javaris_crittenton.jpgThe Los Angeles Lakers have selected Javaris Crittenton from Georgia T. in the 2007 NBA Draft.

You can read about his basketball profile here.

Here’s what Chad Ford had to say on ESPN Insider:

Crittenton is a good fit in L.A. He’s a big, physical point guard who can shoot the ball. Phil Jackson likes players like Crittenton. The problem is that he’s a few years away from being a major contributor. I’m sure Kobe is thrilled.

What are your thoughts on the pick?

  • Lakers305

    Stephen a Smith just rained on our parade. He spoke to Kobe and kobe said he wants out. But if KG came he would of changed his mind. Also why did we pass on Josh McRoberts?????

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Good pick! Best player available.

  • Lakers305

    Also weren’t the Lakers the same people who said they wanted an NBA ready player??? why take on another project??? Now i see why Kobe bryant wants to leave.

  • BringDFishBack

    What the hell do we need another young PG for. Bitch Kupcake is an absolute moron.

  • kisofdeath

    so nothings happenin? ugh

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Rok

    i think it’s a very good choice with javaris:)

  • http://www.kb24.com darkice18

    we still might trade this guy?

  • Lakers305

    BringDFishBAck
    Exactly what i said. Mitch Kupchak will get fired at the end of the upcoming season. The guy sucks as a GM.

  • stubborn

    mcroberts? he’s a chump, we need a physical lowpost defender.

    what’s wrong with farmar? did we really need jarvis?

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Rok

    we could have went with either fernandez or byars tho..

  • lakerfan81

    [quote post="392"]Also why did we pass on Josh McRoberts?????[/quote]
    Because he sucks. Out of what was left this was the best choice. I was hoping for Stuckey or Williams but oh well.

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    Unless Kupchak purposely chose a guard to trade to Minny. I’m saying this because they already have farmar to work with and I doubt they would want to bring in someone at this spot for a first pick if they wanted to use him. Just my thoughts.

  • tamakin

    fuck bitch chapstick i hate that fuck he’s on now!!!!!!!!!!

  • gstoneballer

    exactly.. i reallly can see why kobe dont wnt to be a laker

  • nate

    so basically we are not trading Bynum. Kobe’s gonna leave for sure after he hears this

  • BringDFishBack

    What happened in your meeting with Kobe on friday.
    Mitch: “We did meet. It was last friday.”

    WTF you are a moron!

  • Lakers305

    I give Jim Gray my Props, he almost had KupCake slipp there saying nobody on the Lakers was untouchable….Kupcake quickly reitarrated it his comments…. haha haha!!

  • BringDFishBack

    I hate mitch!

  • tamakin

    fuck you mitch!

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    Dammit can someone post the Q&A? I’m at work.

  • GoodTimesAhead

    I really hope Lakers will trade the guy to somewhere else to get KG in laker uniform.. plz mitch make it happen.

  • nate

    so this is the daycare Kobe’s running:

    C: Bynum; 19
    PF: Ronnie; 21
    SF: Sasha; 23
    SG: Crittenton; 19
    PG: Farmar; 21

    Kobe’s gonna flip

  • tamakin

    what they said right now is true.. they said why do the lakers need another guard on a phil jackson run team? they said they didnt understand mitch’s decision

  • kb24

    it takes atleast some smarts to be a gm. i do hate mitch cupkakes but i reealy dout that hes not smart enough to know that you dont need a pg in the triangle offence. i really think buss is pullin all the strings

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    I’m telling you, it’s because they are gonna trade his ass to MN!!!

  • SILO

    SHHHHHH BE VERY VERY QUIET IM TRYING TO KILL THE LAKERS BY MAKING USELESS PICKS.

  • Lakers305

    now Everybody is seeing how right KObe was even though he went about things the wrong way.

  • tamakin

    why the fuck didnt they take a big man like josh roberts and trade bynum? wtf mitch?

  • lakerfan81

    There is still plenty of time to trade players. The lakers will still try to make trades. At #19 you are not going to do better than crittenton. Who else were they supposed to take?

  • BringDFishBack

    we arnt getting kg give it up

  • kb24

    nate you right jss trade all there asses for a vet

  • kisofdeath

    its over now its over

  • gstoneballer

    not another young ass pg.. we have like 6 guys under 25 thats not good

  • tamakin

    even if kobe is here this year, he’ll leave next year.. and phil won’t be here next year… the Lakers are screwed for the next 10 years.. they’ll be like the bulls after michael left, rebuilding for 10 years.. fuck you mitch!

  • nate

    i don’t think that Buss seriously thinks Kobe will leave so he’s just goin on with his ‘long term’ projects. it’s like he’s almost daring Kobe to leave

  • LakerKobe4Life

    Well, when you think about it, it’s a pretty good pick up for the Lakers. This guy is a 6’5 PG and Phil Jackson loves tall PG, he’ll be a really good backup for Jordan Farmar, at least we have two PG’s who have college experience.

  • DD

    We arent getting KG….Fuck!

