kray28 wrote:I think you're overreacting.
We still have a great team.
BDG wrote:Of course we still have a great team in terms of the roster, but are we considering Gasol & Odom's mindset?
Chemistry was horrible last year on the court. I can only imagine it will get worse as a result of this.
Without Gasol & Odom being productive, we're not going anywhere anytime soon.
Do you think they're gonna give 100% right now? Odom's already talking about not showing up to camp tomorrow. Who knows with Pau.
Yes, but to me ... that's easier said than done given the situation.kray28 wrote:The team will need to work together to get them refocused.
Mgmt needs to reach out to both of them and reassure them that despite the trade, they are still valued assets to the team.
That's part of my point though -- do you really think we're going to get decent value for those two at this point?SOAD wrote:We might as well trade them for something else now. Oh no, hope we don't get vetoed again.
BDG wrote:That's part of my point though -- do you really think we're going to get decent value for those two at this point?SOAD wrote:We might as well trade them for something else now. Oh no, hope we don't get vetoed again.
Their trade stock just plummeted as a result of this deal getting nixed.
BDG wrote:^ I've got faith too, but at the same time we can't afford to waste Kobe's prime and we've never had to overcome such an obstacle.
In fact, no team has ever had to overcome such a thing as far as I can remember. Our #2 and (arguable) #3 best players are showing up disgruntled and might be untradeable.
That's severely messed up.
lakerswiz wrote:We were just in a position to get a superstar player through a pretty damn fair trade. One could say we were even giving up too much.
The NBA said no, basically because we would be they thought we would be too good and it wouldn't be fair to the league.
Think about that.
They didn't want us to pull off a trade that all teams agreed to because they thought we would be too dominate.
“This contract with Joel Anthony is a testament to the man who is second to none; who has worked hard and deserved this,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “We felt that what he has done over the last couple of years in developing his game, his body and his knowledge warrants this reward. If other NBA non-drafted free agents want a prototype to follow, Joel Anthony is that man."
John3:16 wrote:If this was Bynum, Fisher, Luke, Barnes, or RonRon, no big deal.
But we're talking about our 2 most sensitive players.
More importantly, the NBA screwed us out of a combo of Paul / Howard. How are we gonna replace those two? We're not. We had a chance to see Kobe retire with 7 or 8 rings. Now he's gonna be stuck on 5.
This is going to negatively impact us for a LONG time.
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