We need to chill. But let's say we don't make the playoffs.
Here's what we have to do in order to put together a better team.
Either trade Gasol or Howard for a decent center/PF and a fast young point guard. Waive MWP. And get a decent young SF.
If we can get rid of MWP & Gasol, that will me like 30 Million cap space free, so we could attack free agency. Here's a list of players who will be available:
Most of them who are young and could re-energize this dead lakers team.
I dont understand. Why do people post about salaries, caps, etc. without knowing the math and rules first?
Lets start by looking at our salaries: http://hoopshype.com...s/la_lakers.htm
We are on the books for $78m next without Dwight Howard. If we amnesty MWP we go down to $70,459,350. If we somehow trade Gasol for NO salaries in return (not going to happen, but lets just try) we are at $51,173,500. Salary cap this year was at $58.044m. Assuming it goes up to around $60m next year (which is the consensus right now) we are around $9m under the cap with no Pau replacement and no Dwight Howard and no starting SF. So we have $9m to go sign who? Out of the list you put up there lets see who would sign for that:
Congrats. We have dumped Pau, MWP, and Dwight and afforded ourselves the opportunity to sign a decent 3rd or 4th option. Great.