2021-22 OKC Thunder Regular Season Discussion

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Post#241 » by Woerzboerg » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:19 am

slick_watts wrote:i'm guessing poku and bazley both follow the terrance ferguson trajectory. i'm about 60/40 bazley is out of the league after his rookie deal and 50/50 on poku.


Poku always was extremely boom or bust: outside the league after his rookie-contract or future all-star. Nothing between. I think it's still possible that he becomes a very good player, but surely he can be out of the league very soon.
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Post#242 » by CROklahoma » Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:59 am

Im ok with us completely dropping this season to load up in this draft, but we should start filling our roster and signing some servicable players after this season. Players cant develop good habbits with some extreme busts we have right now on our roster.
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Post#243 » by bbms » Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:07 pm

Player name ----------- Passes received ----------- A/G ----------- A:TO
Jalen Suggs ----------- 211 ---------------------- 3.5 ---------------------- 1.0
Chris Duarte ----------- 187 ---------------------- 2.0 ---------------------- 1.6
Scottie Barnes ----------- 155 ---------------------- 1.3---------------------- 0.38
Davion Mitchell ----------- 127 ---------------------- 3.7 ---------------------- 5.5
Evan Mobley ----------- 124 ---------------------- 2.8 ---------------------- 1.38
Franz Wagner ----------- 108 ---------------------- 2.0 ---------------------- 2.0
Jalen Green ----------- 101 ---------------------- 3.0 ---------------------- 1.8
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Post#244 » by jake_swivel » Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:33 pm

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Kinda wish they'd start Poku in the G-league again instead of playing him 10 minutes a game.
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Post#245 » by getrichordie » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:00 pm

If Bazley doesn’t make a significant jump, I think teams will still kick the tires on him for a few more years.

I think Bazley and Poku are far better than Ferguson ever was, FWIW. Ferguson couldn’t hang mentally, IMO.

Poku is going to be in the league a long time, IMO.
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Post#246 » by bbms » Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:10 pm

I think both of them will hang on the league a lot longer, but I do think Poku has a chance of being one of those max contract players at some point if he figures one thing or two in his game.
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Post#247 » by Mr Thunder Nick » Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:52 pm

It is too early to know which direction Poku will take, but Bazley could become a problem. He seems to have a fragile mentality.
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Post#248 » by Mr Thunder Nick » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:34 am

Bazley startet last night in the 3'quarter against the Warriors to put the game on the loosing street. No more teammates around him.
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Post#249 » by slick_watts » Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:01 pm

shai having a pull-up three now is funny. a couple of years ago his shot took five minutes to come out. shai is is a model giddey should observe when it comes to developing a modern nba scoring repertoire. shai didn't have all tha tmuch more than floaters and push shots his rookie year, either.
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Post#250 » by Woerzboerg » Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:22 pm

Mr Thunder Nick wrote:Bazley startet last night in the 3'quarter against the Warriors to put the game on the loosing street. No more teammates around him.


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Post#251 » by kdthunderup » Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:53 pm

I would be super high on JRE if he had a longer wingspan. Super smart player who can do a bit of everything. His lack of length will unfortunately limit him from being a long term solution at the 5.

I think he can fill the Collison role as the first big off the bench and useful in a lot scenarios.
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Post#252 » by Old Man Game » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:14 am

We thinking championship! Lakers can't hang. You see where this is going. All aboard.
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Post#253 » by acheema0 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:23 am

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?s=20 likely for the best. could use the on ball reps and I think just getting to see his shot fall against lesser competition could help. maybe Jerome plays a bit more now. bad news for the tank though

It's a failure to have to send your #18th pick to the G league (in a very bad/young team). Probably for the best though because Mann needs more confidence and playing time.
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Post#254 » by 1bigfan13 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:56 am

getrichordie wrote:If Bazley doesn’t make a significant jump, I think teams will still kick the tires on him for a few more years.

I think Bazley and Poku are far better than Ferguson ever was, FWIW. Ferguson couldn’t hang mentally, IMO.

Poku is going to be in the league a long time, IMO.


