Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by rube, Dec 16, 2015.
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Per league sources, Rajon Rondo's contract with the Los Angeles Lakers contains a Player Option for the 2020-21 season. This gives Rondo a de facto no-trade clause because he'll have Early Bird rights after this season
If I'm being naive, I guess it's on me, but why does a team with KL and PG13 suddenly become the co-favorites to win a championship?
It might be recency bias, but PG13 isn't on the same talent level as AD. KL is a stud, no doubt, but other than KL and Robin (PG13), you have Lou Williams, who will get less shots I suppose in the new hierarchy. The others....I'm just not completely sold.
They played GS but lets face it, GS had already checked out and was looking at the finals. GS had been losing its focus on certain teams all season long. I would not extrapolate the playoffs with world beaters.
And although KL is a stud.....a GS team at full strength beats Toronto in a 7 game series 10 out of 10 times.
It took a KD injury and then an Achilles blow out and a torn ACL from Klay that got the chip.
BTW, I'm not saying a Lakers chip is a lock. I'm just saying how the Clips leapfrogged over so many other teams.
The Clips maybe a 2nd round loser.
If they decide to go ahead and fill the last roster spot, a long wing/defensive energy guy could be of use. Maybe bring Corey Brewer back as a guy they could use in a pinch. Or Iman Shumpert
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Warriors are waiving Shaun Livingston, per @wojespn.
And George just had surgery on both shoulders..had surgery on his knee last offseason.
Lou Williams is supposed to be a winner all of a sudden..guy's played for 5 different teams since 2014.
The board man is literally the only guy on their team that's won anything. Very little playoff success over there.
really think everyone still slots in behind GS
With a healthy Klay back at 100% what he was, yes. But going back to Livingston, he tore up his knee bad and was never quite the same. So who knows.
Also even though they got DLo they really lose out on defense. Seth and DLo at the point is a defensive liability and their games don't match. DLo is all pick and roll and that isn't what GS does. They also lost Iggy and his defense and experience with that DLo trade.
When you look at it, GS is an older iteration of the old Warriors....when Klay comes back. But is that better than the current Lakers team or Clips? That's hard to say.
This coming season is not GS' year. Klay will be out most of the season. And it is a question mark even after Klay returns because we don't know what kind of Klay will be back.
2 year deal for Kawhi. Thought he'd go long term because of his health issues, but short term is probably smart given that it's the Clippers. Can opt out of the Clipper curse pretty quickly
All else fails, general mileage is going to take them down. 5 trips to the Finals in a row. They've added some youth and new energy, but that also means inexperience, so the GSW FO would have to see it as a win if they're able to get the 4-seed or better and lock in home court. Steph, Draymond and Klay should be spent.
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They were a 50 win playoff team last year than added two great players. Paul George was a first team all nba player last year, Kawhi is one of the best. Of course they should be among the title favorites
for the supermax in 2 years that's why.
Probably not worried about injuries since KD and Klay just got max deals.
Can always go back to the Raptors for a max
CP3 to OKC
Westbrook to HOU
No fucking way.
They have just fu*ked themselves. This is like a mutual suicide pact.
I love this deal for OKC.
They get two first round picks and two pick swaps out of it.
Now they have something like 5938 picks in the next 6 years.
Wouldn't be surprised to see CP3 bought out.
Rockets went for it. I dont blame them. They had to do something drastic and they did.
Westbrook still better and younger than Paul. So they at least tried.
Gonna be a shitshow though
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