what about trading Irving (and salary filler) for James?
Golden State would absolutely sign Lebron if it didn't cost them any of their big 4 to do it. Frankly, the Celtics might as well, even with Irving. It would mean Irving might very well leave, but if it didn't cost Boston anything to sign him, then I absolutely could see Boston signing him. After all the goal is to win titles and James absolutely helps with that.
Embiid recent comments suggest they donít need Lebron. I really doubt Simmons wants him there.Which really doesn't matter. If Lebron expresses an interest in going to the Sixers, their ownership and management aren't going to turn him down. A lot of Sixers fans would be up in arms if they did.
Not necessarily true. Would GSW management sign Lebron if he wanted to go there? Would Boston Celtics management sign him? Highly doubtful, because of existing team dynamics. I think the same about Philly. First of all, I donít think heís a good fit there personnel-wise. Secondly, I donít think they need him. Theyíve got their Lebron James. His name is Ben Simmons.
Yeah, i agree. If it was feasible to sign Lebron, weíd do it, even if it meant having to trade Kyrie.
Lebron brings some issues with him, but on the court heís close to the perfect player.
Assume you trade Kyrie for Kawhi.
Horford / Baynes
Kawhi / Theis
Hayward / Tatum
Brown / Smart
Lebron / Rozier
Thereís 0% chance that management says no to that. Unfortunately, we have no way of obtaining him.
If memory serves me correctly, you were a big proponent of trading Brown plus other assets (Rozier, Smart??) for Jimmy Butler/Paul George. I only bring this up not because it was a bad idea (although I think it was), but because it represents an impatience among a certain segment on this board who are always trying to create rosters that can compete for a 2-3 year window at the expense of building up longer term, to compete over a much longer period (8-10 years). I appreciate more the sentiment of putting a bet on the growth of your top picks like Brown and Tatum, and yes, your 26 year old PG, Kyrie Irving. Not saying that we should never make a trade. E.g., I favored the Kyrie trade, but that was because we got the best player and we got a lot younger. I would have been interested in Lebron 3-4 years ago, but not anymore. I still think he is great, just that I think he is too ball dominant for a Brad Stevens team, and he is too old for what we are building here with the Boston Celtics.