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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: OFFICIAL 2018-2019 FREE AGENCY/TRADE THREAD (Available 2019 FAs & LAL Cap Space, p.1)

Top 10 Free Agents by Position (Per Basketball Insiders - LINK)

Point Guard: (1) Kyrie Irving, (2) Kemba Walker, (3) Terry Rozier (R), (4) Ricky Rubio, (5) Goran Dragic, (6) Eric Bledsoe, (7) Isaiah Thomas, (8) D'Angelo Russell (R), (9) Darren Collison, (10) Malcolm Brogdon (R), (11) Spencer Dinwiddie, (12) Patrick Beverly, (13) Rajon Rondo, (14) Jeff Teague

Shooting Guard: (1) Klay Thompson, (2) Jimmy Butler, (3) J.J. Redick, (4) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, (5) Kent Bazemore, (6) J.R. Smith, (7) Tyreke Evans, (8) Avery Bradley, (9) Tyler Johnson, (10) Mario Hezonja, (11) Caris LeVert (R)

Small Forward: (1) Kevin Durant, (2) Kawhi Leonard, (3) Tobias Harris, (4) Khris Middleton, (5) Harrison Barnes (PO), (6) Trevor Ariza, (7) Kelly Oubre (R), (8) Justise Winslow (R), (9) Rudy Gay, (10) Stanley Johnson (R), (11) Bojan Bogdanovic, (12) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (TO), (13) Danny Green, (14) Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, (15) CJ Miles (PO)

Power Forward: (1) Karl Anthony Towns (R), (2) Kristaps Porzingis (R), (3) LaMarcus Aldridge, (4) Julius Randle, (5) Paul Millsap (TO), (6) Nikola Mirotic, (7) Markieff Morris, (8) Marcus Morris, (9) Thaddeus Young, (10) Larry Nance, Jr. (R), (11) Carmelo Anthony, (12) Taj Gibson, (13) Bobby Portis (R), (14) Al-Farouq Aminu, (15) Trey Lyles (R)

Center: (1) Al Horford (PO), (2) DeMarcus Cousins, (3) Myles Turner (R), (4) Marc Gasol (PO), (5) DeAndre Jordan, (6) Hassan Whiteside (PO), (7) Dwight Howard, (8) Jonas Valanciunas (PO), (9) Nikola Vucevic, (10) Enes Kanter, (11) Willy Cauley-Stein (R), (12) Brook Lopez

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Lakers Depth Chart (Entering 2019 Free Agency)*

PG: Ball / Bonga
SG: Hart / Svi
SF: Ingram
PF: Lebron / Kuzma / Deng
C: Wagner

*As of now, the Lakers still have their 2019 1st round pick to use as well.

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Cap Space Math After Signing < 10 Year Free Agent Summer 2019
To sign a max free agent with under 10 years experience next summer (i.e. Klay, Butler or Kawhi), we'll need to rescind all of our rights/cap holds for our FAs. Here is the math -

$37,430,000......LeBron James (1)
$32,700,000......Kawhi Leonard (2)
$8,719,320........Lonzo Ball (3)
$7,265,485........Brandon Ingram (4)
$2,164,680........Moritz Wagner (5)
$1,974,600........Kyle Kuzma (6)
$1,934,160........Josh Hart (7)
$1,885,329........#25 2019 1st Round Pick (8)
$1,550,000........Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (9)*
$1,416,852........Isaac Bonga (10)*
$897,158...........Min Salary (11)
$897,158...........Min Salary (12)

$4,992,994........Luol Deng (1 year $14,977,482 Stretched over 3 Years)
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$103,827,736

$109,000,000 (Cap) - $103,827,736 (Salaries) =$5,172,264 cap space left**

*Contracts guaranteed for only $897,158.
**After using up their available cap space, the Lakers will then still have the MLE room exception (valued at about $5 million next year) to use on another free agent.

