Kobe Bryant has gone into a deep silence, the draft has come and gone, Kevin Garnett is still available, and the Lakers are doing as much as possible to make significant moves this season to make a dramatic impact.

There are a few things that seem to be going the Lakers way, the Kevin Garnett sweepstakes as of now looks like to be between the Warriors and the Lakers. Unless, Atlanta wants to hook back up with Phoenix for a three team deal, or some other team like Dallas decides to seriously jump into the picture.

I still question why the Lakers didn’t deal some or all of their draft picks to acquire an established veteran or to package them in a big deal. While there draft picks were liked by draft experts. Let’s be completely honest, Crittenton is a good player but he is another young point guard. This whole off-season Kupchack has made it known that we want an established veteran point guard. That is why we have showed interest over free agents such as Mo Williams and Steve Blake.

As for the Chinese “Magic Johnson” and Pau Gasol’s little brother Marc. Those guys are going to stay overseas for at least another year. So we won’t see them in Laker uniforms anytime soon. So basically in this draft we got a young rookie point guard? Not too much of an upgrade by any stretch of the imagination.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel for all Laker fans. I believe that there is no better veteran point guard out on the market then recently released, former Laker Derek Fisher. This is a guy we never should have released in the first place. A excellent defender, can knock down the open three pointer, and stays in excellent shape. Being in Los Angeles can fill his needs as being a sure starter, and also providing great medical care for his daughter that suffers from eye cancer.

Bringing Derek Fisher would bring in exactly what the Lakers have been looking for, you might not believe in fate but with the weak free agent market especially at point guard I think that acquiring Fisher would be that Laker luck that we have had in so many other instances. I say give Fisher the full mid level exception, as Fisher’s agent says it is evident that Fisher is worth more than 5.5 million a year so getting him at this would be a steal. So teaming Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant in the backcourt would add the skill of great defense, hard work ethic, and most importantly playoff experience at the ultimate level. This would solve the Lakers point guard issues, and it would allow Farmer to learn under Fisher’s wing and assume a solid backup role at the point guard position.

The calling of Luke Walton’s agent a minute after free agency started, was a classy move by Mitch Kupchack. Getting Luke back was essential and it provides a small forward that is a master of the triangle offense and his precision passing spreads the floor.

All that being said, the Lakers still need to bring in that IMPACT player, and that impact player is the one and only Kevin Garnett. KG has LA written all over him, a sunny city, a team that is on the brink, he has a house in Malibu, and is good friends with Kobe Bryant. Not to mention the GetGarnett.com movement and all the users that would welcome the 10 time all star with open arms.

I love what Lamar Odom did last year and the struggles both physically and emotionally he went through. Most players would have quit or gave up but Lamar fought through everything to give us the best chance to win. However, to get someone good you have to give up someone good in return. So the Lakers will have to package Lamar and Bynum, and either offer more or get a third team involved. Either way the Lakers need to do everything in their power to get this guy. Jermaine might work and is a good plan B, but to make this offseason a success and make us a contender we need to do everything possible to get KG to LA.

Getting some more depth at center, and getting rid of Kwame’s expiring contract are all things that need to be addressed but to keep Kobe and make this offseason a success the Lakers need to…

GETGARNETT!

  • KOBEAKSEL24

    GREAT ARTICLE
    WONDERFUL.
    LAKERS GET KG OR ANYONE GOOD

  • kyler

    u r right

  • DeepFrost

    another good one from dbricks))…feelin u homie)

  • lakersforlife77

    LOL at the pic.

    Fisher can take anyone :p

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    The vision of the future looks great.

  • twospotz

    lets get kg and fish!!!!!

  • Ricky

    if the lakers can acquire garnett through a trade and sign fisher as a free agent, we will have fixed 2 of the biggest needs to our roster. i love lamar and i thank him for all he has done as a laker, through hard times physically and emotionally, he has been wonderful. but like it says, if you want someone good, you got to give up someone good. so if garnett is attainable, then a package will have to start with odom, bynum, kwame (or radmanovic, cause minnesota needs shooters), and a future pick(s) in order to get garnett. then the lakers need to sign fisher, he will give the lakers added defense, 3 point shooting, hustle, and most importantly, experience and leadership. the lakers need a third option on this roster if these two things were to happen, so i think they should contact sacramento about the availability of ron artest (package kwame, sasha, and future pick). i say making a trade for him will be good, since he will make an excellent third option behind kobe and garnett. he will provide much needed defense and a strong, athletic offensive game.

    this trade would be perfect for all teams involved, and also give both minnesota and sacramento some future draft picks too, the best offer that minnesota will probably get anyways!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~617~1016~2421~25~261~3031&teams=23~16~16~16~23~13~13~13

    tentative roster:

    C- mihm (MLE, may leave cause requesting too much $$), m. gasol (or overseas)
    PF- garnett, turiaf, cook, smith
    SF- artest, walton
    SG- kobe, evans
    PG- fisher (MLE), farmar, crittenton, yue (or overseas)

    perfect roster, just one short of league maximum (15), maybe sign some veteran with veteran’s mimimum??

    other free agents available:

    - gerald wallace :) if not ron-ron??
    - darko milicic :) good choice to fill center void if mihm decides to leave
    - mo williams (too much $$??)
    - steve blake (too much $$??)

