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"AD wants trade"


          

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25868546/anthony-davis-told-new-orleans-pelicans-re-sign

Agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports has informed the New Orleans Pelicans that All-NBA forward Anthony Davis won't sign a contract extension and has requested a trade, Paul told ESPN on Monday morning.

"Anthony wants to be traded to a team that allows him a chance to win consistently and compete for a championship," Paul told ESPN. "Anthony wanted to be honest and clear with his intentions and that's the reason for informing them of this decision now. That's in the best interests of both Anthony's and the organization's future."

Davis is eligible to sign a five-year, $240 million supermax extension this summer. He can become a free agent in the summer of 2020. New Orleans has expressed no desire to trade him before the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

Davis' declaration on wanting out now gives teams other than the Boston Celtics a head start in pursuing trades for him. Restricted by the Rose Rule, Boston cannot trade for Davis until July 1 because league rules wouldn't allow Kyrie Irving's and Davis' contracts under the provision on the roster together. The Rose Rule allows players coming off their rookie-scale contracts to earn 30 percent of the salary cap rather than 25 percent if they meet certain criteria.

Irving becomes a free agent on July 1. Boston could agree to a Davis trade before July 1 that isn't finalized until after that date.

This is an opportunity for the Los Angeles Lakers to be aggressive in offering a package for Davis before Boston's inclusion into talks. Paul also represents Lakers star LeBron James, and the Lakers have been determined to acquire Davis in a deal, league sources said.

Most NBA teams will check on the possibility of a Davis trade.

Davis, 25, who is averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game, is currently sidelined with a volar plate avulsion fracture of his left index finger.

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Who do the Lakers send away?
Jan 28th 2019
1
Whoever the fuck NO wants
Jan 28th 2019
2
^
Jan 28th 2019
5
Do the Lakers have enough assets for Anthony Davis?
Jan 28th 2019
3
Who has better assets to offer ?
Jan 28th 2019
6
      Boston would be next in line.
Jan 28th 2019
11
           for sure - but who would they actually offer?
Jan 28th 2019
13
                this does bode well for the lakers.
Jan 28th 2019
19
hate to see the youngins go, but
Jan 28th 2019
4
Kcp/Zo, ingram/Kuzma, ZuPac and a 1st should do it.
Jan 28th 2019
8
*cues up Gary Oldman in The Professional*
Jan 28th 2019
10
My guess is they get Kuz and Zo on the LAL end of a 3-way
Jan 28th 2019
28
Tampering
Jan 28th 2019
7
Boo hoo
Jan 28th 2019
9
I’d go to war with a lineup of Brow, Bron, Rondo,Sky-zu, & a corpse
Jan 28th 2019
12
Sources saying Ball, Kuzma Ivica, Zubac & #1
Jan 28th 2019
14
RE: Sources saying Ball, Kuzma Ivica, Zubac & #1
Jan 28th 2019
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Why wouldn't they want BI? He's better than PG.
Jan 28th 2019
16
Jrue would stunt his development.
Jan 28th 2019
17
DONE. if we could keep BI in this, oh yeah
Jan 28th 2019
29
*sly grin*
Jan 28th 2019
18
Yes, that's what happens during trade season
Jan 28th 2019
30
      its been clear all along...
Jan 28th 2019
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           You're laughing at speculation because....more speculation
Jan 28th 2019
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                that assumption was wrong...
Jan 28th 2019
40
                     DAT CLOAK
Jan 28th 2019
41
Lakers are the most willing, which might give an edge
Jan 28th 2019
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Does AD have veto power on a trade?
Jan 28th 2019
21
Nope, just the functional veto of impending FA
Jan 28th 2019
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the biggest edge is AD's preference
Jan 28th 2019
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It's this season and next
Jan 28th 2019
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      didn't realize it was next season too
Jan 28th 2019
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OKC wasn't supposed to have a shot to keep PG
Jan 28th 2019
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PG and Kawhi didn't sign w/ Klutch sports
Jan 28th 2019
27
Kuzma and Zubac depreciating?
Jan 28th 2019
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      Zubac is, at best, a toss-in in a hypothetical deal
Jan 28th 2019
43
           you're asking N.O. to take a big risk
Jan 28th 2019
45
I hope the Pels sit on it
Jan 28th 2019
31
correct, unless the trade involves Kyrie
Jan 28th 2019
32
Gentry: Davis Plans on Playing out Rest of the Season (swipe)
Jan 28th 2019
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of course he will. He ain't Kawhi
Jan 28th 2019
35
      To add Boston to negotiations, to raise the price
Jan 28th 2019
42
           they can do that - and there's definitely logic to that.
Jan 28th 2019
44
I'd consider it a huge win to get AD and keep 1 of the youngins.
Jan 28th 2019
37
never forget: this happened because KD drinks pee.
Jan 28th 2019
38
Doubt any deal happens by the trade deadline
Jan 28th 2019
46
Agreed.
Jan 28th 2019
47
Why would he play?
Jan 28th 2019
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what about the timing tho? why would rich paul do this *now*?
Jan 28th 2019
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      this is where I am, 100%...
Jan 28th 2019
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      Certainly seems that way. But NO doesn’t have to comply.
Jan 28th 2019
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      Clearly. But NO isn’t obligated to trade AD to the Lakers right now...
Jan 28th 2019
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           Boston can't trade for AD until off-season due to trading for Kyrie
Jan 29th 2019
61
Neva Lost???
Jan 28th 2019
49
What does Ainge really have to offer?
Jan 28th 2019
50
RE: What does Ainge really have to offer?
Jan 28th 2019
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RE: What does Ainge really have to offer?
Jan 29th 2019
63
They wont be able to retain all the cheaper guys. Lots of options
Jan 29th 2019
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I sure wish SA could get him
Jan 28th 2019
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RE: I sure wish SA could get him
Jan 29th 2019
62
Air it out...
Jan 28th 2019
55
Lonzo fans got so mad when I would comp him to a budget Elfrid Payton...
Jan 28th 2019
56
I think he’s more talking about Jrue
Jan 28th 2019
58
The point guard who hasn't played point guard in 2 yrs. Of course he is.
Jan 28th 2019
59
The Pelicans are a sub .500 team WITH AD, I can image why he...
Jan 29th 2019
64
Word... if Lonzo cares about anything it's winning basketball.
Jan 29th 2019
68
Lest he tarnish his sterling .462 career win percentage
Jan 29th 2019
69
      geniuses he's good in LA because that's the only city he's ever lived in...
Jan 29th 2019
70
           With his passing and lack of defense, Globtrotters would be a good fit
Jan 29th 2019
75
           lack of defense? Talk about complete ignorance
Jan 29th 2019
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                He still overcoming all adversity he's faced? Like not being that good?
Jan 29th 2019
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                     Try to have a mildly informed opinion before chiming in
Jan 29th 2019
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                          You're right, I don't watch much horrible basketball the past few years
Jan 29th 2019
110
                               Being a fan or not doesn't matter, the evidence is clear
Jan 29th 2019
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                               So was Tony Allen. Where's his sneaker company?
Jan 29th 2019
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                               You're not missing anything. Lakers fans like to claim he's a good defen...
Jan 29th 2019
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                                    😂
Jan 29th 2019
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                                         I'm saying... Lakers fans talk about him like he's Gary Payton
Jan 30th 2019
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           No that’s the problem, he’s not good in any city.
Jan 29th 2019
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                U mad none of the Kenfucky guys are in the ASG?
Jan 29th 2019
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                     You’ve been doing this for so long. Yet still not good at it.
Jan 29th 2019
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                          RE: You’ve been doing this for so long. Yet still not good at it.
Jan 29th 2019
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                               Right you’re a professional fan boy taking offense...
Jan 29th 2019
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                                    okayplayer. n/m
Jan 29th 2019
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                                    Next time we're watching the draft...
Jan 29th 2019
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                                         Lol! Chances are I won’t have to pay, cuz I beat Longo with draft bets...
Jan 29th 2019
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Nobody gives a shit about what him or his camp prefer lol.
Jan 29th 2019
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right? lol
Jan 29th 2019
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      All of that
Jan 29th 2019
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           why are y'all so mad?
Jan 29th 2019
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Lavar trying to get his two cents in
Jan 29th 2019
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LOL at LAL and Boston fans thinking they can lowball
Jan 29th 2019
65
LMFAO @ zingis listed as in some other tier compared to tatum
Jan 29th 2019
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Teams aren't going to throw the farm if AD doesn't agree to re-sign.
Jan 29th 2019
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Haynes: Boston not a preferred destination for Davis
Jan 29th 2019
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Woj: Rich Paul informing teams that LA is preferred destination
Jan 29th 2019
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LOL...I can't believe people think he's going anywhere other than the La...
Jan 29th 2019
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      Remember when OKC wasting assets trading for Paul George...
Jan 29th 2019
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           Did the Spurs really win when they dealt Kawhi to TOR?
Jan 29th 2019
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           They didn't lose tho
Jan 29th 2019
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           well, I never believed either of those things...
Jan 29th 2019
105
Klay wants in...
Jan 29th 2019
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Lakers are going for the Infinity Stones
Jan 29th 2019
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IF we get AD AND Klay? issa wrap
Jan 29th 2019
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Reports on Klay and Kyrie raising concerns about them re-signing
Jan 29th 2019
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Ehhh this is just forcing the Warriors hand.
Jan 29th 2019
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Man, that's a dumb article
Jan 29th 2019
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^^^scared
Jan 29th 2019
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      Only thing that would give me pause is the Celtics trading for AD
Jan 29th 2019
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           makes sense. Why be concerned about the guy who has beaten you
Jan 29th 2019
109
Smart play by Klay's agent
Jan 29th 2019
100
That Max deal for 25/13/5 on 47/35/75 ain't looking so bad in retrospect
Jan 29th 2019
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good
Jan 29th 2019
92
Pels did it to themselves. “Oh you having fun playing with Cuz & Rondo...
Jan 29th 2019
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So stupid...same thing Minny did to KG with Cassell and Spree
Jan 29th 2019
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It's hard for a small market team to be run well
Jan 29th 2019
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hopefully we can extend AD.. if so run it..
Jan 29th 2019
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NBA to AD: Let us hold 50 racks...
Jan 29th 2019
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died laughing at that.
Jan 30th 2019
120
Supremely unfair how Klutch is doing the Pelicans
Jan 29th 2019
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Klutch wants LA to keep as many pieces as possible
Jan 30th 2019
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Pelicans like Ball...
Jan 30th 2019
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Obviously, so do the assistant coaches
Jan 30th 2019
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      agreed. Ball is going to be an all-star in this league.
Jan 30th 2019
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           Of course he is. Especially if he's playing in the RIsing Stars game
Jan 30th 2019
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                Just out of curiosity, I felt like seeing just how likely that is
Jan 31st 2019
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It's funny because dude currently has good talent around him
Jan 30th 2019
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nah AD spent a lot of time in N.O. and they tried to make it work
Jan 31st 2019
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      He wants to go somewhere to win championships
Jan 31st 2019
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           RE: He wants to go somewhere to win championships
Jan 31st 2019
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           AD is following the current status quo
Jan 31st 2019
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           this
Jan 31st 2019
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           right?
Jan 31st 2019
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           constantly amazed at the lack of comparative analysis here
Jan 31st 2019
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                This is bullshit! GS needed KD
Jan 31st 2019
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                you're in your feelings - but let's look at actual data
Jan 31st 2019
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                You can split hairs all you want
Jan 31st 2019
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                     oh well yea - everybody needs all-star support to win.
Jan 31st 2019
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                          I just wish you would be consistent man
Jan 31st 2019
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                               cool.
Jan 31st 2019
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           If Pelicans think outside the box they can build assets like the 6ers di...
Jan 31st 2019
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He’s not a free agent for two seasons right?
Jan 31st 2019
130
He's a free agent summer 2020
Jan 31st 2019
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possible offer...
Jan 31st 2019
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Giving up that much rarely works out well
Jan 31st 2019
143
So it turns the Pels into the '17-'18 Lakers, plus Jrue
Jan 31st 2019
144
that's too much.
Jan 31st 2019
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      RE: that's too much.
Feb 02nd 2019
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      the final deal is gonna be a robbery in the lakers favor imo.
Feb 02nd 2019
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      Makes me think that tweet is bullshit
Feb 02nd 2019
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           Bc the lakers have no leverage
Feb 04th 2019
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first offer:. starting loooow...
Feb 02nd 2019
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RE: first offer:. starting loooow...
Feb 02nd 2019
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Woj and Shams sources have been really poor
Feb 03rd 2019
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      Woj has been abysmal at reporting this. He's basically an opinion hitdog
Feb 04th 2019
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Lakers, Knicks, Bucks, and Clippers are the four teams he says he'd...
Feb 04th 2019
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Not sure I buy that "League Sources say AD open to other teams"
Feb 04th 2019
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Newer, more better offer...
Feb 04th 2019
156
dis tew much (c)
Feb 04th 2019
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They plan on playing 2 on 5?
Feb 04th 2019
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I don’t feel like the Lakers plan is trying to win this year...
Feb 04th 2019
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      I feel that, and I'm not saying it CAN'T be done
Feb 04th 2019
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           And let's not forget AD is injury prone
Feb 05th 2019
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My Laker fans friends are all fucked up.
Feb 04th 2019
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Great trade for the Pelicans. That's half the damn Laker team
Feb 04th 2019
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*yawn*
Feb 04th 2019
164
Woj just said on SC the Pels want 4 first rounders.
Feb 05th 2019
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I hope they wind up settling for a package less than what we offered tod...
Feb 05th 2019
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He's a mouthpiece...wait for Turner or Ganguli to chime in
Feb 05th 2019
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Pels won't get a better deal than what Lakers can offer
Feb 05th 2019
169
Demps is playing the game....
Feb 05th 2019
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      Pels habe no incentive to NOT drag this out til thursday
Feb 05th 2019
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      Demps is an imbecile if he believes Ainge/Pop's line of bs.
Feb 05th 2019
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As posted in the "trade deadline" thread, Lakers pulling out of talks
Feb 05th 2019
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Lakers referred to Pels demands as "outrageous"
Feb 05th 2019
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Well, he's not going anywhere
Feb 07th 2019
176
I'd be interested to see if the league "let's" them bench him
Feb 07th 2019
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he never was. i said as much the day the story broke.
Feb 07th 2019
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Pretty much.
Feb 07th 2019
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Good. Lakers would've gave too much.
Feb 07th 2019
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      lol @ good. Bron destroyed the Lakers chemistry himself
Feb 07th 2019
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           LeThanos
Feb 07th 2019
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           The finger snap
Feb 07th 2019
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           Bron is running the Lakers F.O.? Thanks for the update.
Feb 07th 2019
183
           no one posted that pic of Bron at the end of the bench?
Feb 09th 2019
188
Nobody's talking about it but low key how do you think Tatum & Brown...
Feb 08th 2019
185
Home fans booing AD. All 37 of them.
Feb 08th 2019
186
and then cheered when he got scored. it's awkward.
Feb 09th 2019
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This quote from Magic sums up the experience so well:
Feb 10th 2019
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the more important Magic quote: "Pelicans didn't act in good faith"
Feb 10th 2019
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Only one side sounds jilted
Feb 10th 2019
191
      LOL
Feb 16th 2019
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      yep
Feb 18th 2019
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translation: trading for AD at this point was a long shot to begin with
Feb 11th 2019
192
Dell Demps thought that shit was cute. Maybe Popvich and...
Feb 16th 2019
193
The Celtics are on my list (c) A. Davis
Feb 16th 2019
195
Later he said “all 29 teams” were on his list, I feel like the leagu...
Feb 16th 2019
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Racist ass Danny Ferry gets another shot, eh?
Feb 20th 2019
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Marauder21
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1. "Who do the Lakers send away?"
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2. "Whoever the fuck NO wants "
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5. "^"
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Get AD, figure the rest out later.

