Re: Lakers 6th straight loss
posted at 1/2/2014 12:12 PM EST
In response to hedleylamarr's comment:
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.........seems to me that MEM traded Gasol TO the lakers to save salary and dump the season.
Now, it seems the lakers are willing to trade AWAY Gasol for the same reason.
NO WAY do they keep Bynum if this trade goes down. They cut him, save 20 mill in payroll, tell Nash to retire and kobe to come back next year.......
And if CLE is dumb enough to throw in a #1 pick................Yikes!!
Could happen .... and some of us here were smart enough to project that L.A. wanted the Cavs 2014 pick along with Bynum for Gasol while Debbie Downer demanded "proof!" Well, for those unable to think outside the box (lacking in creativity and dependent on what they read) here is the "written" evidence;
The impasse in negotiations doesn’t necessarily mean there’s no possibility of the Cavs and Lakers working something out, but the deal is no longer progressing. Sources tell Windhorst and Shelburne that the major roadblock involves the Lakers’ desire to land an additional asset in any trade. Besides Bynum, the Lakers want to add a young prospect or a first-round draft pick, and Cleveland is reluctant to part with either.
There is some pressure for the Lakers to get out of the luxury tax to help with future flexibility. If the Lakers remain in the tax this season, going into the tax in either of the next two seasons would trigger a "repeater tax" the franchise hopes to avoid. The Lakers are planning to be major free-agent players the next two summers.