Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by 9erReign:Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by GameOver:Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Actually, a Kobe opt out is good news. If he opts out and re-signs, it will save us a bit of money this year, which is when we need it most because Fisher & Morrison will come off of the books next year, and we need a little extra cash for Ariza & Odom this offseason.
I'll spare you the details, but it saves us around $1,000,000 this year, IIRC.
Do you see him taking a pay cut at all though? Like am I the only one who thinks he should and will consider and if he had a f**king heart would take a pay cut? Im saying if the max we can give him is 6 years 169 then he should take 6 years 120, so Im not saying give away all your money, just have it where we can sign both LO and Trevor long term too and not have Kobes taking up all our cap space in 2012-2013
No, I don't see him taking a pay cut, and I don't think he should either. He missed out on the mega-contracts that Shaq, KG, & Jordan got before the last collective bargaining agreement came into place. No one was upset with Jordan when he was making $30+ million in the 90's.
If we don't sign LO and/or Ariza, that's because Buss doesn't want to do it. He makes an operating profit of around $50M a year to go along with a $10M+ annual salary that he pays himself. There's plenty of money to go around.
i think kobe will take a paycut, not a huge one, but that would give the lakers room to sign Odom and Ariza,
They don't need "room." They have bird rights and can go over the cap and into luxury tax territory. And like Pete said, LA is lucky because they are one of the few teams who make a ton of money.
i understand that but isnt ur owner wanting to stay at a certain number payroll wise
Yes, but why should a player take less money because the owner wants to make more?
im not saying a player should take less, im just saying i think Kobe understands the team he has right now, and i think he would be willing to take a cut to make the other players happy to keep what they have alive