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Cap Space Math After Signing > 10 Year Free Agent Summer 2019
To sign a max free agent with over 10 years experience next summer (i.e. Durant), we'll need to rescind all of our rights/cap holds for our FAs AND do one of the following: (a) release Svi, (b) release Bonga or (c) trade our 2019 1st round pick. Here is the math -

$38,150,000......Kevin Durant (1)
$37,430,000......LeBron James (2)
$8,719,320........Lonzo Ball (3)
$7,265,485........Brandon Ingram (4)
$2,164,680........Moritz Wagner (5)
$1,974,600........Kyle Kuzma (6)
$1,934,160........Josh Hart (7)
$1,885,329........#25 2019 1st Round Pick (8)
$1,550,000........Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (9)*
$1,416,852........Isaac Bonga (10)*
$897,158...........Min Salary (11)
$897,158...........Min Salary (12)

$4,992,994........Luol Deng (1 year $14,977,482 Stretched over 3 Years)
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$109,277,736.00

$109,000,000 (Cap) - $109,277,736 (Salaries) = -$277,736.00 cap space left**

*Contracts guaranteed for only $897,158.
**After using up their available cap space, the Lakers will then still have the MLE room exception (valued at about $5 million next year) to use on another free agent.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject:

Plan A - Trade Deng, Sign UFA Kawhi Leonard, retain Rondo and pick up a guy that can eat minutes as a Center?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject:

SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject:

Bold prediction: gonna start hearing Kevin Durant's name thrown about & rumored towards the beginning of free agency, if just for clicks & hot take bait.

MIGHT wanna include the salary for a 35% max player as well? $38,150,000 assuming a 109m cap.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject:

MIMLaker wrote:
SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...



That’s absurd, I’d never do such thing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject:

Eindhoven wrote:
MIMLaker wrote:
SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...



That’s absurd, I’d never do such thing


Me neither
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject:

Seven players worthy of Max contracts (if healthy): Kyrie, Klay, Butler, Durant, Kawhi, KAT and Cousins. I wonder how many teams can afford a Max contract next year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject:

Jesusdelonla wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
MIMLaker wrote:
SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...



That’s absurd, I’d never do such thing


Me neither


Who would do that


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject:

SpunkieLakerCat wrote:
Jesusdelonla wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
MIMLaker wrote:
SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...



That’s absurd, I’d never do such thing


Me neither


Who would do that


I know i wouldn’t.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject:

Eindhoven wrote:
Seven players worthy of Max contracts (if healthy): Kyrie, Klay, Butler, Durant, Kawhi, KAT and Cousins. I wonder how many teams can afford a Max contract next year.


LOL, like half the league, my friend

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/2019/

Sort by "practical cap space". It doesn't include the possibility that teams can dump a bad 2016 contract to open up even more space.

But I'd say keep an eye out for the Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Clips and Sixers. The other teams with cap space are either terrible and/or too small of a market to attract the big fish (yes, the NY teams are awful but it's NY).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:07 pm    Post subject:

KD and Leonard would be the absolute jackpot.....

However, if we get either of them or both, INgram and Kuzma's days will be numbered if they aren't already....

Still think we need a combo guard, which DLO would of been perfect for.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject:

Is there a scenario in which the Lakers divvy the ~$44mil in cap space(after trading Deng+2019 first for cap space) into two players....say...

1) Khris Middleton for deal starting at $20 million
2) Demarcus Cousins(after proving healthy) for deal starting at $24 million
3) Rajon Rondo room exception

PG - Ball / Rondo
SG - Middleton / Hart
SF - Ingram / Svi
PF - LeBron / Kuzma
C - Cousins / Wagner

10-deep, and crazy versatility. This allows Brandon Ingram to become the clear-cut #2 to LeBron.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject:

RobinInHood wrote:
SpunkieLakerCat wrote:
Jesusdelonla wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
MIMLaker wrote:
SHAMELESSLY posting just to get in on the ground floor...



That’s absurd, I’d never do such thing


Me neither


Who would do that


I know i wouldn’t.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject:

cyborgspider wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
Seven players worthy of Max contracts (if healthy): Kyrie, Klay, Butler, Durant, Kawhi, KAT and Cousins. I wonder how many teams can afford a Max contract next year.


LOL, like half the league, my friend

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/2019/

Sort by "practical cap space". It doesn't include the possibility that teams can dump a bad 2016 contract to open up even more space.

