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03 Aug 2015 18:20:52

Lakers get Danny Granger & Steve Blake

Pistons get Ryan Kelly & 2nd rd pick

- maybe send Sacre to a 3rd team and add 1 more 2nd to Detroit

Lakers give Granger the chance and have Steve Blake back


Pistons add a shooter and get rid of the PG logjam

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02 Aug 2015 15:58:10

76ers get Clarkson

Finally get their point guard

Lakers get Covington, Canaan, and a 2nd rd pick

Covington could fit really well in LA because he doesn't need the ball in his hands all the time like Russell, Lou Williams, Kobe, and others. He could come in as a spot up shooter and he's an above average defender so he's a perfect fit. Canaan comes in as a backup point who can come off the bench and put up some points

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02 Aug 2015 00:11:04
Very unlikely but this is my dream trade
Lakers get: Anthony Davis
Kings get: Julius Randle, draft picks and maybe other players
Pelicans get: Demarcus Cousins and draft picks

Lakers get their Franchise Big Man
Kings pair Randle and Cauley-Stein again
Pelicans get a solid big man in Cousins even if he's not better than Davis which he's not

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01 Aug 2015 23:12:20
Dump Sacre
Trade Kelly for future late 2nd rounder or Cash
Sign Kostas Papanikoloau, Kevin Seraphin and Dwight Buycks

Russell/ Williams/ Buycks
Clarkson/ Young/ JBrown
Bryant/ Papanikoloau/ ABrown
Bass/ Randle/ Nance Jr
Hibbert/ Seraphin/ Black

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01 Aug 2015 18:50:53
76ers / Lakers

Covington for Clarkson

Pg: Russell
SG: Bryant
SF: Covington
PF: Randle
C: Hibbert

PG: Clarkson
SG: Stauskas
SF: Grant
PF: Noel
C: Okafor

I know how much the laker fans overvalue Clarkson, about the same as Philly fans overvalue Covington. But this trade helps both teams. Both guys are young, signed to cheap contracts, Clarkson is a pg Philly needs. LA has to give the reigns to Russell, and Clarkson isn't a sg. He just isn't. Barely 30% from three. But he's a decent shooter and a good, young pg. Moving Russell to Sg takes away is value of being a pg who can shoot and create( ala Steph Curry). That's why Russell is so valuable. Bryant and Covington can both play SG or SF. Covington can guard 3 positions and is an excellent outside shooter. Last year Clarkson averaged 11.9, Covington 13.5. Next year's draft is weak on pg talent, and I like Clarkson in that full time role for Philly. Maybe a late first rounder or early second round pick needs to be added.

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01 Aug 2015 22:50:09
The Lakers plan to play with both Clarkson and Russell at starting guards. They can both share the ball together, pass it, shoot. Whatever it takes. Clarkson is a growing into a nice point guard and honestly it would be a huge mistake trading him especially for Covington. Lakers plan to play Kobe at SF and have Young/Kelly for SF as well. So that would make more sense at this time than giving away Clarkson. Clarkson is a better player than Covington by a lot.

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01 Aug 2015 14:15:00

LAKERS get : Eric Bledsoe & Markieff Morris

SUNS get : Julius Randle, George Hill, Robert Sacre & Nick Young

PACERS get : Jordan Clarkson & Ryan Kelly


E. Bledsoe / J. Brown
D. Russell / L. Williams
K. Bryant / A. Brown / L. Nance
M. Morris / B. Bass
R. Hibbert / T. Black / R. Upshaw


B. Knight / A. Goodwin
G. Hill / N. Young / D. Booker
P. Tucker / T. Warren
J. Randle / M. Teletovic
T. Chandler / A. Len / R. Sacre


J. Clarkson / R. Stuckey / J. Young
M. Ellis / C. Miles
P. George / C. Budinger / S. Hill
L. Allen / M. Turner / R. Kelly
J. Hill / I. Mahinmi

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01 Aug 2015 17:52:30
Rather have Clarkson and Randle than Bledsoe. This isn't a good deal for the Lakers.

