09 Feb 2016 03:17:55
Lakers trade top three pick Randle
Clippers trade griffin.
09 Feb 2016 05:47:47
Is that even worth it tho?
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09 Feb 2016 03:17:55
Lakers trade top three pick Randle
Clippers trade griffin.
09 Feb 2016 05:47:47
Is that even worth it tho?
08 Feb 2016 19:48:19
PHI/ LAL/ MIN
PHI get D'Angelo Russell and Shabbaz Muhammad
** sign Aaron Afflalo
Pg Russell/ Smith
Sg Afflalo/ Stauskas
Sf Muhammad/ Grant
Pf Simmons (#1)/ Saric
Ce Noel/ Embiid
LAL get Jahlil Okafor, Robert Covington and a pick from MIN (not sure)
Pg Clarkson/ Williams
Sg Batum (max) / Young/ Brown
Sf Ingram (#2)/ Covington
Pf Black/ Nance/ Bass
Ce Okafor/ Upshaw
MIN get Julius Randle
Pg Rubio/ Jones/ Miller
Sg LaVine/ Martin
Sf Wiggins/ Bjelica/ Prince
Pf Randle/ Dieng/ Payne
Ce Towns/ Pekovic.
09 Feb 2016 05:49:05
Would rather have randle and russell than Okafor and Covington
08 Feb 2016 18:50:48
PHX/ LAL/ NOLA
PHX get 1st round pick from NOLA (lottery protected) , Larry Nance Jr and Roy Hibbert (exp)
LAL get Omer Asik (rest him for the remaining of the season) and TJ Warren
NOLA get Tyson Chandler and PJ Tucker
Lakers get a young talented SF for their future but have to take Asik's contract (well he can be their center for the next 2 to 3 years if they can't get in FA)
Suns rebuild getting rid of those contracts
NOLA get a more complimenting players for their team.
08 Feb 2016 14:12:13
LAL get Al Jefferson
CHA get Roy Hibbert and Lou Williams.
08 Feb 2016 13:26:10
LAL/ HOU/ BKN
LAL get Jarrett Jack and Donatas Motiejunas
HOU get Lou Williams, Brandon Bass and Ryan Kelly
BKN get Ty Lawson
LAL draft #2 overall pick Brandon Ingram
resign Jordan Clarkson 4yrs 54mil
sign Hassan Whiteside 4yrs 76mil
Pg Russell/ Jack
Sg Clarkson/ Young
Sf Ingram/ Nance Jr
Pf Randle/ Black
Ce Whiteside/ Motiejunas.
08 Feb 2016 10:42:09
Lakers trade Hibbert, 32nd pick
Celtics trade Lee, Celtics 1st round pick (23rd)
Celtics get a defensive big man to improve their interior defense to go with their already good team defense, whilst clearing up minutes at the PF spot. They do lose 9 spots in the draft tho, but I feel like a deep run in this years playoffs is more beneficial considering they have an abundance of picks in the coming drafts.
Lakers have Lee, who literally doesn't help what-so-ever, however they continue their rebuild by moving up a few spots in the draft.
23rd- Levert or Luwawu
Both these picks will help our wing spot a lot on both sides of the floor, and also makes Young expendable, perhaps for another draft pick.
Pick up Whiteside for a defensive presence in the paint, to help Randle's lack thereof, which will ultimately help us as a team.
A Veteran wing would also be needed IMO, someone on a contract similar to Bass' where there is a player option in the second year. This will help the young players develop with the knowledge of the veterans. Someone along the lines of Deng is someone I see as an option for what I described above.
A two way C (or at least able to hold down the fort half decently defensively) is also needed IMO, as Black is only good is small spurts due to his lack of size, and Upshaw hasn't really progressed this season in the D-League. Not really sure who but Zeller, Mahinmi or Leonard could be an option, or perhaps we could trade Young for one.
Finally, a PG to back up D'Lo is needed. Chalmers or Wroten are both very capable guards to lead a second group.
