01 Jun 2016 05:37:55
Timberwolves and Lakers are the two teams best built to compete in the near future.
Wolves have Towns, Wiggins and #5 pick
Lakers have Russell, Randle, Ingram/ Simmons, and $60 mil in cap space
Which teams would complete the top 5? For me it would be Sixers, Celtics, and Nuggets.
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01 Jun 2016 05:45:53
Trade Lou and Nick young for a late first round or early 2nd round pick in the 2017 deep draft.
Sign: -Whiteside or Larry Sanders (Both possibly? Sanders should come cheap. )
-Barnes or Batum (Neither for max)
Batum or Barnes / Ingram/ A. Brown
Randle/ Nance/ Black
Whiteside or Sanders / Maker
Extra: Bring back Kelly, MWP, resign Jabari Brown
Can this work, what do y'all think?
01 Jun 2016 03:41:10
Paul George to Lakers
#2, Russell to Indy.
31 May 2016 16:33:51
Okay. This involves another Oakfor to Celtics trade but with a lakers twist.
Sixers lakers Celtics:
Sixers trade Okafor and Noel
Sixers get the 2 pick ( Ingram) and smart.
Lakers trade two pick
Lakers get third pick and Noel ( lakers draft bender who some report they like over Ingram anyway)
Celtics trade third pick and smart.
Celtics get Okafor.
I won't get into philly and Celtics benefits as it seems obvious.
Lakers give up the two pick. That a lot of value But they only drop one spot and some reports are they like bender anyway. Noel seems pretty nice upgrade for lakers. Noel fixes all the defensive issue at the rim la had last year. I'd probably give bender a year to develope before starting him over Randel or Noel.
This make any sense to you guys?
31 May 2016 17:41:12
I wouldn't make that trade. Having Noel & Bender doesn't fit Luke Walton's system. Ingram would fit much better. Also the only reports are that the Lakers are looking at Bender. They are doing what they have to do which is look. At the end of the day Ingram will be a Laker.
31 May 2016 17:42:19
No! This kind of trade would never happen, but this trade doesn't benefit us. We trade a small forward which we need more right now and who has all star potential. We get rid of that for two bigs who play the same position as Randle and Nance Jr. So if we are trading are 2nd pick which we aren't, we trade it for okafor and a draft pick
31 May 2016 17:12:46
After reading all you guys thoughts I really think we can make a huge turn around next season.
1st I believe we should:
S&T Clarkson with their 32 pick to Philly
Send Swaggy to Sac. (bout 5-7 mil in cap retained)
Philly sends Okafor to Sacramento
LA gets Cousins
Draft Brandon Ingram.
Offer Courtney Lee 2yr deal or
Offer Bradley Beal max contract
Marvin Williams 2yr deal
Resign Black and Heurtas
Offer Biyombo or Ezeli decent 3 or 4yr contracts
Offer R. Anderson and B. Jennings 2yr deals
2016 - 2017 LA Lakers
1. D. Russell
2. B. Beal or C. Lee
3. B. Ingram
4. J. Randle
5. D. Cousins
1. B. Jennings, M. Heurtas
2. Lou Williams
3. M. Williams
4. L. Nance Jr. Or R. Anderson
5. B. Biyombo or F. Ezeli
That's a playoff contending team I believe. I also believe we can do that within our cap space and still have enough cap for the following offseason!
31 May 2016 17:43:43
The Kings would never trade Cousins for young
31 May 2016 15:19:32
Draft Simmons or Ingram
Sign Durant 2y 50m player option
Whiteside 4y 80m or Noah 3y 45m
Resign Clarkson 4y 58m.
31 May 2016 14:22:43
Lakers - Phoenix
Lakers get Booker, 4th pick
draft J Brown
sign Whiteside stretch Nick Young
J Brown-A Brown
Whiteside/ Black/ Hammons
Phoenix get 2nd pick
draft Ingram and Brice Johnson sign R Anderson
31 May 2016 17:12:03
I don't like the jaylen brown pick but would love to get Devin Booker
31 May 2016 18:59:59
Honestly I like this trade but only if the sixers take Ingram. I don't think Simmons is a fit with the Lakers at all and I don't have very high expectations for him as a pro. He couldn't turn around the lsu team how cold he turn around an nba franchise
31 May 2016 12:10:12
If KD leaves okc
Bring back home westbrook
Trade Russell Clarkson lou for westbrook or 2nd pick and Clarkson lou for westbrook
Pg:westbrook, chalmers, huertas
SG: bazemore, lee, barbosa
SF:Parsons, Gerald green, ingram
PF: randle, Marvin Williams, nance
C: whiteside, Black, maker
PG:westbrook, chalmers, huertas
Sg: dangelo Russell, Lee, barbosa
SF:bazemore, Gerald green, bembrey
Pf: randle, Marvin Williams, nance
C:whiteside, black, speights.
