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08 Dec 2013 01:12:06
Lakers get Amir Johnson Monroe
Pistons Get Meeks DeMar DeRozan
Raptors get Shumpert Hill Nash
Knicks get Kaman
Pistons get rid of their Bigs Logjam which honestly doesn't work well and get a better team. Get 3pt shooter in Meeks which they DESPERATELY NEED.
Raptors get rid of one of their big contracts with DeRozan which does not mesh well with the team at all and replace it with a way better 3 point shooter on a small contract. Get a bruiser in Hill. Hill and Valuncinas would work well together. Get Nash for some veteran leadership and to sell tickets and replace Augustin.
Knicks desperately need a big right now and getting Kaman on the contract that he is on definitely helps. Maybe not the most glamorous option but Knicks don't really have much of a choice at this point. They get an effective big in Kaman.
I think everyone is happy but the Knicks. In all fairness though its hard to be the Knicks right now anyway
05 Dec 2013 13:05:51
Philly - Shumpert, Meeks, Kelly and Lakers 2014 draft pick
LAL - Melo and Spencer Hawes
NY - Turner and Gasol
30 Nov 2013 18:05:22
3team trade lakers new york boston lakers get carmelo news york get steve nash jodie meeks steve blake ryan kelly jordan hill wallace lee boston get bargani felton
How does the Lakers trading pretty much more than half their team make any sense? Not going to happen buddy sorry.
19 Nov 2013 16:59:44
3team trade deal lakers rockets toronto lakers get omer asik rockets get demar derozen toronto get steve nash
This would be the best deal and would help us the most. Asik can take some of the pressure off gasol and protect the basket rebound the ball etc. He is young and could be the future here in LA
Why would Houston take this trade? They have Harden and Parsons for both spots that DeRozen plays. He would not be happy to come off the bench. Asinine trade idea.
12 Nov 2013 04:18:13
3team trade lakers toronto minesota lakers get rudy gay kevin love cunningham toronto get steve nash jodie meeks jordan hill minesota get pau gasol
Dont think it will happen
07 Nov 2013 06:10:41
3team trade lakers bostob toronto lakers get rondo boston get lowry fields toronto get blake nash
Nice trade but I believe the Lakers would have to give up their 2014 first round draft pick. I don't see Boston or Toronto agreeing to this trade.
@RaidersTruth: I believe Toronto will agree if they are able to get rid of Rudy Gay's horrible contract to Boston & Boston will agree if they get Lakers' 2014 1st.
02 Nov 2013 22:47:40
PHI - Gasol and Deng
CHI - Thaddeus Young and Jason Richardson
LAL - Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes
But bad for lakers
01 Nov 2013 00:03:04
LAL - TOR
LAL - Gay and Lowry
TOR - Gasol (expiring contract) and Nash
Lakers roster next season.
Possible lottery pick, couple of min. players
Nash will never end up in Toronto!
I don't believe the Lakers would have enough cap space in 2014 to Keep Kobe, Melo and Gay. Don't think this deal will work.
To much money to deal with for that many stars.
28 Oct 2013 12:18:48
LA Lakers 2013-14 trade
-They will accept the deal because those contracts are expiring
2014 1st round pick[BOS]
-They will accept it because of the lottery pick sent by Celtics
Draft Picks from TOR
Doubt that will happen
Why would Boston trade Rondo to their hated rivals, trade all that garbage, AND give up their lottery pick? Keep dreaming.
24 Oct 2013 21:54:02
LAL - Frye/Monroe
PHX - Blake/Villanueva/Hill
DET - Meeks/Gortat
The only way Detroit would do this trade is if PHX or LA threw in a draft pick.
22 Oct 2013 23:46:29
LAL - Stuckey/Frye/Monroe
DET - Meeks/Gasol
PHX - Villanueva
Not a bad trade. The only problem is Frye is owed almost 7 mil next season. I doubt he'll opt out of his contract. Plus the Lakers front office have done a great job, but they aren't allowed to do trades with PHX anymore (lol). The Nash trade wasn't a good deal.
Thanks. I figured it was a small (7mil) price to pay considering the financial leeway next year, he's not Love or Anderson but still a pretty solid stretch 4.
True, Nash's health so far has made that deal seem more favorable towards PHX but when it was made it was reasonable for both teams. Back to Frye, PHX's loaded at PF & his 2 year contract for Villanueva's expiring just seems like a deal they'd make.
