xdrta+ wrote:ILOVEIT wrote:Posted on another thread...but I think the move i s stealing AD from Lakers in FA.
They'd have to dump Green's salary+ to fit AD in.
What about Wiggins' salary?
Easier said then done. Probably have to give up this year's first and Minnesota's first next year. Maybe more.
I didn't pay too close attention to it but on ESPN they said Lakers' efficiency is last when Lebron isn't in the game. I don't know if that means last among playoff teams or last in the league.
Hard to believe it would be the latter.
Even to be #16 in the league is surprising, because they get a lot of dunks from their centers and AD is shooting 51.1/33.5/84.5 on 8.3 FTAs per game.
AD can get most of the mid-range jumpers over everyone. He can't separate off a crossover dribble like KD but he can jab step and then fade back for those 8-12 footers off both feet, doesn't have to jump off one foot a la KD or Dirk.
But if it's true that the Lakers efficiency drops that much without Lebron (49.8/34.9/69.7 on 5.7 FTA) AD has to wonder how much longer Lebron could sustain his level of play (34.9 minutes) at his age. Athletically he may be able to but all the minutes and touches?
Obviously they're reliant on him to find people good shots, as his gaudy assist numbers (10.6 and 2.7 assists to TO) attest.
Really the bigger concern is injuries, whether he will be as durable now the he's well into his mid 30s.