***Official 2016/17 Oklahoma City Thunder Regular Season Thread***

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  1. #3501
    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    Recency/confirmation bias ftw, but man, Wilson Chandler would help the Thunder.

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    I really wonder if we do anything. To be honest if we do it now we have no amo to make any off season moves of significance. There is another salary cap bump comimg and we may hold out to see if we can get the right person. We just now got Cam back plus Dipo. Our rookies and new players are just getting going. Need to see how they all pan out to know who we are willing to give up in a trade too.

  2. #3502
    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    I really wonder if we do anything. To be honest if we do it now we have no amo to make any off season moves of significance. There is another salary cap bump comimg and we may hold out to see if we can get the right person. We just now got Cam back plus Dipo. Our rookies and new players are just getting going. Need to see how they all pan out to know who we are willing to give up in a trade too.
    We'd have to make several moves to open up max cap space anyway.

    If there is somebody available that Presti likes I say go ahead and go for it.

    Especially if it's somebody on a rookie deal or a vet with bird rights.

    Even under the best of circumstances free agency is a crap shoot.



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  3. #3503
    Wilson Chandler, Rudy Gay, Paul Millsap...

    When has Thunder fan EVER accurately predicted what move Presti is going to make?
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    Is there any teams under the cap where we can unload Singler?

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    Originally Posted by ourn View Post
    I know the announcers are homers but good god did you just hear them praising Russ for taking that foul so he can **** at the ref and put Denver on the line?
    Reddit did a survey. Out of 30 NBA teams, the Thunder broadcast team was voted 2nd most homerish. The Rockets team with Clyde Drexler was #1.

    Originally Posted by ourn View Post
    How many assists does he have during crunch time? I bet not that many.
    I don't mind Russ hogging the ball during crunch time, but he needs to be taking it to the rim vs shooting threes.

    Originally Posted by Strangers View Post
    Guy is the clear cut MVP of the league over Harden and Lebron.
    Harden has surged ahead recently because he is getting other guys involved. Russ is losing the momentum he built up earlier in the season: http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho....-Russ-doesn-t.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Nothing personal, but I put an end to thend for quoting ****face. Another ignored poster
    I'm really not sure you have any room to be calling KD cupcake anymore.
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  7. #3507
    Harden is going to win if the Rockets stay way ahead of the Der in the standings. Thunder need to be better for Russ to have a chance, there just isn't enough of a statistical difference between the two to overcome that.

    Honestly, neither one should be the MVP. It should be Giannis, who is doing similar things on the offensive end while also being a complete ****ing monster on defense. Gonna be fun to watch him for the next decade.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Is there any teams under the cap where we can unload Singler?
    The Blue won't even take him

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    ***Official 2016/17 Oklahoma City Thunder Regular Season Thread***

    The last MVP winner that their team didn't finish 1 or 2 in east or west was MJ in 1988.

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    Originally Posted by OUEverest View Post
    I'm really not sure you have any room to be calling KD cupcake anymore.
    The irony will be lost on him.

    SVT is the original cupcake. He's been putting people on ignore since he joined the board.

    Somewhere earlier this season is declared he would never post in this thread again.

    So in addition to being a cupcake, he also has no credibility.
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  12. #3512
    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    Recency/confirmation bias ftw, but man, Wilson Chandler would help the Thunder.

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    Been preaching this for a while and he's a much better fit than Gay for this team


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  13. #3513
    Originally Posted by OUMarty View Post
    Been preaching this for a while and he's a much better fit than Gay for this team


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    Per Stein

    Denver engaged in serious talks to acquire Millsap last summer and is known to be interested again, alongside Toronto and Sacramento. (The Nuggets, for the record, are now openly shopping third-year big man Jusuf Nurkic in addition to the widely assumed availability of vets Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler)

  14. #3514
    Well let's hope Presti is talking to them if they are indeed making him available


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    Wonder if Gallinari would be a fit here? I'd prefer Chandler obviously but Gallinari is better than Singler.

  16. #3516
    Woj says Hawks no longer shopping Millsap. Cross him off your list.

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    Who as a wing can we get for 11-12 mil per that's what we have room for

  18. #3518
    Game tonight is one the Thunder needs to win against a competitive Chicago team especially with the team dropping the Bucks and Hornets games already. Butler has been on fire lately so we'll have our hands full and the Thunder always seem to struggle against the Bulls. Here's for hoping for many Westbrook to Adams throw downs tonight my friends.