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3. "Do the Lakers have enough assets for Anthony Davis?"
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"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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6. "Who has better assets to offer ?"
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tariqhu
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11. "Boston would be next in line."
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13. "for sure - but who would they actually offer?"
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and they can't offer anything until July 1 - which is why this timing is so important. This is essentially AD signaling he wants to be in L.A. Would Boston mortgage their young core future for AD when he makes it clear he wants to be in L.A.?

I think this is looking good for the Lakers.

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19. "this does bode well for the lakers."
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I haven't look at contracts, but boston could send Hayward, Brown, Rozier, and maybe Tatum.



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4. "hate to see the youngins go, but"
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kuz, ingram, pope, rondo.

I wanna keep Hart, Zu, and Ball.

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8. "Kcp/Zo, ingram/Kuzma, ZuPac and a 1st should do it. "
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Yeah, if they want all the young guys, you give them that. If I’m the Pels, I start the negotiation asking for Ingram, Ball, Kuz, and picks. I don’t think the Lakers will be able to get it lower than two of those guys, some other young pieces like Hart or Zu, and picks.

If I’m Boston, I tell them, “look, we’ll give you Hayward, Brown, Rozier, and two first round picks” and see if there are enticing enough pieces that the Pels will wait til this summer— but I doubt that’s enticing enough to afford the wait and I bet Rich Paul already knows the Lakers are the spot.

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28. "My guess is they get Kuz and Zo on the LAL end of a 3-way"
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BI, Zu, and something else probably goes to a third team who sends someone to NO.

But yeah this is a Brinks truck offer that they need to backup now.

Getting Brawn absolutely accelerated the timeline and you go all in for a guy like AD if he's available.

So yeah, we offer everything that can possibly be offered.

  

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7. "Tampering "
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12. "I’d go to war with a lineup of Brow, Bron, Rondo,Sky-zu, & a corpse"
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14. "Sources saying Ball, Kuzma Ivica, Zubac & #1"
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https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/status/1089893568938860544

Hearing from sources if Lakers want Anthony Davis, who has requested a trade, LA has to start the deal with Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick.

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15. "RE: Sources saying Ball, Kuzma Ivica, Zubac & #1"
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>https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/status/1089893568938860544
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>Hearing from sources if Lakers want Anthony Davis, who has
>requested a trade, LA has to start the deal with Lonzo Ball,
>Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, No. 1 pick.

