If some of you don’t know me, I really want to see Yue in a Lakers uniform next season. Why? ‘Cause most analyst are comparing him to Magic Johnson, thats why! Well, the asian Magic Johnson, to be exact. So whose with me?! Sound-off… Do it, Mitch!

L.A. Times: They are also keeping tabs on 6-foot-8 Chinese guard Sun Yue, whom they took last year with the 40th pick.

“We’re very optimistic that we can get him on the roster next year,” Kupchak said. “I’ll contact his agent this week and have some initial discussions.”

  • bc18

    GO ASIANS!!!!!!! hahahhaha we need some filipino players too in the NBA!!!!! lol

  • LAL4LIFE

    I can’t wait for Sun Yue to make his debut!

  • http://myspace.com/plummerrocks Machinehead18

    Ive watched all of his highlights and he looks like the real deal.

  • BringDFishBack

    And he fits into the lineup where? I love how everyone wants the Lakers to get all these players but they fit no where into the lineup.

  • http://thelakersnation.com kb24 4life

    i dont know much about him
    but everybody is saying he is a sensation
    i think it would be better to have him
    instead of coby, dj, newble.. although i love
    when those guys play… i really enjoy when the
    benchwarmer players get the chance to play out there..
    i think everybody does…

  • KindSIr

    Do it Mitch!

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    KB24 4LIFE….I think everybody likes to see these bench warmers play is because this means the lakers blew out the opposing team. I love to see those guys play, especially Coby =)

    Another note, I am curious to see how Sun Yue does here. I mean he can’t be any worse than Fluke. At least with him on the floor, someone will have to guard him and not leave him to double Kobe because he might go to the hole and either pass or shoot. With Fluke, he would shoot a brick from the corner or go up for a shot looking for contact when there is none and miss the layup all together.

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

    Is Sun Yue even ready for the aggressive NBA lifestyle though?

    I hope it’s not gonna be like like Yao Ming who took several years to get comfortable.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

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    Third string PG behind Fisher and Farmar. He’ll get few minutes, but he can get his feet wet in the NBA.

  • daboss1848

    lol . . .

    Jalen Rose was the next Magic Johnson
    Lamar Odom was the next Magic Johnson
    Penny Hardaway was the next Magic Johnson
    JR Rider was the next Michael Jordan
    Harold Miner was Baby Jordan
    The list goes on and on . . .

    This kid’s softness tag is a step beyond that of a Euro – he’s Chinese . . . we haven’t seen soft yet!!!

    ROFL – with the usual get X b/c the grass is always greener

  • http://windowslive.com lakers-r-pimpilicous

    Sun Yue is gonna be our next starting point guard

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Personally, I say one more year. Fish will be around 35 right?

  • richtown

    daboss1848

    It was Grant Hill who was really touted as the next Magic. He was somewhat on his way until all of the injuries. Had he stayed healthy he would have more triple doubles than Kidd and been the first Duke player to be a real superstar in the NBA. But even with all of that there was and will only be ONE TRUE MAGIC PERIOD!!

  • daboss1848

    richtown, any tall guy that could handle the ball was touted as Magic and any athletic dunker was touted as MJ . . .

    lol- funny to think this Chinese kid who could probably be posted up by Mike Penberthy is highly anticipated

  • laker fans are myopic

    ICECREAM MAN = when our subs are in its good because we are blowing the other team out .. or it could be the fakers are getting KILLED . see game 6 of the finals

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

    ENOUGH OF THE FOREIGN PLAYERS…WE NEED PLAYERS WHO ARE DEFENSIVELY MINDED…READY TO BANG!!!!!

  • LAKERMANFAN

    I have not seen this player yet, any chance to make the bench stronger is a plus. After playing a long season giving the starters as much rest during the season will a make a big difference in the post season.

  • http://xat.com/lakernation lakers-r-pimpilicous

    dont be hatin on yun sue he could beat the usa olympic team, he already owned melo

  • Edward

    If this fool is 6’8″, have him play SF, that’s where we need help. Also, we have too many players, we have 14, 12 if we get rid of Mbenga and Karl, that means we have to put two players on the IL. They’re not going to put Mihm on there, so someone is going to have to sit. They’re not going to sit Luke or Vladamir with the salaries they’re getting. Nor Mihm because he is a backup center, or Sasha or Turiaf, our team can’t change much. We already have Joe Crawford if they sign him, and if we are looking for any FA we won’t get any since we have too many players.

  • DCLAKER

    Man,this is BORING just like the draft,I’M JUST HATIN’ CRAPPY ARTICLES RIGHT NOW!I wanna here some Artest rumors then this CRAP.Did Vlad get traded?Did Luke?Anybody interested in a Vlad and Newble for…….come to think about it…WHY IN THE $%#@ AM i EVEN COMMENTING,TRADES DON’T START UNTIL NEXT WEEK,HELL YEAH!!!!

  • http://mrsfox411@aol.com FOXXY

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    NOT HATIN AT ALL…JUST WORN OUT WITH FOREIGN PLAYERS….OR SHOULD I SAY SOFTIES!!!!!!!!!!!! BANGERS ONLY NEED APPLY!!!!!!!!!!

  • LakersAllDay

    Lots of Potential

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    When we do get players that bang bodies they don’t score (kwame brown) This dude would bang but could not score.

  • b0it0i

    i agree, bring in sun yue and play him at sf (backup to odom)
    his shot isn’t great, but it’s decent
    he can handle and pass.
    the only negative is his strength. indeed he will probably be soft
    but on defense, with him actually being a point gaurd, he can play decent defense on the opposition’s sf around the perimeter.
    if the opposition’s sf drives or posts up on sun yue, we have two 7 footers on the weakside help

    lakers need to drop coby karl, and newble
    and most likely joe crawford will be on injured reserve and play in the d league

  • DCLAKER

    WE NEED MORE BROTHERS ON THIS TEAM,TOO(GET SUN or pietrus).

  • ab4sure

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    You want to bring back Kwame and Cook. Those brothers????

  • DCLAKER

    No Pietrus and Sun Yue,Those brothers(GO HARD).

  • David Togawa

    Yeh, I want Mitch to sign Sun Yue he will be a good addition to the Lakers looking forward to seeing him play in the Olympics.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    If Sun Yue does ok against team USA then by all means bring him. That will be a very good measuring stick for him and the rest of us.

  • http://lakers.com SUN_YUE

    HE IS THE NEXT MANU GINOBLI…THE 6 MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE NEED HIM!!!!!!!!!!

  • sclakerfan

    I heard that he won’t even be the starting guard for the Chinese National Team, and has only been getting limited minutes so we may not see him much against team USA. He’s definitely NOT a Chinese Magic Johnson. I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think he’s the second coming of anyone. I have a feeling that he’s going to make Smush Parker look like CP3.

  • Joaquin

    For the little I´ve seen of him, he´s good, but he isn´t as good. Besides that I want him in Lakers; he will be a very important time at the time to open Lakers merchadising to Asia.

  • ab4sure

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    Pietrus is a black French player and Yue is chinese. Are you half black french and half chinese?

  • DCLAKER

    100% HOOD!Did you see the highlights on him yet,ab4sure?