We didn’t expect the kind of overwhelming response to our GM Challenge and we thank you all for your participation and suggestions you submitted to improve the roster of our beloved Los Angles Lakers.
Our Judges worked really hard to comb through all trade proposals and scrutinized each and every suggestion to achieve a fair assessment.
We based our evaluation on 3 criterions:
- Practicality: Was the suggested trade attractive enough to both teams to initiate trade talks
- Simplicity: More teams and more players involved in a trade make it so much more difficult
- Helping Lakers: Would the suggested trade improve Lakers’ roster?
Judges’ assessments are final and not negotiable. Judges graded all trades independently without consulting each other. So, it’s all fair and square; four different and independent opinions.
Considering all those facts, judges are announcing Jonathan Somers-Harris (a.k.a. joninjapan) as the winner of the General Manger Challenge and award him with the Certificate of Managing, issued by the The Lakers Nation and signed by the founder Mr. Kam Pashai.
Rpoc and BEC where selected as the second and third winners respectively and we congratulate them to their achievement as well.
Judges Notes: Most users would like to acquire Jermaine O’Neal and/or Ron Artest at any price and some prices were just too high to be beneficial to the Lakers. Some users tried to swap Lakers’ weak players for quality players, which isn’t realistic. Others were making very complex multi-team and multi-player offers, which is very difficult to execute. And some users made several suggestions but we reviewed only their final trade proposals.
And finally, on behalf of TheLakersNation.com, I would like to thank Faith, Fatty and Ryan for their dedication to this project and their valuable time they spent to evaluate more than forty trade proposals.