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#141 Real Deal

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:11 AM

1) Re-sign Mitch Kupchak.

 

2) Hold a meeting between Kobe, Howard and Buss/Mitch concerning Mike D'Antoni, and possible replacements.

 

3) Look into placing D'Antoni with these coaches:

 

Phil Jackson

Jerry Sloan

Stan Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy

Brian Shaw

 

4) Put Pau Gasol, Chris Duhon, Jordan Hill and Darius Morris on the block and see if we can't snag a pick, or young talent, for them.

 

5) Trade for a late 1st rounder and select Jeff Withey (if he doesn't fall too far, may cost us Jordan Hill), as Dwight's backup (defensive-minded center from KU), and in the second round, Rodney Williams (super-athletic SF with potential) if he falls, or Solomon Hill (SF who can do multiple things on the court).

 

6) Re-sign Dwight Howard.

 

7) Re-sign Earl Clark, Andrew Goudelock (unless we get a two-guard in FA), Antawn Jamison.

 

8) Use the ETO on Ron Artest.  I don't believe we would have to amnesty him.

 

9) Look to sign Tony Allen and Dorell Wright.

 

10) Talk to the Thunder about Perry Jones III (who is barely playing, maybe they'll want Meeks) and the Nets about MarShon Brooks (who is averaging just 12.5 minutes a game, for some ignorant reason).

 

11) Let go of Darius Morris, Devin Ebanks, Jodie Meeks, Robert Sacre, Darius Johnson-Odom (assuming none of them bring draft picks, or help get the players above).  Maybe the Nets take Jordan Hill and a future 1st for Brooks and Reggie Evans?

 

12) Move Kobe to the three, permanently, because of the loss of speed and elevation.  He'll likely do this, especially if we are able to do the unthinkable and bring in both Allen and Brooks.

 

C - Dwight Howard | Reggie Evans | Jeff Withey

PF - Pau Gasol | Earl Clark | Antawn Jamison

SF - Kobe Bryant | Dorell Wright | Perry Jones III

SG - Tony Allen | MarShon Brooks | Andrew Goudelock

PG - Steve Nash | Steve Blake | Chris Duhon

 

Brooks can play the three, and so can Clark and Jamison, so Kobe would get plenty of rest when needed...and if he's an average player when he returns (crossing fingers), we can alter the roster and make up for it.

 

Not sure how we'll get Withey...if he's a late first, then we have players who COULD get us in there.  I doubt it happens, though, and I also think he may be going in the middle of the round.

 

Allen and Wright are the FA signings that will more than make up for losing Ron Artest on the defensive end, and the Brooks/Evans trade (which would make me cry)...oh man.  The Nets have no idea what is sitting there at the two-guard position.

 

The PG's and PF's won't change, unless Gasol is traded.  If THAT occurs, you could see Blake/Duhon packaged with him, and things could get tricky if we want to bring back a lesser-known defensive-minded PG, get that draft pick, and start Earl Clark.

 

This lineup has guys that will spot up for three (Nash, Blake, Wright, Goudelock, Jamison, Clark), defensive specialists at key positions (Allen, Howard, Kobe, Wright, Withey), shot creators (Kobe, Nash, Gasol, Howard, Blake), guys that can create their own shot off the bench (Brooks, Clark, Blake), and looking at our bigs...elite rebounding and shot-blocking (maybe scary elite).

 

Given a mix of the 4-out/1-in, moderate P&R (Nash/Howard, Kobe/Gasol), and Kobe ISO (if he's good to go), we would have to rank in the top five offensively.  

 

Considering three elite defenders at their positions in our starting five, the incredible rebounders and shot-contesters, and a couple of good defenders off the bench, we should be a top five team on the defensive end.

 

Jackson or Sloan would make this roster scary, and the triangle would work if Gasol were to play more with the second unit (two shooters, a mini-Kobe, and someone that just cares about grabbing rebounds and passing the ball back out).

