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#21 RobBlake

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:24 PM

He was solid in okc too

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Posted June 03, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Clarkson isn't finished and Waiters is a greAt example of how time improved talented but reckless players. Even if less talented he fits in.
Ingram and Russell are the star offensive players. Clarkson will play the role of supportive offense better than Waiters is willing to imo

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Posted June 04, 2017 - 01:19 PM

What if Waiters takes 9 Mil per year for 2 years and a 3rd year team option? Clarkson?  But I agree. I struggle with the contract year guys. Truthfully he was the difference in Miami



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Posted June 04, 2017 - 01:35 PM

What if Waiters takes 9 Mil per year for 2 years and a 3rd year team option? Clarkson?  But I agree. I struggle with the contract year guys. Truthfully he was the difference in Miami

 

Waiters is going to make over $15 million easily... if you're gauging him at $9 million your perception of the free agency market is out of sorts.


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Posted June 05, 2017 - 02:38 PM

Waiters is going to make over $15 million easily... if you're gauging him at $9 million your perception of the free agency market is out of sorts.

 

 

No way he gets less than Clarkson.  Clarkson took the minimum based on a guy with his skill set and athleticism.  I think he could have easily gotten as much as Moz and Deng got on the open market.


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Posted June 05, 2017 - 05:10 PM

I think he'll get anywhere around 15-16 mil.

I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up with the nets/76ers

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Posted June 06, 2017 - 05:46 AM

Waiters is going to make over $15 million easily... if you're gauging him at $9 million your perception of the free agency market is out of sorts.

Wasn't gauging him at 9 mil. Was just using that number stating that there needs to be a nice gap between Clarkson and Waiters to give consider a contract year guy. I am extremely leery of contract year guys. Which is why Im lost on how we have Deng and Moz on their current contracts. 4 years???   



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Posted June 06, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Wasn't gauging him at 9 mil. Was just using that number stating that there needs to be a nice gap between Clarkson and Waiters to give consider a contract year guy. I am extremely leery of contract year guys. Which is why Im lost on how we have Deng and Moz on their current contracts. 4 years???   

 

Well yeah Waiters is going to make a good amount of money.  Certainly more than Clarkson but I'm sure he peaks at the $17/18 million mark.  

Deng and Moz contracts will go down as some of the worst made in the past decade.  The money was fine, the duration is what always made no sense.  2 years max would have been ideal and if anything 2 years with a team option on the 3rd.  



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Posted June 06, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Those contracts will matter if/when Russell or Ingram become All Stars through their play or by trades

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Posted June 06, 2017 - 09:49 PM

The article mentions the ties with Pelinka being his former agent.

Not sure how I feel about this considering his play only recently ramped up during the second half of this season.

Likely just one of those situations in which the Laker's franchise is thrown in to increase attention and clicks.

 

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Unless Pelinka knows he can get Waiters on a short-term bargain deal that can boost his stock (which would make some sense) i dont really see the point. Paying a back-up like him market value, which i assume is in the 12-16M range just doesn't make sense considering that we likely are getting Lonzo, Jackson or Fox in the draft.  


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Posted June 07, 2017 - 05:18 AM

Well yeah Waiters is going to make a good amount of money.  Certainly more than Clarkson but I'm sure he peaks at the $17/18 million mark.  

Deng and Moz contracts will go down as some of the worst made in the past decade.  The money was fine, the duration is what always made no sense.  2 years max would have been ideal and if anything 2 years with a team option on the 3rd.  

I guess when you give a 38 year old PG with a bad back 3 years it's par for the course for the unemployed guys



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 06:52 PM

This is rearing its head again



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Posted July 02, 2017 - 07:21 PM

We're begging for Dion Waiters. I'm sorry, but things like this reminds me how [expletive]ed up the Lakers are. We've been there for a while but still...

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 07:46 PM

Life comes at you fast.  Gotta operate like a real basketball team when their isn't a generational talent or 2 in house

 

We're begging for Dion Waiters. I'm sorry, but things like this reminds me how [expletive]ed up the Lakers are. We've been there for a while but still...


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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:10 PM

Life comes at you fast.  Gotta operate like a real basketball team when their isn't a generational talent or 2 in house
 


We're begging for Dion Waiters. I'm sorry, but things like this reminds me how [expletive]ed up the Lakers are. We've been there for a while but still...



If Lonzo doesn't become the player who a lot of people think he can be, man... Next FA could be a another major disapointment. And there's no plan B, all the eggs are in that basket.

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:23 PM

Lakers could end up with Westbrook, Paul George and lebron next season.

Not probable but possible.

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:29 PM

Ehhh I dont like the idea of Westbrook with Lebron...WB would be off the ball too much and thats pretty much where most of his value comes from.  

 

Lakers could end up with Westbrook, Paul George and lebron next season.

Not probable but possible.


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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:34 PM

Ehhh I dont like the idea of Westbrook with Lebron...WB would be off the ball too much and thats pretty much where most of his value comes from.


Yeah there are certainly arguments for and against.

I think the pros outweighs the cons, especially if we get to keep one of Ingram or Lonzo.

That's certainly a top two team in west/NBA

The WCF would be the new finals.

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Posted July 02, 2017 - 08:51 PM

Sometimes less is more.  Lebron and PG fit like a glove.  The thing Russ is great at gets limited when you have someone like Lebron.  Russ isn't exactly a good shooter or defender.  His playmaking is mostly based on him bending the defense.  Lebron already does that at a smarter and more efficient level.  


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Posted July 02, 2017 - 09:09 PM

Russ would be great next to a guy like Blake Griffin tbh.  Blake and Westbrook would fit better than CP3 and Blake imo. 


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