unpossibl1 wrote:I really like Caron. He is one of the true good guys in the league, and plays with a lot of heart.
However, reality is that after this season, he won't be a Laker. He will command 10 mil + per year, and I just don't see the Lakers paying that. Not when having him means that he either has to come off the bench or LO has to play out of position.
I don't know what deals are out there for Caron. All I know is we have to trade him. I hate to say it, because he is one of my favorites, but we have to trade him.
If Kwame Brown is the best young big we can get then so be it. Sure, I would love to get more for Caron, but I don't know what is being offered for him.
Even if we do get Kwame though, let's say he gets 35 minutes a night, pushing his averages up to roughly 15/9 (that would basically be his current production level with more minutes). I could live with that. But what if switching teams does for Kwame what it did for Jermaine Oneal? Then it will look like we got a major steal, especially if we are getting Kwame for the rumored 6 mil a year.
So, would you rather lose Caron after one season(or pay him 10+ mil a year),or get Kwame for 6 a year?
I am ok with the deal, I can take it or leave it. If we don't make the trade, then I will just keep my fingers crossed that something better will come along before the trade deadline. If we do make the deal, then welcome to LA Kwame. Go see Mr. Bryant, I am sure he will want you to tag along for workouts with him and Andrew Bynum.
Can't agree with you more. I see Caron leaving next year. If we can get a 7' young players in return, so be it. In case some of us didn't notice, we're still rebuilding. PJ is only (along with $30mil other reasons) there to prove to people wrong about him not having success with finished products and all. I hope we get a first round pick as well.