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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject:

If PG stays in OKC then he must have ALOT of faith in GM Sam Presti. That roster, as of today, just screams treadmill.

However, this might just be OKC doing their due diligence on the PR front. IIRC Lakers also had a 'good feeling' about resigning Dwight; you don't just wave the white flag to your fanbase before you really have to.

IMO, once PG actually sits down with Rob and Magic, and has a chance to see their plan and vision for the franchise bulletpoint for bulletpoint, then it'll be really tough for him to turn down LA. This is why there were talks of OKC wanting PG to resign ASAP out of fear of just that.

Bottom line, as long as Pg is a FA come July 1st, and has a proper sit down with the Lakers, then I like our chances.


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shortodom wrote:
Kyrie a free agent this summer?


next summer
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject:

CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject:

LakerMindLA wrote:
CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.


Wouldn't he get an extra year?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject:

I don't see Paul leaving Houston. They are one game away from beating the Warriors and the only player they lacked in those games are Paul himself. They also can offer him the most money. For Paul to leave Houston, he has to see us having a better chance of beating the Warriors than Houston, and the only likely scenario is we have 3 all-star in our team.

If somehow we can sign two of LBJ, Paul and PG13 and trade for the remaining one then we are definitely better than Houston. However, that requires massive pay cut from all three of them. For example, both LBJ and Paul sign for 25,000,000 each and then PG13 options in so we trade Lonzo + Deng + two 1st round picks for him. This makes it very unlikely to happen unless they are all determined to get that championship from Warriors' hand.

So my bet is Paul stays in Houston.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject:

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I said a few pages ago that Paul George situation was scaring me. He can get the most money in OKC + never shoulder the blame behind Westbrook. That's hard to pass up.


If he comes here with LBJ, he has no pressure either.


That's our trump card. Magic needs to get Bron and Paul in the same room.


The issue would then be how will he sell it to them both? Their supporting cast is talented, but 3 guys are rookies, and the other 2 have less than 5 years in the NBA.


How you sell it to them, the new look Lakers best two players will be LBJ and PG13, after that we got BI, Ball, Kuz, Hart, #25 and Lopez or we can even trade guys to get a third star here or re-sign Randle/KCP. This is LA and every ring chaser in the league will follow them here.

This will be the best team either one of them have ever played on and they will both get Max contracts to play In Los Angeles, I bet PG's fam would be happy to watch him play here and LBJ what family would be mad about a move from Ohio to California
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject:

CantStopJM wrote:
I said a few pages ago that Paul George situation was scaring me. He can get the most money in OKC + never shoulder the blame behind Westbrook. That's hard to pass up.


that would mean PG13 doesn’t have championship mettle under the bright lights; therefore we wouldn’t want him.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject:

The Grind wrote:
LakerMindLA wrote:
CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.


Wouldn't he get an extra year?


He is going to opt out after 2 years whether he stays in OKC or comes the the Lakers so he can get the 35% max.

The only difference in his salary is in year 2 because OKC can his salary by 8% and the Lakers by 5%.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject:

LakerMindLA wrote:
The Grind wrote:
LakerMindLA wrote:
CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.


Wouldn't he get an extra year?


He is going to opt out after 2 years whether he stays in OKC or comes the the Lakers so he can get the 35% max.

The only difference in his salary is in year 2 because OKC can his salary by 8% and the Lakers by 5%.


Ahh, of course. Thank you
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject:

LakerMindLA wrote:
The Grind wrote:
LakerMindLA wrote:
CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.


Wouldn't he get an extra year?


He is going to opt out after 2 years whether he stays in OKC or comes the the Lakers so he can get the 35% max.

The only difference in his salary is in year 2 because OKC can his salary by 8% and the Lakers by 5%.


not sure that is accurate....seen others speculate, but some guys just lock in for the years....if he is one of those guys, the 5th year becomes a selling point.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOD00dG40ZE

Paul George dodging those questions like

https://media.giphy.com/media/Tsl0wXsKDiu7S/giphy.gif


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject:

lakersfan8 wrote:
I don't see Paul leaving Houston. They are one game away from beating the Warriors and the only player they lacked in those games are Paul himself. They also can offer him the most money. For Paul to leave Houston, he has to see us having a better chance of beating the Warriors than Houston, and the only likely scenario is we have 3 all-star in our team.

If somehow we can sign two of LBJ, Paul and PG13 and trade for the remaining one then we are definitely better than Houston. However, that requires massive pay cut from all three of them. For example, both LBJ and Paul sign for 25,000,000 each and then PG13 options in so we trade Lonzo + Deng + two 1st round picks for him. This makes it very unlikely to happen unless they are all determined to get that championship from Warriors' hand.

So my bet is Paul stays in Houston.


I dont think CP3 leaves Houston, especially since he was 2 games out of possibly going to the finals if he was healthy.

In his mind he probably feels like they would advance with him playing, so just that bitter taste I think is enough for him to re-up and go at GSW again with Harden and co.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject:

MJST wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOD00dG40ZE

Paul George dodging those questions like

https://media.giphy.com/media/Tsl0wXsKDiu7S/giphy.gif


Also pancakes.


so we like paul george on the lakers now, MJ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject:

Anyone know what PG ate for lunch today?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
LakerMindLA wrote:
The Grind wrote:
LakerMindLA wrote:
CantStopJM wrote:
He can get the most money in OKC


If he signs with OKC, he will make 900k more. That is it.


Wouldn't he get an extra year?


He is going to opt out after 2 years whether he stays in OKC or comes the the Lakers so he can get the 35% max.

