Anyway, what else are the Lakers supposed to do? They'll pretend they are trying to win this year and waiting for LeBron. In the mean time they'll lose a bunch of games and get a Marcus Smart or Jabari Parker or such. Then they'll re-sign Kobe/Pau and try to add LeBron or Melo or Bosh.
And when it fails, they'll develop their rookie and target Marc Gasol / Brook Lopez / Kevin Love / LaMarcus Aldridge / Rondo next year.
Realistically, the 2015 free agency should be much stronger than the 2014. LeBron / Melo are pipe dreams, they are both in great markets that they chose themselves, and have little reason to join the Lakers.
But Marc Gasol or Love? That would sound absolutely feasible. Maybe even two of them.
They can't tell their fans "wait a couple years" but in reality that's what likely will happen. In 2015 they could have a very good team.
Kobe / 2014 high pick on the wings
Love / Marc Gasol / Pau Gasol rotation up front
That's a sexy team and some variation of it would be pretty realistic.
Last edited by woodchuck; 07-19-2013 at 10:17 AM.