterJohnsonOKC Only now, which is funny.
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:14:24
I just posted it on the last thread, but this is a reputation move. Sam Presti just established that you don't fuck around with contract negotiations with the Oklahoma City Thunder. This was about sending a message.
Coletrain17
2012-10-27 22:14:31
Well, looks like it's time to change my avatar :/
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:14:31
These better be some REEEEEAAALLLY high draft pics. I mean WTF!!!
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:14:40
I'm gonna laugh when everybody else shows up... especially cleandoe   Especially cleandoe
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:14:43
@Bryson  Yeah, but what message did we send to KD and Russ?  =
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:15:06
@Landstander They didn't turn down any deals we offered them.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:15:12
@todayisbananas the trade
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:15:12
@Coletrain17 How about you turn it to thabeet. And change your name to TurnThabeetAround17
Remify
2012-10-27 22:15:14
i wonder how much james regrets turning down 4-52mm to stay with his boys and prob win a title in those 4 years. i wonder how much will he regret is after a losing season in HOU. to all those who think it was his agent's fault, think again. player has the final say whether to accept a contract or not. what bothers me the most though, james is gone because of kendrick freaking perkins.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:15:21
I agree with shipping Harden's ass out, but I don't know if I'm too comfortable with Thabeet as our backup C.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:15:28
@Bryson  Because we offered them the max...
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:15:42
@MisterJohnsonOKC I don't understand how we didn't get a single big back.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:15:58
@Jooseppi I really hope another trade is in the works or something.
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:16:02
@Jooseppi  @MisterJohnsonOKC This storm isn't done yet. There's another trade brewing.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:16:06
@Jooseppi  @MisterJohnsonOKC there has to be.
sammasaaron
2012-10-27 22:16:13
@BRY BRY I think one is Toronto's.
Toreeti
2012-10-27 22:16:17
@Legendary_Dork  @Jooseppi  @MisterJohnsonOKC agreed
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:16:19
I HOPE...SERIOUSLY HOPE...that Presti sat Harden and his agent down and said "we have an offer from Houston, if you don't accept this reasonable 4 year/52 million dollar offer with excalaters, I'm trading you".   Cause I mean...damn...
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:16:20
@Legendary_Dork  @Jooseppi Lets hope so.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:16:22
Well, I feel like if nothing else the season just got a lot more interesting for better or worse.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:16:24
I heard we're getting Jeff Green.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:16:29
why do i feel that this isnt over, i bet phx is in the mix. maybe all this for gortat?
LPCes99
2012-10-27 22:16:32
Wow ...I mean this year we will have Kmartin to score off the bench which is ok...I guess we r banking on Maynor being able to run the offense in the playoffs...I do like draft picks but how high will they be? Unless we are getting a pick Houston received from another crappy team...I also don't like we traded him within the West
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:16:33
@MisterJohnsonOKC There better be. Say what you want about Cole, but Thabeet and Perk.....
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:16:36
No you didn't.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:16:44
@MisterJohnsonOKC Nick will be the no. 2 center in the short term. Jones will get some mins behind ibaka.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:16:48
Presti knows how important Maynor is
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:17:01
@LPCes99 were getting a pick from toronto
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:17:05
The Main Problem For OKC will be that Now Russel Westbrook will have to play like a 2 guard..score and also make plays for 0thers..His gonna have to be the main ball handler and look to make plays for others more than he ever has...you have alot of role players but only one person who can make plays for others unless Durant shows improvement this season..
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:17:13
@OkcBaby and thabeet. Us two are the winners of this trade
Toreeti
2012-10-27 22:17:16
harden was struggling ever since the finals to the olympics even in preseason
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:17:17
@Legendary_Dork  @Jooseppi  @MisterJohnsonOKC I mean...is Collison chopped liver? he can fill in no?
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:17:18
@Coletrain17  Me too?  :(
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:17:28
@kennygee90 Considering he already did all of that...
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:17:47
@Bryson  well he'll have to do way more ..
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:17:53
It just makes me ill to think we came off a finals appearance and then traded one of the 3 most important players in that run.
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 22:17:56
4/60 for Harden in Houston. IDC if I get Sullinger'd.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:18:11
RECAP Thunder get: Jeremby Lamb, Kevin Martin, protected first-round pick from Toronto, a protected 1st-round pick from Dallas & a 2013 Charlotte second rounder Rockets get: Beard, Cook, Lazar and Cole.
kfmsooner
2012-10-27 22:18:11
What if we flip an asset or two to Orlando for Afflalo?
Toreeti
2012-10-27 22:18:14
@kennygee90 i think there will be a lot of maynor-westbrook lineups
OKman
2012-10-27 22:18:21
People say Harden will miss winning a championship but so are we. As constructed we will def not be a contender
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:18:21
Since Cook is gone.  Rautin?
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:18:31
@WeTalkinBoutPractice?  @Legendary_Dork  @MisterJohnsonOKC He definitely can, but then there are those power forward minutes, as well. Few teams play a 3-man big rotation in the regular season.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:18:40
RT @Royce Young: Also, shame on Harden. The Thunder put big dollars on the table and Harden wanted it all.
Joe_
2012-10-27 22:18:43
Woooooowwwwwwwww
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:18:46
@OKman Long as you got KD and Russ you're a contender.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:18:51
@Landstander Harden didn't do anything when it really mattered. We would have been in the finals with or without Harden.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:18:53
@OKman oh please. OKC will be fine
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:19:07
@ThunderChick2010  @Coletrain17 Oooohhh the dilema.   At least I get to keep mine!
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:19:14
I'm done on this thread for now...I'm going to sit back and watch the next trade come through. We'll end up winning the day. In Presti we trust.
Joe_
2012-10-27 22:19:16
You don't sign, you get shipped... Just ask J.Green and J. Harden....
supreme35
2012-10-27 22:19:16
@Toreeti great observation.
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:19:17
Thunder pushed final offer to Harden to 4 years, $53M-$54M, sources tell Y! When that couldn't get deal done, Presti moved into trade mode. -Woj   Seriously, go F yourself, James.  Four million dollars over the course of four years?  Enjoy, Houston.
GAP
2012-10-27 22:19:19
Some of you guys need to really watch Martin play he can shoot it well above average and from any spot on the floor.
chifro63
2012-10-27 22:19:21
i will pour one out for the bearded one tonight   :(   so sad right now.....
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:19:24
@EatSleepThunder  @Royce real?
RodneyRosavelRusanWilson
2012-10-27 22:19:27
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! !!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOO!!!!! My love of the thunder just took a hit. Harden is a Max player! I take it all back! Why James?? Damn damn damn James! I hate your agent! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Remify
2012-10-27 22:19:31
Russ, Kmart, KD, SI, KP Mayn, Sef, PJ3, Nick, THABEET???   Looks like only positive I have to look for at the start of the season is Maynor coming back.   I wonder how is our team's morale after this, James was our own.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:19:37
@OBoy Jones III @LPCes99 Martin can fill it up
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:19:41
@GAP He's a solid player.
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:19:49
Sorry, $6 million.  Whatever.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:19:52
@Remify Switch Sef and Kmart..
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:19:53
How did we not get rid of Perk?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:19:59
@OKman That's not true, Harden put up pretty stats in the regular season and early playoffs but overall is just stats. Plays no D, no variety to his game, can't go right, not worth 60 mil to this team.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:20:08
Harden must be spending money faster than Presti could throw it at him.  I blame women.
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:20:10
@Harden2Collison thats alot of money dude
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:20:28
I think by shipping out Lazar, Cook, and Aldrich that frees up room for PJ3.  And Thabeet did look pretty good during the pre-season, atleast.
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:20:28
@todayisbananas Wasn't his girlfriend from Huston...?
OKman
2012-10-27 22:20:30
@Old Man Game
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:20:33
HOU giving Harden the full 4/60.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:20:37
@Jooseppi OMG stop...you need Perk...   Shall I change my name again? lol
sammasaaron
2012-10-27 22:20:51
@GAP Ought to fix our starting unit's spacing issues.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:20:51
@alvarex Pretty good compared to what?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:20:54
Oh, and while you leave, please shave your damn beard. Please. It's the least you could do.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:21:03
JustinMIA is going to explode.
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:21:08
@kennygee90 For a guy who said he's willing to sacrifice because money can't buy a championship and these guys are like his brothers?
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:21:11
@Jooseppi A cardboard box.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:21:11
@MisterJohnsonOKC Except for the couple of playoff games that he just took over when shots weren't falling for KD / Russ.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:21:14
@Jooseppi  @alvarex Boozer broke that guy down LOL
GAP
2012-10-27 22:21:20
@alvarex Lamb as well
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:21:22
All this and OU drops a deuce on the field tonight. This is CRAZY!
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:21:26
@WeTalkinBoutPractice? Would have rather got a good starting center back.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:21:28
@alvarex Live stream link?
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:21:30
@alvarex he has already.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:21:52
@sammasaaron  @GAP Oh, you poor guy.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:21:57
@todayisbananas mannnnnnnnnn don't even play
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:22:04
@EatSleepThunder  Fans get: blindsided
senseandsenescence
2012-10-27 22:22:10
Best case:  Harden was Greening Ibaka and K-Mart/Lamb can't be worse than Perk can they? Reality:  This sucks. Worst case:  WTF!   I'm out(for the night).
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:22:11
PJ3 has shown signs he can be the scoring punch off the bench, did his emergence possibly lead to this?? Thats a sickening feeling. Something that made me so happy has ended up being the worst thing thats ever happened in my sports watching career
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:22:13
My love goes out, first, to all teh Thunder players whos hearts are broken and I wish Jimmy a great career in Houston
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 22:22:21
@Bryson   @todayisbananas Trina's from Miami.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:22:23
The organization is gonna get some pr backlash for this. James was super popular probably second only to KD
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:22:34
@senseandsenescence I love you.
Daddy V
2012-10-27 22:22:34
The decision Part !!
Daddy V
2012-10-27 22:22:45
The Decision Part II
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:22:51
@Harden2Collison yeah, he can sacrifice a mill or 2 ..not more than that...this is his first big pay
Remify
2012-10-27 22:23:05
James was really developing into late game calm, collected threat. Now its all about 30ft faders for KD. And the team's morale is in the shitter after this. I really don't like it, but can't blame Presti. James turned down MORE than a reasonable offer.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:23:10
@PNT They'll be fine.   You think he was worth more than 52 million?
OKman
2012-10-27 22:23:10
@MisterJohnsonOKC replacing harden with Martin does not a championship winner make IMO. Martin also plays no D and has no variety to game
DSYIII
2012-10-27 22:23:14
I have a beard shaped hole in my heart tonight
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:23:29
Well before all we heard was "Oklahoma City did nothing to get better this off season" now we're trying something at least.
Arent
2012-10-27 22:23:40
Presti....there better be another f#cking trade in the works.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:23:56
@sammasaaron That might work, I guess.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:23:56
Harden was a great on-court foil for KD and Russ. Was.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:24:10
While Kmart can fill it up...if you you pass it to him, it's no coming back. He's not an assist man even to the level of harden
GAP
2012-10-27 22:24:11
And people wonder why drug use is at an all time high... smh
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:24:11
Could there be a move in the process for Al Jefferson, maybe?
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:24:14
@Remify Yeah, it sucks.  I can't be mad at Presti -- he's doing what he has to do, I guess.  I don't think it was unreasonable for Harden to stick to his word and take less than the max.  But...I'm really worried about team chemistry.  This is much worse than the Jeff Green trade, in terms of morale.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:24:14
Harden will be missed.
ERROR72
2012-10-27 22:24:21
@Old Man Game Except we didn't get better...at least not on paper.  But we'll see how this goes.  When's the first game against Houston?
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:24:23
those 2 picks could be great....but....i mean....wow...
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:24:29
Broussard tweeted that Harden was offered 55.5 and scoffed at it.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:24:36
@Bryson  If there was, it would have included Harden for Jeff and Hayward...or atleast I gotta think that'd be the asking price.
Arent
2012-10-27 22:24:36
@Old Man Game Key word being, "better."
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:24:50
@EatSleepThunder  He can put this in his recap and smoke it.
sammasaaron
2012-10-27 22:24:53
@Jooseppi  @GAP Yes, I continue to believe that one day, one day Thabo will no longer be a starting SG.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:24:54
In celebration, all of the women of Houston will be growing full beards for game one.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:25:04
@C-Wil WHAT?!?!?!
Remify
2012-10-27 22:25:08
@C-Wil fuck him then, did he really not think about KD, Russ, Mayn when being a total bitch ?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:25:10
@OKman  @MisterJohnsonOKC Then they both have the same problems.
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:25:25
@C-Wil that fucking pelinka i swear if i see that guy on the street....
Steve H
2012-10-27 22:25:34
Poor James- Not only is he stuck on a crappy team, he has 3 team mates who know that he is the reason they were traded from a contender to a lottery team.
kfmsooner
2012-10-27 22:25:34
@Bryson  God I hope not
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:25:40
@Arent We're tweaking it. Let it play out. It might be for the better.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:25:40
@WeTalkinBoutPractice? No but the casual fan doesn't think in the terms that we do.
Bryson
2012-10-27 22:25:53
@Steve H He brought it upon himself.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:25:57
@Remify Jeremy Lambs gonna get some minutes.  I wouldnt be surprised if we traded Kmart to someone for a center.  Maybe I would be, but tahts what I want.
kennnnny
2012-10-27 22:25:59
I am really sad.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:26:04
@Steve H Poor James?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:26:07
Thunder receive the Raptors' 2013 first-round pick (Top 3 protected and 15-30 in 2013, top 2 protected and 15-30 in 2014 and '15, Top 1 protected and 15-30 in 2016 and '17, and unprotected in 2018. (Kyle Lowry trade) (Kyle Lowry trade 07-11-12) Thunder will also receive the Mavericks' 2013 first-round pick. (top 20 protected until 2017). via Lakers (Odom) (Jordan Hill trade) (Jordan Hill trade 03-15-12)
neo12
2012-10-27 22:26:09
@kennnnny
fearthebeard
2012-10-27 22:26:09
2 open roster spots now?  Is that right?  This ain't over yet.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:26:11
@Steve H That is a great point.  The teammates thing.  Cole has to be p*ssed
neo12
2012-10-27 22:26:15
Why beard why... what happened to sacrifice
Amuro
2012-10-27 22:26:28
@Steve H lol..
tydude
2012-10-27 22:26:29
@fearthebeard i think so we should sign Orton
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:26:31
OUr center position is really a big fat, upside down ,questionmark
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:26:35
Wow, Harden was so stubborn over 5 mil.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:26:44
Id rather take 55 million and be with friends and contenders.  But thats just me
Remify
2012-10-27 22:26:55
@OkcBaby This.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:26:56
Whew, tough to see my Sooners get bent over at home again.
Barry Amenema
2012-10-27 22:26:58
It looks like I picked the wrong day to quit amphetamines...
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:26:59
When word gets out that Harden was all about the $$$, he will be hated here forever.
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:27:03
@C-Wil Keeps looking worse for him.  He went from my favorite player to dead to me in a night.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:27:13
Is Justin not hip to this info yet?
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:27:19
@EatSleepThunder that SUCKS
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:27:28
justin on suicide watch.
OKman
2012-10-27 22:27:36
@K-Dagger Plainview He lives in Miami does he not? Maybe he actually sleeps at reasonable hours?
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:27:45
just a few hours ago i was like, "Yay, they are talking about extensions"... damn
fearthebeard
2012-10-27 22:27:48
I hate my username.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:27:49
Harden: "I thought "sacrifice" meant "stick it to the man.  My bad."
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:27:50
I am up in Michigan, shaking over this revealtion
PNT
2012-10-27 22:27:56
@EatSleepThunder we arentt getting those picks for awhile
GAP
2012-10-27 22:28:11
Making over 50MM  what's 4.5MM really??????
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:28:11
@PNT That's my problem with this. The last thing our offense needed was another ball-stopper.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:28:16
@C-Wil He's getting $6M more over 4 years.  That's all.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:28:18
With Cook gone, guess that means Hollis Thompson is coming back.
AllDae
2012-10-27 22:28:19
New usernameheretooo
Arent
2012-10-27 22:28:26
Erase any and all beard references to beards or "The Beard" from this site. That includes usernames. He's an enemy to us now...
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:28:28
what..if..and i mean WHAT IF..someone is trolling us..its the best troll job ever.....
