tviper wrote:myersia wrote:madmaxmedia wrote:
I get your point, but then does that mean Pelinka made all the decisions on the signings last offseason? And now he’s calling all the shots now, despite all these stories about The Rambii, Phil, etc.?
Pelinka isn’t really qualified to be a GM (at least without a strong, experienced POBO), much less de facto POBO.
It seems to me they have decided to roll with the current structure as reported in stories. They can be competent, reasonably smart people, but they are way unqualified and not set up correctly to compete with the better much less best FO’s in the league.
Why isn’t pelinka qualified? What makes one person qualified? Do you go to general manager school? Give the guy a chance. Everybody. Seriously give him a chance. It’s very likely magic did nothing as doc said. Pelinka probably had to do twice the work anyways before. Give the man a chance. The best experience he can get is what he is doing now. He could grow and become dominant. Give him a chance.
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Totally agree. People get so caught up in ridiculous media narratives that they don't stop and think for a minute. As an agent in the league for many years, I don't see what makes him unqualified. As it appears now, Magic was an impediment to a functioning FO, and now that he is gone perhaps things will normalize. At this point it is up to Lebron to recruit a second max guy. Pelinka can help, but Lebron needs to make it happen. Nothing Pelinka can do on his own. Conduct the draft process, make the best selection depending on the personal workouts and scouts input, and then sign a max FA.
It's amazing that most fans and the media are treating Bob Myers as god at the same time think that Pelinka is hot garbage when they both were doing the same thing from the same employer several years ago. That Pelinka is too dumb to pass the bar and become an attorney and actually gain a trust of Kobe etc.
But about the point of Lebron helping with the recruiting, I agree but I think the biggest key here is Kobe. He was the one who suggested to Jeanie to hire Rob and I think its highly critical now that he needs to stand by his boy and help out and even gauge where these FAs are thinking of heading(if Kyrie says NY, then fine, Kobe tells Lebron and Rob to focus on someone else). He is not employed by the Lakers and can therefore now talk to Kyrie and even Kawhi after he's done playing. A Lebron/Kobe tandem on a mission to recruit will make the major difference for the Lakers.