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KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 04:02 AM
ESPNChrisPalmer chris palmer

Hearing that James Harden wouldn't rule out the Lakers next summer.

bholly
05-22-2012, 04:05 AM
Come on, man, "wouldn't rule out" is nothing. Everyone says that about every team all the time. This is barely even Lakers forum worthy.

asandhu23
05-22-2012, 04:07 AM
of course, everyone has to go to the big name teams. **** the small teams.

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 04:09 AM
of course, everyone has to go to the big name teams. **** the small teams.

Um, Lakers will have cap flexibility in 2013 when Bynum and McBob are off the books, and then a **** load in 2014 when Kobe, Pau, Metta and Blake all come off the books.

(That's assuming we keep both Andrew and Pau until they expire).

No one's going to force their way to LA anymore, now, it's just going to naturally happen. Whoever signs in 2013 or 2014 will be the next face of that franchise after Kobe retires.

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 04:12 AM
ESPNChrisPalmer chris palmer

Thunder have committed $160,000,000 to Durant and Westbrook over next 4 seasons.

asandhu23
05-22-2012, 04:17 AM
Um, Lakers will have cap flexibility in 2013 when Bynum and McBob are off the books, and then a **** load in 2014 when Kobe, Pau, Metta and Blake all come off the books.

(That's assuming we keep both Andrew and Pau until they expire).

No one's going to force their way to LA anymore, now, it's just going to naturally happen. Whoever signs in 2013 or 2014 will be the next face of that franchise after Kobe retires.


dude, its not about that. Its about the fact that none of the smaller teams ever have any rumors about stars going there. The media always focuses on teams like Lakers and Magic. Warriors, Kings, Wolves, etc, etc all get ignored.

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 04:21 AM
dude, its not about that. Its about the fact that none of the smaller teams ever have any rumors about stars going there. The media always focuses on teams like Lakers and Magic. Warriors, Kings, Wolves, etc, etc all get ignored.

Harden is from Cali. He went to Artesia High School in Lakewood. Grew up a Laker fan just like Westbrook.


Btw, just a little more from Chris Palmer :D

ESPNChrisPalmer chris palmer

A Harden/Bynum duo could be the Lakers future.


Or Harden/Dwight :drool:

JayW_1023
05-22-2012, 04:29 AM
Hearsay. Nothing more. Just a twittering fanboy with wishful thinking.

Wouldn't surprise me to see Durant eventually take a pay cut to reel in Harden.

waveycrockett
05-22-2012, 04:30 AM
Harden is a RFA. He isnt going anywhere

waveycrockett
05-22-2012, 04:31 AM
Um, Lakers will have cap flexibility in 2013 when Bynum and McBob are off the books, and then a **** load in 2014 when Kobe, Pau, Metta and Blake all come off the books.

(That's assuming we keep both Andrew and Pau until they expire).

No one's going to force their way to LA anymore, now, it's just going to naturally happen. Whoever signs in 2013 or 2014 will be the next face of that franchise after Kobe retires.

So the Lakers are going to denounce Bynum to offer Harden a max deal? That would be so many levels of ********.

naps
05-22-2012, 04:32 AM
I am sure he was specifically questioned about his thoughts on considering Lakers as an option. So he basically said "Wouldn't rule out" and now this has become thread worthy? I mean do players really say in the media "Nah, I am not gonna consider that team"? C'mon bro. You are better.

For the fun, If LA really wants to rebuild and wants Harder as the primary piece then they will have to get rid of Kobe. I can't fathom a blossoming superstar-potential wing player like Harden playing happy on the same court with Kobe. If Bynum can stay healthy like this season, a Harden-Bynum combo would a fascinating start. I am damn sure they can rebuild real quick because players want to play under the hollywood spotlights. Now as we all know there's little to no chance they will get rid of Kobe. And even if they happen to want they can't because Kobe has NTC on his contract.

bholly
05-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Um, Lakers will have cap flexibility in 2013 when Bynum and McBob are off the books, and then a **** load in 2014 when Kobe, Pau, Metta and Blake all come off the books.

(That's assuming we keep both Andrew and Pau until they expire).

