One reports suggest the Lakers are talking trades with the Blazers.

Yahoo! Sports: The Lakers have tried to move Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic to shed some salary before Thursday’s trade deadline. One league source the Lakers have even had discussions with one of their Pacific Division rivals: the Blazers. The Blazers, the source said, seem more focused on landing a big man.

  • LkrsFanToNgtive

    Delays Delays Delays Just make a trade already and stop Teasing us with these Rumors for god sake

  • leo

    fcuk sashucks and fluke

  • Trem

    Aren’t the Blazers in the Northwest Division? lol

    • OZy

      Yea this source doesn’t know his divisions. You gotta question his/her rumors now.


    This is false…
    Why would the blazers trade a big when their only two centers suffered season ending injuries

    • expo

      totally agree…. the blazers arent’t gonna take our trash when they feel they have a legit chance to beat us in the playoffs! GET HINRICH!!!!!!!

  • LAKEshow008

    The lakers are just being CHEAP now. Whose fault was it luke and sasha got big contracts that werent worth it.
    The lakers have a core now of kobe, pau, lamar, drew, and ron. WHats missing? a pg! it only makes sense to go all in and get that final piece. Get us a pg mitch youre going to have to do it comes seasons end anyways. DO we really wanna get burned in the playoffs. The lakers are the richest team in the league and will make even profit with more titles. As a poker player Dr. Buss you should know about going all in….

  • keepon_keepinon18

    This can’t be right.

    Minus injured Przybilla and Oden, the Blazers have Lamarcus Aldrige, Dante Cunningham, Juwan Howard, and Jeff Pendergraph.
    Who’d would help the Lakers THAT much enough for Sasha and Luke? ~ from Lakers perspective.

  • NBAchamps2008

    The article says the Blazers are focused on trading for a big, not the Lakers. Learn how to read.

    • keepon_keepinon18

      Yes, it also says the Lakers are looking to trade Sasha and Luke for a big and have had discussions with the Blazers. However, the source continues, that the Blazers are looking to land a big man.

      • KindSir

        No, it actually says the Lakers are trying to trade them to shed salary, but that the Blazers want a big. People here, including the contributors really need to learn some reading comprehension.

        • WINLESS

          Haha! That’s asking a lot from “fans” that wanna make trades that doesn’t make any sense.

  • drive-for-16th

    ill take rudy for sasha

    • lakerfan_4ever

      any day!!!! but the Blazers aren’t dumb….

  • LC09
    either sasha or luke as long as one of em them goes

    • mr.laker19

      This is a great trade, would work and would be fair for all parties! We need somebody else off the bench

    • ricky

      That’s actually a nice trade and it makes sense. I would do it if I were the Lakers cause I wanna win, forget payroll, we make bank from our games and merchandise. I really like this trade, but I doubt the Lakers will want the large contract of HInrich for the next 2 seasons.

      • LAKEshow008

        U may have just made the trade that makes the most sense for ALL parties involved and chicago gets to shed the salary theyve wanted to shed. Only thing is i think the bulls want talent in return for thomas but nonetheless very very good trade. You are very smart and crafty

        • LAKEshow008

          wait they get outlaw. WOW this deals impressive

          • LC09

            thx!! haha if we really want hinrich than this cud b a way to get em but i doubt that make the deal

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      yea,i like this idea…it makes sence.

    • lakerfan_4ever

      why the Blazers want to help a divisional rival? not happening…besides we have the chips to deal with Chicago: Morrison’s expiring contract and Vujacic for Hinrich….how hard is that?…Chicago doesn’t want to trade?cool, we could turn our attention to the Nets and get Devon Harris…either way we should get a younger and faster PG.

      • lakeshow008

        because theyd be helping themselves too; its not like not helping us takes away from us being favorites to win it. Chicago doesnt want to take back salary and the nets wont budge until they know theyll get wall which would b way down the line buddy.

  • Luke Walton

    Who would trade for a completely useless player like me? (one with a contract for 3 more years after this, no less)

  • gus26

    wow.. hmm?
    sasha, luke, DJ for
    outlaw and andre miller.. wow.. that makes sense and works on the trade machine..

  • lakeb


  • ricky

    It may look like Chicago gets the worst deal but as a matter of fact, they get a good young forward in Hickson and they shed Hinrich’s salary to aim for free agent 2010. LeBron gets his wish to get a star forward but I think Amare and Shaq are gonna mess things up like they did in Phoenix. For the Suns, they get salary relief, an extra shooter in Sasha, and good size to replace Stoudemire by getting Zydrunas and Tyrus Thomas. Lakers get the PG they want and an extra big in case of injuries.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      why not get noah instead of collins?

      • ricky

        too little time for him to play with the rotation of pau, bynum and lamar, there’s barley enough time as it is. noah is too good to waste on limited time. plus i think its asking for a bit too much chicago would not fall for it.

        • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

          but if you didnt notice we are trying to move luke,that moves lamar to back up ron,three positions sf,pf,c two guys backing them up,provide enough minutes for lamar and noah both

    • LAKEshow008

      chicago DOESN’T want to take back salary thats y the trade posted above makes perfect sense

  • http://lakersnation showtime4eva
    this is good trade everyone would be happy with

    • keepon_keepinon18

      Bulls not gonna offer up Noah!

      • ricky

        how is this fair for portland?

        • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

          according to hollinger this deal only projects portlands loss to -2. lol go figure,besides if they ever bit on something like this,,, it’s fair!

  • Xtro

    Trade for Nicolas batum

  • Luke makes me Puke

    Trade Luke for two parking lot attendants and a peanut vendor!

    • lakerfan_4ever

      I’m leaning more for a pop corn vendor…lol

    someone get mitch on the line,heres the deal!our new pg an back up big man an less dead weight!

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      hmmmm ohh kayy! LETS!

      • ricky

        nice try i guess that means we won’t need a bench then lol.

        • lakerfan_4ever

          what bench?….

  • Xtro

    Cavs prolly the gave to win it all if they land Amare. Damn it dr. Buss, open your wallet and let’s go get more rings!!

    • Marwan Marzina

      Its not about opening wallets, right now its about whether the other teams want to help the champs get better and chances go… thats the last team they want to get better.
      Our best bet so far is to get lucky with another “Shannon” trade or better yet a “Pau” trade.

  • Mr Terrific

    Shaq & Amare cant play together–Cavs make that deal!

  • mrteri

    we need a better bench. we daron williams as a point guard and trevor ariza as a small forward to be a spark with lamar odom off the bench