Westbrook, Durant and Harden all make Team USA

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The Thunder will be well represented in London as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden have all been named to the 2012 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team.

Cool? Cool.

Here’s how cool: The Thunder are the first NBA team ever to have three players on Team USA.

Both Durant and Westbrook have national team experience having led Team USA to gold in Turkey during the 2010 World Championships, with KD winning the tournament’s MVP. Harden was a late addition to the Team USA player pool after Derrick Rose’s injury and became a real consideration following Dwyane Wade dropping out.

(And don’t forget, Serge Ibaka is a prominent player for Spain, who is expected to be Team USA’s top competition.)

Westbrook and Durant will be featured players on the team, with Durant a likely starter and Westbrook a key role player off the bench. It’s unclear what role Harden might play, but with so much depth on the squad already, he might settle in as mainly an end-of-the-bench guy.

Some seem to be wondering why Harden, but here’s why: With two spots remaining between Andre Iguodala, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and Harden, Coach K and Jerry Colangelo went with Iguodala, an elite wing defender and Harden, a versatile ball-handler that can play three spots. Harden can handle, pass, shoot, score and obviously has an incredible ability to blend in well with anyone on the floor. He gives Team USA a fourth point guard, a knock down shooter and a player that will probably fit the international style of basketball extremely well.

“I think he surprised people,” said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo. “Two months ago he was on the radar screen, but not shining brightly necessarily. Given the opportunity, he finished so strongly this season, he gave us something to really sit back and think about. He has size, he has length at his position.

“Defensively, he’s more than adequate,” he continued. “He comes up with a lot of loose balls, a lot of steals and he is a scorer. And by the way, he can also shoot it. I think there’s a little bit of a difference between the two. Tough choice we had to make, Eric Gordon, James Harden. Harden deserved it for the reasons I mentioned and we expect him coming off the bench as he did and he’s accustomed to and to play whenever he’s called upon.”

Why Durant and Westbrook? Because duh.

“Well first of all, this young man was born to play the game. He’s a coach’s dream,” said Colangelo of Durant. “He has great character, he has great passion for the game. And then his skills are off the charts. He plays with such enthusiasm that it’s difficult to keep him off the floor and in the World Championships he just rose to another level.”

Said Mike Krzyzewski of Westbrook: “No, there isn’t [a more explosive player]. I love Russell. It’s an honor to coach him. He is such a versatile player and as good an athlete as there is on this planet playing basketball. He plays with an abundance of energy and courage.

“I’m a big Russell Westbrook fan.”

For those saying the U.S. should’ve picked Gordon because he’s a shooter: Harden shot 39 percent last season, while Gordon’s career best is 38.9 percent. Both are 37.0 career 3-point shooters. So it’s not like Harden can’t shoot. In fact, he probably shoots it better.

One question that comes along with this though is what Harden making it might do to his potential market value. If Eric Gordon got a max deal and Harden beat him out for Team USA, that doesn’t bode well for the Thunder’s negotiations.

Oklahoma City put three players on the greatest basketball team in the world. That’s incredible.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 27-August 12 in London, England.

The full Team USA roster:

G – Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
G – Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets
G – Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
G – Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
G – James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder
F – Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers
F – LeBron James, Miami Heat
F – Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
F – Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
F – Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
F – Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
C – Tyson Chandler, New York Knicks

