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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by hood b. goode, Jun 17, 2022.
I don't really understand what that would do for either team
Bones seems like a real me guy.
Lebron is gonna break the record while locked in the Dorture Chamber
did he get bad news about KD's health or something?
He hasn’t been the center of attention in a while, needed something to change that
Well, Dillon's nut shot certainly has been removed from the NBA news cycle.
haha no way kyrie
did brooklyn tell him they're not giving him the contract?
It's been pretty clear since last May/June that he wasn't getting a max deal from Brooklyn. It's why he's still on the Nets today.
i apparently missed this story
Reunite russ and kd
Averaging 2 super star trade requests per season over the last 2 years. Nice
Shams is such a mouthpiece
The guy is becoming super unreliable and he’s demanding a long term max deal.
Like dude was close to getting a long term suspension because of his antisemitism and he thinks someone should trust him to be the face of the franchise?
Kd reminds me of john Travolta in pulp fiction. Every time he goes to the bathroom (sprains his mcl) comes back to a star player having requested a trade.
Yes but he has all the leverage here and he knows it. Nets dont have their own pick until 2028. KD will immediately want out if kyrie is not here. Nets acting like they have any leverage is laughable. They need to just extend him and move on. Otherwise you are literally rebuilding without picks all over again. This is just the way the NBA works. Stars run the league
feel like the obvious play is extend him so you can try and win a title this year and figure out the rest later
blowing it up like some sports talking heads are advocating seems like all downside when you could maaaaaybe salvage this crew
Any relation to Kyrie Irving?
Sure, but locking yourself into Kyrie long term because he has short term leverage doesn't really solve anything because it's Kyrie. There will be a new thing that pops up in less than 3 months, and now you have to deal with that while you're locked in from a contract standpoint. Kyrie might take that max now and demand a trade in June.
And the reason Kyrie has any leverage here is because you know he's self-destructive enough to actually do these things and make your life a living hell if you don't trade him. Which, again, begs the question as to why you would willingly sign up for a bunch more years of such behavior to save one possible title run that still seems far-fetched because you match up horrendously against the team currently at the top of the standings in your conference.
Was my exact thoughts. Drama queen couldn’t quite handle the normalcy.
Because it beats the alternative of going into a rebuild without any draft picks. Like Lyrtch said there is literally nothing but down side to blowing up.
And the upside of locking yourself into another 3-4 year of Kyrie at max $$ is...? Durant already demanded a trade once while Kyrie was on the roster. Giving Kyrie the max isn't stopping Durant from doing that again.
The short term of this I understand. Blowing it up now would be awful for Brooklyn given the tax it's paying, the age of the roster, the lack of picks, etc. But it's not like the consequences of handing Kyrie what he wants because he was willing to pull this lever don't seem any less severe to me. If anything, seems like that might ultimately be more destructive.
I have still yet to see you make a single argument for what the nets gain from blowing it up other than some up abstract dont give him what he wants takes
I think there is only one but it’s not a small one. That Joe Tsai doesn’t have to deal with Kyrie ever again.
Not every decision has an answer that leads to a positive result. Some decisions involve only pain. This seems like one of those decisions to me. Which is why I don't think it's some obvious answer to just say "give him what he wants and hope for the best". Because the Nets don't seem to gain anything from doing that, either.
I love Bones, I'll be sad for him to go.
I hope Booth knows what he's doing, he probably does as he grew up in the same part of Columbus I did.
scary hours baby
Kyrie definitely chaotic evil alignment.
I saw someone suggest trading simmons for caruso
imagine that harden trade with all of those picks turning into caruso lol
Just retire Kyrie
Man this dude craves drama
Please don't do it
oh god no
kyrie sucks. but from a purely basketball perspective, I would love to see AD, Lebron and Kyrie make a run at it. No shame
Never been happier to be saddled by unmovable contracts than when Kyrie is available.
Total games played together O/U 10