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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:40 PM

As per the LA Times:

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The Hawks called this summer to inquire about a Smith-for-Gasol trade.

The Lakers said no thanks.

They would probably be a lot more receptive now.

Smith, 27, has helped Atlanta become one of the league's surprises in what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, but the Hawks obviously covet the skill set that has made Gasol a four-time All-Star.

Lakers center Dwight Howard would almost certainly be amenable to playing alongside Smith because they were once teammates on the AAU circuit. They could even hold a joint media conference in July to announce the signing of long-term extensions.

Harris, 29, is somewhat expendable with Hawks starting point guard Jeff Teague off to a good start and would represent a major upgrade over the Lakers' current backups.


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:42 PM

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:43 PM

You gotta be kidding man...

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Don't forget that Pau would have been a much better Princeton Offense player than Smith, which is what we thought we'd be running all year long...

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:13 PM

Noooooooooooooo.... Now Atlanta will tell us no thanks lol
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:25 PM

Right, but im still mad GMCD, LOL.


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:28 PM

terrible mistake

Pau Gasol is GONE


#8 Listen2TheBeatt

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:30 PM

This can't be true...we had just acquired Duhon, we couldn't have traded him...right? The trade would probably have worked with Blake instead however.
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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:34 PM

terrible mistake


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:40 PM

I kinda laugh at this article because Mike Breshnahan (sp?) who also works for the LA Times and covers the Lakers said over the Summer that there was no such offer made. This was after all the talk that it was the Hawks who rejected the offer.

There really isn't a definite answer to if this even happened.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:41 PM

If only we weren't thinking of running the Princeton Offense back then...

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:47 PM

The Lakers couldn't trade Duhon in the summer. So this story is just made up.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:47 PM

If only we weren't thinking of running the Princeton Offense back then...


We can thank Jim Buss and Mr. Potato head for that.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:49 PM

doesn't matter what offense is being ran, pau is trash.

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:55 PM

IDK if this is true or not, but I don't care if we was running the Princeton offense or not, I would have still traded Pau for younger, athletic, and defensive Smith and Harris who is 10x better than Blake, Morris, and Duhon combine.

Edited by BleedPurple&Gold, December 16, 2012 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 01:56 PM

We can thank Jim Buss and Mr. Potato head for that.


and Kobe since it was his idea to run it...

"...Bryant had raised an idea with coach Mike Brown about the possibility of employing a distant cousin to the triangle – the Princeton offense"
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--kobe-bryant-goes-back-to-school--lakers-switching-to-princeton-offense.html

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 02:04 PM

and Kobe since it was his idea to run it...

"...Bryant had raised an idea with coach Mike Brown about the possibility of employing a distant cousin to the triangle – the Princeton offense"
http://sports.yahoo....on-offense.html


I'd blame him too if he had the power to decide what is and isn't ultimately best for this team.

I knew MB surrounded himself with yes men, little did I know he was one himself though lmao good post.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 02:14 PM

Princeton offense wasn't the problem, Mike Brown was the problem. Don't be that quick to forget.

Either way I still would have rather had Smith for his defense.

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 02:33 PM

Don't forget that Pau would have been a much better Princeton Offense player than Smith, which is what we thought we'd be running all year long...


Pretty much.

Heck even I didn't want Smith here with us running the Princeton. I was am the same way about Delonte.

But now that we're running D'antoni's system both Delonte and Smith would be perfect fits.

It all has to do with the system we're running. So I can't get mad at their decision back then

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Posted December 16, 2012 - 02:37 PM

Princeton offense wasn't the problem, Mike Brown was the problem. Don't be that quick to forget.


Don't be quick to forget the Princeton Offense is responsible for 0 championships at the pro level.

Until someone wins a pro championship with the Princeton its safe to say it was both.




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