purp n gold wrote:Call me optimistic, but to me, "Dwight is leaving if we don't start winning soon" is just a buzz-y headline that ESPN likes to push.
Seriously, is Dwight turning down...
-Sunny Los Angeles
-and the Lakers organization
...just because the best franchise in basketball didn't figure it out for a year?
I think it's plausible if we get bounced out of the 1st round. But until we actually cross that bridge, I'm not thinking about it. I don't think the Lakers, Mitch or Dwight are thinking about it either.
you guys really overrate that $25mill stuff, its just an extra year he could get here vs. leaving. Doesn't mean its LOST forever, he'll get that year back if he signs with a new team and reups with them eventually.
Some of the stuff you read on forums,
If he signs elsewhere its a 5 year deal, he'll be 33. He's not getting 25 million eventually.
And in case your wondering 25 million isn't chump change, that's not pocket money, that's big boy
Agent gets 10% of his clients contract. That's 2.5 million he may never recover.
So no, noone is overrating an extra 25 million dollars