Tricia_status
2012-07-08 00:13:17
 @Daniel OBoymuzik Carmelo lost 12lbs (according to him). Maybe this might help show how good he is?
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 00:14:02
 @Tricia_status lol aren't you supposed to be in shape for the season and then gain weight in the offseason?
EatSleepThunder
2012-07-08 00:09:12
 @BRY BRY Definitely Thabeet
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 00:07:52
 @ThunderChick2010 blake def does
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 00:08:39
 @EatSleepThunder maybe because he runs away after he's called for a foul
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 00:05:30
 @Daniel OBoymuzik Think they practice in front of the mirror?
EatSleepThunder
2012-07-08 00:07:42
 @Daniel OBoymuzik I'm wondering why Perkins isn't in that slideshow
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 23:59:59
lol i missed this   "I didn't foul faces of 2011-2012"  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1204/nba.foul.face.2012/content.1.html
DennisBerry
2012-07-07 23:31:46
 @persiansooner13 FYI, these are "fitted" jerseys like the NCAA Nike teams wear. If you are a big dude, possess a nice set of moobs (man boobs), don't bother.
DennisBerry
2012-07-07 23:33:48
 @Old Man Game that S reminds me of the S everybody used to draw on our notebooks in elementary.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-07 23:27:16
Well i'm having a fun night! 
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:25:33
Not sure if anybody mentioned this yet, but PJ3 has officially signed with us
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:13:13
 @wannabeGM "Besides...if Spain goes big, the US will run them off the floor with small ball, as they're not coached by Brooks"   Best analysis ever lol
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 23:11:14
Mike Prada: Dude in a "That's a clown question, bro" wife beater is shockingly getting ignored by every girl on the dance floor here yesterday Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2007PBHlZ
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:07:28
 @Lost Ones and goes to the world cup (jealous) instead of getting his knee surgery
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:10:15
 @BRY BRY Cole. Next year. PJ3 in the long run. Tibor and Thabeet are doubtful they ever make any contribution, so obviously that puts Lat Will 3rd on my list since he'll at least someday be the highlight factory for our garbage unit.
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 23:06:50
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview we're in a weird position lol...obviously we don't want LA to get Dwight...but if they do we will for sure get Ebanks
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:06:55
 @Old Man Game yeah the front of the jersey is wack. the back's dope though
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 23:03:29
http://nbadraft.net/players/devin-ebanks
JimboSlice
2012-07-07 23:06:01
 @Old Man Game if he didn't have such a good history of playing well in international games, i would say he would play the paul pierce all-star game role for us... you know, play 5 minutes and cry during the fourth quarter because he's not in
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 22:46:38
 @Tequila or Failure on 3's
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 22:38:18
 @Tequila or Failure Your odds seem funny, but I think he will.  I think their gonna feed him for alot of threes and hell shoot over 40 %
Tequila or Failure
2012-07-07 22:25:58
What are the chances KD leads the team in scoring? I'd book it except I worry that Melo will take some of his minutes. Official scoring champ odds as laid down by T or F: Kobe-2.5:1, Lebron-2.5:1, KD-2.5:1, Melo-3:1, CP3- 3.5:1, Russ-6:1.
El Prez
2012-07-07 22:21:41
Coach K should make sure Trina isn't allowed anywhere near James during the Olympics. Loved reading Coach K's comments in regards to Russ. Russ would rank second on my Thunder TSN rating system with a score of 91%. Only Nick Collison at 92% would surpass Russell.   Great for James and our Thunder. Not so great for any notion of keeping both James and Serge in Tgunder unis beyond this year.
todayisbananas
2012-07-07 22:19:10
Fight link anybody?
Triple5
2012-07-07 22:20:27
I hope Ebanks lands here. I really think he will be a good fit here.
Jooseppi
2012-07-07 22:12:42
 @persiansooner13 Back of the shirt is pretty cool. 
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 22:13:26
 @Jooseppi  @persiansooner13 Yeah, this jersey would be absolutely swaggeriffic in pick-up games.   I'm buying it.
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 22:11:54
 @persiansooner13  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview I'd give my life for Adam Morrison/ Byron Mullens hybrid   Oh wait i wouldn't
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 22:10:27
 @ILikePancakes  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview id give my life for rubio/KD/olajuwon hybrid
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 22:09:26
 @persiansooner13 I'm too lazy to copy paste stuff
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 22:10:17
 @Old Man Game  @tydude And i will finally watch NBA players at day. Hell yeah!
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 22:09:14
 @persiansooner13  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview I'd give my life away to see a hybrid of Kobe and KD.
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 22:05:54
copy and paste
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 22:09:02
Jerseys here: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pwp,c-1+100701/hf-4294890530   copy and paste whole thing if link doesnt work   so far only KD it seems
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 22:04:58
jerseys here:   http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pwp,c-1+100701/hf-4294890530
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-07 21:55:56
@Daniel OBoymuzik @Tronchaser @Lost Ones @persiansooner13 Practice? We talkin bout Practice?
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 22:04:15
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview this is good news?
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 21:54:26
Al Iannazzone: Kobe Bryant said he sees a lot of himself in explosive OKC guard Russell Westbrook and that he shouldn't worry ... http://sulia.com/c/nba-… about 20 minutes ago Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz1zznwVOiK
OkcBaby
2012-07-07 21:51:12
First Trio of Teammates to ever play on a Olympic team.  Pimp
tydude
2012-07-07 21:48:08
all USA Olympics games for the Preliminary Round in London will be either 8:30AM or 4:15 PM 
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:48:46
 @tydude Damn. Looks like I won't be able to watch any of them. 
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 21:38:50
 @Tronchaser  @Lost Ones  @persiansooner13 i would love for AI to be on the team lol
Tronchaser
2012-07-07 21:38:31
 @Lost Ones  @persiansooner13 I saw "AI" and thought.. Did Allen Iverson make the team?  Is that even possible?  LOLOOL.. Iggy man, Iggy.
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:32:26
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  He'll be a distant also ran to KD and Lebron. 
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 21:31:57
 @Lost Ones yupp...crazy how kobe is the only non top 10 pick
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 21:32:03
 @persiansooner13 answer for the sidenote: i'm actually really glad melo is on the team cause now we'll see how he measures up to these guys...i'm sick of hearing every year that he's the best scorer in the league etc etc
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 21:30:26
 @Daniel OBoymuzik hahaha
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 21:30:57
 @persiansooner13 AI, Kobe
persiansooner13
2012-07-07 21:29:23
TRIVIA NO GOOGLE:   Who are the only 2 players on the team who werent top 5 picks?   Side comment: Who else thinks carmelo sucks and shouldnt be on the team?
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 21:18:53
 @Old Man Game yea, basically everyone will be playing big carmelo may playing the 5 as well.
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:23:24
 @Lost Ones Oh, well that sort of ruins my joke but you get the idea. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:14:24
 @Lost Ones Did they say that during the presser? I missed that. 
Tronchaser
2012-07-07 21:18:08
 @ILikePancakes  @Lost Ones I prefer to call it "relaxed French lifestyle"  :D
gnaygg
2012-07-08 22:14:36
It starts... http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--kevin-love-losing-patience-with-timberwolves--losing.html;_ylt=AsU7HHVb_0BoY_60bx.MZuO8vLYF;_ylu=X3oDMTN1aDBzMm4wBG1pdANGRUFUVVJFRCBNZWdhdHJvbiBOQkEEcGtnA2U5ZjFhYzk4LWJlZmItM2RjYS1hYWUxLWUwMTIwOTE5YWU1ZARwb3MDMQRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24EdmVyA2MxODIxOWE3LWM5NmUtMTFlMS1iZjliLThjYWQ0MjJlMTY4ZQ--;_ylg=X3oDMTFoNjVvZWVyBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANuYmEEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnM-;_ylv=3
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 22:00:25
 @Lost Ones  @MisterJohnsonOKC I suppose you're right, it would be bad to replace a guy who scores 12.6 per 36 minutes with a guy who scores 11.6 per 36 minutes and is only making 6 million this year. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:58:57
 @Lost Ones Damn. Looks real nice. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:57:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGG4HaXeSaM
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:53:30
 @OBoymuzik I agree, the deal was to get rid of perk and serge.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:55:59
 @OBoymuzik Amir Johnson is listed as a PF/C. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 21:51:16
If we're trading serge i like the idea of getting an upgrade of Perk instead of trading for a PF...collison, KD and hopefully PJIII can do a fine job at the 4....any ideas?
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 21:44:49
 @El Prez  @TC I see . . . I can't help but like him anyway--even if he will argue with the wall.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:36:52
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  Did you look at the per 36 for the two of them? They compare pretty favorably on most measures. 
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 21:30:30
 @Old Man Game  @Lost Ones I like workshoppin, but thats all you can come up with?
jameshardensbeard
2012-07-08 21:34:37
Agreed. Dude's really good.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:35:36
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  @Lost Ones Yep. That's pretty much it. I give up. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:30:27
 @Old Man Game  @MisterJohnsonOKC Amir johnson was a terrible deal imo
DSYIII
2012-07-08 21:28:07
 @Old Man Game  @Lost Ones I have little to no Idea how salary matching would work for this, but the idea of trading ibaka (and whatever else) for andy v and tristan thompson is appealing to me.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:28:57
 @MisterJohnsonOKC Yeah but everyone dumped all over that idea because the Kings would never do it. I think Toronto would probably do this. 
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 21:27:44
 @Old Man Game I would take cousins before Johnson
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:26:46
 @Lost Ones Hey he's not lying. Look at the per 36 minutes for Amir http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/johnsam01.html   Now look at Serge: http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/i/ibakase01.html
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:24:41
 @Lost Ones Yeah, not yet. But if we're trading him for someone it has to be for someone cheaper than him. According to Crow Amir Johnson has good numbers as far as the advanced stats and he's on an affordable deal. It's just an idea. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:22:41
 @Lost Ones Throws up watching Serge walk in free agency for NOTHING. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:23:11
 @Old Man Game trade deadline didnt pass fam.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:17:40
Amir Johnson the rights to Quincy Acy and a future first for Serge and Maynor. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:22:05
 @Old Man Game *throws up*
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:14:17
 @DSYIII  @justin_mia  @ElMexiThunder well said.
El Prez
2012-07-08 21:15:55
@TC I was addressing Lost Ones. He seems to be a bit of a loose cannon and a shit disturber in general..jmo.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:13:03
 @justin_mia  I dont think anyone on her justified trading a major piece for cousins, if you arent going to go back and look at the scenario listed we have nothing else to discuss. 
DSYIII
2012-07-08 21:10:52
 @justin_mia  @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder I can completely understand the reasoning that cousins has yet to prove he could contribute significantly to a contender, but I think it's unfair to say he's a)been horrible, or b)hasn't improved. PER is certainly only one stat amongst many, but he went from 14.6 to 21.7(21st in the league for qualified players) between his rookie and sophomore years. That's an impressive number considering his crappy shooting percentage (which is >10% lower than his lone college season). Considering the mess of a team he's on, his talent level, and the scarcity of centers that can create low-post offense I think it would be silly to write him off so soon.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-07 18:08:19
First team EVER!!!  Somehow, not surprised.  :)
SeanzieCrews
2012-07-07 18:10:06
Well deserved, and congrats to all four of our Olympic representatives. They will surely make OKC proud.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:13:11
this is pretty big, idk how big but its big.
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 18:15:45
now that james is on the team and Rubio is not playing for spain the US government no longer has to worry about me betraying our country and routing for spain
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:16:08
OOOOO forgot to mention our athletic trainer is there as well!
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:16:27
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  is there a way to dislike?
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-07 18:16:48
 @Lost Ones  You mean BIG.
ou_sas
2012-07-07 18:18:53
Jerry Colangelo on Kevin Durant: "Well first of all, this young man was born to play the game. He's a coach's dream. He has great character, he has great passion for the game. And then his skills are off the charts. He plays with such enthusiasm that it's difficult to keep him off the floor and in the World Championships he just rose to another level." - Royce, via Sulia.
Jooseppi
2012-07-07 18:22:09
Non-OKC related, I'm happy Iggy made the team. 
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 18:24:42
 @Lost Ones lol don't act like Serge shooting 3s isn't going to be awesome
DPC
2012-07-07 18:27:37
Lebron better get used to playing PF because the coaches have to put him there with only three real big men on the team.
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 18:27:38
"Tough choice we had to make, Eric Gordon, James Harden. Harden deserved it for the reasons I mentioned and we expect him coming off the bench as he did and he's accustomed to and to play whenever he's called upon."   that sounds to me like we're not taking eric gordon because he's full of himself
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:28:03
 @Daniel OBoymuzik yea probably
FREE_COLE
2012-07-07 18:33:06
DID I NOT CALL THIS LOST ONES?!? WHAT'S UP BUD
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:34:20
 @FREE_COLE I already said i was happy i was wrong.
FREE_COLE
2012-07-07 18:34:53
 @Lost Ones haha I know I'm just giving you shit 
Jooseppi
2012-07-07 18:38:38
Have fun guarding a LeBron, Durant and Carmelo front line with the Gasols + Rudy Fernandez. 
Tequila or Failure
2012-07-07 18:49:51
I'm pretty pumped to watch some Olympic bball. Congrats to my north OKC homie Blake as well. Game times should be late morning/early afternoon which is a hell of alot better than that 3 AM crap in the China Olympics.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 18:54:38
They're airing training camp on Wednesday at 3PM EST on NBA TV.
ou_sas
2012-07-07 19:00:04
http://twitpic.com/a54iyc Notable NBA players on non-USA rosters.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-07 19:00:52
@Daniel OBoymuzik @Lost Ones im def gonna root for spain too.
wannabeGM
2012-07-07 19:02:20
People worry about size and positions too much. Chandler is a D monster and 7+ feet. Love/Griffin are 6-10 and average double digit rebounds over their careers. Durant looks to really be 6-11 and is an improving rebounder, he can play PF internationally as well. Melo too. Lebron can play any position.   Besides...if Spain goes big, the US will run them off the floor with small ball, as they're not coached by Brooks. Miami showed painfully how that works even in the big, athletic NBA. This team will not be seriously challenged. They "only" need to respect their opponents...and it'll be an easy gold.   Congrats to the OKC trio. Not as if it's a surprise, though.
ou_sas
2012-07-07 19:06:10
 @Lost Ones http://twitpic.com/a54k9p Exhibition game Schedule, too.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:06:44
 @wannabeGM love/griffin are terrible defenders that's our only issue.
dollarbillrussell
2012-07-07 19:16:34
 @ou_sas How good is France? That's a pretty solid 4
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 19:17:07
 @ou_sas isn't parker out because of his eye injury?   also is pop going to coach brazil just so he can bitch at Splitter
dollarbillrussell
2012-07-07 19:17:27
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  @ou_sas He got some goggles and he's supposed to play.
Daniel Hawaii
2012-07-07 19:18:49
The Beard is going to London!!! I'm so happy! Congrats to James, KD, Russ and Serge. Thunder up!
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 19:19:13
 @dollarbillrussell  @ou_sas LOL Goggles!!!!! he's suing the club that he got injured at for 20 mill
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 19:21:15
Westbrook #7 Harden #12 KD #5
todayisbananas
2012-07-07 19:21:47
It's nice of the NBA to send OKC some help as the Thunder play for a gold medal.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:22:11
