Maybe we should have!! Let's keep it real. If Kobe isn't very healthy by January and D12 walks we are a lottery team. We were damn near a lottery team last year. Boston will actually make the playoffs with a healthy Rondo and they got a million draft picks in the deal. Good Job Boston!! Take notice Mitch. Have some balls. By the way, no matter how much cap space we have next year, LeBron and Carmello aren't coming here. We need to find our Paul George. We need to ensure the team we surround Nash and Kobe with are very good and young. What would be wrong with a team of 5 to 7 million dollar players. Your Nick Young's, JR Smith's, Tyreke Evans, Demarcus Cousin's and Jeff Green's. You put players LIKE that under the leadership of Nash, Kobe and maybe DFish on the coaching staff and you'll have something special
Again Nash and Kobe provide leadership, but ultimately this falls under what everyone has either been screaming or questioning, coaching. With a bloated salary, the Lakers FO is severely limited until 2014, unless certain trades come their way that are vary favorable. The issues with this roster go deeper than just D12, because even when and if you sign him, 2013 looks iffy at best for the Lakers.
Granted this 2013 Free Agency has very good serviceable players like Hickson, Millsap, and Landry, but none are gonna come for a MLE. Many other teams will overbid on them putting them out of reach.