I guess, in the interest of forum harmony, we need to accept alternate viewpoints, and not ridicule too strongly dumb ideas. But it boggles my mind that we are currently in the dam playoffs and we should be talking about that and how hopefully we can get by the bucks and can look at future match ups, and watch how our own young stars mature and develop. The future of the East is between Boston and Philly and we might get the first shots in this renewed rivalry this year. I look forward to this even if we are undermanned. This is a time to get behind our guys and see how they perform under the bright lights
Instead we are getting multiple threads about trading our youngest and brightest stars (who are busting their butts in the playoffs as we speak) for a malcontent who has literally quit on his team and left them totally outgunned in the playoffs. KL was a great player but now he looks like a guy with an entitlement problem ... already making 20 million+ ... who let his team, management, and fans down this year by refusing to play. It will not happen, but they should claw back his entire salary this year for non-performance.
There is nothing remotely similar with Kyries trade request .... which was done in the off season and had a preexisting condition everyone was already aware of. He also wanted to leave for legacy issues and getting out of LBJ'S shadow. Kawhi is simply worried that he might have an injury linger into next season and ONLY cares about how this might theoretically affect his next big paycheck, while not not even trying to earn his current on,
I don't want him on the team, and I certainly am not going to trade JB AND JT for him. For that matter I would not trade either one for him. I would be happy to have Philly overpay for him and then watch JB abuse him for the next few years ... I bet lots of "quad ssues" when those match-ups come up.
More importantly, I am more concerned about the game tonight and learning how far this team can go this year.
Leave the "Trader Danny" crap for the off season ... and even then hopefully we can learn to appreciate what he have more ... rather than obsessing over whatever next big name might avaliable.
With all the constant trade speculation (even In the playoffs) sometimes I wonder how much some "fans" here care about the team and players itself and whether they just see the sport as being something closer to Fantasy Hoops ... click bait and name dropping.
At some point, we need to try to change our team culture to something that rewards loyalty, and gets people to WANT to resign here rather than trolling their name through every twitter rumor.
I aplogize if this post comes across as a bit acerbic , but it's the playoffs
Save the dumb trade ideas for silly season.