Originally Posted by bladefd
I agree with a lot of that.
Some things to note IMHO:
1) First thing to do in off-season is to trade Gasol for some younger role-player. Gasol/Laker days are over.
2) Nash is not tradeable. Nobody would take the amount of money on his deal with his age considered.
3) I wouldn't use amnesty yet. Blake is fine as a backup PG for the amount of money he makes. Artest can be alright at SF depending on situation. I wouldn't rush using amnesty until Gasol gets traded first.
4) I wouldn't re-sign any of those 4 bench guys you listed. Lakers need to cut bait or try to trade any of them for late round draft picks in next year's draft or something..
Im sorry guys for not being clear about this. I was talking about just the remainder of the season.
But I also would like the know the difference of your no. 2 reasoning to no. 1?
Pau will get what? 19 mil/year and he is not exactly blossoming either plus the huge luxury tax will take effect very soon. Who in his right mind would pay a guy who is on a decline, that crazy money plus probably pay that tax and at the same give up a young serviceable player.
Yes, I heard the TWolves wanted him but who can they get in exchange?
John Ireland also brought up a point? What if Dwight leaves and signs with another team, who is your center?