arkuo wrote:Cuban should just go all in on Dame at this point and not wait for the next big thing to come and sign in Dallas. That will never happen.
Go get Portland that same package OKC got for Paul George. KP + DFS + 3 first rounders for Dame.
Pair Luka with Dame like Lebron and Kyrie and run it back.
I never believed Giannis would leave Milwaukee. I felt he was in the rarified air of a Dirk Nowitzki. Just build different and very loyal.
I think Dame is probably in that same class. There's a chance he would leave, but I don't think it'll be next year. They're about to go hire the coach he wants and make any other adjustments he wants. Dame is built different. Any other star would of gotten out of Portland years ago.
Doesn't seem smart to make plans around star players who are very unlikely to ever leave their teams.
I personally think Dame leaving Portland is a matter of when and not if. He already got his bag and did his time. If he valued winning at that point, he wouldn't have taken that big of a contract. Now almost half the team cap is signed off for his contract. That leaves limited moves here on out.
To take Portland from here to deep playoff contention, they would need to trade all 4 starters not named Damian Lillard and sign a good bench around those. With Lillard having 197M and 4 years to go on his contract, while the West being loaded means they would need to trade Nurkic, Mccollum and Covington and turn them into all stars. Chances of which are slim to none. So Dame is just killing time right now waiting for the same results IMO. Eventually they all realize they need to go team up somewhere.
I see Dame and I remember the Rockets with Harden. Eventually they get tired of not making a deep run and they team up with someone.