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:28:28
@PNT  @EatSleepThunder Two of them next year! This is good. Continuous refreshing of the team
AllDae
2012-10-27 22:28:31
@alvarex Lamb is a dead eye shooter if i remember right
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:28:35
So we sent: Harden (perpetual sadness) Cook (OK) Cole (OK) Lazar (YES). Got back: Kevin Martin (expiring)  Jeremy Lamb (No. 12 pick) Protected first rounders from Toronto and Dallas Charlotte's 2012 pick we got in the Mullens trade and had to send to the Celtics over Greengate.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:28:35
@alvarex Liggins and Orton
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:28:36
This is a joke.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:28:39
Whos taking Hardens minutes.  K Martin, Lamb or Reggie
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:28:40
@senseandsenescence  Good night.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:28:46
Nov 28 - HOU @ OKC mark the date. There will be much anger in the building that night.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:28:49
http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft/results/players/stats/_/id/19660/jeremy-lamb
Arent
2012-10-27 22:28:51
@justin_mia Please, make sense of this Justin. Please.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:29:07
@justin_mia I tried to tell you...trading Harden makes sense.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:29:09
@AllDae Ah, forgot that.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:29:09
espn is reporting it on tv now :(
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:29:12
WHY. i hope the picks are unprotected
DSYIII
2012-10-27 22:29:15
Why in the world wouldn't we get royce white terrence jones instead of lamb? they at least fit a need.
AllDae
2012-10-27 22:29:17
@OkcBaby deff k mart he can light it up
Remify
2012-10-27 22:29:20
I can't do this anymore. Onset depression incoming.
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:29:25
in. shock.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:29:25
Okay, now that I've finished hyperventilating and have wiped the ice cream and beer off the walls (OU just lost too), what are the good things that could come from this?   1) We just freed up a roster spot 2) We saved some money (or at least we better have saved some money) 3) We just cleared rotation minutes for PJ3 4) Kevin Martin isn't bad I guess 5) I don't have to kick myself for being an early Aldrich booster anymore
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:29:27
Its a fact.  I wanted Lamb, but only with a significant upgrade at center
MostJadedGamer
2012-10-27 22:29:28
Crappy night. #1. OU loses to Notre Dame. #2. Harden traded.    I just wished Presti would have waited til after the deadline. I agree we had to trade harden quickly if he didnt resign, but I think we should have waited til after the deadline in case harden soften, and changed his mind.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:29:40
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @justin_mia It was up to James.  54 M here or 60 M somewhere else
LPCes99
2012-10-27 22:29:40
Free cole? He's free now LOL ...will miss ya harden but why do you turn down 55mm??? Is 5 mm that much more ?
PNT
2012-10-27 22:29:41
@justin_mia we knew you would love it. :)
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:29:44
@MostJadedGamer my exact thoughts
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:29:45
Sounds to me like ownership scoffed at paying the tax because Martin is an expiring = saves money next season.  Really disappointed.
kfmsooner
2012-10-27 22:29:46
One of the worst sports nights of my life...losing to ND at home and losing the Beard....
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:29:48
"Harden sacrificing" my ass. Bullsh*t
mg235
2012-10-27 22:29:49
he will forever be known as the new stephon marbury.  I never want to see that selfish douche ever again
tydude
2012-10-27 22:29:55
i think we should of traded Serge
Arent
2012-10-27 22:29:58
So...this is what having a professional sports franchise is like?.....it hurts so much sometimes... :'(
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:30:06
Williams in a lot of pain. When it rains it pours.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:30:07
@justin_mia  no. presti said they offered him multiple offers. up to 55.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:30:18
@EatSleepThunder DISLIKE UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:30:20
Its way too early to draw any conclusions as to what happened.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:30:24
@C-Wil It only makes sense for OU.
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:30:27
@Jooseppi  @senseandsenescence I love you too. Oh, you weren't talking to me.  :)
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:30:29
@OkcBaby Martin was sooooooooo bad last year, especially towards the end. It should be him but I expect to see lamb halfway through year
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:30:40
I want Justin's take.  Is he still alive?
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:30:40
This is really OKC's first taste of being jilted by a pro athlete.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:30:42
@kfmsooner y Tigers are getting crished
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:30:44
I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet, but K Mart's contract ends after the coming season right? Then what?
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:30:45
So Presti traded Harden over a difference of $5m?  Again, sounds like ownership drawing a line.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:30:46
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @justin_mia  I mean....LOL   I wont rub this one in.   Its sad either way.
MostJadedGamer
2012-10-27 22:30:50
@tydude  NO now that would have been dumb
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:30:51
@Old Man Game yup
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:30:55
@dollarbillrussell Then you save money.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:30:57
:( http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8562868/sources-oklahoma-city-thunder-trade-james-harden-houston-rockets
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:30:57
@MisterJohnsonOKC Always happens like this. Yet we put up with it year after year.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:31:02
Kevin Martin's never been on a good team.  Guess it's time to find out what he's really made of.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:31:02
@justin_mia Harden obviously had a bad attitude about it.
kfmsooner
2012-10-27 22:31:02
@justin_mia There he is...yes, a sick joke
Remify
2012-10-27 22:31:03
I'd rather see Westbrook traded. I think he has hit his peak. James on the other hand was still on the rise.
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:31:05
does this mean we keep Rautins, Orton and Thompson? or any of them?
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:31:09
@justin_mia perk over harden
PNT
2012-10-27 22:31:11
@areayewhy They are protected like fort knox
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:31:12
@justin_mia not if he scoffed at it
mg235
2012-10-27 22:31:16
@BRY BRY kevin martin is a net negative.  he plays no defense and doesn't pass.  We traded james harden for freakin jeremy lamb.  season over
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:31:20
@Remify D: *dislike*
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:31:25
Kevin Martin can be a good piece offensively as a third option but he will not handle the ball like Harden.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:31:33
@C-Wil Played scared the entire time. Blake Bell our backup QB played like a champion.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:31:37
@MrRaysian I hope we acquire a decent center let go by another team.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:31:38
@MisterJohnsonOKC Hard to know.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:31:43
@EatSleepThunder  @Remify westbrook will explode this year
tydude
2012-10-27 22:32:04
Eric Maynor just say WOW on twitter
Remify
2012-10-27 22:32:10
@KellOne  @EatSleepThunder By taking 30 shots a game. No one to take the ball out of his hands anymore.
GAP
2012-10-27 22:32:11
http://www.hoopsworld.com/rockets-thunder-swap-martin-harden/
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:32:17
jeremy lamb bio: http://www.nba.com/draft/2012/prospects/jeremy-lamb/
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:32:33
@tydude WOW means "Playing time, baby!"
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:32:33
I forgot the Sooner game was on:(
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:32:38
Once again: How did we not get rid of Perk?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:32:40
How much can ND sell us for on Ebay? Because it's clear that they own us.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:32:52
hahaha the TD is coming back. Sometimes you have to laugh.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:33:01
We're going to find out real quick what Harden meant to the offense.  Martin is worse defensively.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:33:07
@MisterJohnsonOKC A little more that the refs
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:33:08
On the bright side, a core of Ibaka, Westbrook, and KD is extremely solid, and this gives us money to use to go after a big man next summer...
neo12
2012-10-27 22:33:18
It says thunder offered him 55.5 mil... damn beard...
ERROR72
2012-10-27 22:33:18
@MisterJohnsonOKC Posting off topic in an epic thread...well done!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:33:29
@Remify like the attitude but no
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:33:29
Guys I really think his agent has plenty to do with this....same guy who did the boozer thing....
LPCes99
2012-10-27 22:33:35
I'm assuming he took bad advice from his agent or was not clear in what he wanted....for an extra 1.5mm per year it was not worth playing for a losing team....yes he got more money but he won't be happier at least not until the team is better ...
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:33:38
@Remify  @KellOne I guess all those assists in preseason didn't show his improvement...
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:33:41
This was a heavy bet on Ibaka. We'll see. I hope he does well.
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:33:55
@dollarbillrussell and good draft picks
neo12
2012-10-27 22:33:55
@persiansooner sucks...
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 22:33:59
I'm ok w/this. Houston figures to be in the lottery this year for sure so high pick(s) are coming, Martin is on an expiring deal & can score the rock for us for one year while Lamb develops & losing Cole, Cook, & Lazar is nothing to get worked up about. Might come down to how good Beal becomes - if he's great & a ton better than lamb, then we should have made the trade w/charolette on draft night.
MostJadedGamer
2012-10-27 22:34:12
@OkcBaby  Martin without question he is a legit scorer, and will probably be moved into the starting lineup very quickly. I don't see Brooks using him as a 6th man like Harden.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:34:24
@Tequila or Failure We didn't get Houston's picks.
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:34:27
@Tequila or Failure matters how protected the picks are
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:34:42
You guys wanted a big move this offseason?
kfmsooner
2012-10-27 22:34:43
@justin_mia Marin can be flipped pretty easily...Afflalo? LMA? Derrick Williams?
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:34:44
@DSYIII That's what I'm wondering. I guess we're hoping that Lamb can pick up after Martin once he leaves in the offseason, only for a significantly lower price.
neo12
2012-10-27 22:34:45
@LPCes99 yeah.. probably end up less with the endorsement opportunities lost
GAP
2012-10-27 22:34:46
<p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p> Strengths: *Smooth *Good athlete *7-foot wingspan *Midrange jump shot *Capable 3-point shooter *Can use his length on defensive end *Good rebounder *Good free-throw shooter Weaknesses: *Has to get bigger and stronger *As many shots as he took during the season, there were still times when he could have been more aggressive to score NBA projection: Lamb has been projected as a lottery pick. He’s got the scoring tools and the athleticism to be a primary option at the next level. His offensive game is multi-faceted, and defensively, he can be a lockdown guy because of that wingspan of his and his ability to cover ground.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:34:55
Hope he's a bust as a number 1 option
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:34:57
We are now weaker at 2 poitions, Center and SG
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:35:02
Anyone who is remotely okay with this I don't think understands what just happened...  OKC made a move to save $$$.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:35:10
@ERROR72 Don't reply then, simple as that.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:35:20
draft express best case for jeremy lamb:     Kevin Martin......
neo12
2012-10-27 22:35:28
@justin_mia Do you think this is setup for another move?
CDSpark
2012-10-27 22:35:29
So, wil Houston have to sign Harden or he becomes a RFA?
Arent
2012-10-27 22:35:30
@justin_mia This is a nightmare.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:35:34
@OBoy Jones III Eh, but athletic.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:35:35
@justin_mia Presti agrees with me.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:35:40
@justin_mia Even though I was conversing about trading him earlier, I'm genuinely sad now.
tydude
2012-10-27 22:35:44
OKLAHOMA CITY, October 27, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb, two first round picks and a second round pick from the Houston Rockets in exchange for guard James Harden, center Cole Aldrich and forwards Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. "We wanted to sign James to an extension, but at the end of the day, these situations have to work for all those involved. Our ownership group again showed their commitment to the organization with several significant offers," Presti said. "We were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and therefore executed a trade that capitalized on the opportunity to bring in a player of Kevin's caliber, a young talent like Jeremy and draft picks, which will be important to our organizational goal of a sustainable team. We appreciate James, Cole, Daequan and Lazar’s contributions to the Thunder organization and this community and wish them the best in the future.” Martin (6-7, 185) will enter his ninth NBA regular season with career averages of 18.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists, including a .377 (744-of-1974) mark from three-point range and .865 (2,716-of-3,140) from the line. The Western Carolina product has averaged 20 or more points in five of the last eight seasons and has finished in the top 10 in the NBA in free-throw percentage in each of the last three seasons. The 20-year old Lamb (6-5, 180) enters his rookie campaign after being selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. During his sophomore season, Lamb averaged 17.7 points and 4.9 rebounds on his way to being named to the All-BIG EAST First team after finishing the previous season as the second leading scorer on UCONN’s 2011 NCAA Men’s Championship team.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:35:47
@OBoy Jones III Beat me to it. Worst case: Rashad McCants
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:35:51
@MisterJohnsonOKC I don't think so, I'm convinced he would have gone max if he could.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:36:16
@alvarex  @OBoy Jones III Better defender.  Lamb looked great in Summer leagues
AIaska
2012-10-27 22:36:23
Why wasn't amnestying perk a more viable option? This is a really big blow.
TrippingBilly
2012-10-27 22:36:24
Deed is Done
JimboSlice
2012-10-27 22:36:33
Decent deal but WTF!!!!
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:36:37
I'm going to have to get used to this: http://blogs.courant.com/photo/UCMenSecondBlog38.jpg
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:36:38
@justin_mia Couldnt they have amnesteid Perks and signed HArden?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:36:48
Your dead to me beard.    Oh and by the way, shave that freaking animal on your face
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 22:36:54
@Jooseppi Dwight Howard
PNT
2012-10-27 22:36:57
They should still amnesty Perk at the end of the season.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:37:02
@justin_mia I'm sorry but the facts prove otherwise. I think you will have to admit that other people have correct opinions too.
JimboSlice
2012-10-27 22:37:03
@AIaska QFT
Arent
2012-10-27 22:37:07
@Jooseppi He looks like a Muppet.
neo12
2012-10-27 22:37:12
@EatSleepThunder Damn.. you beard.. why so greedy
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:37:19
Just heard the news. Oh. My. God.
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 22:37:25
@Remify That's nuts did you watch the finals? Harden is limited athletically.
GAP
2012-10-27 22:37:35
@BallSoHarden Name change??
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:37:42
Kevin Martin coming off the bench .  Could be better then it seems.  Maynor can handle the rock
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 22:37:43
@PNT Not unless there's a better center available.  Perk is all we have at center right now.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:37:51
Fuck it, FREE_LAMB
PNT
2012-10-27 22:37:59
@BallSoHarden You must change your name now.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:38:13
this is bullshit and clearly shows that the Thunder are more concerned about money then winning a championship
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:38:13
@PNT  @BallSoHarden Obviously.
LPCes99
2012-10-27 22:38:15
@justin_mia But they offered 55mm...not fair to say that
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:38:18
Kevin Martin is going to be 30 and has missed 116 games in the last five seasons.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:38:27
Weve got to bring Orton back now
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:38:30
@Jooseppi thats the spirit!
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:38:36
@OkcBaby How do we know that Martin is coming off the bench. He's used to starting. Could start next to Thabo
TrippingBilly
2012-10-27 22:38:39
Say Goodbye
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:38:42
But this trade seems lack luster.  Hope there is something else in the works
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:38:47
There's gotta be more to it than just the money.  I mean, 5 million difference at the end of the day for either party?  Harden had to of shown an attitude or something...or the coaching staff thought his pre-season was a precursor to the regular season?  Were they sending a message?  GAH
AllDae
2012-10-27 22:38:50
Anyone who thinks we're gonna suck is dumb. We still got KD, Westbrook, and improved Ibaka,the steal of the draft, the number 12 pick Lamb, a former 25 PPG scorer who dropped 17 PPG last year and yeh but imsad
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:38:56
@K-Dagger Plainview uh. and Rautins?
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:39:07
told y'all harden wasn't a huge priority
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:39:10
I can say this now that he's gone.  Cole Aldrich has no business in the NBA.  He just doesn't have the athleticism.  He can't guard the position, he can't get up and down the floor, he can't play 25+ minutes a game... the list goes on.  With Thabeet, at least the tools are there.  I think it's possible to mold him into a more skilled player.  I don't think you can do anything with Aldrich.
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:39:11
@justin_mia that was my thought too. dude is very injury prone.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:39:14
@AllDae The offense will not be as good, especially the second unit.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:39:23
Martin and a first rounder to Utah for Jefferson?
PNT
2012-10-27 22:39:30
@SergeIblocka @OkcBaby Next to??? You mean instead of right?
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:39:30
@AllDae We could get to the finals again with Westbrook+Durant, so I'm not that worried on that front.  But I'm less confident.
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 22:39:32
Lakers fans are LOVIN' this!  UGH!
JimboSlice
2012-10-27 22:39:33
I'm in shock...
AJBusa
2012-10-27 22:39:51
Is it just me or does this feel like a god damn dumb trade?
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:39:52
@DSYIII hahahahahahahaha
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:39:55
ITS WORTH A TRY
neo12
2012-10-27 22:39:55
@alvarex Blame his agent...
Remify
2012-10-27 22:39:55
I'm ready to cry, literally.
Stringer Bell
2012-10-27 22:39:57
My god Center position is gonna suck so bad this year.
