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05 Mar 2014 08:14:16
**unless our 2014 pick is top 2, this shouldn't happen.
01 LAL Steve Nash, 2014 1st round pick
BOS Rajon Rondo
LAL: we aquire an elite point guard who paired with Kobe will make instantly relevant, not necessarily an elite team but def relevant.
BOS: they're rebuilding, a top pick (3-6 range) would fit into their plans. they would waive steve nash.
02 LAL signs Carmelo Anthony
LAL: don't need to explain this.
ANTHONY: playing along side Kobe, Rondo would put him in a better position to win a title than NY.
03 LAL re-sign Pau Gasol, 2 year 20 mil.
G Rondo, R
G Bryant, K
F Anthony, C
F Hill, J
C Gasol, P
04 LAL fires Mike D'Antoni
LAL should go after PJ Carlesimo, George Karl. or even. drumroll. the great Phil Jackson.
05 resign/go after solid role players.
Rumors are the Lakers are going to pass on Melo and wait on Kevin Love. But Love's people have been clear that Love will not sign with a team that is in the rebuilding process.
19 Feb 2014 19:04:55
That's the trade's link proving that it works.
Pelicans, Lakers, Timberwolves:
Send: Pau, Ryan Kelly (Both to Pelicans)
Receive: Kevin Love (from Timberwolves), Ryan Anderson (from Pelicans)
Send: Kevin Love (to Lakers)
Receive: Eric Gordon (from Pelicans), Laker's 2014 2nd Round Pick
Send: Eric Gordon (to Timberwolves), Ryan Anderson (to Lakers)
Receive: Pau Gasol, Ryan Kelly (Both from Pelicans)
Lakers do the trade because:
They receive Kevin Love and Ryan Anderson. They take on big contracts but Ryan Anderson will pay off by working seamlessly in DMA's system. This makes Jordan Hill expendable and he can be traded for valuable picks. Kevin Love is in LA and he will obviously resign when his contract is up. His contract finishes when Kobe's does. Therefore, when resigning Love, Kobe will retire allowing them to invest in other superstars being free-agents. What free agents you ask? To go along with Durant, James and Irving, many other NBA stars will be free agents come 2016. That list includes the likes of Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Nicolas Batum, Roy Hibbert, Damian Lillard, and many others that could escalate the Lakers back to the top if Durant or James doesn't work out.
This is that list: http://www.spotrac.com/free-agents/nba/2016/
And, if we do bad enough this season, we can get a top 10 or a lottery pick with our own 2014 draft pick. We can get a point guard like Smart or Ennis or somebody like Noah Vonleh, or Randle. Don't ask for somebody like Wiggins, Exum or Embiid right off the bat. I'm thinking Tyler Ennis or Jabari Parker might work out. Depending on who we draft in 2014, we can sign a player. It is suspected by most draft experts that Jabari Parker will fall to a Laker's pick's range. Hypothetically speaking, if he is drafted, then we could sign a point guard in the free agent period of 2016 (Goran Dragic, Lillard, Mike Conely). We just need somebody like Dragic who can shoot, push the pace, and move the ball. Jabari will be good for SG. Keeping people like Young, Wes Johnson, Jodie Meeks and Xavier could help us with depth and SF/SG. Bringing back Blake and Farmar could be beneficial for backing up the point. Also, letting Anderson go in 2016 gives us more cap space to sign somebody to back up KLove like Thomas Robinson, Andrew Nicholson on a small contract amongst many. Then, we could bring back Robert Sacre behind on C to back up somebody like J. J Hickson at C. So all in all, a lineup as such:
Mike Conley/Jordan Farmar/Steve Blake
Jabari Parker/ Meeks/ Xavier
Nick Young/Wes Johnson
Kevin Love/ Thomas Robinson
J. J Hickson/Robert Sacre
And fill in the rest with big men form the D-League on min. contracts.
That's a good lineup.
But, if we can bring a SF toward LA in the free agency and let go of either Young or Xavier or someone, we can be even better. Bring in a Durant (unbelievable as he prefers small market teams), Lebron (still unlikely) or Harrison Barnes at least. Durant will only sign with the Lakers if he can't when a championship by then. He'll be looking for a winning culture and a dedicated organization willing to do anything to win. That's where the Laker come in. With a new and improved lineup and a Kobe permanently watching from the sidelines, Durant will be more attracted.
