Lakers turn back focus to finding impact player

heart.jpgHere is a very surprising news piece. Mentions of KG and Marion.

P.E.com: The Lakers put the draft behind them Friday, content with the three choices they made the night before but not entirely satisfied because of their inability to pull off a trade that could have changed the course of the organization.

The players the Lakers selected — point guard Javaris Crittenton with the 19th pick in the first round and second-round choices Sun Yue (No. 40) and Marc Gasol (48) — are not expected to have an impact next season.

What the Lakers still hope for is to acquire an impact player who can put them back among the elite. Earlier in the week they reportedly were trying to get All-Star forward Kevin Garnett from Minnesota for Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum and a draft pick, but were turned down, even after the Lakers tried to make it a four-team deal.

However, league sources said the Lakers will wait out the Garnett saga in hopes they can persuade Minnesota general manager Kevin McHale with the right deal.

The same sources said the Lakers turned down a trade request from Phoenix that would have brought four-time All-Star forward Shawn Marion to Los Angeles for Odom and a second player to make the deal work financially.

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  • Big D

    If Garnett or JO were a done deal then I say go get Marion, but Odom is probably our best trading piece right now.

  • LA-KB24

    i think everything is going to work out fine this summer and the Lakers will be absolutley fine next year..

  • Carpe24

    Is marion better dan odom but ive seen dat dey both play well against each other

  • _HuStLiN_PhEnOm_

    NOt with fools running our organization.

  • _HuStLiN_PhEnOm_

    DO IT MITCH@!

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  • Lakers305

    which again proves my point that Odom was better than Shawn Marion. And it seems that PHx thinks the same thing too.

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    WE CANT GET RID OF ODOM FOR MARION….WE NEED GARNETT!!!!!

  • http://WWW.AOL.COM FOXXY

    MO WILLIAMS WILL BE A GREAT PG FOR THE LAKERS…YES MICH,GET HIM!!!!!!

  • mitch_kupchak

    Have faith i will make it all happen. you will be pleasantly surprised in what i do this year. Have Faith!!!

  • foshizzelmynizzle….

    KG is coming. By wednesday afternoon the Los Angeles Lakers will introduce the newest member of the team, Kevin Garnett.

  • David

    They basically play the same position but Marion isn’t always injured like Lamar. He does get paid more though. He is more consistent and a better shooter than Lamar. I say do it.

  • lakerfan81

    You can’t trade for Marion. he is a good player but his contract is utterly ridiculous. If you could pick him up with out giving up Odom than it makes a little more sense. But He is way overpaid even more so than odom.

  • LETSGETKG2LA

    ok can pppl stop putting therer names as mitch kupchak and pretending they really are him? pretty gay if you ask me. and no if someone who gave up shaq for a bunch of bs overrated players won’t get KG to LA but i still have hope 4 it. it feels weird i dont know why but i still beleive in it…probably because lakers are basically the only option remaining

  • kb24

    odom is 10x better then marion

  • mitch_kupchak

    [quote comment="4183"]ok can pppl stop putting therer names as mitch kupchak and pretending they really are him? pretty gay if you ask me. and no if someone who gave up shaq for a bunch of bs overrated players won’t get KG to LA but i still have hope 4 it. it feels weird i dont know why but i still beleive in it…probably because lakers are basically the only option remaining[/quote]

    BELIEVE MY SON IN ME I WILL GET IT DONE