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#1 magicbalala245

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:09 PM

alright guys Javaris Crittenton seems to be the odd man out would you guys trade for Javaris to bring him back in a Purple & Gold Uniform here is the rumor from fannation

http://www.fannation...mors/view/59155

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"Will he play in Memphis next season? That appears to be a 50-50 proposition as Javaris Crittenton, a 6-5 combo guard, is likely the odd man out in the five-way guard conundrum facing the Grizzlies. Crittenton, whom Memphis acquired in the Pau Gasol trade with the Lakers in February, is expecting to have another address fresh off his summer workout and the realization of where he fits in the pecking order. Reportedly, the Griz and Orlando Magic were engaged in trade talks regarding Crittenton soon after the summer league schedule. But GM Chris Wallace said Monday that nothing was imminent on any front."
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:10 PM

Critt is probably going to Orlando. They need another guard since they didn't resign Dooling.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:10 PM

i wish we traded Farmar and not Critt. Way more potential than Farmar.

Farmar stepped up his game tremendously with the drafting of Critt, but ever since Pau trade, his game has been going down

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:13 PM

ridiculous.
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:15 PM

i wish we traded Farmar and not Critt. Way more potential than Farmar.

Farmar stepped up his game tremendously with the drafting of Critt, but ever since Pau trade, his game has been going down


A player does not all of a sudden get worse in the middle of the season do to the 4th string pg being traded. It was a mixture of things, unrelated to Critt.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:17 PM

I'd rather see the Lakers make a play for Delonte West. West has all the tools to excel as a triangle PG, plays excellent defense (did a solid job on Rajon Rondo after Game One), and is a proven clutch shooter. He was easily the second best player for Cleveland during the Boston series.

Crit? Not ready. Our championship window is 3 years, starting next season. I'd prefer we sign West, who is starter-ready, rather then trade for Crit, who needs a couple of years to develop.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:17 PM

Javaris is going to make an impact in the league.

When people look back on this Gasol trade, its not going to so one sided.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:26 PM

The question about Javaris kind of ties back into Farmar. If Farmar can be the starter, then you need someone who can just be his backup after Fish retires, and Javaris may be better than that. On the other hand, if Jordan is a backup, then you need someone who can start in two years. I'm not sure any of us have the answer to the Jordan question yet.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:27 PM

o yea forget to add something to this topic if not Javaris then who cause Fisher can't be our Point forever and i have some doubts in Jordan Farmar I perfer we trade for Javaris but how realistic is that so what other PG our in your guys mind
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:33 PM

Critt is probably going to Orlando. They need another guard since they didn't resign Dooling.


I think he will end up in Orlando too, but who knows.
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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:33 PM

Let's see lakers lose finals, I lost out on a promotion, my son wont play basketball,and i question his sexual preference, lost out on Garbaosa,and Posey, Bynum didnt make the USA select team, my blackmarket copy of "Dark Knight" sux,Lakers draft Joe Crawford, We still have Coby Karl,Clipps got Camby for a second round pick and we didnt, and considering I am JC's biggest fan........ Let me say outside of my wife divorcing me nothing on this EARTH would make me happier.
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I am very passionet about this guy, he is ny favorite player on my favorite college team going to my pro team. The day that David Stern stutered his name was truly the best moment I had in the year 2007. I actually cried when he said that. I expect jokes, I expect ridicule but I really don't care. The same way Kobe fans are passionate about Kob is how I feel about "Hollywood". Don't get me wrong I don't put no athelete or entertainer above Kobe, but to have your 2 favorite athaletes on the same team is a great feeling. I already know the ballbreakers are gonna tell me that JC is trade bait and i'm all for it if it nets KG. But a trade with JO as the primary target is a serious mistake.

It is a enormous mistake to leverage the future of this organization on the possibility that Jermaine O'neal makes us a contender. Do I believe he will Yup. But Garnette makes us a feared ball club as well. There is a trend in the leauge that more teams are designing their offenese to resemble the "Phoniex Suns". Well the hotter trend is stock piling talent, and waiting till the Tim Duncan, Steve Nash, Kobe, and all these 10 year or more vets start their down slide. Look at Portland, Seattle, Golden State and the scariest of all San Antonio, not to mention Boston. Theses teams are carring young great players who will most likley be the future of the league. In Portland and San Antonoi's cases they are harboring talent overseas and running training camps over there that teach their system(brilliant).
Yet do to the pressure of the fans (not just Kobe), the front office sees a pressing need to go for it now and be lower than mediocre latter by possible adding JO contract length which will hamper the team.

Low and behold June 28th sent us a sign. He dropped, can't you see that he dropped. The teams that needed him passed a gift from above. From a christian school http://www.sacanet.com/ that believes in the same Christian values that his current coach was raised in by his parents. In a recent article he touches on this, but read his final statement he understands humility and the possibility of making mistakes already bracing for possible to the article http://www.pe.com/sp....5.3df8bf9.html, how many 19 year olds would have the presents of mind to do that.

Check out another refreshing example of a well spoken, and humble young man. Watch the feature and compare it to some of the recent jocks and look at the humility and even the media pressence:http://www.ocsn.com/media_server/pla...on_feature.asx. This is at 18 years old ladies and gentelman. Notice the smile, the banter, the eye contact with the interviewer. But check the on the court action the confidence in his game, how at the end when he is mobbed at the end how he tells is keeping his team calm, how they mobb him as their leader(at 18).

