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post #17251 of 27236
Ok, that makes sense, because there will be a new CBA that doesn't fuck the players as badly. But it does set up the chance for more lol
post #17252 of 27236
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Ok, that makes sense, because there will be a new CBA that doesn't fuck the players as badly. But it does set up the chance for more lol

Think about how smart it is for Lebron though.

In 2 years he'll be eligible for early bird rights and still 'young' enough to get a 5 year contract at whatever the new max will be ($30 - $40 a season?). He'll make way more than if he just maxed right now.
post #17253 of 27236
Yep, it does make sense. Current CBA is absolutely horrid for players so I'd expect other guys to at least consider doing this as well. Problem is very few of them have the guaranteed signing power of Lebron so a lot of them might take the bird in the hand and sign a longer contract

Edit: and if the wink-wink agreement on acquiring ownership is true, then that has to be the true main reason. Owning a piece of his hometown team for the rest of his life has to be the hook. Illegal as hell, but I'm sure it's not the first time something like this has gone down behind closed doors
post #17254 of 27236
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wtf? isaiah thomas is heading to the suns?

why??? they need a stretch 4 more than anything and a center....



are they getting rid of bledsoe?

 

Seems like the Suns got him for nothing (ok, so they had to give away Alex Oriakhi, but who the hell is that?).

post #17255 of 27236
They should get rid of Kobe, and start rebuilding. Have no idea who would want him though.

Wish Pau the best. No way Lakers win without him.
post #17256 of 27236
Thibs, please be gentle
post #17257 of 27236
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Also there's a rumor that Gilbert agreed to sell Lebron a piece of QUICKEN LOANS as an incentive for him coming back.

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post #17258 of 27236
pau's garbage just give him away

so yall still #heatnation or what where my miami fans at? lol8[1].gif
post #17259 of 27236
At this point... Lebron probably could of got part ownership from any team. I am sure the league would not care if true.

Lebron must of enjoyed watching Dan Gilbert beg.
post #17260 of 27236

Chicago next season... :slayer: wish deng was still onboard.

post #17261 of 27236
Paul Pierce to the Wizards. Didn't see that one coming. Nice pickup.
post #17262 of 27236
So many changes holy shit
post #17263 of 27236
Really didn't expect The Truth to sign in Washington. Interesting...

Also, it looks like the Cavs have no interest in retaining Luol Deng. It's reported that the frontrunner is Miami, with Dallas, Atlanta, and Phoenix also in the mix. Honestly, if he goes to Miami, that's like a poor man's version of the Big 3. They'll be a playoff team for sure.

And Cleveland is unwilling to trade Wiggins for K-Love...IMO, that's a mistake. Wiggins is still unproven and very raw, and there's still a chance that he's a bust at the pro level. You know exactly what you're getting with K-Love, who is a double-double machine and has said that he is willing to sign a long-term deal in Cleveland. K-Love is only 25 (turns 26 in September), so I don't get the whole "keep the young guy and develop him" line of thinking. Love is still young and you don't have to develop him.
Edited by diadem - 7/13/14 at 7:28am
post #17264 of 27236
Well they can always sign him next year outright when he's an unrestricted free agent. Why give up assets when you don't you have to
post #17265 of 27236

I just don't see the T-Wolves keeping him until his contract is up and then letting him go for nothing in return.  On the flip side, I don't think there's any team willing to take him on as a one-year rental, so he's probably going to be part of some sort of sign-and-trade so that everyone is happy.

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