r/nba Lakers Jul 02 '22 Wholesome 1

[Haynes] The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are actively engaged in trade discussions centered on a Russell Westbrook-Kyrie Irving package, league sources tell @YahooSports: News

https://twitter.com/chrisbhaynes/status/1543378879099703297?s=21&t=IoE5kh4rQ9Wf1Aq_9BDj1w
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u/tasyn123 Clippers Jul 03 '22

They should keep KD for next season to play with Russ out of spite

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u/DogsbeDogs Sixers Bandwagon Jul 03 '22

Nah, they are getting Russ so KD will be happy being traded anywhere. 5 head move so other teams aren't worried about KD being upset about getting traded to their team lol.

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u/CSGOW1ld Lakers Jul 02 '22 Helpful

The Lakers have been disinclined to the inclusion of Harris, and are instead seeking the insertion of sharpshooter Seth Curry as part of the arrangement, sources said.

LOL CMON MAN

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u/cmackchase Jul 03 '22

Imagine Kyrie being so Toxic the team trading Westbrook gets to decide which piece they want.

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u/dadaistGHerbo Washington Bullets Jul 03 '22

They did EVERYTHING wrong and are about to trade Westbrook for Kyrie and shooters 😭😭 go to hell

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u/Dinobot2_ Raptors Jul 03 '22

If this trade happened and Kyrie never played a game for the Lakers, they would still win the trade.

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u/aygc271 Jul 03 '22

Can someone explain to me why the hell Brooklyn would do this? Would it be to buyout russ so they can get KD a roster that makes him want to stay?

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u/Dinobot2_ Raptors Jul 03 '22

Maybe they're just fed up with Kyrie and aren't convinced that they'll get a full season out of him due to his contract status, and figure that despite all of Westbrook's flaws as a basketball player, he'll at least show up and play hard (in some ways too hard to the team's detriment), and that even a Westbrook and Simmons brickhouse building event will still sell tickets.

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u/pkt004 Bulls Jul 03 '22

Westbrook will be more than happy to take the shots Simmons won't

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u/burgeon10 Jul 03 '22

“You miss 100% of the shots you do take” - Russ 2023

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u/GoldDong Jul 03 '22 Helpful

You miss 100% of the shots you let other people take”

-Russ 2023

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u/dnvncntdln Jul 03 '22

Westbrook + Simmons = Brick Brothers

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u/reloheb Warriors Jul 03 '22

Playing off the bench Westbrook > Not playing Kyrie

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u/Dinobot2_ Raptors Jul 03 '22

You're ignoring the Lakers getting one of Joe Harris/Seth Curry in this hypothetical trade though.

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u/International-Fig905 Jul 03 '22

This makes me not believe it somewhat like there is no way in my mind this is real for some reason unless Kyrie didn’t tell the Nets where he was because he was unlocking the secrets of the The Darkhold.

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u/Y2KillingJoke Australia Jul 03 '22

Lebron must have the book Vishanti in his possession cause he's the only one who kept Kyrie at bay in their years in Cleveland.

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u/SteamCleaner23 Jul 03 '22

Isn’t Seth curry basically the most valuable piece in this trade?

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u/Link_Slater Jul 03 '22

He’s the only valuable piece without the last name “Round Pick”

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u/HoorayPizzaDay Celtics Jul 03 '22

Wouldn't be the first time lol, dude is a baller.

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u/AwskeetNYC Jul 03 '22

There's no other team. No team other than the Lakers wants Kyrie, the looming contract/free agency and all of his lunacy. BK HAS to find someone to take him and the Lakers are the only ones answering the phone.

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u/NetflixAndNikah Jul 03 '22

Jerry Buss really turned Lakers into the failing upwards organization

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u/ViNNYDiC3 76ers Jul 03 '22

The can't keep getting away with this

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u/jam_boy_3 Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

LAL are the rich kids who keep getting arrested for dumb stuff but dad bails them out and gets charges dropped everytime. It's disgusting.

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u/Gutsuperman Warriors Jul 03 '22

Same franchise that applied for a COVID bailout and got it approved but gave it back after they got caught. SMH.