But I'd say keep an eye out for the Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Clips and Sixers. The other teams with cap space are either terrible and/or too small of a market to attract the big fish (yes, the NY teams are awful but it's NY).


yeah, I think once you factor in the possibility of stretching contracts, I have seen estimates of 15-20 teams.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject:

My hope we get one of KL, Klay, KD and the warriors lose Klay, KD and they don’t have Boogie’s bird rights
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject:

KD and Kawhi are the obvious choices.
Boogie is the sleeper.
Why am I not as high on Klay as others are?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject:

I think the chances are greater that we hire David Blatt as the Head Coach next season than they are we sign Klay Thompson.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject:

cyborgspider wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
Seven players worthy of Max contracts (if healthy): Kyrie, Klay, Butler, Durant, Kawhi, KAT and Cousins. I wonder how many teams can afford a Max contract next year.


LOL, like half the league, my friend

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/2019/

Sort by "practical cap space". It doesn't include the possibility that teams can dump a bad 2016 contract to open up even more space.

But I'd say keep an eye out for the Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Clips and Sixers. The other teams with cap space are either terrible and/or too small of a market to attract the big fish (yes, the NY teams are awful but it's NY).


I tihnk our only real competition is the Sixers (maybe the knicks if Porky returns to form after injury). This free agency period has shown how difficult it is to lure a top free agent without there already being elite talent on a team. Just having 2 max slots is not going to cut it.

We're extremely lucky to have lebron. Out of the list only the sixers have a team which is already extremely talented prior to a max signing. Even then, I still give us the edge due to location. LA> Philly as a place to live by a mile.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Hope we have our second star by the deadline and can skip free agency.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject:

Vanquish wrote:
cyborgspider wrote:
Eindhoven wrote:
Seven players worthy of Max contracts (if healthy): Kyrie, Klay, Butler, Durant, Kawhi, KAT and Cousins. I wonder how many teams can afford a Max contract next year.


LOL, like half the league, my friend

https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/2019/

Sort by "practical cap space". It doesn't include the possibility that teams can dump a bad 2016 contract to open up even more space.

But I'd say keep an eye out for the Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Clips and Sixers. The other teams with cap space are either terrible and/or too small of a market to attract the big fish (yes, the NY teams are awful but it's NY).


I tihnk our only real competition is the Sixers (maybe the knicks if Porky returns to form after injury). This free agency period has shown how difficult it is to lure a top free agent without there already being elite talent on a team. Just having 2 max slots is not going to cut it.

We're extremely lucky to have lebron. Out of the list only the sixers have a team which is already extremely talented prior to a max signing. Even then, I still give us the edge due to location. LA> Philly as a place to live by a mile.



The Knicks clogged up some cap space last summer with the Hardaway signing. It won't be easy to turn things around and their FO could be in over their heads trying to fix it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject:

I predict that our stars are already on the roster with Lonzo, Kuzma and Ingram. I think Lonzo shows a consistent jumper this season and Kuzma and Ingram improve on last season as scorers. I believe that lebron being here and thier natural development will unlock thier star potential.


Next summer will be about bringing in star role players imo

Are there any small ball 5’s on the market? Maybe bring randle back


I really think this team is ready now after watching Boston in the playoffs. Lonzo, hart, Ingram and Kuzma will show the nba why laker fans think they are equal are better to any other young core in the nba.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject:

wasnt there already a 2019 thread
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject:

Chronicle wrote:
wasnt there already a 2019 thread


Found it, but it is locked....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject:

Thanks LS for the opening hand!

Here are my assumptions at the end of 18-19

1. Two out of BI/Kuz/Zo trend to all star levels
2. The third is a solid rotation player
3. Hart plays well enough to warrant 10-15 minutes/game in the rotation
4 One of Mo/Svi is trending to where Hart is now!
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5. Ain't trading ANY of the above to dump Deng!
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If we do get Kawhi, then imho, we've got to get some vet-min (1.5-2.5M) ring chasers. I'd expect a bruiser/rebounder for sure.

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If we reach at least the WCF this 18-19 season, we're all set with the above composition to compete for O'Brien in 19-20.

This is my (second to) best case scenario. My best case, of course is that we win it all this year, in which case we'd definitely bring back KCP! On the flip side I don't particularly think we'll do worse than that! I'm an optimist!

Bring it on, skeptics!
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