WizardsWorld wrote:Never been so ashamed of being a Wizards fan. And that's saying something.... Literally the last thing any team in the league should want to do is help the lakers/lebron out. And that's what we did here... all for a freakin 2022 2nd rounder. I've been sick to my stomach all day. What a joke.
Lol, Who could give less of a bleep? That Lakers trade a week or two ago was absolutely horrific. They are SCREWED. Heck if they compete, it's for what, a 1 or 2 year window, then they have zero means of doing the rebuild when LeBron is done. Nobody's helping the Lakers out, they're screwed, even if they land a win now guy. Think Miami post-lebron, and Cleveland post-lebron. He left Chicxulub sized craters where those franchises used to be. He's almost done at this point, age and all those second seasons in the playoffs add up (at this point I imagine he's played an extra 3 or 4 wizards no playoff seasons alone when you count up all the playoff games) and now he's finally suffering the injuries that come w/that 30+ age issue health decline.
The lakers throttled their future w/that trade. Heck New Orleans even managed to get assets from the High School+ drafts as a part of the trade. In addition to all that, who says they get any top of the line FA? LeBron has been finding it harder and harder to get guys to join up with him. Young players don't seem to give a blank and they shouldn't. If anyone joins the Lakers it will be because of Davis, not LeBron. Last year's inability to get anyone of note to come over was suggestive that players are just much smarter about LeBron and his teams than they were back in the Cavs days. I could totally see them failing to lure anyone of consequence. The Clippers are the threat in my mind, not the Lakers. Incompetent F.O., aging Star player in LeBron, no future assets to make changes in trades, only FA and obliterating the luxury tax is available post LeBron. Good Luck with that.
So yeah, I couldn't give less of a blank that we got a talented offensive big in Wagner (at least based upon what I watched in his Michigan days), two long shot developmental prospects, and a 2nd in a high school+ draft when LeBron is likely retired and so the pick is potentially high.