Originally Posted by SoCalMike
So you dont think that the GM's of those teams knew that the Lakers would target their star in two years and that because they knew that, that they were determined to lock up their players? In both cases, these guys got extensions before their contracts were up.
That wouldnt matter at all if the other GM's knew about it. Like I said the players have the choice. Besides all these GM's have information about every single team whether they are over the salary cap or not.
They know anyone with about 12 million of cap space is going to try and go after their stars. Thats why they take action immediately.
Believe me it has nothing to do with Mitch Publicly announcing. I mean look at lebron. He still has 1 year left on his rookie contract but already signed another extension that would give him 4 more years after this one is done.
And my predicition is If mitch patiently waits this time for Radman's contract to expire, Lebron will explore free agency and sign with LA.
Its all a plan. Lebron is under contract for 5 years. Lakers made it known they want LBJ.
LBJ had said before he wants to be the richest man and if he goes to an LA team his nike contract will more than double into 200 million. I heard this from an insider. So just look at it logically. Lakers arent scaring away anybody and not ruining their plans by announcing because believe me before it leaves mitch's mouth all the other GM's already know.