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5535"]if the lakers can acquire garnett through a trade and sign fisher as a free agent, we will have fixed 2 of the biggest needs to our roster. i love lamar and i thank him for all he has done as a laker, through hard times physically and emotionally, he has been wonderful. but like it says, if you want someone good, you got to give up someone good. so if garnett is attainable, then a package will have to start with odom, bynum, kwame (or radmanovic, cause minnesota needs shooters), and a future pick(s) in order to get garnett. then the lakers need to sign fisher, he will give the lakers added defense, 3 point shooting, hustle, and most importantly, experience and leadership. the lakers need a third option on this roster if these two things were to happen, so i think they should contact sacramento about the availability of ron artest (package kwame, sasha, and future pick). i say making a trade for him will be good, since he will make an excellent third option behind kobe and garnett. he will provide much needed defense and a strong, athletic offensive game.

    this trade would be perfect for all teams involved, and also give both minnesota and sacramento some future draft picks too, the best offer that minnesota will probably get anyways!!

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~617~1016~2421~25~261~3031&teams=23~16~16~16~23~13~13~13

    tentative roster:

    C- mihm (MLE, may leave cause requesting too much $$), m. gasol (or overseas)
    PF- garnett, turiaf, cook, smith
    SF- artest, walton
    SG- kobe, evans
    PG- fisher (MLE), farmar, crittenton, yue (or overseas)

    perfect roster, just one short of league maximum (15), maybe sign some veteran with veteran’s mimimum??

    other free agents available:

    - gerald wallace :) if not ron-ron??
    - darko milicic :) good choice to fill center void if mihm decides to leave
    - mo williams (too much $$??)
    - steve blake (too much $$??)[/quote]

    Well if we sign Fisher we’ll be giving him the full mle and the only one of those free agents you mentioned that we could actually afford anyways, even with the full mle, is steve blake, who sucks. And also we don’t have to use the mle on players who were previously signed with us, so we wouldn’t use it on mihm, who would take the full mle anyways because he thinks he deserves to be overpaid.

    And also Radmanovics contract is worse than odom’s, odom will have to be a part of the package for garnett.

  • NY Kobe Fan 8

    luke walton sucks

    lol trade his ass for ron ron

  • lakerfan81

    Fisher can not take a max MLE becuase it is 6 yrs long and under the new CBA rules players over 36 are not guaranteed a contract. So any contract fisher signs will only be guaranteed for the first 3 years. Something like that anyways. Try reading the CBA rules some of them are pretty complicated.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5540"]Fisher can not take a max MLE becuase it is 6 yrs long and under the new CBA rules players over 36 are not guaranteed a contract. So any contract fisher signs will only be guaranteed for the first 3 years. Something like that anyways. Try reading the CBA rules some of them are pretty complicated.[/quote]

    Ok well even so, if fisher takes even half of the mle what your left with is not even close enough to sign the other free agents he listed.

  • TheFaze

    Yeah, no way Minn would want Rad’s contract. I mean, who would? lol. They’ve already apparently have balked at Odom’s contract, so it’s just a matter of setting up something with a third team.

    Good try tho, and nice post. I hope Mitch and Lakers org read it!

  • Eric Thai

    If we pick up KG without giving up Lamar (which is probably not going to happen) and sign fisher, we have a very good line up.

  • lakerfan81

    [quote post="485"]Ok well even so, if fisher takes even half of the mle what your left with is not even close enough to sign the other free agents he listed.[/quote]

    I was just pointing that out because I just found it out earlier today. I don’t think Fisher cares about the money. he is not the type of guy to choose money over his daughter. I’m sure he will choose the city that he thinks has the best care for his daughter. If that city has an NBA team then he will see if they are interested in signing him and then have discussions about a contract.

  • Ryanfuu09

    Agree with the article… Grab Fish and KG some how! Another great post by dbricks….get this guy a email GG Staff… He has a bright future!!!!

  • remy

    give fisher the full mle!!

  • dakobestopper

    Sign fish and trade sun chop suey, farmar and bynum and ship odom to a third team for garnett. throw in sash eyechart and next years pick for all i care. just do it now.

  • mR.beaSt

    check this out. even though Minny said that it doesn’t want Odom, try to appeal to them by throwing in Radman and Farmar for good measure to the original trade package of AB and LO. that’s the best deal for Garnett that Minny can get, and slowly 1 by 1, teams like Dallas, Pheonix, and Chicago will give up in their chase of KG. if we do land him and re-sign Fisher, we could have a lineup like this:

    C: Kwame/Gasol (might play. if not, add Ronnie here)
    PF: KG/Ronnie/Cook
    SF: Walton/Evans/Sun Yue (might play. espn ranks him as SF)
    SG: Kobe/Sasha
    PG: Fisher/Crittenton

    not a perfect roster, but a deep one with a great bench led by the athletic freak known as Evans!it’s still relatively weak in the SF department, but Walton is obviously going to start after getting a hefty increase in his salary. Fisher can start and Crittenton could still get about 15 MPG. whenever Kwame plays good, we win. next year he’d want to be showcasing his talent so expect his game to improve. if Gasol doesn’t play in the US this year, you could put in Ronnie as a sub for Kwame. with good starters, the bench should see lots of playing time (much like the Spurs’ bench), with the starters averaging about 90 PPG. stick Sun Yue (if he comes) in the D-League and make him gain at least 20 lbs of muscle to add to his 6-9 frame, and he could be a great swingman. a great defensive team along with the NBA’s leading scorer, plus a mixture of highly celebrated veterans with young players still trying to find where they stand. this could be a playoff contender or even make a run at the Finals next year!

