Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by ShowTime_IR, Nov 3, 2014.
Caron Butler was so bad at defense he had an emoticon on ClubLakers dedicated to it.
It's nice to have that room exception but how would that work?
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I guess we'd have to cut either Kelly or Sacre.
After the dust cleared, the Lakers end up with Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Branden Bass, Keep all their young guns, as well as Young, Kelly and Sacre.I feel that's a great job by Mitch...dare I say Jim Buss... and the rest of the front office.There even could be some more moves in the works, The room exception is there to use, Young, Kelly and Sacre are nice trade chips or contracts to unload to give them more flexibility trade wise as the season unfolds. Once again I feel Mitch and company will have the last laugh. The reports from summer league practices have been glowing to add to my optimism. I wonder when the media will give the Laker FO some love...???
Or trade them for Brendan Haywood's contract, and cut him to save the money....
They are both cheap, decent 3rd string options. Unless someone wows us in Summer League, there might not be much change going on....
With Young staying our roster is complete. I'd just give Kelly to the Mavs and call it an offseason. Hopefully Sacre stays.
How about both? Or give them to someone for a 2nd rounder. They are nice guys and all, but Upshaw can be a nice NBA center, while Sacre (and I mean no disrespect, because he works hard) is basically a 7-foot tall cheerleader. And keep Swag if we can't find a new 3. We'll need him.
I don't think their done...Mitch has something up his sleeve, but if it is done I'm good with that roster...except you left the great unknown off it...Upshaw...He may show he's got game and take a spot
Kelly is expendable because he really gives us nothing. I value Sacre more for what he brings off the court in practice and in the locker room.
Yeah our roster is a bit top heavy, so it would make sense to bring in another wing or backup PG.
You can't get rid of Kelly!!!!
He is our only true Caucasian player. We have rules. Quotas.
Isn't Sacre Caucasian too?
OK you win We need to keep Kelly
Posting this here too as it was a pretty good read and I am a bit confused by the different threads. LOL
Posted this in the Hibbert thread by accident but wow, as happy as I am with Hibbert and Lou, Middleton for 12M per year and Biyombo for 3M per year are slaps in the face. Even if it took 14M or the 15.8M Max to get Middleton, add im Biyombo for 3M, we'd have 2 young pieces to build a great defense around our young offensively talented core.
Great read! I think we'll finish with 37-39 wins if everything breaks right. .500 is ideal, but I'm managing expectations. .
3 out of the 4 players we signed had multi-year agreements. Roy only has 1 year left on his existing deal. Feels good, though. No placeholders. I expect all these guys to be back. Yay! And if Roy performs well, he'll be back.
^ This is a good point. Further proof of progress in the rebuild. We feel like we can move forward with a few of these guys because we aren't treading water anymore.
Next year's Free Agency isn't going to be as big for us as we think. Outside of Durant there are no game changers. If Hibbert can be what he was in Indy I'd rather have him than Horford because of the elite defense. I don't want Al Jefferson or an aging Joakim. Our biggest FA move next summer could be re-signing Hibbert.
Potential SF's: Chandler Parsons, Gallinari, and I'm including DeRozan here. As of now this is the only position that needs filling. I'd obviously take Parsons...at a reasonable contract - not much more than what he's earning now. Obviously prefer DeRozan but I don't know how well he can guard other 3's.
If Russell busts: Mike Conley
And there's your list fellas. It's KD or bust....and a lot of teams will have money to throw at KD. Just trying to keep expectations tempered here.
I'd say re-signing Hibbert and grabbing one of Derozan or Parsons would be an A+ offseason.
I would go for DDR...he's from LA too so that could help...
Want no part of Parsons...