  19. #3519
    Originally Posted by SoonerTech View Post
    Woj says Hawks no longer shopping Millsap. Cross him off your list.
    Kind of surprised on this I was thinking Atlanta was possibly about to go on for a full on rebuild but I guess their recent play convinced management otherwise.

  20. #3520
    I bet the Hawks were unhappy with the offers and are taking Millsap "off the market" to make the other teams up the ante.

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    Optional("Russell Westbrook, the NBA\'s current Greatest Show on Hardwood, comes to the United Center Monday. www.nba.com/bulls/gameday/its-monday-night-showdown-between-butler-and-westbrook") -- Optional("@SamSmithHoops")
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    Line just went from Thunder -2 to Thunder +2

    I like it

  23. #3523
    Originally Posted by OUEverest View Post
    Line just went from Thunder -2 to Thunder +2

    I like it
    Probably because Butler is under the weather.

    He's going to play but somebody at the arena tweeted that he looks like shit.

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  24. #3524
    Lol

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  25. #3525
    He got Jerami, but how the hell did Presti miss on Jerian Grant?

    A super long point guard.


    Presti dreams of lennnngth like that.

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  26. #3526
    Okay BD, I must admit that I kinda like the "Turkish Tornado."

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    It's heartwarming to see Wade getting superstar treatment from the refs even though he's way past his prime. Westbrook will never get that.

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    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    Probably because Butler is under the weather.

    He's going to play but somebody at the arena tweeted that he looks like shit.

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    The line movement doesn't mean what you think it means.

  29. #3529
    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    Okay BD, I must admit that I kinda like the "Turkish Tornado."

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    But,but--- but---the truth will out !

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    Man, we needed this after the last road stretch.

  31. #3531
    Keep or trade Enes Kanter?

  32. #3532
    Originally Posted by Strangers View Post
    Keep or trade Enes Kanter?
    Man that pendulum is ...

    Dare I say...

    A "Turkish Tornado"

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  33. #3533
    Why does Russ keep shooting 3's he is 1-7? He has shot well other than 3's. do not need them.

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    Originally Posted by SG1 View Post
    Probably because Butler is under the weather.

    He's going to play but somebody at the arena tweeted that he looks like shit.

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    This was obviously true but the line flip went opposite of butler being sick. Wonder why

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    Thunder’s Enes Kanter tries to give referee a technical (VIDEO) http://dlvr.it/N4YLTB
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    Report: Many in NBA believe Kevin Durant would’ve signed with Celtics if Warriors beat Cavaliers in 2016 Finals http://dlvr.it/N4d5v2

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    Originally Posted by SoonerVikeThunder View Post
    Kurt Helin
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    Report: Many in NBA believe Kevin Durant would’ve signed with Celtics if Warriors beat Cavaliers in 2016 Finals http://dlvr.it/N4d5v2
    Cool story Kurt. I wouldn't think so badly of him if he had gone to the celtics. Of course this completely contradicts the narrative that KD didn't know where he was going until the day he made his decision. I would also think more highly of him if he had been upfront with everyone.


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    Originally Posted by Stinger_1066 View Post
    The irony will be lost on him.

    SVT is the original cupcake. He's been putting people on ignore since he joined the board.

    Somewhere earlier this season is declared he would never post in this thread again.

    So in addition to being a cupcake, he also has no credibility.
    That would be post #803

    And "original cupcake"...
    *snickers*
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    Originally Posted by waynepayne View Post
    That would be post #803

    And "original cupcake"...
    *snickers*
    He's our OC.

    *skittles*

  42. #3542
    Originally Posted by Strangers View Post
    Keep or trade Enes Kanter?
    This is a 100% off-season trade unless Presti pulls a quality SF that makes us a contender out of his ass before April.

  43. #3543
    James Harden is this year's MVP. It's not like he has a bunch of studs playing beside him, but he seems to score or whatever he has to do to win games. 31-9 is pretty ridiculous.

  44. #3544
    Originally Posted by theend View Post
    lol
    7/10


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    How can you not give it to Harden if he leads this Rockets team to a better record than OKC ever had with Durant and Westbrook?
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    Originally Posted by Bear_Jew View Post
    Cool story Kurt. I wouldn't think so badly of him if he had gone to the celtics. Of course this completely contradicts the narrative that KD didn't know where he was going until the day he made his decision. I would also think more highly of him if he had been upfront with everyone.
    Celtics fans hate Durant almost as much as OKC fans.
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    Originally Posted by Tx Sooner View Post
    James Harden is this year's MVP. It's not like he has a bunch of studs playing beside him, but he seems to score or whatever he has to do to win games. 31-9 is pretty ridiculous.
    http://www.landthieves.com/board/sho....-Russ-doesn-t.

