LAKEROC wrote:Its not that unrealistic, especially if we had a 1st rounder. Look at their payroll, and look at all those expenive contracts(i.e. Bobby simmons) who are coming off the books this year. Morrison and Farmar would be over 27M off their books....a significant amount of money. The only expensive contract left on their roster....Devin Harris. He does have a history of being lithe and injury prone. New Jersey is going for the all-time worst record ever. Its only a matter of time before the coach is fired, the team implodes and the make some changes.
For all those saying, "wow...what are you smoking...I want some". We did get Pau Gasol for expiring contracts, and honestly...its not that different. Kwame was a super stud player, who never fully realized his potential(i.e. Morrison). Crittenton was a young point guard who was erratic and times but showed flashes of brillance(i.e. Farmar). They want to clear cap sapce. They know if they dump Harris, that will probably give them enough cap room to sign 2 MAX deals next deal, plus our first rounder that we give them in the Harris deal, plus their top 4 pick from them sucking so badly this year.
Harris has 2 years left on his deal after this one. He has no targets, and is forcing shots, and his percentage is going down the toilet. If on the lakers, Hrris would absolutely thrive like no other, with tragets like Kobe, Artest, Odom, Bynum and Gasol. He would thrive with us. Morrison would really get some serious minugtes on the Nets who would be looking for anything to jump start them. H could be one of their go-to- guys, and Farmar would have the opportunity to really be a leader on the court, with Harris being shipped out for cap reasons.
There is no way Harris would come in here this year and start with Fisher's knowledge of the triangle and his competitive spirit. Jackson would not allow it. So, Harris and Odom would be coming off the bench for the 2nd unit if we did this....WOW!!!!!!!
LAKEROC wrote:Your trade is just dumb on many account. Lets pick it apart now shall we
1. Who the hell wants Sashas contract? Sure, maybe 2007-2008 Sasha, but 2009-2010/...no way in hell. He has a number of years remianing, so this defeats the purpose of a trade with the Cavaliers, who want cap space
2. LeBron aint going anywhere. He is a conerstone player...I.e. Kobe Bryant, and will only leave via free-agency. So this point is moot as well
3. Derek Fisher, while an expiring contract, is not going anywhere. He has too much expereince in the trinagle experience, and the Lakers are not going to let their best veteran leader in the backcourt just leave. Sure, if Cleveland came knocking and offerd james...of course, LA would do it.
New Jersey wants cap space. Harris is freakin' expensive. He is 8M a year for the next 3 years I believe. They can bring in Morrison/Farmar, have those contracts run out after this year, along with the radioactive contract of Bobby Simmons and Tony Battie, not to mention Rafer Alston coming off the books. You add Morrison and Farmar to that mix, and the Nets would have enough to sign 2 MAX players this summer if they dumped Harris to us for Farmar and Morrison.
Meaning they could get a James/Bosh combo, to go alongside Terrance Williams and Brook Lopez. You add their #1 pick this year, which they could get John Wall from Kentucky, and New Jersey doesn't look so bad next year does it
Incredible starting 5, and a guaranteed playoff team next year!!!
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