The team make two more cuts to make it down to a roster of 15…

Lakers.com: The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard Joe Crawford and forward C.J. Giles, it was announced today.

The Lakers preseason roster now stands at 15.

  • jonathan

    Dam, wanted to see them instead of coby karl and mbenga.

  • Michael_23

    I’m realistic here and say we need to cut Coby Karl. Sun Yue … I’d give em a few more games but I don’t know. At least Coby Karl kind of knows the offense. Sun Yue I believe has better skills than Coby, it’s just he doesn’t know what he’s doing out there.

    Both showed great poise in the teams they played in the summer but the NBA … they are not close to being ready yet.

    Lakers can actually trim their roster to 13 and maybe look for 1 person down the road.

    Zo?

  • Lakers 24 7

    Crawford plays good with the starters. Coby Karl may have more NBA experience from all the other rookies, but his shot selection is horrible.

  • Mitch4Pres

    Y NOT COBY KARL?????

  • Banzai

    I just think Cobe Karl is a one trick pony.

  • DCLAKER

    Should’ve kept either CJ Giles or Crawford.I think we ALL knew they were going with Karl for sentimental reasons.

    BANZAIISRIGHT.com,read his post again.

  • Anonymous.

    Coby Karl and Sun Yue are the ones who should’ve been cut.

  • Smush Walton

    Why is Coby Karl still on the roster?

    He looks overwhelmed when he is on the floor. Unless it has been determined that that roster spot just a place holder where the player never gets any significant playing time, I don’t see why we kept him. He has shown nothing during the preseason.

  • SliqRiq

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    Agree should of kept Crawford over Karl

  • e

    sun yue is crap

  • kobe124

    How hard is it cut damn Coby Karl????

  • Lakers 24 7

    I bet they kept Karl because he hit those clutch free throws in the bobcats game.

  • aggressive expansion

    this is exactly what i expected. what we really gotta do now is trade LO and maybe coby or mbenga for the matrix.

  • Dave

    Both Koby Carl and Sun Yue are in W-A-Y over their heads. You can tell that the opponents “smell the fear” when these guys hit the floor and go after them with a vengeance. I am still waiting for Sun Yue to do a single positive action on the floor. It seems like every time he touches the ball, its a turnover, missed pass, missed shot, double dribble, travel call, stupid foul, etc.

  • LET THERE BE LIGHT

    people who demand trades should not be on this site. be happy with the team we have. the FO isnt gonna listen to u. but Coby karl and crawford should of been waived. i still wanna give sun yue. i saw what he did with china he beter than Karl.

  • Geloman

    Mitch and Coby Karl’s dad are both from North Carolina. Mitch’s got his back. It has nothing to do with talent or skill. It’s not what you know it’s who you know.

  • Dave

    LET THERE BE LIGHT post highlighted

    I love the way you contradicted yourself in two adjacent sentences. Nice work indeed!

    QUOTE “…the FO isnt gonna listen to u. but Coby karl and crawford should of [have] been waived.”

    Sorry. I didn’t meant to criticize you when I criticized you.

  • Drake Hunter

    I agree with 95% of the panel in this blog. Coby Karl doesn’t belong on this roster, and if he is, it’s only because its a favor to George Karl. Coby never shoots the ball when he’s suppose to and when he does he never makes it, at least from what I can remember and he looks lost in the offense. Not that it matters whether he’s on the roster or not, but I would rather release him and sign Eddie Jones. At least Eddie can play and deserves to finish his career as a Laker and he adds veteran leadership to the team. Mitch do the right thing and release the kid so he can maybe go to another team and at least get some playing time if you feel he can even play in the NBA because if you don’t, there’s no reason for him to even be with the Lakers. Just a little side note but it would also save Jerry Buss $711,517 dollars to not pay his salary and since we’re already over the luxury tax, I’m sure every little bit helps. It wouldn’t make sense to pay a player on the team if we don’t even need him. I’m very sure Eddie wouldn’t mind sitting on the bench the whole year as long as he knows he’s going to win a championship and if need another shooting guard in case Vujacic or Kobe (pray he doesn’t) get injured, Eddie can step in as the back up.

  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    I would believe Sun Yue’s contract is guaranteed. That’s why they didn’t bother cutting him. DJ is a no brainier but I’m puzzled why Coby didn’t get cut. I suppose because the other two weren’t superb and Coby knows the offense.

  • ricky

    DAMN IT I AM SO DISPLEASED WITH THE LAKERS DECISION TO WAIVE JOE CRAWFORD. I THINK HE PLAYED WELL AND HE SEEMED TO BE UNDER CONTROL PLAYING WITH THE STARTERS.

    WHY COULDNT THEY CUT COBY KARL INSTEAD OF CRAWFORD?? I REALLY DONT LIKE COBY KARL ALL TOO MUCH, HE’S TOO ONE-DIMENSIONAL AND HIS SHOT SELECTION IS HORRIBLE. I DONT KNOW WHY THEY WOULD WANT TO KEEP HIM, JOE CRAWFORD IS MUCH MORE VERSATILE AND HE CAN GET TO THE RIM.

