LAKERS LAKERS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by rube, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Fall Winslow

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    I wouldn't doubt it. Bucks aren't a super power. Raptors just don't have enough fire power. And their coach isn't on the level
     
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    It would be a tough pill to swallow but its the type of big time move the Lakers have done in the past.
    If Randles issue deep down was with people already out of the organization then maybe Randle would be open to a sign and trade deal?
    To make the salaries work out Randle can sign a 2 year deal with 1 year guaranteed max level salary with a team option for a second max year.
    Sign Kawhi to the max deal with Kemba as the #2 and Randle gets all of LeBrons left over money.
    Trade the 4th pick to the Hawks for the 8 and the 10 drafting two would be lottery picks that are injured and devalued in Garland and Bol.
    Pick up Danny Green and Boban Marjanovic for veteran depth and fun.

    PG: Kemba, Lonzo, Caruso
    SG: Kawhi, Hart, #8 Garland
    SF: Green, Ingram, Bonga
    PF: Randle, Kuzma, Wagner
    C : Boban, Zion, #10 Bol
     
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    So Brook Lopez is averaging 8ppg in these playoffs
    He scores 29 points in Game 1 of the ECF and Twitter trolls are running rampant " seeeeee, Lakers should've re-signed him "
    Lol Originality is scarce
     
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    Just so fucking weird to see a giant camp out on the 3 point line and fire away like a SG.

    Marc Gasol is by far the biggest reason the Raptors aren't up 1-0. How many half-hearted contests did he have on Lopez? Then on offense, he put up a whooping 6 points on 2-11 shooting. Pathetic.
     
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    He would have definitely been an improvement over what we had, but having him may have led us to being worse off in the long run given where we just landed in the lottery. Who knows how big of a difference he would have made, but I am sure it would have been enough to where the Lakers don't get anything in the top 10 and still miss the playoffs.
     
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    LAL projected cap space - $32.5M
    And the $7.1M cap hold from the 4th overall pick is included in that cap projection.

    So even if the Pels continue to bitch up and deny AD his wishes, LAL is in a good spot. Cris Carter, who is close to Kawhi's camp, says LeBron has indeed been recruiting Kawhi heavily. Kawhi's max amount that he can make outside of Toronto is $31M to start, so he fits in fine, no need to move anything.

    If LAL goes " chalk ", just adds Kawhi, and they decide to keep everything else in place..LeBron-Kawhi-Garland ( potentially)-Kuz-Ingram-Zo-Hart-Moe-Bonga. Re-sign Caruso.

    Also, one last asset. The MLE that's about $9M. So add a vet rotational shooter like Danny Green.

    Although, this likely won't be the structure if they land Kawhi and a shooter like Danny Green. If that happens Ingram is probably outta here for a young big that can shoot and move his feet on defense. Could potentially target a guy like Alex Len in an Ingram swap. Len starts at the 5.
     
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    Kawhi can't be out there scoring 2 points in the 4th quarter either. Lowry gives you 30 points and you still lose?

    Brogdon being back and effective means this shit is over on the eastern side.



    Lopez just isn't a fit for any team trying to have an up to date defensive system. That he works at times with Milwaukee is because Giannis is the NBA boogeyman right now defensively. Giannis covers so much ground, so fast, so much activity and limitless energy. Guys are looking for Giannis and all of a sudden they're running up against Lopez's length even though Lopez can't move worth a damn. Javale can switch defensively and so he was what they were looking for..but he's also a dumbass.
     
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    Basketball is not just a sum of parts.
    Javale can do what Lopez cant but he's a Grandmal waiting to happen.
    Brook Lopez is like Russell Martin out there getting it done whichever way he can because he's not a meatloaf head.
    Sure he's not athletic and the shot blocker and finisher at the rim that Javale is... but he will be a big reason why the Bucks are in the finals.
    For that team he was the missing link.
    How many centers have they drafted or brought in and none have been able to provide them with what Brook is giving them.
    Not Thon Maker, not Greg Monroe, not John Henson or the Plumlees or Pau or the other skinny euros they have tried.
    Brook is the best available guy to have out there next to Giannis.
    And he would have been great next to LeBron too.
    Exactly the type of shooter and passer that LeBron needs at the 5.
     