Actually surprised not to see BI listed in there. Seems to be the highest ceiling prospect and also the one who doesn't fit with Lebron.

  

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16. "Why wouldn't they want BI? He's better than PG."
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17. "Jrue would stunt his development."
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29. "DONE. if we could keep BI in this, oh yeah"
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Absolutely.

  

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18. "*sly grin*"
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..lol @ all the speculation.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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30. "Yes, that's what happens during trade season"
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and it's part of the fun of the season.

Nothing to lol at there.

  

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36. "its been clear all along..."
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..Davis signed with Rich Paul for a reason.


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39. "You're laughing at speculation because....more speculation "
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Until he's actually been traded to the Lakers, it's all speculation.

Trace evidence that points to the Lakers doesn't make it anything more than speculation.

And if he's actually traded to the Lakers?

This discussion would still be speculative, because it's based on a possible outcome that hasn't yet happened.

It's speculative until it's a fact, and it's a fact once it actually happens.

  

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40. "that assumption was wrong..."
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..no harm, though.

my reply was in regards to the constant chatter from the critics that claim FAs/players don't want to play for the Lakers/Lebron. Same thing was said about Kobe and that resulted in back to back championships.

Lol @ all the speculation because it swings wildly from one extreme to another. Yes, its an inevitable part of the media cycle, and the mad-making impact is hilarious. I never said anything was guaranteed. I'm laughing at how worked up people get before anything actually happens.




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41. "DAT CLOAK"
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20. "Lakers are the most willing, which might give an edge"
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But their assets have depreciated, and Magic ain't the only ballsy GM in the L.

Still don't see why Portland or Toronto or Philly don't get in on this. The latter two would become title favorites this year, while Portland would be able to try and maximize both of those stars' primes.

  

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21. "Does AD have veto power on a trade?"
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing

Typical LAL suck the air out of the room

But literally every playoff team that are not the GSW should be making offers

Further, the LAL core just demonstrated they're a .500 team at best

Surely there's a better get for NOLA

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22. "Nope, just the functional veto of impending FA"
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Which takes the Orlandos and Sactowns of the world out of the running.

Yeah, this is definitely media bias wanting LeBron to get the best teammate and for the sexiest storyline to materialize, but it's also LA's dogged insistence on trying to get dude. I just don't think it matters. LA should be willing to put all assets on the table, and that still SHOULDN'T be more than the most another team is willing to offer (just for shits and giggles: Siakam, Anunoby, Van Vleet and an unprotected first in two years, when AD and Kawhi could potentially leave, is WAY better than the Lakers' platter and not unreasonable for the title shot it would give Toronto TODAY).

  

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23. "the biggest edge is AD's preference"
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if the rumors are right and AD wants to be in LA, i doubt any team would match what the Lakers will give for a half-season rental

  

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24. "It's this season and next"
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And Toronto and Philly don't seem willing to chance that, even though they already have THIS year? And there are other teams in desperate situations, with stars in their primes and not quite enough to feasibly go to war with Golden State or even the East's heavyweights (Portland, possibly Houston).

AD is that good, and a year and a half is a lot when it's a talent at this level who is unlikely to sign in LA if he's out here counting rings.

  

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25. "didn't realize it was next season too"
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26. "OKC wasn't supposed to have a shot to keep PG"
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Same with Toronto and Kawhi.

Everyone's different and I think AD winds up playing for the Lakers eventually, but I could see some team deciding to take a run on the off chance that he'll stick around. Would be hilarious if it was the Clips.

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27. "PG and Kawhi didn't sign w/ Klutch sports"
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AD also bought a mansion in L.A. (with no direct ties to the region like PG & Kawhi).

The timing of this public stance by AD makes it clear he wants to go to L.A. If he was open to other teams and not partial to the Lakers - he would not have made this public statement and would take his time w/ this process. This public stance is clearly to make a push for this trade to happen prior to the deadline and prior to Boston being able to get into the mix.


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34. "Kuzma and Zubac depreciating?"
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Zo was cookin before the injury. Pelicans should be ecstatic to get 3 young, viable starters.

  

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43. "Zubac is, at best, a toss-in in a hypothetical deal"
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And yes, Kuzma has appreciated into something that a team with an elite passer could convince themselves could be its third star on a championship squad, the other two were supposed to be stars, full-stop. Neither looks like a certifiable starter quite yet, and why in God's name would you take a deal for two possible starters and a possible star when none of them look like they have the skills or athleticism necessary to have the ceiling of an all-out superstar?

I'd wait on Tatum or see if you can get Philly desperate enough to toss in Simmons, or even take the bag from Toronto, before I'd take this deal that damned my team to mediocrity for at least another half-decade with no clear path toward a championship caliber roster.

  

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45. "you're asking N.O. to take a big risk"
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>I'd wait on Tatum or see if you can get Philly desperate
>enough to toss in Simmons, or even take the bag from Toronto,
>before I'd take this deal that damned my team to mediocrity
>for at least another half-decade with no clear path toward a
>championship caliber roster.

Boston ain't dealing Tatum if AD is intent on being in L.A. (which all signs point to). And N.O. rolling the dice hoping that Philly will deal Simmons? Yikes.

Kuz's stock is rising and is showing signs of being all-star material - Lonzo is a rare talent and will develop into a quality starting PG (if not an all-star at some point). Throw in Zu, Hart and some picks? It's not gonna get better than that for N.O.

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31. "I hope the Pels sit on it"
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Boston can't trade until July right? If so, I'd wait until then and drive up the cost.

The tears if he doesn't go to the Lakers would be hilarious too.

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32. "correct, unless the trade involves Kyrie"
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>Boston can't trade until July right?

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33. "Gentry: Davis Plans on Playing out Rest of the Season (swipe)"
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35. "of course he will. He ain't Kawhi"
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Pels gotta ask themselves what utility is there in delaying the inevitable. Every day that Davis is in a Pelican uniform is essentially wasted motions. They won't make the playoffs this year - and nobody can really offer them the assets that the Lakers can (particularly if it's true that AD has made it clear he wants to be a Laker).

Not sure what the point is to hold on to AD as long as you can at this point.

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42. "To add Boston to negotiations, to raise the price"
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Pretty simple reasoning on their parts, even if they're not deluded into thinking they can find a way to keep Brow.

  

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44. "they can do that - and there's definitely logic to that."
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however - at this point they've got to know essentially what Boston's offer will be (Boston has been inquiring about Davis for years so N.O. has an idea of what would be offered).

N.O. has to weigh Boston's offer with what L.A. can offer - and they also have to be willing to take the risk that Boston won't offer the full package unless A.D. demonstrates in some way he's open to signing w/ Boston -- but all signs point to him wanting to go to L.A. (Klutch Sports, mansion in L.A., making this public *right now* when the Celtics can't deal (until July).

Also - the Pels can get the best package from L.A. *right now* - because L.A. is likely ready to ship the goods that they've been coveting closely with the opportunity to strike gold being immediate and only open for 10 days.

Pels might actually F around and land Kuz, Zo, Zu, Hart *and* picks if they act right now.

If they wait? They have to endure months of home games where the crowd is dead/boo'ing AD, nobody is motivated to play, and the team's growth is in stall mode until the AD situation is resolved.

Look at Indiana: They knew PG was leaving...they didn't stall, they shipped him for the best deal available and ended up in a quality situation w/ Vic and strong pieces to make them a viable contender in the East.

I don't think it's wise for N.O. to wait when the writing is on the wall.


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37. "I'd consider it a huge win to get AD and keep 1 of the youngins."
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I'm good with it being Zo, Kuzma, or BI. If we gotta part with all 3, well...it's AD so...

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38. "never forget: this happened because KD drinks pee."
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Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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46. "Doubt any deal happens by the trade deadline"
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NO isn't under the gun to act RIGHT NOW. Every deal that could make and every player available will still be on the table when the season is over. In fact, there will be more players available and more potential deals. They'll see what every team has to offer this summer, and then they'll trade him.

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47. "Agreed. "
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Plus they have their pick for the next 2 years so AD sitting out games or sulking kinda doesn't matter. They're in the lottery right today, and looks like they'll stay there. Boston probably has the most to offer - and obviously as much as I'd like to see AD here, I can't think of any reason they would deal him to a WC team.

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48. "Why would he play?"
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52. "what about the timing tho? why would rich paul do this *now*?"
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i would not at all be surprised if paul is tryna push ad to the lakers this season.

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54. "this is where I am, 100%..."
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I may be in the minority...but I think there is no way Magic does not get this done.

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57. "Certainly seems that way. But NO doesn’t have to comply. "
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60. "Clearly. But NO isn’t obligated to trade AD to the Lakers right now..."
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...just because Rich Paul wants them to. It’s in their interest to make the best trade possible. In fact, I’d say its NO’s best interest to wait until the off season.

Right now, the Lakers are the only potentially contending to team ready to make a deal. The Pels could just wait until the summer and negotiate with a bunch of teams to get the most for him. Shoot, if they wanted to, they could conceivably wait until next year’s trade deadline.

