Kawhi Leonard was not going to sign with the Clippers unless they brought in another free agent. The Lakers were lurking as a serious contender for Kawhis signature and he was not going to sign with the Clippers unless they made a move. Now am I saying that this was a good trade anyway ? Well after tonights loss to Denver it sure doesnt look like it. But trading SGA and 5 firsts (+2 pick swaps i believe) for Paul George AND Kawhi Leonard which is essentially what they did sure sounds a lot better than SGA and 5 firsts for PG. Seeing it thrown around a lot on this sub and it seems like a lot of people dont understand the context of the trade.
Still lost. # WHAT IT DO BABYYYYYYY
> Seeing it thrown around a lot on this sub and it seems like a lot of people dont understand the context of the trade. Everyone understands the context of that trade.
You’re right, they traded two pick swaps as well
Kawhi’s pissed for sure, PG was like his 5th choice
can they get their money back?
All I understand is Kawhi forced their hand and I don’t understand why ownerships consistently agree to this with any player (except maybe Lebron).
Its obviously worth it for certain players. But clearly Kawhi isnt one of those players.
Okay but it sounds funnier with only PG
Clippers in 8
We know but its funnier to just post [this](https://imgur.com/a/wZx0DdV)
Exactly. They could always flip PG+Kawhi to recoup an equivalent haul. So they still can protect themselves from the downside of that trade, or at least until PG+Kawhi become free agents in 2021.
That is not a PSA, that is "just" your take on this. On paper, they only traded for PG
So you’re saying they traded those things for Paul George, got it. “Bringing in another free agent” does not equal “sell everything for Paul George”. These are 2 separate transactions, one dependent on (x) happening, but the clippers got to dec
Id do it again too, its hard to win an NBA championship. You dont do it by not taking risks. This was the best shot weve ever had, and we still have one more year. Reload and try again I suppose
I dont think people realize how bad PG was all season for the clippers.
I dont disagree with you at all, I just wanna ask an honest question. In an alternate world where the Clippers decline the trade for PG13, where does Kawhi sign in the offseason?
You can spin it what ever way that makes you feel better.
This doesnt make it any better, or take the sting out of it for Clippers fans.
No Kawhi strong armed y’all into trading away your future for a two year contract