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#81 HQLLYWQQD

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'd actually sign off on this. Decent backup big, great hands and decent touch imo. We need bigs. For the right price do it.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:20 PM

Injury prone, but a good enough big off the bench. I'd give him a shot for the right price.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:54 PM

I've wanted Oden for a couple years now as well.

 

It would be ideal and a worthwhile gamble, but I don't think its gonna happen unless he agrees to a one year / tryout kind of deal.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 08:56 PM

Are we able to sign him(Oden) to a two year deal with the second deal being optional?   And if so could it be vets min variety or would we have to use our mMLE?


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:01 PM

A team option second year?

 

Unlikely when Cleveland and Miami were talking about offering a 3 year with a 3rd year player option.  This is Oden's last to next to last chance to get a contract, I would assume he would want more than the Lakers have to offer with their minimums.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Cleveland is said to be going at A. Bynum hard for a one year deal. Per hoopshpe.
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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:15 PM

lol he'd be okay off the bench, but he's sure as hell easy to hate.



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Are we able to sign him(Oden) to a two year deal with the second deal being optional?   And if so could it be vets min variety or would we have to use our mMLE?

Greg Oden would qualify for the 5-year minimum (he wasn't on a team roster last year), not a vet's minimum (which is 10+ seasons)...should be approx. $1 million for next season.

Minimum salary players can be offered a contract of up to two years.

The mini-MLE can pay the player up to three years max, and a max raise of up to 4.5% for each season.

Regarding player/team options, they can be placed wherever, as long as it's not in the first season of the contract, and money has to be equal or more than the previous season.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 09:35 PM

I've wanted Oden for a couple years now as well.

 

It would be ideal and a worthwhile gamble, but I don't think its gonna happen unless he agrees to a one year / tryout kind of deal.

Oden would be a very smart player to get at this point. He would be cheap and if he was still injured or got injured who cares wasnt like we would be any better anyway. 

 

Low risk high reward. 



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Posted July 07, 2013 - 10:45 PM

he is ugly


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Posted July 07, 2013 - 11:18 PM

Greg Oden would qualify for the 5-year minimum (he wasn't on a team roster last year), not a vet's minimum (which is 10+ seasons)...should be approx. $1 million for next season.

Minimum salary players can be offered a contract of up to two years.

The mini-MLE can pay the player up to three years max, and a max raise of up to 4.5% for each season.

Regarding player/team options, they can be placed wherever, as long as it's not in the first season of the contract, and money has to be equal or more than the previous season.


So what kind of contract could we feasibly offer him as in the only one he'd take at "least"? would it have to be the mMLE?


Edited by Majesty, July 07, 2013 - 11:18 PM.

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Posted July 07, 2013 - 11:59 PM

If Cleveland goes after Bynum, then Miami would be the only team looking at Oden.

 

I'd love to see the Lakers give it a shot at least.

 

As was said a couple posts above Oden is a low risk / high reward situation.  What if, just what if he does become at least serviceable as a defensive big man?  You can get in on the ground floor for cheap now and have access to him when he is a free agent.  Kaman isn't a bad back-up center whatsoever, but I would like to see the Lakers put their eggs in several baskets instead of all in one.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 01:22 AM

Kaman is a terrific pick considering the options we have.



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 04:44 AM

I dont understand the interest whatsoever.  They need to be chasing guys like Wesley Johnson and Terrence Williams.  Young guys that need a change of scenery.  Chris Kaman was a waste in Dallas when the role was perfect for him.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:11 AM




Kaman is the biggest redneck in the NBA


wish I could find his fireworks accident...
but I guess that was taken down

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:31 AM

He doesn't fit the D'Antoni system, like most other players currently on the Lakers. Thank god we have that guy as our coach. 

He probably won't take the mini-midlevel.

He isn't a guy you can build around going forward. 

Our primary need is speed and athleticism on the perimeter. 

 

However, Kaman is a solid center in the nba and for what we could offer he would be a good value addition, regardless of him being a redneck - which he is. 



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Posted July 08, 2013 - 06:51 AM

is the biggest redneck in the NBAwish I could find his fireworks accident...but I guess that was taken down


Not as big as Karl Malone.

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Posted July 08, 2013 - 07:04 AM

He doesn't fit the D'Antoni system, like most other players currently on the Lakers. Thank god we have that guy as our coach. 

He probably won't take the mini-midlevel.

He isn't a guy you can build around going forward. 

Our primary need is speed and athleticism on the perimeter. 

 

However, Kaman is a solid center in the nba and for what we could offer he would be a good value addition, regardless of him being a redneck - which he is. 

Not disagreeing with you, but being able to avoid a player we dont want because we already have a coach that we dont want ... thats some voodoo logic, man.


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 11:29 AM

kahman is not athletic at all whats the point of getting slower at that position?


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Posted July 08, 2013 - 11:37 AM

kahman is not athletic at all whats the point of getting slower at that position?

 

So he can seamlessly fit in with the rest of the offense.






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