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LeBron to LA

Discussion in 'Mark Blount's Port Cellar: Celtics Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. HowBoutDemSox

    HowBoutDemSox Member SoSH Member

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    There is a rule against it, and apparently the league looked into it and concluded no violations, per Windhorst at least:

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/...-see-if-he-had-stake-in-klutch-sports-agency/
     
  2. HomeRunBaker

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    No I think Magic did that knowing what was at stake. The same reason why he's signing veterans on 1-year deals knowing what is at stake next summer with Kawhi.
     
  3. bosockboy

    bosockboy Member SoSH Member

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  4. mcpickl

    mcpickl Member SoSH Member

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    nevermind.
     
  5. mcpickl

    mcpickl Member SoSH Member

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    RONDOOOOOOOOO
     
  6. AimingForYoko

    AimingForYoko Member SoSH Member

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    Can't embed but Woj says Rondo is a Laker.

    Why you gotta be like this, Rajon?
     
  7. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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  8. AimingForYoko

    AimingForYoko Member SoSH Member

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  9. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Rondo in, Ball out?

    That hurts to see him go there.
     
  10. mcpickl

    mcpickl Member SoSH Member

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    Contracts can only have one opt-out, and it's only for the final year of the deal.
     
  11. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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  12. mcpickl

    mcpickl Member SoSH Member

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    Someone should've told Lebron!
     
  13. bosox79

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    Rondo is more of a 20-25 minute guy now anyway. That may be the case, but I don't think it necessarily is.
     
  14. The Social Chair

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    Ray Allen is rolling his eyes somewhere.
     
  15. djbayko

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    It's no mystery why Magic did it. I read that question as "Did Lebron help orchestrate the bailout from the Cleveland side?" It's a popular assumption on many basketball forums.
     
  16. Sam Ray Not

    Sam Ray Not Member SoSH Member

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    Bwahahaha.

    Weird signing. Death knell for Lonzo Ball?
     
  17. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    Between
    Yes. And also...
     
  18. bankshot1

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    We'll always have 2008

    Damn
     
  19. Sam Ray Not

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    Now I really wanna see NO swoop in (somehow) and get Kawhi.

    Holiday-Kawhi-AD plus parts would crush the LOLakers.
     
  20. Sox Puppet

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    This is working out well for us. LeBron is surrounding himself with guys who can't shoot. He'll be able to build himself a third home in LA with all the bricks put up by Lonzo, Rajon, and KCP.
     
  21. Lazy vs Crazy

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    Rajon has shot over 35% from 3 in 2 of the last 3 years. 33% in the other. He's much better than he was here.
     
  22. DrewDawg

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    He was at 26/game last year, but perhaps he’s agreeing to come in and play backup to Lonzo.
     
  23. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    The hardest of hard passes. (From the Atlanta perspective.)
     
  24. HomeRunBaker

    HomeRunBaker bet squelcher SoSH Member

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    This is Bron's team now.......even if Ball is in LA to start the year I can't imagine HIS guy backing up LaVar's kid.
     
  25. Greg29fan

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    That's a lot of headcases in one locker room.
     
  26. BigSoxFan

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    In one city if you count the LA Rams. Will certainly be easy to be a sportswriter in LA next year.
     
  27. ifmanis5

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  28. DannyDarwinism

    DannyDarwinism Member SoSH Member

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    Man oh man is this going to be an interesting experiment.
     
  29. HomeRunBaker

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    Lakers have $5.6m left in cap space following the Randle and Rondo moves. This seems like an ideal landing spot for Carmelo on a 1-year deal after OKC stretches him which has to happen with nearly $100m at stake to the Thunder.

    Edit: Boogie to play post-ASB and playoffs for $5.6m? Seems strange.
     
  30. ifmanis5

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    Windy always supports his boss.
    Brian Windhorst‏Verified account @WindhorstESPN 28m28 minutes ago
    LeBron, June 7: " When you looked at Rondo & KG & Paul & Ray, you knew they were great basketball players. But not only great basketball players, you could see their minds were in it...Rondo was calling out sets every time. It was like, OK, this is bigger than basketball"
     
  31. bosockboy

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    No money for Boogie, at least right now.
     
