If you were the San Antonio Spurs GM, what would you do?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: If you were the San Antonio Spurs GM, what would you do?

Things to consider:

Keep KL and risk season long problems in your lockeroom, massive Spurs fan revolts against KL, and probably a sabotaged season. And then he walks anyway and you get nothing.

Trade him to the East and get virtually nothing because everyone knows he won't sign an extension because he wants to come to LA.

Trade him to the Lakers and get some good assets, but create a super-team in your conference.

Stall out the Lakers and watch your leverage erode.

What would you do?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject:

I would talk pop into retirement and start rebuild ASAP. They r not gonna win even with KL or the packages they likely get back for him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject:

I would ask for Brandon Ingram above anyone else
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject:

If I were Pop, I would close this thread
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject:

If the Sixers were still offering Saric and Covington, I would jump on it today.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject:

Be a god damm good Organization, and ship out KL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject:

Try to convince Leonard to comeback and resolve the internal problems.

IF fail, trade him to the Nets for DLO, Caris and Jared allen and their first round picks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject:

Take the best package and move on, its over with KL and the Spurs
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject:

I hold onto him and try and repair the relationship. If it isn't looking good by the trade deadline, I look at the options on the table between:

Phily
Boston
LA

I take the best deal available regardless of location and try and pit those teams against each other. One of those teams may be underperforming by the trade deadline and may become desperate to shake it up. Also, injury concerns regarding Kawhi may be assuaged by his play once the season starts upping his value (by all accounts, he seems to be healthy).

Now, if I was the Lakers.....I wait and don't give up BI either in a panic move. We have LBJ for 3 + 1. This coming year is a building year with all eyes on 2019. If Kawhi decides to pull a PG13, then so be it. I didn't want him anyway
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject:

Trade him for BI and picks. Keeping him out of spite and losing him for nothing next summer is just asinine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:10 am    Post subject:

- Have Pop retire

- Align a strategy around the 2020 offseason where most of their contracts come off the books

- Move any and all contracts that go beyond the 2020 season and are NOT part of the long term future

- Trade Kawhi to the Eastern Conference; get young players & draft picks

- Take on bad contracts for draft picks as long as contracts expire in 2020
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject:

I definitely wouldn't trade him to the Lakers. Can you imagine the Lakers trading Kobe to the Spurs when he was having his tantrums??
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject:

Get BI and turn him into Kawhi 2.0.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject:

Looking for a new job?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject:

cthroatgtr wrote:
Take the best package and move on, its over with KL and the Spurs
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject:

I'd trade Kawhi for Deng + 2 1sts and courtside season tickets to the Lakers then retire in LA
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject:

if I was a mod, I'd lock this

but I'm not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject:

Trade KL for Deng.

Close up shop.

Retire.

Show up as guest of honor at Lakers parade in June.

Bye.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject:

In all seriousness, either take what the Lakers are offering or risk getting nothing next year.

Bye.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject:

since I am a laker fan working as spurs GM I wiould trade KL and 3 future first round picks for Luol Deng straight up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject:

Have one more heart to heart with Leonard. Using the best combo of coaches/players I have to try to get him to change his mind.

If that doesn't work, do my best to get an Eastern team to beat the Covington/Saric/MIA 1st deal. (hopefully still available)

Make that trade and move on with the players that want to be there. Covington and Saric are not bad additions to that team.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject:

Try to repair the damage if I could, I'd even consider not bringing back Parker or Ginobli, who seem to be the players that irked KL. If KL just does his job, and keeps quiet like he usually does, the decision is either to let him play out the year or trade him before the deadline. Now if you want to make him happy, and send the message to your players that you want to keep them happy, then trade him to a team in LA. If you won't give him to LA, then trade him back East, knowing you will not get much, if he wants to play in LA next season.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:

Want to try and dismantle the unfairness that is GS, swallow my pride and arm my worst enemy (LA) with Leonard.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
Have one more heart to heart with Leonard. Using the best combo of coaches/players I have to try to get him to change his mind.

If that doesn't work, do my best to get an Eastern team to beat the Covington/Saric/MIA 1st deal. (hopefully still available)

Make that trade and move on with the players that want to be there. Covington and Saric are not bad additions to that team.

The Miami '21 pick could yield a better player than Ingram. Covington and Saric can help a team win now and fit what the Spurs like to do. That would be a huge win if Kawhi balks after a final sit down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:38 am    Post subject:

I wouldn't trade him to Lakers. That's for sure.
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