therealdeal wrote:tigerjeterkobe wrote:I liked what he gave us. I know he got a good deal out of it and under-performed elsewhere, but he could fill a nice hole next year as a back up PF and even spot minutes as a center or SF. Like Brooks, Young, and Henry - I think playing with Kobe in P&G (work ethic and competitiveness/edge) in MDA's system with Exum, Marshall, and Farmar will bring out the best in Clark, for cheap. Like with Ariza, his best and most productive fit was with our Chip teams (despite a few high-scoring games in Houston).
I just hope we can sign-and-trade Gasol and Hill for a late first-round pick this summer.
Exum, Marshall, Farmar
Stephenson (even if it takes 12-13 million), Young, Henry, Brooks
Kobe, Young, McDermott (or Warren from NC State)
Kelly, Clark, Cunningham
Monroe, Sacre, LO (back and motivated - i.e., off drugs)
Again, I would rather have Monroe and Stephenson to build around with Young, Exum, Henry, Kelly etc. than Kevin Love.
The team above is great for MDA, or for a guy like Tom Thibs.
I'm confused about how our money is spent. This summer we'll have Nash (3), Kobe (23.5), Sacre (1), Marshall (1), and Kelly (1) and that's already 29.5 million. McDermott and Exum will total probably near 5 million and we're at 34.5 million.
Spend 12 on Stephenson that's 46.5 million.
That leaves roughly 14.5 million or so for the rest...
How much does it take to get Monroe?
Henry, Young, and Farmar probably aren't sticking around for the minimum.
I don't know who Brooks is... (Aaron?)
I don't want Lamar Odom around... but that's another thing.
Hey Real - good questions. My thinking was 10 or 11 for Monroe. Some team may offer him more, or Det could match, but unless someone offers him a max deal, he could push to get his way here. Farmar - not much more than the minimum. Same with Henry. Young - a good chunk (or maybe all) of the MLE.
Clark for the minimum.
Also wouldn't be opposed to signing Hawes for 10 mill or a little less.