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Lakers4ItAll
12-28-2010, 01:42 AM
What big that is realistically available could help the Thunder?

Camby? Bynum?

acehole
12-28-2010, 01:52 AM
I think Camby would fit in perfectly

fadedmario
12-28-2010, 02:01 AM
OKC forum?

asandhu23
12-28-2010, 02:02 AM
Isn't Kevin Durant a big? Why doesn't he play like one?

LTBaByyy
12-28-2010, 02:05 AM
And they were so close of having Tyson Chandler lol

WeAreClutch
12-28-2010, 02:06 AM
john daly

MJ-BULLS
12-28-2010, 02:06 AM
Marcus Camby would be a tremendous fit with the thunder.

tredigs
12-28-2010, 02:07 AM
Isn't Kevin Durant a big? Why doesn't he play like one?

Small forward chief.

They've got one great/emerging big in Ibaka, but they could use another true center with some length. Camby would indeed be great for them.

BlondeBomber41
12-28-2010, 02:07 AM
Portland has a couple in Camby or Pryzbilla.

Dallas has one in Brendan Haywood. Probably not interested due to his contract.

As a short term fix they could maybe get Sammy Dalembert from the Kings.

OKC's biggest problem is they are just a small team, period. They use Jeff Green at PF and Nenad Krstic at C, both are small for the positions they play. Their best rebounder is Durant at SF, and he averages less than 7 a game.

BlondeBomber41
12-28-2010, 02:07 AM
double post.

mvb815
12-28-2010, 02:09 AM
dwight howard in okc would = championships

kobe24>lebron23
12-28-2010, 02:10 AM
Bynum Luke and some picks for Westbrook!

Do it mitch!

tredigs
12-28-2010, 02:15 AM
Portland has a couple in Camby or Pryzbilla.

Dallas has one in Brendan Haywood. Probably not interested due to his contract.

As a short term fix they could maybe get Sammy Dalembert from the Kings.

OKC's biggest problem is they are just a small team, period. They use Jeff Green at PF and Nenad Krstic at C, both are small for the positions they play. Their best rebounder is Durant at SF, and he averages less than 7 a game.

KD's definitely not their best rebounder. Ibaka is. He just doesn't play the same amount of minutes as KD. But given the opportunity (which he has to an extent, but not nearly as much as he should) he's capable of a double/double nightly to go along with 3 blocks. He's terrific defensively. And as a team, they are solid rebounders, and were actually the #1 shot-blockers in the NBA last year.

Their problem is defending teams like the Lakers who have multiple 7 footers. They need length in the post. Cole Aldrich offers them that, but based on their apprehension to play him, it looks like he isn't ready (that said, Serge is very ready and still has huge minutes eaten away from lesser bigs on the team).

Raph12
12-28-2010, 02:16 AM
Bynum would make them elite, although LA would never part with him, despite all of his injuries...

Sixerlover
12-28-2010, 02:17 AM
Tyson Chandler or Chris Kaman

Wait wait wait.. Was that a BB41 sighting??

tredigs
12-28-2010, 02:20 AM
Tyson Chandler or Chris Kaman

Wait wait wait.. Was that a BB41 sighting??

lol at Chris Kaman. God he got overrated with his AS appearance last year. Horrible athlete/defender.

theLgndKllr35
12-28-2010, 02:23 AM
Spencer Hawes. Well sell him cheap too. :D

BlondeBomber41
12-28-2010, 02:45 AM
Tyson Chandler or Chris Kaman

Wait wait wait.. Was that a BB41 sighting??

