Free Agency Open Thread (NBA and Kings!)

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by Blob, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    I am going to start this thread for reaction and discussion to the bevy signings likely happening in the next couple of hours.....

    WOW! Paul George to OKC.

    Danny Ainge strikes out again! :)

    Magic Johnson half-baked plan goes up in smoke! :)

    I knew Magic was fooling himself to send his best player to Brooklyn with not enough on his roster to entice the Pacers. Ha-ha, rookie GM swings and misses....of course they will try to rationalize George to the Thunder as a rental. Could be, Westbrook will have to befriend George and get along on and off the court better than he did with KD!

    I still like this trade for the Thunder and the Pacers. The Pacers get a starting SG and PF to go with Turner at center. That's a sweet haul. The risk for the Thunder is George goes West after next season but I like this risk. Oladipo wasn't working as well as planned. If they can add one more star to go with Adams they can challenge the Warriors.

    MOD NOTE: I'm adding a link to the SBNation Free Agency tracking page.

    https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/6/30/15897582/2017-nba-free-agency-signings-tracker
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  2. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    Andre Iguodola is meeting with the Kings tonight!

    I suggest a 2 year max contract! :)

    Iggy has no meeting currently planned with the Warriors.
  3. funkykingston

    funkykingston Well-Known Member

    Worst case scenario for the Thunder (and for Laker hating Kings fans) is that the two L.A. guys - Paul George and Russell Westbrook decide next summer when they are both free agents to head home to play for the Lakers.
  4. SacTownKid

    SacTownKid Well-Known Member

    With the package the Thunder gave up I think it's a forgone conclusion that yes, PG is a Laker next year.
  5. lwc

    lwc Well-Known Member

    I'm hearing Jeff Teague to the Timberwolves for a $55 million deal.
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  6. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    Serious upgrade for the Wolves. I watched a lot of Wolves games to end last season (rooting for them in futility to win) and Rubio was miserable for them when opponents dared him to score. With Teague, Butler, Wiggins and Towns this team can contend for Top 4 seed in the West. ( They still need more outside shooting. )
  7. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    Distinct possibility.
  8. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    OUCH: Oladipo is due 21M + 21M + 21M + 21M = 84M over the next 4 seasons. May have to reconsider this trade from the Pacers side. They just paid a guy like he's an all-star who has been anything but....
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  9. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    I don't see Russ leaving OKC, he seems like a ride or die type of guy.
  10. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Pritchard deserves to be burned at the stake. I am certain he passed up multiple better offers than this, picks included.
  11. theclash4u5

    theclash4u5 Well-Known Member

    I think Iggy is looking for security, something GSW can't offer. He probably wants a 3/4 year deal starting at 20M
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  12. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    A third year to Iggy is where we have to draw the line. A third year with a team option or small buyout would be okay.

    He's been in the league 12 years. I think he'd be eligible for a starting salary of around 25M. But Iggy is 33 years old. But he's in phenomenal shape and only been averaging 26 MPG over the last three seasons.

    I would be comfortable with 2 year 50 M contract with a team option for a third year. The Spurs are meeting with him at midnight too so we are going to have to pony up to get him.
  13. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    Wait whut?

    Leo Beas‏@beasleo 5h5 hours ago
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    Per sources, The Sacramento Kings are very interested in signing Kyle Lowry as free agency approaches. It would require a max contract.
  14. theclash4u5

    theclash4u5 Well-Known Member

    NOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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  15. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Leo Beas is the source? laugh out loud.
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  16. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

  17. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    Is that the cowbellkingdom guy? Because if so pfffft.
  18. theclash4u5

    theclash4u5 Well-Known Member

    NO MILLSAP
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  19. gilly420

    gilly420 Active Member

    Lowry doesn't make a ton of sense.
  20. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Not much of a choice here...winning vs losing. Your choice Paul.
  21. SacTownKid

    SacTownKid Well-Known Member


    If Minnesota gets Millsap then the Spurs should consider rebuilding. You never know if teams are going to put it together on the floor but that Wolves team should be locking down that number 2 in the west spot. They might end up being the Warriors medicine out west.
  22. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

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  23. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

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  24. dude12

    dude12 Well-Known Member

    Mills contract may be a comp for Lawson
  25. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    You don't rebuild when you have when one of Top 5 players in the NBA in his prime.
  26. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Mills getting 50 and Snell getting 46 million is laughable but that's the current CBA we are living in
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  27. SacTownKid

    SacTownKid Well-Known Member


    The Lakers did it with Kobe and proceeded to win a few more rings. They don't think tear it down, but if they can't make some worthwhile changes perhaps hanging onto some cap space and thinking more long term is the best thing.
  28. KingsFanSince85

    KingsFanSince85 Well-Known Member

    I read about Teague to Minny a couple hours ago. Apparently the Knicks dropped their pursuit because they felt Teague to the Wolves was a done deal. All of this is interesting considering that teams aren't supposed to be talking or negotiating with these guys until just now.
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  29. Blob

    Blob Well-Known Member

    I think we have a good shot at Iggy. Who else can pay him 2/50? Its an overpay but the guy is pro! We are not getting Otto.

    Options are drying up. Strike while the iron is hot Vlade! Then sign Lawson for 2/10 and we're done before midnight. ;)
  30. lwc

    lwc Well-Known Member

    Livingston is off the table

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