  47. #3547
    Harden vs. Westbrook may be one of the closest MVP races we've had in some time if they both keep up their current paces. You have Harden leading Houston team that is currently 2nd in the league in wins vs. Westbrook who is literally averaging a triple double and keeping his team that was decimated by a major superstar leaving in the summer in the hunt for home court in the first round.

    Houston has a much better constructed team around Harden than Westbrook has. People forgot how good Gordon was when healthy and he's their 6th man coming off the bench. Anderson for years has been the model stretch four and somehow he flies under the radar for them as well. To me the real story comes down to the numbers of how the teams look when the two players go off the court and the impact that Russ has for the Thunder is crazy on the load he is carrying. Hopefully with Payne coming back and Kanter coming on strong with the 2nd unit the time with Russ off the court isn't just a disaster as it has been to this point.
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  48. #3548
    Originally Posted by theend View Post
    Don't get me wrong, Harden is having an absolute monster year. His impact and stats are top notch and amazing.
    But as long as the Thunder make the play offs and Westbrook is averaging a triple double, he is getting it. With the way KD left and the position he put the team in playing with a short deck (like having singlar getting minutes and semaj as a backup) he will win it hands down
    I think the consensus now is Harden is leading. It's not like Harden is playing with a 2nd or 3rd superstar. If stats are close, then I think wins becomes the bigger factor. Remember that oddsmakers gave the Thunder a higher win total to start the season. The Thunder are on pace to hit their win total. Houston is playing at a pace that's 15 games better tan the win total. It's a close race. Westbrook' numbers are unbelievable, but Harden's numbers are only a fraction below and he's impacted winning more than Westbrook. This can change of course, but I'm not sure I agree with the idea that the all the Thunder have to do is make the playoffs for him to get the award. Right now it looks like the eight seed might make the playoffs well under .500. I think Westbrook will have to exceed the Thunder's expected win total. But this is fun to watch.

  49. #3549
    Originally Posted by Tx Sooner View Post
    I think the consensus now is Harden is leading. It's not like Harden is playing with a 2nd or 3rd superstar. If stats are close, then I think wins becomes the bigger factor. Remember that oddsmakers gave the Thunder a higher win total to start the season. The Thunder are on pace to hit their win total. Houston is playing at a pace that's 15 games better tan the win total. It's a close race. Westbrook' numbers are unbelievable, but Harden's numbers are only a fraction below and he's impacted winning more than Westbrook. This can change of course, but I'm not sure I agree with the idea that the all the Thunder have to do is make the playoffs for him to get the award. Right now it looks like the eight seed might make the playoffs well under .500. I think Westbrook will have to exceed the Thunder's expected win total. But this is fun to watch.
    The race is extremely close but in my opinion you are greatly undervaluing the talent on that Houston team and like I stated above how well constructed they are. I'm not going to bash Presti too much on construction of the Thunder this season because he's dealing with the aftermath of the events of July 4th which makes where the Thunder currently are all the more impressive. Right now the MVP race is a coin toss imo.

    Thunder play the Grizz tonight at home, in my opinion this is a big one for the Thunder especially after being embarrassed by Memphis. I don't think Memphis is a good match-up for the Thunder but they need to find a way to pull this one out tonight.
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  50. #3550
    Originally Posted by Tx Sooner View Post
    I think the consensus now is Harden is leading. It's not like Harden is playing with a 2nd or 3rd superstar. If stats are close, then I think wins becomes the bigger factor. Remember that oddsmakers gave the Thunder a higher win total to start the season. The Thunder are on pace to hit their win total. Houston is playing at a pace that's 15 games better tan the win total. It's a close race. Westbrook' numbers are unbelievable, but Harden's numbers are only a fraction below and he's impacted winning more than Westbrook. This can change of course, but I'm not sure I agree with the idea that the all the Thunder have to do is make the playoffs for him to get the award. Right now it looks like the eight seed might make the playoffs well under .500. I think Westbrook will have to exceed the Thunder's expected win total. But this is fun to watch.
    The numbers aren't very close, though. Westbrook averages 3 more ppg, 2 more rpg. The 1 more assist per game harden averages doesn't mean much when his competition is averaging a triple double and leads the NBA in scoring. Right now, it is not that close.

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