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5555"]check this out. even though Minny said that it doesn’t want Odom, try to appeal to them by throwing in Radman and Farmar for good measure to the original trade package of AB and LO. that’s the best deal for Garnett that Minny can get, and slowly 1 by 1, teams like Dallas, Pheonix, and Chicago will give up in their chase of KG. if we do land him and re-sign Fisher, we could have a lineup like this:

    C: Kwame/Gasol (might play. if not, add Ronnie here)
    PF: KG/Ronnie/Cook
    SF: Walton/Evans/Sun Yue (might play. espn ranks him as SF)
    SG: Kobe/Sasha
    PG: Fisher/Crittenton

    not a perfect roster, but a deep one with a great bench led by the athletic freak known as Evans!it’s still relatively weak in the SF department, but Walton is obviously going to start after getting a hefty increase in his salary. Fisher can start and Crittenton could still get about 15 MPG. whenever Kwame plays good, we win. next year he’d want to be showcasing his talent so expect his game to improve. if Gasol doesn’t play in the US this year, you could put in Ronnie as a sub for Kwame. with good starters, the bench should see lots of playing time (much like the Spurs’ bench), with the starters averaging about 90 PPG. stick Sun Yue (if he comes) in the D-League and make him gain at least 20 lbs of muscle to add to his 6-9 frame, and he could be a great swingman. a great defensive team along with the NBA’s leading scorer, plus a mixture of highly celebrated veterans with young players still trying to find where they stand. this could be a playoff contender or even make a run at the Finals next year![/quote]

    If you throw in Radmanovic that would make them throw up. His contract is much worse than odom’s at 5 yrs/ 25 mil. Either they’re going to have to get to like odom’s contract or we have to get a third team in the mix.

  • mR.beaSt

    yeah, but didn’t they want a shooter? and i heard that they were interested in Walton

  • getgasol

    Get Derek Fisher back. give him the full MLE. I was saying this even before Fish left the Jazz. The Lakers should have their heads examined for ever letting him go. Fish was arguably their best player after Shaq & Kobe. I would rather the Lakers get Fish back than any other free agents. The Lakers weakest position is at point guard, and during the Laker’s 3 championships, no one on the Lakers played that position better. Besides, the triangle offense doesn’t need a true point guard anyway. Spending a ton of money trying to get someone like Kidd or Nash would be a waste. GET FISH!!!

    I still believe getting Garnett should be the Lakers top priority. Throw everything at the Wolves you can. KG is worth every penny. Give them Odom, Bynum, Brown, and all three draft picks (and future ones) if you have to.

    And if landing KG is impossible, get Gasol. He’s cheaper anyway. We can maybe even get Gasol without losing Odom. Don’t waste your time with Jermaine O’Neal. He is practically the same player as Odom.

    getgasol.com

  • mR.beaSt

    maybe Sasha, Cook, and Evans would interest them with LO and AB would interest them? that would kill the depth of the team..but this is KG we’re talkin about!

  • MCADAMS711

    [quote post="485"]I still question why the Lakers didn’t deal some or all of their draft picks to acquire an established veteran or to package them in a big deal. While there draft picks were liked by draft experts. Let’s be completely honest, Crittenton is a good player but he is another young point guard. [/quote]
    I don’t think they dealt their draft picks for an established veteran because they have, and will continue to hold out for Garnett. If they traded their picks they would have less to offer the TWolves (who want young prospects not veterans). I don’t think they packaged them in a big deal for the same reason…they could not make the big deal they wanted (KG). No offense, but this seemed pretty obvious. Laker’s objectives: #1 Get Garnett #2 Get other players.

    [quote post="485"]This is a guy we never should have released in the first place.[/quote]
    I absolutely love DFISH (.4!) but you have to be realistic. We would have been dumb to keep him and would have had to match what Golden State paid him (6 years – 37 million), which is considered a classic example of overpaying a guy. Fisher is a decent defender and offensive contributor, but certainly not a full-blown 42 minute starter. I think he would be worth paying the MLE but mainly because of what he would add to the locker room (which for the Lakers is a MAJOR need). I’ll also be rejoining the LAKER FAN CLUB if fish comes back!

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  • Eric Thai

    Keep Odom. GetGarnett. Sign Fisher. Championship. but then again we’re most likely or have to give up Odom in order to get KG.

  • laker2421

    DBricks great article! I say Dr.Buss hires you as the GM of the Lakers. Please Mitch get KG!

  • Rhom Dale

    hey staff at getgarnett.com im really glad you added my video [kevin garnett lakers preview] to your media, but can you give me some credibility and put by rhom dale feraro or rhomdizzale2 or something. thank you.

  • Justin M.

    Nice article, but a vision is different from a reality.

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment="5573"]hey staff at getgarnett.com im really glad you added my video [kevin garnett lakers preview] to your media, but can you give me some credibility and put by rhom dale feraro or rhomdizzale2 or something. thank you.[/quote]
    Great video, man. Had to add it.

  • J-Cool

    Should We Get Webber If He Don’t Retire With The Veteran Minimum?

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5579"]Should We Get Webber If He Don’t Retire With The Veteran Minimum?[/quote]

    With our current squad…..no, but if we are going to get garnett or jo or an impact veteran to compliment kobe then I think webber would be useful, but i doubt that he would sign with us, unless we have garnett.

  • J-Cool

    DBricks

    Nice Article Man.

  • RC

    [quote comment="5539"]luke walton sucks

    lol trade his ass for ron ron[/quote]

    NYKobeFan8 Way to bring your “A” game, you get a RC star *!!!