Arent
2012-10-27 22:39:58
Can we at least pick up another big man with the money we saved? Did we even save money? I don't even know what's going on now. I'm just sad...
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:40:08
Presti keep wheeling and dealing, can't muck up the roster anymore than is.
Frank_White
2012-10-27 22:40:12
@todayisbananas  @tydude I hope to hear that the Thunder have extended Maynor now that theres cash available
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:40:13
@SergeIblocka  You mean next to KD ?
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:40:28
@C-Wil God, this is unbelievable
AIaska
2012-10-27 22:40:28
@AJBusa Not just you...
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 22:40:33
Should we go to the airport to send him off?
neo12
2012-10-27 22:40:36
@OkcBaby I think that is likely... it would have been closer to deadline if that was it..
kennygee90
2012-10-27 22:40:39
Kevin Martin doesn't get to the FT line as much as harden does..thank God
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:40:44
Doesn't Serge have a bigger meaner older brother we can get to place center?
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:40:44
@Lost Ones 54-55 million?  Yeah, that doesn't sound like a priority at all...
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:40:49
@alvarex harden looked like the next baron davis. get paid, get fat
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:40:49
@purplelvstuff uh...no?
GAP
2012-10-27 22:40:55
@purplelvstuff  fk no!
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:41:02
Can we all just please calm down. Lamb will dunk on Harden in the regular season to prove is worth.
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:41:05
@kennygee90 Shut the F up
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:41:15
Maybe these are trade baits
Toreeti
2012-10-27 22:41:17
@Stringer Bell small ball!
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:41:21
@kennygee90 get outta here kenny...not the time
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:41:22
KMart plays matador defense. The Lakers Spurs are LOVING THIS.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:41:22
@EatSleepThunder LMAOOOOOOOOOOO love your avi
JimboSlice
2012-10-27 22:41:23
So.. We're basically pulling a golden state warriors. Going to the finals, losing, and going into immediate rebuild mode... This is ridiculous
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:41:34
I guess the strip clubs are better in houston...good news for harden
PNT
2012-10-27 22:41:34
@K-Dagger Plainview Throw in Alec burks and its a deal. Trade Kmart and we have no 2guards
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:41:45
@AllDae The issue here isn't whether we'll be good or not, this team will be good. But it won't be championship good and this goes to show that ownership (right or wrong) is more worried about sustained above average winning and money, rather than championships.
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:41:45
@JimboSlice We traded Harden, not Durant.  Not rebuilding yet.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:41:51
@AJBusa Sure feels that way from where I sit
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:41:52
@JimboSlice woah lets calm down man
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:41:55
@bmuelle21 He does like the strip clubs
tydude
2012-10-27 22:42:04
SpearsNBAYahoo New @okcthunder guaed Kevin Martin to Y! Sports: "Oh my Gosh! Feels like a dream. Sometimes words can't describe it." 10/27/12 10:41 PM
neo12
2012-10-27 22:42:15
@BallSoHarden  @K-Dagger Plainview Yeah.. DC replacemnt..
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:42:18
@alvarex  @AllDae Westbrook and KD aren't beating the Lakers
GAP
2012-10-27 22:42:19
@TimbusReven  @bmuelle21 60MM buys lots of dances...
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:42:20
@BallSoHarden  @kennygee90 I tried to tell you guys about this asshole, but I always get jumped on when I tell him to kick rocks.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:42:23
@tydude  @okcthunder haha wow.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:42:27
@tydude  @okcthunder K-Mart's a cool dude from all I know about him.  But he's not on Harden's level.
H2H Hombre
2012-10-27 22:42:34
We will play small ball against everyone except the Jazz and the Lakers. So we really don't need a backup center. PJ3 and Nick will do fine as our backups. This actually does free up time for PJ3 to shine. But just sad we got Kevin Martin of all people!
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:42:36
@LPCes99 seriously. that's ridiculous. what was all that about sacrifice? smmh
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:42:38
@tydude  @okcthunder Dude must be on cloud 9.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:42:43
Last season crow posted some stuff showing how much Harden's efficiency suffered when Collison wasn't on the Court with him. Have to see if he and Asik can duplicate that connection in Houston.
AllDae
2012-10-27 22:42:45
I don't get how some of you are like oh the center position is gonna suck just cuz Cole fricken Aldrich got traded. its gonna suck either way. We have some of the worst C's in the league and i doubt Cole wudda changed that
MD4Okc
2012-10-27 22:42:53
@tydude  he wins
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:42:57
@justin_mia  @tydude Nothing against him, solid player. No ill will. Feel happy for him.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:42:58
Looks like there will be a few username changes
AJBusa
2012-10-27 22:43:02
Jeremy Lamb isn't even that good.
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:43:06
Damn, and we thought our bigs stunk last year.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:43:09
Taking a drop off at Sg only makes sense if we made an upgrade at the 5
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:43:11
@AJBusa he's not?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:43:16
@AllDae I agree, I just think it's going to suck a little bit more.
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 22:43:23
So what's the specifics on the draft picks? Rather pertinent info.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:43:25
We might hit 20,,000 comments tonight
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:43:28
@Lost Ones  @AJBusa he isnt?
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:43:30
@K-Dagger Plainview Yup.  Dunno how we didn't upgrade anywhere by trading Harden.
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:43:33
@OkcBaby  Noooooooooooooooooo!
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:43:39
@K-Dagger Plainview easily
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:43:44
@AJBusa he's a rookie right?
neo12
2012-10-27 22:43:44
There must be a deal in the works for a Center... why would we give cole away too..
ThunderCityUsa
2012-10-27 22:43:50
If we dont win a championship soon harden and durant are gunna want out soon too this is gunnaa be really tough especially with the loaded west
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:43:52
It's the first big time trade for the Thunder..  the fans grow attached
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:43:55
Wikipedia says Martin has a knack for scoring.  Boy, am I relieved!
AJBusa
2012-10-27 22:43:58
@Lost Ones He has the potential to be a good NBA player but a bigger potential to be average, just like most players taken in the first round of the NBA draft.  Only a few become all stars.
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:43:59
@K-Dagger Plainview ill do it by myself alone. this is hhuge news
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:44:00
@WeTalkinBoutPractice?  @EatSleepThunder Did you?... i already changed it..
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:44:01
@Tequila or Failure EST posted this earlier:   Thunder receive the Raptors' 2013 first-round pick (Top 3 protected and 15-30 in 2013, top 2 protected and 15-30 in 2014 and '15, Top 1 protected and 15-30 in 2016 and '17, and unprotected in 2018. (Kyle Lowry trade) (Kyle Lowry trade 07-11-12) Thunder will also receive the Mavericks' 2013 first-round pick. (top 20 protected until 2017). via Lakers (Odom) (Jordan Hill trade) (Jordan Hill trade 03-15-12)
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:44:01
@Tequila or Failure yup. need to know how protected they are
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:44:02
@neo12 match salaries
ou_sas
2012-10-27 22:44:03
@CDSpark Yeah, they will.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:44:04
@neo12 In Hasheem the Dream we trust
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:44:12
@neo12 they must feel super good about thabeet.
JimboSlice
2012-10-27 22:44:14
@alvarex Granted, but this is a rebuild type move, we traded for assets that all have future potential anddidnt really get back anything close to immediate improvement anywhere or even go lateral
PNT
2012-10-27 22:44:16
@tydude I'd be happy too if I were him
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:44:19
@JimboSlice We're not rebuilding, but we're on a fast track to chronic 4-5 seeds every year, never advancing past the conference finals.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:44:21
Maybe we turn Ibaka, Perk and Martin into a big man that can score?
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:44:22
LETS GO TEAM. DAMNIT WE ARE NOT OUT OF IT.
qrex
2012-10-27 22:44:39
@TimbusReven Trade deadline 2011 didn't count?
Zach99
2012-10-27 22:44:40
I hope Harden takes Houston's 60 million and decides to get really, really fat.  I mean like Eddy Curry fat.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:44:44
@todayisbananas You serious? Martin is one of the players that piss me off because he scores so much and always draws fouls.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:44:46
@LambIsOurSavior you're killin me right now!
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:44:46
so much for trying to have a productive day... was half way done doing a massive clean up of my room till my friend told me....
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:44:49
@MisterJohnsonOKC Trade Ibaka? Silly
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:44:53
@MisterJohnsonOKC Martin can't be traded again for 90 days I believe.
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:44:54
@EatSleepThunder  NOt in the least!  but it's still a shock
shiki
2012-10-27 22:44:55
now we need to sign a good doctor
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:44:56
@qrex  @TimbusReven The warmup
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:44:57
just saying..the jazz have NO SG right now.....interesting
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:44:58
I wonder if Presti at least took his pick of whichever SG from this draft class he wanted. Surely any one of them could have been had for Harden you'd think. And now he has some evidence from summer league and preseason to go on.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:45:02
lamb actually a great ballhandler and shooter he can potentially be what harden is , kmart short term.
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:45:02
@alvarex  @Tequila or Failure Im now LIOS
neo12
2012-10-27 22:45:09
@Zach99 59 of that going to strip clubs...
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:45:13
@MisterJohnsonOKC yes, lets poison the little chemistry we have left
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 22:45:14
There is no way to keep up with the speed of these posts. . . .
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:45:14
@OkcBaby Already did.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:45:18
@K-Dagger Plainview Only makes sense if we flip Martin and a pick around for a guy like Al Jefferson
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:45:27
@JimboSlice  @alvarex I feel like it's pretty clear that K Mart is just gonna be a one year fill-in and then will come off the books. The question is what we're gonna do after that.
Toreeti
2012-10-27 22:45:27
I  love how on every website and even on here people are saying the Thunder aren't contenders. I understand we lost Harden, but we still have KD, Russ, and an improved Ibaka. Seriously. The Beard was great, but we still have two stars and a good supporting cast.
Stringer Bell
2012-10-27 22:45:29
Don't worry guys, got insude info that they are now working on a package of Martin & Perk for LeBron.   YEEEEEEEEEW!
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 22:45:31
@ThunderCityUsa hate to break it to you, but Harden got traded a little earlier today.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:45:32
@justin_mia  @MisterJohnsonOKC what about the draft picks? can we use those now
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:45:34
@slimjimzv gotta be scary quick
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:45:36
@Lost Ones The future doesn't matter when you are on the doorstep of a championship.  The team got worse today.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:45:39
wtf am I going to do with all my Harden shirts, fake beards, and autographs?
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:45:40
@slimjimzv LOUD NOISES
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:45:45
Welcome to the big leagues, fellow Oklahomans! Stinks when you're not a large metropolis- like city...so this is what it's like, eh?
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:45:48
@Stringer Bell oh come on
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:45:57
@bmuelle21 State wide bon-fire?
SilenceOfTheLambs
2012-10-27 22:45:58
New usernameeeee
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:45:59
@slimjimzv TYPE IN ALL CAPS. ITS MORE NOTICABLE
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:46:02
@bmuelle21 ebay!
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:46:06
We still have Kevin Durant and Westbrook. Keep telling myself this
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:46:06
Where's the Beard Burning in OKC????
qrex
2012-10-27 22:46:06
@bmuelle21 There's a holiday this week....
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:46:10
@SergeIblocka  I posted this somewhere too.  Lamb Im ok with, but again, as long as we upgraded center
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:46:15
@AllDae Nice, but not as good as mine
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:46:19
@AllDae yea im taking apploications
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 22:46:21
This has to be a set up for another trade right? We don't need all those draft picks, we aren't rebuilding. Our title window is now.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:46:25
lets package perkins with those picks.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:46:40
any chance we can throw Scott Brooks in this deal as well?
Zach99
2012-10-27 22:46:42
I really hope trading Cole signifies the teams commitment to small ball.  We are unguardable when KD plays the 4.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:46:43
@TimbusReven Novelty stores are shuttering their doors
neo12
2012-10-27 22:46:55
@Thunderblue pretty sure it is... too early before the deadline to give up on beard
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:47:01
I hate clicking "mark as read" over and over again
ThunderCityUsa
2012-10-27 22:47:05
*westbrook
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:47:05
Eric Maynor + Kevin Martin >>>>>>> james harden im sorry
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:47:06
Houston's offense was the same with Martin on and off the court.  Our offense was 14 points better per 100 possessions with Harden on the court.
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:47:09
okay, so we're going to flip the picks, who could we realistically get?
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:47:10
@AllDae The second unit just died. It was so hard to account for Harden off the bench. Now we have to hope Martin can fill in or Lamb or PJ3 can provide the punch we need.   Christ this is depressing. We had three legit stars. Now we have two and some pieces that may or may not turn into something.... ugh.   I'm gonna be sick
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:47:11
@KellOne  @TimbusReven lol
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:47:13
Please let their be more trades. We have too many guards atm.
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:47:14
@KellOne can start selling Westbrook sneers
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:47:15
@bmuelle21 They need someone to manage Harden's minutes!
seando21
2012-10-27 22:47:19
@dollarbillrussell  @JimboSlice We still have two of the Top 10 players in the NBA.
Landstander
2012-10-27 22:47:32
I think I'm going to make one last comment and then stop reading this thread.   My comment.   =(
SilenceOfTheLambs
2012-10-27 22:47:35
@justin_mia idont need these statistics making me feel worse about this trade lmao
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:47:41
*Preparing for Livefyre to crash any moment now*
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:47:44
Name change! (slightly)
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:47:50
@Landstander you can't stop reading!!!
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:47:59
@MrRaysian hey now
PowerSerge
2012-10-27 22:48:05
al jefferson? Millsap?
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:48:10
@Arent *clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap * so beuatiful  *tears*
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:48:13
@justin_mia  @Lost Ones Doorstep without Maynor
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:48:23
EM + KM <<<<<< JM + EM (for one more year at least)
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 22:48:39
@PowerSerge perk , draft picks, kmart let's do this
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:48:39
@PowerSerge ill take big al
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:48:41
Even if Martin averages teh same amount of points as Harden, we will undoubtedly miss hardens ability to draw fouls, especially near the ed of the game while getting everyone else in foul trouble.  I hope this is not felt too bluntly
tydude
2012-10-27 22:48:46
JalenRose Why would OKC trade an explosive scorer in Harden. 1)max deal 2)w/KD & Russ he would never start. 3)Martin/PJ 3 will hold it down. #NBA 10/27/12 10:40 PM
neo12
2012-10-27 22:48:48
Presti is smarter than this... there better be another move coming
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:48:48
*JH
GAP
2012-10-27 22:48:49
Oklahoma news stations sound shocked Harden refused bout a million a year after saying he'd "sacrifice" to stay.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:48:58
Jeremy Lamb reminds me of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPo-Pmk6Z5E
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:49:02
So we got Jeremy lamb , kmart  and lottery picks and y'all complaining really?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:49:03
Seems like theirs a growing consensus on Al Jefferson
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:49:03
@dollarbillrussell  @AllDae Unfortunately, you are correct, sir.   I guess it also shows that Harden was the poor-character guy I thought he was (but didn't care) when he got here.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:49:04
@K-Dagger Plainview Can't run PnR either.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:49:13
@Lost Ones I will bet that big al is available in utah
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:49:16
@Lost Ones yes.
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:49:38
@OkcBaby YESSIR. I BE DUNKIN ON SOME HEAD IN THE NBA.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:49:44
@Lost Ones That's not a lot.  Martin is expiring and old, his next contract will not be friendly.
Zach99
2012-10-27 22:49:48
@K-Dagger Plainview Could we resign him?  He is an expiring and will not be cheap.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:49:50
@K-Dagger Plainview You must not watch K Mart if you think he can't draw fouls. That asshole is always at the FT line.
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:49:51
@Lost Ones I'm not  *baaa*
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:49:51
Can I just say that I did not see this one coming?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:49:53
@OkcBaby Like mucho
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:50:09
Presti. Work your magic.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:50:17
@Lost Ones I'm just laughing at it. The minute Lamb drops 10-14 points in a game... they will say Beard who?
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 22:50:23
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/50703/nba-players-react-to-harden-trade
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 22:50:36
@EatSleepThunder I don't think I'll ever get used to your avi. Lol
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 22:50:37
joakim noah?
