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#41 TKainZero

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:41 PM

You should apply for aa GM job. You have it all figured out.

Much better than Mitch for sure



I'll tell you one thing...
If I was the GM, no way in coming into the season with only Ryan Kelly and Shawnee Williams as the PFs

From before the season started we knew we were doomed

There were many instances where a move could have been made to get under the lux line...

Who knows, maybe moths will be right in the end, and pau will resign for 4 mill a year or be in a sign and trade for Kevin love...

But right now?
It doesn't look good... And if pau walks for nothing, the summer after Howard walked for nothing... That is terrible on top of terrible


Look
Mitch traded pau for cp3
It was a down deal!
That happened...
And ever since that unhappened everything has gone wrong for the lakers

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Better no trades than a bad trade. This is what sets Mitch apart from the pack. 

 

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:42 PM

I guess they don't care about the tax because they know they aren't going to be spending any money any time soon. Confirms why they gave Kobe a big contract since that's all they'll be spending and he can be a mascot for a couple more years. 

 

And it really looks unlikely now that they'll let MDA go at the end of the season...

 

How do you figure that? If anything, I think the signs are pointing to him not being here. 

 

Keeping Gasol and thinking they can re-sign him is the biggest indication of that.  Gasol is NOT re-signing here if MDA is the coach. 

 

As I've been saying, MDA is gone after this season.  



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:43 PM

^
Also the fact that MDA didn't have any input on Blake trade.
Impossible is nothing.

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:45 PM

No one wanted our trash. Sixers DO need 9 2nd rounders.


9 2nd rounders
Plus their top 6 pick...
And the top 5 protected pelicans pick
Plus Noel


For comparison
Lakers have one draft pick over the next 2 draft combined


I don't think the lakers own rights to 9 draft selections over the next 6 drafts

One could argue that what Philly is soon is wroung, but, at least they got a plan and go with it

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:47 PM

If they honestly weren't being offered any first rounders then fine, some people here really just wanted them to make a move for no other reason than to indicate "change". Too many teams feel pressure to sign or make trades when they are ill prepared or don't have an actual plan. If they think that standing pat is good and then come FA now or 2015, then fine.

 

Just make calculated decisions, not rash decisions.



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:48 PM

As I've been saying, MDA is gone after this season.  

 

We'll see and hope you're right. But I don't see them spending the money on a new coach while paying MDA if we're still going to have a mediocre team next year.  With Brown it was panic time because they felt they could win that season...

Like I said hope your right but it seems to me they're looking much further down the road and aren't going to be throwing more good money after bad...



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:51 PM

Better no trades than a bad trade. This is what sets Mitch apart from the pack.

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The lakers could have traded pau for Bynum and picks

Didn't

Ten the phx for okafor thing came up

And lakers still did nothing
Pau is going to walk.

How was Steve Blake for 2 SGs the only move!!!
Teams wanted hill!!!
Teams needed players like Meeks or young
Someone could have used kaman!!!
And pau was the easiest way to start moving the team forward towards the future!


The Steve Blake trade yesterday was brilliant !!!
I thought it was the trade that would get the lakers rolling... Wheeling and dealing... But that move was their crescendo?

What's more likely is the master offered the lakers that deal ...

Jerry west, in his ways, offered up something great...

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:52 PM

4 million is nothing, but MDA MIGHT come back, bc all the other available coaches right now, aren't that good

 

 

They are either old, or just as unproven as MDA



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:53 PM

Lakers could have brought pau back even if they traded him


To make no moves to get under the luxay tax, and thus, the repeater tax, is criminal!!


Pretty much everyone is walking this summer. Why not trade them now for future assests? Draft picks that could help down the line???


Philly has 9 2nd round picks this year...

Maybe... Maybe lakers trade back from their pick this draft with the 76ers for the pelicans pick... And a bunch of 2nd rounders


If lakers are sold on exum, maybe trading from 4 to 8 and getting some 2nd round picks is a good move


I think the 76ers would trade most of their picks to move up and have two top 5 picks

They don't need to draft 9 players!

Because they learned from the Lamar Odom mistake they made.

 

They aren't salary dumping anyone anymore. They tried to make move but they could not find any reasonable offers.



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:56 PM

Because they learned from the Lamar Odom mistake they made.

They aren't salary dumping anyone anymore. They tried to make move but they could not find any reasonable offers.


How was the odom trade a mistake?
Lakers had already traded him in the cp3 deal, and then they had to move him after the situation for damage control, got a great deal, got a draft pick, which they used to get hill I believe.

