JPZ, you call us virtual world dwellers, then mention the Lakers "MIGHT" be willing to trade their picks for Boogie.
M. I. G. H. T.
That somehow validates us being stupid for not wanting to trade multiple first round picks for an upcoming free agent we could simply sign and add to said picks. Who's the one virtual living right now?
Then you mention role guys since 96. Rick Fox and, Derek Fisher????? We drafted Fish, so I assume you meant when we signed him in 2007.
I guess trades for Glen Rice, Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol, CP3, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard don't matter.
Or signing Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Horace Grant, Ron Artest, Matt Barnes.
Or to use your words, we "Might" be signing someone in a few days, and next year too.
As for "not" signing any "big names". Well, last 20 years, how many years were we below the cap to sign anyone?
Who could we sign for 20+ mil a year that we didn't already have? Cuz we extended Shaq, Kobe, Pau, Bynum, and LO over that timeframe.
Guess we live in "virtual" worlds where we can't just add free agents on top of all those players and contracts.
But none of that fits your anti Laker fan agenda, so you typed all that nonsense hopin no one would catch on and point out all the flaws in your statement.
You have to have cap room to sign big fish. If you already have them (via any route you get them) all you can do is extend them. Since the day we signed Shaq in 96, we haven't had any season's with unused cap space unless last season.
But hey, don't let facts like those get in your way, right b?