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D'Angelo Russell Discussion

Discussion in 'NBA Discussion' started by The Original 81, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. trodgers

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    Please don't put words in my mouth. It was a bad decision, not a mistreatment.
     
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    Hey Trav, that comment wasnt intended for you bro. Sorry if it came off as such.
     
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    I think he has a chance to improve, and I believe he will, IMO. So, while he may not be worth the Max Money presently, there is a chance he becomes that player during his contract...

    Not to mention, I'm sure there are plenty of worse ways that teams have and can spend their money going forward...
     
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    No worries! I may have said Randle was mistreated, but that's not my position on Russ.
     
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    Max money is a lot of money. It's like 1/3 of the team's cap. I would be far more comfortable paying him $25m a season than max.

    I'll do my free agent rankings soon and see where some of these guys fall. Russ is a much more complete player than he was last year, but you all know his issues - not a good defender (though improved) and a volume shooter.
     
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    Let's do this!! I want to wear my DLo jersey
     
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    Bringing Dlo back doesn't make sense.

    He doesn't want to return (I'm sure) and the Lakers don't want to admit making a mistake by letting him go.

    He would be a good fit but he is a little too trigger happy to be the 3rd wheel of an offense. And frankly, its wasting his biggest talent.
     
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    I would love the prodigal son narrative though
     
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    I'd love him back after LeBron is gone.
     
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    I want this to happen, they're talking about him in First Thing First

     
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    I don’t know. It’s a ton of firepower. But Russ is middle of the road defensively. LeBron is coasting. And Kuzma isn’t good. Is there enough defense on the team? Actually, what is the team? There’s almost no one on roster right now.
     
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    If we can get Danny Green, maybe the defense can be better with AD erasing mistakes
     
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    Don't tempt me. I could see myself spending too much time trying to put a team together...
     
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    I'm warming up to DLo every day. With his shooting and passing, pick and rolls with AD would be deadly.
     
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    I love DLO, one of his biggest supporters here... but if he want his max, i'll pass.
     
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    Nets can match. So if Kyrie goes elsewhere, Nets might match any offer.
     

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