lakersin4 wrote:If he comes with Chandler & a piece that brings us a starting PG, I absolutely send Bynum + Metta + Metta out for that package. I like Shumpert but I'm not sure if he helps us enough RIGHT NOW. I'm sure the Cavs would love a young guard like that for Sessions though, we might not even have to give up a pick.
out: Bynum, Metta, Luke
in: Melo, Chandler, Sessions
We ride it out with Kobe & Pau & maybe deal Pau when he's expiring. Taking on Chandler's deal is a monster hit but he's not a bad player at all. He won't earn his paycheck but if we get to unload Metta & Luke I think it lessons the blow. After a ring or 2 I'm sure we could unload his contract.
Maybe we throw the TPE for Beasley to guarantee a title?
It's a gamble financially but it's an absolute must if it's about winning basketball games.
News flash Melo doesn't care about winning basketball games.
It would take an injury for anyone to beat that team in 7 games.. Sessions could lead the league in assists & will only take shots when wide open.. Chandler doesn't need shots.. It's not much different than the shot distribution for the big 3 now. You don't need to run a single play for Chandler or Sessions all game for them to give you their averages. This can absolutely work. Melo is going to be a top 10-15 player for at least the next 5-7 years. Of course you love the potential of a 24 year old Center more but this gives us a chance to reel off 3 rings in my opinion & gives us 3 seasons figure out what to do with Kobe & Pau & try to dump Chandler.
Melo doesn't have to be the leader he is or believes he is in NY. With Kobe & Pau he's in a perfect position to learn how to play to win. This guy spent his career going to war with guys like AI, JR Smith, K-Mart, Amare.. Kobe & Pau is a whole new