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Lakers renounce: Lopez, Wear, Thomas, Caldwell-Pope, Frye, Zubac, Bryant, EnnisLakers cut and stretch provision DengLakers let Randle walkLakers sign Paul George to max contract and LeBron James followsLakers use the MLE on a centre and fill the rest of the roster out with Vet MinSan Antonio signs Leonard to super max after Pop and Kawhi mends relationship and also lets Parker walk because of publicly criticizing Leonard, Ginobili returns for one more year.Chris Paul returns to Houston on a short term max deal along with Capela.Cousins gets a 1+ 1 (team option) max deal for the PelicansPhoenix Suns makes a substantial offer to Marcus Smart in restricted free agency that Celtics can't match.How many things do you think i will get wrong?
I don't see why a young team (Suns) would tie up substantial money in a player who doesn't have significant upside (Smart). I think the player is who he is. He is a defensive, locker room guy who can handle the ball. Maybe a team overpays for him, but I just don't see a team like the Suns doing that. In fact, I don't see any team overpaying for him. It's long been rumored Orlando might be a destination for Smart. I guess I just don't understand why any team would invest more than $15m per annum on the player.I hope you're wrong on this prediction (Smart). My hope is he stays on a 2 year deal at or near market value (something in the $13m per value). While this might be short of where he sees his value, I think this is about right. He can continue to show his value. Who knows, his role could increase should all these ludicrous rumors of Kyrie trades come to fruition