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Why is it such a lock that D12 will re-sign with the Lakers?


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#21 LakersGAFan

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:38 AM

I hope he stays cuz if he doesn't we will be irrelevant for a while.

were irrelevant now



#22 Majesty

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:28 AM

were irrelevant now


The Wizards are irrelevant.

We are far from it.  You don't want to know what true irrelevancy is if you think we're irrelevant right now.


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#23 MDI

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 09:31 AM

- We can offer $30 mil more than any other team

- Hollywood/Los Angeles

- If he goes to any other team hes' $30 mil poorer AND be in the same position as the Lakers. All the elite contenders have no capspace...OKC, SAS, MIA, NYK....DAL, BOS do have capspace but like I said its like being on the Lakers again as a 7th or 8th seed

- HOU is intriguing they have Harden, Lin, Parsons and have the $ to offer Dwight. They are by far the biggest threat


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Because if he doesn't then I have people that will end him permanently!!! :D :D :D

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:29 PM

People will probably question it after this game. Alex Kennedy and Larry Coon said they still think he'll re-sign though when people questioned them after that incident, for what it's worth. They really don't know though. Nobody does at this point.

 

Houston is the biggest threat for sure.  But, I think the key drawback to them are the contracts they gave to Lin and Asik. They'll be hamstrung by them after next season, when Harden, Lin, and Asik will be making $45 mil. Add Dwight to that, and they are already near luxury tax territory on 4 players. They would be stuck with the team they have for 2 seasons at least. It'll probably be even worse the 2nd year if they can't handle paying the luxury tax.

 

I still think the Lakers retain him if they make the right changes to the team.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:37 PM

If anything do a sign and trade get some benefit, but this gives him the payday and the choice of teams so it better be a great deal for us! Trade Pau amnesty MWP, do something to get younger and better



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Dwight answers questions about future & free agency:


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:27 PM

He will sign because the Lakers have more money than anyone else. 

 

But if he wants to play Championship level basketball, Houston or Milwaukee might be better choices. 



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:43 PM

He will sign because the Lakers have more money than anyone else. 

 

But if he wants to play Championship level basketball, Houston or Milwaukee might be better choices. 

 

Milwaukee? Lol wut?


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:56 PM

He will sign because the Lakers have more money than anyone else. 

 

But if he wants to play Championship level basketball, Houston or Milwaukee might be better choices. 

 

 

Milwaukee? Lol wut?

 

 

Well the Bucks did signed Lebron James in my NBA 2k13 for 2015 season. Yes, he didn't resign with the heat and went for where the money is in the game LOL.  True story. 


MDA is an offensive genius. I hope he sticks to his guns and keeps doing what he does best: Run and Gun. That's the only way to coach.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 01:15 PM

He will sign because the Lakers have more money than anyone else.

But if he wants to play Championship level basketball, Houston or Milwaukee might be better choices.

Milwaukee?

Did they acquire the young version of Kareem recently?

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:53 PM

I think it would be a lock if D'Antoni wasn't the coach. Either way I think he would do a tour of teams and listen to everyone but he would have ended up in LA. As it is now, I really don't blame him if he wants to go somewhere else because he doesn't believe in the coach and (presumably) the Lakers picked the coach over him.

 

All the other stuff about how much more money he'd make in Texas because of the tax system is irrelevant. How many big name stars have their homes in Texas? It's quite clear that he loves LA and the lifestyle and he'd make a lot more in endorsements. And I think he is smart enough to know that the Lakers will build a good team around him and give him just as much a chance to win as Houston would, maybe not for next year, but for many years to come.

 

It comes down to the coach. I just hope the Lakers don't make a mistake and pick a bad coach over Dwight.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Max Kellerman talking this afternoon about how the Lakers better man up and get Phil Jackson on board.  Because Dwight Howard basically has unlimited leverage, and he could go to any number of teams (Houston, Brooklyn) and say "I will sign here if you hire Phil."



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:10 PM

^ Everybody on ESPN is going to run with the "get Phil jackson" story because it's what people want to hear and what gets them ratings.

The same way they run with a Tim Tebow story whenever he walks his dog.

They are paid to do this.

neither of them "actually" expect the Lakers to get Phil Jackson.  it's just the story they are selling right now till next season.  

From here till the beginning of next season every story that has to do with the Lakers they will find a way to incorporate Phil Jackson into.

Not because it's what they think but because it's the story to sale.  Phil Jackson + Lakers + News = Ratings and Profit.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:49 PM

He will sign because the Lakers have more money than anyone else. 

 

But if he wants to play Championship level basketball, Houston or Milwaukee might be better choices. 

 

Houston looks very attractive if they can keep Harden and Parsons along with Howard, and then you have Coach McHale who knows a thing or two about playing PF/C. Ultimately though, Howard will be wearing the P&G next season simply because, as Kenny Smith said last night, no superstar has ever left LA in his prime.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 12:35 AM

It is by no means a lock that he re-signs with the Lakers.

 

If he likes money and Hollywood, which he does, he will sign with Los Angeles.

If he want's less responsibility and a better chance of winning next season, he will sign with Houston.

 

I do think he will sign with the Lakers. In LA he has the best chance to win mulitiple championships. Not Houston. Perhaps not next season, which basically will depend on 100 different things. But after that, LA can really make a push.

 

Also, looking at it from Houstons perspective. Why sign a maximum guy like Howard, who really have shown that his primary asset is defense, not offense. IMO he have shown that he is more of a glorified version of Tyson Chandler rather than a Shaquille O'Neal. Right now they already have an elite defensive big-man in Asik - at half the price of what Howard will cost and without the "intangibles". Also, they could still spend some money on a big-man to pair with Asik. I'd say an Omer Asik-Josh Smith combo is better than a Dwight - Robinson/Craig Smith combo.   



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:23 AM

Dwight should do an ultimatum and let FO choose between him and MDA.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:24 AM

Dwight should do an ultimatum and let FO choose between him and MDA.

He should take it even further and tell them to bring in Phil Jackson.






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