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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by hood b. goode, Jun 17, 2022.
He ended up clarifying
Unless brooklyn just wants picks back, id say that kills kd to the suns too
Deandre is now known as Payton
No idea how you draft a guy #1 overall. He performs well and you make the finals. You refuse to sign him when you first can and now probably letting him walk for nothing.
there’s no probably about it they aren’t matching that
Phoenix really fucked up now they have ancient paul and booker
Well Woj just said the expectation is that they will and waiting until they can trade him. That makes them not engaging in him or trading him last summer even dumber.
Going to suck to have to match and watch him sulk. All because he doesn't get to try to play like Embiid and Jokic when he has the ball handling skills of a child.
Dejounte already fitting in to Atlanta culture
lol that’s insane
good for them i guess now he knows they don’t really want him but had no other choice
Suns: we don’t think he’s a max player and won’t sign him
Also Suns: we are DEFINITELY matching the offer sheet
Pretty sure the story has been the organization has not wanted to go for the 5th year. But who knows.
That has not been the story
Should also mention the veto power here, which makes this all even weirder
i didn't realize the suns were going to match
that makes the whole thing waaaaay funnier
Now why would indiana waive those players if they thought Phoenix would match
Yeah, I’m not sure what’s hard to understand about James Jones and Robert Sarver fucking up a situation in every way possible
Because they have to in order to sign him to the terms on that offer sheet.
Flex and Gambo out here dishing out copium. Believe this shit when I see it.
Once again this doesn't end their pursuit of Kevin Durant!
How would the Suns even have the contracts to combine for a Durant deal if Ayton, Booker and Paul aren't in it?
If the Suns want KD, they've got to land the mega-trade today.
they’d have to trade booker
brooklyn doesn’t care about Paul and now ayton can’t be traded
If Ben Simmons is there, Booker can’t be. Don’t know how many times it needs to be repeated.
If Booker's not there, Durant no longer wants to go to Phoenix
I’m aware but booker going to the nets is the only way they land kd now
Im sure the nets would be happy to send Simmons anywhere if that came to fruition
yeah kd to Phoenix is dead
who knows if it was ever legit but Sarver ruined it by fucking around with ayton
who even can/would want to trade for kd at this point? Unless New Orleans offers Ingram
He’s going back to GS isn’t he
I don't think the Suns are getting KD but I think the perceived value of KD and what Brooklyn will ultimately get are not exactly close.
Pretty sure they can get there with Bridges, Crowder, Saric, and some filler?
Still not happening either way
Brooklyn is getting more than Bridges and a couple of picks for him
plenty of teams could beat that if it got down to it
Wonder if the Suns are posturing about matching DA to Get thr Pacers to come to the table with a bigger S/T offer to help gather more assets for a KD trade.
Because otherwise the way Phoenix has handled this up until now makes no sense if they match a max after being very vocal about not wanting to give him that.
Doesnt seem like a GM is going to blow up his team and future on a 34 year old Durant who doesn't even want to join their team.
I don't think he's getting traded if you're correct. If the Minnesota rumor is true Brooklyn is being ridiculous about it and they aren't getting that. But he's got 4 years left on his deal and they're not just going to let him walk for the bullshit we see a lot of these stars traded for when they force their way around.
The Athletic released their top NBA player rankings this week. Tomorrow will finish up with 1 to 8. They rank everyone on tiers. Here is 9-19:
Tier 2: Players 9-19
Jayson Tatum BOS 2A 2C 2C 16.3 5.84 4.29
Jimmy Butler MIA 2A 2B 2B 9.8 4.51 1.57
Anthony Davis LAL 2B 2A 2A 6 3.38 -0.08
Ja Morant MEM 2B 3B 3B 8.3 3.48 0.82
James Harden PHI 2B 1B 1A 11.2 3.78 1.52
Trae Young ATL 2B 3A 3B 14.2 4.88 1.05
Chris Paul PHX 2C 2C 2C 11.4 4.84 2.4
Damian Lillard POR 2C 2B 2B 3.8 2.33 0.51
Devin Booker PHX 2C 3A 3A 11.9 4.47 2.34
Paul George LAC 2C 2B 2C 5.4 4.4 1.24
Rudy Gobert MIN 2C 2B 2C 11.7 5.12 2.64
Do people think KD is going to just drastically fall off or something? He’s been injured, sure, but he’s still an amazing player
Phoenix should match that. They fucked up letting it get to this point, though. And they probably won’t because they are cheap and seem to undervalue Ayton.
Highly doubt it. Bridges is a fucking stud.
Would still be kind of shocked if Phoenix doesn't match. It just makes no sense to let him walk away for free, and they had two weeks to work out a S&T with a team if they weren't going to match an offer.
We’re to the point of underrating kd if you’re saying bridges and a few late 1sts is good enough for kd
I think it’s more Brooklyn overrating what they can get
I am an original ticket holder on the Mikal Bridges bandwagon. vander02 and I were on that thing long before it was cool. Huge fan of Bridges and his game. That said...
If Mikal Bridges is the best player you're getting back for Kevin Durant, you do nothing and dare Durant to ruin his legacy forever by either sitting or tanking his way out of town.
I’m probably higher on Bridges than you are, get on my level.
Also, I’m not saying the Nets should make that deal. I just think the Suns losing Bridges hurts them in a big way so most of these rumored trades seem like terrible ideas for them.
30ish months from now Bridges and Ayton will be Eastern Conference all stars. KD and Booker will be demanding out of Phoenix.
Per 36 they’re almost the same player and Bridges is way younger
90 games in three years. Plus KD is going to request another trade at some point in the near future cus he’s a bitch. I’ll do herb Jones and some 1sts. I’m not giving up Ingram who has been almost as good or better than KD past couple years.
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