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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:40 am    Post subject:

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DeJounte responding to a fan questioning his defensive attitude towards this upcoming season.


Dejounte seemed to blame his teammates poor defense on his own. It does take a team effort to defend, but I’ve got bad news for him about Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum, and Zion Williamson.


Dejounte has Herb Jones next to him. He'll be fine.

CJ just needs to come off the bench. Too bad he won't and they will sink again in the playoffs.


As it stand now they have no center and they will likely bring Murphy in as the guy everyone can use as their sub
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Rui and Max being over paid is essentially a way to prep for them not being able to do multiple players for one guy alone in a trade with the apron. If Rui was at 13-14 yes he would have room but who he can be traded for changes too. Same with Max, he’s close to a MLE salary so he can be dealt for that number later if needed. I get why he did it.


Hayes also only played consistently starting in Feb

Feb - 12 games 15mpg 6 points, 4rebs 1 steal 71% fg
March - 13 games 15mpg 6 points 5rebs 1 block 75% fg
April - 7 games 16mpg 7pts 4rebs 1block 1 steal 80%fg

Then he got benched and played 4/5 playoff games at 5mpg

He had been in the rotation the whole way to end the year after January and was just taken out 😂 by Ham

There’s nothing to really kill Rob in when the guy produced the last 30 games of the year when Ham put him in


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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Pelinka is pretty bad at talent evaluation and negotiating. It’s a really, really bad combo.
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


You haven't been paying attention. JJ likes Hayes. They prefer to keep him. Wood is the odd man out as it should be. He's 28 and is who he is. Hayes will be kept unless a good deal come up.
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Kblo247! wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Rui and Max being over paid is essentially a way to prep for them not being able to do multiple players for one guy alone in a trade with the apron. If Rui was at 13-14 yes he would have room but who he can be traded for changes too. Same with Max, he’s close to a MLE salary so he can be dealt for that number later if needed. I get why he did it.


Hayes also only played consistently starting in Feb

Feb - 12 games 15mpg 6 points, 4rebs 1 steal 71% fg
March - 13 games 15mpg 6 points 5rebs 1 block 75% fg
April - 7 games 16mpg 7pts 4rebs 80% 1block 1 steal fg

Then he got benched and played 4/5 playoff games at 5mpg

He had been in the rotation the whole way to end the year after January and was just taken out 😂 by Ham

There’s nothing to really kill Rob in when the guy produced the last 30 games of the year when Ham put him in

I would might believe they put that much thought into it if they wasn't right at the 2nd apron with no flexibility.
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King Randle wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


You haven't been paying attention. JJ likes Hayes. They prefer to keep him. Wood is the odd man out as it should be. He's 28 and is who he is. Hayes will be kept unless a good deal come up.

Hayes also only played consistently starting in Feb

Feb - 12 games 15mpg 6 points, 4rebs 1 steal 71% fg
March - 13 games 15mpg 6 points 5rebs 1 block 75% fg
April - 7 games 16mpg 7pts 4rebs 1block 1 steal 80%fg

There was a lot to like
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King Randle wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


You haven't been paying attention. JJ likes Hayes. They prefer to keep him. Wood is the odd man out as it should be. He's 28 and is who he is. Hayes will be kept unless a good deal come up.


Giving a guy like Wood a player option coming off the year he had made sense at the time. It would be fake outrage from me to complain about him. Giving guys like Hayes/Cam player options never made sense to me and I said it at the time of the signings.
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King Randle wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


You haven't been paying attention. JJ likes Hayes. They prefer to keep him. Wood is the odd man out as it should be. He's 28 and is who he is. Hayes will be kept unless a good deal come up.


will jj/hayes be like ham/prince? lol
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dcarter4kobe wrote:
Kblo247! wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Rui and Max being over paid is essentially a way to prep for them not being able to do multiple players for one guy alone in a trade with the apron. If Rui was at 13-14 yes he would have room but who he can be traded for changes too. Same with Max, he’s close to a MLE salary so he can be dealt for that number later if needed. I get why he did it.


