In today’s podcast, Montezz talked about the Lakers deciding not to consider Derek Fisher as a candidate for their head coaching vacancy, who they should draft at No. 7 and more.
By Montezz Allen
According to a report from Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers no longer have their eye on Fisher as a candidate for their head coaching vacancy.
The team believes Fisher will be a formidable coach at some point, if he decides to go that route, but L.A.’s looking for a coach with previous experience.
Unfortunately Fisher isn’t that.
Here’s a few early bird links from Laker land. Enjoy …
- The Lakers need a coach with experience. And that’s exactly why Derek Fisher is no longer a candidate.
- The much anticipated NBA draft is June 26. L.A. has the No. 7 pick. Here’s a look at some of the draft prospects the Lakers have worked out.
- Are the Lakers about to lose out on the Kyrie Irving sweepstakes?
- Should L.A. keep Pau Gasol?
- Give it up for the Kobe hater …
- The Bleacher Reports’ D.J. Foster says the Lakers should draft Aaron Gordon.
- Heat-Spurs Game 2 preview.
In this video, Montezz Allen talks about the Lakers working out potential draft picks for the first time in a decade.
In this podcast, Jakub Rudnik and Montezz Allen touch on the Lakers coaching situation, potential trades they can make in order for them to get back to their winning ways and more!
By Montezz Allen
With only three players under contract (Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre) and a little over $30 million to play with in cap space this summer, the Lakers can offer Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony a max contract.
The 30-year-old has been on record saying that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract, slated to pay him $23 million, and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
“It’s definitely an opportunity I’m willing to explore and experience,” said Anthony. “That not whatsoever means that I’m not coming back to New York or I don’t want to be here in New York. So I don’t want nobody to get that impression.”
Anthony used his words wisely, but if you really decode what he said, he really meant this: “If you don’t surround me with players who I can win a championship with, I’m going to listen to what other contending teams have to say and then skip town. But don’t get me wrong, I love New York.”
Melo is arguably one of the top five players in the league. He had another career year this past season where he averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and shot better than 45 percent from the floor.