  • YOUguysAREdumb

    i think KG will be enough fisher needs to go to New York lakers simply wouldn’t be able to afford him

  • Fatty

    I’d love to trade Luke for Artest but…….
    Luke is our man. Signed FA’s can not be traded for 90 days.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    D-Fish will most likely be a Lakers beacuse:
    1.he was drafted here and knows the org.
    2.Knows the triange
    3.Godd friends w/ Kobe
    4.Is one of the cities to treat his daughter.
    5.Would Fisher really want to go to the knocks rather than the Lkaers? Come on.
    7.He would be back where he belongs which is LA!!!

  • RC

    D. Fish daughter care is nice, but it confused most of you that post.

    First, D Fish is NOT worth anything close to the full MLE. D. Fish is not worth a dollar more than the vet minimum $1.2 million. I do NOT want money going to D. Fish that could otherwise go to Artest and other players that could be available in a trade or other set of negotiations. D. Fish is NOT an Artest, never has been and never will be.

    D. Fish is a nice 8th or 9th man off the bench for no more than 15 minutes a game. Bring him here as an assistant coach rather than put him on the team. D. Fish is too slow, does not have the NBA game anymore and should retire, PERIOD, next topic:

    KG–Throw any group of players for KG to get him. Most of the lakers roster SUCKS, so throw in Walton, Odom, Bynum, Brown, Cook, Sasha, and anybody else except for Kobe to get Garnett.

    Look this present roster SUCKS, and it is time to GUT the team to get Artest and KG. The lakers can always get any of these current bench player that they have to restock the team. They are some of the most overrated players in the NBA. The only reason they made the playoffs last season is because of Kobe, this team WITHOUT kobe can NOT win any more than 25-30 games. This is why Kobe is the obvious MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    ok did you watch the playoffs or the Jazz this season?
    How is he a “9th man” when he was their starting PG and look how far they made it!
    our number one priority is pg
    whos gonna start?farmar
    haha yeah right
    we need a vet. which is fish
    hes a perfect free agent
    and we alreay have depth at sf:walton,radman
    we dont need to get rid of walton when we just signed him for 6 years!!!!!!!
    wow your smart…

  • RC

    [quote comment="5586"]I’d love to trade Luke for Artest but…….
    Luke is our man. Signed FA’s can not be traded for 90 days.[/quote]

    Luke has not been signed yet, we could still do a sign and trade for Artest.

    I’m thinking the lakers will do a sign and trade (Walton and Crittendon for Artest), you heard it here first!!!!!

  • RC

    [quote comment="5587"]D-Fish will most likely be a Lakers beacuse:
    1.he was drafted here and knows the org.
    2.Knows the triange
    3.Godd friends w/ Kobe
    4.Is one of the cities to treat his daughter.
    5.Would Fisher really want to go to the knocks rather than the Lkaers? Come on.
    7.He would be back where he belongs which is LA!!![/quote]

    D. Fish for a dollar NOT over the vet minimum $1.2 million and I will accept. But he does NOT deserve a dollar over $1.2 million per year. Let him retire so he can be there for his daughter 24/7 and he can watch the lakers on TV!!!

  • RC

    That china man can stay in China for the next 10 years, nothing special and a WASTED draft pick that should have been traded elsewhere. Sun Yue, you can stay in China forever!!!

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]
  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5595"]wow you have great sources…..
    ur dumb walton did resign it all over the news!

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-lakers2jul02,1,7649675.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-nba-lakers&ctrack=4&cset=true/quote

    Yeah but that’s still speculation he can’t officialy sign anything until july 11th(or sometime around the 11th)

  • RC

    [quote comment="5595"]wow you have great sources…..
    ur dumb walton did resign it all over the news!

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/lakers/la-sp-lakers2jul02,1,7649675.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-nba-lakers&ctrack=4&cset=true/quote

    He only agreed ORALLY, not in writing, thus as Kobe says it, the Lakers “can still ship his ass outta here”!!!!

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    whats the difference?
    you know that there gonna do it
    live in REALITY dude

  • Fatty

    RC

    You’d be one big time prophet if that comes true.

    Luke loves the Lakers and is why he signed so quickly, according to agent. He would have to agree to go to SAC Town. Nobody wants to go to Sac Town, especially “surfer boy” Luke. That town closes after dark, and is worse on the weekend. Weber thought it was torture to live there.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    [quote comment="5588"]D. Fish daughter care is nice, but it confused most of you that post.

    First, D Fish is NOT worth anything close to the full MLE. D. Fish is not worth a dollar more than the vet minimum $1.2 million. I do NOT want money going to D. Fish that could otherwise go to Artest and other players that could be available in a trade or other set of negotiations. D. Fish is NOT an Artest, never has been and never will be.

    D. Fish is a nice 8th or 9th man off the bench for no more than 15 minutes a game. Bring him here as an assistant coach rather than put him on the team. D. Fish is too slow, does not have the NBA game anymore and should retire, PERIOD, next topic:

    KG–Throw any group of players for KG to get him. Most of the lakers roster SUCKS, so throw in Walton, Odom, Bynum, Brown, Cook, Sasha, and anybody else except for Kobe to get Garnett.

    Look this present roster SUCKS, and it is time to GUT the team to get Artest and KG. The lakers can always get any of these current bench player that they have to restock the team. They are some of the most overrated players in the NBA. The only reason they made the playoffs last season is because of Kobe, this team WITHOUT kobe can NOT win any more than 25-30 games. This is why Kobe is the obvious MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    ok did you watch Utah this season or even in the playoffs?
    D-fISH was there 2nd pg but can be a starting pg
    thats the Lakers number one priority
    so who else is gonna start?farmar
    haha yeah right
    hes the perfect free agent
    and we already have depth at sf with radman and walton
    why would you trade him when you just signed walton!
    ron artest is too risky

  • RC

    Blake, the answer is we don’t want you (a.k.a. NO), D Fish for the full MLE, Hell NO, Mihm for money similar to the full MLE, HELL NO, the lakers front office has such an easy job, I can make all the RIGHT answers rather easily and so should they!!!!