  • tamakin

    2 rookie point guards?? are you fuckin serious buddy? we needed Kidd!! fuck these young players and fuck mitch!! im pissed!

  • Joe

    - UPDATE: The Pacers have agreed to send Jermaine O’Neal to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum. The Lakers are mulling the deal over, but are currently leaning heavily towards not accepting the deal, as they are uncomfortable with losing Bynum.

  • WATZGOOD

    DA LAKERS DO NEED MORE BIG BODIES BUT AT 19 CRITTENTON WAS THE BEST PLAYER THERE, HE WAS PROJECTED BY MOST MOCK DRAFTS TO GO HIGHER THAN 19 SO I THINK ITS A GOOD PICK, AND ALSO THE SEASON HASN’T STARTED YET SO TRADES CAN STILL BE MADE.

  • nate

    i checked Crittenton’s profile, and it actually impressed me. looks of latlike a Kobe-esque player to me. would’ve been a keeper if we were in for the long term plan. but most fans want to win NOW

  • josh

    Crittenton was a good pick. Mitch is still a moron, but Crittenton was a good pick. He was supposed to go about #12, so he was a steal.

  • kb24

    [quote comment="3227"]Well, when you think about it, it’s a pretty good pick up for the Lakers. This guy is a 6’5 PG and Phil Jackson loves tall PG, he’ll be a really good backup for Jordan Farmar, at least we have two PG’s who have college experience.[/quote]

    if phil loves tall point gaurds go after theodorus papa.

  • tamakin

    fuck a point guard! we need kevin fucking garnett!!! to keep kobe here we need kevin fuckin garnett

  • nate

    i checked Crittenton’s profile, and it actually impressed me. looks like a Kobe-esque player to me. would’ve been a keeper if we were in it for the long run, but most fans want to win NOW

  • ryan

    [quote comment="3236"]fuck a point guard! we need kevin fucking garnett!!! to keep kobe here we need kevin fuckin garnett[/quote]
    we cant draft kevin garnett buddy

  • tamakin

    no shit dipshit! do you think im as stupid as mitch cupcake? huh?? fuck you and fuck mitch!

  • ryan

    who knows….cussing doesnt really prove your intelligent.
    just gotta have faith man

  • nate

    if Buss won’t trade in his long term projects for Kobe, he won’t do it for fans. might as well wait for 5 years to pass us by before we look dangerous again. even then, Bynum and Crittenton would only be 24. might as well trade Odom and Kobe now so we could get more experiments

  • josh

    yeah tamakin,

    just stop typing.

  • tamakin

    uhh buddy.. YOU ARE supposed to spell “you’re” (you are) like that… not “your” the way you spelled it… you got moded moron

  • Lakers305

    so why didn’t KUpchak offer Phoenix money so they can get Rudy Fernandez??

  • nate

    tamakin needs a time out

  • kb24 lala land

    i think the busses are the ones to blame now. They keep getting involved in all trades and draft picks. We dont need a rookie pg. We need big man. They keep getting involved.

  • kb24

    [quote comment="3244"]uhh buddy.. YOU ARE supposed to spell “you’re” (you are) like that… not “your” the way you spelled it… you got moded moron[/quote]

    hahahahahahaahhaha lol. and you guys who are like stop cussing, grow up. tamakin is totally right, mitch and buss are fuckin dumbasses

  • tamakin

    [quote comment="3245"]so why didn’t KUpchak offer Phoenix money so they can get Rudy Fernandez??[/quote]

    why didn’t cupcake get carlos boozer. why didnt cupcake get jason kidd. why didn’t cupcake get artest. why didn’t cupcake get baron davis.

  • lakerfan_24

    lakers made a good pick here. look and see if we get kg.the twolves probably wanted farmer with something else that works for them. we got this pick to either trade it or trade farmer. but most likely farmer because he has more value. if we get kg i say just do the damn thing.

  • gstoneballer

    im speechless.. the lakers continue to prove kobe bryant rite

  • KEEPbynum

    i happen to think that the lakers are picking for someone else here. this kid is gold down at the 19th pick. supposedly was supposed to go to the clippers at 14 and maybe even the hawks at 11. just the type of player that the twolves would want. i mean come on. troy hudson wants out and if he does why keep him if youre the wolves? i happen to think this is a really good sign for us

  • nate

    geez, people up in this site are very emotional

  • tamakin

    thank you kb24! what’s wrong with saying “fuck mitch!”???

  • LakerKobe4Life

    I don’t think the Lakers are more focused on the KG trade right now, rather than JO. Besides, there’s no way in hell the Lakers are gonna give up both Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum for Jermaine O’Neal, that’s giving up way too much, Larry Bird, the Celtic blood he has, he’s trying to rip off the Lakers. Forget that, if we can’t get KG, and when I mean can’t, I mean he gets traded to elsewhere or he continues playing for the Timberwolves next season, although I do think Lakers have the best chance than any other team to land KG, if they can’t land him, then I’d rather see the Lakers propose an Andrew Bynum and Vladamir Radmanovic for Jermaine O’Neal.

  • kisofdeath

    ugh you have the dumbest username ever…..ship him out!!!