Frye is perfect for DA's system. He shoots almost 40% from the arc. I believe Detroit would do the trade because I don't think they plan or care about resigning Monroe because they have Drummond. But I don't think Detroit will move anyone until they are sure Boston isn't moving Rondo. Also I think the Lakers have a real shot at landing Melo this summer, in that case Frey's contract could create a problem. With that being said I think the front office will have trouble signing anyone major this summer if we can't show them a good supporting cast. Stuckey, Kobe, FA, Frye and Monroe is an excellent supporting cast.
I agree, Frye's a DA guy and DET's not going to want to pay for Monroe. DET could very well be waiting, whether that's really on Rondo or the right deal for Monroe remains to be seen.
I honestly don't know which way it'll go with Melo but if he does come here I'm sure they'll find a way to make it work financially with the rest of the roster.
The Lakers front office need time to recover from the train-wreck Stern created with the CP3 deal.
Kobe has been very loyal to the Lakers so I think he'll help them out in this situation. Not in terms of money though.
I think he can return to the lineup by December, but I think he'll wait to late January to return to increase the Lakers chance of a high draft pick.
If there's a way we can Frye with giving up Gasol I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Next season we could have Nash, Kobe, Melo, Frye and Gasol. Second Unit Farmar, Young, Johnson, Williams and Kaman.
I don't know, but at this point I think Gasol deserves to retire a Laker. But his softness in the post makes me want him traded at times.
Boston traded KG and Pierce so maybe we should move Gasol. Whatever the front office does I'm okay with.
It could work but that's a lot of money to deal with
22 Oct 2013 05:34:39
4 Team Trade
MIN - Meeks/Frye/Gasol
DET - Brown/Williams/Gortat
PHX - Barea/Villanueva/Hill
LAL - Stuckey/Love/Monroe
16 Oct 2013 18:11:17
3team trade lakers boston pacers lakers get rondo & lee & boston get granger & west pacers get gasol & blake
With kobe and rondo would be good, but still a lot of money to deal with
13 Oct 2013 08:56:53
CLE - Wroten/Turner/Hill
PHI - Blake/Gee or Miles
LAL - Varejao
12 Oct 2013 18:27:02
CHI - Eric Gordon and Steve Blake
NO - Lou Deng and Jordan Hill
LAL - Ryan Anderson
Before trade deadline
NO - Asik, picks
HOU - Lou Deng
28 Sep 2013 20:06:13
Here is my prediction on a trade that will happen before the season starts. MIN-LAL-CHI
MIN - Lou Deng and Jordan Hill
LAL - Kevin Love
CHI - Jodie Meeks, Steve Blake, Cash and future pick
Why will this happen. Chicago is going to let Deng walk next year regardless and Jimmy Butler has basically taken his spot. Meeks and Blake have expiring contract and CHI will try to get under the luxury tax if possible.
MIN is reluctant to trade Love but they will if they can get good pieces in return.
LAL believe it or not might be the guys who say no to this deal. The front office may wait and decide to become cap friendly next year. I'm okay with it if they do.
Lakers will not get Kevin Love for Hill, Meeks and Blake. There is zero chance the Twolves do this trade
07 Sep 2013 06:16:34
The Lakers already have 13 players under contract (Xavier Henry, Elias Harris, and Shawne Williams is not yet guaranteed but I think they will be signed before training camp starts. ) Ryan Kelly will be signed before training camp starts. Signed Sebastian Telfair. Trade Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks for future draft pick/s or 2014 late second round pick/s. And lastly signed Michael Beasley, he will be a great fit for MDA's System. MDA said he will use a 11-Man Rotation.
LAKERS 2013-2014 ROSTER
PG - Nash/Farmar/Telfair
SG - Bryant/Young/Henry
SF - Johnson/Williams/Harris
PF - Beasley/Hill/Kelly
C - Gasol/Kaman/Sacre
This is exactly what it should be
Other potentials: Josh Selby instead of Telfair and CDR instead of Henry. Henry has an ugly offensive game that needs work but he does have more potential than CDR. Henry might also have a better defensive game then CDR.
04 Sep 2013 01:28:28
Lakers interested in Sebastian Telfair. Good move Mitch/Jimmy. Move Blake for draft picks.
