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I can live with this. This will be just what the doc ordered for us. Do it magic man. Lol.


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I'm not feeling that salary for Korver in 19-20 or is that a team option?


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I'm not feeling that salary for Korver in 19-20 or is that a team option?

Don't think's his contract is guaranteed next year.

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Honestly, I think with some time Svi could be Korver but with more athletic ability. Hopefully he is getting reps down in the G-League.


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I don't know how to feel about Korver, if true of course. He fits a need but where does he get his minutes? Ingram/Kuzma/Hart? If that's the case I think they need to stay pat. Making that move pushes them closer and closer to win now mode.


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:

I can live with this. This will be just what the doc ordered for us. Do it magic man. Lol.

We got Svi baby!!!!!!!......lol.


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How do people feel about signing Nikola Vucevic this summer. He is having an all-star year this year. He is averaging 20/12/4 and shooting 40% from 3 for the year. All signs point to Magic not resigning him since they drafted Bamba 6th last draft. If for whatever reason we don't get Kwahi / AD / KD then he is next on my list.


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I feel they should have tried a little harder in retaining Brook Lopez. He’s the ideal stretch big who would have been the perfect complement to Lebron a la Bosh/Love. Plus he’s been draining them like crazy from the deep with the Bucks. I think they call him Splash Mountain or something. Lol.

Btw, how is Lou Williams looking right now? Any remorse for letting him go? I’m for sure wondering how he would have helped us right now. Sure he’s not a big splashy name but he’s a bonafide bucket getter and has been responsible for winning several close games with the Clips. The lack of shooters on the roster is ridiculous and he would have served an immediate need.


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I feel they should have tried a little harder in retaining Brook Lopez. He’s the ideal stretch big who would have been the perfect complement to Lebron a la Bosh/Love. Plus he’s been draining them like crazy from the deep with the Bucks. I think they call him Splash Mountain or something. Lol.

Btw, how is Lou Williams looking right now? Any remorse for letting him go? I’m for sure wondering how he would have helped us right now. Sure he’s not a big splashy name but he’s a bonafide bucket getter and has been responsible for winning several close games with the Clips. The lack of shooters on the roster is ridiculous and he would have served an immediate need.

Lou is doing his thing on a very good contract, however I feel like guys like that become most useful once your team is at least in the playoffs. When we moved him we were still a lottery team, having a high scoring bench player doesn't really do much good for a lottery team.

Also he was traded for HOU 28th pick in the draft, which we traded to Utah for pick 30th and 42nd picks. So basically we turned Lou into Josh Hart and Thomas Byrant. Which was a great deal for us and also very lucky that Hart has turned into the player he is.


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Lou is doing his thing on a very good contract, however I feel like guys like that become most useful once your team is at least in the playoffs. When we moved him we were still a lottery team, having a high scoring bench player doesn't really do much good for a lottery team.

Also he was traded for HOU 28th pick in the draft, which we traded to Utah for pick 30th and 42nd picks. So basically we turned Lou into Josh Hart and Thomas Byrant. Which was a great deal for us and also very lucky that Hart has turned into the player he is.

I’m not so high on Hart as others are. I would actually keep KCP over him. Almost same age and I feel KCP will be more consistent in the long run and guards perimeter players better than Hart. Thomas Bryant was bundled out within a year so that’s 50% of the trade in the toilet. Except for Kuzma and Ball all others are expendable.


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How do people feel about signing Nikola Vucevic this summer. He is having an all-star year this year. He is averaging 20/12/4 and shooting 40% from 3 for the year. All signs point to Magic not resigning him since they drafted Bamba 6th last draft. If for whatever reason we don't get Kwahi / AD / KD then he is next on my list.

Would be nice, but not a max player. Which is probably what he would want or close to it , knowing Lakers struck out on stars they wanted.


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Would be nice, but not a max player. Which is probably what he would want or close to it , knowing Lakers struck out on stars they wanted.

Plus he will be forced to become a perimeter player which is not his strength. But a good third option. Imho McGee is the perfect big man who runs the floor like a wing and gives you easy transition buckets. He will thrive with Lebron and Ball(transaction pending for AD...Lmao).


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I don't know how much the guy has in the tank but it seems we could've signed Bynum to see what he has left. I mean he can score and shoot free throws. Just saying. I mean I'd rather have him than Beasley. But I digress...lol.