 @Jooseppi Iggy is my favorite non-OKC player.Him, and Kevin Love. And Chandler.   So yeah, I sorta like the Olympic squad lol
dollarbillrussell
2012-07-07 19:23:11
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  @ou_sas http://www.projectspurs.com/2012-articles/july/parker-shows-off-his-new-goggles.html
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:23:20
FRUCK A LEBRON..     just had to say it go USA
Zach99
2012-07-07 19:24:56
So let's start some meaningless speculation!  What's the starting line-up for this team?   I'm going to guess Paul - Bryant - Durant - LeBron and Chandler.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:25:09
 @Daniel OBoymuzik I'll be routing for Spain against everyone but the home team !
ou_sas
2012-07-07 19:28:59
So what would be some fun lineups here... CP3-RW-JH-KD-Lebron to go fast?   Lebron-Harden-KD-Love-Chandler - to go big?   What else?
C-Wil
2012-07-07 19:29:20
Love that Iggz made it on, he's a solid guy and played his role very well in the World's. Cool to see Harden got in too, guess that means OKC da deepest team in the League yo.
dancassidy35
2012-07-07 19:31:34
 @ou_sas Probably Iggy in for Harden for the big lineup
ou_sas
2012-07-07 19:32:31
 @dancassidy35 It depends on how reliable a spacing threat you want, but yeah.
dancassidy35
2012-07-07 19:32:47
 @ou_sas Right, valid point
wannabeGM
2012-07-07 19:34:37
 @ou_sas Oklahoma (+ best player) Line up: Russ, Harden, KD, Lebron, Blake
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:35:16
 @Zach99 Yeah. Durant and Lebron are interchangeable in that lineup, too, which is nice.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:36:33
 @Zach99 Then you bring Russ, Harden, Iggy, Blake and Love off the bench. Christ. I actually just wanna see that five on five lol
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:37:45
 @Daniel Hawaii Don't forget Tibor.
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 19:38:41
Related: Go James!         Unrelated: Donald Glover is mediocre at best.
dollarbillrussell
2012-07-07 19:47:01
@ILikePancakes The new Childish Gambino mixtape is fresh.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:47:14
http://espn.go.com/boston/nba/story/_/id/8138801/jeff-green-boston-celtics-deal-place-according-green-agent   Green back in Boston.... good for him :)
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:47:35
@blazersedge Kevin Durant spent a few minutes thinking back on getting cut from 2008 team. "Only time in my life.
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 19:48:42
 @dollarbillrussell  @ILikePancakes I still hate him. Not because of his music, but because of his fans.   But yeah, Royalty is pretty good.Still not the best mixtape of the year though
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:49:20
Here's a question: Out of Tibor, Cole, Thabeet, Williams and PJ3, who do you guys think has the best chance to make a meaningful contribution next year?
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:49:43
 @Lost Ones I remember that
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:49:59
 @BRY BRY out of them all i rather PJ3 have the biggest impact.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:50:11
 @dollarbillrussell  @ILikePancakes i heard.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:50:32
 @ILikePancakes  @dollarbillrussell  I think Stone immaculate is the best mixtape of the year.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:50:42
 @Lost Ones Why him? If one of the real bigs works out, that's a big deal for the Thunder.
wannabeGM
2012-07-07 19:51:20
 @BRY BRY  He's more talented. But Cole would come in 2nd.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 19:51:32
 @BRY BRY because he has the biggest upside of them all and is far more talent then them.
BRY BRY
2012-07-07 19:54:16
 @Lost Ones He definitely has more upside. He could honestly be a poor man's Kevin Durant if he hit's his ceiling.
Thunder S
2012-07-07 19:57:26
 @ou_sas Westbrook-Durant-LeBron-Griffin-Chandler. lob city, lob lob city
Thunder S
2012-07-07 19:57:42
 @ou_sas any one of those guys can lob to any one else
Thunder S
2012-07-07 19:58:40
 @BRY BRY Itll prolly be paul bryant durant lebron and chandler; russ, dwill, melo love iggy off the bench
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:09:24
Nigeria about to get embarrassed :(
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 20:11:10
 @Lost Ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1O2KO83Uw
Jooseppi
2012-07-07 20:13:30
 @BRY BRY  @Daniel Hawaii Germany isn't in the Olympics.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:13:44
@ESPNChrisPalmer Kevin Durant says he's played basketball just once (a pick-up game) since the Finals.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:14:25
 @Daniel OBoymuzik that man was too real.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:15:55
I guess Al-Farouq Aminu playing 
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 20:17:09
 @Lost Ones  @ESPNChrisPalmer Everything tells me that KD will come with a mission next season. I'd love to see them slit their throats.
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:19:38
@ESPNChrisPalmer Russell Westbrook says LeBron hasn't talked any trash about the Finals. "He's been a humble champion."
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 20:20:22
Russell Westbrook says LeBron hasn't talked any trash about the Finals. "He's been a humble champion."   No, he definitely did, he's the devil, Russ is lying   I hate you LeBron :(
ILikePancakes
2012-07-07 20:20:45
 @Lost Ones  @ESPNChrisPalmer I'm too slow
Tronchaser
2012-07-07 20:22:05
So somehow I get to watching Barkley youtube videos... look at the 1:00 mark in this video.   HOLY MOTHER OF UNCLE JEFF!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj-6Rh6CVww&feature=related
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 20:22:30
Russell Westbrook says LeBron hasn't talked any trash about the Finals. "He's been a humble champion."
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:29:02
 @Daniel OBoymuzik thanks :)
tygablood
2012-07-07 20:42:39
 @BRY BRY  @Daniel OBoymuzik lol going out on a limb there, ey? 2 fav's are your teams
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-07 20:44:35
 @Lost Ones sullinger might drop into the 20s
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:45:41
 @Daniel OBoymuzik http://sandwichman.kritti.net/GIFZ/weebay.gif
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-07 20:49:02
why was Bynum not considered?  not fast enough?
bzzt
2012-07-07 20:55:18
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview He declined I believe
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:56:47
 @bzzt  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview he relaxes during the summer
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 20:57:15
anyone know why rashad mccants hasn't gotten another opportunity in the league?
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 20:57:50
Anyone else not crazy about the logo design on the jersey's. They look like some sort of faux throwback.  It reminds me of some of the jersey designs from the throwback NFL unis from several years ago when they celebrated the 75th anniversary of that league. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:01:02
 @BRY BRY I'll take Cole just because he has more experience than Perry and he should be better than Thabeet. Tibor won't be in the league next year having just signed with an ACB team. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-07 21:05:20
Well for the next few weeks until the closing ceremonies Lebron is officially on my team and I have to say it feels real good to know the best player in the world playing along with Lebron and sharing his SF duties. 
tydude
2012-07-07 21:06:44
First USA Game is next thursday 8:00 CT on ESPN 
Lost Ones
2012-07-07 21:07:11
 @Old Man Game kd.. will be playing a lot of pf.
Tricia_status
2012-07-08 00:18:52
 @Daniel OBoymuzik you're using too much logic. LOL   Lebron winning a ring inspired him.
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 00:25:31
 @Daniel OBoymuzik I wish I had more opportunities to make faces like that on a daily basis.
thunderatom
2012-07-08 00:50:33
 @BRY BRY  @Lost Ones i dont see that, if he hits his ceiling i see something closer to a lamarcus aldridge x lamar odom hybrid. That's heavily dependent on him improving his playmaking, but he has the handle and the passing ability. 
C-Wil
2012-07-08 01:28:25
Is it some kind of record for a team to have FOUR players playing in the Olympics? I can't believe little old OKC is the most well represented team out of the NBA in years and years. I'm so proud of our guys this is so amazing and we are very lucky and blessed to have these guys representing us, I never want it to end.   But I will say this, I think this squad is better than the Redeem Team from 08. Guys like Howard, Gordon, Gay, Odom, Redd, Prince.... they're slow. This team has undeniable speed, athleticism, physicality, and shooting ability, there is no team staying within 10 points of us. Spain and France and Brazil and some of those eastern European teams will be good and all, but they will be overwhelmed. Maybe I'm overlooking some things but Spain won't even have some of their key guys and they're our closest competition. Where other teams are three or four deep, we're 12. This is honestly and I hate to say this, going to be a cakewalk. 
Tricia_status
2012-07-08 01:31:12
 @Old Man Game  @BRY BRY  I'm thinking both Cole and Thabeet get minutes...I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of NBA economics but I want to throw something out there. So the fear is that come next year OKC wont be able to afford Harden or Ibaka. What if Sam is trying to incubate value. There are lots of teams out there in need of a 5/Center or backup. What if he's breeding/training Cole and Thabeet for resale. Cash and Future Draft picks. He's trying to find a way to free up more room to afford the guys.   Is this possible?
justin_mia
2012-07-08 01:47:01
 @C-Wil The Spurs have Tiago Splitter, Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Nando De Colo, and Manu Ginobili...
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 01:47:26
 @C-Wil It's not a record. Angola's squad in 2008 had players from two teams, six players each. Counting qualifying tournment rosters, CSKA Moscow has 6 on the Russian national team roster. Olympiacos has six (five on Greece, one on Macedonia. Lokomotiv Kuban has six across four teams. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 01:49:39
 @duhsweetness If you spend much time driving in OKC, you probably do.  :)
shiki
2012-07-08 02:52:11
Redd and Grange were the 12th player in 08 and 10,maybe harden will be the 12th man in this team because he is the youngest  and never played Fiba game.Griffin will be the 11th 
DSYIII
2012-07-08 03:51:31
 @wannabeGM  @ou_sas Oklahoma lineup: cp3, russ, harden, KD, Blake.
dollarbillrussell
2012-07-08 05:05:34
@Daniel OBoymuzik @persiansooner13 Melo is fantastic in the international game. If he gets the minutes, he'll shine.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 07:04:40
 @C-Wil Gordon and Odom weren't on the '08 team, just the World Champion team from '10. Redd was on the team but barely played. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 07:12:02
A few months ago I said basketball is our game in reference to wanting U.S.A. to win the Gold. Then some people got onto me about that statement. Well out of 16 Olympics the U.S. has won 13 golds in Men's basketball. Take out the bogus '72 games where they gave the Russians a do over in the gold medal game and you're talking 14 of 16. I'd say you can officially call a game "your's" when you have that level of domination at the highest level of international play.    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/07/us-oly-bask-spain-idUSBRE8660CQ20120707  
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 07:13:25
Also, take out the '80 games where the U.S. boycotted and didn't even play. We're talking 14 of 15.  U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
ou_sas
2012-07-08 09:38:57
Nonsequitor: Anyone else watching Wimbledon men's finals this morning? Go Murray!
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 09:45:21
 @ou_sas I'm rooting for Murray but I can't believe he won the first set. I don't watch much tennis but it looks like Feder is much more talented. Feder seems to have beat himself more often than not. 
Bryson
2012-07-08 09:48:59
 @Old Man Game Lets not forget that the sport was created here. That's also pretty important. 
Stringer Bell
2012-07-08 09:51:00
 @Bryson   @Old Man Game I think the sport was actually created by a Canadian... I thought i read that somewhere... I'll post it if I can find it.
Bryson
2012-07-08 09:52:22
 @Stringer Bell  @Old Man Game It was. James A Naismith was born in Canada, but became a US citizen and lived almost the entirety of his life in Springfield, MA. 
ou_sas
2012-07-08 09:52:29
 @Old Man Game Federer is looking old at times. It's like his focus dips and Murray is jumping on him.
Stringer Bell
2012-07-08 09:53:10
 @Bryson   @Old Man Game Yep, just found it. Good old wikipeadia.
Bryson
2012-07-08 09:54:33
 @shiki Griffin shouldn't even be on the roster. Hands down the most over rated player on the team, probably in the NBA.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 09:55:43
 @Stringer Bell But, as  @Bryson  correctly says, "created here" not created by an American. 
ou_sas
2012-07-08 09:56:21
From my Twitter: ou_sas: "@HPbasketball There are 792 possible lineup combinations on the Team USA roster. I can't think of a single one that would be horrible." Response 1: Sam Stewart: "[@me] @HPbasketball love, chandler, griffin, melo, iggy."        Thoughts: You still have a ball-handler in Melo, Love can space the floor, Griffin and Chandler in the lane... It's workable. Response 2: Lawrence L: "[@me] @HPbasketball Paul, Deron, Westbrook, Harden, Iguodala?"       Thoughts: Westbrook and Harden are pretty good rebounders, and that team would just run, run, run. Misdirection in the halfcourt too.   You guys have any thoughts on either of those two responses or other lineups at all? Also, note I said I can't think of one that wouldn't be horrible. I didn't say awkward, or useful only in certain circumstances.
ou_sas
2012-07-08 09:57:23
 @Bryson   @shiki Disagree, and I'll let Tom Ziller tell you why: sbn.to/MbQ0L4
Bryson
2012-07-08 09:58:52
 @ou_sas Any combination of Russell, KD, Melo, Kobe. There would be zero passes made.  
ou_sas
2012-07-08 09:59:59
 @Bryson  Disagree. Russ has shown he's a willing passer when it calls for it, and you mean to tell me you wouldn't plant KD, Melo, and Kobe on the perimeter and let Russ drive and kick? He'd have a field day.
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:02:54
Hardwood Paroxysm: whoops RT @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: Avery Bradley to have surgery on left shoulder soon, expected to miss action early next season.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 10:03:27
 @ou_sas You'd have thought he would've already had that done. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 10:03:44
 @Bryson   @shiki harden shouldnt be on the roster either calm down.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 10:04:28
 @Jooseppi  @C-Wil a record for us no one care about them.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 10:04:54
 @Old Man Game  @ou_sas same here, i just read report saying he will make training camp
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:05:19
 @Old Man Game At least he's not like Bynum, waiting to have surgery until it's on the team's dime.
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:13:04
Continued thoughts on 1: Sam Stewart: "[@me] except you have 3 awful defenders and no distributors."  - With 3 PF/Cs, you are able to play way big. Let Melo chuck shots and Love/Griffin will get Orebs  
Legendary_Dork
2012-07-08 10:44:42
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  lol some of those are priceless.  even russ's is like NO SERIOUSLY THAT FISH WAS THIS BIIIIIG!    manu looks like someone poured ice water down his back.    parker....ehh...looks like he got eating a corpse  O.O   . jarrett jack fart face. dirk insane with anger.  and many many more
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 10:50:02
 @ou_sas Hey ou, what's my likes usage?  :)   Random question of the day  
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 10:51:02
 @Tronchaser  @ou_sas 2-1
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:52:08
 @Tronchaser Hm... haven't come up with a good Livefyre usage stat yet, only the like efficiency. Hold on, let me do some thinking about that.
Watson
2012-07-08 10:53:34
 @Daniel OBoymuzik They should add in 5 slides to show Perk's "I didn't foul trot/dance" lol
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 10:54:28
 @ou_sas Oh, ok.. whats the efficiency then??
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:55:30
 @Tronchaser Your eP% is 89.8%, and Adj. eP% is 125%.
ou_sas
2012-07-08 10:57:14
 @Tronchaser To get a Livefyre usage percentage, I'd probably need the total number of DT likes across all users, as well as total comments across all users and total number of users. I think usage percentage is probably going to be tricky. It would probably be doable to do a usage percentage within a single post though.
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 10:58:16
 @ou_sas Coolness. Thanks!
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 11:05:00
 @ou_sas  @Tronchaser LMAO
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 11:21:09
Hinrich signs a two-year deal with the Bulls.
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 11:21:49
 @duhsweetness Back to the Bulls he goes.
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-08 11:23:28
Id like to see a line up of: PG- LeBron, SG- KD SF- Carmello PF- Blake C- Chandler
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 11:25:50
 @Tronchaser For 2 years/6 mil, I don't think it's a terrible pick-up. The guy can still handle the ball and play somewhat effective defense. His AST to TO ratio has been about 3-1 as a back-up in Atlanta. With Rose gone till February (or whenever) this is all right I'd say.
areayewhy
2012-07-08 11:26:04
 @ou_sas He waited because he had surgery on both his shoulders.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 11:50:48
Looks like Kirilenko is staying with CSKA, at least for next season. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 11:51:26
I love these ballislife videos. Here's one they did with a bunch of Perry Jones III dunks.    http://youtu.be/ezBEacGh0gA    
