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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:03 pm

All I'm saying is they'd need to shed 9 million in salary in order to take on Gasol for a TPE in addition to Williams.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:08 pm

MDA is wearing out this 8 man rotation, we need one more SG/SF type shooter come on Mitch!!
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Is there a point of taking a TPE when we're clearing Gasols $19M and Ron's $8M in a year?

I get it, free agency versus trade...but if we wait a year we can theoretically sign a free agent and/or get someone via trade with our cap space.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:21 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Is there a point of taking a TPE when we're clearing Gasols $19M and Ron's $8M in a year?

I get it, free agency versus trade...but if we wait a year we can theoretically sign a free agent and/or get someone via trade with our cap space.


With the emergence of Paul George in Indy, and with Granger just coming back from injury, he'd be a prime target if we do have that TPE, and we amnesty Metta.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:25 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Is there a point of taking a TPE when we're clearing Gasols $19M and Ron's $8M in a year?

I get it, free agency versus trade...but if we wait a year we can theoretically sign a free agent and/or get someone via trade with our cap space.


another wasted year of Kobe/Nash waiting for 2014?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:28 pm

Very true. Also contingent upon landing a deal. But sure, either way our books are cleared in '14 anyways.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 pm

Looking into the summer, I can see Blake, Duhon, Morris, Ebanks, Gasol, and Metta gone. Morris & Ebanks expire this year; I doubt the FO brings them back. Metta, Gasol, Duhon, & Blake all have one more year on their contracts which makes getting rid of them a little more difficult..
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:58 pm

The new CBA does make expiring contracts that much more enticing. Metta is difficult, we might as well keep him unless we get something fantastic. I'm sure the FO will shop him.

Duhon & Blake can go...but that's only $4-5M.....we still need a backup pg too. It's not like we're going to get much more of a serviceable backup pg for less than Blake's salary.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:34 pm

An SF is top priority; I understand that. So, with a Pau trade, you obviously have to target an SF and another serviceable big man that can defend & rebound. A backup PG is key, though. Nash is getting older & while still productive can get injured; additionally, he has struggled with some of the more athletic teams. WTS, it would ideal if we can find somebody who can back him up that can run the offense efficiently, be productive, and play defense.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Needs:

1. Athletic 2-way SF

2. Backup big man

3. 2-way backup PG

We can address two of those in a Pau trade, hopefully.

We might be able to sign a backup big or PG this summer. There is flexibility...it's just about players wanting to come here and teams wanting to deal.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:34 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Needs:

1. Athletic 2-way SF

2. Backup big man

3. 2-way backup PG

We can address two of those in a Pau trade, hopefully.

We might be able to sign a backup big or PG this summer. There is flexibility...it's just about players wanting to come here and teams wanting to deal.


Agreed...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:29 pm

damn son. nice work.

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:49 pm

Chillbongo wrote:Needs:

1. Athletic 2-way SF

2. Backup big man

3. 2-way backup PG

We can address two of those in a Pau trade, hopefully.

We might be able to sign a backup big or PG this summer. There is flexibility...it's just about players wanting to come here and teams wanting to deal.

Eh. With Hill back, we don't even need number 2 that badly.

Clark/Jamison
Howard/Hill/Sacre

That's actually a nice looking front court. Maybe one more body, but nothing more than a minimum body.

A starting 2-way SF is most important and that should come through Pau Gasol's trade. The PG should come from free agency. There should be one we can convince to sign here for the mini-MLE.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:15 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Wow.

He'd be coming here for AT LEAST 1.35 million and possibly up to 1.72 million. He can't let go of some of that 900 K?

Who am I kidding. I guess I wouldn't either...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:33 pm

I wouldn't either.....

But I'm not a professional athlete that has already made 33 million dollars in my career and will be getting paid thousands of dollars by the team that is picking me up.

If he REALLY wanted to play he would be like ok, give me around 2-3 hundred thousand of that and peace out.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:35 pm

True, but if he really wanted to play he would have done it a long time ago. :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:38 pm

Whatever happened to Brandon Rush? Why doesn't Mark Jackson play him?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:40 pm

He's out for the season.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:41 pm

therealdeal wrote:He's out for the season.


From what? Is it a career threatening injury?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Magic Skywalker on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:43 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:Whatever happened to Brandon Rush? Why doesn't Mark Jackson play him?


He injured his knee on his second game and is out for the whole season.


P.S: I really have no interest in Raja Bell. I don't think he can help us at all.


EDIT: No, he is expected to have a full recovery.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:44 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:56 pm

^Thanks. I guess I've been living under a rock...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:05 pm

No problem. It happened at the start of the season, so it'd be easy to miss or forget.
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