I do love Asik, but if we could add Howard, who is by the way the best center in the entire league, we're contenders.
And yes we do need Howard or another star player to combine with Harden to beat these superteams in order to contend, Millsap or Smith or Redick would do it, IMO. Times have changed. And Howard is the most realistic option comparing to CP3.
Why shoudn't be in our future plans? That statement doesn't make sense at all. We're talking about a guy entering his second year on the league, and he has been pretty good on both ends of the floor. He is shooting really well, he's playing good defense and he can guard two positions. He fits perfectly in the system in my opinion. I would love to have Redick but at 28 and making more money, I'd rather have Morris if he continues to play the way he's playing so far this season.As far as trading Morris and Patterson, combined they make $5 million. Sure Morris is playing OK but he shouldn't be in our future plans. We can take that money and use it on JJ Redick in the offseason. Then we can sign Millsap and Josh Smith/Chris Paul. Both Patterson and Morris just aren't good enough to be on our team next year.
You say they will make 5 million, do you have any idea how much is it? It is nothing for two good role players.
And once again we cannot sign two max or close to max guys while paying Harden, Lin and Asik more than 30 million. And don't have any clue any of the three you mention and four if you include Redick would have any desire to play here. You make it sound so easy, let's sign this guy, trade for th guy, but thing aren't that easy. What makes you thing CP3 would leave LA to play here?