Alex Caruso Discussion: That's BULL

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  1. ZenMaster

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    Had to look it up since I never use the word ha

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    Not hard enough Rob, clearly, on whoever’s decision.
     
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    Yes we pursued him but wanted to pay him 5 dollars. AC wouldn’t have left if we matched the Bulls salary.
     
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    i'm inclined to believe the general narrative that we offered something in the 4/30 range (guessing his agent was hoping for 3/40), the bulls came in with 4/36 and then came to us asking for 3/30. that all sounds totally plausible.

    at that point, i think i'd have just agreed to his ask.

    one thing to provide hope to lakers fans: it's quite possible that eagle ends up like an ariza, who is good everywhere but never meets his team's expectations (fairly or not), which means he's moved around a bit and could end up back here.

    i think one problem we had is that we couldn't just replace three guys with caruso. whatever we paid him, we still had to fill those empty roster spots, so the costs would pile up.

    again, i don't root for the owner's wallet, so i'd have just done it, but i think all that mattered.

    it was interesting to see fake rambis's account that we asked AC to hold on while we waited for schroder to swallow pride and take a one-year. this actually indicates that we would have paid AC if he waited (and wouldn't have nunn). i'm not sure i fully believe that, and i'm not even sure it would make me feel better, as while it suggests we weren't just being cheap, it also suggests we valued dennis for one year more than AC for 3, which...NOPE.
     
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    I'm settled on not signing AC was Rob's mistake based on different priorities than I had. But in this case he did scramble exceptionally well to end up with Nunn and Monk while retaining THT.
     
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    My feelings are that off season signings have changed big time in the last few years. Teams are forced to scramble and pivot. We are not likely going to see squads stay together they way they used to stay together. I think the salary cap has really forced the FO's around the league to learn how to sign and what order to sign players. It is a difficult and tricky business. One mistake can cost you millions and restrict further movement.

    Role players are going to see a lot of movement under the current salary cap conditions. Teams are going to have 3-4 untouchables at most and everyone else is going to be a fill in piece.

    Personally, I think this kind of sucks because, at some point, I worry that it is going to limit teams wanting to invest in producing guys like AC or THT. The Lakers put a lot of work into both these guys, they see the undeveloped skills potential and they work with them. It takes time and costs money. If you know that your likelihood of keeping them is low, why spend the money developing them?
     
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    Nunn wasn’t available right away because Miami extended an offer then rescinded it. Or maybe that’s what you were saying anyhow.
     
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    Because on the way both of them helped us get a ring? It still makes sense to me. I also suppose we probably keep Caruso if the Russ rade doesn't happen - we just have one too many max guys on the roster to keep all the good (and proven) role players. Time to start investing in projects again.
     
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    players union probably wouldn't go for it, but limiting teams to two max players at any given time could help solve some of this. i know we'd be adversely affected currently, but i think the league as a whole would be a better product for it.
     
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    ehhh, we would have never had the Magic/Worthy/Jabbar era. I would prefer to just let us spend whatever we want. I'm a capitalist. Let the chips fall where they may.
     
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    right. it's only in the best interest of a handful of teams to allow talent concentration like we've seen lately. a true capitalist would eliminate the max (and the cap, tbh) altogether, but ironically, the hyper capitalist owners are (justifiably) afraid of their own decision making without all the safety nets.
     
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    Hyper capitalist owners are only hyper capitalist until they're at a disadvantage.
     
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    Looks strange



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    (Notice Bron chimed in)
     
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    Cookie can’t see this. Nothing good will come of it.
     
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    AC’s obviously juicing again … look at those guns. :D
     
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    yeah, wonder how they'd feel about revenue sharing in their primary businesses...

    wusses.
     
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    lebron knows AC's a baller. still sort of in shock we let him walk at that price.
     
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