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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Which Max Running Mate Makes Sense if LBJ Joins Lakers?

Hey all,

Here's my Latest on @BleacherReport If @KingJames Chooses Lakers in 2018, Who Could Be His Max Contract Running Mate?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2728866-if-lebron-chooses-lakers-in-2018-who-could-be-his-max-contract-running-mate

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Which Max Running Mate Makes Sense if LBJ Joins Lakers?

emplay wrote:
Hey all,

Here's my Latest on @BleacherReport If @KingJames Chooses Lakers in 2018, Who Could Be His Max Contract Running Mate?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2728866-if-lebron-chooses-lakers-in-2018-who-could-be-his-max-contract-running-mate

Cheers,

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Good stuff, thanks Eric
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject:

I like the idea of a PG/LBJ pairing, defense and offense. As far as WB/LBJ, they're both explosive scorers, but I wonder if WB is a bit too ball dominant on offense for us to take advantage of having LBJ beside him? And would WB spell lots of time on the bench for Lonzo Ball?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject:

Lbj/pg13 all the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject:

What odds do you put on LeBron being a Laker? 10%? 20%?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

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Lbj/pg13 all the way.


I honestly don't think it's an easy call. We'll get to see how effective PG13 is with Westbrook, which will be a good indicator of how effective or uneffective he would be would Lebron. I've said it many times, PG13's numbers are pretty conservative for a guy who's had his own team. Being 6'8 or 6'9 with handles, but who isn't a dominant scorer, then you would think he's a good playmaker. But he doesn't even do that. Career average of 3.2 assists, he simply does not create for others, an indictment even pointed out by his own newspaper in Indiana. Not an accurate shooter. Last year was sort of an anomaly at 46%, which was the best since his rookie year. I mean if it weren't for last year, then his rookie season was his most efficient season, and he has been regressing every year in the league.

My gut is that we may be disappointed dumping Brook for PG13. I think Brook will be Brook, getting close to 20 at close to 50% shooting, who actually might be a better compliment to LBJ. I think PG13's numbers will be even more modest next to Westbrook, and I expect him to fall back down to his career around 42/43%. By the end of next season, I don't think it will be an easy call to choose between Brook or PG13 when you think in terms of who will compliment LBJ better.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject:

Look at pg13's playoff stats. Damn near triple double with no help from his team. Imagine getting help in the form of LBJ.

Pg13 is a multi positional defender and a 23-25ppg scorer. More versatile than Brook.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject:

Read the article, I believe a reasonably high chance Lopez sticks with 2 max stars
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject:

emplay wrote:
Read the article, I believe a reasonably high chance Lopez sticks with 2 max stars


I agree. I kicked around this idea earlier too.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject:

I know we're not getting James and Westbrook, but the thought never even occurred to me - and my mind boggles at what a team would play like with both in the same lineup.

Imagine Lonzo having James and Westbrook as targets in the open floor. Wow.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject:

Great Article, I would rate the desirability of the key players:

1. LeBron
2. Westbrook
3. George

And if you cant sign two of the top three (above) then the centers in this order;
4. Jordan
5. Cousins
6. Lopez
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject:

jwbrown77 wrote:
I know we're not getting James and Westbrook, but the thought never even occurred to me - and my mind boggles at what a team would play like with both in the same lineup.

Imagine Lonzo having James and Westbrook as targets in the open floor. Wow.


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Your 2019 NBA Champions. They would be the best fast-break team since showtime.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:26 pm    Post subject:

The ultimate A+ offseason IMO would be:

Lbj
Pg13
Brook on room exception
Jules on QO

That is a beastly team in 2018.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject:

calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject:

fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collusion.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject:

fmlaker wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?


Collision

i"ve lurked here for years and noticed that folks around here like to razz you a bit, you set me up perfectly
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Lucky_Shot wrote:
Imagine Lonzo having James and Westbrook as targets in the open floor. Wow.
Ball
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BI
LBJ
Nance

Your 2019 NBA Champions. They would be the best fast-break team since showtime.


I have no idea why you would think Nance would be a Championship caliber Center, at 6' 9" averaging 7ppg, 5.9rpg and only 22mpg he would get killed by every true center in the NBA.

I like Nance, but you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear and Nance could NOT play Center for any team over .500 in the NBA, he is an off-the-bench PF at best...!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
The ultimate A+ offseason IMO would be:

Lbj
Pg13
Brook on room exception
Jules on QO

That is a beastly team in 2018.



That would be nice!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?


Collision


Don't you mean collusion?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?


Collision


Don't you mean collusion?


Yeah. bad typo.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:39 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
The ultimate A+ offseason IMO would be:

Lbj
Pg13
Brook on room exception
Jules on QO

That is a beastly team in 2018.


That would be ideal. What if LBJ and PG13 agree to put money on the table for Brook? How does that money work in conjunction with the room exception? One thing I don't follow closely are the rules of the cap. I take it the room exception is the room exception, and you cannot make more than that. If you make more than that, then it's no longer the room exception?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
Inspector Gadget wrote:
fmlaker wrote:
calling it now...lebron, westbrook, and george at 20mil each..
thats right, they want to take down the warriors that badly


Then you will have all the small market teams and owners writing letters to the league to stop the Collison.

who said anything about darren collison?


Collision


Don't you mean collusion?


Yeah. bad typo.


nvm that "Collusion" was what you typed in the first place.
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