Xavier Henry is a good pickup. Great shooter but has struggle so far in his NBA career. He's a good fit in MDAs system. Lakers will be a lot of fun to watch this year and will be a lot better than most people think.
28 Aug 2013 05:34:36
Have Kobe take some time off. Trade pau to an bottom ten team along with Jordan hill and 3 mil for a draft pick. ( if this team is struggling and wants to win now and has a young big who pau can teach). Finish with the 4h pick and the. 9th pick
Take Jabari Parker and Willie Cayley stein. Offer p George a max contract. Give grievous Vasquez a 4 year 45 mil contract and give Omer Asik a 3 year 28 mil contract.
Keep young. Kaman and then sign Jerryd bayless and Derrick Williams for the bench
Good defense. George. Stein. Ask. And Parker and Vasquez are above average defenders too. Good offense. Vasquez peaked. George.
Good transition. Vasquez. George.
Good rebounding. Everyone
This is good so stein can math up against smaller opponents in his first year
I Kobe plays we move Parker to 4 and put stein on the bench or have Parker be on the bench but Kobe retires the year after
1- where's nash?
2- do you know that george is restricted?
3-kaman is not a PF
4- kelly is not a center
5-with all the issues d'antoni had with howard-gasol duo, do you really want to give him stein-kaman-asik together?
6-why lakers should trade for asik? asik will have 8M contract next year! too much for him.
7-vasquez more than 10M per year? no way, too much.
8-jabari fourth pick? no way! almost second, if not first. wiggins and parker are the first two picks, for sure.
9-george has been a guard with granger. but george is a SF.
10-kobe won't retire so soon. kobe will play almost other two years after next season. so by now, other three seasons.
11-why you cannot write the correct name of players? I read "grIevOUs" but it's "grEIvIs", I even read "barGAgnani" but it's "barGNANI".
Do you really follow NBA? please!
25 Aug 2013 20:30:16
boston & lakers trade boston get steve nash & jodie meeks lakers get rajon rondo
06 Aug 2013 20:17:38
team trade lakers & boston lakers get rondo & lee boston get nash & blake & hill lakers starter pg rondo sg kobe sf wesley pf kelly c gasol bench farmar harris kaman meeks young odom landry doug last robert
29 Jul 2013 05:50:10
-Rights to Ryan Kelly
-Right to swap 2017 picks w/ Nets
-Nets' 2018 1st
Celtics get rid of Wallace and Humphries' contracts. They get mentor/trade piece in Gasol. Jordan Hill and Ryan Kelly could be good pieces to build with.
LA does take on Wallace's terrible contract, but the reward could be high in 2017 and 2018. I don't see the Nets being good in those two years because they are trying to win now. They aren't worried about the future at all. That's why they traded 3 picks and some young peices for some good but no longer great players.
Spoken like a true Celtics fan.
26 Jul 2013 12:45:14
LA Lakers 2013-14 roster prediction
C-Chris Kaman -He will appear as an allstar like when he's playing with Clippers (16-18ppg)
PF-Pau Gasol -He will return into his allstar form (17-19ppg)
SF-Wesley Johnson -Wesley may appear like Ariza (10-12ppg)
SG-Kobe Bryant -Kobe will have an average of 25-26ppg, 6-7apg & 5-6 ppg
PG-Steve Nash -Nash will appear as the Steve Nash during 2011-12 season
Nick Young -6th man
Tyrus Thomas -vets min
Marcus Landry -vets min
Andrew Goudelock -vets min
Robert Sacre -he still need to improve
-LA Lakers will be title contenders this season because of their much improved bench
-Kobe and Nash will be their facilitators (kobe 6-7apg & nash 9-10apg) but kobe will
have the ball the rest of the 4th quarter
-During the 2014 playoffs, LAL will beat contending teams like LAC, GSW & HOU because
of their high expectations.
-LA Lakers may win a championship this season if Mike D'Antoni will be replaced.
-Lakers can't have LBJ/C. Anthony if Mike D will remain as the coach in 2014-15 season.
We need lamar to that list
Your sentence about the lakers beating a team because of 'high expectations' isn't grounded in any sort of fact. Just a very over-generalized statement. They are there to play basketball, not meet the standards set by Bayless and the crew.