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    LeBron James Trade Rumor Originated in Jeanie Buss' Spin Class


    "Stephen A. came out and said people close to Jeanie Buss were saying you should trade LeBron and we found it was people from her spin class," ESPN's Ryen Russillo said on his The Russillo Show podcast.

    "LeBron James has quietly been about the business of trying to get Kawhi Leonard to come to the Los Angeles Lakers instead of the Los Angeles Clippers. So making a move like this, by not bringing in the coach he wants, not securing the coach he wants in Los Angeles, you never know what dominos are going to fall right now."

    Smith clarified that the people who were talking to Buss were "Hollywood people."

    Even the idea of trading James seems borderline comical given his resume with three championships, four league MVPs, three NBA Finals MVPs and 14 All-NBA selections. The Lakers signed him last offseason to compete for championships, and giving up on that endeavor after just one season would be a surprising development
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    " Spin class " trade talk..that's our ownership. Smh I actually don't think trading LeBron is borderline comical at all. I think it's 33.3% retarded, 33.3% hot take, and 33.3% trollery. For the retards, I really don't think they fully grasp how popular LeBron James is in league/player circles. Sure, not every star wants to play with him, but this guy is loved for everything he's done for the game and for other players in the league. And a likable guy in terms of what his peers think of him. Most everything that he does, other stars wish they could do and strive for. You trade LeBron or do him dirty, best believe it'll be seen as outright fuckery by other stars and a net negative well into the future. Obviously, bad business. All the fans that want to build through the draft and nurture young guys for years while they lose and ( maybe) learn how to win big, yeah, you'll get your wish.

    And if you're another star, playing with LeBron isn't even that bad. LeBron and Kyrie had their bouts, but at the end of the day, guess what? LeBron gave Kyrie the freedom to spread his wings. LeBron didn't drive and kick it out to Kyrie for the all-important Game 7 three-pointer in Steph's face. Nah, LeBron let Kyrie take the ball, create his own shot and go for the glory and Kyrie roasted Steph Curry's ass FTW. Kyrie is a legend for life in Cleveland because of LeBron. Curry was struggling defensively and it was smart. It was the proper basketball play and that's really all LeBron is about on the court. Rare shit for a superstar of his caliber, to let a lesser star be the hero in that fashion. I hate on LeBron at times myself, but this media-driven BS shouldn't keep Kawhi from joining. Kawhi doesn't really give a shit about media drama anyway. His sister runs his social media platforms. LeBron should be able to pull Kawhi in. Doc Rivers is the guy who once blew the opportunity to bring Tim Duncan to Orlando because he didn't want to let Duncan bring family and friends on the team plane. Imagine McGrady and Duncan in Orlando. That's Kobe/Shaq VS Duncan/McGrady every year in the Finals for about as long as they see fit. The Rambis bunch had better not be as dumb as Doc Rivers. Shit, if Kawhi wants to fuck Linda Rambis, Kurt better be the best cuck in league history. Just get out of the way, let him sign, and lets win more titles.
     
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    Warriors in a little trouble? Down 15
     
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    Doesn't look like it now.
     
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    Filthy lefty layup by Dame earlier. Klay looked jealous Lol
     
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    Yeah, its a hell of a game now
     
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    Iggy showing Paul George how to play some damn defense
     
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    what a fold by Portland
    hate curry and his fake ass girly fouls
     
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    Not to mention that annoying mouthpiece.
     
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    Gayle Benson fired Demps and said the new lead executive would report directly to her, not to Loomis.

    So, will anyone left in New Orleans stop a trade of Davis to the Lakers?

    Jackie MacMullan of ESPN:

    We have been told, I think, through channels – most of us have heard this same scuttlebutt – that Gayle Benson has basically told him, β€œTo the Lakers, over my dead body.”









    Is that a challenge? :D

     
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    CJ McCollum played scared as shit the last 5 minutes...it's a travesty that Portland is even in the WCF as they had the weakest path I can recall in a long time. Lillard/McCollum are the Dollar Tree version of Steph/Klay.
     
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