It seems this is a financial move.

Twitter: Sources said Lakers are trying to trade Sasha Vujacic wfirst round pick to get his salary off books. They tried to do it for Delonte West.

  • kb24isthebest

    NOOOO please keep him and dont get west because kobes mom loves joe bryant haha

    • TOUCHING_MYSELF

      I know that LeRun’s Daddy had his thing with his moms, but it’s not Kobe’s moms that I’m worried about… I think it’ll be LO’s steed, I mean wife! Hahaha! The Kardashians are a disaster and I see Chloe and Delonte mixin it up!

      C’mon man, if the Lakers are serious about trading Sasha, there’s gotta be a better guy out there to get to fill that spot!

      • kb24isthebest

        haha i no but i just want them to keep sasha

  • 09-10-11champs!

    keep the machine, contract year, dont resign shannon and give sasha some playing time, and trust me , he will respond to the challenge!
    I know almost everybody will say im crazy by taking sasha over shannon, but also almost everybody called me crazy when i took the san diego padres to win the NL WEST and look at the results now ;)
    Shannon can only dunk, and i admit i do get excited when he does, but thats the only thing he can do!

    • Erik

      I agree with you 110 percent.. shanon is inconsistent i honestly dont like his play.. and keep ebanks..

      • Drake Ramoray

        I agree with you 100,000,000%. If there was a club called “I Hate Shannon Brown” I would run for President. I’ve disliked this guy from the start. Nothing against him as a person, it’s just he has no basketball skills whatsoever except having the ability to dunk a basketball!

        • kb24isthebest

          no its just that the best thing he does is dunk the ball but even wen kobe was no playing shannon was playing really good so if we can keep him and sasha that will be really good

          • xavier

            Sasha is also inconsistent, if nto completely erratic. Phil was never able to rely on him. As a fifth guard we could try and nurture a young player with a serious future, not an eternal 11th man.

    • ilikebasketball

      i agree as well,

      Sasah was looking better and better this year.

      hit those free throws in game 7 without a sweat.

      and delonte west is mental and can’t compete on a real level.

    • Edward

      When Shannon shoots an open 3 I am expecting it to go in. He can shoot off the dribble and he does NOT throw the ball away. He can finish at the rim and change momentum. Sasha is useless, he is nonathletic and gets burned by the rest of the league on defense. Shannon can keep up and he’s a threat everywhere on the court.

    • chantha

      sasha suck he can’t shoot . what have you been watching. he has no game, for a five million dollars player. what a joke. Walton he suck too, for a five million dollars player. Shanon such but one thing he got is athletic better than sasha and luck. Overall I think three of the thems sucks. Find someone who can defend and rebound.

      chantha from san diego, cal keep it real people and be honest.

  • NBAmazingKB24

    so are they trying to trade him for Delonte West?
    (Tried meaning they tried previous season?)

    Or
    Are they doing this for first round pick?

    • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

      I don’t know the contract for West, but I would presume that it’s contract is smaller than Sasha’s. I’m guessing the trade Sasha for West did not work.
      .
      Additionally, I think some people who posted above misread the post. Lakers are trying to trade Sasha for a first-round pick. We are NOT trading Ebanks. He is a second round pick. It’s unclear whether they’re looking for a present, OR future pick.

      • daboss1848

        Sasha’s $5,475,113 vs. West’s $4,658,500 in last yr of his contract (but only 500K is guaranteed if hes waived by August 5)

      • daboss1848

        and Jack ur misreading the post – its Sasha + 1st rd pick (presumably next yrs)

      • http://www.jackyang.info Jack Y.

        Yikes. You’re right. I misinterpreted that. Hmm, I guess Lakers are really banking that they won’t need new rookies next year.

        • laker fan

          we havent depended on a rookie since we aquired kobe and fish the only other 1st round pick since then to contribut was bynum and he just started that bout 3 seasons ago

  • Drake Ramoray

    Over $10 millions dollars of dead weight on the Lakers bench. Having Luke and Sasha’s $10 million combined is an extra $10 million they have to pay dollar for dollar over the luxury tax. Sasha isn’t so bad because his contract falls off the books next season and he would probably be easier to trade during the trade deadline. Whether he stays or go is irrelevant as long as we “DON’T RESIGN SHANNON BROWN!” We’ll eventually find a taker for Sasha in due time. Trade for Anthony Parker! I rest my case!

    • http://lakernation gwforum

      DRAKE RAMORAY??? WUT R U SMOKING HOMIE?? SASHA IS A BETTER PLAYER THAN ANTHONY PARKER!!! ALL PARKER CAN DO IS SPOT UP & SHOOT 3s!! VUJACIC IS A BETTER DEFENDER & COMPETITOR!!!

  • KOBE_MVP_11

    dont resign shannon brown trade for anthony parker 100%.agree

    • Drake Ramoray

      Let’s get more people on the bandwagon!

      • PRLaker

        why don’t we go back on time and sign Michael Jordan on his prime, Michael and kobe, who could stop them, and we could sigm Magic Johnson while we’re at it.hahahahahahahahahhaaha

  • izzzy

    it will be the greatest move of the off season.

  • Jay Mc Cain

    We dont need Sasha…and we dont need Delonte. Save the money man.

    resign Cannon Shannon… he is cool. much better than sasha is….

  • izzzy

    the lakers are nothing without sasha

    • Jay Mc Cain

      aint we? why? he did nothig for are last season. erybody said “get rid off sasha” and now the same ppl want him 2 stay? why?

      we dont need him….

      shannon >>>> sasha

      • NBAmazingKB24

        think he was being sarcastic

        • Lakers24

          Some people are so gullible. hahahaha

  • Showtime4eva

    We should somehow try to swing a deal with the blazers for Rudy Fernandize

    • YUNG LAKE SHOW

      I LIKE THAT

    • Say Queensbridge

      Pau+ Rudy = BEST CHEMISTRY IN NBA

      • LakErS 3 pEaT

        Whoa! Rudy Fernandez sounds good. That will make a good trade. Sasha for Rudy I like that but is that possible?

