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#41 Lakerholic

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:14 PM

Bring Josh Smith to LA! <_< Mitch!


I'd do it, and I'd give ATL a pick if they asked for it. <_<

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:18 PM

heeeeey...havent seen you in a while!



Yeah...been a while.

Can't quite stop loving the Lake Show... <_<

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:18 PM

IN A HEARTBEAT, NO SECOND THOUGHTS NEEDED.

Lamar is one of my favourite people to play for us in recent times, but this deal is a no brainer.

Smith is 22 years old with a very bright future, so that's one reason, age.

Smith is the tough defensive presence we lack, Lamar is weak on D, second reason, defense.

Smith is just as good as Lamar knocking down shots, but unlike Lamar, Smith has got a few years ahead of him to work on that.

This deal makes us champions, Bynum and Smith the blocking presence? Damn!

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:26 PM

Marion would look good in PnG but with Smith you lock up being one of the top franchises for years to come. AB and JSmoove? it would be tough for opposing teams to even get shots off


True...

But Marion has more experience in a motion offense. He's as good defensively but better offensively. He's a vet and he's majorly cool with Kobe. He's got an ugly J but it goes in.

And if we move LO for him, it can be straight up..don't have to worry about BYC or unwanted filler.


And Marion gives us a starting quality PF (though he's a tweener) backing up Pau.


Defense? It's a wash. Age? Smith. Offense? Marion.

Neither would be a mistake. Standing pat? Major Mistake.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:33 PM

Marion is better defensively. He can defend four positions. Hell, the Suns screwed up trading him, because Tony Parker completely picked apart Nash. Instead of Nash having to defend Bowen and Marion on Parker, it was different. He's a better offensive player as well. The only problem is the money he's raking in.

I'd still want Marion over Smith, but we aren't getting him.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:37 PM

Marion is better defensively. He can defend four positions. Hell, the Suns screwed up trading him, because Tony Parker completely picked apart Nash. Instead of Nash having to defend Bowen and Marion on Parker, it was different. He's a better offensive player as well. The only problem is the money he's raking in.

I'd still want Marion over Smith, but we aren't getting him.


You have to remember that Marion is a rental.

Smith is a guy you can lock up.

If you are looking at 2008-09, give Me Marion, but looking at the whole picture, it's Smith.
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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:54 PM

Marion is better defensively. He can defend four positions. Hell, the Suns screwed up trading him, because Tony Parker completely picked apart Nash. Instead of Nash having to defend Bowen and Marion on Parker, it was different. He's a better offensive player as well. The only problem is the money he's raking in.

I'd still want Marion over Smith, but we aren't getting him.


Marion is a very good perimeter defender. We could put either Kobe or Marion on any of the backcourt players and not worry about it. But Smith is a good shotblocker. Along with Bynum, he would help this team force any penetration into really tough shots. Stymied, more teams would become jumpshooters. Good for us either way.


I seriously doubt the Lakers would trade for Marion if it would break the bank. Anything over 13 million is way too much, considering the other salaries and the specialist role he'd now occupy. That wouldn't make him much more expensive than Smith. It is quite possible that Marion takes that offer if the years are right (3+).

I think it's QUITE possible to land Marion but I'm not sure they are interested. It would have been a no-brainer or a backup plan...if it were either, we would have heard some noise by now...

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:55 PM

You have to remember that Marion is a rental.

Smith is a guy you can lock up.

If you are looking at 2008-09, give Me Marion, but looking at the whole picture, it's Smith.


You trade for Marion, you work out the extension details before hand.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:55 PM

You have to remember that Marion is a rental.

Smith is a guy you can lock up.

If you are looking at 2008-09, give Me Marion, but looking at the whole picture, it's Smith.

Why would Marion be a rental? :D

#50 Tobias Fünke

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 02:08 PM

You trade for Marion, you work out the extension details before hand.


I think He has said that He wants 20 million a year.
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Posted July 29, 2008 - 02:10 PM

I think He has said that He wants 20 million a year.

Nobody is going to give him 20M a year. :lol:

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 02:11 PM

You have to remember that Marion is a rental.

Smith is a guy you can lock up.

If you are looking at 2008-09, give Me Marion, but looking at the whole picture, it's Smith.

He's a rental only because we don't want to pay him Kobe money. Otherwise, he would probably love to be a Laker. That's what I was saying in my previous post. The only reason why I wouldn't want Marion over Smith is because of those dollar signs.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 03:05 PM

sure why not

#54 last stand 2.0

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 05:05 PM

wow there are a lot of CL guys here who either stopped coming or got banned :angry:

whats funny is most of you guys who left CL wont know me but i remember most of you from my eye in the sky days before i decided to post.

oh and yes trade lamar for josh smith this instant
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Posted July 29, 2008 - 05:20 PM

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Fixed:

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#56 phifedogg76

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 05:36 PM

Fixed:

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i dont know the calculation for something faster than a nanosecond (which is 1 billionth of a second) but ID DO IT THAT FAST!!!
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Posted July 29, 2008 - 06:11 PM

I would rather have Prince than Josh Smith. Prince has won championships and Smith has had one impressive playoff series. Prince and Kobe are also learning each others games in the Olympics right now.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 06:13 PM

Absolutely.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 06:33 PM

Fact of the matter is Prince has Rings and will have a gold medal while Josh Smith will have an impressive highlight reel and a slam dunk trophy. Prince has very high basketball IQ and can work in the triangle. Smith, in an impressive way ,can create his own shot one on one, but I’m not sure if he can play that good in a set offense like the triangle. No knock on Smith, he just doesn’t have the experience.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 07:30 PM

Initially I thought we should definitely pull the trigger, but now I'm not so sure. Odom works well with Kobe and Pau. He has no problem being the fourth option, and he's one of the best locker room guys in the league.

My queries on Smith are over his BBall IQ, his 3-point shot and his work ethic.

If it were me I'd pull the trigger due to Smith's age and defensive abilities, but I can definitely see why Mitch would be hesitant.




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