Kobe_One_Kenobi_8 wrote:I know that GP wants to play for the Lakers, but do you think the amount of money will prevent him from being one? Hopefully, he opts for the ring.
Snakell Beast wrote:OK, let's think about this logically. Here is why they are shoe-ins...
Keon Clark: He was a third or fourth option for the Kings in their front court behind Webber, Divac, Pollard and Turkoglu. He would be the back up for shaq and the second to third option at PF for a championship team that actually NEEDS him. HMMM...what will he do....so tough to decide...
Karl Malone: He has already lost John Stockton and the Jazz aren't very interested in keeping him and staying stagnant for another season. The Lakers (and Phil) won't sign Stro Swift (too young), Howard (unproven in playoffs) or PJ Brown (health concerns compared to Malone's iron man tendencies) and Phil has already given management his good house keeping seal of approval for Malone.
Gary Payton: Gary wants a championship. He has seen his friend and former teammate (Shawn Kemp) go for money and ruin his career. he is also 35 and not getting any younger. Any deal he gets from a young and rebuilding team won't be for more than a few years as a temporary stop gap, which will be his role for the Lakers (while Pargo develops) except for the tiny insignificant detail of winning rings while he is that stop gap in LA as opposed to missing the playoffs (or being beaten down in the first round) for the rest of his days....hmmm...all of these tough things to consider on this post....is this jeopardy....
TheLakesho wrote:Well lets put it this way. I disagreed with you because i do not think that Malone or Payton would ever sign for the vets. min. In their minds they are still very good players who deserve more money. Thats kind of why i don't really want them here to begin with. Its the attitude that they bring. Malone wants a championship but he also wants to break Kareems record and that would mean he would have to av. 20ppg and that would take shots away from kobe and shaq. Not good.
I disagreed with you about Keon because you said he would not like being a 3rd or 4th option on the kings but he could come here and backup shaq. Well shaq plays about 36 mpg which would leave Keon with about 12 minutes a game. With 12 minutes a game he would be a 6th or 7th option.
I would love to get Keon but he would definitly start if we got him and he would be a 3rd option behind Kobe and Shaq. That makes more sense to me anyway.
Then we could possibly even trade Fish or Rush for a draft pick to clear up some cap room and draft a nice player like Luke or David West or both if we use a pick that we traded for and our original pick at 24
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