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Lebron in 2018 or Kawhi in 2019 ? Which FA do you prefer- everything else being equal ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Lebron in 2018 or Kawhi in 2019 ? Which FA do you prefer- everything else being equal ?

Assume PG signs this summer, Lopez will work with the FO to stick around in either case and Randle is re-signed at a price to allow a max next summer.

If KL has let the Lakers know he's coming next summer, as an unnamed agent has said, and if KL is healthy, do you want KL or Lebron ?






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"He's not going to the Lakers, because they know they can get Kawhi [Leonard] next summer," the agent said.



link to BR article with agent quote below:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2776257-when-lebron-leaves-at-this-rate-why-would-lebron-james-stay-in-cleveland?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject:

if KL is healthy he is the easy choice

but that's a big if
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject:

If I know that KL is healthy and is coming next summer, I’m passing on Lebron, as KL and PG is a better fit with our young core and gives us a longer title window, with those extra years being years where the Ws are going to be fading.

KL is younger, brings less drama/baggage, and impacts the game on both ends. Lebron doesn’t even try to get back on D sometimes. That doesn’t fit well with the culture we’re trying to build.


If you aren’t sure KL is coming, then you sign Lebron if he wants in, but if both are healthy and I have a choice, I’m taking KL.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
if KL is healthy he is the easy choice

but that's a big if



Agreed.

If KL really wanted to come to the Lakers, though, there would be nothing stopping him from sharing his medical information with them, as long as it was under the table and untraceable.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject:

So this agent is saying we prefer Kawhi over Lebron?

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"He's not going to the Lakers, because they know they can get Kawhi [Leonard] next summer," the agent said.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
So this agent is saying we prefer Kawhi over Lebron?

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"He's not going to the Lakers, because they know they can get Kawhi [Leonard] next summer," the agent said.



That's how I read it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject:

whoever that agent is... probably works undercover for the Clippers...
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject:

Everything being equal, Kawhi is the easy answer.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Lebron in 2018 or Kawhi in 2019 ? Which FA do you prefer- everything else being equal ?

babyskyhook wrote:
Assume PG signs this summer, Lopez will work with the FO to stick around in either case and Randle is re-signed at a price to allow a max next summer.

If KL has let the Lakers know he's coming next summer, as an unnamed agent has said, and if KL is healthy, do you want KL or Lebron ?






Quote:
"He's not going to the Lakers, because they know they can get Kawhi [Leonard] next summer," the agent said.



link to BR article with agent quote below:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2776257-when-lebron-leaves-at-this-rate-why-would-lebron-james-stay-in-cleveland?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national



I'd say the reality is if the Lakers can get Lebron, they will snap him up.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject:

Just hope we can get PG this summer. Would really help our case with FAs in 2019 and beyond.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:19 pm    Post subject:

If healthy ? Kawhi and not even close.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject:

I lean towards wanting to see the Lakers pass on LeBron now so as to see the younger Kawhi pursued next Summer, if it turns out he's healthy and unhappy in SA. Very preferable to me essentially for the benefit of not seeing the Lakers become just the next franchise to host a LeBron visit for a couple or three years at best. LJ is getting up there and getting older, even for a guy who has managed to avoid injury and reduction all these years. The cumulative penalty of age's exposure to diminution comes for everyone.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject:

LeBron! can’t risk waiting and miss on both
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject:

Don't let LeBron see this poll.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject:

Lebron never does well on LG polls. I voted KL but I would take either.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject:

DangeRuss wrote:
If healthy ? Kawhi and not even close.


This. The timeline just clicks so much better.

Randle Kawhi PG Ball has the makings of the best defensive lineup in the NBA
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject:

Pretty obvious choice if the Lakers know that Kawhi is healthy.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject:

When did kawhi leonard become KL. I thought that was kevin love
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
When did kawhi leonard become KL. I thought that was kevin love


Ever since love has been irrelevant to the lakers discussion. To me Love has always been just Love though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject:

hmm, who should i sleep with? Alexandra Daddario this summer or Manuela Arcuri, next year?
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject:

Kawhi.

For 2 reasons.

1) He is younger and fits our young core's timeline better (longer potential championship window).

2) As a competitor I would rather BEAT LeBron than be part of his traveling salvation show. If I could paint the perfect scenario of the Lakers getting back to being the champions it would involve a road were we beat the Warriors, beat LeBron's new superteam on the Rockets, and beat a healthy Celtics in the finals.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject:

lakerdynasty5.0 wrote:
hmm, who should i sleep with? Alexandra Daddario this summer or Manuela Arcuri, next year?


How about Daddario this summer and if you know Arcuri is a sure thing next summer you renounce Lena Dunham (Randle) wait to stretch Rebel Wilson (Deng) and just sign one year contracts will all the available hood rats to get you through until next summer.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:06 am    Post subject:

Can't we just sign Lebron and trade him next summer if Kawhi wants to come?
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:12 am    Post subject:

For the question asked yes definitely Kawhi.

Realistically we don't know we are getting anybody so you take who you can get. And if Kawhi wants to come here next year then you can look to trade Lebron if need be.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:50 am    Post subject:

Kawhi as a free agent is the only way i feel comfortable acquiring him. I wouldn't do a trade for him unless it was midseason and we've seen him play.
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