abeer3 wrote:Rooscooter wrote:SpencerHarrison wrote:Is Dwight on a max deal worth it, giving you double digit points and rebounds per game?
Interesting question.....David Lee does it with fitting into a system and with constant effort and no drama...... Is he a max player?
Dwight may bring more defense but the distraction is not worth it IMO under the new CBA.... A team can really afford just one max deal and put a complete team on the floor. I'd spend a max slot elsewhere
but where? not many guys are leaving their franchises, and nobody better than dwight is projected to do so in the next few years. i'd pay max for dwight, even this version, and then i'd rebuild to his strengths.
it would be different if say, lebron, were a viable option. or even kyrie irving. but kevin love? josh smith? these guys are guys that will fetch high dollar salaries and are likely to change teams. 70% dwight is worth more than them, imo. but again, the lakers have to commit to playing to his strengths. they haven't done that yet.
and like i've said many times: he needs to start holding up his end of the bargain before he squawks about anything.
Agreed on the part about getting another star here..... But a max deal with no other star isn't going to cut it either.....we'll be decent but not a contender.... We need to develop talent....to do that we need to get some first. Something we've neglected for 15 years