    One mistake–OVERPAYING walton, but I’ll let you slide since you gave him bench money $3.75 million in year 1.

  • http://www.vivathegame.com VIVA THE GAME | Dating tips

    Good Work. I couldn’t have said it better.

  • RC

    [quote comment="5602"][quote comment="5588"]D. Fish daughter care is nice, but it confused most of you that post.

    First, D Fish is NOT worth anything close to the full MLE. D. Fish is not worth a dollar more than the vet minimum $1.2 million. I do NOT want money going to D. Fish that could otherwise go to Artest and other players that could be available in a trade or other set of negotiations. D. Fish is NOT an Artest, never has been and never will be.

    D. Fish is a nice 8th or 9th man off the bench for no more than 15 minutes a game. Bring him here as an assistant coach rather than put him on the team. D. Fish is too slow, does not have the NBA game anymore and should retire, PERIOD, next topic:

    KG–Throw any group of players for KG to get him. Most of the lakers roster SUCKS, so throw in Walton, Odom, Bynum, Brown, Cook, Sasha, and anybody else except for Kobe to get Garnett.

    Look this present roster SUCKS, and it is time to GUT the team to get Artest and KG. The lakers can always get any of these current bench player that they have to restock the team. They are some of the most overrated players in the NBA. The only reason they made the playoffs last season is because of Kobe, this team WITHOUT kobe can NOT win any more than 25-30 games. This is why Kobe is the obvious MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    ok did you watch Utah this season or even in the playoffs?
    D-fISH was there 2nd pg but can be a starting pg
    thats the Lakers number one priority
    so who else is gonna start?farmar
    haha yeah right
    hes the perfect free agent
    and we already have depth at sf with radman and walton
    why would you trade him when you just signed walton!
    ron artest is too risky[/quote]

    Ron Artest is just like Rodman, he brings the X factor. Honestly, for Artest, I would trade Walton, Crittendon, Kwame, and Vlade. I would ship all of these weak Lakers out of L.A. with a first class one-way ticket.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    ok you basically sai dno to all there options
    they dont have much to go for
    you take what you can get
    use your common sence
    for realz…

  • RC

    [quote comment="5604"]Good Work. I couldn’t have said it better.[/quote]

    Thank you Viva the game dating tips (what kind of f*cking name is that, get a life BRO, get a real name, but thanks for my STRONG comments regarding the lakers players that SUCK and what course the lakers front office needs to do.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5605"][quote comment="5602"][quote comment="5588"]D. Fish daughter care is nice, but it confused most of you that post.

    First, D Fish is NOT worth anything close to the full MLE. D. Fish is not worth a dollar more than the vet minimum $1.2 million. I do NOT want money going to D. Fish that could otherwise go to Artest and other players that could be available in a trade or other set of negotiations. D. Fish is NOT an Artest, never has been and never will be.

    D. Fish is a nice 8th or 9th man off the bench for no more than 15 minutes a game. Bring him here as an assistant coach rather than put him on the team. D. Fish is too slow, does not have the NBA game anymore and should retire, PERIOD, next topic:

    KG–Throw any group of players for KG to get him. Most of the lakers roster SUCKS, so throw in Walton, Odom, Bynum, Brown, Cook, Sasha, and anybody else except for Kobe to get Garnett.

    Look this present roster SUCKS, and it is time to GUT the team to get Artest and KG. The lakers can always get any of these current bench player that they have to restock the team. They are some of the most overrated players in the NBA. The only reason they made the playoffs last season is because of Kobe, this team WITHOUT kobe can NOT win any more than 25-30 games. This is why Kobe is the obvious MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    ok did you watch Utah this season or even in the playoffs?
    D-fISH was there 2nd pg but can be a starting pg
    thats the Lakers number one priority
    so who else is gonna start?farmar
    haha yeah right
    hes the perfect free agent
    and we already have depth at sf with radman and walton
    why would you trade him when you just signed walton!
    ron artest is too risky[/quote]

    Ron Artest is just like Rodman, he brings the X factor. Honestly, for Artest, I would trade Walton, Crittendon, Kwame, and Vlade. I would ship all of these weak Lakers out of L.A. with a first class one-way ticket.[/quote]

    As much as I would like to see vlade go, nobody is touching his contract. Thanks to mitch, we are stuck with him at 5 yrs/25 mil. He’s pretty much untradeable.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    yeah if he plays w/o injury next year then we can get rid of him lol
    its messed up
    but hey its a buisness and look what kind of money there making…

  • RC

    [quote comment="5606"]ok you basically sai dno to all there options
    they dont have much to go for
    you take what you can get
    use your common sence
    for realz…[/quote]

    Kb34lightsout, you need to STOP being like Mitch and start creative THINKING, let me help you:

    1. Offer Walton and Crittendon for Artest
    2. Give away Odom, Bynum, Brown, Vlade, and sasha and connect with a third team (I know there are few) that wants Odom as a 4th or 5th option. We get a draft that we can move over to Minny
    3. Trade Mihm for a player to a team that we can send to someone else for center help (E.g., Portland, Magloire wont play due to oden, so see what Portand wants to trade for Magloire)
    4. Get a damn PG, Papa or Mo Williams, tell Mo Williams that he has X number of endorsements lined up so he can come to us instead of the Bucks. If MO goest to the Bucks, then go after Charlie Bell ASAP.
    5. Look at other veterans like Luther Head or Brevin Knight to backup papa or charlie bell and trade some of these soft youngsters (Cook, Sasha, Farmar, Turiaf) to get veterans that can play.

