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george re-signed?

From the Press Enterprise. You have to be a registered member to read it, so I confirmed it. Welcome back DG!

http://www.pe.com/sports/pro/stories/PE_SP_n2nban17.a1328.html


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George agreed to the deal and will sign the contract either today or Thursday, he said by phone late Tuesday night from his off-season home in Minneapolis. George, sounding happy about his new contract, said the deal is worth about $21 million over four years, with an opt-out after the third season.
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In what came as a surprise, the normally frugal Lakers loosened their purse strings Tuesday night and offered free-agent forward Devean George the entire mid-level exception of $4.5 million.
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"This is where I wanted to be," George said. "They stepped up. I'm happy. Let's get a fourth ring."
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The Lakers reportedly have offered free-agent forward Slava Medvedenko a two-year deal worth about $1.2 million
 

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Just heard that George has accepted the Lakers 21 million dollar offer! Very noble descion considering he had offers for more cash and PT elsewhere! However this signifcantly decreases the possibilty of Kareem Rush getting decent PT next year.

Now all the Lakers need is another point guard and they are set!
 

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looks, like you're two minutes late! If you want to remove mine, go ahead.
 

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nah I'll merge them, good job getting us the scoop!
 

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This is great news! Thanks for the scoop naesdj! Looks like a 4th ring could happen afterall.:D
 

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Whoa !!

I am reading this ,for thr first time, over coffee and I just wanna say thanks guys for bringing the good news. So lemme get this right. If lakers had accepted club option before the last season, they could have had DG a lot cheaper, at least for upcoming season ? ;) Did Dr. Buss decide to open up that purse ? That's a lot more than what they were prepared to pay him, no ?
 

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A few questions:

Will George start?

Will Kobe now not play the wing?


If we can just get another PG-we will be in good shape :)
 

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Originally posted by DP
Whoa !!

I am reading this ,for thr first time, over coffee and I just wanna say thanks guys for bringing the good news. So lemme get this right. If lakers had accepted club option before the last season, they could have had DG a lot cheaper, at least for upcoming season ? ;) Did Dr. Buss decide to open up that purse ? That's a lot more than what they were prepared to pay him, no ?
If they picked his option up they would of had him back for a lot cheaper but it would of only been for one more year. As for Buss opening up the purse, the Lakers were planing on using the exception so they haven't spent more than expected... yet. If they still sign another quality player then we can truly say that Buss wasn't thrifty.

As for George starting, I hope so!
 

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Will George play the 3 position? I think Rush can be a very good shooter and now he won't be able to play as much. Unless they have Rush in backing up for Fisher. Then have Kobe or George bring up the ball.
 

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Lakers lineup, if they re-sign Shaw, Medvedenko, and George and before they sign other FA:

Shaq/Walker
Horry/Madsen/Medvedenko
George/Fox/Murray
Kobe/Rush/Shaw
Fisher/???
 

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Originally posted by KC
Good to get George back, but they overpaid a bit.....
Yeah, I think that they could've gone a little cheaper. But George wouldn't have re-signed if they didn't.

He was getting offered something like a 5 year 35 million dollar deal with the Wolves though.
 

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Originally posted by The X Factor


Yeah, I think that they could've gone a little cheaper. But George wouldn't have re-signed if they didn't.

He was getting offered something like a 5 year 35 million dollar deal with the Wolves though.
Wow, I'm not so sure about that. The Wolves couldn't even begin to afford that contract....
 

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george re-signed

The question is, have the Lakers done enough to win a 4th? I am not so sure. Rush may be an excellent addition, but not if he does not get ample minutes. If he does not contribute alot, we have the same team, only older. Will others pass us by? I appreciate the loyalty Dr. Buss has shown the team by not breaking up the core, even though some are aging. But after another year some of them may have no trade value. Personally, I think it is time to keep Shaq and Kobe, and keep young talent like George and Rush....But I would like to see a trade. Otherwise last year is the best we will see for a long time. In the future, we will be a good team thanks to the mighty twosome, but not a championship team. Yet, too good for the lottery. Do we want to be in that situation next year and the years after? I love Horry, but the time is right to trade him...We need a point guard. Though I love Baron Davis, I think Andre MIller is the one who will fit in the most as assists are his strength and look at the finishers we have. How about Fisher and Horry for Miller? Throw in another if we need to. That would put us over the top.....Sentimentally, I would like to reward Horry, Fox, Fisher et al for the last few years, but this is a business. We have to concern ourselves with not just this year, but the future as well. Anybody agree? I know it is sacreligious to propose changing a team that has won 3 in a row, but we all grow older...........
 

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Andre Miller

The Cavs would have to throw in more salaries and the Lakers would probably have to throw in 2 1st round picks to make that happen. With Cleveland demanding what they are from the Clippers it seems like we would not have enough to obtain Miller.

I think if we do trade Horry it will be to Houston so he can be close to his family(sick daughter). I think he's put himself in a position with the Lakers that they would not trade him unless he asked them to.
 

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george re-signed

You make good points and I agree...I respect the loyalty, but in the end if the team becomes less dominant, players will leave and fans will be frustrated.....Perhaps a 3 team trade can be done between Houston, Cleveland, and the Lakers.....Also, New Orleans may be an option for BD....I am sure, as you are, that we will not trade any of the core and we will just get older (and less effective).....I think that most LAL fans would say not to trade them if we asked them now...But in a couple of years they will say we should have traded them while they had value...If this is not a championship caliber team in the next couple of years, do you really think Kobe will resign? I don't ......The time is ripe now, with some value to players such as Horry, Fox, Fisher and two great pg's(BD and Dre) available....Such an opportunity may not pass our way again....I, for one, do not want to have Fisher as my point guard of the future..........But others may disagree and that is their right..........
 

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No, you are right. How often does a team with a young talented point guard want to dump him? Okay besides the Grizz donating Bibby to the Kings last year.... if I was Kupchak I would bug Cleveland every day and I would even trade future draft picks and as you guys get to know me on this board you will learn that I hate trading future picks. You never know what you are passing up on. The Lakers traded a number one pick for Cedric Ceballos and that pick became Michael Finley. They threw in a pick in the Horace Grant fiasco and that pick could have landed us Jamaal Tinsley or TONY FRICKIN PARKER. You never trade future picks unless you know exactly what you are giving up BUT I'd take that chance for Miller.
 

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Originally posted by KC


Wow, I'm not so sure about that. The Wolves couldn't even begin to afford that contract....
Well, that's what I read on espn.com a few days ago.
 

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Yup I bet number 8 will leave if the lakers dont have it in a couple years.Memphis would be his next home.

But im glad gerge is back with la.They would of regretted it if he left.Hopefully hell get better
 

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I would rather trade Fisher and Fox instead of Horry. Because I think Horry is at a postion that doesn't have much depth and I think he can still play for 3-4 years and by that time we should have a guy who would be ready to step in
 
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