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I don't know how much the guy has in the tank but it seems we could've signed Bynum to see what he has left. I mean he can score and shoot free throws. Just saying. I mean I'd rather have him than Beasley. But I digress...lol.

Would have been nice to have him as a reserve...at least for tonight wherein all the bigs are under the weather including freaking Zubac. Lmao


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MAGICLAKEZ wrote:
Would have been nice to have him as a reserve...at least for tonight wherein all the bigs are under the weather including freaking Zubac. Lmao

I just saw AD is GTD as well....WTF!!!!!......lmao.


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I just saw AD is GTD as well....WTF!!!!!......lmao.

LBJ also GTD. I think AD and LBJ are having dinner tonight while working out the escape route to LA. LMAO!!


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LBJ also GTD. I think AD and LBJ are having dinner tonight while working out the escape route to LA. LMAO!!

They just said Lebron is playing on NBAtv, along with BI and Rondo.


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They just said Lebron is playing on NBAtv, along with BI and Rondo.

Night is still young...wine is always served late night.


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Well I guess since Rondo is back, Zo will go to the BS minutes.....


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Random but I mentioned this before. Although it hurt to lose Randle in free agency, a young front court piece that we truly gave up for nothing(not even a big contract) was Thomas Bryant.

He fit our play style, brought energy, hustle and has an improved mid range game. Went 14-14 for 31 points and 13 boards tonight against the #1 pick Ayton. He reminds me of another Clint Capela when he plays.


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LAKERZ_DYNASTY101 wrote:
Random but I mentioned this before. Although it hurt to lose Randle in free agency, a young front court piece that we truly gave up for nothing(not even a big contract) was Thomas Bryant.

He fit our play style, brought energy, hustle and has an improved mid range game. Went 14-14 for 31 points and 13 boards tonight against the #1 pick Ayton. He reminds me of another Clint Capela when he plays.

I wouldn’t read too much into who he’s matching up with. But I do agree he had great energy and had a great attitude. I think all of us were rooting for him but there just wasn’t any room for him after they decided that they wanted Moe or Mitchell, in addition to signing McGee. I’m happy it’s worling out for Bryant, but it’ll REALLY be a blunder if he sustains this play for seasons. All of his points came off of boards and PnR with Beal since Wall is injured. We’ll see


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I apologize in advance for beating a dead horse here it goes, I recently read that we’re going to have about $41-$42 million to spend this summer. Of course we all know Maginka is going to swing for the fences, KD Kawhi Klay etc, IMO I don't think any of those guys are willing to take less than $30 million but say which ever of those free agents ends up here for $30-$35 that would leave us with $5-$10 mil. How on earth are we going to sign players to complient this team with that kind of money left over? I see a lot of one year deals happening and I have a gut feeling they will be players worse than we already have (Mcgee, Rondo and Stephenson). What do you guys think will and should happen?


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suntzu619 wrote:
I apologize in advance for beating a dead horse here it goes, I recently read that we’re going to have about $41-$42 million to spend this summer. Of course we all know Maginka is going to swing for the fences, KD Kawhi Klay etc, IMO I don't think any of those guys are willing to take less than $30 million but say which ever of those free agents ends up here for $30-$35 that would leave us with $5-$10 mil. How on earth are we going to sign players to complient this team with that kind of money left over? I see a lot of one year deals happening and I have a gut feeling they will be players worse than we already have (Mcgee, Rondo and Stephenson). What do you guys think will and should happen?

None of it matters. We need to get rid of Magic and James!


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Let's just bring back Dumbo and Glitch! That's the answer! LOL


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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26335718/how-lakers-wasted-year-1-l ebron You could just as easily say: How the Lakers wasted 4 years of Kobe. You can't really blame the players. You can blame the coach to some extent depending on the circumstances. Players are who they are, they're brought in and if they're wrong they're wrong. Not their fault. Not playing well is but that's what you expect on 1 year deals mostly. Coaches aren't at fault if they're coaching the wrong system for the players they're given. Or the team took the wrong coach. They are at fault if they can't make the best of their players and line....


