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20 Apr 2014 20:30:26
2014-2015: Cap is $63, Luxury threshold is $77, this roster costs $69
*rest of bench* Nash, Bazemore, Johnson
Kobe $24 two years
Bledsoe $14 four years
Nash $9 one year
Embiid $5 four years
Hill $4 two years
Meeks $4 two years
Young $3 two years
Sacre $1 two years
Farmar $1 one year
Henry $1 two years
Johnson $1 one year
Bazemore $1 one year
Kelly $1 one year
+Minutes per game estimation+
Bledsoe 33 mins/Farmar 15 mins
Meeks 28 mins/Henry 20 mins
Kobe 30 mins/ Young 18 mins
Hill 30 mins/ Kelly 18 mins
Embiid 35 mins/ Sacre 13 mins
The two rotation so that productivity is maximized when all starters aren't together as they cannot be due to minutes fluctuation.
Firstly this lineup is rather young and athletic. Bledsoe and Henry will be able to penetrate to score and to kick out to Young. Bledsoe and Embiid pick and roll would be a nightmare to defend. Bledsoe, Henry, and Young can all create their own shot when the shot clock is low. Of course Embiid can just post up and let him eat and develop his post game whilst Kobe rests and watches on the bench (not getting frustrated with not touches). Defensively the match ups work out to LA's benefit not having mismatches in athleticism and Sacre and Embiid can clog the paint.
Because Kobe is aging and will *possibly* have missed a step, having the two other starters would be helpful so that he isn't compensating too much for the other two starters who are not on the court with him. Kobe trusts Farmar due to two championships together not to mention everyone on the floor would defer to Bryant for his isolations that he won't get as many as when all five starters are on the court together. Farmar can run pick and roll with Hill and kick out to Meeks, Kobe, and Kelly. And by having Kelly on the court as a stretch, Kobe will have room to post up and kick out to all shooters, minus Hill who can snag boards. Again, in this lineup, the only older player is Kobe who should not have difficulty guarding Forwards who won't be as fast/athletic as guards that he is used to. Farmar, Meeks, Kelly, Hill all very smart and would play solid defense.
---This team only gets stronger the following year when they can sign Kevin Love or Lamarcus Aldridge so that Hill can be a backup for the bigs to have a better rotation so that there isn't so much reliance on Kelly and Sacre.
**please tell me how I am wrong here #embracingdebate
20 Apr 2014 10:36:08
LA Lakers 2014-15 Lineup Predictions
C -Joel Embiid/Robert Sacre/Kwame Brown
PF-Pau Gasol (Bird Rights)/Ryan Kelly
SF-Carmelo Anthony (Pay-cut[14. 5M-20M])/Sasha Vujacic/Shawne Williams
SG-Kobe Bryant/Nick Young (or Jodie Meeks)/Darius Johnson-Odom
PG-Steve Nash/Jordan Farmar/Kendall Marshall
Coach: Avery Johnson/Stan Van Gundy
C -Joel Embiid/Robert Sacre/Kwame Brown
PF-Amare Stoudemire[vets min (amnestied by the knicks)]/Ryan Kelly
SF-Shawn Marion/Nick Young
SG-Kobe Bryant/Jodie Meeks/Sasha Vujacic
PG-Steve Nash/Jordan Farmar/Kendall Marshall
Coach: Mike D'Antoni
C -Omeka Okafor/Robert Sacre/Kwame Brown
PF-Kevin Love/Lamar Odom/Ryan Kelly
SF-Luol Deng/Nick Young/Shawne Williams
SG-Kobe Bryant/Shannon Brown/Sasha Vujacic
PG-Kendall Marshall/Jordan Farmar/Chris Duhon
Coach: Mike D'Antoni
(I think LAL will have the top 3 pick in 2014 NBA draft and they will draft J. Embiid because MIL & PHI will draft J. Parker & A. Wiggins because they already have good Centers)
Embiid may have back issues I'm not sure we should take a chance on him. I'd probably pass on anyone with glimmers of Knee and Back issues. Avery Johnson, hell no. Wasn't he recently trashing Lakers FO for not keeping Phil around. MDA no, not his fault about this season but I've seen enough. His 'system' isn't good enough to win a championship. Stan Van Gundy, I like him and he'd be a good fit in LA, along with Byron Scott.