    OH WELL, AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE CORE INTACT, I GUESS IT DOESNT MATTER..BUT STILL COBY KARL NEEDS TO GO..

  • Jean Muffdiver

    Coby Karl is pale like a ghost..creeps me out
    Crawford is the better player

  • Peanut Butter Spread

    They kept Coby Karl because it’s fun for the fans to chant “Coby” at the end of blowouts because “MVP” is reserved for the other Kobe.

    But in honesty, I thought Coby showed a lot of promise last year when Phil put him in the game and took (was it Sasha?) out and the Lakers gained the lead in the game …

    Not sure why he hasn’t been playing as well in the preseason though.

    And I’m sad for CJ Giles and Joe Crawford, especially since he was our draft pick this year … just doesn’t seem right to waive him, at least sign him to the D-League, kid has promise.

  • Nocturnal Dream

    Knew Coby was staying YES!

  • west213

    SUN YUE is facking weak, he cant defend or get in d paint for shizzle, he bangs with someone and just flies away and too scared to shoot the ball when open. 1 in 100 international players r good…..pau =]

  • mr.laker19

    Giles showed me potential, i dont know if the rest of you guys saw it but i did. And Crawford showed me more than Coby, even though I just like Coby for some reason. Bottom line, Crawford and Giles > Coby and Mbenga. Sorry, its the truth.

  • http://www.go2act.cn go2act

    This roster will be the final one?
    Maybe no.

  • darren

    the reason is simple. financial reasons – joe crawford, giles are gonna play well that lakers would be giving them $5M a year, while Coby would only demand $500K a year. This way they could pay more to Bynum :)

  • tradekwame11

    I know that Sun Yue looked very scared out on the cour but he had a reason. It was first NBA games and he was used to playing i China a with other Chinese players. But he did play terrible. I say we give him a chance this year but if sucks balls like he did in the preseason we get his ass out of here

  • JSK4LIFE

    WOW WTF i mean cmon joe crawford has some sexy potential but WTF coby karl??? kid looks like hes gonna get raped by a TREX whenever hes on the floor

  • Logic Guy

    I can not believe that Coby Carl still has a job in the NBA. Crawford, a four year player at Kentucky, looked better in all aspects of the game than Carl. There was a reason Carl was playing in the Mountain West Conference and undrafted. He can’t play defense, dribble, pass, shoot under pressure or any of the other things NBA players do. The only thing he has going for him is his daddy and the coaches fraternity takes care of him because of his daddy. This could cause some disention on the team since Sun Yue is already being kept because of political reasons. I can accept that a lot easier than Coby Freeking Carl. The Weakest player in the League. (WPL) The beginning of the end by playing buddy politics.

  • S-Quire

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    Giles was interesting, skinny but I liked his game. I think Crawford is good but potentially a little redundant; toss-up b/w him and Coby. I think you have to keep Sun Yue based on potential, see if it pans out. He needs some D League time…

  • sketch

    tell me why we wasted 2 draft picks? one on crawford just to cut him and the other one on sun yue, whose not gonna play. sun yue shouldn’t be compared to magic, he should be compared to an illusionist like blaine. a slight of hand and no substance! wasted 2 draft picks….GOOD JOB FRONT OFFICE!

  • DCLAKER

    Drake Hunter,I gotta give you props for the ‘Eddie Jones’ comment,gotta read it again.

    WHAT UP SKETCH.

  • Dwiz

    Werent alot of us complaining about the media surrounding Kobe just a year ago? “So-called” Lakers fans had been fervently demanding Kobe be traded… yet, now this year… going into a season favored to be the champions, we can see the amazing job Laker’s front office has done and personally, I cannot judge their actions.
    Well, now for my opinion on this matter, I have to say I think the Front Office did their job. They kept two players, who have had playing time throughout the season for the Lakers, and in that limited amount of minutes have shown to produce. Mbenga, while not amazing, is a hustle player. He hustles down the floor, attempts to block, grabs defensive board, the dirty work. He is also another big backup. Coby Karl, while not the best-decision maker at times, has shown to have a decent jump shot and is a very versatile player due to his size(he can most likely play both the 1,2,3). Throughout the SummerLeague Karl also had shown progression towards becoming a better overall player as well.
    I also feel the way many other posters keep ranting on about the “potential” both Giles and Crawford had shown is some-what retarded. Well 1) Its the pre-season, they really did not play any meaningful minutes and 2)If they had so much potential.. why werent they drafted higher? and or picked up by other teams 3)If you are such a great judge of potential why arent you working in the Front Office of the Lakers?

    Also… Please stop saying to cut Sun Yue or Mbenga, they both have guaranteed contracts…

  • JSK4LIFE

    WOW coby karl is like seriously the biggest bona fide SCRUB since KWAME BRWON

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