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 11:51:30
Looks like Kirilenko is staying with CSKA Moscow at least one more season: http://www.eurohoops.net/2012/07/dunks/7100
C-Wil
2012-07-08 11:56:32
I did see a tweet saying that no NBA team has fielded three players on a single Olympic squad so that's cool for us. 
C-Wil
2012-07-08 11:57:11
I did see a tweet saying that no NBA team before OKC has ever fielded three players on a single Olympic squad so that's cool for us. 
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 11:57:23
 @Jooseppi Nenad sighting in that article.
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 12:03:22
 @Old Man Game Love how easy he makes dunking look.
C-Wil
2012-07-08 12:06:58
Well I did just read that the spurs will have Parker, Diaw, and de Colo playing for France but did the last guy ever put on a Spurs uniform this year? I don't remember seeing him play. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 12:07:02
 @C-Wil  . . . and Royce said it twice above too (no twitter required)   :)
walkerdog
2012-07-08 12:12:31
 @C-Wil USA TEAM
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 12:15:39
 @ou_sas  @Tronchaser Ou_sas, this would be really tricky as "all users" would be hard to define.  There are people who are regulars, but plenty more who come and go or stay away for prolonged stretches of time.  To further complicate matters, some accounts are likely alter-egos rather than distinct people.  Maybe we (and by we, I mean you--haha) could work up a core of 50 or 100 regulars and use their data as this reference.
C-Wil
2012-07-08 12:16:37
 @walkerdog woot
walkerdog
2012-07-08 12:21:30
 @Bryson That man average a double-double. That kids a beast ,def not overrated
ou_sas
2012-07-08 12:36:47
 @ThunderChick2010  @Tronchaser Yeah, it's uh... complicated at best. Those numbers I suggested would be nigh impossible to calculate. Something that further complicates things is that the Livefyre numbers are not necessarily strictly DT numbers. Someone could be really popular on another Livefyre site and have a lot of likes from that.
areayewhy
2012-07-08 12:39:51
 @ou_sas I just finished watching the match. I'm glad federer won because i'm a federer fan, but i feel bad for murray. He was devastated in the post match interview.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 12:42:43
 @C-Wil  Go Spain! Go France!! 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 12:43:00
 @C-Wil  Yuck, Nevermind on France!
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 12:54:23
 @ou_sas  @Tronchaser True . . . and one other complication is that we all (sort of) have lives outside of DT stats.  :)   How's your little one?  Is he a baby?
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 12:57:33
 @ThunderChick2010  @ou_sas  @Tronchaser  You asked how you became a motherly figure, and i don't really know. You just did. Seem like a big sister type.  
ou_sas
2012-07-08 12:58:16
 @ThunderChick2010  @Tronchaser Yup. 3 months old, and we watched one of the last Thunder games of the season from the hospital room together. He's doing very well though, and is (thankfully!) letting me get decent sleep at night, as he's usually good for 5-6 hours in a row overnight.
ou_sas
2012-07-08 12:59:35
 @areayewhy I was pulling for Murray because (1) I'm English, so there's that whole thing going, but also (2) so he can get the weight of expectations off him. He always has huge expectations going into Wimbledon every year, and I was hoping he'd win one just to cut him some slack.
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:01:19
 @Daniel OBoymuzik It looks like Kevin Love's photo was more of a "Hey...I got fouled!" situation
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:03:03
 @ou_sas  @ThunderChick2010  @Tronchaser  I'm very happy for your family, and yourself bro! 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:05:02
 @ou_sas  @Tronchaser Wow, congratulations!  Your second, right?
ou_sas
2012-07-08 13:11:02
 @ThunderChick2010  @Tronchaser First! And, like all dads, I couldn't be prouder - especially when his mommy got him his first Thunder onesie!
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:14:36
 @Lost Ones  Yeah, I would think it's not the proper venue to gloat about the championship while trying to coalesce a team for the Olympics.  Now, come time for next year's All-Star game, I imagine there will be some serious trash talk... 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:15:48
 @ou_sas  @Tronchaser  It's never too early!  I foresee a room full of Rumbles, Thunder/hiphop-themed lullabyes, KD Fathead on the nursery walls . . .
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:16:18
 @Tronchaser that's either the slowest fast-break I've ever seen or the fastest slow break...
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:20:13
 @ILikePancakes     Manute Bol/ Spud Webb hybrid?
diddoff
2012-07-08 13:20:19
Orlando RFA Ryan Anderson likely won't re-sign with Magic and will be moved in a sign-and-trade, league sources tell Y! Sports.   Who will get him?
EatSleepThunder
2012-07-08 13:21:54
 @diddoff Probably the rockets, they need another power forward
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:23:09
 @Barry Amenema  @Tronchaser  It was either the former or the latter.
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:29:05
 @ou_sas    Ahh yes.  I just got my first Thunder onesie last week.  Can't wait for the fall!
Legendary_Dork
2012-07-08 13:30:59
 @Old Man Game super excited to see what this kid can do for us. lets just hope brooks doesnt leave him at the end of the bench to rot :(
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:31:35
So, you're telling me that OKC represents ¼ off Team USA's Olympics roster?    Yep, that's what I'm telling you.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:31:42
 @Barry Amenema  @ou_sas  Thats awesome!!
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:32:35
Man all these talks about babies makes me want a baby!! What the hell am i talking about? I'm not ready for a kid!! 
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 13:32:38
Trade Ibaka for Ryan Anderson + Filler or no?
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 13:33:39
 @EatSleepThunder  @diddoff Yeah, Rockets are thin at PF, they could use about 7-9 more.
diddoff
2012-07-08 13:35:56
 @ElMexiThunder It's ok. Summerleague is less than 24 hours away
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:37:15
 @diddoff  My lunch "hour" is set for the next 4 days...
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:41:55
 @Barry Amenema  @ou_sas  I'm afraid to ask . . . Is this for yourself?  :)
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:42:08
 @Barry Amenema  @diddoff  Mine is too!
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:43:20
 @ThunderChick2010  Of course! ;)
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:44:11
 @ThunderChick2010  Of course! It's just too hot to wear it now ;)
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:46:44
 @ElMexiThunder  Whoa!  Snap out of it, ElMexi!!!  As wonderful as babies are, a little one would tend to interfere with your unfettered pursuit of video games, wild women, free-flowing beer, and Thunder basketball.  Feel better now?
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 13:48:02
 @MisterJohnsonOKC hell frucking no i dont want that bum on my squad unless dwight here .
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:48:09
 @ThunderChick2010  OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I take it back!! But i do want a lil Elmexi running around! Maybe even use the lil dude to get womens attention at the parks and stuff. Hmmm??? 
diddoff
2012-07-08 13:49:40
 @MisterJohnsonOKC "Magic are in talks w/ Hornets on sign-and-trade involving Ryan Anderson"
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:50:12
I think a USA/Spain game might consist of Team USA forcing Spain to play a smaller line up, so Serge may not get too many minutes against the US :(   However, I would love to see some KD/Serge iso match-ups.  I imagine this happens in practices all the time, but it's possible we may get to see it happen in an actual game.
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:51:14
 @ThunderChick2010  just two words....Matching Onesies!
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 13:51:54
 @Barry Amenema  @ThunderChick2010  HECK YES!!
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 13:54:40
 @Barry Amenema Ha ha,  I knew it!   Don't take this wrong, but have you ever thought about changing your screen name and avatar?  I mean, it says barium enema and you've got the androgynous Paaaaat.  Just saying your screen name and avatar are sort of unappealing, which stands in direct contrast to your very appealing sense of humor.  Just my very humble (unsolicited) opinion . . .
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 13:59:35
 @ThunderChick2010 Pete Moss....Xavier O'nassis...Warren Peace, or every year on my birthday I change it to Wanda Growan.
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 14:01:25
 @ThunderChick2010 Cole Ahnik
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 14:03:06
How does Miami still have freakin cap space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:03:23
 @MisterJohnsonOKC no
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:04:23
Reality check: the lil dude will probably be screaming and spitting up milk all over you while you're desperately looking for a place to change his leaky diaper.  Not really a chick-magnet.    Really . . . go back to school and give this 5 or 10 years.  Trust me!
Daniel OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:04:27
 @OkcBaby i don't think they do
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 14:04:48
 @Daniel OBoymuzik How can they afford Allen
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:05:17
 @Barry Amenema  For context, that's 1/4 of the team when OKC represents only 1/30 of the league.
supreme35
2012-07-08 14:05:45
 @OkcBaby  @Daniel OBoymuzik He is only going to be getting 3 mil a year.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:07:27
i'm back to regular Oboymuzik...i think @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview needs to change his name to Plainview and @daniel hawaii needs to change his to Hawaii
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:07:58
 @OkcBaby  @Daniel OBoymuzik They used the tax payer's mid-level exception on him. 
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:08:47
 @ThunderChick2010  @Barry Amenema For even more context, 50% of the roster is filled by players from the cities of Los Angeles and New York.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:09:17
 @Barry Amenema  @ThunderChick2010  Okay, okay . . . you do a good job of blending funny and weird.  :)
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:11:40
 @ThunderChick2010  @Barry AmenemaWhich, of course, means that we make up 50% of the USA team NOT from LA or NY. How's that taste, rest of the League/America?
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 14:12:06
 @Daniel OBoymuzik    or I could change my name to Dan D'ruff
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 14:12:36
 @OBoymuzik  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  @daniel So what am I then?
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:12:45
 @OBoymuzik  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  @daniel My name's Dan, too. But I won't be adding it to my name.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:13:16
 @dancassidy35    cassidy35 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:14:22
DON'T change yours!
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:20:36
 @duhsweetness  @Barry Amenema Further . . . with 30 teams in the league and 15 Team USA roster spots (including alternates for the sake of easy math), any team should expect to represent 1/2 of a roster spot.  With the Thunder occupying 3 spots, we have exceeded the expectation 6-fold.  Right?
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:21:22
Ilyosova is going to get paid. Man what the hell? 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:22:18
 @OBoymuzik  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  @daniel  My names Erik, but the Rik part should sound like Reeek. 
AllDae
2012-07-08 14:23:30
Celtics are really stackin up. Maybe then can push Miami to 7 games again? Their going after Courtney Lee, and come playoff time they seem to be a much more deep team.    PG:Rondo/Jason Terry SG: Avery Bradley/Courtney Lee SF: Paul Pierce/Jeff Green PF: Brandon Bass/Jared Sullinger C: Kevin Garnett/Nenad Kristic(oh how much I don't miss this dude)/Fab Melo This is a much better bench then they had last year, and it can give Pierce and KG more time to rest. Whatcha guys think? 
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:23:35
 @ElMexiThunder These are the kind of contracts (assuming Ersan gets a massive payday) that owners are once again going to point to when the new CBA expires as evidence that players still have all the control and bad contracts keep occurring. Because mid-level talent keeps getting overpaid.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:25:06
 @AllDae i think it all depends on KG and Pierce..if KG is how he was this playoffs then yes they can push Miami...I think Sullinger and Terry are going to be alot of help this year
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:25:30
 @AllDae I don't think you can count Nenad as part of their depth. Pretty sure an article posted on here earlier about AK 47 claimed that Nenad would probably be staying with CSKA Moscow as well.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:25:59
 @Barry Amenema They don't really have the capability to go small. Their tallest wing players are 6'6", and they'd be able getting killed on the boards by just about any US lineup, who can put 7'1" Tyson Chandler and 6'10" Kevin Durant in a "small ball" lineup (in reality, Durant/LeBron/Melo at the 4 will be the norm). Or even go very small with a 6'10 center like Durant or Love and a 6'8" power forward and still maintain a rebounding edge.  Spain's strength is in their three bigs and trying to win the rebounding battle and turn away shots at the rim. That's an area they can exploit the US in. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:26:55
 @duhsweetness  The thing is, THEY DON'T HAVE TO OVERPAY, So why do they? 
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:29:12
 @ElMexiThunder 'Cause they're big dummies?
AllDae
2012-07-08 14:30:16
 @duhsweetness Oh my bad, replace him with Chris Wilcox then.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:31:47
looks like it will be a slow day in the NBA when Ryan anderson for Ayon is a blockbuster
Barry Amenema
2012-07-08 14:31:52
 @Jooseppi If I recall correctly, Serge didn't get too many minutes last summer playing for Spain.  Do you see this changing for the Olympics?
AllDae
2012-07-08 14:33:09
 @OBoymuzik GUSTAVO AYON has like the coolest name ever
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 14:33:30
Miamis already over the cap with 78 milli +  How can they afford Ray Allen
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:33:58
 @OkcBaby They used the tax payer's mid level exception on him. 
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 14:34:55
 @Jooseppi What is that?
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:37:05
 @OkcBaby  @Jooseppi something where you can sign players over the cap 
EatSleepThunder
2012-07-08 14:37:44
 @OkcBaby  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_salary_cap#Mid-level_exception
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 14:38:58
 @Daniel OBoymuzik  @Jooseppi So they wont get smacked with a penalty?
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:39:05
 @OkcBaby It's one of the salary cap exemptions. The tax payer's mid level is a way for teams $4 million or more above the tax line to add ~$3 million in salary  for up to 3 years. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:39:06
ryan anderson is getting 4 years 36 mill
diddoff
2012-07-08 14:39:16
 @Daniel OBoymuzik Bye bye Serge
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:39:23
 @OkcBaby  @Daniel OBoymuzik What penalty? Do you mean more to pay tax on or something else?
EatSleepThunder
2012-07-08 14:39:28
 @OkcBaby  @Daniel OBoymuzik  @Jooseppi They have to pay more money
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:39:49
 @EatSleepThunder  @OkcBaby  @Daniel OBoymuzik  @Jooseppi believe it or not ray allen is not a max player
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:40:33
 @diddoff  @Daniel OBoymuzik :(
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:41:31
 @AllDae  @OBoymuzik Greivous Vasquez is still my current-player favourite.
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 14:41:45
 @AllDae Fab Melo / Sullinger will not be big contributors.  Jeff Green sucks. Terry is very good and is an upgrade to Ray Allen imo. Rondo is amazing, KG moved over to C as he got older was brilliant and he is still a force. Kristic sucs, Bass is awesome, pierce is the same lethal pierce.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:42:36
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @AllDae i'll bet you 5 bucks sullinger contributes this year...his whole thing is he doesn't have upside
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 14:42:43
 @Lost Ones What don't you like about Ryan Anderson? I'm just curious.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:44:03
 @OBoymuzik  ....... I don't know whats worse, That Ryan is getting that, or that Ernas might make 45/4 ,,,,,,,
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:46:10
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @Lost Ones  Man can't handle the ball, Play perimeter or post defense, isn't good at plays that don't have to do with him spottiing up at the 3 point line, gets lost defensively a'lot, and isn't super athletic. What more? He's going to get heavily paid because he's one of the best 3 point shooters, but DANm. 
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 14:46:54
 @Daniel OBoymuzik Jesus. No wonder we had to sign Thabeet. And here I thought we were going to attract some nice free agents....
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:48:49
 @BRY BRY  @Daniel OBoymuzik Seriously. I can't wait for everyone to collectively slap his/her forehead when Chris Kaman gets signed to some deal worth 10+ mil a year.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 14:49:03
 @Barry Amenema He played 17 minutes a game. That's plenty in 40-minute FIBA games for a bench player. 
