lakersin4 wrote:Good.. If the reports are true & Lamar already wants to be a Laker, Jamison to Clips makes it a sure thing if he commits to cleaning up..
You really think it's a good idea to sign someone at the end of their career, for a 1 year contract, who is battling at least a 2 year hardcore drug problem? Come on now.
Well.. He was battling the same drug problem before he went to rehab & signed with the Clips.. & he was a solid contributor for them. There's no reason he can't clean up his act & do the same for us.. With Kobe, Pau, & Farmar around to remind him of the good days, & Phil could & probably would get involved.. I think LO has a better chance at turning it around & atleast being a solid rotation player on this team than any other. Let's be real, it would be a great feel-good story during what will likely be a disappointing season. We could use the distraction. Also, with all the talk of the Lakers no longer being the top notch franchise that we were under Dr. Buss, what better way to prove them wrong by being there for LO & helping him turn his life around? Might be a good selling point for DeMarcus Cousins if he decides to hold the queens at ransom.
Putting all sentimental stuff aside.. Who else is out there to sign? We have 1 PF who has played a single minute in the NBA, & he hasn't shown any ability to stay healthy for more than 16 MPG. If we were interested in Tyrus Thomas we would have heard about it by now, but he's the only remaining PF I take over LO. Once Jamison signs with the Clips those are the only 2 players on the market that have proven anything in the league.