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  • GOLDBLUM
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    RaptorsVictim wrote: View Post
    I will say something that might not be convincing at all to many - if not all - members. If I were Massai I would not sign Kawhi for a long term contract. Believe it or not, we have got the best of him this year and in my humble opinion it was because it was a contract year.
    When I think about his injury history and his strange and unclear history with Spurs, I feel very convinced that 5 years or even 4 years contract is a major and high risk.

    I understand that this approach might be very strange to many, but good management must bear in mind all factors that affect the process of decission making. The pleasure and glory of wining a title must not blind us about many things.

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  • Tmac2darak
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    S.R. wrote: View Post
    Large trees are no joke and you better not diy unless you really know what you're doing
    I just had a guy build 2 houses beside me. Worst experience in life. I was prepared.

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  • RaptorsVictim
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    Bendit wrote: View Post

    This is a fair point and worthy of consideration ... but surely the Raptors have considered the risks here and are probably the best positioned from an informational viewpoint about Kawhi's medical issues. I understand that Alex Mckechnie has a very good relationship with Kawhi and would know as well as anyone the risks. Then of course there is insurance on the contract in case of injury. Kawhi is a unique talent and probably the best two way player in the NBA alongwith all the intangibles he brings to the table as a leader.
    I understand all that and I do love Kawhi as a player and I believe he is a superstar, but let me say it in a frankly way, we got this title with Kawhi due to many reasons, many of them were out of our hands. Injury in other teams, Fred Vanvleet playing like a star, Siakam playing like a star and many factors that might not come to us again.
    Next year Gasol will make something like 25 million, and we have some meaningless contracts, we can not tighten the rope around our neck in such a way. We handled Kawhi in a very smart way, we did not play him many games to give him some rest, but this will not happen again. I will not keep gambling and keep gambling believing that it will work out again.

    I will let it go.
    Last edited by RaptorsVictim; Fri Jul 5th, 2019, 08:57 PM.

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  • Kagemusha
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    Puffer wrote: View Post

    Kawhi asked to be traded out of San Antonio. He gave his preference. Lakers or Clippers. Both of them did not make the effort it took to get him. They weren't willing to take a chance on his injury and Kawhi getting back to form. Masai went in full bore. Now he is free to make a decision. Go to the Lakers, Clippers or Toronto. Hmmmm. Which way should he go? Wonder what he will choose?
    Makes sense, as someone that values trust,
    it is very important that the team values you.
    I understand now why he requested to talk to Magic-
    And why he asked whether the Lakers attempted to trade for him.
    On the Raptors's side, trading DeMar, the face of the Raptors, for him would mean so much to him.

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  • Bendit
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    RaptorsVictim wrote: View Post
    I will say something that might not be convincing at all to many - if not all - members. If I were Massai I would not sign Kawhi for a long term contract. Believe it or not, we have got the best of him this year and in my humble opinion it was because it was a contract year.
    When I think about his injury history and his strange and unclear history with Spurs, I feel very convinced that 5 years or even 4 years contract is a major and high risk.

    I understand that this approach might be very strange to many, but good management must bear in mind all factors that affect the process of decission making. The pleasure and glory of wining a title must not blind us about many things.
    This is a fair point and worthy of consideration ... but surely the Raptors have considered the risks here and are probably the best positioned from an informational viewpoint about Kawhi's medical issues. I understand that Alex Mckechnie has a very good relationship with Kawhi and would know as well as anyone the risks. Then of course there is insurance on the contract in case of injury. Kawhi is a unique talent and probably the best two way player in the NBA alongwith all the intangibles he brings to the table as a leader.

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  • Puffer
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    Read an article that detailed some comments from Kawhi's college coach who was involved in his recruitment. Now this is the last time Kawhi was actually recruited. His only experiences after that were getting drafted and then asking to be traded.

    The coach said they (San Diego State University) approached Kawhi early. They were the first to actually try to convince him to come to their college to play ball for them. As his last season in high school progressed he started getting interest from higher level schools, like UCLA. When the time came to make a decision he chose San Diego. They approached him first, so he remained loyal to them.

    Kawhi asked to be traded out of San Antonio. He gave his preference. Lakers or Clippers. Both of them did not make the effort it took to get him. They weren't willing to take a chance on his injury and Kawhi getting back to form. Masai went in full bore. Now he is free to make a decision. Go to the Lakers, Clippers or Toronto. Hmmmm. Which way should he go? Wonder what he will choose?

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  • RaptorsVictim
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    I will say something that might not be convincing at all to many - if not all - members. If I were Massai I would not sign Kawhi for a long term contract. Believe it or not, we have got the best of him this year and in my humble opinion it was because it was a contract year.
    When I think about his injury history and his strange and unclear history with Spurs, I feel very convinced that 5 years or even 4 years contract is a major and high risk.

    I understand that this approach might be very strange to many, but good management must bear in mind all factors that affect the process of decission making. The pleasure and glory of wining a title must not blind us about many things.

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  • Bendit
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    Zainab wrote: View Post
    Uncle Dennis in SD listening to Drake. Also, Kawhi is back in SD. Happy Birthday Uncle Dennis!!!
    May I ask how you know this? Has any reliable news source confirmed this?

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  • Abbas
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    Zainab wrote: View Post
    Uncle Dennis in SD listening to Drake. Also, Kawhi is back in SD.


    https://streamable.com/4rf62
    What song of Drake is that?

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  • Zainab
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    Uncle Dennis in SD listening to Drake. Also, Kawhi is back in SD. Happy Birthday Uncle Dennis!!!


    https://streamable.com/4rf62

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  • S.R.
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    Large trees are no joke and you better not diy unless you really know what you're doing

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  • Tmac2darak
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    Bendit wrote: View Post

    Looks like he took the cheap way out ... doing it himself!. Cutting large/tall trees as you indicate need to be done in stages for control and avoid injury/destroying structures around. Would have been cheaper getting a professional. You should take pics of the scene/fence... jic he weasels out.
    Yeah I did

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  • Bendit
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    Tmac2darak wrote: View Post

    Heres the thing when u cut down a big tree cut it properly. He cut it from the bottom. Now he has to replace his fence and fix mine. Some people are soooo stupid. The sad thing is I thought it just fell so I called the city. Hes in big dodo.
    ofcourse I didnt tell them he cut it. I thought it just fell. Until .......
    Looks like he took the cheap way out ... doing it himself!. Cutting large/tall trees as you indicate need to be done in stages for control and avoid injury/destroying structures around. Would have been cheaper getting a professional. You should take pics of the scene/fence... jic he weasels out.

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  • Tmac2darak
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    Bendit wrote: View Post

    Thks. for the comic interlude! Your neighbour must be an interesting bloke... "tell them it broke itself"... hahaha... is he busy chipping away at the neat chainsaw cut he made ...to camouflage the "crime"?
    Heres the thing when u cut down a big tree cut it properly. He cut it from the bottom. Now he has to replace his fence and fix mine. Some people are soooo stupid. The sad thing is I thought it just fell so I called the city. Hes in big dodo.
    ofcourse I didnt tell them he cut it. I thought it just fell. Until .......
    Last edited by Tmac2darak; Fri Jul 5th, 2019, 06:46 PM.

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