It would be great for GS, but is Durant really going to be that nice?Delayed sign and trade seems to be forming for KD. Very interesting.
The Rockets are like a school on Saturday... no class.Everything about the Rockets is hard to digest...
Exactly, ever since Grant Hill and the Pistons I don't think sign and trade is a thing. The Pistons got pieces and a sudden defensive stalwart that helped them win a championship (Big Ben Wallace) while Grant gimped around Orlando.It would be great for GS, but is Durant really going to be that nice?
All those players and picks his alleged new team would have to give up to get him would mean less of a chance of KD's new team being competitive. He'd be hurting his own shot at getting more rings.
Assuming he even leaves GS, that is. I think that's a 50-50 thing now.
Not a Lakers fan (at all), but can't they just go deep into the luxury tax to fill out the roster?So Lakers offloaded everyone not named Lebron, Davis, or Kuzma.
They have 32 million to play with so can max one person out yet.
Then since they have no more money they will have to find 8 stiffs to fill out their roster and hope Anthony (always misses games), 35 year old Bron Bron and insert third max player here--can play the full 48 every night for 82.
Think you're right about Kyrie and Klay. Hope you're wrong about KD, but deep down I realize that it's at least a 50-50 chance he's g-o-n-e.Kyrie seems bound for Brooklyn. I'm guessing KD to Brooklyn as well. Klay back to Ws. Kawhi to Clips.
I don't think you can go into the tax when you are signing new players, only re-sign players on your roster.Not a Lakers fan (at all), but can't they just go deep into the luxury tax to fill out the roster?
Not that they'll get a bunch of wonderful backups (money would still be relatively limited plus their front office is obviously dysfunctional)... but, maybe something better than a bunch of total scrubs to put around their new Big Four.
My Crystal Ball.
Kyrie to the Lakers
Cousins to Knicks
Durant signs long term with Golden State with an option to trade when healthy.
Russell goes to Orlando
Kemba lands in Boston (Jordan has no one to blame but himself for all of the absolutely toxic contracts he has on the books). If Kemba stays it will only because the toxicity starts sloughing off after the upcoming season and they end in 2 years, so they might take the tax for a year knowing they won't be a repeat offender in year 2. Dallas is a darkhorse for his services as well.
Kawhi goes Clip/ but will hedge and say a 1and1 with Toronto is an option, but with his leg issue, I would want the four max from the clips if that is where I want to end up eventually.
Middleton stays, gets max from Bucks.
Horford to Dallas
Malcolm Brogdan is going to get super rich
Blew my mind too.So far close. But whoa, [D'Angelo] Russell to Warriors...
Frankly, I know a lot more about the on-court stuff than the off-court... i.e., the NBA cap rules make my head hurt.I don't think you can go into the tax when you are signing new players, only re-sign players on your roster.
So if that is the case and I am pretty sure it is, (minus maybe a veteran exemption or mid-level exemption--both pretty small extras) then what you are left with is--not much.
The funny thing is, there's so much money flying around that even mediocre shooters like Ricky Rubio are making out. He just scored a $51 million contract over three years with the Suns... even though he's a point guard who shoots only 31 percent from three and strikes fear into no one/provides nothing in the way of spacing (though he can pass, at least). Go figure. :skep:The bigger issues is the number of teams with money. Guys that might be intriguing are now going to get 60-80 million over 4. Guys like Brogden, Reddick, Lopez are all going to command salaries that are going to have me waking up on Monday going--wha???
So the Lakers won't be able to find folks on the cheap. They need shooting and so does everybody else.
I don't know man, Russell, Curry and Clay when he comes back with a three guard offense, all can shoot all can create. Of course someone is going to have to rebound but so it goes.Congrats to the Nets on adding Kyrie and KD to a talented, young up-and-coming squad. :thumbsup:
But... why do I feel like it still won't work out somehow? Is it 'cuz Kyrie seems to be pure locker-room poison?
Or, am I just sour-graping 'cuz GS lost KD? Or is it both? Hmm.... :idea:
While I hate to see him leave...he knows better than anyone that it's a business AND he can't have much left in the tank.Blew my mind too.
But as with most good things, there was a price to pay... Iggy got shipped to Memphis. 'Cuz. Salary.
After all he's done for GS, he must be feeling like, "No good deed goes unpunished..." :cryin: