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State of the Cap: Los Angeles Lakers


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#1 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 12:48 PM

The Lakers needed to add an all-star caliber player to their line-up in order to go anywhere in the playoffs and they needed to do it without giving up anything of value. They did just that when they fooled the Grizzlies into giving up Pau Gasol for little more than table scraps. They didn't have to give up Lamar Odom or Andrew Bynum, they didn't even have to give up good, young role players like Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic. All the Lakers had to give up was an expiring contract, a point guard, and a draft pick, none of which they wanted or needed. Gasol played wonderfully as a Laker, averaging his usual 18.8 points, 7.8 boards, 3.5 assists, and shot nearly 59% from the field. He will be very well paid over the next three seasons at a total of $49 million. Considering the team's contender status with him on the roster, it will all be worth it.


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#2 ファイナルファンタジ

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 01:14 PM

..., they didn't even have to give up good, young role players like Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic.

Other than that, it's a pretty good read. :lol: But man, we did get a good deal for Pau.

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 01:44 PM

Critt has a very high upside and loads of potential.

M Gasol looks like he's going to be a very good bigman.

Kwame was 9 mil in expiring contract.


Pau was owed (at the time) ~55 million dollars.



I'm going to go out on a limb and say that what we gave was much more valuable (to MEM, at least) than advertised. Not saying we didn't get the better of the deal...which we did, no matter how you look at it.


Just need to fill a hole and find a fit and we're good.

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 06:30 PM

If somehow we can steal another and grab Marc...I'd really be L.O.L.-ing :lol:




#5 Mr. 24

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Posted September 08, 2008 - 08:34 PM

I wish we could get Marc back.. but if not, its still good.




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