That said, the pressure here is on Magic to do whatever he needs to get the trade done before the deadline. The pressure isn’t on the Pels to trade him.

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61. "Boston can't trade for AD until off-season due to trading for Kyrie"
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Obscure clause in the CBA, something to do with trading for multiple players on their rookie contract extensions in a single season's calendar year.


If the Pelicans want to hear Boston's offer, or prefer it to the Lakers, they'll wait.


In fact, if I were a Lakers fan/executive and I didn't hear a yes from NO before the trade deadline, I'd be pretty worried that I wasn't getting AD this summer either.


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49. "Neva Lost???"
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https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1090065872016822272

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50. "What does Ainge really have to offer?"
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We know Boston has an assload of pics. But I'm thinking New Orleans will want players in return also.

I'm thinking the players Boston most would be most willing to part with are their 3 biggest contracts, Hayward, Horford & Kyrie. I don't think the Pelicans would have a lot of interest in them.

It seems like that would be more interested in Tatum & Brown in return, but would Danny be willing to part with them?

Would AD, Kyrie, Hayward & Horford be a true contender? Can they max AD AND Kyrie with the Hayward and Horford contract on the books?

  

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51. "RE: What does Ainge really have to offer?"
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>We know Boston has an assload of pics. But I'm thinking New
>Orleans will want players in return also.

I imagine Ainge knows he can't get this down on just college kids with potential. He knows that his young guys are going to be have to be part of the deal.

>It seems like that would be more interested in Tatum & Brown
>in return, but would Danny be willing to part with them?

I'd think any offer Ainge would make to NO without those two would be a non-starter. Maybe they'd be able to include either Hayward or Horford just to free up some money to save on luxury tax. But no matter what, Boston would have to come up off both the young players. Plus some of the picks.

>Would AD, Kyrie, Hayward & Horford be a true contender?

Don't see why not. One of the top 4 players in the league, one of the best one on one guys in the league. Veteran center and swingman. Plus whatever younger players are leftover. It will certainly keep them in the mix.

>Can they max AD AND Kyrie with the Hayward and Horford contract
>on the books?

If the get Davis then the get his Bird rights. Which means that they can sign him to the biggest contract regardless of salary cap implications. They'd pay a shit-ton in luxury tax, but if they thought they were going to be in a better position to win a chip, they'd do it.

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63. "RE: What does Ainge really have to offer?"
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>>Would AD, Kyrie, Hayward & Horford be a true contender?
>
>Don't see why not. One of the top 4 players in the league, one
>of the best one on one guys in the league. Veteran center and
>swingman. Plus whatever younger players are leftover. It will
>certainly keep them in the mix.

Horford will be 33 and looking for a re-up as well, who knows if Hayward will ever be what he was in Utah

>>Can they max AD AND Kyrie with the Hayward and Horford
>contract
>>on the books?
>
>If the get Davis then the get his Bird rights. Which means
>that they can sign him to the biggest contract regardless of
>salary cap implications. They'd pay a shit-ton in luxury tax,
>but if they thought they were going to be in a better position
>to win a chip, they'd do it.

I guess we’ll see

  

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116. "They wont be able to retain all the cheaper guys. Lots of options"
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Lots of options for LA too but they also have leverage.

If they make a move at the deadline, I could see it being for a rental package, then he signs in LA as UFA.

Can someone enlighten me regarding the potential for a sign-and-trade this summer?

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53. "I sure wish SA could get him"
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He’s exactly what a lot of teams need, but Spurs would do right by him and have the pieces to put around him.

I wish NBA free agency wasn’t bullshit

  

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62. "RE: I sure wish SA could get him"
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>He’s exactly what a lot of teams need, but Spurs would do
>right by him and have the pieces to put around him.
>
>I wish NBA free agency wasn’t bullshit

Like they “did right by” Kawhi?

“NBA bullshit” was how you got Duncan stop crying lol

  

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55. "Air it out..."
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https://twitter.com/LegionHoops/status/1090005981528911872?s=19

...cleaned up my act, made a few violent songs...but, they wack like Glen Rice with New Balance on - Sean Price

  

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56. "Lonzo fans got so mad when I would comp him to a budget Elfrid Payton..."
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now he's afraid to go to a team with Elfrid Payton. Lol.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1090065872016822272

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58. "I think he’s more talking about Jrue"
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But sure. He’s a “budget” Elfrid 🙄

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James. Davis. Kuzma. Cousins. Rondo. Caldwell-Pope. Green. Cook. Bradley. McGee. Dudley. Caruso...

  

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59. "The point guard who hasn't played point guard in 2 yrs. Of course he is."
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...

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64. "The Pelicans are a sub .500 team WITH AD, I can image why he..."
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doesn’t want to go there

  

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68. "Word... if Lonzo cares about anything it's winning basketball."
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<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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69. "Lest he tarnish his sterling .462 career win percentage"
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What the fuck ever.

  

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70. "geniuses he's good in LA because that's the only city he's ever lived in..."
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and that's where he wants to be, if he goes elsewhere he'd rather be in a winning situation just like anybody else.

Overall I think its good for him to leave LA because his skills are largely wasted playing with Lebron.

  

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75. "With his passing and lack of defense, Globtrotters would be a good fit"
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if he could hit an uncontested shot from outside a foot.

  

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84. "lack of defense? Talk about complete ignorance"
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good grief

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
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97. "He still overcoming all adversity he's faced? Like not being that good? "
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99. "Try to have a mildly informed opinion before chiming in"
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I know we're at an all-time low threshold in that regard but cmon. I can understand harping on his shooting because he has struggled but your commentary on the strongest part of his game (and then trying to deflect from it rather than just acknowledging it) is telling.

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"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

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110. "You're right, I don't watch much horrible basketball the past few years"
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Didn't know that was the one thing he may be capable of doing at a level that his fans seem to think he should be regarded at.

  

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111. "Being a fan or not doesn't matter, the evidence is clear"
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Look at either his individual or the team defensive metrics, he's an elite defensive player.

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
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112. "So was Tony Allen. Where's his sneaker company? "
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117. "You're not missing anything. Lakers fans like to claim he's a good defen..."
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He gets cooked regularly. He's just not as bad on defense as he is on offense.

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118. "😂 "
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.

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121. "I'm saying... Lakers fans talk about him like he's Gary Payton"
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We all see these games.

They're on tv all of the time.

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76. "No that’s the problem, he’s not good in any city. "
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<---https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DL9AVTQ

  

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77. "U mad none of the Kenfucky guys are in the ASG?"
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80. "You’ve been doing this for so long. Yet still not good at it."
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In fact you’re borderline horrible at it.

Lmao

Lonzo sucks.

You have no response for that.

So that must mean I’m upset no UK players have been named to an All Star Game where the teams haven’t been named yet.

Jesus Christ you’re the Wile E. Coyote of OKS.

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82. "RE: You’ve been doing this for so long. Yet still not good at it."
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>In fact you’re borderline horrible at it.
>
>Lmao
>
>Lonzo sucks.
>
>You have no response for that.
>
>So that must mean I’m upset no UK players have been named to
>an All Star Game where the teams haven’t been named yet.
>
>Jesus Christ you’re the Wile E. Coyote of OKS.

Do you realize that if and when Lonzo is traded I won't care?

I'm not on some college fanboy shit following guys around from team to team.

  

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90. "Right you’re a professional fan boy taking offense..."
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and putting up nonsensical arguments cuz a player got drafted by “your team” that you have no financial stake in so happens to be a walking shitty diaper.

You’re so evolved.

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94. "okayplayer. n/m"
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101. "Next time we're watching the draft..."
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you better sign that receipt with "professional fan boy". That's good lol

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
-Kobe speaking to investigators

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108. "Lol! Chances are I won’t have to pay, cuz I beat Longo with draft bets..."
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...

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66. "Nobody gives a shit about what him or his camp prefer lol. "
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Those clowns got a lotta nerve.

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78. "right? lol"
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I saw a tweet come across on his "preferences" and literally laughed out loud.

And there are Laker fans in here saying "I get it"

LOL I never really noticed how much Laker fans over rate their players until the last couple years.

No one gives a f*ck what Zo wants. And they shouldn't.

  

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79. "All of that "
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>
>I saw a tweet come across on his "preferences" and literally
>laughed out loud.
>
>And there are Laker fans in here saying "I get it"
>
>LOL I never really noticed how much Laker fans over rate their
>players until the last couple years.
>
>No one gives a f*ck what Zo wants. And they shouldn't.

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81. "why are y'all so mad?"
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>>
>>I saw a tweet come across on his "preferences" and literally
>>laughed out loud.
>>
>>And there are Laker fans in here saying "I get it"
>>
>>LOL I never really noticed how much Laker fans over rate
>their
>>players until the last couple years.
>>
>>No one gives a f*ck what Zo wants. And they shouldn't.


y'all realize that once Lonzo is traded most Laker fans will forget about him?

The only Laker that really gets "overrated" is BI and that's mainly from Bags and he's not even a Laker fan that's that weird college fanboy shit

  

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86. "Lavar trying to get his two cents in"
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"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
-Kobe speaking to investigators

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65. "LOL at LAL and Boston fans thinking they can lowball"
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This is not Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins we are talking about.

