I'm not the biggest fan of AD but getting him would be a step in the right direction. Lakers are almost at the point where they have to prove this franchise isn't a joke.
We shouldn't move on until a legit offer including our pick is turned down. Free agency is after the draft so there is no reason to no attempt to trade for AD prior to free agency.
I understand and share your concern but we can't offer more than NOP wants and NOP already knows everything we have. If they wanted our offer, they would call us. We aren't turning down any player or pick. NOP isn't asking for our players or picks.
It's like you want to take buy a car bad but the dealership won't even put a price tag on it for you. They won't even look at the check you keep trying to hand them. They have your credit score, W-2 and list of financials but they just won't list the car.
You can't FORCE them to sell it to you, can you?
If they know what you have and they still don't offer you the car even though you've made it clear they can have almost everything (outside of LeBron), what do you think waiting will do?
If NOP calls us and makes us an offer for AD, fine. We should listen and try to work with them. We should not wait around for that call. AD is a great player but he's not as important as Free Agency nor is he the only player who could be available this summer.