Rewind to last summer: Trade Dlo, Clarkson, and Randle to Indy for PG13?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject:

Darth Los Angeles wrote:
I'm glad we got rid of the ones no longer here...

As for Paul George... We dodged a bullet. I admit that I didn't realize how mentally weak he is. After watching the 3rd part to his series; I came away feeling like he would have pissed us all off repeatedly with stupid comments and lackluster play.

George is a tailor made #2 guy with 3rd option tendencies.

So yeah... We're good.


Even before he turned us down. I wasn't sure PG13 could be the 2nd best player on a team that beats GS.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:20 am    Post subject:

Yeah I saw the docuseries on PG. Nowhere did he say he didn’t want to come to L.A.... he said he wanted to come last year, but that the Lakers didn’t trade for him. Those are just facts.

““It’s been very stressful. It has not been an easy decision. I 100 percent appreciate Laker Nation for wanting me to come back home, for wanting to play in front of them.

”I wanted to come here a year ago prior to going to OKC. Unfortunately, I wasn’t traded to the Lakers. The Lakers didn’t grab me. I was traded to Oklahoma.”

He obviously can’t publicly say “I’m not going to the Lakers because it’s going to be all about LeBron now”, but I sincerely believe that had we not signed LBJ, he’d be a Laker today. When it became imminent that James was coming here, he didn’t want to make it seem like it was a reaction to what LeBron did, and got the jump by announcing his move first. But make no mistake, he knew LeBron to L.A. was a done deal.

PG wanted to be a part of building something special, with the Lakers young core, not the traveling circus that we are going to be now. He was put in a no-win situation when we got LeBron bc he knew that LeBron would get all the credit if we won, but he (George) would get all of the blame if we didn't.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject:

Indiana wanted Ingram and/or the #2 pick.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:14 pm    Post subject:

KobeIsTheOne wrote:
““It’s been very stressful. It has not been an easy decision. I 100 percent appreciate Laker Nation for wanting me to come back home, for wanting to play in front of them.

”I wanted to come here a year ago prior to going to OKC. Unfortunately, I wasn’t traded to the Lakers. The Lakers didn’t grab me. I was traded to Oklahoma.”


That ain't PG, that's his agent.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject:

And deng
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject:

LakerInToronto wrote:
Nope.

PG's quote that the "Lakers didn't get him" when he wanted to go there shows that at his core he doesn't actually care about winning. Us holding out the year to keep our assets to be stronger if he signed was doing him a favour.

That he can't see that and prefers OKC right now just proves that he's comfortable as long as he's paid, liked, and has no pressure on him. AKA the opposite of a Laker.


Didn't he suggest we don't gut the team for him, that if we waited, we could keep the team intact and still sign him?
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