GOODBYE LUOL DENG (Deng Bought Out & Stretched, p. 133)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject:

Might as well have Deng earn part of his money.
He is the highest paid player for what he produces.
A million dollars a game?

But would not waste a first round player to get rid of Deng.

Just stretch if no takers.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject:

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Of course, Walton could call on Luol Deng to be available on the bench and promise the veteran forward minutes. Deng played in Miami from 2014-16, so Thursday could even feel like a bit of a throwback game.

Sadly, calling of Deng wouldn't make sense at this stage. With two years left on his contract after the 2017-18 season, the team has made it clear that Deng has no future playing with the team. The 32-year-old may technically be available to play, traveling with the team, practicing and even cashing a paycheck from the Lakers, but playing Deng for any amount of minutes would ultimatley give minutes to a player that is not part of the future of the team and, thus, take away minutes from a player that could develop with that time on the floor.

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So what!!?? If that was the case than you wouldnt play IT, KCP, BROOK, Etc.

This makes no sense. There has to be more to this.

Also no one is asking Deng to play minutes in place of any prospects. It's literally a last resort because we don't want to play BI 45 mpg.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject:

What’s next for Luol Deng and the Lakers?

The trade deadline came and went and Luol Deng is still on the team. Now what?

https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2018/3/1/17030418/la-lakers-luol-deng-contract-buyout-whats-next-future-questions
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject:

pio2u wrote:
What’s next for Luol Deng and the Lakers?

The trade deadline came and went and Luol Deng is still on the team. Now what?

https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2018/3/1/17030418/la-lakers-luol-deng-contract-buyout-whats-next-future-questions


That article says he's 32
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject:

I saw Luol Deng in the bench. It's been a while! LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject:

So is he officially "back" with the team now?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject:

Nice. No need for pettiness on both sides. He can help.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject:

look at dat professionalism
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:37 pm    Post subject:

anpherknee wrote:
look at dat professionalism
https://youtu.be/mlStQbIYtRw?t=10m48s



18 million dollar high 5 and smile right there fellas
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject:

Is Deng activated, is he expected to play with all the injuries lately?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject:

I really don't see how he's a better option than Wear.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject:

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I really don't see how he's a better option than Wear.



Deng probably thinks there are 18 million reasons he is a better option than Wear.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:51 am    Post subject:

For 18 mil he cant contribute 15 min at least?
I mean I would like to know if he is that bad or Luke just doesn't want to use him. I don't get it.We are short at SF and need some help there. Cant belive he cant put some good effort at least on D.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:08 am    Post subject:

If he really enjoyed playing basketball he'd take a buyout tbh
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject:

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If he really enjoyed playing basketball he'd take a buyout tbh


Honestly how many of us would give up 36 M contract when you are on your last leg and would be lucky to get even get vet minimum from another team? That's a lot of money. Deng is done and won't be giving up massive amount of money to just play few minutes on another team. We just gave a terrible contract. I bet Lou/IT wish they got Moz/Deng kind of contract for once in their life and the former two will probably make twice as much doing nothing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:01 am    Post subject:

Well sure, but he's already a millionaire. If he wanted to play as badly as he says in the media, then there's a way to do that. Get a buyout. And otherwise he shouldn't say he wants to play so badly.

That's all I meant.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:10 am    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
If he really enjoyed playing basketball he'd take a buyout tbh


You know there's no way you'd walk away from 36m in guaranteed money.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject:

I don't understand why he is not playing with all of our injuries. He looks like he can play.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject:

Dr. Funkbot wrote:
I don't understand why he is not playing with all of our injuries. He looks like he can play.


Lol we need to play him badly. We need to extract any kind of value at this point. Even Ennis is getting some burn and I just don’t see him being part of this team in the future.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject:

Something personal must be going on here. There's literally no logical explanation for not playing him 10-12mpg at the "SF" spot (though that's not his ideal position).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject:

There is one. He sucks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
There is one. He sucks.


Maybe so, but come on Ennis is getting minutes, a G league call up is getting minutes! Deng was an all star and we are paying him lots of cash. Strange situation indeed.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject:

LakerLogic wrote:
anpherknee wrote:
look at dat professionalism
https://youtu.be/mlStQbIYtRw?t=10m48s



18 million dollar high 5 and smile right there fellas


Intangibles. You can't teach that. That twinkle in his eye just doesn't show in the stat sheet.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject:

Lol Deng should be getting playing time at this point.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject:

AirTupac wrote:
Lol Deng should be getting playing time at this point.



Unless you think he isn't washed up and untradeable, for what reason? Wear's shooting ability is far more useful than anything he's capable of.
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