AD is Top-3 level player, he's 25 years old. The last bigman of such caliber on the trade market was named Kareem.

That's another level of Trade Wars shit. So forget about weak-ass offers with weak-ass names like Tatum, Lonzo, Ingram, Kuzma, etc. That shit don't rate on the next level.

We gonna hear about Ben Simmons, Porzingis and 1st, Green AND Klay. Everybody will try to get in the mix. Don't forget, you get AD, you get a shot at Kyrie or Durant in the summer.

  

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67. "LMFAO @ zingis listed as in some other tier compared to tatum"
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your boy is older and coming off a year long injury. Tatum's got an extra two years of control, at the same age is putting up more efficient practically identical numbers and clearly only gonna get better.

zingis...

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71. "Teams aren't going to throw the farm if AD doesn't agree to re-sign."
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72. "Haynes: Boston not a preferred destination for Davis"
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https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/anthony-davis-trade-rumors-celtics-not-high-on-all-stars-list-of-preferred-destinations/

In other news: water is wet.

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73. "Woj: Rich Paul informing teams that LA is preferred destination"
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Drive that value down Rich!

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"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
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74. "LOL...I can't believe people think he's going anywhere other than the La..."
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this was put into play, long ago.

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96. "Remember when OKC wasting assets trading for Paul George..."
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...when it was a forgone conclusion that he wanted to play for the Lakers?

Or no team would trade anything of value for Kawhi when it was clear that he wanted to go to the Lakers?

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98. "Did the Spurs really win when they dealt Kawhi to TOR?"
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They are having a fine season but you could make the case that Kuz & Zo plus picks would be a better bet for the future than having DeRozan essentially keep you at status quo (with guaranteed playoff exits) for the foreseeable future.

The goal for the Pels isn't to stick it to the Lakers or to Davis - it's to get the best possible return value for AD in a trade. And it's actually very likely that the Lakers have the most compelling package to offer.


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102. "They didn't lose tho"
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>They are having a fine season but you could make the case
>that Kuz & Zo plus picks would be a better bet for the future
>than having DeRozan essentially keep you at status quo (with
>guaranteed playoff exits) for the foreseeable future.

Before the Kawhi trade was even made, there was the general idea this was the end of the road for a while for the Spurs. The rebuild was about to begin and maybe Pop would be retiring soon (which was in play as soon as his wife died). Now, their current situation is not that. They're still probably a first round exit (though it depends if they can climb into the 4/5 slot), but they've got two established All-Stars an can probably sign some key pieces that will fit the system in the next few seasons. Plus, the team generally drafts well. So they're not consigned to mediocrity or anything.

>The goal for the Pels isn't to stick it to the Lakers or to
>Davis - it's to get the best possible return value for AD in a
>trade. And it's actually very likely that the Lakers have the
>most compelling package to offer.

That remains to be seen. As of now, the Pels are only really negotiating with one team. So clearly it behooves Magic to put together the absolute best package possible because he's only got a window of the next weeks where he's the only serious suitor. However, if we're being real, everything Magic makes available today is going to be available in June/July, so it unless somehow Magic comes through with an absolutely baffling, can't miss package, I really doubt that the Pels won't wait until summer.

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105. "well, I never believed either of those things..."
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and I screamed all season that he wasn't leaving OKC, even though everyone already had Swingman Lakers jerseys made up. But, PG didn't hire Lebron's best friend as his agent, or wait til Monday morning at 6 am, less than 2 weeks before the trade deadline to notify the team he was bouncing...when he wouldn't let Rich discuss it, before. Look...all situations are different, but IMO...this is a plan put in place, long ago...playing out how it's supposed to.

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83. "Klay wants in..."
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https://www.thescore.com/news/1706993?fbclid=IwAR0n9J2dfDk7b34Rp6d4JwDu_Dv7GDgpohL87S-gJ26MA7wModDZAOQa9MI

  

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85. "Lakers are going for the Infinity Stones"
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LeThanos is about to end the reign of terror.

  

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88. "IF we get AD AND Klay? issa wrap"
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89. "Reports on Klay and Kyrie raising concerns about them re-signing"
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AD making it clear he wants to be in L.A. w/ Kang.

That tired narrative of "nobody wants to play w/ LeBron!" looking real sus.

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91. "Ehhh this is just forcing the Warriors hand. "
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95. "Man, that's a dumb article"
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IF the Warriors don't offer Klay the max (they've been saying that they will) AND the Lakers trade for AD (which there's no guarentee they will) then MAYBE Klay would consider signing with the Lakers.

Seriously, Woj is y'all's king?

Only way Klay is leaving the Warriors is if they trade him and Green for AD. Which won't happen either.

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104. "^^^scared"
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106. "Only thing that would give me pause is the Celtics trading for AD"
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Because I can see that team giving the Warriors a run.

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109. "makes sense. Why be concerned about the guy who has beaten you"
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adding a top 5 player.

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100. "Smart play by Klay's agent"
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All reward, no risk in trying to get the W's to offer him the max.

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87. "That Max deal for 25/13/5 on 47/35/75 ain't looking so bad in retrospect"
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huh Pelicans?

It's their own fault. I saw it on AD's face when they asked him about Cousin's not getting a deal with NO this past summer.

He was disappointed. And now Cousins is looking like he'll be his old self within a few months.

Oh well...I'd hate to see AD play with LeBron in LA, mainly because I'd want him to come back and be the savior for the Bulls, but I'd be glued to the screen should it happen.

Bron might get 5-6 after all huh?

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92. "good"
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>Bron might get 5-6 after all huh?

as long as the 3 Horsemen/1 Donkey don't

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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93. "Pels did it to themselves. “Oh you having fun playing with Cuz & Rondo..."
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Fuck you.
They gone.

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103. "So stupid...same thing Minny did to KG with Cassell and Spree"
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107. "It's hard for a small market team to be run well"
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But it's not impossible. The Pels just made too many dumb moves that add up to this situation. Won't be the last team to do it, either.

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113. "hopefully we can extend AD.. if so run it.."
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114. "NBA to AD: Let us hold 50 racks..."
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https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1090376655003156484

...cleaned up my act, made a few violent songs...but, they wack like Glen Rice with New Balance on - Sean Price

  

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120. "died laughing at that."
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for a number of reasons, but mostly because they are mad.

  

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115. "Supremely unfair how Klutch is doing the Pelicans"
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The next step is for them to say he either 1) won't sign an extension where he's traded or 2)he will only sign if he is dealt to the Lakers.

I don't see why this is even necessary. Klutch as a facilitator, for openers. It's just logical that a top FA would look at LA, or wherever LeBron was if signing there were feasible. From there, he could have informed the team (frankly they could have fucking guessed) that he wasn't going to re-up. But give them the time to find a suitable partner and certainly don't cut down their options by making his intentions (about re-signing, where he will re-sign, etc) known. That just seems punitive, and I don't see why. As much as I have criticized the Pelicans at times, they have made various efforts to keep him, they just haven't worked out (biggest thing was Boogie's injury, which was beyond their control). So why meddle like this? Why open up the conversation about tampering?

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122. "Klutch wants LA to keep as many pieces as possible"
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LeBron ain't no fool, he knows him and AD alone will be a tall task. Klutch comes out with this, suppresses the trade market as best they can and gives the Lakers leverage to include less. Clearly it's all coordinated but you won't find evidence of that.

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119. "Pelicans like Ball..."
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https://twitter.com/hmfaigen/status/1090528973673648128

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123. "Obviously, so do the assistant coaches"
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who voted him into the AS rising stars game. It's a funny thing when you actually talk to players/coaches about how they see Lonzo vs the common fan.

I'm just hoping Klutch suppressing the market allows us to keep him. Dude is such a good compliment to superstars as a low usage, high impact player and was just finding his confidence on the offensive end.

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124. "agreed. Ball is going to be an all-star in this league."
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maybe not a perennial all-star - but his two-way ability, size, instincts and just flat-out ability to make plays is a rarity in this league.

Of course the Pels want him in an AD trade. They ain't dumb. And Lonzo has *real* value on the market - more than Rozier.


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125. "Of course he is. Especially if he's playing in the RIsing Stars game"
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135. "Just out of curiosity, I felt like seeing just how likely that is"
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Based solely on playing in that game. I decided not to cover to many years since the format of this game hasn't been very consistent over the past decade, and not too recent so guys had more time to develop. I'll just do 2010-2014 and if I say on the bubble, it's only because there's a season or two you could argue for a bench spot for that guy.


2010: 7/19 All-Stars (Gasol, Lopez, Rose, Westbrook repeat) w/ Danilo Gallinari, Eric Gordon on the fringe
2011: 8/19 All-Stars (Curry/Harden repeat) w/ Eric Bledsoe, Wes Matthews, Ibaka on fringe)
2012: 8/21 All-Stars (Cousins/Griffin repeat) w/ Rubio? on fringe
2013: 9/21 All-Stars (Kyrie/Kemba/Kawhi repeat) w/ Rubio? on fringe
2014: 6/18 All-Stars (AD, Lillard, Beal, Drummond repeat) w/ Steven Adams on fringe


I'm not really sure why I included Rubio other than he's got one other worldly skill; other guys that are Pretty Good but I didn't mention were Tyreke, Greg Monroe, Derrick Favors, Tim Hardaway Jr., Harrison Barnes, Chandler Parsons, MKG, Tristan, Faried, Markieff and Taj Gibson and maybe one or two other guys, but a lot of the guys that play in this game also burnt out pretty quickly or had really up-and-down careers.


