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Luol Deng to Lakers (Four years, $72M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by batkins, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. batkins

    batkins Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Free agent Luol Deng has reached agreement on a four-year, $72 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell The Vertical.</p>&mdash; Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/749215654503280640">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. Williamson

    Williamson HARTENSTEIN ONLY FAN

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    Well that's a terrible contract. Deng won't move the needle for the Lakers and he's on the wrong side of 30. If they already had a franchise player and Deng was the kind of guy they needed to put them over the top, I'd get it - but they don't.
     
  3. Carl Herrera

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    Lol. Dang.

    He might not get the Lakers into the playoffs but he can mentor the kids and may have trade value later on.
     
  4. pippendagimp

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    WTF is this crap
     
  5. Haymitch

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    What else were the Lakers going to do with the money? Might as well throw it at Deng.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LAL now at point where even trading Lou and stretching Swaggy doesn't get them double-max space next summer. Even if they give 1st rd pick</p>&mdash; Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/749231759305412608">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And maybe given record in free agency that's OK. Deng as mentor/still quite good player is fine. Moz is eh, but they were gonna sign someone</p>&mdash; Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/749232225636450304">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  7. morpheus133

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    I think it's the 4 years on these contracts that is going to hurt them. Lakers fans are spoiled and this looks like a plan that sets them up for 4+ more years of being bad unless they get a MVP level superstar rookie draft pick.
     
  8. OlajuwonFan81

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    I mean this dude at age 35 will be making 18 million per year. By that point he will be a below average player in the NBA. It's a terrible contract.
     
  9. Baqui99

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    Building their team around Mosgov and Deng. I love it
     
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    18 M/Yr for an Ingram mentor.
     
  11. ThatBoyNick

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    How stupid, what a waste of Deng's talent.

    Why in the hell did the Lakers give to 30+ year old vets huge long term deals instead of short term? Such assholes.
     
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    Lakers plan for 2016-18 is to win another top 3 lottery pick
     
  13. CDrex

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    Holy cow, $136 million for Mozgov and Deng, with Deng reaching 35 by the end of the contract. Have fun with that Lakers.
     
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    That best not be allowed. How can it be considered a career ending injury when Dieng went on to play a 1/4 of a season with the Minnesota TImerberwolves?!
     
  16. ElPigto

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    No worries, they will get it because they are the Lakers. Basketball reasons.
     
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  17. Haymitch

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    Bad post and you should feel bad. And I do.
     
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    Deng! Deng! Deng!
     
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    I wonder if this is bigger than it looks. I've heard [from RUMORS not sauces] the Lakers are very interested in Paul, and every dime counts in that effort especially 5mil annually until 2022.
     
  20. Jontro

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    i thought he retired like in 2010
     

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