esqtvd wrote:There was surely some nodding and winking going on somewhere--maybe even just from Kawhi:
There was no $64M/4 year deal out there like the Clips threw at Marcus Morris, so Kawhi rings up and says, hey bro, come run one with me and PG. Weather's great, private jet, nice facility. Richest owner in sports, treats us like kings. Beats the hell out of the Raptors decamping to Tampa because of the COVID, living like refugees in hotel rooms and borrowed high-school practice gyms.
If we win, I'll hold a gun to his head and make sure Ballmer gives you the big dough to get me to re-sign. And if it all goes to hell, we're all out of here in June. Sound like a plan?
Yea that sounds about right. Next offseason Kawhi will have the Clippers franchise by the balls, and can dictate moves. Serge Ibaka will get all the bennies and then some for coming to LAC now, during its time of most direst need. Sadly Serge cant get paid again with the Clips, if he opts out, with the Clippers capped out assuming both PG13 and Kawhi get mega maxes, Serge has to go elsewhere, unless he opts in for another year for early bird rights.
Man this offseason has been exciting as hell. Lakers thought they pulled a fast one on LAC "stealing" Harrell, boy theyre gonna be surprsied at how limited he is and how much of a locker room toxic **** he is. Doc did EVERYTHING for the bum and he still turned on the team.
Ibaka is like 3 times the player Harrell is, man, i was having doubts with LAC when they were losing players, made a crazy deal to Marcus Morris, but they wanted that non tax MLE... and Ballmer gets his man...