 

Probably a pipe dream, but I didn't want to make things TOO unrealistic.  We can't receive players in sign-and-trades, and big-name free agents aren't going to take the MLE from us, so I wasn't going to go that route.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 05:45 AM

I think the value of Steve Blake went up. He played decent, 7.3 ppg, 3.8 apg, 42% from three, and he put up a few "big" games. He's a big expiring contract, a team that needs help at backup point could use him. If we could somehow dump him for someone with a cheap contract or picks that would be awesome. Only thing is $4 mil for a 30-something backup point guard is pretty steep, don't know if anyone will bite on that.

Need to move him though, with Nash as our starter we need a legit guard to relive him. Someone who can play 25+ minutes and not be a liability, so we can get Nash down to 28-32 minutes per game. Same goes for Kobe, Jodie isn't enough of a threat offensively to get Kobe the rest he needs. Then we need someone fairly young and athletic who can start at the 3.

So, for this offseason to be successful, we need to acquire 2 productive bench guards, an athletic starting small forward, and resign Dwight (and fire D'Antoni, but I'm focusing on players more than coaches atm). That's the minimum, doesn't take into account what to do with Pau. Lotta work to do this offseason.

Jordan Hill and Earl Clark have decent trade value too. They're both young, play good defense, rebound, and Clark has range surprisingly. I'd like to keep them though, they're exactly the kind of players this team needs more of.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:42 AM

1) Re-sign Mitch Kupchak.

 

2) Hold a meeting between Kobe, Howard and Buss/Mitch concerning Mike D'Antoni, and possible replacements.

 

3) Look into placing D'Antoni with these coaches:

 

Phil Jackson

Jerry Sloan

Stan Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy

Brian Shaw

 

4) Put Pau Gasol, Chris Duhon, Jordan Hill and Darius Morris on the block and see if we can't snag a pick, or young talent, for them.

 

5) Trade for a late 1st rounder and select Jeff Withey (if he doesn't fall too far, may cost us Jordan Hill), as Dwight's backup (defensive-minded center from KU), and in the second round, Rodney Williams (super-athletic SF with potential) if he falls, or Solomon Hill (SF who can do multiple things on the court).

 

6) Re-sign Dwight Howard.

 

7) Re-sign Earl Clark, Andrew Goudelock (unless we get a two-guard in FA), Antawn Jamison.

 

8) Use the ETO on Ron Artest.  I don't believe we would have to amnesty him.

 

9) Look to sign Tony Allen and Dorell Wright.

 

10) Talk to the Thunder about Perry Jones III (who is barely playing, maybe they'll want Meeks) and the Nets about MarShon Brooks (who is averaging just 12.5 minutes a game, for some ignorant reason).

 

11) Let go of Darius Morris, Devin Ebanks, Jodie Meeks, Robert Sacre, Darius Johnson-Odom (assuming none of them bring draft picks, or help get the players above).  Maybe the Nets take Jordan Hill and a future 1st for Brooks and Reggie Evans?

 

12) Move Kobe to the three, permanently, because of the loss of speed and elevation.  He'll likely do this, especially if we are able to do the unthinkable and bring in both Allen and Brooks.

 

C - Dwight Howard | Reggie Evans | Jeff Withey

PF - Pau Gasol | Earl Clark | Antawn Jamison

SF - Kobe Bryant | Dorell Wright | Perry Jones III

SG - Tony Allen | MarShon Brooks | Andrew Goudelock

PG - Steve Nash | Steve Blake | Chris Duhon

 

Brooks can play the three, and so can Clark and Jamison, so Kobe would get plenty of rest when needed...and if he's an average player when he returns (crossing fingers), we can alter the roster and make up for it.

 

Not sure how we'll get Withey...if he's a late first, then we have players who COULD get us in there.  I doubt it happens, though, and I also think he may be going in the middle of the round.

 

Allen and Wright are the FA signings that will more than make up for losing Ron Artest on the defensive end, and the Brooks/Evans trade (which would make me cry)...oh man.  The Nets have no idea what is sitting there at the two-guard position.

 

The PG's and PF's won't change, unless Gasol is traded.  If THAT occurs, you could see Blake/Duhon packaged with him, and things could get tricky if we want to bring back a lesser-known defensive-minded PG, get that draft pick, and start Earl Clark.

