Lakers now are the 2nd youngest team in the NBA

When we sent Cook and Evans off to Orlando, and took in the 22 year old Ariza, it made us a very young team:

SonicsBeatBlog: The Lakers PR department notes that, after trading Brian Cook and Maurice Evans to Orlando for Trevor Ariza last week, the Lakers became the NBA’s second-youngest team in terms of average age (25 years, 158 days). They passed the Sonics, who have an average age of 25 years, 167 days.

Portland, at 24 years, 53 days, is the NBA’s youngest team in terms of average age.

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  • gugy

    We can see that. WE NEED VETERANS!!!!! Bring them NOW!

  • http://cokespill.com/english/band/jonny.html joninjapan

    the last few vetrans we’ve had were very. . inactive

    these yougins are more than just a roster spot haha

  • 24allup inya

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    exactly! like duh man, no you’re kidding me i thought they were the oldest team in the league… lol

  • Edward

    Young is good, just like the Cavs man, we got the energy, we just need to channel it. The cavs went to the semi finals. I think the lakers are a better team. We need someone to step up and be a leader, so when the momentum is against us, we can come back from anything.

  • ab4sure

    Maybe we should bring back Kevin Willis???…he is 44-45… my Grandpa can play and he is 72. That would push up the avg. age of the lakers. WTF…. Stop complaining and tell us what veteran player you want the lakers to get??? What are you going to give up to get him??? and make sure it works salary cap wise…. And then sit back and watch others rip it to shreds… lol

  • DCLAKER

    WE NEED O’NEAL NOWWWWW!

  • http://nba.com IMmichael

    we need c webb or juan howard or eithe pj brown or maybe jalen rose

  • http://nba.com IMmichael
  • DCLAKER

    O’NEEEAAALLL NOWWWWWW!I mean does anyone who is a real Lakers fan think team this as it is is going to be contenders come April…..HELL TO THA NAH!Everyone saying trade LO because he’s banged up alot but I say at least he’s playing.This guy’s should be retired by now after the incidences that occurried in his personal life or HAS LAKERNATION forgotten that?I’ve been a fan since ’81 so I kinda see flaws even when I don’t want to see them(remember Sidell Threat,Magic as head coach instead of owner,Shaq before Kobe came to LA).They really need to make some changes because the teams we faced earlier are going to get stronger,BELIEVE DAT!Lakers need to wake up and call Jerry West for some advice on how to build a Championship Team ’cause as Jack Nicholson(YES HIM)said “The players really respected him,PERIOD!

  • 24allup inya

    Lame’ar le gusta la verga!!!

  • 24allup inya

    Bynum se lo coje Karrem por eso no lo cambian!!!

  • 24allup inya

    Lamar usa su versatilidad para que se lo coja Jerry Buss!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kizzotainment Charles

    Pour Kobe and Fish, they gotta get out there every night and raise these guys. It really won’t be so bad to the fans if they actually came to play every night. Just come and play hard, finish strong, please kids just play some good dependable basketball.

  • AnthonY MusiQ

    Este Wey, ya sabemos lo que te gusta.. don’t get our players involved in what you do buddy!!! I say we need our bench to step up and play the way they played earlier and we will be fine this season… make it into the playoffs, get players intrested in becoming Lakers and joining Kobe and in the summer our time will come and we will be back on top!!! Let’z go Lakers…

  • 24allup inya

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    Ve chupa verga tambien buey!!!

  • domidomdomz

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    MAMA MIA…

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #18084 Will Be Quoted Here]YOU ARE THE MOST POSITIVE LAKER FAN ON THIS SITE…..WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST OR WHO DO YOU SUGGEST BE ADDED TO THIS ROSTER???? YOU SEEM TO HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS!!!

  • foxxy

    [Comment ID #18103 Will Be Quoted Here]YEAH…LAKER DAYCARE FOR SURE…COULD USE A COUPLE OF HARD CORE BANGERS OUT THERE ALONG WITH KOBE,FISH AND LAMAR…GUYS WHO ARE PROVEN BALLERS,AND HAVE BEEN IN THE LEAGUE AT LEAST 5-6 YEARS OR MORE!!!