Therefore it would look something like this:
Mike Conley/Jordan Farmar/Steve Blake
Jabari Parker/ Meeks/ Xavier
Kevin Love/ Thomas Robinson
J. J Hickson/Robert Sacre
The above lineup happens on the factor that every Laker fan prays every night from here to 2015. ;)
Timberwolves do it because:
It is known that K-Love doesn't want to stay in Minnesota. Instead of repeating the Dwight-mares that Orlando and the Lakers had to bear, they can jump the gun and move K-Love for a valuable piece. They take in Eric Gordon who is a good player that just needs a different setting to rejuvenate his career. Anyways Gordon's contract ends during the same year as K-Loves. On top of that, they receive a second round pick in the 2014 draft. Most drafts wouldn't have good players in the second round. But this year is so deep that second round players are pretty talented.
Pelicans do it because:
They lose Eric Gordon and his huge contract for another huge one in Pau. But, they need a talented big man to take some weight of Anthony Davis and they receive a player who gives that a viable offensive post threat. In exchange for Ryan Anderson, they a receive a less experienced, slightly worse shooter who has more offensive game that is capable of playing a bit of defense. The best part, Ryan Kelly has a better contract then that huge salary of Anderson's.
No chance twolves do that lol. They need at least 2 first round picks and replacement for love or another good player. I was thinking about sign and trade for Monroe + 1st round pick (when we trade gasol) for love. No Eric Gordon/ 2nd rd pick will do anything
But, in this years draft, second round picks are almost as valuable as first rounders.
Gasol is going to be a free agent. Prob going to sign with timberwolves.
19 Feb 2014 08:25:11
Assuming that we don't get K Love before the trade deadline and We fire that joke of a coach MD, this is what I believe is realistic and shows promise.
PG. Farmar, Marshall
SG. Kobe, *Tony Wroten
SF. Johnson, Swaggy P
PF. K. love/J. Hill, S. Williams
C. *Tyson Chandler/Andre Drummond
(getting both would be highly unlikely)
trading Steve Blake, Chris Kaman, Robert Sacre, and Ryan Kelly (in trade value order) with combinations of sign n trades and cash incentives and/or taking on overpaid players then releasing them or using in future trades
Benefits: Essentially building the team's defensive mentality, slower paced game crashing the boards, pick n roll style (maybe snag Brian Shaw or Phil to run the triangle) and getting young promising players with Wroten, Drummond, Tyson Chandler finish career in home town, mentor future bigs willing to take pay cut potentially
You can Insert Love either in place of other bigs
17 Feb 2014 07:39:06
1. Lakers 2014 loose ever next game
2. get good first round draft pick
3. Trade stupid gasol for 1ofr of the suns 1st rounders and possibly get that other emfter okfaer or whatever 2years younger and about the same stats as gasol
4. ammesty Nash get him out of L. A. and let him rest in peace
5. Sign young for 4million for 2years, sign famar and hill and then start competely over
get minimum contracts of 3million so will have room for love and/or Kyrie mah man in 2015
Sign Kobe 1 final year 10million
sign Kyrie 4years 1year 13million
Sign a another free agent center 3-10million, small forward 1-6million,
Power forward 1-10million
Then have all the 1st round draft picks from 2014 and 2015
Point g: kyrie?/Lowry? / smart 2014 pick 4th overall
Sg: kobe / young
sf: free agent / free agent
Pf: free agent / free agent
C: free agent /1st round draft pick
Do you know any nba rules, nba players names and so on?
who is emfter okfaer? okafor? well I think you don't really follow nba.
amnesty nash? amnesty was for just one player, who was already signed not after 2010.
And you can amnesty only once, not anymore. metta was the chosen one last summer.
kyrie, no way he will be FA.
Cavs can match every offer. It's impossible.
I know lakers are lakers.
But stop thinkin' about they can sign everything. They can't!!!
Gasol is going to be a free agent can't trade him and stupid? 2 championships nice laker fan
15 Feb 2014 00:29:39
After the season sign Bledsoe.
Sign and trade Monroe to twolves for kevin love.
Keep lottery pick and keep losing games (should be top 3 pick) wiggins/Parker/Embiid
Re-sign Kendall marshall, Wes Johnson, Jordan hill, nick young.
Sign dalembert to 2-3 mill contract
Nash retire or stretch provision
Wiggins/Parker (hopefully) - Johnson
Dalembert (Embiid perhaps)-sacre
And fire the coach.
This entire roster fits under 60 mill salary cap, while still young/athletic/correct type of players.