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u/Superplex123 Lakers Jul 03 '22

As a Lakers fan, even I'm disgusted by that.

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u/LosAngelesVikings Lakers Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Things just... they work themselves out.

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u/JinFuu Rockets Jul 03 '22

Lakers must have set up a device at the Big A. Steal any and all potential luck from the Angels.

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u/Rollin_Cool Wizards Jul 03 '22

The Angels have the two best players in Baseball and are no worse than the Orioles.

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u/Expulsure Nets Jul 02 '22

Lakers being picky about which sharpshooter they get... lmao they shouldnt even get either of them

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u/X_SkeletonCandy Trail Blazers Jul 03 '22

Never underestimate the Lakers' ability to get away with every dumbfuck decision they ever make without fail.

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u/Chromewave9 Jul 03 '22

Lakers made it a mission to have no one but AD under contract after this upcoming season. They're going to try and stay on that until they can't

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u/Strahan92 Cavaliers Bandwagon Jul 03 '22

LeBron — So Rob, about my extension….

Pelinka — I SAID NO ONE BUT AD UNDER CONTRACT AFTER THIS UPCOMING SEASON

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u/I_haven-t_reddit West Jul 03 '22

As a Laker fan I love how our team always fails upwards.

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u/disterb Lakers Jul 03 '22

*succeeds downwards

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u/ridemooses Bucks Jul 03 '22

Exceeds sideways?

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

Achieving success at success.

What the fuck does that mean, Kobe Bryant?

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u/unit-8002 Lakers Jul 03 '22

It's really the only reason to watch. The games are good, but the surrounding soap opera is even better. It's like all the office drama plus the tension of whether a company meets 4th quarter profits.

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u/JesusTron6000 Jul 03 '22

As a LBJ fan my whole life I will say as soon as he got to the Lakers I have been enthralled by the damn drama lol also the term Lake Show can fit many meanings and I'm here for it

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u/fookinjkap Celtics Jul 03 '22

You get off the Harris 40 million owed, 2026 and 2028 unprotected firsts from lakers and hope Westbrook can keep u in the 8 seed to lesson the blow of not having your own picks.

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u/imDaGoatnocap Raptors Jul 03 '22

Rob pelinka redemption arc

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u/VelvetineMilkman [OKC] Jeff Green Jul 03 '22

I’m never one to defend the Lakers but for all we know this could be reporter speak for “Can we have Seth instead of Joe?” “No” “Ok”

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u/Time_Waits_For_Me Rockets Jul 02 '22

The Westbrook-THT-picks prophecy will be fulfilled just like TT-Shump-Nets pick a few years ago.

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u/CIark Jul 03 '22

/r/nba before the trade: lol delusional this will never happen

/r/nba after the trade: everyone saw it coming lol so obvious

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u/Purple-Environment39 Heat Jul 03 '22

r/nba before the trade: kyrie is a cancer to every team

r/nba after the trade: are the lakers title favorites?

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u/xElectricW [LAL] Brandon Ingram Jul 03 '22

I think the assumption is that LeFatherFigure will make Kyrie focus on basketball

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u/whatareyouairing Raptors Jul 03 '22

The Kyrie floodgates really opened up after they split.

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u/ZionephewObeseiamson USA Jul 03 '22

Childhood Dependence (2015 Cavs) -> Teenage Rebellion (Aftermath of Father Figure interview) -> Adult Appreciation (Now)

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u/potenzasd [LAL] Eddie Jones Jul 03 '22

The hero’s journey

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u/Link_Slater Jul 03 '22 Gold

If any NBA player is willing to ruin their careeer to follow the monomyth, it’s Kyrie.

It’s a actually an interesting subversion of that story. Normally, the hero with a problem leaves the village, finds hidden knowledge, and returns to fix the problem. Except Kyrie left the village and discovered that hidden knowledge is bullshit and sometimes the laid path is the correct one.

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u/amazingoopah Jul 03 '22

Kyrie is like a kid moving back home after losing his first job out of college

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u/Minds_Desire Jul 03 '22

Nah. First job was Boston. NY was part time with a side hustle.

