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LeBron wants Luke Walton out

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by ashleyem, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. J.R.

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    Luke Walton is done. I can confirm from 3 different sources I trust. I've also been told Ty Lue 75-80% chance will be the next coach.

    Highest probability of what they'll look like next year although it's not set in stone:

    Ty Lue is HC
    LeBron is your star
    Anthony Davis via Klutch Sports is next to LeBron
    Kuzma or Ingram, one of those two will not be traded to get AD and that's your team.

    You will hear Kyrie's name
    You will hear Klay's name
    You will hear KD (many will dismiss it but I'm told he doesn't want to leave California)
     
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  2. Swiss Roll

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    Thats like if LeBron said that he wants guys who can go off for 50 and Magic proceeds to sign Corey Brewer, Terrence Ross, and Andre Miller, and Brandon Jennings. While LeBron was incorrect in his belief that increased off-ball play by him would increase his effectiveness, that's no excuse to sign zero shooters whatsoever.
     
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  3. sirjesse

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    Lebron, the NBA version of the Apprentice.
     
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  4. Easy

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    Rondo fits the bill of tough playmaker. LeBron the GM has a pretty bad track record. Actually with his power of influence in team building, if he was smarter in that, he could have won more championships in Cleveland.
     
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  5. J.R.

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    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    I have heard Ty Lue, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson as names floated. FYI Mark Jackson is repped by KLUTCH.

    Regarding Anthony Davis...... answer me this.

    In July, if Kyrie Irving goes with KD to the Knicks and if Boston then pulls back and does not offer Tatum in an Anthony Davis trade.....then what? What if the offers are Jaylen Brown+Picks vs Lakers core vs mystery team offer?
     
  7. amaru

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    Puke Walton sucks
     
  8. Swiss Roll

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    And Stephenson and Beasley? It doesn't excuse letting Randle and Lopez walk either.

    Where do the extra titles in Cleveland come from? Even if Irving doesn't get traded (even tho LeBron disapproved of a trade), how do they beat the Warriors in '17 or '18? They weren't even close in those matchups.
     
  9. Easy

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    Well, I am not saying that the Lakers are blameless. I love how LeBron and the Lakers deserve each other. :D

    To recount the whole history of LeBron's GM-ing will be a long post and I don't have the time to do it. I am sure many people on this board can if they want to. He had some bad roster demands back even in the days of his first Cavs tenure. The only thing that saved him in Miami was Riley's toughness in not catering to his whims. Again, I am not saying that the Cleveland FO was blameless. But the FO was not the only culprit for never able to build a dominant team having LeBron as the cornerstone. LeBron has a role in making his own bed too.

    Anyway, whenever the star player tries to play the GM role, it usually doesn't end well. In fact, it usually is not a good idea to let the coach be the GM.
     
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    Call me crazy but i don't think Ainge trades for Davis if Irving is leaving. I might be wrong but, moving Tatum (Brown and picks is not better than the Lakers package, especially with their pick being in lottery) and pieces for Davis expiring doesn't make sense to me if Irving bolts.
     
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    I know its a joke, but I did see Lue at summer league with Lebron, also in person at the Rams/Cowboys playoff game with Rondo, Beas, Javale, and others. They are at least still cool. I'm not sure who Lebron would want as a coach that is available. He should have just signed with the Spurs.
     
  12. Deuce

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    Right, so then where does that leave an Anthony Davis trade? Lakers? anyone else have a package as good as the Lakers at that point?

    Lakers have a shot at Davis if Kyrie leaves.
     
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    Isn't there still a team that can offer the services of a former 6th man of the year plus a few future 1st Rounders? ;);)
     
  14. whiskeyred

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    Hey Magic, get me someone that can ball while I sit over here bake cookies - don't worry I'll activate when time is right - you'll see
     
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    Why are they catering to a 34 year old player? They should have never signed Lebron, he is not going to stick around at this level for much longer, already showing signs of decline.

    They should have let the young guys develop ala Philly.

    DD
     
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    LeBron hasn't been the same for a couple years now. Harden is a better defender than him in the regular season.
     
  17. Fyreball

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    LeBron still has that extra gear for the playoffs that other players don't seem to have. Too bad the Lakers won't be making the playoffs.....
     
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    Why would Anthony Davis go play with 34 yo Lebron in the West when he can cakewalk to the finals in the east with a better team in Boston?
     
  19. vlaurelio

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    yeah cause he coasts and paces himself in the east playing with 2 superstars all the time
     
  20. MorningZippo

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    If Lebron stayed out of the front office and didn’t constantly make short sighted decisions regarding personnel, it’s extremely likely that he would have been on a 50+ win team.

    Also, Miami definitely would have won 50 games without him the first couple of seasons.
     
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