  • MindKontrol

    Looks to me like our 19th pick is trade bait, at least I would like to think so. With Farmar proving to be a great prospect, it wouldn’t make much sense to draft another PG unless you weren’t looking to keep him.

    Where the fuck is Jerry West in all of this? We NEED him desperately right now. Buss should’ve NEVER let him go, ever. You gotta ask how Buss can lose the best GM ever, the best CENTER ever, and now (potentially) the best PLAYER ever.

  • LakerKobe4Life

    I’m sorry, on the first sentence I meant ” I think the Lakers are more focused on the KG trade rather than the JO trade right now.” Sorry.

  • nate

    i’m tellin you. the Lakers won’t let go of Bynum

  • gcdeen

    with all these point guards we’re pursuing, makes you wonder why we didn’t just resign dfish when we had the chance. hmmmm…let me see, dfish w/ 3 championships, clutch 3′s, 0.4 seconds, great d, runs the triangle, let’s let him go and get sasha vujacic, no wait, jordan farmar, no wait, crittenton, yeah. i said it before, if we didn’t trade that 19th pick, we’re done for the next 10 years. especially after kg goes to phoenix!

  • gstoneballer

    we just talking out of out butts trying to make sense outta of this developments… there wont be no kg trade

  • LakerNation1

    its laker nation man, thats how it is. little rumors will get people to jump and say WTF!???? as logic as it is to just say, calm down and wait for official word, we as fans are so into this drama and wanting so bad for it to happen, almost anything can trigger a reaction. welcome to laker nation. we care that much =) some care too much that it hurts haha

  • KEEPbynum

    i dont get why you are all so keen to get rid of a 19 year old beast and would rather keep around lamar. really. i know the man has had to deal with hardships. but hes RIDICULOUSLY inconsistent.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Lakers take the best player available at #19 and people are blasting Mitch like there’s no tomorrow?

    Not to mention our weakest position is at the 1. This guy can very well play over Farmar and I don’t see Sasha being a Lakers after this season. This is the NBA Draft, you’re not going to get a 27 year old vet.

  • Lakers305

    @tamakin
    I know, THey also passed on MOrris Almond Rice too, the kid Utah Picked. dude is a scorer and we know the Lakers need that. Man im so sick of this Lakers Management. and you are right: FUCK MITCH AND FUCK BUSS(both of them) and FUCK whoever sides with them.

  • gugy

    I have the same feeling that the Lakers pick is for another team.
    So maybe there is hope KG is coming and Bynum, Farmar, vlad or/and sasha are going to Minnesota

  • josh

    im soooo god damn tired of seeing this kevin durant/gilbert arenas commercial…it’s not funny…it’s not clever…do they actually pay people to make these??

  • KEEPbynum

    damn. WAY too high for brooks

  • gstoneballer

    ya trade the pick.. the lakers dont need to be younger.. they are already super young… more rookie guards.. that dont no the triangle.. i like this guy.. but he is not what the lakers need.. we are in crisis mode.. we need to get kg.. or kobe will bitch his way out of la

  • nate

    we should come up with a Lakers anthem

  • KEEPbynum

    whats this deal with katz?

  • Brandon

    I think this pick won’t even matter. I think he’s gone in less than a month in either a trade or the fact that we dont need another rookie PG. We are gettin the Greek PG and it sure feels like we are either gettin KG or JO (most likely, JO), and probably giving up too much to get JO, but we arent winning with this group, so why the fudge not.

  • tamakin

    its a wack commercial for a wack game. 2k rules over live. period.

  • KEEPbynum

    nm. i thought that it was some big news haha

  • nate

    if we can’t get JO or KG, what will we do?

  • Lakers Dynasty

    Good Pick

  • KEEPbynum

    theres no way that lewis is returning to seatlle. put him on a big name team and hes a star

  • tamakin

    hey KEEPbynum, you gotta be kidding me right? FUCK BYNUM!

  • KEEPbynum

    unless we get kg. why not keep drew, tamakin? id rather have 10 and 10 everynight rather than a guy in lamar that will have a great game one night. and then 3 points and 2 boards the next night

  • LakerNation1

    yeah at this point i dont think a lot of the fans want to keep bynum. hes one of the KG pieces and look how quick everyone is to give him away. granted hes young, but we have no time to grow and kobe is going nuts over there.

  • nate

    Mihm is a 10-10 guy. Bynum MIGHT be a beast after a few years. that’s a huge MIGHT. how could he still be bad after bein coached for a whole season by Kareem?

  • tamakin

    bynum is another olowokandi. do you really think people would wear a #17 jersey (stupidest number) with the word “bynum” over it? LOL.. BYNUM will never be a star player. so ship his ass out!

