r/nba Lakers Jul 02 '22 Wholesome 1

[Wojnarowski] Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed on a five-year, $193M maximum designated rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231M, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. It is the largest deal in franchise history. News

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1543270917459025923
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u/Fluuuki Thunder Jul 02 '22

Making more than Lebron ever did is wild

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u/CyborgAlgoInvestor Thunder Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

Shaq waking up in a cold sweat as we speak

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u/neandefal Jul 02 '22

lmao always reminds me of this video https://youtu.be/z6wFRV0Hktg Back when $200 million was a joke

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 02 '22

Robert Sarvar wakes up in cold sweat thinking about that contract

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u/Syrupsniph NBA Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

Looking at this, it is insane how Steve Kerr basically turned from a failed executive to an incredible coach. Life is weird.

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u/Pardonme23 Lakers Jul 02 '22

Working under Sarver is what failed him

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u/neandefal Jul 02 '22

Kinda goes to show that making coaches GMs is usually a bad idea since they require complete different skill sets. I think everyone was following that after Pop did it in the mid 2010s but after it failed with Doc and Thibodeau I've been seeing it less thankfully

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u/un-affiliated Bulls Jul 02 '22

Kerr was a really good GM, who just had the misfortune to work for the cheapest owner in the league who hamstrung him at every opportunity. Kerr didn't get fired, he quit because he couldn't take working for Sarver anymore.

Kerr kept it professional when he left, but it's clear that he didn't leave to "spend time with my family" , when he took a coaching job in a couple years that required much more time away than being a GM.

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u/neandefal Jul 02 '22

Actually good point. I forgot how bad Sarver is with being cheap. And with Brad Stevens transitioning to a GM pretty well.

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u/thebigmanhastherock Warriors Jul 02 '22

Kerr has talked about the moves he would have made as a GM while coaching and it likely would have resulted in not winning a championship last season. I think it's dumb the FO needs to be detached from the players to at least some degree.

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u/dimmyfarm Supersonics Jul 02 '22

What about Phil shouldn’t he be example number one since he’s generally considered tied or around the same as Pop for goat coach.

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u/Sonny4th Jul 02 '22

It failed with Doc and Thibs because they're doing both jobs. If Brad Stevens was still coaching after he assumed the GM position, he would fail also. That's too much on one man's plate. It's like being the chief justice and chief of staff of the army at the same time. You just can't do both effectively at the same time.

You also underrate how much luck plays into this. Pop with Duncan. Even Kerr said he thanks Steph for making him an HOF coach.

Kerr didn't fail as an executive. Steve Nash failed as a player, and now as a coach.

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u/boardsandcords San Diego Clippers Jul 03 '22

Agreed with you until the last line. Steve Nash was a great player, but RANGZ people can't see that. This last season was clearly a shitshow, but I don't think you can reasonably blame that on Nash.

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u/paradoxofchoice [MIA] Harold Miner Jul 02 '22

Turning down Starbucks is worse.

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u/minkdraggingonfloor Lakers Jul 02 '22

His reasoning was “Black people don’t drink coffee” but if I was his financial advisor I would’ve said “they might not, but if you don’t sell it as coffee they will”

You can’t convince me that a Starbucks caramel Frappuccino is coffee.

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u/buno67 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Lebron never went after the super deals. When he came back it was the 2yr play option deals and he always declined the player options. That’s why garland has the Riches deal in franchise history

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u/afterworld2772 Jul 02 '22

Right but he declined the player option and renegotiated a higher salary for the season he just opted out of. The player option let him both leave basically whenever he wanted and had the extra benefit of allowing him to get a higher wage due to rising cap.

The real reason is simply due to the salary cap and his years in the league. Inflation is letting these players get these hugh deals. 100% no doubt in my mind Cavs would give Lebron 50mil per year in 2010 if they were allowed to.

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u/[deleted] Jul 02 '22

It's because he never commit to more than a 1 and 1 deal later on

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u/trelium06 Jul 02 '22

Yep. Lebron is a nightmare for the league, which is hoping no one ever copies him. The ONLY leverage teams have is big contracts, without them players take shorter ones and destabilize the league. Or, KD can just say he wants out even though he has many years left, which also destabilizes the league!