I wish .
Love is overrated IMO. But I do think whenever Jim Buss get fixated on a player he loses all perception (Bynum, Nash and possibly Love) and will go after said player no matter what. The best two scorers in the league are Melo and Durant. People always say Phil had the best players to win championships, but they forget Phil also had the best scorer in the league. Kevin Love's stats are impressive because he is on a bad team, but put him on a decent team and he turns into David Lee. Not bad, but definitely not a franchise player. The 2015 scenario the Lakers are waiting on will backfire IMO. 2015 Pat Riley will have had time to adjust and will be a buyer during free agency with a much better team already established.
Yeah I kinda agree. I think kevin is not an option 1 player for a championship, but kobe and him can be a very good one-two punch. Especially inside/outside duo. Love needs the other big man on his team to be defensive. Pekovic is a bad combo because he an offensive player that requires shots. A player like dalembert can work because he is 7' and doesn't require shots
06 Feb 2014 12:21:05
if they do keep D'Antoni
trade Gasol to Phoenix for Okafor and Frye
continue to play hard yet tank so got to shelf Kobe
during the off season
sign Granger (FA)
sign Hawes (FA)
re sign Blake
SF Granger/W. Johnson
very interchangeable versatile
pieces to play around with
Sacre is developing into a blue collar bruiser
Kelly is developing into a white collar stretch four
Blake is reminding me of a journeyman Jason Kidd
Marshall is a nice insurance policy
Nash, Bryant or Granger can mentor the lottery pick
The lakers would spend money, which means they can't go hard after love/rondo and they would still suck. Granger past prime, while hawed is overpaid and average
No, you attempt to pick up both Randolph and Deng.
Play out the 2014-15 season and attempt to sign Love in the 2015 FA market.
Randolph and deng are both past their prime and don't fit kobe. Their team wouldn't even be competing for top4 west teams. I'm sorry, but that is a horrible idea
PHX - Gasol and Nash
LAL - Okafor, Dragic and future second round pick.
04 Feb 2014 04:51:46
DET - Emeka Okafor and first round pick from Suns
LAL - Josh Smith
SUNS - Pau Gasol
Smith would fit perfect in DAs system. I remember the Spurs wanted him last year. Smith reminds me of Sheed, in that he'll be great in the right environment.
Pg, Kobe, Melo, Smith and Hill or
Pg, Kobe, Smith, Love and Hill
Even though Love provides great floor spacing, I'm not a fan of the three big men lineup. And as for your first lineup, hell no. Three chuckers on one team can only be bad.
Thank you for responding. You prove my point. There's this "perception" of the type of player Smith is. But Smith is not a chucker. His career FGA are a little less than Gasol's. Here's what Smith is (without the media perception), underrated defender, great rim protector, one of the most athletic 3/4s in the league, great floor game and a great teammate. He would be an allstar in DAs system. He has a lot left on his contract but he'd put people in the seats in LA and he has a manageable contract. Detroit would die for Gasol's expiring contract plus I believe we could unload a couple more players to get us under the cap in return for a couple of second round picks.
01 Feb 2014 18:12:33
There's a rumor that the Lakers are interested in Taj Gibson. I'd do this trade.
CHA - Boozer and Meeks
BULLS - Gasol and Josh Roberts
LAL - Gibson, Ben Gordon and 2014 1st round draft pick
Everything is believable except for the number one pick. Unfortunately.
01 Feb 2014 15:52:06
Get rid of nash (only pay 3mill a year)
Sign Eric Bledsoe (13-14 mill a year)/greg monroe (10 mill a year)
Trade lottery pick+gasol for Kevin love
trade meeks/hill for late 1st round (phoenix/charlotte/spurs). This allows them to trade the lottery pick.
Bench: Nick young (great contract/6th man of year candidate)
late 1st rounder (perhaps get dejuan blair for vets min)
Final roster: PG:Bledsoe/marshall/farmar
C: Monroe/Sacre/late 1st rounder
Fire d'antoni (100% going to happen). Try to get phil, but probably won't happen, so get Lionel Hollins/George karl
- Eric Bledsoe is a restricted FA so we won't get him. The Suns will give him a max deal.
- Nash's expiring contract might be useful next season so I'd keep him.
- I wouldn't trade a lottery pick for Love if he's coming to LA anyway. We'd be better off waiting to sign him in 2015. We'd save money.