        • El Presidente

          No, Rudy is demanding a trade because he’s playing behind B-Roy and doesn’t get enough minutes. So yeah let’s get him on the Lakers and put him behind the Black Mamba, that’ll make him happy. haha.

          • LakErS 3 pEaT

            But he more consistent and ready to play then this guy called”the machine” more like the broken machine instead. Haha.

    • http://www.kevinsmoore.com Moorepower310

      That’s the smartest thing I’ve read all day.

    • Mike

      Yeah like Portland wants to give us Rudy Fernandez for a scrub to ensure we win another championship…. they’re shopping him to Eastern Conference teams. Lakers should keep Sasha, let his contract expire at the end of the season and use that extra 5 million towards the MLE and then sign Rudy who will be a free agent ;)

      • KM

        Rudy wants to start on a team / 30 mins a night- which he won’t get with the Lakers- he won’t come I’m tellin you right now.. we are better off getting Anthony Parker, Flip Murray, or Earl Watson. Pork-land are also less likely to trade within the conference so- that ship has sailed.

    • ilikebasketball

      YES!!!

      that would be an amazing move.

      totally agree.

      Shannon doesn’t have the smarts to be a real player. no basketball iq. Fernandez is great and a hardworker.

      DElonte west is crazy and sucks.

      mitch must be scared of the heat.

      • team_me

        wow ur stupid. if we would of got delonte west we would of waive him.! n y would mitch be scare of the heat.! they aint got no1 2 guard pau n bynum so heat should be scare of us.!

        • LbC Ya562

          You forgot some D’s bruh….. I feel you though. Heat still aint messin with us!

          • SHOWTIME4EVA

            D? thats what we got Matt and Theo for we got D now we need points thats what sasha cant do remember? I know the heat aint messin around,but we shot like 30% in game seven.what we need is balance.hi power offense and hi power defense…

  • YUNG LAKE SHOW

    TRADE SASHA FOR PARKER
    BRING BACK SHANNON
    PERSUADE LUKE TO RETIRE
    EASY

    • Mike

      Why would Luke retire when he’s set to make 5 million over the next 3 years… would you quit your job and give up 3 years of salary to ensure your employer has more money to spend on other employees?

      • daboss1848

        i think under a medical retirement, Luke still gets his contracted amount, only difference being that his contract is now off the books for salary cap purposes.

        • YUNG LAKE SHOW

          COSIGN DABOSS1848
          PLUS IM PRETTY SURE BILL CAN PULL SOME STRINGS AND GET LUKE A ANALYST JOB OR SOMETHIN
          OR RETIRE AND SIT ON THE BENCH AS ANOTHER ASSISTANT OR SOMETHIN CLOSE TO IT
          HE COULD BE A GOOD COACH IN THE FUTURE WITH HIS IQ
          LOVE LUKE BUT A WASTE OF 5 MILLI

        • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

          Insurance pays also not the lakers

  • Celtics Suck Salty Nuts

    Lakers need a pure shooter. This guy is one, but only when he makes the shots though. Take a look at the roster and tell me there is a pure shooter? Blake, Fish, KB, Barnes, and Artest can hit 3s, but they are no pure shooters. Lakers used to have some a few years back, but not these days.

    • NBAmazingKB24

      lets not put KB on that list.

    • PRLaker

      man, your name made laugh a lot dude, where the hell did you came up with that name, celtics suck salty nuts, hilarious!!!

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    isn`t SASHA A STRIPPERS NAME?

    • http://lakernation gwforum

      @ LAFFS ATU IF U DNT LIKE DA LAKERS THAN GET THA HELL OFF THA CHAMPS WEBSITE!!

      • SHOWTIME4EVA

        nah this dipshit thinks he’s funny.keep him around..cause he’s ALWAYS wrong.every thing he likes turns to shit lol he’s a real camodian.

  • abs

    Keep him, he’s in a contract year and I think he’ll perform. End of next season resign him for a MUCH lower amount or let him go if he didn’t rise to the challenge.

    I’d actually prefer to see him stay than Shannon Brown. Love his athletic ability and energy but Sasha plays the triangle much better, is a solid defender and gives us an outside threat.

    • Joseph

      the fact that he’s in a contract year makes it more attractive of a trade to other teams. if he plays awful again then we’ll dump him without getting anything. actually, we’ll dump him anyway regardless if he plays well because of his inconsistency and my bets are he’ll play subpar with the occasional clutch play… but we have enough clutch players; we need to get someone who can perform throughout the season so we can get top seed overall.

      sasha’s not gonna get us to the top in the regular season.

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    this was an obvious financial move… they’re not going to trade him anymore unless they can bring back a player that they can pretty much cut and save the 5 million…
    .
    luke will not be traded because he is hurt… and will not pass a physical thus making his contract un insured like cutino mobley…

  • Duke66

    Keep Sasha.. His a great shooter and just need more playing time to show off his skills and his potentials.. Remember he was the one who shot clutch free throws for the Lakers in Game 7 in the Finals against Boston.. He is like Steve Kerr in Jordan in Bryant..

    • LakErS 3 pEaT

      What Steve Kerr was way better then this inconsistent prick! Remember Steve came off the bench too but was always ready to play compare to this guy no way!

      • KWilly

        Steve Kerr couldn’t guard his own shadow. Sasha has the length to guard two positions and is a very underrated defender. A better defender than Shannon Brown.

    • NbAmazingKB24

      Remember?
      He was the one who nearly cost us the game against the Suns from his stupid decision to throw a cheap shot at Gordan Gragic?????? Which switched the whole momentum of the game?
      Yeah thats the same Sasha
      “THE MACHINE”
      overpaid.

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Play and shoot better you inconsistent prick!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    don’t be surprised if we do end up with delonte west after all… kurt rambis could use a guy who knows the triangle but don’t trip guys we would waive him…
    .
    wish we could use him to get rudy fernandez though…

  • laker warrior

    This story has no value. Lakers would trade him in a heart beat. Nobody will take him.
    As for Shannon nobody wants him as well.
    Hes been passed around like the local hooker.
    Sasha and Shannon are no value to most teams.
    And Luke never had any value.

