XXIV wrote: sister golden hair wrote:
XXIV wrote:Getting top tier talent in FA is difficult, that part is true, however the Lakers have shown (at least for the moment) that they don't intend to tank while Kobe is still playing. Also, the chance the getting a franchise player through drafting is just as difficult, perhaps even more difficult than getting one through FA.
For right now 2014 FA is our plan. Management will go hard after Lebron, Melo, and whoever else they feel can make an impact for this franchise. If it doesn't work out they'll deal with it when it happens, but currently they have a plan in mind and will try their best to make it work. That's more than what some other franchises have.
EVeryone has a plan until they punched in the nose, according to Mike Tyson.
If it's the wrong plan, what difference does it make?
Frankly, they screwed the pooch with the way they handles the Howard affair. His getting away for nothing. They may not recover from that absent a stroke of very good luck.
Having a plan is better than no plan, and I agree with management that going hard at 2014 FA is probably are best bet.
How exactly did they handle the Howard affair wrong? Unless you're talking about not trading him when we had the chance, I don't think the Lakers should have gone through with his demands during FA.
Yes, I think they should have traded him when they had the chance.
The 2014 plan, IMO, is doomed to failure. Pat Riley will not allow a once-in-a-lifetime player like LBJ to walk away. Riles will dump whomever, whenever and retool. Why would LBJ come to LA and leave an organization that he's helped build into a name around the world? For what, exactly?
And why would melo come play for a team coached by MDA? Didn't he and MDA negate one another in MY?
Riles has to go through far fewer hopes to placate and re-assure LBJ than LA will have to do.
If you can't get LBJ or Melo, it's pointless. And LA won't be getting either player. IMO, the 2014 plan is the newest iteration of "wait till next year."