12 Jul 2021 06:25:57
A couple of deals i think the Lakers could do to generate a more balanced roster, with much more consistency for some players in their roles.

1. Kyle Kuzma and Pick #22 to Portland for Robert Covington. Gets Portland a 1st Rounder this year, and some wing scoring.

2. Montrezl Harrell (Opts into player option, won't get much more than his $9.7m option elsewhere) to Houston for Avery Bradley and Danuel House.

3. Sign Dwight Howard with the Tax Payers MLE, which is approx $5.8m next season.

4. Re-Sign Dennis Schroder - Not really sure what his contract will end up being, but as they have his full bird rights, they can cross the salary cap to re-sign him. I'm estimating a 3 Year, $52m deal. Will likely be more.

5. Re-sign Ben McLemore and Jared Dudley to a vet min.

6. Sign Furkan Korkmaz for shooting, on a vet min.

7. Guarantee Alfonzo McKinnie's contract at approx $1.7m

Thank god the Luol Deng stretched contract is off the books next year. Can't wait to see a little more room for contracts.

Roster
PG: Schroder - Bradley
SG: KCP - Korkmaz - McLemore
SF: LeBron - House - McKinnie
PF: AD - Covington - Dudley
C: Dwight - Gasol


1.) 13 Jul 2021
13 Jul 2021 01:07:58
Harrell will probably opt out. I know people here are talking about Harrell opting in then trading him. That's not happening. Schroeder was offered 4 years $82.50M and rejected it. He wants 5 years $125M from the Lakers or 4 years $100M from someone else. Someone will overpay and the Lakers will lose him for nothing. Korkmaz can get more than the vet minimum. Howard can be had for around $3M. It's a 50/ 50 chance him coming back cause I don't see Drummond resigning.