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#1 bigfetz

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:27 PM

If the Los Angeles Lakers don't make the playoffs, there is some speculation that General Manager Mitch Kupchak could lose his job. He said recently he's not sure they'll be active at the trade deadline. "We don't have many options," Kupchak told the LA Daily News. "It's not like we're going to be active or overly active in the trade market." The Lakers owe $29.85 million toward the luxury tax and Kupchak probably would want to bring back less money if he does make a trade.



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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:28 PM

When failure happens like this, everyone is on the hot seat

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:28 PM

I dont wanna loose this GM :S

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:37 PM

I trust Kupchak.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:37 PM

It would be a hasty move. Although it didn't work out, I don't think any other GM could have orchestrated trades for Nash and Dwight.

Maybe they should focus on improving their scouts because they've never been that good bolstering the roster with role players. And they'll need to with only 8 players (assuming Dwight re-signs) signed and very little money to work with next year.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:38 PM

The hot seat should be for the fool making all the bad choices. Jim Buss has chosen awful coaches that are ill suited for this roster. We all heard the interview; the guy is delusional and would do us all a favor if he just quit and handed the reigns to his sister.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:39 PM

The hot seat should be for the fool making all the bad choices. Jim Buss has chosen awful coaches that are ill suited for this roster. We all heard the interview; the guy is delusional and would do us all a favor if he just quit and handed the reigns to his sister.

Who in turn hands the reigns to her soon-to-be husband.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:42 PM

As much as it pains me to say this, Mitch should pay as well. The team screamed for bench players and defensive players, yet we went for all the same. Keeping Pau was a mistake. Mitch should have realized that. And I don't even want to talk about the draft picks we have conceded...

Edited by Tensai, January 20, 2013 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:44 PM

Everyone who was involved in hiring Mike D'Antoni should be on the hot seat.
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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Everyone who was involved in hiring Mike D'Antoni should be on the hot seat.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:47 PM

I'd love to be a fly on the wall in Buford or Presti's office. They gotta be laughing pretty hard at all this. I would have never traded with Jerry West as a GM because I know he is smarter than me and not a linear thinker. Mitch, to put it nicely, doesnt scare me so much.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Everyone who was involved in hiring Mike D'Antoni should be on the hot seat.

Jerry Buss then?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:48 PM

Jerry Buss then?

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Jerry Buss then?


you cannot fire the owner!
being mad at Mitch is insane!


Firing mitch would be like firing the head archtect of a building, because the workers forgot to put support beams in, even though they were ordered, and are sitting right there...

For mitch to be fired, he would have had to FORGET to order the support beams...


(in this anology, Dwight howard is the support beams, Mitch is the architect, and the Mikes are the workers who are incompetent...)

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 02:59 PM

it will be the stupidest move !! mitch planned it right, no one expected this epic fail ... if there was something to blame is not hiring phil, if he didn't want to coach or had demands then i don't see why the fo didn't say that..

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:00 PM

I wish the team was owned by the fans. Then we could vote on certain things, like who to hire at HC. I think 98% of us would have voted Phil.

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:01 PM

He won't be fired. lol

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hell no. Firing Mitch would be a horrible move..

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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:04 PM

Mitch has to take a lot of the blame, but to his credit, he did try to get Chris Paul, trade Pau, and get younger. When Stern nuked that trade, all hell broke loose making the Mitch try to start over and figure everything out again. That's a monumental task. Getting players at the lowest price was their mission and they did that, with Jamison and Meeks. Unfortunately, these guys are total trash. Lakers really did not have many options. Were they handcuffed? Or simply lazy?

They worked so hard on the Dwight trade, I'm sure they were strapped on time for other players. I have to wonder if Rudy Tomjanovich has been giving some bad consulting to Mitch.


But, a lot of the problems stem from coaching.

A big problem is that the bench is awful, as usual, and there is no depth at 1 and 2.

If you're going to run an offense that relies on the guards, you have to teach them to run an offense with confidence. Duhon and Morris took a combined two shots in the Raptors game. Your point guards have to be able to score. Also, running an offense that relies so much on a 38 year old point guard is absurd.

Edited by integrate0, January 20, 2013 - 03:09 PM.


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Posted January 20, 2013 - 03:05 PM

He kind of did what he could - It's on the players right now.




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