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Great post-game from him. He exudes confidence and says he knew immediately these guys could compete. He is giving them a lot. Had no idea he was this sort of presence.

I'm genuinely wondering if he would want to stay? He has rings, maybe this is a new fun challenge to help a team grow and make the playoffs. This isn't a Channing Frye role, and what are we gonna get for him a 2nd?

Oh yeah he's been a pleasant surprise for me too. Even the wild stuff he tries I'm fine with, coz it's not too detrimental for the team game.

Definitely looks like he's enjoying himself here (actually it's literally everyone right now), probablyi likes the longer leash too.
 
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It's a shame the fans can't see this team because this is a fun team to watch play and Javale would be a fan favorite. Fans here will forgive his goofy errors and celebrate his blocks and jams. World B. Free became a fan favorite in Cleveland despite his flaws and I think we like big personalities that are likeable.
 

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I assumed Javale was a knucklehead because he was the star of Shaqtin A Fool. Glad he’s just an occasional goof that actually fills his role quite well.

That full court dribble then dunk was on the NBA top 10. My man just matured. Zach Randolph taught me it is never too late.
 

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If he keeps this up, a contender will consider flipping a nice asset for him, especially if they lose a big to injury.

I love what he brings to this team but sadly he isn't on our timeline.

But I am absolutely enjoying watching him play.
 

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If he keeps this up, a contender will consider flipping a nice asset for him, especially if they lose a big to injury.

I love what he brings to this team but sadly he isn't on our timeline.

But I am absolutely enjoying watching him play.
I feel Boston and Toronto might need a center like Mcgee.
 

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We basically acquired McGee as a Lakers salary dump for which they tossed in a second round pick. Essentially, they paid us to assume his contract, so his value around the league clearly isn't high.

If McGee is that good of a cultural piece for us, why would we want to trade him considering the pittance we'd likely get in return?
 
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We basically acquired McGee as a Lakers salary dump for which they tossed in a second round pick. Essentially, they paid us to assume his contract, so his value around the league clearly isn't high.

If McGee is that good of a cultural piece for us, why would we want to trade him considering the pittance we'd likely get in return?

They had other financial/personnel motivations in signing Marc Gasol, signing Montrez H, and obviously locking up AD.

We might not get anything for him but McGee is playing at a level I have not seen him reach. We might get a contender or two calling about him depending on injuries, needs, etc.
 

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They had other financial/personnel motivations in signing Marc Gasol, signing Montrez H, and obviously locking up AD.

We might not get anything for him but McGee is playing at a level I have not seen him reach. We might get a contender or two calling about him depending on injuries, needs, etc.

I know the Lakers had reasons for ditching him, but nobody else was willing to give them anything for him, so they had to pay us to take him off their hands. So what exactly would we expect all those teams unwilling to take him for nothing to give up for him now? Second rounder, if we're lucky.

I'd rather just keep him.
 

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Fine keeping him, but another franchise that might have needed him, might have had a conflict of interest helping the Lakers get better. It's possible the Cavs could get more for him. Personally, I would not trade him for a 2nd rounder. He's more helpful than that. As a package for a younger piece, sure.

Who knows, he may like the freedom he gets here after caching some rings. Other teams would not let him shoot 3's. Maybe he re-signs a vet min here to ride it out and help the young guys. Depends I guess on how much he has the itch.
 

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We basically acquired McGee as a Lakers salary dump for which they tossed in a second round pick. Essentially, they paid us to assume his contract, so his value around the league clearly isn't high.

If McGee is that good of a cultural piece for us, why would we want to trade him considering the pittance we'd likely get in return?
This is actually pretty impressive work by the FO. Both McGee and Exum arrived as salary dumps, with picks attached, and turned out to be actually useful pieces for the rebuild. The way they have been playing, they might even end up being positive trade assets, if they go that route, though I agree, he seems like a good guy to keep around. For his off-court role, yes, but also as a savvy veteran big who can help the perimeter players on defense and can also do a passable job of play making from the elbow that this team prizes so much.

Same is true to an extent for Drummond: got him on the cheap, fits the scheme on both sides of the ball (when he wants to) and might end up being a positive asset. This is the kind of FO work on the fringes that can really make a huge difference for a rebuild, especially for a non-destination franchise.
 
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