Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by Lakerman JSJ, Jul 11, 2017.
Of course he was going to chuck against his former team LMAO
Not sure. There aren't a lot of teams that can offer that. Very few teams have cap space. Honestly, if you're a team like the Sacramento Kings, do you sign KCP with your cap space or do you take on Deng's contract and get a couple first rounders for your rebuild? If I'm Sacramento, I take the controlled youth.
Actually I agree with you.
There'll be a team with the MLE that'll give him a 3/24 million dollar deal though. It won't be the kind of money he should have gotten, but it'll be something. I'd take him back for cheap if we can, but hopefully we nab a better fish than him in FA (George obviously).
My plan is still to get rid of Deng along with 2 firsts, re-sign Randle and go after George.
Too bad Cousins got hurt, otherwise he would be my second guy to go after. James is still great but he is obviously on a different schedule than our young guys at 33 or 34.
Canned a gutsy big trey for a comfy lead in OT. Great drives for scores around Gasol and Gay. Did not play gunner...took shots at opportune times.
KCP I still maintain gets way too much hate considering how well he's played for us this year a lot of the time. Especially since getting out of prison.
this was a nice play
It will be interesting to see what the market is for him this offseason
My rough guess... Atleast 13.5-14 mill?
I don't think teams will be going that far. My guess is more 10-12.
The NBA needs a huge salary correction as too many mediocre players make insane amount of money and also stars get INSANE amount of money...
Those superstar max players are eating 40 percent of the cap...it will not be sustainable long-term to put 3 stars together and keep it intact especially with rookies already almost hitting 8 figures on their salary. Fultz will make 2 million more than Simmons this year even though Simmons is in the 2nd season. He will make 10 mio. in his 3rd year.
I just think teams will be ready to pay superstars whatever they can because they get you wins...but then they can't pay mediocre players good money. Most teams will then turn into 2-3 great players and a bunch of very low cost players. This has to be addressed by the NBA at some point if they want a fair salary distribution between players.
the issue is that if you compress the maxes, you open the door for more superteams. you're practically begging for it.
i'll propose this: nba officials can call the game by the same rules for everyone (including james harden!) and maybe the teams employing multiple allstars could get beaten by teams that have a more balanced roster.
if there were salary rules that could help the issue, they'd probably involve greater restrictions on having more than one superstar. there are ways to write rules that could prevent any team from having two superstars (e.g., your second-highest paid player can't make more than 2/3 of the max or somesuch), but i actually don't think the league has ever been interested in real parity. they seem content with three or four contending teams each year, at maximum. must generate more revenue.
^I assume you are right. Otherwise the NBA could just scale the salaries for all teams:
1 player making 35 mio.
2 players making 20 mio.
4 players making 10 mio.
4 players making 5 mio.
etc. you get the idea. But that takes away a lot of the GM creativity and wiggle room and becomes too stale.
I also think the NBA is more about marketing players than marketing teams. Therefore they have no interest in parity. Its all about the hype around a FEW teams and that hype comes with the players involved. And as usual rich teams keep paying insane luxury tax bills while other teams keep staying terrible.
I want to see though how the players union reacts in the next CBA negotiations because at some point some players will complain for being underpaid/sacrificed in order to afford the max guys. And we all know max guys generate money and hype so no way they get cut out.