Russell/ Wroten or Chalmers
Clarkson/ Williams/ Levert
Ingram/ Deng/ Brown
Whiteside/ Mahinmi, Leonard or Zeller/ Black
08 Feb 2016 08:13:38
If and only if we land the #1 pick and draft Simmons. Since Randle and Simmons both play PF and both play it the same way (point forward), I would look into trading Randle for a top 10 pick in the draft as well. If Buddy Hield, Jaylen Brown, or Skal Labasierre are still on the board and a team would look into trading for Randle I'd do it.
Hield or Brown
08 Feb 2016 10:03:22
I don't mind it, however there are a couple of things I would want to point out.
In the first team, Buddy is too small to play the 3, and brown isn't a very good shooter, therefore I think it would be just as beneficial just to keep Randle.
As for the second team, Labissiere isn't very good IMO, and I feel as though he will stay in college.
08 Feb 2016 13:01:03
I am in total agreement here. I keep on coming to the same or similar conclusion when it comes to landing Simmons in that Randle would have to be traded because he wouldn't accept a bench role and doesn't provide any length or rim protection and is a one dimensional player (at the moment). This isn't to say that Randle is trash but if I have to choose between the two I take Simmons where in either case Nance would not make a fuss about coming off the bench.
In any possible outcome this summer I would throw the max at Whiteside and Barnes. This is the last year for a while that there will be a very good SF on the market and the league is driven by two-way wings. Not only is Barnes quite good but he is young, has no attitude, is a champion, and will flourish when he is not overshadowed by Curry and Klay.
I think trading Randle and some change is a must and most ideally if it is for Jaylen Brown. I'm also optimistic about Skal simply for the fact that he fits the mold of the new stretch 5 who can protect the rim where Randle is so limited due to his lack of length. If we've seen anything, it is that Kentucky bigs always turn out to be good if not great
07 Feb 2016 18:00:36
Bucks 3 moves
1) Lee for Mayo and Vasquez
- Lee gets more time in Mil
- Bos doesn't have to have a buyout
2) Moose and Ennis for McCollum and Plumlee
- Bucks need frount court D and McCollum offers another shooter so bucks can have a better "small lineup"
- Moose/ Lillard offer a great big small threat. Moose was high on playing in Portland before going to Milwaukee. The west is more offense focused so Moose will have a bigger presence
3) MCW, Vaughn, 2nd for Clarkson and Young
- Bucks need a new PG
- If the lakers want to make a splash in FA they need all the cap they can get with Clarkson being a RFA he could command and excess 10 mill (with the new cap) hindering the lakers ability to add another star player.
Bucks new lineup
Giannis/ Young/ Copeland/ Ingles
Parker/ Lee/ Job
Henson/ Plumlee/ Plumlee.
07 Feb 2016 18:56:37
No way lakers trade clarkson for MCW. And thanks to the Gilbert arenas provision clarkson will only count for 5 million in cap space his first two years with us before it goes up to 16-20 million in years 3-4/5
08 Feb 2016 10:04:34
Lol MCW is trash, no way the lakers trade Clarkson for him.
07 Feb 2016 17:48:24
Lakers/ Griz/ Bucks:
Lakers Get: Conely (S&T), Giannas
Bucks Get: Deangelo Russel, Lakers 2017 1st Rd pick
Griz Get: Julius Randell, MCW.
07 Feb 2016 18:53:48
Lakers aren't giving up Russell, Randle & a 2017 1st Round pick for Conley and Giannas. Sorry that's just dumb. Second thing just to point out Lakers have the 2017 1st round pick pending. If the Lakers select in 2016 then 2017 goes to the Sixers.
07 Feb 2016 17:32:00
CHI/ OKC/ LAL
CHI get Enes Kanter and 2nd round pick from LAL
OKC get Pau Gasol and Lou Williams
LAL get Dion Waiters (exp) and Tony Snell
I'm not sure if Bulls might approve but they get their center for years to come with Pau and Joakim has expiring contracts
OKC looked for Pau in the offseason, Kanter is playing really well but I think Pau has been a more ready to win player to go along side KD and Westbrook and they get I think a better 6th man
LAL get a young wing player in the deal. Waiters' contract is expiring so they don't mind him. If Bulls want him they can flip him also to CHI and remove their 2nd rd pick.
