with the howard gone and forced to live with the stigma of being outbuzzed by the clippies for the first time, plus only having a 2 year window with the kobe left, they are kind of in a nets situation (except the lakes are more the knicks and nets are more like the clips in city STATUS). i can see them offerring like 3 firsts while taking on some bad contracts like GW and "hollywood" humphries. some say da does not want to help the lakes to outpace the green in rings.. seems pretty petty when can fleece them at a ery ulnerable time! they would have to overpay, but if willing, y not?