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#61 Ven

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:21 AM

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.

 

Yea the Pacers are in the bottom half as far as cap space, they already have Hibbert long term, same for George Hill, Hansborough im not sure but still not much of a focal point. Lance Stephenson might want ta contract that far exceeds his actual value, Pacers Shouldnt toss him money. And their bench of Mahimi and Young are extrmeely cheap but I doubt they'll get offered high deals. So realistically Paul George can have a near max deal and it won't cripple them at all, and that will not be for a few more years, of course im sure the organization will have talks with him as soon as possible.

 

Only factor is West, I'd be surprised if he would want a higher deal than his current one, if anything probably want a longer term to end his career. Plus I am wonder how the Granger factor will be handled. So this organization pretty much has its core, it comes own to what kind of moves they can make this offseason.


Edited by Ven21, May 25, 2013 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Since West is going to be a free agent, is it possible for us to do a Pau for Granger trade? Indiana gets a skilled big man who's contract is also expiring, and the Lakers get an athletic wing player with all-star potential.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Since West is going to be a free agent, is it possible for us to do a Pau for Granger trade? Indiana gets a skilled big man who's contract is also expiring, and the Lakers get an athletic wing player with all-star potential.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 08:51 AM


Since West is going to be a free agent, is it possible for us to do a Pau for Granger trade? Indiana gets a skilled big man who's contract is also expiring, and the Lakers get an athletic wing player with all-star potential.


I don't want Granger. He has already reached his potential and he is coming off knee sugery. I would rather keep Gasol and have the cap space in two years.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:40 AM

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.

Yea I mentioned that they would only be at 40 mill but will they want to basically make themselves team paul george and get rid of everyone. I really doubt it. 



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Paul George>>>> Lebron



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:46 AM

It's funny how people demanding Paul George in this thread are most likely the same people saying that he wasn't even an All-Star when I brought him up a few months back... I brought up all his stats and how good he is...

 

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Paul George>>>> Lebron

 

Darius Morris>>>> Lebron



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 09:52 AM

All is nill if coaching is a problem. We need a coach

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 10:08 AM

LeBron= in his prime
Paul George = 5 years away from absolute prime.

Btw-If __________was the Pacers point guard, they would be better than the Heat

A)Rondo
B)CP3
C)Kyrie
D)Rose
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 10:09 AM

We need a Stepheson more than a Paul George.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 11:38 AM

I.dig Lance, but he would better coming off the bench. Paul George is nice...
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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:07 PM


All is nill if coaching is a problem. We need a coach


Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Since West is going to be a free agent, is it possible for us to do a Pau for Granger trade? Indiana gets a skilled big man who's contract is also expiring, and the Lakers get an athletic wing player with all-star potential.

He's always injured. Why do we want a player who can't consistently stay on the damn court?


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:05 PM

It'd be a dream to come true.

 

[expletive] Lebron.

 

Paul George is great, he is having a great playoffs.  Lebron James is the best player in the game and will dominate the league for the next 5 plus seasons.  They aren't even in the same class.  You want to win rings, Lebron James gives you the best chance every season.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:18 PM

You guys should really do some digging about this "poison pill" contract. Paul Geroge is not eligible for that contract offer. Only second rounders with 2 years or less of experience are eligible, and they'd have to be restricted free agents. Basically this type of contract will be very rare in the NBA, surprising that it happened twice in the same summer.


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:21 PM

^ Are you trying to insult the intelligence of almost everyone in this thread?


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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:22 PM

^ Are you trying to insult the intelligence of almost everyone in this thread?


Not really lol

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:37 PM

0% chance indiana does not match any contract, poison pill or not. They will manage all payroll this offseason to ensure they can keep George.

I love the optimism here but let's be realistic and start looking at viable options.

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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:56 PM

0% chance indiana does not match any contract, poison pill or not. They will manage all payroll this offseason to ensure they can keep George.

I love the optimism here but let's be realistic and start looking at viable options.


Depends on what George wants to do, if he doesn't extend his rookie contract then they'll have a LOT of financial decisions to make if they want to stay contending.  If they keep West then things get really interesting.   They got Danny Granger for the next 2 years, Hibbert for the next 4, and Hill for the next 4,  They are likely going to bring back David West as he's an X Factor and an important piece of the team  They are probably going to do all they can to convince george to extend his rookie contract for that reason.  If he does not... then they got issues ;) 

So that makes things very interesting.

They literally "would" cripple their team just to keep George and counter our offer, and they'd have to let go of a lot of their depth in the next year or so in order to set that up to happen.

So theoretically they "could" keep George, but at a cost of no longer being a contender and putting him in the same position Kobe was in when Smush parker and Kwame Brown were our only options aside from him.   Think they are are willing to sacrifice that and putting themselves in cap space heck?  


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