Rooscooter wrote:wcsoldier81 wrote:One of the reasons I'm not sure Mitch is the right guy for a rebuild is embodied by the fact that Pau is going to expire. Not cashing in his value for anything whatsoever is a massive mistake IMO.
Re-signing him is a way of deflecting any criticism away from that fact as well.
Letting Pau expire will be a defining move for this franchise for the next few years.
Careful when saying that's a fact. Sure, he's older, and got lots of minutes on his legs. But with Kobe's injuries, he's been the top option on our team, and has had to hold up a lot, not just in the game but emotionally for the team. With better proven players that take on bigger roles, he might flourish. He's definitely deteriorating, but still has skill and I think he might be useful, if for the right price. I still admire what he did with our franchise, his bond with Kobe is something I'll always love.