As we try to get more input from the team on this trade, and wait to hear from Mitch — here’s Phil Jackson’s reaction to the Radmanovic/Morrison/Brown trade that went down earlier today.

Video courtesy of Lakers.com

  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

    Is it really true that Adam Morrison’s grandmother played basketball @ the high school in Montana where Phil Jackson’s father was a pastor? ~lol~ PJ is hilarious! :cool:

  • Ko8e_f@n

    meh.. nice trade, but not that much of an impact..

  • LakersFirst

    [Comment ID #61307 Will Be Quoted Here]

    The trade was made for long term financial flexibility. If Adam Morrison turns out to be the player people thought he could be before his injury, then it will be a benefit. It’s a safe gamble.

  • lafanfromindiana

    Phil seems as excited about this trade as me. He’s probably wondering what he’s going to do with 6 guards. If this is all we do, the trade sucks. It’s too big of a risk to mess with chemistry on a first place team for a weak trade like this. Don’t fix something that’s not broken.

  • Ben

    lafanfromindiana,

    There’s no chemistry risk. Morrison and Brown aren’t going to play meaningful minutes unless they show to Phil that they actually can play. As for the locker room, I don’t see a problem. What on earth are two third-string players going to change in a locker room headed by Kobe? The salary dump was reason enough to make this contract. If neither pan out, Brown can be cut, and Morrison can be bought out. That leaves us with more payroll space to resign Odom, Ariza, and Farmar next summer.

  • imfasterthanur