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@  cointurtlemoose : (20 October 2014 - 04:18 AM) I'm liking Kostas' crafty plays.
@  2016Champions : (20 October 2014 - 12:42 AM) Looks like his form improved. A reliable 3pt shot to take away the likes of Ibaka and Aldridge away from the rim could be huge for Harden's drives to the basket, and hopefully also result in more use of the pick and roll between Harden and Dwight.
@  Buckko : (19 October 2014 - 10:32 PM) I think yall will like this http://instagram.com...ideo&modal=true
@  thenit : (15 October 2014 - 12:35 AM) Asik and Davis looks good together
@  thenit : (14 October 2014 - 01:58 PM) I think we have a shot, but we are still behind Washington and OKC.
@  blakecouey : (14 October 2014 - 04:15 AM) He goes to Longhorn football games regularly, have seen him several times. I think we've got a shot, but wouldn't necessarily say we're a favorite to land KD.
@  Losthief : (14 October 2014 - 12:17 AM) the other thing that helps with durant is he likes texas, still goes/visits to UT Austin most summers iirc.
@  Buckko : (13 October 2014 - 10:46 PM) I really like our chances, because even though D.C. is his hometown, harden is his BFF. Dwight/harden/rockets cast>>>>Wall/beal/wizards cast. Plus no income tax.
@  Cooper : (13 October 2014 - 05:23 PM) I think it helps us and the wiz since both could keep there core and add KD but the cap jumping also helps okc since they are so scared of the tax. they can now keep Jackson and add another guy.
@  thenit : (13 October 2014 - 04:27 AM) Until he returns. So still probably end up top 3
@  thenit : (13 October 2014 - 04:27 AM) I think it makes it less likely because teams will get more money from the tv deal. Also he will miss between 12-15 games and they will be above .500
@  Drew in Abilene : (13 October 2014 - 03:26 AM) This may just be wild fantasy, but with Durant's chances of winning a title at least diminished and the cap jumping significantly when he's a free agent, is it fair to say whatever small chance we have of landing him as a FA is a little better?
@  feelingsuper... : (12 October 2014 - 03:52 PM) Getting to the Finals and winning has become a few levels more difficult for the Thunder.
@  feelingsuper... : (12 October 2014 - 03:37 PM) Kevin Durant out for 6 to 8 weeks, fracture in foot.
@  Buckko : (11 October 2014 - 01:40 AM) No, he IS the worst announcer. That's why road games without him can be the best.
@  Dan G : (11 October 2014 - 12:34 AM) I'm with you on Clyde FSS. I loved Clyde as a player but he has got to be the worst announcer ever. I just wish it was Bill and Bullard, or bring back Calvin Murphy.
@  txtdo1411 : (10 October 2014 - 10:40 PM) I am starting to get very excited about our bench. I know it is preseason, but the toughness and grit is inspiring.
@  feelingsuper... : (10 October 2014 - 04:35 PM) Also as a reminder to any of you interested in joining us in the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League be sure to check here http://www.red94.net...ge-2#entry44420
@  feelingsuper... : (10 October 2014 - 04:33 PM) It's nothing, he just knocked knees during practice if I'm not mistaken. If it was the regular season he probably would have played.
@  08huangj : (10 October 2014 - 06:13 AM) He's injured...sorry.

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#1 bboley24

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Despite any shortcomings of Omer's game, his aggressiveness has given me a "HELL YEAH!" and some "WOAH"'s lately.

He chases every rebound even if it's going to our own guys. Playing big minutes too.

He's dunking it every chance he gets!

Confidence through the roof. Omer is turning into an allstar caliber bigman (whatever that's worth now-a-days) right before our eyes.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

He still needs to learn to catch though, our guys should start passing the ball hard at his head, he will learn soon enough that way.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

He still needs to learn to catch though, our guys should start passing the ball hard at his head, he will learn soon enough that way.


Ha Ha. That's one way....I would recommend learning to juggle....it's hand eye coordination he needs.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I agree that it's good to see Omer being more aggressive, but I think it's going to lead to some frustration for us fans. You can see he doesn't quite have the consistency and technique to be able to throw it down every time - that's something that will improve with practice, but until it does we're going to see a lot more blown dunks like the (very spectacular) one late in the Nuggets game last night.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Look at the first quarter of the season and now look at this last month or so... He is dunking every chance he can get!

My gripe, aside from the butterfingers... is his lack of mobility and vertical. You can't change that but you can still learn to adapt. There are still plays where I wonder what "Dwight" would've done to that layup. Instead Im watching a guy slip right to the basket while he reaches in the air.

GET IN FRONT OF HIM OMER!


oh yes and... KEEP DUNKING IT BIG MAN!
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

Ha Ha. That's one way....I would recommend learning to juggle....it's hand eye coordination he needs.


I'm not 100% agreed with you, because he does get a lot of rebounds, but those are usually lobbed balls. What he does need is to work on the speed of his arms.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Yeah. We should get the guy from Dodge Ball to hurl some wrenches at him.....
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

There are a number of balls thrown at his feet as well... I think if he can compensate for those passes as well it would greatly diminish our lowpost turnovers.

The guys are doing a great job finding him though. No doubt about that.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

I heard or read talk somewhere that Omer had developed a fear of dunking due to a injury he sustained while doing so. Early on I wasn't too sure if he would ever dunk with any consistency, but it's good to see he's working on overcoming his fear(assumed) by attacking it head on, unlike someone else we should know better than we do (White). At least we know he's not trying to develop some league-wide protocol to ban dunking because he's scared of it, and quite frankly some NBA players can't dunk, so why should anyone be allowed to? Omer has mental illness? Oh Noes!

Seriously though, he has been my favorite new Rocket this year. He's really a joy to watch even with his slippery fingers. Maybe he needs to hire an assistant to stalk him throughout his civilian day and randomly beam balls at his head without warning. He'd learn to catch real fast. Or juggling. I don't think it's a stretch to call him the best defensive center in the league at the moment, a little polish on the offensive end and extra aggressiveness and he'll be top 3 all-around easily.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

It's not out of the question to make that assertion; although, there are a couple of young kids flashing some promise in Portland, Milwaukee, and Detroit that have something to say about it. After Brook Lopez, Marc Gasol, Al Horford, Tyson Chandler, Andrew Bogut, "Mature" Demarcus Cousins, "Focused" JaVale McGee, "Healthy" Dwight Howard, and "Healthy" Andrew Bynum who would you want at center? ( Excluding the young bigs mentioned above).

LOL, I started that list with just Brook Lopez and Healthy Dwight...then the more I thought about it the longer the list got.

Still, I like Asik a lot. I believe a defensive-minded big is key to team success and if he can drop 20 points from time to time then even better.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

You come to love the guys who put it all out there. I'm not american, so I can't afford to attend to games, but it seems like Omer's baskets are the most celebrated by the fans, so everybody feels the same about him. With his limitations, I really like him, and he is not going to get worse from now on. This offseason he might have worked on stamina and other issues attached to getting starter minutes, maybe next offseason he'll work on that. He is giving more offensively than expected, so there's no need to worry, right?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

No need to worry at all. Omer is averaging a double-double for us while anchoring the defense. That is everything we could ask for in year 1. Next year, all i want to see is better hands.
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