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#41 lakersince75

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Why would LA want to get even smaller than it already has??

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Why would LA want to get even smaller than it already has??


I assume you're referring to Dwight's height in comparison to Andrew's? Like that matters on who's the better player between the two.

Dwight Howard + Josh Smith = Defense Defense Defense

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:04 PM

I assume you're referring to Dwight's height in comparison to Andrew's? Like that matters on who's the better player between the two.

Dwight Howard + Josh Smith = Defense Defense Defense

+ Younger, younger, younger
athletic, athletic, athletic
cheaper, cheaper, cheaper
and future future future

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:04 PM

Why would LA want to get even smaller than it already has??


we've gotten smaller? where

at center by like 2 inches, hardly getting smaller
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:05 PM

The Lakers will put Pau back on the trade block next summer.

Edited by Niss, August 15, 2012 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:05 PM

With Nash and Dwight on the team now, I would not trade Pau for Smith straight up. Mainly because Pau compliments Dwight's game with his passing ability and mid-range shooting.

If I could take Teague along with Smith, I would gamble on it..

Edited by ツ  , August 15, 2012 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:06 PM

+ Younger, younger, younger
athletic, athletic, athletic
cheaper, cheaper, cheaper
and future future future


yeh, those too

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:12 PM

said it in the first page, but i'm gonna add more

Reasons why I don't want Mitch pursuing Jsmoove:
1) me getting attached to Pau who's been very vocal at wanting to remain a Laker
2) Smith is a downgrade to Pau
3) Smith is a terrible 3pt shooter who wants to shoot 3s (3pts) Hell, even Pau is better at that
4) He can't spread up the floor for Dwight like Gasol can
5) Pau's a better fit for the princeton offense
6) He's a headcase
7) Less cap space for the stacked 2014 free agency.

Reasons why I want Mitch to pursuse JSmoove:
1) Howard + Smith = 2 athletic freaks playing elite defense
2) he's cheaper.
3) He's 26 ; therefore, great for La's future

Even though there's too many cons, if given a chance, I'd still take Josh Smith

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:24 PM

The Lakers will put Pau back on the trade block next summer.


I agree we should go for this because we would be trading for equal value and be getting younger. Now instead of kobe pau and nash leaving Howard on the team we would have two great pices to start remodeling the franchise.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Do it, too many 30 somethings in our starting lineup.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:12 PM

still want pau over smith

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I really don't want Josh Smith.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 09:22 PM

If they wanna cut salary they will try to do it.


Atlanta already got rid of a ton of crap contract. I don't think they wanna take on Pau contract anymore.

Edited by Chad, August 15, 2012 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:29 PM

The Lakers will put Pau back on the trade block next summer.

Ok Nostradamus.

If the Lakers win the championship next season which they should barring injury it's highly unlikely they trade Pau.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ok Nostradamus.

If the Lakers win the championship next season which they should barring injury it's highly unlikely they trade Pau.


When you have a 33 year old PF who just so happens to be a $19 million dollar expiring contract, it's very likely the Lakers trade him regardless of their finish this upcoming season.

After this season, the Lakers will begin looking for that next player to put next to Dwight. Josh Smith could be that player next season who comes West.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:40 PM

In that case hopefully Love demands a trade next summer here :D then its Gasol/Rubio connection in Minny.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:43 PM

The Lakers will put Pau back on the trade block next summer.

I believe that this might be a legitimate option. Pau had a relatively poor year according to his standards, creating a worse trade value. Maybe their hope is to rejuvenate Pau's play this season to boost his trade value. Either they could look to trade him next summer or at the trade deadline to a team desperate for a trade (Minnesota, Houston, etc.)

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 11:19 PM

Honestly, as much sense as I thought keeping Pau along side Nash for the next season or so, I would be very very very happy with Josh Smith.

I don't think Kobe would like it one bit, but it does give our team a much much better future once Kobe/Nash hang it up.
After looking at the tax hits and everything thats going to take place financially, LA has to cut back on atleast 1 contract.
Gasol's 19 million is just way way way to much, no 3rd/4th option has ever been paid anything close to that amount.

With Kobe and Nash gone, a front court of Dwight Howard and Josh Smith would be the strongest and most athletic front court hands down. I'm sure tons of free agents would want to come to LA and play along side them.

WITH THAT SAID.... Knowing Mitch Kupchak, he'll probably switch an aging Pau Gasol and Devin Ebanks for a primed Kevin Love in a year or so :P

Edited by lakers1o1, August 15, 2012 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 12:19 AM

The Lakers will NOT make a major move like this without consulting BOTH Kobe and DWIGHT. At this point, Dwight's opinion carries slightly more weight than Kobe's. If Kobe thinks it will keep Dwight happy, he will sign off on it.


That said, if Dwight pushes for this, he will have a LOT more pressure on him offensively. The defensive upgrade matches the offensive downgrade...but with Nash onboard, is this as significant?


I'm torn.


If you want your best chance to win now, Pau.
If you want a chance to keep Dwight happy and another guy to build around in the future, Smith.

Doesn't matter what we think.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 05:33 AM

The Lakers will NOT make a major move like this without consulting BOTH Kobe and DWIGHT. At this point, Dwight's opinion carries slightly more weight than Kobe's. If Kobe thinks it will keep Dwight happy, he will sign off on it.


That said, if Dwight pushes for this, he will have a LOT more pressure on him offensively. The defensive upgrade matches the offensive downgrade...but with Nash onboard, is this as significant?


I'm torn.


If you want your best chance to win now, Pau.
If you want a chance to keep Dwight happy and another guy to build around in the future, Smith.

Doesn't matter what we think.


I agree.




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