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#21 DTIII™

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Getting Lowry would be nice but I don't think they would do that despite everyone but Jonas being available.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:14 AM

Maybe Drake in return? Lmao

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:24 AM

Maybe Drake in return? Lmao

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Nash, Blake, Meeks

 

for

 

Derozan, Lowry

 

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:52 AM

http://tracking.si.c...zan-kyle-lowry/

Says they are open to trading anyone on the roster outside of Jonas V.

Not saying this Nash talk is legitimate but if a trade were to happen, expect Gasol to be involved since he is a large expiring contract.

This type of thing is another two months from happening. A trade will not happen until Kobe is back and playing for a good amount of games.



If he's open to anyone outside of Jonas then that means Derozan counts?


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:19 AM

what do you think majesty

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:35 AM



If he's open to anyone outside of Jonas then that means Derozan counts?


That's what I take from the article.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:45 AM

what do you think majesty



I think they are gonna wait to see how Kobe is before making any decisions and how Nash is going to be coming back.

Obviously Toronto is tanking because they want Wiggins. 


Derozan is 6'7 and a shooting guard.  I can see us trying to send them Meeks for him and seeing if they bite.

As far as Nash goes, only if he looks terrible round Christmas to all-star break will he be gone.   Because he's been starting to come around pretty well as of late and is looking healthier and more like Steve Nash.

I think if he is more or less healthy and his legs are still there from Christmas to all-star break he won't be going anywhere.

I do however see Meeks being moved for someone like Derozan.

 

But the problem is this.


Derozan is a 9.5 million 4 year contract.  If we take that how does it effect us in 2014?


Everyone is saying Landry, but in all honesty has he really been impressive as of late? 

he's a career 41% shooter from the field 33% from the three point line and a guy that averages 10 points per game his entire career.  Nash did better than that last year in an injury ridden year and will probably do better than that this year as his health comes around.


Youth doesn't equal everything and for all we know Farmar could do what Landry does if he was starting and we already know Farmar is a better shooter.

So to me that'd be pointless. 

If you're taking someone from Toronto you're taking Derozan but his 9.5 for 4 years deal is something that would make the Lakers shy away from taking something like that.  Toronto is dangling him for a reason.  They want Wiggins and they want as much cap space as possible to build around him shall they get him.

If they let go of Nash it'd be for an expiring, and there isn't any evidence thus far that Landry is as good as Nash even during Nash's injury ridden times.   In the grand scheme of things Farmar may be an even better choice than Landry and we already have Farmar.

So right now I think the Lakers best bet is to wait and see how Nash's health is.   Thus far he's been getting better and moving a bit easier and I honestly think we'll see two months of how this all looks with Kobe before the Lakers make any decisions.   It would be the smart thing to do.


Edited by Majesty, November 04, 2013 - 11:48 AM.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Meeks is playing quality backup minutes right now and a suddenly very active defender.

I don't see him going at all, or any Nash deal happening whatsoever.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Even Toronto isn't stupid enough to trade for a 9 mil/year 40-year old who got broken down before the season even started.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Even Toronto isn't stupid enough to trade for a 9 mil/year 40-year old who got broken down before the season even started.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Trading for Derozan will only ensure us being mediocre for the near future.  A 2 guard that can't shoot from long distance making nearly 10M a year for the next 3 years.  I'd rather sit on Nash.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 01:03 PM

@SmithRaps:

 

2013-11-04 20:31:16 UTC

Took about four minutes of work to debunk Nash to Raptors myth; gonna be a loooooooooong season of misguided connect-the-dots crap

 

Close thread.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 01:03 PM

Our wing player could compare with any team's, but we don't have the frontline to take us over the top. We need to flip Kaman, ,Meeks, and Blake for a solid defensive bi and "throw in"



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 01:16 PM

Close thread.


Not close thread.

The original information wasn't a rumor saying Raptors were looking to trade for Nash. It mentioned the Raptors could be a destination if the Lakers trade Nash.

And again, as I've said millions of times, teams cannot confirm these rumors and cannot discuss other teams players, so of course no one from the Raptors is going to say "We are definitely interested in Nash."

As of now it's just a rumor but it's worth discussing.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Trading for Derozan will only ensure us being mediocre for the near future.  A 2 guard that can't shoot from long distance making nearly 10M a year for the next 3 years.  I'd rather sit on Nash.

I agree



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I say hold onto our guns till 2014 unless something mind blowing Comes through like kwame for Pau lol
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Posted November 04, 2013 - 03:38 PM

If I am Toronto's GM I might do it if the Lakers pay a bunch of Nash's salary, give me a pick and I get to dump someone that I think is overrated/ overpaid etc.


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 04:19 PM

No way in hell I'm trading Nash to the raptors unless we pull of a kwame deal.

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 05:14 PM

I don't see the trade, for the reasons many have mentioned.

 

If Nash wants a farewell Candian tour, I think it's more likely that he opts out at year-end and signs a low-dollar, one-year deal.  

 

Now, if Toronto acquires a trade X somewhere, or if some type of three-way deal gets worked out, then maybe.   Even with that, I think any Pau or Nash trade is still predicated upon it taking Kobe too long to come back for us to contend for a play-off spot; or, the unlikely event that someone wants to overpay for either of the two.


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