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laraid
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« on: June 29, 2014, 03:59:39 pm »
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Given the Lakers current financial and player situation, I would not give too much consideration to Carmelo or LeBron...there are still decent enough players out there who are available right now and will not "break the bank" like these two players would.  There are still unrestricted players out there who could be brought in to strengthen the bench and also be starters as well who should be given consideration if the plan to obtain one or both of those players does not pan out, for example:

Kyle Lowry
Luol Deng
Luke Ridnour
Beno Udrih
Gordon Hayward
Greg Monroe

At least one or two of the above-mentioned players could make a difference; save some money, trade Nash now (or wait until 2015 when he is officially out of the picture), and then go after guys like Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, or even Marc Gasol.  Even after Kobe leaves (cap freed even further), you still have a strong enough core of players along with the bench to build around that can make a legitimate championship run.  Now if you really want to consider this even further, with the money that is freed up when Kobe is off the books, you can target players such as Kevin Durant or others who may be looking to make a move if their situations are not working out.

Sometimes patience is a virtue and I see a lot of the teams out there getting this "knee jerk" reaction to Anthony and LeBron opting out and hoping to get one or both of those guys.  Talented yes, but in a situation like the Lakers have, they need to build for the future (although Kobe wants another ring now) and not the short-term.  Did we not all learn from the Dwight H. scenario (looks good on paper but doesn't work on the floor)?

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 09:55:52 pm »
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Since when has giving Lebron James money breaking the bank?

Monroe will get close to max money
Hayward will be getting 10-12mil a year and there are reports that teams will offer him the max
Deng is probably getting 12-13M a year.

None of these guys are worth passing on taking a shot at Lebron for.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 01:26:59 am »
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Since when has giving Lebron James money breaking the bank?

Monroe will get close to max money
Hayward will be getting 10-12mil a year and there are reports that teams will offer him the max
Deng is probably getting 12-13M a year.

None of these guys are worth passing on taking a shot at Lebron for.

This.  There is no better bang for your buck than Lebron.  It appears he will be staying with the Heat, though.
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