Originally Posted by 211269
I like this move alot! Vlad was obviously on Phil's sh*t list and hasnt played much at all the last month or so. When he has, hes been crap. Hes slow and cant defend well and when hes not hitting a 3, hes of no use to anyone.
I think saying Morrison and Brown wont do much for us is quite ridiculous. First of all, we dont need them to be all stars, just role players. Second, these guys should play with MUCH more motivation on a 40-9 team poised to win a championship than a 19-30 team that has been going nowhere for years. I also like that it frees up some cap space. Win/win if you ask me.
Vlady hasn't played that poorly this season. He's still guaranteed to give you 1-2 WTF moments but he had improved defensively this season (at least from last season) and his shot was falling when he was getting consistent minutes. Luke Walton just fits the Lakers better.
I think the triangle offense limited what Vlady could do and that he would've produced more on a different team. We'll see.