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1 minute ago, dfwabel said:

 

I would have been surprised to not see him look at his options, even if he won't be available until the All Star break. He can get supermax money with Golden State but go ahead and shop around anyways. I think if he leaves Golden State he'll be headed east though. 

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Kevin O'Connor had a good point. If Durant takes the supermax, his next contract would be at 35. If he takes for years, he would be at 34.

 

By walking away from that $50+ in year 5 now, he may more than make up for it in his next and final real. KD for three or four years at 34 is a safer bet than the same at 35.

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Here we go Enes Kanter starts double beef.  Zion and Julius Randle.

 

 and the reply.

 

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AD is waiving his trade bonus too. 

 

The Lakers now have a third max slot to offer (and only three players on the roster lol).

 

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32 minutes ago, Rockstar Matt said:

AD is waiving his trade bonus too. 

 

The Lakers now have a third max slot to offer (and only three players on the roster lol).

 

 

Has any team ever been cut to the bone like this before? Good lord.

 

Andre Ingram would probably come back and play for the Lakers. Alex Caruso is still around in some capacity too, right? The have the MLE and minimum contracts...but yeesh.

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So how many players do the Lakers currently have under contract?  Like three?

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

 

Has any team ever been cut to the bone like this before? Good lord.

 

Andre Ingram would probably come back and play for the Lakers. Alex Caruso is still around in some capacity too, right? The have the MLE and minimum contracts...but yeesh.

 

I can't recall something like this. We literally only have two returning players (so far) from last season. Crazy.

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I only recall the '98-99 Bulls being almost THIS bare (they had like 3-4 leftover players from the '98 Finals Team?). But, this really is something else.

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Has any team ever been cut to the bone like this before? Good lord.

 

 

The 2013-15 Sixers under Sam Hinkie. Remember, not only was he giving out non-guaranteed contracts by acquiring as many 2nd round picks as he could, he was also picking up contracts at the trade deadline just to meet the loophole salary floor.

 

2013-14 Roster went through 23 players

2014-15 Roster went through 25 players

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Putting my irrational hatred aside, what exactly is the Laker plan here?

 

Signing 2 or 3 top stars may be enough to get you in the playoffs, but where the hell is their depth?

Do they really expect an aging (now injured) 34 year old Lebron, AD, & Whomever else to play max minutes for them in the playoffs? 

 

That roster is going to be top heavy as hell. 

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Yet draft picks still have to wear the team which picks them that day, not where we all know they will end up. 

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He’s gotta be going back to 6, right? He should’ve just gone back to 6 when he first signed with the Lakers. 

 

Kind of a dick move towards everyone who already bought Lebron lakers jerseys 😂

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Grab an extra bottle or two of wine...Sunday is going to be SOOOO transaction awesome. 

 

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11 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

He’s gotta be going back to 6, right? He should’ve just gone back to 6 when he first signed with the Lakers. 

 

Kind of a dick move towards everyone who already bought Lebron lakers jerseys 😂

It’s hilarious how LeBron’s signing went, jersey wise. When he joined the Lakers, everyone bought a #23 jersey in the old style. When the new uniforms were released, everyone bought a #23 jersey again so they could have the latest design. Now, he’s switching to 6, and a ton of people will be buying new jerseys again.

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Well the people who bought them in the old style were dumb, it had been known they were switching before he got signed so that’s all on them. Lebron switching to 6 isn’t a move for him to make more money because players don’t directly get money from jersey sales, but instead 2/3 of all profits for all merchandise goes to the players as a whole.

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I sure hope Kemba wears #8 in Boston so he maximizes old replica jersey value.

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

I sure hope Kemba wears #8 in Boston so he maximizes old replica jersey value.

 

My first thought about this rumor was "Wow, what a great rebound from Kyrie" but this was my second thought.

 

Employee number 8!

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7 hours ago, dont care said:

Well the people who bought them in the old style were dumb, it had been known they were switching before he got signed so that’s all on them. Lebron switching to 6 isn’t a move for him to make more money because players don’t directly get money from jersey sales, but instead 2/3 of all profits for all merchandise goes to the players as a whole.

 

Had been known to who? Dorks like us? Or average Joe?

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23 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Had been known to who? Dorks like us? Or average Joe?

The average joe, they certainly weren’t hiding that a new uniform set was coming. People who didn’t know weren’t paying attention to all the news and advertisements for the new uniforms that were everywhere at the time. 

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