This is the last year of Brian Grant contract it will be gone but not miss. What do you think about it? What are the Laker's going to do after it's wiped clean? What do you think the Laker's should after it's gone? Should we trade Odom for talented young player and a expiring contract if by trade deadline thing are not working out?
Last edited by mariodeathgrip : 09-19-2006 at 02:28 PM.
The Lakers have stated they do not want to go over the cap. Even with Grant's contract ending, it does not free up cap space under the CBA. Many people don't realize this fact and think the Lakers will sudenly have $15M free and clear to spend on players. Sorry, thats just not the case.
with grants contract ending it would relieve about 15 million of that.
we will still be in debt because the kwame trade and radmanovic
Next year we should be under the cap, but just barely, although it also depends on what happens to Mihm... whether we trade him and take on another contract, or let his expire and either re-sign him or sign-and-trade him next summer (maybe the latter, then we could go over the cap and still bring in new blood). I think only if we just let him expire and he becomes a free agent do we stay under the cap - it would be stupid to let a big man walk away and get nothing for it, so they'll do something with him.
For example, mihm should get somewhere between 7-10mil after this season, and if Kwame can hold down the starting spot and Bynum & Turiaf are able to fill in behind him after this year, we could sign Mihm to a nice deal (you're allowed to go over the cap if it's resigning one of your own) and then trade him for a really good PG or PF depending on what we'd still need after this season.
Lakers have a lot of money problems with salaries and expiring contracts...
Man are we ever, we're currently the 4th highest team on the payroll at $77,419,550 thanks to shaq wanting to chill in south beach we had to take on B.GRANT's ridiculous contract LOL at kupcake!:stupid:
Some people may need a little help with their mis information!!!
Los Angeles Lakers Date # of total
Player signed years salary misc FA
Devin Green ........... 9/6/05 1 minimum '06
Jim Jackson ........... 3/6/06 1 minimum '06
Smush Parker .......... 8/3/05 1 minimum '06
Ronny Turiaf .......... 1/17/06 1 minimum '06
Brian Cook ............ 7/6/03 4 $4,730,621 rc '07
Chris Mihm ............ 8/6/04 3 $11.4 million '07
Aaron McKie ........... 8/26/05 2 $5 million '07
Luke Walton ........... 8/8/05 2 ??? '07
Shammond Williams ..... 7/12/06 1 $1.75 million '07
Kwame Brown ........... 8/3/05 3 $25 million '08
Maurice Evans ......... 9/3/05 3 $4.5 million '08
Sasha Vujacic ......... ??/04 4 $4,488,152 rc t-opt '08
Kobe Bryant ........... 7/15/04 7 $136.4 million p-opt '09
Andrew Bynum .......... 7/6/05 4 $8,860,260 rc t-opt '08+09
Lamar Odom ............ 8/11/03 6 $71.7 million '09
Jordan Farmar ......... 7/5/06 4 $4,975,920 rc t-opt '09+10
Vladimir Radmanovic ... 7/12/06 5 $31 million '11
Von Wafer ............. 8/1/05 ?? ??? '??
And what point are you trying to make here? I just rarely get what you are saying in your posts. Can you please try to be more clear and less verbose? I would really like to understand your basketball points!