Who would of thought that with Lakers, Blazers and Knicks offering deals that Monroe would sign with the Bucks? I guess no one. Great move for both sides. Monroe gets his paycheck and PT while getting a chance to shine and the Bucks get a low post scorer who's also terrific passer for a big and a presence on the boards.
Shieet. Didn't see that move. This solves their problems offensively at the 3 position, but Paul isn't an athletic defender though. Doesn't mean that he won't give his best defensively when it matters.
It seems that will be the case and it's best for all. Right now, we have many young guys on the team that need to develop like Vonleh, McCollum, Plumlee etc. It will be a tough year winning wise, but this team needs experience, chemistry, improving that defense as a trend and development of the young guys. Aldridge is from the old era of Trail Blazers development project that failed duo to health reasons. I cannot thank him enough, but even if he signs now, we're still a 2nd round playoff team exit at best... maybe even a WCF team at absolutely best and for that to happen, there would have to be some historical Olajuwon like postseason performance from LaMarcus himself. So yeah.. best option is to develop this guy, get a top 5 pick next year, pick a talent that will be great and fits our needs and go on improve.
I think he considered LA for their ability to make a strong team this off-season. Had they had let's say Cousins in there, I think he'd signed with them because it'd make a good win now possible situation alongside the rest. And didn't help at all that LA's FO handled this as shit.
Some people don't have enough self confidence but Kobe's had way too much and this actually cost the Lakers a chance of being elite. As long as Kobe is playing, no way he's going to be #2 option again and as long as he's that mentality, the Lakers aren't going anywhere. There was talk somewhere with Russell draft that Kobe may go off the bench.. scratch that. Either Clarkson or Russell.