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Thread: Amnesty Kobe?

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    Amnesty Kobe?

    Should the Lakers amnesty Kobe?

    They owe Kobe in his last year of his contract $30 million next season and it's no sure thing that he plays.

    I think it makes all the sense in the world to amnesty him. Best case scenario coming back from a torn achilles is 1 year and comes back in the playoffs a shell of himself. Therefore, amnesty Kobe and he still makes his $30 million and Lakers avoid lux tax. Then they go hard for Dwight and try and lure the best available free agent to play alongside Dwight.

    I know it's unlikely, but it'd be interesting because Kobe would go to some random team if he happens to make it back and play by next season.
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    Don't think they would do it
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    Amnesty Kobe?

    They won't do it. IMO I don't see Kobe missing much time either. He will play next year

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    would only be worth if he promises to come back ater the 1 year wait that amnestis require, and they are able to do other moves to clear capspace to get some good F.a THIS year.
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    nah. they'd save some luxury tax money and that's really all that it helps them out with.


    we don't even know when he'll be back. 5-7 months is doable.
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    No, I think he tries to come back by Christmas.

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    We'll see. They'll talk to him about it, no doubt

    Remember if they amnesty Kobe, he can sign with the Lakers in 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by shep33 View Post
    We'll see. They'll talk to him about it, no doubt

    Remember if they amnesty Kobe, he can sign with the Lakers in 2014

    but wouldn't he be asking for a steep price. i don't think he'll agree with just a MLE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal slumber View Post
    but wouldn't he be asking for a steep price. i don't think he'll agree with just a MLE.
    Well he still gets 30 mill next year, and I think the Lakers always knew they weren't going to give him a big deal after the end of this one.

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    It makes sense financially providing he's actually missing all of next season. He'd still get the money, but it wouldn't count against the cap. Then, after missing a season, he'd have no choice but to sign a much cheaper deal somewhere (likely LA still). The only problem is that, at face value, amnestying a top 10 player all-time who has been the face of the franchise for years doesn't look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shep33 View Post
    Well he still gets 30 mill next year, and I think the Lakers always knew they weren't going to give him a big deal after the end of this one.
    $30 million for three years would be reasonable, same deals KG and TD got. but they shouldn't overspent for him IMO. 2014 will be a huge year for the Lakers. they'll have the largest cap space that year and have the most desirable FA class since 2010.
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    No

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    if he is out all of next season it makes sense but knowing kobe he will be playing in games by january and therefore its not gonna happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1ballin View Post
    No
    oh hey there Mr. I hope LeBron gets injured. Karma just ****ed you in the ***.

    I feel sorry for kobe, love watching him play, but at the same time I'm happy because ******s like you deserve this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shep33 View Post
    We'll see. They'll talk to him about it, no doubt

    Remember if they amnesty Kobe, he can sign with the Lakers in 2014

    If Kobe gets Amnestied, teams can claim him with the highest bid.

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