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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject:

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It's not about what the monetary figure is. It's about what the monetary figure represents.

Well he's gonna have to change his tune if he really wants to assemble a title team like he talks about. KD and CP3 willingly took less money to do exactly that, and they were on the two best teams in the NBA. Lebron can't take a 5m haircut so that we can keep Randle?


Or he can just sign somewhere else and try to get a title there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject:

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Lakers are hopefully smart to see what a Bron does to a team. Gutted the Cavs and took off to the Heat. Gutted the heat when he went to the Cavs. He leaves now Cavs are gutted with garbage contacts.

He could also do that to us after signing 3-5 years contract and i dont care. He is 40 by then. Important thing is he will surely improve this team 100% & management will finally end drought of Superstar Free Agent Snubs!


I would not take 3 good years of LeBron over 8-10 years of great, fun Lakers basketball thats waiting ahead.


I laughed when I read this. We did take a few years of horribly boring championship level basketball in exchange for a long term entertaining but perhaps non-winning team. It was called the 'triangle', where we replaced our starting point guard nick van exel with derek fisher. And sort of swapped Eddie Jones for Rick Fox.


Horrobly boring during our 3 peat years?


oh geez


I really did not like Shaq ball, I enjoyed the kobe gasol championships a lot more if I'm going to be honest. (yes they still did the triangle but kobe was now the focal point instead of shaq) Although nothing really tops showtime. Too young to have see Jerry West, Wilt and Co.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
trablos wrote:
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It's not about what the monetary figure is. It's about what the monetary figure represents.

Well he's gonna have to change his tune if he really wants to assemble a title team like he talks about. KD and CP3 willingly took less money to do exactly that, and they were on the two best teams in the NBA. Lebron can't take a 5m haircut so that we can keep Randle?


Or he can just sign somewhere else and try to get a title there.


If the decision is purely about money, he should stay in Cleveland. If he signs anywhere else, he is leaving money on the table.

My hope is that he would decide on LA as it would give him the best shot at winning a title and the lifestyle he wants. Money would be the 3rd on his list of priorities at this stage of his career - especially $2-3m given his career earnings.

The irony of the situation is the best way for him to get the full max from the Lakers is to say he is willing to sign for less than the full max. It means the Lakers have a stronger bargaining position when looking to trade Deng and are more likely to find a reasonable deal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject:

Anyone willing to take on Rondo?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject:

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Anyone willing to take on Rondo?


I actually like Rondo (for the room exception, not any of our cap space), but the problem is we need shooting, and he obviously doesn't provide that...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:06 am    Post subject:

Per Andrew Bogut - Have the popcorn ready for this offseasons @NBA FA dramas! Don’t be fooled, most big deals are already done “verbally”. More superteams are cometh...

https://twitter.com/andrewbogut/status/1006433196475469825
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject:

so I am guessing no one needs to get Kobe's lunch order....

Kobe Bryant Willing To Help, But Not Attend, Free Agency Meetings

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“Well, no. I’ll call. I mean, I’m not going to be in the meeting. Listen, I’m not a part of the organization in any kind of professional way, so for the player themselves, if the players have questions, or if [the Lakers] want me to reach out and call a player or something like that, talk to the player and give my two cents on what it was like to play in this market, I’ll certainly do that. But in terms of being part of the meeting in any official way, the answer is no. But like I said, Rob and Magic both have flexibility in their cap and great young talent. I’ve known Rob a really long time. This dude is as smart as they come, man. He’ll figure it out.”


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:51 am    Post subject:

i seriously won't be surprised if we are going for Lebron/PG/CP3 superteazm next year
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:54 am    Post subject:

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i seriously won't be surprised if we are going for Lebron/PG/CP3 superteazm next year


Especially with rumor that Bron doesn’t like Houston as a city, but it’s interesting you came to that conclusion, if LeBron wanted to be a Rocket then he would join with CP3 there but him not liking the city takes them out of the running.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject:

I have never been to Houston and yet I know for a fact it sucks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject:

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I have never been to Houston and yet I know for a fact it sucks

But don't you live in Des Moines?!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject:

trablos wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
It's not about what the monetary figure is. It's about what the monetary figure represents.