31 May 2016 18:47:04
The thought is good but why not just wait until next off season and just sign Westbrook as a free agent?
31 May 2016 22:30:50
If KD leaves
Okc for sure trade westbrook if lakers not trade othere Teams willing and next off Season lock for long term!
01 Jun 2016 01:07:00
I don't see OKC trading Westbrook even if Durant leaves. They would want to keep him around for next season. As for other teams that's the risk that other teams would be making cause it would be for a 1 year rental at this point.
31 May 2016 06:22:25
How dope would this b?
Lakers trade #2 pick, Randle, Lou and or Clarkson, clarkson would have to agree wit it.
Pacers give us Paul George and a throw in player and a second round draft pick, bckuz they would have to give us a pick if it's on draft day.
So now we have
Russell and PG to build around
Whiteside and or Noah sign, we could have one or both
Durant likes that and it's in LA
We can sign a defensive two like bazemore or Courtney Lee or a defensive 4
Potential line up
Bazemore or Courtney Lee
Whiteside or Noah
Nance or sign a 4
Noah or Whiteside
What y'all think?
31 May 2016 16:56:12
Dang man. Hope you remember there's something called salary.
31 May 2016 05:16:30
Lakers get T. Harris Lopez Grant 13 18
Detroit get Lou-Will Swaggy P Bass
Knicks get Bledsoe Bullock 35th 49th
Suns get Calderon-exp 2nd
Russell/ Grant/ Huertis
Clarkson/ Beasley-13th/ J. Brown
Harris/ Budinger/ A. Brown
R. Anderson/ Randle/ T. Maker-28th
Lopez/ NanceJr/ Hammons-31st
Knight/ Calderon/ Goodwin
Booker/ Tucker/ Jenkins
Parsons/ Warren/ R. Allen-pickup
Simmons-2nd/ Bender-4th/ Leuer
Chandler/ Len/ Onauku-pickup
Bledsoe/ Wroten/ Felder-49th
Afflalo/ Brogdan-35th/ Antetokounmpo
Melo/ Bullock/ Early
Porzingis/ O'Quinn/ DevinWilliams-pickup
Howard/ Hernangomez/ Papagiannis-pickup
Jackson/ Lou-Will/ Blake
KCP/ Valentine-18th/ Meek
Johnson/ Swaggy P/ Hillard
Morris/ Bass/ Tolliver
Drummond/ Baynes/ Anthony.
31 May 2016 05:31:22
Your definitely a laker hater!
30 May 2016 21:03:08
Suns - Lakers
Suns get Williams, Young, #32 pick
Lakers get Chandler, #28 pick
Lakers sign Barnes (80x4) and Afflalo (16x2) draft Ingram and Maker
30 May 2016 23:23:54
If we sign afflalo to a 16mil a year contract, that will put us up in early contention for joke of the season.
31 May 2016 01:16:17
16x2 as in 8mil a year
31 May 2016 03:24:44
Clarkson is better than affalo anyway
30 May 2016 19:31:05
Sign a trade Clarkson, Lou, futur pick for okafor
Sign: Noah, jenings, bazemore, Barnes or Parsons, crabbe, Gerald green, teletovic
Draft : ingram and bembrey
PG:Russell, jenings, huertas
SG:bazemore, bembrey, crabbe
SF:Barnes or Parsons, ingram, green
Pf:randle, nance, teletovic
C:Noah, okafor, black.
30 May 2016 23:25:33
not going to lie, this team is pretty average
30 May 2016 18:17:50
Lakers Roster 2016
Biyombo 13/ 15
Augustin 6/ 10
Jeff Green 10/ 13
PG Russel/ Jennings
SG Clarkson/ Williams/ Baker
SF Ingram/ Green/ Young
PF Randle/ Nance Jr.
C Horford/ Biyombo/ Black.
31 May 2016 15:52:43
I like it, you have your young players starting and developing with a leader in al horford who can score and defend, then you got good productive, energetic players coming off the bench
30 May 2016 16:42:18
Derrick Rose #14 pick and Tony Snell for D'angelo Russell, the 2nd pick and Lou Williams
30 May 2016 17:13:00
No way bro
30 May 2016 17:25:58
nice try Bull fan.