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TimmyDoe wrote:
I wouldn’t read too much into who he’s matching up with. But I do agree he had great energy and had a great attitude. I think all of us were rooting for him but there just wasn’t any room for him after they decided that they wanted Moe or Mitchell, in addition to signing McGee. I’m happy it’s worling out for Bryant, but it’ll REALLY be a blunder if he sustains this play for seasons. All of his points came off of boards and PnR with Beal since Wall is injured. We’ll see

The Lakers have so many players that need the ball to be effective, he is a great fit for teams like that. You don't need to run any plays for him and he still brings that energy and hustle. I agree we can't say it's a blunder just yet but it's looking like it was.


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I thought at the time we should have kept Thomas and lost Zubak. Now we lost both. 2 potential good bigs in a league with a shortfall of them. Trees don't grow on trees lol. Well given enough time this team will always seemingly find a way to make the wrong decisions and wrong moves. So it goes.


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Who would you want on this 2019 Free Agents list? POINT GUARDS Kyrie Irving Kemba Walker Derrick Rose Isaiah Thomas Goran Dragic (PO) Jeff Teague (PO) Eric Bledsoe Patrick Beverley Ricky Rubio Jeremy Lin Spencer Dinwiddie Darren Collison Tyler Johnson Seth Curry Cory Joseph J.J. Barea Trey Burke Nate Robinson Greivis Vasquez Donald Sloan Shane Larkin Eric Maynor Peyton....


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Who would you want on this 2019 Free Agents list?

POINT GUARDS

Kyrie Irving

Kemba Walker

Derrick Rose

Isaiah Thomas

Goran Dragic (PO)

Jeff Teague (PO)

Eric Bledsoe

Patrick Beverley

Ricky Rubio

Jeremy Lin

Spencer Dinwiddie

Darren Collison

Tyler Johnson

Seth Curry

Cory Joseph

J.J. Barea

Trey Burke

Nate Robinson

Greivis Vasquez

Donald Sloan

Shane Larkin

Eric Maynor

Peyton Siva

Aaron Craft

Nolan Smith

Marquis Teague

Jorge Gutierrez

Deonte Burton

Jahii Carson

Gal Mekel

Yuki Togashi

Will Cherry

Sundiata Gaines

DeMarcus Nelson

Cedric Jackson

Rodrigue Beaubois

Dominique Jones

Marcus Williams

Luther Head

DeMarcus Nelson

Josh Akognon

Gabe Pruitt

SHOOTING GUARDS

Klay Thompson

Jimmy Butler (PO)

Jamal Crawford

Danny Green

Kent Bazemore

J.J. Redick

Austin Rivers

Allen Crabbe (PO)

Terrence Ross

Alec Burks

Wayne Ellington

Jeremy Lamb

Mario Hezonja

Ben McLemore

Jodie Meeks

Shannon Brown

Rudy Fernandez

Francisco Garica

Xavier Henry

MarShon Brooks

Rashad Vaughn

R.J. Hunter

Jamaal Franklin

Julyan Stone

Chris Babb

D.J. Stephens

Othyus Jeffers

Terrel Harris

Patrick Christopher

Cory Higgins

Sergey Karasev

Daequan Cook

Josh Childress

James Anderson

Quincy Douby

Orlando Johnson

Mardy Collins

Elliot Williams

D.J. Strawberry

Orien Greene

SMALL FOWARDS

Kawhi Leonard (PO)

Carmelo Anthony

Khris Middleton (PO)

Rodney Hood

CJ Miles (PO)

Trevor Ariza

Luol Deng

Thabo Sefolosha

Wilson Chandler

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (PO)

DeMarre Carroll

Jared Dudley

Al-Farouq Aminu

Gerald Green

Iman Shumpert

Ronnie Brewer

Chase Budinger

Jeff Taylor

LaQuinton Ross

C.J. Fair

Dominic McGuire

James Nunnally

Carlos Delfino

Chris Singleton

Aleksandar Pavlović

Julian Wright

Chris Wright

Marqus Blakely

Sonny Weems

Christian Eyenga

Renaldo Balkman

Stephane Lasme

Donta Smith

Shane Edwards

Derrick Brown

POWER FOWARDS

CENTERS

Hamady N'Diaye

Dream scenario: Trade James for Klay, then sign Kawhi & Randle. Add Patrick Beverly on the cheap.


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Well Julius Randle is officially a free agent. Hell of a player, that I’d love to have on our team, but for the first time don’t think he’d be a great fit. At least not when James and Davis are both on the floor n


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JJCali wrote:
Well Julius Randle is officially a free agent. Hell of a player, that I’d love to have on our team, but for the first time don’t think he’d be a great fit. At least not when James and Davis are both on the floor n

Would be great 6th man. Provided they get some good defensive players to put around him on 2nd unit.


