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#4821 Majesty

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 12:09 PM

The idea is to pair Randle with Cousins.

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#4822 bigvee

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Clippers will sign and trade DJ before the Lakers offer a rookie for Cousins

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 01:39 PM

The idea is to pair Randle with Cousins.


Or who we draft. Can't be both though. Can't trade randle and the top 5 pick. At that point you hurt your future.

You see if you pair randle with cousins you leave a spot for Westbrook in 2017 which is a possibility

If you pair cousins with russell, mudiay, towns then you're still pushing towards a bright future. Trade both and you're not building

Randle, Houston pick and etc should be enough
Top 5 pick, Houston pick and etc should be enough

First offer should be clarkson, Davis, black, and the Houston pick and then work your way up to the other offers
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#4824 lakers1o1

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Assuming the Lakers miraculously acquire Cousins by trading both first rounders... this could be the options at each position.

 

PG:  Dragic, Rondo, or Clarkson

SG:  Kobe, Wesley Matthews, or Aaron Afflalo

SF:  Danny Green, Gerald Green, Draymond Green, Tobias Harris

PF:  Randle, Ed Davis, David West

C:  DeMarcus Cousins

 

Acquiring Cousins while having the option to acquire 1 more max player would be out of this world.  The Lakers could easily contend for a playoff spot.  What's even more enticing about Cousin's is his contract,  He's only getting paid 15,16, and 18 million.  His value in a market in which the salary cap is about to increase is a huge steal.


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#4825 Julien

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 02:20 PM

With Kobe's contract, Randle, Clarkson, Young, how much cap space would we have left if we landed Cousins?

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 02:26 PM

With Kobe's contract, Randle, Clarkson, Young, how much cap space would we have left if we landed Cousins?

 

Kobe = 25 million cap hit

Randle = 3.13 million cap hit

Jordan Clarkson = 845k cap hit

Nick Young = $5 million cap hit

 

Considering those are the only players under contract and next years salary cap is projected to be $63.2 million, I'd say they have about $30 million to spend.  If they were to acquire Cousins via trade, that's minus $15 million so there would still be room for another max player or 2 solid role players.


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 02:58 PM

Chance we land cousins is very low.

But if we do

That would be ecstatic i would go nuts of joy

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Posted February 27, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Having Cousins is the best player we could possibly pair up with Randle down low.  Cousins would make up for Randle's defensive flaws and that duo on the offensive end would be very entertaining.  Place them alongside Kobe, Rondo, and a nice wing that can shooting the ball and the Lakers have a balanced offense and defense.

 

I do prefer Dragic over Rondo, but I think Rondo will come at a significantly cheaper price and therefore may be the better option.


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Posted March 01, 2015 - 09:59 PM

Javale McGee?

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Posted March 01, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Javale McGee?


So you want the lakers to be on shaqtin a fool every single night?

#4831 FranklinPeanuts

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Posted Yesterday, 12:06 AM

Most of the board acts like one including myself. He'd fit right in. And... Him and Nick Young could do YouTube videos again... Special guest J. Hill.
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#4832 Rekal

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Posted Yesterday, 01:16 AM

I thought this season was a long shaqtin a fool segment oops

#4833 Majesty

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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 AM

Most of the board acts like one including myself. He'd fit right in. And... Him and Nick Young could do YouTube videos again... Special guest J. Hill.

 

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#4834 rdcente

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Posted Yesterday, 12:01 PM

I think Tarik Black has some decent potential, and IS better than Sacre.  Anybody heard anything about why Sacre is playing over him?  I'm surprised that he was DNP Coaches decision yesterday.  The only available player who did not play I think.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:00 PM

We wont get anybody...this team will suck for the rest of this decade



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Posted Yesterday, 03:49 PM

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