I love the idea of old, underwhelming players returning to "all-star" form, but it is wishful thinking, at best. If last season showed anything, it's that Nash is physically fragile and Gasol is always going to be sidelined by mental hangups. The whole "moneyball" bench assessment is also naive - we are at the bottom of the barrel. Nick Young is an exciting addition as is Jordan Farmar, but this is not enough to fill those gaping holes which have been lingering since last season. I'm glad Dwight is off the payroll (he is not a leader) but the next few years are going to be an adjustment period in Lakerland. I wish it weren't true, but this is part of the cyclic nature of sports franchises rises and falls. I expect us to make the playoffs in a 4 or 5 spot, and get knocked out in the second round. I see us as a Denver Nuggests type team. Pity Kobe won't get that 6th ring or Nash that 1st.
24 Jul 2013 20:56:34
Trade Blake and Meeks to Celts for CLee. I knw LA trying to get rid of salary after this year, Lee will have 2 yrs left after this year at reasonable price (5.5 mill per). He is a good defender and pretty good 3pt shooter. Also gives LA a good backup for Kobe. Sign Odom to vets min.
Starters: Nash, Kobe, Young, Hill, Gasol
Bench: Farmer, Lee, Johnson, Odom, Kaman
Will give flexibility on type of lineup to play, younger, athletic, and better defensively on perimeter. Yes we lost Howard, but he is offensively challenged. It seemed every time he got the ball he turned it over and was not comfortable, not the type if system for him.
2 players for 1 does not make it a good deal for the Celtics. Nobody wants your trash.
NEVER GOING TOO HAPPEN lakers had a chance too get him already LO is next
Celts trying to get rid of salary and both players are FAs next year
24 Jul 2013 00:52:55
L. A sing Paul George (he want to play in LA, for 107 mil 5 years), Tristan Thompson (32 mil 4 years), sing also Mo Harkless (30 mil 3 years) Austin rivers ( 8 mil 2 years), Kendall Marshall and Andre Miller (8 mil 2 years). Trade Hill and Young for Ilyasova or Millsap
PG: Marshall (2 mil)/Miller (4 mil) / Nash (8 mil)
SG: Kobe (12mil)/Rivers (3 mil)
SF: George (22. 5 Mil)/Harkless ( 10 mil) Thompson (8 mil)/Ilyasova, Millsap (12 mil)
Gasol (6 mil)/kaman ( 2 mil)
Awe how cute! George wants to play in LA? That's unfortunate that he is restricted :)
1. You can't off someone that much money.
2. Thompson, Harkless, Rivers, and Marshall are not free agents.
George Was Born in L. A. and he ever says that he want to play with the lakers
It doesn't matter if he wants to. He is restricted or do you not know what that means.
Find the quote and post it on here that says (He wants to play for the Lakers)
He not going too say that anyway he can't he under contract ALL THESE LAKER HATERS BECAUSE YOUR TEAM HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING IT'S THE LAKERS NBA NEEDS THE LAKERS LAKERS DON'T NEED THE NBA LAKERS BEEN TOO THE CHAMPIONSHIP 31 TIMES WON 16 "DYNASTY" name another city bside boston??
Minneapolis person. Or do you have no idea 6 of your titles are from there. Lol.
Yes I know that how many times your team made it "GILLIGAN"
First, George would be only eligable for a 17-18 mill per season contract.
Two, he can only be signed by the Pacers for above 4 years.
Three, Pacers can match any offer the Lakers throw out there. (Also, Indy has said they WILL match all offers).
Four, Paul George has come out and said it would be a smarter decision for him to be a Pacer over a Laker at this point in time.
As for "going to say that because he's under contract", Never stopped Kobe, Dwight and other NBA players from saying they weren't happy with their current team.
24 Jul 2013 00:25:04
Sign Gary Neal.
Trade Blake for picks.
Blake for picks? Good one.
