Earl Watson would like to play for Lakers

Interesting tidbit regarding Earl Watson.

Yahoo: Add Earl Watson to the list of the point guards the Lakers are taking a strong look at, a league source said. Watson lives in the Los Angeles area with his actress wife, and his first preference would be to sign with the Lakers, the source said. The Lakers are high on Steve Blake, but would prefer to not spend their entire midlevel exception, possibly making Watson an affordable option.

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  • lakaluva

    May as well keep Fartmar. Watson is a dud.

  • ^ ^

    yeah… I agreed with Lakaluva. Get Luke Ridnour!!!

  • Eidraq

    watson sucks..not interested

  • Lobo

    What about raymond felton? he’s a ufa who we could sign to the MLE plus he plays great defense

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      that’s exactly what i’ve been saying.fuck all these other dudes.raymond felton is the one we need to be talking too.

      • i0ioooooi0i

        dude can’t even stay in front of jameer nelson. got smoked in round 1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1460601006&ref=profile OaklandLakers

    Looks like they are goin to use the MLE some how. But with this report looks like they aren’t going to split it. T-Mac outa the picture? What do you guys think? I think I’m siding with Blake but at the same time, out of all available at the 1 spot I know the least about Watson. That 3Pt% from Blake pulls me his way along with some of his 4th qqtr performances. The combination of being a decent starter with the Trail Blazers and going through having to sit when Miller came in. Although he will be starting, there will be room for a safe transition period into the Triangle.

  • SHOWTIME4EVA

    so we wanna go from farmar to watson? i didnt think we could go more backwards! mitch need’s to stop fuckin around.

  • MANUEL 2324 TSYN

    NOOOOOOO I DON’T LIKE WATSON HE’S TOO OLD, I PREFER LUKE RIDNOUR (FORMER BUCKS) OR STEVE BLAKE BUT NOT C.J WATSON NOOOOOO.. HE SUCKSSS

    • domz

      CJ Watson is actually a decent player and a stay-in with the Warriors. :)

    • Lobo

      earl watson idiot

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    relax everyone… watson said HE is intrested… it doesn’t say the lakers are looking… the lakers are looking at blake… we’ll be fine… blake will take fisher’s minutes… fisher will take brown’s minutes and javaris crit (on our summer league team) will take farmar’s minutes… these guys will develop well together and it’ll be ok… no need to panic… mitch got this…
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    i think we’ll probably take a look at bell but only for the min… other than that maybe a veteran up front to solidify the rotation… this is what its looking like guys
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    blake/ fisher/ crit
    kobe/ sasha
    artest/ luke/ ebanks
    pau/ lamar/ character
    bynum/ (gooden?, kurt thomas? kwame?)
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    lets be realistic this is probably what we’re looking at… i would love tmac but he is going to want the MLE and might end up with mia, or New Jersey or somewhere else where one of the big stars go
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    oh and btw raymond felton turned down a long term deal that was going to pay him almost 8 million a season and signed the qualifying offer… someone is going to over pay for him… he is all about the $$$
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    NO TRADES ARE GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

    • rynorod32

      Don’t ever mention Kwame in a Laker blog again unless it’s negative.

      • Rio Rondo

        kwame mvp 2011

        • i0ioooooi0i

          get kenyon martin. i’m not even joking.

          • i0ioooooi0i

            or trade for shane battier

      • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

        kwame would be reasonable playing josh powell and mbenga minutes and he happens to be good friends with Dr. Buss… he is a posibility even if you don’t like it.

    • domz

      Our most possible and good pick-up Vet Big Man would be Kurt Thomas. I hope he would sign with us.

    • kb24dbest

      Kurt Thomas first, then Gooden… NO kwame..

  • jballer24

    hahahaha

  • rynorod32

    J. Crit will work. Farmar wants to be the man, i.e. Ariza. So be it. Thanks for your services Farmar. Just don’t go to the Clippers bro.

