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#21 popo

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 03:25 PM

We could of had both Bynum and Granger, there was deal we had in place with the Pacers for the 17th pick and Bender for Gump Devean George and filler but Bender retired.

It could of been

Fisher
Bryant
Granger
Gasol
Bynum

Edited by popo, January 10, 2009 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 03:35 PM

All this hindsight. As far as I'm concerned, the Lakers stole Andrew Bynum at #10. The only 2 players who were drafted ahead of him and who have had a major impact were Deron Williams and Chris Paul. Andrew Bogut was drafted #1 and I'll take Bynum over him looking into the future. So you can say that 7 other GMs were boneheads, too. Andrew Bynum just turned 21, had limited experience in high school, started to realize his potential last year, and is now coming back from a serious injury and learning how to play in the NBA with another 7 footer. Fellow Lakers fans ... relax.

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 07:55 PM

We could of had both Bynum and Granger, there was deal we had in place with the Pacers for the 17th pick and Bender for Gump Devean George and filler but Bender retired.

It could of been

Fisher
Bryant
Granger
Gasol
Bynum


this is where hindsight makes no sense

whose to say we would have had gasol if we made those trades

we might have felt no need for trades

the line-up would have been most likely

fisher
kobe
granger
odom
bynum
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:02 PM

this is where hindsight makes no sense

whose to say we would have had gasol if we made those trades

we might have felt no need for trades

the line-up would have been most likely

fisher
kobe
granger
odom
bynum


And who's to say we would of not make the same moves.

With Granger here Caron for Kwame would of still happend.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:25 PM

And who's to say we would of not make the same moves.

With Granger here Caron for Kwame would of still happend.


you obviously dont get the point

to say gasol would still be here in a completely what if situation is ludicrous

this is a complete what if scenarion meaning saying

bynum
gasol
granger
kobe
fisher

would be our line-up is crazy

its a complete fantasy

whose to say we wouldn't have let kwame expire because we needed the extra space to pay andrew and granger big deals

whose to say we would have drafted crittenton and marc gasol both guys who were part of the deal

its called the butterfly effect there are many different variables that could go into us not having anywhere near the same team

fantasizing about what could have been is worst IMO opinion than fantasizing about trade possibilities
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:30 PM

you obviously dont get the point

to say gasol would still be here in a completely what if situation is ludicrous

this is a complete what if scenarion meaning saying

bynum
gasol
granger
kobe
fisher

would be our line-up is crazy

its a complete fantasy

whose to say we wouldn't have let kwame expire because we needed the extra space to pay andrew and granger big deals

whose to say we would have drafted crittenton and marc gasol both guys who were part of the deal

its called the butterfly effect there are many different variables that could go into us not having anywhere near the same team

fantasizing about what could have been is worst IMO opinion than fantasizing about trade possibilities


Im not fantasizing about [expletive], it's a scenerio that could of happend. Who are you to say we don't make those moves.
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:36 PM

Im not fantasizing about [expletive], it's a scenerio that could of happend. Who are you to say we don't make those moves.


its not a scenario that could have happened because it didn't happen

saying should we have taken bynum or granger is one thing

saying we would have had a line--up of

bynum
gasol
granger
kobe
fisher

is ridiculous because its so nonsensical because of all the different variables that would have to be accounted for
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:37 PM

I sort of get what last stand is saying. For example, let's say Bynum's injury went down and we still had Granger and Kobe. Would the Front Office still have freaked out and made that great Pau deal? Who knows, that's why it's fantasy :P

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Posted January 10, 2009 - 08:42 PM

I sort of get what last stand is saying. For example, let's say Bynum's injury went down and we still had Granger and Kobe. Would the Front Office still have freaked out and made that great Pau deal? Who knows, that's why it's fantasy :P


exactly or what about the fact bynum and granger would have demanded 10 possibly max deals each

or maybe with those players would have lead us to a point where kobe never demands for a trade and therefore we dont look for anything

or maybe we are a championship caliber team and dont need to explore trade scenarios

the scenarios one can come up with to explain why gasol didn't end up here are endless

gasol became a laker because of the events that preceeded the trade

changing those events can change the result
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Posted January 10, 2009 - 10:26 PM

In a sense, Granger's progress would be hampered by Kobe's presence.

Kobe demands the ball and Granger needs the ball to score. I don't think he'd be as good had he been a Laker.

Good draft for Bynumite!

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 03:58 PM

I would have liked Granger, but Bynum is fine. I am glad they didn't get Sean May though as some said they preferred earlier.

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 05:27 PM

Bynum was the right pick.

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 07:27 PM

It just all what ifs. Obviously if we got Granger, he wouldn't be putting up 25 points like the superstar he is in Indiana. It depends on where you play.

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 08:46 PM

after today's game, a lot of ppl's minds will be changed

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Posted January 11, 2009 - 08:47 PM

after today's game, a lot of ppl's minds will be changed

Not really. Danny put up 42 points tonight.

But IMO Bynum should have 30 pts tonight. Why don't his damn teammates get him the ball!

Edited by lakerfool, January 11, 2009 - 08:54 PM.

Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.

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Posted January 13, 2009 - 05:45 PM

Not really. Danny put up 42 points tonight.

But IMO Bynum should have 30 pts tonight. Why don't his damn teammates get him the ball!

its the same reason Kobe doesnt have more 40 and 50 point games; more dues have to be paid, especially with the guys that are on this team
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Posted January 13, 2009 - 06:47 PM

its the same reason Kobe doesnt have more 40 and 50 point games; more dues have to be paid, especially with the guys that are on this team

When you have Haslem who is 6'7 guarding Bynum who is 7'2, you feed the ball to the guy who is 7 inches taller than the guy guarding him.
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Posted January 13, 2009 - 07:00 PM

When you have Haslem who is 6'7 guarding Bynum who is 7'2, you feed the ball to the guy who is 7 inches taller than the guy guarding him.

bynum hasnt always proved that he can take advantage of those situations. He doesnt work hard enough to get position in the post, and he's young. Kobe, Gasol, Fish are going to get more looks, and offense isnt a problem so why should we give the ball to bynum, just so HE can have inflated stats. Nope, he has to work hard just like Kobe, Pau and others(especially Ariza) have been doing the entire year. Look at his rebounds, if he got more i can guarantee he would have more points
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Posted January 13, 2009 - 09:10 PM

bynum hasnt always proved that he can take advantage of those situations. He doesnt work hard enough to get position in the post, and he's young. Kobe, Gasol, Fish are going to get more looks, and offense isnt a problem so why should we give the ball to bynum, just so HE can have inflated stats. Nope, he has to work hard just like Kobe, Pau and others(especially Ariza) have been doing the entire year. Look at his rebounds, if he got more i can guarantee he would have more points

He had the position all night that night. We didn't pass it to him. It's that simple.
Gooden>> Lamar Odom. Mo Williams>> Ray Allen>> Gasol. Nene= Gasol.




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