Doc Brown wrote:
karacha wrote:Here's some optimism: in a year and a half, Mitch will have the opportunity to build a completely new team. I'm looking forward to it.
I was just thinking about this, posted a question about it in the Steve Nash thread.
I'm looking at guys like Young/Mayo/Foye/Crawford type players getting <5million dollar deals and it just makes me salivate thinking about how we have no contracts and can 2 of that type of player + Hill/Clark + 2 max guys and have room to build around that even more.
35 million on max guys
20 million on Hill/Clark + 2 of the type of guys mentioned above
5 million left to play with
Full MLE if we play our cards right
It's really going to be a blank canvas to work from.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Actually, if you even look at going into this summer, there is some contracts you can move; Pau, Morris, and Ebanks; Blake is another move you can move. These are contracts that are going to be expiring next year. I believe there is more. WTS, you can start looking building right now by getting rid of some of this deadweight.
Assuming whether or not Dwight re-signs, it positions us to tailor a system to a head coach whomever may be in charge at that particular time. If Dwight does re-sign, we can start building around him. The only remants I want left next year if possible are Dwight, Kobe, Nash, Hill, & Clark. I believe Mitch is going to trying to field a competitive team for Kobe in his last year while building around our centerpiece Dwight if he opts to stay.
This is another reason why Woj reported the Lakers don't want any long-term money when fielding offers for Pau. They want the everything wiped off the books financially and nothing to interfere with their plans.