07 Feb 2016 17:15:55
Lakers trade 2nd round pick for David lee and 2nd round pick heat via celtics
Lakers: Monroe love MCW Henson O Bryant
Milwaukee: bass Huertas Dellavedova Mozgov Shumpert Irving hibbert
Cleveland: Clarkson lee (cut for luxury tax) Middleton Parker nance Vaughn swaggy P mil lottery protected 1st round lal 2020
Lal draft: Simmons, cat barber sign tony Parker
Russell/ Williams/ brown
Love/ o Bryant/ Kelly
Monroe/ henson/ Parker
Cleveland draft: Devin Thomas
Middleton/ smith/ Vaughn
James/ young/ Cunningham
Parker/ nance/ thomas
Milwaukee draft: Hield, luwawu, bolomboy
Irving/ Vasquez/ huertas
hield/ dellavedova/ ennis
Shumpert/ mayo/ luwawu
Greek freak/ bass/ bolomboy
mozgov/ hibbert/ plumlee.
07 Feb 2016 20:22:32
Milwaukee doesn't send a pick to Cleveland actually
07 Feb 2016 22:48:03
This deal is unrealistic. first off you have a 19 players in 1 trade. Second you have Cleveland giving up Love, Irving, Mozgov, Dele, and Shumpert. There second through fifth best players for players who wouldn't make a difference on a first place team. Why would the Cavaliers do this deal? It makes zero sense. Also it doesn't work salary cap wise for the Lakers.
08 Feb 2016 04:32:44
With David lee it does work and to your other point consider how bad the cavs were when Lebron left. This trade, while they may no longer be in contention anymore for a championship (even though they really don't get much worse) ensures that this franchise will not be in disarray post Lebron. If Jabari Parker develops along with clarkson and Middleton becomes a great supporting scorer this team is right up there with golden st.
08 Feb 2016 05:53:45
You made a mistake. David Lee is a Celtic so he can't be in a deal which he isn't on a team. The Cavaliers franchise expect to compete for a championship every year for the next few years so I wouldn't expect them to blow up the roster anytime soon. I fully expect Lebron to stay around for awhile longer.
08 Feb 2016 06:05:58
I'm sure the cavs thought the same thing the first time Lebron was in Cleveland. And read the top of the post.
08 Feb 2016 07:28:10
Ok, I read it. Still unrealistic.
07 Feb 2016 12:56:39
How about this. Trade Kobe to Clippers for Blake Griffin
Kobe has a chance to win another ring as he closes his carrer ( since he seems to be getting his legs back, Clippers may consider
Lakers get a top building block to get ready for next years rebuild
This should keep both players and teams happy.
07 Feb 2016 15:14:52
Are you serious?
First of all Kobe isn't worth Griffin at this point in his career (a second round maybe late first pick is the best we would get out of him) but secondly and more importantly, why tf do you think we would trade him? He's spent his entire career as a laker and wants to retire as one.
07 Feb 2016 15:33:02
Yeah I don't think Kobe is thinking trade at this point of his career. Kobe has a no trade clause anyway. Clippers wouldn't do that deal anyway. They could get value for Griffin. Kobe would just be around for 27 games or so + playoff games. So that wouldn't make sense for the Clippers.
07 Feb 2016 07:56:42
Assuming KD and Derozan stat with their current teams and we get the second pick in the draft.
Sign Whiteside to a max contract
That can be a pretty scary line up in 2-3 years while also giving us the financial flexibility to sign Westbrook the following offseason. Let me know what you guys think?
07 Feb 2016 17:17:22
That seems like a perfect offseason
07 Feb 2016 05:40:53
Based off current rumors I think we should do a three team deal and a two team deal at the deadline.
LAL/ MIL/ MIA
Lakers trade Hibbert and Clarkson to the Bucks and Lou to the Heat.