  • kisofdeath

    send bynum out without kareem teachin him hes gonna be a bum

  • kb24

    [quote comment="3281"]we should come up with a Lakers anthem[/quote]

    lakers suck, they really suck
    because cupcakes is a fuck
    buss is a con
    like his son jon
    the worst gm is cupkakes
    cuz he dont know wat it takes
    to win a championship
    he needs to get fired and take a trip
    kupkakes cant make his own tricks
    cuz hes sucking dr. busses dik
    now we hav to sing an anthem
    cuz the lakers wont trade bynum
    now kobe is going to go
    cuz DR BUSS IS A HO

  • nate

    -Kwame/Bynum
    -Odom
    -Walton
    -Kobe
    -Farmar/Parker

    4 fan favorites in Odom, Walton, Kobe, and Farmar. if we barely made the playoffs last season we should mercilessly trade at least 2 of them away because this lineup is clearly not working

  • tamakin

    you’z a hoooooo… you’z a hoooo. i said that you’z a ho.. ho ho HOOOOO

  • KEEPbynum

    so tell me tamakin. what would YOU do with the lakers since youre all knowing? im SURE that you could put a championship contender out on the floor in NO time. dumbass

  • tamakin

    odom and farmar are not fan favorites… nate, you have no credibility

  • kb24

    [quote comment="3315"]so tell me tamakin. what would YOU do with the lakers since youre all knowing? im SURE that you could put a championship contender out on the floor in NO time. dumbass[/quote]

    you shud be slapped for puttin ur name keepbynum

  • nate

    [quote comment="3309"][quote comment="3281"]we should come up with a Lakers anthem[/quote]

    lakers suck, they really suck
    because cupcakes is a fuck
    buss is a con
    like his son jon
    the worst gm is cupkakes
    cuz he dont know wat it takes
    to win a championship
    he needs to get fired and take a trip
    kupkakes cant make his own tricks
    cuz hes sucking dr. busses dik
    now we hav to sing an anthem
    cuz the lakers wont trade bynum
    now kobe is going to go
    cuz DR BUSS IS A HO[/quote]

    WHOA! what poetic skills! KB24 will become famous 1 day

  • ericthaimyshoe

    LOL

  • KEEPbynum

    and kb24. you should be slapped just because

  • tamakin

    [quote comment="3315"]so tell me tamakin. what would YOU do with the lakers since youre all knowing? im SURE that you could put a championship contender out on the floor in NO time. dumbass[/quote]

    Yes, I can do a lot better than cupcake DUMB FUCK. First of all, I would’ve traded Bynum aka Olowokandi for Jason Kidd in a heart beat. That would’ve been a STEAL for us. Hmmm let’s see Smush or Kidd? No brainer. Fuck bynum

  • kb24

    [quote comment="3321"][quote comment="3309"][quote comment="3281"]we should come up with a Lakers anthem[/quote]

    lakers suck, they really suck
    because cupcakes is a fuck
    buss is a con
    like his son jon
    the worst gm is cupkakes
    cuz he dont know wat it takes
    to win a championship
    he needs to get fired and take a trip
    kupkakes cant make his own tricks
    cuz hes sucking dr. busses dik
    now we hav to sing an anthem
    cuz the lakers wont trade bynum
    now kobe is going to go
    cuz DR BUSS IS A HO[/quote]

    WHOA! what poetic skills! KB24 will become famous 1 day[/quote]

    fo sho

  • lakerfan81

    not that I am defending Mitch Kupchack. He has made some bad moves. But Most of the people on here do not know anything about the business of basketball at all. First off at #19 pick in the draft you are not going to get a player that can make an impact on your team (its extremely rare). So picking crittenton at 19 is not a bad pick, its better than picking another useless big man like mcroberts. Secondly you just can’t make trades happen. You make proposals then try to work something out with the other teams GMs to make something that works for both teams. But 99% of trade proposals do not happen. Also its really easy after the fact to say should of done this or that. So I am going to clear a couple of things up.

    1. Artest is a nut. Trading for him when he was available was a huge gamble, because character matters. Besides that Kobe and artest could not play together, their both to selfish.
    2. Boozer was an unproven player that had been injured his entire career. No one knew he was going to be as good as he is. thats why he was drafted so low. So it’s really easy after seeing how he played this year to say should have taken Boozer.
    3. Baron Davis was not going to play for the lakers. He would have had to taken a contract of about 5 million a year. Which he was not going to do no matter what Kobe says. Because of Brian Grants huge contract we had no cap space to sign players like Davis. It would have had to be a sign and trade and we did not have the pieces to make that happen at the time.

    There are lots of reasons to question Mitchs judgement but most people are calling him on things that are not among them. Do you really think that him and jerry buss didn’t propose every trade possible to get garnett before the draft. None of them worked. Not becuase the lakers didn’t try they just didn’t. Also if you were the owner would you let your GM make trades that put you way over the luxary tax if they did not make your team better. Thats a lot of money your talking about its a lot easier to say as a fan should make this trade or that but as an owner looking to pay millions of dollars in luxary tax you better make sure it makes the team better.

    Plus just because no trades happened today does not mean no trades will happen. Its not even the start of free agent signing. So every one just needs to calm down and be patient. Besides it could be worst you could be a Boston fan and have Ainge as a GM (Ray allen trade was horrible, I’d have sooner taken a marion, or JO trade). Or you could be a Hawks fan, quite frankly that franchise is a joke.

