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Old 01-07-2009, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Oklahoma City Deals Petro and Second for Atkins and First

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I don't mind but if Atkins expects tons of playing time I don't think he'll get it here.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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I don't mind but if Atkins expects tons of playing time I don't think he'll get it here.

Petro was dead weight at the end of the bench. When rumors surfaced last week that Denver was talking To OKC about a big, the speculation was Weezy, Smith or Collison.

Presti turns a huge draft mistake in to another 1st round pick and a veteran back-up point guard that will free the Thunder to now move Watson.

Watch for more trade action as Presti continues to shop Smith, Watson and Weezy.
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Petro was dead weight at the end of the bench. When rumors surfaced last week that Denver was talking To OKC about a big, the speculation was Weezy, Smith or Collison.

Presti turns a huge draft mistake in to another 1st round pick and a veteran back-up point guard that will free the Thunder to now move Watson.

Watch for more trade action as Presti continues to shop Smith, Watson and Weezy.
I hope so. What do you think he'll look to get, more draft picks or players?
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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I hope so. What do you think he'll look to get, more draft picks or players?


I think with the addition of Krstic, Presti has the young players he want's at the 1, 3 and 5, with Jeff Green able to play the 3 or 4. I think ideally what we would like to do is add a veteran stud shooting guard and then draft Blake Griffin at the 4.

Here's a little blurb from Mark Stien of ESPN.com...

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Earl Watson looks like the next veteran in line to be dealt away in Oklahoma City -- ahead of big men Chris Wilcox, Nick Collison and Joe Smith -- after the departure of Johan Petro and the arrival of Chucky Atkins from Denver to serve as veteran insurance for rookie guard Russell Westbrook.

But the real sport in OKC will be tracking the Thunder's use of one or two (or three?) of the five first-round picks racked up by general manager Sam Presti in the next two drafts. With three first-rounders in June, two more in the 2010 draft and plenty of cap space, Presti is swimming in two of the NBA's most valuable forms of currency and thus figures to earn an invite into numerous trade discussions around the league in the coming months. That could help the Thunder land the quality veteran they need to lead Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

Let's face it: Landing a marquee talent via free agency would be a lot tougher for the starting-over Thunder, no matter how much cap space they have. By contrast, stockpiling numerous draft picks to go with their low payroll sets them up to be a prime trade destination, if not a free-agent hot spot.
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I think with the addition of Krstic, Presti has the young players he want's at the 1, 3 and 5, with Jeff Green able to play the 3 or 4. I think ideally what we would like to do is add a veteran stud shooting guard and then draft Blake Griffin at the 4.

Here's a little blurb from Mark Stien of ESPN.com...
What picks do we have 2010?
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What picks do we have 2010?

Our own and the Suns from this deal→July 20, 2007 Used $8 million of the trade exception netted from the Lewis trade to acquire Kurt Thomas and two first-round picks from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a second-round pick.
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