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#41 KidRN

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Posted February 13, 2018 - 11:38 AM

I actually agree with you although he's better built for the bumps than Kobe was.

 

And your 2nd statement is exactly why I prefer to pass on Bron.

No way I'd pass on him. He has enough in him to win at least one more ring, Simply winning one ring is enough of a reason to sign a player. Even when he declines, the guy is still an elite passer and probably the best mentor that money could buy at this point.

 

As far a being better built to take more bumps than Kobe, that may be true but he consistently takes more bumps to begin with. Bron's game is still heavily based on his athleticism. At this age, Kobe's game wasn't. Kobe stopped relying on pure athleticism during his prime years when Shaq left. 

 

I hated Lebron for most of his career because he was the only legit threat to Kobe. As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate what he has done for the game just as much as I do for Kobe. I'd love to see yet another all time great hold up the trophy in the purple and gold. That alone would solidify the fact that LA is still the place to be. Bron coming here does more for the future of this franchise than these young guys could ever dream of.


Edited by KidRN, February 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM.

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Posted February 13, 2018 - 12:11 PM

KD has so much money coming in from endorsements that I doubt he cares about his nba salary being slightly lower than it could be especially considering the fact that he is in the middle of a dynasty type run on arguably the greatest team in nba history.

Steph and KD alone could get a team to the WCF every year for the next 4 or 5 years as long as neither is seriously injured. Klay is likely the only guy that leaves and even without him, they are still the best team out West. With Bron declining, this team has a legit shot at 3 or 4 rings in a row.

Once again, KD is the best player on that team. This already is his legacy! He is a legit #1 option and has been his entire career, and he is a legit MVP candidate!

 

Well, that's my point. What makes GS such a unique team is that they have 4 all-stars. If they break that up they wont have that same advantage anymore and i think since Durant is their best player i think he could find a similar situation elsewhere.


Edited by DanishLakerFan, February 13, 2018 - 12:12 PM.


#43 LACAS

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Posted February 13, 2018 - 12:41 PM

No way I'd pass on him. He has enough in him to win at least one more ring, Simply winning one ring is enough of a reason to sign a player. Even when he declines, the guy is still an elite passer and probably the best mentor that money could buy at this point.

 

I hated Lebron for most of his career because he was the only legit threat to Kobe. As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate what he has done for the game just as much as I do for Kobe. I'd love to see yet another all time great hold up the trophy in the purple and gold. That alone would solidify the fact that LA is still the place to be. Bron coming here does more for the future of this franchise than these young guys could ever dream of.

 

Im not sure garnishing the youth, stunning their development or maxing out a 34 year old whose decline as you said is coming soon is worth the risk of "possibly" making one run.

 

I've never hated Bron, I guess Im old enough to admire and respect his game and place in the sport.

 

This is where we differ, I prefer getting PG this summer and making a run at another young CA native next summer.



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Posted February 13, 2018 - 04:08 PM

Im not sure garnishing the youth, stunning their development or maxing out a 34 year old whose decline as you said is coming soon is worth the risk of "possibly" making one run.

 

How would this stunt the growth of our youth? Ball and Kuz fit perfectly with PG and Bron. Hart is a 3 and D type that can be used like Danny Green has been used in SA. Randle is likely gone either way. By "max" I simply mean that we offer as much money as possible. Lebron won't commit to an actual max contract, referring to the amount of years of a max contract, because he likes to be able to leave anytime he wants too.

 

This is where we differ, I prefer getting PG this summer and making a run at another young CA native next summer.

 

PG isn't going to throw away a season, this simply isn't realistic. It would make more sense to do a 1 year deal with OKC than to sign here long term with no plan of actually competing anytime soon. The guy isn't going to intentionally walk into a similar situation to the one he had in Indiana.


Edited by KidRN, February 13, 2018 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 07:11 PM

We're just a few months away... we will soon know.



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Posted February 13, 2018 - 08:13 PM

We're just a few months away... we will soon know.


Sign PG or Not.
I can’t wait to just know.

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 07:47 AM

I thought I saw an article yesterday saying PG is committed to resigning with OKC. I didn't read it.



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Posted February 14, 2018 - 09:14 AM

I thought I saw an article yesterday saying PG is committed to resigning with OKC. I didn't read it.

I saw it too. Trying to find the link



https://sports.yahoo...l?.tsrc=fauxdal

Found it. Didnt read it though

Edited by FranklinPeanuts, February 14, 2018 - 09:16 AM.

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#49 UKUGA

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Peter Vecsey is the source of this.

 

He's been irrelevant since the NBA left NBC.


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Don't feed the trolls. 


#50 bfc1125roy

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Posted February 14, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Peter Vecsey is the source of this.

 

He's been irrelevant since the NBA left NBC.

 

Correct. You can only really trust guys like Woj, Shams, Stein, etc. 


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Posted February 14, 2018 - 01:24 PM

Vescey is actually one of the worst reporters around. He’s been wrong consistently

He’s worse than ric bucher
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Posted February 14, 2018 - 03:01 PM

If PG13 wanted to stay with OKC, all he has to do is sign a contract extension.  He doesn't need to go into Free Agency because OKC can pay him more than anyone else.

 

Source seems suspect.


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