Lebron's Reported Wish List

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#1 Mar 9, 2018 10:32am
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Lebron's Reported Wish List

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/3/8/17095658/san-antonio-spurs-end-of-dynasty-kawhi-leonard

There have been whispers, mostly on social media, about whether LeBron James would consider the Spurs because of the mutual respect between James and Popovich, now the coach of the U.S. men’s national basketball team. But I’ve consistently heard from multiple league sources that LeBron currently has only four teams on his list: the Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, and 76ers

Mar 9, 2018 10:49am
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I still think Miami has a shot to get both LeQueen & PG13. The East would be much easier for him to get to the Finals as opposed to being in the West.

Mar 9, 2018 11:12am
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V-Ice wrote:

I still think Miami has a shot to get both LeQueen & PG13. The East would be much easier for him to get to the Finals as opposed to being in the West.

yup , Miami do have a shot . Probably 1%.  Lebron will be 34 this Dec, so whichever team Sign him , they will be  getting a MJ wizard type of player . Lebron’s game can only decline . He can’t stay elite forever.

Mar 9, 2018 11:14am
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If PG13 leave , he’s going to the Lakers , not Heat 

Mar 9, 2018 11:37am
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BlakeG4MVP wrote:

V-Ice wrote:

I still think Miami has a shot to get both LeQueen & PG13. The East would be much easier for him to get to the Finals as opposed to being in the West.

yup , Miami do have a shot . Probably 1%.  Lebron will be 34 this Dec, so whichever team Sign him , they will be  getting a MJ wizard type of player . Lebron’s game can only decline . He can’t stay elite forever.

 

He's averaging a career high 9.0 assists per game this year.  While shooting 54.6%.

 

He'll decline at some point, but probably not next year.

Mar 9, 2018 11:45am
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seems like the PG13 to Lakers is writing on the wall (lakes want him, he wants the max and to live in LA). Bron probably stays with Cavs, but he's shown the willingness to jump ship. Maybe the Heat, but can't see him on Sixers due to Simmons, nor Clippers (our lack of success history still must be viewed as a deterrent), or HOU (unless CP and crew have a playoff meltdown causing Paul to maybe take less money for James to squeeze onboard).

Be interesting to see what happens to the vet guards like CP and IT. Thomas will take what he can as he's been mainly awful this year. CP has only declined partially performance wise from previous years, but has been injured on and off...but may be hard for him to take anything less than max for his last phat contract.

Mar 9, 2018 11:53am
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I think it will be a long time before we see a noticable decline to LeBron's game. He'll obviously be less athletic in a few years, but his size and skill alone should allow him to dominate his competition. Then again, I'm sure we thought the same about Kobe around 2011.
Mar 9, 2018 12:08pm
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I think CP and LeBron need to look at one year contracts if they want max dollars. A GM would have to be stupid or desperate to commit multiple years on a max contract for any player over 33. See Kobe.

Mar 9, 2018 12:11pm
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Clipps wrote:
I think it will be a long time before we see a noticable decline to LeBron's game. He'll obviously be less athletic in a few years, but his size and skill alone should allow him to dominate his competition. Then again, I'm sure we thought the same about Kobe around 2011.

 

Kobe wasn't that good in the playoffs in 2010, by his standards.  Ray Allen defended him well.

 

OT, but I had Bryant and Pierce on the same fantasy team in 2008-2009, and that team missed the playoffs, finishing 9th.  Both faded down the stretch, and would start bricking FTs too, etc.

 

I also see I had Westbrook.

 

I agree that Lebron's size should help.  He's also a good rebounder and passer, so he can contribute in different ways.

 

Back in 2011, I think I noted Bryant had over 1100 games played.  And not many make it past 1200.

Mar 9, 2018 12:48pm
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The Rockets are really going to have to do some cap gymnastics to fit Lebron in, especially with Capella as an RFA, Ariza and CP as UFAs and nobody willing to take Ryan Anderson (or PJ Tucker's) salary.

http://www.basketballinsiders.com/houston-rockets-team-salary/

Would have to be some type of situation where either Lebron or CP or both of them take huge pay cuts to be able to play with each other (not impossible BTW).

