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#41 last stand 2.0

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:10 AM

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C'Mon Chicano, you can do better.


Also lol @ Irving. Paul George is all around better than him.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:11 AM

believe what



#43 last stand 2.0

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:11 AM

So his injury history already this early in his career including college doesn't concern you much?


He's on his way if healthy to being a top 8 player at worst. He's special.

George is really good, but Irving is a special talent.
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:39 AM

Unless Indiana unloads Granger's contract



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:43 AM

Poison pill? I doubt that the Lakers can make any offer that the Pacers wont match.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:20 AM

So you wait until 2015

Well then thats a qualifying offer. Being that they are gonna have allot of cap room and they already would be giving him close to 10 mill Im pretty sure they would match anything. Also not sure how we could wait till 2015. We would basically have to tank 2 seasons by not signing anyone longer than a 1 or 2 year contract(so resigning dwight or anyone of value in 2014). So basically if we weren't able to get him in 2015 and the fact that we dont have many draft picks we will be the bobcats for the next 5-8 years. Irving is not good enough to chance an entire franchise on. 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:28 AM

So you wait until 2015
Well then thats a qualifying offer. Being that they are gonna have allot of cap room and they already would be giving him close to 10 mill Im pretty sure they would match anything. Also not sure how we could wait till 2015. We would basically have to tank 2 seasons by not signing anyone longer than a 1 or 2 year contract(so resigning dwight or anyone of value in 2014). So basically if we weren't able to get him in 2015 and the fact that we dont have many draft picks we will be the bobcats for the next 5-8 years. Irving is not good enough to chance an entire franchise on. 



Irving is 20 years old... How do you know he won't be a beast when he is 22?

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:30 AM

Poison pill? I doubt that the Lakers can make any offer that the Pacers wont match.

We easily can. Remember pacers are a very small market team. If they were to give  PG a max contract that would rise their payroll up to 40 mill for that season now that may not seem like much but thats without David West, Danny Granger,Lance Stephenson  Tyler hansbrough, and a few others. 

 

If they want to stay competitive they will have to pay close 80 mill. I do not think they can afford that. 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:37 AM

Irving is 20 years old... How do you know he won't be a beast when he is 22?

It doesn't matter how good you are. Hell idc if hes better than MJ, you dont risk a franchise like the lakers to fail for the next 5-8 years over one player. If Irving were to come to the lakers it would be quite a long time from now. As of right now and how the contracts are looking and our future payrolls, irving just isn't a feasible asset. Maybe if some trade happend with most expiring in 2015 then maybe but still very unlikely. 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 02:40 AM

I was saying a long time ago Paul George is by far the best option for us in 2014. He will want a lot of money and unless the pacers defeat the heat and decide to pay big for everyone he will want to leave. He's on a pretty good team, not a championship team, that will become very cheap very soon. 

 

Basically heres how bad it is for the pacers. The pacers rank 25 in avg people attending per game at home. This is btw in one of the best season in years. Also they rank 20th in the avg percent of the arena is filled with 80%. So even on one of their best seasons they can only fill up their arena 80%. That means no money and that means not paying allot to players. 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:05 AM

Would love to get Paul George but the Pacers will match. I know they're a small market team but the only way for them to suceed is if they retain their own guys. Nobody will sign there in free agency.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:48 AM

^ not necessarily. Even the lakers had to trade Pau & LO in an attempt to get CP3. Same with OKC & Harden, in the end, OKC couldnt match houston's offer. There is a price for everything & in the case of the pacers, they might not have enough resources to fend off the lakers.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:55 AM

There's a chance that we could sign him unless they won a championship ring.


I would rather sign Paul George than Lebron James and Kyrie Irving cause Kyrie irving is an injury prone player and we don't like that kind of player especially for a team like Lakers who's always a championship caliber and for lebron james he's not getting younger anymore plus seeing him going to the lakers was a big disgrace in his part and I hate bandwagon fans.

I like Paul George cause he reminds me of younger Kobe Bryant and I'm gonna miss every [expletive] of Kobe Bryant when he retire.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 06:15 AM

LeBron is better, and will always be better than Paul George.

 

PG shoots .41

LeBron shoots .56....You know LeBron is better at everything. YEP!

 

LeBron! YOU CAN COME TO THE LAKERS ANYTIME YOU WANT TO! WE WILL WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS! And, if Lebron doesn't want to come Kyrie can come on down.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 06:31 AM

I'll take the "Paul George staying in Indiana is better for the league" approach, I just think what the Pacers have with him and the current squad (wondering about Granger options), is just better. He is a great talent but we can't just try and land any player by throwing money. Sometimes I just wish we kinda developed out own players, it goes against our history but still. I guess I just like watching small markets succeed (Spurs meh).

 

And as for the bandwagon thing, come on as Laker fans no matter how genuine most of us are we get called bandwagon fans regardless.


Edited by Ven21, May 25, 2013 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 07:15 AM

this guy has improved every year, and always new out of the draft he had a chance to be a all star caliber player, but it looks like he is on his way to super star level. he plays great d, has great size to guard other Sf's and is a stud. i would be extremely happy if we could get him, he is in my top 3 non fav laker players to watch. humble kid and hard worker.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 07:41 AM


it means that we could offer so much money that if the Pacers were to match they'd cripple their team, putting them so against the cap they would be unable to make any other moves.


And the Lakers will have enough cap space to make the restricted free agent Paul George an offer the Pacers can't match. 

So it basically means, if Mitch says "I want Paul George" the Pacers have no choice but to give him to us unless they want to cripple their franchise financially.

It is so SWEET!!!

If George doesn't extend his rookie contract this off-season, he'll very likely be in Purple and Gold in the 2013-2014 off-season with nothing the Pacers can do to stop it.. THAT is awesome!!

 

If we make that kind of offer (poison pill) wouldn't that put the Lakers in the Poison Pill--Position 


Edited by rnr, May 25, 2013 - 07:41 AM.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:09 AM

He was a Kobe fan and a Clippers fan growing up, he was hoping he would get drafted by the Clippers hahahaha. Imagine we offer him everything but the kitchen sink and he turns us down? 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:12 AM

We easily can. Remember pacers are a very small market team. If they were to give  PG a max contract that would rise their payroll up to 40 mill for that season now that may not seem like much but thats without David West, Danny Granger,Lance Stephenson  Tyler hansbrough, and a few others. 

Nah.  Indiana is sitting at $30.4 million in 2014-15, without George signed.  Max deal would still have them under the cap.  David West will likely be gone by then, anyway.  Hibbert's contract is already in the books that season, along with George Hill.  They'll be good, regarding total payroll.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:20 AM

I'd personally would love George over LeBron simply because of age. LeBron would be 29 going into 30 while George will only be 24 


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