Hopefully I'm proven wrong over time but I just don't see the flash in Poku that Thunder fans claim to see.

I just don't see anything special yet. Obviously he's still young and has plenty of room to grow, so I'm not completely sour on him. But a big part of me still wishes Presti would have used last year's 1st round pick on Desmond Bane. He was one of the top 3 guys who I wanted in that draft class.

Fast forward to the 2021-2022 season.....Bane is efficiently dropping 19 ppg while shooting 48% FG | 41% 3PT | 88% FT%.

We've badly needed shooters for over 4 years now but for whatever reason Presti passes on this guy to roll the dice on a long shot project (Poku).
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Post#255 » by Dadouv47 » Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:15 am

Old Man Game wrote:We thinking championship! Lakers can't hang. You see where this is going. All aboard.


Let's gooooooo

I'm less demanding...I just want to sweep the Clippers in the regular season
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Post#256 » by bbms » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:34 pm

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Post#257 » by slick_watts » Sat Oct 30, 2021 6:45 pm

shai was with luka as by far the most prolific isolation scorers last year. not surprising.
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Post#258 » by Devilanche » Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:35 am

1bigfan13 wrote:
getrichordie wrote:If Bazley doesn’t make a significant jump, I think teams will still kick the tires on him for a few more years.

I think Bazley and Poku are far better than Ferguson ever was, FWIW. Ferguson couldn’t hang mentally, IMO.

Poku is going to be in the league a long time, IMO.


Hopefully I'm proven wrong over time but I just don't see the flash in Poku that Thunder fans claim to see.

I just don't see anything special yet. Obviously he's still young and has plenty of room to grow, so I'm not completely sour on him. But a big part of me still wishes Presti would have used last year's 1st round pick on Desmond Bane. He was one of the top 3 guys who I wanted in that draft class.

Fast forward to the 2021-2022 season.....Bane is efficiently dropping 19 ppg while shooting 48% FG | 41% 3PT | 88% FT%.

We've badly needed shooters for over 4 years now but for whatever reason Presti passes on this guy to roll the dice on a long shot project (Poku).

With the number of picks we do have I hope eventually we do pick more ready players rather than keep going for younger players who just need to develop shooting but never really does .

Probably as soon as next two draft.
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Post#259 » by retrobro90 » Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:57 am

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Old Man Game wrote:We thinking championship! Lakers can't hang. You see where this is going. All aboard.


Let's gooooooo

I'm less demanding...I just want to sweep the Clippers in the regular season


If we win on Monday and Reggie Jackson gets embarrassed I'm gonna dance in the streets
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Post#260 » by getrichordie » Mon Nov 1, 2021 1:25 am

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1bigfan13 wrote:
getrichordie wrote:If Bazley doesn’t make a significant jump, I think teams will still kick the tires on him for a few more years.

I think Bazley and Poku are far better than Ferguson ever was, FWIW. Ferguson couldn’t hang mentally, IMO.

Poku is going to be in the league a long time, IMO.


Hopefully I'm proven wrong over time but I just don't see the flash in Poku that Thunder fans claim to see.

I just don't see anything special yet. Obviously he's still young and has plenty of room to grow, so I'm not completely sour on him. But a big part of me still wishes Presti would have used last year's 1st round pick on Desmond Bane. He was one of the top 3 guys who I wanted in that draft class.

Fast forward to the 2021-2022 season.....Bane is efficiently dropping 19 ppg while shooting 48% FG | 41% 3PT | 88% FT%.

We've badly needed shooters for over 4 years now but for whatever reason Presti passes on this guy to roll the dice on a long shot project (Poku).

With the number of picks we do have I hope eventually we do pick more ready players rather than keep going for younger players who just need to develop shooting but never really does .

Probably as soon as next two draft.


I don't think we need to commit to taking a more ready, or older, player. We should take whoever will compliment Giddey and SGA long-term. Whatever benefits us the best. If that's a guy who has self-creation chops but needs reps, so be it. Of course, we will weigh the likelihood that he develops versus just taking the steady 3&D player, or proven college-rim-protector.

Long story short, we will take whoever gives us the best chance at developing the brightest future.
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