  • Erik

    Get Ricky Rubio

    • Ragz

      Agree, plan for the future – Trade Sasha to T-Wolves for the rights to Rubio. Sign the two rookies Ebanks & Caracter, re-sign Brown for another year, still need him off the bench to spark the Bench Mob offense.

      • Gino

        Wow. If Mitch somehow makes that happen, this will probably viewed by the league as another version of the “kwame for pau” trade the Lakers managed to pull off a few years ago. i’m all for this if we can make this happen!

  • mgills

    Are you all sick? You’re all hating on Shannon and want to keep Sasha? Are yall crazy. Let me tell you something, Shannon may not have the best basketball IQ right now, but he’s a young athlete who is willling to learn with plenty of mentors on the team. You need a athlete on the team who can finish playes, pwoer dunk and demoralize a team. Without Shannon we don’t have that. Kobe’s older, Artest is no Athelete, and Bynum is hurt. And people need to stop with this Ebanks madness. That cat has a looong way to go and i wasn’t that impressed with his game wat W. Virginia. don’t dislike sasha, but i would rather have Brown, waaaaay more upside.

    • Celtics Suck Nuts

      Err… Artest is an athlete, except that he doesn’t jump as high as other NBA players. Still, I’m sure he out-jumps average people by a lot. Don’t forget that he’s packed with a bulky load of muscles and is quick enough to defend.

    • KM

      I like shannon’s handle a lot, but for what hes asking you’re better off with somebody else no disrespect to SB

  • willmo

    Well if they are trying to trade Sasha now to Minnesota, it might happen since David Kahn is the worst GM I have ever seen in the NBA. I’m with those saying to keep Sasha until the trading deadline and then you can try your luck with a decent player on a crappy team. It seems that Mitch wants to exhaust all possibilities before locking up Brown maybe for a few yrs. All the reports that I’ve read from teams pursuing Shannon is that he is staying with the Lakers. Sasha and Walton at 20 million with half of that being luxury tax is horrible…They should sign Ebanks and Caracter to rookie contract for the next few yrs at dirt cheap…what’s the minimum that they could pay them? isn’t it about $500k per yr?

  • Laker Riots

    First off the only reason the lakers would want to trade him this year is so they don’t have to pay him his huge contract u r paying a player on the bench $10 million ($5 million salary, $5 million luxury tax) that can get u a premier player in the league… So who they would trade for would be for salary cap purposes ie. Delente west he does not have a guaranteed contract so u could waive him and u would instantly remove all that cash…. Think about it from a business standpoint is Sasha going to be the diference to winning a championship?….. No!!! So if u r Jerry buss y not just save the $10 million for urself

  • REALISTICLAKERFAN

    THE RUMORS R THAT THEY R TRIING TO TRADE SASHA AND 1ST RD PICK TO GET HIM OFF THE BOOKS ONLY WAY I LIKE IT IS IF THEY END UP WITH RUDY FERNANDEZ OR JASON KAPONO
    I AGREE WIT A LOT OF PPL I SUGGEST DNT SIGN BROWN AGAIN ALL HE CAN DO IS DUNK BUT SOMETIMES HE CANT EVEN DO THAT CUZ HE ALWAYS TAKES AN EXTRA STEP TO DUNK

  • Str8 Ballin

    Trade Sasha and a Future 1st Round Draft Pick? noway in hell..

  • Jerry Lai

    delonte?! the one that went out w/ lebron’s mom?! if you gonna trade him, trade for someone with at least twice his intellegence! delonte is a retard…

    • 242LakerFan

      He didn’t go out with her. As I heard it, they ordered in!

      • http://Lakersnation.com Heber

        Yeah they stayed at the crib. Delonte got on his bike went to the nearest red box rented a dvd and then he showed lebrons mom his shotgun. Chris Broussard reported that when they finished delonte did the stupid 3 fingers over the eye thing the cavs would do everytime they make a 3 pointer. He also told her “you better have my doughnuts”

  • Clues

    Trade Luke & Sasha for Josh Powell!!!@!@

  • TheFaze

    West has already been traded and waived.

    We need Sasha; as someone said before, he’s the only pure shooter on the team. I can’t believe Mitch would want Shannon over Sasha. SB is dumb, still doesn’t know the offense, and can only dunk. The few people who said he played well when Kobe was out, go back and check the game log. He played well for a few games against bad teams.

    Sasha helped carry the team in ’08. He hasn’t gotten much playing time the last few seasons because of Ariza in ’09 and SB in ’10. We can’t rely on SB coming in an making a tough shot. Even Kobe said he trusts Sasha to take a shot after Fisher, who tops his list.

    • KM

      A “PURE” shooter who shot like 30% off the season? He bricked more than me actually. Either way I will not lose sleep over this, I love his tenacity, his D, but Lakers are already massively underhanded offensively off the bench- other than Blake I don’t see anyone who’s signed right now who will be a legitimate SG kobe backup- Shannon and Sasha weren’t effective in the playoffs-

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    i asked a question on hoopsworld about sasha… they said the lakers are agresivley looking to trade sasha to dump his contract and are looking to sign their 2 secound round picks in his place… without sasha and with the 2 picks that puts us at 12 players undercontract, the league minumim is 13…
    i really hope chicago makes shannon an offer he can’t refuse…

    • REALISTICLAKERFAN

      YEAH I HOPE SOMEONE OVERPAYS HIM LIKE THE CAVS OR BULLS….HOPE WE SIGN DELONTE OR MASON IF AND TRADE SAHSA AND SIGN THE 2 ROOKIES

  • Brown Hater

    Ok so the only reason Mitch is working out a deal with Shannon Brown is because the Lakers are gonna trade Sasha for for cap relief not another player and they need to have 13 players on the roster ( Luke will be in a suit this year) and I guess they figure paying Shannon Brown ( who sucks ) 2 million is better than paying Sasha ( who also sucks) 5 million which I agree with.