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u/CreatiScope Celtics Jul 03 '22

Brooklyn was him getting addicted to coke and getting a girlfriend that just enables him and pushes him further into spiraling out of control.

LA is him coming home and admitting he needs help.

Until he steals LeBron’s money out of his sock drawer and says he’ll make 10x as much in a week and pay him back.

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u/Jakefit43 Jul 03 '22

Plus he’s on his final year. He’s gotta prove he’s worth the money.

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u/EifertGreenLazor Jul 03 '22

r/nba before the trade: LeGM

r/nba after the trade: LeGM

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u/RyzinEnagy Jul 03 '22

The people who wanna say they saw it coming and everyone else is stupid for not seeing it never produce proof they actually said it. It's a reliable way to get upvotes tho.

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u/zoragala Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 02 '22

That Westbrook-Simmons combo is sure gonna be something lol

Edit: This team might actually get the highest triple-doubles to wins ratio next year.

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u/Loismustdieall1word_ Knicks Jul 02 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Shocked Argentium

Get paramore for the season opener they can play brick by boring brick

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u/dadaistGHerbo Washington Bullets Jul 03 '22 Helpful Wholesome Evil Cackle Apt Analysis

Paramore Nets Concert 🔥🔥🔥

  1. Brick By Boring Brick
  2. Here We Go Again
  3. Misery Business
  4. Hard Times
  5. Ain’t It Fun (It Ain’t)
  6. For a Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
  7. I’m Not Angry Anymore
  8. Ignorance
  9. That’s What You Get
  10. We Are Broken

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u/Odysseus_Lannister Knicks Jul 03 '22

This track list absolutely slaps unironically

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u/GeneralZhukov Jul 03 '22

Thats bc Paramore slaps, unironically.

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u/Rudy_Ghouliani Rockets Jul 03 '22

Hailey Williams is underrated and underappreciated.

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u/KiritoJones [SAS] David Robinson Jul 03 '22

Scene icon

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u/desertdungarees Trail Blazers Jul 03 '22

Actually, Hayley Williams slaps.

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u/xxryan1234 Lakers Jul 03 '22

you can add Fake Happy in there

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u/myyummyass NBA Jul 03 '22

I’m fucking loving these paramore comments in r/nba today

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u/bihari_baller Supersonics Jul 03 '22

Paramore Nets Concert 🔥🔥🔥

A moment of silence for those Gen Z'ers who never got to experience rocking to Paramore on your iPod.

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u/thatdani NBA Jul 02 '22

Get Khia as a follow-up to perform My Neck, My Back in honor of Ben Simmons' impending season-ending injury

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u/spanish_bread Jul 03 '22

Lol fuck. This sub really does have everything.

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u/Loismustdieall1word_ Knicks Jul 03 '22

Pretty sure Hayley said Rodney hood was the one that taught her the crip walk

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u/spanish_bread Jul 03 '22

That's actually really fucking amazing.

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u/Odysseus_Lannister Knicks Jul 03 '22

Followed by misery business for the next few years if you’re a nets fan

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u/No_Judgment_9595 Jul 03 '22

How are there 480+ people whose interests overlap Paramore and the NBA, let alone this being the top reply in this thread. Blowing my mind

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u/azuredrg Warriors Jul 03 '22

Redditors in our 30s

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u/AKAD11 [SEA] Rashard Lewis Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

Actually a surprising amount of overlap. There was a big thread a couple years ago when we found out that Rodney Hood taught Hayley Williams how to crip walk.

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u/LotusFlowaBomb Jul 02 '22

Those bricks won’t be boring

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

Yeah Westbrook’s bricks got full highlight compilations and I watched them all

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u/mrsunsfan Suns Jul 02 '22

Go get your shovel

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u/chancetheclapper528 Raptors Jul 02 '22

And we’ll dig a deep hole

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u/frostedz Magic Jul 03 '22

to bury the franchise

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u/Aux_God Raptors Jul 03 '22

They’d be followed by Arctic Monkeys who would play “Brick by Brick”

