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#1 Steve Avery

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 08:02 PM

We know the lakers have tons of SF.

Should they focus on replacing ronny and get a big man?

Or add more depth behind fish and farmar incase one goes down?
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 08:11 PM

Ah J.r smith, hes a scoring machine and throws it down like mad man, tired of lukes girly [expletive]

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 08:26 PM

Definitely a big man. I doubt Chris Mihm is gonna get back to his pre-injury form, which was an average center. So IMO, we need to have a good, tough, defensive-minded center.

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#4 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 08:31 PM

We don't want anymore guards with the roster currently having (or could have) the following players at the guard positions:

Sasha Vujacic
Jordan Farmar
Coby Karl
Kobe Bryant
Derek Fisher
Joe Crawford (maybe?)
Sun Yue (maybe?)

While at the big positions (PF and C), we have:

Pau Gasol
Andrew Bynum
Lamar Odom
Chris Mihm


With Lamar probably at the 3 position during the season, I don't think the majority of his minutes will come at the 4 (assuming we don't trade him). Yup, we need a big. Thankfully, Kwame is no longer available for anyone in the FO to even speculate about bringing in.

#5 D1ZzY24

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:08 PM

Maybe a point guard. We have only have 2 players that can play the point in Fisher and Farmar, if one goes down, then we are pretty screwed. On the other hand, I think this upcoming year is when Mihm finally gets some solid playing time and can contribute to the team. Hopefully I am right.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:16 PM

If you're talking free agency they need to go big. Mihm can't be trusted and they're thin at 4.

If you're talking trades, starting 3 and 1 are the holes.

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:38 PM

Definitely a big man. Maybe someone like Ratliff or Skinner.
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:39 PM

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#9 Tobias Fünke

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:41 PM

My #1 option was Kurt Thomas, #2 was Kwame.

Idk anyone else who could fit here outside of those two.
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Posted July 28, 2008 - 09:41 PM

Yeap, BIG MAN....we need to bolster our front court!!!!




#11 Michaelyumm

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 10:21 PM

they should offer landry a contract at least

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 10:42 PM

Not sure why we'd need a guard right now, guys. Maybe in a couple of years. We need more bigs, then we can go after Kirk Hinrich. :P :lol:

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Posted July 28, 2008 - 11:29 PM

To those who say we don't need a guard. Did you not see Farmar and Fisher getting tired towards the end of the season? If one of them gets injured who's our PG? Who's gonna guard other PGs? 6' 7'' Sasha? 6' 6'' 30 year old Kobe? Coby Karl?

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 12:59 AM

To those who say we don't need a guard. Did you not see Farmar and Fisher getting tired towards the end of the season? If one of them gets injured who's our PG? Who's gonna guard other PGs? 6' 7'' Sasha? 6' 6'' 30 year old Kobe? Coby Karl?



Why do you say 30 years old,it made me sooooooo sad :machinesad:

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 01:58 AM

i think we should have a backup center and/or pf...anything could happen in a season

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 02:26 AM

The Lakers should go after a big man. We have Kobe, Sasha, D-Fish, Farmar and well Kobe pretty much can handle both the 1 and 2. I mean as long as we have Kobe we're pretty much fine for guards so we just need a big man for backups.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 03:56 AM

Both.


We need to upgrade 1 and 3. D Fish is declining. LO is inadequate.

Our front court depth is non-existent. I would have thought we would bring back a familiar face...now that that's not an option, we have to bring in something SOON. How? They don't want to use the MLE. Nothing (of value) is going to be available for the BAE.

So.

Can we get a GREAT package filling all needs with LO and Farmar as primaries? Throw in Vlad if needed? Maybe. Maybe not. In any case, we need to find out fast.

Can we survive while standing pat? Seriously doubt it. SERIOUSLY. We can get some minutes from Vlad or Luke at backup PF and be ok. They are relatively cheap...especially Vlad (whether you want to admit it or not). None of them (LO included) can backup C. Pau can...but we NEED him and Bynum on the floor TOGETHER for a MAJORITY of the time (>35 minutes). Since Pau isn't going to be one the floor for the full 48, will Mbenga suffice for 10+?


But hey, I know nothing. I'm just a lowly fan. If it were up to me, our offseason would have been complete by now with resigning Turiaf for 3 years/11 mil and Sasha for 4 yrs/16-18 mil. Then, I would have trade LO for Shawn Marion and been done with it.

Bynum/Pau or Turiaf
Pau/Marion or Vlad or Turiaf
Marion/Luke or Ariza or Vlad
Kobe/Sasha/Ariza
Fisher/Farmar/Sasha

I know it's not for sure that either would have taken less but offering them decent money (instead of the qualifying offer) would have said "you're a part of the future". That would have made leaving alot harder...

So...recap. Yes and yes. Only now, it's alot, ALOT more difficult to fill those holes now that some of the cenotes have dried up or caved in.

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 03:59 AM

A big for sure...should've matched for Ronny but then I'm not Buss paying.
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#19 Beef

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 04:18 AM

We need a bigman!!!

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Posted July 29, 2008 - 07:16 AM

A big for sure...should've matched for Ronny but then I'm not Buss paying.


It's my understanding Turiaf wanted the playing time more than anything else.




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