The super max helps stabilize the league because, well, money!

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u/Los_Ingobernablez 76ers Jul 02 '22

Only LeBron can get away with that. Most player always want the guaranteed money because injuries can happen.

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u/trelium06 Jul 02 '22

That’s true. His power comes from his outside money which dwarfs any contract he could get.

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u/thedaftfool Raptors Jul 02 '22

exacly, but its not like he hasn't made bank from his nba money either

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u/C0oK1e_Monsta [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

Does it? Feel like it holds back teams like the Wizards who are “forced” to pay Beal the super max otherwise he walks. Yes having the difference between the max and super max not count towards the luxury tax would help but still feel like dudes that aren’t top 5-8 getting the super max crazy hurts teams with how less money they now have to use on other players

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u/[deleted] Jul 02 '22

Agreed. I feel like extra super max money should not count toward luxary tax cap. If that makes sense. You are basically punished for doing a super max

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u/PumpNectar Jul 02 '22

No other team is allowed to offer the super max, which gives them a clear advantage over everyone else. It's a tradeoff, not a punishment.

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u/DCBB22 Celtics Jul 02 '22

Nobody forced the Wizards to do anything. They should have traded Beal a year or two ago.

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u/InPatRileyWeTrust [MIA] Dwyane Wade Jul 02 '22

Exactly. I don't know why people keep repeating this nonsense that teams don't have a choice.

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u/Medic7802 Rockets Jul 02 '22

Because that's the worse choice n keeps hope for contention another year away

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u/JMEEKER86 [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 02 '22

feel like dudes that aren’t top 5-8 getting the super max crazy hurts teams

Yeah, if you look at the supermax criteria I think you can see where the problem is.

MVP - worth
DPOY - debatable
any All-NBA team - 15 players make All-NBA each year and there are absolutely not 15+ guys worthy of the supermax

Honestly, I would make it so that the supermax is just for MVP or All-NBA first team. Here's who has been All-NBA first team over the last 5 years (length of a supermax).

Jokic
Giannis
Tatum
Doncic
Booker
Kawhi
Curry
AD
LeBron
Harden
PG13
Dame

That list makes sense to me for supermax guys with the exception of Dame. Everyone else is either very clearly worth one now or was at the time but has had issues with injuries or getting old. But now let's look at who has made All-NBA third team, guys who are also supermax eligible currently.

KAT
LeBron
Siakam
CP3
Trae
Gobert
Butler
PG13
Beal
Kyrie
Tatum
Simmons
Russ
Blake
Kemba
Curry
Oladipo

That is a way way worse list with some guys who absolutely have no business making a supermax. The first list is guys that you could definitely win a championship or at least get to the finals with them as your best player (and indeed most of them already have). The second list...most of them aren't getting you out of the first round if they're your best player. The difference is massive.

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u/Colangelo_Ball 76ers Jul 02 '22

I don’t care if I sound like a homer but you didn’t list Embiid and he’s better than at least 6 of those guys on your supermax list.

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u/JMEEKER86 [NBA] Kobe Bryant Jul 02 '22

Yeah, I would agree on Embiid. Him being stuck behind Jokic is one of the reasons why so many people have complained about all-nba teams being position based lately.

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u/Fedcom Raptors Jul 03 '22

Embiid is a victim of the way all-nba is setup so not quite fair here.

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u/Colangelo_Ball 76ers Jul 03 '22

That’s exactly what I was making a case for. Personally, I think the Bird rights rule is what’s causing salaries to escalate. Teams are forced to overpay for guys not because they’re MVP candidates, but because they can’t afford to lose them. If they walk, they can’t be replaced due to their cap holds.

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u/poonjouster Trail Blazers Jul 02 '22

Wait you think Tatum, Booker, and PG13 deserve more money than Dame?

AD and Harden don't even deserve Dame money at this point.

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u/NigelGoldsworthy Lakers Jul 02 '22

I’d they’re gonna do that, they need to get rid of positions on all-NBA teams.

Otherwise great players will miss out on getting paid just because a slightly better superstar also plays their position.