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31 Jul 2015 22:57:02

Lakers: Steve Blake, Danny Granger

Pistons: Nick Young

Swaggy P= $5.2m

Blake + Granger= $4.3

> This trade is believable.

> Lakers add that one more PG they want.

> They also add a Small Forward depth with Granger.

> Pistons already have 3-4 PG's that are better than Blake.

> Pistons get some more scoring with help defenders they have with Johnson and Morris.

> I wouldn't say this would help the Lakers because Young has more talent than them.

> But Blake and Granger are on 1yr contracts so it would be believable for a trade as this

> But keep in mind the Lakers amnestied Blake so they probably wouldn't want him.

> In all this trade will not happen. But is it believable?

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31 Jul 2015 22:39:45

Lakers: Taj Gibson + Tony Snell= $10m

Bulls: Court Lee + R. Kelly + Sacre= $8.3m

Grizz: Nick Young= $5.2m

> A good trade.

> Lakers are giving up $7.8m in total.

> Bulls improve their bench by adding Lee, Kelly, Sacre.

> Lee a slasher and provider off the bench, Sacre provides some defense.

> Kelly would space the floor well with Mirotic and McDermott.

> This trade helps the Grizz a lot.

> They get more scoring help with defenders of a Barnes, Allen, and Green.

> In all this trade will not happen.

> But this trade is pretty believable and I think makes all 3 teams a little better.

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01 Aug 2015 17:57:56
For the Lakers its a steal. I am unsure how you think it helps the Bulls. It makes them worse. Gibson is a good defender and Snell can shoot the ball. So for a championship those are 2 pieces off the bench. Lee does the same thing as Brooks.

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31 Jul 2015 14:00:11
Orlando: Nick Young, Jabari Brown 6.06 mil
Lakers : Mario Hezonja, Andrew Nicholson 6.12 mil
salary works out lakers get a young wing player with a lot of potential. and the magic get a decent 6th men wich they really need.
not very likely to happen but would be nice

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31 Jul 2015 16:55:10
Yeah its not happening. Mario Hezonja just came out of the draft as the 5th pick. Hezonja provides specific needs that the Magic have addressed with picking him. Nick Young like you said is a 6th man off the bench so he wouldn't help as much for the Magic as Hezonja would.

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31 Jul 2015 02:13:40
Trade before exception expires in December
Lakers trade Hibbert 2016 second round pick
Celtics trade rondo trade exception and less favorable of celtics mavs first round pick
Celtics only do this if Hibbert plays at the all star level he did in Indiana
Lakers get a first round pick in case they don't keep theirs

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31 Jul 2015 17:02:31
Have you thought about what the Lakers would do at center then? Lakers need defense and to go above the minimum salary cap number. Hibbert provides both. Mavs pick and Celtics trade exceptation are nothing. They can't just dump Hibbert for nothing. The Lakers must use the salary space which they have done with the Hibbert trade with Indiana. Also why can't we as Laker fans hope Hibbert plays as an allstar level player like he did for Indiana? We want that. Why have our hated rivals the Celtics reap the benefits of having Hibberts allstar level play potentially based on what your hoping.

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01 Aug 2015 03:30:10
why the hell would lakers just trade away their starting center for another 2nd round pick when they traded a 2nd pick for him. that was a steal!

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02 Aug 2015 00:07:35
Celtics don't even have Rondo

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30 Jul 2015 11:36:44
Pelicans Get: Ryan Kelly

Lakers Get: Norris Cole (S&T)

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30 Jul 2015 03:36:59
Trade at deadline
Lakers bass
Cavs trade first rounder (lottery protected)
Lakers get a first round pick incase they can't keep there own pick
Cavs get frontcourt depth in case of injuries (etc varajeo Thompson love

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30 Jul 2015 15:48:31
Why would be trade a player we just signed for a crappy late first round pick. Bass is here to help teach randle and bring in his all round game

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30 Jul 2015 03:34:39
Trade at deadline
Lakers trade bass
Thunder trade Andre Robertson and a second
Cap may not work so other pieces to be involved
Lakers need an athletic wing defender
Thunder get a strong bench piece all around player