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How the mighty have fallen, Celtics have now lost Irving / Horford and risk losing Rozier if they don't have him a lot of money. So this mega team that stole picks from everyone and just did everything perfect when it comes to picking and developing young players. Basically everyone saw them as the perfect example of how to run your team during a rebuild.

What is happening to them is exactly why I personally would want my team to go star hunting. So much can change in the NBA to expect to have this 5 year rebuild plan I don't believe is smart, you take your chance to win, when the door opens. Because to think oh we have this perfect team, give it 3-5 years and we will be there, let these guys develop and we will be there, rarely does that exact plan stay in place over the next 3-5 years.

Yes GSW did it perfect, but they had so much luck involved in creating that team, that I doubt it will ever happen again. Can we name another team that draft 3 allstars all within the same rebuild of a team? OKC is the only team that comes to my mind in since I have been watching and even there amazing FO screwed that up by letting Harden go. If it wasn't for Curry's injuries, he would of got a much bigger contract and they couldn't of afford Durant that summer. The huge cap jump from 70mil - 94mil that allowed GSW to sign Durant, if that huger cap jump was in other year, Durant wouldn't be there.

So to me build a team with youngs and wanting them to grow and develop over their first 5 years, is just as much risk as going star hunting, only star hunting you are not as committed to the plan as you are developing youngs.


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Ray wrote:
How the mighty have fallen, Celtics have now lost Irving / Horford and risk losing Rozier if they don't have him a lot of money. So this mega team that stole picks from everyone and just did everything perfect when it comes to picking and developing young players. Basically everyone saw them as the perfect example of how to run your team during a rebuild.

What is happening to them is exactly why I personally would want my team to go star hunting. So much can change in the NBA to expect to have this 5 year rebuild plan I don't believe is smart, you take your chance to win, when the door opens. Because to think oh we have this perfect team, give it 3-5 years and we will be there, let these guys develop and we will be there, rarely does that exact plan stay in place over the next 3-5 years.

Can we name another team that draft 3 allstars all within the same rebuild of a team? OKC is the only team that comes to my mind in since I have been watching and even there amazing FO screwed that up by letting Harden go. If it wasn't for Curry's injuries, he would of got a much bigger contract and they couldn't of afford Durant that summer. The huge cap jump from 70mil - 94mil that allowed GSW to sign Durant, if that huger cap jump was in other year, Durant wouldn't be there.

So to me build a team with youngs and wanting them to grow and develop over their first 5 years, is just as much risk as going star hunting, only star hunting you are not as committed to the plan as you are developing youngs.

i don't understand, you’re criticizing Boston and saying you should go star hunting, but that’s exactly what Boston did. They signed an all-star and traded for another. And they have had trade talks for other stars. ??


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i don't understand, you’re criticizing Boston and saying you should go star hunting, but that’s exactly what Boston did. They signed an all-star and traded for another. And they have had trade talks for other stars. ??

Boston went half hearted into star hunting, Let me be more clear, if I had a decision for the Lakers situation, I would trade youngs for current All stars like they did for AD, I am all for that. Boston didn't even try for PG13 or KL, 2 of the biggest names up for trade besides AD. They held onto their picks and Tatum / Brown / Smart for way to long.

So in review for the Celtics (last 5 years): Ainge became the greatest GM ever because of all the picks they got, they even tricked 76ers into getting the AMAZING Tatum, they tricked Cavs into getting rid of an injured IT and turning it into Irving. They signed an aging all-star in Horford, also signed Gordon, made it to the conference finals 1 time out of 5 year rebuild. In order to do all that, they gave up 1 asset (pick to the Cavs).

They could of easily had PG13 or KL, when they were on the trading block. But Ainge just sat on his assets. Now understand I am not saying the Celtics made the wrong moves by keep their assets. Every team during a rebuild has to choose, keep assets and sign max FAs or trade assets for max FAs to ensure you get a max FA. Ainge for the most part to keep assets and sign a few all-stars.

