Why I don't want Durant

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ok. This seems the best thread for this conversation. If the Durant deal does not happen, when then?

First. Go for a veteran pg who will chase a ring for cheap. Augustin, Bledsoe, or Shroeder.
Second. Look for a pf that could displace Crowder. I understand that they might let Cam Johnson do that, and if so, they would be looking for a 3 or 4. Bazemore would be a nice pick up if we could somehow swing it. Of course Abdel Nader is still available.
 

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ok. This seems the best thread for this conversation. If the Durant deal does not happen, when then?

First. Go for a veteran pg who will chase a ring for cheap. Augustin, Bledsoe, or Shroeder.
Second. Look for a pf that could displace Crowder. I understand that they might let Cam Johnson do that, and if so, they would be looking for a 3 or 4. Bazemore would be a nice pick up if we could somehow swing it. Of course Abdel Nader is still available.
Unfortunately, none of that moves the needle closer to a title.
 

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ok. This seems the best thread for this conversation. If the Durant deal does not happen, when then?

First. Go for a veteran pg who will chase a ring for cheap. Augustin, Bledsoe, or Shroeder.
Second. Look for a pf that could displace Crowder. I understand that they might let Cam Johnson do that, and if so, they would be looking for a 3 or 4. Bazemore would be a nice pick up if we could somehow swing it. Of course Abdel Nader is still available.
Eric Gordon and Kyle Kuzma if they want more the shot creator types that won’t cost an arm/leg.
 

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Eric Gordon and Kyle Kuzma if they want more the shot creator types that won’t cost an arm/leg.
Getting those two guys would be great pickups to add to our depth/bench.
 

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If we add Kuz/Gordon, I'd like our roster even better than last year.
 

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This is a team game.

Who did Iverson have with him in his prime? Theo Ratliff and Eric Snow? Going up against prime Kobe and Shaq

Same with Barkley. One hall of famer going up against 2 usually isn’t going to go well
He had dikembe. But the pairing still pales in comparison to the lakers talent.
 

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Kuzma is a starting 4 but he’s only got a year left on his contract. I thought he was on a longer deal.

He has this coming season under contract and a player option for the following season. I wonder what he'd cost.

Washington has a few other guys they'd probably prefer to get minutes at forward like Rui Hachimura. Deni Avdija, Corey Kispert, and Porzingis. They also just acquired Will Barton who will see some SF minutes. Getting something for Kuzma would free up playing time and get them something before he leaves. I doubt he'd stay in Washington since they're a lotto team and they're not due to have cap space anytime soon unless Porzingis opts out, which isn't likely.
 

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The last step is the hardest.
the last step happens mid-season when there's more teams giving up on their season, and/or rebuilding and willing to move a star player for our first round picks and parts
 

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the last step happens mid-season when there's more teams giving up on their season, and/or rebuilding and willing to move a star player for our first round picks and parts
Maybe they can trade for Torrey Craig again.
 

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Probably more like three strikes and you are out.
 

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Kuzma is a starting 4 but he’s only got a year left on his contract. I thought he was on a longer deal.
Kuzma would be a good fit if we lost Cam. I'd rather keep Cam for a small PF and go after a bigger PF to help DA. You know...someone who has actually played PF in college.
Unless we get Durant then I'm fine with him being PF next to DA.
 
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