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#21 Bjork

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 01:36 AM

Meh. I'd rather have melo or rubio/irving. in 2014

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 04:25 AM

Also another point in 2014, Lebron will be 29-30? We dont know well an unathletic Lebron will be. This is not a Kobe Bryant. So by the time Lebron is 33, he could REALLY slow down just like Wade is starting to show signs of that inability to drive = becoming useless.

Anyways lets speculate this at the end of the 2014 season or at least at the end of this season -_-


Yep. His game isn't really based around longevity.

This is why I said if we're going for some free agents in 2014. We should be looking at Kevin Love(who already has said he "talked" with Kobe and 'doesn't know' bout hos future in Minnesota" (hint hint!)" And Kyrie Irving. Who I think would be our best bet.

Look at the lineup

Kyrie Irving
Kobe Bryant
Metta World Peace
Kevin Love
Dwight Howard

Tell me that starting lineup isn't amazing.

And in D'antoni's offense? OH BOY!

Not to mention We'd have STEVE NASH coming off the bench for Kyrie as well as mentoring him....
Just think about all that for a second.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 05:08 AM

I don't want a 30-year-old LeBron James. His main strength is his outstanding physical power. He will begin to quickly decline in two years. We should seek younger superstars in 2014.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 05:14 AM

Lakers can't sign him cause the lakers would sign Kobe Bryant instead of Lebrick !

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:42 AM

I'd rather try to pry Durant from Oklahoma.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Yep. His game isn't really based around longevity.

This is why I said if we're going for some free agents in 2014. We should be looking at Kevin Love(who already has said he "talked" with Kobe and 'doesn't know' bout hos future in Minnesota" (hint hint!)" And Kyrie Irving. Who I think would be our best bet.

Look at the lineup

Kyrie Irving
Kobe Bryant
Metta World Peace
Kevin Love
Dwight Howard

Tell me that starting lineup isn't amazing.

And in D'antoni's offense? OH BOY!

Not to mention We'd have STEVE NASH coming off the bench for Kyrie as well as mentoring him....
Just think about all that for a second.


I mean I would take KLove and Kyrie over Lebron all day at that point, but the problem is both do not expire until 2015. Love has a player option in 2015 while Kyrie will be a UFA assuming he does not reach an extension and the team signs his option for 2014-2015. If the Lakers can hold onto their cap space for another year that would be great. But I just don't see it happening.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 08:05 AM

I'd rather try to pry Durant from Oklahoma.


Durant is the type of guy that won't just leave OKC on a whim like that.

Honestly, there isn't much of a point thinking about 2014 when we still have a solid window to win for 2 years. Let's leave that type of a rebuilding mindset to the Bobcats.

Of course that doesn't mean it's in the back of Mitch's mind. There's a reason many of our current contracts expire in 2014. LA will be a big player then, but it's useless speculating how that's going to turn out. How many of you guys really thought LeBron was going to go to the Heat in 2008?

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:17 AM

Durant is the type of guy that won't just leave OKC on a whim like that.

Honestly, there isn't much of a point thinking about 2014 when we still have a solid window to win for 2 years. Let's leave that type of a rebuilding mindset to the Bobcats.

Of course that doesn't mean it's in the back of Mitch's mind. There's a reason many of our current contracts expire in 2014. LA will be a big player then, but it's useless speculating how that's going to turn out. How many of you guys really thought LeBron was going to go to the Heat in 2008?


I guess in my profession and the way my mind works, I tend to think similar to how a GM would, rather than a fan. But yes back in 2008 following Beijing it became clear that Lebron would look to team with Wade. I did not think it would necessarily mean going to Miami, but teaming up somewhere in an attractive market not named Cleveland was my guess. I originally thought New York, but either way...predicting and planning and analyzing is half the fun of closely following the NBA.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Durant is the type of guy that won't just leave OKC on a whim like that.