There is still gasol fallout from the cp3 deal
The lakers are still dealing with the aftermath of that dictators overrule...

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Lets get something straight because people seem to be forgetting]\

 

we barely won the title in 201

 

Kober broke down at the end opf every season, since then by the way...including that one

 

 

We made it to the 2nd round with Phil

 

Lost some talent and did the same thing with Brown

 

Sessions opted out on his own, we went after Nash, and then Howard

 

Nash, Blake got hurt very early. Pau was semi-hurt, and so was Dwight coming into the season

 

We lacked depth, we wee a top heavy team, with Metta still here and jamison. We were VERY slow, bc even Howard was a slow player.

 

 

We tried a new coach, bc they quit on Brown

 

 

Only this year was truly a down year

 

 

Its stupid top think that we would have been continuing to win titles

2000-2010 we won 5

 

that was amazing, ionly a fool would expect it to continue into the next decade

 

The 80s were fruitful, the 90-s were okay, jjust like the 2010s have been okay

 

OKC havent won,Bulls havent, Knicks havent, Spurs havent.

 

Only Mavs and Heat



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 02:58 PM

The lakers could have traded pau for Bynum and picks

Didn't

Ten the phx for okafor thing came up

And lakers still did nothing
Pau is going to walk.

How was Steve Blake for 2 SGs the only move!!!
Teams wanted hill!!!
Teams needed players like Meeks or young
Someone could have used kaman!!!
And pau was the easiest way to start moving the team forward towards the future!


The Steve Blake trade yesterday was brilliant !!!
I thought it was the trade that would get the lakers rolling... Wheeling and dealing... But that move was their crescendo?

What's more likely is the master offered the lakers that deal ...

Jerry west, in his ways, offered up something great...

 

I don't think the Cavs offered Bynum + picks. It was Bynum + Alonzo Gee. Had the Cavs included just Tyler Zeller or a second round pick, Mitch would have accepted. 



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:01 PM

I don't think the Cavs offered Bynum + picks. It was Bynum + Alonzo Gee. Had the Cavs included just Tyler Zeller or a second round pick, Mitch would have accepted.


But the thing is the cvs turned around and traded 3 draft picks to the bulls

I find it had to believe there wasn't some middle ground there...

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:04 PM

But the thing is the cvs turned around and traded 3 draft picks to the bulls

I find it had to believe there wasn't some middle ground there...

 

Deng is much more desirable that Pau. Not sure how you don't see that.....



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:05 PM

But the thing is the cvs turned around and traded 3 draft picks to the bulls

I find it had to believe there wasn't some middle ground there...


Maybe just maybe they figured Deng more desirable than Pau and more worthy of giving up a pick over. 

 


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:09 PM

Deng is much more desirable that Pau. Not sure how you don't see that.....


I see that.
But there is wiggle room!
Things really couldn't have gone worse at the deadline for the lakers...
I guess if they kept Steve Blake too.. That would have been worse...


This roster has needed a lot of work... And it just hasn't happen

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:15 PM

I see that.
But there is wiggle room!
Things really couldn't have gone worse at the deadline for the lakers...
I guess if they kept Steve Blake too.. That would have been worse...


This roster has needed a lot of work... And it just hasn't happen

 

Well they also had Varejao and Thompson + Zeller. I was surprised they even wanted Pau. They have enough front court help. The trade actually made no sense for the Cavs unless they were shopping Varejao after.

 

And what are you saying "couldn't have gone worse at the deadline"? We didn't take on any stupid contracts for one....

 

And the roster that needs work....most of those people wont be here next year so who cares?


Edited by JGuez, February 20, 2014 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:16 PM

They won't decide on a new coach until they identify the future franchise player.



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Traded Blake, but couldn't trade the rest, and the team is still over the tax.

Basically the purpose of the Blake trade was just to get younger.

Oh well, nothing wrong with that.

 

Pau will be playing alongside his brother in Memphis, and Lakers will get nothing aside from him, aside from memories

 

Focus on the draft? well it would be hard to get a low draft pick, when Pau will still be in Laker uniform for the next 2 months. Not to mention, Lakers would be healthy by then 

 

It's really hard to look forward to the upcoming seasons considering that the Lakers don't have a foundation yet to build on. Not to mention, Kobe's contract severely debilitated their spending power.

 

Back to the draft again, Lakers need to strike a jackpot in order to start a foundation to build on, and that would be really tough when Lakers become healthy. Their only hope is for Exum to start threatening teams 


Edited by alec613, February 20, 2014 - 03:35 PM.

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