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#4241 Jody Smokes

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 09:40 PM

Utah is a team ready for a deal. Alot of great very young rotation talent but no stars yet. They are running out if rookie deal time hence why Burks got that nice extension

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#4242 Majesty

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Posted January 20, 2015 - 04:05 PM

Future Lakers coach Fred Hoiberg everybody.. aka Swagberg.  

 


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 10:52 AM

 

Kobe on efforts to recruit Rajon Rondo to Lakers: ‘I’m not stopping until he signs an extension’ http://dlvr.it/8B992Y 

 

From Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald:

 

Bryant took particular interest in the late-December trade of Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. He and Rondo had breakfast together when the Lakers were in Boston early last month, and it was widely assumed that Bryant was doing a little early recruiting on the point guard who becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban expressed confidence his club can and will sign Rondo to a new deal, Bryant told the Herald he’s not about to cease working on getting him to LA.

“No way,” Bryant said. “I’m not done. I’m not stopping until he signs an extension.”


Edited by Lakersfan1211, January 21, 2015 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 01:25 PM

Larry Sanders and Bucks Expected To Eventually Discuss Buyout

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This is a worst-case scenario for any team that bets big on a talented young player with major personal issues. The league suspended Sanders a minimum of 10 games, and he will likely miss more than that — possibly many more — as he works through the league’s treatment program.

It’s unclear exactly how much the Bucks knew about Sanders’s marijuana issues when they signed him to a four-year, $44 million extension in August 2013. This is Sanders’s fourth violation of the league’s drug testing rules; players don’t face any suspension until violation no. 3. That came toward the end of last season, when Sanders served the mandatory five-game suspension. Teams generally aren’t notified about any drug violations until a player is suspended, meaning the Bucks might not have received any formal notice of Sanders’s first two violations. That does not absolve the Bucks from doing background work on their own player.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo reported over the weekend that the Bucks had not yet discussed a potential buyout with Sanders, but most league sources expect the discussion to eventually go that direction. It’s tempting to suggest the Bucks ride this out for a bit. Sanders is one of the league’s best rim protectors. His development on offense has stalled out, but he has some potential on that end as a Tyson Chandler Lite — a guy who screens, dives to the rim, and sucks help defenders in from the perimeter. He needs time (and possibly a hand transplant) to approach even 60 percent of Chandler’s value on offense, but his contract is fair in basketball terms.

Milwaukee has a clean cap sheet going forward and no plans to rush its rebuild with a mega–free agency signing. Is the savings it might net in a buyout, plus lifting the Sanders pall from the locker room, worth the risk he might eventually thrive on another team? Maybe it is. The situation may well be worse than we realize.



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#4245 Majesty

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Posted January 21, 2015 - 01:30 PM

*sighs* 


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 01:36 PM

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As far as i know.  :hmm:


Praying for 1. Kobe's Health (Nope, another season ending injury), 2. High Draft Pick (Randle...season ending injury game #1.*sigh*) 3. Miracle Trade (Not yet, but Black looks nice), 4. Quality Free Agent (Boozer, kind of, Davis, nice upside!), 5. Brilliant Coaching Hire (Byron coaching to tank and injure)

 


#4247 Majesty

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Posted January 21, 2015 - 01:41 PM

He'll be the next Beasley that people hope will become their Odom.  


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 02:04 PM

would love rondo on this lakers team


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 02:36 PM

i will ease up on Larry Sanders. there could really be something wrong with the dude. Seems like he pulled a Lauryn Hill and just self- destructed. dang. hope he conquers his demons.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Nick Young: “I told Goran Dragic on the court, ‘You might be my teammate next year.’” Young told the L.A. News Group shortly after the Lakers’ loss on Monday to the Phoenix Suns. “I’ll talk to Marc (Gasol.) Me and him are cool. Kevin Love, I’ll talk to him.”

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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:01 PM

Ya I'm sure people are lining up to play with an at best sixth man
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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Ya I'm sure people are lining up to play with an at best sixth man


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:14 PM

Byron Scott said he has talked with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak about which free agents they like. Of course, can't reveal per tampering rules



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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Getting some players to play Scott's system and fix the deficiencies he sees on the floor will be good.



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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:33 PM

 

Byron, on him and Kupchak: "We’ve talked about free agents already. Just as far as, ‘Do you like this guy? Do you like this guy?’ ”

lol.


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#4256 steven v

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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Some of you are on reddit so you may have come across this post 

 

http://www.reddit.co...e_agents_with/

 

 

http://www.reddit.com/user/TomothyWTF does a great break down on who is eligible for what contract term length and cost in the coming free agency. 

 

 

 

Rondo and Gasol fall into the same dollar costs. 


Edited by steven v, January 21, 2015 - 05:34 PM.

The Lakers FO knows more than you. Sorry.

#4257 DanishLakerFan

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Posted Yesterday, 02:11 AM

Idea: Patrick Beverly.

 

He's a restricted FA, but right now Houston are looking like they'll be under the cap and will probably be making a move at a "real" PG. By throwing Beverly an offer early i think we can put a lot of pressure on the Rockets, perhaps forcing them to let Beverly walk.

 

I'm thinking either a poison pill deal or a deal similar to Avery Bradley which is 8M/yr, i think.

 

Patrick Beverly, as a PG, probably isn't worth quite that much since he's more of a catch-and-shoot/defender with 3pt range, but if we landed an oversized PG in the draft - like Mudiay, Russell, Delon Wright or Jerian Grant (all of them 6'5'') with either a top 5 or Houston pick, i think Beverly would be a pretty nice fit. Also, he wont break the bank either.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:38 PM

Beverly??? are you drunk???



#4259 DanishLakerFan

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Posted Yesterday, 03:12 PM

Beverly??? are you drunk???


As a matter of fact, I am. Now.

#4260 BasketballIQ

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Posted Today, 12:34 PM

Beverley, Dragic and Robin Lopez
Better, more defensive version of this team.
Beverley as Price/Nash.
Dragic as Lin.
Robin as Hill.
Retain everyone else.




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