Lakers, Javon Carter, Marquee Morris discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast


Yeah, July 1st, lual days contract. It's gone. Finally, off the books for the Lakers. As far as buyout market options go, again, there's not a lot out there right now. We'll see, can I add things go of some more players get bought out? Javon Carter's now out there on the market. There's going to be a few other guys that are going to land places, but it's not as a robust of a biomarker as we've seen in years past. And the Lakers aren't the destination that they were in the last couple of years. So I'm not sure if they get a top tier player on the buyout market. And typically bio guys don't impact winning a ton anyway. The Lakers definitely got fortunate with marquee Morris. He really impacted winning, particularly because the versatility he gave them in order to go small against the Houston Rockets and the playoffs that year, but in general, buy out guys tend to not they tend to not really impact winning to a huge degree. So something to keep in mind, I don't know how strong of a biomarker this is going to be. Carl R Devin Booker in 2023, maybe. Well, Booker is a big Kobe fan. Trey Johnson. Do you think jeanie buss would start looking outside the Laker bubble for GM's, et cetera, the front office has been a poop show for years. Yeah, and I've been saying this for a while. I think the Lakers, when times get tough, they circle the wagons and they turn to people that they know. That's what they've done. Kurt rambis and Linda rambis and rob pelinka, they're all people that they already knew. They tend to not look for outside hires. They just don't. And that can be a bit limiting. Now, there's benefits to that as well. I don't want to say that that strategy doesn't have any sort of benefit to it because it does, but it also limits the talent pool that you're fishing it, right? So you got to be in my mind a little bit more open minded, particularly to bringing in new ideas. Sometimes you can just get an echo chamber, right? And that's it. You're just hearing your same stuff repeated back to you, and that can cause some problems. If you don't have fresh ideas coming in. So my recommendation, if I were running the Lakers, you would indeed be to open things up to some outside hires, bring in some fresh ideas, and see what happens from there. Now, that doesn't mean you have to find guys that just are not aligned with your vision at all. That's not the case, but just some fresh ideas. If you're in a position where you're going to bring in a head coach, if I'm the Lakers, I'm not only looking at the Lakers family tree, per se. I'm looking outside.

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