More than anything I found it interesting how consistent that game's rosters tend to shake out between guys that take the leap, guys that settle into roles, guys that have sever highs and lows and guys we completely forgot about as soon as their new car smell wore off.


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126. "It's funny because dude currently has good talent around him"
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Add a wing like Middleton in free agency and New Orleans is in the conversation.

Unless questionable organizational shit is going on behind the scenes, LOL at this soft ass Millennial shit.

People are shrugging this off like it's a LeBron/Larry Hughes situation and it's (obviously) not even close.

  

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127. "nah AD spent a lot of time in N.O. and they tried to make it work"
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but the last straw for AD was likely seeing Cousins and Rondo go (after significant success last year in the 'offs). That core could've really progressed this year (Cousins would now be back and they'd be climbing up in the standings). N.O. made some F.O. blunders, but it's also AD's right as a player to want a new experience. It's not some "soft millennial" sh!t to want to be mobile in your profession.

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128. "He wants to go somewhere to win championships"
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A couple smart moves this summer and New Orleans is not that far off.

> It's not some "soft millennial"
>sh!t to want to be mobile in your profession.

Absolutely agree. But nothing resembling that was said in his press release. He said he wanted to win.

I get the lure of LA and all that entails from a marketing and lifestyle (and LeBron) standpoint, but as a fan I personally miss the days when when elite players took pride in beating the best.

  

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129. "RE: He wants to go somewhere to win championships"
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>I get the lure of LA and all that entails from a marketing and
>lifestyle (and LeBron) standpoint, but as a fan I personally
>miss the days when when elite players took pride in beating
>the best.

Isn't that what he's doing, though? He wants to compete against the best: Golden State. They start a legitimate all-star team with 2 league MVPs. 5 all-stars. N.O.'s current iteration isn't sniffing that. I think part of AD's desire to be in L.A. (outside of the obvious perks) is the idea that he, LeBron & Co. actually can challenge the best in a meaningful way.


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134. "AD is following the current status quo"
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>Isn't that what he's doing, though? He wants to compete
>against the best: Golden State. They start a legitimate
>all-star team with 2 league MVPs. 5 all-stars. N.O.'s
>current iteration isn't sniffing that. I think part of AD's
>desire to be in L.A. (outside of the obvious perks) is the
>idea that he, LeBron & Co. actually can challenge the best in
>a meaningful way.
>

obviously this logic is sound.

but as a fan I want to to see a player like AD with hall of fame talent buck the status quo. and shit, the Warriors (and LeBron for that matter) may not have more than two years of dominance left. in theory dude could legitimately be competing for a championship in new orleans at age 27 with their current core plus a guy like middleton.


  

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131. "this"
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>I get the lure of LA and all that entails from a marketing and
>lifestyle (and LeBron) standpoint, but as a fan I personally
>miss the days when when elite players took pride in beating
>the best.

I do too.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the players having more power/freedom/mobility. And no one should be expected to play (work) in a shitty situation.


But I definitely miss the days before these AAU squads. It is boring, predictable, and kind of hard to root for players who just squad up.

Agendas on here though are unreal. KD is a bitch, but AD just wants to win?

If AD is unhappy with NO, thats fine- I wish he would go to another team that wasn't pre-built for him then to compete AGAINST Bron and GS.



  

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132. "right?"
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>Agendas on here though are unreal. KD is a bitch, but AD just
>wants to win?
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133. "constantly amazed at the lack of comparative analysis here"
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>Agendas on here though are unreal. KD is a bitch, but AD just
>wants to win?

KD went to an all-time 73-win champion. If AD joined the Lakers, he'd be joining a .500 team that's currently the 9th seed. He would have to build a championship team w/ Bron from essentially scratch.

It's wrong to call KD a 'bitch' for the GS move, but it wasn't a move that required him to exert any leadership. He was plugged into a championship team that didn't particularly need him to win. The Lakers would absolutely need AD to win a title.

entirely different situations that aren't at all alike.

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136. "This is bullshit! GS needed KD"
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And without him, the Cavs are likely back to back champs and the rockets scoot their asses out of the playoffs last year in 5 games...Easy.

KD gives them another playmaker which Klay isn't and Draymond is extremely limited at beyond passing.

You just hate that KD usurped LeBron having another title (I think the rockets would have beaten last year's Cavs).

But let's not act like GS didn't get KD to offset LeBron+2 Allstars.

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138. "you're in your feelings - but let's look at actual data"
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In the two-plus seasons since Durant linked up with the Warriors, the team is 21-20 when Durant has played and Curry has not. When Durant sits and Curry doesn’t, the team is 25-9.

They won a 'chip without him and were a 73-win team w/ out him. He's nice to have, but they aren't a very good team when he's the leader (and Curry sits). He's a high-end sniper and hired assassin, but he stepped into a ready-made situation. There's no arguing that.

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139. "You can split hairs all you want"
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But at the end of the day, this is AD needing Bron to win.

Just like it was KD feeling he needed Steph etc to win.

Just like (this one is going to hurt) Bron feeling like he needed Wade to win.


Look, its not that serious. My basic point is I'd respect AD a lot more if it was "I'm done with NO, they shit the bed on Boogie and Rondo, I'm heading to a better run organization"

But that's not what this is. This is "I want to play with Bron and Bron wants to play with me"

*** Oh, and its debatable if NO is even that bad of an organization. Boogie got seriously hurt...if that doesn't happen...then what?

And if AD is a top 3-5 player in the league, why aren't people lining up to join him in NO? Why does he gotta follow Bron?

And, you should admit this more than anyone, this is AD saying "I don't want to be the alpha" because we all know that will be Bron.


I just don't like the top 10 players in the league squading up on some "I call team captain, I pick XXX" shit.

Shit is corny to me, and pretty boring. I can respect their freedom to do it, but still not like it.

Call me old and grumpy I'll own it. But I don't think its a good sign that the most interesting time of the NBA is now the off season.

  

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140. "oh well yea - everybody needs all-star support to win."
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Nobody has *ever* won multiple championships without a championship caliber supporting cast.

What's a bit different is that in today's NBA - you need at least 2 other stars to win (Golden State has 5).

So if you want to paint that as AD needs Bron to win; or Bron needs a washed Wade to win (lol that was cute) - have at it. Jordan needed Pip to win; Bird needed Chief/McHale and DJ to win; Magic needed Kareem, Worthy & Scott to win etc...

But that's not the point. The point is - AD going to L.A. (if it happens) is nothing like KD going to G.S.; nor was Bron going to Miami anything like KD going to G.S. The only thing that's consistent about all of these moves is the player being empowered to author his own career via mobility.

And you can thank the BronFather for that.




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141. "I just wish you would be consistent man"
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You can apply the same standards to everyone equally, and still be a huge Bron fan.

You can even be a huge AD fan when he joins Bron.

No one is going to take that from you. Just be consistent.

>Nobody has *ever* won multiple championships without a
>championship caliber supporting cast.

Where did I say otherwise?

>
>What's a bit different is that in today's NBA - you need at
>least 2 other stars to win (Golden State has 5).

Right. Which I find corny and boring. Just my opinion. Like I said, I own it.

I think GS is corny too man. The problem is that you have this loathing for them, but won't even admit the similarities.

>
>So if you want to paint that as AD needs Bron to win;


Ummm you did. And others. "AD wants to win"

Okay. Cool. My point is that I wish (based on my opinion) that he wanted to win as the alpha. I wish (based on my opinion) that he wanted to go a "better organization" and still be the man.

or Bron
>needs a washed Wade to win (lol that was cute) - have at it.

Its stuff like this that honestly makes me question how long you have paid attention. Their first year together, there was literal debate who's team it was.

You think he went to Miami cuz he loves black uniforms?

Nah. He went to a better organization that had a better chance to win. But he didn't go to Chicago or Dallas or wherever...he went to Miami. To team with D-Wade, who was not at all washed yet and he brought Bosh.

He went to make winning easier. Just like KD. And AD if it happens.

If you want to say the KD thing is worse, okay- fine. But to say they are "nothing alike" is just fanboy denial Vex.

Just own it. He controlled his destiny, and started a trend.

A trend that you like. A trend that I don't like. Simple as that.

>Jordan needed Pip to win; Bird needed Chief/McHale and DJ to
>win; Magic needed Kareem, Worthy & Scott to win etc...

Right. Where did I say that wasn't the case?

But since you made the comparison, and keeping in mind that I am owning being old and grumpy, this would be like Barkley demanding to be traded to Chicago to play with Jordan rather than try to beat him.

Or Jordan demanding to be traded to LA, rather than trying to catch Magic.

Or Isiah demanding to be traded to Boston so he can play second fiddle to Larry.

etc

That would be corny. See the difference?

>
>But that's not the point. The point is - AD going to L.A. (if
>it happens) is nothing like KD going to G.S.;

Yes it is man. You can't create your own reality.