- If Melo wants to leave NY we should get him. Otherwise if we force Melo to stay in NY there's a good chance Kevin Love might sign in NY. 2015 the Lakers will compete with NY maybe Chicago and Miami for free agents. IMO we should make a significant move this year.
Forcing Phoenix to give Bledsoe a max contract would be a win for the lakers. He's not worth that. Nash 9mill salary is too much if you want to sign multiple free agents. I think we should send lottery pick now because we would waste an entire year of kobe if we wait another year. The lakers will be terrible next year if they do that. Carmelo does not fit with kobe. Not worth max contract anyways
Love is a second option so who will be your number 1 option?
Love is a great player but he puts up empty stats and he doesn't make those around him better. I'd take him with Melo but if Love is the Lakers #1 option. then welcome to the Minneapolis Lakers.
Kobe is the #1 option. Kobe/love duo would be great
2014 lakers say will get eric bledsoe phoenix suns get pau gasol goodbye lakers tim move on wish
When Kobe retires who will be the #1 option?
30 Jan 2014 14:12:55
2014 offseason moves
-Sign Evans Turner & Eric Bledsoe
-Trade Pau (S&Y), Nash & 2014 1st round draft pick (lottery pick) for Kevin Love
-Sign Vujacic, odom, S. Brown, K. Brown, Blake & Duhon for vets min
-sign Okafor (MLE)
LA Lakers 2014-15 Lineup
Lakers can not trade their 2014 1st round pick. and if they could that would be the BIGGEST MISTAKE!. you do NOT trade a potential lottery pick this draft.
Lakers have to do this
Bobcats get Pau Gasol + filler
Lakers get Ben Gordon+ Bismack Biyombo+2014 1st round pick
TRADE Meeks & Jordan Hill they will ask for too much and leave anyway.
I like this deal better than the PHX deal. The question is does Jordan want Gasol.
25 Jan 2014 01:11:15
Here might be the difference between Dr. Buss and Jim Buss. I keep hearing the Lakers FO might "wait" until 2015 (Love), instead of getting Melo. The biggest difference is that if this were Dr. Buss he'd figure out a way to get them both. I'd love to see MDA's system with these guys.
I'd like to keep Harris because I think he's a good defender and one of those role players you need on a championship team.
Take it for what it's worth, but the same person that told me at the beginning of that season that we were going to trade for Pau, and I thought he was crazy. This same person told me that Pau will sign with Dallas this summer. First nothing for Howard, now nothing for Pau.
That has to be the worst defensive team I've ever seen. Plus Pau would realistically demand $8-10 million, and both Anthony and Love are near max deal players. Jordan Hill will most likely be looking to get paid this summer, probably around $6 million, so this isn't financially possible. The Lakers have two choices: build a well-balanced team around Kobe with a deep bench and go all out the next two years, or begin to rebuild and try to get value for the players who will not be a part of their long-term future (Gasol).
Yes it is definitely a bad defensive team but defense isn't allowed in the NBA anymore so you might as well play offense. If we could get a rim protector for Pau that would be great.
15 Jan 2014 08:11:55
Lakers get: Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Bass, Dante Cunningham
Boston gets: Mike Conley, Jordan Hill, Jodie Meeks, Memphis 2014 first pick (top 15), Chris Kaman and would be $20 million under cap in 2014
Minnesota gets: Zach Randolph, Jeff Green, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry, Lakers 2019 first round pick (would get assets for Love who is definitely leaving)
Memphis gets: Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Nick Young, Ronny Turiaf and would be $3-6 million under cap in 2014 with Pau discount
-Boston would have young core of Conley, Hill, Meeks, 2014 first round pick from Memphis, their own top 10 2014 first round pick, Avery Bradley, Jordan Crawford, Faverani, Sullinger and again, $20 million to throw at free agents
-Minnesota has very servicible lineup even after losing Love and Rubio:
Pekovic/Randolph/Green/Kevin Martin/their own 2014 first round pick (which will be top 15)
-Memphis has beautiful team with nasty chemistry of Spaniards in starting 5 with versatile depth chart
-Lakers have powerful starting 5 to build championship in:
Rondo/Kobe/Kevin Love/Bass/2014 first rounder in top 8 which could possibly land one of the following: Embiid, Parker, Wiggins, Gordon, Exum, or Randle
Believable trade but doubt it'll be pulled off
Some variation of this is what seems most like what the Lakers should do.
