Lakerjones wrote: Center Court wrote:
LakerFan1235 wrote:How do people not want this guy back for like 3-5 mill a year? He is awesome.
exactly. we all want another championship level team and having a 6th man is a key part of that... Nick can and should be our guy.
^^ I like Nick Young a lot. He's a fun player and he does the 6th man thing well, providing energy and scoring off the bench. That said, for 3-5 million a year I'd prefer to keep Jordan Hill. I just think we are going to be in need of bigs and Hill is a keeper to me because he can play the 4 or 5. Of course if Antoni is still here there's no reason in re-signing Hill because he won't play. So there's that . . .
Don't even get me started on J. What Phony has done to him this season is beyond disrespectful. It was at his peak that screw job decided he couldn't continue to put up those numbers and keep his energy up. That led to a minute reduction then smaller role, then being replaced all together.
I'd also throw money at Jordan. Both he and Nick and very valuable bench players in the NBA, they want to be in LA (new coach though), are just hitting their primes, and provide some stuff that could be a huge asset going forward.
The good thing about not really having any free agents to go after this year is that we can give Nick and Jordan 3 year deals in that $4-5MM range and front load them now. I'd offer both 3 yrs/$15MM and pay them $8-9MM each this coming season. That leaves plenty of space for Love next year.