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30 Jul 2015 03:32:54
Lakers have one more spot open so I would like them to trade sacre and for anything like a bag of peanuts.
Trade a second for chalmers
Sign seraphin with 2.8 exception
PG Russell/chalmers
SG clarkson/williams/brown
SF Kobe/young/brown
PF bass/Randle/nance
C Hibbert/ seraphin/black

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30 Jul 2015 03:41:55
- Trade Nick Young + Ryan Kelly + Robert Sacre for Brandon Jennings (Detroit has like 5 PG already)

- Sign Dorell Wright + Robert Upshaw with the remaining $2.4 million

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29 Jul 2015 18:28:40

LAL get Mario Chalmers

MIA get Ryan Kelly & 2nd round pick

LAL want back up PG and Chalmers would be a fit to that, professional who can teach Clarkson & Russell

MIA dump salary and get a future 2nd

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29 Jul 2015 21:28:04
Lakers don't have cap space to do that and can't take back contracts without giving exact or close to exact back. $2.6 million difference won't work.

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29 Jul 2015 04:35:41

Lakers get Markeiff

Suns get Nick young, Ryan kelly and Otto porter jr.

Wizards get Sacre and Tucker

Lakers get a 4 that is versatile enough to play the 3. Wizards get a defensive SF that will be a good replacement for pierce while oubre develops. And suns get a young wing in Porter

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29 Jul 2015 02:11:22
Bulls - Lakers

Chicago has a logjam at the 4 while LA has a logjam of guards. Let's help both teams out.

Bulls: Nick Young and Tarik Black

With this trade, the Bulls gain two advantages. First, they pick up Nick Young, a solid shooter and scoring option backing up Dunleavy and also brings a new personality that the franchise can profit upon. Second, they open up time for rookie Bobby Portis who flashed potential at the summer league. The only down side is the risk of Doug McDermott falling out of the rotation because he also has shown potential at summer league. This can easily be avoided if Young is subbed in at SG as more of an offensive option in contrast to Kirk Hinrich. In both scenarios, Coach Hoiberg has a lot to work with.

Lakers: Taj Gibson

With rookie D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, along with the addition of Lou Williams, the Lakers already have enough guards to work with. In contrast, rookie Julius Randleand the inconsistent Roy Hibbert are not the best starters. Considering Brandon Bass and Robert Sacre are the alternative options, the Lakers are looking pretty weak down low. Coach Byron Scott discussed how there is a potential for Kobe to play the 4 and frankly, that is a huge stretch considering his physique isn't the same as it used to be.With this trade, they pick up a great backup PF which allows Kobe to play at the 3 and adds big man depth. The only cost is a player who would likely be pushed out of the rotation and a third string center.


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29 Jul 2015 18:47:25
Well it makes no sense for the Bulls. They already have Dunleavy and Mc Dermott like you said so why bring in more shooting that cost what they are paying now for 2 players? Second the Bulls will want more than Young and Black for Gibson. Gibson is a solid piece off the bench. So they would want to package him with a player to get a star. Say like if Horford from the Hawks was available. Just pretending. Something like that. For the Lakers if the Bulls made that offer take it. They can have Kelly along with them.

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28 Jul 2015 18:26:17

LAKERS get : Marvin Williams (exp)

HORNETS get : Nick Young & Ryan Kelly

LAKERS try to get a SF to start for them, hoping Williams would get to his old self
* trade Robert Sacre to PHX for a 2nd rd pick

D. Russell / J. Clarkson
K. Bryant / L. Williams / J. Brown
M. Williams / A. Brown / L. Nance
B. Bass / J. Randle
R. Hibbert / T. Black / R. Upshaw

HORNETS need help in wing scoring and Nick Young could provide that

K. Walker / J. Lin / B. Roberts
N. Batum / J. Lamb / P. Hairston
M. Kidd-Gilchrist / N. Young
C. Zeller / F. Kaminsky / R. Kelly
A. Jefferson / S. Hawes

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28 Jul 2015 08:34:48
1. Trade Kelly + Sacre to Milwaukee for a Future 2nd Round Pick (Clears up $2.7 million in cap space (+$2.8 million exception) -> Bucks need front-court / big men depth)

