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That way Lebron can have his way and do what he wants
He is the King.
Sounds like the Burger King "have it your way".

If we do get a DIVA please get Durant instead of Lebron. I don't know if I can cheer for Lebron.
 
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He is the King.
Sounds like the Burger King "have it your way".

If we do get a DIVA please get Durant instead of Lebron. I don't know if I can cheer for Lebron.

Ah, we would all be screaming at the top of our lungs... King James! :)
 

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He is the King.
Sounds like the Burger King "have it your way".

If we do get a DIVA please get Durant instead of Lebron. I don't know if I can cheer for Lebron.
Oh don't worry, if we trade for Lebron we probably won't have much to cheer about.
 

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Oh don't worry, if we trade for Lebron we probably won't have much to cheer about.
Other than the fact a contending team is adding an all-NBA player with championship pedigree. To me it would depend on the package. Given Lebron’s defensive decline keeping Bridges would be a must. With our big-4 you could put any average rim-protected at the 5 and we’re golden.
 
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Other than the fact a contending team is adding an all-NBA player with championship pedigree. To me it would depend on the package. Given Lebron’s defensive decline keeping Bridges would be a must. With our big-4 you could put any average rim-protected at the 5 and we’re golden.

It's hard to get the salaries to work without using Bridges. I'm not sure if there is a waiting period if Cam Johnson is extended.

Of course trading Chris Paul makes it much easier.
 

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It's hard to get the salaries to work without using Bridges. I'm not sure if there is a waiting period if Cam Johnson is extended.

Of course trading Chris Paul makes it much easier.
I’m just humoring Flex’s teases. I would definitely sell off Ayton/Bridges and any future picks for KD though.
 

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Absolutely nuts that Adam Silver hasn’t address this more concretely throughout the playoffs besides fines:
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I’m just humoring Flex’s teases. I would definitely sell off Ayton/Bridges and any future picks for KD though.

I wouldn’t mortgage the future for KD. A 33 year old who’s owed 200 million over the next four years with a history of injury problems? Nope.

It could get ugly real quick.
 

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I’m just humoring Flex’s teases. I would definitely sell off Ayton/Bridges and any future picks for KD though.
Not me. I don't believe losing Ayton/Bridges and future picks leaves us enough to win a championship at least right away. His calf muscle will always need to be babied (it usually never regains full strength after an achilles tear) and I just don't believe he's going to be one of those 36 year olds defying father time.
 

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Not me. I don't believe losing Ayton/Bridges and future picks leaves us enough to win a championship at least right away. His calf muscle will always need to be babied (it usually never regains full strength after an achilles tear) and I just don't believe he's going to be one of those 36 year olds defying father time.
I’m higher on superstars than role players especially when our own superstars aren’t superstarsy enough as it is. The calf thing is legit but this should be his first full off-season healthy in years. Still can’t believe he played in the Olympics last year.
 

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Absolutely nuts that Adam Silver hasn’t address this more concretely throughout the playoffs besides fines:
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They really have to do something. The number of times players step out of bounds on the step back and now you have the risk they step on a bench player and roll an ankle or something.

Fines don't work technicals are needed
 

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I’m higher on superstars than role players especially when our own superstars aren’t superstarsy enough as it is. The calf thing is legit but this should be his first full off-season healthy in years. Still can’t believe he played in the Olympics last year.
The league runs on superstars so yeah, I'm higher on them too but don't discount the value of quality role players. You need both.

And depending on older players that have struggled with late career injuries to suddenly play full seasons and shine in the postseason is a huge risk.

Personally, I wouldn't trade Bridges straight up for Durant at this stage of Kevin's career.
 
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I’m higher on superstars than role players especially when our own superstars aren’t superstarsy enough as it is. The calf thing is legit but this should be his first full off-season healthy in years. Still can’t believe he played in the Olympics last year.

At times Kevin Durant carried that U.S. Olympic team.
 

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The league runs on superstars so yeah, I'm higher on them too but don't discount the value of quality role players. You need both.

And depending on older players that have struggled with late career injuries to suddenly play full seasons and shine in the postseason is a huge risk.

Personally, I wouldn't trade Bridges straight up for Durant at this stage of Kevin's career.
I think you’d be alone there Steve.
 

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Have a listen to this guy. Everyone is making Suns videos now.
I think this guy is a time traveler? or a substance abuser.
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P.s. Sorry if one of you made the video all in good fun.
See if you can find the tiny bit of misinformation in the video.
Wow just wow
 
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Have a listen to this guy. Everyone is making Suns videos now.
I think this guy is a time traveler? or a substance abuser.
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P.s. Sorry if one of you made the video all in good fun.
See if you can find the tiny bit of misinformation in the video.
Wow just wow
lol.
 

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Have a listen to this guy. Everyone is making Suns videos now.
I think this guy is a time traveler? or a substance abuser.
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P.s. Sorry if one of you made the video all in good fun.
See if you can find the tiny bit of misinformation in the video.
Wow just wow

This was funny

I turned this off when he said Ayton was struggling guarding Dame Lillard in the playoffs.
 
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