See the problem is the Celtics just spent 5 years with this master plan, that just unfolded in 1 off season. They never won, the only thing they have going forward is Tatum and a top Memphis pick 3 years from now. It doesn't matter the reason why, but Tatum and Brown are not what every one thought they would be this year. KL and PG, both players better then those 2 Tatum/Brown combined this year and they could of flipped them 2 guys for either PG13 or KL. At the end of the day, Ainge did not flip his assets for 1 more proven star, he held onto them. And he had the chance to flip them. That is the biggest point he could of moved them, but he didn't.

The funny part is Nets have a real chance to be better then Boston next season, even if they don't get Irving and they resign DLO.


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Well, not arguing with you Ray, but to be fair, I think Boston was mentioned in trades for just about every star available. And yes Horford was starting to age, but they got 3 all-stars in like 2 years. And they kept some young players. Not their fault Hayward got hurt. Again, not arguing but I think they mostly did what you more saying. Hope they become mediocre soon.


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Read the other day he was in LA, guess we know why now !!


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Interesting article, Clippers owner seems to have media in his pocket.


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You guys are smoking crack if you think he goes from $9mill to $24mill in one season lol. DLo is worth maybe $12M. Which is more than the $10 he is set to make if he stays in NJ. Stop overpaying!


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You guys are smoking crack if you think he goes from $9mill to $24mill in one season lol. DLo is worth maybe $12M. Which is more than the $10 he is set to make if he stays in NJ. Stop overpaying!

Hope you're right, but his an all star and will get more than that from someone, don't think he'll get 24m.


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You guys are smoking crack if you think he goes from $9mill to $24mill in one season lol. DLo is worth maybe $12M. Which is more than the $10 he is set to make if he stays in NJ. Stop overpaying!

I disagree, he is worth more then 12 million a year, specially if you look at other players salary and his age. Dlo put up a huge numbers this year and there is no reason for him to decline, been going up every year.

DLO: 21ppg / 7ast / 4reb / 37% (Conley Jr makes 34 million with these same stats and is old)

I don't think anyone would be over paying him at 20 million a year. I dunno about how I feel about us giving him 20 million, just because we are so limited on money. I like Dlo age, he is only 23. I always did like DLO when he was with us, so I wouldn't be upset if we went and got him. I would take DLO, over an aging Kemba and an Irving I don't think fits our team.


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Well, not arguing with you Ray, but to be fair, I think Boston was mentioned in trades for just about every star available. And yes Horford was starting to age, but they got 3 all-stars in like 2 years. And they kept some young players. Not their fault Hayward got hurt. Again, not arguing but I think they mostly did what you more saying. Hope they become mediocre soon.

The Lakers did what I am saying, they moved there assets to get big a star, sure we had to move all of them but 1, but AD is a top 5 player in his prime, so I am okay with it. I think at best Lonzo and Ingram will make a few all-star teams, but nothing more. Celtics however held onto Tatum / Smart / Brown / Rozier and (4) 1st round picks. When could of got Kawhi / PG13 / Butler, with some of those assets. All 3 of those guys were cheaper compared to what we gave up for AD. Ainge was stupid and didn't do it, Even more so, Kawhi and Butler were available after Gordon got hurt, so he knew they wouldn't have a 100% Gordon and her still didn't attempt to get any of these guys. Ainge wanted to stick it out with his young guys who showed promise and now he gets to, since his All-stars are leaving him. lol

I mostly find this funny that Boston has now fallen behind the Lakers and most likely fallen behind the Nets, the team they rob like 5 years ago.


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Ray wrote:
I disagree, he is worth more then 12 million a year, specially if you look at other players salary and his age. Dlo put up a huge numbers this year and there is no reason for him to decline, been going up every year.

DLO: 21ppg / 7ast / 4reb / 37% (Conley Jr makes 34 million with these same stats and is old)

I don't think anyone would be over paying him at 20 million a year. I dunno about how I feel about us giving him 20 million, just because we are so limited on money. I like Dlo age, he is only 23. I always did like DLO when he was with us, so I wouldn't be upset if we went and got him. I would take DLO, over an aging Kemba and an Irving I don't think fits our team.


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Ray wrote:
I disagree, he is worth more then 12 million a year, specially if you look at other players salary and his age. Dlo put up a huge numbers this year and there is no reason for him to decline, been going up every year.

DLO: 21ppg / 7ast / 4reb / 37% (Conley Jr makes 34 million with these same stats and is old)

I don't think anyone would be over paying him at 20 million a year. I dunno about how I feel about us giving him 20 million, just because we are so limited on money. I like Dlo age, he is only 23. I always did like DLO when he was with us, so I wouldn't be upset if we went and got him. I would take DLO, over an aging Kemba and an Irving I don't think fits our team.

