The Durant Thread

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  1. Paine Tablet

    Paine Tablet Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it would a fun few years and then a precipitous decline. I personally like the young talent on the roster and don't like a game where ring chasers bounce around franchises as mercenaries. Durant has ZERO emotional appeal to me and even with a title it would somehow feel hollow to me. We've created a society where "get the bag" is a popular line of reasoning for doing just about anything. I think this is just that.
     
  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    I just can't understand this. Whoeheartedly disagree
     
  3. SlyPokerCat

    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    Wasn't there a story or comment by KD at one point that he hated the Blazers out of all the NBA teams because we passed on him? I mean, time heals all and he wants to win and Dame is a good option.

    Who knows. Paolo made it known he didn't really want to play with OKC since they left Seattle.
     
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    As the #1 guy on a superstar-rich team, he underperformed, which is why his legacy has been questioned at the very least.
     
  5. WesleyMatthews

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    Does Durant hate laundry?

    Because since Durant was drafted the Blazer owner died, president left, GM fired, GM fired, president left, GM fired.

    Also the founder of his biggest endorsement put in an offer to buy the team.
     
  6. B-Roy

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    Dame deleted the stories LOL
     
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    SlyPokerCat cats rool dogs drool

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    Maybe, maybe not. I'd have to hope he wouldn't care. But, i do think its unlikely we would get him anyways.
     
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    So completely no. Kyrie didn’t play, Harden was hurt, and they made it to game 7 against champs. KD had one of the best series in the history of the game.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Does Durant have horses?

    We could always....

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  11. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    I just woke up.....Is this a "thing" now??
    Count me in!
    durant blazers.jpg
     
  12. theprunetang

    theprunetang Bow down before Simons; basketball Jesus.

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    That's a take. I'm not arguing one way or another but his legacy has been challenged and his brand has been damaged. It's not coincidence.
     
  14. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Crucifix-over

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  15. WesleyMatthews

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    Does Brooklyn even want Simons?

    It would hard cap them. They might have to cut massive dollars or not take a full return for Kyrie. Plus they have to negotiate a deal with Ant, and if I'm Ants agent I'm pushing for mega dollars if it's a key part of a Durant trade.

    I'm sure they would want Sharpe. But I could see the Nets being totally fine without Ant in a trade.
     
  16. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I would prefer to keep Ant but his new salary kind of makes it work. Plus when they lose Kyrie who will they have better? Simmons running the break feeding Simons and Sharpe is not horrible.
     
  19. WesleyMatthews

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    They have Ben Simmons maybe Patty Mills, who knows what PG assets in Kyrie trade. Plus do they even care about a PG next season if they're rebuilding?

    Ant contract doesn't make the trade easier to do, it's BYC and hard caps them. Blazers could throw in Bledsoe or Ingels to match dollars.
     
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    I was already counting Bledsoe. So what is the most that could be used for Ant to make it close? The Nets need shooters to surround Simmons. Ant fits that description. Again I would prefer to keep him but if I were the Nets I would want him included.
     

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