Well he's gonna have to change his tune if he really wants to assemble a title team like he talks about. KD and CP3 willingly took less money to do exactly that, and they were on the two best teams in the NBA. Lebron can't take a 5m haircut so that we can keep Randle?


Durant and CP3 had never won anything. They sacrificed dollars to put themselves in the best position possible. Lebron has already won titles. Like Kobe before him, as the NBA's marquee player, he knows it's the franchise's job--not his--to build the best team possible while paying him what he earns. Did you question Kobe's desire to win when he took the full max?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject:

I would consider trading Lonzo, draft pick and Deng.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

PG at the minimum better sign this summer.

Im ok with the Dlo trade (but i wish we kept him one more year), but if we salary dumped Dlo and drafted Lonzo who couldnt stay healthy and his dumbazz dad just to come up empty this summer...oh man

and im just holding this standard because of magics words. He was the one who said that he wouldn't have made the trade if he didnt think he could get 2 max guys.

he was the one who said lonzo would break his records. So hopefully this all comes true.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

Paul George will want to make more than every bolded player, at least.


1 Stephen Curry, PG $34,382,550
2 LeBron James, SF $33,285,709
3 Paul Millsap, PF $31,269,231
4 Blake Griffin, PF $29,727,900
5 Gordon Hayward, SF $29,727,900
6 Kyle Lowry, PG $28,703,704
7 Mike Conley, PG $28,530,608

8 Russell Westbrook, $28,530,608
9 James Harden, PG $28,299,399
10 DeMar DeRozan, SG $27,739,975
11 Al Horford, PF $27,734,406

12 Carmelo Anthony, PF $26,243,760
13 Damian Lillard, PG $26,153,057
14 Jrue Holiday, PG $25,686,667
15 Kevin Durant, SF $25,000,000
16 Otto Porter Jr., SF $24,773,250
17 Chris Paul, PG $24,599,495
18 CJ McCollum, SG $23,962,573
19 Andre Drummond, C $23,775,506
20 Bradley Beal, SG $23,775,506

21 Anthony Davis, PF $23,775,506
22 Dwight Howard, C $23,500,000
23 Chandler Parsons, SF $23,112,004
24 Harrison Barnes, SF $23,112,004
25 JJ Redick, SG $23,000,000
26 Brook Lopez, C $22,642,650
27 Marc Gasol, C $22,642,350
28 DeAndre Jordan, C $22,642,350
29 Kevin Love, C $22,642,350

30 Steven Adams, C $22,471,91
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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I have never been to Houston and yet I know for a fact it sucks

But don't you live in Des Moines?!




Not even close!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject:

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The Lakers have gone from +2000 to +900 in the odds to win the 2018-19 NBA Championship @betonline_ag since betting lines opened after Game 4 of the Finals 🤔

https://twitter.com/OddsShark/status/1006586754936209408
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject:

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The Lakers have gone from +2000 to +900 in the odds to win the 2018-19 NBA Championship @betonline_ag since betting lines opened after Game 4 of the Finals 🤔

https://twitter.com/OddsShark/status/1006586754936209408


If a bunch of vets stars are lining up to play for the Lakers, then it makes sense.... I could see dozens of FAs and players in general hoping to be signed here or traded here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject:

pjiddy wrote:
trablos wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
It's not about what the monetary figure is. It's about what the monetary figure represents.

Well he's gonna have to change his tune if he really wants to assemble a title team like he talks about. KD and CP3 willingly took less money to do exactly that, and they were on the two best teams in the NBA. Lebron can't take a 5m haircut so that we can keep Randle?


Durant and CP3 had never won anything. They sacrificed dollars to put themselves in the best position possible. Lebron has already won titles. Like Kobe before him, as the NBA's marquee player, he knows it's the franchise's job--not his--to build the best team possible while paying him what he earns. Did you question Kobe's desire to win when he took the full max?