    • kobe-wan kenobi

      critt will work?
      really?
      based on what?
      he did not do shyt until now
      actually just created lockerromm problems
      fukk that loser
      we need real players

  • lakers0828

    Yeah I like Watson And Blake go for it

    • kb24dbest

      Watson is not that bad guys. I think he is tougher, grittier, and plays better defense than Farmar. However he is older and Farmar is a better shooter. But Watson is a more experienced player. We can sign him chiep for 1 year.

  • Ariza

    Watson is a cheap option but not the best option.
    Felton and Ridnour are overrated IMO
    (I think those are up tempo PGs)
    Blake is a better fit for the Lakers primary offense.

    we need a bench, badly.

  • http://lexworld Lex

    The hell with Earl Watson. Let’s make that T.mac/Mike.miller deal work

    T.Mac can create his own shot/Mike Miller can make open shots. plus Mcgrady can play 1-3

    • kb24dbest

      Lex, I like TMAC and Mike Miller too. I hope the lakers will offer them a deal. Like u said TMAC can play all 1-3 and create his own shot and Mike Miller is big, can rebound, and shoot. 20 minutes or less of playing time for TMAC is good enough and he won’t break down.

  • jeezy

    everyone wants to play with the lakers. id say give t-mac MLE, get kurt thomas and we are good to go! :)

  • anon

    sign t-mac both our 2nd rnd picks and fish. let our other fa’s go. do that!

  • drive-for-17th

    YES, SIGN TMAC!! FIRST.

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  • rondo

    Rio Rondo you are a fraud and you are a Celtics fan. Get the hell off this board. Go Lakers!

  • justdogm1

    think he`ll go 4-16 in a game 7 aganist the celtics?probably not.

    • 242LakerFan

      And the same amount of people will NOT GIVE A CRAP! We won game 7. Go home, curl up in the corner and lick your balls for a while and GET OVER IT!

  • Laker s Army

    T macs better days are past him. Guys like him
    Finley, Richard Jefferson all washed up.
    Mitch has a surprise he was talking Shaun Livingston
    or Rip Hamilton / Phil dosent like little point s guards.
    Blake would be a great pick but he s not going to sign for 5 million we he can get 20.
    Luke Renior is a little slow these days.
    Battier all defense no offense.
    Big man Kurt Thomas is the next best choice .

    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      omg!!!… blake can get 20??!!… really dude? REALLY?… 20 thats more than all the top free agents out there…. when they said 20 million they were talking about the life of the contract so 20 million for 4 years… in other words 5 million a season… OMG!!!… 20 million to steve blake… wow

  • DCLakeshow

    Honestly, I wouldn’t be mad if we picked up Watson. I think with his style of play, he can step right in and contribute in this offense. HOWEVER, if I had my choice, I’d like to go with Steve Blake. If we pickup Blake, Bell, and maybe a vet big man…with the addtion our draft picks, I think our benchmob just got THAT MUCH BETTER.

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      I like Watson’s style of play too… he’s always had this toughness about him! The thing that concerns me is that he’s moving up in age and may NOT be able to stay in front of people any more and that’s what we need the most in a point guard.

  • DCLakeshow

    FOR ALL OF YOU T-MAC SUPPORTERS…
    I hope not to find other post from you, dissing Bynum and how he can’t stay healthy. Anyone ever see the movie Unbreakable? Mr. Glass? YeeeeeeeeYEP!

    • kb24dbest

      There’s a difference though. We are not paying TMAC max contract and we are not asking TMAC to play 40 minutes or be our franchise player when Kobe and Pau is done. MLE for TMAC would be great. He can come off the bench and play 20 minutes and provide scoring for the bench. That’s all we are asking of TMAC.

      • DCLakeshow

        So you’d be cool with paying the MLE for T-mac?