  • Lakers305

    Bitch Kupcake is a bad GM and everybody knows it. He’s too soft and Doesn’t Pick Players for Phil Jackson’s system. and Please, get Jim Buss out of the Laker’s front office, u heard of locker room cancer? Jim buss is a front-office Cancer.

  • gstoneballer

    farmar is loved…… ok… odom is whateve… laker fans want bynum aout cuz kobe dont want him

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]Yes, I can do a lot better than cupcake DUMB FUCK. First of all, I would’ve traded Bynum aka Olowokandi for Jason Kidd in a heart beat. That would’ve been a STEAL for us. Hmmm let’s see Smush or Kidd? No brainer. Fuck bynum[/quote]

    ya. for a 34 year old that will be out of the league in 5 years tops. if you had your way the lakers would be great for 5 years and be screwed for the next 10 after that

  • tamakin

    farmar is not loved.. he sucked the 2nd half of the season… the guy is a joke.. he has no confidence

  • nate

    [quote comment="3318"]odom and farmar are not fan favorites… nate, you have no credibility[/quote]

    you’d be surprised. lots of people’s favorite player on the Lakers is Odom because he plays through pain and sacrifices his body for his team like game 5 of the Pheonix-Lakers series where he exploded for 32 points and a great all-round game while playing through a hyperextended elbow and leg injuries. and a lot of people see Farmar’s playoff performances as a sign of good things to come

  • gstoneballer

    atl did a great job in the draft

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]farmar is not loved.. he sucked the 2nd half of the season… the guy is a joke.. he has no confidence[/quote]

    he IS loved. having gone to ucla. he plays smart basketball with heart

  • tamakin

    [quote]

    ya. for a 34 year old that will be out of the league in 5 years tops. if you had your way the lakers would be great for 5 years and be screwed for the next 10 after that[/quote]

    NO SHIT YOU DUMB PIECE OF SHIT KEEPBYNUM!!! That’s the whole point!! To win NOW. FUck what happens 10 years from now. Kobe is in his prime NOW. Pair him with Jason Kidd NOW. I don’t wanna see Kobe and Bynum. Yes, the point is to have the lakers win championships for the next 5 years you fuckin douche bag. You’re as stupid as your fuckin screen name you dumbass!

  • gstoneballer

    ya farmar plays with alot of heart.. something bynum dont

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]NO SHIT YOU DUMB PIECE OF SHIT KEEPBYNUM!!! That’s the whole point!! To win NOW. FUck what happens 10 years from now. Kobe is in his prime NOW. Pair him with Jason Kidd NOW. I don’t wanna see Kobe and Bynum. Yes, the point is to have the lakers win championships for the next 5 years you fuckin douche bag. You’re as stupid as your fuckin screen name you dumbass![/quote]

    its people like you that make nba fans across the country hate the lakers.

  • lakersforlife77

    bynum cannot be on our roster if we wish to mend things to kobe…..he has to go

  • kyler

    wat about big baby

  • tamakin

    nice reply.. you know you got moded… that’s why you have a lame, generic response like that

  • LakerNation1

    [quote comment="3336"][quote comment="3318"]odom and farmar are not fan favorites… nate, you have no credibility[/quote]

    you’d be surprised. lots of people’s favorite player on the Lakers is Odom because he plays through pain and sacrifices his body for his team like game 5 of the Pheonix-Lakers series where he exploded for 32 points and a great all-round game while playing through a hyperextended elbow and leg injuries. and a lot of people see Farmar’s playoff performances as a sign of good things to come[/quote]

    guilty as charged. Lamar is totally one of my favs, and ill support him even without the purple and gold armor. Lamar = Heart

    and farmer as well, is a guy who loves the game. great player

  • lakersforlife77

    lamar definitely cannot be traded unless it’s for kg, but i don’t think we’ll have to worry about that anymore

  • lakerfan81

    Tamakin do you really think the lakers could have beaten the spurs with not front court last year after trading for Kidd. You would have had to start Turiaf at center and you would have no one to back him up. on top of that you would have gotten rid of all your trading peices to go after a front court player in the off season. Not saying they shouldn’t have done the trade but it was not as much of a no brainer as you are trying to make it out as.

  • nate

    Bynum for Kidd seems like a steal, but how long do you think his 34-year-old legs could take that kind of pressure? a year from now he might rapidly deteriorate like Ben Wallace/Shaq or get injured like Grant Hill. plus, with a huge paycheck like that? Bynum’s only 19. no1 in their right mind would make a trade like that. it’s kinda like the Amare for KG talk. Amare’s 24 and could only get better, but Garnett might only be able to play like he is now for a season or 2

  • KEEPbynum

    if anyone needs to get moded. its you tamakin. you idiot

  • tamakin

    hey we had the #1 draft pick Kwame DooDoo Brown right? oh wait, we could’ve got Carlos Boozer way before Jason Kidd…. so basically, fuck mitch. thanks a lot mitch.

