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Could the Lakers stand a chance of signing Chris Paul this offseason?

  1. Yes (15 votes [26.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.32%

  2. No (42 votes [73.68%])

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#61 mrclutch

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Really should have had Chris from the beginning....and not even think about payroll...
God can you imagine Chris,kobe and Dwight all together would have been like!! Ughhh

#62 Majesty

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Really should have had Chris from the beginning....and not even think about payroll...
God can you imagine Chris,kobe and Dwight all together would have been like!! Ughhh


The rest of the NBA did, that's why they pleaded with Stern to veto the trade.

They saw the all-star game this year and are very happy they did cause that Lakers team with Paul, Kobe and Dwight would probably have had the best record in the west that  year, and this year.


Edited by Majesty, May 02, 2013 - 03:06 PM.

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 04:11 PM

Basically as I stated in my earlier post the only remotely realistic shot we have is if we amnesty Kobe and trade Pau and Nash to teams that can absorb their contracts and send back future draft picks. Also renounce our rights on our free agents. Those are some big moves to make and a lot of dominoes have to fall to make it possible. The FO would basically make the decision to start the rebuilding of the Lakers with D12 and CP3. Not in the slightest am I saying this would happen but if it did you would have a platform to build from. If they signed players to one year contracts to fill out the rest of the roster they could still make moves in the 2014 free agency with just the 2 stars on the books. They would also have picks from trading Gasol and Nash(assuming some would be for 2014) as well as their own 1st rounder. As much as I wouldnt mind seeing this happen seeing Kobe being amnestied would be tough. Also Chris Paul would have to actually want to be a Laker to even think about this scenario.

#64 Majesty

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 04:19 PM

Alright lets me frank.

Amnestying people wouldn't help the case at all.   In terms of it would make our team empty and make trying to sign CP3 pointless.


What it comes down to is this.


if the Clippers let down in the first round could the Lakers entice CP3 enough to sign on with the MLE of 3 million dollars guaranteeing to sign him to a max contract in 2014. 

That's the question really.

If the Clippers don't lose to the Grizzlies in the first round this will be a moot point :)


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 04:35 PM

lol clippers gonna get smacked today.

 

cp3 coming here is a dream that almost came true


Edited by Ham, May 02, 2013 - 04:35 PM.

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:30 PM

99.9% I'm sure he won't coming on the lakers, CP3 enjoyed playing with his teammates plus seeing nash in the lakers uniform, well I don't think Cp3 needs to come over in the lakers but I would love to have him here.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Who needs CP3 when we have Kyie coming our way.........


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Who needs CP3 when we have Kyie coming our way.........

Then that is spirit boy HAHAHAHA !


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Alright lets me frank.

Amnestying people wouldn't help the case at all. In terms of it would make our team empty and make trying to sign CP3 pointless.


What it comes down to is this.


if the Clippers let down in the first round could
the Lakers entice CP3 enough to sign on with the MLE of 3 million dollars guaranteeing to sign him to a max contract in 2014.

That's the question really.

If the Clippers don't lose to the Grizzlies in the first round this will be a moot point :)


Pretty much Majesty. Of all the possible scenarios, him signing for the MMLE for one season and promise of a max next year is all we have to offer him a true contending team. We obviously gut our team if we trade or amnesty players to fit him in the Cap and give him max money. Him taking 3 mill and forgoing about 15 mill would be the ultimate sacrifice to make for winning. It would also be absolutely stupid financially. The league would probably launch an enquiry if it happened lol. Pretty much the only way we get CP3 is if he wants to be a Laker and takes a huge paycut for a year to pursue a title. The likelyhood being slim to nothing though. Then again anythings possible they say. Wouldn't it be awesome if he said "[expletive] you
Stern veto this" and took the paycut to make a point you can't stop the inevidatble. Oh well dreams are free I suppose :D.

