It seemed like a deal made. It was expected that the press conference would happen at any time. But, to Lue's surprise, when the offer actually appeared, it was for three years and $ 18 million, much smaller than the five-year NBA's modern training standard and about $ 25 million. Those larger contracts were recently awarded to Monty Williams by the Phoenix Suns and Luke Walton by the Sacramento Kings. Given that Lue had beaten Williams for the Lakers' job and was replacing Walton, he was probably thinking, really?