 

This lineup has guys that will spot up for three (Nash, Blake, Wright, Goudelock, Jamison, Clark), defensive specialists at key positions (Allen, Howard, Kobe, Wright, Withey), shot creators (Kobe, Nash, Gasol, Howard, Blake), guys that can create their own shot off the bench (Brooks, Clark, Blake), and looking at our bigs...elite rebounding and shot-blocking (maybe scary elite).

 

Given a mix of the 4-out/1-in, moderate P&R (Nash/Howard, Kobe/Gasol), and Kobe ISO (if he's good to go), we would have to rank in the top five offensively.  

 

Considering three elite defenders at their positions in our starting five, the incredible rebounders and shot-contesters, and a couple of good defenders off the bench, we should be a top five team on the defensive end.

 

Jackson or Sloan would make this roster scary, and the triangle would work if Gasol were to play more with the second unit (two shooters, a mini-Kobe, and someone that just cares about grabbing rebounds and passing the ball back out).

 

Probably a pipe dream, but I didn't want to make things TOO unrealistic.  We can't receive players in sign-and-trades, and big-name free agents aren't going to take the MLE from us, so I wasn't going to go that route.

 

 

 

5.) I think Withey would go somewhere around 20-27 pick in first round

 

 

 

10.)  tumblr_m9s3m5Batr1roya1c.gif plus forgot all about Brooks Would be crazy to get him or Jeremy Lamb! Allen would be great to but I dont think he is leaving Griz.

 

 

crazy if we can sign in trade for Smith and Teague for Pau


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:24 AM

1) Re-sign Mitch Kupchak.

 

2) Hold a meeting between Kobe, Howard and Buss/Mitch concerning Mike D'Antoni, and possible replacements.

 

3) Look into placing D'Antoni with these coaches:

 

Phil Jackson

Jerry Sloan

Stan Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy

Brian Shaw

 

4) Put Pau Gasol, Chris Duhon, Jordan Hill and Darius Morris on the block and see if we can't snag a pick, or young talent, for them.

 

5) Trade for a late 1st rounder and select Jeff Withey (if he doesn't fall too far, may cost us Jordan Hill), as Dwight's backup (defensive-minded center from KU), and in the second round, Rodney Williams (super-athletic SF with potential) if he falls, or Solomon Hill (SF who can do multiple things on the court).

 

6) Re-sign Dwight Howard.

 

7) Re-sign Earl Clark, Andrew Goudelock (unless we get a two-guard in FA), Antawn Jamison.

 

8) Use the ETO on Ron Artest.  I don't believe we would have to amnesty him.

 

9) Look to sign Tony Allen and Dorell Wright.

 

10) Talk to the Thunder about Perry Jones III (who is barely playing, maybe they'll want Meeks) and the Nets about MarShon Brooks (who is averaging just 12.5 minutes a game, for some ignorant reason).

 

11) Let go of Darius Morris, Devin Ebanks, Jodie Meeks, Robert Sacre, Darius Johnson-Odom (assuming none of them bring draft picks, or help get the players above).  Maybe the Nets take Jordan Hill and a future 1st for Brooks and Reggie Evans?

 

12) Move Kobe to the three, permanently, because of the loss of speed and elevation.  He'll likely do this, especially if we are able to do the unthinkable and bring in both Allen and Brooks.

 

C - Dwight Howard | Reggie Evans | Jeff Withey

PF - Pau Gasol | Earl Clark | Antawn Jamison

SF - Kobe Bryant | Dorell Wright | Perry Jones III

SG - Tony Allen | MarShon Brooks | Andrew Goudelock

PG - Steve Nash | Steve Blake | Chris Duhon

 

Brooks can play the three, and so can Clark and Jamison, so Kobe would get plenty of rest when needed...and if he's an average player when he returns (crossing fingers), we can alter the roster and make up for it.

 

Not sure how we'll get Withey...if he's a late first, then we have players who COULD get us in there.  I doubt it happens, though, and I also think he may be going in the middle of the round.

 

Allen and Wright are the FA signings that will more than make up for losing Ron Artest on the defensive end, and the Brooks/Evans trade (which would make me cry)...oh man.  The Nets have no idea what is sitting there at the two-guard position.

