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#61 Tensai

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 10:22 PM

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#62 Ventiquattro

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Man Cousins could've been a Laker for cheap.



#63 Tensai

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 10:47 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski Retweeted

 

DeMarcus Cousins grew up in Mobile, Ala., & said he spent a lot of time in New Orleans as a kid. "I love it here in New Orleans."

 

 

 

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 10:58 PM

So do they make the playoffs? They should considering they only are 1 game out of the playoffs.

 

If so, Draymond will have his work cut out for him in the first round.



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Posted February 19, 2017 - 11:06 PM

West gets tougher and tougher, east continues to [expletive]ing suck.

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Posted February 19, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Win-win for both clubs.

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Posted February 20, 2017 - 01:00 AM

Remember the old NBA slogan of the NBA where Amazing happens? It's: The NBA. Where what the [expletive] happens.

hahahaha true

 

maaaan so will cousins be a FA in summer just like D12 years ago with us?

 

could that mean we have a slight chance in signing him in the offseason? LOL


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 01:10 AM

I guess the Lakers didn't want another rental. You trade for Cousins this year and you're winning enough games to lose the pick. And then you gotta probably give either Russell or Ingram which the FO didn't want to do. And if anything goes wrong next year, Cousins is walking as a free agent. I would've tried for Clarkson and Randle though. That's better than Buddy IMO. 

But now we've got two of the best big men in the league who have to learn how to space the floor together. It'll be interesting. 



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Posted February 20, 2017 - 01:18 AM

The trade actually makes alot of sense now if you sit down and think about it.

 

After Buddy Hield's 28 point explosion in the Rising Stars challenge, it's easy to see why the Kings made the trade,  


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 02:44 AM

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DeMarcus being told he was traded while taking post-game questions. What a surreal thing to witness.

That was crazy to see honestly, dude really wanted to sign that contract and cash in (not so sure about his insistence of loving Sac town lol). Boogie and AD are the best bigs in the league and both have expanded their game to where they can playmake, handle the ball and shoot from the outside. I don't remember the last time we've seen two superstar caliber bigs in their prime on the same team, maybe Samson and Hakeem or McHale and Parish? I wonder how they build around those guys

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Posted February 20, 2017 - 03:19 AM

Anthony Davis - $23,775,506

Demarcus Cousins - $18,063,849

Solomon Hill - $12,236,535

Omer Asik - $10,595,505

E'Twaun Moore - $8,445,024

Alexis Ajinca - $5,186,798

Quincy Pondexter - $3,853,931

Dante Cunningham - $3,150,000

Tim Frazier - $2,000,000

Cheick Diallo - $905,249

 

 

Total: $88,212,397

 

If they find a way to offload Asik's contract, they could realistically bring CP3 back.

 

CP3 / AD / Cousins > Warriors??


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 03:44 AM

I'm amazed that the Suns didn't go after him. I mean, he was literally traded for Buddy + a first rounder, which wil be in the 13-20 range.

 

Dragan or Chriss >>>>>>>>>>> Buddy

Phoenix 1st >>>>>>>>>>>>> SAC 1st.



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Posted February 20, 2017 - 05:42 AM

Kings wanted Ingram. 

 

I'm glad we missed out on Boogie. For all his greatness, he sure was a winner in Sacto.


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 05:54 AM

I never saw New Orleans having the pieces to get a deal done.   I still don't.

 

Lakers can't trade 2017, 2018, or 2019 firs round pick, so, they were forced to give up more of their young core today, with no guarantees of Cousins resigning.

 

While it would have been nice to get Cousins for a similar package that New Orelans just acquired him for, the reality is that we didn't have those pieces.  It still goes back to the Dwight trade.

 

For consideration - Lakers went into 2012-13 season as one of the favorites to win the NBA title.  Look at what they got from that roster:

 

Dwight - walked away - no return

Nash - retired - no return

Pau - walked away - no return

Kobe - retired - no return

 

And that was on top of the assets we traded away to acquire Dwight and Nash going into that season.     And we are still paying for it.


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 06:20 AM

Well, technically we could have gotten something for Pau and Nash in D'Antoni's second season. There was interest. But the FO did not even entertain dealing them for a pick in return.


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 07:08 AM

Coulda, woulda, shoulda

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Posted February 20, 2017 - 07:58 AM

League should probably look into pushing kings to sell the team. Its just pure incompetence. There were better deals than this and they turned them all down to get Buddy. Someone needs to tells the kings Buddy is already 23.



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Posted February 20, 2017 - 08:27 AM

I still cant believe Kings agreed to such trade. We'll know more in the next couple of days.

 

Zubac, Clarkson and Randle would've been a better deal imo. Had the lakers traded lou for a 1st rounder(WAS) that would've sealed the deal. Considering what the Pels traded, Id say the Lakers would've overpaid for DMC.



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Posted February 20, 2017 - 08:46 AM

The team this really reflects bad on is the Celtics. 

All those assets they gathered over the years and they didn't even attempt to be in on this deal or even attempt to get DeMarcus Cousins.

Why?  They're focused on Jimmy Butler.

Jimmy Butler wouldn't have been as big as an upgrade at the 2-3 over what Cousins would have been at the 5. 

Stay stupid Celtics. 


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Posted February 20, 2017 - 08:49 AM

I never saw New Orleans having the pieces to get a deal done.   I still don't.

 

Lakers can't trade 2017, 2018, or 2019 firs round pick, so, they were forced to give up more of their young core today, with no guarantees of Cousins resigning.

 

While it would have been nice to get Cousins for a similar package that New Orelans just acquired him for, the reality is that we didn't have those pieces.  It still goes back to the Dwight trade.

 

For consideration - Lakers went into 2012-13 season as one of the favorites to win the NBA title.  Look at what they got from that roster:

 

Dwight - walked away - no return

Nash - retired - no return

Pau - walked away - no return

Kobe - retired - no return

 

And that was on top of the assets we traded away to acquire Dwight and Nash going into that season.     And we are still paying for it.

 

I'm not going to harp on the past but like I posted before I think a trade like this is a great example of why we need to continue to stock pile assets and build for the future.  I don't like the timing of a Cousins deal for the Lakers anyway but hypothetically if we had a couple extra expendable assets maybe that could have made a difference.  I hear posters say things like we have enough youth and trading Lou for a late first round pick or a future pick would be pointless and I couldn't possibly disagree more.  Our "warchest" is kinda pitiful to be completely honest.  Especially compared to what the Celtics and Sixers have done.  Or to a lesser extent the Nuggets and Suns.  

 

Now that the new CBA has made picks more valuable and created an additional 2 roster spots for D-League players, focusing on youth and acquiring future picks is even more important for a team in our position.  Use free agency to bring in versatile players or specialists (regardless of age) on moderately priced deals like Jared Dudley and Mo Harkless last summer.  Guys that can help us without hindering the development of our youth but who can also be potentially packaged later on in a trade.       






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