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Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by GrandpaBlaze, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos The Dark Left

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    JUST NOT KEVIN LOVE, PLEASE.
     
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    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    CJ + Collins + Turner + future picks for Kawhi + Aldridge

    Who says no?

    A healthy Dame/Kawhi/Aldridge/Nurk squad has an open championship window immediately. We'd have to deal with the nonsense that comes with Leonard's FA next year.
     
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  3. GrandpaBlaze

    GrandpaBlaze Predictions Game Master

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  4. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus This is what it looks like when a platypus cries. Staff Member Moderator

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    SA says no:
    • They have no interest in Turner
    • They give up the best 2 players in the deal
    • The future picks would be low value
     
  5. yuyuza1

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    Take out ET and replace with Aminu + Moe. Add our scrubs like Swanigan/Layman et al. That enough to rope em in?

    When they look at the prospect of losing Kawhi for nothing, I think getting CJ/Collins/picks is better. And they'd clear a bunch of salary for 2019 with Aldridge gone.
     
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  6. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    I think that’s overstated. The Spurs risk losing Kawhi for nothing next summer and LA is getting really long in the tooth. CJ’s and Collins’s upside could appeal to them if they go all in on a rebuild. I think they would extract a first round pick from the Blazers, however.

    To me, the problem with the deal is on the Blazers’ side. What are the odds Kawhi will re-sign here, especially if he’s got LA as a teammate? Those two aren’t exactly bosom buddies, are they?
     
  7. SportsAndWhine

    SportsAndWhine Dumbass For Hire

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    Yeah, our 2020 pick, unprotected.

    And this is why they'll want our 2020 pick.
     
  8. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    I thought part of Kawhi's issue is that he didn't like playing with Aldridge?

    Just to give you some reference, they allegedly asked LA for Kuzma, Hart, 2 1st round picks, and a 3rd team to take Ball and give them something else good. From Philly they were asking for Fultz, Saric, Covington, and 3 1st round picks.

    Now I know they have to ask for a ton initially but why would they want to give up Aldridge too for less than they could get for just Kawhi?
     
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    Hoopguru Rip Some Lips

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    Kawhi will end up in Philly. Brown & Pop are buds and no way SA wants to send him to the west.
    POP will get what he wants from Philly. Smart to play the waiting game and put LA in a predictament.
     
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    wont happen because they only people who think Wade Baldwin is the next D Wade are in here.
     
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    they do.
     
  12. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Okay, so this makes me feel better about signing up for the Wade Baldwin 4 bandwagon (from the CBA FAQ page) :

     
  13. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Kawhi
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    WBIV didn't finish the year on a two-way contract so that doesn't apply. I suggest reading Testers posts about how we can offer almost $9 million in the thread that was worried about Baldwin leaving.
     
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    So Baldwin would be a RFA? That would be great news if we could match other offers.
     
  16. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    I fully expect those two to scratch each others backs.
     
  17. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Even if Baldwin has a very good year, it sure seems like $9 million should be enough. I like him a lot for our team, but he's no all star.
     
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  18. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    That's why I said Kawhi would say no ;)
     
  19. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus This is what it looks like when a platypus cries. Staff Member Moderator

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    No, because he's no longer a two-way player. His contract was already converted to a standard minimum deal.
     
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    tester551 Well-Known Member

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    Standard 2-year minimum deal. The '17-'18 season & then '18-'19 season. He'll be an UFA next summer, but we will have his early bird rights.
     

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