  • mgills

    I can’t believe that most people here are on Sasha at all. He hasn’t proven anyhing but being an overpaid inconsistant shooter. Stop giving this guy the pure shooter tag because he takes a lot of threes. He makes them most of the time in practice and rarely in games. I liked Sasha this year, but more because of his pesky defense and the fact that he never quit working hard. But he has no real up side. Shannon WILL get better, dude has only been in the league for three years. I can’t beleive people want to go into next season with zero athletes. A finisher is necessary. Sasha is no Kerr or Paxon, don’t just give somebody who shoots a lot the crown. He already choose Sasha over one player that could’ve been productive for us (Turiaf), I hope we don’t make

  • gugy

    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE MITCH GET RID OF SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kobe 279

      dont get rid of Sasha and bring back Brown our roster is complete.

  • gugy

    I am not sure why people are so against Shannon. I understand he is a one dimensional player now but he is young and very athletic. He just need more time to develop as a player.
    In the other hand, Sasha was a good young prospect few years back that turn out been a mediocre player in the last two seasons. He has a huge contract and basically does not do sh-t.
    Sasha out, Shannon in.

  • LakerFanThinkinReal

    Sasha and Luke suck 8 million more times than Shannon!

    We need another guard! Someone who can actually shoot for a decent percentage, take the ball down the court, and is a better than average defender.

    Shannon and Sasha are not the guys. Give Luke to Rambis; even if we have to pay some or most of his salary.

    • TheFaze

      “We need another guard! Someone who can actually shoot for a decent percentage, take the ball down the court, and is a better than average defender.”

      That would be Sasha, not Brown.

    • ilikebasketball

      you are nuts

      you must only like dunking.

      the people who like basketball know that luke has the iq and if sasha was given a more consistent role(and could be mentally prepared) he’d be a great bench player.

      shannon can dunk but has proven nothing else but how horrible his basketball iq is.

      • andy2000

        this shannon dude cant ball the dude only dunking and nothing else cant play D cant hit jumper cant drive and cant do chit i dont fcking thinking this guy worth a penny.

        • L.Alaker_show

          y does every say he cant do shii but dunk cmon thre’s been alot games where he shows more than dunking he’s actually pretty solid sumtimes of the dribble or could hit 2threes in a row

  • Brown Hater

    Ok I’m sick of hearing that we need Shannon Brown because he is an athlete and a finisher. Gerald Green is an athlete, Desmond Mason was an athlete, Harold Miner & Dee Brown were too and they sucked just like Shannon Brown but at least they could win a dunk contest.

    • Kobe 279

      he just came into the league give him time, we all gave bynum the chance to develop give Brown the same chance. our roster is complete.

      • ilikebasketball

        bynum always showed he had mass potential
        brown has never shown he has anything near bynums skill and intelligence.
        never!
        that comparison is laughable.

        • Kobe 279

          are u crazy bynum was a soft center who was always confuse shanoon average much more than bynum did when he first came into the league.

  • LakerFanThinkinReal

    Shannon and Sasha are not the guys. But if they need to dump; Kup is looking to get rid of Sasha who is going to be owed more.

  • Save Sasha

    This how the Lakers treat players. If it wasn’t for Sasha hitting those two key free throws, the Lakers would of have lost. I would like to see Farmar or Shannon hit two free throws in the clutch.

    • LakErS 3 pEaT

      “the Lakers would of have lost” Huh? The Lakers would still lead by 2 without his clutch free throws and probably would still win the title.

    • andy2000

      i bet you lamar, shannon, artest, and pau woulda brick both freethrow

  • rondo

    This man love for Sasha got to stop.. Sasha is over rated he’s over paid and he makes a lot of bonehead plays. When is Sasha going to develop? He has been a project for years, it time for him to shit or get off the pot . The Lakers need to shed his salary and get a player who can really play.

    • KM

      Anthony Parker- better shooter, better stroke, better handle more exp, age is just a #.

      • http://lakernation gwforum

        SASHA IS BETTER THAN PARKER!! AP HAS NO D. ALL HE CAN DO IS SHOOT 3s!! THE MACHINE WILL MAKE AN IMPACT 4 DA 3-PEAT!! REMEMBER 08? HE WAS BALLIN, DATS WHEN STU LANTZ GAVE HIM HIS NIC-NAME

        • KM

          Yes but any 3 AP makes is more than Sasha’s 3pts for the season.. Lakes are trying to stretch/keep leads not have kids bricking it like FreeMasons.

  • Mike Gutierrez

    MAKE’S SENSE FOR THE LAKER’S TO TRIM THE FAT:

    1. Get rid of Sasha + Next years #1 draft pick for Delonte West. Immediated WAIVE him before the deadline and only lose $500k. You just saved yourself $4.8 mill.

    2. Talk Luke into retirement by buying out his contract for less money.

    3. You can either use that money to resign Brown (I’d preferably like someone else, maybe a Euro), or another free agent.

    I think the Laker’s overpaid on Blake’s contract. No way should he get paid more than Fish! And definitely DO NOT INTEND TO BRING IN DELONTE WEST ON OUR TEAM! THE GUY AS ISSUES!

    • KM

      The HELL are you talking about man? Blake isn’t worth $4.4mil?
      dude, his 6 assists off the bench alone are worth that much.. his consistent shooting from deep warrant that contract. He was being scouted by many teams in the NBA, but he like Barnes, took less money to come! Fisher is worth less because of his age, and defense, but Blake is definitely $4. You mean to say they overpaid for Luke and Sasha –

      • http://lakernation gwforum

        I AGREE WIT U ON DAT 1 K.M

  • iiTzDanny
  • ilikebasketball

    that’s it.
    FIRE MITCH!!

    i’m half joking.

    matt barnes i’ll have swallow, becaue he is a hard worker, and a solid bench player.

    BUT DELONTE WEST IS A FUCKING JOKE.

    he’s horrible. and disgusting.
    and can make the occasional shot but only when thea team is either already winning(with momentum) or when he is wide the fuck open.

    MITCH, STOP THIS BULLSHIT!

    • http://lakernation gwforum

      WE DONT HAVE DELONTE WEST!! SO Y R U SO MAD?

  • nick

    Delonte West is a joke! This guy missed prctices last year,and even flights. He was just in trouble with weapons charges and is on house arrest! Is this the type of player we want on the LAKERS? GIVE ME A BREAK MITCH! WE KNOW YOUR A SMART MAN! THIS WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE BRINGING THIS TRASH TO THE LAKERS!!!!!