Hayes also only played consistently starting in Feb

Feb - 12 games 15mpg 6 points, 4rebs 1 steal 71% fg
March - 13 games 15mpg 6 points 5rebs 1 block 75% fg
April - 7 games 16mpg 7pts 4rebs 80% 1block 1 steal fg

Then he got benched and played 4/5 playoff games at 5mpg

He had been in the rotation the whole way to end the year after January and was just taken out 😂 by Ham

There’s nothing to really kill Rob in when the guy produced the last 30 games of the year when Ham put him in

I would might believe they put that much thought into it if they wasn't right at the 2nd apron with no flexibility.


Fair I get it but the way his math has worked out there’s a world where if he got a 3 team deal together he could bring back a Lavine and Lauri both with Bron, Reaves, and AD because of how he has the deals of Dlo (can’t block a trade), Rui 17M, Max (mle money), Gabe (11mil), JHS, and Lewis (not all guaranteed)
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


It hasn’t been done already because it isn’t going to happen. Our roster is set, there won’t be any more changes going into the season. Prince and Dinwiddie out, Knecht and Bronny in. Plus a new coaching staff with a head coach that’s never coached. That’s all folks.
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ocho wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Pelinka is pretty bad at talent evaluation and negotiating. It’s a really, really bad combo.


Hard to say that when the Lakers probably have the best contract in the league in Reaves.. and it was the way Pelinka and the Lakers managed that situation that scared off other teams from making him a higher offer. I think Rui is slotted right around his number. When he doesn't perform.. obviously it looks too high. When he plays like he did in the playoffs and when he's shooting the ball well, then that's his FMV.

The only real mistakes contract wise I can see right now are the player options to Reddish, Wood, and Hayes... which no-one around here had a problem with a year ago when they signed him.

The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th guys on the roster on minimum contracts has historically never been much of a concern.
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Reds622 wrote:
ocho wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Pelinka is pretty bad at talent evaluation and negotiating. It’s a really, really bad combo.


Hard to say that when the Lakers probably have the best contract in the league in Reaves.. and it was the way Pelinka and the Lakers managed that situation that scared off other teams from making him a higher offer. I think Rui is slotted right around his number. When he doesn't perform.. obviously it looks too high. When he plays like he did in the playoffs and when he's shooting the ball well, then that's his FMV.

The only real mistakes contract wise I can see right now are the player options to Reddish, Wood, and Hayes... which no-one around here had a problem with a year ago when they signed him.

The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th guys on the roster on minimum contracts has historically never been much of a concern.

FMV? I'll just list the guys who signed for around what Rui got during free agency last summer. You tell me where Rui Fits. I won't state my belief

Rui 3y51M 17AAV
Levert 2y32M 16AAV
Strus 4y62M 15.6AAV
PJ Washington 3y/46.5M 15.5AAV
Grant Williams 4y53Mill 13.3AAV
Dennis Schroder 2y25.4 12.7AAV
Coby White 3y36mill 12AAV
Donte Divincenzzo 4y/47M 11.7AAV

Where does Rui rank on this list in regards to impact and does he deserve to be the highest paid player in that midlevel+ range?

And I did have an issue last summer with the player options given. The priority should have been getting under the tax this past season. Giving Cam/Hayes PO's added 400K to the payroll when we was barely over the tax.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:45 pm    Post subject:

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With the recent news of Kawhi pulling himself out of the Olympic team, the Clippers would never trade Kawhi to the Lakers, but man it would be an interesting dilemma to see who would say no in a deal similar to this: Kawhi for Russell, Rui, Vincent, JHS and/or Knecht, 3 first round picks, and 2 pick swaps. The deal would have to be similar to the Bridges trade to the Knicks who had to give up 4 of there own first rounders being rivals with the Nets having to overpay extra. The Clippers hate the Lakers, but even that deal would be something the Clippers would have to consider to get out of the Kawhi injury business.

Kawhi is a player both Bron & AD would want and no way Pelinka would reject that deal imo and it would increase the Lakers title chances the next 2 seasons, but wouldn't count on Kawhi playing in the playoffs most likely. Ultimately I would be against a deal like that since the Lakers are looking to rebuild once LeBron retires, but this is a move the Lakers FO would do in an instant imo.