I'm still around. Just in Afghanistan right now so between missions and shaky internet connections I cant really post as much.

soonabooma
12-28-2010, 02:54 AM
I've gotta be honest. Sam Presti was a genius when it was draft time, but he's been a total idiot when it comes to bringing in good outside help. I just can't understand why a guy that is considered to be so smart has been so unwilling to spend money to help this team get better. He's gonna live by this whole "we're gonna build through the draft" thing until it finally bites him right in the butt. If he was so smart, Tyson Chandler would be on our team right now, not from the trade that we almost did a couple of years ago, but as an '09 summer pickup. But he obviously doesn't care about adding pieces that we need. He's like the Rain Man of GMs, he can take a look at an entire draft class and tell you exactly which guy would fit the best on our team, but he can't even come up with a simple summer deal to get a player like Chandler or Haywood. That's kinda sad, but oh well.....I guess we'll just be a good team, and not a great team.

0nekhmer
12-28-2010, 03:02 AM
lol in 2k9 shaq was traded to the thunders, they won the title

Baller1
12-28-2010, 03:21 AM
Kendrick Perkins.

Lim
12-28-2010, 07:15 AM
i think the kings have a log jam in the big department

Ace23
12-28-2010, 07:44 AM
Bring in Camby, eat his contract, and watch as Durant's scoring average goes up another 5 points a game from the extra shots Marcus gets him.

Mplsman
12-28-2010, 08:03 AM
Yao, if he was healthy.

gsgs49
12-28-2010, 08:53 AM
Anderson Varajao will be a perfect fit but i doubt that cleveland want to trade him.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-28-2010, 09:34 AM
Imagine if Yao Ming was healthy and got traded to Okc
:O

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-28-2010, 09:36 AM
I say trade Aldrich/white/ 1st rounder for Javale McGee

I would be the happiest guy alive
Okc would win the championship
:D

PennyMy#1
12-28-2010, 09:37 AM
I'm still around. Just in Afghanistan right now so between missions and shaky internet connections I cant really post as much.

God bless 'ya !

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-28-2010, 09:50 AM
Antoine Walker

randlepinkfloyd
12-28-2010, 09:52 AM
anybody thought about anderson varejo? i know he has some years left on his contract but im sure he wants out of cleveland, and im sure he could be had for minimal in return....his contract runs a few more years but he would in line with durant and westbrook with how their contracts run...what do you think? i didnt see the gsgs49 also said andy...i just think its time for the cavs to really tear it down and start over draft picks and no players over the age of 23-25....no way to get better in the nba faster than get worse first

raptor fan
12-28-2010, 11:55 AM
chris kaman or anderson varejao would both be excellent fits in okc. they have the pieces in place to make a deal for both players. honestly, i think anderson varejao would be a better fit, and more realistic to get a deal done.

OKC trades: Morris Peterson (expiring), Daquen Cook (expiring) and Byron Mullens (young C prospect)
OKC gets: Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson

Cleveland saves a lot of money long-term, while the thunder pick up a young agile bigman who would be perfect in their system.

Baller1
12-28-2010, 12:20 PM
Varejao and Gibson would be amazing. Kill two birds with one stone.

raptor fan
12-28-2010, 12:22 PM
yeah, but you guys might have to add in a first rounder or something to make the deal a little more fair for cleveland.

Baller1
12-28-2010, 12:27 PM
That shouldn't be a problem, we have three saved up for this year if I'm not mistaken.

todu82
12-28-2010, 12:32 PM
Camby would be a good fit for the Thunder.

Klivlend
12-28-2010, 01:03 PM
Anderson Varejao. Everyone is available on the Cavs roster. They are in re-build mode.

THE WALL
12-28-2010, 01:11 PM
T. Chandler

Rivera
12-28-2010, 01:11 PM
ii say the thunder pick up riveramk2 for a big and a goon at the same time

swinjas
12-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Bynum Luke and some picks for Westbrook!

Do it mitch!

i would love that , but u just nevver trade a big for a small guy and okc would not give up westbrook !!

blahblahyoutoo
12-28-2010, 01:26 PM
Bring in Camby, eat his contract, and watch as Durant's scoring average goes up another 5 points a game from the extra shots Marcus gets him.

pardon my ignorance but how does camby get KD more shots?
he's a shot blocking and rebounding specialist, no?

drobe86
12-28-2010, 01:27 PM
Nobody can help the overrated Thunder lol... You lose by double digits to the Mavs with Dirk playing a quarter and half there's no hope for you.

