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Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:17 pm
by Tudalop
wco81 wrote:He left a lot of money on the table by leaving the Spurs and then leaving the Raptors.

A LOT of money.

So it's not surprising if he would want to "claw" some of that lost money back. :D


That's it. No story in that contract, he wants the max he deserves.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 pm
by esqtvd
Tudalop wrote:
wco81 wrote:He left a lot of money on the table by leaving the Spurs and then leaving the Raptors.

A LOT of money.

So it's not surprising if he would want to "claw" some of that lost money back. :D


That's it. No story in that contract, he wants the max he deserves.



I'd rather he take the health risk than us. If he's still worth it, we'll be happy to cough up the dough. But one contract like that, if he goes down like John Wall did, you're sal cap toast. Even the DPE only gives you the MLE.

https://sports.yahoo.com/wizards-reportedly-apply-disabled-player-160828744.html

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:02 am
by mkwest
Landry Shamet Q&A: Landry Shamet: 'Starting on the best team on paper? I felt the weight of it really quickly'

Everyone is talking about how amazing this team can be defensively. How can that help you and what do you expect on that end?

LS:
[It helps] your confidence, defensively. Knowing not only do you have other guys securing their matchups, but you know they are heady and have good IQ and if you do make a mistake, you have guys behind you who are good at making up for those mistakes. I think it will allow Pat, especially, to be more aggressive than he already is. You’ll see guys probably gambling a little bit more, knowing the group of defenders behind us. We’ll be able to throw multiple matchups at a guy. If he is having his way with Pat, well okay, here is Paul. If he’s having his way with Paul, okay, well here’s Kawhi. Going down the line, we can really wear guys out. The idea of being able to throw these different matchups at these big-time scorers [is great]. Whoever is guarding them isn’t going to get worn down. We’re going to have different options there. It’s exciting to be able to switch every guy.

It seems like this team is really close and there has been a lot of talk about the Clippers’ excellent culture. I know you’ve only been there for half of a season, but what’s it like behind the scenes in terms of the culture?

LS:
From top to bottom, everybody has bought in. Everybody is on the same page. Your front office is on the same page as your coaches, and your coaches are on the same page as the players and everybody else on staff is on the same page. When that happens, it usually manifests in good results. I think adding these two guys – Kawhi and PG – who are known as good locker room guys, they’re going to be able to fit in well and become accustomed to our culture and be valuable pieces and assets in that culture. It’s a group of really, really unselfish people from top to bottom, who will do whatever it takes to win and be as successful collectively as possible. It was great to be able to be a part of that this year.

Alex Kennedy, HoopsHype

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:13 am
by mttwlsn16
mkwest wrote:
Landry Shamet Q&A: Landry Shamet: 'Starting on the best team on paper? I felt the weight of it really quickly'

Everyone is talking about how amazing this team can be defensively. How can that help you and what do you expect on that end?

LS:
[It helps] your confidence, defensively. Knowing not only do you have other guys securing their matchups, but you know they are heady and have good IQ and if you do make a mistake, you have guys behind you who are good at making up for those mistakes. I think it will allow Pat, especially, to be more aggressive than he already is. You’ll see guys probably gambling a little bit more, knowing the group of defenders behind us. We’ll be able to throw multiple matchups at a guy. If he is having his way with Pat, well okay, here is Paul. If he’s having his way with Paul, okay, well here’s Kawhi. Going down the line, we can really wear guys out. The idea of being able to throw these different matchups at these big-time scorers [is great]. Whoever is guarding them isn’t going to get worn down. We’re going to have different options there. It’s exciting to be able to switch every guy.

It seems like this team is really close and there has been a lot of talk about the Clippers’ excellent culture. I know you’ve only been there for half of a season, but what’s it like behind the scenes in terms of the culture?

LS:
From top to bottom, everybody has bought in. Everybody is on the same page. Your front office is on the same page as your coaches, and your coaches are on the same page as the players and everybody else on staff is on the same page. When that happens, it usually manifests in good results. I think adding these two guys – Kawhi and PG – who are known as good locker room guys, they’re going to be able to fit in well and become accustomed to our culture and be valuable pieces and assets in that culture. It’s a group of really, really unselfish people from top to bottom, who will do whatever it takes to win and be as successful collectively as possible. It was great to be able to be a part of that this year.

Alex Kennedy, HoopsHype
That was a good read

Clippers Leveraged Still

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:51 pm
by Ranma

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:59 pm
by Akklaim1
So we've learned tbat the contract is only a 2 plus 1 and Laker fans already think PG and Kawhi will sign with them. They just lost the Kawhi sweepstakes and they're already fantasizing about something that would give them multiple orgasms.

Give it a rest, douchebags.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs Four-Year, $142 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm
by illastrate
Tudalop wrote:
illastrate wrote:Does anybody still feel like this is a dream? I'm still on cloud nine 3 days later.


Same here. I really need to see him in Clippers jersey and training, playing or watever with our guys.


I'm waiting on the presser followed by the photo shoot in their unis.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:05 pm
by illastrate
Akklaim1 wrote:So we've learned tbat the contract is only a 2 plus 1 and Laker fans already think PG and Kawhi will sign with them. They just lost the Kawhi sweepstakes and they're already fantasizing about something that would give them multiple orgasms.

Give it a rest, douchebags.


It's pretty absurd, but that's what they do. Don't forget Giannis will also be a Laker.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 pm
by Young Sterling
I'm no cap expert but I've noticed our FO is always thinking on another level that we can't even imagine. Do you think they're trying to structure the financials in such a way so that if they do lose for the next couple of years, they can renounce their holds on PG, sign Giannis or something, then go over the cap to sign PG? Thereby having a possible Big 3 avenue in place, should the dynamic duo approach fail? Or is this not possible?

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:19 am
by wco81
Akklaim1 wrote:So we've learned tbat the contract is only a 2 plus 1 and Laker fans already think PG and Kawhi will sign with them. They just lost the Kawhi sweepstakes and they're already fantasizing about something that would give them multiple orgasms.

Give it a rest, douchebags.


Sure they have a huge sense of entitlement but given the franchise history, who can blame him?

A lot of all-time greats forced their way to the Lakers, starting with Wilt and Kareem.

They may have Lebron off their books around the same time too.

I'm not saying it will work but they gave away their assets so all they can hope is to sign some journeymen at low-priced deals, though they've all been 2-year deals meaning they can clear a max cap slot.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 am
by KL2
Read on Twitter

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:42 am
by NippySudz
KL2 wrote:
Read on Twitter

he really looks like he doesn't want to be there.

Here's the video.

Watch on YouTube

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 am
by TheNewEra
KL2 wrote:
Read on Twitter


That his family?

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:55 am
by NippySudz
TheNewEra wrote:
KL2 wrote:
Read on Twitter


That his family?


Nah, that's an agency he paid to have a family photo stock.

Just kidding, Yes it's his family. People not photo but also there were his uncle, his best friend and his best friend's girl.

His son is a baby, so he didn't go.

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:04 am
by mkwest
Read on Twitter

1-Week Anniversary

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:28 am
by Ranma

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:05 am
by wco81
There is a risk that he doesn't re-sign in two years.

NBA landscape could change in the next couple of years.

Clippers can't see either KL or PG13 leave, after what they gave up.

Customized Kawhi Leonard McFarlane Figurine on eBay

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:00 pm
by Ranma

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 pm
by TheNewEra
Press conference in two weeks

Re: The Board Man Cometh!! Kawhi Leonard Signs 3 Year (2+1), $103 Million Deal

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:15 am
by NippySudz
TheNewEra wrote:Press conference in two weeks

nice, they finally announced teh date?