I admit I didnt mind the Deng signing this summer however IMO the contract was too rich and too lengthy for my likings, unfortunately Deng looks done and out of place at SF, his best production last season was at PF perhaps his days as a solid SF are past him... I am hoping Deng continues this recent resurgence and hopefully it will drive up his stock making him possibly more moveable come the trading deadline. Perhaps a team on the cusp is looking for a vet or another young team is in need of a veteran presence, MIN? Personally I don't think this Laker team needs Deng, he doesn't do much for this team besides this Laker team is a few years away from truly competing therefore why not go all in on youth?
Somewhat how I feel about Moz as well; he's a decent big but do these Lakers truly need his 16M on the books for the next 4 years? For example would we be worse off with a young big at C such as Noel who's earning 4.3M?
I understand we had to spend money, I also understand hindsight is 20/20 and lastly I understand at some point we need to start building a team with that said Im hoping management addresses the need on D and a go to guy.
Two names that come to mind; Noel and Tony Allen at 5M could help.
Edited by LACAS, December 20, 2016 - 05:45 AM.