Geargo Wallace
12-28-2010, 01:35 PM
Dwight

Niro
12-28-2010, 01:37 PM
d12..
any big who can defend and rebound

mrblisterdundee
12-28-2010, 02:02 PM
The Thunder should try to trade Jeff Green and Morris Peterson, who both have soon-expiring contracts, to the Hawks for Josh Smith. Green would be a big improvement over Marvin Williams, and the Hawks would get some financial relief to go after a bigger, defensive center, use Al Horford at power forward and hold on to Jamal Crawford. The Thunder would get a defensive anchor and a long-term, awe-inspiring big three in Smith, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. After they get themselves a big, burly defender, they'd be a true contender.

Carey
12-28-2010, 02:55 PM
Nobody can help the overrated Thunder lol... You lose by double digits to the Mavs with Dirk playing a quarter and half there's no hope for you.

Lol! you serious? We are the 3rd youngest team in the NBA yet we are a top 10 team in the league. We are a good team, nobody said we have to win a championship 2maro, people got so excited about after the playoff series and wanted us to make power moves to try to make a but what they dont understand is our gm is not on that timeline. He has a small market team that he's trying to keep together and build for sustained success. Last nights game came down to a Dallas team with mature scorers like Butler and Terry who have been main scorers before, our guys are still learning but are 21 and 11 while doing so. Your mighty confident for a team that had to run so much zone to defend us, never seen a great defensive team have to do that. You guys are a good team but i dont see enough to make me believe you wont fall flat on your face in the playoffs.....again ;)


Back to the thread, i think any type of substantial move is unlikely. I dont think Presti will take on any salary into the next cba unless its a move that's sort of good to be true for a big, very unlikely, and seeing that we used our cap space to re-up Collison we have to match salary in a trade. We will see but i doubt we will see a big trade, or a trade at all.

PhillyFaninLA
12-28-2010, 03:19 PM
I'm not sure who you have to trade, but if the Thunder had Iggy as there 3rd option that would be dynamic and maybe a legit contender in the West.

thekmp211
12-28-2010, 03:20 PM
chandler was their guy and they blew it.

i like camby but they do need a real big fella to anchor the middle.

perkins would be perfect but is obviously not available.

jeff foster? varajeo? darko??

sargon21
12-28-2010, 03:21 PM
they need to dump green and get a legit scoring big

cargobox
12-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Cole Aldrich? He should develop

magichatnumber9
12-28-2010, 05:05 PM
Nate Robinson

Giantwarrior
12-28-2010, 05:07 PM
Andris Biendrins all he does is play defense, rebound, and get easy buckets. this guy does not demand the ball and he can run the floor.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-29-2010, 12:31 AM
I'm not sure who you have to trade, but if the Thunder had Iggy as there 3rd option that would be dynamic and maybe a legit contender in the West.

It would be insane, but he is a headcase. He needs the ball be to
be affective. We need a legit BiG like McGee from the wizards.

We can trade Aldrich/white/ and a 1st

JB0B0
12-29-2010, 12:37 AM
Chris Kaman would be perfect for them.

Weeks
12-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Anyone who can rebound and protect the rim.

They wouldn't need post moves, just to be able to finish around the hoop.

GSwarriors4LIFE
12-29-2010, 01:09 AM
Camby would fit perfectly with this team. A beast on the rebounds and can hit the jumper

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-29-2010, 01:15 AM
Do ya think okc should make a mood for McGee??

Psssss- I want him in Okc :D

HOZ THE KNICK
12-29-2010, 01:21 AM
they can have eddie curry if they like...........