areayewhy
2012-07-08 14:49:16
 @ElMexiThunder Ilyosova isn't a bad player, but probably not worth 9 mil/year. 7 mil/year sounds better.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:49:23
 @ElMexiThunder  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @Lost Ones it's not that i don't like anderson...but you can't go from Ibaka to anderson because we've relied on Ibaka blocking shots
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:49:55
From today's Oklahoman . . . This is part of why I love Scott Brooks:   Brooks said his players' Olympic experience no doubt will be beneficial next NBA season. “They'll have great coaching — for a change,” deadpanned Brooks, who last week agreed to a contract believed to be worth $18 million for four years.  
MisterJohnsonOKC
2012-07-08 14:53:08
 @ElMexiThunder  @OBoymuzik Didn't Jeff Green get 4/40?
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 14:53:16
 @ThunderChick2010 scotty lands about 1/10 jokes...and acts awkward after each one
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:53:46
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @OBoymuzik  Yeah... 
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 14:53:53
 @OBoymuzik  @ThunderChick2010 Acts awkward or IS awkward?
AllDae
2012-07-08 14:54:01
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @ElMexiThunder  @OBoymuzik Nah it eneded up being 4/36 
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 14:54:38
 @duhsweetness  @Daniel OBoymuzik Jesus. It wouldn't surprise me. If Serge wants the money, there is simply no way we can keep him.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:54:45
 @areayewhy 6-7 sounds about right but of course he has to be over-payed
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 14:56:16
 @OBoymuzik  @ThunderChick2010 *double palm wave*
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 14:56:32
 @MisterJohnsonOKC  @AllDae OK dude, Green does not suck. The guy has a lot of talent. 
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 14:57:05
I guess NBA GM's didn't get the memo about not over paying for middling players. Serge is gonna be asking for like $700 million for 3 months
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:57:25
 @OBoymuzik  Awkward or not, he does "humble" quite well.  Gotta give him that.
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 14:57:41
 @duhsweetness  @OBoymuzik  @ThunderChick2010 I've met Brooks. He's really awkward.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 14:58:12
 @Tronchaser  @OBoymuzik That's not the same as Lost Ones' trademark *facepalm" is it?
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 14:58:15
 @BRY BRY  I mean the Lockouts never work, but its the year after the lock out and there's already terrible contracts, last time it wasn't at least till two seasons in, or three. Its the NBA for ya!
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 15:03:01
 @ThunderChick2010  @OBoymuzik I have no problem with his awkwardness. I just think it's funny.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 15:03:45
 @duhsweetness  @OBoymuzik  Awkward . . . the new swag.
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 15:07:30
 @ThunderChick2010  @OBoymuzik That's just what the Big Bang Theory wants you to think.
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 15:11:52
@ThunderChick2010@OBoymuzik   Unless 2012 swag stands for "Super Awkward And Goofy"    
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:15:08
RT @AlexKennedyNBA Ryan Anderson, who was NBA's Most Improved Player last year, will sign a four-year, $36 million deal with the Hornets:   overpaid he will go back to being not a factor.
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 15:15:34
 @Lost Ones  @AlexKennedyNBA I suppose Orlando didn't want Hedo 2.0 on their hands.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:16:11
 @duhsweetness cant blame them, alot of his success goes to dwight and stans system
bzzt
2012-07-08 15:22:27
 @ElMexiThunder  @BRY BRY Its a longshot, but I'm wondering if Cuban's temperance (or failures, depending on how you want to look at it) this summer is going to work out pretty well for him next summer when it sinks in with everyone else that they *really* don't want to be perpetual tax payers.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:22:44
 @Lost Ones  @AlexKennedyNBA he is a good player / pretty good contract for a non-contending team. he sucks in the playoffs but they are not to be there for awhile or a long while.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:23:14
 @Lost Ones ayon is a good kickback to orlando. hennigan did well on this move.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:24:35
 @Crow yea i like the ayon move,  i just think  anderson is quite a bit for a role player
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:24:45
 @Crow still better than perkins contract
Crow
2012-07-08 15:24:50
 @ThunderChick2010 Reporters should ask the 3 amigos about the Olympic coaching. A good one might highlight some the difference with Brooks.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:27:18
 @ElMexiThunder  @MisterJohnsonOKC  @Lost Ones and yet he was one of the best adjusted plus-minuses in the league. on an upward trend.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:29:09
 @Lost Ones they need a face of the franchise. they should not match on gordon for the max. don't have a contender or even close. wait a few years.
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 15:29:12
I like how Coach K talks about Russ and KD..   he just lights up when he mentions their names.  I'm not a big Duke fan, but ya gotta love coach K.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 15:29:21
 @duhsweetness  @OBoymuzik  Duh, no W.  That's awkward.  :)
Crow
2012-07-08 15:30:33
 @Lost Ones hornet  need a face of the franchise. they should not match on gordon for the max. don't have a contender or even close. wait a few years.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 15:30:50
Except our 3 amigos would never (purposely) say anything that puts Brooks in a bad light. 
Crow
2012-07-08 15:31:20
 @bzzt  @ElMexiThunder  @BRY BRY yes, he is probably playing a waiting  game. smart, disciplined.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:32:17
 @bzzt  @ElMexiThunder  @BRY BRY but dirk doesnt really fit with waiting. not sure if dirk is still good in 3 years.not sure if he will still be with the mavs.
Tronchaser
2012-07-08 15:32:18
 @ThunderChick2010 Ask Serge instead! lol
Crow
2012-07-08 15:32:41
 @bzzt  @ElMexiThunder  @BRY BRY next year may  convince to ask for a trade. in feb. or july.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:35:21
 @Tronchaser coach k likes "courage". but i dunno if he'd like westbrook for 32 games or 80-100. another word for courage is bad shooting. against miami rusell had one great game, one horrendous game and 3 below average ones on shooting %.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:36:12
 @BRY BRY most of them are not very good strategically
diddoff
2012-07-08 15:37:27
 @Crow  @Tronchaser He also the only PG on the team to even make it to the NBA finals
Crow
2012-07-08 15:37:36
 @ThunderChick2010 yeah, for now. if they fell short of a title another time or two that might change. it probably will be easier to be the coach's fault than their own.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:37:46
 @ThunderChick2010 if.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:39:01
 @Crow  @Tronchaser what did james have?
Crow
2012-07-08 15:39:34
 @OBoymuzik  @Tronchaser james as in harden?
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:40:02
 @Crow  @Tronchaser yes lol
Crow
2012-07-08 15:41:34
 @OBoymuzik  @Tronchaser one great, one pretty good,one below average, two bad.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:42:17
 @Crow  @Tronchaser is the great the first half of game 2 or the 2nd half of game 5 when it was over
duhsweetness
2012-07-08 15:42:45
 @ThunderChick2010  @OBoymuzik I MEANT WEIRD. DAMN IT.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:43:15
 @OBoymuzik  @Tronchaser coach k on the olympics isn't faced with a lot of close games, so he doesn't have to sweat it much. 1-2 chances for a close game but usually won't be.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:43:22
 @ThunderChick2010  @duhsweetness @Tronchaser I feel like every time scotty starts to talk words come out way louder than he expected....like someone will ask him a question and he'll go "WELL JAMES IS A GREAT PLAYER......"
Crow
2012-07-08 15:45:46
 @OBoymuzik  @Tronchaser game 2. 7-11 with three 3balls made
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:46:55
 @Crow  @OBoymuzik  @Tronchaser imo james had one great 3 bad.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:48:51
 @diddoff  @Tronchaser only 3 of the 12 were nba champions. doesnt seem like like colangelo makes that an important criteria. some execs might.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:50:00
 @Crow  @ThunderChick2010 yeah perk would be the only one to say anything about brooks
Crow
2012-07-08 15:51:25
 @diddoff  @Tronchaser 5 have never made it out of the second round, i believe.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:52:05
 @diddoff  @Tronchaser it is team of stars with 3 role players.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 15:53:36
 @Lost Ones  @Crow  @Tronchaser yeah i think so too but i think the games he really hurt us was games 3-4...3 was when KD was in foul trouble and brooks benched Russ and he couldn't get anything going and 4 is when he completely lost his confidence
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 15:56:13
 @OBoymuzik  @Crow  @Tronchaser yup and I dont count game 5 because we weren't winning that anyway.
Crow
2012-07-08 15:58:12
 @diddoff  @Tronchaserharden and durant are the only strong 3 pt shooters. if they lose a game it may be because of inadequate 3 pt shooting quality and / or the wrong folks taking those shots in the clutch (read bryant, anthony, james).
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:16:35
any ideas why maynor is going to orlando? maybe practicing with the team?
ou_sas
2012-07-08 16:20:15
The only good things about people overpaying for these players is there's not going to be too many teams who can actually make a run on Serge/whoever.
OkcBaby
2012-07-08 16:23:39
Can you imagin the MJ and the Bulls nowadays.  With all these dumb GM's 
DSYIII
2012-07-08 16:27:01
Something fascinating to think about: If the NBA goes to a 23-and-under rule for international competition this could be the last "dream team" ever. We have 3 players on the team and due to KD's skill set I'd say he's the odds-on favorite to win MVP for the olympics. We could be watching some pretty significant American sports history and our team is right in the middle of it all. Awesome.
cleandoe
2012-07-08 16:27:10
 @OkcBaby "miike, you're the goat so the league has agreed with me that you are worth double the max"
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:28:50
@Crow @MisterJohnsonOKC @Lost Ones The problem with your stat logic there is that in the past there have been many of players who may be mediocre-poor at many things but very good at a few skills. The. Those players used in the right situation turn out to have a positive impact on the teams flow. Anderson is a example of that.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 16:33:00
 @OBoymuzik  @Crow Even Perk kinda backpedaled on his "criticism" of Brooks' rotations during the Finals. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:38:32
KBergCBS Nets "making progress" on finding a third team to take Kris Humphries in a scenario that would send Dwight Howard to Brooklyn, source says. 
EddieJones
2012-07-08 16:39:21
@OBoymuzik he said on his twitter he will warm up with the teams before games.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:41:04
Nets apparently are making some good dealing, trying to get a third team to take on Kris, and some change, that might get D12 to the Nets. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:41:33
 @EddieJones  @OBoymuzik yeah just saw it thanks...looks like cooks going down there too
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:41:52
 @ElMexiThunder sullinger might drop into the 20s
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:42:23
 @OBoymuzik  Did you hear Nash might leave to the Lakers? 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:42:55
Cleveland is rumored to be that third team. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:43:19
 @ElMexiThunder huh?
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:43:46
 @OBoymuzik  @EddieJones  You gotta respect that stuff. Dude don't have to but willing to be there for their teammates. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 16:45:16
 @ElMexiThunder  @OBoymuzik  @EddieJones  (Thunder culture at work)
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:45:52
 @OBoymuzik  Yeah, and Ray Allen might sign with the Heat. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 16:46:10
 @EddieJones  @OBoymuzik I love that. Great that some of our more vet guys are going down there. I'm sure their presence can only help Perry and Jackson. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:46:29
 @ThunderChick2010  @OBoymuzik  @EddieJones  Don't get being good buddies trick you for "Thunder" culture, Maynor is a playboy and might just be going to Orlando to get some tail.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:46:45
 @ElMexiThunder lol i read that first one as nash might leave the lakers
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:47:35
 @OBoymuzik  Yeah well, Houston needs more PF's. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:47:39
 @ElMexiThunder  @ThunderChick2010  @EddieJones lol he's gonna be creeping around disney world picking up single moms
supreme35
2012-07-08 16:47:59
Dwight to the Nets >
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:48:08
 @OBoymuzik  @ThunderChick2010  @EddieJones  Those for us young men are irresistible. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 16:48:26
 @OBoymuzik  In fairness to Eric, I'm sure those will be the best looking single Moms Orlando has to offer. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:48:32
really wish our guys would stop hanging out with cp3 lol https://twitter.com/carmeloanthony/status/222084231990476800/photo/1
supreme35
2012-07-08 16:48:56
 @OBoymuzik whats wrong with cp3?
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:49:26
 @supreme35 i just don't like him lol
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 16:49:34
 @OBoymuzik That's awesome. Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and seeing all those guys? 
supreme35
2012-07-08 16:50:45
 @OBoymuzik Lol oh okay.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:53:53
 @Old Man Game  @OBoymuzik  Then asking them for an autograph and getting the EYE from them all!!!!!
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 16:58:23
if bynum doesn't sign an extension with lakers he'll be interested in dallas and cleveland in free agency   ....Cleveland?
anonymous12345
2012-07-08 16:58:31
 @OBoymuzik I'm surprised Lebron wasn't wearing a head band in the diner
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:58:34
I really do hope the Nets get Dwight, Only because they'll be effing themselves with tax'es, and they'll be effing the Heat to by having two serious advantages. Not like Wallace can't guard Lebron, and Johnson who's proven to give Wade trouble can't guard Wade. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 16:58:51
 @OBoymuzik  He wants to be their franchise player? 
supreme35
2012-07-08 17:00:38
 @ElMexiThunder That's why I said Dwight to the Nets > . Also OKC won't have to worry about him in LA or the conference for that matter.
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:01:36
zzzzzzzz   I wish Dwight would just land somewhere already. I use to really like him. Now I'm just tired of hearing about him.
anonymous12345
2012-07-08 17:02:12
 @OBoymuzik I love how Bynum is throwing a wrench in any plan the lakers have in getting Howard by not signing an extension
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:02:53
perkins for bynum do it mitch!
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:03:20
 @ElMexiThunder taxes?  prok makes 40m a day.
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:03:35
 @Lost Ones I don't want that head case anywhere near OKC's locker room
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:04:00
 @OBoymuzik whats the issue? its the Olympics maybe russ will learn something 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:04:53
 @BRY BRY  rather have him then perkins LMAO
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:05:27
 @Lost Ones  So what, All Owners are cheap. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:06:29
 @ElMexiThunder he's not neither is Micky, basketball is his hobby. and plus in nyc they will make up whatever the taxes are anyway.
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:06:56
 @Lost Ones Not me. I know Bynum is the better offensive player. And I know we need a legit low post scoring threat, but I really think our defense would suffer without Perk.   He quarterbacks the defense as well as any big in the league. I think that is an underrated skill.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:07:36
 @Lost Ones  That is true. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:07:39
 @Lost Ones lol i was joking more than anything
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:08:11
A core of Williams/Johnson/Wallace/Howard isn't bad at all actually. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:08:20
@WojYahooNBA If Magic and Lakers want to do a deal, each may need to call the bluff on Howard and Bynum stated unwillingness to accept extensions
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:08:41
 @Lost Ones  @WojYahooNBA how awesome would it be if they did the deal and both left to different teams
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:09:07
 @OBoymuzik LMAO i think itll hurt the lakers more
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:09:25
 @Lost Ones yeah magic are going to be rebuilding anyway
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:10:09
 @OBoymuzik the magic needs to just send him to the nets and get it over with. brook lopez kris and marshon arent bad talent.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:11:09
@WojYahooNBA Among Bynum's short list of potential free agent landing spots in 2013, Houston is prominent with Dallas and Cleveland, sources tell Y!
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:11:19
