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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:11 am    Post subject:

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LeBron James says he knows Malik Monk's game well because he's been watching him since he was in high school.

"I'm glad that when we came calling, he chose us. I'm very proud of that. And humbled."
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If Monk had not done well, people would be complaining about how much of a waste he was. If he plays well, people will be stressing about him leaving.

I'm enjoying watching the young man thrive playing along side one of the greatest the game has ever seen.

If we win, the relationship w/James, and perhaps a few others, will be a major factor in the decision making process. I'm super optimistic that we can get something done if their relationship continues to grow, and we continue to win.
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LeBron James says he knows Malik Monk's game well because he's been watching him since he was in high school.

"I'm glad that when we came calling, he chose us. I'm very proud of that. And humbled."


https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/coming-soon/malik-and-lebron/

LeBron James Teaches Arkansan Malik Monk to Excel
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https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/lebron-james-teaches-malik-monk-to-excel/


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article184763913.html
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It’s that, “ability to shoot and just make shots,” as James described it, that justified the Hornets selecting Monk 11th overall in this summer’s NBA draft. So far this season Monk is averaging 9.6 points per game.

And even though Monk said he and James don’t have a relationship, that won’t stop James from keeping his eyes on the rookie tonight.

“We’ve got to be very aware of him,” James said, “but he’s going to be a very good pro, man.”



>>After seeing this Bromance I have a feeling Monk might stay here on the cheap one more year so he can be with this Brotherhood of Champions keep tuning his skills and mind and get paid after we get rid of Westbrooks horrible contract
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:00 am    Post subject:

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pio2u wrote:
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Harrison Faigen@hmfaigen
LeBron James says he knows Malik Monk's game well because he's been watching him since he was in high school.

"I'm glad that when we came calling, he chose us. I'm very proud of that. And humbled."


https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/coming-soon/malik-and-lebron/

LeBron James Teaches Arkansan Malik Monk to Excel
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https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/lebron-james-teaches-malik-monk-to-excel/


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article184763913.html
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It’s that, “ability to shoot and just make shots,” as James described it, that justified the Hornets selecting Monk 11th overall in this summer’s NBA draft. So far this season Monk is averaging 9.6 points per game.

And even though Monk said he and James don’t have a relationship, that won’t stop James from keeping his eyes on the rookie tonight.

“We’ve got to be very aware of him,” James said, “but he’s going to be a very good pro, man.”



>>After seeing this Bromance I have a feeling Monk might stay here on the cheap one more year so he can be with this Brotherhood of Champions keep tuning his skills and mind and get paid after we get rid of Westbrooks horrible contract


It will be more than one year of cheapness. I love how fans think that these young athletes should accept less than they are worth.
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LeBron is never going to ask a teammate who has never made a big NBA contract to pass that up for him. He's not that kind of guy. In fact, if he plays it right, he'll do what he did with his boys in Cleveland and make sure they get paid.

So it comes down to this for us, we either make at least a full MLE available for Monk, by getting WB to take a 3 year deal and opt out, or we need to move WB to a team that's open to taking a capspace 1 year punt rental (there are a few teams). Otherwise see ya, Monk. No way he's getting less than at least a 2 year MLE unless he does something beyond stupid (drugs, arrest etc) between now and FA. Even if he cools down and goes back to being a quality bench player, I see him being a player teams give the full MLE to.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:07 am    Post subject:

No more magic contract making anymore?
First year something we can afford and next two years what he deserved in year one plus his value for the next two?

^^sry so many questions
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LeBron is never going to ask a teammate who has never made a big NBA contract to pass that up for him. He's not that kind of guy. In fact, if he plays it right, he'll do what he did with his boys in Cleveland and make sure they get paid.

So it comes down to this for us, we either make at least a full MLE available for Monk, by getting WB to take a 3 year deal and opt out, or we need to move WB to a team that's open to taking a capspace 1 year punt rental (there are a few teams). Otherwise see ya, Monk. No way he's getting less than at least a 2 year MLE unless he does something beyond stupid (drugs, arrest etc) between now and FA. Even if he cools down and goes back to being a quality bench player, I see him being a player teams give the full MLE to.


Is this possible?
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wolfpaclaker wrote:
LeBron is never going to ask a teammate who has never made a big NBA contract to pass that up for him. He's not that kind of guy. In fact, if he plays it right, he'll do what he did with his boys in Cleveland and make sure they get paid.

