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Martin won't crack OKC's starting lineup ... yet

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08:13 AM ET 11.19 | For the time being, Thunder coach Scott Brooks doesn't see a change in the offing. [Brooks] said he currently has no plans to insert Kevin Martin into the starting lineup but left the door open for that to change down the line. "At this moment, no, I don't see it changing," Brooks said. "You never know. It's a long season. A lot of things can happen. But we have a pretty good track record with our starters. They understand their role and they do a good job." ... "[Martin] obviously has been a starter in this league for a lot of years and this is an adjustment. I think he's doing a great job of making that adjustment. But his minutes are not going to be too far from being starter minutes."

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November 19, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Because he's more liked then labron he won't hear as much about it like labron did. But durant isn't winning any chip until his light **** gets a post up game. unless your dirk and thats only because labron folded, you dont win in this league without a presence in the paint. The new nba suggest it could be a guard who gives you that dominant down low presence. It's needed is the bottom line. When your main threat is a big man with no post up game......your not winning chips!

November 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET

OKC is the new Phoenix Suns of the Dumbtoni era but only with Brooks being the moron underacheiving coach this time around. You spend the money if you want to win a ring, they should've kept Harden at all costs if they were interested in winning rings but nah, they want to sell us the BS with this "I need to eat all I can eat" light in the **** lineup. Putzs!

November 19, 2012  09:48 AM ET

There is zero reason for Martin to be in the starting lineup.

November 19, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Follow The Course, Bros.

November 19, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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OKC is the new Phoenix Suns of the Dumbtoni era but only with Brooks being the moron underacheiving coach this time around. You spend the money if you want to win a ring, they should've kept Harden at all costs if they were interested in winning rings but nah, they want to sell us the BS with this "I need to eat all I can eat" light in the **** lineup. Putzs!

LOL..I sorta agree with you but u CANT pay Harden 80 mil if ur OKC...no way. Even if he was a starter, thats just not fiscally responsible. But the point was taken

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November 19, 2012  11:47 AM ET
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OKC needs Smush Parker to get them over the hump.

no... they need Eddy Curry... just imagine playing Perkins and Curry at the same time. NBA where the new twin burger tower happens

November 19, 2012  11:56 AM ET
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You know what OKC need? They need Kaman. Imagine if they had him. Like what you said, they need a low post center and Kaman will really help them out. Too bad Kaman is in Dallas.

I said this earlier OKC is not winning a title until they get a legit post presence. Perkins is not going to give you any offense so it comes down to whether Ibaka can do it.

November 19, 2012  01:00 PM ET
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Why start him when they need him as a sixth man? It's not like the starters need help right away. Ever since Harden got traded, KD has become a facilitator. KD's game is evolving more and has become a triple threat.

I agree, to add, Martin doesn't care about stats or being a star. He just wants to contribute and help carry the load. I like this trade for OKC. If OKC can add another solid big man that can score like Scola they would be complete.

November 19, 2012  01:01 PM ET
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Leave him on the benchWhy change the way your your team has been the last few years

Do you remember our talks about Thabeet being a bust. He is just too slow and zero offense game.

November 19, 2012  06:03 PM ET

That would be too many shooters on the floor at one time, and no punch of the bench

 
November 20, 2012  01:22 AM ET
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I agree, to add, Martin doesn't care about stats or being a star. He just wants to contribute and help carry the load. I like this trade for OKC. If OKC can add another solid big man that can score like Scola they would be complete.

Darko is available LOL

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