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Post#81 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:30 pm

I know its hard to speculate w/o seeing if he takes a leap in a different offense but what do you think Ferg gets in terms of an extension or offers in restricted free agency. I'm afraid of overpaying him under a wrong headed belief he's part of our new young core.
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Post#82 » by slick_watts » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 pm

thekaoswithin wrote:Any chance we can flip Schroder at the deadline to a contender looking for firepower? MIL, maybe?


i do not think so. he has to wait for next summer imo.
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Post#83 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm

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thekaoswithin wrote:Any chance we can flip Schroder at the deadline to a contender looking for firepower? MIL, maybe?


i do not think so. he has to wait for next summer imo.


Supposedly they were close to a deal to ship him to Sacto but nixed it over the Kings wanting Ferguson also.

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Post#84 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Guess the fact that SGA has the same agent as Westbrook will help him a bit in the beginning.
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Post#85 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:37 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Chris Paul is still beloved by much of the Oklahoma City NBA fanbase (although kicking Serge in the calf in that series a few years back did a lot of damage to his rep here). I know he doesn't want to be here but he's going to get a warm reception all the same. I expect the team to milk this for all its worth. Look for features on the Thunder broadcast about how Chris basically invented the NBA in OKC.



Yeah I already found this random twitter dude basically buying in already. 8-)
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Post#86 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 pm

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Old Man Game wrote:Chris Paul is still beloved by much of the Oklahoma City NBA fanbase (although kicking Serge in the calf in that series a few years back did a lot of damage to his rep here). I know he doesn't want to be here but he's going to get a warm reception all the same. I expect the team to milk this for all its worth. Look for features on the Thunder broadcast about how Chris basically invented the NBA in OKC.



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Dude, I'm telling you, this is just the start. The first game in OKC they're going to cheer for him like he won a title here.
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Post#87 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 pm

Oh well this season is going to be very interesting. We were stuck being a relevant team that couldn't win anything.
Now everything can happen. Hope we will move the right pieces at the right time. We will need to get lucky (no injury for CP3/Gallo please) and develop SGA the best we can.
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Post#88 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:40 pm

C'mon now. Don't just b#llsh$t people.

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Post#89 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:43 pm

A lot can happen between now and December/trade deadline. Imagine if a guy like Mike Conley gets a serious injury (I like the guy so I wish it won't happen but whatever), wouldn't the Jazz be willing to trade for CP3? They are almost all in with a very good team.
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Post#90 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 pm

Old Man Game wrote:C'mon now. Don't just b#llsh$t people.

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He's doing Presti dirty job. But that's stupid because no other GM is going to believe this while some stupid fans are already crying because we may make the playoffs.
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Post#91 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 pm

I still wouldn't mind if we acquire another young prospect to develop this season.
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Post#92 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:47 pm

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He's doing Presti dirty job. But that's stupid because no other GM is going to believe this while some stupid fans are already crying because we may make the playoffs.


Royce got himself a nice little career doing Presti's dirty work so I definitely don't expect him to stop now.
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Post#93 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:50 pm

Old Man Game wrote:I know its hard to speculate w/o seeing if he takes a leap in a different offense but what do you think Ferg gets in terms of an extension or offers in restricted free agency. I'm afraid of overpaying him under a wrong headed belief he's part of our new young core.

I can't remember the exact number but I remember hearing what we offered grant before the start of 2017-18 season and it was something ridiculously cheap, maybe $3-4 million a year. Truthfully, its probably not in Ferg's best interest to sign an early extension.
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Post#94 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:52 pm

Please tank hard enough and in time to get this guy.

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Post#95 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:52 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:I still wouldn't mind if we acquire another young prospect to develop this season.


that's what I want the most. Gallo (or Adams) and a first for a very good young prospect would be ideal.
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Post#96 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:
Old Man Game wrote:I know its hard to speculate w/o seeing if he takes a leap in a different offense but what do you think Ferg gets in terms of an extension or offers in restricted free agency. I'm afraid of overpaying him under a wrong headed belief he's part of our new young core.

I can't remember the exact number but I remember hearing what we offered grant before the start of 2017-18 season and it was something ridiculously cheap, maybe $3-4 million a year. Truthfully, its probably not in Ferg's best interest to sign an early extension.

I wonder if Presti finds it easier to let dudes walk now that he's not trying to actually contend.
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Post#97 » by Dadouv47 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:01 pm

Old Man Game wrote:Please tank hard enough and in time to get this guy.

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that's the guy we will get with the Houston pick?
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Re: Thunder Offseason Thread Part Deux: Rebuild 

Post#98 » by ThunderBolt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:02 pm

Old Man Game wrote:
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Old Man Game wrote:I know its hard to speculate w/o seeing if he takes a leap in a different offense but what do you think Ferg gets in terms of an extension or offers in restricted free agency. I'm afraid of overpaying him under a wrong headed belief he's part of our new young core.

I can't remember the exact number but I remember hearing what we offered grant before the start of 2017-18 season and it was something ridiculously cheap, maybe $3-4 million a year. Truthfully, its probably not in Ferg's best interest to sign an early extension.

I wonder if Presti finds it easier to let dudes walk now that he's not trying to actually contend.

I think Ferguson seems like the kind of guy that Presti will over invest in trying to make better than he actually is.
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Re: Thunder Offseason Thread Part Deux: Rebuild 

Post#99 » by oreojenkins » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:09 pm

It was going to be interesting to me to see who was announced last in lineups before it became likely CP3 was staying. I would've guessed SGA first and Adams last. Now CP3 is going last for sure. Not that it matters at all.
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Post#100 » by Old Man Game » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 pm

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Old Man Game wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:I can't remember the exact number but I remember hearing what we offered grant before the start of 2017-18 season and it was something ridiculously cheap, maybe $3-4 million a year. Truthfully, its probably not in Ferg's best interest to sign an early extension.

I wonder if Presti finds it easier to let dudes walk now that he's not trying to actually contend.

I think Ferguson seems like the kind of guy that Presti will over invest in trying to make better than he actually is.


I worry that too. I do think having Paul here is going to help him quite a bit.

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