OFFICIAL AROUND THE NBA: JULY 2024

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  1. HoopsFanAZ

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    1. The cost of including 2 lottery picks for Grant and filler salary to improve James’ chances of getting a ring? He could care less what picks go out in 4-6 years. Picks mean less to the Lakers —as they clearly have shown. Stars and their core matter. Win now.

    2. Not getting anything done? Pelinka showing he won’t prioritize NOW over years from now? Cannot at least get DeRozan? Or Grant? Then forget getting some 8th man role player with the Taxpayer MLE. … much less the full MLE and a bigger pay cut?! That’s not worth leaving money on the table.

    Bronny signs followed by his dad getting the rest of it — and his reported willingness to give up money to get a #3 will be often repeated by the media.

    3. This is a Rich Paul Production and the Lakers have little to no leverage. Pelinka can get credit by making this team better or shoulder all the blame as they transition to the Farewell LeBron Tour.
     
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    Hahaha. This is awesome
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    GSW S and T for Hield. Needle mover? He can shoot but that’s about it.
     
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    Desperation
     
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    He' not a Laker!
     
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    They are running short on options. Losing Taurean Prince means that can't honestly even say they are going to run it back they've lost talent. Regardless of the posturing there is no way LeBron will let that team go into the season with both of those future firsts that could mean the difference between a championship and a first round exit and most definitely are the difference between being a contender and a pretender.

    I think all of the posturing is just negotiation with Joe. I think they only want to give up one of those picks for Jerami. I think Joe is demanding both. I think that we might see a deal soon that splits the difference something like the 2029 FRP and a swap in 2028 or 2030.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    You think before you post? You actually think adding those two coaches is a BAD thing for Coach Reddick to have done? Please explain.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I love that our team is gong to win 20 games next year and people on here are calling out other teams for the players they’re acquiring. Isn’t he one of the best shooters in the game still?
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    We aren't trying to stay relevant. We gave up.
     
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    Joe may be demanding both, but I don't even believe the Lakers would offer one, if it's unprotected. The only 'simple' trade that works within the CBA is Russell + Hachimura for Grant, and I think the Lakers value both of those players. Last season, those two averaged a combined 60 minutes, 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists; and they averaged 42% shooting on 10.6 three's a game. They combined for 9.2 winshares and Grant's average is 3.5 with his best being 7.2

    the big issue is the 2nd apron for the Lakers. They have to move two decent players just to get Grant and they will not, IMO, give up more than one pick as well
     
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    you answered your own questions.
    Coach McMillan & Brooks have winning coaching records. They should have been tanking for picks. Adding a good Free Agent shooter ... that's not what tanking teams do. It's more important to develop the players that can't shoot, because winning sucks. Losing is more important.
     
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    Wow.... Thats a huge contract for a guy that hasn't shown he is a #2 option.

     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    Yeah Ants contract ain’t so bad to take on
     
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    269/5 = $53.8 million per year for Franz.... he was basically as effective (ineffective) as Josh Giddey in the playoffs - who was acquired for a role player on an expiring contract.

    Yeah this Ant $25 million being insanely overpaid narrative was stupid at the time and beyond ridiculous today.
     
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    I just don't see the point of signing Franz for that much right now. He would be a restricted free agent next summer, you can get him on a max contract then. If I'm running the Magic I want to lock up a discount if we're taking all the risk of that contract a year early. Franz is far from an All-NBA level of player who commands a for certain max extension.
     
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