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    Does Masai really have a strong relationship with him...enough to pull him away?

  • #2
    Not really. It's a pipe dream
    Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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    • #3
      rightsideup wrote: View Post
      Does Masai really have a strong relationship with him...enough to pull him away?
      I mean its basically nothing but a dream at this point, but who knows in a year or 2. I never expected KD to leave OKC or Kawhi to leave the Spurs, but here we are. Shit happens.

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      • #4
        Can RR be called out for "tampering"....

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        • #5
          They certainly have a history.

          But the gameplanning for 2021 can't rely on just Giannis coming. It's always a safer bet for a star to stay, unless they've already made noise asking for trades. But there's a huge free agent class in 2021, and so Giannis as a plan A makes sense, because there's a decent number of plan B's - all of whom can be chased at the same time if you take care of your cap situation, and even pitched on pairing with Giannis/each other if they agree to come.
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          • #6
            Let’s look at it from his point of view:
            - organization with good/stellar reputation
            - who just won the league
            ​​​​​​- led by a president with your nationality (Nigerian)
            - who knew and was chasing you before you were drafted
            - who just wants to win and has built a team to succeed now and in the future
            ​​​​​​- whose personal mission is spreading your sport in your home continent
            - with a number two star from your neighbouring country (Siakam from Cameroon)
            - in a city with the largest fan base from your second country (Greece) in the league
            - with far more money and a far bigger market than your current club
            - whose marketing is built around glorifying being outsiders in a US league
            - in a league where the top stars feel more and more free to be ‘selfish’ in picking their club

            We’ve got to be near the top of his list ...

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            • #7
              Kuh wrote: View Post
              Let’s look at it from his point of view:
              - organization with good/stellar reputation
              - who just won the league
              ​​​​​​- led by a president with your nationality (Nigerian)
              - who knew and was chasing you before you were drafted
              - who just wants to win and has built a team to succeed now and in the future
              ​​​​​​- whose personal mission is spreading your sport in your home continent
              - with a number two star from your neighbouring country (Siakam from Cameroon)
              - in a city with the largest fan base from your second country (Greece) in the league
              - with far more money and a far bigger market than your current club
              - whose marketing is built around glorifying being outsiders in a US league
              - in a league where the top stars feel more and more free to be ‘selfish’ in picking their club

              We’ve got to be near the top of his list ...
              This reminds me of how we talked ourselves into being near the top of KD's list... and then we didn't even get a meeting.

              The Bucks just signed his brother. We would be able to offer less guaranteed money. If they stay, three of our key players will be near the end of their careers in two years. If not, we will have big holes to fill.

              It's a nice dream to have but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
              It's the Spicy Show! Time to cook.

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              • #8
                Bendit wrote: View Post
                Can RR be called out for "tampering"....
                From what Magic said and the Lakers got away with, no... Not unless Masai is on the forum at the same time we make the pitch.

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                • #9
                  We would need to attract 2 prime FA to make Giannis one of them imo .... added to Pascal and OG.
                  $80M to spend is only 2 prime FA these days.

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                  • #10
                    DanH wrote: View Post
                    They certainly have a history.

                    But the gameplanning for 2021 can't rely on just Giannis coming. It's always a safer bet for a star to stay, unless they've already made noise asking for trades. But there's a huge free agent class in 2021, and so Giannis as a plan A makes sense, because there's a decent number of plan B's - all of whom can be chased at the same time if you take care of your cap situation, and even pitched on pairing with Giannis/each other if they agree to come.
                    At the very least the Raps are probably going to get a meeting which is nice.

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                    • #11
                      Kuh wrote: View Post
                      Let’s look at it from his point of view:
                      - organization with good/stellar reputation
                      - who just won the league
                      ​​​​​​- led by a president with your nationality (Nigerian)
                      - who knew and was chasing you before you were drafted
                      - who just wants to win and has built a team to succeed now and in the future
                      ​​​​​​- whose personal mission is spreading your sport in your home continent
                      - with a number two star from your neighbouring country (Siakam from Cameroon)
                      - in a city with the largest fan base from your second country (Greece) in the league
                      - with far more money and a far bigger market than your current club
                      - whose marketing is built around glorifying being outsiders in a US league
                      - in a league where the top stars feel more and more free to be ‘selfish’ in picking their club

                      We’ve got to be near the top of his list ...
                      i mean when you put it this way the bucks would be stupid not to just trade him to us now so they don't lose the asset for nothing.

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                      • #12
                        Bendit wrote: View Post
                        Can RR be called out for "tampering"....
                        Tampering doesn't exist anymore. League officials trying to enforce anti-tampering is like mall cops trying to defuse a nuclear warhead.
                        ==Glad to have doubted the doubters==

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                        • #13
                          if the league has truly turned power over to big time players versus team pitches, then i don't think giannis will be coming here unfortunately.

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                          • #14
                            Who knows, I doubt Giannis comes. Alll the same, looking forward to seeing what Masai can pull off. So happy he is staying, the guy is a killer.

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                            • #15
                              I'd kinda prefer Raptors fans don't go the way of Lakers and Clippers fans, obsessing over another player's star with a kinda entitled attitude about it (not calling out anyone here, just an attitude I've seen from Raptors fans elsewhere). If things line up for Masai to make a pitch to Giannis, great. If not, 2021 is still a really good draft class that's worth clearing space for.

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