Lakers are after Beasley and Felton
Posted March 15, 2012 - 10:32 PM
Here he is signing at a Unicef fundraising event lol
Posted March 15, 2012 - 10:33 PM
Posted March 15, 2012 - 10:52 PM
lol. I had goosebumps. An embarrassed for Pau kind of goosebumps. Better stick to playing bball, Pau.
Posted March 15, 2012 - 11:06 PM
Edited by Chad, March 15, 2012 - 11:07 PM.
¡Hala Madrid! Neymar Rules!
Posted March 16, 2012 - 04:57 AM
this is extremely frustrating to hear now... I really hope that this doesn't come back to bite us come play off time , but to know that we were that close is just heart breaking...
Upgrading from the 37-year-old Fisher to the 25-year-old Ramon Sessions to better equip the Lakers to contend with the league’s wave of dominant point guards (one of whom, Chris Paul, they intended to have on their team of course) made it a pretty successful day regardless, but the Lakers came ridiculously close to landing Michael Beasley as well.
According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Minnesota Timberwolves backed out of a three-team deal also involving L.A. and the Portland Trail Blazers at 11:53 a.m. PT, just seven minutes before the noon PT deadline. The trade that was in place would have sent Fisher to Minnesota and the Lakers’ first-round pick acquired in the Lamar Odom trade with the Dallas Mavericks back in December to Portland. Portland, already engaged in a full-fledged fire sale, would have sent Jamal Crawford to Minnesota and the Timberwolves would have sent Anthony Tolliver to Portland. Minnesota would have also been receiving cash considerations from both L.A. and Portland as well.
But, Minnesota owner Glen Taylor and general manager David Kahn pulled out of the deal at the last minute (well, eighth-to-last minute), leaving L.A. officials “puzzled and disappointed” according to a source. Who knows what changed Minnesota’s mind. Maybe it didn’t feel comfortable being on the hook for $3.4 million for a 38-year-old Fisher in 2012-13. Maybe it was concerned that Crawford would opt out of his relatively bargain price of $5 million for next season. L.A. didn’t have time to wallow in the uncertainty trying to figure out the answer. Instead, it scrambled to put together a secondary deal with the Rockets before the trade deadline passed.
Ironically enough, the Rockets were one of the Lakers’ dance partners (along with the New Orleans Hornets) in the vetoed Paul trade back on the eve of training camp. The Rockets took Fisher and the Lakers’ first rounder and sent back 24-year-old big man Jordan Hill, a former lottery pick by the Knicks, in exchange.
Beasley, an athletic and offensively gifted 6-foot-10 forward, would have filled the void left by Odom as the Lakers’ primary bench scorer. Even though he would have required a financial commitment from the cap-conscious Lakers, it was a calculated risk. If he worked out as a rental player for the remainder of the season, this offseason Los Angeles could have extended him a qualifying offer of approximately $8.172 million, making Beasley a restricted free agent and opening the door for him to remain a Laker next season. They could have, however, simply allowed Beasley to enter unrestricted free agency by not extending an offer and let him walk.
But it wasn’t to be. Minnesota pulled out, for whatever reason, and L.A.’s great trade deadline day was downgraded to merely very good.
Edited by r9fan, March 16, 2012 - 04:58 AM.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 06:09 PM
For the record: The cartoon Beasley was watching right before trade deadline was Fanboy and Chum Chum
This game's in the refrigerator, the door is closed, the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard, and the Jello's jigglin'!"
Posted March 16, 2012 - 10:35 PM
smdh still dissapointed we didnt get beasley...
We all are, but it's no fault of our front office so let's hope they will make another run at him in the off season.
Posted March 16, 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:29 AM
Bease had a injured big toe.
Hopefully they pursue him this offseason. By the way, beasley did not play last night, was he on the injured list?
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Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:38 AM
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