Jeremy Grant, Austin Reeves, Lakers discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
They forgot that you need quality role players to win in the NBA. I know the bucks had drew holiday, Yanis and Chris Middleton, but they got really good minutes from pat Connaughton Bobby portis types. In the playoffs last year. And that's how they were able to win. And the Lakers don't really have that. Yeah, that's again. Going back to what the Lakers did in the off season, they sacrificed a lot of their depth in order to get Russell Westbrook, hoping that he would give you so much firepower that it would overcome, not having that depth. It just hasn't worked out that way. So I have a question for you. This is, you know, you gave me the hypothetical the rockets call they do this. Here's mine to you. Here's my fake call. It's Thursday morning and Troy weaver of the Detroit Pistons coliseum. And he says, okay, I've heard all the rumblings we've had 30 conversations about how you're going to give me THT none in the first for Jeremy grant. I've said no 30 times. I appreciate that you stopped calling. But I'm willing to reopen the talks. But I need Austin Reeves. Now what do you say? The same deal you just add Austin Reeves and you get Jeremy grant. If I were the power, if I were wrong, Europe, my answer would be no. And here's why. Here's why. And this would take a little bit of working the phones and finding out information. If I'm rob, I'm out on Jeremy Graham. And this is why, because from what we've heard, and I would need to confirm that this is in fact true. What we've heard is that Jeremy grant does not want to be the third or fourth option on a team. He doesn't want that. And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. He's been the first option on the pistons. If he says, look, I understand the mic and traded. I really don't want to go back to being the fourth option on a team somewhere. I'm not interested in doing that at all. I feel like my game, whatever it is, whatever his reasoning is, he doesn't want to do that. That's the role on the Lakers. At best at best he would be the third option on the Lakers. And if he says, I don't want to do that. That's not where I want to be. That's not where I want my career to go, then you know you know that he's not going to sign that extension with you, and he's probably leaving, not this summer, but he's a free agent the next summer, he probably leaves at that point. Now, maybe that following summer, LeBron, maybe he sails off into the sunset. Lakers rosters Turner, all of that, maybe that changes. But most likely, he's not going to sign that extension with you. So then you're looking at potentially moving him and then while you've got him, you've got a player who's not happy in his role. Jeremy grant is good. I like Jeremy grant's skill set. He is a great fit. But if the word that you're getting is, I don't want to be there because I feel like this is me, my game taking a step.