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones This would probably be the highlight of my NBA-watching career if they both left.   Howard I think would stay in LA, but Bynum.. heck if I was him I would run as far away from Orlando as fast as I can, and I'm sure he's thinking the same thing..   ... of course he's also not very fast so...
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:11:39
 @Lost Ones  @WojYahooNBA houston wouldn't be a bad fit if they had kept one of their PGs lol
anonymous12345
2012-07-08 17:11:49
 @ElMexiThunder 2nd in the east.  They need a new coach though.
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:12:03
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones or one of their... well... any position but power forward
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:12:28
 @JimboSlice  @Lost Ones its all good royce white is going to play PG lol
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:13:15
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones I think Dwight would sign. I mean, the team would be his in a few years. And in the mean time, he would have a legit shot at winning now.   That would be a tough team to deal with. The best PnR point guard in the game. The best SG in the game. A quality PF. And the best Center in the league.   Please God, no.
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:13:19
 @ElMexiThunder  @Lost Ones not Prokerov. Dude spends like a drunken sailor and has said multiple times he'll spend as much as he needs to to win.
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:13:57
 @OBoymuzik Irving/ Bynum... ok yeah was gonna try to reason it out in my head but it's completely not working
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 17:14:20
 @BRY BRY  @Lost Ones thats why people should hold off on the amnesty perk stuff
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 17:15:16
Magic dont do that trade bynum would DEF walk with no pieces the best deal they have is the nets deal
thunderatom
2012-07-08 17:15:37
does anybody know where the record stands when russell shoots more than durant?? 
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:15:49
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones No kidding. If the Lakers get Dwight, we NEED Perk. Badly.
cleandoe
2012-07-08 17:16:25
 @thunderatom  having an arguement?
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:17:29
 @Crow  @diddoff  @Tronchaser That was the problem the year we got bronze. Lamar Odom led the team in 3 pt%. People liked to blame it on "not sending our best players" that year, but it had a lot more to do with us just sending guys completely not suited for international basketball.
anonymous12345
2012-07-08 17:18:58
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones Howard might be bluffing, but outside of the money, what reason would Bynum want to stay in Orlando and be part of the rebuilding process.  He barely cares enough to show up when he's on a contender, imagine him on a 40 win team
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:21:18
 @Lost Ones Or a deal with OKC.   I have said forever now that OKC is the only team with enough quality pieces to make Orlando happy. But if Dwight won't sign, obviously that's stupid. And, I'm not so sure about his character these days anyway.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:21:38
 @anonymous12345  @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones  The Magic wouldn't even make it to 40
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:22:37
 @cleandoe  @thunderatom  Constipated. Stat splits really loosen things up.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:22:40
 @JimboSlice  @Lost Ones  Hmm. I like the sound of this dude.
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:25:59
 @BRY BRY  @Lost Ones Na, there's definitely other teams out there. Atlanta has plenty to offer and has a vast array of salary levels to do it with. OKC can't offer anything because the salaries can't match up until 2013 when extension kick in, unless they include Russ, which just doesn't sound very smart at all if you're sending out a top 10 player along with several useful assets for a top 3 player.
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 17:28:37
Is it wrong that I am really looking forward to watching Lebron and KD play together?   I got a little wrapped up in the Lebron hate his first year in Miami. But, he seemed to finally get it this year and I'm having a hard time mustering any ill feelings. I'm actually excited to see how him and KD interact in the same offense. And I hope Lebron can impart some knowledge when it comes to defense and passing in big moments.   Also, I can't wait to watch Durant work over Serge Ibaka at PF lol
JimboSlice
2012-07-08 17:36:31
 @BRY BRY I still hate Lebron. And Wade. And Bosh. And Joel Anthony's head wrinkles.
Legendary_Dork
2012-07-08 17:36:34
 @BRY BRY  @Lost Ones are you kidding me?  bynum is like 3 times better than perk at everything lol.  id trade perk straight out for him
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:37:43
 @BRY BRY  VAMOS ESPANA!!!!! A La Bin A La Vo A LA BIN VO BA!! ESPANA ESPANA RRAA RRAA RRAA!!!
bzzt
2012-07-08 17:38:27
  @thunderatom   We were 33-10 with an avg MOV of 6.9 when Westbrook had as many or more FGA than Durant (RS & PO's 2011-12)   We were 27-16 with an avg MOV of 4.3 when Durant had more FGA than Westbrook.   I've been meaning to look at strength of schedule for those 2 groups, haven't gotten around to it though.
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-07-08 17:38:55
 @BRY BRY I hope KD gets pissed every time he looks over and sees Lebron and takes it out on the other team and/or just tries to completely outshine him.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:41:41
 @BRY BRY If KD likes him I can like him too. And KD has been nothing but complimentary for a long time. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:41:48
Don't get me wrong guys, I may be a naturalized U.S. citizen, and root for Mexico in about everything, but i am most def proud to be American, but someones gotta root for Spain. Figure it be me!!
thunderatom
2012-07-08 17:41:59
 @cleandoe lol. you already know. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:44:22
 @ElMexiThunder Someone does have to root for Spain, and luckily there's a whole country for that. It's called Spain. 
ILikePancakes
2012-07-08 17:45:40
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8141772
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-07-08 17:45:47
 @Old Man Game  @BRY BRY http://slumz.boxden.com/f16/kevin-durant-comments-mvp-1752008/    KD can still get pissed  
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:47:06
 @Old Man Game  :)
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:47:19
 @Beyond_Petroleum  Well he's competitive with him but he doesn't dislike him. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:48:08
 @Old Man Game  This is the part where i use my dad being Spaniard the main reason i will root for them! 
ILikePancakes
2012-07-08 17:48:42
 @Beyond_Petroleum  @Old Man Game  @BRY BRY Holy shit this site gives bad reputation to all black people in the world. This and WSHH.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:49:02
 @ElMexiThunder Oh well that's different. If you've got family connections it makes sense. 
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-07-08 17:50:07
 @Old Man Game he's not getting mad at Lebron he's just getting mad
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:50:36
 @ILikePancakes  ?!?
ILikePancakes
2012-07-08 17:53:34
Drew Gooden is about to be traded. So he keeps up his perfect 1:1 ratio of years in nba/teams in which i played.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 17:53:40
 @Old Man Game  Yeah, my fathers mother is from spain, and his father is half spaniard/mexican. They moved here when he was 4. My mothers 1/3rd german. Pretty much out of all my family, I'm the only one that came out brown, like my mom. Everyone else is white with green eyes/blonde hair ect. 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 17:59:53
You know I can't think of anything worse than being a famous deca-millionaire in Florida. Much nicer to live in NYC. I mean that's why so many people move from Florida to NYC. Just ask anyone in beautiful sunny central Florida. You won't find a New Yorker there. Never. 
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-07-08 18:00:05
 @Lost Ones No one wins from that trade. The Lakers lose their only shot at Howard and we lose toughness, a player with a good mindset not someone who disappears every once in a while and doesn't play defense, and one of the only people who can defend Dewight
Beyond_Petroleum
2012-07-08 18:00:44
 @Lost Ones Dwight*
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 18:00:49
 @Old Man Game  I C what Y did there!! I didn't know where to put the N at. 
loplopol
2012-07-08 18:07:37
Is Kobe trying to pull a Harden for the Olympics?   http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6rxdbf4fI1ry9on0o1_1280.jpg
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 18:07:50
@blazersedge Sorry, shouldn't have said "extension." Ilyasova at 5/45 & Anderson 4/36. Batum at 4/45 would be one of worst deals in 12 free agency     gms ruining the game.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 18:08:02
 @loplopol looks more like a MJ too me.
loplopol
2012-07-08 18:08:26
 @Lost Ones lol yea. no chance at the full beard
MrRaysian
2012-07-08 18:23:11
It seems like i'm the only one that's not as hyped up about the Olympics.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 18:45:14
I'm seeing stuff on twitter saying Andrew Bynum has listed Cleveland as probable landing spots for him in free agency. Now that's unexpected. 
anonymous12345
2012-07-08 18:48:16
 @loplopol Evil Kobe
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 18:52:15
 @ILikePancakes It's so irritating that all our competitors got better through free agency and all we did was sign Thabeet. I mean, come on! Couldn't we get a LITTLE more help than that?
BRY BRY
2012-07-08 18:54:30
 @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes Yeah. ?!?!!?!
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:16:09
So I've been thinking about Demarcus Cousins. Ignoring all the reasons why we wouldn't trade for him (ego, money down the road, Ibaka etc), for the pure sake of conversation, what do you guys think it would take to get him without giving up the big three. Also, would you do Harden for Cousins more or less? Or maybe Westbrook for him?     Not looking for trouble or people telling me how stupid I am, just intrigued by the idea for the sake of curiosity.  
ILikePancakes
2012-07-08 19:17:06
 @dancassidy35 If he gets his shit straight, why not James.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 19:28:42
 @ILikePancakes  @dancassidy35 Yeah, if you couldn't get James/Serge to re-up and you plausibly thought you could get Cousins (which is far from a given but for the sake of argument say he would) then I'd do it in a heartbeat. 
courtsense
2012-07-08 19:30:04
 @ElMexiThunder Old Man definitely got Game.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:34:49
 @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes I would imagine you would need to sweeten the deal with other parts as well for either Beard or Serge
jdstorm
2012-07-08 19:39:34
 @BRY BRY We Got Much better. We Signed Cole Aldrich
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:45:44
 @dancassidy35 i'd do it for harden n 0.222 seconds of a heart beat
dwil4d10
2012-07-08 19:47:18
 @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes  @dancassidy35  http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=78qc56y  
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 19:49:01
 @dwil4d10  Now that would be sweet. You could then turn around and trade Maynor to someone else for draft picks/pieces. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:49:47
 @dwil4d10  @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes  @dancassidy35 that's a stupid trade neither team would do that.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:50:31
 @Lost Ones  @dwil4d10  @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes I think OKC would do that, that's pretty good value. I don't see Sac doing it at all though
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:51:10
I'd love to keep Ibaka, but I just don't think it is in the cards. In a world where he walks, I'd love a PF and C combo in the vein of Gasol and Bynum. Obviously not that talent level but just that general style. A PF with good passing skills who can operate out of the high post and then a 5 who is a legitimate (I'll settle for slightly below average) threat in the low post. In my own opinion based off of my admittedly poor basketball intelligence, that combination would be great for our big three
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:52:26
cousins is actually sacs franchise player, and trading Isiah c'mon this is where fans become unrealistic @dancassidy35  @dwil4d10  @Old Man Game  @ILikePancakes
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 19:52:57
 @Lost Ones  I could see Sacto not doing it, but why would OKC not do it? 
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 19:53:54
 @Lost Ones  Right, but what about OKC? 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:53:55
 @Old Man Game because in the end we still couldn't afford harden or cousins and would change our entire front line
jdstorm
2012-07-08 19:54:30
 @dancassidy35 Or KD could become a stretch/ passing PF full time. Then this team only needs a competant 5, and a backup SF
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:54:37
 @dancassidy35 if you want a pf or c combo we have to get rid of harden/ibaka which im not against i rather have a powerful c than a powerless pf and sg.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 19:54:50
 @Lost Ones With no Perkins contract and no Serge to worry about resigning we might be able to re-up Cousins. 
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:54:53
 @Lost Ones  @Old Man Game I understand the money part, but I'm not sure why going from Ibaka and Perk to Cousins and Collison/Cole/PJ3 would be bad
jdstorm
2012-07-08 19:55:33
 @Lost Ones  @dancassidy35 Given the Greater importance of the 3pt Shot, I'd rather have a 2 guard
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:56:11
 @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 not me, we already have the SG/SF combo what we need is a dominant big man. We can sign anyone to hit 3s.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:56:30
 @Lost Ones My interest would be theoretically players that would allow us to keep Durant, Harden, and Russ. Serge would be gone. They don't need to be that great, I just our big three would benefit from playing with those kind of bigs.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:57:03
 @dancassidy35  @Old Man Game I would rather have that combo honestly but its unrealistic unless we giving up more and perkins isnt going to cut it.
jdstorm
2012-07-08 19:57:36
 @Lost Ones  @dancassidy35 Thats What draft day trades are for. 5 years of future all stars on rookie contracts
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 19:57:50
 @dancassidy35 Cousins is a pretty terrible shooter and plays no defense (shot 44 percent this year.... as a center). Any trade for him in the next few years is going to have a name brand markup. No thanks. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 19:57:58
 @dancassidy35 Durant Harden And Russ is pretty much our cap other than that filler? vets?  by trading ibaka could land us talent or land us a bum
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:58:02
 @Lost Ones  @Old Man Game Well yeah, its just for the sake of conversation and NBA 2KXX
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 19:58:56
 @Lost Ones I don't even think there are two people that fit what I;m thinking of. Just theoretical people
jdstorm
2012-07-08 19:59:23
 @Lost Ones  @dancassidy35 Also KD is the PF of the future on this team, it still needs more SF depth.    Harden/cook are a good SG combo, but at SF. not so much
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 20:00:11
 @jdstorm  @Lost Ones Pretty sure PJ3 is the PF depth of the future haha
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:00:52
 @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 " KD is the PF of the future on this team, it still needs more SF depth."   unless KD can drastically improve on lower body stretch and get a midpost game i dont want him no where near that position.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:01:14
 @dancassidy35  @jdstorm I forget we have pj3 a lot. hopefully he pans out so ibaka can be traded.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 20:02:37
 @dancassidy35 For comparison, Cousins actually managed to shoot worse than Kendick "I can't post up Shane Battier" Perkins this year.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 20:05:03
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm He'd have to pan out pretty quickly for that to happen
dwil4d10
2012-07-08 20:07:26
 @Lost Ones  what happen with all that drama with him wanting to leave? I thought he wanted a trade.... if that's the case he won't be wanting to reup.. sac might be looking to get value...okc could put a package together for him..i don't know how he feels about okc..but i wouldn't be mad at presti if he worked it out...
K-Dagger Daniel Plainview
2012-07-08 20:10:43
Forgive me if Im late, but, ahem,   Darnell Mayberry: $45M/5 for Ersan Ilyasova? Things just keep getting better and better for Serge Ibaka and worse and worse for the Thunder. about 3 hours ago Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz205ESsCa2
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 20:11:47
 @dwil4d10  @Lost Ones He wanted a trade when Westphal was there. He's fine and dandy now that Smart is the HC
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 20:13:07
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  You did miss a whole conversation earlier--way WAY down in this thread--about the various Dans and Daniels.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:17:50
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  Ibaka is looking at a 4 year deal anyway.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:18:36
Is maynor  playing in the summer league or he's just chillin in orlando?
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:20:24
 @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35 cousins will improve and will be the 3rd best center in the league next year 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:20:42