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-29-2010, 01:21 AM
^ im all in on him. They run a shyt offensive, he can't develop into their offensive.
Him in okc would be a nightmare for other teams.
McGee n ibaka at the 4-5
Durant at the 3
Sefo or Harden at the 2
Westbrook at the point

Green as our 6 man



DAMMMMMMMMMM this would make us beyond legit

dtmagnet
12-29-2010, 01:56 AM
Do ya think okc should make a mood for McGee??

Psssss- I want him in Okc :D

He's probably a big part of their future along with Wall.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-29-2010, 02:08 AM
He's probably a big part of their future along with Wall.

LoL, Ino he is but he would the piece Okc is
looking for. I WANT him in okc :)

soonabooma
12-29-2010, 03:03 AM
chandler was their guy and they blew it.

That's because Presti is not as sharp as people think. He's a great drafting GM, but he hasn't given us any indication that he's gonna bring in a legit big man to be the missing piece. He basically took all those lottery picks and drafted some good players, anybody could've done that. It's all about what he does now, and based on what we've seen, he appears to be scared to make any kind of REAL move. If he was as smart as people like to say he is, then we would more than likely have either Tyson Chandler or maybe Brendan Haywood on our team right now. And if not one of them, then somebody else in that mold. But he just hasn't been willing to go ahead and pull the trigger and get us what we need. We don't need Dwight Howard, just an athletic guy who can protect the paint and rebound. He simply hasn't been as active as he needs to be in this area. He reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. He can look at an entire draft board and tell you exactly which guy would be the perfect fit for our team, but he's not smart enough to know that Tyson Chandler being available in the summer of 2010 was a supposed to be a GOOD thing for us. That kinda concerns me. I'm starting to think this guy is not as smart as he was made out to be.

xabial
12-29-2010, 04:28 AM
That's because Presti is not as sharp as people think. He's a great drafting GM, but he hasn't given us any indication that he's gonna bring in a legit big man to be the missing piece. He basically took all those lottery picks and drafted some good players, anybody could've done that. It's all about what he does now, and based on what we've seen, he appears to be scared to make any kind of REAL move. If he was as smart as people like to say he is, then we would more than likely have either Tyson Chandler or maybe Brendan Haywood on our team right now. And if not one of them, then somebody else in that mold. But he just hasn't been willing to go ahead and pull the trigger and get us what we need. We don't need Dwight Howard, just an athletic guy who can protect the paint and rebound. He simply hasn't been as active as he needs to be in this area. He reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. He can look at an entire draft board and tell you exactly which guy would be the perfect fit for our team, but he's not smart enough to know that Tyson Chandler being available in the summer of 2010 was a supposed to be a GOOD thing for us. That kinda concerns me. I'm starting to think this guy is not as smart as he was made out to be.

Completely disagree. (See Minnesota..) They always have high Draft picks. (had 5th-6th picks in 09 draft. 4th pick in 2010 draft. 3rd in 2008). Always have other teams draft picks too. cant remember a good pick they made other then love, and when it comes to winning, they just cant connect.

(2nd pick in 2008 Too Beasley :p )

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-29-2010, 11:12 PM
LoL, presti is badass. He have made us who we are today.
...now can he get us McGee :D

Baller1
12-29-2010, 11:52 PM
That's because Presti is not as sharp as people think. He's a great drafting GM, but he hasn't given us any indication that he's gonna bring in a legit big man to be the missing piece. He basically took all those lottery picks and drafted some good players, anybody could've done that. It's all about what he does now, and based on what we've seen, he appears to be scared to make any kind of REAL move. If he was as smart as people like to say he is, then we would more than likely have either Tyson Chandler or maybe Brendan Haywood on our team right now. And if not one of them, then somebody else in that mold. But he just hasn't been willing to go ahead and pull the trigger and get us what we need. We don't need Dwight Howard, just an athletic guy who can protect the paint and rebound. He simply hasn't been as active as he needs to be in this area. He reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. He can look at an entire draft board and tell you exactly which guy would be the perfect fit for our team, but he's not smart enough to know that Tyson Chandler being available in the summer of 2010 was a supposed to be a GOOD thing for us. That kinda concerns me. I'm starting to think this guy is not as smart as he was made out to be.

