Nothing is surprising here. Metta was as good as gone the moment the season ended. Almost every know that already. Metta is great at hosting parties but not great at basketball anymore. Everytime he dribbles, the chances of the him turning it over is about 90%. He can't defend anybody but occasionally he might get lucky.
The only thing I disagree with is Dwight returning to the lakers. Sure if wants to stay in LA but not with this LA team. He wants to team up with Cp3 and will forced the lakers hand to trade him to the Clippers. MDA is ruining the Lakers franchise as we speak. D12 doesnt want to play for MDA. Pau Gasol doesn't want to play for MDA. Kobe have no choice but to play for MDA and even Nash is embarrassed to be linked with MDA. So I won't be surprise if D12 end up being a clipper and we end up getting bletsoe and the most over rated player in the league Blake Griffin.
Thanks MDA for everything.
First of all the Lakers aren't gonna help Dwight form a super team anywhere but here.
If Dwight walks away it will be to a Rockets team that had to trade away all their depth in order to sign him and be in CBA hell following it.
The Rockets are getting desperate now and asking the Lakers for a Sign and Trade so they can go ahead and sign Chris Paul and then team him with Dwight.
The Rockets are very clear now that if they trade all their depth which they'd have to to sign Dwight, that just Dwight wouldn't be enough. So their focus is now on trying to sign Chris Paul and acquiring Dwight in a sign and trade. The Lakers aren't gonna give it.
Dwight can't FORCE the Lakers to send him anywhere. Definitely not to forming a super team in Houston or the Clippers.
The Lakers are gonna leave Dwight with ultimatum.
Go to Houston and take up the rest of their CBA space after they've traded away all their depth with no room to grow or to sign any viable players to deepen the team and be a first round exit.
Or stay on the Lakers where they actually have more than a one year plan to contend for a championship.
Those will be Dwights two choices and he'll either stay here where the Lakers have a plan, or go to the Rockets for 30 million less at an attempt for another quick fix, get beat in the first round and regret it as we sign two max players in 2014 with the money he DIDN'T take.
Dwight can't force the Lakers to send him to the Clippers or the Rockets in a sign and trade and the Lakers know this and they also know the scenario he'd be walking into in Houston if they could ONLY afford him and not get CP3(and they'd have to get one or the other) you don't leverage the Buss's.
if Dwight said "Trade me to the Clippers or to the Rockets so I can form a superteam with CP3" they'll say. "No, if you want to go, walk on your own to a Houston team that got rid of all their depth just to have you and enjoy being a first round exit and run away from here where we unlike them actually have a plan that expands beyond next year. But if you don't want another max player here with us along with Kobe and you in 2014 with us having enough room to get two more free agents with a chance at a championship for the next 5 years then go ahead. We'll be just fine. You won't."
Jerry West did the same thing when Kobe was asking him the same things and what happened? Kobe stayed right here
Edited by Majesty, June 17, 2013 - 02:33 PM.