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:50:38
Do your wand wave. (As long as lamb and thabeet stay on the team ;)
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:50:40
Would you have traded Harden straight up for Jeremy Lamb and a couple picks pre-draft?  Because that's what this trade will amount to, IMO.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:50:42
@Zach99  @K-Dagger Plainview He'd be worth paying big money to, not Harden.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:50:45
Good thing Russ has been willing to take over hipster duties.  We'll hit the ground running postgame.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:50:53
@justin_mia  @Lost Ones I feel like there's no way we actually extend Martin. That can't be the plan. Although the fact that he'll be playing motivated in a contract year could've been part of the consideration.
tydude
2012-10-27 22:51:03
ThunderStats Thunder now have 2 roster spots available. Good news for likely Daniel Orton and someone else. 10/27/12 10:50 PM
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:51:09
Thats it. With an OU loss and now thiss.....im stayin up all night.
shiki
2012-10-27 22:51:16
so will we see collison at 5 with PJ3 at 4?
PNT
2012-10-27 22:51:17
@PowerSerge I second the big al idea
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:51:18
@Zach99  @K-Dagger Plainview K Mart's an expiring too
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 22:51:21
@alvarex  @Tequila or Failure What does the 15-30 mean?  If the Raptors end up being good this year, we will wait until they suck again (or until 2018)?
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:51:34
I've learned that a lot of NBA players cannot spell "Harden" correctly.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:51:38
@justin_mia Saying "fuck no" seems like formality.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:51:42
@BallSoHarden This just makes me want to go to sleep forever
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:51:46
@Arent Harding  Hardin
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:51:49
@BallSoHarden Need to update your avatar's jersey
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:51:51
Harden will be a regular here: http://www.mensclub.com/
Joe_
2012-10-27 22:51:58
Big Harden fan here, but I love this trade. We won't miss a beat.    Poor Harden will miss the playoffs though.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:52:00
@WeTalkinBoutPractice?  @Lost Ones According to people here, Lamb and the veteran K-Mart are incapable of scoring.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:52:00
@shiki God I hope so.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:52:07
Kevin Martin does not rate better on any play type offensively than Harden on Synergy, and worse than most on defense.
SB718
2012-10-27 22:52:11
In Presti I trust...
tydude
2012-10-27 22:52:21
is Jeremy Lamb a center?/
LambIsOurSavior
2012-10-27 22:52:24
Your no-show in the finals will not be missed
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 22:52:25
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8563202
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:52:27
@MisterJohnsonOKC Hes a great FT shooter, but not as many trips to teh line, plus Harden lead teh league in Ft shooting in the last 4 min or whatever the stat was
MD4Okc
2012-10-27 22:52:32
harden finally gets to start :(
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:52:34
@tydude Of our hearts.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:52:35
@Joe_ We sure won't miss a beat, and good luck. Hope the ducks can beat an SEC team or Notre Dame.
Harden2Collison
2012-10-27 22:52:37
@justin_mia Let me start by saying, I wouldn't have traded Harden.  But what if the Raptors pick turns into a #4-7 pick?  Lamb, #4-7, late 1st, early 2nd, and saving a bunch of money + a full season of Martin to keep some sort of production out of the SG position this season.  It's not absurd.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 22:52:37
@justin_mia The people who got on Harden's D somehow love this trade. I don't get it
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:52:38
@justin_mia you know better then this
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:52:42
@tydude He can play every position
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:52:43
Everyone go dump your beard at Chesapeake Arena
neo12
2012-10-27 22:52:44
@justin_mia There's no question we didn't get equal value on the trade.  But i guess beard gave presti no choice
H2H Hombre
2012-10-27 22:52:46
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @K-Dagger Plainview yea he shoots tons of FT and I'm pretty sure that is all he has ever run in the NBA is PnR. He doesn't have high ast numbers but that is because he always had to score for his team to be "competitive."
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:52:51
EatSleepThunder I went a little subtle...
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:52:53
I kind of feel like a kid that just was told santa isnt real
SB718
2012-10-27 22:52:53
@justin_mia Kevin Martin ever play with Durant and Westbrook?
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:52:54
Anyone else pissed that they won't be able to sleep tonight? This...this is like someone gave me a giant cup of sad-coffee.
qrex
2012-10-27 22:53:01
@Joe_ It will still be awkward when he plays against us.
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:53:05
@BallSoHarden  BallSoMartin?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:53:06
@justin_mia You can argue this down as much as you want, the fact of the matter is our management disagrees with you.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:53:14
@Lost Ones Welcome to the Daily Thunder!
H2H Hombre
2012-10-27 22:53:19
@K-Dagger Plainview  @MisterJohnsonOKC He was hurt last year that is why he didn't have as many trips to the line.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:53:23
Yes this is partly a money move, but the rumor is that Thunder went as high as 55 million. That is a major offer, and if they did that the Thunder would go into the luxury tax. They're willing to go in the luxury but not as high as 5 more million would take them if they gave Harden the max, which would be 60 million
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:53:25
hahahaha   I guess Presti broke twitter  https://twitter.com/ThunderObsessed/status/262395950939639808/photo/1
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:53:26
@Arent I'm actually sad. I'm surprised at my response to this.
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:53:30
@areayewhy Santa is real.  He's just a greddy bastard.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 22:53:31
Will you boo or cheer harden when he returns to OKC?
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:53:34
If the rumors are true.  Harden wanted to much money.  So we would have lost a lot more if we kept him.  Yeah we lost him but we also gained
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:53:35
@Arent The reaction from this will keep me going for a while.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:53:38
@justin_mia we can trade martin in 90 days
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:53:39
everyone needs to chill out, there is more to this than just THIS trade, i believe harden was offered generous offers and refused cause he wants to be THE STAR. if thats what he wants then so be it. have fun beard
Joe_
2012-10-27 22:53:46
@qrex Agreed.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:53:48
I think Cole is gonna own Perk
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:53:48
@bmuelle21 not at all
doofUSA
2012-10-27 22:53:56
how can you get more than essentially 3 first round picks for harden... if you were trying to get away from a big contract to begin with what else could you have gotten.  this trade just shows even more how this new CBA is actually even worse for small market teams and what a shame the lockout was
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:54:00
So they kept Ibaka at Harden's expense, is what it ended up being.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:54:01
Hopefully Kevin Martin can bring it.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:54:02
Harden was too old for my liking. 23 is ancient. In with the new.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:54:07
EatSleepThunder We all loved that Lamb...now we have one on our team. Lets love him too.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:54:08
I really hope this doesn't mean the team is against amnestying Perk when it is time.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:54:11
@justin_mia which is what i wanted
neo12
2012-10-27 22:54:13
@OkcBaby I dont think difference was that big.  I think they just lost faith, once they realize he didn't want to sacrifice for the team
PNT
2012-10-27 22:54:14
@Zach99 @K-Dagger Plainview with Kmart gone and perk amnestied he could afford al easily I believe
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:54:19
We HAVE to be getting someone else. Thabeet cannot be our backup center.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:54:22
It has been reported that we offered harden as much as 55 mil and Harden still said no. Why is anyone arguing for Harden? I don't want anybody with an attitude like that on this team.
SB718
2012-10-27 22:54:25
I appreciate Harden but I don't get why everybody is so down.  He surely didn't have to give a discount but when you talk about sacrifice all damn sure and then don't do it well...bye   BTW let's see how EFFICIENT he'll be getting double teamed every night with his next best players being Lin and Asik
PowerSerge
2012-10-27 22:54:29
Thabeet is our sole backup now... OMG
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:54:29
@Lost Ones Probably means it was the wrong thing to do, no offense.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:54:31
@OBoy Jones III I think he can until lamb/pj3 steps up
Joe_
2012-10-27 22:54:31
@MisterJohnsonOKC We will see. We spanked AZ 49-0 a few weeks ago, and number 9 USC just got rolled by them.   We will see.
GAP
2012-10-27 22:54:38
@justin_mia Ibaka's gonna be fine!
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:54:45
Martin is older, gets hurt often, doesn't play D, slightly better shooter.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:54:49
@SB718 Oh man, I wish I could like this post 10 times.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:54:54
@justin_mia ibaka is going to surprise you justin im telling you.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:54:58
@Legendary_Dork If we plan on spending money after K Mart's contract expires in order to pick up a big then I'm ok with this. If we're just gonna float in mediocrity and save money from here on out then I'm terrified
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:55:02
Quick!  where's Derek Fisher
neo12
2012-10-27 22:55:02
@PowerSerge That alone should make you think there is another deal in the works
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:55:16
@TimbusReven Never far away
Zach99
2012-10-27 22:55:20
@TimbusReven Don't even joke please...
PowerSerge
2012-10-27 22:55:25
@neo12 i hope so
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:55:25
@TimbusReven Signed to a 3 year contract
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:55:27
@TimbusReven LOOOOOOOL always lurking
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:55:39
@PowerSerge orton will get signed
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:55:46
I agree with the sentiment that we can't compare numbers with Martin and Harden.  Martin's never played with teammates like Westbrook/Hard, and Hardne's never played without any stars helping him out.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 22:55:47
From "the Beard" to "the Baaaaaa"
atxhorn
2012-10-27 22:55:48
I'm literally crying right now. I loved harden
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:55:53
55 million for a sg, now i see why we traded him.
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 22:55:57
The 2013 draft is supposed to be loaded w/good big men so there's that.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:56:00
Thabo gonna shut Harden down!
tydude
2012-10-27 22:56:02
BREKING NEWS THUNDER HAS CUT ERIC MAYNOR AND RE SIGN DEREK FISHER ......jk
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:56:02
This wont really set in for James until The Thunders first game against the Rockets
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:56:04
@areayewhy  @PowerSerge they waived him earlier though, he's not coming back.
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:56:05
IF this isnt the biggest news in OKC sports history...I dont know what it. This is HUGE!
alvarex
2012-10-27 22:56:08
I'm just worried what this trade will do for chemistry.  Season is just around the corner.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:56:09
I feel like this is payback for all the Houston jokes all summer.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:56:10
@tydude Liggins
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 22:56:15
Still a terrible trade
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:56:16
Via Jalen Rose's twitter" Houston freed up massive cap space/picks in order to land big names. Lin,Asik & Harden will need to show & prove as starters.   Um..... does this mean the Thunder didn't save money???
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:56:18
@BallSoHarden JG was just as big.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:56:18
We all knew this was happening when we gave so much money to Serge
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:56:20
@ThunderChick2010  @BallSoHarden Martin may or may not be my first name...so that would be weird.
DSYIII
2012-10-27 22:56:21
I know it's a pipe dream, but every fiber of my being hopes we can somehow get cousins out of this
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:56:27
@alvarex harden gets the majority of his minutes against backups also
SB718
2012-10-27 22:56:29
@MisterJohnsonOKC VERY small sample admittedly but he was TERRIBLE as "the man" in the NCAA tourney with ASU
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:56:29
@Old Man Game LMAOLMAOMAOM   Im crying
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:56:32
@FREE_COLE Cole is free. Like a bird.
neo12
2012-10-27 22:56:38
@DSYIII no chance...
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:56:42
@MisterJohnsonOKC There's nothing wrong with wanting what you're worth.  It's more insane that OKC wouldn't bridge a $4-5M gap.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 22:56:47
@DSYIII id rather get big al from utah. they dont have any SG's
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:56:48
@BallSoHarden Well First is getting a NBA team.  Then Harden trade
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:56:52
@DSYIII Our only chance to get cousins was with Harden.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 22:56:55
@BRY BRY THIS WAS NOT THE GOAL OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT. SAM PRESTI HATES FREEDOM
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:56:58
Now we get to watch two Brookies not play.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:57:08
@bmuelle21 I love Harden
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:57:09
@BallSoHarden Could have been getting a team in the first place. But yeah. Damn.
neo12
2012-10-27 22:57:13
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @DSYIII No way presti would be ok with taking cousins...
dream catcher
2012-10-27 22:57:16
@justin_mia Ibaka does seem like he works harder than Harden.  Presti loves guys who show true dedication to the sport...
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 22:57:18
@atxhorn :((((
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 22:57:18
LeBron James tweets: "Best of luck to my lil bro/homie @JHarden13 in H-Town! He bout to go HAM in his role now."  LeBron is probably the happiest man in the NBA right now.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:57:24
@FREE_COLE  @BRY BRY LMAO yall killing me right now
Zach99
2012-10-27 22:57:29
Everyone who makes a joke about us resigning Derek Fisher in this thread is going straight to hell. =P
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 22:57:32
@tydude YOU MOTHER FN A HOLE
Aren't
2012-10-27 22:57:37
All I know is that Serge better be a mother-effing All-Star HAM this year because of this sh#t...
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:57:39
@EatSleepThunder If he doesnt, that cmined with tradding 2 first rounders to get Cole is two bad marks against hsi PRESTIge
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 22:57:41
@tydude hahahahaahahah I hate you
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:57:48
Back to the old username, but keeping the awesome photo.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:57:50
If we had signed Harden first then Serge would be gone, right. No way he takes a 40 million deal to "sacrifice" either. In essence, I guess we did bank on Serge first over Harden, but it's not like they weren't really to go in the luxury. Offering James 55 million would have put him in the luxury
neo12
2012-10-27 22:57:51
Lakers and Heat.. biggest winners of this trade...
areayewhy
2012-10-27 22:57:51
@Jooseppi brookies=b level rookies?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:57:53
@soonerfan237 Harden doesn't make a difference against Miami, they can shut him down easily.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:57:59
Remember how freaked out everyone was when Green got traded?  We will be fine
ou_sas
2012-10-27 22:58:07
Aaron McGuireso OKC is playing for 2015, where they intend to roll out the kevin durant, kevin martin, kevin garnett, kevin love lineup.
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:58:12
@BRY BRY Jalen means Houston had already freed up cap space BEFORE this deal, for the purpose of landing big name guys like harden
OKman
2012-10-27 22:58:13
I'm looking to forward to seeing if how iso-heavy our offense is gonna be now...
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 22:58:18
@LambIsOurSavior you made me cry 8 times tonight
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 22:58:21
@areayewhy Brooks + rookies = brookies.
PNT
2012-10-27 22:58:24
My iPad can't keep up with how fast this thread is moving.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:58:29
@ou_sas RUSS CHANGE YOUR NAME
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:58:31
Russ, Sef, KD, Ibaka, Perk Maynor, Martin, Lamb, PJIII, Collison
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 22:58:39
@KellOne People knew Green needed to be trade long before he actually was.  This is not even close to the same
Dicharden
2012-10-27 22:58:39
If that was Jerry Jones he would of got the other 5M from somewhere! #incentives
persiansooner
2012-10-27 22:58:44
in case anyone is wondering, mood on OU campus: Not so good
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 22:58:45
@Lost Ones  @BallSoHarden No it wasn't
ou_sas
2012-10-27 22:58:46
@OBoy Jones III THE OKC KEVINS >>>>>>>>
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 22:58:46
I knew collison would be the center
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 22:59:03
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @WeTalkinBoutPractice?  @Lost Ones For having dissenting opinions, comments as inaccurate as this tarnish your credibility
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 22:59:04
@persiansooner Heh, I'm sure it's awful. ND made OU their bitch tonight.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:59:06
RT KDTrey5 Wow
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:59:09
@FREE_COLE Still, we will be fine
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 22:59:11
@ou_sas  @OBoy Jones III  oKc
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 22:59:16
Rise Together and chop off a leg
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 22:59:17
@Dicharden We tried incentives
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 22:59:20
Anybody else having fun right now?
GAP
2012-10-27 22:59:20
I'm all out of likes for tonight. ttyl
neo12
2012-10-27 22:59:24
Any quotes from Harden yet?
C-Wil
2012-10-27 22:59:26
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @persiansooner 1-9 against ND all time.
SB718
2012-10-27 22:59:30
@justin_mia  @MisterJohnsonOKC It is when you've been preaching sacrifice all summer.  Getting your market value is fine, it's a little less fine when doing so proves you to be a hypocrite.
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 22:59:38
So our Kickstarter campaign didn't meet its goal?
PNT
2012-10-27 22:59:41
@MisterJohnsonOKC
todayisbananas
2012-10-27 22:59:49
Brooks will never again mismanage Harden's minutes, and Russ will never fail to pass to an open Harden.  We're already better.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 22:59:52
@KellOne Difference was Green sucked.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 22:59:53
@purplelvstuff it did but i took the money and didn't give any to james.
KellOne
2012-10-27 22:59:55
@neo12 Rocket King?
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 22:59:58
Now that Harden is gone.  Hope Perk is in trade talks:)
SB718
2012-10-27 23:00:02
And stop saying they chose Serge over him.  The deal he turned down would've put the team in the tax.
DanielLawler
2012-10-27 23:00:03
what is their to say? def the worst trade and decision ive ever seen
supreme35
2012-10-27 23:00:12
Seriously wondering what KD & Russ are thinking......