 @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  Guy with a'lot of potential that can't deliver. That's always been my biggest complaint about him.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:21:16
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  No he won't. The guy will have to take a pretty big step. Noah, Hibbert, and Gasol are all better then the kid was this year. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:21:45
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  and im a huge Cousins fan, but the guy isn't going to tap that inner potential he has. 
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:22:34
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  There's 4 other centers i can argue are better then Cousins, and will continue to be next year. 
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 20:23:24
Dan Woike: I feel like every move a team makes the rest of the offseason can only make them less worse than the Thunder and Heat. about 16 minutes ago Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz205HoMSPf
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 20:24:19
 @Lost Ones hes going to be practicing with the team but not playing in games
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:24:26
 @Lost Ones  He went to go chill and warm up with the guys in the summer league team. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:26:20
 @ElMexiThunder  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35 to each its on boggie will improve 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:26:37
 @OBoymuzik oh iight thanks
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:26:52
 @dancassidy35  @Lost Ones  @Old Man Game  Going from Serge/Perkins to Collison/Cousins is actually worse. If Cousins improves his game to at least a good standard as far as his should be, then yes it would def be better if we also got a decent PF with that package. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:27:18
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview I  think we are 1 deadly shooter away from being the best in the league.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:28:39
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  He will, how much is the question. Personally i think it was dumb to say you'de trade Harden for him. Cousins if lives up to his potential would be better then Harden hands down IMO, but the guy hasn't even started sniffing that break out year. Hopefully next season he does, but if he does no way Sac Town trades him at that point either.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 20:29:45
 @Lost Ones  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview And our opponents revertign to a mean in 3pt shooting. And as much as I am smitten with Kevin Wayne Durant (We both have the smae middle name) as flawless as a human as I think he is, I fellt he could have tried much harder on the defensive end.  Not only did he not get his hand up on peoples faces when attempting a three, when he did it seemed half hearted.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:30:17
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35  BTW 44% for a C who plays as much as he does, and takes as many shots as he does has been one of the worst in years. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:33:27
 @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview yup, and that laziness followed us from the regular season , i can go as far back as when teams like utah and houston were shitting on us to predict that happening.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:35:04
 @ElMexiThunder  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35 he's very inefficient at the moment but will improve, remember he's only 21 years old and just was playing pf before last season. for a big man he's way ahead of his time. he already has a legit post game and will only improve with hardwork and experience. shaq said the same thing.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:37:43
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=69bc_OOLIMM     my god a kyrie.... sheesh
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:38:51
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @Lost Ones  @K-Dagger Daniel Plainview  Yeah, he lax's on D. It is disappointing. 
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 20:42:11
 @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder  @dancassidy35 Monroe's only 21, too.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:42:55
 @K-Dagger Plainview 5/45 is a good deal for Ilyasova IMO.  Underrated player.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 20:43:02
 @Jooseppi  @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder It'll be interesting to see the growth of Detroit over the next few years
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:45:00
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 Lineups with Durant at PF performed very well last year.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:45:21
 @dancassidy35 It would take Westbrook, and it shouldn't happen.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:46:48
Regarding an earlier thread here, Cousins has been horrible, you don't want to trade Harden for him.  He thinks he's David Robinson, he's a ball hog, fouls a lot, etc.  I wanted Cousins as a rookie because I though the culture here could be good for him, but I wouldn't take the chance on him now that the team has made a Finals.  Plus Kings would never trade him for Harden anyway.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:46:52
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35  in small time, small ball lineups.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:48:45
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 Durant played nearly a quarter of his minutes at PF this season.  It was not a small sample.  I don't think it's really small ball either since Durant is a big guy and was a very good defensive rebounder this season.  There are only a few matchups where we lose out some defensively with Durant at PF but not as much in the past.
El Prez
2012-07-08 20:48:48
 @ElMexiThunder  @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi  @dancassidy35 Cousins has always struck me as somewhat of an idiot. Generally speaking-- idiots struggle to tap their max inner potential. Let me put it this way--I don't see Cousins succeeding Ben Beranke as our next Fed Chairman. Noah is the one I want to see wearing that Thunder blue.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:49:07
 @justin_mia  Cousins has only been in the NBA for 2 season thanks for letting us know how his whole career will play out.
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 20:50:12
 @justin_mia IF you were unable to resign Harden but you felt you could resign Cousins (I know that's a big IF but just go along with it for argument) he'd be a lot better than getting nothing for Harden. 
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:50:33
 @Lost Ones I don't know how his career will pan out, I didn't say anything about his career.  But he's been indefensibly bad his first two seasons and has gone through a coach already.  Cousins would be a perfect buy low candidate but the Kings would not sell low on him since they are convinced he will be good.  But he hasn't been good at all so far.  
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:50:49
 @Old Man Game Well, yes, but that's not the situation we are in at all.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:51:32
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 it is  a small sample, and is pretty much irrelevant considering durant  has not performed in this lineup against actual pfs full-time like dirk, bosh, pau duncan etc. if we are playing him full time he has to gain lower and upperbody strength.
Legendary_Dork
2012-07-08 20:52:12
 @Old Man Game  i def wouldnt get rid of harden for cousins, harden will get an extension this summer, mark my words. i get the bad feeling though that ibaka maybe seeing things through dollar eyes though. good chance he goes else where
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:53:00
 @Lost Ones  @justin_mia  In the two years he's been in the NBA, he's shown to be extremely confused on the defensive end of the ball, as for a guy who has the build to be a defensive game changer he's been terrible. Horribly inconsistent on the other end, and put up terrifying numbers considering how much he touches the ball. I don't think anyone said his career will be terrible, i think the guy will have a solid career but right now he is a big disappointment, and trading Harden (with the good possibility of retaining Harden) for him not knowing if we'll get that reward back is not a good trade. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:53:32
 @justin_mia harden was indefensibly bad most of  his first two seasons as well while playing on a team with solid surrounding pieces. cousins is currently in NBA purgatory and have suffered from bad coaching as well as teammates in his short career.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:53:39
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 800 minutes is not a small sample for lineup data.  And yes he has played against plenty of PF's like Dirk and Bosh in small ball units.  Do some research you can find this information yourself if you want.  Basketballvalue.com
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:54:13
 @ElMexiThunder  @justin_mia  and harden hasn't shown extreme confusion on the defensive side of the ball? once again he has been in the league for 2 seasons first season playing center.
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:55:01
 @Lost Ones  @justin_mia  WTH? Harden just put up some of the most consistent numbers on the offensive end of the ball this year as a third scorer on a finals team.. He had a solid rookie year. Yes the guy is bad on defense but really? 
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:55:04
 @Lost Ones Harden most certainly was not indefensibly bad his first two seasons, Harden exploded after the Jeff Green trade when he was given more opportunity.  I've posted those splits many times.  Cousins has had every opportunity in the world to perform well, but he hasn't.  2nd year players usually have favorable monthly splits but Cousins' piss poor scoring efficiency didn't even improve towards the end of the season.  He had the same problems all year. 
El Prez
2012-07-08 20:55:08
If we make our free throws and Brooks and Cheeks keep Trina away from James Harden during the Finals we don't need either Ray Allen or Kyle Korver. Quit trying to pretend you're John Wooden or Dr. Hollinger. Sometimes things are real simple and beg to be dealt with in that manner. Did you predict before the Finals started Miller would go off for 23 pts in any of the Finals' games?
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:55:27
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35  what was his .ppp allowed against the players i listed how did they perform with him guarding him. I want actual statistics not you talking out the side of your mouth.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:55:40
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 them*
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:55:47
 @Lost Ones  @justin_mia  I never said Harden doesn't show confusion on the defensive end, but we already know what we have in Harden. No one knows what will come out of Cousins. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:56:08
 @ElMexiThunder  @justin_mia  you named defense, harden is/was just as bad.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:56:25
 @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder You're making excuses and waving your arms in the air.  Justifying very poor performance by Cousins for some reason that I can't understand.  Maybe you're seduced by his athletic gifts and size.  But he hasn't performed well or shown that he's going in the right direction yet.  That's something you would gamble a proven commodity on, even in light of Cousins' notoriously flippant demeanor?  Ridiculous.
dancassidy35
2012-07-08 20:56:55
I should stop bringing up hypothetical and unreal scenarios for the sake of conversation........   Can't we all just agree that we love Uncle Jeff?
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 20:57:21
 @El Prez  Hey, El Prez.  Trying to figure out who you're addressing here . . .
ElMexiThunder
2012-07-08 20:57:25
 @Lost Ones  @justin_mia  I understand Harden was terrible on defense and a'lot of the times was the one being taken advantage of when other teams went on their runs from scores off the perimeter but he did make up for it on the other end. As for Cousins he's been terrible his first two years, and was/is worse the Harden's first two years. 
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:57:36
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 OKC is something like +15 points per 48 minutes with Durant at PF.  With 800 minutes of data that's all you really have to know.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:57:49
 @justin_mia you fail to mention cousins coaches coaching philosophy as well as change in coaching. in 2 years when cousins is a dominant force in the league i want you to quit and mod real gm full time.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:58:36
 @ElMexiThunder  @justin_mia I disagree with him being worse than harden his first two years, cousins is arguably more valuable than harden was last year.
justin_mia
2012-07-08 20:58:54
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 i.e. lineups with Durant at PF have been largely successful.  That's inarguable.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:59:00
 @dancassidy35 he's a cool guy
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:59:37
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35  who are these lineups against displaying pointless +/- numbers doesn't show the full story your better than this
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 20:59:45
 @justin_mia  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 against?
justin_mia
2012-07-08 21:01:35
 @Lost Ones Cousins might be good in two years, who knows.  That's not the argument.  The argument is that he's been horrible for his first two years, and trading a known quantity, a signifcant piece from a finals team, for someone who only 'might' put things together, is a stupid risk that smart general managers in OKC's position do not take.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 21:02:05
 @Lost Ones  Harden had a true shooting percentage of .598 last year, his second season. As a big man, Cousins didn't crack .500 this year, his second season. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:02:22
Ike Diogu played great , hopefully morey wasn't watching    http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/mj-laughing.gif
El Prez
2012-07-08 21:02:32
 @justin_mia Cousins is an uncoachable idiot--we agree. Let's get back to our trade scenario from the other night. We trade Serge and Perk to the Bulls for Noah and the Bulls' No. 1 pick in 2014. Do you think this is in any plausible? Would the Bulls take Perk's salary off our hands?
justin_mia
2012-07-08 21:02:46
 @Lost Ones  @jdstorm  @dancassidy35 You can go through them at basketballvalue.com  I do not have the time.  All I can tell you is that Durant at PF has been successful.  If you'd like to counter that assertion by going through the lineup data and finding specific matchups that's your business and burden of proof.
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-08 21:03:12
 @dancassidy35 And you seriously need to quit apologizing for your lack of basketball IQ.  You know as much or more than many of us. . . .  To quote Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz:   “Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?”  ―    L. Frank Baum
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 21:03:50
 @El Prez  @justin_mia That'd be awesome if they could do it and if PJIII pans out as a plausible option at PF. We'd be set. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:04:13
 @justin_mia justin as usual moving the goal post, it has been discussed earlier that cousins will improve.
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 21:04:19
 @El Prez  @justin_mia I think the Bulls would like to part with some of those salaries (Deng, Noah, Boozer) but I don't think they would acquire Perk, a guy they would have to pay as much as Noah (Serge) and give up a first rounder to do it. 
justin_mia
2012-07-08 21:04:44
 @El Prez I don't think they take back Perkins' salary... I feel like they'd want Harden for Noah.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 21:06:03
 @justin_mia at least by me it has.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 21:06:15
 @El Prez  @justin_mia me and El Prez are going to get this idea to presti somehow
justin_mia
2012-07-08 21:07:36
 @Lost Ones He will improve, based on...?  Will he improve enough to justify trading a major piece for him?  Why would you take a risk like that with a player who has a notoriously bad attitude and has gotten used to being the focal point of a team?  Check out Cousins' monthly splits, he didn't really improve on his productivity all season.  Just chucked up enough shots to get that scoring average up.
kdub
2012-07-08 22:14:49
You guys are such diehards on this page....lol....so much so, that most of you think you can do Sam Presti's job....arm chair GM in the offseason is the new fantasy football!!!
Old Man Game
2012-07-08 22:20:15
 @kdub Presti's the master but he's not infallible. See: Hayward, Lazar; Mullens, Byron. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:28:03
 @gnaygg i mean brandon roy, batum and buddinger are pretty good additions in my eyes
justin_mia
2012-07-08 22:30:23
 @DSYIII  @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder I'm not writing him off at all, but his future is far more cloudy now than it was before his rookie season started.  PER is very heavily stilted towards high usage players, and Cousins was almost at 30 USG.  He's 'rewarded' by PER for that high usage, even though he's very inefficient with the possessions he uses up.  This happens to Russell Westbrook also, particularly in his second season.  Cousins did improve in his second year - he turned it over less and became a beast on the offensive boards - those two things being the primary drivers of his PER increase.  I never said he didn't improve from his first year to his second year, but he didn't show much as his second year progressed.  That's not the kind of player you want in return for a proven commodity.
