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Could Russell Westbrook pick up where Steve Nash and Kobe leave off?


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#1 kfreud

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:34 PM

I might be wrong, but I think the timing of Kobe and Nash's contract lines up with Westbrook. Obviously, when our guys leave we'll have a lot of backcourt issues to fill and I think Westbrook could shore up at least the scoring aspect. Plus he's a local kid. What do you think? Possible, impossible? And if you don't like it, who would you rather see in Purple and Gold?
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:37 PM

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:42 PM

Westbrook has talent but he is a horrible team player. He is a ball hog and loses his team a lot of games.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:54 PM

I could see Harden coming here if we have a lot of salary to offer him.

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:56 PM

I could see Harden coming here if we have a lot of salary to offer him.

I would agree with you but I would think OKC will extend him or someone else will lock him up for the foreseeable future this summer
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 02:59 PM

I could see Harden coming here if we have a lot of salary to offer him.

If he takes his qualifier then goes FA in 2014 we would have a chance but if he goes FA next offseason we have no chance. Cant even S&T cuz we are in the luxury tax

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Posted October 17, 2012 - 03:11 PM

I could see brandon jennings coming here. Just sayin
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 03:20 PM

I could see brandon jennings coming here. Just sayin


I think the Bucks will re-sign him, but if not and if we have the salary cap, him and DeRozan could sign here. DeRozan is in his final year in Toronto and hasn't shown he's worth a contract extension.

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Posted October 19, 2012 - 01:53 PM

Russ is the homie but I'd rather not have a PG who's mentality is more of a SG.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 01:33 AM

Westbrook isn't a FA untill the summer of 2017 so that's pretty much out the window.

However, the summer of 2014 might even be greater than this summer as only Nash (9,7 million) and Dwight (about 22 million, hopefully) is on the books. That's about 30 million in cap-space.

Best case scenario, we sign a solid PG (like a Kyle Lowry), to take some pressure off Nash and an all-star wing (Carmelo Anthony / Andre Igoudala) and then see if we can persuade Kobe and Pau to stay for another run.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:42 AM

Westbrook isn't a FA untill the summer of 2017 so that's pretty much out the window.

However, the summer of 2014 might even be greater than this summer as only Nash (9,7 million) and Dwight (about 22 million, hopefully) is on the books. That's about 30 million in cap-space.

Best case scenario, we sign a solid PG (like a Kyle Lowry), to take some pressure off Nash and an all-star wing (Carmelo Anthony / Andre Igoudala) and then see if we can persuade Kobe and Pau to stay for another run.

Would Lowry be the backup with Nash playing limited minutes?
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Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:20 PM

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:31 PM

Would Lowry be the backup with Nash playing limited minutes?


Hell man, i dont know i was just spitballing. I guess Nash at 40 wouldnt be playing a lot of minutes, so i figured getting another solid PG wouldn't be a bad idea.

That being said, it all depends on whether we sign Howard to a max deal next summer.

But if you want to build an elite team, Dwight Howard locked up longterm and Steve Nash in his final year of his contract, 30 million in cap-space and the possibility of getting both Kobe and Pau for cheap in an LA market, with Mitch Kupchack as the GM is a pretty good starting point...

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 06:26 AM

I want Jennings. He makes stupid decisions as a PG but he's talented, and with some mileage in the league and maturity he can be at permanent All star level. IIRC, he said he is not gonna sign the extension and will seek other options.

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Posted October 30, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Westbrook's a childhood Laker fan, he would play his heart out here. He would still chuck up bad shots though, just with more passion.




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