Rondo is the only point guard in the NBA other than Chris Paul who could handle Kobe Bryant and manage Bryant and others. Rondo has to be main target right this second since we can get Love in free agency at a very high probability
Dream on LA fan.
Wow! You Laker fans are insane. Most all of these trades are pipe dreams. Dream on. You gave Kobe too much money and that will come back to bit you in the ass.
According to ESPN trade machine, the Celtics get +12 wins from this and the Lakers -4 wins lol
Kendall Marshall is the real deal. So Maybe a rotation of Rondo/Marshall/Farmar would be nice. And Manny Harris might turnout to be a gem too. Kind of reminds me of a Raja Bell type of player. I think Ainge will send Rondo to Houston/McHale if they trade him, since they NBA has become a league of collusion.
Sure? how people would like to take melo with kobe?
hey did you ever watch some NBA game?
the difference between buss sr. and buss jr. is that buss jr. will sign melo, and buss sr. would never cause he wouldn't give a contract to melo cause he's useless if you have kobe!
15 Jan 2014 07:54:33
Attention: my entire post is about thinking lebron won't opt out in 2014, so don't think about him available soon.
Stop thinking about Love, not in 2014. He has an opt out for 2015, or he expires in 2016. So wait and try to let free cap.
I think kobe knows that he won't win any time any other ring, if he retires in 2016 as likely will be according to his new contract.
Kobe knew when signed $24M per year, that lakers need to rebuild.
Otherwise I doubt that with nash's $10M lakers would have done this heavy contract to kobe if they think they could get other superstars soon.
So I say:
don't think even a minute to sign Melo! He's an heavy contract, leave no space for others, he shoots too much, as kobe, with the difference that kobe shoots too much as melo BUT even much older than melo, black mamba can score way way better than him.
So it's obvious that lakers aren't going to win very soon, even if they get melo to LA.
-take a good pick in lottery (it would be a serious pity to see great talents as parker wiggins randle and even embid or smart, to go in Milwaukee. I don't know if they can afford a young talent as this year draft has. Let's hope they won't ruin them!).
-if possible take wiggins, parker, randle, or almost smart. I think randle and smart can be available when lakers will pick.
-try to make a trade and take a low first round pick. Almost try.
Sign some good and other bad player, probably just another year of Pau Gasol.
-don't sign gasol If Pistons (and I think they will) will let Monroe free, try to grab him, at 10M$ per year, not more, as he don't deserve more than $10M. but let him play as a C, it's his role, and he can get better and better. He is athletic and "a little bit" skilled. So if d'antoni won't leave (please mike, go away!) even for his playbook monroe could fit "a little". not much.
-make a good team, just to do POs, cause we won't have any draft pick in future drafts so it's useless to tank or do bad, but don't try to hope in
rings trying to get melo or similar.
-Let the talents of 2014 grow up.
-Try to make good moves in 2015 Free agency, with Love and most likely Lebron (LBJ only if Lakers didn't get Wiggins or Parker in 2014 draft!)
It's not "tanking" or "long rebuilding" but it's not even like "take jabbar, pick magic and win immediately". it's like "take kobe in the draft, take shaq in FA (probably this time not in the same year) and win not immediately but even not in 2020. even in 2015-16 lakers can win. I don't think they should think about winning the ring in 2014-15.
Possibles of carnel
Kevin Love has never gotten his team into the playoffs so I'm not sure why he has been turned into the "chosen one" for Laker fans and brass. Love is a # 2 option so who will be the #1?
The option one would be james, or wiggins, or parker.
the option one til 2016 is bryant, then some young dude. if bryant leaves, some other will come.
so not kevin love "based team". like shaq was n. 1 and kobe n. 2 then lakers will try to make a young n. 1 instead of love.
love can score. he can be n. 1 if you play good basket!
14 Jan 2014 16:06:57
2team trade lakers wolves lakers get kevin love dante cunningham wolves get pau gasol 1rd pick 2014
Lakers can't trade there 2014 pick
Suns have 2015 draft pick.