    • KM

      Artest has done similar things and look how it panned out. 1 back to back.

  • kobebyrantfinalmvp

    delonte wesk have been trade to the timberwolve y would the like trade to them when they hate each other story fasle

  • nick

    This guy got waived or is getting waived and Boston wants him. So hopefully he goes to Boston and not the Lakers.

  • datruthbme11

    WTF ARE YOU PPL SAYING…….1ST OFF
    PLEASE DONT SIGN DELONTE WEST…4 ANY REASON WHATS SO EVER….nothing personal its jus i dont kno if he did her(lbj mom ) or not but thats just untrustworthy…….
    2nd keep sasha especialy since farmar is gone they were kind of the same player so why get rid of both
    3rd…shanon brown is a momentum changer he is a young high flyer i dnt kno if you guy have noticed but he one of the only guys no one 2nd gusses about throwing the lob…

    • Showtime4eva

      No! No! Sasha has to disappear somehow he’s gotta GO ! Wish Luke could go with him! But Sasha is a start!

  • lakers37

    what bout sasha for pacer brandon rush?

    • iiTzDanny

      Salary don’t match.

  • LakersRealFan

    Hold on a min.Did you(all the “shasha lovers”)watch any lakers game in the last 5 seasons? `coz i`ve seen all of them and still can believe how can ANYONE say shasha to stay(?????…). are you all nuts…
    I explain my words,first of all he is not even a consistent shooter just scores when the team is winning,when is open or when is got “the day”,he cant shoot after drible or under pressure. Then he is the worst perimeter defender in the NBA,goes “wildcrazy” and always end it up making stupid faults “and one”,or his player “brakes him” and it needs help from another teamate so the defence brakes down. He hasnt got ANY basketball IQ. Really bad ball handeler for a guard. Cannot penetrate,layup or dunk(at all). Slow legs. Doesnt know how to assist etc…
    And i would like to remind to all of you that when he was on his contract year as a rookie he did nothing so ,why would he improve now? he ain`t got more that was he has showed so far(i mean NOTHING). And yes he got those free throws in the finals but c`mon guys IS AN NBA PLAYER(and a shooting guard)!!! and he earns 5 millions a year,if he woudnt make those free throws i go myself to L.A. and kill him… or is now a hero `coz he got 2 goddam shoots… sereusly…
    For me Shasha doesnt deserve not just a place in the lakers roster but also in the league, in every city of USA is li 50 guys playing in the playground so much better than him,we dont need to bring this rubish from Europe,honnestly. And this is the biggest mistake of Stern,just to sell t-shirts worldwide is bringing any piece of shit from around the world(shasha,jaric,haddadi,oberto,sun yue,mbenga etc…) do you really think there is not better young players in the U.S.? And then we wonder why the national team strugles on olimpics or world cups. Please GM,just bring from outside what is really good like Gasol,Yao,Ginobili or Parker(even do he is half american) and american players will improve so much more.
    I love this game

    • Watchedeverygame

      I have watched every Lakers game the last 5 years and could not disagree with you more. In 07-08 Sasha was on the floor at the end of most games with Kobe moving to the 3. He was one of the top 3 point shooters in the league and that is what earned him his big contract. He really has not been healthy the last few years but still played well when given the opportunity. His minutes have been so inconsistent that he could never get into any shooting rhythm. When he was given the chance to play at the end of the year he played very well until his ankle sprain against the Clips. He is a much better player than Shannon Brown and is the guy after Fish that Kobe counts on most in clutch moments. Why do you think he was in at the end of the Miami game at home this year? Or in at the end of game 7? I guarantee that Shannon Brown does not make those free throws and the Celtics would have had a shot to win the championship. I hope he stays but if Mitch trades him that is one less clutch shooter on a team that needs it.

      • LakersRealFan

        As i said before he just scored when he was OPEN, and having Gasol and Odom inside and Kobe in the game gave him a lot of space to shoot alone so the only reason for him to be on court was `coz he was the only pure shooter in the roster plus Ariza and Walton(the starting 3 then)coudnt shoot the ball consistenly so Phil wanted somebody who open up the court and get those 3 point shoots in the open corners. About being injury, Kobe was injury the all last season and look what he have done… thats not a excuse for a pro,if you are in the court is becouse you can play if not just dont play.
        And what do you mean with “he played well at the end of the year” do i have to remember you the stupid 8 point play against Dragic in the conf. finals when we had a big lead against the Suns and he almost blow it on his own…
        Look i dont know if you are his brother,cousin or manager but is unbelievible that you stil defend him when he has been the worst Laker player in the history(apart of Sun Yue) and got a amazing(in a bad way) 15 mill. 3 years contract or do you really think he deserved it(2.8 points 30.7 3p% 09-10,5.8 points 38.7 3p% 08-09)
        Do i have to say more…i dont think so. Just one last thing just `coz he wear the lakers uniform doesnt mean that he deserves it or that he is good.

        • Watchedeverygame

          Worst Laker ever? Really? I can get you don’t like him but come on, that may take it a little too far. He has never been consistent but did play really well at times. His 20 points in game 3 of the 2008 finals was a great game on the biggest stage. His two clutch free throws in game 7 this year sealed the championship. At least be fair about it. He has made some significant contributions in big games. No I am not related and have never even met Sasha. I just like what he brings to the team and I do watch every game. I do trust Mitch and if he thinks trading Sasha is what we need to 3-Peat then go for it. As long as Matt Barnes and Steve Blake get those minutes and not Shannon “The Triangle Killer” Brown.

    • andy2000

      chill fool

  • 24allup inya

    good! what if we trade him for for a 2nd pick! just to do that! get him off the books! Please! and trade Luke too!

  • Laker s Army

    Bottom line we over paid Steve Blake.
    And Sasha was clutch in that game to hit free throws,
    but he was unguarded. He hit like 20 threes in a row at pratice , Yeah Pratice. Thats what he is a pratice player.
    He never hits big shots in game situations.
    None of us are as wise and have the insight Mitch does
    so all you can do is wait and see.
    Roger Mason was a pretty solid player and always played Kobe tough.

