Berry Tramel: Odds are against Jeff Green being on the OKC Thunder next season

by Berry Tramel Modified: January 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm •  Published: January 13, 2011
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The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports

On Jeff Green returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder next season:

I think the odds are against Green being a Thunder, just from a contractual standpoint. He's going to be a restricted free agent, which means he will get some offers, and some of them might be enticing. The Thunder would be hard-pressed to match a big contract offer.

On who's the better quarterback: Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden or Oklahoma's Landry Jones:

I've gone back and forth on Jones and Weeden all season. Clearly, Jones is more careful with the ball. I've had some OSU fans write in about Weeden being more consistent; that's not close to the truth. Jones threw a lot more passes and fewer interceptions. But Weeden has the better arm and can make more difficult throws. So I think it's close. I'd take either one of them.

On the odds of former OU basketball star Blake Griffin playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder:

The odds are long that Blake will ever play in OKC, unless it's at the end of his career or something. Griffin and Durant are virtually the same age, and so is Westbrook, so it's a lot more likely that the Thunder will pay their own superstars, even on the off chance that it could entice Griffin to come to OKC.

On OU and OSU's preseason ranking in 2011:

I think OU will be 1 or 2. OSU will be in the top 10, I think no doubt.

Chat Recap: Berry Tramel

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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