14 Jan 2014 11:45:20
2014 off season moves
LA Lakers Trades
LAL - Kevin Love
MIN - Pau Gasol (S&T), 2014 1st round pick (lottery pick)& 2014 2nd round pick + Cash cosiderations
LAL - Future Draft pick (s)
TOR - Steve Nash
LA Lakers sign/re-sign:
Anderson Varejao (MLE)
Nick Young (PO)
Jordan Farmar (vets min)
Carmelo Anthony (will take pay cut for championships)
Kendall Marshall (vets min)
Lamar Odom (vets min)
Sasha Vujacic (vets min)
Shannon Brown (vets min)
Darius Johnson-Odom (vets min)
LA Lakers 2014 Lineup
C-Anderson Varejao/Robert Sacre
PF-Kevin Love/Lamar Odom/Ryan Kelly
SF-Carmelo Anthony/Nick Young/Sasha Vujacic
SG-Kobe Bryant/Shannon Brown
PG-Kendall Marshall/Jordan Farmar/Darius Johnson-Odom
Coach:George Karl/Phil Jackson (if possible)
2014-15 NBA Champions!
Where Steve Nash at he should be on the lakers
Can not trade 2014 draft pick.
Lakers will never get out of this mess.
I think that it's amazing how many laker haters are rsponding to this post! you hate the lakers so much that you decided to come to a site "lakers-rumors" dedicated to the "lakers!" so stop hating and admit that you love the lakers too!
lakers for life
11 Jan 2014 18:13:38
The Lakers are looking for an athletic 4. I say keep Gasol. The Lakers just found a gem in Kendall Marshall, so how about this lineup for next season. which means we should sign Thomas this season
Remainder of Roster - Nash, Draft Pick, 2 FA
Why not keep Gasol and sign Thomas now. When Thomas was in Chicago he was a great rim protector. Plus I think he'd do well in MDAs system. At least it's worth finding out.
Most stupidest idea ever why in the world would u keep gasol when u have a chance to get love
Forget about Hill N Sacre, just another piece of S
You can sign Gasol and Love. I don't think Love is a max player. He'll sign 5 years 60 to 70 million IMO. Have Gasol's contract decrease in salary instead increase each year. 3 years 24 mil, yr1 10, yr2 8, yr3 6. Or something similar to that.
07 Jan 2014 23:18:13
Lakers trade Pau Gasol
Bobcats trade Ben Gordon & Bismack Biyombo OR Portland's 2014 1st draft pick + filler
Perhaps the Lakers have been going about trading Gasol the wrong way. Mitch should call Miami, Indy, Atlanta, San Antonio, OKC, and Portland. and say "we would like a 2014 first rounder, expiring contract and young talent. Send me your best offer because we are trading Gasol to a contender. "
I am shocked Indy hasn't tried to get Gasol. But it kind of explains why they haven't won a championship.
Trade Kaman to Spurs or Pacers for a pick.
03 Jan 2014 21:27:07
Lakers receive: Andrew Bynum, Alonso Gee, 2015 First Round Draft Pick
Cavaliers receive: Pau Gasol
Lakers receive: 2014 Second Round Draft Pick, Brandon Rush's TPE
Warriors receive: Steve Blake
The Lakers need to stockpile on draft picks and actually use them, and with the first trade they'd save money as well as have a pick in 2015, so they'd have a first rounder 3 consecutive years.
Never mind, Golden State traded their first and second rounders for 2014; however, they still have their 2015 first rounder so that could be acquired instead.
I'd do both of these trades.
I think if we trade pau which we will we need to go for a first rounder in 2014 for all costs
Be rational. Cleveland will not give up a potential lottery pick in a stacked draft for a half-season rental of Pau Gasol. As the GM of the Cavs, what would be the incentive to do such a thing? Surely a drink or two wouldn't be enough to make him lose his mind.
Gasol's bird rights are probably worth more than a draft pick, and would probably yield two decent players for the Cavs. In other words, the Cavs would rent him in order to sign and trade him this summer.
31 Dec 2013 13:51:31
LAL and CLE
LAL - Bynum (waive him), Alonzo Gee and first round draft pick
CLE - Gasol
This gets our tax situation under control. Do it Mitch! If Cleveland isn't willing to give up a first round draft pick then no deal.
Cavs getting Gasol and being able to retain his bird rights will be huge for them next season. I'm not sure we should be helping out Dan Gilbert though.
The way Cleveland is playing now, and even with Gasol, I think they still miss the playoffs at the 9 seed. Gives the Lakers two lottery picks and a decent player in Gee. Cleveland either signs Gasol or can sign another free agent instead of constantly drafting players and besides Kyrie and maybe Waiters they aren't really hitting it home with high draft picks.
Please! Perfect trade for the Lakers. Maybe throw in Meeks or Henry. Gee is expiring and a good piece. if we get lucky we pick Waiters instead.
