Kawhi Leonard to LA? (Math to Sign KL in 2019, p. 1; Traded to Toronto for DeRozan; p. 538; Woj: In his mind right now, hes headed to L.A. next year; P. 598)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject:

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Hypnotically if we were to win a championship, I believe that would mean Ingram, Hart, and Kuzma all break out to a star level.

LeBron/Kuzma
Ingram
J.Hart
L.Ball

Again in theory, the only hole would be the C position. Regardless you dont say no to Kawhi if he is healthy.


if the hole was not big enough to trip us up this year....why would it be a big concern next season? GSW's biggest weakness after 2016 Finals....but they went after Durant.

Great point

The question really has me thinking what all would have to go right to beat GS? Offensive break outs from Kuzma/Ingram/Hart isnt that unrealistic. The problem will be will play good enough defense to contend against GS/Rox.

Let's not forget LeBron nearly dragged a less talented Cavs team almost to 2 wins vs the Warriors.


I think I have adopted the belief that unless you have a legit game changer at Center....like AD....then I would hesitate to use a significant part of my salary cap on that position.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
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adkindo wrote:
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Hypnotically if we were to win a championship, I believe that would mean Ingram, Hart, and Kuzma all break out to a star level.

LeBron/Kuzma
Ingram
J.Hart
L.Ball

Again in theory, the only hole would be the C position. Regardless you dont say no to Kawhi if he is healthy.


if the hole was not big enough to trip us up this year....why would it be a big concern next season? GSW's biggest weakness after 2016 Finals....but they went after Durant.

Great point

The question really has me thinking what all would have to go right to beat GS? Offensive break outs from Kuzma/Ingram/Hart isnt that unrealistic. The problem will be will play good enough defense to contend against GS/Rox.

Let's not forget LeBron nearly dragged a less talented Cavs team almost to 2 wins vs the Warriors.


I think I have adopted the belief that unless you have a legit game changer at Center....like AD....then I would hesitate to use a significant part of my salary cap on that position.


Ehh. There are some legit centers out there that will help you win. Embiid,AD, Gobert, Adams, KAT, Capela, Jokic (defense?)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:29 pm    Post subject:

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Hypothetical question #2:

If the Lakers win the chip this year, do you go after KL next year?

Yes. Altough you could make a case that someone like D.Jordan would be a better fit b/c If the Lakers win a championship it will be because of Kuzma/Ingram/Hart/Zo developing into something special right now.


I'd think Zo and BI improve.
And Rondo and McGee kill it, with kcp and the rest being solid.
I'd think the Lakers couldn't resist improving the team with KL.

But that would mean one or 2 of the one year guys who helped win it, don't get re-signed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject:

dcarter4kobe wrote:
adkindo wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
Hypnotically if we were to win a championship, I believe that would mean Ingram, Hart, and Kuzma all break out to a star level.

LeBron/Kuzma
Ingram
J.Hart
L.Ball

Again in theory, the only hole would be the C position. Regardless you dont say no to Kawhi if he is healthy.


if the hole was not big enough to trip us up this year....why would it be a big concern next season? GSW's biggest weakness after 2016 Finals....but they went after Durant.

Great point

The question really has me thinking what all would have to go right to beat GS? Offensive break outs from Kuzma/Ingram/Hart isnt that unrealistic. The problem will be will play good enough defense to contend against GS/Rox.

Let's not forget LeBron nearly dragged a less talented Cavs team almost to 2 wins vs the Warriors.



That close to 2-2... I want KL, but am happy we stayed pat, next season we can have the young guns one more year into maturity with KL and of course the "KING"....Still think we are top 2 to 4 this season even without KL, but next year with KL (hopefully) and the young guys that much better, we are the team IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject:

Can we trade this thread to the North? While KL will be on our radar he is a Raptor and will likely be so until the end of the season.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject:

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Can we trade this thread to the North? While KL will be on our radar he is a Raptor and will likely be so until the end of the season.


Not till the trade deadline.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject:

epak wrote:
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Can we trade this thread to the North? While KL will be on our radar he is a Raptor and will likely be so until the end of the season.