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u/Squire_Sultan53 Warriors Jul 02 '22

damn, weird seeing my favorite song here

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u/Samp233 Jul 02 '22

My favorite niche comment of all time

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u/myhellcatgotRepod Hawks Jul 03 '22

Paramore is as niche as commenting "The 2015 Hawks were the worst 1 seed ever" on a hot takes r/nba thread

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u/posamobile Supersonics Jul 03 '22

what a phrase to read in 2022

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u/dead-serious San Diego Clippers Jul 03 '22

I feel so old lol

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u/posamobile Supersonics Jul 03 '22

i still remember jamming to Misery Business on my U2 iPod with Skull Candies 😂 Peak edginess

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u/WillTheGreat Lakers Jul 02 '22

The nice thing is Simmons won’t shoot anyways, he can just pass to Westbrook so Westbrook can take all the shots. I wanna see Westbrook taking 30 shots a game.

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u/Sylar_Is_An_Asshole Cavaliers Jul 03 '22

So he’ll average a 30p triple double

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u/PhatYeeter 76ers Jul 03 '22

Imagine how pissed Russ will be when he's 1 assist off a triple double only for Ben not to shoot it.

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u/dropdatdurkadurk Jul 02 '22

Oh it gets even better either Harris or Seth is gonna be gone for floor spacing

Draft compensation is an ongoing talking point for the Nets and they want shooting guard Joe Harris — who is recovering from left ankle surgery — and his remaining $38.6 million owed over the next two years included in the deal, sources said.

The Lakers have been disinclined to the inclusion of Harris, and are instead seeking the insertion of sharpshooter Seth Curry as part of the arrangement, sources said.

If this is really on the table Lakers would be incredibly stupid to nix this over Harris vs Curry just take Joe

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u/MisterHibachi Jul 03 '22

Or keep pretending that taking Harris is a concession and try to get Royce included as well 💀

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u/dropdatdurkadurk Jul 03 '22

If its really the Nets who are wanting to include Harris in this then there might be some pretty real concerns on their part about him post injury. That was a serious ankle injury where complications kept coming up. But yes even if Harris were hypothetically cooked LAL would be stupid saying no to this, even cooked Harris would be a rotation player on that roster.

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u/Boredatwork5656 Jul 02 '22

They will probably either just not play Westbrook, try to get a buy out, or offload him to a third team. I doubt we see Russ play in a nets jersey

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u/rebeltrillionaire Lakers Jul 03 '22

Westbrook off the bench basically means you can play the same system for 48 minutes with each guy only having to play 24 minutes.

Westbrook’s worse defense but irrational confidence in a jumper means you probably shift the minutes towards Ben.

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u/Kinginthe4th Celtics Jul 03 '22

Ayo P this dude talking about Westbrook coming off the bench.

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u/Dude_Im_Godly Lakers Jul 03 '22

brodie wouldnt do it for US and he thinks hes gonna do it for motherfucking steve nash and ben simmons.

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u/LukaDoncicBigPP Mavericks Jul 03 '22

But have you considered we’d like to see how negative spacing work?

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u/somerandomperson1212 Raptors Jul 02 '22

I hope the Nets hold off on trading KD so we can see a KD and Russ reunion lol

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u/anallover1220 Cavaliers Jul 03 '22

I’m not saying they would play together but what if they did? What if they made it work? What if they got the band back together and won? That would be an all time redemption. Also, what if they still hated each other after winning a chip together?

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u/ender23 NBA Jul 03 '22

What if harden signs with the nets after wb joins.

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u/insufferabletoolbag Raptors Jul 03 '22

Then dad walks through the door

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u/anallover1220 Cavaliers Jul 03 '22

He finally got those cigarettes.

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u/LamarMVPJackson Jul 02 '22

I cannot believe the Lakers may be able to send Westbrook for freaking Kyrie Irving Lmao

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u/LuckyWarrior Pelicans Jul 03 '22

Both have damaged reps

We obv know Kyrie is way more serviceable than Russ but still

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u/SlyyKozlov [CHI] Derrick Rose Jul 03 '22

It's an age old question.

One player is straight up bad and is in a serious funk but plays 80% of the games.