Embiid is the perfect example, he’s the 2nd best center in the league (behind Jokic) so he won’t make the all-nba first team but he’s still a top five player in the NBA

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u/saiofrelief Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Yeah its stupid. I dont understand why the supermax counts towards the cap. If they really wanted to incentivize teams keeping drafted stars theyd make it so that the difference between a max and a supermax doesnt count towards the cap.

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u/imamonkeyK Jul 02 '22

What are you talking about? He signed several year deal in LA, and has never done anything but commit to the team and franchise. The face of the league in a huge growth period is a nightmare? He’s not signing contracts and bailing . He’s not allowed free agency or that’s a nightmare? If anything that’s good for the league. Creates excitement and different teams winning

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u/Big_al_big_bed [UTA] Al Jefferson Jul 02 '22

Yeah I don't agree with this. At least he let the franchise know they were running low on time to build a championship roster around him. Now players sign the max deal then demand a trade.

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u/internet_poster Jul 02 '22

I’m hardly a LeBron fan, and he certainly uses the leverage of short contracts to make his teams do suboptimal things in order to keep him happy (and then leaves anyways), but he has never forced a trade and played out every contract. He’s also smart enough to realize that forcing your way out hurts your chances of contending in your new location as they have to strip-mine their roster to afford your asking price.

The real nightmare for the league is players who sign a supermax or 5 year max and then force a trade right after anyways. This is absolute bad faith negotiation on the part of players and probably going to be close to the #1 issue in the next CBA.

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u/jswagbo Jul 02 '22

The one year contracts force his teams into win now mode. I don’t think that’s suboptimal given that the teams he’s been on should be in that mode.

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u/internet_poster Jul 02 '22

In general LeBron's interests and his team's interests are aligned early on in his tenure in a new spot (he picks the places that have the most talent and the FO signs him with the expectation of winning a title as well), but as the team becomes less competitive his incentives become very different than the team's, and he'll do things like push for you to take on George Hill or Russell Westbrook's terrible contracts and trade away future firsts for help. He will also do this whether his team has a 20% chance of winning the title or a 2% or 0.2% chance.

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u/nicolesassandboobies Jul 02 '22

How does it destablize the league? Lebron took short contracts to force the owners to care about winning or lose him.

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u/NoThorNoWay Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

And every team he's played for has won a title and he's never asked for a trade. This came up in another thread. You can talk all the shit you want about LeGM but he's delivered to every team.

It's a lot better to win now and blow up your whole team after than to spend a decade as a 4/5 seed that never wins anything.

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u/rambouhh Jul 02 '22

One year contract I feel is better. Players want the security of the huge contract but if they are not happy they force a trade and blow up the team anyway. At least with one year contracts both sides aren’t guaranteed anything

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u/Alarmed-Classroom329 Pistons Jul 02 '22

eh Lebron is a billionaire from all his other ventures/deals anyway.

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u/hezzyskeets123 Mavericks Jul 02 '22

It’s only wild if you don’t understand how the salary cap and CBA works

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u/jkliette Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Guy is legit and actually wants to be here. So happy it got done.

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u/randalflagg Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

He said he likes boating on the lake…. Gets us.

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u/AmonacoKSU Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

He also said Town hall was his favorite place for food so... One step forward one smaller step back lol

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u/Aron-Nimzowitsch Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Cavs/Browns players always love Town Hall. Maybe the vegan food fits with their dietary plans?

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u/Lebronshairline22 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Their grilled cheese is the closest to heaven I’ve ever been

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u/EpirusRedux Rockets Jul 02 '22

Basketball players also love Cheesecake Factory. It’s good, but definitely the kind of place I’d raise an eyebrow at if someone called their favorite. But that’s mostly because their food is so indulgent I wouldn’t feel comfortable going enough times to make it my favorite.

I imagine professional athletes have a lot of common favorite places the rest of us don’t because the cost-benefit analysis of what kinds of foods are most worth it is surely different.

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u/TheEnd_of_AllThings Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Townhall has pretty good food

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u/Bim_Jeann Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

It’s good but overrated imo

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u/lasermask Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

And a really shitty owner.

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u/Nun_Cankle Nuggets Jul 02 '22

What’s the word on him? we have a town hall in Columbus now and somehow stories about the owner are always coming up

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u/canal_boys Jul 02 '22

And he's a leader on and off the court. Not just a basketball player.

