Would you rather use our cap space on a third max player or depth?
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What should we spend our cap space on?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Would you rather use our cap space on a third max player or depth?

IMO unless the third max player is Kawhi, we’re better off signing a few quality role players instead. Especially if the third max is going to be someone like Kemba.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:05 am    Post subject:

Given the names that have been suggested, 3rd star.

The effective output of three 8-10 mil guys is probably not far off from the effective output from guys you can get using the vet min. Just depends on the type of player.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject:

Voted wrong :/ damn phone
I’ll go with depth. I don’t like most of the max guys . Kemba and Butler specifically
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject:

I said 3rd max because there was no point giving up who we did and saving Kuzma if we weren't going for the third max.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject:

Young LeBron's never won a Championship without a 3rd all-star.

I don't expect old LeBron to be able to.

But we don't have anywhere near enough to sign a 3rd max unless we wait all the way till august to do the trade. Rather than July 6th.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject:

Depth. Championship teams have depth and chemistry to survive the season and deep playoff runs.

Those 5,6,7,8 guys provide the support needed. Especially when both Davis and James need to keep mpg down and take nights off.

In this case, quality counts. Lakers need a quality impactful bench much more then they need a 3rd All Star with a bench comprised of g- leaguers and marginal vet mins.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject:

Guys I’d like
Derrick Rose
Pat Beverley
Rajon Rondo
Terrance Ross
KCP
Trevor Ariza
Gerald Green
Javale McGee
Brook Lopez
Nikola Miritic
Ersan Illysova
Ricky Rubio
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject:

Depends on the 3rd star


If we could get Kawhi, then star

But someone like Kemba isn't worth it for me. We need defense, shooting, and hustle to compliment Lebron and AD. Veterans would be awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject:

I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 am    Post subject:

Get Kawhi or Kyrie. If we can't do that, look for value signings to fill out our depth.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject:

Depth for when Lebron misses a dozen games and AD misses 20.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject:

defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:24 am    Post subject:

a2j1m wrote:
Guys I’d like
Derrick Rose
Pat Beverley
Rajon Rondo
Terrance Ross
KCP
Trevor Ariza
Gerald Green
Javale McGee
Brook Lopez
Nikola Miritic
Ersan Illysova
Ricky Rubio
Andre Igudola


If we get Kyrie or Kawhi, Ariza will come here for the vet min, I also like Gerald Green as a floor spacer on the cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


I think that's possible going either route. We are in a good position
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject:

defense wrote:
kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


I think that's possible going either route. We are in a good position


Oh ok. I thought you meant we don't need either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


adding a lot of talent to two top tier players, is a luxury.

Raps just won with 1 top tier guy, and 4 inconsistent guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


adding a lot of talent to two top tier players, is a luxury.

Raps just won with 1 top tier guy, and 4 inconsistent guys.


1 top tier star who is on the wrong side of his prime and had his first major injury.

1 top tier star who is injury prone and has had trouble leading his team to contention.

It is not a luxury.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
a2j1m wrote:
Guys I’d like
Derrick Rose
Pat Beverley
Rajon Rondo
Terrance Ross
KCP
Trevor Ariza
Gerald Green
Javale McGee
Brook Lopez
Nikola Miritic
Ersan Illysova
Ricky Rubio
Andre Igudola


If we get Kyrie or Kawhi, Ariza will come here for the vet min, I also like Gerald Green as a floor spacer on the cheap.


That is the fear, signing the walking dead. Guys are cheap because they are done and not wanted. Let’s shoot for guys closer to their primes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject:

LakerLogic wrote:
KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


adding a lot of talent to two top tier players, is a luxury.

Raps just won with 1 top tier guy, and 4 inconsistent guys.


1 top tier star who is on the wrong side of his prime and had his first major injury.

1 top tier star who is injury prone and has had trouble leading his team to contention.

It is not a luxury.


that's the negative pov.... if you expect them to stay healthy, it's something of a luxury.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject:

KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
kikanga wrote:
defense wrote:
I'll take either

Both options are a luxury.


In what sense is it a luxury? I thought we're trying to win a chip.


adding a lot of talent to two top tier players, is a luxury.

Raps just won with 1 top tier guy, and 4 inconsistent guys.


1) They came out of the Eastern Conference.
2) They're the exception, not the rule.
3) They had Kawhi. We have a long in the tooth Bron. Who has a history of only winning 1 way (with 2 other all stars), even when he was in his physical prime.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject:

Order of preference:

Kawhi
Kyrie
Depth (32.5m worth of FAs)
Butler
Depth (27.8m worth of FAs)
Kemba
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject:

Not to be that guy, but how much would DLO cost? If Kyrie goes to the Nets, could be man him for 17-20 M and still have some space left over?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject:

AY2043 wrote:
Not to be that guy, but how much would DLO cost? If Kyrie goes to the Nets, could be man him for 17-20 M and still have some space left over?


There has to be some GM out there who is dumb enough to max him, so I doubt we get him for less than the max.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject:

We still need shooters and wing defenders.

I'd like to keep Javale if possible; we should sign Jemerrio Jones because he rebounds and defends.

I don't know if we can get consistent shooters like a Seth Curry; if not, then keep Bullock.

Depth is going to be a real problem unless Bonga/Wagner can play.

That said, it's a no-brainer to sign Kawhi or Kyrie if they're available.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject:

Kawhi, maybe Kyrie. Butler if he shot a little better at 3 and/or a little younger. Kemba if he was a little better defender. Otherwise just use the cap space in a smart team building way IE get 3 and D players.
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