Off topic, but does anyone follow Mark Cuban on twitter? I would really like to know his thoughts on the Howard trade.
It's a bit of a joke now, how players want to gang up rather than actually win on their own, back in the days of Magic, Larry, Isaiah, Michael, Dominique, the Glide, the Dream, the Mailman, etc... you knew the face of each franchise and associated the star player with that team, for the long-term.
The Lakers got Nash through sign and trade. Tax payers will never be permitted to do that again after this summer.
The history of the Knicks (and Blazers for that matter) shows that spending big guarantees nothing.
Howard is not signing an extension in LA so this could back fire on the Lakers (although I don't think that is likely). Also the window for LA is 2-3 seasons with the new "BIG 4".... lol - "I see your Big 3 and raise you a Big Middle Finger, Miami."
Once you have played for the lakers you don't want to leave. Dwight will be the face of the franchise when kobe calls it a day.
Dwight will get the maximum money by re-signing for them.
Last edited by draftedraptor; Fri Aug 10th, 2012 at 02:32 PM.
They can both sign 3 year, $60M dollar extensions now or wait 1 year and sign a 5-year, $100M extension (like Deron Williams did) with current new teams or sign for 4 years and $80M somewhere else.
I would have loved to see Morey's reaction when he found out about this trade
Presti sent Rashard Lewis to Orlando for nothing but a 2nd round pick and a TPE (oh, back when the TPE were useful).
The plan appears to be to tank this season and next entering July 2014 with 2 high lottery picks and $20M in cap space.
I just dont see how anyone can think this is a fair trade at all. Amir is fine .. an average talent and decent 8-9th man in the rotation .. good hustle guy. But he has a pretty bad to bad (depending on your POV) contract .. meaning in the trade world (player value +- contract) he just marginally ahead of positive. So - the only way that I can see this being a anywhere near fair trade is if you think that Chandler's talent plus or minus contract is also just above positive. Given that his contract is certainly no worse than Amir's, the only way you can come to that conclusion is if you think hes also an 8-9th man .. and if thats the case, then why are we even talking about trading for him!
If you believe hes a legit starter than can really help the team .. then thats what we will have to give up (think DD)...
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