therealdeal wrote:Savory Griddles wrote:therealdeal wrote:I've just got a feeling that's what the Lakers have in mind. I guess some of you guys think Bledsoe isn't getting the max (which would end up costing 4/48 I believe) so if we could get him this summer for 4/44...
We'd have Bledsoe at 11, Kobe at 25, and a rookie at 5 totaling 41 million and leaving roughly 17... Just enough to get Love.
I like the sound of that.
Not bad, but I don't think there's any way Phoenix doesn't match a 4/44 contract for Bledsoe. No way. I think Monroe is much more attainable simply because the Pistons will want to spend their money on Drummond over Monroe and Smith is already locked in.
Rookie (I pray for Marcus Smart)/Kobe/Henry(?)/Love/Monroe
I see that as a more likely scenario. And to be honest, probably a better overall team. I think Smart may end up being the most valuable player out of this draft. A big, strong pg with all the tools.
I've been tooting a Greg Monroe horn around here for a while already. I think he's easily one of the better options the Lakers might have a chance at. I think it's actually pretty likely the guy gets traded at the deadline this year because the Pistons aren't going to give him a max contract and that's what he'll demand.
The problem is that he'll absolutely be worth a max deal. Some people think Bledsoe won't be. If we get a high enough pick to make a difference on our team, we'll need someone to take less than the max so that by the summer of 2015 we have enough for Love.
Summer of 2015-
Rookie: 3.7 (This is the approximate cost for the #3 pick)
That only leaves about 15-16 million to get Love. The best deal we can offer him would start in that range. It's possible to get him there.
My dream scenario would be: ???/Kobe/Parker or Wiggins/Love/Monroe
If we could somehow at this point still have retained Marshall, Farmar, Henry, Sacre, and Kelly... I think that's a damn good squad.
lakerfan2 wrote:What, Clippers...
Love will be a complimentary star like Pau is. Pair him up with a Parker/Wiggins/George/Durant, you got yourself a team.
I don't believe in star PG's at all. CP3, Deron, DRose, Rondo, Nash...no thanks.
therealdeal wrote:I won't get sucked into the Kobe debate for money, but it is what it is at this point.
You have to figure out what to do moving forward. Convince guys to take less when Kobe encouraged them not to and set an example that they shouldn't? I doubt it.
You've got to make the numbers work a different way.
lakerfan2 wrote:Really, any combination of those rookies works with Love and Kobe.
I can't wait for everyone to scream conspiracy when we land a top 3 pick. "Oh, it's the Lakers. Of course they get the ______ pick. FU Stern (#hesalreadygone)"
LakerFanIam wrote:To all of you saying that Love isn't a franchise player... You do realize he's 4th in scoring & 2nd in rebounding...??? And those ratings are usually higher...
Doc Brown wrote:LakerFanIam wrote:To all of you saying that Love isn't a franchise player... You do realize he's 4th in scoring & 2nd in rebounding...??? And those ratings are usually higher...
He's probably top 10 in missed games since he's been in the league too. Ohh and his team's have never made the playoffs.
LakersN4 wrote:Love is a weird player.. He's got all the numbers to make him a franchise player but he's never carried his team to the playoffs & you can't really rely on him to be your main star because of the amount of games he misses.. I don't think Pek/Rubio/Martin are much worse than the Chandler/Kidd/Marion supporting cast that Dirk carried to a ring.
Savory Griddles wrote:LakersN4 wrote:Love is a weird player.. He's got all the numbers to make him a franchise player but he's never carried his team to the playoffs & you can't really rely on him to be your main star because of the amount of games he misses.. I don't think Pek/Rubio/Martin are much worse than the Chandler/Kidd/Marion supporting cast that Dirk carried to a ring.
Well, Chandler and Marion play WAAAAAY better defense than Martin and Pek. And you are forgetting Dirk's #2 guy on that team was Jason Terry. And Stevenson and Barea were very important to that run.