1) Carmelo will not take a paycut to play with embiid, gasol, kobe and nash. plus, embiid, wiggins, parker, exum are reaches with our lottery chances. more like vonleh, randle or smart
2) amare can not be amnestied. already used it on billups a while ago.
3) minny will not trade kevin love this offseason. even if they are willing, we should not trade our draft pick for someone who will join after a year. patience!
15 Apr 2014 03:12:14
PG E. Bledsoe / J. Farmar / S. Nash
SG Kobe / K. Bazemore
SF Wes Johnson / Nick Young
PF J. Parker / R. Kelly
C J. Hill / R. Sacre
Offense may be an issue (carried by KB, J Parker) but defense and athleticism is there (Bledsoe, Bazemore, Wes, J. Hill).
2015 - 16
PG Bledsoe / Farmar
SG Kobe / Bazemore
SF J Parker / Swag
PF K Love / Wes
C J Hill / Sacre
PG: Kyrie Irving
SF: Swaggy P
C: Hill / Sacre
SG: Kobe/Nick Young
PF: Hill/Draft Pick
2014 2015 pau gasol say goodbye with lakers pau gasol miss kobe bryant get suns
alex solorzano move out not bac
danny solorzano move out
jaho solorzano move out not back
We're not getting bledsoe. That would never happen. ever. Waste of cash too.
14 Apr 2014 00:30:24
Bigger picture plan
-Starting five costs 51 million-
Kobe $24 (two years)
Bledsoe $14 (four years)
Embiid $5 (five years)
Hill $4 (two years)
Meeks $4 (two years)
Farmar $1 (one year)
Henry $1 (one year)
Young $2. 5 (two years)
Kelly $1 (one year)
Sacre $1. 5 (two years)
Nash $9 (one year)
*fill out roster with cheap guys
Roster would cost around $70 million and would stay under luxury tax threshold
Hill and Young for sure, fill out the rest
*this starting five costs $65 million. Fill out the rest of the roster with whoever.
These four would cost $56 million and sign whoever else. It would most definitely be worth paying whatever luxury task necessary for proper role players. This roster can't lose, game over.
This is exactly what the Lakers should do. I mean Bledsoe/ Embiid additions would be the best case scenario in my book nevertheless it is still possible
What does worry me is sliding Kobe to SF. I know he can play SF but after coming from injury and being 35. guarding players like Durant, Lebron, Wiggins and other athletic wings might be a problem and could add a lot of stress to his aging body.
Other notes I feel Bazemore should definitely be part of the team. He showed a lot of energy on the defensive side and offense. Intriguing player, young and athletic.
A coaching change is a must. So the Lakers should start looking at Lionel Hollins, Jeff Van Gundy, Byron Scott, or Ollie.
Potential Players to go for:
PGs: Bledsoe/ Isiah Thomas/ Lowry
SF: Hayward/ Ariza / Stephenson
Players that might go elsewhere:
Meeks/ Nick Young/ Hill
What I would hope for in 2014 Lakers team
Use Bazemore as insurance or switch for Henry when either are having a bad game
Also I feel having Bledsoe Love Durant and Embiid is not possible. a pipe dream. it would probably be either be Love or Durant not both. Love being the most probable
Kobe at SF really wouldn’t be a problem. We should know better than anyone that Kobe does a better job of guarding Durant and Lebron than anyone else in the league. And guarding bigger players would be much better than guarding extremely athletic shooting guards and point guards which he simply shouldn’t be tasked to do anymore; realistically guarding SFs is what makes the most sense.
Bazemore can easily be had on a minimum salary and could be one of those 2-3 guys who fills out the roster next year outside of who I listed.
A coaching change goes without saying, D’antoni will certainly and thankfully be gone. I really don’t think Ollie would leave or that he is the right fit just based on a small sample size of his work. Guys like Van Gundy and Hollins are okay but if the next coach doesn’t have a championship pedigree then I don’t see it working. An in-house Lakers guy like Scott or Rambis might make sense. I’m really not sure who the next coach should be; all I know is D’antoni has to go.
In my opinion Lowry and Thomas at PG are not the answer. Lowry is 28 and signing him and overpaying him at a late age would be a mistake. Thomas is a midget and hasn’t proven he can guard the tier-one PGs like Paul, Westbrook, Parker, etc. Bledsoe is only 23 which is important because we would be building a young core to win MULTIPLE championships; Lowry and Thomas are not guys that fit into that.
