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Kevin Durant to Warriors (Two years, $54.3M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by batkins, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. sun12

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    Bay are would win for people in their 40's and 50's as well as long as people can afford it.

    What do you have in OKC? nothing and boring.

    Anyway, there is only one basketball, not sure how GSW adjusts to 3 offensive stars.
     
  2. Os Trigonum

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    so much saltiness. so much.
     
  3. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    You know, Durantula actually pulled 8 board a game this last season, and that was with Ibaka and the Kiwi running around, to say nothing of Westbrook.

    If he can actually snag 8/game for the Warriors, that would help. They'll need it. But anyway, he's a better rebounding 3 than Barnes and just better than he gets credit for anyway.

    I still wonder how good the splash triplets will be without Bogut's picks and passes. Not that he played that many minutes anyway I guess.
     
  4. what

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    That's the best part about this move, now the grizzlies are #2 favs in the west! I LOVE LIFE!
     
  5. napalm06

    napalm06 Huge Flopping Fan

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    Easy there..

    Ad hominem ("internet tough guys") already shows you're on shaky ground..

    Then the HP - Apple analogy falls very flat. It just doesn't work. Sports leagues aren't a normal employee situation, they're face-to-face, head-to-head competitions.

    Finally, he doesn't have to care what we think for us to have an opinion.
     
  6. tmacfor35

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    Hearing the All-Star Game next year is going to be the Golden State Warriors vs the East 11m
     
  7. Space Ghost

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    GSW doesnt need to adjust to 3 offensive stars. A watered down league needs to.
     
  8. JoeBarelyCares

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    I Have to agree with Steven A - weak sauce
     
  9. Texanasiafan

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    Great,

    we will see another super fall like the Lakers.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    This is the current GSW payroll: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/golden-state-warriors-team-salary/

    Likely dump Bogut's salary to make room for Durant, so they will have

    Durant
    Curry
    Thompson
    Green
    Iguodala
    Livingston
    Kevin Looney

    The rest of their carryover guys from last year are free agents.

    The Warriors will need to sign or re-sign players on the cheap to fill out the resto fthe roster. Shouldn't be too hard. Six of the guys listed above are guaranteed rotation guys, just need to find 2 more to fill out a rotation and a couple more injury insurance. The one challenge is that even old guys and unproven guys are getting paid with the new cap, so the room Mi-level exception won't look like much.
     
  11. heypartner

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    They don't really need Bogut anymore.
     
  12. chandlerbang21

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    GSW was up on Cleveland 3-1 and we all saw what happened there. The general public forgets that some players actually want to win a NBA title. David west took a 95% pay decrease to join the spurs in hopes of winning, KD is 2 years away from age 30 and he wants it now instead of waiting like people think he should
     
  13. Steve_Francis_rules

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    To the best of my knowledge, there is no precedent for this. You say like in the past, it's not automatic, but when has a recent MVP ever signed in free agency with a team that had back-to-back Finals appearances (not to mention the second best two-year regular season record in league history)?
     
  14. J.R.

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    "Hey Russ, I'm leaving. Leaving for those guys. Sorry!"

    ...

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ayesha Curry probably won’t tweet about the NBA being rigged anymore, right?</p>&mdash; Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) <a href="https://twitter.com/JensenClan88/status/749999457144451072">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  15. Texanasiafan

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    Super team failed more than won in this league.
     
  16. MourningWood

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    Westbrook's going to get moved by next year's deadline, at the latest, and I bet the Lakers are waiting to pounce with assets galore at their disposal (Ingram, Russell, Randle, Clarkson, futures, etc.).
     
  17. SF3isBack!!

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    No point in watching the nba anymore.
     
  18. MistaK

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    I take back everything I had been saying about KD and how he couldn't possibly join a team that kicked them out of the playoffs, how he was a competitor, etc.

    LeBron forming super-teams twice was bad (although his move back to CLE is something I did respect) but this move by KD is taking it to another level.

    You consider yourself one of the best players in the game, you could hang with the 14/15 champs in a playoff series and then go join them, cause you failed to close them out? weak! lost all respect for him
     
  19. MrButtocks

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    Maybe this blows up in their faces? Sucks Durant went there, but he's free to go where he likes. People bashed Lebron for going to Miami, but he won two championships there. Durant clearly wants the same.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For Nike, this is a coup: It wanted to slow UnderArmour's momentum with Steph Curry and Warriors. Now, KD promises to impact Curry's star.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749997778844192768">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Stephen A Smith calls this KD move to Golden State the &quot;weakest move (he's) ever seen from a superstar. Plain and simple.&quot;<br>Thoughts?</p>&mdash; The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheUndefeated/status/749997162612809728">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/KDTrey5">@KDTrey5</a> I love you son, I'm proud of you. CONGRATS. <a href="https://twitter.com/okcthunder">@okcthunder</a> I will always love you all…ALWAYS</p>&mdash; Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) <a href="https://twitter.com/MamaDurant/status/749998031185932288">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Next summer presents the challenge for GSW when Durant likely opts-out. With non-bird rights GSW will need to carve out $35m in room.</p>&mdash; Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) <a href="https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/749999326483607552">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One of the first orders of business now for Golden State, sources say, is finding a trade partner for Andrew Bogut to shed his $11 million.</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/749997142261899264">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With arrival of Durant, source says the Warriors will renounce their rights to the center Festus Ezeli making him an unrestricted free agent</p>&mdash; Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/749996993779421184">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In meeting, Bob Myers told Durant: Without you, we can another title or two. Without us, you might win too. Together? We'll win a bunch.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749996099700662272">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There's been tremendous pressure within Durant's inner-circle to make dramatic move, to ride endorsement wave of change. Well, he did it.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749994835344580608">July 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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