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Biggest needs in off-season: fast PG, athletic SF and a 6th man


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#1 leor_77

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 10:29 AM

And new coach obviously. Gasol got a triple double yesterday, and is an expiring. He CAN get us pieces.

 

I think if we come back with the same team (and coach) next season, we are forfeiting the title once again. I'm not saying that making these changes will win us a championship...But I'm saying that we will be competitive.

 

1. Fast PG - I just can't stress it enough...You need someone fast and relatively young here. In today's day and age, if you're a perimeter player coming off of a screen, you're not really allowed to be touched without a foul being called. You want someone who can beat guys off the dribble, and who can get to the paint off of screens. That's why I'm pissed we missed out on Sessions - He was really good at that. Anyway, the league is full of really good, young PG's. Their value might be a little diminished right now, so maybe you can find someone. Even someone like Felton...Not a spectacular guard, but gets to the rim seemingly at will these days, can hit a jumper, facilitate, etc.

 

2. Athletic SF - I would probably laugh if Mitch was able to pull off an Artest trade at this point. It would be greater than the Pau for Kwame trade, to be honest. If you can't trade him, use the amnesty, and let someone else bid on him and help off-set his costs by a few million dollars. You just flat-out need a more athletic and better offensive-minded SF. What Artest gives you defensively, which is kind of overrated these days, he offsets easily offensively, because his bad shots/turnovers on that end lead to easy scores by the other team. By getting someone more controlled and offensively skilled, you are improving your defense just by not giving the damn ball away for a layup. I actually wouldn't mind Clark taking that role, and getting someone at that position to come off the bench behind him.

 

3. Last is Sixth Man - He needs to be able to come off the bench and get his own shot (Bench would be improved by miles, and the low block would be opened up tons for Dwight and Kobe). Here is where you'll have to be more creative. The Clippers got Jamal Crawford when his value was low, but they probably saw that the guy just had a bad year in Portland with injuries and in a bad system. Considering he was a perpetual 6th man of the year candidate in Atlanta, all he had to do was regress back to the mean...and there you go. They got their steal. Just gonna have to be creative here, and look for quality players who maybe just aren't doing as well this year for whatever reason. While not a "sexy" pick, even someone like Lou Williams in Atlanta would be adequate for us. He's been a strong 6th man of the year candidate in recent years, and doesn't have a lot of hype. Mo Williams would actually be really good coming off the bench for us (free agent); Maybe you even take a risk on Randy Foye (another free agent). The fact is that no matter who you get, you're going to have to assume some risks


Edited by leor_77, April 27, 2013 - 10:33 AM.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Keep Goudelock and Blake
Sign Barbosa for vets min and Martell Webster with the MLE after you let Meeks go.

There you go.
 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 11:19 AM

fire D'Antoni too, I seriously hope Nash retires for his own sake, dude is losing his legacy like Willie Mays did 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Barbosa? The same Barbosa who was traded Washington after having a season-ending injury?

That Barbosa?

Need to get young


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Idk if anybody has noticed but usually those solid role players that are young and play for other teams usually are NOBODIES until they get playing time

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:29 PM

Whoever we sign I hope they are young. Don't think Barbosa is a fit. Old and has had injuries.

The two thing I want in order are a new PG, and a new, young small forward that can play a little D and hit a few threes.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:05 PM

Keep Goudelock and Blake
Sign Barbosa for vets min and Martell Webster with the MLE after you let Meeks go.

There you go.


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Fast PG? Nate Robinson anyone?

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Doesn't have to be a fast PG to me.

Just need a PG that can defend, shoot, and occasionaly create his own shots


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Why does everybody like to go for big name players here?

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 05:52 PM

PG Bledsoe if he can improve his J, Jennings if he stops sucking

 

SF Wilson Chandler is all I can think of

 

6th Man Tyreke Evans


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Why does everybody like to go for big name players here?

We're laker fans and spoiled.. 


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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:20 PM

trade metta, gasol, ebanks, and morris for productive players who can give consistent numbers and start from there



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:24 PM

An athletic wing like Wilson Chandler and we could stand pat, amnesty Metta, cut Duhon and Ebanks and resign Clark.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:24 PM

1) Fire D'Antoni

2) Hire Brian Shaw

3) Re-sign Dwight

4) Explore Pau to Indiana for Danny Granger or to Toronto for Kyle Lowry (Not necessary to deal Pau though)

5) Find small deal for Metta (second round pick(s))

6) Explore sign and trade for Clark or sign him to a short term (2 years) small deal.

7) Use the stretch proviso waiver on Steve Nash

8) Re-sign Jamison

9) Explore athleticism at the 3 any, way shape or form you can get it

10) Cut the fat off the end of the bench (Duhon, Morris, Ebanks, Sacre)

11) Get healthy - everyone



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:40 PM

PG Bledsoe if he can improve his J, Jennings if he stops sucking

SF Wilson Chandler is all I can think of

6th Man Tyreke Evans


I'd go for Granger for the 3.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:46 PM

And Indiana likes Pau too.  Plus, Granger coming off of an injury riddled year would be able to obtain for below market value.

 

Perfect athletic 3 for the Lakers.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 07:51 PM

I wanted Granger, and been saying to go after Granger but seem like he cant stay healthy so I really don't want him. Tired of seeing everyone on the team injured. And Granger is far from being athletic.


Edited by BleedPurple&Gold, April 27, 2013 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:04 PM

A good chunk of the injuries this year are rooted in poor time management.



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Posted April 27, 2013 - 08:05 PM

How many of these "biggest need" threads there gonna be. Every single oen contain

fire MDA

Get a pg and back up pg

get a back up for kobe

get a replacement for MWP

trade mwp, pau,meeks, nash etc

sign d12

get jesus

become president

????

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