You really don't know what you're talking about, do you?

So Presti wasn't smart for getting Maynor for nothing? Miami's first rounder for nothing? Sefolosha for practically nothing?

Know what you're talking about before you make ridiculous claims. Do I think Presti needs to make a move soon? Yes, but who's to say he doesn't. There's still plenty of time this season to make a trade. We don't have Chandler because Presti was worried about his long term health. That doesn't make him an idiot, it makes him true to his dedication to find success and sustain that success.

Baller1
12-29-2010, 11:53 PM
And yes, Javale McGee would be sooo badass here. Ibaka and McGee down low would be unfair athletically.

Baller1
12-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Nobody can help the overrated Thunder lol... You lose by double digits to the Mavs with Dirk playing a quarter and half there's no hope for you.

The Thunder won in Boston without Durant for the entire game, does that make Boston overrated? Stop hating, you're really annoying.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-30-2010, 12:35 AM
And yes, Javale McGee would be sooo badass here. Ibaka and McGee down low would be unfair athletically.

:D
I want the trade to go down so bad.
We got two of the best defenders(future )down low.
I'll **** cookies if it went down

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-30-2010, 12:41 AM
You really don't know what you're talking about, do you?

So Presti wasn't smart for getting Maynor for nothing? Miami's first rounder for nothing? Sefolosha for practically nothing?

Know what you're talking about before you make ridiculous claims. Do I think Presti needs to make a move soon? Yes, but who's to say he doesn't. There's still plenty of time this season to make a trade. We don't have Chandler because Presti was worried about his long term health. That doesn't make him an idiot, it makes him true to his dedication to find success and sustain that success.

100% agree, presti probably didn't do the trade but you neva know
what he is gonna do. I believe in him.
Who thought we we're gonna pick up Westbrook?? No one
The mocks said we were after bayless?? Did we get him?? No
he is smarter than plp think. That's why I wanna go after McGee, him and ibaka
Down low is scary. But we got a loooong season to go, anything can happen

soonabooma
12-30-2010, 02:01 AM
You really don't know what you're talking about, do you?

So Presti wasn't smart for getting Maynor for nothing? Miami's first rounder for nothing? Sefolosha for practically nothing?

Know what you're talking about before you make ridiculous claims. Do I think Presti needs to make a move soon? Yes, but who's to say he doesn't. There's still plenty of time this season to make a trade. We don't have Chandler because Presti was worried about his long term health. That doesn't make him an idiot, it makes him true to his dedication to find success and sustain that success.

Yes, Maynor and Sefolosha were great pickups, but they were relatively unknown guys, teams weren't exactly lining up to get them. They were small moves on Prestis part that ended up being great, so sure, he deserves a lot of credit. But what about now? At this point, we know what we need, but then again, we've known it from the start. So when is he gonna go ahead and get us what we need? You can't say he's waiting for the right opportunity because he's had plenty of time and plenty of chances to get good guys. So I'm just going by what I see, and what I see right now is a guy who has done a tremendous job of drafting the right guys to fit our mold and build a solid core, but who has become a little lax because everybody has been calling him a genius. You just can't wait around forever and until I see action on his part, I'm gonna be a little disappointed because of how great I know we could be if we added that piece.

