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#1 Michaelyumm

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:24 AM

This question is being asked everywhere, so would you?

 

I hate thinking about this, but Kobe will probably miss the 2013-2014 season. And we owe him 30mill.


Edited by Michaelyumm, April 13, 2013 - 04:29 AM.


#2 underworldmike

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:29 AM

hmmm if hes going to be out do it. Saves the lakers 30m. (then hire him as assistant coach)

 

but thats only if cp3 gets in the free agent market. That way the lakers can chase after cp3 to duo with howard.

 

 

Then when kobe is legible to resign with the lakers ... Sign him to a 1 year vet min or a mid level contract during the season.

 

Imagine a cp3, howard, nash(sixth man), gasol, then adding kobe.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:31 AM

What are all the ramifications? If he can re-sign with the Lakers in 2014, then it's a calculated risk you can take but preferably, with Kobe completely on board.

If you can't re-sign him, then you do this at the peril of him signing with the Clippers at which point I would support him 100%.




I am sure the Lakers have an insurance policy to cover the bulk of his salary. I wonder if they lose that if they cut him? While that is important, by keeping him, they pay both his salary, the tax, and deal with the roster ramifications associated with being over the cap.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:47 AM

ughh..... he'll be back to start the next season.



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:54 AM


ughh..... he'll be back to start the next season.


Maybe if its what we fear, he could be out until after the star break

#6 TKainZero

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:55 AM

If it were nba2k maybe

In real life

No way

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:00 AM

No no and no

You only do it... If Kobe says his gonna retire and it's lakers way of "paying him out" for all the things his done for us and them fulfilling the contract.

Other than that you don't [expletive] on your franchise player for the last 18 years just no....
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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:07 AM

Embarrassing

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:08 AM

Well, I don't know the exact rules, but I'm guessing an amnestied player cannot be re-signed by that team until the contract runs out.

 

If for some reason he is told he won't be able to play next year, then sure, amnesty him. He still gets the money, the organization saves a lot of money. My bet is that they won't be under the cap enough to sign a significant player, though.

 

Realistically I'm thinking his time frame for a return will be January, he might start playing early, but won't be up to speed until the All-Star break if that. I think it does have ramifications for the future, though, since the whole idea was getting the Kobe/Pau/Dwight/Nash combo a couple years, then blowing it all up and starting over with just Dwight. Now that Kobe will probably not be himself probably until the 2014-2015 season (if he plays), it might be more likely that Pau gets traded for pieces, Metta gets amnestied, and they start over with Dwight starting next year.



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:59 AM

What I am reading is that he can re-sign with Lakers in 2014.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Stupidest post ever.
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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:08 AM

Nope..

 

Knowing Kobe and the medical staff he will be back sometime early next season imo..



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:12 AM

minutes minutes minutes. this in a [expletive]ing nightmare.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:46 AM

Nope..
 
Knowing Kobe and the medical staff he will be back sometime early next season imo..


And this decision does not get made before July 1.

But if the news is worse thn your prognosis, then it's something to consider

I think the biggest drawback s that it prevents him from being on the bench and at practices.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN 10m

OK folks, here it is: How LA Can Amnesty Kobe and Keep Him: http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9167145/nba-why-los-angeles-lakers-release-kobe-bryant-amnesty-provision 

 

Dammit I don't have ESPN insider...



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Dammit I don't have ESPN insider...


It's simple. They re-sign him 2014, but at a very low dollar amount.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Unfortunately, the FO has to consider it. It doesn’t just save them 30 million, but rather to 85 million, depending on who re-signs. This is due to the new luxury tax that kicks in next season, which is the reason why the FO are forced to consider this.

 

An Achilles injury is no joke and could take up to a year for full recovery, which would suggest, that Kobe probably won’t be playing for most of next season, potentially the whole regular season. 

 

The Lakers have to ask whether this team (minus Kobe) is capable of making it to the playoffs next season. Remember, with Kobe and his salary (plus luxury tax), they have relatively limited trade options and very little room to operate in financially. If they don’t believe that’s possible, then they might as well use the amnesty – that would save them A TON of money, and it also gives Kobe a chance to make a title run with another team (like Chicago or NY). Whether he chooses to do so or whether he decides to sit out the season and sign with the Lakers in 2014, who knows.

 

Another point is Dwight. If he leaves, there is no way in hell the Lakers are doing anything next season and then they might as well amnesty Kobe and trade Nash and Pau for pieces that you can build around. They could have a high draft pick (Wiggins ?) and 60 million in cap-space in the summer of 2014.

 

Personally, I would like the Lakers to see which pieces they can get this off-season, because I don’t think the trio of Nash-Pau-Dwight can get it done, but if they could move Nash and/or Pau for the right pieces I think the Lakers (minus Kobe) can make it to the playoffs. Also, most people use a whole year to recover from an injury like this. Kobe isn’t most people, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he suited up for the Christmas game.



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 07:04 AM

This FO probably has the paperwork already filled out and the money ear marked for a D'antoni extension and raise.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 07:48 AM

Lakers only consider it if he's out the whole season.

I don't see that being the case.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 08:03 AM

its just another reason for kobe to prove his critics wrong. He will be back...


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