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Old 05-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

If the Thunder do lose this year to the Spurs or even in the finals what are your expections of them moving forward. Their main core of Durant, Westbrook, Harden and Ibaka are all under 24-25.

They have improved each season they have been in the league with Westbrook developing his game as a top 10 player really this season. Should next year be the time for them to be expected to win it all? With Spurs main guys like Duncan and Manu getting older and them having decisions to make in free-agency with Diaw, Green and even Duncan.

Wade is 30 and not getting any younger, Rose will be pretty much be out most of next year.

Do you expect OKC to be the favourite now if they do add a piece or two in free-agency like a post player or another shooter off the bench?
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

Even with their current core, they are still contenders. Right now if it weren't for the resurgent Spurs, Duncan's fountain of youth and the brilliant Pop, the Thunder would've been the favorites.

Main concern is whether or not they can retain both Harden and Ibaka. Chances are they're gonna ask for more.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

Will they be able to keep Harden?
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

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Will they be able to keep Harden?

Think they will but they won't need to seriously worry until next summer.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

It really depends on what other teams like the Heat and Lakers do. Dallas could make some big moves, too. Next year, though, we'll still have all four of Westbrook, Durant, Harden, and Ibaka. If Ibaka's offensive game improves, and Durant and Westbrook are even better, then I would have to think we'd be the favorites in the West unless the Spurs retain everyone and their big three stay healthy.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

If they keep the four-headed beast of Westbrook,Durant,Ibaka, and Harden, they will make it to the Finals for the next 6-8 years.

They will either play the Nets, or the Heat.


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Will they be able to keep Harden?

They will have to amnesty Perkins and get rid of Cook. Those moves will be done to offer Harden the contract he deserves.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

If they keep their core, stay healthy, and continue filling in pieces here and there, they'll be perennial contenders with at least 2 championships over the next 8 years.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

I think we need to add another bench scorer or two including one frontcourt player who's an offensive threat. Oh, and a better back-up PG. Losing Maynor this year really hurt more than the casual fan would know.

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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

Aside from keeping Harden or Ibaka, their main trouble is not having a low-post scorer imo. They should get a low-post scorer.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

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Aside from keeping Harden or Ibaka, their main trouble is not having a low-post scorer imo. They should get a low-post scorer.

No they don't.

They already have Westbrook, Durant, and Harden who share the ball throught an entire game. Role players such as Ibaka, Mayor, and Sefelosha have the ball for the remaining time. Have a low post threat is the worst thing the Thunder can have because if you are feeding a low post player, that means that the big 3 isn't touching the ball at all. And you clearly don't want that. A tyson Chandler type player is what the Thunder need and they already have that in Perkins.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

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No they don't.

They already have Westbrook, Durant, and Harden who share the ball throught an entire game. Role players such as Ibaka, Mayor, and Sefelosha have the ball for the remaining time. Have a low post threat is the worst thing the Thunder can have because if you are feeding a low post player, that means that the big 3 isn't touching the ball at all. And you clearly don't want that. A tyson Chandler type player is what the Thunder need and they already have that in Perkins.
Let me know when was the last time a team without a low-post scorer won the title...
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

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Let me know when was the last time a team without a low-post scorer won the title...

Last year.

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The Heat and Thunder don't have a low post presence either.

Guess What?

They are both championship level teams.

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Last year.

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You're a proven idiot sir.
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Default Re: Your expections for the Thunder going forward?

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You're a proven idiot sir.

Your saying that the Mavericks had a low post scorer last year?

Do you ****ing watch basketball moron.

Every point Tyson Chandler scored was a wide open pass or alley-oop.

How is that any different then what Perkins does,

You are the dumbest poster I've ever spoken to.

Chandler averaged 8 POINTS IN THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR. HOW IS THAT A LOW POST SCORER IN YOUR RETARDED MIND?



* I'm pretty mad today so I don't have time for retarded people such as yourself who claim that Tyson Chandler is a low post scorer despite not even averaging 10 points a game

I'm just going to put you on ignore since you are clearly the dumbest ****ing person that I have ever spoken to. I mean show some intelligence. Debating with me and saying that Chandler is a low post scorer is the dumbest statement that I have ever heard regarding the NBA.
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Have you ever heard of Dirk Nowitzki?
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