Chillbongo wrote:Weezy wrote:therealdeal wrote: 3. If Howard were to walk this summer, oh well. Our rebuild goes through and is EVEN MORE POTENT. We then move Nash's contract (if he hasn't retired by then), and we have literally NOTHING on the books. We are free to do ANYTHING we want.
I would agree for the most part because of point 3, but I don't agree that trading Dwight is stupid in a few cases. Like if you could get Kevin Love for him, I think that would be more awesome than stupid.
What makes everyone so confident we will have a potent rebuild in 2014?
Like I said in the past the Lakers have usually gotten TOP-tier players via free agency when we're pretty good and on the cusp of being great.
Frankly, we are not good or great today. I don't know if trading Pau will turn us from *this* to good but if it does, then sure. Re-sign Dwight, renegotiate contracts, and contend.
I think an infusion of just 1-2 guys could make us a good team right now. You never know how these things happen, all of the sudden the vibe and culture of a team starts changing from just a couple guys doing great things.
I think that could get us to being a playoff team and put us in a good place with the expiring contracts we'll have coming off the books in 2014 to make a run at someone great to put us over the top.
This is how it works out in my mind.