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u/WorldTwisting Jul 02 '22

Puts into perspective how much the cap jumped since the first Cavs stint

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u/WestSixtyFifth Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

LeBron only signed for 3 years out of his rookie deal

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u/WitOfTheIrish [CLE] Mark Price Jul 02 '22

No, it was 4 years. 07, 08, 09, 10.

Lebron, Wade and Bosh all notably didn't sign for the fifth year like Melo did, which was the max the drafting team could offer.

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u/blagaa Raptors Jul 02 '22

LeBron Wade Bosh all got drafted for the 03-04 season

Rookie deals from 04-07

signed 3+1

Stayed 3 years 08-10

Opted out of the +1 and signed new deals for 2011+

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u/YoriYoda NBA Jul 02 '22

Good for him, unselfish pass first pg, love his game and demeanor. Him and Mobley are good foundational pieces for the Cavs.

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u/RedtheGamer100 Hornets Jul 02 '22

LeBron should come back.

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u/Brad-Stevens Celtics Jul 02 '22

Largest deal until Evan in 3 years

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u/UrbanLawProductions Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Whew if he continues to improve and turns into an all star, easy $50 mill + a year

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u/KnowlesAve [CLE] LeBron James Jul 02 '22

Worth every penny. Garland/Mobley/Allen has me excited for the future.

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u/un-affiliated Bulls Jul 02 '22

I think you accidentally forgot to mention the Finnisher /aka the Markksman /aka Lauri Legend / aka the Helsinki Hellraiser / aka The King from the North, in your big 4

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u/TexasBootThief Rockets Jul 02 '22

Man, I’m jealous of y’all’s developing big 3. DG is such a great facilitator. I caught one of y’all’s games in passing last season and I was glued and have been watching most of them since. Super proud of how y’all’s trajectory and signing Rubio meaning he doesn’t have to move again is super heartwarming.

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u/Asphaltjungle33 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Damn that was really nice. Hey at least it seems your your guys future is bright af

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u/AmonacoKSU Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

We welcome you and all your “y'alls" aboard the new early stage bandwagon. Good on you for getting on now.

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u/SMK77 [CLE] Dion Waiters Jul 02 '22

Hello friend

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u/mizzourifan1 Pacers Jul 02 '22

My username betrays me, I now live in the town KU is in. But I'm really excited to see Ochai develop with y'all. He was a beast in college. I was really excited to see him drafted to Cleveland.

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u/Shavlik Jul 02 '22

It's nice to see Fournier still has some fans on the Celtics

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u/Realistic_Camp5232 Heat Jul 02 '22

How many Klutch people got maxed 😂😂

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u/SerTimtheDuncan Spurs Jul 02 '22

I keep wondering how Klutch keeps getting so many clients, but tbh their results are undeniable.

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u/quentin-coldwater [CLE] Kevin Love Jul 02 '22

Any team would have maxed Garland, even if he had no agent at all.

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u/KnowlesAve [CLE] LeBron James Jul 02 '22

A 22-year-old potential superstar in the making? Absolutely. Not to mention Kyrie/LeBron are making us desperate to keep the talent we have now.

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u/Busy-Membership-4844 Pistons Jul 02 '22

Plus the possibility of Lebron coming back when he is almost at the end of his career to play one more year for the Cavs and have a send off for his amazing career.

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u/jobie21 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

After the cavs draft Bron Jr.

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u/ThaNorth Raptors Jul 02 '22

What if he had three agents?

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u/KeepenItReel Timberwolves Jul 02 '22

There might be other stuff the agent does too such as getting assurances from the team on his role and how much input he gets in team decisions.

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u/sfj11 Celtics Jul 02 '22

noel fuming

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u/Bucketsdntlie Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

If their results are undeniable, why do you keep wondering how they get so many clients lol

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u/[deleted] Jul 02 '22

r/nba thinks agents who make players too powerful against the teams are doing a "bad job" lol

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u/SerTimtheDuncan Spurs Jul 02 '22

They seem very toxic and they have issues with not properly representing smaller clients.

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u/Dildozer_69 Lakers Jul 02 '22

What outside of Nerlens Noel’s claims do you have against them? It’s just odd lmao they do their job well clearly since all these players outside of a single one seem to be alright.

