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    Well, the gist of the article is discussing the possibility of the Thunder being a option for OKC to sign Bosh this summer, but after all that Larry Coon reaffirms that the Thunder just don't have enough cap space to sign Bosh unless it was a "sign & trade" in how they acquired him.

    Anyhow, the comment by Durant is what caught my attention in this article. Does anyone else see any similarities between Chris Bosh and Jeff Green because I don't see it.

    Coon points out there is only one other option if the Thunder was sold on acquiring Boshís services ó a sign-and-trade with Toronto. Under league rules, teams can sign their own free agents with the sole intent of trading them. But itís a complicated maneuver in which both teams and the player must agree to a deal. It would require the Thunder to include roughly $6.6 million in the deal and likely mandate a few more assets for the rights to Bosh.

    "But it could work out to everyoneís advantage,Ē said Coon, a computer scientist and information technology director with the University of California-Irvine by day. "Bosh gets a bigger contract by signing with Toronto, OKC gets a player they canít otherwise afford, and Toronto gets something back for a player theyíd otherwise lose for nothing.Ē

    That kind of deal, however, would blow up Oklahoma Cityís cap status with a likely maximum extension for Kevin Durant kicking in before the start of the 2011-12 season and a high-dollar deal for Russell Westbrook being tendered a year later. It remains to be seen whether Thunder management is willing to test its small market revenue and splurge on a luxury-tax level payroll.

    Another potential concern whether Bosh would even fit with the teamís current nucleus is available points. With Durant, Westbrook, Jeff Green and James Harden, the Thunder already has four young players capable of posting 20 points on any given night.

    "Bosh is a great player, an All-Star,Ē said Green, the incumbent power forward who would be affected most by the addition of Bosh. "You never know how he would fit in because heís a guy who demands the ball. Heís a great player, but who knows what will happen. Thatís not up to me to say that heíll fit great here because Iím still here.Ē

    Durant said he thinks Bosh would fit from a chemistry standpoint because the Thunder is filled with "likeable guys.Ē But despite the current difference in their statistical production, Durant said he views Green and Bosh as similar players.

    "Jeff is on his way to that,Ē Durant said of Green. "Itís only his third season, and heís playing phenomenal for us. Heís a guy just like that with versatility to go inside and out. He causes different matchup problems and makes it easier for everybody on the floor. So thatís who we look at to be that kind of guy.

    "But Iím glad we have the guys we have here. And weíre all young, so Iíd like to see our core grow.Ē
    I don't about Thunder fans, but they've got something special with the guys that they have right now. I say ride it out and perhaps add some cheaper veteran players this summer and see what happens. Why go for the big splash right now?

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    Well, both Bosh and Green are versitile forwards. I guess you could call Green a very poor man's Chris Bosh... haha

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    I think the similarities end at both of them being versatile PF's. Green "on his way" to Bosh's level? Unlikely.

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    He's basically saying that Green is Bosh in a couple more years and I agree with him you just misunderstood what he was saying also Green is a better three point shooter than Bosh (if Bosh was to continue shooting three's) but right now NO COMPARISON to Bosh at all

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    Quote Breezyreid wrote: View Post
    He's basically saying that Green is Bosh in a couple more years and I agree with him you just misunderstood what he was saying also Green is a better three point shooter than Bosh (if Bosh was to continue shooting three's) but right now NO COMPARISON to Bosh at all
    Welcome to the RR Forums Breezy.

    I didn't misunderstand at all, I realize Durant was referring that Green could be like Bosh in a couple years. While I agree, I don't know if Green can be as efficient as Bosh is now.

    I'm usually not a stat monger like Hollinger, but check out Hollinger's player efficiency rating for PF's right now. Bosh leads the league while Green is close to the bottom. Link: Click here

    Sure their styles might resemble one another, but the I think the comparison stops there.

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    Durant is just trying to up his teammates. Give them credit.

    He regularly goes overboard with his praise of teammates. Especially Jeff Green.

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    Bosh would make Oklahoma an elite team. A Championship contender for the next 6-9 years.

    A Durant + Bosh + Westbrook trio would be that good.

    They have Ibaka too. A versatile defensive power forward who would look very good alongside Bosh in a speed lineup. And whatever combination of Sefolosha, Harden, Maynor and Collison that they manage to hold onto. A lot to work with.

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    Quote Doc Naismith wrote: View Post
    Welcome to the RR Forums Breezy.

    I didn't misunderstand at all, I realize Durant was referring that Green could be like Bosh in a couple years. While I agree, I don't know if Green can be as efficient as Bosh is now.

    I'm usually not a stat monger like Hollinger, but check out Hollinger's player efficiency rating for PF's right now. Bosh leads the league while Green is close to the bottom. Link: Click here

    Sure their styles might resemble one another, but the I think the comparison stops there.
    True I agree with what your sayin' he will never be Bosh, but he could be a future allstar PF like Bosh (my opinion)

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    I think Oklahoma should do one of two things:

    (1) Sign and trade Jeff Green for an elite player to make a Big Three
    (2) Acquire a defensive minded center to make a core in similar light as the Pistons of a few years ago. A balanced starting five with several All-Star caliber or near All-Star caliber players + a deep bench.

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    I don't see much of a comparison other than the whole versatile PF thing. Don't get me wrong, Jeff Green is a decent player, but I just don't see him reaching Bosh's level.

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    What do you guys want Durant to say?

    "Well, although i am going to be playing with Green for the foreseeable future, he sucks compared to Bosh. I would much rather play with Chris then Jeff."
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