Originally Posted by gts
i myself do not look at it as a 16 million dollar per year contract, i think that's a odd way to look at the cap...
i look at the team as a whole as contributing to the lakers being over the luxury tax... lamars possible 8 million dollar per year is not putting the lakers over the cap, they are already there, it's a combination of several larger contracts that give the lakers an 84 million dollar roster.... with that in mind i don't have a problem with paying lamar even 9 million per year, he's more than worth it and has more than proven his value to the team...
kobe is set to sign an extension are we questioning if he is worth 50 million per year?
but Odom's contract WOULD cost $16m per year, which is a sh!tload for a guy coming off the bench. Lakers may or may not win the ship with Odom.
as for Kobe, they WILL NOT win it without him. Odom, Gasol and Artest are not going to win the championship.
however, Odom's roll may be backfilled by others.