 

The PG's and PF's won't change, unless Gasol is traded.  If THAT occurs, you could see Blake/Duhon packaged with him, and things could get tricky if we want to bring back a lesser-known defensive-minded PG, get that draft pick, and start Earl Clark.

 

This lineup has guys that will spot up for three (Nash, Blake, Wright, Goudelock, Jamison, Clark), defensive specialists at key positions (Allen, Howard, Kobe, Wright, Withey), shot creators (Kobe, Nash, Gasol, Howard, Blake), guys that can create their own shot off the bench (Brooks, Clark, Blake), and looking at our bigs...elite rebounding and shot-blocking (maybe scary elite).

 

Given a mix of the 4-out/1-in, moderate P&R (Nash/Howard, Kobe/Gasol), and Kobe ISO (if he's good to go), we would have to rank in the top five offensively.  

 

Considering three elite defenders at their positions in our starting five, the incredible rebounders and shot-contesters, and a couple of good defenders off the bench, we should be a top five team on the defensive end.

 

Jackson or Sloan would make this roster scary, and the triangle would work if Gasol were to play more with the second unit (two shooters, a mini-Kobe, and someone that just cares about grabbing rebounds and passing the ball back out).

 

Probably a pipe dream, but I didn't want to make things TOO unrealistic.  We can't receive players in sign-and-trades, and big-name free agents aren't going to take the MLE from us, so I wasn't going to go that route.

You dream big don't you??



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:24 AM

What we have to do is just blow up the roster COMPLETELY



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 07:48 AM

You know what the very 1st order of business is? This is bigger than re-signing Dwight or getting a coach

Re-sign MITCH. I believe his contract ends next month. Jimmy better not screw this one up

 

Yes, people tend to forget that. the homie Heir reminded me that earlier in the season 


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:05 AM

Oh I'm having a blast actually!

 

All the personnel moves in the world won't help.  It's all arranging deck chairs on the Titanic if D'Antoni remains in place.

 

I mean this literally, could not be more correct.  With D'antoni leading, this team will never do anything.  

 

Majesty, you are getting owned, everything you said about this season turned out wrong.  While everything that people like Fido, myself, and numerous other posters who actually watch this team and other basketball teams turned out to be spot on.  Nobody could have predicted that the Lakers would have been injured to the extent they were, nobody here is a fortune teller.   Anyone with two eyes and a brain about the game that was watching could have told you what the outcome was going to be for this season though.

 

I remember it oh so well, waking up at about 2 AM with ESPN on my television in my bedroom, they had a story that Mike D'antoni had shockingly become the Lakers head coach.  The next morning, I told my girlfriend "I had a nightmare that Mike D'antoni became the Lakers head coach instead of Phil" (this is when we all assumed it was a forgone conclusion that Phil was the next coach).  Turned on ESPN, nightmare confirmed, hasn't stopped since.  Guy is a cancer to every team he has coached.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:53 AM

I think there are two paths to take, and it all depends on the coach. After discussions with the players, particularly Dwight, Pau, Kobe, and Antawn, they'll know that veteran players simply don't respect D'Antoni and don't believe in him as a coach. Hopefully that will convince them to make a change regardless of what Phil would say.

 

If they can get Phil back in some way (coach for a year or two while grooming Shaw or Rambis to be the next head coach), then I would try and bring the team back for one more run next year. Tell Metta that they will have to amnesty him unless he opts out and takes a significantly lower salary to stay with the team (at 2 million a year he would be good value). Explore trades for Nash and maybe Pau, but only if it doesn't bring back any guaranteed salary for the following year. Nash I would take a younger PG with better defense. For Pau I'd want Kevin Love or a package of players that Phil thinks he can work with, but I'd honestly like to see him back. Make a run at one more championship with this team, and start over the following year with a team that Phil can build to his liking. I honestly believe that with this team and the right coaching staff they should at least be contending for a conference championship.

