Interesting. How do you guys feel about this? He could be solid, but is it what we need?

Detroit News: Robert “Tractor” Traylor, a former Michigan and NBA player who is serving time in a halfway house for preparing a false tax return, will ask a federal judge today to amend his probation conditions so he can try out for the Lakers.

In September, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn sentenced Traylor, 31, to three years of probation — to include three months in a federal halfway house — after Traylor recorded as his own two homes that were owned by his cousin, convicted drug kingpin Quasand Lewis.

Cohn earlier allowed Traylor to interrupt his sentence to play pro basketball in Puerto Rico and the probation department allowed him to attend a workout with the Cavaliers and play on their summer league team.

But when Traylor got a chance this week to try out for the Lakers, his probation officer denied him permission to leave his halfway house and make the trip.

Traylor’s Detroit attorney, Steve Fishman, filed a motion Tuesday asking Cohn to overrule the probation officer, saying the judge “clearly intended to give Mr. Traylor the opportunity to obtain an NBA contract and continue his professional basketball career.”

Cohn is to hear the motion today. Federal prosecutors are not opposed to Traylor making the trip to the West Coast, Fishman said.

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  • willow

    I don’t really care about this guy. He was never much of a player in the NBA anyway. Unless they give him the minimum and invite him to camp without guarantees then I say let him try out. What have they got to loose? Seems like everyone is either using the Lakers as contract leverage to get paid or players are contemplating and wanting to play for the Purple and Gold. I don’t hear anyone wanting to jump on the Celtic bandwagon lmfao.

  • Lakers 24 7

    BRING HIS FALSE TAX RETURNIN CANDY A55 TO L.A.!!!

  • domz

    No comment

  • maccassedy

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    LOL..DAT WAS FUNNY…N HIS NAME IZ TRACTOR WE CAN USE A TRACTOR 4 SOMETHIN MAYBE 2 CARRY OUT VLAD N LUKE?

  • maccassedy

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    LOL..DAT WAS FUNNY…N HIS NAME IZ TRACTOR WE CAN USE A TRACTOR 4 SOMETHIN MAYBE 2 CARRY OUT VLAD N LUKE?

  • VoiceofReason

    If hes big enough to guard Yao and Perkins sure.

  • ignard

    Nah, we’re good. Not a very bright guy.

  • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Mamba2410

    I don’t want him that much and Mbange is probably better but…I’m just wondering, what’re this guy’s strengths and weaknesses and whatnot?

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

    I think we’re okay. I’d be more interested in resigning DJ Mebenga for minimum.

  • thesimsfan2004

    Ugh, definitely don’t want Tractor on our team. Unrelated, but did you all see that we’re playing Pau’s old team, FC Barcelona this preseason? That’ll be cool to see how the Lakers match up with them. http://lakersworldwide.blogspot.com/2008/07/lakers-will-play-fc-barcelona-in.html

  • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Mamba2410

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    Same here, I think Mbenga is probably better.

  • Kobe2k9

    This guy has too much baggage we don’t need that type of guy on our team

  • Kobayashi

    Just bring back Mbenga and leave the Tractor in the barn.

  • MILO

    hell no this guy is washed up!!!

  • MILO

    hell no! this guy is washed up!!!

  • JASON

    WHO DOES THAT ????? LOL JUST PLAYING I WOULDN’T MIND HIM BEING A LAKER BECAUSE THE WAY OUR LINE-UP’S LOOKING I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT MOVE ..
    STARTING 5
    PG. L_O
    SG. KOBE
    SF. ARiZA
    PF. GASOL
    C. BYNUM

    BENCH
    PG. JORDi OR D-FiSH
    SG. SASHA
    SF. RADMANOVIC
    PF. TRAYLOR
    C. MIHM OR DJ MBENGA

  • Edward

    ^^ Idiot.

  • jazz

    everybody deserves a second chance. when he played off the bench with charlotte hornets, he did a good job for a big body. We need somebody like him to back up pau or andrew especially with what happend against the celtics.

  • JASON

    HOW YOU GONE CALL ME A IDIOT BRUH ?

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  • varsityoptimism

    that ass can move mountains

  • Lakersfan9

    So the Rockets trade for Ron Artest, the Hornets sign James Posey, and the Lakers are looking at the fat dude who got traded for Dirk on draft night and hasn’t been able to stay in the league…

  • e

    im having a difficult time believing that he’s not 65 yrs old

  • tradekwame11

    Lol this is coming out of detroit news.

  • GT

    He is too fat (i.e. slow) to guard smaller players and too short to play low post

  • xtro

    uh. no thanks.

