What's the Path to Keeping Monk?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:18 pm    Post subject: What's the Path to Keeping Monk?

Hey All,

Latest @BleacherReport
NBA Rumors Binge: A Desperate Ben Simmons Suitor + How Lakers Can Keep Monk - let's steer into the skid, details on what would hard cap the Lakers included in the article...

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2952328-nba-rumors-binge-a-desperate-ben-simmons-suitor-how-lakers-can-keep-monk

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:52 am    Post subject:

Thanks for laying out the path to keep Monk.

Hopefully we trade Westbrook for a contract like Ben Simmons to keep us a little further from the hard cap.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:27 pm    Post subject:

as Vic the Brick would say, the path has no path.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:24 pm    Post subject:

Hard to see him staying. A player that young will regret passing up the bag.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:15 am    Post subject:

Thanks Eric for the insight.

Based on your info, I'm hoping that the Lakers

Use the tax payer mid level exception (so the hard cap doesn't kick in) and on a handshake deal, the Lakers take care of him later (although I'm not sure how much the Lakers like him)

Of course if Perlinka can pull a rabbit out his hat, having Westbrook traded would be ideal.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:54 pm    Post subject:

I think it's a reasonably high chance that the Lakers can keep Monk

but the team needs to improve - and if the TMLE is used to keep the status quo - that's not really progressing.

The answer probably has to come via trade - but then RW doesn't have much of any market right now.
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