20 Jul 2013 03:52:25
Lakers 2014 Offseason
Lakers Trade: Steve Nash
Raptors Trade: 1st Round Pick
Lakers Trade: Pau Gasol
Bulls Trade: 1st Round Pick
Andrew Wiggins - Lakers 1st Pick
Andrew Harrison - Raptors 1st Pick
Mitch McGary - Bulls 1st Pick
Reggie Jackson 4 Yrs. 12 Million
Kobe Bryant 3 Yrs. 30 Million
Paul George Max 5 Yrs. 107 Million
Greg Monroe Max 5 Yrs 107 Million
Larry Sanders 4 Yrs. 32 Million
Andrew Harrison 3 Yrs. 13 Million
Lance Stephenson 3 Yrs. 12 Million
Andrew Wiggins 4 Yrs. 17 Million
Thomas Robinson 2 Yrs. 6 Million
Mitch McGary 3 Yrs. 12 Million
Salary: 20 Million
Total Salary: 81 Million
Lakers to sign odam and elton brand
Pau gasol is expiring. no way to trade a free agent so bulls are keeping their pick. nash is old and too expensive, raptors are not sure of making playoffs, so if their pick would be one of the last picks, it's possible to do that trade, but we all know that toronto isn't going to be one of the best team, and it would surely be in top 20 picks.
After that, there's a lottery to do. Not sure you can pick n. 1, not so easy.
Please, next time, don't write for possible future draft picks.
We can try to talk about free agency and some kind of trade.
But we cannot talk about something that cannot be known like lottery.
Ok, we can't be sure even about a free agent signing, but we can say "lakers have to sign that free agent".
If we talk about "lakers will draft with the first pick in the first round, andrè wiggins" we are talking about fantasy. if we knew lottery, we can talk about that, about trades etc.
Now, please, be serious!
Wiggins is the first player told to be a serious great superstar since lebron.
If you draft Wiggins, he must be starter. With players like Wiggins, you cannot wait to make them growing up. They're ready to be starters and get almost 30 minutes, and if you want Wiggins to get almost an allstar in few years, you must let him be a starter.
Wiggins is the new great rookie, since lebron. No way he can become a superstar if you let him start from the bench!
No way the lakers are going to draft wiggins, because they won't get the first pick.
No way then, that the lakers are going to get 4 restricted free agents starters.
Some team, if not all, are going to match any offer. Especially for a superstar like George, or a great center like Monroe.
And not sure that thunder will let jackson to lakers so easy. They will try to match the offer and then to trade him to another team, to get something back and because lakers cannot get younger and stronger so easily.
Those offseason moves are unbelievables.
18 Jul 2013 03:18:23
PG: S. Nash, J. Farmar, S. Blake
SG: K. Bryant, J. Meeks, A. Goudleock
SF: N. Young, W. Johnson
PF: J. Hill, R. Kelly
C: P. Gasol, C. Kaman, R. Sacre
i say the Lakers make the playoff as the 8th seed again, but this time playing against the OKC Thunder! Even though there a much more difficult team than Spurs! I say the lakers still get eliminated in the first round but put a little more effort and win 2 games (being generous)! with all the contracts expiring at the end of the season, except for Nash and Young (player option), we have cap space for next years loaded FA class! also fire D'Antoni and hire either Phil Jackson or George Karl for next year! If both Lebron and Melo opt out sign them to max contracts! re-sign both Kobe for $15M and Gasol for $10M! have Young return via Player option!
So far we have all 5 starters and a bench player
$63M is in the books for 6 players in the 2014-2015 Roster fill out the rest of the roster with the rest of the money!
PG: L. Ridnour, S. Nash, J. Farmar
SG: K. Bryant, T. Sepholosha
SF: L. James, N. Young
PF: C. Anthony, J. Hill, R. Kelly
C: P. Gasol, N. Mohammed, R. Sacre
i say the lakers win 3 championships
Updated Rings projections
Gasol, Farmar, James (5)
Ridnour, Nash, Sepholosha, Young, Hill, Kelly, Mohhamed, Sacre (3)
kobe retires after his contract expires
leaving the Lakers in great postion Post-Kobe Era with L. James and C. Anthony as the superstars who make and keep LA the NBA powerhouse once again!
Lakers need to get rid of Nash. They play much better with Blake and will play better with Farmar. Nash is too old, never played defense and doesn't fit into the Lakers style of play.
Lakers are not making the playoffs and oh. Yeah they aren't winning 3 rings any time soon.
I do not agree with this principal post, but to the post above mine, the one that says "lakers aren't winning 3 rings any time soon" I want to say just a thing:
no one can be sure to be a winning team. but lakers are going to make a good free agency to try to win.
so lakers can aboslutely build a winning team for 2014-2015.
if they will not win then, it's possible, all right, but the rebuild is not so far.