Imagine that marketing campaign, come to Intuit to see DLO play.
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Kblo247! wrote:
King Randle wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


You haven't been paying attention. JJ likes Hayes. They prefer to keep him. Wood is the odd man out as it should be. He's 28 and is who he is. Hayes will be kept unless a good deal come up.

Hayes also only played consistently starting in Feb

Feb - 12 games 15mpg 6 points, 4rebs 1 steal 71% fg
March - 13 games 15mpg 6 points 5rebs 1 block 75% fg
April - 7 games 16mpg 7pts 4rebs 1block 1 steal 80%fg

There was a lot to like


Thanks for posting. That's exactly one of the reasons wanted him back and actually told Hayes to pick it up. Ham was just too stupid to play both Hayes and AD together.
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imagine the marketing campaign as it is -- come see Kawhi sit on the bench and this supporting cast fight for a play-in. Incredible. love it.


I would not trade a DLo for Kawhi. Amazing talent that has been ruined by injury. He's not worth having on this team.
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Hard to say that when the Lakers probably have the best contract in the league in Reaves.. and it was the way Pelinka and the Lakers managed that situation that scared off other teams from making him a higher offer.


If this is the best example of Pelinka being a shrewd negotiator it’s no surprise we are often in trouble. The CBA set AR’s price and the Lakers weren’t allowed to offer more. If saying “we’ll match any offer” to teams already prone to staying out of the RFA game is his crowning achievement in negotiating that’s pretty sad. Even this summer he’s giving Max Christie a PO? He’s just bad at this.
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With the recent news of Kawhi pulling himself out of the Olympic team, the Clippers would never trade Kawhi to the Lakers, but man it would be an interesting dilemma to see who would say no in a deal similar to this: Kawhi for Russell, Rui, Vincent, JHS and/or Knecht, 3 first round picks, and 2 pick swaps. The deal would have to be similar to the Bridges trade to the Knicks who had to give up 4 of there own first rounders being rivals with the Nets having to overpay extra. The Clippers hate the Lakers, but even that deal would be something the Clippers would have to consider to get out of the Kawhi injury business.

Kawhi is a player both Bron & AD would want and no way Pelinka would reject that deal imo and it would increase the Lakers title chances the next 2 seasons, but wouldn't count on Kawhi playing in the playoffs most likely. Ultimately I would be against a deal like that since the Lakers are looking to rebuild once LeBron retires, but this is a move the Lakers FO would do in an instant imo.


No way! Did we not already learn our lesson with Westbrook? Kawhi + LeBron + AD for this coming season make $140M. That's the salary cap! We'd have to fill out the roster with minimum contract players. It worked so well 2-3 years ago, let's do it again, but this time with an older LBJ. What's Melo, Avery Bradley, and Ariza doing these days?

Including 3 FRP + 2 Swaps in addition to taking on a 33 year-old injury-prone guy making $50M in each of the next 3 seasons is grounds for firing Rob and Jeanie selling the team.

Kawhi wouldn't even be available for the playoffs, so I'd rather take my chances with all those dudes than Kawhi sitting on the bench in street clothes.
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dcarter4kobe wrote:
Reds622 wrote:
ocho wrote:
dcarter4kobe wrote:
ocho wrote:
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First things first, we need to get off of at least Wood + either Cam or Hayes to open up that tpMLE to use on someone.


It’s very strange this hasn’t been done already.


Cam/Hayes should have never been given PO's. Rui/Christie is overpaid by a good 6M a year combined. That's 11.5M and 2 roster spots right there.

Hate to cry over spilled milk but that's all this front office is. Make a move and then burn assets to fix that messed up move. The margins matter even more with this CBA.

Adding Trent Jr, while retaining Prince on VM and picking up big body like Plumlee wouldn't have been a sexy summer but it would have been a good one without hurting our future. Vando/Trent Jr/Christie/Prince would have provided some solid 2 way play on the wings.


