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#1 Vahan

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 09:03 PM

Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak claims that the Grizzles where looking to acquire Sun Yue in a trade, according to NBA.com.

"Memphis also wanted Sun in the trade, but we wanted to keep at least one of those two guys so Memphis wanted Marc [Gasol] and we are happy that we were able to keep Sun Yue, because we liked him when we drafted him," Kupchak said.

The Lakers drafted Sun with the fortieth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 09:10 PM

Lakers executive Mitch Kupchak claims that the Grizzles where looking to acquire Sun Yue in a trade, according to NBA.com.

"Memphis also wanted Sun in the trade, but we wanted to keep at least one of those two guys so Memphis wanted Marc [Gasol] and we are happy that we were able to keep Sun Yue, because we liked him when we drafted him," Kupchak said.

The Lakers drafted Sun with the fortieth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.



Well, Mitch made the right choice. I mean, think about it... we already have a Spaniard on our team, so we'll make our money from Spain through the senior Gasol. But with Sun, we can tap into the giant Chinese market.

What is the point of having TWO Gasols on a team? Who's gonna buy TWO Gasol-Lakers jersies???

I woulda gone with Marc Gasol if I had the choice between the two... easy choice...

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 09:16 PM

Rudy Gay for Sun Yue.
they'd probably do it.

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 09:27 PM

I would have taken Marc Gasol over Yue. Is he really going to get time over Fisher/Farmar/Kobe/Sasha/Crawford and whoever else we may decide to keep? We could use a big body and Marc would already have the chemistry with Pau and is overall a better prospect than Yue.
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Posted September 20, 2008 - 10:04 PM

Mitch, I love you!

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 10:16 PM

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Posted September 20, 2008 - 10:30 PM

I think Marc would undoubtedly have the most immediate impact for the Lakers. He'd have chemistry right off the bat, that's for sure. I'm afraid Sun's culture barrier might hold him back and hurt all of the hype he's getting. Marc has Pau, plus he played high school ball in Memphis, so he's been around the American culture for quite some time.

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 02:37 AM

Well, Mitch made the right choice. I mean, think about it... we already have a Spaniard on our team, so we'll make our money from Spain through the senior Gasol. But with Sun, we can tap into the giant Chinese market.

What is the point of having TWO Gasols on a team? Who's gonna buy TWO Gasol-Lakers jersies???

I woulda gone with Marc Gasol if I had the choice between the two... easy choice...

Kobe already has the Chinese market on lock.

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 03:51 AM

Well, Mitch made the right choice. I mean, think about it... we already have a Spaniard on our team, so we'll make our money from Spain through the senior Gasol. But with Sun, we can tap into the giant Chinese market.

What is the point of having TWO Gasols on a team? Who's gonna buy TWO Gasol-Lakers jersies???

I woulda gone with Marc Gasol if I had the choice between the two... easy choice...


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Posted September 21, 2008 - 04:59 AM

Marc would probably have M Gasol if he came to the Lakers. But I think we are fine right now. Marc needs NBA experience.

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 10:30 AM

Realistically Marc would of been a way better fit for us considering our guards and SF's are stacked and we are in dire need of a really good backup center. Not to mention that Pau could guide his brother through the offense and imagine them both being out there at the same time like in the Olympics.

If Sun was given up rather then Marc, it would of been a flawless trade.

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 10:44 AM

honestly.. i woulda gave up kwame farmar and yue if it meant we could keep gasol and critt.i think coby karl will be a great point gaurd for us at some point.

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 01:55 PM

honestly.. i woulda gave up kwame farmar and yue if it meant we could keep gasol and critt.i think coby karl will be a great point gaurd for us at some point.


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Posted September 21, 2008 - 03:26 PM

I'm so glad we kept Sun Yue. :rock: http://lakernation.c...tyle_emoticons/default/cool.gif

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Posted September 21, 2008 - 03:46 PM

remember when j-critt posted 19?
doubt sun has that in him this season.

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Posted September 23, 2008 - 11:33 AM

Has Sun Yue been in LA yet? The training camp is next week and there is nothing in the news about his arrival in LA. Is he having visa problems?

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Posted September 23, 2008 - 11:36 AM

I would have taken Marc Gasol over Yue. Is he really going to get time over Fisher/Farmar/Kobe/Sasha/Crawford and whoever else we may decide to keep? We could use a big body and Marc would already have the chemistry with Pau and is overall a better prospect than Yue.


I definitely agree. However, I think Marc Gasol could be available sometime soon. After the way the Gizzles treated Pau, do you really think Marc is going to want to stay there? I get the feeling that we will be getting Marc Gasol back sometime soon.
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Posted September 23, 2008 - 02:06 PM

honestly.. i woulda gave up kwame farmar and yue if it meant we could keep gasol and critt.i think coby karl will be a great point gaurd for us at some point.

Coby Karl will never be a great PG, he was barely a mediocre SG for us.

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Posted September 23, 2008 - 02:36 PM

Coby Karl will never be a great PG...


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Posted September 24, 2008 - 10:08 AM

I would have taken Marc Gasol over Yue. Is he really going to get time over Fisher/Farmar/Kobe/Sasha/Crawford and whoever else we may decide to keep? We could use a big body and Marc would already have the chemistry with Pau and is overall a better prospect than Yue.


Totally agree... Mobile bigs with good shooting touch don't fall out of the sky. I think Marc Gasol has nice potential. Yue plays a position overcrowded with prospects that are a dime a dozen. Maybe, just maybe, the younger Gasol just might end up in the p&g after a few seasons in Memphis.
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