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#1 West Coast

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looking at the draft, I don't seem the Lakers using all four 2nd round draft picks.

As everyone knows, 2nd round picks are very hit and miss, but what does everyone see happening:

Lakers draft four 2nd rounders?

Lakers package picks and a player to move up into first round?

Lakers package picks in a trade for another player?


Ultimately, I think the Lakers will try to move up into the first round, but they won't try very hard due to the strength of the draft. I see them drafting one player (two at most), and packaging the rest of those picks in trade for a player.

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:49 PM

not like the 1st round player will ever play so no thx

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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:51 PM

not like the 1st round player will ever play so no thx


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Posted May 17, 2011 - 11:58 PM

There's really nobody to be had in that late first. I would love to have Marcus Morris, but he'll go lottery.

Nolan Smith would be interesting. He can create for others, shoot well when someone is creating for him, and he's not a scrub when defending the point (high defensive IQ, length). He also has some range on his jumper, which is what we need, and was a leader on the college level.

Maybe Smith will stay an early second pick...or late, late first. We could make a small trade to get him...low risk, high reward.

I also like Reggie Jackson, more than Nolan Smith, but I'm not so sure Jackson will fall past the Blazers (at 21). He's an efficient scorer with enough lateral quickness and length to defend, and he can facilitate well...exactly what we want at the point. Probably too good to be true.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 12:36 AM

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 04:51 AM

Not really much reason to do it unless they can get into top 10, or so.

Unless someone drops (a la Kobe), not sure that we'd be able to accomplish much.

That said, there are a handful of PGs in the 1st round that could help LA. It would be interesting to see if the Lakers make an effort to work their way into round 1 and snag one of them. (Even if the trade comes after the pick is made for them).

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 07:21 AM

I remember Mitch tried to trade up in the first round and grab George Hill ahead of the Spurs. I think the lakers only had a 2nd rounder and a deal couldn't be work. If he sees someone of value that has dropped late in the first round and he has a chance to use those 2nd rounders then he will. With a cap coming and expenses tight I wouldn't be surprised to see if a deal could be worked out from a team late in the first round.
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Posted May 18, 2011 - 10:18 AM

Apparently the T-Wolves are open to moving the second pick to get veteran help. Hmmmm....

I say trade Gasol/two second picks to T-Wolves for the #2 pick.

Draft Derrick Williams out of Arizona.

Sign Carl Landry.

Start either Landry or Odom at the 4.

Let Williams develop into a star (he's going to be good).

Either that or bring in Kemba Walker. :laughing:

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 10:33 AM

Apparently the T-Wolves are open to moving the second pick to get veteran help. Hmmmm....

I say trade Gasol/two second picks to T-Wolves for the #2 pick.

Draft Derrick Williams out of Arizona.

Sign Carl Landry.

Start either Landry or Odom at the 4.

Let Williams develop into a star (he's going to be good).

Either that or bring in Kemba Walker. :laughing:

You would really trade Pau for the #2 pick? I hope you're joking.
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Posted May 18, 2011 - 10:42 AM

You would really trade Pau for the #2 pick? I hope you're joking.


if we were in rebuilding mode yes.

but we aren't. so im just throwing ideas out there to be honest lol.

on fb, some guy told me to kill my self just by mentioning pau's name in a trade lol. people are too damn sensitive right now with any Lakers news. smh

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 04:07 PM

You would really trade Pau for the #2 pick? I hope you're joking.


i hope he's serious

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 07:55 PM

I don't like Gasol's play as of late, but trading him for the second pick in THIS draft would be a mistake. Derrick Williams has the potential to be an all-star down the road, but I'd rather lean towards him being a very solid, borderline all-star...which isn't good enough.

Teams that are struggling (such as Minny) would benefit from taking that risk. Us, not so much.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Apparently the T-Wolves are open to moving the second pick to get veteran help. Hmmmm....

I say trade Gasol/two second picks to T-Wolves for the #2 pick.

Draft Derrick Williams out of Arizona.

Sign Carl Landry.

Start either Landry or Odom at the 4.

Let Williams develop into a star (he's going to be good).

Either that or bring in Kemba Walker. :laughing:

I really like Williams and if the lakers were rebuilding I might do it. If it was for Irving then I think I would do it as we need help in that area. I think Mitch is going to see what is out there and try to get a PG who can match up with the pg's in this league. I wouldn't be surprised to see him dangle Pau out there and see what offers he can get.
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Posted May 18, 2011 - 09:14 PM

I really like Williams and if the lakers were rebuilding I might do it. If it was for Irving then I think I would do it as we need help in that area. I think Mitch is going to see what is out there and try to get a PG who can match up with the pg's in this league. I wouldn't be surprised to see him dangle Pau out there and see what offers he can get.

They arent in rebullding mode
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Posted May 18, 2011 - 09:34 PM

They arent in rebullding mode


He didnt say they were.

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Posted May 18, 2011 - 09:38 PM

They arent in rebullding mode

Thanks for reading my post. You read every word except the word "if".
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Posted May 19, 2011 - 06:30 AM

Apparently the T-Wolves are open to moving the second pick to get veteran help. Hmmmm....

I say trade Gasol/two second picks to T-Wolves for the #2 pick.

Draft Derrick Williams out of Arizona.

Sign Carl Landry.

Start either Landry or Odom at the 4.

Let Williams develop into a star (he's going to be good).

Either that or bring in Kemba Walker. :laughing:


If I had the second pick, I'd probably lean toward drafting Kanter.


But, he could end up just being another overblown Euro stiff (like Dirk).

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Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:14 AM

Thanks for reading my post. You read every word except the word "if".

haha dont get too upset.
either way i dont think he'll dangle pau out there, i live in seattle so i'm a big UW Husky fan and i got to watch Williams in the pac-10 tournament. let me tell you the dude is for real. I think irving is wayyyyyy over rated for having been injured. WIlliams single-handedly carried Arizona through the pac-10 tournament.

lol westcoast24 dont ride peoples nuts
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Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:25 AM

If I had the second pick, I'd probably lean toward drafting Kanter.


But, he could end up just being another overblown Euro stiff (like Dirk).

What do you mean by overblown Euro stiff?
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Posted May 19, 2011 - 07:52 AM

lol westcoast24 dont ride peoples nuts


No worries rook, you don't have to worry about me doing that. :glasses:




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