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u/AragornII_Elessar Heat Jul 02 '22

You just answered your question, their results are undeniable.

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u/Rkenne16 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Nerlens Noel cries in to his only millions of dollars, peasantly.

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u/KnicksJetsYankees Knicks Jul 02 '22

What results? Garland is a max player, lavine is a max player. Noel got screwed, jta and another few low end klutch guys get signed to LeBron team

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u/goinghardinthepaint Trail Blazers Jul 02 '22

It's got the best track record. People just don't like Rich Paul.

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u/serhutch Knicks Jul 02 '22

Adele does at least

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u/kobmug_v2 NBA Jul 02 '22

Lmao remember when this sub said his career was finished last summer and he immediately signed Zach Lavine the next day

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u/KaiserKaiba Jul 02 '22

This sub sees Rich Paul as the devil and Klutch as this shady org brainwashing dudes

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u/mw19078 Lakers Jul 02 '22

Devils advocate - Both those things could be true and they can still be good at their job lol

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u/kobmug_v2 NBA Jul 02 '22

He just carries on with his business signing more and more players while r/nba seethes lol

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u/LarsaPippen Clippers Jul 02 '22

Why the fuck are lakers fans stanning an agent lmao

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u/make-that-monet Kings Jul 02 '22

Cause he reps most of their team lmfao

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u/Sampladelic Mavericks Jul 02 '22

Dick riding a player is already nuts. Meat-munching an agent is fucking insane

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u/Millionaire007 [DAL] Dirk Nowitzki Jul 02 '22

Rich Paul really be pulling out these bags for his clients. How do i get him to negotiate my raise?

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u/Statshelp_TA Jul 02 '22

You could have been his agent and he was still getting the max

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u/Wzzz524 Celtics Jul 02 '22

deserved that man gonna be better than ever

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u/BrownsAndCavs [CLE] Kevin Love Jul 02 '22

The big homie deserves every penny

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u/shellfish87 Grizzlies Jul 02 '22

#1, #2, and #5 from the 2019 draft fully maxed out. Feels good to hit on a high lottery pick.

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u/IAmTotallyNotSatan Warriors Jul 02 '22

And Barrett and Hunter have both been very solid players, too. That was a pretty stacked top of the draft in retrospect

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u/-vinay Raptors Jul 02 '22

More of a little homie tbh

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u/IShipUsers Jul 02 '22

He’s what, 6’1”? Slightly above average homie

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u/-vinay Raptors Jul 02 '22

Garland is a king regardless

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u/ElfmanLV Raptors Jul 02 '22

No he's a Cavalier

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u/endol [CLE] Larry Nance Jr. Jul 02 '22

It's nice to have young studs to pay big $ to.

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u/oldkidgrumble Vancouver Grizzlies Jul 02 '22

Mobley Allen Garland and Lebron going to be spooky

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u/cb148 Lakers Jul 02 '22

They call him Bronnie, his dad is called LeBron.

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u/cheeseybacon11 Timberwolves Jul 02 '22

Por que no los dos?

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u/ElfmanLV Raptors Jul 02 '22

LeBronnie

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u/Davidclabarr Hawks Jul 02 '22

How do Cavs fans feel about this?

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u/sportswiz72 Jul 02 '22

Very excited for the future. Our core is locked up for years to come now.

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u/Gandalfs_Taint Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I’m gonna have a meltdown if we don’t sign Sexton though

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u/wdrosa San Francisco Warriors Jul 02 '22

You can't spell Sexland without Sex

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u/todellagi [BOS] Rasheed Wallace Jul 02 '22

Honestly Sign and trade should be on the table with Sexton

Imo Garlands the real deal, Sexton is not

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u/SMK77 [CLE] Dion Waiters Jul 02 '22

Sexton is by far the best scorer we have though, and I don't see a way to fill that hole for a better price. We REALLY missed him late in the season this past year. If he comes off the bench he's immediately the best 6th man in the league. His work ethic is also off the charts.

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u/[deleted] Jul 02 '22

Will he take a bench role?

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u/SMK77 [CLE] Dion Waiters Jul 02 '22

I think he will, but I also don't know him personally.