IT'S THE LAKERS "DYNASTY" there not new York, Miami, Houston, 16 banners total there been 67 NBA finals LAKERS BEEN 31 TIMES "LET'S GO LAKERS"
NO WAY, Kobe, James, and Anthony can play on the same team!!!
Luke Walton will probably come back now that farmar has signed
17 Jul 2013 15:38:47
Lakers 2 Year Championship Plan
-Tank out the season.
-Target Andrew Wiggins in the draft.
-When Kobe returns, tell him we are trying to tank and he can work towards the all-time total and average 35-40 ppg.
-Trade Gasol and Nash to contenders.
-Try to finish with around 20 wins.
Personally I think that if the Lakers are anywhere near last place they will have the number one pick. I feel like the NBA could see the Lakers be in a heap of trouble. They might think that Kobe cannot will LA anymore, and they'll think the chances of us getting LeBron and/or Melo are very slim. LA is the second most valuable team in the NBA so the league almost needs them to do well financially. So I see the Lakers coming out with Andrew Wiggins on Draft Night.
-Sign Kobe to 3 year $24 mil.
-Sign LeBron and Melo to the max.
-Sign Nick Young to 3 year $18 mil.
-Sign Wiggins to No. 1 Pick Max
We could be looking at a lineup of
Not a traditional starting 5, but LeBron could play point, Melo can play the 4 and with some help Sacre could be a solid center for this team.
Be serious please!
You were going great before the 2014 Draft lines, then, you're post became a joke.
Nba cannot fix Lakers as number one,
I believe in 1985 draft conspiracy, not in today's lotteries conspiracies.
But even if they can, what makes you think that they would like to gift the first pick, wiggins, to lakers?
Lakers can absolutely take great FAs. So NBA is not interested in giving lakers the first pick to take wiggins.
I would like it, but no way: it's a question of luck in lottery and a bad season, and lakers are not doing a bad season.
Lebron and melo with kobe and wiggins? let's be serious.
with wiggins, it's quiet absurd to sign melo and lebron togheter, probably even lebron, but he can play as PF.
I would make my run for wall, and some other good PG.
not for that. then, kobe accepting $8M and young $6M? no way.
Then, no way lakers would tank. even if they would no way to be sure that we can grab the 1st pick.
I like wiggins very much, but there's a thing that we have to remember:
even if picking wiggins seems the ideal to fix the franchise for 15 years, in 2014 draft we can surely fix the franchise with a great rookie.
Anybody will take nash' contract. he is not expiring.
gasol's contract is interesting, but we have to get the point:
anybody that wants to trade for expiring gasol, is going to offer other expiring contract. Why I have to trade expiring contracts for gasol expiring one? To make the team better?
NO WAY that a team wants to get better if it's very ugly, considering the 2014 draft.
If they are good but they want to free cap space, they will not trade expiring contracts, so lakers will find not expiring contracts for gasol's trade.
And it's still useless.
That tanking is not going to happen in any way!
Kobe has already said that he is not taking a pay cut, so there goes that
To tell the truth kobe said he is not taking a HUGE paycut, meaning he is not accepting veteran minimum at $1. 4M.
But he also said that he is going to try to get as much as he possibly can.
So, he can accept $15M.
I don't think he will accept 3 years deal at $24M like that user wrote above. Kobe is not that kind of player that getting older get much worse. He will never be the same he was, but he will still be a player that can get $15-20M.
But I believe that kobe can accept $16M, and with nash's $10M, they will have nearly $32M to give to another star and to make a great team and a great bench (we all know that lebron is not going to get criticized anymore. He is not going to use early termination, he will be free agent in 2015, or if he goes free agent in 2014, it's just to get a better max contract with Miami, or to sign with Cleveland).
But if lakers will offer kobe $20M per year, they will make a serious mistake!
15 Jul 2013 10:31:50
Lakers Need to tank the Season & let Kobe get 100% better.
Keep Wesley Johnson, Kobe, & nick young.
Trade everybody eles for draft picks in 2014 because everybody saying it's going to be loaded.
Then go after big free agency names in 2014.
Get rid of Mike can't coach D for s*** D antoni & his staff.
