Mitch is “hopeful” to keep this engine together and rollin’.
O.C. Register: Mitch Kupchak indicated when he sits down with Jerry and Jim Buss in the next seven-to-10 days, he will tell them this:
“To bring the team back as close as possible to the team we have today would probably give us our best chance to repeat.”
Kupchak said he believed it possible that Buss would authorize spending on re-signing Trevor Ariza, Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown. It is not, however, likely.
“I’m hopeful,” Kupchak said. “Yeah, it’s a challenge. If it were likely or if I felt very comfortable, I would say that to you and it would be less of a challenge.”