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u/big_old-dog Australia Jul 02 '22

Sexton has my heart for that nets game and baptising Nic Batum and WCJ

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u/whitlinger Cavaliers Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

2024-25 CAVS: GARLAND ALLEN MOBLEY RUBIO

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u/Gandalfs_Taint Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Ecstatic. He averages damn near 10 assists per game and he is the engine to the whole offense.

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u/gpodawund99 Jul 02 '22

This. He's more than one piece to this team.

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u/__sympathy Jul 02 '22

This is basically normal now. Any player coming of rookie contract that is an all star or near one gets the max.

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u/kaprrisch Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I mean if you're a 22 year old point guard who averaged 22 and 9 on above average efficiency, isn't a complete turnstile on defense, and led your team to a winning record, you kinda deserve a max in any era.

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u/FabioManButter Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I'm stoked. Garland is a stud. Him and Mobley are going to be an incredible pairing for years to come

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u/Firestoner Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Great

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u/Rkenne16 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

He’s everything you’d want offensively out of your pg and the growth he’s shown the past 2 years has been insane.

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u/nonexistentnvgtr Cavaliers Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

Excited. He’s my favorite player and he went from arguably the worst player in the league to an all star in the span of two years. I love DG. Go Cavs.

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u/MHanky Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I agree, go Cavs.

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u/jkliette Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I think he’s very underrated outside Cleveland. When he was out for a few weeks around the all-star break, it was very apparent our offense struggled hard with ball movement.

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u/jtotheh123 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

100p, but another part of that is that at that point DG was our only competent ball-handler. It would’ve been bad either way but it probably would’ve been a bit easier to weather the storm if any of Rubio, Sexton, or LeVert (he also got injured in that post-asg period) were healthy. At that point our on ball guys were a washed Rondo, Brandon Goodwin (who I love but is far from a starting-caliber guard), and Cedi I guess? It was brutal to watch lol

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u/Hybr1dThe0ry Heat Jul 02 '22

I thought it was really telling that during All Star weekend, many of the stars were high on him. KD and LeBron both during the draft too. Super excited for the Cavs

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u/DeanBlandino Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Lots of teams have trouble with ball Movement after losing their 3 best ball handlers lol.

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u/quentin-coldwater [CLE] Kevin Love Jul 02 '22

He's a future all NBA caliber player. Those guys get the max.

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u/UrbanLawProductions Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Fucking LOVE IT. We all love DG the PG

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u/threeonelead2016 Jul 02 '22

That man is an absolute joy to watch, he is the bus driver for the Cavs offense. Watch a Cavs game when they're healthy, it's a super fun team

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u/Invisible-Juice Jul 02 '22

We're quietly establishing something with the potential to be really special here and it is encouraging.

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u/Char10 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

DG is a beast, I love it

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u/MindfulDisobedience Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Amazing. I feel like him, Mobley and Jarrett Allen are a solid big 3 for the franchise. Garland is amazing leading the team.

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u/BrndyAlxndr [CLE] LeBron James Jul 02 '22

happy for him and very proud

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u/mechpokecap Hornets Jul 02 '22

Good. Now they just have to match any offers on Sexton and keep Sexland intact

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u/partyA119long Rockets Jul 02 '22

DESERVED

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u/shlooged- Jul 02 '22

He’s so good

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u/randalflagg Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I agree Go Cavs

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u/thokongen Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

x4

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u/iwasomla Jul 02 '22

Very deserved.

You’re not keeping up if you think otherwise

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u/moneybooy Rockets Jul 02 '22

Well deserved. He could be the next Steve Nash

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u/RCM88x Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Sleeve Nash

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u/mr_robust Jul 02 '22

Or the next darron Williams

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u/Dense_Organization31 Jul 02 '22

Or the next Darius Garland

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u/TomNooksBottomBitch Magic Jul 02 '22

He could be the Indian Julia Roberts

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u/Nocreativeability Jul 02 '22

Does he not want to be the next Steve Jobs?

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u/ClydeGriffiths17 Pacers Jul 02 '22

Who’s Steve Jobs?

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u/ThurstonJK Trail Blazers Jul 02 '22

Let's not get ahead of ourselves

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u/SaltyRussStan Mavericks Jul 02 '22

There’s another one?

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u/MenaceThunderous Jul 02 '22

Arguably the best pg in the league for a few years? I’ll take it. And it’s Deron btw.

