Battle Tested20 wrote: LakersN4 wrote:
Battle Tested20 wrote:You lost me completely when you mentioned the Lakers should or could take on Boozer. I do not want him at all in any scenario
If it looks likely that Melo will either stay in NY or go to Chi, there's nothing worth spending on in free agency this year.. My point was to use our cap space to take on Boozer along with Gibson to stay competitive next season.. Then Boozer comes off the books, we added Gibson to our core, & we still have cap space to go after Love, LMA, Rondo, or any of the other 2015 FA's.
Have you honestly gone on google and learned for the list of free agents for 2014? I thought you will be surprised just how much good talent is still out there outside of the superstars.
Unless we can get Lebron or Melo, there's noone worth spending on.. Monroe isn't worth the 13.7M it will take to have the winning bid for him.. Bledsoe might be worth near the max but if we draft Exum, that'd be a waste, & he's also injury prone. If Stephenson is still going to get offers in the 12M range as projected earlier in the season, that's way too big of a risk to take on a 4th option. Lowry same thing with drafting Exum, might end up redundant.. Deng is 1 of the only guys out there in that 2nd tier that would be a good signing but if we end up drafting or trading for a wing, that changes everything.. & also if he's still wanting 12M a season that's too much.. Gortat could be a good signing if it's at or under 10M but he'll probably get more than that.. Not a great summer to have cap space.
Next summer you have Kevin Love, Lamarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, Marc Gasol & Lebron is more likely to save his opt out for 2015 when Wade will be another year older. Good restricted guys like Kyrie, Leonard, Kanter, Tobias Harris, Vucevic, Klay Thompson, Rubio, Jimmy Butler, Faried, Kemba Walker.. & then a bunch of good 2nd tier unrestricted guys like Dragic (likely to opt out of a 7M player option & lock in a bigger longer deal), Millsap, Asik, Z-Bo, Varejau, Lin, Deandre Jordan, Wes Matthews.. I'd much rather have cap space next season than this unless we can get Melo.. That class is extremely deep.
We go into next offseason with a ton of options.. If we strike out on the top 5 players & get into the territory of overpaying RFA's I'd much rather it be guys like Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson than Bledsoe/Monroe.. If you miss out on Love/LMA/Marc then you try to land Asik or Jordan.
Assuming we get extremely lucky & draft exum:
Leonard or Thompson
Asik or Jordan
All of a sudden our horrible defensive team is 1 of the best in the league.