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(My Thoughts As Of 2/4)

Itís unfortunate, but he doesn't want to be here according to his list and his dad has echoed similar feelings. So be it.

I still love this team and feel confident Danny can make some stuff happen to help in the future even if AD is no longer possible. Weíd still be a young team building for the future post-Warriors dominance.

And honestly the Lakers giving up 7 players and their entire youth core for AD screams desperation lol. Either way our focus should be on the East and getting to the Finals, not what the Lakers do. Why worry about them now?

And lastly, I love Ainge and know he takes risks, but man if he trades Tatum and possibly Smart or Brown as well in a package for AD without a commitment, YIKES. Way too risky. Could have catastrophic consequences and look embarrassing if he does an AD trade and he bolts for LA anyways in 2021.

I want AD too but I donít understand the notion that weíre doomed if we donít get him. We still have a great team to build with around Tatum + Brown and many other young guys, and weíve still likely got 1-2 high picks coming in the next few years. Hopefully Kyrie sticks around too.

Idk what will happen in the next few days but if the Pelicans agree to that trade with the Lakers, so be it. I actually think the Lakers would be foolish to trade 7 guys for him + Hill ($$$) to have some 2 year contention window with an aging Lebron, AD, Hart + likely no bench.
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I don't think Ainge would trade Tatum for AD if it's just a rental.

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I don't think Ainge would trade Tatum for AD if it's just a rental.

Yep, and he shouldnít. Absolutely not.
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Also, Iím actually kind of surprised NOP may not take that LAL massive offer. Do they think other teams can outbid that by a good margin this summer? Iíll admit that Lakers offer is even more than I initially predicted  :P

Iím not saying that to act like I hope LAL gets AD (of course not!), but wow Pelicans must really feel irked by the Lakers and their actions this past week.
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The list is just to get AD out of NO before the deadline.  Itíll change afterwards.

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said that Boston GM Danny Ainge "has encouraged the Pelicans to wait until the offseason to negotiate with the Celtics."
It was reported earlier on Monday that Davis would only be willing to sign a long-term deal with the Lakers, Clippers, Bucks or Knicks, but Boston "remains determined" to try and partner Anthony Davis with Kyrie Irving for long-term even with Irving's free agency plans up in the air. Boston can put together a monster package, and it helps their case that the Lakers "are growing increasingly pessimistic about the Pelicans willingness to do a deal with them" according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Based on these updates, a deadline deal does not seem very likely.

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Stop buying into Rich Paulís propaganda, Phantom. Thatís all this is. Once AD becomes a C this summer, heíll be ****ting shamrocks this time next year.

It makes no sens that AD would not want to be here long-term, especially with the 99.9% chance that Kyrie re-signs after an AD trade. Heís not leaving in 2020, very possibly after a championship year, to go to the Lakers with a 36 year old Lebron and who knows what else.
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Stop buying into Rich Paulís propaganda, Phantom. Thatís all this is. Once AD becomes a C this summer, heíll be ****ting shamrocks this time next year.

It makes no sens that AD would not want to be here long-term, especially with the 99.9% chance that Kyrie re-signs after an AD trade. Heís not leaving in 2020, very possibly after a championship year, to go to the Lakers with a 36 year old Lebron and who knows what else.

I really hope Kyrie and AD have been talking about playing here long term. Theyíre real good friends and apparently text a lot. In a way Iím also kind of glad there hasnít been much in terms of dramatic tweets by our local media folks, so maybe this is all overblown and everythingís calm/normal on our end (even the Kyrie FA drama)

But still, although I want AD I also want him to want us too.
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Stop buying into Rich Paulís propaganda, Phantom. Thatís all this is. Once AD becomes a C this summer, heíll be ****ting shamrocks this time next year.

It makes no sens that AD would not want to be here long-term, especially with the 99.9% chance that Kyrie re-signs after an AD trade. Heís not leaving in 2020, very possibly after a championship year, to go to the Lakers with a 36 year old Lebron and who knows what else.

I really hope Kyrie and AD have been talking about playing here long term. Theyíre real good friends and apparently text a lot. In a way Iím also kind of glad there hasnít been much in terms of dramatic tweets by our local media folks, so maybe this is all overblown and everythingís calm/normal on our end (even the Kyrie FA drama)

But still, although I want AD I also want him to want us too.

I think weíre in a good place with all things mentioned.

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These players change their minds when they start winning

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So Danny's plan is hope the Pelicans wait until the summer, trade for AD then and re-sign Kyrie.

Maybe the Pelicans really want Jayson Tatum instead of anything the Lakers are willing to offer.

And maybe Danny isn't phased by AD's perceived lack of interest in coming to Boston and will be able to convince him to change his mind.

I am skeptical all this can happen, but if so, it would be a hell of a coup by Ainge.

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Also, Iím actually kind of surprised NOP may not take that LAL massive offer. Do they think other teams can outbid that by a good margin this summer? Iíll admit that Lakers offer is even more than I initially predicted  :P

Iím not saying that to act like I hope LAL gets AD (of course not!), but wow Pelicans must really feel irked by the Lakers and their actions this past week.
Ya think? The Pels asked the league twice to look into tampering charges against people in the Lakers sphere of influence. I don't think you do that if you are happy about your situation with said team.

It's one of the reasons I am so sure Davis isn't going to be moved to the Lakers. You don't implicate a franchise of trying to tamper with your star player and sabotage your team then turn around and give that team exactly what they want, that star player.

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(My Thoughts As Of 2/4)

Itís unfortunate, but he doesn't want to be here according to his list and his dad has echoed similar feelings. So be it.

I still love this team and feel confident Danny can make some stuff happen to help in the future even if AD is no longer possible. Weíd still be a young team building for the future post-Warriors dominance.

And honestly the Lakers giving up 7 players and their entire youth core for AD screams desperation lol. Either way our focus should be on the East and getting to the Finals, not what the Lakers do. Why worry about them now?

And lastly, I love Ainge and know he takes risks, but man if he trades Tatum and possibly Smart or Brown as well in a package for AD without a commitment, YIKES. Way too risky. Could have catastrophic consequences and look embarrassing if he does an AD trade and he bolts for LA anyways in 2021.

I want AD too but I donít understand the notion that weíre doomed if we donít get him. We still have a great team to build with around Tatum + Brown and many other young guys, and weíve still likely got 1-2 high picks coming in the next few years. Hopefully Kyrie sticks around too.

Idk what will happen in the next few days but if the Pelicans agree to that trade with the Lakers, so be it. I actually think the Lakers would be foolish to trade 7 guys for him + Hill ($$$) to have some 2 year contention window with an aging Lebron, AD, Hart + likely no bench.
i put no value in Davis allegedly not wanting to play in Boston. Thatís nothing but spin.  They just want to avoid this being delayed for 5 months.  I explain it in this 5 minute video:  https://youtu.be/-VFuQ9IuTOE

I put even less value in what his dad allegedly wants.  Thatís a hilarious non-story.

 

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