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Saturday, May 18
What's up Fayetteville
Sam Presti on Kendrick Perkins: "I think he's going to go back and work and COME BACK improved."
Volveremos más fuertes para tratar de ganar el próximo campeonato. Personalmente me espera un verano de duro trabajo para seguir mejorando.
As a team, we will come back even stronger to try to win a championship. Personally, a summer of hard work awaits to keep getting better
Off to Dallas
Amazing that in the finger-pointing and blame game, that perspective seems to be lost on a lot of people.
Quick reminder that for some reason seems necessary: Russell Westbrook got hurt and missed most of the playoffs.
It's about the overall health of the organization. Thunder ownership was willing to significantly break into the tax with their Harden offer
If you're taking the anti-amnesty talk as Thunder ownership is cheap, then you're completely misunderstanding the situation.
Yes, James Harden was on the team as well. But so were Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Best two players from that trio are still here.
Just a reminder. The Thunder made the NBA Finals last year with Kendrick Perkins.
Presti called Westbrook and Durant the "caretakers of the organization" and "drivers of our culture."
Presti: "Jeremy [Lamb] is somebody we feel really good about. He's definitely going to be a contributor to our team in the near future."
Presti on the offer made to James Harden and the financial ramifications: "We understand at that time that that would be a short term play."
Presti on the luxury tax: "It's one thing to be in. It's another to be in for a long time."
Presti said Russell Westbrook should have a full recovery and be the same player, in terms of health, he was prior to the injury.
Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...We think Perk has a lot of value to our team."
Presti essentially said that the Thunder philosophically oppose using the amnesty. He then explained why teams use it in great detail.
Presti: "For us, the amnesty application is not something that we've considered as an organization."
Sam Presti's final availability: "Obviously we still would like to be playing .. We feel we had a great season with a disappointing ending."
Friday, May 17
Congrats to the Fayetteville High baseball team on another state championship.
FUNDI WA UKWELI NI KINYOZI TU. LMFAO
Perk in the regular season averaged 25.1 minutes per game. Only 1.6 of those came without Westbrook on the floor with him.
Relevant factor to consider in Perk's postseason: He was a +10.1/100 possessions in the regular season with Russell Westbrook on the floor.
But the potential 12th pick (via Toronto) is likely to be one OKC keeps & brings in, putting that player on the summer league squad as well.
OKC also could have the 12th overall pick, the 29th and the 32nd pick in this year's draft. Unlikely OKC will select & bring in all three...
Big fans of all the people that immediately responded "DUH YES" without reading the 2,000 words I just wrote about it.
Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones, Daniel Orton, DeAndre Liggins and, if they let him play, Reggie Jackson all will compete at summer league.
This was my last day in the presence of the great DeAndre Liggins until July. And he couldn't guarantee us he'll be back next year. Sad day!
Elmer Fudd hunts the same rabbit every time
Thursday, May 16
Next time you step on a bug just think, it can be a parent and have a hour left of life to spend with it's kids that it's racing back to lol
I'm 99 percent sure Perk is back. I'm 95 percent sure K-Mart is not.
Wanna talk about it, we can talk about it. But those are my thoughts. Kind of tired of hearing it.
People keep tossing out the word "amnesty" like it's a free pass for not paying a player. Makes no sense. And no, KD shouldn't be criticized
Words of wisdom for today is Don't listen to people who don't care about you. 1
Perk: "Russ do one thing that stands out to me. He gives everybody swag. He gives everybody swagger to Coach Brooks to KD to myself."
Kendrick Perkins on the amnesty possibility: "I'm pretty sure I'll be back next year."
Martin: "I have a vision of what I want my career to be. And more than anything that's happiness and being part of something special."
Kevin Martin: "This is a place I'd love to be ... I'm going to have some options out there so I'm going to see how the process plays out."
Kevin Martin: "This is a place I'd love to be ... I'm going to have some options out there so I'm going to see ow the process plays out."
Fisher said he's going to not comment right now until he has time to review everything.
Derek Fisher on Billy Hunter's lawsuit: "I literally just became aware before I walked in the room."
Derek Fisher says he was just made aware of Billy Hunter's lawsuit moments ago. "I won't choose to comment at this point," Fisher said.
Derek Fisher: "I definitely would love to play again next season ... I would enjoy the opportunity to come back."
Russ said he talked to Derrick Rose a couple days after his injury. Said Rose told him to "take his time" and "listen to his body."
Westbrook on if he ever got worked up about the officiating watching: "Of course. Because I knew I couldn't get a tech sitting up there."
KD was asked if he felt like this was a wasted year. "Nothing is ever a wasted year for me. It's basketball. I've grown so much as a man."
KD: "I love Kevin Martin. I love everything he stands for ... I would love for him to do whatever he feels is right for himself."
KD: "I think last night after the game, I don't normally drink Gatorade, but I think I drank four or five Gatorades after the game."
KD on where his game can go from here: "Be more efficient. Only place I can go is up."