Lakers receive Deng and Whiteside from the heat and MCW from the bucks
Bucks trade MCW to the lakers Monroe and Plumlee to the Heat
Bucks receive Hibbert and Clarkson from the Lakers and McRoberts and Birdman from the Heat
Heat Trade Whiteside and Deng to the lakers and McRoberts to the Bucks
Heat receive Monroe and Plumlee from Bucks and Lou from the Lakers
Other trade is LAL/ CHI
Lakers receive Noah and trade Bass and Young
This allows us to prepare for the future with a better supporting cast and we should still be losing to keep our pic
Offseason we get rid of Deng and Kobe retires. We sign Whiteside to a max sign Noah to be that back up 4,5 sign Batum and Durant and try and Draft Simmons or Ingram.
and whoever else we can sign.
07 Feb 2016 04:21:57
Lakers get Whiteside, Birdman and Noah
Bulls get Hibbert and T Johnson
Heat get Nick Young and Bass
obviously birdman and johnson are just salary fillers, i've heard Noah's time is up in chicago, and miami desperately needs someone to score. Maybe nick young can revive his stats there.
06 Feb 2016 19:11:59
I say we keep our young core Clarkson, Russell, Nance, Randle, Brown, Tarik. Possibly bring in Upshaw and V. Blue before the end of the season to have a second look at their potential just like we did with Jabari Brown.
Trade Vets: Bass (Clippers- Bucks need him), Hibbert (Celtics could use him), Nick Young (Miami-Memphis-Magic need him) __keep Lou or trade him for the right price (Bulls desperately need him) .
Get rid off Kelly and Sacre obviously.
Draft either Simmons/ Ingram trade pick if #3.
Enjoy spending 70+ Million Dollars in free agency! [Hassan, Durant, Horford, Barnes, Drummond, Beal, Noah, Gasol, Batum, Derozan ].
Lastly, get the right Coaching staff according to free agents and team's game plan. [Walton, Jackson, Thibodeau, or Brooks].
No need to fire Jim Buss or Mitch : ) . (Pure nonsense otherwise)
Hopefully we don't ever tank again for at least a decade or so.
06 Feb 2016 13:06:05
draft day if LAL get #1
LAL get Paul George and George Hill
IND get Lou Williams, 1st overall pick (Ben Simmons) , Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson.
06 Feb 2016 17:29:31
Heck no PG has been playing like crap lately.
06 Feb 2016 12:40:28
only if LAL get the 1st overall pick in 2016
LAL get Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng
MIN get 1st pick overall (Ben Simmons) and Julius Randle
i don't know who will be better, Wiggins or Simmons. I just like the fact that Kobe is passing his torch to Wiggins.
06 Feb 2016 05:24:28
MCW and Moose
Russel and Hibbert.
06 Feb 2016 12:14:52
Mcw is trash, and moose isn't the type of centre we need
05 Feb 2016 17:39:32
LAL/ PHI/ BOS
LAL get #1 pick
PHI get D'Angelo Russell, Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, 32nd pick via LAL and DAL pick via BOS
BOS get Nerlens Noel and Lou Williams
LAL sign Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside
draft Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram
oh hell yes I'm a Laker fan. This cause for a long conversation?
Pg Conley/ FA
Sg Clarkson/ Young
Sf Ingram/ Nance
Pf Simmons/ Bass
Ce Whiteside/ Black.
05 Feb 2016 17:48:38
Doeant cause for a long conversation because it's just bad in general
05 Feb 2016 19:00:59
The whole deal doesn't make sense at all but you're right about 1 thing, this post does cause for long conversation. Long conversation to tell you how horrible it is. Especially the part where you have the Lakers drafting the #1 and #2 lottery picks this year. What?! Makes no sense!
05 Feb 2016 21:13:42
I think USA purposely makes dumb trade deals just to get a negative reaction.
06 Feb 2016 00:49:50
nance can not play SF at all. Simmons can play SF so they would have to switch places. Randle is not going anywhere. He is a walking double double.
05 Feb 2016 16:47:33
i feel like if we traded clarkson russell and the rest of the team might develop better. i'm not saying clarkson isn't good but maybe we could be better by trading him
maybe its addition by subtraction.
