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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: My Perfect Offseason

1. During the draft, we agree to trade Deng, the 2018 25th pick, and 2019 pick protected 1-7 in a salary dump. Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks should have enough cap space to absorb Deng's contract and they are rebuilding so would want picks. If the 2019 pick is not conveyed, they get 2nd round picks in 2019 and 2020.

2. Sign Lebron James and Paul George. Both will require max contracts to get

3. Sign Julius Randle to a reasonable contract (12-15 million per year). Give him the highest trade kicker to sign him at a hometown discount and get more money if he's traded.

This should be possible if we unload Deng without taking on any additional contracts. Randle would help the team compete immediately compared to the picks we give up to unload Deng. Also, we can create a trade package around Randle for another all-star to join Lebron and PG if needed. Lastly, we keep all of our young prospects to continue developing or trade with Randle.

Ball, Ingram, Hart, Kuzma, Zubac, Bryant, Lebron, George, Randle.

Lakers would still have the mid-level exception to add a solid role player. Might be difficult but I would see if Nerlens Noel, Jusuf Nurkic, Ed Davis, Avery Bradley, or Danny Green are interested. Maybe someone like Fred Van Vleet, Mario Hezonja is more likely.

Minimum contracts to Jameer Nelson, JaVale McGee, Channing Frye, Andre Ingram, Jarrett Jack.

Edit 5/21/2018: Reports that Lakers made a guarantee to draft Mitchell Robinson (C) if he's available at 25. I would prefer Lakers draft a big PG/combo guard who can defend and shot the 3 ball. Seems like there are more options for defensive minded/athletic C in free agency versus combo guard as we shift to positionless/switching basketball.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:50 am    Post subject:

The biggest question in your off-season plan is the "Deng" affect. I doubt any rebuilding team would want to add that type of money to their roster, when it doesn't represent any leverage. This year would have been the time to trade his contract and he could have helped a playoff team. Next year, he'll be one year older and his pockets will get one year fatter!

If and that's a big IF he get's traded, it will have to be to a playoff team and most likely the only team willing to take him at this stage in his career would be Minnesota.
Minny is pretty much the Bulls rebuilt with new management when Deng, Rose, Butler, Gibson and those guys were all on the team. I'll bet they resign rose, he was solid for them and with their young core, will make it further next year. Tibbs believe's he could win with those guys and they are all loyal to each other and he feels he owes them.

My guess the Lakers and Deng agree to a Buyout of some type and allow him to sign with Minny as a Free Agent. Which isn't a bad idea.

For some reason, I don't see LBJ coming to the Lakers, but I do see him coming to LA which could mean the Clippers. The Clips have been nabbing Free Agents for Years and truth be told they maybe a little more intriguing for LBJ and him going to the Clips may cause DJ to re-up with them.

I totally agree in resigning Randle and obtaining PG13, I do believe he will fully embrace the Purple and Gold of the Lakers next season.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject:

lakurluv wrote:
The biggest question in your off-season plan is the "Deng" affect. I doubt any rebuilding team would want to add that type of money to their roster, when it doesn't represent any leverage. This year would have been the time to trade his contract and he could have helped a playoff team. Next year, he'll be one year older and his pockets will get one year fatter!

If and that's a big IF he get's traded, it will have to be to a playoff team and most likely the only team willing to take him at this stage in his career would be Minnesota.
Minny is pretty much the Bulls rebuilt with new management when Deng, Rose, Butler, Gibson and those guys were all on the team. I'll bet they resign rose, he was solid for them and with their young core, will make it further next year. Tibbs believe's he could win with those guys and they are all loyal to each other and he feels he owes them.

My guess the Lakers and Deng agree to a Buyout of some type and allow him to sign with Minny as a Free Agent. Which isn't a bad idea.

For some reason, I don't see LBJ coming to the Lakers, but I do see him coming to LA which could mean the Clippers. The Clips have been nabbing Free Agents for Years and truth be told they maybe a little more intriguing for LBJ and him going to the Clips may cause DJ to re-up with them.

I totally agree in resigning Randle and obtaining PG13, I do believe he will fully embrace the Purple and Gold of the Lakers next season.
I agree that it would've been great to trade Deng, ideally to Minnesota. I think it would've worked out salary wise if the trade was made for Pekovic before he was waived.

The Deng issue will have such a large impact on the offseason.

1. Trade Deng with no salary coming back. Possible to sign 2 max free agents and resign Randle.

2. Stretch Deng. Possible to sign 2 max free agents but probably won't resign Randle or sign 1 max free agent, resign Randle, and keep bird rights for some other players.

3. Keep Deng. Possible to sign 1 max free agent, resign Randle, and keep bird rights on some of the other players (KCP, Brook Lopez, Isaiah Thomas).

If I was on a rebuilding team, I would consider taking Deng on if it brought additional assets to accelerate the rebuild. For example, Memphis might be entering a rebuild if it trades Gasol and possibly Conley. I would consider trading for Deng since his contract expires at the same time as Parsons. Also, teams like Sacramento and Atlanta are not free agent destinations so they might be willing to take on the salary cap hit for picks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: My Perfect Offseason

chekmatex4 wrote:
1. During the draft, we agree to trade Deng, the 2018 25th pick, and 2019 pick protected 1-7 in a salary dump. Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks should have enough cap space to absorb Deng's contract and they are rebuilding so would want picks. If the 2019 pick is not conveyed, they get 2nd round picks in 2019 and 2020.

2. Sign Lebron James and Paul George. Both will require max contracts to get

3. Sign Julius Randle to a reasonable contract (12-15 million per year). Give him the highest trade kicker to sign him at a hometown discount and get more money if he's traded.

This should be possible if we unload Deng without taking on any additional contracts. Randle would help the team compete immediately compared to the picks we give up to unload Deng. Also, we can create a trade package around Randle for another all-star to join Lebron and PG if needed. Lastly, we keep all of our young prospects to continue developing or trade with Randle.

Ball, Ingram, Hart, Kuzma, Zubac, Bryant, Lebron, George, Randle.

Lakers would still have the mid-level exception to add a solid role player. Might be difficult but I would see if Nerlens Noel, Jusuf Nurkic, Ed Davis, Avery Bradley, or Danny Green are interested. Maybe someone like Fred Van Vleet, Mario Hezonja is more likely.

Minimum contracts to Jameer Nelson, JaVale McGee, Channing Frye, Andre Ingram, Jarrett Jack.

Edit 5/21/2018: Reports that Lakers made a guarantee to draft Mitchell Robinson (C) if he's available at 25. I would prefer Lakers draft a big PG/combo guard who can defend and shot the 3 ball. Seems like there are more options for defensive minded/athletic C in free agency versus combo guard as we shift to positionless/switching basketball.
This is pretty much what I have been saying for a while now. Except, I would be willing to trade a young player to dump Deng, if needed and I would be willing to pay Randle 18-20 million if needed.
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