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#1 DanishLakerFan

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 12:43 AM

 

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The Memphis Grizzlies are only off to a 3-4 start and some NBA pundits think the team might look at a roster shakeup. One scribe, Sam Smith, even suggested a deal Monday which would send Zach Randolph to the LA Lakers for Pau Gasol.

Smith writes: "Trading for Pau actually saves them money in the long run. And as Memphis has made no secret their future core is to build around Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, a return could invigorate Pau and put him as a second or third option where he is more comfortable. And out of the pressure of L.A. Randolph, meanwhile, would be a strong piece for Kobe Bryant as he’s younger and more productive than Pau. And better for the Lakers to save the money for future free agent classes, which will be better than this summer’s."

The Grizzlies would do a Randolph-for-Pau Gasol deal in a heartbeat, however the Lakers are likely to turn it down since Randolph owns a $16.93 million player option for 2014-15, while Gasol is set to become a free free agent in July. Lakers management doesn't want to decrease their massive cap room in 2014, which is why the team won't do any trade that puts more money on their 2014-15 salary cap.

This, obviously, isn't a deal that's on the table, but I still think it's interesting.

 

Z-Bo at 16 million next season is perhaps better value than Melo at 23 (for 4 years), would only be a couple of millions more expensive than resigning Pau and it would still give us options in 2015.

 

Don't think i'd do it though, unless they threw in either a first round pick or Tony Allen.

 



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 01:37 AM

with a first round pick hell yeah. DO IT.

 

Id say no to tony allen hes a hit or miss type of player. Great def player but hes getting old as well


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 02:34 AM

A trade machine idea. Nothing more, nothing less.



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 03:01 AM

A trade machine idea. Nothing more, nothing less.

Probably. But that doesn't mean it couldn't happen or that it is a bad idea. The fact that Pau's brother Marc is in Memphis and that Pau started his career in Memphis would suggest that this could be a deal both teams would be interested in.

 

In my opinion, for the Lakers to do a trade like this, we'd need either a first rounder, Tony Allen and/or Ed Davis.



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 04:28 AM

Z Bo?? Wow! Even more rim protection  :laughing:



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 04:42 AM

Z Bo?? Wow! Even more rim protection  :laughing:

Would you do the deal?

 

Z-Bo and Tony Allen?



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 04:49 AM

It depends on If Z Bo had an expiring contract. If he has 2 or 3 years left on a big contract, I wouldn't

 


Would you do the deal?

 

Z-Bo and Tony Allen?



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 05:08 AM

I would hope not.  He has a player option for next year that could kill our cap room and he isn't going to help this team win this year.  Also MEM is giving up TA and Z Bo for Pau.  Plus TA has like 4 years left on his deal...hell no!


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 05:30 AM

It depends on If Z Bo had an expiring contract. If he has 2 or 3 years left on a big contract, I wouldn't

 


Would you do the deal?

 

Z-Bo and Tony Allen?

 

I don't know, actually.

 

Z-Bo has a player option this summer at 16.5 million, which would make a bit of a dent in our cap situation this summer if he stays. On the other hand, Z-Bo at 16.5 million next season perhaps is pretty fair considering we'd have to pay Pau about 10 million to stick around. 

 

We could resign Kobe at perhaps 12-14 million and go into the summer with somewhere between 18 and 27 million in capspace, depending on what we do with Nash. In 2015 Z-Bo comes off the books and we'd be able to re-sign him on a favorable deal and/or go after Kevin Love.  

 

Straight up for Pau, I wouldn't do. But with Tony Allen or Ed Davis in the deal i'd think about it. Z-Bo and a first rounder, i'd do in a heartbeat.



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 06:16 AM

Mitch,Jim would rather have Marc



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 06:24 AM

I don't know, actually.

Z-Bo has a player option this summer at 16.5 million, which would make a bit of a dent in our cap situation this summer if he stays. On the other hand, Z-Bo at 16.5 million next season perhaps is pretty fair considering we'd have to pay Pau about 10 million to stick around.

We could resign Kobe at perhaps 12-14 million and go into the summer with somewhere between 18 and 27 million in capspace, depending on what we do with Nash. In 2015 Z-Bo comes off the books and we'd be able to re-sign him on a favorable deal and/or go after Kevin Love.

Straight up for Pau, I wouldn't do. But with Tony Allen or Ed Davis in the deal i'd think about it. Z-Bo and a first rounder, i'd do in a heartbeat.



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Aging Allen and Zbo are better than Pau, atleast those 2 player has a heart to play the game unlike gasol just getting soft in every game furthermore that trade will benefit gasol cause he will be united with his young brother.


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Interesting

Lakers would have to get a sweetener to do the deal

1st round 2014 pick would be best

But, just getting any first rounders would help replenish the talent gap

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:15 AM

No to another declining old player who can't stay healthy. 



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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:18 AM

No to another declining old player who can't stay healthy.


Z-Bo Iess old
Skills have not declined as far
Costs less
A d aprox 8 million times more tough

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Z Bo is way more serviceable than Pau and it's okay if he's hurt. He can just sit out and rehab with Kobe for the rest of the season.

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Throw in Conley and I'd consider it ;)


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 10:17 AM

I'd take a long look at this trade, actually. Especially if they throw in a first rounder. Lakers obviously don't want to kill their cap for 2014, but 2015 FA class is better anyways.


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Posted November 13, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Zbo by far is way better then pau

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Posted November 13, 2013 - 10:50 AM

give us marc back =/


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