30 May 2016 17:34:28
Derrick Rose is on the decline and has been injured. This deal doesn't make the Lakers better.
30 May 2016 15:15:06
Lakers/ Sixers/ Wolves:
Lakers Get: Jahlil Okafor
2017 Core: Russel, Clarkson, Randle, Okafor
Sixers Get: #5, Zach Lavine
2017 Core: Dunn, Lavine, Simmons, Noel, Saric, Embid
Wolves Get: #2, #26
2017 Core: Rubio, Wiggins, Ingram, KAT, Dieng.
30 May 2016 16:53:13
We need Ingram more than okafor
31 May 2016 14:43:53
I would trade Randle for Okafor. They both are not good defenders but at least Okafor has a better offensive game and can rebound. To me Randle seems to be very limited in his game. And besides, you could probably play Okafor at the 4 spot. He has a good outside game too.
30 May 2016 15:06:52
LAL/ ORL/ HOU
LAL get Oladipo
-sign H Whiteside
Pf Randle/ Nance
ORL get Harden
- sign Mike Conley and Al Horford
HOU get Russell, Lou Will, Vucevic, 11th pick, LAL pick
Sg Russell/ Williams
30 May 2016 15:18:40
Well, the lakers would somehow find themselves much worse off after doing this trade than if they didn't do it.
31 May 2016 05:59:25
We get harden 👌
30 May 2016 13:34:05
Resign Clarckson Max
Draft center( maker, hammons ecc.)
Biyombo 10/15mln 3 years
Motejunas 6/10mln 2 years
Pg Russel / Huertas
Sg Clarckson / williams / young
Sf Barnes / Ingram / Brown
Pf Rundle / Larry Nance jr
C Biyombo / Motejunas / Thon Maker
30 May 2016 15:20:19
Really would just rather start Ingram than pay Barnes the MAX.
30 May 2016 16:55:07
Jordan Clarkson is not even close to being a Max player
30 May 2016 18:28:11
Coach Luke Walton Wants a fast pace players
This is my opinion
Draft #2 Ingram
Draft #32 Baker
Jeff Green 10/15
is it Possible??
30 May 2016 10:32:27
I thing an idea in the back of Mitch's head is simply to go all in on one of the available centers and sign 3 solid bench players. We have roughly 63 million to spend. Here is a plan:
1) Draft Brandon Ingram (58 million left)
2) Draft AJ Hammons (57 million left)
3) Stretch Nick Young and save 3 million (60 million left)
4) Sign Hassan Whiteside to a max deal (39 million left)
5) Resign Jordan Clarkson to a 4 year 48 million deal (27 million left)
6) Sign Jeff Green to a 3 year 36 million deal (15 million left)
6) Sign Jordan Hill to a 3 year 24 million deal (7 million left)
7) Sign Brandon Jennings to a 3 year 15 million deal (2 million left)
8) Resign Marcelo Huertas to a 2 year 2 million deal (1 million)
9) Resign Tarik Black to a 2 year 2 million deal (0 left)
PG - D'Angelo Russell / Brandon Jennings / Marcelo Huertas
SG - Jordan Clarkson / Lou Williams
SF - Brandon Ingram / Jeff Green / Anthony Brown
PF - Juluis Randle / Larry Nance Jr. / Tarik Black
C - Hassan Whiteside / Jordan Hill / AJ Hammons.
30 May 2016 16:56:04
We can do better than those players
30 May 2016 09:31:39
Lakers trade j Clarkson j randle Nick young and number 2 pick for Paul George Lakers sign either Harrison Barnes or damarr dorozen with hassan Whiteside and sign Ryan Anderson starting lineup d russle d dorozen p George r Anderson h Whiteside and l Williams as six man
30 May 2016 12:06:28
+ Whiteside(looking for max, 21M~)
+ barnes(want max,21M~) / Derozan(want max,25M~)
+ anderson(could get near max, let's say around 20M)
Starters already have around 86M. Even if they don't get anderson, it's 66M~
30 May 2016 06:06:43
S&t Clarkson to phi for noel and grant
i dnt see the piont in trading for a guy n his prime and are young guys need grooming still my thinking that would waste his prime unless we get 2 guys in their prime thoughts.