Pelinka is pretty bad at talent evaluation and negotiating. It’s a really, really bad combo.


Hard to say that when the Lakers probably have the best contract in the league in Reaves.. and it was the way Pelinka and the Lakers managed that situation that scared off other teams from making him a higher offer. I think Rui is slotted right around his number. When he doesn't perform.. obviously it looks too high. When he plays like he did in the playoffs and when he's shooting the ball well, then that's his FMV.

The only real mistakes contract wise I can see right now are the player options to Reddish, Wood, and Hayes... which no-one around here had a problem with a year ago when they signed him.

The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th guys on the roster on minimum contracts has historically never been much of a concern.

FMV? I'll just list the guys who signed for around what Rui got during free agency last summer. You tell me where Rui Fits. I won't state my belief

Rui 3y51M 17AAV
Levert 2y32M 16AAV
Strus 4y62M 15.6AAV
PJ Washington 3y/46.5M 15.5AAV
Grant Williams 4y53Mill 13.3AAV
Dennis Schroder 2y25.4 12.7AAV
Coby White 3y36mill 12AAV
Donte Divincenzzo 4y/47M 11.7AAV

Where does Rui rank on this list in regards to impact and does he deserve to be the highest paid player in that midlevel+ range?

And I did have an issue last summer with the player options given. The priority should have been getting under the tax this past season. Giving Cam/Hayes PO's added 400K to the payroll when we was barely over the tax.


Ok I can't help myself and I'm curious what bball index numbers think using the LEBRON impact measurement

Donte D 1.19
LeVert 0.65
Strus 0.38
PJ Washington -0.29
Coby White -0.71
Dennis S -0.99
Grant Williams -1.27
Rui -1.31

As expected, Rui last (not a perfect measurement but one of the best and eliminates feelings) So No FMV for Rui was not more than every single guy on this list. Let's be serious.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:34 pm    Post subject:

If we were to acquire Kawhi Leonard it would take:

DLO
Rui
Gabe
Cwood
1 1st rounder

I would then sign Spencer/GTJ/Saddiq Bey on vet min deals

Trade JHS/1st for Kessler

Reaves/Spencer/Bronny
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:39 pm    Post subject:

We're actually discussing Kawhi to the Lakers? Wow, desperate times.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:50 pm    Post subject:

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We're actually discussing Kawhi to the Lakers? Wow, desperate times.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:51 pm    Post subject:

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We're actually discussing Kawhi to the Lakers? Wow, desperate times.



While fans are all fired up on trades, Rob is firing up his BBQ at home.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:53 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
We're actually discussing Kawhi to the Lakers? Wow, desperate times.


I'll take him for the vet min. Who says no?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:57 pm    Post subject:

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With the recent news of Kawhi pulling himself out of the Olympic team, the Clippers would never trade Kawhi to the Lakers, but man it would be an interesting dilemma to see who would say no in a deal similar to this: Kawhi for Russell, Rui, Vincent, JHS and/or Knecht, 3 first round picks, and 2 pick swaps. The deal would have to be similar to the Bridges trade to the Knicks who had to give up 4 of there own first rounders being rivals with the Nets having to overpay extra. The Clippers hate the Lakers, but even that deal would be something the Clippers would have to consider to get out of the Kawhi injury business.

Kawhi is a player both Bron & AD would want and no way Pelinka would reject that deal imo and it would increase the Lakers title chances the next 2 seasons, but wouldn't count on Kawhi playing in the playoffs most likely. Ultimately I would be against a deal like that since the Lakers are looking to rebuild once LeBron retires, but this is a move the Lakers FO would do in an instant imo.


Imagine that marketing campaign, come to Intuit to see DLO play.

The Clippers would still have Harden who they can trade by the trade deadline. In the scenario, the Clippers would trade Kawhi to the Lakers to trade for the Lakers draft picks, which are very valuable. They would do the same thing the Nets did once they traded Bridges by trading with the Rockets to get there draft picks back to rebuild in exchange for future Suns draft picks. The Clippers would go to the Thunder to give up future Lakers draft picks to get there own 1st round picks back in order to rebuild or retool.
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