Originally Posted by gts
nah..bus has never had a problem spending money..he's not foolish with it by any stretch..but he'll do what's best... besides as big as the salary is it's been bigger
i wouldnt be so sure.
i agree - Buss is willing spend money, but still, he will not pay 100 mio, lets be realistic. Bynum will demand max he can get. Farmar, Ariza, Vujacic - will demand more $ also. And how about turiaf, i can see him signing somewhere else for 3-4 mio.
So, keeping all those players, after 2-3 years we will be DEEP in lux tax.
Thats why i am sure that kupchak will have shake things up to keep the best players for min $.
What I would do:
Keep the core with Kobe/Gasol/Bynum + Odom (but max 10 for him)
Do not re-sign DFish (if so, do it for vets min). Re-sign Farmar and make him PG-starter, find a cheap support, preferably veteran PG for vet min, who is looking for rings.
Keep ariza. Keep Turiaf.
Give Walton & Radman significant playing time in 1st half of next season and then trade them both for cap relief and/or rookies. Get rid of Mihm.
Keep vujacic, but not for much (max. 3 mio).
i'm not looking at it as a problem, but i'm pretty sure that after 3 years our roster will look totally diffrent, with structure:
3-4 core players with high salaries
3-4 main backup players with 3-6 mio