    Now start with that, look it is NOT that hard to get trades done, but as Kobe states, we have idiots in the front office, that are incompetent!!!!

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5611"][quote comment="5606"]ok you basically sai dno to all there options
    they dont have much to go for
    you take what you can get
    use your common sence
    for realz…[/quote]

    Kb34lightsout, you need to STOP being like Mitch and start creative THINKING, let me help you:

    1. Offer Walton and Crittendon for Artest
    2. Give away Odom, Bynum, Brown, Vlade, and sasha and connect with a third team (I know there are few) that wants Odom as a 4th or 5th option. We get a draft that we can move over to Minny
    3. Trade Mihm for a player to a team that we can send to someone else for center help (E.g., Portland, Magloire wont play due to oden, so see what Portand wants to trade for Magloire)
    4. Get a damn PG, Papa or Mo Williams, tell Mo Williams that he has X number of endorsements lined up so he can come to us instead of the Bucks. If MO goest to the Bucks, then go after Charlie Bell ASAP.
    5. Look at other veterans like Luther Head or Brevin Knight to backup papa or charlie bell and trade some of these soft youngsters (Cook, Sasha, Farmar, Turiaf) to get veterans that can play.

    Now start with that, look it is NOT that hard to get trades done, but as Kobe states, we have idiots in the front office, that are incompetent!!!![/quote]

    I like those ideas but keep in mind, it’s easier said than done.

  • KB24[LiGhTsOuT]

    yeah i agree with you that something needs to get done and i like your ideas but im being realistic and you know that a team cant really pull of things like that
    maybe one or two of them but its hard
    but good ideas
    the people on here should take Mitch’s job cuz we think better lol

  • RC

    [quote comment="5613"]yeah i agree with you that something needs to get done and i like your ideas but im being realistic and you know that a team cant really pull of things like that
    maybe one or two of them but its hard
    but good ideas
    the people on here should take Mitch’s job cuz we think better lol[/quote]

    Lightsout, Mitch has NEVER done anything special, so the reason I come on here is because I want enough fans that want to “ship his ass outta here”, and eventually if the Lakers continue to slide year after year, then we can all come together to have the Buss family’s asses shipped out of L.A., look being GM for the lakers is NOT the hardest job in the world. To me, it is a rather easy job, very doable with computers, telephones and a personality.

  • Skim.

    hahaha check this out

    getgasol.com

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5614"][quote comment="5613"]yeah i agree with you that something needs to get done and i like your ideas but im being realistic and you know that a team cant really pull of things like that
    maybe one or two of them but its hard
    but good ideas
    the people on here should take Mitch’s job cuz we think better lol[/quote]

    Lightsout, Mitch has NEVER done anything special, so the reason I come on here is because I want enough fans that want to “ship his ass outta here”, and eventually if the Lakers continue to slide year after year, then we can all come together to have the Buss family’s asses shipped out of L.A., look being GM for the lakers is NOT the hardest job in the world. To me, it is a rather easy job, very doable with computers, telephones and a personality.[/quote]

    I understand your opinion and no Mitch is not the greatest, but being a GM is not as easy as you would like to think it is. Am I saying Mitch is doing a great job righ now? No, he’s not, but that doesn’t mean that anybody can be a GM.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    RC is the biggest discrace to lakers fans ……fo real you hate on every layer the lakers have ur not a tru fan …derek fisher is the perfectt guard we need who else is gunna start in front of him?
    Fisher>blake
    Fisher>farmar
    Fisher>sasha
    Fisher

  • Darkblaze

    ROFL!!!!!!! this has nothing to do about this article i just came across it and it was hella funny, check it out for a laugh! It has to do with crittenton, kobe and kg and the rest of the ALL STAR LAKERS LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2005743751895703166&q=javariscrittenton&total=10&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

  • Darkblaze

    and while i’m at it, here’s a vid for mitch kupchack; we’ll be full on pg with this kid ;-)

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2005743751895703166&q=javariscrittenton&total=10&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=4

  • dub-quad

    this whole article, isn’t this word for word what we’ve been saying all year? get KG and get him now !!!
    KG WHERE YOU AT? ITS TIME FOR YOU TO COME HERE AND GET A RING! THE WEATHER IS NICE, WE GOT BEACHES, WE GOT WOMEN, WE GOT THAT GOOD HERBS, YOU NEED TO COME TO HOLLYWOOD IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!

  • http://thrrhtrh joge

    fiaher would mean everything to the lakers and another go around would be nice.Best of luck with his daughter i will support him wherever he goes

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    LOL at the pic KG kno’s he has a small guy on him and he’s callin for the alley-oop. lol

  • lakersforlife77

    …I was just thinking that if Chicago wants Pau Gasol, and we want garnett, how about a four way deal where gasol goes to chicago, and garnett comes here? Sounds good to me ;)

  • lakers4life

    i was just thinkin and i hope this doesnt happen and i doubt it will. LA is one of fishers options and the clippers need a PG, and i havent heard one thing about him going there,and if he comes to la its the lakers

  • cyrus

    Ric Bucher has Brain Cancer?

