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post #12646 of 14409
Damn. Philly really got screwed with Bynum. I have not met anyone here in LA that really cares that Howard left... It was no where near like when Shaq and Mike Piazza left. That shit was crazy.

I do wish the Lakers would of gotten at least something in return, but oh well.
post #12647 of 14409
^ should have pulled in omer asik. his name has came up after the trade so I wonder why it didnt happen
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ should have pulled in omer asik. his name has came up after the trade so I wonder why it didnt happen

 

it didn't happen because Asik makes $15 mil in 2014 and Lakers are clearing their books for that year.

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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

Damn. Philly really got screwed with Bynum. I have not met anyone here in LA that really cares that Howard left... It was no where near like when Shaq and Mike Piazza left. That shit was crazy.

I do wish the Lakers would of gotten at least something in return, but oh well.

I thought at the time that the Lakers made the right call with Shaq. I don't really remember how I felt about letting Piazza go, although I was probably disappointed.

All of those guys struck me egotistical jerks, even on the relative scale of professional athletes. Somewhere way out on the margin, that would seem to cut against making a huge investment to try to build around them. But those are judgments reached through limited media exposure, so who knows?
post #12650 of 14409
i thought letting shaq go was the right call, too. it's easy to remember him when he was dominant, but he hadn't shown the inclination to be that way aside from a few isolated outbreaks, for a couple of seasons. his "i'll play myself into shape" routine was getting old with everybody -- not least, of course, kobe. i still wonder what kind of player he could have been if he'd had half of kobe's drive (there's only one person who has all of it).
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Thread Starter 
Lakers signs Nick Young.
post #12652 of 14409
you guys will love him. dude makes JR Smith look smart
post #12653 of 14409
AK47 to the nets for $3mill. what a fucking deal for the nets, tough break for AK47 who effectively lost 7 mill
post #12654 of 14409
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it didn't happen because Asik makes $15 mil in 2014 and Lakers are clearing their books for that year.

ahh, got it. had a hunch it was a salary cap issue
post #12655 of 14409
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AK47 to the nets for $3mill. what a fucking deal for the nets, tough break for AK47 who effectively lost 7 mill

Daaamn, would've loved AK47 over Speights for that contract.
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AK47 to the nets for $3mill. what a fucking deal for the nets, tough break for AK47 who effectively lost 7 mill

some shady russian under the table type of agreement going on there. maybe the russian billionaire owner offered AK47 1/3 of coney island in a side deal.
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some shady russian under the table type of agreement going on there. maybe the russian billionaire owner offered AK47 1/3 of coney island in a side deal.

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post #12658 of 14409
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Cavs sign Bynum for 2year, $24.5mil.

Good risk if he actually plays, second year is a team option so I guess they can't lose much.

I think it's only $6 mil per guaranteed though. Lots of incentives. It's pretty low risk even for the one year.
post #12659 of 14409

This Nets/Kirilenko deal is definitely one of the shadiest deals I have ever seen. Dude could easily get a multiyear deal worth more than double that per year.

 

Either Prokhorov is paying him off the books or he has AK's family at gunpoint somewhere.

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Originally Posted by moffy View Post

This Nets/Kirilenko deal is definitely one of the shadiest deals I have ever seen. Dude could easily get a multiyear deal worth more than double that per year.

Either Prokhorov is paying him off the books or he has AK's family at gunpoint somewhere.

He turned down $10 million player option from Wolves. To ride the bench.
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