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Most of those guys are free agents, but the Lakers have no money to get any of them even with letting Howard walk. If you're gonna present a roster at least do something that's realistic. And why would we want to overpay for Milwaukee's trash backcourt?
If the lakers can fix Eric Gordon.
Trade Metta and Nash for him. Put Kobe at the 3
I said wish list....but in terms of roster and money here it goes
C: Dwight Howard/Kwame Brown
PF: Pau Gasol/Tracy McGrady
SF: MWP/Some D-Leauger
SG: Kobe/Larry Hughes
PG: Nash/Mike Bibby
The goal is to get younger and more athletic. You just added 4 guys all in their 30's, and when is the last time Bibby and Hughes were in the league?
Before I put together a roster, are we operating under the premise that MDA is in or out?
Only team I'm aware of that wants(ed) Pau are the T-Wolves. Doubt they'd send us Love. Most likely offer Williams & ? ?. Or workout some kind of 3 team trade with them.
That roster was intended to be a joke, I assume.
Regardless, MDA is in.
They'd gladly take metta's expiring but no way they take on Nash's contract.
C- Howard/ JJ Hickson
PF- Gasol/ Hill
SF- Clark/ Corey Brewer
SG- Kobe/ Randy Foye
PG- Nash/ Blake
I thought it was 2 years, my faulty logic. I guess Blake, and a player to be named. I think the Lakers training staff can do wonder with Gordon and he can play great with Kobe.
Who do you guys want to keep on the roster?
I'd like to keep
That group for sure. Maybe a few others depending who we can replace them with eg MWP, Morris, and Blake.
I would keep Kobe, Gasol, Blake, Meeks, Clark, and Nash.
The Lakers need to upgrade the point guard position and get an athletic point guard. I think two players that Lakers can get are Aaron Brooks and Josh Calderon. Both are good shooters.
I would trade Dwight Howard. Also, the Lakers need to improve the bench with players who can score.
I want list.. though i could take or leave Hill
Keep everyone except duhon, Morris, ebanks, and Nash.
Sign: Austin Daye & Will Bynum.
Re sign Antawn Jamison
Looking as if the general consensus, is that Pau will be traded, and our Lakes could use the amnesty on MWP?
Agree with all of you on the glut of older, also-ran guards - this needs a serious upgrade, and keeping Blake would be smart. Thought Nash was on the books for just one more season, but I just learned it's TWO! Love Steve, but that's a horse collar that will leave a pretty big mark -- I don't care how hard he works out during the summer....his health won't turn him into 2005 Nash.
I think Howard will be back, unless there is some unreal sign and trade that would remind us all of a Jerry West-like trade. No one's dumb enough to walk away from 30MM, and there's simply not a better market/organization......and he knows it. Would have been nice to hear him say, "I'm a Laker, I'll sign right now."
Lakes need to know Howard's stance well before July 1st----I'm sure they'd like to package Gasol with that secure knowledge well before that deadline.
I think MWP would be more valuable as a trading chip than flat out amnesty. Even if amnestied, it's not like the Lakers can offer more to a free agent than they can now. They would still be way over the cap and only be able to offer the vet minimum and maybe the mini mid level.
I believe MWP opts in at 7 million. Wonder what he and that contract can net us via trade. Between him and Gasol, we should be able to nest a pair or more young players.
MWP wants to remain a Laker for the remainder of his career. I bet he opts out and then re-signs with a longer-term contract at a lower price.
Yeah, I see him opting in for sure. No way he tosses away 7 mill. I know the Lakers would save well over 20 million in amnestying him. I just dont see what can they really bring in for the vets minimum that will be better than MWP.
Like Conquest said, it's imperative to know Dwights plan ASAP. That way Pau can be shipped out for the best possible package. Or bring everyone back and start with a clean slate in 2014.
I remember him saying he wanted to do that however it remains to be seen if the Lakers org would agree to a multi year deal especially since our objective should be to get younger.
Scariest thing about the latest chatter from Lakerland is that both Mitch and Kobe appear to believe the current core of this roster is championship material, if they could avoid the injury bug.
Meh, it's not exactly like they are going to say they suck. I think this core can be pretty damn good if we can get a young PG and leave Nash on the bench for 25 mins a game. Pau and D12 looked like they were starting to figure it out. Metta the black hole needs to go or play in garbage time only.
All these scenarios are cool and all but we have the second worse coach in LA still leading the team. Garbage. It's kind of funny seeing a championship caliber coach(Rivers) eating up an 'Antonie disciple.
I agree. If we can get an athletic PG.. this core can absolutely compete. With Kobe Healthy we like go to the West Conf Finals... and maybe the Finals with Westbrook hurt.
Doesn't Nash constitute a part of the core?
if so, then by your own admission, THIS core isn't constructed to win a championship.
BTW, a number of teams can claim that IF they could fill just one integral missing piece, then they could compete for championships.
This post was edited by brdcstr1 11 months ago
The Lakers need an athletic point guard and some players to help the bench. Also, there needs to be a new coach. Even if the Lakers do not want to hire Phil Jackson, they should use him as an adviser in getting a new head coach. The Detroit Pistons are using Phil Jackson as an adviser.
From Yahoo! Sports: The Detroit Pistons are turning to Phil Jackson for some help with their coaching search.
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