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Where in the world is Kawhi Leonard?

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by moqui, May 3, 2018.

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Where will Kawhi play in 2018-19?

  1. San Antonio

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  2. A major market

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  3. A non-major market

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  1. moqui

    moqui hailing from parts unknown

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    so the story now is that his "people" are hoping to engineer an out from san antonio to get him to a major market - los angeles, new york or philly. only the spurs can give him the super max, so he'd be leaving a lot of money on the table. and he's a generational player so pop & rc will do everything they can to keep him in san antone. but imo, it's the most intriguing question of the offseason, more so than lebron's destination.

    i hope he stays in sa, but if not i'd love to see a way to team him with anthony davis in new orleans.
     
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  2. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto Professor Irwin Corey

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    I want him to land in whichever conference LeBron does.
     
  3. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    Clippers is my guess.
    They have Bradley and two lottery picks.
     
  4. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto Professor Irwin Corey

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    Wouldn't Bradley need to be some kind of sign and trade?
     
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  5. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    Yes but he is a Pop type player and his market isn’t going to be full since only 5 teams have real cap space and Lakers won’t waste it on him.
    Thus if he wants to get real money a sign and trade is needed.
     
  6. KaiserUEO

    KaiserUEO Living Legend

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    playing for Fiz...
     
  7. Capt. Tuttle

    Capt. Tuttle Living Legend

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    Saw a story on this. It's (allegedly) all about the shoes. Wants a royalty deal, but thinks he can't get one in SA.
    The story says KD will make $300M on his shoe deal.
     
  8. MikeSU02

    MikeSU02 All American

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    Those shoe deal numbers are often inflated to showcase the max that a player may earn on them. This also isn't the 90s and early 2000s. A few guys may make a ton, but it's not like it was.

    Kawhi's issue isn't that he's in SA, Kawhi's issue that no one knows what he sounds like. Put him in LA, he'll get drowned out even more.

    I love Kawhi. I think when healthy he's the second best player in the NBA.

    He's leaving a LOT of money on the table if he doesn't sign the super max with San Antonio. To top off his earnings, he'd still be in Texas (no state tax, I believe), playing a lot of other teams (Hou, Dal) where he won't get hit with state tax.

    If he goes to California, he doesn't get the super max, gets taxed way higher (this coming from *me* of all people), and is now in a market where you have to be at the absolute apex AND have a personality (or ability to fake it) that fits to the marketing.
     
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  9. moqui

    moqui hailing from parts unknown

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    atlanta has 4 picks in the top 34 of this year's draft

    just sayin'
     
  10. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto Professor Irwin Corey

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    They also are one of the few teams with cap room.
     
  11. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    Kawhi if he demands a trade goes to Lakers, Clippers, Celtics or 76ers.

    He isn’t going to Atlanta and a complete rebuild.