  • ricky

    ATTN LAKERSNATION,

    IT WAS HARD TO SEE RONNY TURIAF LEAVE FOR GOLDEN STATE AND THE LAKERS DID NOT MATCH THE CONTRACT TO KEEP HIM. NOW WE ARE SHORT OF A PLAYER INSIDE TO COME OFF THE BENCH BEHIND GASOL/BYNUM.

    HOWEVER, I HAVE AN ANSWER AND NO…ITS NOT ROBERT “TRACTOR” TRAYLOR!!

    OUR STAPLES CENTER CO-TENANTS, THE CLIPPERS, RECENTLY WAIVED A YOUNG POWER FORWARD BY THE NAME OF JOSH POWELL. I THINK IF THE LAKERS ARE SMART ENOUGH, SINCE THERE IS LITTLE IN THE FREE AGENT MARKET FOR BIGS AT THIS TIME, WHY NOT JUMP ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN HIM FOR A SMALL AMOUNT AND SEE HOW HE WORKS OUT FOR US. HE CAN REPLACE RONNY TURIAF AND HE IS JUST AS BIG AS RONNY AT 6’9 240LBS. HE’S ONLY 25 YEARS OF AGE AND LOOKS LIKE A DECENT YET PROMISING FORWARD. I SAW HIM IN A GAME AGAINST US ON TV AND HE LOOKED PRETTY GOOD AND DID A NICE JOB FOR THE CLIPS IN 64 GAMES HE AVGERAGED 5.5 PPG AND 5.4 RPG PLAYING JUST UNDER 20 MPG. SIMILAR TO WHAT RONNY WAS DOING LAST SEASON FOR US.

    SO WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK ABOUT POSSIBLY SIGNING JOSH POWELL??

  • Short Diezel

    IS THIS AN APRIL’S FOOL JOKE??!!

    WE LOSE ARTEST AND PICK UP TRACTOR TRAYLOR.. WTF!!!!

  • Michael_23

    huh who? Well I guess any big man is better than Kwame Brown right.

  • ab4sure

    It is just a try out. NO Big Deal. Lets see what he’s got.

  • mr.laker19

    I cant believe the stuff im reading! Would all of you guys please look at this dudes numbers for his career. And it doesnt look much better if youve seen him play live either. He is known as one of the biggest bust from college to the NBA ever. This would be worst then Kwame, Smush, Slava or whoever. Dont do it Mitch please

  • KING BQ

    NO! WE DONT NEED HIM!

  • DCLAKER

    Clippers just waived JOSH POWELL,take a look….

  • killo15

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    i agree with you ricky. we should try to pick up powell instead of this tractor dude. i still think we should gun for landry but powell will be a pretty good replacement. come on anyone nicknamed tractor wouldn’t be fast why would we need this guy. plus if he is stupid enough to prepare a fake tax return what makes you think he’s smart enough to play the triangle?

  • T-Mack

    No thanx. Unless he can good defense againsts centers (Perkins).

  • Daryl Imhoff

    I really like the idea of Josh Powell!

  • Daryl Imhoff

    Better yet, bring them into camp and let them compete for the back up power forward/center.

  • Daryl Imhoff

    It just seems to me that the Lakers are too quiet. Either they are really happy with what they have or something is up. It may be that they think they have found what they need to fill out the roster and are just keeping it quiet to see how everyone works out in training camp. The Lakers can not spend much money this year as they need the money for next year. But as Mitch says if it improves the team they will do it.

  • lakerferlife7

    Lakersfan9
    Jul 31st, 2008 at 2:20 am
    So the Rockets trade for Ron Artest, the Hornets sign James Posey, and the Lakers are looking at the fat dude who got traded for Dirk on draft night and hasn’t been able to stay in the league…

    LOL HA THATS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL EVERYONE ELSE IS LOOKING TO IMPROVE WHILE WE LOOSE A PLAYER AND TRY TO REPLACE HIM WIT TRASH!!!!!!!!!

  • DCLAKER

    NOW THAT’S THE LAKER TALK I WANNA HERE,LAKERFERLIFE7!!!

  • freddy b

    I LIKE THE JOSH POWELL IDEA..

  • gus26

    who ever put the line up with lamar as our starting pg.. just go away.. go watch baseball or something.. go away!!!

  • http://lakernation kauaimamba

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    That would be a crazy lineup!Id love to see that but LO would get blown by like he was standing still by Paul,Parker,Williams and the other quick PG’s in the league.Sick lineup though.

  • DCLAKER

    I hope Mitch trades Vlad…PLEASE!!

  • west213

    lol he looks fukin buzzed

  • MILO

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    i also agree! let’s try Powel!

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