Rumor: Clippers Possibility Of Acquiring Lebron James (P. 12)

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CapsNClips
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It shouldn't take 3 days for LeBron to tell Pat Riley that he's re-signing if it's such a guarantee.

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Could be tactic to keep the market unstable and buy Riley time to work on free agents. just a thought.

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Possibly, but Riley missing out on their sought after players like Lowry, Gortat, Sefolosha and Deng (said he won't sign with MIA) is not the most reassuring thing for LeBron and his future.

I doubt LeBron wants to go back if Chalmers is their PG and they still don't have a Center.

LeBron is a good guy, but he's not going to risk his prime for Wade being their best backcourt player for years and Bosh being their rim protector.

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its very likely.

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JQuick32
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Why didn't we send anyone to meet with LeBron's agents? Don't give me the cap room excuse, Rockets don't have room either and met with them.

This FO is clueless.

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And you're completely qualified for an FO job right... what joke!

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You seriously think we purposely didn't meet with LeBron's agent, don't you?

You fail to realize that LeBron is the Free Agent and he chooses where he wants to play, not the other way around.

Haha you honestly think Doc didn't want to meet with LeBron. That's psychotic.

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I'm telling you bro, this JQuick32 character has got to have some high estrogen levels. I wonder if it's possible to get banned for being such a whiny lil whimp... LOL!

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Yea. Pretty Much. Just stalling the entire NBA so Miami can work the FA market and work out contract details

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CapsNClips
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If we are truly out of the LeBron race, I hope the offseason plays out like this.

LeBron re-signs, Melo re-signs, we S&T for Deng.

That would make us the best team in the league IMO.

If LeBron goes to PHX with Melo we are f*cked.

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Haha Melo and Lebron in PHX would be scary but something tells me that is not happening, I hope.

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ClipperKyle32 wrote:

Yea. Pretty Much. Just stalling the entire NBA so Miami can work the FA market and work out contract details

I told ya!

Man, I've been on a hot streak lately. diabloanifire

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clipper*joe wrote:
I told ya!

Man, I've been on a hot streak lately. diabloanifire

Actually I was right also, but now I'm starting to think it might actually be a smokescreen.

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DJ, Jamal, Dudley and 2 1st round picks for LBJ

Now that we have Hawes, we can afford to do this. LeBron gets his Max contract and dream roster. How can he say no?

BTW I'm not gonna let this thread die until he officially signs with another team. I'm not ready to give up.

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Not looking too good for Heat fans.

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Where is KeepHopeAlive when you need him haha. Also looks good for us in actually acquiring Deng. @WojYahooNBA: Meanwhile, Rockets, Cavs pushing closer to creating max contract slots. Deals lined up for Jeremy Lin. Cavs shopping....

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That makes it harder for us to acquire Deng. The Cavs are trying to shed salary, not bring more back.

ClipperKyle32
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S&T does not have to be with Cleveland. I meant that it looks unlikely Miami could woo Deng which increases our chances slightly

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How could we get Deng without a S&T with Cleveland if we already used our MLE on Hawes?

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Like I mentioned to someone on Twitter. I have no idea what the details of the Hawes deal are. Woj said Doc was working for a S&T for Hawes to preserve our MLE. We will not know , until we know. So right now, I don't know

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Okay, but obviously we aren't doing a S&T with Cleveland for Hawes if they are trying to get LeBron.

The last thing on their minds right now is "how can we help the Clippers preserve their MLE?"

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Been saying this for a while now. Add Reggie if you have too.

JQuick32
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An S&T built around DJ certainly makes even more sense with Hawes. Hawes is the perfect type of center for a team built around LeBron.

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Don't get your hopes up though.

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I agree completely I didn't realize how skilled hawes was, and he is a great passer. He is also a capable rebounder. Theoretically blake could pick up some of that slack. He spreads the floor really well. lebron can defend all positions and could certainly anchor a defense. I don't see DJ as a true, stalwart defender although he improved a little.

JQuick32
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"Makes sense" =/= "will happen."

You're arguing just to argue again.

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Haha I like your attitude. That trade would probably be the best value Miami could get without taking huge long term contracts.

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dj and dudley...thats it...no more for riley...

take it or lose him!!

CapsNClips
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That's not enough money to give LeBron a Max contract.

We have to throw in Jamal.

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The way this Heat situation is playing out, Riley may be a desperate man, haha. It seems like it's chaotic right now.

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How is that arguing again? Just saying not to get your hopes up. That is not arguing. lol

ClippersDA
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I just don't want the rockets, suns or warriors to get lebron, melo or love.

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LBJ can now basically see what our team would look like if we S&T for him. It's close to a plug and play situation. We would just need a backup PF/C.

clips4life32
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Two possible ways we get LeBron:

S&T like everyone is mentioning surrounding DJ, Dudley and first round picks this summer

or

LeBron signs a two year deal (player option) with the Heat for max money and then next summer, we'll be in a better position with our cap space with DJ's contract off the books and maybe we move Barnes and/or Dudley for draft picks before the trade deadline. This will help LeBron and the Clippers make it happen on our own terms.

laboy
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crawford, dj and dudley..

thats about 20 mil..

maybe we get some change..how about a 2nd round pic for next year too..

sign leBron for 4 years...or if he wants just 2..

then the spurs can just hand us the trophy right now Smile

JQuick32
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Well, that eliminates Cleveland. Smile

ClipperKyle32
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^^^^^^^ lol

ClipperKyle32
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OH MY GOD!!! Its HAPPENING

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ClipperKyle32 wrote:

OH MY GOD!!! Its HAPPENING

Clearing space =/= "it's happening." Houston was clearing space too, but LeBron's still not going there.

CapsNClips
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As an NBA fan I love LeBron returning to Cleveland.

As a Clipper fan I'm happy that we will be the 2nd team in NBA history to beat the Cavs in the Finals.

ClippersDA
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I'm sad we can't get any of these superstar small forwards and don't have a dog in this race.

CapsNClips
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Poor us.

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He won't consider us I'm sure because of sterling even if we could offload salary.

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No, it's because Miami already made it clear that they will NOT do a sign and trade with anyone for Lebron.

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I'm saying offload salary, not a sign and trade.

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There's no way the Clippers can offload anywhere near the amount they would need to to pursue someone like Lebron, either.

The numbers just don't work out.

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They can offload salary, hornets aka bobcats were interested in dudley a few months ago. Crawford is reigning sixth man of the year with a partial guaranteed contract and would be attractive to many teams. Barnes is an expiring contract and he's a decent role player who plays defense, and if the nets are seeking JJ reddick for Paul pierce than you know he has value and can find a team to take him. Its just a matter of what team you are in trade talks to and what are you asking for in return.

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LeBron is gonna meet with Pat Riley soon.

The optimist in me wants to think that LeBron convincing Riley face-to-face that he's leaving is enough to force him to accept any S&T for LeBron.

I ain't giving up hope just yet.

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