29 May 2016 23:07:02
Sign Whiteside (max), sign Deng, sign Motiejunas
PG Russell/ Huertas
SG Clarkson/ Williams
SF Ingram/ Deng
PF Randle/ Nance
C Whiteside/ Motiejunas.
30 May 2016 06:08:42
Need better role players off the bench
30 May 2016 06:32:08
Deng is going to stay in Mia and Montiejnas is buns
29 May 2016 18:52:00
#2 Draft pick Brandon Ingram and
#32 Draft pick Thon Maker
Sign Hassan Whiteside
Sign Nicolas Batum
Sign Brandon Jennings
Sign Ryan Anderson
Resign Jordan Clarkson
Resign Marcelo Huertas
Waive Nick Young
D'angelo Russell/Brandon Jennings/ Marcelo Huertas
Jordan Clarkson/Louis Williams
Nicolas Batum/Brandon Ingram/ Anthony Brown
Julius Randle/Ryan Anderson/Thon Maker
Hassan Whiteside/Larry Nance Jr./ Tarik Black
30 May 2016 03:16:10
Batum will stay with the hornets
30 May 2016 04:53:20
Randle is more of a 5 then nance Jr
29 May 2016 16:31:37
Draft Ingram #2 pick
Trade Lou Williams, nick young and #32 pick for late 1st round pick and cash considerations
B. Beal max contract
H. Whiteside max contract
J. Noah 2yr 16mil
Resign Clarkson, huertas, MWP and Black
J. Green or K. Bazemore
Marion Chalmers 2yr deal
D. Mountijenas 2yr deal
2016 - 2017 Lakers Roster
Russell, Chalmers, Huertas
Ingram, K. Bazemore or J. Green, MWP
Randle, L. Nance Jr. ,
Whiteside, J. Noah or D. Mountijenas
Team has depth and is very well balanced. We will definitely be playoff contenders. Add a few veterans with experience with our young core will be special. I believe this can work. What you all think about this?
29 May 2016 19:00:39
Beal is an interesting thought but everyone on here is going to grill you because of his injury history. If LA were to sign Bea I would have to assume that would mean the end of Jordan Clarkson who has been starting the past season and a half and isn't going to sign on to be a bench guy unless it's behind someone far better than him and maybe not even then
30 May 2016 06:25:50
He is going to stay in Washington and their is no point in signing both Noah and Whiteside because both are starting centers and if Noah was to come off the bench, he would stay in Chicago
29 May 2016 14:57:02
LAL: J Harden
Hou: Okafor+ Ingram
sign Whiteside and Batum
29 May 2016 17:04:55
Lakers aren't trading Ingram unless Paul George or Demarcus Cousins is involved which isn't happening so the Lakers will select Ingram or Simmons at #2 and Russell will be on the team.
29 May 2016 18:00:16
City dude you do not see the future. Mitch has consistently said that there are not any "untouchable" players, including Russell so I don't know what or who you think you are, but this is all hypothetical stuff. If you want to read some real news and rumors, try NBA website otherwise keep your uninformed predictions to yourself.
29 May 2016 19:03:03
City dude didn't say they were untouchable. What he did say however was that Mitch isn't letting go of the kids unless he's getting a Butler, Cousins, or George. There aren't any other guys in the league who fit the bill of young vet entering his prime with feasible availability other than those three.
29 May 2016 13:09:24
Bos: D Cousins
Sac: Olynyk+ #2 (Ingram)
LAL: #3 (Dunn) + 1rnd pick Nets 17 and 18
LAL: Noel+ 1rnd pick LA 2017
Philly: D Russell
The 3rd pick is useless for Boston. The two best players available are Dunn and Bender.
They already have IT and Smart, so they don't need Dunn and Bender is going to be good, but he's a prospect and need af few years. So receiving Cousins is worth giving up the Nets picks. Boston is in a win now fase.
D Cousins is propably the best center in the NBA, but he can't bring the Kings into the playoffs. Olynyk is a descent repalcement and they can rebuilt around WCS and Ingram, a potential star.
Philly has too many biggs. Noel is a restricted free agent next year, so they need to trade him this year or pay him big money next year. Simmons and Russell could give good Chemistry to that team. so giving up the LA pick is worth receiving Russell
The Lakers are not going to sign KD or LBJ and other players aren't going to make them contenders. so they should tank and rebuilt.
