- Nov 10, 2006
Question: who is offering anything close to a max for Kyrie this offseason? And if there are teams interested, would Kyrie consider them. I know the assumption is that the Lakers would be interested but the most they could offer is $31 million ($9 mill less than the max) and that would require withdrawing qualifying offers to Rui, and Reaves, renouncing D’Lo entirely, turning down Beasley’s team option and waiving Reed and Bamba’s non-guaranteed deals. Are they really willing to do that for Kyrie? Would Kyrie even accept $9 mill less than the max? If not, would they package a max-extended D-lo to Dallas in sign-and-trade? Would Dallas even be interested? If LA isn't willing to do any of that who else extends an offer? Would Dallas offer the max? Hard to see why they would unless they fall into the sunk-cost fallacy of having to pay Kyrie since they gave up some assets to get him. If neither Dallas or LA are willing to do extend themselves, who does?