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The Lakers were willing to offer a package centered on Randle and a second rounder, but the Danny Ainge apparently preferred Larry Nance Jr., considering he isnít a free agent until two summers from now, whereas Randle would have to get paid in only a few months.
Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.
I like Randle a lot. Made a post about him as a potential DPE target a week or two ago. Ultimately, AB on the Lakers would suck. Hed make them a lot better and seeing him in those colors would be gross. Plus, I think Morris is a better player than Randle and Morris has a more desirable contract situation.
Whew. As a result, they got KCP and are stuck with his terrible shot selection.
Let's make the Lakers offense even worse and offer them Marcus Smart for Randle. One extra year of cost control for Randle who would be a solid bench addition. Lakers can re-sign Smart if they want or just free more $$$ for their FA splash. They end up finishing at the bottom of the standings having two of the worst shooting % guards in Ball/Smart, securing better odds at the 2018 pick conveying.We then use the DPE on Lou Williams or Tyreke, to cover lost G minutes from trading Smart, and replace his defense, with a much needed scoring option from the bench. Williams and Evans are also both capable for spot starts throughout the season. Randle does create a bit of a logjam in minutes between Theiss, Morris, Semi, Yabu (who rarely plays anyway), but having him under contract for the extra season also preps for likely losing Baynes next year. Also makes Morris much more expendable in a trade considering his solid contract/production is appealing.
Iím sure Danny didnít want to help the Lakers since we own their pick.
Let's make the Lakers offense even worse and offer them Marcus Smart for Randle. One extra year of cost control for Randle who would be a solid bench addition.
Quote from: Roy H. on December 30, 2017, 04:49:22 PMIím sure Danny didnít want to help the Lakers since we own their pick.Remember we didn't even have that pick until about 6 weeks after we agreed to trade Bradley for Morris, so that had nothing to do with it.