Giving up Ingram is a gamble, because he can become a star. But Dunn is going to be a good pointguard and the 2017 draft is going to be deep, so receiving those picks give them a future. Drafting Dunn, makes Russell tradable. So trading him for Noel (or Okafor) and returning the 17 pick is an upgrade. So LA should only resign Clarckson and keep their capspace.
29 May 2016 14:57:35
This would never happen in a million years
30 May 2016 00:02:08
Under LA you wrote 'so they should tank and rebuild'. What do you think we have been doing the last couple of years?
30 May 2016 06:10:34
Horrible trade for lakers, #2 for #3 and not even get cousins
29 May 2016 10:00:35
3 team trade :
Lakers get: N. Noel, Z. LaVine and rights to their own 2017 1st round pick
Philly gets: N. young, A. Bennett
Minnesota gets : L. Williams, D. Saric and philly's 2nd round pick
Lakers draft : B. Ingram and T. Maker
Lakers sign : H. Barnes for 4yrs 80 million
J. Clarkson for 5 yrs 45 million
T. Mosgov for 2 yrs 20 million
K. Martin for 2 yrs 14million
J. farmar for 3 yrs 6 million
Lakers line up
Pg: D. Russell / J. Clarkson / J. Farmar
Sg: Z. LaVine / K. Martin / A. Brown
Sf: H. Barners / B. Ingram
Pf: J. Randle / L. Nance jr/ T. Black
C: T. Mosgov/ N. Noel / T. Maker.
29 May 2016 14:59:42
How would this trade benefit the other two teams
29 May 2016 17:01:02
Anthony Bennett was already bought out by the Wolves. He is now in the D-League. Sixers wouldn't do this deal anyway.
29 May 2016 19:15:08
Soxers trade Noel and a top pick in a stacked draft for a free agent and a scrub. that's like Philly offering Ish Smith for our #2 pick and Russell. Haha.
30 May 2016 02:32:46
First off Philly would do that deal they have a log jam at Pf and c. Both teams need better gaurd play especially philly.and you act like N. Noel is at least an Allstar or something and second round picks are hardly ever on your roster . Especially when you got three first round picks. All I know is some of you keep saying this and that player is trash but couldn't beat one player you say is trash .
30 May 2016 05:17:06
Lakeshow- Lakers have attempted to trade Nick Young all offseason with no takers. Bennett was waived. So your expecting the Sixers to trade Noel, Saric, and a second pick for those 2 guys. Honestly Sixers can get more. If I am the Lakers I take that deal immediately.
29 May 2016 05:41:08
Draft Ingram and Zimmerman.
Sign Kevin Durant and Hassan Whiteside.
Resign Jordan Clarkson, Huertas, Black.
Sign David Lee and Gerald Green.
Russell/ Williams/ Huertas
Ingram/ Clarkson/ Anthony
Durant/ Green /
Randle/ Nance Jr.
Whiteside/ Lee / Zimmerman.
29 May 2016 18:01:14
Ingram is too slow footed to play shooting guard
30 May 2016 17:31:12
Russell/Chalmers / Huertas
Clarkson/Williams / Anthony
Durant/ Ingram /
Randle/ Nance Jr.
Whiteside/ Lee / Zimmerman.
29 May 2016 05:05:22
Lakers 2016Im calling this
If Okc lose to warriors up 3-1
Durant 4y 120m
Whiteside 4y 80m
Resign Clarkson Black
Draft Simmons or Ingram
Russell Williams Huerta
Durant Simmons or Ingram
Randle Nance Jr
29 May 2016 15:48:10
I like this scenario be base I think if okc loses Durant is gone but I think if LA trade their pick and do a sign clarkson and trade him to Indiana we can add P George then we have the ultimate team.maybe instead of Black add a vet back up
29 May 2016 02:08:47
Boston: #2 (draft Ingram)
LA:# 3 (draft Dunn) + #16+ Nets pick 17
LA: Noel+ 1rnd pick LA+ 1rnd pick Sac
Bulls: #16+ 1rnd pick Nets 17+ 1rnd pic Sac 17+ 1rnd pick LA 17+ L Williams
LAL: J Butler
Try to sign Durant, if not Barnes
SG: J Butler
PG: Dunn/ Clarckson.
29 May 2016 04:13:03
Lakers already have Russell so no need for Dunn. I wouldn't trade Ingram for Dunn & picks.
29 May 2016 03:11:27
If swinging for the fences to win now.
In 2016 Summer
Trade #2, Russell, Randle, #32 for Paul George
Max Mike Conley
In 2017 Summer
Max Gordon Hayward