In this moment in time, you're 100% right but things change. Look at LeBron....I don't think I ever thought he'd leave. I thought he should leave, but I didn't think he'd actually do it.

If Durant doesn't win in this contract who knows if he'll want to stay in OKC.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 09:45 AM

I'm not a Lebron-hater, though i am a Heat-hater. That being said, i hope he returns to Cleveland (not LA) to redeem himself in the summer of 2014.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:06 AM

In this moment in time, you're 100% right but things change. Look at LeBron....I don't think I ever thought he'd leave. I thought he should leave, but I didn't think he'd actually do it.

If Durant doesn't win in this contract who knows if he'll want to stay in OKC.


It was rather evident with LeBron that him leaving was a legit option. He even stated he wanted to be the first billionaire athlete when he came into the league and he was clearly all about the $$, which he couldn't get in the small market Cleveland. His relationship with Jay Z etc made things even more obvious. I knew in 2008 he would consider leaving very heavily, and in 2010 I was almost sure he would.

Durant has been almost the polar opposite. That's not to say he would play for free, but I would say he's more humble and loyal than LeBron.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 10:23 AM

Durant is the type of guy that won't just leave OKC on a whim like that.


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Posted December 07, 2012 - 11:45 AM

DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT A NONATHLETIC LEBRON

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:44 PM

why are all of you talking abvout 2014 yet? PLEASE FIRST LET US ARRIVE TO THE PLAYOFFS IN 2013 :D

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 03:11 PM

Yep. His game isn't really based around longevity.

This is why I said if we're going for some free agents in 2014. We should be looking at Kevin Love(who already has said he "talked" with Kobe and 'doesn't know' bout hos future in Minnesota" (hint hint!)" And Kyrie Irving. Who I think would be our best bet.

Look at the lineup

Kyrie Irving
Kobe Bryant
Metta World Peace
Kevin Love
Dwight Howard

Tell me that starting lineup isn't amazing.

And in D'antoni's offense? OH BOY!

Not to mention We'd have STEVE NASH coming off the bench for Kyrie as well as mentoring him....
Just think about all that for a second.


Id love Kevin Love on this team however he cant opt out of his contract till 2015 and I think the same for Kyrie Irving which would also be a restricted free agent. So pretty hard to get both in 2014 :P.

However Lakers could "wait" till 2015 and try to get K.Love.

KLove + Howard front court = Mouth watering.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 03:29 PM

why are all of you talking abvout 2014 yet? PLEASE FIRST LET US ARRIVE TO THE PLAYOFFS IN 2013 :D


Its really hard for people on the forums to be nice to you when you create some of the most ridiculous
threads then go about criticizing other peoples threads and posts.

You should take some time and think a little before you say stuff sometimes.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 03:37 PM

Kyrie Irving should be our number 1 option in the 2014 off season

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 03:53 PM

Kyrie Irving should be our number 1 option in the 2014 off season



Guys do some research before making targets

http://www.hoopsworl...ba-free-agents/ (2014 Free agent class)

http://www.hoopsworld.com/2015-nba-free-agents/ (2015 free agent class)
We cant get Irving its a TEAM OPTION. Does anyone see Cleveland giving up Kyrie for nothing. Not to mention in 2015 he will be offered a "qualifying offer" which makes him a restricted free agent as in anything we offer him, Cleveland can match??

Edited by Lakers4Life, December 07, 2012 - 03:54 PM.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Guys do some research before making targets

http://www.hoopsworl...ba-free-agents/ (2014 Free agent class)

http://www.hoopsworl...ba-free-agents/ (2015 free agent class)
We cant get Irving its a TEAM OPTION. Does anyone see Cleveland giving up Kyrie for nothing. Not to mention in 2015 he will be offered a "qualifying offer" which makes him a restricted free agent as in anything we offer him, Cleveland can match??


thank you for the specifics of his contract

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Lebron will NOT come here, I'll bet on that. He does not want to re-live the previous FA fiasco.




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