Not only that, the free agent class next year is abysmal. Absolutely no point hoarding cap space this year.


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Our new two way player contract! kid looks good!


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Tempy wrote:
Not only that, the free agent class next year is abysmal. Absolutely no point hoarding cap space this year.

My main reason for wanting another star is 2 reasons.:

  1. To help carry the team while Lebron or AD misses random games throughout the year

  2. To give AD a co-star for when Lebron leaves, I rather have a duo in place now for when Lebron retires, then to wonder and try to figure out who we will get 3 or 4 years from now.

I truly believe we will find decent players with vet minimum and with buy-outs if we need to. Say we spend 24 million on Dlo (which he may get his max of 27 million). That would leave us with

DLo

Kuzma

Lebron

AD

8 million Cap space

4.7 MLE

Vet minimum


rdg0917
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I wouldn’t mind D-Lo for 20 mil. Could leave us with 12 mil in cap room. We take that 12 mil and split it between Green or Ross and Mirotic. Give me Collison at the MLE then sign Vet min contracts.

D-Lo/Collison

Green/??

Lebron/??

Kuzma/Mirotic

AD/McGee

Obviously we would still have spots to fill but that team competes with anyone.


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What assets do the Lakers have to trade for D-Lo? Can he be signed as a RFA? Would he even want to come back to the same franchise that basically traded him for cap space and ditched him to make room for Lonzo Ball?


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lakeshowsd wrote:
What assets do the Lakers have to trade for D-Lo? Can he be signed as a RFA? Would he even want to come back to the same franchise that basically traded him for cap space and ditched him to make room for Lonzo Ball?

We don't have any assets to trade for DLO, also it would have to be a sign in trade, Nets can't trade a restricted free agent at this point, because technically he is not guaranteed on their team until they give him a new deal.

The only way we get DLO is free agency, there is no point for us to do a sign in trade for DLo, since if the Nets don't want him he is a free agent anyways.


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Ray wrote:
I disagree, he is worth more then 12 million a year, specially if you look at other players salary and his age. Dlo put up a huge numbers this year and there is no reason for him to decline, been going up every year.

DLO: 21ppg / 7ast / 4reb / 37% (Conley Jr makes 34 million with these same stats and is old)

I don't think anyone would be over paying him at 20 million a year. I dunno about how I feel about us giving him 20 million, just because we are so limited on money. I like Dlo age, he is only 23. I always did like DLO when he was with us, so I wouldn't be upset if we went and got him. I would take DLO, over an aging Kemba and an Irving I don't think fits our team.

Aging Kemba? He's 29. And btw made $12mill last season. Player don't make jumps from 10 to 20 mill without making All NBA teams. DLo didn't do that. He improved by not to the tune of $20mill. Besides there are guidelines on player salaries per age and years in league and accolades. He didn't make the AST. he was a sub in. And you don't pay someone (tho we have many times, foolishly) based on a small sample size of 1 season. That's a good way to get burned. Again...

If someone wants to give DLo $20mill, good luck to them. Walker has been around longer and made AST's. He will get his money this time. At least he made All NBA 3rd team last season and is a 3 time all star. And won the NCAA and was MVP, was player of the year and 2nd leading scorer. His resume is much better than DLo. Is a true PG. He played all 82 games last season and averaged 25 ppg! The only real thing DLo has over him is age and height. But has nowhere near the skill or accolades. I've wanted Walker on the Lakers for a few years now. Problem now is the money.

What makes me laugh is that you know who is the GM of the Hornets now. Can just see dealing with him in FA lol. Given how bad he was with us, maybe we can get a good deal. Sign and trade? Wink

Btw when did this "supermax" thing come into being? Before it was always just called Max contract/player. Now suddenly it's "supermax". Wtf?


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Shepherd wrote:
You guys are smoking crack if you think he goes from $9mill to $24mill in one season lol. DLo is worth maybe $12M. Which is more than the $10 he is set to make if he stays in NJ. Stop overpaying!

I think you might be smoking crack. Have you seen any contracts in the NBA over the last 5 years? Much worse, older players make way more than that! We’d be lucky to get Russell for $20M. He’s like a 22 year old all-star that’s still improving.


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