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#1 West Coast

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:40 PM

With Bynum sidelined for possibly the season, do the Lakers make a move from a defensive big man?

We have some very good trade pieces but can Mitch do something miraculous two seasons in a row?

Edited by Westcoast21, February 02, 2009 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:42 PM

No, we don't need to make a move.

Odom, Gasol, Powell, and Mihm need to step up. We might bring in a big, but I don't expect the Lakers to make a move.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:42 PM

Minor trade should do to keep us to fully contend. Spurs are riding us badly. Our defense will suffer if we stay like this.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:47 PM

Man idk. I think the Lakers need to bring a defensive minded C. Our offense will do fine. Im not worried about that. But we do need somebody that can alter shots and not let us get pounded inside.

My options:

Trade for Shaq
Trade for Jermaine O'Neal (risk bc injuries love him too)
Trade for Samuel Dalembert

Give Pau Gasol steroids

Edited by Westcoast21, February 02, 2009 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:49 PM

We go with the lineup that got us to our finals

which means

Gasol, Odom, Rad, Kobe, Fish. Play powell more at Power forward AND Center, the man is a workhorse, he gets the job done.

the only players i would put on the trading block are Luke, Mihm and Yue. If we can get ANY Big I wouldn't hesitate to get rid of these three

I'm hesitating to move Lamar because if we bring in someone new it will take a very long time to learn the triangle and adjust to this team. Gasol was a huge exception but then again we didn't give up any important pieces to acquire him in the first place.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:54 PM

get me camby
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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:54 PM

Nothing we really can do. Who can we give up at the deadline like the Gasol trade last year? Our only big contracts are Odom, Gasol and Kobe. None of them are going anywhere since that trio led us to the Finals last season. We don't have the salaries to go after a JO, Shaq, etc.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:55 PM

i think people are not taking into account josh powell, he's a very physical player, he needs to play more.

if phil will only play him.
maybe this is the push the lakers needed to act like underdogs and play with intensity, tonight is a good test not at boston, that game and the cavs game to me, they won't win, just because of the physical big guys, and pau is not physical

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:55 PM

If trading Odom means us getting a big. So be it.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:55 PM

get me camby



No chance. Clipps wouldn't think about it.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:58 PM

No chance. Clipps wouldn't think about it.




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Posted February 02, 2009 - 12:59 PM

If trading Odom means us getting a big. So be it.


Who is actually out there, that can help us? Sheed is aging and he also has motivation problems. Brand doesn't even remotely look like the Brand we know. JO is struggling with knee issues.

we gotta try to move Luke, Mihm and Yue and try to pick up a decent big like Nazr Mohammad or Chris Wilcox or somethin.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 01:00 PM

Who is actually out there, that can help us? Sheed is aging and he also has motivation problems. Brand doesn't even remotely look like the Brand we know. JO is struggling with knee issues.

we gotta try to move Luke, Mihm and Yue and try to pick up a decent big like Nazr Mohammad or Chris Wilcox or somethin.


Forgot about Wilcox. Thats definately an interesting option.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 01:01 PM

The only team I can think of that's open to trading a "big" but not a traditional big is the Wizards' Antawn Jamison. They've been having trouble putting butts in seats and they have their 20 million dollar man Arenas on the sidelines and the team is going nowhere. They might try to do a salary dump and look to move Jamison.

Butler is younger so they will most likely keep him, Jamison will be the odd man out. But he's not a big though but he's definitely better than Lamar.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 01:08 PM

>> Where Do Lakers Go From Here?

After Game 6 they can only go up.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 01:15 PM

We don't need to trade anybody, we are still the best team in the west even without Bynum. In my opinion, Bynum is our key against the top eastern teams, but we don't need to worry about that now. We just need to focus on maintaining that lead atop the West, setting ourselves up for a good spot in the playoffs and if Bynum comes before or during the playoffs, even better.

I'd like to see Powell play a lot more, the minutes that he has played we've gone on runs and i still can't forget the clutch jumpers he got against the Spurs in San Antonio. I don't believe we need to make a trade but trading one of our rarely used guys(Mihm,Yue) probably would help us.
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Posted February 02, 2009 - 02:33 PM

The Lakers look down the bench and call Powell's number.

No trade needed.

Trading Mihm or Yur or Vladi won't get the Lakers anyone more talented than the big men they already have. there's a reason Mitch held onto Mbenga, Mihm and signed Powell - this is it.

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 03:10 PM

since bynum will be back from what is basically a really severe sprain that has a DEFINATE timetable no trade is needed because of bynum

now if you are talking for improvement sake then there are several trades we could make but none are necessary
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Posted February 02, 2009 - 05:21 PM

guys, this isnt the ssame team, Pau has been working out but seriously
last year it was Pau and Odom(and turiaf) vs. Brown,perkins,kg,powe(and big baby)
this year it would be Pau and Odom and Powell (and mihm) vs. Powe,Perkins, and KG( and big baby)

add the fact that there is no Posey and we have a healthy Ariza(knock on wood), and that we went 6 games last year, and the celtics are a year older...i feel confident that we can compete at a high level with the Celtics.
Again - this team, as currently constructed won't make it out of the second round of the playoffs, let alone the West or win the Finals.---fido on 2011 Lakers

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Posted February 02, 2009 - 05:51 PM

How about we play a full game without bynum before we see what this team needs?

Like people are saying, we have big men. Let them play.

We have a good team, a championship team. Bynum isnt gone forever. The rest of the league would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE for us to pull a knee jerk reaction and start trading pieces for a temporary fit.

Edited by A_V_R, February 02, 2009 - 05:51 PM.





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