As a laker fan I hate to say this but if the lakers just tank the season! Man we'll be winning champion chips for years to come & Kobe a get atleast 9 rings before he calls it quits.
We all know that lakers would never tank. If you have kobe, then, healty or not, in february march april he will give the lakers some win so they will not have a high draft pick.
I think that, instead of signing two great free agents in 2014 (I doubt Lebron will opt out, and if he will, will be just to sign with cavs or take more money from heat), I would try all my best to take Andrè Wiggins.
I prefer to not win 4-5 years, than win a year with melo and kobe and then after some year, to have a useless heavy contract like melo's one would be.
But I think that lakers intention is to win something with the last two years of kobe (2014-2016), and the last of nash (2014-2015).
And to do so, they want to take a great free agent, and some other good other one, like melo and others, if NOT lebron.
And just after that, they will refund the entire team with some good rookie.
I just want to say that today, you can't draft kobe in 13. he would have been drafted very very soon!
See that's the problem! I love kobe determination to win. Most players care about the business part of the nba more then playing the game now days. But you have to understand kobe Bryant determinaton is going to destroy the lakers this time. Sometimes the best then to do is nothing. The 2014 draft is going to be loaded & Kobe's wanting to surpass Jordan, jim buss ego, D antoni Run & gun don't coach "defense" only "offense", & jeanie buss drama with jim buss, then you have are ex coach the zein master acting like a bitch! Like if you want to coach if not shut up! Acting like a drama queen.
But like I said this draft is going to be loaded then you have good players that might opt out & they can teach the young ones the game faster.
Face it, we can't be nobody on the west and on top of that these team that we could be the ( sucky ones) welp they finna get all the good draft picks. Where ****. We going to be like those teams we lakers fans onces talked about
I agree with you, on buss family, mda, zen coach.
but like I said (and it's todays news that celtics aren't going to tank. ) Lakers will not tank.
I love kobe, but I agree with you that his "determination" will ruin lakers season. Not enough to win, not enough to take a very high draft pick.
But how can we tank taking some good draft pick? maybe some GM would take gasol for something, giving also a first round pick. but I don't believe. Who is going to give their 2014 draft pick for anybody that an expiring contract?
Lakers have anybody to give in a trade for a draft pick.
Anybody to make a sign&trade.
A sign&trade for kobe grabbing some young player? sure they won't make it.
Gasol? gasol can grab just some years for 6-7 mln. if he is healty
So teams are not going to ask a sign and trade for him, if they want him, they will take him not trading a rookie of 2014 draft.
So lakers are going to have just a single choice in 2014 draft pick.
It won't be high for andrè wiggins, but they can still take a good player.
But even if they would like to, they will never take other draft picks.
Teams will never trade their 2014 draft pick for lakers 2016-2019 etc. draft picks.
They know that lakers will have great cap space so they will sign more than a star, so for sure lakers are going to have low draft pick in 2015 and future drafts. So they will never trade a good draft pick for future lakers' one.
It's quiet sure that lakers are going to have just their single draft pick in 2014, and tanking means just take heavy contract to make the team worse like utah did.
No way that lakers will get one of the first 5-7 pick in 2014 draft. For sure: kobe staying, nash and gasol cannot be traded because anybody wants them.
So no playoffs, we hope that kobe, recovering not before of december, january, seeing the bad situation for lakers (like a record of 5-20 would be) decides to stay out for another month for a better recover, and so the record is going to be 10-30 or worse, and after that, even with kobe lakers are going to have great chance in lottery.
But if kobe recovers in december, in january february he will be at a good point, and we will surely have some win, not enough win to make POs, not enough loses to take the first 6-7 position in nba draft.
With kobe staying, we will build the franchise in free agency. for sure.
so we are not going to rebuild a dinasty with young players like wiggins (as kobe or magic and worthy did in the past).
we have to make a good pick in 2014, to have a future superstar (not a kobe or lebron or durant caliber rookie but almost a great future star) and to build with a great free agent like lebron, not anthony.
Ha! dinasty! funny typo
What's wrong with dinasty? let me know because I have no idea. I am not american, so I would like to know what's wrong.
Ok, I'm sorry, it's dYnasty. my apologizes.
Sometimes I type letters in words from my native language.
I'm italian and we write dInastIA, which is the italian word for dYnasty.
I'm really sorry.
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