-kobe will not opt out
-lakers will resign odom for around 6 mil/year
-trevor ariza not ask for too much
-lakers let sun yue go
1. Dr. Buss has already gone public and said that he will pay whatever it takes to sign Kobe to another long term deal. The Lakers can sign him for a longer contract and more money than any other team. He'll stay.
2. LO will go. We don't need him.
3. Ariza will be signed to an extension before anyone else has a chance to sign him. The coaching staff loves him and he keeps getting better and will get more and more minutes.
4. Beyond that, it would be nice to sign Josh Powell to a 2 year deal and I think they will show patience with Sun Yue and pick up the team option for next year.
During the 2000-02 championship runs, the Lakes were relatively thin on talent after the core 8. Take LO out of the current rotation and that's what we'll have. The maturity of Ariza and Bynum will allow for that.
Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, January 02, 2009 - 10:25 PM.