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Thunder chat: Darnell Mayberry talks Kevin Durant-to-DC rumors, Grant Long and free agency

Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry was on the Power Lunch chat, answering your questions on Kevin Durant in 2016 rumors, Grant Long and what skills Westbrook, Durant, Jackson and Ibaka need to add in the offseason. Here's the full transcript:
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 23, 2014 at 9:36 am •  Published: July 23, 2014
NewsOK Sports 10:45 a.m. Thanks for joining us on the Power Lunch chat. Darnell Mayberry will be on at 11 a.m. to talk Thunder offseason, NBA free agency and anything else league related. Keep your questions coming.
Darnell Mayberry 11:00 a.m. Greetings, ladies and gents.
Thunder Homer 11:00 a.m. Mitch McGary: Great PF in the NBA, or the GREATEST PF in the NBA?
Darnell Mayberry 11:00 a.m. The greatest, duh.
Guest 11:01 a.m. In what area do the Thunder need to improve the most going into next season?
Darnell Mayberry 11:02 a.m. The most? That's a tough question. But I'd say overall approach. That way I'm covered. :) The team has a way of losing itself at times, whether for stretches of the season or pivotal moments in games. Most teams do. But it really, really hurts the Thunder.
Emmanuel Arthur 11:02 a.m. If u would get any shooter in da free agency who would it be
Darnell Mayberry 11:03 a.m. I really like the shooter they got in Anthony Morrow. But I'd give Ray Allen a call as well.
tom 11:03 a.m. I am a complete, unreasonable homer. I can't believe the Thunder aren't favored to win the title next year. Cleveland will need (at least) a year to get acclimated. OKC almost took the Spurs to a game 7 with a one legged Serge Ibaka (after dominating San Antonio for the past 2 seasons.) Beyond the standard qualifiers like injuries that apply to all teams - would you please give me some reasons to temper my enthusiasm? What am I missing?
Darnell Mayberry 11:05 a.m. Sorry, Tom. I can't. I'm just as high on next year's team as you seem to be. I think it's the most talented roster, top to bottom, in the league, and I've thought that for the last three years. Now, the Thunder's stars are more experienced and are regaining that taste of losing. I think this could be a special year.
Jim Trabers illegitimate son 11:05 a.m. Ever thought about doing a radio show? I guarantee you'd be more thought provoking than a certain radio host who is on the air from 2-4. If I hear one more story about playing with the Orioles back in the 80's, I'm going to stab my eyes out.
Darnell Mayberry 11:06 a.m. Sounds messy. But thanks. I'm on with the Ref in Norman throughout the season and periodically in the offseason.
Guest 11:06 a.m. Is Anthony Morrow Daquean Cook 2.0?
Darnell Mayberry 11:07 a.m. No. He's a more consistent shooter. And I think Morrow could be a mainstay in the lineup as opposed to juggled in and out and used primarily because of injuries.
Brian 11:07 a.m. Now that most of the noise has settled down w/Free Agency, the Draft, etc. who do you see (besides the Spurs) as OKC's greatest threats to get back to the NBA Finals out of the West?
Darnell Mayberry 11:09 a.m. The Clippers would probably be the biggest threat outside of San Antonio. I wouldn't sleep on Memphis. And Portland got some much-needed experience last year. They could be a surprise this year and make a deep run.
Jameer 11:09 a.m. Why would the Thunder pick Telfair, when I would have been a better pick, and could have been on the cheap? I know it's not guaranteed money, but the Thunder might need a decent 3rd PG.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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