Point guard speculation article - Russell hope

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It’s the Republic beat writer for the Suns.

Who isn't very knowledgable. I gave him benefit of doubt for a while but he was arguing with me and another fan claiming the Suns had $22 million in cap space, totally disregarding Oubre's cap hold. He said that didn't count, then deleted that tweet. It was really surprising to see.

Today or yesterday he was asking fans how to find a boxscore for a summer league game after he claimed George King was on another team already, but he wasn't sure. He learned he might be on another team by a picture of him on Utah's bench. No confirmation if it was King or not. Just a strange exchange that added another L to his history, IMO. He is a far cry from Scott Bordow or Paul Coro. He's almost gotten me to pay for The Athletic on all on his own. If he stays on as the Republics Suns beat writer then I will subscribe with whatever special they run for next NBA season.
 

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Anyone else reading the GS acquired DLO as an asset to be traded and not part of their future plans? If true, Im guessing they just see him as a filler until Klay is back?
 

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Anyone else reading the GS acquired DLO as an asset to be traded and not part of their future plans? If true, Im guessing they just see him as a filler until Klay is back?

If true, they are betting another team will pay him this amount of money. They might get stuck with him for awhile.
 

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If true, they are betting another team will pay him this amount of money. They might get stuck with him for awhile.
Also if true, why would dlo agree to this? As a FA he could choose where he’d go (although I suppose the nets could’ve matched and still traded him anywhere - but I’m pretty sure they’d have had to release him to land Durant Kyrie and Jordan). Now he goes wherever GS can get the best deal?
 

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Also if true, why would dlo agree to this? As a FA he could choose where he’d go (although I suppose the nets could’ve matched and still traded him anywhere - but I’m pretty sure they’d have had to release him to land Durant Kyrie and Jordan). Now he goes wherever GS can get the best deal?

This seems so wrong I can't believe it doesn't violate rules.
 

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This seems so wrong I can't believe it doesn't violate rules.
Not that I wish for DLo to fail, but I very much hope this blows up in the Warriors' face. Give away assets to bring him in and give him $29m a year only to find out they way overpaid and won't be able to get any value back in a trade.
 

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Not that I wish for DLo to fail, but I very much hope this blows up in the Warriors' face. Give away assets to bring him in and give him $29m a year only to find out they way overpaid and won't be able to get any value back in a trade.
Oh D-Lo is going to love tha Bay area. He does not even have to pay. All he has to do is go outside and take a deep breath. Even the fog is green there.
 

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Oh D-Lo is going to love tha Bay area. He does not even have to pay. All he has to do is go outside and take a deep breath. Even the fog is green there.
Coming from Yuma, when I went there to visit, it just felt damp all the time. The air felt thick to breath. Hard to believe, but Northern Nevada is actually LESS humidity than AZ! That was like breathing knives when you first move there! LOL. That whole area, SF to Lake Tahoe, to Reno, has some dynamic changing scenery.
 

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It's definitely being rumored that they got him as a short term hedge with Klay out and then will trade him. one name already out there is Robert Covington, Minnesota wanted Russell before the Warriors trade, they have Covington. He's a 3 and D guy so Klay would move back to the 2 when healthy(hopefully) and Covington would be the 3.

From what the articles say the idea is the only way they were going to be able to sign a guy at that level in the near future was by doing this, sign and trade for Durant get a new guy to max and then either keep him or trade him down the line.

Also Draymond is again saying he's open to extending his deal now so their intention is still very much to keep the big 3 together. I'm sure if Russell plays well enough they might decide to keep him but I just don't see enough defense with him in there.
 
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