So it comes down to this for us, we either make at least a full MLE available for Monk, by getting WB to take a 3 year deal and opt out, or we need to move WB to a team that's open to taking a capspace 1 year punt rental (there are a few teams). Otherwise see ya, Monk. No way he's getting less than at least a 2 year MLE unless he does something beyond stupid (drugs, arrest etc) between now and FA. Even if he cools down and goes back to being a quality bench player, I see him being a player teams give the full MLE to.


Is this possible?


Back of the envelope calculation

Lebron - 44.4
AD - 37.9
THT - 10.3
Nunn - 5.2
Reaves - 1.6
Cap-holds (8) - 12.8

Total: 114.2
Salary Cap : 119

I don't see how even giving away WB for free (which is a HUGE assumption for his $47 million, but let's go with it for a minute) and letting all other free-agents walk frees up any significant cap-space for Monk.
Unless at least THT is given away for free as well.
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jonnybravo wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
LeBron is never going to ask a teammate who has never made a big NBA contract to pass that up for him. He's not that kind of guy. In fact, if he plays it right, he'll do what he did with his boys in Cleveland and make sure they get paid.

So it comes down to this for us, we either make at least a full MLE available for Monk, by getting WB to take a 3 year deal and opt out, or we need to move WB to a team that's open to taking a capspace 1 year punt rental (there are a few teams). Otherwise see ya, Monk. No way he's getting less than at least a 2 year MLE unless he does something beyond stupid (drugs, arrest etc) between now and FA. Even if he cools down and goes back to being a quality bench player, I see him being a player teams give the full MLE to.


Is this possible?


Back of the envelope calculation

Lebron - 44.4
AD - 37.9
THT - 10.3
Nunn - 5.2
Reaves - 1.6
Cap-holds (8) - 12.8

Total: 114.2
Salary Cap : 119

I don't see how even giving away WB for free (which is a HUGE assumption for his $47 million, but let's go with it for a minute) and letting all other free-agents walk frees up any significant cap-space for Monk.
Unless at least THT is given away for free as well OR Monk is offered the MLE via the hard-capping route.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:05 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
LeBron is never going to ask a teammate who has never made a big NBA contract to pass that up for him. He's not that kind of guy. In fact, if he plays it right, he'll do what he did with his boys in Cleveland and make sure they get paid.

So it comes down to this for us, we either make at least a full MLE available for Monk, by getting WB to take a 3 year deal and opt out, or we need to move WB to a team that's open to taking a capspace 1 year punt rental (there are a few teams). Otherwise see ya, Monk. No way he's getting less than at least a 2 year MLE unless he does something beyond stupid (drugs, arrest etc) between now and FA. Even if he cools down and goes back to being a quality bench player, I see him being a player teams give the full MLE to.


Is this possible?


It is possible but would hard cap the team making it hard to fill up the roster. It isn’t very probable in my opinion.
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venturalakersfan wrote:
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pio2u wrote:
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Harrison Faigen@hmfaigen
LeBron James says he knows Malik Monk's game well because he's been watching him since he was in high school.

"I'm glad that when we came calling, he chose us. I'm very proud of that. And humbled."


https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/coming-soon/malik-and-lebron/

LeBron James Teaches Arkansan Malik Monk to Excel
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Evin Demirel -
July 28, 2014
https://www.bestofarkansassports.com/lebron-james-teaches-malik-monk-to-excel/


https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article184763913.html
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It’s that, “ability to shoot and just make shots,” as James described it, that justified the Hornets selecting Monk 11th overall in this summer’s NBA draft. So far this season Monk is averaging 9.6 points per game.

And even though Monk said he and James don’t have a relationship, that won’t stop James from keeping his eyes on the rookie tonight.

“We’ve got to be very aware of him,” James said, “but he’s going to be a very good pro, man.”



>>After seeing this Bromance I have a feeling Monk might stay here on the cheap one more year so he can be with this Brotherhood of Champions keep tuning his skills and mind and get paid after we get rid of Westbrooks horrible contract


It will be more than one year of cheapness. I love how fans think that these young athletes should accept less than they are worth.


I am thinking of some old school type contracts where it is guaranteed but backloaded

Is Luol Deng still on the roster this year?

Nobody should give up money.

I had a job I loved and was the best employee my boss ever had in that position but he told me if I ever find more pay go for it.. pay was already high.. He didn't want anyone to hold themselves back

Monk should do what benefits him the most.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:26 pm    Post subject:

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LeBron James says he knows Malik Monk's game well because he's been watching him since he was in high school.

"I'm glad that when we came calling, he chose us. I'm very proud of that. And humbled."


Let's just say Bron knows it's not easy for us to keep Monk, and he knows exactly what to say to increase our chances
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