2018 NBA OFFSEASON

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ive decided the spurs and kawhi's group are playing chicken.

kawhi's camp is like "trade kawhi to LA (lakers, wink)"

spurs see lakers got hella cap space and the ability to add two max free agents this summer. if they trade after july 1, lakers could trade for kawhi into cap space before they sign a big-name FA. but lakers won't wait on a kawhi trade bc they'll want to commit to signing lebron (if he wants to come) +1 (PG13, CP3, boogie all possibilities). so spurs wait to see if the lakers sign two big name free agents knowing it'll cost em about $65M and all their cap space this year AND next to do so, making a kawhi-to-LAL free agency signing in 2019 basically impossible without trading away their entire young core plus trying to find a suitor for luol deng's last year of his contract.

at the same time, if kawhi is telling everyone it's LAL or bust, no team will trade much for him. so spurs risk dumping him for pennies on the dollar to some team that knows he's gone in a year.

if LAL does eat up all their cap space this summer, though, that should put some real fear into kawhi's camp that LAL is just not happening in the next few years and will have to decide if skipping out on however many tens of millions of dollars is worth leaving if they're not going to end up where they wanted all along. in which case, if they want to leave more than anything, they may open up their trade destination preferences and spurs can get better competing offers. or they might just say fuck it, let's get hella paid right now and try to get over all the bullshit.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

yeah that all makes sense

call all destroyer, Saturday, 23 June 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

clippers, on the other hand, will have very clean books by 2019, so as long as kawhi is cool with playing for the next 5 years being second fiddle to lebron and friends, its on

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

the thing i dont understand is kawhi seems like the least LA guy why does he want to be there

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:58 (one year ago) link

it's home.

his uncle is his business manager, word is it's family over everything, and i think when ppl refer to kawhi's "camp" it's mostly family and friends from LA. a lot of the fan narrative in SA is that kawhi's uncle et al are the scheming villains pulling kawhi's strings as if kawhi would naturally re-sign in SA left to his own devices, which is super condescending. kawhi probably just wants to go back home and live it up as a hoops star.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

from a business standpoint idgi because they're leaving tens of millions of dollars on the table by passing up the supermax and even more if he signs somewhere besides the team he's on after his contract is up in 2019.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:21 (one year ago) link

is he going to live in riverside and commute?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

hahaha wouldnt surprise me honestly

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:45 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgQr_sEUwAACD1j.jpg

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:01 (one year ago) link

heh

Sources: Carmelo Anthony has informed the Oklahoma City Thunder that he has opted into https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/10105621351250575367.9M deal for 2018-19 by not exercising his early termination option.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

nice

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 June 2018 16:56 (one year ago) link

when u want $27.9M

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

by the grace of my humility I would settle for a little less but godspeed to carmelo anthony on his journey

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Saturday, 23 June 2018 17:09 (one year ago) link

i would settle for 2.79M hit up my gofundme okc

ciderpress, Saturday, 23 June 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

basketball transfer world is so strange to me

in soccer you just pay more money than anyone else, it's gross but it makes sense, do not at me

gbx, Sunday, 24 June 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

@gbx excuse me?

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 00:55 (one year ago) link

basketballs way is better, soccer has like 7 good teams across its two best leagues and they never change unless a new billionaire buys a team

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:24 (one year ago) link

wow guess you hate job creators

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

dont get me wrong its billionaires all the way down but basketball just has better competitive parity / the game itself makes u think abt billionaires less

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

also while were hear it wld be better if all the best soccer players played in the same league (champions league a tourney not a league) shd have a euro wide premiere league

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

also ballers much more likely to become billionaires themselves, its good

xp

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 01:36 (one year ago) link

also while were hear it wld be better if all the best soccer players played in the same league (champions league a tourney not a league) shd have a euro wide premiere league

― sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:35 PM (twenty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you should post these opinions in the world cup thread lol I would support u

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

have u ever seen my thread about making off sides legal lol

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:08 (one year ago) link

wow anarchy

the michael jordan of delaware (Clay), Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:21 (one year ago) link

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: ABOLISH OFFSIDES

very important thread

k3vin k., Sunday, 24 June 2018 02:48 (one year ago) link

lagoon is the sporting iconoclast the footie-playing world needs

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 03:11 (one year ago) link

europe (to world): btw we are colonizing you
world: FUCK
europe: here's a little game we call football. get it? cos there's a ball you push around with...your foot
world: i mean that's cool can we own our resources and get all the deaths back please?
europe: offsides
world: FUCK
lagoon (wearing american flag halter top): sup

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 03:13 (one year ago) link

Markelle Fultz’s new trainer describes him as having the “yips” https://t.co/Ebo8fl7K5P

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 24, 2018

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:01 (one year ago) link

not sure how i'll feel if kawhi goes to the sixers for a package with fultz in it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

I would feel bad

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:36 (one year ago) link

yeah much rather have ingram

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:40 (one year ago) link

yeah but if the sixers package two first rounders (incl that 2021 unprotected miami pick hmmmmm) and saric

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 14:59 (one year ago) link

idek i think im mostly hesitant about LAL trades bc fuck the lakers and bc i have no idea what ingram's ceiling is

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:07 (one year ago) link

kawai to sixers
lebron to lakers
full strength celtics

East would be pretty interesting

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

celtics wld destroy the sixers

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:09 (one year ago) link

settle down Simmons!

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:15 (one year ago) link

sixers with kawhi would be awfully good tho.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

allow me to break it down

1. the celtics destroyed the sixers in the playoffs a month ago
2. the celtics are adding kyrie and hayward
3. the sixers are adding kawhi and losing prob redick and saric

how does this not shift the competitive balance even further in the celtics favor

4 ben simmons was utterly exposed

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

kyrie-jaylen-tatum-hayward-horford

vs

simmons-redick-kawhi-holmes?-embiid

would be fun

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

the sixers are rootless bizarrely overrated team and no one knows what kawhi will look like not on the spurs after missing a year weirdly deep in his feelings

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:21 (one year ago) link

simmons is not playable at point guard vs a prepared good playoff team, did anyone watch the celtics series, simmons is also useless without the ball in his hands, in conclusion simmons has major problems everyone shd put away their future mvp predictions at this point

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:23 (one year ago) link

he was a rookie, calm down

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:25 (one year ago) link

like dont get me wrong he's got PROBLEMS but they're workable

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:26 (one year ago) link

whats yr big plan to make a guy who needs the ball in his hands but cant shoot or really get to the hole in the half court into a superstar

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:29 (one year ago) link

shooting coaches exist

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:30 (one year ago) link

he literally has the most broken jump shot ive ever seen, it looks exactly like hes setting up to shoot with his offhand

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

shawn marion exists tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

shawn marions shots went in

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:32 (one year ago) link

pfft sometimes

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:33 (one year ago) link

there are some guys who can talent their way through bad form, kevin martin comes to mind, but mostly it just doesnt work to shoot from the wrong side of yr head

sprout god (lag∞n), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:34 (one year ago) link


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