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Do you think Kahwi Leonard comes to Boston?

Yes
14 (15.9%)
No
74 (84.1%)

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Voting closed: June 29, 2018, 11:30:27 PM

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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2018, 01:51:49 PM »

Offline saltlover

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Lakers now have same title odds as Celtics for next season. Think about that...

Are there Lakers vs. the field bets?  They’re not winning.

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2018, 01:51:58 PM »

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Why do GMs honor these 'wish lists' again?

Because a team that feels they will be able to resign a player entering free agency will pay more.
true except for Danny

Celtics weren't on kyries wishlist. Wonder if Ainge bites again

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »

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I wonder if San Antonio would accept less from another team, rather than trading kawhi to the Lakers. Basically telling Kawhi, this is what you get for sitting out this past season.

To me, the Lakers young players don't seem like Greg Popovich type of guys. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart fit that mold.

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2018, 01:54:39 PM »

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Lost all respect for Kawhi Leonard. Hope he rots and never wins another championship cuz clearly Tim Duncan carried him to his first.

That being said, the Lakers are going to be very dangerous for years to come WHEN they land LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard. They'll destroy Golden State and Houston.

Wouldn't the Lakers be super gutted if they have all three?
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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2018, 01:55:05 PM »

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Why do GMs honor these 'wish lists' again?

Because the worst case scenario is losing him for nothing.

If he says he won't resign to team X if he gets traded there, team X would be hesitant in giving proper value for him.

Sure, I'm with you there.  But what if he's not traded at all? In a game of chicken, he hurts his own value by sitting out longer, and he's under contract another year.
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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2018, 01:55:26 PM »

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Let them battle it out with Golden State, we will have a cakewalk to the Finals if all three of those guys are in the West.
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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2018, 01:56:01 PM »

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WOJ has said he wants LA.
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1007676505562984450

 In my opinion Him and LBJ and George in LA is a done deal.

That smells like OKC, and they obviously couldn't make it work.

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2018, 01:58:48 PM »

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Lost all respect for Kawhi Leonard. Hope he rots and never wins another championship cuz clearly Tim Duncan carried him to his first.

That being said, the Lakers are going to be very dangerous for years to come WHEN they land LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard. They'll destroy Golden State and Houston.

Wouldn't the Lakers be super gutted if they have all three?

Just sign a few off the street guys like David West, Nick Young, or Joakim Noah as their bench. They just need those 3 to dominate in and out all year long. Ya got three of the best small-forwards in the game, and small-forwards win championships.

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2018, 01:59:01 PM »

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That being said, the Lakers are going to be very dangerous for years to come WHEN they land LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard. They'll destroy Golden State and Houston.
I don’t think they will destroy GS. It will be close.

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 02:01:26 PM »

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Lakers need to keep Kuzma and Ingram...would have to get ball out of LA. He and his family are a virus.

Philly has to be sad today. Were talking James AND Leonard and now will most likely get neither. Will be forced to spend cap money on guys that are second tier like Reddick.


if this holds, Boston is the clear winner. James out of the East, Philly still not good enough to beat them and the Lakers and Warriors having to play each other.
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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2018, 02:02:31 PM »

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draft day is going to be very interesting

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2018, 02:03:05 PM »

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James, Leonard and Paul George have been the Lakers goal for several years. They dumped a ton of salary to the Cavs and will let Randle walk or use him in a S and T to clear more.

What do they give up to get Leonard is the big question. I think James and George already have deals with the Lakers in place.

The team screwed is Philly. Going to add nobody of any importance to that roster.

Bellinelli and Ilyasova disagree. ;D

Man, if the Lakers get all three of those guys ...

Must be nice to be a destination so many players want to go to, and to not really have to plan rebuilds because you know that, like, every few years two or three big-name players are gonna want to join you just because of your location.
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Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2018, 02:06:22 PM »

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Ahhh don't you guys hate it that whenever the Celtics become exceptionally good, the Lakers suddenly become godlier by adding in three superstars all in one summer.  ::)

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2018, 02:08:17 PM »

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Is there any confirmation that Leonard wants to play for the Lakers?

He's from the greater LA area and played college basketball at SDSU. Not a huge leap to say sure I'll go to my hometown team to play with LeBron..

Re: Here we go..Leonard wants out of SA...
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2018, 02:08:28 PM »

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Ahhh don't you guys hate it that whenever the Celtics become exceptionally good, the Lakers suddenly become godlier by adding in three superstars all in one summer.  ::)

Yeah nothing ever changes. C's hard working franchise to get to the top and Fakers just plop stars on the table like it's nothing. I think we about to see the rivalry reborn again. [dang] that team will be good though ugh

 

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