Klay or Leonard? Which one would you want in LA?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Klay or Leonard? Which one would you want in LA?

Considering we can likely only afford one -

Leonard - Coming off an injury, not the greatest scorer but definitely a ferocious dunker and still has a pretty jumper, but proven defender and world champion, finals MVP

Klay - Proven scorer, proven 3 point machine, hits the big shot, and by signing Klay we make the Warriors weaker.

I’d personally love either, but I prefer Klay. With LeBron, they’d be like peanut and jelly. The perfect Robin to his Batman. Plus the idea of making the Warriors weaker is always a big factor.

Honorary mention - Jimmy Butler - Also a great scorer and would fit right in with LeBron.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject:

Healthy Klay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject:

Klay!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Tough call. In short term Klay would be better fit with LeBron. But we can build the team around KL after LeBron hangs it up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Klay's not coming sooo, someone else...Leonard ok
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject:

As Lebron ages he needs to play next to a sidekick/2nd superstar who can create his own shot one on one. That would be KL more than Klay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject:

I ask because I keep hearing all the fans discussing Leonard as the guy everyone wants but I don’t often hear anyone mention Klay...

I think the assumption is that he would prefer to stay in GS, but coming to the Lakers isn’t far fetched. He won’t be far from home in LA, and the thought of playing with LeBron and trying to win a championship here will only add to his stock an legacy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Klay all day
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject:

I’ll take the 2x DPOY
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject:

Klay aint coming.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject:

If healthy, Kawhi runs circles around Klay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject:

Klay daddy said he’s not coming

But if Klay wants to see how dominant he is (eg avg 30 pts) he should look at the Lakers
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
Klay daddy said he’s not coming

But if Klay wants to see how dominant he is (eg avg 30 pts) he should look at the Lakers


When did he say that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject:

Leonard is way better player. If he's healthy 100% Kawhi, not even close
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject:

YSong wrote:
Klay daddy said he’s not coming

But if Klay wants to see how dominant he is (eg avg 30 pts) he should look at the Lakers



And he's not coming. It's useless to build a pie around a guy that wants to stay in GS....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject:

Kawhi. Come on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject:

SGV-Laker fan wrote:
Tough call. In short term Klay would be better fit with LeBron. But we can build the team around KL after LeBron hangs it up.


What about the idea of making the Warriors weaker while making us stronger? Unless Klay does sign with us and GS finds a way to nab Leonard, which I don’t see happening.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject:

The Juggernaut wrote:
Leonard is way better player. If he's healthy 100% Kawhi, not even close

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject:

Fair enough, I wanted to see how Laker Nation felt about the idea of nabbing Klay (if he were available and actively looking at other teams) over Leonard. Looks like so far, consensus is clearly Leonard
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject:

Klay for sure. But we need to still aggressively pursue trade for Leonard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject:

1st option - KL
2nd option - klay
if cant get those 2 and butler available, yes please
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject:

Leonard is better then Klay Thompson if healthy. The answer should be obvious. Anyone who picks Klay is looking at fit, but Kawhi is an absolute superstar. Klay is an all star fringe superstar to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject:

People saying Klay, are you high? Cause I wanna know what your smoking.

It’s Kawhi and no contest. A healthy Kawhi is a top 5 player in the NBA that can guard any player in the league while dropping 25+ on you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject:

scoobs wrote:
Klay for sure. But we need to still aggressively pursue trade for Leonard.


I’m with you, I would love KL and we definitely should acquire him via trade, but I’ve watched enough LeBron to know that he and Klay would flourish together. Assuming we can’t get KL, Thompson is literally the perfect sidekick for him. I understand the idea of building towards the future and KL being that piece, but Klay is no slouch and given the opportunity I believe he could shine just as well. Plus, and I keep reiterating this, but we make the Warriors weaker in the process.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject:

Megaton wrote:
People saying Klay, are you high? Cause I wanna know what your smoking.

It’s Kawhi and no contest. A healthy Kawhi is a top 5 player in the NBA that can guard any player in the league while dropping 25+ on you.


Leonard is in that top 3 tier imo. If he is healthy. That is the only question. My prediction is if he played last year, he would of been the clear cut 2nd best player in the NBA.
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