  • robato

    Read the Tweet people. It says the Lakers are offering a 1st round pick along with Sasha. They are trying to get someone under the cap to take on his miserable salary for this year, and to do so they are trying to bribe said team with a future first round pick. This frees up cap room to resign Shannon.

  • 09-10-11champs!

    i want sasha to stay, but if we´re going to trade him, bring back RONNY TURIAF! makes about 4+ mill and sasha makes 5, it would work, and boy do i miss Ronny!
    anyways, if this cant happen, keep the machine!

  • jonb

    Go for RUDY FERNANDEZ! the guy is a bargain and we wouldn’t need to resign shannon because rudy is like a combo of brown and vujacic. Yes he doesn’t want to back up brandon roy but where else can he start? (NY doesn’t have anything the blazers would want) Plus its up to management and who wouldn’t want to back up kb. Yea the blazers would not want to trade with us but y not try, he is available. Maybe sign and trade brown+sasha+1st rounder for rudy? Everybody loves 1st rounders right? thoughts?

    • LakErS 3 pEaT

      RUDY FERNANDEZ makes only 1.2 million compare to Sasha 5 million for 2010-2011 season. An uneven trade. We will get the first round pick not them if there’s such a trade and probably another player but the Lakers would waived him. But Rudy Fernandez I rather have though.

  • nicholsndimes

    i don’t mind the Lakers trading Sasha. but why the heck go for Delonte West? he’s a 1, too small to play the 2. and we’ve already got D-Fish and Blake there.

    there’s gotta be somebody better out there, preferably a 2-guard to back up Kobe (depending on whether or not we re-sign shannon).

    and if we can’t get a decent role player in return, why not keep Sasha and let his contract expire? more money for us.

    • jonb

      it would have been to WAIVE delonte and save the money, we wouldn’t have kept him.

  • Kobe 279

    u guys nothing is wrong with our roster keep everything the same.

  • lakerman34

    I don’t know why we just don’t trade him for a couple of future 2nd round picks, call it a day.

  • Vinnie25

    Anyway that the Lakers could maybe get Rudy Fernandez from the Blazers in a sign-and-trade for ShanWow, Vujacic, and a 2011 first rounder. He would be the three point specialist we desperately need and already has pretty good chemistry with Steve Blake (from their Portland days), plus hes an awesome athlete. Another bonus is hes a spaniard like Pau

  • LAfortz

    lets go for rudy!his more cap[able than the machine!lol

  • Carol

    Keep both Shannon and Sasha. They are both good players.

    • KM

      Cap relief- Lakers don’t require 2 guards to come off the bench for Kobe. Barnes fills that spot easily- Sasha and Shannon were both brick machines last season, other than D and athleticism, youth, you need players who can be counted upon during the season as relief for Kobe who can’t play 82 games 48 mins a game. Either way Lakers should NOT be paying upwards of $5MIL and / $2-3mil ($8MIL) just to cover Kobe.

  • cjm

    i would trade sasha for a ’91 corolla with a cracked windshield.

    • http://youtube.com/lakersftw2010 RonRonGq

      i’ll do it for a kia rio any year with no ddors and no hubs

      • REALISTICLAKERFAN

        i’d trade him for a washing machine

        • imfasterthanur

          lmao!! Semi-pro?

  • kobe_24

    why does everbody likes bringing back shannon brown. He dunks the ball and that’s it. We should get at least a player with a high level of basketball i.q

    • Kobe 279

      why get rid of him he’s not hurting the team

  • kobe_24

    let’s sign abdul jabbar!hahaha..

  • Jonny

    sign-and-trade with T-Mac

  • heat 40 finals

    All you faggots above. Sign Shannon and persist with Sasha. Noone in the league wants your shitty trash.
    So keep sucking you numbskulls.

    • 6’9

      go to bed young heat fan aka I dont know shit about basketball Heat got 1 title that’s it 1 we sittin on 16 you got 15 to go and beware Karma will get Lebron before season begins or ends

    • Showtime4eva

      Yeah we can do that and we’d still have more than that wannabe L.A. can handle. You might even want and need these players your dissin with your wack half assed rigged team. Good luck with your new choke artist. The bulls will fuck you up! Before we even would get a chance to put you in your place. Go Lakers!! Get ready fuckers!!

    • Kalamazoo

      Troll.

    • http://lakernation gwforum

      FUCC THE CITY OF MIAMI&THE HEAT!! WE CAN MATCH UP WITH YALL!! ARTEST&BARNES ON PRINCE JAMES, PAU GASOL WILL TORCH BOSH, KOBE ON D-WADE!! PLUS WE GOT D-FISH, BYNUM,L.O.,BLAKE, & THE GREATEST COACHING STAFF OF ALL-TIME!! SO I HOPE MIAMI GETS 2 DA FINALS SO WE CAN ELIMINATE YALL ASS!! 3-PEAT!! MUTHAFU@*AS!!!

  • mon

    Trade Sasha for Rudy Fernandez, I heard Rudy wants to be traded.
    Let Pau talk to him….

    • http://lakernation gwforum

      DO U THINK PORTLAND WOULD TRADE HIM 2 THE LAKE SHOW?? GET REAL? R U SERIOUS?? COME ON MAN!!!! PORTLAND CANT STAND THE LAKERS, WEVE ONLY ELIMINATED THEM IN THE LAST 5 TIMES WE MET THEM IN THE PLAYOFFS!! INCLUDING SWEEPS IN 01&02! Y WOULD DEY WANNA HELP US. USE UR HEAD MON!! SASHA VUJACIC IS A LAKER!! BE SATISFIED WITH DA TEAM WE HAVE!! WERE THE DEFENDING BAC 2 BAC WORLD CHAMPIONS!! ON THE VERGE OF A REPEAT 3-PEAT!! FUCC BOSTON& THE MIAMI HEAT!!

  • SHOWTIME4EVA

    LET’S TRADE SASHA TO THE HEAT. that’s perfect….