I’d love to get Ariza or Hayward too but each of them would be too expensive and would be money not as well spent when Kobe can play SF as I assuaged earlier. There are much bigger needs at the PG and PF positions so spending money that can be used more prudently a la Kobe and cheap guys like Henry/Bazemore on guys like Hayward who will garner max contract money and Ariza who won’t be cheap are not smart decisions.
Young and Hill indeed might go elsewhere but Young and Meeks have voiced their desire to stay. Meeks can definitely be had especially when you are selling him on being the starting SG on a contender. Young would be a great keep but can be replaced with Bazemore/Henry and with the money lost from Young—could keep Hill with it.
Why isn’t Bledsoe, Love, Durant, and Embiid possible? Financially it is possible and Duran’t contract would be up in that year for that to happen with Kobe’s huge contract finally coming off the books with his retirement.
I don't know man. I know Kobe can play SF and can guard Durant and Lebron but it would have to be for limited minutes. His body just doesn't hold up as it use to. especially coming back from injury and being 35. at SG there is no one that can slow him down and he can be Kobe. I feel him playing SF would just be too much for his body. playing defense and expecting to score would bring more injuries
For PG I was just listing some people the Lakers should look at. Of course Bledsoe would be top candidate but Phoenix will not just let him so other options have to be looked at. Lowry is not my first choice and his injured ridden past scares me. He also looks like someone who could be overpayed. Isiah Thomas on the other hand you have him all wrong. this guy can ball and could do a bit of everything on the court. sure he is not athletic or tall but he can score on anyone and plays serviceable defense. in my opinion he is severely underrated and is better than Kyrie Irving. He could also probably be had for around 7-8 mil. allowing more space to sign other pieces. checkout the bballbreakdown video on him where they look at Thomas game and compare it to Kyrie.
Hayward would be an awesome addition at SF and has a similar game to Deng without injuries and younger. I also believe he can be had cheaper than Deng. Ariza has had a good season with the Wizards. plays good defense, and long frame. Stephenson we all know what he can bring to the table.
Bledsoe, Durant, Love and Embiid is just not fair lol. that's an all star team. I don't think the league would not allow it. Would be amazing
2014 2015 pau gasol goodbye lakers get eric bledsoe goodbye suns
12 Apr 2014 15:09:03
2014-2015 LA Lakers Roster:
PG - Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar, (Dante Exum)
SG - Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks, (Dante Exum)
SF - Xavier Henry, Kent Bazemore, Wesley Johnson (this 3 gives ATHLETICISM)
PF - Pau Gasol (Resign), Ryan Kelly,
C - Jordan Hill (F-C), DeJuan Blair (F-C), Robert Sacre
WHY ON THE ROSTER:
- Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, & Robert Sacre (Contract)
- Dante Exum (Draft)
- Jordan Farmar has potential and he loves LAL (LOYALTY)
- Jodie Meeks continues to improved his game and averaging 1. 4 STLPG
- Xavier Henry can play defense and has offense
- Kent Bazemore is agressive and provides energy
- Wesley Johnson can block shots and defend the perimeter, and that's what Lakers need
- Pau Gasol is one of the best PF but he doesn't fit in D'Antoni's offense, and he is Kobe's sidekick without him the Lakers will not have banner #15 & 16. #KEEPHIM
- Ryan Kelly has potential, knows how to defend, and can shoot 3's
- Jordan Hill is unique, there aren't very many players in the league who play with as much relentless energy and hustle as Hill does, he goes after every rebound- and manufactures extra possessions for the Lakers through sheer effort and will
- DeJuan Blair also hustle and play defense, he is a big factor for the Lakers
Sure, that'll get you about 35-40 wins MAX though.
06 Apr 2014 16:42:22
This is what I think the Laker should do 1. Fire MD 2. Hire B. Scott 3. Draft Exum 4. Sign deng, Bosh, 5. resign p. Gasol, either N. young or J. Meeks can't sign both, sign Kaman, Johnson, Henry, Farmar, Bazemore, R. Kelly starting five Nash Kobe deng bosh gasol bench exum young or Meeks Farmar Johnson Kelly Henry Bazemore sacre get a few more players this is a championship team Let Go Lakers!
