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Interminator 05-29-2009 09:03 AM

Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
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Most teams we’ve spoken to in Chicago are indicating that they believe Oklahoma City is indeed leaning towards picking Harden. They also believe the Thunder are not enamored with Rubio at all, as they are committed to developing Russell Westbrook at his natural position—point guard.
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...-Edition-3235/

I dont think Russell Westbrook will ever be a good NBA PG in context, but he can be a solid player with James Harden in the backcourt capable of handling the ball as well.

Does anybody else believe Harden is a left handed Brandon Roy?:confusedshrug:

Thats been the consensus comparison about Harden so far, extremely polished high IQ player btw.

ChuckOakley 05-29-2009 09:09 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
I think they'll take Aaron Jackson
:lol

Interminator 05-29-2009 09:13 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
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Originally Posted by ChuckOakley
I think they'll take Aaron Jackson
:lol

You were saving that one up, huh?:oldlol:

takeittothehoop 05-29-2009 09:15 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChuckOakley
I think they'll take Aaron Jackson
:lol


Good one, :lol

Grinder 05-29-2009 09:55 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
There's an NBA draft forum.

Valliant13 05-29-2009 10:03 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
The 3rd pick seems too high for him, but he's a perfect backcourt mate for Westbrook: someone who can take over a lot of the ballhandling and play making duties. If he measures out at close to a legit 6'5 with good length (though I personal expect 6'3 1/2-6'4 is more likely) with improved athleticism now that he's dropped the baby I would fully endorse it. Otherwise I'd trade down and take him him with the 5-7th pick and maybe get solid backup big in the process.

No matter what he's a great, unselfish, character guy that naturally has the mentality of a complimentary player...so he makes a near ideal 3rd option glue guy on a team like Oklahoma.

Jesus, if they can pick up a legit big that can play in the post they could be a very scary team soon.

JtotheIzzo 05-29-2009 11:50 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
Harden is a bust waiting to happen.

BigTicket 05-29-2009 11:59 AM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
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Originally Posted by Valliant13
The 3rd pick seems too high for him, but he's a perfect backcourt mate for Westbrook: someone who can take over a lot of the ballhandling and play making duties. If he measures out at close to a legit 6'5 with good length (though I personal expect 6'3 1/2-6'4 is more likely) with improved athleticism now that he's dropped the baby I would fully endorse it. Otherwise I'd trade down and take him him with the 5-7th pick and maybe get solid backup big in the process.

No matter what he's a great, unselfish, character guy that naturally has the mentality of a complimentary player...so he makes a near ideal 3rd option glue guy on a team like Oklahoma.

Jesus, if they can pick up a legit big that can play in the post they could be a very scary team soon.


The measurements are in, he's 6'4 barefoot with a 6'10 wingspan.

wang4three 05-29-2009 12:00 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
Damn, I really like Thabo. He was playing well for them.

crisoner 05-29-2009 12:49 PM

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Repping for the Sonics fans one time

HaNdLe ThE RoCk 05-29-2009 01:08 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
That means Rubio/Thabeet is dropping to the Kings

Sonics4Life 05-29-2009 01:52 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
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Originally Posted by crisoner


Repping for the Sonics fans one time


Rep till death.

Sonics fans pay tribute to our lost team:

PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOWrpbUWi_s
— featuring Big Lo, Softy and and the Sonics Dance Team.

PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyzmbCX_m7E
— featuring former Sonics center Zaid Abdul-Aziz (Don Smith) and Sonics legend Slick Watts with former UW star Donald Watts.

bagelred 05-29-2009 01:55 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
So after "losing" the nba draft, the kings might end up with Rubio after all. Strange.

I guess Rubio and Udrih will be battling for playing time........


PAUSE


:roll: :roll: Just kidding.....Udrih sucks......

bigkingsfan 05-29-2009 01:57 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
Boner time.

Sonics4Life 05-29-2009 01:57 PM

Re: Thunder Likely To Select James Harden At #3
 
www.cursethethunder.com

www.benditlikebennett.com

www.sonicscentral.com

:cheers:


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