MGrand15 wrote:Billy King's stupid trade isn't close to this one. We traded for a fading Pierce and KG. They were 36 and 37. Joe Johnson was already 32. Deron falling off a cliff was the icing on the cake but there was a real possibility we'd only get 1-2 years of those guys.
Davis is a superstar. Only 26. And willing to sign a 5 year contract with the Lakers in his absolute prime. Right off the bat, that significantly raises your floor. Injuries are always possible but that's not nearly as bad as what happened to us. We were left with nothing.
But all the information we have now were so subtle views at that moment in time. You can also say it's very similar with the Lakers their opportunity might be better just cuz Lebron and AD are better but they are literally one injury away from ruining their whole entire team.
Yeah, that has to be a serious concern. That if one of those two go down, the one who's left is stuck playing with an awful roster, far worse than what either of them had last season.
It's true Pelinka still has money to spend on a major talent and some complimentary players, but it's still going to be a shallow roster. It seems to me he's also under significant pressure to find some good shooters to get the most out of 'Bron & AD. That success or failure could make or break the season.
LeBron will also turn 35 three months in to the season, and despite him having a workout / health regimen par excellence, it seems a little scary to be leaning on him as hard as they're going to need to.
I'll agree that at best they they have everything they need to win a championship, assuming good signings this summer, but at worst they probably have the potential to implode on a major stage.