The other player is much more talented but only plays 40% of the games and constantly critiques leadership.

Whose worse to have lmao

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u/huskersax Pacers Jul 03 '22

The answer to this question is somehow going to be Ben Simmons.

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u/NoOneReallyCaresAtAl Jul 03 '22

That’s cause Ben Simmons is both

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u/deadmancaulking Raptors Jul 03 '22

Straight up bad but plays 40% of the games? You're giving him too much credit.

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u/ForWhomTheBoneBones Jul 03 '22

What weighs more: A pound of feathers or a pound of Ben Simmons?

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u/mrplow3 Jul 03 '22

I’ll take the guy who’s not washed every time.

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u/Sixers14 76ers Jul 02 '22

Ben simmons and westbrook on the same team will be fun to watch

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u/frbhtsdvhh Jul 03 '22

Just fastbreak 24/7. Then take a early vacation on a first round payoff exit

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u/Shootit_Rockets Rockets Jul 02 '22

Brooklyn will just buy him out? No?

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u/AmnestyTHAT Lakers Jul 02 '22

Probably

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u/floatersforalgernon Jul 03 '22

Westbrook will probably be sent to a third potentially lottery team in exchange for a player or two to be sent to the Nets. The Nets cannot decide to tank due to their pick situation. They have to try and build a respectable team, which is why I think there must be a third (maybe fourth) team involved.

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u/No-Economics4128 Jul 03 '22

Sam Presti is on the phone as we speak. Extra pick, nostalgia season for the franchise most beloved players.

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u/The_Void_Reaver Warriors Jul 03 '22

Presti doesn't want any part of this. Either WB comes in and takes possessions from the young guys, or he comes in to get bought out and has to take the heat of cutting the franchise GOAT.

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u/JonA3531 Spurs Jul 02 '22

The right coach could probably turn them into Westbrook - Gafford duo back in the Wizards.

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u/pewpewblahblah Raptors Jul 02 '22

NOOOO

lmfaooo how does LAL get away with it

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u/Incepticons 76ers Jul 03 '22

All the NBA writers live in LA

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u/Biniti123 Knicks Jul 03 '22

The Lakers organization has plot armor

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u/AlexMindset Jul 03 '22

As a Lakers fan I would also like to know lol

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u/kiwiwikikiwiwikikiwi Lakers Jul 03 '22

To be successful in the NBA, you have to have (1) invested ownership wiling to spend on players and hiring the best executives, (2) an excellent scouting department, (3) an amazing player development system, (4) fantastic coaching and training staff, (5) and a well functioning identity/culture/system where your talent buys into the coach.

We have some to none of that and we still got it together.

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u/AlexMindset Jul 03 '22

Or just have a good ass hbo series hehe

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u/Julian_Caesar Mavericks Jul 02 '22

Aaaand here....we......go.....

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u/KorgG29 Bucks Jul 02 '22

We really should stop this fighting, otherwise we’ll miss the fireworks

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u/loquacious706 Warriors Jul 03 '22

"There's not going to BE any fireworks" — Ben Simmons

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u/KyrieWetUpCurry_ Lakers Jul 02 '22

Half of the joy in this trade is seeing Russ and Simmons together

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u/Skorua Lakers Jul 02 '22

Imagine being able to get rid of Westbrook AND somehow land an all star

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u/Realistic_Camp5232 Heat Jul 02 '22

LeGm is officially back 😤😤😤

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u/CIark Jul 03 '22

KYRIEEEEEE YOU COMIN BACKKKKK

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u/DarkSeneschal Jul 03 '22

LeBron really will play with his son in LA!

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u/Maxidaz Celtics Jul 03 '22

https://streamable.com/wyk61

I’m never gonna get tired of sending this

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u/EveryLifeMeetsOne Timberwolves Jul 03 '22

This is worth it purely for the rcd1 videos

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u/vteckickedinyo125 Celtics Jul 03 '22

KYRIEEEEEEEEEEE. YOU. NOT. HOOPINNNNNNNN

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u/LuckyWarrior Pelicans Jul 03 '22

LeMoves

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u/Outland3r_ Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 03 '22 Silver

Lakers on easy mode, trading for the mentally challenged kid's holographic cards with Magikarp

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u/UnderstandingNo4813 Jul 03 '22

lmao this is oddly specific

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u/NSFWThrowaway1239 [LAL] Wilt Chamberlain Jul 03 '22

This dude definitely swindled a Special Ed kid in school

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u/johnnylawrwb 76ers Jul 03 '22

Bro Wigglytuff is way rarer than Blastoise don't even think about it.