KD went to GS to make winning easier. (there were already alphas there)

AD, who many say is the best young star in the league, wants to go play second fiddle to Bron. To make winning easier (like you and others said)



nor was Bron
>going to Miami anything like KD going to G.S. The only thing
>that's consistent about all of these moves is the player being
>empowered to author his own career via mobility.

Are you reading my posts or nah? I say I'm all for that. More power to them.

Just as a basketball fan, I wish they were more interested in competing against each other rather than squading up on some AAU shit. It isn't interesting (to me- based on my personal opinion)



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>And you can thank the BronFather for that.
>
>

Not everything has to be about Lebron, but okay. I'm not really debating or concerned with where it started.

Its just that (in my opinion) I think the league would be more interesting if AD was more interested in BEATING Lebron than joining him. Or if KD was more interested in BEATING Steph than joining him. Etc.


If anything, I blame the shadow MJ as cast on the league. We talked about chips so much, players are just going out and buying them essentially. There is no standard anymore on HOW a chip is won I guess. I just don't like it. *shrugs*


  

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145. "cool. "
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147. "If Pelicans think outside the box they can build assets like the 6ers di..."
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If they took the Lakers deal...
you get a third team involved, let's say the suns...
you trade Ball for a first.
you trade kuzma or ingram for a first to another team.

You don't have to be stuck with the baby lakers going fwd.

if you also got 2 firsts from the lakers, you could potentially
have 3 or 4 first round picks.

plus their own first round pick.


stock pile assets. start over completely. trade jrue at deadline for a first.

if you got 5 or 6 first round picks... then trade for a star if you want. or trade a few firsts for a higher pick in a draft.

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130. "He’s not a free agent for two seasons right? "
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Why ever would the Pelicans rush to trade him now?

Trading now only really helps the Lakers. The Pelicans can talk themselves into it being a fair trade, but come on.

No. If you’re the Pelicans you wait until the Celtics can talk. They have the better pieces. And the Lakers will still be as desperate in July as they are in January.

So what if AD won’t resign with the Celtics. If I’m Ainge I’m like “who cares we’ll still go to the Finals for two years” And if you think both the Celtics and Pelicans aren’t already having “off-the-record” talks you’re crazy. If the players can collude all they want out in the open now then GMs can text each other like it’s nothing.

Who cares what Lebron’s California Cabal wants. The Pelicans could set themselves up for the future and the Celtics could go all in for a short window. The Lakers problems are theirs alone and I think they’re actually in a tough spot if the Pelicans are patient.

  

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137. "He's a free agent summer 2020"
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So there C's get a 1 yr rental and he leaves. Now the thing is, maybe they get to the finals or win the title. But really, how much would the Celtics give up for a 1yr rental. Ainge isn't as desperate as the raptors were with kawhi.

NO will want Tatum, Brown, Smart/Rozier and a few 1stb round picks.

Ainge is not giving that up for a 1 yr rental.

Rich Paul has already said AD wants to be in LA and won't resign with anyone else.

They likely will send him to another desperate franchise willing to bet the farm on a 1yr shot.

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142. "possible offer..."
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https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/status/1091058024515424256?s=19

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143. "Giving up that much rarely works out well "
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144. "So it turns the Pels into the '17-'18 Lakers, plus Jrue"
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As pointed out in the comments of course.

I'd be really, really, REALLY surprised if Demps went for that without hearing what other teams are offering this summer.

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146. "that's too much."
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I'd call the Pels bluff on this. There's no crazy need to get AD before the deadline. Sure, it'd be nice to have him *right now*, but he will inevitably land in L.A.

Giving up Zo, Zu, Kuz & BI (and picks) is just too much capital to trade. With Kawhi, it wasn't really sure where he wanted to go. AD isn't hinting - he's screaming that he's going to L.A. No team is going to give the House for AD when they know where he'll be in a little over a year - and neither should the Lakers.
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148. "RE: that's too much."
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No team is going to give the House for AD when
>they know where he'll be in a little over a year - and neither
>should the Lakers.

Lebron has no chill. And they will not try to waste any time because the time is always now when it comes to make a deal for a superstar.

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149. "the final deal is gonna be a robbery in the lakers favor imo."
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pels cant even negotiate with other teams to drive the bidding price up.

its either trade him to the lakers and get marginal roi or let him walk in a few.

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150. "Makes me think that tweet is bullshit "
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No other team is going to offer a starting 5

LA has too much leverage to make that offer

and why wouldn't NOLA jump all over that offer

I call bullshit

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158. "Bc the lakers have no leverage"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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151. "first offer:. starting loooow..."
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https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1091569367693705216?s=19

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152. "RE: first offer:. starting loooow..."
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guess brandon ingram is untradeable

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153. "Woj and Shams sources have been really poor"
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Remember, both were saying Demps "won't even pick up the phone" on Wednesday and then Lakers beat reporters (BA Turner and Ganguli) reported that Demps had been conversing with the Lakers FO since Tuesday.

You have to remember that Woj and Shams are mouthpieces for agents mostly (which is why they get a lot of breaking news on transactions) but their track record (esp Woj) on detailing the actual process of a trade is quite poor and inaccurate.

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157. "Woj has been abysmal at reporting this. He's basically an opinion hitdog"
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154. "Lakers, Knicks, Bucks, and Clippers are the four teams he says he'd..."
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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25924855/pelicans-aware-handful-teams-anthony-davis-sign-long-term

sign with for the long haul.

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155. "Not sure I buy that "League Sources say AD open to other teams""
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Woj has been interestingly biased in his reporting on this in N.O.'s favor - constantly opining that they should wait until the summer because other teams will offer compelling packages - but he doesn't know that to be factual.

I can't see AD demanding a trade mid-season to be moved to Milwaukee, for example - doesn't make any sense.

It's L.A.

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156. "Newer, more better offer..."
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taking that Sol Hill money:
https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/status/1092522375734837251

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159. "dis tew much (c)"
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160. "They plan on playing 2 on 5?"
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Good lawd thats like half the team for one guy. All just to lose to the Warriors anyway.

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161. "I don’t feel like the Lakers plan is trying to win this year..."
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after they get AD, which I think they will, there’s more this summer...Kalyan’s, Kamba, etc...

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163. "I feel that, and I'm not saying it CAN'T be done"
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But (and I may be missing something) I just haven't seen THIS particular iteration of the Lakers front office actually get the relatively big free agents who can make them a legit contender. I was a fan of them developing their young guys and filling in their gaps with the rest of the pieces in the offseason, and I get them throwing everything but the kitchen sink to get AD, but I didn't envision the trade being THIS. In my mind, you gotta keep Rondo and Kuz or BI.

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167. "And let's not forget AD is injury prone"
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>you gotta keep Rondo and Kuz or BI.

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162. "My Laker fans friends are all fucked up. "
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Going through every emotion. Shit is hilarious

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165. "Great trade for the Pelicans. That's half the damn Laker team"
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164. "*yawn*"
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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166. "Woj just said on SC the Pels want 4 first rounders. "
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Get. The. Fuck. Out. Of. Here.

Maginka do NOT do this.

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I hope teams lowball the fuck out of them this summer.

At any rate I say its time to pack it in and move on. Thanks but no thanks.

  

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171. "He's a mouthpiece...wait for Turner or Ganguli to chime in"
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Turner in particular is really well sourced because he has his team connects via the LA Times and New Orleans connects via growing up and coming up there as a sports journalist.

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169. "Pels won't get a better deal than what Lakers can offer"
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but if I'm the Lakers - I'm calling the Pels' bluff - they are tripping. Let them have hurt feelings and drag this process into the summer - then once the Pels realize they aren't going to get nearly what the Lakers had initially offered in February - offer them a fraction of the package.

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170. "Demps is playing the game...."
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plus, Pop and Ainge are in his ear. At the end of the day (c)John Thompson...AD is a Laker by Thursday.

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172. "Pels habe no incentive to NOT drag this out til thursday"
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Lakers have all the pressure to get this deal done now.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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173. "Demps is an imbecile if he believes Ainge/Pop's line of bs."
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174. "As posted in the "trade deadline" thread, Lakers pulling out of talks"
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LA Times reporting.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-anthony-davis-trade-talks-20190205-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0R2L43U9WE_Fn2NOZFqsCc5Z-qTQoifYhXZLpMcqd6MDgstUSatLQmT5A

But yeah, Lakers were willing to giving up the entire young core, KCP, and two first rounders to get this done before Thursday. It was the two additional first rounders and two second rounders that made them pull out.

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175. "Lakers referred to Pels demands as "outrageous" "
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and they are correct. Pels had an opportunity to really get tremendous value from L.A. for AD and they messed it up, badly.

I guess that's why they'll always be a mediocre franchise.

Good for LAL for walking away from this madness. Lakers will be just fine - and AD will be coming - just not now.
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176. "Well, he's not going anywhere"
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You think the Pelicans will really bench him for the season?

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177. "I'd be interested to see if the league "let's" them bench him"
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I know he's had injury issues, so they could fall back on that. I'm guessing at this point, AD isn't eager to get back on the court, if both of them are indeed intent in making sure he gets traded this summer. Probably both sides are going to have a sit down at some point in the near future.