Durant took 10m discount after winning championship and finals MVP

just saying
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject:

vanexelent wrote:
Paul George will want to make more than every bolded player, at least.


1 Stephen Curry, PG $34,382,550
2 LeBron James, SF $33,285,709
3 Paul Millsap, PF $31,269,231
4 Blake Griffin, PF $29,727,900
5 Gordon Hayward, SF $29,727,900
6 Kyle Lowry, PG $28,703,704
7 Mike Conley, PG $28,530,608

8 Russell Westbrook, $28,530,608
9 James Harden, PG $28,299,399
10 DeMar DeRozan, SG $27,739,975
11 Al Horford, PF $27,734,406

12 Carmelo Anthony, PF $26,243,760
13 Damian Lillard, PG $26,153,057
14 Jrue Holiday, PG $25,686,667
15 Kevin Durant, SF $25,000,000
16 Otto Porter Jr., SF $24,773,250
17 Chris Paul, PG $24,599,495
18 CJ McCollum, SG $23,962,573
19 Andre Drummond, C $23,775,506
20 Bradley Beal, SG $23,775,506

21 Anthony Davis, PF $23,775,506
22 Dwight Howard, C $23,500,000
23 Chandler Parsons, SF $23,112,004
24 Harrison Barnes, SF $23,112,004
25 JJ Redick, SG $23,000,000
26 Brook Lopez, C $22,642,650
27 Marc Gasol, C $22,642,350
28 DeAndre Jordan, C $22,642,350
29 Kevin Love, C $22,642,350

30 Steven Adams, C $22,471,91


And he will
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
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I have never been to Houston and yet I know for a fact it sucks

But don't you live in Des Moines?!




Not even close!

Nuts! And I had a visit planned to Iowa next month, too
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:42 am    Post subject:

Jesusdelonla wrote:
pjiddy wrote:
trablos wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
It's not about what the monetary figure is. It's about what the monetary figure represents.

Well he's gonna have to change his tune if he really wants to assemble a title team like he talks about. KD and CP3 willingly took less money to do exactly that, and they were on the two best teams in the NBA. Lebron can't take a 5m haircut so that we can keep Randle?


Durant and CP3 had never won anything. They sacrificed dollars to put themselves in the best position possible. Lebron has already won titles. Like Kobe before him, as the NBA's marquee player, he knows it's the franchise's job--not his--to build the best team possible while paying him what he earns. Did you question Kobe's desire to win when he took the full max?


Durant took 10m discount after winning championship and finals MVP

just saying


Yeah, i confused myself there. But I stated earlier that Durant had to take a discount in order for the team to afford both Livingston and Iggy. There was a clear personnel sacrifice there if he demanded the full max. Lebron should be able to get the max without sacrificing a rotation player. We're talking about "future flexibility" here. And how do Magic and Pelinka pitch Lebron that this is the best winning situation for him....but you can't take the full max?

And why aren't we talking about Paul George taking a haircut? Why does he get slated for the full max but Lebron doesn't?
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Jodie Meeks has picked up his option for the 2018-19 season with the Wizards, league source tells ESPN.


Their cap situation is so rough. Haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject:

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Did you question Kobe's desire to win when he took the full max?


I mean, yeah, a little bit. His priority was being the highest paid guy in the league and it hurt him in the end because they couldn't give him the support he needed on the court. I get it, he had to pay for those helicopter rentals.

I don't begrudge any of these guys not wanting to save any of the billionaire owners money, nor seeking market value for their services. And in the case of Kobe it was payback for services rendered. But we knew at the time it wasn't conducive to building a winning team, and Kobe had to have known it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
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Jodie Meeks has picked up his option for the 2018-19 season with the Wizards, league source tells ESPN.


Their cap situation is so rough. Haha.


Leonsis is too buzzed off the Stanley Cup champagne to give a rip about the Zombie Bullets. They're gonna be in the repeater tax for a 44-win team, great investment!
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