OG LAKER FAN
I love your enthusiasm, but how could the lakers sign both bosh and deng? Deng can be had for twelve a year, and Bosh would have to take a massive paycut to join (at least 18 I would say). Lakers don't have that much cap space, but if those two sign for cheap, yeah it's a nice roster.
I agree with the comment. You're right that is a championship team. But nash won't be playing and I think we should just start exum and have nash just ride out his contract
Lakers should get Trevor Ariza back and Shannon Brown back they will bring back defense and scoring!
02 Apr 2014 19:17:22
Rumors are the Lakers are trying to package their draft pick in a trade for Kevin Love. I say screw that, and screw wasting 2 years trying to contend. The Lakers should start rebuilding now, and here's my plan: If they end up with the 6th pick in the draft, draft Aaron Gordon. Then, do whatever you can to trade for a late first rounder and draft Zach LaVine. Fire Mike D'Antoni and hire a young coach who is good at developing players. Resign Wesley Johnson and Jordan Hill and some of the other guys from this year's roster. The starting lineup would look like this
Notice that aside from Kobe, that team is very young, athletic, raw, and would play hard every night. I don't think you need Kobe to fill the seats every game. In fact, I think fans will be surprised at how much less dominant Kobe is and they would prefer a young and athletic team like such. Then in 2015, sign Klay Thompson (who can be a star and would probably prefer being the number 1 option on a team) to replace Kobe when he retires.
I hope this is a ploy to sell season tickets. Trading a draft pick for Kevin Love is stupid and would prove that Jim Buss doesn't know what he is doing. Right now no one is sure about him. Love puts up great numbers but he has never gotten his team into the playoff. EVER. We need to get Melo this year and Love the next or at the trade deadline.
Bazemore, Anderson or Exum
Your "melo/love" deals and losing nothing make no sense. It's also not possible.
The lakers need Kevin Love next year to be honest. "We can just get him in 2015, don't waste this year's pick" well, if we wait another full year, the lakers will be terrible again.
The NBA is not baseball, you don't gradually "grow" players, you have to mix young athletic players in with Veterans (such as Kobe). There's only 2 seasons left to of his contract, so I think the Lakers should get Love/a good pointguard to contend for a title
It does make sense because the Lakers would let Pau walk this year. So the Lakers would be "losing" Pau. Nash's expiring contract, filler and picks and the trade deadline next year will probably do the trick. Minny will be desperate to move Love the next season at the trade deadline. As for Melo we can sign him outright this summer.
We have no draft pick until 2019 and I'm pretty sure we can't trade it until we have another 1st round pick. It wouldn't matter anyways because some other team will have a better package than that. Carmelo is not coming this year either. It wouldn't work for the lakers anyways
Not true. Lakers have their 2016, 2018 and 2019 first and second round picks. Nash's expiring contract will be huge this year mainly because teams specifically small market teams will be concerned about the repeaters tax. If Melo wants to leave the Knicks you get him at all cost. Because next year the Lakers will be competing against the Heat, the Knicks and possibly Chicago for free agents.
You can't trade consecutive 1st round picks.
Anyways, how will 2 players (that are ball dominant and past prime on defense side) with max contracts win a championship. That virtually eliminates the idea of solid role players, and that's not how you win championships.
You can trade picks on draft night.
First - Kevin Love makes 15. 7 and 16. 7 the next two years. Not exactly max. If he opts out next year Kobe's contract is off the books the following year so it isn't a big issue. Remember the Lakers are concerned with repeaters tax. You can't be a tax repeater 2 out of 5 years or something like that without penalties.
Second - A good coach will teach good team defense players don't have to be great individual defensive players.
Third - Vets win championships not young players.
1) you can't trade consecutive year draft picks on draft night. Draft night has no special rights lmao
2) you were talking about Carmelo, not kevin love. Love is not a free agent this offseason.
3) defense is played by the players. You need the correct players to function as an unit. Coaches are paid to get the most out of the players.
4) you need a balance, however, the best players have to play like the best players.
1) We can trade our 2014 pick on draft night. The Lakers would make a verbal agreement on draft night and complete the deal after July.
2) I said get Melo this summer and Love his following year or at the trade deadline.
