Why is the Front Office Acting So Thirsty for Kawhi?

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Clemenza
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First of all, yes I would love and welcome Kawhi on the team.. who wouldn't. But good lord what are we doing in this over the top recruitment for him to join us next season? We have officials at all the Raptors games. Woj reports on our pursuit of him every other day. Ballmer going apesh*t at who he wants. God forbid a Clipper color commentator dare say anything deemed negative about Kawhi. etc etc etc.

Yes we of course the team needs to sell itself and put itself in a good position to get quality players and free agents but this is getting cringe worthy imo. Lets get Kawhi and maybe KD but at the same time lets be a respectable proud franchise with dignity while doing so. "Build it and they will come" - no need for all the theatrics. I wouldn't be shocked to hear "tampering" by us later down the line at the rate we're headed.


jtwinnaz
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We know kawhi wants to come la. We have to show him that we want him and we need to keep consistently reminding him until the day he signs the papers. He doesn’t need to ring chase. He wants to be the man and beat LeBron again. The more they put it out there that he’s coming here the harder it will be for him to not come. Like jerry said there are only a handful of superstars in the nba. Kawhi is one of them and he wants to come here. We have to make it happen.


Clemenza
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jtwinnaz wrote:
We know kawhi wants to come la. We have to show him that we want him and we need to keep consistently reminding him until the day he signs the papers. He doesn’t need to ring chase. He wants to be the man and beat LeBron again. The more they put it out there that he’s coming here the harder it will be for him to not come. Like jerry said there are only a handful of superstars in the nba. Kawhi is one of them and he wants to come here. We have to make it happen.

I hear you but its already in motion. No need for the extra. Just my opinion.


CLIPSET
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Clemenza wrote:
First of all, yes I would love and welcome Kawhi on the team.. who wouldn't. But good lord what are we doing in this over the top recruitment for him to join us next season? We have officials at all the Raptors games. Woj reports on our pursuit of him every other day. Ballmer going apesh*t at who he wants. God forbid a Clipper color commentator dare say anything deemed negative about Kawhi. etc etc etc.

Yes we of course the team needs to sell itself and put itself in a good position to get quality players and free agents but this is getting cringe worthy imo. Lets get Kawhi and maybe KD but at the same time lets be a respectable proud franchise with dignity while doing so. "Build it and they will come" - no need for all the theatrics. I wouldn't be shocked to hear "tampering" by us later down the line at the rate we're headed.

Weak post when you know the obvious answer


Keatonsays
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FO wants to show that Kawhi is our top priority. The more buzz they create around the idea of Kawhi to the Clippers, the more natural the move is, especially with Toronto already being a Great situation.

It’s possible Toronto doesn’t show Kawhi as much attention because they don’t mind not maxing him out when they can develop Siakam and Anunoby for cheap and still be competitive. The Clippers showing absolute dedication to bringing in Kawhi could be the difference between him signing here or elsewhere.


StrikeBack
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The only reason they're doing that is because they believe it'll appeal to him. They probably interviewed a lot of people who know and understand him, so they have intel to work off of.


Agent0
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Well, because they are thirsty for him. Even great prospects are not sure things, but getting a 28 year old (next year) two way superstar and signing him from age 28-31 which will be some of his best years, that's something that does not come around often. Players like Kawhi at his age don't just switch to new teams as often as we might think. So yea, I totally get their thirstiness.


clipperboy24
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CLIPSET wrote:
Weak post when you know the obvious answer

Agreed


OldGuy
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Remember when Paul George for sure wanted to go to the lakers and it was a sure thing and they took their foot off the gas, stopped pressuring and pushing, and then all of a sudden he stayed in OKC? Learn from other people’s mistakes


Clemenza
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OldGuy wrote:
Remember when Paul George for sure wanted to go to the lakers and it was a sure thing and they took their foot off the gas, stopped pressuring and pushing, and then all of a sudden he stayed in OKC? Learn from other people’s mistakes

Not really a good example cause no star wants to play with Bron and become simply a spot up shooter in the 'Bron Ball' system. Plus Bron gets all the credit when the team wins but the second star takes all the heat when the team looses, ala "The Kevin Love Treatment". Of course PG was staying in OKC. He's not built to be Bron's whipping boy


Clemenza
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OldGuy wrote:
Remember when Paul George for sure wanted to go to the lakers and it was a sure thing and they took their foot off the gas, stopped pressuring and pushing, and then all of a sudden he stayed in OKC? Learn from other people’s mistakes

Not really a good example cause no star wants to play with Bron and become simply a spot up shooter in the 'Bron Ball' system. Plus Bron gets all the credit when the team wins but the second star takes all the heat when the team looses, ala "The Kevin Love Treatment". Of course PG was staying in OKC. He's not built to be Bron's whipping boy.

I definitely get the recruitment process I'm just wondering the limits.


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Watch the plan be to get Kwahi, Durant and Anthony Davis. Gas up Harris and make him a Allstar. Sign Durant and Leonard, Extend Harris. Flip him, Robinson and a 1st rounder for Davis. Big 3 dynasty.


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