20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News

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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#621 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 6, 2021 1:47 am

ThunderBolt wrote:Toronto I think we may catch. Orlando seems like they’ll come crashing back down to earth but Clifford gets his guy to compete. Washington just sucks.


In April, the wizards play:

Orlando
Sacramento
Detroit
OKC (X2)
Cleveland (X2)
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#622 » by Dadouv47 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 1:57 am

jake_swivel wrote:
ThunderBolt wrote:Toronto I think we may catch. Orlando seems like they’ll come crashing back down to earth but Clifford gets his guy to compete. Washington just sucks.


In April, the wizards play:

Orlando
Sacramento
Detroit
OKC (X2)
Cleveland (X2)


Yeah Washington is really easy but they need Beal back ASAP...they are already bad enough with him so without him.... :banghead:

Hachimura injured as well. Doesn't help.
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Post#623 » by Dadouv47 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:02 am

I hope SGA doesn't play anymore this season but I think they will play him. Well it sucks that he only played 35 games this season but I don't think +/-15 more games will change that much for his development.

We are tied with the 7th worst record and we have a legit chance for the 6th worst record...which would give us a little bit less than 40% at a top 4 pick (and to get a better pick in worst case scenario, which could be helpful if we don't get lucky)
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Post#624 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:18 am

I don’t remember if it was this thread, but I wondered whether the coaching staff would work with Poku on changing his shot mechanics in the offseason. Welp, they already did. His release point used to be lower and way in front of his body. Now it’s higher and in front of his head.

So yeah. Thats a big thing for a 7 footer. It’s allowed him to slow down a tad while while making his shot harder to block. Seems to have improved the arc, too.

Mid-damn-season.

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Post#625 » by Old Man Game » Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:24 am

jake_swivel wrote:I don’t remember if it was this thread, but I wondered whether the coaching staff would work with Poku on changing his shot mechanics in the offseason. Welp, they already did. His release point used to be lower and way in front of his body. Now it’s higher and in front of his head.

So yeah. Thats a big thing for a 7 footer. It’s allowed him to slow down a tad while while making his shot harder to block. Seems to have improved the arc, too.

Mid-damn-season.

I knew I wasn't imagining that. Still feel like the base isn't great. He does that sort of full body dry heave movement that lots of streaky shooters do. Almost looks like he is recruiting his abs to get enough momentum to fling it.



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Post#626 » by jake_swivel » Tue Apr 6, 2021 1:33 pm

Old Man Game wrote:I knew I wasn't imagining that. Still feel like the base isn't great. He does that sort of full body dry heave movement that lots of streaky shooters do. Almost looks like he is recruiting his abs to get enough momentum to fling it.


Yup, he still brings it down to his waist when he catches it which takes time. He’s gotta get stronger.
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Post#627 » by Dadouv47 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:40 pm

I'm still far from thinking that Poku is a lock to become a very good NBA player (I'm skeptical about his ability to stay healthy) but now I can see why Presti decided to trade two FRPs to gamble on him...his ceiling is indeed pretty high.
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#628 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:06 pm

I’ll be irrationally excited to see what he looks like with a full off season of work and strength training.
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Post#629 » by thedoppelganger » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:00 pm

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Useful tool to see what our odds look like at Top 1/Top 5 factoring in all possibilities of our picks. This assumes we finish in 7th it looks like? But finishing at 5th or 6th worst seems most likely
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Post#630 » by Fischella » Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:59 pm

Gaby Deck signed to a 3 year deal, 6-7 SF/PF, strong, physical, smart, great in transition, limited scorer in the halfcourt but aggressive, team player, can hit corner 3s, kinda ideal modern front court guy
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Post#631 » by Dn4sty » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:23 pm

Why would you sign a 26 year old that is a complimentary piece if you are taking the long road to a rebuild?

I guess I’m trying to ask if we should/could draw any insight as to what’s next for OKC from something like this
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Post#632 » by jake_swivel » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:32 pm

Dn4sty wrote:Why would you sign a 26 year old that is a complimentary piece if you are taking the long road to a rebuild?

I guess I’m trying to ask if we should/could draw any insight as to what’s next for OKC from something like this


They need some dudes that aren’t straight from the womb so it’s not like a kindergarten class.


Got strong andres nocioni vibes from his highlights:

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Post#633 » by jake_swivel » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:34 pm

ThunderBolt wrote:I’ll be irrationally excited to see what he looks like with a full off season of work and strength training.


Did you see the barely missed dunk where he took off from a few feet from the free throw line and tried to dunk over a dude? It was shocking and VERY close to going in. And I think it clanked off the back iron, not the front. I didn’t think he had that in him.
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#634 » by Woerzboerg » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:37 pm

Dn4sty wrote:Why would you sign a 26 year old that is a complimentary piece if you are taking the long road to a rebuild?

I guess I’m trying to ask if we should/could draw any insight as to what’s next for OKC from something like this


Seems like Presti wants to go for the play-in tournament next season and is collecting role players for this.
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Post#635 » by Devilanche » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:46 pm

Dn4sty wrote:Why would you sign a 26 year old that is a complimentary piece if you are taking the long road to a rebuild?

I guess I’m trying to ask if we should/could draw any insight as to what’s next for OKC from something like this

Next 2 years unguaranteed ? I guess we want to be sure we are tanking this season and if he pays off that’s another Kenrich like contract .

Would have preferred a 21 years old player to take a chance on though.

Garuba is on his current team though ...
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Post#636 » by jake_swivel » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:47 pm

Woerzboerg wrote:Seems like Presti wants to go for the play-in tournament next season and is collecting role players for this.


I know some don’t think they’ll be in the running for the playoffs next year, but I think they absolutely can if that’s the goal. Just don’t know if that’s what they want. One consideration is that I think Atlanta gets the first round pick if OKC makes the playoffs.
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#637 » by Devilanche » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:49 pm

Do we even have a roster spot ?
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Post#638 » by Devilanche » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:58 pm

Something that I saw on Reddit that looks interesting .

Who is the 5th guy ...
https://www.reddit.com/r/Thunder/comments/mn2vf5/who_is_the_mysterious_fifth_player_in_this_photo/
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#639 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Apr 8, 2021 11:44 pm

Devilanche wrote:Something that I saw on Reddit that looks interesting .

Who is the 5th guy ...
https://www.reddit.com/r/Thunder/comments/mn2vf5/who_is_the_mysterious_fifth_player_in_this_photo/

The fact that this leaks to the internet is amazing.
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Re: 20-21 OKC Thunder Regular Season News 

Post#640 » by thedoppelganger » Fri Apr 9, 2021 2:42 am

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Between this and Deck, I’m very curious what the roster is going to look like next year. We already seem to be running out of spots factoring in the number of draft picks

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