Joe_
2012-10-27 23:00:13
Kmart's Defensive Chops will undoubtedly improve with the Thunder no doubt.  Often it is a system thing.  Ray Allen and Luke Ridnour were always considered terrible defenders till they went to Boston and Milwaukee respectively. Their defensive numbers and bonafides each improved dramatically. Rashard Lewis also when he went to Orlando.    Same will happen with Kmart and OKC.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:00:21
@DanielLawler At least we kept westbrook
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:00:27
am i in the minority that thinks this is another homerun for Presti?
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:00:28
We still haven Durant and Westbrook. Both guys can win games by themselves.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:00:30
@areayewhy  @PowerSerge So we'll have Thabeet AND Orton as our back ups to Kendrick Perkins of all players? That's extremely promising
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:00:37
@supreme35 Honey badger dont give a sh*t. He'll pass to anyone
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:00:39
@tromeo143 Right with you bro
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:00:41
@PowerSerge What did I do with that Orton offer??? I know it's around here somewhere.
okcjim
2012-10-27 23:00:41
What exactly does protected mean? Lottery protected? So if it is a lottery pick what happens then? Is Lamb a possible contributor?
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:00:43
"Has there been a title contending team that did a major cost saver move that put them over the top to win a title?"   Hard to say this is fine
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:01:05
for the guy who asked the "No more questions for you bro" question, the answer is yes
FletchMFletcher
2012-10-27 23:01:11
Is this a bad time?
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:01:14
@okcjim top 3 protected. So if the pick ends up being 1, 2, or 3, houston keeps it and gives us a later one
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:01:17
@C-Wil  @persiansooner Feels like slavery all over again.
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 23:01:18
@Lost Ones not happy
shiki
2012-10-27 23:01:24
@Joe_ KG and Howard stood behind ray and Lewis,we only have Ibaka
neo12
2012-10-27 23:01:25
@FletchMFletcher Lakers in 4
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:01:27
@FletchMFletcher bahahahaha
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:01:30
Kevin martin great at getting to the line.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:01:30
@FletchMFletcher never a bad time for fletch
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:01:33
@FletchMFletcher Never, we will always love you Fletch
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:01:35
@FletchMFletcher Not at all.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:01:40
@FREE_COLE Yeah, the Nash-era Suns!!!!!! Oh...
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 23:01:42
Kevin Durant ‏@KDTrey5 Wow
kennygee90
2012-10-27 23:01:42
@neo12  @FletchMFletcher LOL
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:01:43
@FREE_COLE But we act like our ownership wasn't ready to spend. 55 mil would have put ux in the luxury, right? We were willing to spend but only to a certain extent
kdub
2012-10-27 23:01:48
I have 2 harden Jerseys home and away...damn kept where them joints now
persiansooner
2012-10-27 23:01:49
i was soooo excited about the PJ3-harden PNR too...no more hard doubles for harden...god dammit
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:01:51
Welcome to the NBA thunder fans. Hope you are enjoying your stay.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:02:04
Lots of people said our roster as constructed wouldn't get us over the hump anyway because of the reliance on perimeter scoring. At least with all these draft picks there's a possibility we can get a scoring big.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:02:08
We need to resign Maynor now, right. We have time to dot hat now
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:02:12
@Lost Ones He was not last year after the NBA changed flop rules.
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:02:14
@FletchMFletcher Can we trade Perk for Fletch?  6'10" with the afro
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:02:15
Did anyone tell James Harden yet? Tell him!
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 23:02:16
@supreme35 Kevin Durant ‏@KDTrey5 Wow
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:02:27
@SergeIblocka   @FREE_COLE Doesn't answer the question.  How does choosing saving money make sense from a championship standpoint make sense?
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:02:33
Even with Harden gone.  Bench is still better then Lakers bench.  hahahhaha
Joe_
2012-10-27 23:02:36
@shiki It's a system. Five guys. That's my point.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:02:47
guess we know why he was jacking up random midrange shots now :(
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:02:53
Man K Martin TORCHED us numorous times... This was a GREAT trade... Lamb is a rokie that will contribute, and K Mart will still give us the scoring punch we need. James proved he was not company man
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:02:55
@neo12  @FletchMFletcher poop
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:03:03
Time for David Stern to step in and save Okc from this disaster trade. VETO!
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 23:03:14
@tromeo143 I do like getting Lamb
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:03:19
@FREE_COLE Probably not
Barry Amenema
2012-10-27 23:03:19
has a DT thread ever had 400 people logged in before?
areayewhy
2012-10-27 23:03:22
@Skyline we're not the lakers
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:03:33
@Barry Amenema Holy sh*t
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:03:35
Here ya go ya askin people: What is the Difference between an unprotected and a protected draft pick in the NBA? example: if suppose Denver (random team) trades San Antonio (also random) a first round draft pick, top three protected, then they owe San An that year's pick (not necessarily the very next year's draft, sometimes it is a specfiic draft, other times it will be like sometime within the next four years) however with protected picks usu refer to a specific draft. in this case they would owe San An the pick UNLESS it fell within the top three, in which case it is protected and they get to keep it.
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:03:36
@SergeIblocka   Wow!
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 23:03:37
Kevin Durant ‏@KDTrey5 Wow
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:03:49
So, let me get this straight.  We're in a rebuilding year?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:03:53
@EatSleepThunder  @supreme35 hardly true
qrex
2012-10-27 23:03:54
@Skyline Yeah, he should wait until after the season to walk for nothing.  smh
PowerSerge
2012-10-27 23:03:56
Will K-Mart start over Thabo? I she OK with coming off the bench?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:03:58
@tromeo143 Kmart scored a lot, because james was defending him
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 23:04:01
I just need someone reliable to put this in perspective. I hear a lot of differing opinions....please someone give me the overall take on this
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:04:03
@EatSleepThunder but then they give up the pick next year.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:04:13
@BallSoHarden in shock..that is all
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:04:13
@purplelvstuff NO
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:04:21
@K-Dagger Plainview  @supreme35 I can have fantasies
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:04:23
I knew it was a bad sign seeing KD at the OU game!!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:04:24
@PowerSerge Kevin Martin is a male
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:04:25
@BallSoHarden  said it was coming
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:04:25
I'm not happy about this trade, but I still love the Thunder. I'll support this team no matter what and I'll always be saying "Thunder Up!". Doesn't matter who's wearing the jerseys.
shiki
2012-10-27 23:04:27
K-Mart's contract will end next season and thabo's will end in 2014,we will take too long time to discuss who play 2 for us in future
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 23:04:32
@BallSoHarden reason comes after the initial shock
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:04:39
@BallSoHarden Martin is expiring so he will probably be gone, Harden was traded for the 12th pick in the draft + picks.
kdub
2012-10-27 23:04:42
alway bout the Benjamins folks
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:04:43
Eveyone is acting like we traded KD.. We did not trade a All star STARTER... We traded an alternate thathad good seasons but thats about it. You cannot build a franchise around him... i loved J-Harden... But everytime I watched him hae to be the primary scorer in the Starting lineup... He sucked wind...
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:04:50
Just listen to happy music   Just listen to happy music
PowerSerge
2012-10-27 23:04:58
@OBoy Jones III *he, sorry
neo12
2012-10-27 23:04:59
What is Martin's contract like?
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 23:05:03
I do have to say, Presti got more for Harden than Orlando got for Dwight.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:05:06
What's funny is that I bet for some of you your first thought when you read this was OMG LAZAR was traded!
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:05:07
So when is the next "White Party"?
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:05:07
Phoenix is pissed
alvarex
2012-10-27 23:05:09
@neo12 1 year, 12 million
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:05:12
@tromeo143 So I guess you can build one around Martin or Jeremy Lamb?  The team got worse.
greatwhitebuffalo
2012-10-27 23:05:12
Guys we have KD, RUSS, and SERGE... Thunder offered Harden a legit contract, Harden wanted to be they guy.. Not KD's sidekick
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:05:12
lamb will be better then harden in the future
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:05:20
What does Maynor sign for?
ERROR72
2012-10-27 23:05:22
@BallSoHarden OKC made a cost saving move that makes us worse in the short term on paper.  We'll see how much when the season starts.
supreme35
2012-10-27 23:05:30
You can dismiss it but this has to have a mental affect on our players
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:05:33
@Lost Ones Based on what?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:05:36
Well I called it this morning, though i was joking. Two this is the nba, this is what happens and presti is a big baller, however this trade is bad, kevein martin has a ts% 15% lower than harden
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:05:37
@Lost Ones You really need to work on this subtlety thing.
neo12
2012-10-27 23:05:40
@alvarex Not such a bad move then... setting up for future i guess...
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:05:51
Guess this is our, "Welcome to the NBA" moment.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:05:53
@justin_mia  @BallSoHarden we won't we resign Martin? cause we don't want him or he'll cost too much? he's clearly declining i think we can afford him
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:06:00
@tromeo143 Your right, its just hard. He didn't really step up in the finals either!
Jay Cutler
2012-10-27 23:06:04
Damn. A night of booze, chain smoking, and drunk dialing scotty b before game day. no bueno.  well, not too different from any other night now that i think about it.
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 23:06:05
Well, the season just got A LOT more interesting...
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:06:05
@Jooseppi  @Lost Ones Or intellectual honesty, or argumentative style. or basketball knowledge
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:06:09
@supreme35 they will be fine we traded green who was closer to them than harden
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:06:10
We're sensing a bit of a trend in Thunder players' tweets tonight. Maybe it's just us. RT @KDTrey5: Wow RT @EMaynor3: Wow
qrex
2012-10-27 23:06:17
@supreme35 Good thing it's a week before the season instead of during it.
persiansooner
2012-10-27 23:06:17
Kevin Martin to Y! Sports: "Oh my Gosh! Feels like a dream. Sometimes words can't describe it."   o gosh
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-10-27 23:06:21
@OkcBaby Max.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:06:27
perk and ibaka more valueable to the org than harden
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:06:35
@justin_mia  No we are building around KD and RW duh...
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:06:39
@MissYouCole  @BRY BRY HAHAHAHA!  Nice name change!  So Sorry, I was one of teh few on teh Pro-Cole camp
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:06:41
@persiansooner KMart gonna go HAM in OKC!
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:06:48
Harden really good off the dribble.  Dont think Martin will be.  But hopefully we can develop lamb to do so
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:06:49
now we are going to see how great hardens TS% really is *grabs plate and fork"*
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:06:51
@SB718 55M was a heck of a lot of money for JH to turn down.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:06:57
@persiansooner Feel happy for him. Terrible trade.
greatwhitebuffalo
2012-10-27 23:06:59
*the
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:07:03
@OkcBaby lambs already good off the dribble.
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:07:07
Now watch Cole reach legendary status, surpassing Byron Mullens type of fame.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:07:14
Is this news making OU getting raped on national TV by ND easier to take for anyone else? I almost forgot about it for a while.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:07:16
@f5alcon They offered him 55 mil and he didnt take it. you dont think thats reasonable?
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 23:07:19
Raptors pick is top 3 and 15-30 protected.  Mavericks pick is top 20 protected through 2017.
SB718
2012-10-27 23:07:20
@f5alcon You do understand the role teammates can have on this don't you?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:07:28
we are not winning a title now, lakers are best team in conference, welcome to small market
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:07:29
Getting tired of this "future" crap. I thought we were trying to win NOW. We did just play in the Finals.
PNT
2012-10-27 23:07:31
Sammy P has balls, that's for sure.
TNT
2012-10-27 23:07:37
When your dealing with $55.5 vs $60 and decline that shows Harden did not value being with the Thunder....money ruled out wherever he would end up.  Too bad and unexpected from my view but the players in return are quality so lets see.....
IdiotBayless
2012-10-27 23:07:40
@DanielLawler People need to stop saying that. This may hurt for the 2012-2013 season, but long term this is will probably be an great trade. I love Harden too, but I'm glad Presti pulled the trigger and didn't have contract drama linger over the season. Plus, we got more for Harden than Orlando did for Howard.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:07:43
@MisterJohnsonOKC I care about one, don't care about the other. Easy.
kdub
2012-10-27 23:07:46
@WeTalkinBoutPractice?  @f5alcon He sold out young lady...rally shocked
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:07:46
@f5alcon Not
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:07:49
@C-Wil And we traded the guy that choked in the finals.
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:07:49
Minor Upside: No more Dennis_berry rants on how Cole is not an NBA player.   *Seriously looking for positives*
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:07:54
@MisterJohnsonOKC Sorry for my pick earlier. I jinxed you guys. Everytime I pick OU to win they seem to lose, unless they're playing OSU damn 'em.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:07:54
@C-Wil  @areayewhy  @PowerSerge We traded 4 guys and only got two in return.  We have two spots open currently.  Loggins and Orton, I suspect
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:08:01
@ou_sas No Lazar.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:08:03
@ou_sas NO LAZAR!
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:08:09
@C-Wil we are not winning now with 3 perimeter players with max contracts we need a little restructure
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:08:11
@ou_sas There has been two of those tonight already
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:08:15
@ou_sas HE MISSED A DUNK AGAINST THE BOBCATS ERRRRRRRMAGHGHEERD
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:08:15
I would have much rather made this deal to the Sun for Gortat and the picks. They had expressed just as much interest in signing Harden next summer.
TimbusReven
2012-10-27 23:08:17
Let it sink in, tomorrow we can see the positives
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:08:21
@ou_sas :((((((
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:08:25
@FREE_COLE  @ou_sas It can never be stated enough.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:08:28
This season will come down to Ibaka's growth and Westbrooks focus on defense.
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:08:32
This is a good back court for the Rockets. They can sue Lin more for scoring and Harden more as the point.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:08:34
PJ and JL will fill the void for harden nicely
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:08:39
wonder where Royce is...probably still in OU traffic!
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:08:42
@Aren't  @FREE_COLE It's the rants I won't miss, not Cole. :(
tydude
2012-10-27 23:08:47
JenniCarlson_OK I figured OKC would get something good for Harden. Really like this deal. Martin can be the spot-up knock-down guy Thunder has lacked. 10/27/12 11:07 PM
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:08:49
@Arent  @ou_sas *opens champagne*
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:08:53
@kdub  @f5alcon As long as you guys remember that the org did try. 55 mil? You cant turn that down man.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:09:00
@tydude lmao
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:09:03
@tydude You would, Jenni.
Remify
2012-10-27 23:09:09
@tydude jenni is so retarded..
alvarex
2012-10-27 23:09:13
@tydude Hahahahahhahahhaha   I just spilled my water.
OKman
2012-10-27 23:09:16
@f5alcon  @supreme35 But we traded Green to shore up a weakness of ours. We played like a top five D for the rest of that season. Sure it didn't work out since then, but the reasoning was there. We traded Harden b/c of $$$ not basketball reasons. It's a little different I think
doofUSA
2012-10-27 23:09:16
@tydude luv u jen jen
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:09:17
@tydude LAWLZ
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:09:17
@TimbusReven Heroin prices are at a seasonal low?
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:09:21
@tydude the spot up shooter we've lacked since trading harden
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:09:23
@tydude she probably doesn't even know who martin is...probably just copied what someone said on espn
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:09:24
How am I gonna break this to my kids in the morning?
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:09:27
@tydude I don't wanna hear anyone say this is good anymore. NO ONE
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:09:28
@Old Man Game Nothing you did bro, OU simply isn't that good. Too finesse and soft and got rattled early. I knew ND defense was going to disrupt OU.
areayewhy
2012-10-27 23:09:29
@tydude this makes me hate the trade more
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:09:29
Kmarts mid range, drive and spot up 3 game is nice, lets not sleep on him.
Remify
2012-10-27 23:09:30
@tydude not sure if serioous...
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:09:33
@ou_sas Jeremy Lamb is a GREAT prospect
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:09:34
@OBoy Jones III And Westbrook's focus on distribution. And how good PJ3 is.
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:09:35
@tydude how precious.
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:09:36
@tydude I'm all better since Jenny likes it
Stringer Bell
2012-10-27 23:09:44
@purplelvstuff with a beard?
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 23:09:51
I may throw up 3-4 times tonight...this is all just too much to take it. and ppl are taking it lightly
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:09:53
@purplelvstuff probably would be easier than saying you are getting divorced.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:09:58
LISTEN TO THE HAPPY MUSIC     LISTEN TO THE HAPPY MUSIC
persiansooner
2012-10-27 23:09:59
that 55.5 Million $ offer might not be accurate... Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA Thunder pushed final offer to Harden to 4 years, $53M-$54M, sources tell Y! When that couldn't get deal done, Presti moved into trade mode.
alvarex
2012-10-27 23:10:02
@purplelvstuff Like Presti did?  Show them the OU game?