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178. "he never was. i said as much the day the story broke. "
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moving him midseason never made any logical sense, to anyone other than the most hopeful delusional laker/bron partisans.

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179. "Pretty much."
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180. "Good. Lakers would've gave too much."
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181. "lol @ good. Bron destroyed the Lakers chemistry himself"
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this is a complete disaster for LA

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182. "LeThanos "
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184. "The finger snap"
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Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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183. "Bron is running the Lakers F.O.? Thanks for the update."
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and I remember this same outrage culture last January/February when the Cavs went through their drama and everyone ruled them out. Fast forward a few months and the Cavs were in the Finals.

Lakers will be just fine. They were never trying to win the title this year. They will acquire what they need in the offseason and make a run at the 'chip for 2020.

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188. "no one posted that pic of Bron at the end of the bench?"
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completely away from the rest of the team lol



yeah they're federally fucked

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185. "Nobody's talking about it but low key how do you think Tatum & Brown..."
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are feeling right now?

  

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186. "Home fans booing AD. All 37 of them."
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187. "and then cheered when he got scored. it's awkward."
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people act like the pelicans fucked the lakers, at least over the next few months, they fucked themselves too. they just have to suffer through it.

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189. "This quote from Magic sums up the experience so well:"
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"We knew that basically at the end of the day, what happened happened," Johnson said before the Lakers' 140-123 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. "And we knew that when we first started, in terms of what happened. But hey, it is what it is."

Bro, what? That’s like if you programmed a bot to talk like an athlete. IBM Watson could’ve explained their L more clearly.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25967528/lakers-magic-johnson-says-pelicans-act-good-faith

  

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190. "the more important Magic quote: "Pelicans didn't act in good faith""
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That is why you will not see the Lakers match the offer they just extended in the Summer. Pelicans acted like jilted lovers and made emo business decision that likely won't serve them well.

Lakers - in good faith - offered up everything the Pelicans wanted - and they had no intention of ever brokering a deal.

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191. "Only one side sounds jilted"
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The side thats still talkin about it.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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194. "LOL"
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and they're still going on ..

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197. "yep"
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sounds a bit like entitlement

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192. "translation: trading for AD at this point was a long shot to begin with"
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193. "Dell Demps thought that shit was cute. Maybe Popvich and..."
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them other mf's he was listening to will give him a job.

  

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195. "The Celtics are on my list (c) A. Davis"
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Anyone who thought otherwise was lying to themselves

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis spent more than 10 minutes of his All-Star Game media day news conference Saturday being remarkably candid about his decision to request a trade away from New Orleans and about the destinations he would like to eventually wind up in.

That candidness included Davis addressing one of the biggest questions surrounding his future leading up to the NBA's trade deadline: Why weren't the Boston Celtics -- the team almost universally hailed as the one with the most assets to acquire him in a trade -- not on his list?

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"They are on my list," Davis said.

That was just one of several jaw-dropping moments during Davis' 24-minute meeting with the media Saturday. He discussed not only the possibility of playing for the Celtics but also why he would be interested in joining the New York Knicks, the firing of Pelicans general manager Dell Demps on Friday afternoon and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place.

"I'm just keeping it real, to be honest," Davis said with a smile, when asked why he was being so forthright about his future. "I knew that's all you guys wanted to talk about. I just stated how I feel, stated my intentions, and we'll go on from there."

The most significant of those stated intentions, however, was Davis' willingness to go to Boston. With young forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and a plethora of draft picks -- most notably a protected first-rounder from the rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies that could become unprotected in 2021 -- the Celtics have enough to beat any other team's realistic offer for Davis.

The one thing that could have stopped them, however, was being unsure of Davis' willingness to stick around after he can become a free agent in 2020. That, in theory, could have opened the door to Davis' top destination, the Los Angeles Lakers, where he could play alongside LeBron James and instantly return the Lakers to championship contention. New Orleans, however, was underwhelmed by the Lakers' collection of young players (Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball) and draft picks, and negotiations became both public and acrimonious on both sides.

Highlighting that point was Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson declaring last weekend in Philadelphia that the Pelicans did not negotiate in good faith in their talks about Davis.

In the days leading up to the deadline, sources told ESPN that the Celtics -- who couldn't trade for Davis until this summer because they had already traded for Kyrie Irving, who also is on a designated rookie contract extension -- remained steadfast in their desire to acquire Davis, with the belief that partnering him and Irving would be enough to not only turn the Celtics into a contender in the East but also to convince Davis to stay in Boston long term.

Once the deadline passed, that belief only grew in Boston.

Landing Davis this summer also could be necessary to keep Irving, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Irving said earlier this month that his previous stance that he was fully committed to re-signing in Boston after the season had somewhat changed.

"Ask me July 1," Irving said.

Davis, though, was happy to talk about his future in mid-February. When the Celtics came back up in the wake of him saying they were on his list, Davis repeated a variation of the same phrase -- "I never said Boston was not on my list" -- three times. He subsequently went on NBA TV and declared that "all 29 teams" were on his list, which ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported before the trade deadline was initially two teams -- the Lakers and Knicks -- before later expanding to the LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks.

"Market doesn't matter to me," Davis said. "I just want to win. Big market, small market, it doesn't matter. My focus is on winning at this point in my career. And wherever that may be, it could be a big market or a small market, I just want to win."

Davis was asked why he would be interested in playing for the Knicks, who are on his list while sporting the NBA's second-worst record at 11-47.

"It's a great franchise," Davis said. "Playing obviously at the Garden, the city ... but also Milwaukee is on that list, too. It doesn't matter about big market, small market; it's about winning for me.

" have a nice little team, I don't go look at teams. ... I'm still with the Pelicans. I'm still representing the Pelicans. I don't go out and look at other teams and say, 'How can I fit here?'

"When that time comes, that time comes. My job right now is to go finish these last 20-something games in New Orleans and see what goes from there and owe it to myself to leave it all on the court and to the fans or the NBA or myself to go out there with my teammates and compete at a high level."

Regardless of all the talk of lists, Davis made one thing clear: He doesn't plan on signing an extension anywhere -- be it a preferred destination or not -- until he can become a free agent in 2020. That's because Davis would stand to make significantly more money by opting out of the final year of his contract, becoming a free agent and signing a new deal with either the team that trades for him or somewhere else.

But even if it is the prudent financial move, going such a route would force any team that trades a significant haul of assets to acquire Davis to have to wait for a year to make sure he was willing to stay there.

"Obviously teams are going to have their offers," Davis said. "There's a time in free agency where I'll get a chance to go out there and see. It's about the best situation for me, the best fit for me. When that time comes, I'll have to re-evaluate my situation and see what market best fits me and go from there.

"I'll be a free agent in 2020, and I'm going to test free agency, but no matter what, I'm just going to play basketball. That's all I'm going to do."

To that end, Davis -- who said he plans to play in Sunday's All-Star Game, although he is still unsure whether he will be able to after suffering a muscle contusion in his shoulder Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder -- said he wants to play out the remainder of the season with the Pelicans, rather than being exiled from the team until a deal can be worked out this summer.

"That's their decision," Davis said. "Obviously it's a business, and I understand that. When we were talking in the beginning about playing or not playing, I understood from their perspective. My job is to play the game of basketball, and that's what I'm going to continue to do."

Davis was asked for the first time about the firing of Demps, who was dismissed Friday afternoon after Davis left Thursday's game before it ended to get an MRI on his injured shoulder. Demps selected Davis with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft.

"I didn't know anything about it, but obviously the Pelicans have to do what's best for them," Davis said. "My intentions are still the same, no matter who the GM is or whatever. My intentions are still the same. The Pelicans made a move that was best for their organization, and for me, I'm still going to go out there and play basketball for obviously Danny Ferry right now and go out there and continue to play basketball with my teammates and play the game the right way."

Davis said if Pelicans fans disapprove of him for leaving that he would understand, but he hopes his tenure in New Orleans -- which includes six All-Star appearances, including an All-Star MVP award two years ago in The Big Easy, and three first-team All-NBA selections but only two playoff appearances -- will be judged favorably.

"I've been here seven years," Davis said. "I love the fans there. I mean, it's hard to me to define my legacy. I think the people of New Orleans will be able to do that more, based on their opinion.

"But for me, I was in that community, going out there every day and trying to help my team win, night in and night out, playing through injuries, having fun with my teammates, and so I think they'll remember a guy who wanted to go out there and win and play for the team, play for the organization.

"My job is to play basketball. The fans can have whatever opinion they want. Hopefully it's a good opinion, but if not, I'll understand."

As for all that's happened in the three weeks since his agent, Rich Paul, went public with his trade request, Davis said the fact it hasn't worked out isn't anything that he is worried about.

"It wasn't stressful at all for me. I had a plan, and I had steps to follow that plan and did what I'm supposed to do," Davis said. "Obviously I knew there was a chance it probably wasn't going to happen, because the Pelicans have to make that decision . But I followed that plan, and like I said, nothing happened, so I'm still here playing basketball until the end of the season."

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198. "Racist ass Danny Ferry gets another shot, eh?"
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