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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#41 » by Teal25 » Sat Oct 6, 2018 1:32 pm

I’m a Hornets fan but a huge KD fan. If any team he goes to it’ll be the Knicks. His agent/bff/business partner who he blindly follows is a huge Knicks fan and consultant.

I still think he will resign next year to play in the new arena then leave. For one the Knicks don’t have any money next year.
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Post#42 » by Swift21 » Sat Oct 6, 2018 7:04 pm

LeonGenesis wrote:He will leave... He is all about image and face... If anyone criticize him, then he'll fight back. I have a feeling he wants 3x rings like LeBron. And he wants to prove the world that he is the reason why Warriors won 2 rings with him. He'll try to win another ring elsewhere to prove a point.


If his decision comes down between us and the Knicks I'm extremely confident he is staying. I just don't see any elite player in their prime wanting to put their future in James Dolan's hands. KD has talked about it in the past how all it starts at the top for any good organization.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#43 » by Mylie10 » Sat Oct 6, 2018 11:40 pm

Mylie10 wrote:When KD leaves it will be to Seattle to right the wrong in the NBA Universe, towards the Twilight of his career.





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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#44 » by Scoots1994 » Sun Oct 7, 2018 1:54 am

All the talk of him leaving is outsiders spreading hope in their team's fan bases ... Odds are heavy he stays in the Bay.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#45 » by ProcessDoctor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:07 pm

As an outsider, I think KD will stay. His option to go to LA and play alongside LeBron would only diminish his legacy. Going to NYK would effectively remove him from championship contention for the next several years. I don't see a greener pasture than GS.
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Post#46 » by Impuniti » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:16 pm

sixers238 wrote:As an outsider, I think KD will stay. His option to go to LA and play alongside LeBron would only diminish his legacy. Going to NYK would effectively remove him from championship contention for the next several years. I don't see a greener pasture than GS.

If he goes to NY and someone like Butler joins, that team is automatically at the absolute worst, the 2nd best team in the East. To me, it still makes far more sense to stay though.
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Post#47 » by wco81 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:21 pm

People speculate that he may want to go to Washington, his home town, like Lebron returned to Cleveland, to bring a title and end the long draught there.

But I wouldn't think Washington has cap space? They're paying Wall, Beal and Porter. Wizards have $135 million payroll this year. They have several expiring contracts though so even though Wall will go from $19 million this year to $38 million next year, their overall payroll will drop to $117 million.

How would they fit in a $30 million plus salary into that payroll?

Wall, Beal and Porter are making $92 million next year. They could try to trade Porter and his $27 million salary. He is a career 40% 3-point shooter but even at 25, who wants to pay him $27 million?
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#48 » by Scoots1994 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:31 pm

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sixers238 wrote:As an outsider, I think KD will stay. His option to go to LA and play alongside LeBron would only diminish his legacy. Going to NYK would effectively remove him from championship contention for the next several years. I don't see a greener pasture than GS.

If he goes to NY and someone like Butler joins, that team is automatically at the absolute worst, the 2nd best team in the East. To me, it still makes far more sense to stay though.


Nah, the Knicks have the Dolan curse.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#49 » by Scoots1994 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 pm

wco81 wrote:People speculate that he may want to go to Washington, his home town, like Lebron returned to Cleveland, to bring a title and end the long draught there.

But I wouldn't think Washington has cap space? They're paying Wall, Beal and Porter. Wizards have $135 million payroll this year. They have several expiring contracts though so even though Wall will go from $19 million this year to $38 million next year, their overall payroll will drop to $117 million.

How would they fit in a $30 million plus salary into that payroll?

Wall, Beal and Porter are making $92 million next year. They could try to trade Porter and his $27 million salary. He is a career 40% 3-point shooter but even at 25, who wants to pay him $27 million?


Also, again, bad ownership, no hope of winning. KD has experienced good ownership, he's not going to want to go back
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Post#50 » by HiRez » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 am

LeonGenesis wrote:And he wants to prove the world that he is the reason why Warriors won 2 rings with him. He'll try to win another ring elsewhere to prove a point.

I don’t understand this theory. A) the Warriors already won a ring without him, while they were still on the upswing, and who is to say they wouldn’t have won more? They would have been the favorites the year he came here even if didn’t come here. B) he already had a great team in OKC and never won, in other words he already had the chance to show he could lead another team to a chip.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#51 » by wco81 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:07 am

If he leaves to prove that he can win by himself, then he's buying into the claims of the haters the he had to join the Warriors to win.

So he would be undermining the two rings and the two Finals MVPs.

He said last year repeating was very hard. They underperformed in the regular season and they almost didn't make the Finals so he knows he can't take anything for granted.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#52 » by Mylie10 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:08 pm

IF......big IF...the Warriors win it this year, they will have 3 peated.

No team since the old Russell Celtics has a 4 peat. It would be tough for anyone to walk away from the chance to be immortal and pull off a 4 peat.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#53 » by Scoots1994 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:04 pm

I've said all along, as long as they win they stay together.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#54 » by KevinMcreynolds » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:48 pm

He's not leaving, but if him and Klay left I think Steph might average 40 ppg :lol:
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#55 » by xdrta+ » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:08 pm

KevinMcreynolds wrote:He's not leaving, but if him and Klay left I think Steph might average 40 ppg :lol:


He might get triple-teamed every play, too.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#56 » by andrewww » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:23 pm

Mylie10 wrote:IF......big IF...the Warriors win it this year, they will have 3 peated.

No team since the old Russell Celtics has a 4 peat. It would be tough for anyone to walk away from the chance to be immortal and pull off a 4 peat.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.


My sentiments exactly. Now if for some reason GSW doesnt 3peat then sure, but if KD was to appease the haters he would never have signed in the first place, he has nothing to gain (winning or recognition by leaving after a potential 3peat).

Hes leaving himself room just in case which makes sense for him.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#57 » by MintFresh » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:07 pm

I saw this on the Warriors subreddit.
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Sounds like he's gone to me. With his agent being a huge Knicks fan, I think he goes to New York to rehab his image.

I'm just appreciating this season though.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#58 » by Phase 3 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:55 pm

MintFresh wrote:I saw this on the Warriors subreddit.
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Sounds like he's gone to me. With his agent being a huge Knicks fan, I think he goes to New York to rehab his image.

I'm just appreciating this season though.

Pretty weird seeing his brother say something like that publicly. Seems like the worst kept secret that this is probably his final year here.
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#59 » by GswStorm3 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:04 pm

MintFresh wrote:I saw this on the Warriors subreddit.
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Sounds like he's gone to me. With his agent being a huge Knicks fan, I think he goes to New York to rehab his image.

I'm just appreciating this season though.


Who cares that his agent is a knicks fan. lol
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Re: Sure sounds like KD is leaving 

Post#60 » by xdrta+ » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:13 pm

GswStorm3 wrote:Who cares that his agent is a knicks fan. lol


Exactly. He's going to make a decision potentially worth tens of millions of dollars based on who his agent roots for?

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