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  1. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Griffin.
     
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    Lakers are such a sh*t show right now.

    Regardless of what is said in the inevitable press spin to come, this is an admission that Magic was not the right person with the right temperament to be a president of operations anymore than he was fit to coach the team.

    Magic wanted instant success and bug splashes and ended up tanking the team with his reckless pursuit of every possible long shot acquisition. He was never about patient team building.

    The troubling thing is that Pelinka is on thin ice as a Magic guy, and Walton's status is in limbo.

    Who in their right mind would want to be a GM, Pres of Ops, coach or FA of this team at this point?

    The saddest thing is that for all the good things Magic said about Jeannie, not even informing her is a huge slap in the face. That was truly disrespectful for someone he says he truly respects.

    They may still stay friendly, but that bond of a true confidant is broken. This was a deliberate act, and Jeannie isn't dumb enough to not understand that.

    And on top of it, it just gives Mitch and Jimmie Buss something to laugh about with Jeannie's tenure. This just sounds like an outright betrayal or really hasty behaviour at the best.

    Man, just when you thought the Lakers couldn't sink any lower, they just did.
     
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  4. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    This is another power play as usual within the Lakers front office.
    It looks like Pelinka/Kobe want to Luke and have been making sarcastic comments around the office about Magic never being at work.
    LeBrons team wants Luke fired.
    Magic agrees. He is pro veteran superstars and that should not be a surprise he backs LeBron and his team.
    KCP seems to be in the middle of a thing between Rich Paul/LeBron and Pelinka.
    KCP nixed a deal Magic made to bring in Jabari Parker.
    Magic did the right thing moving on.
    Why today and not the day after the season is over is strange.
    Which is why I think that this was Magic trying to make a point to Buss.
     
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    Magic sounds like he wants to go back to being part owner of the team and special consultant once Pelinka and LeBron have their run.
    For now its all about the Dodgers!
     
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    In the next game of zones Kobe is gonna be in the shadow mamba crypt where he hexes magic and then LeBron while he injects his knee with snake blood to not only regain his basketball powers also evolve into his final form.
     
  7. Fall Winslow

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    Lol Only Griffin that should be a Laker is maybe David Griffin. That'd probably have a big impact on Kyrie's decision this summer. Blake's now north of 30 years old with monster salary, obviously has always gotten banged up health-wise ( currently playing on 1 leg), and offers zero paint protection defensively. However, the FO ( whoever it's going to be going forward) would probably be interested in Andre Drummond. Still years away from turning 30 and a free agent after next season, Pistons could be willing to move him in the right deal. Send Flint/Michigan guy Kuz over the to Pistons along with Ingram if they'll take the poor guy. Maybe Zo goes as well, but idea would be to move the expensive, young assets and both Zo and Ingram qualify.

    That way, after next season, the deck is clear and there's space to sign AD outright, even after trading for Drummond. Then all of a sudden you have AD x 2. A young Andre Drummond and a young Anthony Davis to go along with elder LeBron. Proven studs in their prime to build around beyond LeBron's stay. Add a couple shooters and dominate the interior. A simple structure. Davis has already admitted that he doesn't prefer to play center anyway, so Drummond manning that spot for the most part is a fit. Especially if you're trying to build a defense that could actually be championship caliber. With LeBron's defense moving downward, having two young/athletic/elite paint protectors that'll allow LeBron the freedom to read and play passing lanes on the defensive end, now that could work.
     
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    I'm 110% shocked at you, Geb. There has been no one @ DSP, no one, I say..that has complained more about the Dodgers not fully going all out and taking advantage of their championship window. But when the Lakers land a LeBron that's still the best player in the game and need to fully take advantage of his, let's say 3 year championship window, you wanted Magic to be patient?

    If AD had made himself available by requesting a trade, and Magic had not gone after him while the Celtics were literally incapable of doing so by league rule, you would've killed him for that too. Magic obviously wasn't perfect, but some of these criticisms are just weird to me.

    1st thing Magic had to do was rid LAL of a snitch and bad contracts left from the previous regime. He definitely didn't walk into the ideal situation and then to have Jeanie meddling wasn't great either, but he leaves behind a max salary slot, a lottery pick, multiple young assets, and LeBron James. Maybe 85% of the league would sign up for those tools. Sad ending, especially when you consider that it all came crashing down on an injury to LeBron, but Magic is still the GOAT Laker.
     
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    We are now Knicks West
     
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    Didn't think I'd see any optimism today, but here it is.
    Knicks are about to land Durant and maybe another star.
    We wish we were the Knicks west
     
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    Steve Blake
     
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    Agree. It's makes how he handled yesterday's events all the more puzzling (to be kind).

    It was a weak ass way to leave the organization and his "sister" Jeannie Buss.
     
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    We'll find out the truth soon enough in terms of why he did it in that fashion, not letting her know. All I know right now is that Magic wanted to move on from Luke and meddling Jeanie wouldn't allow it. So that's one clue

    As for all the " love " talk and how he wants to continue to be close with Jeanie..we've known Magic long enough to know that he'll say whatever to look good in front of the camera
     
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    Jeanie hasn't done nearly enough yet to be meddling in the affairs of the people running the basketball side of things. Whomever she hires, I hope she agrees to stay the fuck outta the way.

    Dr. Buss was a meddling owner, tried to make several trades on his own, but only after he attained 2 or 3 championships. This Linda Rambis shit is a joke
     
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    I truly wish the Buss family would sell. They, like Magic Erv, are in over their heads.
     
  16. Fall Winslow

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    Can't blame you for feeling that way. For me, I'm gonna give her another run at it. She's new and mistakes were going to happen..learn from those mistakes and be better. But mostly, just get out of the way. We know how close Byron is with Magic and he just said similar..like look, you hired me to do this job and you're giving me shit for wanting to fire Luke Walton? Luke Walton?

    And now it's being said that Jeanie was also protecting Pelinka from Magic's hammer..Pelinka who's actually the one who got caught tampering with Paul George ( which Magic took the hit for). The NBA found Pelinka's texts to George's agent. And here's another nugget on Pelinka..the Pels wouldn't even talk to Pelinka because of what he did in the past as an agent with his client Eric Gordon when he was there.

    Pelinka is just sounding worse and worse in this..he reportedly was calling attention to the fact that Magic wasn't around a whole lot. And Magic should have been there more, no doubt, but that's some backstabbing BS..especially when the real reason this particular team fell apart is because LeBron, Kuz, Zo, and Ingram played a total of 23 games together. But I digress, David Griffin says the job is still appealing because of what Magic/Jeanie/Pelinka put in place in young assets, the lottery pick, the max salary slot and LeBron. But the FO needs the overhaul before they remake the roster. Both Pelinka and Luke are gonna have to go and because Jeanie wouldn't allow Magic to do it, she's going to have to fire them. Even if she makes a hire @ prez, and that prez fires them, it's still going to be on her hands.
     
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    That's the worst part. He completely fucked the team for FA this summer.
    Who would want to come to this shitshow.
     
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    To be fair, those questions were already being asked before he stepped down, right? This does give LAL a chance to clean up a bit and hell, who knows, maybe the Pels will be willing to deal with LAL if there's a new FO? The Pels themselves are putting a new FO in place as well, so maybe both teams can just reset and try again
     
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    How?
    Jeannie seems to be the common thread here.
    How did Jerry West end up outside the franchise?
    He should have been made part owner and president of operations for life.
    Instead we got more Phil.
     
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    Yeah except the Knicks don’t have lebron and don’t really have good young talent
     
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