Kevin Durant will join the Golden State Warriors (Official)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Kevin Durant will join the Golden State Warriors (Official)

Jerry "the Logo" West strikes again!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject:

Wish we had a front office guy like Jerry West! LOL...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject:

terrible move for lakers to go with kupchak over west.. the guy is a genius
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:04 am    Post subject:

Lebron couldn't win so he moved to Miami to help form his super team. Durant couldn't win so he joined a 73 win team (that he lost to in the playoffs).

I guess OKC didn't have enough talent for him to play with. This is annoying but it makes so much sense for him.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:06 am    Post subject:

The whole West thing was a lot more complicated than simply choosing Kupchak over West. The issues ran far deeper than going, we really like Mitch, so you can go ahead and leave Jerry . . . in fact, there was no choosing Mitch over West. Mitch was the guy left standing when West resigned.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:07 am    Post subject:

This would be like LeBron joining GSW after losing the 2015 finals.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:09 am    Post subject:

Excellent job by West again.

We are watching what makes a FO great.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject:

Durant came to GSW because he saw it as the easiest path to winning a ring. West had nothing to do with this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
Lebron couldn't win so he moved to Miami to help form his super team. Durant couldn't win so he joined a 73 win team (that he lost to in the playoffs).

I guess OKC didn't have enough talent for him to play with. This is annoying but it makes so much sense for him.


The difference between El BJ going to a suoerteam that came together with his arrival and Durant going a 73 win team with a prior Championship under it's belt is vast. Durant amy get his ring, but he's going to be considered a tagalong. Which is fine, I don't blame the guy one bit. But t's very different.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:12 am    Post subject:

KD has no balls.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
Durant came to GSW because he saw it as the easiest path to winning a ring. West had nothing to do with this.


GSW is a path to winning because of the ground work West has laid at GS.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject:

The Spurs and Cavs complained about us trying to make all-star team. The league tried so hard to prevent us. Now, watch what happens? What a joke!

We didn't even have that many talent on the team like Cavs or Spurs did.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
Durant came to GSW because he saw it as the easiest path to winning a ring. West had nothing to do with this.


I don't know about nothing but Durant going to a 73 win team to play with Steph, Klay and Green doesn't sound like a tough sell if Durant really values winning a ring (or rings). I'd much rather play with Steph instead of Westbrook.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:19 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
The whole West thing was a lot more complicated than simply choosing Kupchak over West. The issues ran far deeper than going, we really like Mitch, so you can go ahead and leave Jerry . . . in fact, there was no choosing Mitch over West. Mitch was the guy left standing when West resigned.


he resigned for a reason and when you have the logo make a pitch..pretty much done deal
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject:

This almost makes the Mozgov signing less painful. We aren't winning anyway...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject:

Kevin Durant on his twitter in 2010:

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Now everybody wanna play for the heat and the Lakers? Let's go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!
7:09 AM - 16 Jul 2010


What a hypocrite.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject:

The CBA caused this.

Max contracts means the superstars will only go to top teams as money is equal. No point in going to any mid level team if you don't get any more cash. And the diff between home and the new team is minimal.

Also, restricted free agency rules exacerbates it. The player doesn't have much of any eligible movement, until at least 7 years in.

The Lakwrs will not attract diddly, even if they have "a better atmosphere", as it is claimed. The only better atmosphere is a winning one. And thanks to Jimmy etc. we have zilch. People can claim it was Jeanie but it is always about winning. If we go lottery again this year, it is flat out time for a change.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject:

DrWolf wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
The whole West thing was a lot more complicated than simply choosing Kupchak over West. The issues ran far deeper than going, we really like Mitch, so you can go ahead and leave Jerry . . . in fact, there was no choosing Mitch over West. Mitch was the guy left standing when West resigned.


he resigned for a reason and when you have the logo make a pitch..pretty much done deal


None of which had anything to do with the Lakers choosing Mitch over West.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am    Post subject:

Boring. Can we fast forward a few years to when things are competitive again please?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject:

no one was complaining about mitch when he pulled the gasol deal

also pulled in chris paul but the nba got in the way

that put us behind years. and mitch got us 2 rings after west left, every team goes thru this in the new era, you cant be great every year
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject:

If Jerry West was in our front office right now, Keven Durant STILL wouldn't be giving the Lakers the time of day. We're rebuilding and he went to the team making back-to-back finals appearances. I guarantee you that last part was more persuasive than WHO he met with.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject:

Vino24 wrote:
no one was complaining about mitch when he pulled the gasol deal

also pulled in chris paul but the nba got in the way

that put us behind years. and mitch got us 2 rings after west left, every team goes thru this in the new era, you cant be great every year


It's been a long time since I read a post that made sense here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject:

Arms race
KD to GS

Now Cavs need to work out an acceptable salary for both LeBron and Dwade

OKC should offer max to Barnes

Spurs should pay up for Pau

Lakers should re-sign Huertas


Or do we scrap the plan and go after Barnes now? (dump Lou and Nick)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:59 am    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
Kevin Durant on his twitter in 2010:

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Now everybody wanna play for the heat and the Lakers? Let's go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!
7:09 AM - 16 Jul 2010


What a hypocrite.


Pretty much everyone who bashed superteams has proved to be a hypocrite about it.

The players who didn't jump to great teams either already had great teams or they regret never having/taking the opportunity. Who was ever mad about how much help Magic had? Who wanted him to challenge himself on a bad team?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:00 am    Post subject:

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