        Listen, I have no problem with T-Mac and I understand your argument about the mins. BUT Let’s keep things in perspective. In Phil’s system, he rarely likes to play, both Bynum and Gasol together, because it clears up spacing, and allows the second unit to play with an inside presence. Listen, I know AB has to stay healthy for us to win a championship, and when he has…so have we. Don’t forget..this kid, is still a KID…with a tremendous amount of potential. If there are other options out there as far as Centers, that can provide us with both, Inside and Physical presence, shot blocking, and spirited attitude…then please…let’s take a look at them. I can’t speak for you, BUT he showed me alot this year, as far as being a tough…team player, that’s willing to fight through injuries. Personally, I don’t have a problem with T-mac, but when I think of him joining the Lakers, a voice screams in my head…GARY PAYTON…KARL MALONE…DISASTER!

  • LAKESHOW420

    DONT DO IT!!!! Earl Watson is old as shit and as much of a Bruins fan that I am I would rather him stay away from the lakers

  • Robert

    So? Who doesn’t want to play with the Lakers? I want to play with the Lakers. My D is pretty good (well, I do foul a lot), and I have a good mid range shot.
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    And I’ll sign for free (just pay for hotel and travel expenses, per diem, etc.).
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    Any other takers? Maybe Bruce Bowen wants to come out of retirement? Robert Horry? Rick Fox can give up his acting career and make a comeback ?

    • Shizzweak!

      Best comment so far. These NOOBS in here act like this is NB2k11 or something.
      Also, Kurt Thomas? AHAHAH you guys are FOOLS!

  • kb24dbest

    Watson is ok. I would not sign him for MLE though. I would probably give Watson 2-3 million, same as Farmar. I’m cool with TMAC and Kurt Thomas for MLE. How about Theo Ratliff or Udonis Haslem?? We need one big guy who plays defense and toughness. I think we still need a pure shooter, though. I don’t trust Sasha.

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    the fact that indian is lettin earl walk and going after farmar says it all…

    • jonb

      haah i know. I think well miss farmar when and if we dont have that energetic, quick and YOUTHFUL bench mob anymore, especially if brown leaves too.

  • Shizzweak!

    KURT THOMAS IS 38. ARE YOU PEOPLE F***ING SERIOUS? COME ON MAN FOR REALS……..

    KURT…..
    THOMAS……………..

    ……

    AHAHAHHA KURT…. WOW!!!! I CAN’T F***KING WAIT TO SEE HIS OLD A$$ PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEA LETS JUST SIGN HIM AND LET HIM BE THE NEXT ADAM MORRISON!

    IDIOTS

  • MeX562

    I THINK THE LAKERS SHOULD GO FOR, A RON HARPER TYPE PLAYER NOT REALLY A POINT GUARD, BUT A DEFENDER AND A CLUTCH PLAYER , THE PLAYER I REALLY LOVE THAT NO1 TALKS ABOUT IS COREY BREWER FROM MINNESOTA, I THINK HE CAN PLAY THE POINT, HE IS TALL, QUICK, GREAT DEFENDER SOMEWHAT OF A SCOTTIE PIPPEN TYPE PLAYER, THEY SHOULD TRY AND TRADE FOR HIM, AND GET A BRAD MILLER TO BACK UP DREW, SIGN MORRISON, HE CAN REALLY PLAY KOBE SAID IT HIMSELF HE JUST NEEDS TO GET BETTER ON THE DFENSIVE END

  • LUCKY N’ LA

    What’s the 411 on Ronnie Brewer? The Kamenetsky Bros. on Land of Lakers mentioned he just came on the market. He a Baller?

  • jonb

    Earl Watson? R u KIDDING ME? There’s a reason indiana’s letting him go, the guy is OLD and never really impressed. Might as well give fisher the same min. as last season. Please tell me the lakers will go after BLAKE or RIDNOUR, the guy played really well in the two games we played against milwaukee last year (and overall) and can score. Blake is like fisher but younger and is a solid pg that fits our needs, we need better defense but we cant b picky w our options out there. I just hope we don’t sign more guys OVER 30, we need to get YOUNGER. I don’t ever want to hear “the lakers are old”…..
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    I would have preferred to resign FARMAR than this “dud”..

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    This just in….ICE CREAM MAN would like to play for the Lakers. It’s reported that he will play for 1/2 of 1/2 the MLE.