#70 Majesty

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Pretty much Majesty. Of all the possible scenarios, him signing for the MMLE for one season and promise of a max next year is all we have to offer him a true contending team. We obviously gut our team if we trade or amnesty players to fit him in the Cap and give him max money. Him taking 3 mill and forgoing about 15 mill would be the ultimate sacrifice to make for winning. It would also be absolutely stupid financially. The league would probably launch an enquiry if it happened lol. Pretty much the only way we get CP3 is if he wants to be a Laker and takes a huge paycut for a year to pursue a title. The likelyhood being slim to nothing though. Then again anythings possible they say. Wouldn't it be awesome if he said "[expletive] you
Stern veto this" and took the paycut to make a point you can't stop the inevidatble. Oh well dreams are free I suppose :D.


I mean its possible.

it's very very possible to go to him and say "If you take the MLE this year we guarantee you a max contract in 2014".

Let's be honest here, if Chris Paul said yes to that. 

And we as a team had Chris Paul and his backup point guard being Steve Nash...

it would be a MOMENTOUS situation unseen outside of video games. 

Not to mention that but it would also entice other free agents to come here for less money.

I don't expect it to happen but it's not out of the question that Mitch could send that offer to him.

He(Paul) hasn't committed to being a Clipper as of yet and I think IF they get eliminated in the first round he'd be much easier to convince about it than if they made it to the 2nd round.

So you're basically counting on Memphis to take them out next game.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Come on guys...it's never been done before. You don't think that idea has been put out there many times in the past?

Chris Paul has no reason to take a one-year, $3 million deal and risk a career-ending injury to end up as broke as Latrell Sprewell.

#72 Majesty

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Come on guys...it's never been done before. You don't think that idea has been put out there many times in the past?

Chris Paul has no reason to take a one-year, $3 million deal and risk a career-ending injury to end up as broke as Latrell Sprewell.

 

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Alright lets me frank.

Amnestying people wouldn't help the case at all.   In terms of it would make our team empty and make trying to sign CP3 pointless.


What it comes down to is this.


if the Clippers let down in the first round could the Lakers entice CP3 enough to sign on with the MLE of 3 million dollars guaranteeing to sign him to a max contract in 2014. 

That's the question really.

If the Clippers don't lose to the Grizzlies in the first round this will be a moot point :)

 

 

This whole thing is a moot point.  If you were worth the absolute maximum money, which for CP3 is about 11 million per year.  Would you play for 3 million dollars,  leave 8 million on the table when you are a guy that has already had a big injury?  Absolutely zero percent chance of this happening.  Also, considering the Clippers have a better chance of winning a ring than the Lakers do next year (and lets be clear, they have no chance, the Lakers just have even less than no chance), seems like an absolute no brainer.  He would be signing for less, and being put into a situation that isn't much better, or better at all.  If this scenario were to play out, he could go to Miami for the exception, win the ring almost certainly and still get max money the next season when all their big contracts fall out.  This topic is absurd



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Speedwell is broke because he's an idiot, not because he took a tiny cotract.

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Cant we just amnesty Ron and trade gasol?


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Posted May 03, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Trading for Nash was the biggest mistake in recent Laker history



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Speedwell is broke because he's an idiot, not because he took a tiny cotract.

Right.  I wasn't comparing the two in that regard, just saying he would end up as broke as Spree.

 

But, on the other hand, Chris Paul would be an idiot if he took $3 million on a one-year deal next season...and if he were to suffer a career-ending injury playing under "run them to death" Mike D'Antoni, it would never be more evident than at the point where he's laying face-up, wondering why he didn't sign a five-year max deal with the Clips.



#78 Majesty

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 02:15 PM

Right.  I wasn't comparing the two in that regard, just saying he would end up as broke as Spree.

 

But, on the other hand, Chris Paul would be an idiot if he took $3 million on a one-year deal next season...and if he were to suffer a career-ending injury playing under "run them to death" Mike D'Antoni, it would never be more evident than at the point where he's laying face-up, wondering why he didn't sign a five-year max deal with the Clips.



And if the Clippers lose in the first round with all their depth under Vinny Del Negro Chris Paul will be standing with his hands on his hips wondering why he's wasting his prime as a Clipper.


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Posted May 03, 2013 - 07:05 PM

CP3 probably won't get anywhere with overrated Blake Griffin

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 08:24 PM

They lost! 






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