kdub
2012-07-08 22:33:45
@Old Man Game Every roster has scrubs bro!
Skyline
2012-07-08 22:38:09
 @OBoymuzik Rumor with inside sources from Minn, is that Love wants to be with the Thunder.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:40:21
 @Skyline lol where'd you see that
Skyline
2012-07-08 22:42:07
 @OBoymuzik I didn't see it anywhere. I have heard this from a few Minn sources, Dean Blevins style. Lol.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:42:52
D Wade just posted a picture of his tonails painted on twitter     ........
gnaygg
2012-07-08 22:46:51
 @Skyline  @OBoymuzik Thunder have the strongest recruiting force in USA Olympics team :-D
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 22:50:33
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/19536212/kevin-love-hints-at-wanting-trade-if-wolves-dont-make-playoffs-in-2013
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 22:50:49
So in a couple years after Cole re-signs his 2nd contract, this is my guess of how our team's payroll situation will look. Please note-these are rough numbers. KD-$16M RW-15M Harden-$12M Serge-$10M Maynor-$7M Cole-$7M PJ3-$2M Nick-$2M Jackson-$2M That's 9 players totaling $71M. The luxury tax line this year was around $70M and is expected to rise $2M per year meaning in 2014-15 the tax line should be around $75M. These 9 players will probably be our main rotation guys and if we had a couple more rookie (cheap) contracts on the books along with 3 vets that play for the min then our tax bill won't be all that much. I think we are kind of following in Miami's footsteps by "paying" the guys who are going to actually play and then complete the roster with rookie contracts and vets chasing a ring. (Of course under this scenario we amnesty Perkins). Any thoughts?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 22:50:56
 @OBoymuzik Chcuk Liddell use to paint his toe mails
DSYIII
2012-07-08 22:51:31
 @justin_mia  @Lost Ones  @ElMexiThunder Personally I wouldn't trade Harden for him either, but I do think that his set of abilities would fit our needs very well. His main skills, to my eyes, are: rebounding, hands, size/strength, and ability to create shots. On a good team (e.g. the thunder) where he isn't asked to create the bulk of the offense, his ability to catch and finish passes, gobble up rebounds, get a DECENT shot off a post-up, and space the floor a little are hugely valuable. His college season suggested that he can be quite efficient when he isn't the "best" player on a team. Certainly any team who trades for him is taking on a large risk, but I think given the right team (not necessarily culture) he would be a worthwhile gamble. I would be more than willing to part with any combo of perk, serge, maynor, or picks to see him keep a small-ball thunder lineup competitive on the glass.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:52:13
 @Jameswade99 maynor and cole won't make 7 per year...if maynor can get that he'll be traded
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 22:53:09
 @Jameswade99 you old yo damn mind if u think maynor getting over 3m from us.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 22:53:23
@JRudolphSports Sources: Magic, Nets and Cavaliers near completion of Dwight Howard trade. Deal will include 11 players, cash and multiple draft picks.
Bryson
2012-07-08 22:53:38
 @Jameswade99 If Cole gets 7m a year I will hang Sam Presti by his toes. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 22:53:41
 @Old Man Game  @kdub cole
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 22:53:57
@OBoymuzik I hope u are correct he won't earn $7m but with all the stupid contracts being thrown about, I wouldn't doubt it and I think we really missed him this year.
Bryson
2012-07-08 22:54:31
 @Lost Ones  @Old Man Game  @kdub He hasn't earned the right to be called a scrub. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:55:16
 @Lost Ones  @JRudolphSports i saw a report that the magic is meeting tomorrow to decide if they want to go thru with it
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 22:56:16
 @Old Man Game  @kdub And although I like Cole, he was hardly worth 2 first rounders and the fact that we swapped them to gte into to get Cole
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 22:56:21
@Bryson Big men who produce even somewhat are being offered more than $7M. I'm assuming he will produce after 2 more years and that's as high as we would go. Perk received $32M over 4 years from us and that hasn't worked out according plan.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 22:56:23
 @OBoymuzik yea, they looking over there offers, imo that's there best offer.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 22:57:02
 @Bryson   @Old Man Game  @kdub not getting passed nazr in practice earns the right.
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 22:57:39
Seriously, how in the hell do I get points? I don't post very often but I do post enough that I believe a few points should be earned. Oh well.
Bryson
2012-07-08 22:57:52
 @Jameswade99  @Bryson Yeah, they're getting paid by dumb ass GM's like Neil Olshey. Presti isn't stupid enough to blow 7m on Cole. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:58:18
 @Jameswade99  @Bryson perk regardless of being lousy in alot of things is a great 1-on-1 post defender...thats how you get paid in the league..be great at 1 thing...Cole has a long way to go before he's great at anything
Bryson
2012-07-08 22:58:45
 @Jameswade99 Your comments have to get likes. Your comments get likes when you don't suggest Cole getting paid Seven Million dollars. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 22:59:22
 @Jameswade99  @OBoymuzik maynor had a chance to have someone overpay for him before he tore his ACL now he'll probably never get that kind of money...but even if someone offers him 5 we'll say thanks Eric best of luck
El Prez
2012-07-08 23:01:39
 @Jameswade99 Try more sex and violence in some of your basketball comments.
f5alcon
2012-07-08 23:02:16
 @K-Dagger Plainview they will, their new team has talent, especially if roy is healthy they are the 2nd best team in our division
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 23:02:43
@Bryson Ok then. Cole plus cash gets traded to Kahn and the Wolves for Love.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:03:21
Harden and ibaka for love.. I hate love but he'll be useful.. they can send us williams too.
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 23:03:35
@El Prez If that's what it has come to then fine-I love sex and violence. LMAO
Bryson
2012-07-08 23:04:12
 @Lost Ones I've seen this topic far too many times on this thread. Kevin Love is Minny's KD. He is their franchise player. They will not trade him. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:04:28
 @Jameswade99 you got 19 points now...sometimes browsers mess up and show you 0
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:05:09
 @Bryson  1st: he is not there franchise player that is rubio  2nd: they tried trading him twice he hasn't forgotten that 3rd: him and russ is close friends.
Jameswade99
2012-07-08 23:05:24
@OBoymuzik Much better than zero. Thanks to whomever liked whatever I said.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:06:29
 @Lost Ones God no, not both.  Ibaka nad Perk
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:07:04
 @Bryson   @Lost Ones Not even close.  KD loves it here, always has, Love is basically begging to get out of tehre
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:08:14
 @K-Dagger Plainview you guys and your unrealistic trades smh.. perk  and harden is more realistic 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:08:50
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @Lost Ones Ibaka and Perk wouldn't do it...Love is so good that i would do Harden and Perk...play serge at the 5
gnaygg
2012-07-08 23:10:18
 @OBoymuzik  @K-Dagger Plainview  @Lost Ones No no no no Ibaka + Maynor + Hayward.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:10:36
 @gnaygg  @K-Dagger Plainview  @Lost Ones lolz
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:10:56
Lazar+PJII+ Maynor for Lebron!!!!!
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:12:22
 @OBoymuzik #dailythundertrades
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:12:37
if that dwight deal goes down im building rob a statue of love.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:13:27
 @Lost Ones we should just trade everyone besides KD, Russ, Harden and recreate the 2012 Team USA
gnaygg
2012-07-08 23:13:28
 @OBoymuzik PJII = PJIII's dad?
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:14:01
 @gnaygg yeah we're keeping PJIII
thunderatom
2012-07-08 23:14:19
 @OBoymuzik  @gnaygg that's a good trade. 
El Prez
2012-07-08 23:14:54
 @Jameswade99  @El James--it can't all be x's and o's on here. The occasional well time comment of erotica can kick start your onscreen personna in the blink of an eye. I was floundering on here until I made some comments on Kate Upton and Anne Hathaway. Turn your character loose on here. Mingle with the sick fuckers.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:15:32
 @OBoymuzik fuck it why not just get 90s mj while we at it
gnaygg
2012-07-08 23:16:14
 @OBoymuzik I wonder what we can get for PJI?
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:18:27
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones Ditching Harden BBIQ would be a grave mistake.  He will win many games for us in the future due mainly from his acumen and craft
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:18:45
Chris Palmer: Dwight Howard and Deron Williams as teammates would be almost unfair.    Really? if Brooklyn gets Dwight are they better than the Pacers this year?
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 23:19:35
 @OBoymuzik Chris Palmer also thinks Russ is a better player than Durant and thinks the Dream Team would lose to the current US team. 
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:19:47
 @OBoymuzik Palmer is a poormans Skip Bayless.  proven top be stupider and incpable of being taken seriously  
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:20:24
 @Jooseppi  @OBoymuzik And, lest we forget, Plamer did a comparison just last year of Blake and KD and deduced taht Blake was a better player
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:20:55
 @OBoymuzik ABSOLUTELY they have dwill, dwight  jj and gerald wallace,  thats really good defense and offense against miami
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:21:11
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik didnt happen in the playoffs
thunderatom
2012-07-08 23:21:43
 @Jooseppi  @OBoymuzik i thought that was bucher that thought russ i better than durant? 
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:22:07
 @Lost Ones  @OBoymuzik Theyre keepin Wallace?  Whats their bench look like?
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:23:37
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik trash, same as miamis
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 23:25:02
 @thunderatom   @OBoymuzik Idiocy is contagious. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:25:30
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @Lost Ones i think DWill is a little overrated
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:26:28
 @OBoymuzik  @K-Dagger Plainview i do too but with dwight....... man oh man.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:26:32
Nets vs Magic in summer league tomorrow tho
Jooseppi
2012-07-08 23:26:35
 @OBoymuzik They are better than Indy with Howard, but I think Indy massively overachieved this season anyway. 
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:28:02
 @Jooseppi i just think theyll do about what indy did last year...they might be better than the Celtics, most likely better than the Knicks...but i don't think theyll contend their first year together
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:28:16
 @OBoymuzik ‏@AlexKennedyNBAThe Orlando Summer League gets underway tomorrow at 11 a.m. The first game on the schedule? Nets vs. Magic. You can't make this stuff up.
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:28:52
 @OBoymuzik  @Jooseppi man.. listen.. we talking about dwight howard not hibbert.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:29:45
 @Lost Ones  @AlexKennedyNBAThe yeah thats where i saw it lol
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:30:59
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi you think theyll contend in 2012-13?
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:31:04
@AlexKennedyNBA MarShon Brooks, just show up to the gym tomorrow at 11 a.m. and we'll let you know which jersey to put on.
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:31:18
 @Lost Ones  @Jooseppi and contend in the east is really the top 2 teams and maybe not even that
kdub
2012-07-08 23:34:31
@K-Dagger Plainview @Old Man Game I have to agree!
thunderatom
2012-07-08 23:38:19
chris palmer ‏@ESPNChrisPalmer If Howard gets traded just imagine Nets vs. Heat.  lol. this guy. 
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:39:09
 @thunderatom   @ESPNChrisPalmer yea he's a troll
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:44:52
 @thunderatom   @ESPNChrisPalmer lol 60% of his tweets were about the lakers during the 2012 finals
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-08 23:51:33
 @Lost Ones  @OBoymuzik Um, hes 22 and a third option.  What about "future" do you not understand
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:52:04
 @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik you talking potential
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:57:15
Gilbert must really hate lebron HAHAHA
OBoymuzik
2012-07-08 23:57:33
 @Lost Ones whatd he say now
Lost Ones
2012-07-08 23:58:28
 @OBoymuzik nothing, he has no point to be in the trade
Bryson
2012-07-08 23:58:29
 @OBoymuzik  @Lost Ones Guaranteed the Cavs would win a championship before LeBron got his 2nd ring. 
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-09 00:03:23
 @Jameswade99  @El  If you're not seeing any points--or just the automatic first 5--you might try signing out and back in.  I show 19 for you at the moment.  El Prez is right about turning your character loose, but there is such a thing as too loose!  I think we might, for example, know way more about El Prez than anyone should. 
justin_mia
2012-07-09 00:12:10
 @Lost Ones  @Bryson  OK so the top ten MVP candidate is not the franchise player, the overrated can't shoot PG who blew out his knee is the franchise player?  Gotcha.
justin_mia
2012-07-09 00:12:43
 @Lost Ones  @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik Harden singlehandedly won a game in the playoffs
OBoymuzik
2012-07-09 00:17:43
 @justin_mia  @Lost Ones  @Bryson  don't talk about rubio like that (even though its true)
loplopol
2012-07-09 00:32:30
 @justin_mia  @Lost Ones  @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik I wouldn't say single-handedly. I mean one of his shots was a two handed dunk!   go ahead and boo me. I know that was bad..
ThunderChick2010
2012-07-09 00:33:08
 @loplopol  @justin_mia  @Lost Ones  @K-Dagger Plainview  @OBoymuzik  boo
koolcrud
2012-07-09 02:38:04
 @Lost Ones Did you start watching in the Finals? There were a few series before that, you should try to catch them on NBATV reruns.
thunderatom
2012-07-09 05:52:41
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=UwGwVUjdym8&NR=1hahah this is new to me. ten minutes with russell and kd.  
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 06:13:31
Would this alieviate Serges departure if we dont get a PF in return?   Mike Monroe: #Spurs DeJuan Blair doubts he'll be with team next season, might prefer change of scene. http://bit.ly/NB2pJA about 5 hours ago Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz207fq3k00
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 06:34:57
 @OBoymuzik  @thunderatom I thought it was more like 85. I bet hes worse in person
Old Man Game
2012-07-09 07:16:45
Reggie Jackson ‏@MiniT21 "Tryna remember the last time I woke up at 7am... Hmmm "   This bothers me. I can't say why because if a guy works hard when he is awake then it shouldn't matter that his hours are different than the average person. It makes him seem lazy to read that though.   
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 07:19:28
 @Old Man Game  @MiniT21 This might fall under "hyper-scrutiny."
Old Man Game
2012-07-09 07:25:49
 @K-Dagger Plainview maybe so.
anonymous12345
2012-07-09 07:37:04
 @Old Man Game  Eh, NBA players don't have a normal sleep schedule.  They usually nap before games to conserve energy and then probably don't get home until 1 or 2 am.  And thats not even taking into account the amount of traveling they do that can throw off their internal body clock.  I can understand it taking a few weeks for a player in the offseason to get back on a regular schedule
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 07:50:09
http://blog.newsok.com/thunderrumblings/2012/07/09/crunching-cole-aldrichs-minutes/
anonymous12345
2012-07-09 07:50:33
 @K-Dagger Plainview  Everybody at ESPN is worse in person, because they're all bad people.
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 08:06:48
Haha   Scott Schroeder: Why wouldn't I write an 1,164 word preview on Monday's Summer League schedule? http://sbn.to/MdhYpy 3 minutes ago Read more: http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html#ixzz2088rgaHU
K-Dagger Plainview
2012-07-09 08:08:03
On the Oklahoma City side of the ball, we'll single out Latavious Williams as the player to watch on Monday afternoon. Williams was the first player to go straight from high school to the D-League, ended up getting drafted by the Thunder and then played this past season overseas. The Thunder own his rights until they sign him and, if he shows he's sufficiently improved over the course of the week, there's a chance that time could come this fall.
Chris Lori
2012-10-23 06:44:58
The all-tournament teams at the 2002 and 2006 FIBA World Championships, respectively held in Indianapolis and Japan, demonstrate the globalization of the game equally dramatically. Only one member of either team was American, namely Carmelo Anthony in 2006. The 2002 team featured Nowitzki, Ginobili, Yao, Peja Stojakovic of Yugoslavia (now of Serbia), and Pero Cameron of New Zealand. Ginobili also made the 2006 team; the other members were Anthony, Gasol, his Spanish teammate Jorge Garbajosa and Theodoros Papaloukas of Greece. The only players on either team to never have joined the NBA are Cameron and Papaloukas.