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Dave Dymond



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: 2019/2020 NBA Thread Reply with quote

I live in Toronto, and of course all the media can talk about right now is the Raptors big win. However, there is also rampant speculation going on in the media about the future of Kawhi Leonard. Although it has not been made official, the accepted story going around is that the Raptors have already offered Leonard a five year, $190 Million dollar contract, but he has reportedly told them that he is still going to file for Free Agency on June 30 in order to hear other offers.

One of the big issues is that he apparently is quite fond of Masai Ujiri, the President of the Toronto Raptors. There is a lot of speculation that Ujiri is going to be leaving Toronto to go to the Washington Wizards as President/GM and perhaps a minority owner. The story is that if Masai Ujiri leaves Toronto, Kawhi will definitely not sign with Toronto.

The other issue is (and this is the reason I am bringing it up in this thread) that Kawhi Leonard is from LA, and has supposedly told a bunch of people off the record that no matter what, he wants to go home. The media here in Toronto feel that Kawhi is planning on signing with the Lakers for sure. Other reports suggest that he would be content to sign with the Clippers. Leonard himself refuses to discuss his plans with the media but he has said many times that money will not be the deciding factor in his decision. So you LA fans could end up seeing Kawhi Leonard coming home very soon.

Ironically, the media was also speculating that if Kawhi Leonard did leave Toronto, the Raptors would make a full on push to trade for Anthony Davis. I guess that isn't happening.
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jdw
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broke this off to be the starter for the 2020 NBA thread... because who knows where The Claw is going. :)

BTW - congrats on Toronto winning the title. I was rooting for the Duba, but the Raptors winning the title is a great story. Their fans went through a lot of tough times over the years. The franchise also took a lot of crap over the last five years for being a good / very good team, but not strong enough to get to the finals. I really hate when teams like that have to eat crap. It's one thing when teams like the Lakers or Celtics have the history and fall short. But this was the best era of Raptors hoops even before the title. It's far better to be able to watch that than all the down years.
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corrado



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like Chris Paul is set to be part of another team next year:

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-relationship-between-rockets-stars-james-harden-chris-paul-termed-unsalvageable-200951028.html

God luck to whoever finds it necessary to acquire him.
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corrado



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OKC may be shedding some salary as Steven Adams, Andre Roberson and Dennis Schroder might be on the block.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look everyone:

Danny Ainge has restocked his war chest.

LMAO

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