Paul George

Discussion in 'Personnel moves' started by Entity, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    what can we do to rent Paul George for the year. This is almost what the NBA is coming to. Cap space and #10?
  2. ESP47

    ESP47 Well-Known Member

    Why? We would be giving up cap space and a valuable draft pick so we can get a guy for one year and still not make the playoffs.
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  3. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    We have to use cap space on something. This way we get it back next season
  4. Shamrock

    Shamrock New Member

    Our future.
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  5. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    No way. Why?

    You would get a potential building block with the 10th pick.

    No reason to give that away.
  6. gunks

    gunks Well-Known Member

    Lets see....

    If we mortgage our future to get PG he will:

    1. Not improve us enough to make the playoffs.
    2. Screw up our draft position in another tank year.
    3. Dip out for the hated Lakers after this coming season.

    Yup, checks all my boxes!
  7. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    So what are we gonna use 40 mil in cap space for? We actually have to spend It. I'm spit Balling here. But talking tank before this draft for next year?? That sucks right.
  8. roasthawg

    roasthawg Active Member

    Either to buy a draft pick by taking on a bad contract or to overpay for a young talent. PG would just delay the progress of our youngsters.
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  9. Entity

    Entity Well-Known Member

    Well I'm not seeing signs of buying a draft pick. I'm not interested unless it phx. I'd love to have 4 5
  10. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

  11. Jkbiker

    Jkbiker Active Member

    I would think this coming from PG would steer Lakers back to Ball, Celtics get Jackson, Just hope Phoenix goes Tatum or Issac and we get Fox
  12. steelevt

    steelevt Well-Known Member

    He's probably trying to do some damage control and doesn't want to be booed every home game. Which brings me to think how people feel about him now. It's not exactly like KD, but he's leaving a potential conference contender and should know that letting this info out early helps him get traded to a contender since most teams won't mortgage their future for a 1 year rental. Is it really worse to leave through free agency than the guise of doing it through trade?
  13. kingsboi

    kingsboi Well-Known Member

    Indiana is far from a conference contender, they were the 7th seed last season.
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  14. steelevt

    steelevt Well-Known Member

    Sorry I was thinking the year before he got injured. I guess that was quite a bit ago
  15. itzcoatl

    itzcoatl Well-Known Member

    Someone here will explain in better terms that I can, but: in the event that a team does not meet the salary floor, the team must pay the remaining balance to its players. In other words, if we do not meet the salary floor, the team still has to pay that money out, except that the money gets distributed among existing players.

    There's no reason to waste a pick on a 1 year rental of Paul George. And frankly, Indiana would hang up the phone laughing if we only offered #10. There's lots of other free agents we can blow money on if needed.
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  16. Suicide King

    Suicide King Active Member

    What @itzcoatl said.

    We don't meet cap floor, our players get the difference. Not common for that to happen, but also not a horrific outcome warranting moves just because.
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  17. pdxKingsFan

    pdxKingsFan Well-Known Member

    It would be a rental to a team that thinks he puts them over the hump or that would get so close they'd believe they could talk him into staying. No thanks.

    Portland has a lot of mid-firsts and are in a major cap bind. I hope we are working them aggressively as they just completely screwed up their offseason last year after overachieving the year prior with tons of cap space, they actually thought they could improve their station and only managed to get worse in the process. There are probably a few other teams in a similar bind.
  18. upinsmoke

    upinsmoke Well-Known Member

    On top of that the cap "hit" for not meeting the floor isn't until the break.
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  19. ockingsfan

    ockingsfan Well-Known Member

    The only team that may trade for Paul George now, besides the Lakers, would be Cleveland.

    I could a see a Paul George for Kevin Love trade possibly, because Cleveland would have at least a fighting chance of keeping George, if Cleveland can win the title next year.

    They may need a third or fourth team to help facilitate a trade. That is where a team like the Kings can take a contract for a future draft pick.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017
  20. Joshoua

    Joshoua New Member

    If we kept Boogie I think we'd have him

    -Trade wcs/Richardson/and a 1st
    -Sign Milsap

    Collison/Tilos
    Temple/AA
    PG13/Barnes
    Milsap/Skal
    DMC/KK

    That's a top 4 team in the west
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  21. Čarolija

    Čarolija Well-Known Member

    Add Bogdanović to that team as well.
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  22. kingdivac

    kingdivac New Member

    The more pertinent question might be, what does the Pacers big board look like in the case they pick 2 from the Lakers? If they traded, you'd naturally assume they'd want Jackson or Tatum. Rumors abound. I'm still kind of wondering if Lonzo Ball slips to the Kings, or even more difficult Kings will need to decide between Fox/Ball. Glad I"m not the General Manager....."choose wisely".
  23. ovrush

    ovrush Active Member

    Lakers won't trade 2 for a guy they can get for free. Maybe the Houston pick

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