  32. ifmanis5

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  33. Kliq

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    Yeah, I assume LeBron knows what is going into, but damn, I wouldn't be shocked if this ends up going sideways.

    Also:

     
  34. ifmanis5

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  35. bosox79

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    It's possible he has to take a 1 year deal, but even then he'd probably be able to get more than what the Lakers could offer atm.

    edit: Would he take less for 1 year to play in LA?
     
  36. ifmanis5

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  37. The Needler

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    I wouldn't go so far as to say "much better." He's been better from three, but he's been worse than he was here on non-3pt jump shots (32% from 10ft to 3pt line in the last two years) is shooting under 47% from 2-pt (compared to 49% here), and 56% from FT (compared to 61% here) since he left.

    Still plenty of bricks to go around.
     
  38. tbb345

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    Do Magic and Pelinka think this team will compete? My god, I hope they don’t...every signing after LeBron has been questionable at best
     
  39. benhogan

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    looks like Lakers say NO

    I kind of get what they are doing, I guess???

    Maybe Spurs capitulate and offer Kawhi for Ball, Ingram, Randle(S/T) (Sixers would be nuts to pay more than that for a Kawhi rental). If Lakers get Kawhi its game on, GFIN mode.

    If Pop doesn't play along with Magic...

    Lakers let the youngsters ripen, see what they have with these 1yr players, Deng' contract shrinks, and Lebron lowers his MPG & focuses on health/body.

    July'19: The Warriors a year older. Lakers sign Kawhi and Klay(from LA/family Laker ties), Lonzo/Ingram/Kuzma/Hart a year older/better
     
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  40. bosox79

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    Can the Lakers even do a S&T with Randle anymore since they renounced him?
     
  41. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Rondo in a competition with Lonzo and Lavar lololol. This is gonna be ridiculous.
     
  42. HomeRunBaker

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    Well of course they are going to compete just not at the Warriors level until next season. There are a limited number of vet FA willing to sign for 1-year. Magic has added decent talent to the mix despite being (self) handcuffed to only have 1-year deals on the table. What is so questionable about using their space on expiring contracts to be able to go all in next summer? There is still the trade market plus the draft picks which will surely be included in deals at some point.
     
  43. Koji’s Slider

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    Lavar is going to be on a another level the second Lonzo loses his spot.
     
  44. GoDa

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    No way can he take this motley collection of misfits up against the Golden State All Stars.

    Lebron just wants to live in LA and chill.
     
  45. bosockboy

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    Would they have two max slots next summer?
     
  46. TripleOT

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    If the renounce everyone but LBJ and rookie Wagner, and manage to offload Deng, they will have only $38m in salaries, not counting draft cap holds. Next year's cap $108 million. If the player options on Ball, Kuzma, Ingram and Hart are exercised, they have room for one $32m free agent.
     
  47. Eddie Jurak

    Eddie Jurak Go Leafs Go Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  48. Van Everyman

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    I'm weirdly kind of happy for Rondo doing this. I've always loved him -- his competitiveness and play when the lights are brightest kind of represent everything I love about the NBA. The quote from Kobe about him puts it best (and remains the one thing that softens me on Kobe a bit):

    Yes, it kind of stinks for a guy who is still obviously really proud of his Celtics heritage (just watch "Anything is Possible: The Story of the 2008 Celtics") to be headed to the Lakers. But this guy deserves another chance to play for a ring -- as he proved with the NOP last year (and Bulls the year before), he remains a terrific facilitator around elite guys. Plus, all things considered this is def. better than him going somewhere in the East with Lebron. We're only going to see him a few times a year.
     
  49. reggiecleveland

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    I want to see Hollywood phonies sitting courtside for a 41-41 season.
     
  50. TheRooster

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    I'll take the over.
     

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