3) Not true anymore. The game is so offensively driven now guys can’t guard players one on one. This is mainly due to the no hand-checking rule. Team defense is more important now. Team defense is how Rick Carlisle beat Miami.
4) To win a championship you need a good system, good team defense, great scorer, good bench and good coach.
1) no, they can't. Only if they get another draft pick.
2) they would suck this next year, and then kobe would be even older with love. Love might not even pick the lakers/would cost too much money/ no role players what so ever
3) no, you can guard players 1v1 but you need team defense as well, however, the longer you can guard 1v1, the less you need to switch guys = better defense.
4) no tent. Good everything =good. However, we won't realistically get good everything, so we need to capitalize on a true 2nd scorer and a point guard.
1) The Lakers can trade their draft pick this year. They have to do it on draft night. Look it up.
2) They could suck next year regardless. I’m not that big on Love anyways I’d rather have Melo but if we got them both I’d take them. The Lakers aren’t concerned about going over the salary cap. Their only concern is the repeater tax.
3) Good teams can switch and match up with anyone. The key is having guys that can rotate.
4) We don’t really need a point guard. If we draft one that will be okay but more than likely he won’t contribute for awhile. Melo would be the second scorer.
25 Mar 2014 23:23:09
start: Bledsoe, Bryant, Trade 1st round pick to Timberwolves for Love, Deng, Greg Monroe
Bench: Farmar, Meeks, Hill, Sacre, Wesley Johnson, Nick Young, Bazemore
Coach : Replace D'Antoni for Lionel Hollins
Get help before it gets out of control. Whoops, too late.
Are you insane? How do you think the Lakers will pay for all those players? At best they'll only be able to sign one or two of those guys, and if it's two they'll have no money to fill out the rest of the roster.
If the Lakers draft Kyle Anderson and get Melo somehow the Lakers will be a contender next season.
Bryon Scott new coach
Bazemore - Anderson/Exum
Kobe - Young
Ariza - X-man
Melo - Hill
Gasol - Sacre
Farmar, Brooks, Kelly, second round draft pick
We don't have a second-round draft pick.
I thought our second round pick this year is top 40 protected. I could be wrong though.
25 Mar 2014 23:04:54
start: Bledsoe, Bryant, Love, Deng, Greg Monroe
Bench: Farmar, Meeks, Hill, Sacre, Wesley Johnson, Dante Exum or Jabari Parker (Rookie), Bazemore
To make this happen, you realize that Bledsoe, Deng and Monroe need to sign for the minimum? And that ain't happening.
24 Mar 2014 13:14:56
Jordan Hill (bird rights)
Kwame Brown (vets min)
[3 team trade;LAL-K. Love, MIN-Z. Randolph, Ryan Kelly, 2014 draft pick (2nd round LAL)+cash considerations, MEM-P. Gasol (S&T)], K. Bazemore
Lamar Odom (vets min)
Carmelo Anthony (paycut)
Sasha Vujacic (vets min)
Shawne Williams (vets min)
Shannon Brown (vets min)
[Trade:LAL-Rajon Rondo, BOS-Steve Nash+ 2014 1st round pick (Dante Exum)]
Jordan Farmar (MLE)
Chris Duhon (vets min)
Coach: Phil Jackson (if possible)/George Karl
Lmao Kwame. NO!. oh and this has no chance of happening
First of all, LA doesn't have a second round pick in this year's draft. Secondly, the salaries in your proposed trade wouldn't match up unless Pau is signed for somewhere around $15 million, which has no chance of happening. And as of now, Boston is slated to have a pick before LA (I know how the lottery works, but you have to assume the Celtics will get a better pick) so if they wanted, they could draft Exum themselves, especially if they don't land a top 3 pick. Lastly, the chance of the Wolves trading Love for an expiring contract and a worthless pick are slim to none, even if Love forced his way to LA. None of this is realistic in the slightest, and you'd be better off waiting until Rondo and Love are free agents, so you don't end up trading a potential star in Exum for a one year rental of a guy who could walk at the end of the season.
