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#81 David

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 02:25 PM

@ramonashelburne: Mitch Kupchak on the possibility of amnestying Kobe: "thats the furthest thing from our minds"

Good. Now all the media can shut up.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:31 PM

It's not.

 

Kobe could potentially missed the entire season next season.

And he's being paid 30m. Think about how much money they would save from the luxury tax

 

I know this sounds cruel, but it would be a lot of help to the franchise if Kobe is willing to accept being amnestied for the season, and return once he recovers from injury. If he doesn't want to, then I wouldn't mind either

 

and if we also get rid of pau gasol for peanuts we can possibly go after another big name tier player such as cp3 if he doesnt sign with clips


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Here's Mitch in video format:

 


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:41 PM

How does disabled player exception work? Can't seem to get a good grasp of it.

 

All it does is allow a replacement for the injured player, right?

What does it do to the cap?


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:48 PM

How does disabled player exception work? Can't seem to get a good grasp of it.
 
All it does is allow a replacement for the injured player, right?
What does it do to the cap?


Not sure, but I read today that we can't get one for Kobe next year. Don't ask me why.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Stephen A. Smith weighs in on this, worth the watch imo:

 


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:01 PM

6-9 mo is the timetable, knowing Kobe it's going to be 5.



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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:03 PM

I like Stephen A but the dude doesn't know jack [expletive] about the NBA. None of the clowns on espn do. Kobe isn't getting amnestied.. people can keep dreaming.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 04:53 PM

SAS loves to play the Jim Buss vs Kobe card. Any self respecting Lakers fans would not buy in to any of his cartoonish antics.

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Nothing wrong with what Stephen A said, imo. He just laid out the facts and the options. Pretty unbiased view of this whole situation. 

 

As for the amnesty itself, it would be silly to amnesty Kobe, when, even at the worst end of that timetable, he'd return around the new year. 


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 12:03 AM

Nothing wrong with what Stephen A said, imo. He just laid out the facts and the options. Pretty unbiased view of this whole situation. 

 

As for the amnesty itself, it would be silly to amnesty Kobe, when, even at the worst end of that timetable, he'd return around the new year. 

Yeah i agree. With this time-table (6-9 months) he could be back for the christmas game and when you consider his work-ethic and mentality, i wouldn't be surprised if he came back earlier.

The only way i see them using the amnesty, is if Dwight decides to leave.



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Posted April 14, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Stephen A didn't say the Lakers should amnesty Kobe guys, he's just looking at the situation from a point of view. That's it.

There are intriguing possibilities about the amnesty talk, but I really, really doubt it happens and I'd say you are far more likely to see a trade/amnesty of Pau, MWP, or Nash then anything with Kobe. Nash can't be amnestied but the Lakers would be foolish not to bite if a team offers some picks and young guys for him. Same with Pau.

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 01:47 AM

The amnesty will be used this year, that's certain.

Let's assume we sign Clark to a back-loaded deal (like 3 + 5 + 5 million), let Duhon go (1,5 guaranteed) and either trade or cut Ebanks, Sacre and Morris, the Lakers payroll will be in the 100 million range - which is 30 million of lux-tax = 85+ million.

If we use the amnesty on:

 

Kobe we save 85+ million. Unless Dwight signs elsewhere and if Kobe's timetable changes drastically, this is probably off the table.

Pau we save 55+ million. Pau wont be amnestied either - he would then end up in Miami or OKC, probably. The way Pau have played recently would suggest that he either stays or gets moved for a big on a cheaper contract.

I think it comes down to either MWP (30 million saved) or Blake (16 million saved) and i probably depends on whether we can keep Clark and Jamison and what happens with the mini-midlevel.



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 02:29 PM


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 02:47 PM

The amount of money Kobe has brought in to this franchise far outweighs the $30 million they owe to him. This man has worked for the franchise for 17 years, and is still one of the best, if not THE BEST player in the NBA. If Kobe needs to heal, then we wait for him to heal. Amnesty my ass. Best for the franchise? More like best for Marc Cuban.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:12 PM

The amount of money Kobe has brought in to this franchise far outweighs the $30 million they owe to him. This man has worked for the franchise for 17 years, and is still one of the best, if not THE BEST player in the NBA. If Kobe needs to heal, then we wait for him to heal. Amnesty my ass. Best for the franchise? More like best for Marc Cuban.

Again, the Lakers pay him $30 million next year, no matter what.

I honestly think that 54.721% of the people posting in this thread do not understand this.

Edited by UKUGA, April 16, 2013 - 05:13 PM.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:00 PM

Only if he's out the full 12 months. He would sign with another team but never play a game for them. It would save the Buss family like 85 million in taxes. It makes sense if Kobe doesn't want to rush back. But Kobe wants the three spot on the scoring list and ring six. He cant waste time at home. Catch 22



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:05 PM

If you amnesty him season ticket holders are gonna be pissed


Edited by MDI, April 16, 2013 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:09 PM

If you amnesty him season ticket holders are gonna be pissed


Not if he says he isn't going to play next season.

While that isn't likely, that is the condition under which management will consider using the provision.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Kobe is super aggressive he will never do that


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