The grand design- same old or new?

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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#141 » by Dn4sty » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:04 pm

jambalaya wrote:NBA says they want a massive increase in next national TV contracts. NFL just got theirs. NBA may not be as successful but they will probably still get at least a pretty good increase.

With current contract running to summer 2025, it would be massively helpful to sign long term deals in summer 2023 and 2024 before the salaries also balloon. That will be right timing for 2nd contracts of 2021 and 2022 draftees (after 4th yr or 3rd by extension) and the 2020 draftees and Dort, Brown. Some but not much advantage with SGA and some others to be re-signed soon

I would rather not pay rookie contracts in summer 2025 or after, or new deals for role players or especially stars. So assemble the entire team by summer 2024 or trade deadline 2025. If they maximize this time strategy, they will probably be able to afford 3 stars after 2025, or 5 good or better starters and maybe a good / deep bench too. Move distant future draft assets forward if possible at a reasonable cost.


We need to find someone with some bum ankles to get signed at a discount before the spike hits.

Seriously though man, this is such good info
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#142 » by jambalaya » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:12 pm

Thank you.
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#143 » by cjmcallist » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:25 pm

Dn4sty wrote:
jambalaya wrote:NBA says they want a massive increase in next national TV contracts. NFL just got theirs. NBA may not be as successful but they will probably still get at least a pretty good increase.

With current contract running to summer 2025, it would be massively helpful to sign long term deals in summer 2023 and 2024 before the salaries also balloon. That will be right timing for 2nd contracts of 2021 and 2022 draftees (after 4th yr or 3rd by extension) and the 2020 draftees and Dort, Brown. Some but not much advantage with SGA and some others to be re-signed soon

I would rather not pay rookie contracts in summer 2025 or after, or new deals for role players or especially stars. So assemble the entire team by summer 2024 or trade deadline 2025. If they maximize this time strategy, they will probably be able to afford 3 stars after 2025, or 5 good or better starters and maybe a good / deep bench too. Move distant future draft assets forward if possible at a reasonable cost.


We need to find someone with some bum ankles to get signed at a discount before the spike hits.

Seriously though man, this is such good info

Agree, this is really good foresight. Wait - are you Rob Hennigan? :lol:

So, how should we be thinking about this?

Are we:
1) accumulating rookie talent right now,
2) targeting cap space (contracts that expire) the summer of 2024
3) plan on paying the tax starting in 2025/26
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#144 » by jambalaya » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:22 pm

Cap space could be used in 2023 or 2024. Need to decide what to go for with that tool. Position / role. Shooting, getting to line, interior defense. 2 way guys.
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#145 » by jambalaya » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:38 pm

I have a fair amount of Thunder content at my Twitter handle the last few days, if interested.

https://mobile.twitter.com/bballstrategy

Including talk today about SGA Dort Williams probably with Roby and an unknown 5th. With a center, Bazley or Jerome? Test and figure it out.
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#146 » by SharoneWright » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:19 am

TSN segment on Dort:

Is anyone here a marine biologist?
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Post#147 » by jambalaya » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:16 pm

Thanks for video link.


Dort has on average shot /scored poorly for last 2 months.

Defensive effort is strong but results on average may not be that good. The bigger the guy the better they score on him. The numbers suggest they have pretty much given up using him on SFs.

Is he better than season? Debatable. In some ways. But not overall on BPM or LA-RAPM.


If he plays SG, I more and more think SGA should play SF. Next to Jerome or a new PG. Either that or Dort to the bench unit.
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Re: The grand design- same old or new? 

Post#148 » by jambalaya » Wed Apr 7, 2021 1:11 am

Thunder are less than a tenth of a point per 100 possessions. from worst SRS in league. Yes the tank facilitating outages are contributing but they are bad and will likely get worse before better. Long, long way to neutral SRS and even longer to good or better.

Offense was never good and defense is plummeting. Beyond average for season now and way below recently. Tendency out there to focus on the good and ignore the bad but they are both real.

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