chitownsalesmen wrote:Really surprised Dwight left, especially with the whole situation of him tweeting that he was glad to be staying, then literally minutes later he's heading out to Philly for what I would assume is less then what the Lakers could have offered him with out even using any additional exemptions, then they would have had early birds if they wanted to keep him around post 20-21.
I think LA was the best place for Dwight and I think LA could have used him, I would have offered him slightly more then the minimum to keep him around if I where the Lakers, unless they have someone else already lined up(Marc Gasol, etc).
I think between AD, LeBron, Dwight, McGee etc Lakers just had so much rim protection, size, rebounding, interior defense that most teams simply couldn't go body-for-body like the Lakers could in their front court rotation Trez for Dwight swaps out a lot of defense for more offense and given the way the game is played today its hard to argue against taking the higher offensive output especially for a bench player. Think the Lakers go out and get another big body if for nothing else to keep AD from having to bang around too much in the post in the RS.
I heard this on the local radio a few days ago. The story around Atlanta is that Dwight got a verbal offer from the Lakers for a short term deal. As soon as he got the verbal offer, Dwight went on twitter and posted his purple and gold comment.
Then what happen next is that either the Lakers didn't call back or the somebody from the Lakers called Dwight's people and told them that they are retracting the offer, then they just left Dwight high and dry.
The reason why LA retracted Dwight's offer is because they were secretly making a deal with Montrezl Harrell.
So Dwight didn't leave, he was actually forced out by the Lakers.
So actually Dwight is the good guy in the story and it was the Lakers that were the, as holes.