limbo wrote:MisterHibachi wrote:I think Dwight will be missed, especially if the Lakers don't replace him with Gasol. It's not out of the world to think the Lakers end up playing Ayton, Jokic and Embiid on the way to a title, and Dwight would help against all those guys. AD cannot guard Embiid or Jokic effectively, and given Ayton's size, he might prove some trouble as well.
Embiid isn't coming out of the East, Ayton is not an elite offensive player and the Lakers are good enough to straight out-talent the Nuggets despite what Jokic does.
It's a non-issue. But just in case, the Lakers will probably still aim to sign another big man just for insurance and, again, most importantly, to not over exert Davis when there's no need... If it's not Gasol now, it will be someone else... They can even wait until the middle of the season.
Idk man, Jokic and Murray are still a monstrous duo despite losing Grant. And MPJ could take a big leap any season now. Ayton is due for a leap any year now as well, and it might as well be this year with CP on board. And I think the Sixers have a great shot at coming out of the East.