05 Feb 2016 14:22:48
And one more unrealistic, MIL-LAL
Monroe, MCW (Vaughn if needed)
And with drafting Poetl would be also nice.
05 Feb 2016 07:58:12
Lakers trade: Lou Williams
Heat trade: Whiteside and Deng
This is a win-win for both teams-
Miami gets a solid scorer to come off the bench and help in their playoff push
Lakers not only get Whiteside for the remainder of the season to evaluate him and see if he really is worth the max contract and how well he and Russell play together (which I think is a perfect match as a roll man), but it even opens up more playing time for Russell and clarkson! And if we end up losing Whiteside, we open up some more cap space by trading Lou.
05 Feb 2016 06:42:54
Let kelly sacre Hibbert bass huertas MWP all walk
Resign black and Clarkson
Fire Byron Scott, hire Luke Walton or mark Jackson
Draft Brandon Ingram at #2
Draft a center at #32 (aj hammons? )
In free agency sign nic batum 2 yrs with player option after second year
Sign whiteside or ezeli
PG clarkson/ Williams
SG Russell/ young
SF batum/ Ingram/ brown
PF Randle/ nance
C ezeli or whiteside/ DP/ black.
04 Feb 2016 22:48:38
Bucks Get: Roy Hibbert, Jamal Crawford, Jordan Clarkson
Lakers Get: Greg Monroe
Clippers Get: Michael Cater-Williams.
04 Feb 2016 23:25:27
With the Lakers losing so many games and having an estimated cap space of over $70 million next year they will have a great chance to get the #1 or #2 pick in this years NBA Draft plus they will have ample cash to lure all star and superstar players.
The Lakers Make Over Steps:
#1. Draft Ben Simmons #1 pick or Brandon Ingram #2 pick of the Draft
#2. Sign Hassan Whiteside*
#3. Sign Demar Derozan*
#4. Convince Kevin Durant to sign with the recent acquisitions on board
#5. Trade Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram to the Sixers to get Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington and a future 2nd Round Draft Pick
#6. Make the Playoffs
#7. Compete for a Championship
This line up would be scary!
D'angelo Russell/ Lou Williams/ Marcelo Huertas
Demar Derozan/ Jordan Clarkson
Kevin Durant/ Robert Covington/ Anthony Brown
Julius Randle/ Larry Nance Jr. / Brandon Bass
Hassan Whiteside/ Nerlens Noel/ Tarik Black
* Steps #2 or #3 will work either way!
06 Feb 2016 02:39:42
That would be awesome
07 Feb 2016 01:41:21
I like this post a whole lot! I can tell it was very thought out. However if this did happen, I would like the Lakers to keep Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram and allow which ever 1 the Lakers got to develop with the core youngsters, so not only would they be building a championship team for today but they would also have 1 for the future.
04 Feb 2016 22:55:37
Fire Byron Scott for Scott Brooks. Fire Mitch Kupchak for James Worthy then greatness awaits.
04 Feb 2016 22:43:53
From the last post: Start Joakim Noah at Power Forward. Move Julius Randle to SF
PG: Chalmers, Russell, Isaiah Cousins
SG: Jaylen Brown, Lou Williams, Jabari Brown
SF: Harrison Barnes, Randle, Anthony Brown
PF: Joakim Noah, Larry Nance Jr, James Webb
C: Hassan Whiteside, Tarik Black, Robert Upshaw
06 Feb 2016 20:12:01
Literally no scoring w/ that lineup.
04 Feb 2016 22:26:49
Lakers Offseason: Draft Jaylen Brown and James Webb. Lose Jordan Clarkson Kobe Bryant Roy Hibbert Brandon Bass Ryan Kelly MWP Robert Sacre Marcelo Huertas. Get Hassan Whiteside ( 20 million) Harrison Barnes (20 million) Mario Chalmers (5 million) Joakim Noah (13 million) Jabari Brown (1 million). Get Isaiah Cousins undrafted. Cut Nick Young
04 Feb 2016 21:28:42
Lakers get Kaman, Harkless, Henderson and second draft pick
Trail Blazers get Young and Hibbert.