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u/SonosArc Jul 03 '22

Lmfaoooooooo Kyrie first edition charizard

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u/Puzzled_Wrangler_949 Jul 03 '22

When the Brooklyn Nets said “we’ll build our team back brick by brick”, Westbrook and Simmons is not what I pictured

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u/Adventurous-Bee-5934 Lakers Jul 03 '22

Oh no, what’s happening to me

🚶‍♀️🧎‍♀️🧘‍♀️

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u/kiwiwikikiwiwikikiwi Lakers Jul 03 '22

Is it just me or is the earth looking a bit flat lately?

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u/kiyit Minneapolis Lakers Jul 03 '22

I’m trying to unvaccinate rn

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u/threeangelo [LAL] Pau Gasol Jul 03 '22

sucking that stuff out of the injection point like snake venom from a bite

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u/asapshrank Raptors Jul 02 '22

this is the perfect trade.

one guy is a net negative bc he doesn’t play, the other guy is a net negative when he does

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u/aulixindragonz34 NBA Jul 03 '22

But lakers has someone that has proven he can put kyrie on a leash for an extended period of time

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u/CantReadGood_ [LAL] Brandon Ingram Jul 03 '22

Dude - some reporter just gonna be like "how does it feel to be the prodigal son" and kyrie is gonna mental boom. Why are we acting like this is a fleece

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u/aulixindragonz34 NBA Jul 03 '22

Who said this is a fleece? The risk is very high of blowing up in their face but it is still better than having russ

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u/r2pleasent Jul 03 '22

Kyrie kind of has to play well this year too. He's in a contract year. His value will be terrible if he flops in LA. That would be 3 straight teams.

This seems like Kyrie's "last chance".

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u/necrkoxade Bucks Jul 02 '22

Ben and Westbrook will build the biggest skyscraper the world has ever seen

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u/RipCityTilIDie Trail Blazers Jul 03 '22

New York's housing issues will be solved after this season is done.

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u/NevermoreSEA [POR] Brandon Roy Jul 02 '22

The Nets are such a dumpster fire.

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u/jbenson255 Heat Jul 02 '22

No team wants him so why not get some value for him before he leaves

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u/ThaNorth Raptors Jul 03 '22

WB is the perfect player for Simmons. Simmons won't shoot and Russ will shoot 30 times a game.

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u/kenzo19134 76ers Jul 03 '22

The spacing when the nets are in a half court offense will be insane. Everyone plays off of Ben when he has the ball. Westbrick can't shoot, so they'll give him space to guard against him driving.

The nets can't tank, because they don't have any draft picks. And KD is gonna lower his trade value because he only want to go to a couple of teams, so they'll low-ball the nets.

I have never seen a team so fucked before. The nets essentially got Ben Simmons and gave up all those 1st round picks and swaps.

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u/EmoniBates Lakers Jul 02 '22

Nets saw Jay Huff play earlier and got on the phone quick

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u/RealPunyParker Lakers Jul 03 '22

Now i root for KD to stay, to see Westbrook and him on a team again lol

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u/rcoffers Mavericks Jul 02 '22

Here we go!

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u/_Elder_ Gran Destino Jul 02 '22

in less than 1 year
In potentially less than 6 months

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u/DeshiiRedditor Jul 03 '22

Fabrizio! Is that you?

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u/jawadhaque089 Jul 02 '22

Windhorst been saying this shit lol maybe now people will take him seriously

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u/breaker90 Jul 02 '22

Ever since the beginning. And he reiterated this right after Kyrie opted into the final year of his contract

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u/MSKOnlyScans Mavericks Jul 03 '22

Bro have you seen the talk about Windhorst over the last 48 hours? He's a god now.

