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#1 Kam

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:50 AM

Its hard to say Mihm or DJ will be that backup center. Pau and Andrew are sure to be on the court at the same time for a majority of the time.

What happens to that backup center position?

#2 mikedeezy2k8

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:54 AM

only one person to fit the job...

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:03 PM

Sun Yuuuuuue can play all positions! He has no weakness.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:04 PM

Sun Yuuuuuue can play all positions! He has no weakness.


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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:06 PM

The Lakers might re-sign my boy Mbenga.

The Lakers will go with a 3 big man rotation next season. Odom, Gasol, and Bynum.

#6 Craig W.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:18 PM

I think Chris Mihm is the emergency backup at center and Vlade is the emergency backup at PF. With our salary structure I am not sure we will see anything different. However, if Sasha does not resign with the Lakers I suspect we will replace him with a big.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:24 PM

Bringing Kwame Brown back would be the best fit in my opinion.

1) He knows the triangle so you dont have to worry bringing in someone new.
2) Even though his offensive game is limited, his defense will be much needed to come out of the west and possibly the finals

sign him for 2.5 million and that is that
bring back sasha and the Lakers are ready

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 12:56 PM

It's easy, he can't be replaced. That is why they should have matched the offer. As for position wise, they should start Fish/Kobe/Luke/Odom/Pau and have Farmar/Sasha (or replacement)/Ariza/Vladi/Bynum.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 01:01 PM

I think the goal is to have a healthy Chris Mihm as the backup center. If he gets back to where he was pre-injury, he would be a quality back-up five. Then, bring in DJ (or Kwame, if we must, but not for more than $1.5 mil) as a guy that hopefully spends the season wearing street clothes and watching the games from good seats because everyone else is healthy.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 01:04 PM

Sun Yuuuuuue can play all positions! He has no weakness.

He's the next Magic Johnson. http://lakernation.c...tyle_emoticons/default/laughing.gif

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 01:04 PM

He's the next Magic Johnson. http://lakernation.c...tyle_emoticons/default/laughing.gif


if only this was the truth

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 01:34 PM

Bringing Kwame Brown back would be the best fit in my opinion.

1) He knows the triangle so you dont have to worry bringing in someone new.
2) Even though his offensive game is limited, his defense will be much needed to come out of the west and possibly the finals

sign him for 2.5 million and that is that
bring back sasha and the Lakers are ready


Heck yeah, I agree dude. Although I'd sign Mbenga for really cheap if we can't get Kwame ;p

#13 Sako32

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:04 PM

I'd like to have Tyrus Thomas if we can trade Vlade for him. If not, I think Carl Landry might sign with us.

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 02:54 PM

how bout Mutumbo? Juwan Howard? Those guys are serviceable backups

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Posted July 24, 2008 - 03:36 PM

mutumbo is staying in houston
and juwan howard can only play pf and he is old anyway. he still had a mid range shot though but we dont need him with vlad as backup pf :P

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:45 PM

Mihm, please no.
Mbenga, maybe...
Kwame, another possibility.

Out of the 3, Mbenga is the cheapest. Kwame is the best man defender. Mihm is...tall (and under contract).


Phil picks Kwame.
Buss picks Mbenga.
Mitch awaits further instructions...

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:49 PM

If Kwame isn't over weight, if there is any evidence he's working on his game this summer; then I'd like to have him for two years with an option at the LLE.

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:56 PM

what about Brian Skinner?

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 02:57 PM

KWaME NO HANDS BROWN!!

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Posted July 25, 2008 - 03:11 PM

what about Brian Skinner?


Good defender...not much else.

How much time do we spend getting him up to speed on the triangle?
How will that affect the bench?

Those things aren't big deals when you have enough depth but if we don't bring Mbenga back, our frontcourt depth (mainly C) will consist of Bynum...and Pau.

Ouch!

Skinner would be pretty darn important pretty quick...can we win in that situation? Maybe...maybe not.

Kwame and Mbenga (I think Mihm's done) should be top of the list because of ease of transition. New faces aren't immediately worth it unless they have offense that is easily inserted into the triangle...

IE, Kurt Thomas and his money mid-range J. (Also one heck of a post defender)


If we're talking BAE or vet min, no harm, no foul. Part of the MLE (>1/3) should give the FO pause...lots of pause.




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