He has zero shot at a title with the Lakers, even with PG, just not enough fire power to get past the Warriors. That wouldn't make much sense.

I think it would be really cool to see Lebron go to the Sixers and team up with Simmons/Embid (and Fultz if he ever gets back on the court). He would have his typical free path to the finals every year in the east as well. That would be a team with a chance to un-seat the Warriors eventually because of their youth and free path to the finals every year.

Mar 9, 2018 12:45pm
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I bet Houston is where he really wants to go. Durant already set the stage for a super star leaving to go play for an already established super team, plus he gets to play with his buddy CP3.  I don't see the Lakers, Cleveland or 76ers a championship teams in the next 2-3 years, even with LeBron.  Houston is now and will be for the next 3 years if they get LeBron. 

Mar 9, 2018 12:49pm
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babyradar01 wrote:

I bet Houston is where he really wants to go. 

I agree, but a lot of things are going to have to happen for that to be realistic OR he is going to have to take a huge pay cut.

Mar 9, 2018 1:09pm
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trapp76 wrote:
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He has zero shot at a title with the Lakers, even with PG, just not enough fire power to get past the Warriors. That wouldn't make much sense.

They could flip some of their young assets for established players.  

Mar 9, 2018 2:05pm
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I bet he stays with the Cavs.  His wife and kids are probably settled into school and whatever by now and don't want to move.  So he probably will do what is necessary to spend as much time as he can with them.  Maybe CP3 goes to Cleveland if the Rockets refuse to give him max money and they don't do well in the playoffs this year.  Cavs could use a point guard.  Nance Jr. and Clarkson really made the Cavs a better team though not better than the Warriors.

Mar 10, 2018 11:41am
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ClipperSisyphus wrote:

I think CP and LeBron need to look at one year contracts if they want max dollars. A GM would have to be stupid or desperate to commit multiple years on a max contract for any player over 33. See Kobe.

 

If you can get those 2 on your team you don't care about the ramifications 4-5 years down the line.

Mar 10, 2018 12:33pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Clipps wrote:
I think it will be a long time before we see a noticable decline to LeBron's game. He'll obviously be less athletic in a few years, but his size and skill alone should allow him to dominate his competition. Then again, I'm sure we thought the same about Kobe around 2011.

 

Kobe wasn't that good in the playoffs in 2010, by his standards.  Ray Allen defended him well.

 

OT, but I had Bryant and Pierce on the same fantasy team in 2008-2009, and that team missed the playoffs, finishing 9th.  Both faded down the stretch, and would start bricking FTs too, etc.

 

I also see I had Westbrook.

 

I agree that Lebron's size should help.  He's also a good rebounder and passer, so he can contribute in different ways.

 

Back in 2011, I think I noted Bryant had over 1100 games played.  And not many make it past 1200.

Kobe was still a dangerous player until he tore his achilles. He did lose a lot of his athleticism before the injury, though, but he was still a 25 ppg scorer. LeBron is bigger and stronger. Unless LeBron suffers a major injury like a torn ACL or achilles. I don't think he'll see a noticable decline until his late 30's

Mar 10, 2018 1:27pm
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Dyce wrote:

trapp76 wrote:
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He has zero shot at a title with the Lakers, even with PG, just not enough fire power to get past the Warriors. That wouldn't make much sense.

They could flip some of their young assets for established players.  

Still won't be enough to beat GS. You need superstar players for that.

Mar 10, 2018 1:28pm
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trapp76 wrote:

Dyce wrote:

trapp76 wrote:
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He has zero shot at a title with the Lakers, even with PG, just not enough fire power to get past the Warriors. That wouldn't make much sense.

They could flip some of their young assets for established players.  

Still won't be enough to beat GS. You need superstar players for that.

Only HOU and PHI can really offer that type of potential.

Mar 10, 2018 2:34pm
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I think Paul George is staying with OKC.