Originally Posted by swass-y P
That's true, but we do have enough cap for 'buddies' to sign together. I just see too many teams in this league roll with their young guys and end up sucking forever (sixers, wolves, pistons, magic, hornets, cavs, the list goes on). There is no Anthony Davis in this draft. No Kobe. No Tim Duncan. No Lebron. Those are the guys who win chips. Rarely do you end up with something like Golden State or OKC.
As long as you get #6 as well, you give up the whole roster and every asset for Boogie. Jerry West did it for Shaq. Mitch should do it for Cousins. That's the Lakers way. You only draft a promising rookie unless you already have one of the most dominant players in the league to pair him with (Magic-Kareem, Kobe-Shaq, even Bynum-Kobe).
I'm so sick of people bringing up the damn 76ers, or Wolves, or Magic. DO WE HAVE THEIR POCKETBOOKS???????????????????????
NO. We have the LA Lakers market, brand, and pockets. Stop comparing us to those small market teams, it's beyond stupid.
They draft and draft and draft, because they can't afford to go out and buy talent. They in Minnesota. And Milwaukee. And Detroit. Of course no one wanna go there. We in L freaking A.
We can, and will buy talent, AND supplement that talent with draft picks.
And miss me with there is no Kobe in the draft. Like you had any idea who Kobe Bryant was the night before the 96 draft.