2014 2015 eric bledsoe goodbye suns lakers get eric bldsoe gau gasol goodbye to lakers not back with lakers
15 Mar 2014 00:10:18
Start: MarShon Brooks, bench: Jordan Hill
Start: Kobe Bryant, bench: nick Young
Start: Paul George, bench: Ryan kelly
Start: Pau Gasol, bench: another good center
Start: first round pick pg, bench: Eric Bledsoe
Firer MDA & the staff
Get a new coach
Phill or someone eles
Really think about this guys,
Ryan kelly is so underrated if you watch lakers game look how he plays defense & his shots are on point
Same with brooks
The reason why Jordan former are Marshall isn't at point is because marshall can only pass is shot is ugly
And he plays no defense & he let nick young pushed by all the suns players
& Jordan Farmar is not at point because Eric Bledsoe is a much better point guard
& that guy we have required from the Steve Blake trade
He sucks, he shoots to much, marShon Brooks is way better that's why we won that Kings game brooks score most of his points in the 4Q and that's why we took the lead & won
Jodie Meeks is not up there because he is too inconsistent I know he scored 42 points but he's inconsistent.
And if you disagree with me you are seriously not smart basketball wise
Think about it, we still have the speed. Better defense, a stable lineup, consistency, guys that can make their own shot, get after the ball, love to win, & won't. Just seat and watch kobe score yet they don't need more then 6 touches a game to be effective
First of all, Paul George signed an extension with the Pacers, so it would be impossible to acquire him. Secondly, who would be the power forward on that team? Paul George? Lol, that is far from a "stable lineup". And I didn't know the criteria for being a point guard is having a pretty looking shot. Marshall has been shooting consistently from beyond the arc this year, and unless the Lakers draft or sign a point guard he will most likely be starting. Anyone who agrees with you is not "smart basketball wise" because the team you constructed would be crappy and overpaid. Assuming they did sign Bledsoe, he would demand at least $15 million and he is a restricted free agent so it's not like he can take less to be with LA. It's already been established getting George isn't possible, and Gasol will most likely demand $8-10 million. They're better off saving their money and targeting Love in 2015.
I agree with the poster above me. Paul George is already signed/ and it wouldn't fit salary cap anyways lol.
The beat bet is getting into a sign and trade (preferably greg Monroe) so we can acquire k love. I wouldn't draft a player by his position in this draft because the talent is so good. Bledsoe (15 mill per year) love (16 mill next year) and kobe (23mill) makes a powerful/complete roster. That's 54 million, which allows the lakers to get another player (gasol perhaps) and top 6 pick. We just need to force Nash to retire.
Love is garbage, you people go off stats. Get your basketball iq up
Stats aren't California in basketball. Think i'm joking?
When you pass the ball and the person makes it did you really find and open man? Or did he throw up a hellmary I just prayed It'll go in?
And instead of going off percentage on shooting go off does he or has he ever score 30 plus? In a game no the guys garbage. mda seems to be a fan of small ball
Then again Jordan. Hill isn't tall enough to be a center and yet he grabbing rebounds like his 7 ft and grabbing them over 7fters
But I guess you people want I person who can't shoot haha guess what? Wheb kobe comes back the pg that we have that's putting up 15 assists and 3 of 13 of shooter scoring 10 points a game and rarely 20 points assist is going to drop to 3 assists. And that's if he's lucky to even touch the ball that many times. Because after kobe dippers it into 5 seconds on the clock and sees that pg d league Person on the court
Open lol well we all know he's not going to make it. and well its the lakers who don't wanna come play for the team. I mean dwight took less money and left us because are team suck with all these d league. Players on are team. You people are slow having people on are team who can only score and stand still got up in this slump we need defense motivation/ people who isn't just in it for the money and tell me one person up there don't take there job seriously?
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.
Lakers can do a sign and trade this offseason for love. Love/kobe 1-2 punch would be perfect and they could have some money to resign pau for a smaller contract (give more money at end of contract to fit in salary cap) and get a PG. They will have a top 5 pick as well. They can rebuild very smoothly
Lakers also need wingman that can limit star wingman like, durant, james, george and deng, lakers also need enrginic center that can provide defence on howard, griffin ang other bigman. my 1st five will be, Smart, Bryant, Young, Love and Noah. reserve are farmar, marshall, meeks, bazemore, jeff green, hill, kelly, johnson
I don't get all this Love for Love. He has never gotten his team out to the playoffs. EVER. People complain about Melo but at least Melo has gotten his team to the conference finals and the playoffs.
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?
2014 2015 lakers yes happe get eric bledsoe get kevin love suns happe get pau gasol goodbye
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
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