Luol Deng Discussion: No #Dengdump, Rather Stretched Into Cash

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  1. TIME

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    Really happy that we did not have to give away any of our young guns to rid ourselves of Deng. That's a big win.
     
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    This is great news. Deng gets a chance to sign somewhere else and make some $$. We have more money to spend and we did not have to get rid of any of our young guys. Everybody wins!
     
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    Best part is no draft picks lost, no young talent lost. We have enough cheap very talented youth to make up the lost of other contracts next year like kcp, Lance and Beasley. I would only like to keep Rondo and a center (McGee) to go with Kawhi/Klay/KD/Butler etc. Exciting move by the fo and goodbye to everything Mitch and Jim related! Hello future
     
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    Clearly, Deng was untradeable. Sucks we will have some dead money on the books, but it doesn’t look like it’s much. This also allowed us to keep ALL trade assets, being draft picks and young players, for a Kawhi trade at the deadline should he make it clear to the Raptors he’s not staying and they don’t want to lose him for nothing. But main thing, Deng is gone, the horrible contracts of the Mitch/Jim era are all gone now, the Lakers future is bright now.
     
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    We could actually bring Leonard in at the deadline for a run at the ring this year if he makes it clear he's not staying after the season and will not under any circumstance re-sign with any other club than the Lakers. All on him. Then we don't get hurt too bad with what we have to give up if other teams believe him. Or not. Then f*** him too. We want stars and talented players who want to be Lakers.
     
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    I preferred Deng over Lebron tbh

    :Brows:
     
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    Ding dong the Deng is dead
    Which old Deng,
    The fossil Deng.
    Ding dong the fossil Deng is dead.
    Oh yeah, happy day
    Wake up you sleepy head
    Rub you eyes
    Get out of that bed
    You can finally get a glazed doughnut before Deng orders them all
    Wake up, the wicked old Deng is dead.
    He’s gone where the fat guys go to eat so Hostess ho ho hos
    and after that no ones knows
    Let’s open up and sign
    And ring those bells out
    Sing the news out
    Ding dong the merry oh, sing it high and sing it low
    Let them know the old a** Deng is gone.

    Click those ruby slippers together 3 times Deng. I don’t where you say you want to go. As long as it’s no
    longer the Lakers.
     
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    Fat ppl everywhere are TRIGGERED!!!
    hahaha cookie this cracked me up
     
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    Fixed it for you... I think anyone would.
     
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    that tweet from the other day suggested he'd sign with houston. will annoy me if he gets in shape and plays backup pf effectively for them.

    REALLY annoy me.
     
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    Come on now.
     
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    What odd timing for this.

    I assume the team asked Deng to give back some in a buyout and he just now relented
     
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    how do you match salaries now though? Rondo and the rest of the MEME team along with Ingram or Ball?
     
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    But, he did take the money at the expense of his career. He still has two years before he can collect social security. :)

    He definitely needed the money.
     
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    Once again, I'm thrilled. Good riddance Deng. You sucked completely and I'm so glad you are gone. LuOLD seems like a good person off court, but boy did he rob us blind. Just for his and Moz's signings Jim and Mitch deserved to go. Finally, rid of the albatrosses. Feels good!
     

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