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#1 Jack Lime

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:45 AM


Edited by Urban Raptor, October 23, 2013 - 11:45 AM.

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#2 Ven

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:53 AM

I prefer his prediction on MJ making another comeback.

 

But this scenario is unlikely, mainly cause Durant is still under contract, I doubt even in a bad situation he would demand a trade. All in all this is very different than the Lebron/Miami thing. A ciuoke of years from now the entire NBA landscape is gonna be very different with fading powers and new powers. I've  heard people make the argument that at some point, OKC will have to part with Westbrook in order to keep Durant.



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hes got a good point. Seems like him and Harden are close.

 

Harden, Durant and Howard............wow that is scary



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 12:51 PM

They'll be back in the finals/win one before 2016 I think which will change everything. If not i could definitely see Kevin going to Htown/Brooklyn, and Russ + Love going back home.

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 01:48 PM

I could see Durant heading to NY or BK actually, in reality if OKC doesn't somehow make another Finals appearance, he is gone by the time his contract ends. I doubt Houston will be a destination, plus we have yet to see the actual product on the floor.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 02:31 PM

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Harden, Durant and Howard............wow that is scary

 

Might look good on paper, but a recipe for disaster to me.



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:16 PM

Where is that money coming from for Houston?

 

3 max contracts (Howard, Harden and Durant), I don't see it happening.

 

I do, however, think that Oklahoma started down a road to ruin with the Harden trade.  Said it when it happened and I'll stand by that.



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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:57 PM

Where is that money coming from for Houston?

 

3 max contracts (Howard, Harden and Durant), I don't see it happening.

 

I do, however, think that Oklahoma started down a road to ruin with the Harden trade.  Said it when it happened and I'll stand by that.

 

agreed on all fronts


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 12:04 AM

Houston got lucky with Chandler Parsons. Develop that dude. 



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 01:49 AM

Where is that money coming from for Houston?

 

3 max contracts (Howard, Harden and Durant), I don't see it happening.

 

I do, however, think that Oklahoma started down a road to ruin with the Harden trade.  Said it when it happened and I'll stand by that.

 

Road to ruin? Right after they traded Harden, they were the best team in the league throughout the season based on most advanced stats, but once they lost Westbrook their season was over. Had they had Westbrook, they might have gone all the way.

 

Looking back, they obviously should have kept Harden or done the Bradley Beal for Harden instead of the Kevin Martin deal, which I think was on the table, but hindsight is always 20/20 and it's a bit too easy for us to have an opinion, when we weren't the ones that had to make that decision.

 

Would I have done that particular deal? Probably not, but only because I cant stand Kevin Martin, but given the economic landscape in OKC I had probably tried to move him for something - especially considering his poor performance in the playoffs.



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Yes, road to ruin.

Mark my words, the Thunder have done as well as they will do with this current team they have. In the not too distant future they will look back on the Harden deal as the first step in their decline.

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Posted October 24, 2013 - 10:22 AM

Yes, road to ruin.

Mark my words, the Thunder have done as well as they will do with this current team they have. In the not too distant future they will look back on the Harden deal as the first step in their decline.

If Brook and Durant stay together, they need a Marc Gasol type player and a 2/3 that could hit some threes.

 

 

BTW

 

Pau and Kobe could go there next year and that would be a GREAT team

 

 

But they need that



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 11:48 AM

All conjecture. Pau and Kobe, huh?

The Thunder are in trouble and will not win anything the way they are now. When they disappoint this year, Brooks will be let go and they will then be up against both Westbrook and Durant looking elsewhere.

If they held on to Harden, they would be the favorites to win the whole thing. They made a major league mistake dealing him for nothing.

Should've paid him, started him and moved up from there.

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Posted October 24, 2013 - 05:15 PM

What's funny is they chose ibaka over harden.

The deal was made worse by the draft being so bad and Houston making the playoffs.

In hindsight they couldve easily found an ibaka replacement

It's also funny the chain of events because if they kept harden Howard would likely be a laker right now
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Posted October 24, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Everything works out for a reason though.



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 09:47 PM

All conjecture. Pau and Kobe, huh?

The Thunder are in trouble and will not win anything the way they are now. When they disappoint this year, Brooks will be let go and they will then be up against both Westbrook and Durant looking elsewhere.

If they held on to Harden, they would be the favorites to win the whole thing. They made a major league mistake dealing him for nothing.

Should've paid him, started him and moved up from there.



yes but to them Perkins > Harden :laughing:


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Posted October 24, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Yes, road to ruin.

Mark my words, the Thunder have done as well as they will do with this current team they have. In the not too distant future they will look back on the Harden deal as the first step in their decline.

You may be right. I don't believe it, but who knows.

 

All i'm saying is that they felt they had to make a choice between Ibaka and Harden and with the information they had at the time, it wasn't a bad choice.

 

They had the wing they needed in Durant, the guard they needed in Westbrook and they felt they needed a defensive big more than another wing - who btw was a bit redundant next to Westbrook. They also didn't want to risk losing Harden for nothing in free agency. Unfortunately, they ended up giving him away for nothing, but that was a calculated risk at the time.



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Posted October 25, 2013 - 01:53 AM

What's funny is they chose ibaka over harden.

The deal was made worse by the draft being so bad and Houston making the playoffs.

In hindsight they couldve easily found an ibaka replacement

It's also funny the chain of events because if they kept harden Howard would likely be a laker right now

And its possible they did this with an eye on how to better compete w the lakers when we got Howard (not expecting howard to bolt after season)

After we got shaq teams tried loading up with bigs for defense and extra fouls.

OKC screwed up w hindsight it seems...but i still see them being better than lakers during the next 2-3 years. Better reg season and deeper in playoffs. Now whether they'll be better than houston in 2 years is going to be fun to watch especially w the westbrook beverly feud


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Posted October 25, 2013 - 02:48 AM

OKC have plenty of options these next years and I don't understand why people are talking as if they're irrelevant.

 

I know that they will take a step back this season due to Westbrook's injury and you could see them make a move during the season, but let's not forget that they have Westbrook and Durant - two of the ten best players in the league as well as Serge Ibaka who is also a really good player. They also have two of the best role players in the league in Thabo Sefalosha and Nick Collison.

 

If they needed to they could even try to move one of their "big 3".






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