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:10:02
@purplelvstuff with aftershave
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:10:02
@Stringer Bell Yes, I should paint a beard on them in their sleep.
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:10:10
OK, you all were confusing me calling Kevin Martin Kmart, I was thinking of Kenyon Martin.... had to check #Houstons roster I'm straight now!
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:10:26
and I told myself I wasn't going to drink tonight...   Tigers loss and now this...
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:10:36
@bmuelle21 GO GIANTS!!!!
areayewhy
2012-10-27 23:10:53
One good thing to come out of this is that it'll allow us to pursue tony allen in the offseason.
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:10:53
First Thunder/Rockets game in OKC....does he get booed?
tydude
2012-10-27 23:10:55
we are almost to a 1,000 comments
courtsense
2012-10-27 23:10:56
Hate to say it, but I felt this coming 2 months ago...a little too much ego, and far too many strippers for a certain 3rd wheel.  Harden was not, is not, a max player - regardless of what some other stupid team might pay him. He may eventually become a max player, but I'll be interested to see how he responds to being Houston's #1 option and the pressure that comes with playing against defenses geared specifically to stop him. I suspect he's in for a bit of a surprise in that regard...his NBA life won't be quite so easy without the 2 All-NBA talents beside him. Aldrich couldn't even beat out Thabeet, hence his departure. Hayward was Lazarious to OkC's future health, hence his departure. Cook lost his mojo in last year's playoffs and Presti already has younger/cheaper options available, hence his departure.   Kevin Martin should be an elite bench scorer for OkC. Jeremy Lamb gives Presti some talented youth at the SG position, and given OkC's ability to develop young players, he projects to have a bright future. The #1 picks could be huge, but we won't know for a few years.   Overall, I think this makes OkC slightly worse in the short term of this season, but slightly better in the long term.
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:11:00
How does this trade affect the Thunder's tattoo quotient?
persiansooner
2012-10-27 23:11:01
@tydude Not to mention that future 2nd rounder Jenni!
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:11:04
@persiansooner  @WojYahooNBA geez, that's still a ton of money and a chance to win a title or two.
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:11:08
i think im going to bed, imma wake up..and see what other offers are being done with this, its not over.  wow..crazy fucking night for sure.
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 23:11:15
Guess this means i have to shave tomorrow,,,
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:11:19
@persiansooner  @WojYahooNBA Deal is, Harden wanted the max 60. The Thunder said buh bye.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:11:21
@ou_sas Ahaha. I was just looking at that today
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:11:23
I hate the rockets even more after this...
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:11:24
RT HasheemTheDream OH!!!   i don't think the dream liked Cole
DSYIII
2012-10-27 23:11:27
This trade makes our team worse right now obviously, but we didn't get fleeced, and thus get to see what presti can do with a new hand of cards. I expect we'll be pleasantly surprised with where things go from here.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:11:30
Lamb was tearing up the summer league
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:11:39
@OBoy Jones III  HasheemTheDream I don't like Dream
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:11:43
@Lost Ones Not this year
PNT
2012-10-27 23:11:45
@tydude Why post that drivel? you know we all detest her opinions.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:11:45
@persiansooner  @WojYahooNBA 53 million….
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:11:58
I don't think we are done yet, would not be surprised if there is another trade
tydude
2012-10-27 23:12:09
they will be a Sam Presti Press Conference tomorrow at 12:00 PM
Remify
2012-10-27 23:12:11
@Aren't no
Zach99
2012-10-27 23:12:17
If PJ3 and/or Lamb work out and can be productive this season we might have more talent on the floor than we did last season.  Obviously K-Mart is no Harden but with Maynor's return and the rooks we have some serious depth and talent.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:12:18
@MissYouCole  @OBoy Jones III  HasheemTheDream I do. Almost as much as Lamb.
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:12:18
@courtsense Thanks, for talking me down from the ledge.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:12:21
@f5alcon westbrook for lawson
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:12:23
@ou_sas Or white guys, he hates white guys
neo12
2012-10-27 23:12:24
I guess Russ and KD 40min per game this year...
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 23:12:26
k-mart is was signed to a 5yr $54 mil contract, will make 12.4 mil this year and an unrestricted free agent next year. Maynor signed a 4 yr 5.73 mil that expires 2013.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:12:28
@f5alcon jkjk guys
slimjimzv
2012-10-27 23:12:30
http://www.prosportstransactions.com/basketball/DraftTrades/Future/Rockets.htm
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:12:31
@OkcBaby Harden tore up the NBA.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:12:37
@f5alcon I hope so.
CDSpark
2012-10-27 23:12:41
NBA TV is showing Miami Heat 2012 Champions and they just rolled into OKC for Game 1.   Showed the Beard on that store in OKC
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:12:47
@OBoy Jones III And Perk needs to step his game up!
Remify
2012-10-27 23:13:03
@CDSpark why you gotta do this?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:13:07
@PNT Pulling a trigger does not balls make
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:13:21
@courtsense Aldrich was just salary filler. Thabeet can't be traded until Dec. 15. Really hope this team acquires a center.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:13:35
@tydude eastern?
tydude
2012-10-27 23:13:35
is anyone going to make a tribute video to Harden
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:13:42
Jeremy Lamb was woken up to be told he was traded and fell back asleep
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 23:13:49
@courtsense Yep.
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:13:53
It's times like this when you're thankful for your family.  Come on DT family . . . let's go . . . GROUP HUG.       Hey, whose hand is that?!
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:14:00
@Jooseppi  @OkcBaby I don't understand the whole lamb can drive bit when he's played approximately 0 minutes of nba ball
BallSoHarden
2012-10-27 23:14:02
In related JH news....id like to go to the strip club tonight
alvarex
2012-10-27 23:14:07
@tydude http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ247wtv8hU
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:14:12
this is gonna change my fantasy team, makes harden even more of a steal at $60 he is going to be sharing the ball with lin
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:14:14
I remember the day of the Green trade. I was at lunch during work and was trying to keep up, it was crazy knowing Green was gone. But this is on another level.
tomkar98
2012-10-27 23:14:20
*hug*
neo12
2012-10-27 23:14:24
Enjoy the next 5 years in Houston, JH..   No one will even know who the beard is after then...
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:14:26
If I drank alcohol, I'd totally be drinking alcohol right now.
Remify
2012-10-27 23:14:30
I am now realizing that this is not a dream.. and I am not going to wake up to reality.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:14:35
@ThunderChick2010 change your avatar it is sad
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:14:36
@bmuelle21  @f5alcon my blood pressure spiked hard.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:14:40
@Aren't Me too... Me tooo
PNT
2012-10-27 23:14:40
@Aren't Some...about as much as Blake Griffin and Chris Paul do now
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:14:42
@neo12 Joe Johnson part 2.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:14:43
@Aren't I'll share
Broingtons
2012-10-27 23:14:45
I know it's hard to think, but maybe Presti doesn't think that we can win now with the Heat how they are constructed. Maybe he is looking to build a powerhouse when the Heat and Lakers age in a couple of years when Lamb and PJ3  become become legit contributors and Russell and Kevin are in their prime.
doofUSA
2012-10-27 23:14:47
harden loses nba cult hero status to go fade away in houston over $4.5 mil
tydude
2012-10-27 23:14:57
Jonathan_Feigen Kevin Martin described himself as "very happy" but said the news is still "bitter sweet." 10/27/12 11:12 PM
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:14:59
@Aren't *opens bottle* *takes swig*
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:15:02
@f5alcon  too soon
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:15:03
@f5alcon and i play you first...great..
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:15:05
@doofUSA 1.12 million a year
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:15:09
@Remify you and Jeremy Lamb both man
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:15:13
@Broingtons fuck you :P
neo12
2012-10-27 23:15:24
@tydude I bet he is giddy...
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:15:32
@tydude I doubt it's bitter sweet. He's wanted out for a year. Just playing nice. He felt betrayed.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:15:41
@neo12  @tydude he wont be in the bottom sucky team or the 1st option
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:15:42
Well good news for Harden, he won't choke again in the NBA Finals
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:15:42
@justin_mia  @Lost Ones There is a chance he could alleviate the loss, but that wont be for two years.  Remember how long it took Harden to get up to speed?
Remify
2012-10-27 23:15:52
@tydude My God.. I bet Kevin freaking Martin was jumping up and down.. and still is.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:15:54
@Broingtons If he believes this he would have done this trade much differently. KMart is a sign we're still pushing. Unfortunately that push just got weaker
MD4Okc
2012-10-27 23:15:56
livefyre holding its own
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:15:57
@EatSleepThunder  @Aren't I am drinking
neo12
2012-10-27 23:16:02
@doofUSA Damn seedy Agent... fire him beard
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:16:12
@tydude happy for him hopefully he'll step up
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:16:20
@bmuelle21 lucky to get 30 wins
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-10-27 23:16:21
@Legendary_Dork  @Broingtons In Presti we trust, thats the logic we have to have
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:16:24
Thabeet ready to go into beast mode.
doofUSA
2012-10-27 23:16:25
@f5alcon feel like there was an oil company out there willing to make up that measly amount in commercial money
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:16:32
@bmuelle21 http://cdn.straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/gucci-mane-arrested-again-500-300x337.jpg
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:16:42
@MD4Okc livefyre just entered *RUSS MODE*
DSYIII
2012-10-27 23:16:43
I think it's going to be valuable to the team down the line that players just found out Presti doesn't bluff
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:16:45
I'm to tired to understand anything right now   If I was drunk i would seriously be drunk right now.
tydude
2012-10-27 23:16:48
crap Thabeet is our Back up Center
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:16:58
@tydude That's a good thing
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:16:59
@MD4Okc Biggest news of the night.
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:17:01
Thabeet is hilarious.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:17:05
@tydude hes better then cole. freed cole we sure did
neo12
2012-10-27 23:17:15
Couldn't we have waited until mid-season, and still have executed this trade?
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:17:24
@f5alcon  @purplelvstuff Tell them you're getting a divorce to break them in, then tell them you're just kidding, but that Harden got traded in the middle of the night. That way they'll be so relieved their parents aren't splitting up that they won't really care about the Harden news.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:17:29
@tydude nah lamb is
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:17:33
@neo12 and ruin chemistry?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:17:38
@neo12 Much better to get all trades over with before the season starts.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:17:39
RT @poochnap: @dailythunder Maybe Tyson chandler will fail his physical
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:17:39
@f5alcon Still don't think Lakers have an answer for KD and WES and OKC's bench #IMO
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:17:43
@neo12 yeah it was better to do it now
kdub
2012-10-27 23:17:46
laker fans talking noise on twitter...smh
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:17:54
Anyone else think Kevin Martin and Thabo look alike?
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:18:01
@kdub YOU STILL CANT GUARD RUSS
tydude
2012-10-27 23:18:01
@neo12 Harden could be in his Slump and Presti didn't want to take the chance and mess up our chemistry we have 5 days to get prepared for Spurs minus Harden
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:18:05
@kdub laker fans are always talking shit
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:18:08
@neo12 Plus, we got to decide where he was going.
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:18:12
@kdub They can talk when they win a game
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:18:17
@kdub when AREN'T laker fans talking trash?
neo12
2012-10-27 23:18:19
@MisterJohnsonOKC thabo is the big brother..
areayewhy
2012-10-27 23:18:22
Luckily it wont take much for the new guys to pick up the offense. Iso kd. Iso russ. heave a 3 pointer with 2 seconds left in the shot clock.
tydude
2012-10-27 23:18:28
RicBucher I like Harden. Key to OKC's chemistry. But RW and Ibaka took less to stay. Not unreasonable to expect same from JH w/looming tax hike. 10/27/12 11:18 PM
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:18:35
here's the mock draft for next year. we could be in the 4-14 range from Toronto's pick: http://nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-10-27 23:18:41
@MisterJohnsonOKC no but lamb looks like a drug dealer/used car salesman
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:18:45
Welcome to the best fans in teh NBA Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:18:51
Harden never scored 45 points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMggA9lalic&feature=fvwrel
tydude
2012-10-27 23:18:59
we reach 1000 comments in 1 hour holy cow
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:19:09
Third time: Perkins is on this team how?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:19:11
Dave McMenamin @mcten27 Oct I'm probably in the minority, but I feel like OKC won the Harden deal ... sulia.com/my_thoughts/42… Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2AZ2NWdLv
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:19:12
@Thunder Tim RUDY GOBERT!!!
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:19:19
@OkcBaby but his TS% is horrible!
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:19:20
@tydude like a boss!
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:19:22
@OkcBaby Harden's never been injured
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:19:23
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @kdub They love to throw their titles around. That's how they win every debate.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:19:23
@Dicharden yeah that was bad sarcasm
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:19:27
@tydude DOES THIS BITCH WATCH THE NBA?
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:19:30
@neo12 no way.
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:19:31
LMAO @EatSleepThunder  okay this one hurts...lol    #aftershave
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:19:36
@Jooseppi I was so much more excited to watch Cole play than Perk
courtsense
2012-10-27 23:19:36
One more thing: Martin's expiring contract sets the stage for a potential impact deal at the deadline, when some teams look to bail on superior talent in exchange for reducing their future salary cap. I won't be at all surprised if Presti moves Martin in mid-February - but even if he finishes the season in OkC, he is clearly NOT the long-term answer at SG. Therefore, the combination of the available cap space when Martin comes off the books and the newfound lottery picks will make next summer especially interesting for OkC. Harden had a fantastic run with OkC, but one had the sense the two were growing apart.
iballsohawaii
2012-10-27 23:19:37
wow it's so busy in here. but anyway, on the assumption that Harden turned down as much money as he did, I LOVE THIS TRADE. Believe me, I love Harden as much as you do. No really I do. Love everything about him, I mean the dude’s made his beard famous. But if he doesn’t want to stay, that’s too bad. And we could’ve done a hell of a lot worse. Presti is soooo smart. Bye guaranteed money in Lazar, (I’m sorry to admit) Cole Bustrich, and meh Daequan. Hello harden replacement K.Mart and PERFECT thunder guy in Jeremy Lamb. Maynor (who now gets to be re-signed) goes back to running the second unit, which is amazing, might I add. Generously looks something like Maynor, Martin, Jones III, Collison, Orton (who we’ll probably sign now). Then we throw Reggie and our new specialist Liggins in there plus a decent amount of draft picks for the future and all of a sudden I’m thinking James who? Don’t worry, fellow loyal lurkers of DT. Everything’s gonna be alright.
shiki
2012-10-27 23:19:54
it is time to curse toronto and dallas(?).
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:19:58
@WeTalkinBoutPractice? I do but we amnesty perk and pay beard
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:20:00
@Lost Ones That might changed coming off the bench
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:20:06
We sure have a lot riding on the whole potential/future thing. A LOT.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:20:06
Does jeremy Lamb have twitter?
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:20:10
Anyone have a list of free agents next summer? Are there any big men we could target?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:20:12
@WeTalkinBoutPractice? He should seriously shave his beard. Its time to go.
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:20:14
You know, when I came up with the Presti drinking game, I didn't expect to ever reach the "If the Thunder trades Harden, Russ or KD, drink everything in sight" line.
Zach99
2012-10-27 23:20:21
@shiki But not too much.  Curse them into about the fourth pick in the draft!
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:20:31
@K-Dagger Plainview Sad Jeremy Lamb does
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:20:33
@K-Dagger Plainview LMAO i hope so
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:20:35
@Legendary_Dork  @tydude  Hahaha!
courtsense
2012-10-27 23:20:37
@doofUSA BINGO.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:20:37
@K-Dagger Plainview I don't even care about Cole. I don't understand how you don't get rid of Perk or at least get a big back.
tydude
2012-10-27 23:20:39
dailythunder Harden is a max player, no doubt. He deserved it. But he's the one that talked about staying and sacrificing. That's all I'm trying to say. 10/27/12 11:19 PM
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:20:41
https://twitter.com/Jeremy3Lamb
neo12
2012-10-27 23:20:49
How does our cap space look now for next year?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:20:52
@SB718 15% k mart isnt bad but harden was at godlike efficecy, though he sucked in preseason
SB718
2012-10-27 23:20:53
You see what the Magic got for Howard?  And you think this is a bad trade?  Please.
