Seriously though, it would seem as though OKC management would be okay with the idea of Lakers/Heat for the next two years, possibly.
17 ppg scorer, a lottery pick, two 1st round picks, and a 2nd round pick is a lot of value for a sixth man. Especially considering OKC's recent draft success.
Even though I like Harden's game in the context of a team like OKC, I don't foresee great things for him as the lead player on a team.
They'll miss his clutch gene.
Is Lamb a good facilitator?
It'll be interesting to see how K-Mart fits in, he's always been the primary scorer on shitty teams. On OKC I think he'll assume the sixth man role and Sefolosha will continue to start. His number could/should go up going against second string defenders.
A lot of people thought Perry Jones should've been a lottery pick as well. I think the Thunder's front office is doing a great job.
he shat himself in the playoffs and got gif'd by Artest
I think this is a better trade for OKC than Houston. They get a look at how Martin fits ( as an off the bench scorer and not much else really ) and Lamb seems to have the goods to be a great fit for this team ( and puts little pressure on the cap for the duration of his rookie deal ) the draft picks may be okay but Presti will use them well regardless of where they fall.
Houston don't seem to have much of a defined plan. Harden likely will demand the max to stay and with the ballooning of Lin & Asik's back loaded contracts they will have little flexibility down the track. Even if they sign Harden they look to be mediocre for a while yet.
The happiest people about this deal should be Suns fans and management.
*and with regard to Lamb being a facilitator - with Maynor back he won't have to handle to ball as much as Harden did last year.
Still can't believe this happened, lul.
I think you're right about the Thunder's front office, overall. Presti clearly knows what he's doing. I don't think Perry Jones will work out in OKC, for a lot of reasons, but it was probably worth the risk where they got him.
Lamb isn't the best facilitator, but you're right that Maynor being back will negate some of that. I think Lamb could develop into a great defender, and a very reliable scorer. I think he showed at UConn that he's comfortable playing next to a star, which Kemba Walker was in college, and doing the little things that the star can't or won't. He was a bit miscast as the lead guy at UConn last year, though that was a toxic situation in general. I think a veteran team with stars is perfect for Lamb. It will bring out the best in him.
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The Clippers number one? Flip lakers and clip.
I'll take youth and depth over age and lack of depth for an 82 game season.
Kyrie with 29 points. Waiters with a better debut than I expected him to have. Varejao with 23 boards. Tristan Thompson with a double-double. Double digit win for the Cavs. Good way to start. I'll be able to get a better idea of how decent the Cavs are when they play a team with actual NBA talent.
And it might be a bad sign for your team that Luke Walton is getting minutes, let alone 12 minutes, in a regular-season game.
Kyrie's got some nice handles.
Also, I really like what Dallas did this off-season. Unfortunately, I think Dirk lost the "Determined German" moniker. I don't think he gives a shit anymore.
Just been listening to Stephen A & Ledger pumping up the fact KG snubbed Ray Ray today as "leadership" I don't see how being so butthurt and classless is "leadership" But it is KG so maybe I am expecting too much.