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Post#1501 » by Jedi32 » Sun Aug 1, 2021 5:50 pm

ROballer wrote:Chris Paul is a real scum but I'm not going to cry if he comes to the Lakers. He can opt out of this deal this summer.

And that's a bigger possibility than it may seem..

He's close as **** with Lebron, the latter even coming to one of his Finals games. You can bet your ass he's been recruited like crazy.

Here's why:

1.The sniff of the ring.

I think he never EVER thought it would be possible to get this close again. He probably wanted to play out his massive contract before trying to ring chase one final time, but in the back of his head I think he never expected to be in the Finals.
He was right there, he could smell it and probably wants it badly again. The last few years have been kinda down but this run clearly rejuvenated his hunger.

2. Although he was close, he's a smart man. He knows it was fluky as **** and the Suns are probably Miami from a year ago.
One trick ponies.
The West is going to get a lot stronger and they are not going to be able to improve by much if any. Getting an injury riddled path for their opponents is not a strong possibility as well. The Suns ARE NOT his best bet ever again.

3. Money not an issue.
This guy has made exactly 300 mil in his career from his NBA contracts alone. He doesn't seem the guy who lives paycheck to paycheck and who flushed it all away. He's got plenty of money to last him until the end of his life and his children's.
Yes, he's opting out of 44 mil. Yes, he probably will get a 2 year 80 mil deal from the Suns if he wants it.

Does 80 mil on top of 300+ mean more to him than a winning a ring? I don't think so.


There are two options here: Either signing for the MLE, leaving a ton of money on the table. He'd get 20-25% of what the Suns can give him.

Or convincing the Suns to do a S&T. They'll probably say no out of pettiness, but they can either lose him for nothing or get Schroder in return.
That way Paul's salary will be equivalent to Schroder's, 20-25 mil per. Still about 50% of what the Suns can and will give him.

No thank you to CP0. That flopper deserves Phoenix.
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Post#1503 » by Mamba Mentality » Tue Aug 3, 2021 6:36 pm

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Post#1505 » by ScHoolBoy B » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:07 pm

I love how the GB has about 15-20 Laker topics and the rest is everybody else. They all secretly love the Lakers...lol
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Post#1506 » by LAKESHOW » Tue Aug 3, 2021 11:07 pm

Phoenix Suns fans had a short time in the limelight, and then the GB got a hold of em. And I felt sorry for their fans. Yellin, Why Me?!? Why all these threads killin on us?
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Post#1507 » by kblo247 » Tue Aug 3, 2021 11:24 pm

So looking at the market ... I kinda hope the Bucks sign Danny Green or that the Warriors do. He’s a good dude and I like seeing him compete and help a team win.
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Post#1508 » by dAdo dA dEvil » Tue Aug 3, 2021 11:53 pm

kblo247 wrote:So looking at the market ... I kinda hope the Bucks sign Danny Green or that the Warriors do. He’s a good dude and I like seeing him compete and help a team win.


I hope we sign Danny! :D :D :D
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Post#1509 » by Slava » Wed Aug 4, 2021 1:20 pm

The wheels are coming off rather fast on the David Griffin wagon in New Orleans. That man has had a nightmare since he **** talked LeBron James.
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Post#1510 » by Jedi32 » Wed Aug 4, 2021 1:31 pm

LAKESHOW wrote:Phoenix Suns fans had a short time in the limelight, and then the GB got a hold of em. And I felt sorry for their fans. Yellin, Why Me?!? Why all these threads killin on us?
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Post#1511 » by Jedi32 » Wed Aug 4, 2021 1:33 pm

ScHoolBoy B wrote:I love how the GB has about 15-20 Laker topics and the rest is everybody else. They all secretly love the Lakers...lol

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Post#1512 » by Pythagoras » Wed Aug 4, 2021 6:37 pm

Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol
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Post#1513 » by zimpy27 » Wed Aug 4, 2021 7:05 pm

Pythagoras wrote:Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol


I mean, if he's cheap then Lakers should keep him.
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Post#1514 » by EArl » Wed Aug 4, 2021 7:23 pm

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Pythagoras wrote:Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol


I mean, if he's cheap then Lakers should keep him.

I wonder how much we have offered. I dont see him getting more than 15 mil per year at this point. Id keep him and then trade him at the deadline. I dont think he's going to be happy here though. Especially now that his playing time has gone down to zero.
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Post#1515 » by Pythagoras » Wed Aug 4, 2021 7:35 pm

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Pythagoras wrote:Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol


I mean, if he's cheap then Lakers should keep him.


I’d be down to keep him at a really low number, but given his attitude it’d be hard to see him being happy with a massively reduced role and coming off the bench (he’d absolutely be coming off the bench now).
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Post#1516 » by dAdo dA dEvil » Thu Aug 5, 2021 12:09 am

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Pythagoras wrote:Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol


I mean, if he's cheap then Lakers should keep him.


Let Schroeder walk. If we keep him he will demand for that starting PG spot. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm ok with Russell, Nunn and Bron at the point. If ever we sign another PG I hope it won't be Dennis.
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Post#1517 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Aug 5, 2021 3:06 pm

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ScHoolBoy B wrote:I love how the GB has about 15-20 Laker topics and the rest is everybody else. They all secretly love the Lakers...lol

They HATE us, cause they AIN'T us.

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Post#1518 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Aug 5, 2021 3:07 pm

Anybody paying attention to summer league this year?
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Post#1519 » by tugs » Thu Aug 5, 2021 3:08 pm

snaquille oatmeal wrote:Anybody paying attention to summer league this year?
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Post#1520 » by snaquille oatmeal » Thu Aug 5, 2021 3:10 pm

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Pythagoras wrote:Wow! Kemba agreed to a buyout! Didn’t see that coming. Going to NY. Schroeder is almost out of options! Lol


I mean, if he's cheap then Lakers should keep him.

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