  • abs

    The same Rudy Fernandez who has been bitching about playing time ever since he came into the league? To back up Kobe? Let me think about that……………

  • Str8 Ballin

    Sasha and 1st or Second round draft pick for Rudy Fernandez……. Damn this is should look like

    Pg: Fisher, Blake
    Sg: Kobe, Rudy
    Sf: Artest, Ebanks, Barnes
    Pf: Gasol, LaMar, Caracter
    C: Bynum, Ratliff

    Like it or hate it

    • andy2000

      rudy wanted out og portland b/c he doesnt like the role playing backup to roy, if he gonna come to lakers it gonna be even worst playing behind kobe even less minutes than in portland.

  • not6not7not8not9

    we need another BIG

    • not6not7not8not9

      so sasha and luke NEED TO GO!

  • lakers37

    why just do a sign nd trade shannon brown nd vujacic for knicks wilson chandler!
    PG: FIsher/Blake
    SG: Bryant/Chandler
    SF: Artest/Barnes/Ebanks/Walton
    PF: Gasol/Odom/Character
    C: Bynum/Ratliff
    Perfect or No?

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    we need to s&t brown and ship sasha and the 1st round pick with him…

  • Robert.

    The apparent reason for unloading Sasha is to recover some lux/cap so they (Lakers) can re-sign Shannon. If not, Shannon is going to the Knicks (which is probably a good destination for him).
    .
    The Delonte West trade was a bust, since the Cavs traded w/Minny (same purpose as what we wanted – so that we could ‘release’ West and again, recover some lux/cap to re-sign Shannon). Of course the Lakers would never intend to keep West – too toxic.
    .
    I don’t know if they have many other chances to unload Sasha, so if that’s the case, they will retain Sasha and lose Shannon – it’s one or the other at this point.
    .
    The purpose for keeping either is keeping the Championship team as much the same as possible. Since the existing bench (although they did have occasional contributions) did not really impact the last 2 seasons in a big way (read: they couldn’t ‘consistently’ keep leads), then it comes down to individual skills of particular role players, who happen to comprise the bench. Shannon has speed, and would contribute some ‘energy’. Sasha contributes ‘pesky’ D, and occasional 3 point shooting. And both of them have already operated in the Triangle.
    .
    But,
    .
    There are a lot of un-signed players out there, who might be able to add a ‘bench’ component or two. We already added two ‘major’ components (Blake, Barnes), and that is a sizable upgrade. There are many players with ‘singular’ talents that could fit like a puzzle piece within the current Lakers roster.
    .
    Kup’s job is to keep the $$ down (already way over cap/lux), so he’ll do what he can to accomplish that. Cost/benefit favors Shannon (will cost less), and if trading Sasha doesn’t work, it will ‘just cost more’. The Lakers can still add another piece, and Buss ‘will’ pay the $$. Why? Because of the Heat — although we all despise the Heat, that was the ‘single most important move’ to increase the popularity of the NBA. People will pay to see games with the Heat AND the Lakers (it had just been the Lakers in the past with big draws). So, there will be MORE money in the NBA next year, rather than less.
    .
    Buss will pay whatever, but of course, will not be happy about it. So, he (and Kup) will try to shave off a million or two from the cap/lux. (geez, I’d ‘love’ to have that decision to make :)

  • E’leaya Harris

    THEY REALLY NEED TO KEEP SASHA. HE’S AN EXCELLENT PLAYER. PLEASE KEEP HIM. DON’T TRADE HIM FOR DELONTE WEST. LAKERS, PLEASE DON’T DO THIS TO YOUR FANS. PLEASE KEEP SASHA. LET HIM BE WITH YOU GUYS AND LET HIM RETIRE AS A LAKER.

  • Kalamazoo

    Delonte West was an integral part of the cavs’ 60+ win seasons- go on youtube Delonte was a beast offensively, he’s just a better player in the fast break- which is Shannon and Sasha combined. Now he’s a cooky guy, a bit outta whack, he’s a fun loving guy and what not. Sasha became a brick machine last season, other than hitting the 2 ft’s, he has contributed little. I like the guy, I give him dap, but Im calling it how I see it. If the plan is to sign delonte to waive him just to sign Shannon I understand. But note Delonte isn’t expensive and is still a serviceable guy off the bench, has handle some pop and explosion thats worth exploring-. And the Kobe mom’ delonte jokes are silly- Its more likely he hooks up with Gloria James during the finals or EC roadtrip than Sasha hitting 40% from the field. my $0.02

  • KB 24

    Mitch read this thank u u are the best but I alsogive credit to one and only Kobe Bryant. We are set to go but if u could trade for Rudy fernandez do it Mitch. After that I would guarantee us 3 pet. That’s all I have to say peace guys………

  • YUNG LAKE SHOW

    SASHAS NOT WORTH 11 MILLION
    SHIP HIS ASS OUT

    • Showtime4eva

      Yup!! He’s GOTTA GO ! ! Somehow

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    my hopes are that we can unload sasha to some other team, brown signs with the knicks and we can pick up either larry hughes or delonte west… either of these guys in our system and with our leaders will turn into the jason terry of our bench a super spark that can jus plain score… think about our second unit
    blake passer
    lamar passer
    barnes defense
    ratliff defense

    we need a proven scorer that will compliment that unit… get someone that can score… and will be ok coming off the bench to play 10 to 15 mins a game… iverson would be perfect if he really changed…

  • Lebummmm

    i heard knicks are interesting to get sasha nd brown for tmac.

    • SHOWTIME4EVA

      that says alot right there…t-mac isnt a fraction of what he was. he’s not worth much.

  • joel Lawrence

    General idea (s),

    PART 1 OF 4

    Fellow Laker fans… Please tell me what you think?
    Please be kind….of course itsa brain storm…
    …or course i dont know ever cap rule!!

    Id love to hear you ideas and comments….
    I think Mitch has a few more big moves in him this summer (I hope) …:)

    Remember…The miami gang will only hang together if they win either ONE of the

    next two. Otherwise Riley is gonna start loosen ‘top’ players who came lookin

    for a ring. So we should go all out in these next 2 years to build a MONSTAR!! Go

    Lakers!!