Not till the trade deadline.


Maybe by then there will be some evidence that Leonard is capable of consistently staying on the court or near his previous levels.

Until that is established I hope the Lakers have little interest and resist the temptations.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject:

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Can we trade this thread to the North? While KL will be on our radar he is a Raptor and will likely be so until the end of the season.


Not till the trade deadline.


Maybe by then there will be some evidence that Leonard is capable of consistently staying on the court or near his previous levels.

Until that is established I hope the Lakers have little interest and resist the temptations.


Yep. Kawhi needs to prove his health.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Can we trade this thread to the North? While KL will be on our radar he is a Raptor and will likely be so until the end of the season.


Not till the trade deadline.


Hes going to be a constant topic of conversation all year, just like Lebron was.

Will be good to have this thread to keep the discussion focused in here.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject:

Im really starting to think he'll go to the clippers. I like our odds better if we trade for him
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject:

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Im really starting to think he'll go to the clippers. I like our odds better if we trade for him


He can still walk, and we are out of Ingram or Kuzma.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject:

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Im really starting to think he'll go to the clippers. I like our odds better if we trade for him


He can still walk, and we are out of Ingram or Kuzma.


Yep not worth the risk. Trading for a player with 2-3 more years left on their contract makes more sense
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:54 pm    Post subject:

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Im really starting to think he'll go to the clippers. I like our odds better if we trade for him


Nobody in their right mind would choose the Clippers over the Lakers. If He chose to go to the Clippers, that would mean that something is not quite right upstairs and they can have him.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject:

I want Leonard and his claw hands here next summer. Nothing will excite me more than seeing his one handed MJ pump fake against a defender. Yes, Kawow, bring those hands to me....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:38 pm    Post subject:

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I want Leonard and his claw hands here next summer. Nothing will excite me more than seeing his one handed MJ pump fake against a defender. Yes, Kawow, bring those hands to me....



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:30 pm    Post subject:

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I want Leonard and his claw hands here next summer. Nothing will excite me more than seeing his one handed MJ pump fake against a defender. Yes, Kawow, bring those hands to me....



Get a room!!!!



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject:

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I want Leonard and his claw hands here next summer. Nothing will excite me more than seeing his one handed MJ pump fake against a defender. Yes, Kawow, bring those hands to me....


Yup. And when KL shows his health at the start of the year... drool
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject:

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Im really starting to think he'll go to the clippers. I like our odds better if we trade for him


Nobody in their right mind would choose the Clippers over the Lakers. If He chose to go to the Clippers, that would mean that something is not quite right upstairs and they can have him.


Exactly...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:11 pm    Post subject:

I read the Nets are in play as well.

They literally have unlimited cap space next season and can a field a superteam.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject:

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I read the Nets are in play as well.

They literally have unlimited cap space next season and can a field a superteam.

When was the last time they signed a max player in free agency?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject:

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I read the Nets are in play as well.

They literally have unlimited cap space next season and can a field a superteam.


There's literally no such thing as unlimited cap space in the NBA.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject:

Why is a Nets fan posting in a Lakers forum with a Kawhi Leonard username?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject:

As it sits now. If Leonard (or any player) is willing to sign with the Clippers or Nets when the Lakers are also a choice deserves the misery that will surely befall him.

Enjoy life with those teams and the Lakers will look elsewhere.

I'm sorry but if anyone truly believes the Lakers have to trade for Leonard now "because he may choose another team" then why would you risk trading for him in the first place?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject:

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Why is a Nets fan posting in a Lakers forum with a Kawhi Leonard username?


Now all his dlo and Spencer talk make sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject:

epak wrote:
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Why is a Nets fan posting in a Lakers forum with a Kawhi Leonard username?

Now all his dlo and Spencer talk make sense.

He/she does seem to inject the Nets (and their players) into discussions that don't involve them.

kawhileonard wrote:
Yeap. EXactly, his data model has been accurate from what I recall.

HE has the NETS winning 37 games ...
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