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-10-27 23:20:55
are there any protections on the picks we got?
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:20:56
@iballsohawaii I like this guy
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:20:59
Bob Stoops loves this Harden news tonight. Just stole the front page from his Sooners poor performance.
areayewhy
2012-10-27 23:21:02
@dollarbillrussell tony allen possibly
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 23:21:08
@JonesOnTheNBA OKC has been one of the most classy fan bases. Wonder if they give Harden a standing O for his first game back.
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:21:08
@MissYouCole  @OkcBaby yet   (too soon XP)
SilenceOfTheLambs
2012-10-27 23:21:22
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee got this
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:21:27
@SB718 Just because the howard trade was worse, doesn't make this not bad. That's really not how logic works
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:21:34
Funny tweet: what is Lambs twitter so I can ask him to grow a beard?
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 23:21:40
I wonder how the SG minutes will be handled now. 3 pretty good options for limited minutes. The smallball, KD @ 4 may become the norm.
OKman
2012-10-27 23:21:45
@C-Wil  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @kdub As someone relatively new to the NBA, have Lakers fan always done that? Or is it just Kobe rubbing off on their fanbase?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:21:50
Perhaps te worst part about this trade is its 4 days before the regular season.  Its gonna take a whiel to gel
SB718
2012-10-27 23:21:53
@FREE_COLE You're right it's not but there's also the fact this is a good trade.  So.....
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:21:59
@areayewhy  @dollarbillrussell Yeah. He's a real big guy.
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-10-27 23:22:20
Is this the worst sports night in Oklahoma history?
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 23:22:27
@MisterJohnsonOKC Hasheem Thbeast
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:22:36
@iballsohawaii its like he wrote my thoughts
neo12
2012-10-27 23:22:36
@Beyond_Petroleum nah.. but most shocking yes...
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:22:36
I honestly can't wait to see Jeremy Lamb play
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:22:37
So what am I supposed to do with all these "Fear The Beard" shirts I bought?
Joe_
2012-10-27 23:22:42
I'm thinking a second unit of Maynor, Kmart, Lamb, PJ3, and Nicky.  I like.
SB718
2012-10-27 23:22:43
@courtsense OPTIONS!  Exactly
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:22:43
@K-Dagger Plainview THat's what I thought also. Been nice to get a training camp for these guys.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:22:56
@Skyline Burn them.   I SAID BURN THEM
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:22:58
@MissYouCole  @SB718 this is actually not a bad trade at all.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:22:59
@Jooseppi I totally agre, I mentioned this 45 minutes ago taht this trade of downgrading our SG only makes sense if we upgrade our center postion
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:23:06
@Joe_ start martin move thabo to the bench
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:23:11
@Joe_ That's a ton of scoring against subs.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:23:13
KD's twitter reaction troubles me: "Wow"   I know we have him locked up, but that has to deal a blow to his confidence in Presti to keep things rolling
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:23:17
@dollarbillrussell Bynum, Jefferson, Kaman, and Dalembert are the unrestricted free agents, guys like Cousins, Monroe, Kanter either have team options or are restricted.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:23:19
Seriously though. Where Cleandoe? He has to do another doe-cap just for this thread.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:23:20
I actually thought we could have gotten a lot worse for harden tbh.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:23:22
@SB718  @FREE_COLE It's an awful trade if we're going for championships
Thunder Tim
2012-10-27 23:23:24
@Beyond_Petroleum yes but they're not too bad.
Joe_
2012-10-27 23:23:30
@f5alcon I bet not.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:23:37
@BRY BRY not anymore than trading his best friend green
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:23:42
@OkcBaby He was never teh no 1 or 2 option
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:23:45
Whelp, BD and GL are gonna have something to talk about on Wednesday.
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:23:50
http://youtu.be/ZgIrXKpv2gw
neo12
2012-10-27 23:23:54
@BRY BRY Its like when Uncle Jeff got traded. he'll get over it
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:23:55
@LambIsOurSavior Maybe THABEET can grow a BEARD.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:23:56
@f5alcon  @BRY BRY Or not keeping Ivey, who he said this summer is his best friend
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:23:59
@Joe_ I'd call it, um, 'nifty'
SilenceOfTheLambs
2012-10-27 23:24:04
I don't think this is gonna make us substantially worse or better but chemistry is gon be kinda weird for a bit with Harden gone
SB718
2012-10-27 23:24:08
@FREE_COLE James Harden is not better than Lamb and Martin combined. BTW The Top 3 players on this team aren't old enough to rent cars I didn't know the championship window was only open for this year.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:24:14
@neo12 good point
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:24:16
Brooks is going to make some giant mess of this... I know it.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:24:27
@OBoy Jones III I hope we'll make a legitimate push for Jefferson and amnesty Perk
neo12
2012-10-27 23:24:32
When is trading deadline to make final moves?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:24:33
@ou_sas thursday?
OKman
2012-10-27 23:24:35
LOL Draftexpress' best case scenario for Lamb is Kevin Martin. We just traded for Kevin Martin twice
tomkar98
2012-10-27 23:24:52
@iballsohawaii I can sleep tonight.... Thank you!
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:24:55
@SB718  @FREE_COLE Championship windows close faster than people want to believe. Injuries happen. Harden is miles better than Martin and Lamb has played zero nba minutes.
kennygee90
2012-10-27 23:25:01
Another problem with this move is the confidence of Westbrook and KD in the franchise and their commitment to winning
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:25:04
@Lost Ones  @neo12  i.e. Denver/ Orlando #sortof #notcomparingDwight/Melo to Harden though
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:25:05
@OKman His best case is so much better than Kevin Martin. I see him as T-Mac lite
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:25:09
@f5alcon Sure, whatever. It's a time that isn't right now, so it matters less.
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:25:25
@Skyline if it's this one.. http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/27223644/beardme.jpg   color in the "d" orange and make the beard look like a bear with its arms in the air
Legendary_Dork
2012-10-27 23:25:35
@kennygee90 lol trust me, their confidence is not in any trouble.
S4TISF4CTION
2012-10-27 23:25:35
This feels like a dream.
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:25:43
Well, welcome aboard Jeremy Lamb. You have a big beard to fill.   Also, when is the beard paraphernalia bonfire????
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:25:46
@kennygee90 they aren't free agents for a while so they'll have time to see
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:25:52
@S4TISF4CTION I'm too tired to understand anything.
DSYIII
2012-10-27 23:25:54
@LambIsOurSavior  @OKman personally I see something more like Rudy Gay
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:25:54
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today . . .
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:26:07
@SB718  @FREE_COLE This is terrible logic. Lamb and Martin aren't combined into one player, so whether they're better together than Harden is irrelevant
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:26:16
@EatSleepThunder im liking this just because of your profile pic
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:26:21
@Joe_ I really hope Nick is playing backup center.
Joe_
2012-10-27 23:26:22
I'm totally psyched. This rocks.
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:26:30
@ThunderChick2010 to get through this thing called The Beard.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:26:35
@S4TISF4CTION way more shocked than i was about green, doing it the middle of the ou game though smh
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:26:42
Now we know that Okc is a small market team, in case there was any doubt.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:26:52
Matt Moore @HPbasketball27 Oct THE ONE NIGHT. ONE. ONE. ONE NIGHT. I HATE YOU PRESTI. I HATE YOU SO MUCH   Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2AZ4GiSEr
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:27:03
@Joe_ hahahaha   Now is not the time. Especially with that Oregon avatar lol
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:27:03
I wonder if Presti knew if James didn't have a extension it would severely effect his play
OKman
2012-10-27 23:27:03
@SilenceOfTheLambs I don't see KD/Russ trusting the new guys as much as they did Harden. I am expecting them both to shoot more
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:27:22
every other fan base feels as if we won the trade, only on here we lost.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:27:29
Marcus Lattimore suffered a Broken Femur, Broken Patella, Torn ACL, Torn MCL, Torn PCL, and Torn LCL   OH MY GOD
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:27:29
@OBoy Jones III Probably. He saw what happened to Russ. Bet that was in his mind.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:27:38
@OkcBaby I bet your happy lol
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:27:41
@OBoy Jones III deerlord.
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:27:44
Man I do not understand people that think this trade made us LESS of a title contender...JAMES WAS NOT A STARTER.. We got a starter that is going to come off of our bench... Plus an excellent prospect... Relax, Beard showed us that he valued money over KD and the Thunder so... There it is... We will still compete for a championship
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:27:54
@OBoy Jones III probably and its never good to trade at the dead line.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:27:55
@OBoy Jones III career is over...sad
neo12
2012-10-27 23:28:01
You think K-Mart can grow a beard?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:28:04
@bmuelle21  @OkcBaby I am to. Thabeet is the back up center
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:28:09
thabeet changes it up a bit: "OH!"
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:28:17
@OBoy Jones III his career is done damn.
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:28:19
@f5alcon  @S4TISF4CTION I think that was intentional by Presti.
MD4Okc
2012-10-27 23:28:23
@neo12 i'm sure lamb can't
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 23:28:27
@OBoy Jones III OMG.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:28:34
i don't think i've ever heard of a PCL and LCL
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:28:38
@tromeo143 Because KMart is old, injury prone and not as good. Lamb is an unknown who we don't know how he fits in to the lineup yet.  The picks are not super great if Toronto is anything above awful.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:28:38
Chris Palmer @ESPNChrisPalmer 27 Oct Watch this kid Jeremy Lamb. Good one. Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2AZ4kpV6U
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:28:38
@OBoy Jones III End of career.
kennygee90
2012-10-27 23:28:43
@OBoy Jones III Imma pray hor him
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:28:46
So how about that 20-4 start?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:28:53
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop and his caps actually make sense this time, would have meen more funny if he used lowercase
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:29:07
@EatSleepThunder It will still happen
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:29:10
Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO 27 Oct Do Lamb & Martin equal Harden? Probably not. But this goes beyond talent. How often does team distracted with player contract win title? Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2AZ4uvpgT
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:29:10
@EatSleepThunder we play bad teams that kd and russ could beat by themselves
kennygee90
2012-10-27 23:29:13
@OBoy Jones III *for*
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:29:26
At least for Free_Cole Notre Dame won.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:29:28
@MissYouCole  @tromeo143 Toronto will be 14-15 in the east.
SB718
2012-10-27 23:29:38
@FREE_COLE Neither play D both get to the line and shoot well from there both are about even from 3, Martin has a mid range game, Harden is a better ball handler.  Miles better how?  Let me ask you you don't think Harden's efficiency benefits from playing alongside Durant and RW?
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 23:29:55
I'd much rather wait and see what happens. Not going to say anything until November 1st.
SB718
2012-10-27 23:30:00
@dollarbillrussell  @FREE_COLE That's dumb they're both on the team right?
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:30:04
@Aren't Nobody gives a shit about Cole right now.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:30:11
@OBoy Jones III triad :(
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:30:15
No more Kate Upton commercials for you James Harden.
MrRaysian
2012-10-27 23:30:15
Royce Young ‏@dailythunder Bright side: Chances of re-signing Eric Maynor just went way up.Where's OkcBaby when u need him
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:30:42
@C-Wil  @MissYouCole James will not be as good without KD and RW... JH benefited greatly from having them around...
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:30:42
@MrRaysian  @dailythunder and minutes for PJ3
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:30:57
Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic 27 Oct My favorite thing about Lazar Hayward is that he wore Air Pennys for Orlando Pro Summer League. Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2AZ5N20wD
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:31:06
I will say I thought Lamb looked really good in that preseason game against them. Know it was just preseason but still. Its something.
OKman
2012-10-27 23:31:12
@OBoy Jones III I actually saw that live and I shouted out loud "oh god". You never want to see players hurt; it's so damn sad
BRY BRY
2012-10-27 23:31:30
As much as I hate to lose Harden, all I can really think about right now is our front court rotation.   Ugh
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:31:39
@SB718  @FREE_COLE Miles better in efficiency, age, potential. Martin will get injured. Guarantee it. This is bad.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:31:40
@Old Man Game yep , the exact opposite how harden looked
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:31:44
@Old Man Game Shot 38 percent in the preseason. Also 38 from 3 (13 attempts).
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:31:49
@tromeo143 No it won't. We goin 24-0 bro
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:31:51
@BRY BRY package perkins with those picks lol
Skyline
2012-10-27 23:31:54
Jenni Carlson just asked Landry Jones what he thought about the Harden trade.
atxhorn
2012-10-27 23:32:04
I wish i hadn't bought so many harden shirts now..
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:32:10
Damnit, now i'm going to be pissed watching Harden flop all over the place when we play against him
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:32:12
@Skyline time to leave the state Jenni
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:32:17
@Skyline sell them to rockets fans
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:32:19
@atxhorn BURN THEEEM
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:32:27
@BRY BRY Play Nick until you sign another center and wait until Dec. 15 to give Thabeet to Charlotte.
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:32:27
At least this takes the sting out of the OU loss for me.
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:33:00
@Skyline OH YOU.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:33:00
@Jooseppi  @Old Man Game EYE TEST
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:33:00
LOL at everyone trading on harden now, reality should have set in months ago.
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:33:09
i actually care more about this trade than realizing its my birthday today. thanks for the gift, presti
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:33:25
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop hey happy birthday
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:33:28
@MissYouCole  @Old Man Game Small sample size, rookie etc. I didn't like him in the draft, but whatever.
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:33:33
@Aren't I actually didn't even watch the end I was so sad about Harden.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:33:35
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Lamb for you. Lamb for you. Lamb for you.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:33:47
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop How would you like yours cooked?
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:33:52
@Skyline She's so dumb.  Why would he give a crap?
novelisticbee0
2012-10-27 23:33:53
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:33:59
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Lol, we lost Green and got Perk, Nate, Nazr on my b-day (2/24).  I actually loved it!
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 23:34:04
Anyone else feel like the video with harden at the top of the video playlist to the right is mocking them?
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:34:07
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Taking notes TC?
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:34:13
@atxhorn I was actually waiting to buy a Harden jersey because of this. Guess I'll have to get a PJ3 alternate now
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:34:17
@Jooseppi  @Old Man Game I didn't either.  I'm really disappointed by this trade
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:34:22
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop  Hey, you're not on THE LIST!  Are you October 27 or 28? And Happy Birthday!!!
reddirt717
2012-10-27 23:34:38
I HATE SPORTS!
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:34:39
@EatSleepThunder roast with a side of beard hair
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:34:41
@MissYouCole  @Old Man Game Could have been worse?
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 23:34:48
Royce needs to get on that and take it down
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:34:49
I guess if Presti was really pissed at Harden he could have traded him to Charlotte
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:34:54
Had a feeling a trade would happen.  It had that Green feeling
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:35:00
When we locked up Serge so quickly and the Harden situation continued to linger, I had a feeling something was going down. The Thunder chose Ibaka over Harden, that's all.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:35:04
The bottom line for me is that this team had HCA in an NBA Finals last season and undoubtedly got worse for at least 2012-13.  I don't think any of the most ardent fans of the trade can suggest that the team improved by basically swapping Harden for Martin.  Maybe the trade gives the team flexibility to do other things in the future, maybe Lamb ends up a good player down the line, but OKC's odds of winning a title this year just went down a lot.  This reminds me of the Sonics in 1995-96 making a Finals then disbanding the team by shipping off a malcontent Kemp a couple years later.  Same feeling.  I trust Presti still and think he can make things work long term, but when you have a title so close you should do whatever it take to get there - this is where his mantra of sustainability got in the way of winning.
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 23:35:07
@Thunderblue And the second video is "LeBron's Title Journey."  Ugh.
Barry Amenema
2012-10-27 23:35:16
I think Notre Dame just scored again...
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:35:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aRoptYilkY if anyone is hyped for kevin martin, here you go.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:35:48
@justin_mia what if we trade for a better big now with some of these picks and perk
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:35:50
@Jooseppi  @Old Man Game Could have been the orlando trade but blech.  This is just such a Morey trade.  If we're gonna go for getting better down the road, trade with a shit team. If we want players, get better players.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:35:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNsVkI_3Y0I&feature=fvwrel
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:35:54
We just traded Kevin Durant
shiki
2012-10-27 23:35:55
@KellOne I will not feel bad as now if we can get MKG
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:35:58
@justin_mia I told you it was all about flexibility earlier. YOu can't handcuff yourself.
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:36:05
@f5alcon  @justin_mia Who?