  • nate

    i love talking with fellow Lakers fans with the same mindset as me. those Detroit fans are crazy!!!

  • Lakers305

    what have Mitch Kupchak done for you to be happy as a Laker Fan??? nothing. YEa the Lakers won two champion while he was GM but that was with all the Players Jerry West picked.

    Here’s MItch Kupchak track Record:
    Traded Shaw and mostly likely will trade KObe bryant—>how many GM have traded 2 top 10 all time players???
    Ronny Turiaf
    Isaiah Rider
    Samaki Walker
    Von Wafer
    Jordan Farmar
    Smush Parker
    Brian Cook
    Aaron McKie
    Shammond Williams
    Brian Grant
    Traded Caron Butler for Kwame Brown—>ha ha ha
    Andrew Bynum
    Vladimir Radmanovich—> total waist of MLE, the lakers should of voided his contract.
    Sasha Vujacic
    Shammond Williams
    Chris Mihm
    Jim Jackson
    -passed on JOsh Howard, Paul Milsap, Leandro Barbosa, monta Ellis, David Lee, Danny Granger, Sean May, Daniel Gibson, Dee Brown, Chris Duhon, ANderson Varejao, Jason Kapono, Steve Blake, Willie Green, Kyle Korver, Carlos Boozer, ROnnald Murray, Matt Barnes, Rasual Butler, Carlos Aroyo

    now, Is that a good GM?? Look at the Rap Sheet?

  • http://kb24.com MO6

    I hope we draft Big Baby Davis from LSU(Glen Davis) or Mcroberts

  • nate

    i’ll take back my comment. Lakers fans are brutal and crazy too…and i’m proud to be 1 of them.

  • lakersforlife77

    I really hope we either trade farmar or crittenton(don’t kno enough about him yet to make a preference) to acquire a vet or someone like a luther head. I would love to have a guy with potential who could develop over time, but given our current situation we cannot take anymore “project” players, we have to get impact vets immediately

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]hey we had the #1 draft pick Kwame DooDoo Brown right? oh wait, we could’ve got Carlos Boozer way before Jason Kidd…. so basically, fuck mitch. thanks a lot mitch.[/quote]

    ya. boozer for your boyfriend lamar. which at that point i wouldnt have done because lamars skill set and potential at the time. but hes a lost cause. if he played with a fire and determination that he should be playing with. hed be a star in this league.

  • nate

    now, the 2nd round has begun

  • nate

    Lakers305 has opened my eyes. as long as cupcake is GM, we will suck Pheonix’s ass. man. talk about an enthusiasm killer

  • tamakin

    nate, lakerfan, KEEPbynum.. are you guys related to cupcake???? no shit, Jason Kidd only has a few years left and bynum is 19. Kobe is 29 and has 6 years left… Kobe and smart laker fans want to win NOW while Kobe is here… don’t you morons understand that??? mitch clones

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]nate, lakerfan, KEEPbynum.. are you guys related to cupcake???? no shit, Jason Kidd only has a few years left and bynum is 19. Kobe is 29 and has 6 years left… Kobe and smart laker fans want to win NOW while Kobe is here… don’t you morons understand that??? mitch clones[/quote]

    which is exactly why you need to do everything you can for the present. while still not mortgaging your future. which is exactly why lamar needs to be the cornerstone of any deal that you make and not drew and jordan

  • lakersforlife77

    Phoenix will own the pacific division for years to come :(

  • nate

    tamakin, shhhhhhhhhhhh. we know that Jason Kidd is a great player. hell, he averaged a 3D in the playoffs.but what if we make all these blockbuster trades and huge deals and it takes us 2 or 3 years to win a championship. by then Jason Kidd will have artificial kneecaps and will hobble to the court on crutches. man

  • tamakin

    dude forget bynum and farmar! are you fuckin dumb! yes you are, you really are. you should follow in mitch’s footsteps. fuck the future! do something, do it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2k8kb24

    6 more pics… all i got to say is i want MARC GASOL!!

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]dude forget bynum and farmar! are you fuckin dumb! yes you are, you really are. you should follow in mitch’s footsteps. fuck the future! do something, do it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    if we did what you want and traded bynum to jersey for kidd. then the lakers would have NO CHANCE at all of landing kg. NONE

  • nate

    tamakin’s on crack

  • 2k8kb24

    I really hope nobody takes him 5 more pics i cant belive he hasnt been drafted yet!!!!