  • ab4sure

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    your part of the posey that is crying for more changes and yet I have not seen any proposals from you. Well, stop complaining and lets here your suggestions. Yeah, and in the past you were crying for the lakers to trade Bynum for JO. How does that look now??? So maybe you shouldn’t play GM??? On the other hand, since your still clamoring for a change, lets us here your solution. Make a trade. And back up your mouth with solutions, and if not then stop the biatching.

  • foxxy

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    EXCUSE ME…BUT I WAS NEVER ON THE BANDWAGON TO TRADE BYNUM FOR JERMAINE…HE’S WAY TOO INJURY PRONE…NOW I WAS DOWN FOR THE TRADE INVOLVING JASON KIDD BACK IN FEB…OH YEAH!!! BUT THATS IN THE PAST,SO TODAY “NOW” WE NEED A VET OR TWO TO GO ALONG WITH WHAT WE HAVE. IM RIDIN WITH WHAT WE HAVE,JUST MAYBE ONE MORE SEASONED PLAYER TO GO ALONG WITH THE 3 VETS WE HAVE WILL DO JUST FINE. GET IT STRAIGHT DUDE!!!

  • ab4sure

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    YOU LYING FOX!!!!!!!! YOU WANTED TO TRADE BYNUM AND SPARE PARTS FOR JO. YOU ALSO WANTED TO KEEP LO AND NOT GIVE HIM UP FOR JO. SO STOP BEING A LYING FOX AND TELL THE TRUTH!!!!

  • DCLAKER

    WE WILL GET JO,unfortunately,it will be next year.I would love for him to be in LA now but it’s all ready set-up for Boston to win.The referees are even helping them to make sure they win(if anybody been noticing,not saying they aren’t good).CONTENDERS is what this team would’ve had NOT traded Caron Butler but NOOOOO…they went out and got 17 year old who JIM BUSS thought would be his Kobe(remember Kobe was Jerry Wests’Project)but fans are still waiting for improvements(plays in spirts).

  • 24allup inya

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    NO WAY! IF ANYTHING BOSTON WILL FALL SHORT TO DALLAS OR SPURS.I DO AGREE WITH YOU ON THE HELP FROM THE OFFICIALS THEY HAVE! HEPLED TEAMS IN THE PAST= MIAMI, CLEVELAND AND THEY EVEN HELP’ED THE SPURS TAKE OUT PHOENIX.THEY DID NOT GIVE NASH HIS CALLS IT WAS QUITE OBVIOUS…SHAQ GOT HIS RING BEFORE KOBE EVERYONE KNOWS IT WAS A FLUKE AND THAT THEY WERE HELPED OUT, ENOUGH SAID!!!

  • DCLAKER

    Well you didn’t comment on the JO next year issue that’s what I want to discuss but at least your cool with the Boston issue that’s a no-brainer if ever saw one plus the Miami,Clev.(because they wanted LB in for rating purposes)and the Spurs,that was done on purpose(the Horry foul on Nash,CLASSIC).Agree with me on this,it’s 3 or 4 years since Shaq has been gone and we still can’t get out of the 1st round.With this squad it will be the same thing.We need VETS,at least 1 or 2 for right nowwwwww then wait for big name(s) next year.Remember free agents have to be persuaded to leave where they’re at,almost seduced(which is what happened to KOBE,”Championships,sure I’ll sign”,years later,NUTHIN’)Just think of this we could have had a championship had they traded AB for J.Kidd.Do you know the free agents that would have loved to play in the purple/gold.Think of this lineup JK/KB/LO/RT(Turiaf)/JO then the bench…DF/LW/CW(Webber)or RA(Turiaf has more energy,Artest needs more DRUGS)/Maggette(Kobe’s other close friend)Mihm or Brown(see’ns though they traded Caron)the rest of the team is toss up but what I see is CHAMPIONSHIP before SHAQ or DUNCAN.Think About.

  • MILO

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    JO will! probably be a Laker next year remember there is alot of free agents and people whom are saying they will opt out so there will be a lot of fish in the sea!!!

  • ab4sure

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    The Spurs still better than the lakers if the lakers traded Bynum for Kidd last yr. The spurs have great guard play along with Duncan and would have won the championship. The lakers would have been better last year but would have fallen short of the title. Today would you still trade Bynum??? NO!!! So good thing the FO did keep him.