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Haralabos Voulgaris Twitter Rant: Kevin Durant should leave OKC for Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    So, Bill Simmon's favorite sports gambler Bob Voulgaris (and a big Morey fan) just went on a big twitter rant about how Durant should leave OKC, and for Houston, because OKC's ownership is greedy and horrible. I believe Kendrick Perkins' horrible play in the ongoing PHX game is the trigger for the rant.

    Bill Simmons, who spend quite a bit of his NBA preview with Jalen hating on the Harden trade for OKC, chimed in also.


    https://twitter.com/haralabob

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Really hope KD bolts OKC when he can, OKC ownership definitely doesn’t deserve him.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397178330236977152">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>These are the same owners that moved that team to that small market. For them to not spend to keep those 3 players together, is criminal.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397178629370552320">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Ageezyyy">@Ageezyyy</a> Houston. That would be the perfect fit for him. Smart management. An owner that isn’t afraid to spend to win.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397179327122403329">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealIsko">@TheRealIsko</a> They are already turning profits, they are masking revenues. Not to mention the franchises appreciate in value every year.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397179476133441536">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If you buy a team for 325m and 5 years later its worth 475m I think you can take on some *losing* (and i use that term loosely) years.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397180117698363393">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Think about that for a second. They took a team out of Seattle and moved it to OKC and the team still appreciated 150m. Poor NBA owners</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397181336160440320">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob">@haralabob</a> OKC appreciated a helluva lot more than 150 mill. U don't think Ballmer/Hansen would pay 900m right now for KD + Sonics return?</p>&mdash; Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) <a href="https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/statuses/397182832528740353">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/lebl1213">@lebl1213</a> get over it buddy. You had your chance. The nerds won, and those who haven’t already won, are winning.</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397182251642802176">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/uclafan818">@uclafan818</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BillSimmons">@BillSimmons</a> when you can trade a top 5 player for Kevin Martin and a few picks. How can you pass that up?</p>&mdash; Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) <a href="https://twitter.com/haralabob/statuses/397184111925678080">November 4, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  2. J Sizzle

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    I will never understand how Morey swung the Harden trade. That'll go down as an all-time steal.
     
  3. BigMaloe

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    Its happening . Gif
     
  4. Broford

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    If Kevin Durant ends up leaving OKC, then the Harden trade can be officially responsible for the complete and utter destruction of a championship team.
     
  5. Alvin Choo

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    that durant to houston train is is getting bigger by the minute.
     
  6. pwnyxpress

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    I love the moron talking about locker room cancer and how Harden didn't want to be 3rd banana. I'm sure Harden would still be in OKC if Presti/OKC were willing to either give him max money (and either take the luxury hit as Voulgaris suggests or AMNESTY PERKINS) or maybe even just have that no trade clause inserted in like he wanted. /smh

    But the crazy part isn't just that Morey swung that trade -- I've heard Washington and GS first turned Presti down o_O
     
  7. crash5179

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    As great as it would be to have KD, Harden & Howard I just don't see how it's possible unless there is a huge increase in the salary cap. No way OKC would ever trade Durant to Houston.
     
  8. Clutch

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    Why is suddenly Durant leaving an issue? He's signed until 2016. That's a freakin' eternity in the NBA. So much can change between now and then. I mean if he was a free agent in the summer, I'd understand.
     
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    Yeah we need Durant in our team badly, so he cannot go off on us every game we are to play.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    Maybe Durant's been complaining to friends and associates to put pressure on OKC to improve? Kind of like Derrick Rose's brother talking about Chicago's situation though Rose is also under contract for years to come. I am guessing this is where Jalen Rose got his "hunch."

    I don't think we are in "imminent trade demand" territory now, but Durant may be giving OKC warning that we will be in a year or two if things keep going the way it has gone of late.
     
  11. Kam

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    Just keep selling the idea that Houston is a free agent destination place.
     
  12. durvasa

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    Wow, if that happens OKC fans would absolutely hate Houston.
     
  13. saintja2

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    And what is Bob's angle in this? I'm sure this tweet is somehow +EV for him, otherwise he wouldn't have tweeted it. :grin:
     
  14. meh

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    Unless they win in the next 3 years, Durant's definitely leaving. I don't think he'll come to the Rockets, because that will take Morey TRULY have to be a wizard to field enough great role players next to Harden/Howard while at the same time free up 2016 capspace. But no way Durant wants to live in that place if he can't even win a single title.
     
  15. IzakDavid13

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    ...or jump on the bandwagon.
     
  16. CXbby

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    More like off a bridge.
     
  17. cheke64

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    I think Durant wants to force trade to come to houston.

    Asik, parsons, Lin for Durant and filler?
     
  18. kuku

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    Devilish Jalen Rose planted that seed and it is sprouting everywhere!
     
  19. vorpal

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    It's not often that a city steals an entire basketball team. I think taking 1 or 2 players from that city would be fair game ;)
     
  20. Exel

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    **** you Bennett. Take my Sonics from me. I hope Durant does leave. He's too good for that organization.
     

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