    *****Semi Breaking News******

    “A source close to situation” reported, that Ric Bucher, the notorious liar and master of deception has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Doctors say his brain cells couldn’t take the outrageous lies and daily deceptive stories anymore. So, they started a mutation to stop him from lying and upsetting fans. The Lakers hating sportscaster, while asking for forgiveness on death bed, confessed that he has been paid by the Phoenix Suns to spread lies about Lakers and Kobe causing Kobe to ask for a trade.

    Doctors still hope to rescue Bucher with a brain transplant. T.J. Simers of LA-Times and Stephen A. Smith of BSPN have both offered half of their brain to keep Bucher alive. It’s a tough choice for Ric Bucher, he must choose between the irony filled brain of Simers and the stupidity of Stephen A. Smith

    Our best wishes to Ric Bucher, hopefully he can keep some of his brain cells and get transplants from T.J. Simers and Stephen A. Smith, this way he would wakeup a stupid and ironic liar sportscaster after the decisive surgery.

  • KOBEAKSEL24

    CRYUS THAT ONE IS GOOD. I HATE RIC BUCUR BUT I LIKE STEPEN A SMITH.
    *-

  • ray

    i think fisher would not be a good sign at the mle. i don’t think his heart will be in it this year. i think he wants to play to have a way to have an emotional release from worrying about his daughter, but i don’t think he can really be counted on by ANY team that signs him. if he can be signed for the bare minimum, i say yes. but giving him the entire mle would be a bad move. especially if we can get another veteran for the same mle. fisher is a solid player, but if we are gonna max out for garnett, i think in fisher’s case, the move to sign him has to have the lakers better interest at heart…rather than signing him just because he belongs here

  • LAalltheway

    That’s a good point, ray. So I think it to be more likely that Fisher is willing to play for the minimum, and he’ll probably let it be known from the beginning that he may need some time off every once in a while.

  • lakersforlife77

    Ok guys I think I’ve come close to thinking up a trade that would be highly likely of happening

    And before you look at it I would like to note that Michael Sweetney, Kyle Lowry, Sasha Vujacic, and Tarence Kinsey are in the trade only in order for the salaries to match up, and that there are MANY different things you could do to match the salaries.

    And also I would like to mention that there are a few things that I couldn’t add in the trade machine that I’ll mention now:

    You send Joakim Noah to Minnesota(Mchale has spoken fondly of all the Florida players)

    And also the Lakers would send next years first round pick to either minnesota or memphis
    and Chicago would also send their first round pick to either Memphis or Minnesota

    And to sweeten the pot the Lakers could throw in a second round pick or two.

    With that in mind I give you this:

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=2456~2175~3032~261~353~981~2748~3002~617~2421~996~3045~3012&teams=29~13~16~13~13~16~16~16~29~29~4~16~13

    I think it works out for all teams, except I had a lot of problems trying to make the deal great for memphis, but I still think it’s a nice deal for them.

    So with Chicago they would have this line-up:
    C- Ben Wallace
    PF- Pau Gasol
    SF- Loul Deng
    SG- Ben Gordon
    PG- Kirk Hinrich

    That’s an East contender right there

    for the rest of the line-ups:

    I’m not gonna bother with the Lakers because there is still a lot of work to do after that, but I will point out that we should be willing to take in whatever contracts we have to to make the deal work

    With Minnesota, they have a strong rebuilding nucleus with Corey Brewer, Adonal Foyle, Joakim Noah, Tyrus Thomas, Andrew Bynum, and Jordan Farmar and an expiring contract in Kwame along with some picks. With all that young talent, that team has a promising future.

    Then with Memphis, you get Odom who will flourish without being shackled by the triangle, Nocioni who is a very good shooter, and you can put some filler talent in their along with a future first rounder and possibly some second rounders from us.

    So yeah what do you think? I think I got pretty close to striking gold ;). I think this would be one of the only multi-team deals that’s possible.

  • RC

    Everyone, I think I could easily be the GM of the lakers and outperform mitch. The buss family could just relax and chase 23 YO PROs, if I was GM.

    As I have said, I would LISTEN to Kobe and acquire Artest, KG and other veterans to round out the team. I would unload all the soft players on the team for other players. I would NOT offer D. Fish another dollar over the vet minimum of $1.2 million. Sorry touch decisions have to be made, but I’m strong and I will not OVERPAY weak players regardless of their family circumstances, my devotion is to winning a championship and monthing less. By ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!

    I would REQUIRE that PJ put in an offense that is more 21st century in order than any player can pick up in a few weeks rather than a few years, otherwise I would provide PJ with a pink slip and severance package.

    I would bring showtime back to L.A. and have Kobe win multiple MVPs, now I’m the kind of GM for the lakers that would bring MAGIC times back to the city of los angeles,

  • Fatty

    cyrus

    That is sick….good.

    It all makes sense now……Brain Dead Bucher….He flat lined his last story…..Having no brain shouldn’t really effect Bucher, most of his thoughts came out of his a$$ anyway….

