Originally Posted by lakerfreak
They'll probably be able top afford it, especially if the team is winning. The question is how much are they willing to spend.
Why trade a guy who's fat contract is going to expire in 2 years? Suck it up for 2 seasons. Pau and Kobe will come off the books, Nash will come off it next year. Then all you have is Dwight Howard to pay for.
They say with the salary cap taxes if Dwight signs a max deal the Lakers will be paying 185 million next year with the current lineup. Do you guys really think they'll shell out that kind of money? I feel like they'd have a hard time turning much of a profit like that.