Paul George is staying with OKC (Woj; p.997)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:22 pm    Post subject:

If I'm Thunder fan, we literally had a core of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden, all of whom basically have an NBA MVP to a core of washed up Melo, Westbrook and PG13.....depressing.....and its not like they are that good in the playoffs if we look at last year as an example.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:07 pm    Post subject:

Given that it was known around the league that lebron would come to the lakers for at least a month maybe even longer, I think George didn't want to come to the lakers because of lebron. Whether that was because he was planning on being the #1, or because he doesn't want to be blamed for lebron ala kevin love, or some other reason, I don't know. But I think this is one of the largest factors in him not coming here, and why he would not even give Magic a talk.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:35 am    Post subject:

300M payroll for a first round exit and witness 50 shot chuckfests by Westbrick lmao.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:26 am    Post subject:

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Given that it was known around the league that lebron would come to the lakers for at least a month maybe even longer, I think George didn't want to come to the lakers because of lebron. Whether that was because he was planning on being the #1, or because he doesn't want to be blamed for lebron ala kevin love, or some other reason, I don't know. But I think this is one of the largest factors in him not coming here, and why he would not even give Magic a talk.



It was known longer than that..

My guess is sure its possible PG doesn't want to play with LeBron its more likely LeBron didn't want to play with PG once Kawhi became an option.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject:

not to discount PG or whatever, but I think the Lakers chose Labron agent package over PG13 agent package.


it's probably deals with Lebron's agent that includes max for Labron and then one year of KCP and Rondo with the same agent.


With that, there is no cap room for PG13.

If that choice wasn't presented the Lakers probably would do max PG13 and multi year deal for Randle
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject:

Bill Simmons was semi-joking when he said on his podcast that he thinks Adam Silver put the kibosh on Paul George to the Lakers (behind the scenes) due to the tampering issues. It was an interesting idea, however far-fetched.

The best part of the podcast was how hard they roasted Paul for his "unfinished business" tweet shortly after resigning.

Unfinished business that you didn't get to the 2nd round....or unfinished business that you can take Utah to 7 games (versus 6) next year?

It's pretty obvious that a team can't win a championship with Paul George as your number 2.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject:

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Bill Simmons was semi-joking when he said on his podcast that he thinks Adam Silver put the kibosh on Paul George to the Lakers (behind the scenes) due to the tampering issues. It was an interesting idea, however far-fetched.

The best part of the podcast was how hard they roasted Paul for his "unfinished business" tweet shortly after resigning.

Unfinished business that you didn't get to the 2nd round....or unfinished business that you can take Utah to 7 games (versus 6) next year?

It's pretty obvious that a team can't win a championship with Paul George as your number 2.


Silver had nothing to do with this. He would have had to hypnotize PG to make a decision to sign with the Thunder.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject:

I think its naive to think the commissioner doesn't play a role as to what players go where...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject:

I'll be honest here...I didn't want to say it at the time, but I was extremely hesitant to give PG the max. To me, he just didn't seem like a max-type player (borderline, AT BEST). At that time, we were kind of in the "beggars can't be choosers" type zone, so I would have taken anyone...That's not the case with Lebron.

Klay would be a better option than him. Kawhi (healthy) would be a way, way better option than him. We'll see what happens.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject:

I bet pg13 avgs close to 30 next season
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
If I'm Thunder fan, we literally had a core of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden, all of whom basically have an NBA MVP to a core of washed up Melo, Westbrook and PG13.....depressing.....and its not like they are that good in the playoffs if we look at last year as an example.


And a lux tax that would make even large teams barf.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject:

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Chronicle wrote:
Given that it was known around the league that lebron would come to the lakers for at least a month maybe even longer, I think George didn't want to come to the lakers because of lebron. Whether that was because he was planning on being the #1, or because he doesn't want to be blamed for lebron ala kevin love, or some other reason, I don't know. But I think this is one of the largest factors in him not coming here, and why he would not even give Magic a talk.



It was known longer than that..

My guess is sure its possible PG doesn't want to play with LeBron its more likely LeBron didn't want to play with PG once Kawhi became an option.


Kawhi isnít an option
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject:

kawhileonard wrote:
I bet pg13 avgs close to 30 next season


It's impossible to do that playing with Westbrook. Not enough shots available.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
Given that it was known around the league that lebron would come to the lakers for at least a month maybe even longer, I think George didn't want to come to the lakers because of lebron. Whether that was because he was planning on being the #1, or because he doesn't want to be blamed for lebron ala kevin love, or some other reason, I don't know. But I think this is one of the largest factors in him not coming here, and why he would not even give Magic a talk.


And that is why PG is the definition of a LOSER.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
kawhileonard wrote:
I bet pg13 avgs close to 30 next season


It's impossible to do that playing with Westbrook. Not enough shots available.


It is possible but perhaps not likely.

Durant did average around 30ppg for several years with Westbrook. It's possible that the touches will come his way, but Paul George hasn't been North of 24 ppg in this league yet. It would take discipline on both players' part.
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