2. With the $5.5 million:
- Sign SF Dorell Wright ($2.1 mil/yr)
- Sign C Kevin Seraphin ($2.5 mil/yr)
- Sign PG Dwight Buyks ($900,000)

Lakers 2015-2016 Roster:

PG: Clarkson / Russell / Buyks
SG: Kobe / Lou / Jabari
SF: Nick / Wright / Anthony
PF: Bass / Randle / Nance
C: Hibbert / Seraphin / Black

#PlayoffBound #LakeShow

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26 Jul 2015 22:50:45

Lakers Receive: M.Kidd-Gilchrist

Hornets Receive: N.Young, Rob Sacre

* Young + Sacre= $6.19m

* M.Kidd-Gilchrist= $6.33m

> A good trade in my opinion.

> Hornets get the scoring in Young.

> Hornets keep Sacre or don't but a solid defensive back up center.

> I can't see Ryan Kelly to hornets because they have Kaminsky, Hawes and Williams.

> Only down part apart this trade is MKG's game is on the rise.

> MKG is not as good as Nick Young all-around.

> But maybe the Hornets see him as a better piece for their defense.

> Then again I think Batum is a shooter but not a scorer so he plays more defense.

> In all this trade might be unreasonable but it is believable.

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26 Jul 2015 07:12:27

lakers trade kelly and sacre

raptors trade t. ross

lakers pick up upshaw .

russell, lou
kobe, clarkson
ross, young
bass, randle, nance
hibbert,black, upshaw,

or however they play best together for the starting 5

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26 Jul 2015 12:24:00
did they sign upshaw?

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26 Jul 2015 04:35:46
Trade before season starts
Lakers Trade Kelly and Sacre
Lakers receive Cash + 2nd Round pick
Mavs receive Kelly and Sacre

Lakers Trade N.Young
Lakers receive michael kidd-gilchrist
Hornets receive N.Young and 2nd round pick from Mavs

Note: Hornets needed a volume/perimeter shooter since they are one of the few team who struggle to perimeter shooting and 3's last 2014-2015 season. While lakers also one of the few teams who are struggle in defense especially in perimeter defense.
A win-win for both teams.

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26 Jul 2015 21:00:59
I agree with you on the fit for both the Lakers and Hornets however the Hornets are going to want more for Michael Kidd Gilchrist than Nick Young and a 2nd round pick from the Mavs. We are talking maybe a 1st Round pick and a young prospect.

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26 Jul 2015 01:41:54
Trade Sacre and Kelly for a 2nd round pick
This leaves Lakers with a fair amount of cap space
Officially sign Upshaw, J.Brown and Buycks
This leaves Lakers with one roster spot to fill
Lakers desperately need a SF
Either sign Dorell Wright, Michael Beasley or J.R Smith (if not at cavs yet)

Young/Wright, Beasley, Smith/J.Brown
Bass/Randle/Nance Jr

I can't think of too many other Sf's on the market to sign

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26 Jul 2015 21:07:08
Lakers are better off staying with who they have right now than sign anying of those guys. J.R Smith will go back to the Cavs for more money than what the Lakers can pay anyway.

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25 Jul 2015 15:12:12
lakers denver trade lakers get faried denver get sacre young randle

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25 Jul 2015 04:34:38
Rest of Lakers offseason


Trade Young+Kelly to Pistons
Sign Landry Fields

Opcion 2

Young Kelly Sacre

Sing Andre Miller/(Dorell Wright/Landry Fields/Carlos Delfino/Michael Paul Beasley)/Ryan Hollins

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25 Jul 2015 19:19:53
Trade Young and Kelly to the Pistons for what exactly? Pistons are over the cap now so they can't take contracts for picks. If the deal is for Brandon Jennings sign me up on that.

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24 Jul 2015 22:44:39
When fa sign this summer are eligible in December to be traded

Lakers get R. Lopez D-Williams Calderon
Knicks get Hibbert Lou-Will Chalmers McRoberts
Heat get Kelly Galloway Ledo

Lakers get hometown Robin fit their style. Facilitator with exp. And 2nd opt at SF and 2nd post scoring besides Randle.


knicks get hometown Hibbert got their style. PG better than Calderon. Stretch 4 with rebound and defend. Best backup guard in recent yrs.