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:36:06
@Lost Ones good i hated that guy
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:36:09
@justin_mia The difference is that KD and Russ are younger than Kemp, and Harden was only the 3rd best player on the team, while kemp was probably the 2nd
WeTalkinBoutPractice?
2012-10-27 23:36:11
@Lost Ones I'm Crying LMAOMAO
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:36:15
@Lost Ones That'll really clear some cap space
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:36:23
@Old Man Game Yes you can.  Teams do it all the time to win a title.
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:36:50
@dollarbillrussell  @f5alcon  @justin_mia You know...the punter
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:36:53
@justin_mia NOt in the super lux era (now). No precedent for this and how teams will behave.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:36:57
@EatSleepThunder There's a difference yes, I realize that.  But it's the same feeling.  The team got worse in the short run and IMO sacrificed a legitimate shot at a title this year.  Something surprising would have to happen for them to win now.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:37:03
RT @Jonathan_Feigen: Daryl Morey: “James is the foundational, franchise type player we have been seeking the past few seasons.”
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:37:14
@EatSleepThunder  @justin_mia Not only that but harden contributed NOTHING to us winning the gold ball last year.. as a matter of fact he didnt even show up. Gimme a break JH is good but he is not a make or break player for this team...
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:37:17
@dollarbillrussell  @justin_mia david lee? gortat?
Tequila or Failure
2012-10-27 23:37:23
Wonder if Royce is working on a summation article now or if he's too deep into a bottle of Jack to do so?
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:37:29
@Old Man Game They did not have to sign Ibaka first.  Could have amnestied Perkins.  Lots of different routes.  Could have signed Harden and trade someone later, the extension wouldn't have kicked in until 2013-14.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:37:33
@C-Wil Good luck getting double teamed over and over again
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:37:33
@KellOne  @Lost Ones Maybe we can end up with the whole lottery next year. Imagine all that potential!
Remify
2012-10-27 23:37:40
@C-Wil Jerery Rin: *laughs*
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:37:41
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop WHY DO I KEEP SEEING JAMES PLAYING BETTER WHEN WATCHING THIS!
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:37:41
K Martin was playing against starters.  Wonder what he will do being a 6th man.  Plus we got tons of potential from Lamb
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:37:44
@Tequila or Failure probably in traffic still
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:37:45
@tromeo143  @EatSleepThunder Harden had a great playoffs.
soonerfan237
2012-10-27 23:37:47
@Old Man Game  @justin_mia Lakers and Heat both took on a lot of salary this offseason.
jwtd35
2012-10-27 23:37:47
poetry for the sad Thunder fan.   I remember the day I first saw your beard. I thought it was a little weird. Now I'm just sitting here wishing you were still a Thunderere but your not you are a Rocket and all I have in my pocket I hope you have fun in Space. With that wonderful thing on your face. I better go cry in my garden I'll miss you James Harden.
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:38:18
@Remify lol that was a big shot to Lin though.
Zach99
2012-10-27 23:38:23
@justin_mia I don't know that we got worse for sure...   Sure Martin is no James Harden, but we add PJ3 and Lamb to the mix.  We also get Maynor back and have 100% less Derek Fisher.  If one of the rooks can produce efficiently there is a real possibility that we are putting significantly more talent on the floor on a nightly basis.
supreme35
2012-10-27 23:38:25
Where's cleandoe? Time to tell him he's voted off the island.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:38:27
anybody played with this team on 2k yet?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:38:32
@C-Wil  @Remify lin, harden and a team of PFs
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 23:38:33
@jwtd35 10/10 would read again
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:38:35
i once read an article on realgm on the paths of james harden. 2 examples: manu ginobli and joe johnson. manu stayed, won championships. joe johnson left the suns in about '05 for ATL, no rings. harden might have taken the ladder.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:38:47
Whats Kevin Martins twitter want to welcome him to the Thunder
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:38:47
Can we all agree that harden was terrible in the finals yet
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:38:58
Would have rather packaged Harden and Ibaka for a better player.
SilenceOfTheLambs
2012-10-27 23:39:01
@OBoy Jones III im bout to.Then block the shit outta him with Ibaka then dunk on him with Westbrook then let the whack ass Rockets get close and hit em with a buzer beater with KD
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:39:08
I find it interesting that Presti also used this opportunity to take a mulligan on Cole and Lazar.
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:39:12
@Jooseppi Yup.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:39:16
@OkcBaby doesn't have one
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:39:16
@justin_mia  @EatSleepThunder Yes he did I am just saying that Harden is NOT a franchise player. Martin will get hisshots because Manor will be able to run the unit the same way... Gotta look at the whole picture.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:39:18
@Jooseppi we all would, but their isn't a player of that caliber.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:39:26
@OBoy Jones III  @OkcBaby yet
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:39:27
I knew Harden was overrated, but good lord. You would think that OKC traded KD or RW by some of these reactions. Harden is not a requirement for a championship, if anything he's proven that relying on him will not win you a championship.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:39:31
@Jooseppi available
DanielLawler
2012-10-27 23:39:44
@SB718 huh??? we didnt get shit.. we got a horrendous old washed up bum in martin and a guy in lamb who is average at best.. harden is a top ten player in the league. the management was ridiculously selfish here. I am very upset with the owner and presti. This truly is one of the worst moves in nba history
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:39:52
@ThunderChick2010 27
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:39:55
@tromeo143  @justin_mia  @EatSleepThunder We have a franchise player already you dolt
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:39:58
@MisterJohnsonOKC LOL like i said only on this site you see these reactions everywhere else people think we won the trade.
KellOne
2012-10-27 23:40:02
@MisterJohnsonOKC He's a side dish, not the main course
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:40:04
@tromeo143  @EatSleepThunder Maynor will not be able to run the unit the same way, he is not nearly as good as Harden in the PnR, and neither is Martin.
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:40:07
@MisterJohnsonOKC He's one of the reason's we even got to the Finals.
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:40:11
@Old Man Game he had to match salaries so he didn't really have a choice he had to trade cole instead of Thabeet. He could have traded Thabo if he wanted to but obviously Cook is less important.
Zach99
2012-10-27 23:40:20
@MisterJohnsonOKC Like LeBron probed relying on him would not win a championship.   Oh, wait...
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:40:22
Since Cook and Cole are gone.  Rautin and Orton?
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:40:23
@Old Man Game The only salary filler available. Not trading Thabo or Nick, Thabeet can't be traded until Dec. 15.
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:40:28
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop Lets hope we dont follow the Suns......
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:40:37
@MisterJohnsonOKC KD is the THunder. He's the once in a generation talent. The Bird, the Magic, the Jordan of this franchise. Harden was just a really nice player.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:40:41
Harden fed off of KD and Russ. He is a second option on a championship team. Sadly, you can't pay your 3rd best player like your best player
supreme35
2012-10-27 23:40:44
@Lost Ones when did anyone ever disagree?
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:40:59
Durant/westbrook can still carry us deep in the playoffs
justin_mia
2012-10-27 23:41:06
@MisterJohnsonOKC Harden or a player OF HIS CALIBER are requirements for a championship.  We lost with this team.  We replaced Harden with a worse player.  Ergo, OKC's chances for a title are worse.
MD4Okc
2012-10-27 23:41:12
@MisterJohnsonOKC NBA TV's current programming choice is reminder enough
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:41:20
@f5alcon you forgot about ibaka.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:41:23
At least harden didnt end up in dallas or on the lakers
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:41:25
@OkcBaby Good players, please.
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:41:25
Lazar, Cook and Cole are pissed:)  I would be
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:41:34
@Lost Ones  @f5alcon And thabeet
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:41:36
With Cook, Cole, and Lazar also gone, who will fill the gaps?
jwtd35
2012-10-27 23:41:37
@Thunderblue gracias
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:41:41
@justin_mia We have two superstars in KD and RW. That is all we need to win a championship. It's always been about building around those two.
S4TISF4CTION
2012-10-27 23:41:54
Kenyon Martin time. Two K-Marts!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:41:55
@C-Wil better players
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:42:02
im still mourning over the walker russell release
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:42:04
@C-Wil Hopefully Nick at backup center until we sign a real one.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:42:08
@OohWeeItsVelvetHoop He took the latter and the ladder down to second tier team
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:42:25
@justin_mia  @Jooseppi I would never have gotten rid of both of them, unless it was Dwight, and even that I dont lke
TNT
2012-10-27 23:42:45
@OkcBaby  Any free agents of note? Other trade(s)? Orcap casualities return? A lot of options.
Dicharden
2012-10-27 23:42:52
KD 5yrs 86M Westbrook 5yrs 80M Ibaka 4yrs 48M ---- Harden turned down 4yrs 55M #supposedly
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:42:52
can we trade these new draft picks now?
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:42:57
@S4TISF4CTION or Kevin Love. three Kevin's?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:43:03
Lets see what Harden does without KD / RW taking all of the attention off of him.
bmuelle21
2012-10-27 23:43:09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDcHZ1lszY   Just wait until he does this to us lol
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:43:16
@Dicharden i would take Broussard and Woj's word for it. he turned down 55.5
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:43:23
Does this in any convoluted way make it more likely that we get Fisher back?
S4TISF4CTION
2012-10-27 23:43:25
@loplopol YES.
SergeIblocka
2012-10-27 23:43:30
I know a guy who averaged 30 in the Finals. Another darn near scored 50 pts one game. A third, now gone has never gotten close to 50 in his entire career and didn't show up for the big dance. I love the beard, but we're going to be alright.
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:43:40
@ThunderChick2010 Go to bed Mom!
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:43:45
@ThunderChick2010 heck no
PNT
2012-10-27 23:43:46
Who's gonna make the tribute video for the departure of Lazar? You know that time he adjusted his headband...the shocker that could hand out 2(yes 2!) cups of Gatorade at the same time. :)
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:43:48
@ThunderChick2010 no, our guard rotation is now deeper.
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:43:50
@ThunderChick2010 i hope not
OKman
2012-10-27 23:43:53
@ThunderChick2010 Ahhhhhhhhh that would be so terrible and upsetting
C-Wil
2012-10-27 23:43:58
Hollinger: What comes around goes around: 2nd rounder OKC got was one they originally had to give Boston to compensate for Jeff Green heart ailment.   Uhhh....Wow.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:43:59
Is there anyway we can stop talking about Harden? I challenge you guys to go 20 straight comments without talking about that guy.
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:44:05
if KD or Russ heard "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on the radio right now...
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:44:15
@C-Wil Yerp, from the Mullens trade.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:44:22
Lamb has a lot of moves and has  a wicked quick release on his jump shot, unlike harden
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:44:28
@C-Wil Presti REALLY likes draft picks apparently
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:44:37
@C-Wil Now it all makes sense, we traded harden just to get that 2nd round pick back.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:44:37
@K-Dagger Plainview AAAAAAnnnnd you broke it.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:44:38
Brooks better utilize serge now that he got rid of harden, also PJ3 now has legit minutes same for lamb as well as others. going to be a great season. I think PJ3/lamb/kmart can match hardens production easily.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:44:47
@K-Dagger Plainview Well now I don't know about that.
WaltFreezer
2012-10-27 23:44:50
First big mistake by Presti. Cost Thunder a legit title run. Harden a star - deserves to get paid like one. Quibbling over 6 mil, team should have bit the bullet - kept championship nucleus together. Finals notwithstanding, Harden a 23 yr old stud with high ceiling and good two way player. Martin a huge downgrade defensively and iq wise. Lamb? Maybe in 2 years. Okc has tough time scoring: see brooks, Scott. Just got tougher. Chemistry just got muddled. Spurs/Clippers/Nuggets just ascended to OKC level. Thunder clearly below the Lakers now.
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:44:52
@ThunderChick2010 Who need fish when we got Lamb? :D
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:45:03
Maybe Brooks will play small more? I'm fishing.
purplelvstuff
2012-10-27 23:45:05
@C-Wil I think Karma already bit us.  WE GOT PERK!
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:45:16
@Jooseppi NO POSITIONS
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:45:19
@Lost Ones liked for the first half
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:45:21
@WaltFreezer Lakers lose in four games.    Counter Fletched
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:45:26
@Old Man Game Teh one think I disliked about Hardens game was how long it took him to set up for threes.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-10-27 23:45:31
@WaltFreezer Martin is a huge downgrade defensively?
OBoy Jones III
2012-10-27 23:45:50
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @WaltFreezer yeah he's pretty awful on defense
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:45:57
@WaltFreezer harden was a bad defender too
ThunderChick2010
2012-10-27 23:45:59
@bmuelle21  And you will be fined . . .
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:46:05
@K-Dagger Plainview  @Old Man Game tha'ts pretty true. Harden's jump shots seem to run slow mo
ou_sas
2012-10-27 23:46:06
Only Over-the-top 80s music can act as a balm now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrZHPOeOxQQ
OKman
2012-10-27 23:46:14
@MisterJohnsonOKC It's not so much the trade itself but I think management showing how concerned it is with money. Sure spending doesn't correlate with championships but neither does not spending when you have a window. It's hard enough to win championships without willingly taking steps back
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:46:18
@K-Dagger Plainview  @Old Man Game then again that's how most of his game is..
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:46:21
@WaltFreezer Nah Harden Hindered us in the Finals
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:46:41
You guys don't understand...   HE HAS A 7 FOOT WINGSPAN Wingspan is all that matters in basketball, dont you know?
dollarbillrussell
2012-10-27 23:46:42
@WaltFreezer We could've resigned Harden to the max, dealt him next offseason, and ended up in the exact same place with a drama-free title run this season….
MissYouCole
2012-10-27 23:46:42
@MisterJohnsonOKC  @WaltFreezer career Drtg of 111. his best is 107 which is only 1 point better than james worst
Aren't
2012-10-27 23:46:44
If this team doesn't win a title within the next few years this trade will then be a failure.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:46:47
@ou_sas The Sonos commercial music http://youtu.be/pRa4ZEOOABM
Thunderblue
2012-10-27 23:46:48
This thread is like watching the 5 stages of grief in real time. denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. I think we are in stage three now.
Lost Ones
2012-10-27 23:47:00
you have to remember when playing with RW and Durant , harden was essentially a spot up shooter. he flourished on the bench, moreso then with them. I think our bench has actually gotten better. also we got rid of lazar shit that's good enough
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:47:10
@EatSleepThunder Time to change your name to Presti
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:47:11
@Thunderblue haha, perceptive, and greif enducing
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:47:16
Maybe we get somebody like Isaiah Austin or Rudy Gobert in the draft....
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:47:28
@EatSleepThunder we could head over to the "Thunder waive Rautins, Orton, and Thompson" page. this thread has 1000+ comments. that one has 61.
tromeo143
2012-10-27 23:47:31
Well this has been fun... Harden shouldnt hav put money before championships. He deserves whatever happens from here on out. welcome K-Martin and Young Lamb... Pours out some Kool-Aid for the beard... At least he is closer to the dock for his boating parties
f5alcon
2012-10-27 23:47:33
@S4TISF4CTION  @loplopol if we somehow turn this ino trading for kevin love that would be awesome
PNT
2012-10-27 23:47:48
@WaltFreezer OKC has problem scoring? I believe we were #2 in the league last year.
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:47:53
@Jooseppi Exactly what I said below.   (I hate the fact that your getting more likes than me)
FreeFezzyFel/JG22
2012-10-27 23:48:00
Amnesty Perk and go after Millsap or Jefferson this summer?
loplopol
2012-10-27 23:48:12
@EatSleepThunder  @Jooseppi there you go bud
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-10-27 23:48:19
@ou_sas 80's music as balm?  ahahah, I hate 80's thats like bad acid trips= not good
Jooseppi
2012-10-27 23:48:23
@EatSleepThunder The league office has ordered me to compensate you.
OohWeeItsVelvetHoop
2012-10-27 23:48:35
this feels like the 90's bulls trading pippen. UNACCEPTABLE
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:48:38
@loplopol  @Jooseppi Thanks. You guys are lifesavers.
Old Man Game
2012-10-27 23:48:50
I'm actually pretty excited about Lamb the more I learn about him. Sort of player who could do some nice things.  http://youtu.be/jSlEx-m6B6s
OKman
2012-10-27 23:48:50
@FREE_COLE  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @WaltFreezer That was really sobering
EatSleepThunder
2012-10-27 23:48:53
Well time for this hobo to go to bed. Can't wait to see other people's reaction (especially cleandoe.... especially cleandoe)
OkcBaby
2012-10-27 23:48:59
It actually goes with what Presti has always harped.  He looks towards the future and not one and done
Free