  • tamakin

    2 or 3 years for a championship with kobe, kidd sounds way better than waiting 20 years… since you guys wanna keep bynum so bad, kobe will be gone… bynum will be another olowokandi and we will be in the shithole for the next 20 years

  • nate

    Marc Gasol is gon be used as trade bait

  • lakersforlife77

    guys we can’t keep bynum in my opinion if we expect to continue our relationship with kobe. He has to be moved

  • 2k8kb24

    for who??? i think he will be but he can give us the most value… we need to get him… cuz if we trade bynum we will have him… if not we trade gasol and keep bynum but please nobody take him.. pLEASE

  • nate

    if we have to wait 20 years to have another dynasty, i’ll take it

  • tamakin

    nate, keepbynum.. you guys are morons.. do you understand that we can’t keep bynum? kobe will leave. which means phil will leave. which means we will be rebuilding with a player that will end up like Olowokandi

  • lakersforlife77

    do i look like the gm? That’s mitches job to find out who i’m just the spectator, but we would have to get an impact veteran in return

  • nate

    never mind. not 20 years…3-4 years is worth the wait

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]2 or 3 years for a championship with kobe, kidd sounds way better than waiting 20 years… since you guys wanna keep bynum so bad, kobe will be gone… bynum will be another olowokandi and we will be in the shithole for the next 20 years[/quote]

    youre contradicting yourself. i thought you didnt care about the future? youre on this site hoping for the lakers to land kg. but do you really think thats even a possibility if the lakers didnt have drew right now? kg is the only player i would give up drew for. but my bad. you know everything there is to know about putting a basketball team together.

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    just be prepared tonsee our star kobe wearing another teams uniform!!!!!laker org. should be ashamed of themselves!!!!!

  • nate

    i’m tellin you, if we give our young players a chance to develop instead of insulting and harassing them with Kobe, i think they would really step up. just like Kwame did when the Lakers beat the Suns. did you see how great he played when he got a little support? every player wearing purple and gold deserves that kind of respect

  • Ricky

    get on track everyone! this article is about javaris crittenton, not yelling profanities at mitch kupchak. personally, for the 19th pick, i think the lakers made a great choice. crittenton was supposedly rated to be a higher pick than 19, so i think the lakers got a steal in drafting him. sure, it’s another young pg, but i think it’s still a good pick because of his size and athleticism. he looks like a good player and at 6’5 with an excellent, explosive first step, he is a must. so many teams already have that “speed” guard and it was time the lakers got one in crittenton. so overall, it was a good choice. i hope that possibly in the second round, the lakers can have the opportunity to draft “big baby” glen davis. i like davis because he is a capable scorer down low and a good rebounder. reminds me of barkley, but not as athletic or quick. he’s also from LSU, shaq’s alma mater!

    then when all the dust settles and the draft is done, perhaps the lakers trigger a big trade in either landing garnett (1st choice) or o’neal (2nd choice), however i won’t think the lakers will trade both odom and bynum, either one is fine, but never both cause that’s way too much!

    go lakers!!

  • lakersforlife77

    :( :( :( :( Source: Warriors send Richardson to Bobcats for rookie forward Wright.

    You know what that means…

  • Jimmy M.

    Well, McRoberts is picked up at 38th overall. Good thing we didn’t waste the 19th pick on him.

  • 2k8kb24

    wasnt marc supposed to be drafted like 28th if we get him that will be a steal!!! pau would be jealous he will be like thats the team i wanted to play for and you get to play for it you jerk!!! lol

  • KEEPbynum

    thats exactly what i was thinking lakersforlife77. youre one of the only people here right now who i feel like knows what they are talking about

  • nate

    Ricky’s right. Crittenton will be a great player and was a steal at #19

  • Lakers305

    @nate
    uhmm…. didn’t we say the same thing for Jordan Farmar and ROnny Turiaf, last year??

  • KEEPbynum

    [quote post="392"]@nate
    uhmm…. didn’t we say the same thing for Jordan Farmar and ROnny Turiaf, last year??[/quote]

    ya. two of the best bench players on the team

  • lakersforlife77

    Warrior fans are very bummed about losing jrich. They love the guy. There’s only one reason golden state would make a trade this significant. And I don’t think I have to mention it.

  • LAalltheway

    I think we need to remember how great of a player Kidd is. He would bring so much to this team, and everyone says that he’s perfect for the triangle offense. He has GREAT D, so that means he’d help out tremendously against the likes of Tony Parker and Steve Nash, and we’d finally have someone to distribute the ball(someone with court vision only second to Nash, in my opinion) to all players, but especially Kobe. Imagine someone actually creating to find Kobe easy shots. I think in that way we underestimate Kobe. I don’t think we’ve seen what he’s capable of, even with the greatness he has shown over the last two years. Yeah, that’s not a championship team, but MUCH closer than with Bynum. We would then only really need one more piece, and we wouldn’t necessarily need someone at KG’s level, maybe Randolph or even LO if he stops playing like a bitch (it could be possible if we take a little pressure off him, and Kidd would create for him too). Not to mention Kidd is clutch, and a tough, tough competitor. Of course, I would rather have Garnett, but getting Garnett is not the only way for us to win. And if this Garnett deal doesn’t go down, which is more of a possibility at this point than us getting him, that missed opportunity will prove to have been a huge mistake. I do like Bynum as well. He COULD be good. But man, we’re wasting Kobe’s best years. Can you really see that??? I mean, this guy has something that nobody has ever witnessed, and we’re throwing it away.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="3409"]I think we need to remember how great of a player Kidd is. He would bring so much to this team, and everyone says that he’s perfect for the triangle offense. He has GREAT D, so that means he’d help out tremendously against the likes of Tony Parker and Steve Nash, and we’d finally have someone to distribute the ball(someone with court vision only second to Nash, in my opinion) to all players, but especially Kobe. Imagine someone actually creating to find Kobe easy shots. I think in that way we underestimate Kobe. I don’t think we’ve seen what he’s capable of, even with the greatness he has shown over the last two years. Yeah, that’s not a championship team, but MUCH closer than with Bynum. We would then only really need one more piece, and we wouldn’t necessarily need someone at KG’s level, maybe Randolph or even LO if he stops playing like a bitch (it could be possible if we take a little pressure off him, and Kidd would create for him too). Not to mention Kidd is clutch, and a tough, tough competitor. Of course, I would rather have Garnett, but getting Garnett is not the only way for us to win. And if this Garnett deal doesn’t go down, which is more of a possibility at this point than us getting him, that missed opportunity will prove to have been a huge mistake. I do like Bynum as well. He COULD be good. But man, we’re wasting Kobe’s best years. Can you really see that??? I mean, this guy has something that nobody has ever witnessed, and we’re throwing it away.[/quote]

