This post pretty much sums up both arguments. Keeping the young talent may end up biting us in the ass if they don't become as good as billed.Landing or trading assets for established stars does not always workout, especially when we considered what happened with Dwight and Nash.
But the elephants in the room are LeBron and father time. We probably have the 2nd or best player in the league right now and we need to make the most of the final years of his prime. The thing is, by landing LeBron, we went from developing promising talent to a win now position. So something has to give.
Those aren’t the only two arguments. There’s also the wait for a better opportunity to present itself and not just trade assets to pay ourselves on the back and say we made a trade
What if the lakers actually do have a chance at a 2019 free agent? What if we can get that second star whilst maintaining all assets what does that mean?
That means we can now use the young guys to trade for a 3rd guy or maybe they even become that 3rd guy themselves
Or what if a better disgruntled star becomes available? Oops we shed all of our assets for Bradley Beal a guy who has one of the worst records in the nba whilst playing in the eastern conference
I don’t get how people can’t see this
The GREAT jimmy butler has a worse record than we do
I think the main problem is too many are looking at this entire situation entirely black and white. When the grey area is where magic is operating. Anyone who believes the young guys are untouchable is ignoring the truth
Magic and pelinka are taking a step back, lebron just got here 3 months ago, they’re seeing what opportunity presents itself first. They aren’t just leaping to rash decisions based on a rough start which hasn’t been as rough as people would have you believe
I have trust that they’ll make the smart decision not the arm chair gm decision. I stand by my position whole heartedly. It’s dumb to trade the youth for a 30 million dollar 2nd tier all star and it’s equally dumb to make the youth all untouchable