    Slow news day, so what do we do, make something up like Bucher….the man with no brain, becomes the man with, still no brain,,,,,can you imagine the conversation going on in his head after the brain transplant?….It would be like the Jerry Springer Show on speed….Smith:”DON’T YOU BE TELLING NO LIES” Simmers: “You talking to me” Smith: “No, You DODO HEAD” The other liar, the STUPID ONE” Bucher:”Hey, that’s what my momma used to call me. She would say,Buch, you stupid SOB. If I told you once, I’ve told you a 1000 times, Take your pants off when you go to the bathroom” Simmers:”Speaking of stupid, Did I tell you about my son in law? The one who works at the Safeway?” Smith: “Would you SHUT THE F^^K UP” Bucher: Did you hear, Kobe is being traded to Boston for Larry Bird?” Smith: “And I suppose a little bird whispered that in your ear, YOU MOTHER F**KER !!!” Bucher:”You have the same source?” Bucher:”My sources say its Bird for Kobe and the Lakers 4th round pick in 2013. It still hinges on the Atlanta owner. You know how he is, he’s always getting in the way of big trade deals.” Smith and Simmers: “WOULD YOU SHUT THE F**K UP, YOU LYING SOB” Shaq:”Where can I find the donuts?” Simmers: “What are you doing in here?” Shaq: “I don’t know, I was on the way to Duncan donuts to try the new 2lb Jelly Whopper and I got lost. How do I get out of here?” Bucher:”Its not very pleasant, but let me bend over and send you on your way”……Its been a slow news day

  • RC

    Everyone, I think I could easily be the GM of the lakers and outperform mitch. The buss family could just relax and chase 23 YO PROs, if I was GM.

    As I have said, I would LISTEN to Kobe and acquire Artest, KG and other veterans to round out the team. I would unload all the soft players on the team for other players. I would NOT offer D. Fish another dollar over the vet minimum of $1.2 million. Sorry touch decisions have to be made, but I’m strong and I will not OVERPAY weak players regardless of their family circumstances, my devotion is to winning a championship and monthing less. By ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!

    I would REQUIRE that PJ put in an offense that is more 21st century in order than any player can pick up in a few weeks rather than a few years, otherwise I would provide PJ with a pink slip and severance package.

    I would bring showtime back to L.A. and have Kobe win multiple MVPs, now I’m the kind of GM for the lakers that would bring MAGIC times back to the city of los angeles,

  • http://www.myspace.com/dbricks DBricks

    Alright if you can be the GM…then go apply for the position man..lol…its not as easy as ship out 9 players for KG and the other 4 for Ron artest and then just get fillers…dosent work!

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5673"]Alright if you can be the GM…then go apply for the position man..lol…its not as easy as ship out 9 players for KG and the other 4 for Ron artest and then just get fillers…dosent work![/quote]

    I know man this guy acts like anybody can be a GM. If it was that easy to be a GM, Michael Jordan, who I’m sure has more basketball knowledge than him, would be a great GM by now.

  • Dan Andreas

    [quote post="485"]I would REQUIRE that PJ put in an offense that is more 21st century in order than any player can pick up in a few weeks rather than a few years, otherwise I would provide PJ with a pink slip and severance package.

    I would bring showtime back to L.A. and have Kobe win multiple MVPs, now I’m the kind of GM for the lakers that would bring MAGIC times back to the city of los angeles,[/quote]

    Are you high?

  • mR.beaSt

    ME FOR GM!!! CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!!!

  • mR.beaSt

    hey, RC. i think we should get Artest too. what would your Laker lineup be for 07-08?

  • Darkblaze

  • lakerfan81

    [quote post="485"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbnjw3rLhB8[/quote]

    How old do you have to be to play in the NBA?

  • Darkblaze

    after new NBA rules I think it was changed to at least 1 year in college regardless of age.

  • lakerfan81

    I know I was just joking about the video.

  • Darkblaze

    I knew that :P

  • MCADAMS711

    [quote post="485"]So yeah what do you think? I think I got pretty close to striking gold ;). I think this would be one of the only multi-team deals that’s possible.[/quote]
    I think your missing some of the logistics of the situation. 3 of the players in your trade are free agents. Are they all agreeing to sign and trades? What about Garnett’s trade kicker? In your situation he needs to waive the whole thing…you should at least mention something about this. If you want to strike gold with your trade proposal you really need to consider everything, otherwise it is just another fantasy trade.

  • dlakerfanforlife

    Just as I thought DALLAS in the KG Race was a bunch of BS. Cuban just wanted publicity. Check this out. http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/46947/20070706/cost_of_garnett_too_high_for_cuban/

    Wolves are running out of teams to be able to trade with.
    Good news for the Lakers!!!!!!

  • Big D

    Some interesting tidbits in this article on Fisher:

    http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,680196803,00.html

    Note “because of his age and complicated NBA collective bargaining rules, he essentially would be able to sign only a four-year deal and a not a full five-year midlevel contract.”

    And one question remains if we do sign Fisher for the full MLE: how much does that leave to re-sign Mihm?

    Getting KG may require Brown be included in the trade, and we know Bynum is gone regardless, so we probably need Mihm and another player to back him up (or vice-versa).

  • dlakerfanforlife

    We can sign Mihm for what ever we want. He is our free agent so esentially you can match any offer that comes his way. Its just like the Luke walton signing. Just dont over pay for a broken horse. Make sure he is healthy. I wouldnt give fish the MLE. I would offer him the vets minimum. I would use the MLE to go after another big.

  • Tyler

    Go Lakers!

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="5792"]We can sign Mihm for what ever we want. He is our free agent so esentially you can match any offer that comes his way. Its just like the Luke walton signing. Just dont over pay for a broken horse. Make sure he is healthy. I wouldnt give fish the MLE. I would offer him the vets minimum. I would use the MLE to go after another big.[/quote]

    He’s not asking for the mle itself, he’s asking for an mle level salary(6yr/30mil), which he doesn’t deserve

  • http://yangutu.com Dating

     The last two episodes of “Fringe” have been… disorienting to say the
    least. When last we left Peter Bishop, he had stepped into the
    mysterious machine which sent him to what appeared to be the future.