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2019 Free Agency Thread

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:30 am
by dockingsched
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Six months ago I would have told you that the concept of Kyrie to the Lakers would have gotten me to hang up the phone on you. Now, from what I understand, the door is at least open. I wouldn’t say he’s stomping through it, I wouldn’t say that it’s likely, I wouldn’t say that I think that’s going to be a thing we’re going to see. I still think New York and Brooklyn are higher on his list, but I think Kyrie is considering the Lakers. He’s had some conversations with some people and I know he’s in touch with LeBron, and LeBron’s going to make a run to recruit him.


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“From what I understand, he’s already begun the recruiting process. I’ve heard he has had contact with Kawhi Leonard, I’ve heard he’s had contact with Jimmy Butler. There’s no tampering enforcement by players and while Magic Johnson, the guy that got in trouble for tampering before is no longer there, LeBron is tamperer-in-chief of the Lakers right now.”

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:36 am
by myersia
This is why we brought you here Lebron. Thank you Lebron


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Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 am
by RamonSessions7
Just get kawhi please. Like, please

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:28 am
by Spens1
Kawhi Leonard, that is good, Jimmy Butler..... Well at least their won't be any of the kids left if we trade for A.D :lol:

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:57 am
by john248
Ideally sign Kawhi then trade everything for AD though keep Kuzma.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:08 am
by Danny Darko
Tamperific!

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:38 am
by Kobe System
john248 wrote:Ideally sign Kawhi then trade everything for AD though keep Kuzma.


You won't keep Kuzma if you want AD.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:50 am
by King23James
With Toronto making finals, dont see Kawhi Leaving. I hope its Kyrie, the option that I dont like most is Jimmy Butler. Vastly overrated.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:53 am
by dockingsched
King23James wrote:With Toronto making finals, dont see Kawhi Leaving. I hope its Kyrie, the option that I dont like most is Jimmy Butler. Vastly overrated.

I don’t think Toronto making the finals matters much. If they make the finals and get destroyed by GS, what does it matter that they beat some Bucks team that hasn’t played on that type of stage before? Doesn’t mean they’re close to challenging for the title. It’s gonna be about how much of a challenge they put up against GS.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:07 am
by LAKESHOW
He was betrayed and thought to have been shipped to toronto in a fit of vengeance by pop. For not returning calls. No meetings. Difficult to contact. He doesnt want that sitting over his head in any way shape or form, to have Pop or anyone from the spurs say, see, we were right. I told you so...
He will leave toronto in a heartbeat, if we come correct and offer Serious.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:01 am
by lakerRD
Kawhi wanted to be traded to the Lakers when he was in SAS.
Unlike PG, the Lakers reportedly did everything they could to get him but SAS was not willing to trade him to the Lakers.
So Kawhi knows the Lakers went hard after him.
PG had his little feelings hurt because he assumed the Lakers didn’t try hard enough. Kawhi won't have that problem.
If he decides to leave, which I think he will, the Lakers will be in the mix.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:25 am
by Danny Darko
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Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:48 am
by zimpy27
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Kyrie, Westbrook, Butler, Kawhi, AD

Monstars?

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:51 am
by RamonSessions7
zimpy27 wrote:
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Kyrie, Westbrook, Butler, Kawhi, AD

Monstars?

We need a glue guy like brogdon or Middleton too. Then Marc and Vince on vet mins.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:04 am
by zimpy27
I think Butler should be in the bag. He's a top 20 RPM guy last 4 seasons and hasn't had an ideal situation in any of those teams.

He can get his own shot, he works hard.

I'd personally probably only take Kawhi or KD over him.

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:10 am
by Danny Darko
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Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:11 am
by kblo247
King23James wrote:With Toronto making finals, dont see Kawhi Leaving. I hope its Kyrie, the option that I dont like most is Jimmy Butler. Vastly overrated.

Jimmy Butler has been more impactful to actually winning NBA games than Anthony David, Karl Anthony Towns, and you can even argue Dame I get swept out Lillard. I mean he's rough around the edges but hes talented and works hard, which is what Bron needs. I would happily take Jimmy Butler because you are going to need a Butler even if you do an AD trade. AD isn't a second guy mentally or a co-star, he can't check LeBron, he's go get cucked like Bosh and Love before him because of his mentality. You need a Kyrie or Jimmy, not a Kemba

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:16 am
by Kilroy
zimpy27 wrote:
Danny Darko wrote:
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Kyrie, Westbrook, Butler, Kawhi, AD

Monstars?


Yeah, must be for Space Jam 2

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:23 am
by Kilroy
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I’m sure he would, but if we’re giving Jimmy Butler our one remaining Max slot, we’ve probably failed at NBA 2019...
I’m also fairly certain you could replace “the Lakers” in that quote with any team in the league...
There aren’t going to be that many jumping to spend a max slot on Butler...
Not as long as KD, Kawhi, Klay and maybe even Kyrie are in play

Re: Lebron recruiting/in contact with Kyrie, Kawhi, Jimmy Butler

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:25 am
by Danny Darko