The only difference in his salary is in year 2 because OKC can his salary by 8% and the Lakers by 5%.


not sure that is accurate....seen others speculate, but some guys just lock in for the years....if he is one of those guys, the 5th year becomes a selling point.


Can you name the guys that have locked in for 3 years instead of the opt out?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
Anyone know what PG ate for lunch today?

Ramona’s sources said it was a Philly cheesesteak. Then an hour later her other set of sources said he threw up afterwards.

Meanwhile, Broussard is reporting it was Chef Boyardee.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject:

George has a rare chance to choose his landing spot.

I find it hard to believe he would choose OKC over LA, but should he decide to do so? I will hold no ill will as it is all about what he wants to do.

Maglinka are snagging a big fish this summer for sure, it is happening.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject:

I feel if PG backed out of coming to the Lakers after a year and a half of flirting back and forth........... it would be hard for him to show his face around LA anymore. I mean, he wouldn't even be able to go get a hamburger, without fans getting all over him!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject:

Caron Butler on Soortsnet: “Paul George to the Lakers, it’s a done deal! I feel some type of wave man! Im telling you the energy of the universe just dawned on me! I’m also feeling good about this LeBron thing!”
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject:

Same rumors, different year.

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Sources: Thunder in strong position with Kevin Durant after meeting
Jun 30, 2016
Marc Stein
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A successful meeting with Kevin Durant and his closest confidantes Thursday has put the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder in a strong position as Durant moves into meetings with five other free-agent suitors, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting with Thunder officials at Chesapeake Energy Arena "went well" before Durant, his agent and business manager Rich Kleiman and longtime friend and manager Charlie Bell boarded a flight to New York to start huddling with other teams on Friday.

Multiple sources, including friends and business associates of Durant's, previously told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that, barring an unbelievable pitch from one of the teams trying to woo Durant, those close to him expect Durant to return to the Thunder next season.

"His decision is 90 percent made," a longtime friend told Spears.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
epak wrote:
Anyone know what PG ate for lunch today?

Ramona’s sources said it was a Philly cheesesteak. Then an hour later her other set of sources said he threw up afterwards.

Meanwhile, Broussard is reporting it was Chef Boyardee.


Noice.
He should have gone with a California roll.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject:

LakersMD wrote:
Same rumors, different year.

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Sources: Thunder in strong position with Kevin Durant after meeting
Jun 30, 2016
Marc Stein
ESPN Senior Writer
A successful meeting with Kevin Durant and his closest confidantes Thursday has put the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder in a strong position as Durant moves into meetings with five other free-agent suitors, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting with Thunder officials at Chesapeake Energy Arena "went well" before Durant, his agent and business manager Rich Kleiman and longtime friend and manager Charlie Bell boarded a flight to New York to start huddling with other teams on Friday.

Multiple sources, including friends and business associates of Durant's, previously told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that, barring an unbelievable pitch from one of the teams trying to woo Durant, those close to him expect Durant to return to the Thunder next season.

"His decision is 90 percent made," a longtime friend told Spears.

LINK


Well, it looks like Durant is staying in OKC.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject:

Chad09 wrote:
LakersMD wrote:
Same rumors, different year.

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Sources: Thunder in strong position with Kevin Durant after meeting
Jun 30, 2016
Marc Stein
ESPN Senior Writer
A successful meeting with Kevin Durant and his closest confidantes Thursday has put the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder in a strong position as Durant moves into meetings with five other free-agent suitors, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting with Thunder officials at Chesapeake Energy Arena "went well" before Durant, his agent and business manager Rich Kleiman and longtime friend and manager Charlie Bell boarded a flight to New York to start huddling with other teams on Friday.

Multiple sources, including friends and business associates of Durant's, previously told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that, barring an unbelievable pitch from one of the teams trying to woo Durant, those close to him expect Durant to return to the Thunder next season.

"His decision is 90 percent made," a longtime friend told Spears.

LINK


Well, it looks like Durant is staying in OKC.


Yep.
Seems like a done deal
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:41 pm    Post subject:

Gadget's responses are the best things about these rumors.

Small-time reporter/Youtube comment/Reddit post linking Lebron or George to the Lakers: Signs are pointing to a huge summer for the Lakers!

Big-time reporters putting out info that Lebron and George may not be headed to the Lakers: Guys, let's all be careful and take these reports with a grain of salt. A lot of speculating going on...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:01 pm    Post subject:

LakersMD wrote:
Same rumors, different year.

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Sources: Thunder in strong position with Kevin Durant after meeting

Jun 30, 2016
Marc Stein

A successful meeting with Kevin Durant and his closest confidantes Thursday has put the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder in a strong position as Durant moves into meetings with five other free-agent suitors, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting with Thunder officials at Chesapeake Energy Arena "went well" before Durant, his agent and business manager Rich Kleiman and longtime friend and manager Charlie Bell boarded a flight to New York to start huddling with other teams on Friday.

Multiple sources, including friends and business associates of Durant's, previously told The Undefeated's Marc Spears that, barring an unbelievable pitch from one of the teams trying to woo Durant, those close to him expect Durant to return to the Thunder next season.

"His decision is 90 percent made," a longtime friend told Spears.

LINK




So Ramona was actually on point then!


Iron Mamba wrote:

More from Ramona Shelburne regarding Paul George / OKC signal around the league:


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”OKC has been sending the signal out that they can keep Paul George. And when you talk to Paul George's camp they're sending that same signal as well. But I've heard a lot of the same things from Kevin Durant, and I know Paul's from LA and he's said before he wanted to be here in LA."


In other words, Ramona has been hearing OKC for now, but still thinks PG signs with the Lakers.



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