And by the way, whether you like Tyson Chandler as a player or not, and whether or not you think his health and salary would be issues, you can't deny that he could have helped this team in a big way. And nobody is saying Presti was an idiot for not going through with the trade a couple of years ago, but I will say this......he absolutely dropped the ball on TC last summer when everybody knew he wasn't gonna be back in Charlotte. He was there for the taking and we SHOULD have gotten him. He would have come here in a heartbeat. He always talked about how much he enjoyed his time here with the Hornets and he would easily be a fan favorite as a member of our team. He's an enemy now, but he could have been an ally and a damn good one. Dallas knew that he was well worth the risk, and they took full advantage. Sorry, but in that particular situation, Presti DID drop the ball.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-30-2010, 08:56 PM
Yes, Maynor and Sefolosha were great pickups, but they were relatively unknown guys, teams weren't exactly lining up to get them. They were small moves on Prestis part that ended up being great, so sure, he deserves a lot of credit. But what about now? At this point, we know what we need, but then again, we've known it from the start. So when is he gonna go ahead and get us what we need? You can't say he's waiting for the right opportunity because he's had plenty of time and plenty of chances to get good guys. So I'm just going by what I see, and what I see right now is a guy who has done a tremendous job of drafting the right guys to fit our mold and build a solid core, but who has become a little lax because everybody has been calling him a genius. You just can't wait around forever and until I see action on his part, I'm gonna be a little disappointed because of how great I know we could be if we added that piece.

And by the way, whether you like Tyson Chandler as a player or not, and whether or not you think his health and salary would be issues, you can't deny that he could have helped this team in a big way. And nobody is saying Presti was an idiot for not going through with the trade a couple of years ago, but I will say this......he absolutely dropped the ball on TC last summer when everybody knew he wasn't gonna be back in Charlotte. He was there for the taking and we SHOULD have gotten him. He would have come here in a heartbeat. He always talked about how much he enjoyed his time here with the Hornets and he would easily be a fan favorite as a member of our team. He's an enemy now, but he could have been an ally and a damn good one. Dallas knew that he was well worth the risk, and they took full advantage. Sorry, but in that particular situation, Presti DID drop the ball.


Did you repost this??
I heard this an another post

BRADfromOZ
12-30-2010, 08:58 PM
Kevin Love would be great. And Ibaka needs more minutes.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-30-2010, 09:01 PM
*I mean in another thread

llemon
12-30-2010, 09:11 PM
Morris Peterson and Nenad Krstic for Kaman.

If Kaman can stay healthy, he makes Thunder a legitimate Title contender.

Maybe Thunder should get one or two 2nd rdrs also.

Hoopsadvocate
12-30-2010, 09:53 PM
id **** my dick if they got mcgee theyd easily be the most athletic team in the league but i heard mcgees a bit slow mentally on d but they have a good coach maybe he can be trained. Kaman probably could be had as well if the thunder dont mind giving up aldrich and absorbing b diddys contract (he wont be bad as a 6th man he might even be able to play some 2 guard). Kaman + b diddy without giving up westbrook or durant looks like a brighter future than mcgee imo.

pistonsfanomg
12-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Kaman would be a solid fit for the Thunder imo

drobe86
12-31-2010, 02:27 AM
The Thunder won in Boston without Durant for the entire game, does that make Boston overrated? Stop hating, you're really annoying.


Dude the Thunder are garbage lol.. I can be annoying or whatever you want. That won't stop us from trotting out Brian Cardinal at the 4 and beating you convincingly lol...

hotpotato1092
12-31-2010, 02:47 AM
They need someone who would be there for the long term, that's just how they operate. That pretty much rules out Camby. I wonder if they could pry LaMarcus Aldridge from Portland. I think he'd be a nice fit with Ibaka and would help space the floor. It'd be great if they could get an Andrew Bogut or Brook Lopez, that just wouldn't happen. Maybe they could capitalize on DeMarcus Cousins' personal problems and get him for a decent price from the Kings. Just throwing out some names.

iFYouSeekAmy
12-31-2010, 04:20 AM
Andris Biedrins?

heatking
12-31-2010, 04:30 AM
imo they need a legit post presence not just on the defensive end, but also on the offensive end. I think someone like Marc Gasol would be a nice fit for that team.

heatking
12-31-2010, 04:32 AM
Kaman would be a solid fit for the Thunder imo

i agree.

Baller1
12-31-2010, 12:37 PM
Dude the Thunder are garbage lol.. I can be annoying or whatever you want. That won't stop us from trotting out Brian Cardinal at the 4 and beating you convincingly lol...

Ok.