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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Butler to Lakers? (ESPN: “Jimmy has wanted to be in LA for years, no... forever!”)

Jackie McMullen: https://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=26864124

Might as well have a Jimmy thread here too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject:

He is IMO the most likeliest to join the Lakers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject:

I would welcome him here
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject:

i thought the latest was the 76ers are willing to max him out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject:

News reporters are always like "____ wants to come to LA" and yet no one comes. Its pretty much futile to listen to rumors.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject:

I actually dont mind Jimmy.
He's growing on me.


Justin Holiday
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I will live with that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject:

xxsicrokerxx wrote:
News reporters are always like "____ wants to come to LA" and yet no one comes. Its pretty much futile to listen to rumors.


Definitely
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject:

Does this team win the title next year, assuming no KD in Golden State?

C - B Lopez (Room Exception), T Gibson (vet min), Muscala
F - Lebron, Kuzma, Wagner
F - Ingram, Hunter
G - Butler, Hart, Bonga
G - Ball, Austin Rivers (vet min), Caruso

Secondary options to
Lopez: D Dedmon (longshot), Kevon Looney, A Baynes, Ed Davis, Mirotic
Gibson: McGee (might want more), Nerlens Noel, Noah Vonleh, Christian Wood (sleeper)
Rivers: Corey Joseph (long shot), S Napier, J Bayless
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject:

Butler did this too a few days ago: https://clutchpoints.com/lakers-news-jimmy-butler-teases-la-fans-purple-and-gold-sneakers/

He had an IG post thanking Philly which is causing Sixers fans to panic, then another post later wearing purple and gold Nike's which is causing Lakers fans to go hmm...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject:

Count me in on the Butler to Lakers train, we need another tough minded player besides LeBron and Butler will help us in close games.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject:

Zubolo wrote:
Does this team win the title next year, assuming no KD in Golden State?

C - B Lopez (Room Exception), T Gibson (vet min), Muscala
F - Lebron, Kuzma, Wagner
F - Ingram, Hunter
G - Butler, Hart, Bonga
G - Ball, Austin Rivers (vet min), Caruso

Secondary options to
Lopez: D Dedmon (longshot), Kevon Looney, A Baynes, Ed Davis, Mirotic
Gibson: McGee (might want more), Nerlens Noel, Noah Vonleh, Christian Wood (sleeper)
Rivers: Corey Joseph (long shot), S Napier, J Bayless


Possibly. I don’t think Lopez and Gibson will sign here for cheap though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
I would welcome him here


I would too. He was the most impactful player for Philly in the playoffs. Beggars can’t be choosers
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject:

How is his fit?

I know he can defend, but he's not exactly a shooter.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject:

Zubolo wrote:
Does this team win the title next year, assuming no KD in Golden State?

C - B Lopez (Room Exception), T Gibson (vet min), Muscala
F - Lebron, Kuzma, Wagner
F - Ingram, Hunter
G - Butler, Hart, Bonga
G - Ball, Austin Rivers (vet min), Caruso

Secondary options to
Lopez: D Dedmon (longshot), Kevon Looney, A Baynes, Ed Davis, Mirotic
Gibson: McGee (might want more), Nerlens Noel, Noah Vonleh, Christian Wood (sleeper)
Rivers: Corey Joseph (long shot), S Napier, J Bayless


That's solid, if you can get Lopez on the Room MLE. He may have earned more with his play this season and we may have already burned that bridge. I think that team is a top contender, maybe not enough to unseat GSW.

I still take a stab at AD while trying to hold onto Zo/Kuz (i.e., 4/Ingram/Hart/etc.), because I think Zo/Butler/Bron/Brow/Kuzma is a championship-caliber core. If NO wants nothing less than the godfather offer, I'd prefer your lineup to Butler/LBJ/Davis + filler.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
I would welcome him here


Me too and if this is true I’ll pass on the AD trade
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am    Post subject:

We would really have to make defense our bread and butter. Lonzo would be indispensable if we got Jimmy imo. I'm fine with that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am    Post subject:

I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject:

A team with Zo, Jimmy Buckets and AD would be pretty damn solid defensively.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.


I would really hate to swing for AD. I've got zero confidence in roster construction if AD is acquired.

I totally believe just getting Jimmy Butler + healthy team + smart MLE utilization is a championship team contender.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject:

Still prefer him over Kyrie.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject:

Chick's Magic Johnson wrote:
Zubolo wrote:
Does this team win the title next year, assuming no KD in Golden State?

C - B Lopez (Room Exception), T Gibson (vet min), Muscala
F - Lebron, Kuzma, Wagner
F - Ingram, Hunter
G - Butler, Hart, Bonga
G - Ball, Austin Rivers (vet min), Caruso

Secondary options to
Lopez: D Dedmon (longshot), Kevon Looney, A Baynes, Ed Davis, Mirotic
Gibson: McGee (might want more), Nerlens Noel, Noah Vonleh, Christian Wood (sleeper)
Rivers: Corey Joseph (long shot), S Napier, J Bayless


That's solid, if you can get Lopez on the Room MLE. He may have earned more with his play this season and we may have already burned that bridge. I think that team is a top contender, maybe not enough to unseat GSW.

I still take a stab at AD while trying to hold onto Zo/Kuz (i.e., 4/Ingram/Hart/etc.), because I think Zo/Butler/Bron/Brow/Kuzma is a championship-caliber core. If NO wants nothing less than the godfather offer, I'd prefer your lineup to Butler/LBJ/Davis + filler.


I agree with your take. The most I would do for AD is 4th pick, any one of Zo/Ingram/Kuz and additional considerations (Hart, Wagner, etc). Otherwise stand pat. If Lebron doesn't like it or buy in, we can find him a new home.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
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I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.


I would really hate to swing for AD. I've got zero confidence in roster construction if AD is acquired.

I totally believe just getting Jimmy Butler + healthy team + smart MLE utilization is a championship team contender.


Yeah, that's understandable and why my #1 choice would be depth.

But a LBJ/AD/Jimmy team is pretty fearsome too. Either way, way better than what we had this year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
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yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.


I would really hate to swing for AD. I've got zero confidence in roster construction if AD is acquired.

I totally believe just getting Jimmy Butler + healthy team + smart MLE utilization is a championship team contender.


Yeah, that's understandable and why my #1 choice would be depth.

But a LBJ/AD/Jimmy team is pretty fearsome too. Either way, way better than what we had this year.


On paper, it looks fearsome.

But fill in the rest of the roster, reasonably.
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Mike@LG wrote:
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yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.


I would really hate to swing for AD. I've got zero confidence in roster construction if AD is acquired.

I totally believe just getting Jimmy Butler + healthy team + smart MLE utilization is a championship team contender.


Yeah, that's understandable and why my #1 choice would be depth.

But a LBJ/AD/Jimmy team is pretty fearsome too. Either way, way better than what we had this year.


On paper, it looks fearsome.

But fill in the rest of the roster, reasonably.


No doubt. Would be tough but not impossible.
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yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm fine with Jimmy if we can keep our YUTES and have a DEEP roster.

But they probably swing for AD if they get Jimmy. I can understand and be down for that too.


If we are going to waste those assets I would prefer that we try to do so on Beal.
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