Wasn't the rumor that the lakers would pick him up if they could off-load Sasha somewhere?
no the rumor was/has been misconstrued or changed since the original news blurb/rumor was posted..
what the lakers wanted was sasha for delonte in a trade so they (the lakers) could do exactly what the timberwolves have done, and that's waive him and drop a few million off the payroll... it was never about the lakers actually wanting west on the team
That really irritates me. With Miami on the horizon, Lakers shouldn't be thinking about saving all that much. They would easily earn it back in the playoffs and Finals especially.
I would just like to point out the disparity in the league via this post. Most small market teams can't afford to ever go into the luxury tax. Here you have an annoyed Lakers fan because they want to shave 11 million from their payroll, dropping their cap hit to...about 87 million dollars. On a 58 million dollar cap.