Knicks sign for exception Carlos Boozer. Sign Willie Green to vet min


Heat are 11 mil over cap. They are at threshold of triple fines luxury taxes 33. They released Ledo and Galloway partial contracts. Save 9 mil in contract and 27 mil luxury taxes.


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25 Jul 2015 19:15:13
Lopez, Calderon, and Williams are owed between $20 and $25 next season. Basically with this deal you have the Lakers throwing away cap space. No thanks. Lakers will not get better making any trades with the Knicks.

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24 Jul 2015 19:58:17
Rest of Lakers offseason

Trade Sacre and Kelly to Orlando for Dedmon

Waive Dedmon before Aug 1st deadline

This opens up two roster spots, so officially
sign Upshaw, he is a project but one that is worth taking on for the Lakers who have had no rim protector in years and no guarantee of having Hibbert for more than a year.

And finally Mitch wants to add another guard so bring back Jordan Farmar. Yes he was awful with the Clips but he has always done well as a role player in his 5 seasons for the Lakers and he did average 10 points off the bench for them 2 years ago

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24 Jul 2015 21:34:40
Lakers can sign Upshaw without doing that cause there are 13 spots with multiple players having non guaranteed contracts. Jabari Brown and Vander Blue's contracts aren't guaranteed. What would most likely happen is that Jabari Brown's contract will be picked up and Blue will be sent down to the d league. Jordan Farmar has a contract already with a team in Europe already so he is not available. Wouldn't make much sense bringing him in anyway.

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24 Jul 2015 10:58:17

Bulls give Pau Gasol & Tony Snell
Bulls get Gorgui Dieng & Kevin Martin

Lakers give Julius Randle & Ryan Kelly
Lakers get Pau Gasol & Tony Snell & Wolves 2nd round pick

Wolves give Kevin Martin, Gorgui Dieng & 2nd round pick
Wolves get Julius Randle & Ryan Kelly

Bulls ge a younger big man who will play back up to Noah and a shooting guard they need


Lakers get Pau Gasol back and a young SF who still has potential


Wolves get their future completed

Pg Rubio/Jones
Sg LaVine/Muhammad
Sf Wiggins/Kelly
Pf Randle/Garnett/Bennett
Ce Towns/Pekovic/Payne

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24 Jul 2015 21:42:26
If Gasol wanted to be a Laker he would have accepted the offer last season for more money. He has moved on.

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24 Jul 2015 01:20:02

• Lakers Receive: Thabo Sefolashsa + Shelvin Mack (4m + 2.4m)= $6.4m

• Hawks Receive: Steve Novak + Mitch McGary + Andre Roberson (3.8m + 1.5m + 1.2m)= $6.5m

• Thunder Receive: Nick Young "Swaggy P" + Ryan Kelly (5.2m + 1.7m)= $6.9m

• May not be reasonable but counting the money it works out.

• Considering Andre Roberson is a good defender may not allow the Thunder thinking about trading him.

• Dion Waiters is already the 6th man.

• Hawks probably would not give up Sefolasha but they do have Kent Bazemore. A good young wing player.

• Get rid of Ryan Kelly because Larry Nance Jr. will take his spot.

• Thunder loose Steve Novak and McGary but get Ryan Kelly.

• This sort of a + because McGary is still a rookie which Kelly brings more experience in him.

• Kyle Singler replaces Novak and Kelly is better than McGary.

• The Hawks get a young defensive player replacing Sefolasha.

• Hawks get a young Power Foward with being a good potential role player.

• Lakers finally get there defensive wing at small foward position in Sefolasha.

• Good role player to back Kobe up when he's playing at Small Foward with Clarkson and Russell.

• And can start when Kobe sits out games resting.

• Lakers get one more point guard to back up Russell, Clarkson, Lou Will.

• Mack good bench player with ball handling and defense.

• In all I like this trade because I think it benefits all 3 teams.

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