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I realize the Hawks have ZERO chance of signing Kawhi this year - not enough money for max deal for anyone and timing not right plus Kawhi not interested in Atlanta right now anyway - so that is three strikes/Hawks out.   However read below.....If Kawhi signs two year deal w/ player option for 3rd year - that might give Schlenk/Hawks a chance in 2021.

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Where will Kawhi Leonard play next season?

The NBA Finals MVP is tough to read, but our panel now predicts a Toronto Raptors return as most likely. In February, the Clippers got 66.7% of the vote.

Wherever he ends up, pay attention to the number of years on Leonard's next contract. A two-year deal (maybe with a player option) would let him hit the market again with 10 years of service, and he then would be able to earn significantly more long-term money.

Forecast Results

TEAM VOTE (%)
1. Toronto Raptors 66.7
2. LA Clippers

33.7

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I'm still saying this now if I'm Kwahi why leave a city that literally now loves me, and I can't do anything wrong? Especially a city that had no prior big name legend. Basically to Toronto he is Micheal Jordan.

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On 6/26/2019 at 4:58 PM, Zone#7 said:

I'm still saying this now if I'm Kwahi why leave a city that literally now loves me, and I can't do anything wrong? Especially a city that had no prior big name legend. Basically to Toronto he is Micheal Jordan.

Maybe he doesn’t speak French?

Maybe he’s tired of having to keep up with his passport?

Maybe he hates wearing gloves and a tunic?

Maybe he is tired of busting his *** on black ice?

Maybe he’s not a fan of ice fishing?

Maybe Kawhi gets perturbed by the phrase “Eh?”

 

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2 hours ago, g-dawg said:

Maybe he doesn’t speak French?

Maybe he’s tired of having to keep up with his passport?

Maybe he hates wearing gloves and a tunic?

Maybe he is tired of busting his *** on black ice?

Maybe he’s not a fan of ice fishing?

Maybe Kawhi gets perturbed by the phrase “Eh?”

 

We're becoming globalized anyway. 

He can move there 

This isn't legend of Zelda 

Makes me think of Goodie Sky high in regards to black ice.

He can go Polar bear bowling then 

Well I need Canadian bacon eh!

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14 hours ago, Zone#7 said:

We're becoming globalized anyway. 

He can move there 

This isn't legend of Zelda 

Makes me think of Goodie Sky high in regards to black ice.

He can go Polar bear bowling then 

Well I need Canadian bacon eh!

I don’t believe Kawhi feels bound at all to Toronto.

We have already seen Kawhi change teams three times.  He is not easily influenced and he had already won another NBA Finals somewhere else - it likely all comes down to where does he want to live?   Wherever he goes, said team will have a good shot at the Finals.   Especially if he goes to Lakers.    Kawhi has already left $80mm on table.   Probably looking for two year deal and then opt out for Supermax in 2021 and his last contract then.

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Yeah my theory is that Kwahi did want to go to the Lakers, but no one wants to play with Lebron anymore. They've seen how he's done the teams, and what happens when he leaves. 

Edit: no matter what happens in next 3 years if Lebron retires I could see Paul George and Kwahi Flip to Lakers that's my theory.

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3 hours ago, Zone#7 said:

Yeah my theory is that Kwahi did want to go to the Lakers, but no one wants to play with Lebron anymore. They've seen how he's done the teams, and what happens when he leaves. 

Edit: no matter what happens in next 3 years if Lebron retires I could see Paul George and Kwahi Flip to Lakers that's my theory.

 

Yep

 

GM Lebron would've left Kawhi and AD with a team in cap **** and no picks for a couple of years.

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25 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

Yep

 

GM Lebron would've left Kawhi and AD with a team in cap **** and no picks for a couple of years.

It has to be a blow to his ego.  But when you simply swing from team to team, why would anyone invest in playing with you long term.  

Dude will probably be playing for the Chinese National Team in 2 years to further build his global brand

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45 minutes ago, FalconsIn2020 said:

It has to be a blow to his ego.  But when you simply swing from team to team, why would anyone invest in playing with you long term.  

Dude will probably be playing for the Chinese National Team in 2 years to further build his global brand

 

Lebron building a superteam in China lmao

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1 hour ago, GEORGIAfan said:

I don't think it was about joining the Lakers. In 2 years Kawhi will be eligible for the 35% max with 8% raises.  It was a pure money move. 

That's probably also the case, but make no mistake no one wants to play with Lebron. Just like jayu70 I got someone in the know he's told me that time and again for this last year.

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6 hours ago, g-dawg said:

That’s exactly what it was - thus my opening post.

Yea, but he would still get more money with the clippers and it is his childhood city. I don't think Kawhi is going to ring chase to come here. 

6 hours ago, Zone#7 said:

That's probably also the case, but make no mistake no one wants to play with Lebron. Just like jayu70 I got someone in the know he's told me that time and again for this last year.

I agree. People see lebron like the old alpha lion. Some still respect him, while others want the throne. Plus Lebron never gets the blame for lack of success and gets the bulk of the credit. Kyrie made amends and still Lakers were never on the radar. 

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9 hours ago, GEORGIAfan said:

I don't think it was about joining the Lakers. In 2 years Kawhi will be eligible for the 35% max with 8% raises.  It was a pure money move. 

I don't see Kawhi leaving the Clippers in the future. They will be good with George and Kawhi paired up with whomever over the years; both will get PAID; may win a ring/may not; play in SoCal/home.

Hawks need to stay the course of what Schlenk is doing and see what happens down the road; draft well, collect assets, develop the team core, then see what FA move could be viable. Hawks are likely 3 seasons away from being legitimate title contender, if then.

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We need to have #1 pick for next year then **** it cause Edward's is a Georgia product he needs to stay in state.

Tired of everyone wanting to go home let Edward's stay home please!

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