Wishful thinking 2014 roster
29 Dec 2013 17:43:58
La trade Nash to Toronto for lowrye
28 Dec 2013 21:40:24
CLE - Randolph/Kaman
MEM - Gasol
LAL - Varejao/Bynum + MEM 1st round pick & CLE 2nd round pick
- MEM was rumored to be willing to give up a 1st round pick/Randolph for Gasol
- Lakers would waive Bynum by Jan 7
27 Dec 2013 06:34:56
Gasol to Memphis
Zach Randolph to Houston
Asik to Thunder
Perkins, Jones III, & Mavs Pick to LAL
Kaman, Nick Young, & Mavs Pick to NYK
Shumpert to LAL
Tank the rest of the season.
Stretch Steve Nash's deal and pay him off $3.2 mil over the next three years to get him off the books.
Try to draft Andrew Wiggins, he could learn a lot playing alongside Kobe.
Not sure if this would bring Kobe another ring, but it is a plan and a direction for the future.
26 Dec 2013 01:33:09
-2014 2nd round pick
-2015 2nd round pick
23 Dec 2013 19:38:47
Send angry kaman away and nash back home.
Nash and Kaman to the Raptors
Kyle Lowry and a draft pick from 2014 to the Lakers.
2014 will lakers get kyle lowry and a dtaft pick from to lakers
21 Dec 2013 19:11:01
Now that Kobe is out. The Lakers should trade Gasol for a rim protector, an expiring contract and a 2014 first round pick.
INDY - Gasol and Steve Blake
LAL - Ian Mahinmi, Danny Granger and 2014 first round pick.
This gets Indy a championship this year and the Lakers a championship the next year or two.
The Lakers are a brand and are one of the major reasons the NBA is what it is today. Kobe did the right thing by taking his contract. Players should not be colluding to win championships, because it eliminates the competitiveness in the NBA. Once competitiveness is gone fans won't watch. We are starting to see this, this year in the NBA.
Likewise Jimmy Buss has the ability to right the ship. In the past whenever David Stern started messing things up in the NBA, Dr. Buss always stepped in to make things right.
Sending Gasol to Indiana would cut the head-off the snake so to speak. And by doing so it will only enhance the Lakers brand around the world. David Stern can't fix what is wrong with the NBA right now, only the Lakers brand can.
19 Dec 2013 00:57:51
Lakers send: Pau Gasol
Lakers receive: Omer Asik, Luol Deng
Grizzlies send: Zach Randolph
Grizzlies receive: Pau Gasol
Rockets send: Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin
Rockets receive: Zach Randolph
Bulls send: Luol Deng
Bulls receive: Jeremy Lin
I wouldn't trade with Houston. Let them eat Asik and Lin's contract. Once they are cap strapped that will pretty much take them out of being a contender.
We'll know if the Lakers are serious about being a contender again before Kobe retires. The game was very telling last night against Minny. Yes the Lakers won but Minny had 22 offensive rebounds.
No way Melo or any superstar is going to come play with the Lakers with Gasol defending the middle.
Which is why Asik would be there to defend the middle. Lol. $8.4 million for an elite rim protector isn't bad at all. Any better ideas?
I'd rather Houston pay 14.8 mil because they can't trade him. Same goes for Lin. They'll owe him 14.8 mil too. Houston is under the cap this year but if they have to keep Lin and Asik they'll be close to 70 mil without completing their roster.
You wouldn't be willing to spend money if it meant more wins and a better chance at winning a championship? Because I know the Lakers sure as hell wouldn't mind. Maybe you didn't know this, but only $8.4 million of Asik's contract counts against the salary cap. That's a reasonable price for an elite rim protector.
Keeping Gasol will get us a decent draft pick in a loaded draft. I'm okay with the Lakers tanking this season, maybe even next season if we can't land Melo. If we traded Gasol for Asik it wouldn't be a bad move. I do agree we have to get someone to protect the rim. But think about Gasol possibly coming off the bench next year. We can probably re-sign him for a lot less. His market value has dropped a lot.
I don't know about you, but I would rather keep the bench we have right now on cheap contracts, rather than spend anything more than the vet's minimum to resign Gasol who hated coming off of the bench last year. All I'm saying is if we want to win, Asik is certainly someone we have to get, and this is our chance. Chandler's overpaid, Larry Sanders isn't going anywhere, Asik wants to leave. Plus Luol Deng, an all star when healthy, would really be a big help to Kobe when he comes back.