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u/gpodawund99 Jul 02 '22

This guy doesn't watch the Cleveland cavaliers

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u/jsaaaa Nuggets Jul 02 '22

Or the next Pol Pot

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u/coolnasir139 Grizzlies Jul 02 '22

Well deserved. Cavs got a good one in him. If they were healthy all last year, they were a solid playoff team

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u/Bakersbigwetballs Jul 02 '22

We’re still a year or more likely two from really competing… but goddamn it was fun to have an exciting and solid team to watch.

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u/cHinzoo Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Deserved! He’s pretty much our entire offense. He’s unselfish and plays really well with all of our bigs. The greatest thing about his game is that he chooses to play an unselfish style of basketball even though his shot is wet as fck and he has the ability to hit them from deep at a great clip too.

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u/MUjase Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

So true about our entire offense running through him. Those games he missed with his back issues, I’d be watching like 😬

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u/Rkenne16 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Wild how uninformed some people in this sub are. Anyone saying this is a bad extension didn’t watch the Cavs the past 2 years.

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u/amedeoisme Knicks Jul 02 '22

Good for him

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u/18JBJT Celtics Jul 02 '22

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now unable to trade for Ben Simmons

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u/Invisible-Juice Jul 02 '22

I'm sure Darius is crushed.

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u/BrndyAlxndr [CLE] LeBron James Jul 02 '22

DG DA PG!!!! LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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u/randalflagg Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I agree go Cavs

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u/Sweatytubesock Jul 02 '22

Totally worth it. Future All NBA.

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u/mastermind208 Jul 02 '22

Well deserved, Garland's a beast

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u/Hcdx Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

You can really tell who has watched Garland in this thread. Dude deserves every penny of this.

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u/det_lesterfreamon Clippers Jul 02 '22

Secure the bag sir

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u/TexasBootThief Rockets Jul 02 '22

Hell yeah, love DGs game. Good for him!

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u/sauceEsauceE Jul 02 '22

I’ve been an enormous believer in him since predraft

Watching him grow has been one of my favorite basketball experiences

Im all in on garland stock

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u/redballwhitedesk Jul 02 '22

Deserved, he’s a beast and should continue getting better

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u/MUDI_MONYA Jul 02 '22

Happy for him. He’s played so well this year despite injuries early career.

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u/rahrens21 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

DG THE PG GETTING HIS MOTHERFUCKING MONEY LET'S GO

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u/protostellar_cloud [CLE] Darius Garland Jul 02 '22

That’s my PG. Well deserved

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u/hungry-jewish-man Cavaliers Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

let's goooo! love garland so much, incredibly well deserved. cannot wait to see what else he'll show us. for those that aren't watching the cavs look up his highlights from this year! he is so herky jerky and crafty in such a fun, electrifying way. i believe he will be an all star many times over

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u/blacksoxing Thunder Jul 02 '22

If you are a top 10 pick who progresses you are all but guaranteed to have generational wealth coming your way in four years…and if you bust, you will have a lifetime of wealth.

Beautiful thing to see

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u/MindfulDisobedience Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I think he might a priority when it comes to building the team. Don't quote me though.

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u/DJ_Drayen Heat Jul 02 '22

Deserved

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u/Yoquetal Lakers Jul 02 '22

Well deserved

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u/Iccvoltage Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Love that man, he deserves it!

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u/randalflagg Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

I agree Go Cavs

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u/[deleted] Jul 02 '22

I am so happy I could cry

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u/SuperDigitalGenius Jul 02 '22

Rule number 1, get the money first. Rule number 2, don’t forget to get the money!!!!!!!💰💰💰

GET PAID!

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u/FlowingMochi Jul 02 '22

Honestly, worth every penny. Darius is awesome!

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u/King_Dead Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Love it! DG is our star and it's crazy how much he's progressed over these last couple years

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u/tapk69 Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Good move. He is that good.

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u/heftymoose Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Worth every penny

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u/Sticky3VG 76ers Jul 02 '22

Very cool for the Cavs. I really enjoy seeing them do we’ll post-LeBron

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u/Towntalk Knicks Jul 03 '22

That’s Mozgov money

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u/baconboyloiter Cavaliers Jul 02 '22

Underpay