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Monologue: The greatest dynasty never?
How are Thunder fans handling Westbrook trade news?
Click here to read about Royce Young’s piece on the end of an era in OKC
— SneakerReporter (@SneakerReporter) July 12, 2019
Surprised Thunder let Russ pick trade destination?
Thunder plan for CP3?
“They’ve got to get him outta there. It shows where he’s at in his career and his feeling around the league: this is not the Chris Paul that we all grew up with and the guy that everybody loved for so long. This is a completely different player with an awful contract” – Friedell
“This is not exactly the situation he wants to be in at this stage of his career” – Shelburne
“He is in a stage of his career where he went to Houston trying to get that ring. Thunder are so far away from a ring right now. They will do right by him” – McMenamin
“He can be traded before [12/15] because they didn’t take back any assets in this trade” – Shelburne
Can this version of Westbrook & Harden coexist?
“No. The talent is there. I don’t know about the fit. This is a Rockets team who loves to go up and down and loves to take threes. Russ is really struggling from that point of view. I don’t believe that Houston is that much better to a point where you feel like maybe they can win a title next season” – Friedell
July 12, 2010 – J.R. Smith doing a little dance with the ball and finishing with the scoop layup in summer league!
Was D-Wade’s jersey swap a curse?
All i know is my jersey swap collection is looking kinda bootleg since FA started 😂😂😂. In 20 years ain’t no one believing those players played in those uniforms❤️
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 12, 2019
“It just speaks to how crazy this summer has been for the league” – McMenamin
Should Tacko adopt the granny shot?
“He can do whatever the heck he wants because he’s the man and the star of summer league” – Friedell
What’s Grayson Allen’s deal?
Got ejected in a SL game
Excited for Carsen Edwards’ career?
Statline vs Grizzlies on Thursday: 15 points on 3-6 from three, 4-9 FG
Should Thunder keep CP3?
“You want to move on from him because you owe it to him in his standing of the game to go get a chance to compete and not be part of a rebuild” – McMenamin
“Move him out real quick. I’ll take Russ any day over Chris Paul. He put himself in this situation with his [max] deal. He is not close to the level of deal he’s at for the next few years and that’s the reality of where his game is in the moment” – Friedell
Trust Sam Presti with Thunder rebuild?
“Presti was very strategic in getting the picks in 2024 and 2026, which is a long time from now. Those actually might be valuable then” – Shelburne
“How many titles did they end up with? That’s the problem. You got a lot of picks, great. What happens next? The only way all their picks turn into a success is if Sam Presti can do what he is done before and taking all these assets and finding a star or finding a couple stars down the line” – Friedell
Legacy of KD-Westbrook-Harden era in OKC?
Shelburne and Friedell:
McMenamin and Friedell:
Rob Pelinka: “For us, anything short of a championship is not success” | Title or bust for Lakers?
“To me, this is putting the cart in front of the horse. It’s setting up expectations for failure. I don’t understand the strategy behind [Rob’s quote] this” – McMenamin
“At least they’re back to a point where you can reasonably have a conversation where somebody brings up the Lakers in the Finals and you’re not laughing them off the street which is where we were at the end of last year” – Yates
“As far as PR strategy goes: No. The Lakers better win right now and win it all. The pieces are in place for them to make the run in the moment. If I’m a Lakers fan, this is what I want to hear” – Friedell
“I actually kind of like it. You traded for Anthony Davis and gave away your entire future. Don’t pretend that you didn’t go all in. You gave LeBron what he wanted” – Shelburne
Rob Pelinka on LeBron & AD: “Their input has been incredibly valuable”
“It’s the smart thing to do. He could also be a little bit more forthright” – McMenamin
“They got to figure out this chain of command at least from an outward facing standpoint because that’s the whole concern people have with the Lakers is that nobody knows who’s calling any shots” – Yates
“Pelinka is basically saying [from the quote] that he consulted with LeBron” – Shelburne
“He speaks like an agent [based on the quote]” – Friedell
Did CP3 & Harden’s relationship factor into trade?
The tension between James Harden and Chris Paul, which Rockets considered manageable and not unusual for NBA alpha dogs, didn’t factor into decision to make the trade for Russell Westbrook. Source: “That would not have driven us to do something we otherwise wouldn’t have done.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 12, 2019
“Of course it’s a factor. Maybe the fit isn’t there, game-wise but if it’s more of a fit personality-wise, it poisons that locker room” – McMenamin
“Chris Paul is not good enough to warrant putting down any kind of layers to making him happy. There was a bad relationship. If you’re the Rockets, you can’t mess with James Harden. He is the franchise” – Friedell
McMenamin and Shelburne:
Has Houston done enough to contend?
“I think they are simply because the way the rest of the West has developed” – Yates
“If it does work out, there’s talent there, there’s playoff experience there, I believe in Mike D’Antoni as a coach even though some don’t. If a couple things break their way, you could be in the Western Conference Finals” – McMenamin
“The Rockets feel a lot to me this year like the Lakers. They better win right now because Westbrook’s contract is so awful moving forward. This is the time” – Friedell
2016: Shammgods the Suns
2014: Bam on Bazemore
2017: Buzzer beater vs Nuggets (MVP season)
2012: Catches the lob from KD
2015: Coast-to-coast on the Sixers
Best duo in the league right now?
McMenamin: LeBron James/Anthony Davis
Friedell: Kawhi Leonard/Paul George
Shelburne: James Harden/Russell Westbrook