Demar and the Lakers... the Raptors
Mitch Lawrence - sirrus xmnba broadcaster on Toronto's FAN 590 radio talk this am.
"Unnamed coach with real insider knowledge" says Demar to the Lakers.
Demar is an LA kid, SoCal grad, Kobe is gone, Lakers will offer the max, and ohhh by the way Phil Jackson is going back to LA after Dolan cans his arse.
Of course I realize this is all speculation. None of this is from Demar's mouth so I have no real idea....
But the question is raises are interesting.
1) Do you max Demar and keep him a Raptor at any price ?
2) Is there some intangible message you need to send to the other stars in the league that Toronto will pay to keep their star talent ? Does that intangible message really mean that much...
3) See previous Free Agent Thread - do you chase Nick Batum in the offseason no matter what as a hedge - hoping you can land him for say - guess - $18 Million a season ? I mean I think it is finally obvious that TRoss is not a hedge for Demar.
Masai seems to see things differently than many fans do... he seems to have the ability to somehow loose Carmelo yet gain Iggy....