Am I taking this too far, no I want you to see it. listen to his interview on Roggin and Simmers and how Mr. Simmers continues to give him the Los Angeles meadis treatment and how he answers the questions without hesitation or emotion http://a1135.g.akama...T=Arts_and_Ente rtainment&PCAST_TITLE=AM570_KLAC_SHOWS". Listen from 11:40 for the start , and at 14:25 in Simmers starts his crap only to be suprised.

Here he is on PMS this is good stuff and check out the poise and what they say when the interview is over:http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/LOSANGELES-CA/KLAC-AM/070703%20PMS%20Hour%202.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=LOS ANGELES-CA&NG_FORMAT=sports&SITE_ID=727&STATION_ID=KLAC-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=AM570_KLAC&PCAST_CAT=Arts_and_Ente rtainment&PCAST_TITLE=AM570_KLAC_SHOWS" starts at 26:05 in.

Now after all of that he goes out in the Ls Vegas Summer league and plays a very controlled game and to top it off he does what our last heaven sent player does and this: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=lDTwlaRbBzQ.

Comes back next game and donought. Played sparingly we lose.

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Game 4: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=bWw_MNpsM9I

Game5 against a future rival Rodney Stuckey one word (Hollywood):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViPatHwvNzI

Lets face it we have been waiting for it; a true backcourt mate for Kobe. The kid defends, competes, can shoot, has youth, court vision. To be tutored by Fisher and Kobe.... wait a minute. wait a minute; DUDE RAN THE TRIANGLE IN HIGHSCHOOL. Could God have blessed us any better at pick 19. Not convienced. How about a little showtime:http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...ch&pl index=0

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Rivals profile: http://rivalshoops.r....2&pr_key=12864

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:43 PM

Memphis took Javaris for a reason and that is because hes gonna be a big time player one day. Farmar can be one too but Javaris seemed to have more potential.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:47 PM

I liked him, was sad to see him go, i'd give up our 09 first pick to get him or something like that.

Think he'd be an excellent role player at the 1 or 2 position, and he seems like a good kid.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:16 PM

I wonder how mcuh truth to the fact that we cant trade for him till the trade deadline. I ask becuase when I Do the trade machine on real gm and ESPN, the let a trade go through with Critt coming back to LA. Now before the draft it wouldnt go through, as far as trading an 09 pick; league rule dosnt allow consecutive picks to go to the same team. Thats why we got to keep the 09 pick.
I would do this though:
This Trade Succeeded! Go back to adjust your trade or start over.
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Incoming Players
Vladimir Radmanovic
Salary: $6,049,400 Years Remaining: 3

Chris Mihm
Salary: $2,500,000 Years Remaining: 1


Outgoing Players: Antoine Walker, Javaris CrittentonLos Angeles Lakers

Incoming Players
Antoine Walker
Salary: $9,052,460 Years Remaining: 3

Javaris Crittenton
Salary: $1,381,560 Years Remaining: 1


Outgoing Players: Vladimir Radmanovic, Chris Mihm



Why Toine Walker, well we gotta do someting convience them to deal with us, so we exchange one bad contract for the other. Now even though Walkers contract has 3mill more on it their are 3 trains of thought:

A. In the 3rd year his 9 mill expiring contract is a whole lot more attractive than Vlads 6mill.

B. His versitilty is equal to that of Lamar with is ball handeling ability and court vision, but his range is equal to that of the Lakers version of Vlad,where as we were expecting the Seattle Vlad. So while no non allstar is worth 9mill, we may get more of our monies worth than we did with Vlad(and I like Vlad)

C.He has championchip experince, in reality he was the only Heat player giving his all outside of Wade.

D. Finally I think he has a score to settle with the Celtics, so his passion for that matchup may be equal to ours.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 05:22 PM

I think Farmar will be a solid PG, maybe a 9-15ppg 4-7 ast, but I just know Java will be a star. He has sexy moves and never seems to get rattled.



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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:34 PM

shud have trraded farmar and not critt

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:36 PM

shud have trraded farmar and not critt

Are you kidding me? As of now, Farmar has shown more potential as J-Critt. Farmar reminds me of a young Tony Parker.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:37 PM

he took the craziest and worst shots ever in critical games in the playoffs

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:42 PM

I am not saying anything bad about Javaris, but I have yet to see signs of this major impact he will have. I have seen signs of talent, but absolutely no sign that he is ready to make any impact whatsoever.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:44 PM

Fisher is old now and we could see a significant drop off in his play, any time soon. Old players usually have sudden bad seasons. Fisher basically is a great spot up shooter, but is he still a good overall PG? Then there's Jordan Farmar who was horrible after Crittenton got traded. Farmar has been showing alot of attitude of recent times and there are doubts about him. A new PG who can ACTUALLY play defense could be just what we need. We continually have unkown PG's that play amazing against us and cost us the game. All a PG needs is abit of speed and the ability to shoot the 3 to burn us. Getting a good guy in who can take care of the ball, shut down opposing PG's and shoot well could be a real difference maker.

Maybe Critt could be this guy?
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