Woj bomb... AD to Lakers

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  1. LoPo

    LoPo Well-Known Member

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    Are you expecting them not to get anybody with $27 million in cap room PLUS exceptions PLUS older players who just want to try to win a title? They are gonna have a ton of Thabo type guys wanting to fill out their bench after they spend their $27 million. While not a stud, experienced super cheap guys like that help the cause.
     
  2. Kyoto

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    So your 50 win team is:
    Lebron
    AD
    Kuzma
    Rodney Hood
    Max Kleber
    Jeremy Lamb...

    Uh huh

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  3. framer

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    Thibs laughs at you. Give him the Laker job, he'll show you.
     
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  4. Ron Mexico

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    No, I think he is 2nd or 3rd.
     
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  5. Kyoto

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    What exceptions do they have?

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  6. LoPo

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    For my money, there is no best player in the NBA right now. However, I would say that the rankings go like...

    1. LeBron
    1. Durant (pre-injury)
    1. Kawhi
    1. Giannis

    Everybody else... You have to remember, the Raptors went 17-5 when Kawhi rested last year. In other words, they were awesome without him. The Lakers were a home court western conference playoff team until LeBron missed 17 games due to injury. LeBron is that good and important.
     
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  7. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

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    You aren't even getting THAT for 27 million. Jazz need to take Caruso from them.
     
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  8. Kyoto

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    The lakers had one of the easiest opening schedules in the league. I dont think it was a coincidence that as soon as the schedule started getting more difficult that LBJ had an injury that sat him out

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  9. Ron Mexico

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    Nope, he's still alive. Just not the best player in the NBA. Many people win it all and are not the best player. He was great in the playoffs but he also had a good team with tons of depth to help him. 28 points on 43% in the finals is good, just not the best in the NBA. Not like LeBron numbers from the last playoffs.
     
  10. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

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    Laker's schedule was Charmin Soft to start the season. Raptors rested Kawaii against the weak sisters of the East. Apples and oranges.
     
  11. LoPo

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    We will never know. What is true is - the Lakers were a top 4 West team when LeBron got injured. The same LeBron James who took a fully healthy GS team to overtime in Game 1 of the 2018 Finals while playing with a bunch of guys who would be a bottom 5 NBA team without him. I'm not making the assumption that the Lakers crash out of the playoffs if he stays healthy.
     
  12. Kyoto

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    Honestly Caruso started playing like a solid NBA player at the end of the year. I really like him

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  13. LoPo

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    That, my friend, we agree on.
     
  14. JimLes

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    He creates a toxic atmosphere wherever he goes because he "just wants to win." High expectations are good, as long as you offer a high level of support. That's what makes great organizations of any kind. The problem with LeBron is that he offers zero support, and high expectations combined with no support is just bullying.

    I mean, at which point in the past decade can you say that a LeBron team wasn't in some kind of turmoil? Even when they were winning, it was always some kind of instability. No one is ever safe; not teammates, not coaches. The moment something isn't going his way, he's throwing people under the bus and passive-aggressively asking for changes. His last season in Cleveland, he sent his coach and man sidekick to the hospital with anxiety. Last year with the Lakers, he said all the right stuff when he signed about how he knows the team is not a contender and how he's happy(at this stage in his career) to mentor the kids and help them develop.

    What happened the moment they ran into difficulty? He was talking smack about the same kids, and then trying to force a trade for a superstar. We all know how that ended. Sure, it might be nice to play with LeBron when you're one of the superstar buddies he likes to team up with, but an NBA team is at least a dozen players. It doesn't look that fun to be one of the other guys. The Lakers are already being anointed as the 2020 Champs by bookies and journalists. What happens when there is inevitable problems during the season? What happens when the don't win the championship, which they probably won't?
     
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  15. nateboz

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    The Lakers had the easiest schedule in the NBA up till Lebron got hurt.

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    I’d be more than happy to get him, but at what cost? Room exception too much or too little? I really don’t know how to gauge his market. He seems like a guy who could be like DMC or Bazemore that gets a small 2 year contract, becomes a consistent rotation player and then is in line for a much bigger pay raise.
     
  17. framer

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    They will have the room exception. After they go through 27 million, plus the 3 million room exception, everyone else would be on a minimum.
     
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  18. nateboz

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    Just saw you posted this. 100% truth

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  19. Kyoto

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    Does Exum's contract remain the same amount if he is ded?

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  20. Kyoto

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    So, like I thought it was, $30M. You might be able to sign Carmelo with that exception

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