    I’m glad we didn’t go for kidd because our biggest flaw is the FRONTCOURT. How are we gonna stop duncan, stoudemire, players like that when we have absolutely no frontcourt. Of course we need a vet point guard and a perimeter defender, but our first priority is to get a 20/10 big man who can make a defensive presence……And thankfully we still have our most attractive piece in bynum. Trust me it was a smart move even though it doesn’t seem great.

  • nate

    yeah. the front court is where we have our biggest problems

  • nate

    LA DRAFTED SUN YUE FROM CHINA HE IS A GUARD

  • LAalltheway

    Lakersforlife77: You’re right, our biggest problem is the frontcourt. All I’m sayin is that our hole at the PG position is also huge. Even if we landed Garnett, we all agree that we would also need a very decent ball handler. Now if we have an exceptional PG, I think that we could get away with a big that’s not quite as dominant as KG. I believe in the big man also. But if we can’t get KG or someone very close to his caliber (which would be my first choice), I think the Kidd route would be our next best choice, although like you say, we would still need to improve our frontcourt in order to make it work.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment="3432"]Lakersforlife77: You’re right, our biggest problem is the frontcourt. All I’m sayin is that our hole at the PG position is also huge. Even if we landed Garnett, we all agree that we would also need a very decent ball handler. Now if we have an exceptional PG, I think that we could get away with a big that’s not quite as dominant as KG. I believe in the big man also. But if we can’t get KG or someone very close to his caliber (which would be my first choice), I think the Kidd route would be our next best choice, although like you say, we would still need to improve our frontcourt in order to make it work.[/quote]

    Fair enough and well said. Kupchack still needs to get the big man here. Something that’s looking more doubtful by the minute

  • LA-KB24

    good quaity pick … other 2 draft picks can be trade bait along wit Bynum for KG

  • magic32

    gonna suck knowing that lakers will be watching the portland traiblazers on tv come may 2008. with the way rumors have just come on and off and how quiet they are about trading or signing the lakers aren’t gonna get anywhere. there to scared to make changes, like chris mullen said in the draft trade interview involving jason richardson ” im gonna miss jason but this is an organization and you have to make CHANGES” .

  • http://www.kb24.com darkice18

    JAVARIS CRITTENTON . . .

    NBA Comparison: Steve Francis

    Strengths: Tremendous combination of size, athleticism and playmaking ability … Quick first step … Excellent vision and passing skills … His size allows him to see over defenders and make passes that the average 6-2 PG could not … Shows great heart, very competitive. Wont back down from a challenge … Very quick, an elite level athlete … Loves to dunk on players … Excellent body strength … Rhythm shooter, with good slashing and scoring ability … His huge hands give him excellent control of the ball … Very unselfish player … Excellent foot speed, overall quickness and effort makes him a tough defensive player … Works hard to improve his game, very coachable … Has a great attitude, confident but not cocky …

    Weaknesses: Needs to improve upon his outside shot, which is solid but can improve … Can be too unselfish at times trying to get everyone involved when he is the top scoring option … Can be too aggressive defensively and get caught reaching, picking up unnecessary fouls … Needs to prove himself on the college level. Become a great decision maker and learn to lead a team on the next level …His ability to play the point guard position is very good, but he can continue to improve upon dictating tempo and learning the nuances of the position …

  • alex

    oh shit wat if a 3way comes up wit Lakers Warriors n the T-pups dats y they probably got the 8 for unless they want KG for themselves

  • lakers4life

    cittenton was the best pick at #19…..we have a few options with him

    1. he was projected to go in the lottery, which makes him someone rebuilding teams would love to have which makes him trade bait

    2. if we do keep him he has some upsight to contributing next year, he is a strong pg that reminds me of billups and what makes it even better is that IN HIGH SCHOOL HE RAN THE TRIANGLE OFFENSE….that makes a difference since many guys cant run it

  • E-ROC

    We should have taken Rudy Fernandez. Nuff said.

  • kobe-wan-kenobi

    do you guys really think