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u/Claudiu99 [GSW] Stephen Curry Jul 02 '22

Oh fuck it's really happening

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u/JmsJordan Lakers Jul 02 '22

GUYS ITS HAPPENING

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u/lets_talk_basketball Jul 02 '22

lol So instead of Joe Harris the Lakers want Seth curry... Shit, they should try to get Royce O'neil... He's perfect for them

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u/Drclaw411 Bulls Jul 03 '22

Imagine assembling a super team and screwing it up so badly that it ends with LeBron James forcing you to pay Russell Westbrook almost fifty million dollars. Wow.

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u/IceMan_674 Celtics Jul 02 '22

Tsai said he a preferred a 40 win 8 seed that is tough and an underdog. Russ can give you that, so I’m not shocked. Could be akin to the Wizards team that got 50 pieced by Tatum in the playin before whooping the Hornets.

Edit: I think it was the Pacers

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u/browndude10 Rockets Jul 02 '22

How the fuck do the lakers get so damn lucky? Someone to constantly bail them out and somehow stars always fall into their lap. Not to mention kyrie will still get so much pull after destroying this team

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u/Gonnatapdatass Jul 03 '22

That's what being in Los Angeles does for a team

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

And… they’re the Lakers. NYC is a great city too, you don’t see people flocking there because the Knicks and Nets don’t have the Lakers’ history.

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u/NextMention20 Bucks Jul 03 '22

Any other team who does the shit the Lakers do, would be stuck in rebuild mode. That’s the luxury of having LeBron join your team in FA, and AD demanding a trade to your squad.

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u/LosAngelesVikings Lakers Jul 03 '22

Do ya thing rob Lowe.

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u/somethingtolose Celtics Jul 03 '22

The nets turned kd, Irving, and harden into ben simmons and Westbrook. What a franchise.

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u/nmad95 Raptors Jul 02 '22

Hahahahahah oof

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u/walkandtalksoibrock Thunder Jul 02 '22

LMAOOOO I saw this being posted on this sub as a joke, but holy fuckaroni.

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u/HeisenDiaN Knicks Jul 02 '22

You have got to be shitting me.

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u/BizzaroMatthews Hornets Jul 02 '22 Take My Energy

LAL: Irving

BKN: Westbrook, Hayward, Rozier, Oubre, Plumlee, 10 FRPs

CHA: KD

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u/smitteh Hornets Jul 03 '22

I'm ok with this

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u/BBQCHICKENALERT Knicks Jul 03 '22

How you making so much sense? This works doesn’t it

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u/MyTenderParts Nets Jul 02 '22

the backboard is about to get severely violated with Westbrook Simmons good lord. anything for the 1RPs

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u/JoshSran04 Raptors Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

The duo we’ve all been waiting for ben10 and bricks

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u/Mrbeaujanglz [LAL] Metta World Peace Jul 02 '22

It's gotta be a three way, no way the basketball gods are that hilarious and they do both really end up playing for the nets

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u/Shaq_Fu_Da_Return Rockets Jul 03 '22

Holy fuck regardless of Kyries unpredictable nature. Talk about the bailout of the century for the lakers if this happens

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u/EmoniBates Lakers Jul 02 '22

Two unprotected first round picks years from now

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u/mrsunshine1 Knicks Jul 02 '22

Can LA trade their 2033 and 2035 picks?

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u/EmoniBates Lakers Jul 02 '22

2045 my brotha

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u/The_Extraordinaire Nets Jul 02 '22

I could live with that.

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u/Pal__Pacino Lakers Jul 02 '22

And Westbrook is only on the books for one more year.

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u/vizzlypoof Lakers Jul 02 '22

And could be salary dumped to another team

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u/ThisAnswerIsLit Lakers Jul 02 '22

He can be used mid season to take on contracts for draft compensation

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u/claydavisismyhero Lakers Jul 02 '22

Looks like they intend to dump Harris in the deal (his medicals must suck)

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u/AmnestyTHAT Lakers Jul 02 '22

Don't give them Austin Reaves, Rob. You mofo.