And 2014 Draft Pick
If we could have this team next year then I’m all for it. I don’t want Deng. I’d rather have Melo. People forget how good Melo has been when he had a decent team around him. Denver, when he had a good team around him they almost beat the Lakers. And you can’t ignore the Olympics either. Melo has been the best player on every Olympic team and the reason is he fits in well when he has talent around him.
Melo is cancerous to any team. I'd rather have a player like Deng, who actually defends and is not selfish, to compliment Kobe. Besides, if you trade for Deng then you have better cap flexibility and if they get to retain his bird rights then you can resign him after the rest of the roster is filled out.
People only think Melo is cancerous because that's what the media tells them. The media has said the same thing about Kobe and 5 rings later, oh well. I like Deng, but Melo on the floor with Kobe, Kobe isn't getting doubled. With Deng on the floor Kobe would still gets doubled if not triple teamed.
Deng makes us a better team but Melo makes us a contender. As for defense the Lakers need to play the same zone Dallas played when they won the championship.
Dallas still had Tyson Chandler, a great rim protector. Think about it, when Melo has the ball, Kobe's useless, and vice versa. You really think Kobe would give up his role as an alpha dog? And at this point in his career he's not being double teamed by anyone, and if he still was a simple solution to that is surrounding him with shooters.
The Lakers have to get a rim protector regardless. And yes Kobe and Melo will give up shots to win a championship, It's not a fluke that Kobe and Melo played so well together during the Olympics. The first time they won gold I thought it was a fluke but the second time I realized it wasn't. Kobe and Melo were the reasons we won gold, Wade also. I say sign Melo this summer and sign Love the following summer. If the FO's plans are to get Deng and Love, the Lakers won't be winning any championships anytime soon. We'll turn into a better version of T-wolves. I think our FO has done an excellent job so far. They can't be blamed for Howard leaving after we weren't allowed to trade for CP3. But Deng and Love would fit into our injury prone team very well.
Deng is asking for 12 to 13 million per year per his agent. If we have to pay that much for Deng we might as well pay a few more million and get Melo.
With the trade I proposed and a follow up trade for a point guard (preferably Lowry) the Lakers would be set to contend THIS YEAR. Deng has an expiring contract, so if you're really against the idea of having him they can choose not to resign him. What I know is that LA would have to renounce the bird rights of several players this summer if they were to keep them, but I don't know if that affects players received in trades, so if Deng could be resigned using his bird rights Melo could still be signed. And there is no way in hell they sign Love in 2015 if they sign Melo in 2014, there's just no chance of that happening. All I'm saying is that even if Melo and Kobe do work out together, paying the max for Melo and about $24 million for Kobe would barely leave them enough cap space to fill out the starting lineup, and that's if players take steep pay cuts. The best chance for the Lakers is Kobe retiring after next year and them signing Rondo and Love in free agency.
It will be interesting because I hear the Clippers are interested in Melo. They'll have a difficult time signing him but I wouldn't put anything past Doc being able to pull this off.
16 Dec 2013 13:36:39
LA Lakers trade
-Draft Picks (s)
-Draft Pick (s)
I like this trade
The Bulls get destroyed in this trade. Why would they take on the crappy contracts of Fields and Smith and an overrated Shumpert? I'll tell you why you think they'd do this: it helps the Lakers. At least be reasonable.
Shumpert could be a star, that's why they do it
Look at his stats and then tell me that. Nothing suggests Shumpert will be anything better than an above average player in this league.
16 Dec 2013 11:59:54
-2016 1st round pick[BOS]
-2018 1st round pick[BOS]
-2019 1st round pick[LAL]
-2014 1st round pick[NYK]
So the lakers give up nothing to get two superstars. Keep dreaming
Lakers cannot complete this trade. They, by league rules cannot trade a first round pick for 2 years because they do not have any to trade.
2014 will lakers get anthony will nyk get pau gasol goodbye lakers
15 Dec 2013 19:25:42
Three team trade Lakers Knicks and Cavaliers
Lakers get Tyson Chandler Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving
Knicks get pau gasol Steve Nash Steve Blake and Ryan Kelly
Cavs get Raymond Felton
Works according to espn trade machine
Sorry man but this trade is straight out robbery why would the Cavs give us Kyrie for nothing
2014 will lakers get tyson chandier
memphis get pau gasol
15 Dec 2013 16:50:56
Pau for Randolph
No. I like ZBo but if the Lakers trade Pau they need to get the pieces we need.
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