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#81 Majesty

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Posted July 18, 2014 - 08:03 PM

Maybe if we keep [expletive]in the FO will never try that Smush. Kwame Threat ISH again. We're not gonna take it ANYMORE. If we shut up we become the old Clippers or the Knicks for the last 20 years


If it wasn't for that kwame ish you'd never have pau.

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#82 Lightsoutwilly

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Posted July 18, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Just wait til the knicks, cavs & the heat to feel how its like having a kobe like type of contract in the next couple of years from now.

Kyrie 90mil?
Lebron 44mil?
Carmelo 123mil?
Bosh 118mil?

Haha we will see f'ers

#83 lakersince75

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 03:14 AM

That was called luck or a very chemically unbalanced Memphis GM. Puff Puff Pass

If it wasn't for that kwame ish you'd never have pau.



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Posted July 19, 2014 - 06:28 AM

^ Sometimes the stars align. Sometimes they dont.

We're lucky they have more then havent.

This off season they haven't.

Maybe next, they will?


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#85 KobeWillReturnTriumphant

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 07:09 AM

If it wasn't for that kwame ish you'd never have pau.

 

 

At no time was the acquisition of Kwame a farsighted move that resulted in Pau.  If you want to identify a good FO, maybe Memphis saw value in Marc Gasol and that is why they did the trade...or Aaron McKie was just too tempting to pass up.



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Posted July 19, 2014 - 07:23 AM

If it wasn't for that kwame ish you'd never have pau.

Wow.  So by that logic we should trade Randle for say Bargnani, and then "lure" a GM into trading us a blue chip starter?



#87 Majesty

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 07:31 AM

Wow. So by that logic we should trade Randle for say Bargnani, and then "lure" a GM into trading us a blue chip starter?


Nope it just means everything served its purpose for later.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Nope it just means everything served its purpose for later.

Ok, let's take a look at the magical "one sided" trade.  We got Pau.  We got 2 rings.  Then we got an overpaid, no defense softy 7 footer on the books.  Worth it?

 

We gave up meaningless roster fill (you like to focus on Kwame for obvious downplay reasons) and rights/ picks.  But let's focus on what memphis was REALLY after in the trade- the rights/ picks.  We traded, in essence a player projected to be decent and THREE draft picks, two of them being first rounders. Sound familiar?

 

IF we had kept the rights/ picks AND drafted the exact same players that Memphis did (or traded for immediately thereafter what they did) today on our roster we would have:

Marc Gasol

Darrell Arthur (still on the board was Pekovic, DeAndre Jordan, Asik and Dragic)

Greivas Vasquez (still on the board was Lance Stephenson)

 

So, we give up 2 rings ... probably.  But the roster would look alot different today, no?

 

Since you like to make up fantasy rosters, let's try one if the Pau trade never happens and Mitch is a genius, here would be your starting lineup for the last THREE years:

Dragic

Stephenson

Kobe

(veteran FA who wants a ring)

Marc Gasol

 

Do you think we would have had a shot at anything with THAT lineup?  Maybe two rings in 3 years and more in the next few years?  

Even if we had made the same moves Memphis did, we would have been competitive at least and in a FAR better position today.  Instead, we are facing the likely longest cold spell in Laker history.

 

And this is the "good" trade Mitch made.  The bad ones really stink the place up.



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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:08 AM

^  since gasol trade lakers made 4 finals. Memphis not one but they did make wcf once.

And we got 2 rings.

Yes. You should always trade for 2 rings in a 7 year period looking back after fact.

How many teams in the association havent had 2 rings in their history?

Answer most. Id say 20 w/o looking it up


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#90 Majesty

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:14 AM

^ this. 


Plus the Lakers could still potentially land Marc Gasol next off-season.  They've positioned themselves rather well for both 2015 and 2016. 

Go read this article http://lakeshowlife....ered-2015-2016/


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:27 AM

Well atleast they will have more players under contract.
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Trading for rings is ALWAYS the right thing to do.  If Cleveland trades Wiggins, wins 2 rings and the guy goes on to be better than LeBron it would still be a good deal.  Every year there are multiple very good teams, players, and moves that can be made, but there is only one champion.  The goal is to win the championship every year, and any move you can make to ensure that you have the best chance is always the best move because you may not ever get another chance to win a ring.  When you are in a position like the Lakers are right now and you have no realistic way of contending in the next season then you are best off stockpiling assets and building over the next few season, which they are doing.  They have no long term contract outside of Young, he is relatively cheap, and they have acquired a draft pick for essentially nothing.  They haven't done a great job but they have made some progress.



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Posted July 19, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Ill aprreciate when they give Kobe some quality reliable shooters ASAP


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Kobe would of wanted to be traded if we never got Gasol.

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Ill aprreciate when they give Kobe some quality reliable shooters ASAP

And a defensive big to help when guys blow by him with his injury troubles and resulting decreased mobility


Praying for 1. Kobe's Health, 2. High Draft Pick (Randle!) 3. Miracle Trade (Not yet), 4. Quality Free Agent (Boozer, kind of), 5. Brilliant Coaching Hire (Byron!...but the jury is out)

 





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