im the ultimate optomist but i seriously think in phils time here we are going to do something serious... i truly dont belief phil is coming just to make LA a playoff team... ithink he has ideas for how to turn the lakers eventually into championship contenders...
also i know he says that his goal over the 3 years is just to bea playoff team but they were asking him about rings and he said "if i get another one..." so its on his mind
I say in 3 years if everything is done right. First, this year we learn the triangle and this new "D". Second, we trade Odom a couple of scrubs to a team with absolutely no chance of getting out of the top 5 pick area by then. We get that pick and pick a guy who has tremenous upside and can contribute greatly in his rookie year. I'd say someone in the top 5 are all pretty much someone like that. Moreso on Greg Oden but anyone in the lotto is going to be great. Some might be busts but it's going to be a draft to remember, like '96. My mind went blank and can't remember when Jordan was drafted, I think it was '85 but if anyone know for sure they can tell me.
I think in the last year if of Phils contract if we sign another superstar we may a good established team. However not ready for a championship. Hopefully Phil resigns because he won't win a championship in his three years.