 

If Phil doesn't want to come back (or more likely, if Jim Buss insists that they can't work together), then I think it's time to blow up the team. I really believe that Phil (or at least his system) would be the only opportunity for this team to win a championship, based on the personnel and the fact that many of the players already know the system. I'd still dump D'Antoni if Dwight and Kobe wanted, but I'm not sure who else would be better at this point, and I don't think they can build a championship team for next year anyway. Might as well save money on a coach, amnesty Pau, load up the roster with cheap players and just wait for 2014. They can sell Dwight that once Kobe comes off the books they can build a new team around him.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:32 AM


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 11:08 AM

If we can trade Pau for Teague and Smith

 

 

or Kevin Love

 

do that

 

If not, then stand pat except for getting Metta off the team, and getting rid of all the players who don't play. 



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:43 PM

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Lakers have a cap commitment of $68,103,755 plus a $20,513,178 cap hold for Dwight --- that is $88.619 million July 1st



They gotta drop salary...A LOT of it

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Accordong to Larry Coon the Cap will be around $58.5 to $60 mil

 

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 01:02 PM

Ideal scenario.   MDA get fired sometime in May.   Amnesty World Piece.  Trade Pau Gasol for Kevin love.  Dwight comes back and Kobe comes back in November or December. Phil Jackson head coach, Shaw back to assistance. Go further in the playoffs maybe to finals rather than a first round sweep for next year.

 

 

 

More realistic scenario which probably happened.   MDA will be coach for another year.   Amnesty World Piece.  Dwight resigned. Trade Gasol for a couple of nobodies that MDA likes that can shoot threes. Kobe returns in January.  End up being the 6th seed this time and get swept in the second round.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 01:13 PM

They just gotta drop the cap enough to lower the luxury tax.

They are going to pay it anyways, no way around that until 2014.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 01:38 PM

Really quick...there's no point in talking about who we can hire to help D'Antoni on the defensive end, because he has shut down both the Knicks and Suns in the past when they made attempts to do it.  I believe it was why Gentry ended up in Phoenix, actually, and both Steve Kerr and Stephen A. Smith have discussed this.

Yup, he's passed on Tom Thibodeau & Nate McMillan.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 02:27 PM

1) Re-sign Mitch Kupchak.

 

2) Hold a meeting between Kobe, Howard and Buss/Mitch concerning Mike D'Antoni, and possible replacements.

 

3) Look into placing D'Antoni with these coaches:

 

Phil Jackson

Jerry Sloan

Stan Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy

Brian Shaw

 

4) Put Pau Gasol, Chris Duhon, Jordan Hill and Darius Morris on the block and see if we can't snag a pick, or young talent, for them.

 

5) Trade for a late 1st rounder and select Jeff Withey (if he doesn't fall too far, may cost us Jordan Hill), as Dwight's backup (defensive-minded center from KU), and in the second round, Rodney Williams (super-athletic SF with potential) if he falls, or Solomon Hill (SF who can do multiple things on the court).

 

6) Re-sign Dwight Howard.

 

7) Re-sign Earl Clark, Andrew Goudelock (unless we get a two-guard in FA), Antawn Jamison.

 

8) Use the ETO on Ron Artest.  I don't believe we would have to amnesty him.

 

9) Look to sign Tony Allen and Dorell Wright.

 

10) Talk to the Thunder about Perry Jones III (who is barely playing, maybe they'll want Meeks) and the Nets about MarShon Brooks (who is averaging just 12.5 minutes a game, for some ignorant reason).

 

11) Let go of Darius Morris, Devin Ebanks, Jodie Meeks, Robert Sacre, Darius Johnson-Odom (assuming none of them bring draft picks, or help get the players above).  Maybe the Nets take Jordan Hill and a future 1st for Brooks and Reggie Evans?

 

12) Move Kobe to the three, permanently, because of the loss of speed and elevation.  He'll likely do this, especially if we are able to do the unthinkable and bring in both Allen and Brooks.

 

C - Dwight Howard | Reggie Evans | Jeff Withey

PF - Pau Gasol | Earl Clark | Antawn Jamison

SF - Kobe Bryant | Dorell Wright | Perry Jones III

SG - Tony Allen | MarShon Brooks | Andrew Goudelock

PG - Steve Nash | Steve Blake | Chris Duhon

 

Brooks can play the three, and so can Clark and Jamison, so Kobe would get plenty of rest when needed...and if he's an average player when he returns (crossing fingers), we can alter the roster and make up for it.