    In my mind the biggest impact player player we could get would be
    Mark Gasol…. (or any strong back up Center) . I think we should be willing to
    give up several draft picks for Gasol (1st and second rounders). Its his last

    year with his Memphis contract. And couple players and a couple picks. might pry

    him loose..? If not we end up with a lesser 3rd string Center and some trade able

    parts for mid season.

    In my mind the end result of a series of trades should net us
    another back up center (Mark Gasol!?) and ..if lucky…2 shooting guards (one

    second string defensive/veteran (NBA), and one third string offensive/youth

    (Europe?) ).

    My reasoning is thus….. The more minute away from Bynum to give him a full

    healthy season; the better. This 3rds string Center, in my opinion, does the most

    good of any single move.
    That ‘Big Man” advantage is where we will win.

    The other two SG guards acquired in many ways.

    PART 2 OF 4

    Variables to consider befroe the trading begins….

    A…..To Consider: …If Luke Walton can be considered ineligible for the season,

    we
    get 2/3rds of his salary back to replace him, and he is not counted against our
    roster. This gives us about 3.7 million. This would help if possible.

    B….To consider: Pick up Shannon as a PG to provide leadership to the 3rd string.

    Tempo change, taco time, young guns…

    C….Do we pick up the rookies? I hope we will take them both.

    D….How many players to carry this year…I am in favor of carry 15 (and Luke on

    IR). Gives us trading options, youth, and 3 complete strings. 1st string

    (offense/experience), 2nd string (defensive veterans), and third string (young

    guns). Gives us many looks, many options.

    PART 3 OF 4

    Trading begins…!!

    1st Move…Make sure we don’t lose Shannon.. (wait if possible, but move)

    2nd move ..Trade Sasha to Timberwolves (with a pick?). For A Guard (Dante west?)
    and/or a Center (2nd String). Or any other player that Memphis would want. At
    this point, even if we dont get Mark, we are still better off with any good 2nd

    string center than with Sasha.
    This is especially true if we can pick up a shooting Guard in Europe with the

    ‘Luke exemption’.

    3rd move.. Players from Timber wolves to Memphis (with 2011 1st round and 2012

    second round picks?! ) for Mark Gasol.
    4th Move [One or more of the following till 2 need guards aquired.

    ….. Pick/player to Portland for Rudy…or…
    ……. Euro League Guard with exception from Luke…or…
    ……. Rookie with promise (extra rookies to training camp)
    …….. Mid season trade (hold extra ‘trade able’ players

    5th Move ……Hold 15 on roster this season (13 plus the rookies).
    ……More options mid season when the mid season trade run
    for play offs begins.

    PART 4 OF 4

    My own Comments about strategy…

    1. I know Theo is now our current 2nd string….and he is great(keeper). But

    another center and will suck up 18 minutes a game …and Bynum is that much fresher

    for the play offs. Plus BYNUMS value to the team, confidence, trade value, and 3

    peat, all hinge on him being healthy (otherwise cant even trade him) . We need 3

    Centers this season. We have our defensive/veteran, lets go and get some young legs

    to suck up minutes.

    Of course we want him to resign for us. If Mark Gasol resigns for a few
    years..after this next year. That will be huge. If we cant get him this year we

    should be patient and get him next year when his contract is over…

    2. If this move only got us Mark it was worth it. These picks, next years

    actually, are useless for the Lakers. A team forging a 3 year championship run,

    that already has 2 rookies(if they sign) can not place more rookies on the team.
    At least till these two pan out, or are traded.
    At the risk of being redundant…. :)

    The miami gang will only hang together if they win either ONE of the next two.
    Otherwise Riley is gonna start loosen ‘top’ players who came lookin for a ring. So

    we should go all out in these next 2 years to build a MONSTER!!

    Go Lakers!!

    General reply to others comments (So far ;-) )

    PART 1 of 2

    I think the lure, to Mark Gasol, to win a championship with his brother will be

    great. He is young enough that he can come here for a year or three..and still

    start elsewhere. He is a starter everywhere else…so i realize that might be

    what he wants. But he can get the rings first, and money second. How much would he

    pay for the memories of winning championships with his Pau? A lot im gonna

    guess…esp since he is young and can get the money later in his career.
    However, i will accept any young Center (3rd string) for a one year contract to

    suck up minutes from Drew and Theo. Saving them for the playoffs.
    My bigger question is…Everyone thinks we need a guard for perimeter shooting.
    That’s good for us….but it will not make or break us. If Bynum goes down we are

    SO SCREWED. So the next move is a young gun 2nd string center to suck up minutes.
    Its worth both 2011 draft picks (esp if we keep both rookies).

    Again…if we get a ‘Luke IR exemption for this year we can find a great SG in

    Europe without loosing draft picks.
    PART 2 0F 2

    If BYNUM does go down this coming year (God forbid), if we secured Mark Gasol this

    year we can give him the starting job next year. Or platoon it like wewill this

    year with PG and Steve Blake and Fish.

    I think 3 peat swings on BYNUM’s health.

    Next piece… young 3rd string Center from Timberwolves for Sasha and a pick. If we

    can trade up for a better Center after that (Gasol?) …great…if not… a back up

    shooting guard (sasha or otherwise) will not deny us a 3 peat. BYNUM goes down with

    out a 3rd string…we will not 3 peat…and Bynum has little trade value next year.

    Miami will be off an rolling if they win first year.

    We can get another Center with trade with Sasha (if possible)….Or…
    With the IR excemption from Luke not being able to play in 2011…

    3rd string Center is the next piece!!!

    Thanks for the time to read it….. :-)

    Joel Lawrence
    Joel@goldstarmodeling.com

  • http://samsic.eklablog.com samuel blaise joseph ndiaye

    i wish to him, good season
    he’s very important for Lakers

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    heard on the radio if sasha gets traded and shannon signs with NY… lakers will consider AI??????

  • Nick

    Wouldn’t it be funny if we did get A.I and Tracy McGrady?
    I do like the excitement of dunks by Brown and I like the pestering the Sasha does but he needs to drain shots more consistently. Stay away from West.

  • izzzy