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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?
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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.
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you guys will love him. dude makes JR Smith look smart
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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
post #12651 of 19221
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Originally Posted by moffy View Post

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
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

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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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.
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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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Stupid move for AK. I guess he thinks they are a contender.

OKC or SA were much better alternatives. OKC especially.

Speaking of OKC, what gives? They're not doing shit to improve the team. Are they really that gung ho about Jeremy Lamb?
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Brooklyn would have had a great shot if it was 2006 today
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Speaking of OKC, what gives? They're not doing shit to improve the team. Are they really that gung ho about Jeremy Lamb?

 

Apparently Lamb killed it in a summer league game the other day. Take that for what's it worth.

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