 

Not sure how we'll get Withey...if he's a late first, then we have players who COULD get us in there.  I doubt it happens, though, and I also think he may be going in the middle of the round.

 

Allen and Wright are the FA signings that will more than make up for losing Ron Artest on the defensive end, and the Brooks/Evans trade (which would make me cry)...oh man.  The Nets have no idea what is sitting there at the two-guard position.

 

The PG's and PF's won't change, unless Gasol is traded.  If THAT occurs, you could see Blake/Duhon packaged with him, and things could get tricky if we want to bring back a lesser-known defensive-minded PG, get that draft pick, and start Earl Clark.

 

This lineup has guys that will spot up for three (Nash, Blake, Wright, Goudelock, Jamison, Clark), defensive specialists at key positions (Allen, Howard, Kobe, Wright, Withey), shot creators (Kobe, Nash, Gasol, Howard, Blake), guys that can create their own shot off the bench (Brooks, Clark, Blake), and looking at our bigs...elite rebounding and shot-blocking (maybe scary elite).

 

Given a mix of the 4-out/1-in, moderate P&R (Nash/Howard, Kobe/Gasol), and Kobe ISO (if he's good to go), we would have to rank in the top five offensively.  

 

Considering three elite defenders at their positions in our starting five, the incredible rebounders and shot-contesters, and a couple of good defenders off the bench, we should be a top five team on the defensive end.

 

Jackson or Sloan would make this roster scary, and the triangle would work if Gasol were to play more with the second unit (two shooters, a mini-Kobe, and someone that just cares about grabbing rebounds and passing the ball back out).

 

Probably a pipe dream, but I didn't want to make things TOO unrealistic.  We can't receive players in sign-and-trades, and big-name free agents aren't going to take the MLE from us, so I wasn't going to go that route.

 

If we got Tony Allen I would cry tears of joy. I also wouldn't put Hill on the trading block, but that would be a pretty solid summer. Thankfully we have a GM who could somewhat realistically pull that off. 



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Actually I'm not sure how LA could sign those FAs given the lowered MLE since they're paying tax.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:00 PM

These "fire D'Antoni" people are funny. Lakers just got SWEPT out of the playoffs with Phil coaching 2 years ago with a better team then this one. Mike Brown's Lakers got bounced in 5 last year....its not the coach, its the players! The NBA has changed, you cant go out there with starters old enough to be the fathers of their opponents and you sure as hell cant have TWO un-athletic 7 footers. You need to look at teams like the Thunder and Warriors. Get some young and athletic guys who can get back on D and shoot. At this point, I would trade half the Lakers roster for someone like Westbrook or Curry and everyone but Kobe for someone like Durant. Stop signing guys like MWP and Nash whos best years were a decade ago. 



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Don't give me that bull[expletive]. The fact that you would even bring up the GOAT in that manner is ridiculous.

Tell me something...what seed were the Lakers that got swept under PJ? And what seed are the Lakers that got swept this season?

MDA has NEVER ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING! It's really simple logic...really simple facts. PJ is the greatest coach this franchise has ever had who brought five ships to this team. MDA struggled to secure a bottom seed and was raped with no vaseline. He cannot coach AT ALL. He's a loser and always has been.

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 03:16 PM

These "fire D'Antoni" people are funny. Lakers just got SWEPT out of the playoffs with Phil coaching 2 years ago with a better team then this one. Mike Brown's Lakers got bounced in 5 last year....its not the coach, its the players! The NBA has changed, you cant go out there with starters old enough to be the fathers of their opponents and you sure as hell cant have TWO un-athletic 7 footers. You need to look at teams like the Thunder and Warriors. Get some young and athletic guys who can get back on D and shoot. At this point, I would trade half the Lakers roster for someone like Westbrook or Curry and everyone but Kobe for someone like Durant. Stop signing guys like MWP and Nash whos best years were a decade ago. 

 

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