No one's going to force their way to LA anymore, now, it's just going to naturally happen. Whoever signs in 2013 or 2014 will be the next face of that franchise after Kobe retires.

Even if the Lakers drop Pau's salary for nothing, they'll still have $38m between Kobe and MWP, plus Bynum on top of that. Unless you're expecting the salary cap to skyrocket, they aren't going to have the kind of room to sign Harden in 2013.

KB-Pau-DH2012
05-22-2012, 04:46 AM
You guys really want to know the truth?

Even though I'm a Laker fan....the truth is that James Harden got me a Hard-ON. I am now really enamored by him. He will be a superstar in the future.

b@llhog24
05-22-2012, 04:58 AM
Hearsay. Nothing more. Just a twittering fanboy with wishful thinking.

Wouldn't surprise me to see Durant eventually take a pay cut to reel in Harden.

I'm not sure but i don't think you can restructure your contract for less under the new CBA.

b@llhog24
05-22-2012, 05:00 AM
You guys really want to know the truth?

Even though I'm a Laker fan....the truth is that James Harden got me a Hard-ON. I am now really enamored by him. He will be a superstar in the future.
Honestly? Its the beard :drool:
Btw You're welcome.

Six-8-TheWizard
05-22-2012, 06:09 AM
Come on, man, "wouldn't rule out" is nothing. Everyone says that about every team all the time. This is barely even Lakers forum worthy.

This. No ones gonna burn any future possible bridges for no real reason.

albertc86
05-22-2012, 09:52 AM
I don't think he'd rule out a lot of money from any team. He has money coming his way, for sure.

Carey
05-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Harden will be extended this summer, he's not gonna make it to RFA in the summer of 2013

Jint.
05-22-2012, 10:20 AM
stay in OKC James.. unless you want to play for the Knicks :D

BALLER R
05-22-2012, 10:21 AM
If harden wins a ring this season I don't think he will sign and extension. He got the ring I think it would be in his best interest to get paid. Can OKC even afford to give him a huge contract?

Chacarron
05-22-2012, 10:22 AM
OH.MY.GAWD. :jumpy: :faint:

justinnum1
05-22-2012, 10:23 AM
Enjoy it while it lasts okc fans. That core won't be there much longer

When is harden a fa? And Rfa?

Mr_Amaziing
05-22-2012, 10:24 AM
Durant and Westbrook restructure their contracts to keep Harden And Ibaka

The Final Boss
05-22-2012, 10:35 AM
Hearsay. Nothing more. Just a twittering fanboy with wishful thinking.

Wouldn't surprise me to see Durant eventually take a pay cut to reel in Harden.

Or opt-out in a few years to go to......... L.A.

Corey
05-22-2012, 10:39 AM
Doubt it.

Teeboy1487
05-22-2012, 10:47 AM
OKC will not let him slip through their fingers.

Lloyd Christmas
05-22-2012, 10:50 AM
Come on Lakers fans. Do you really think Stern would let you sign Harden?

GrumpyOldMan
05-22-2012, 10:59 AM
I could be wrong, but isn't Harden a 2? Kobe has that spot with the Lakers. I think Harden is too small to play the 3 on a regular basis. Spot duty sure, but not full time. I don't see the Lakers as the best fit for him.

Pakman
05-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Durant and Westbrook restructure their contracts to keep Harden And Ibakarestructure? Since when is this allowed? This isn't the NFL.

tcav701
05-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Why would he rule out any team at this point?

Anyways, Chicago is going to look like a much better fit for him when they amnest Boozer to sign him and Brroklyn is going to throw more money at him that LA could.

bucketss
05-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Durant and Westbrook restructure their contracts to keep Harden And Ibaka

:laugh:

Baller1
05-22-2012, 11:29 AM
Harden is not going anywhere. He will be extended before he can even reach RFA.

tredigs
05-22-2012, 11:39 AM
A tweet from a guy who "heard" (no source of course) James Harden "wouldn't rule out the Lakers" in an upcoming free agency (when he's still restricted by the Thunder by the way).

Stop. The. Presses!

BlinkManJan02
05-22-2012, 11:40 AM
Come on, man, "wouldn't rule out" is nothing. Everyone says that about every team all the time. This is barely even Lakers forum worthy.

agreed