Sun Yue to join Lakers for ’09-’10 season

I know a lot of people are eager to see the impressive point guard. Mitch recently spoke and believes he will be a Laker for the 2009-2010 season. Also, he will compete in the Olympics this year for his national team!

Press Enterprise: The Lakers used one of their second-round picks last year to draft China’s Sun Yue, a 6-8 point guard. Kupchak said the Lakers saw Sun play this season and are optimistic he’ll be on their 2009-10 roster. Sun is playing for China’s national team.

“He is a player that we are intrigued in,” Kupchak said. “We think he has the talent to play at the NBA level.”

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  • dub824

    cool.. welcome to LA

  • kb24bestever

    great news.
    hey what do yall think of a radmanovic luke walton and coby carl and maybe a our first round pick of next year because next years draft aint gonna be that good for josh howard

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    This is pretty good news. I’ll be VERY interested in watching him play for his team in the Olympics.

    I’d love for him to be a huge part of their success (until/if they run into team USA).

    Our future is looking very good.

  • Jloyola

    is there a chance he would play this season?

  • newlakers

    lakers will be the team to watch.mbenga,coby,ariza,sasha,ronny,sun yue lot of player not as good but fun to watch.im so excited!just get rid of luke,mihm,radman trade them to spurs or detroit their boring!i want entertainment aside from winning!kobe’s jersey is chinas no 1 and the adition of sun yue,lakers will be the the chinas no.1 nba team houston no2 bucks no3.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    [Comment ID #42953 Will Be Quoted Here]
    Doubt it. I was always saying next season (refering to the 09-10 season). It gets to the point where Fisher will need to play reduced minutes (he’ll be what, 35… 36?) and it’ll be the time Farmar develops into our starting PG with Yue/Fish backing him up,

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    THANK YOU, BABY JESUS!!!

  • richtown

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    Lakers can’t trade next years pick becuase they already traded this years and 2010 pick to memphis for gasol

  • berks24

    i want coby to stay,i think he has the outside shot but like ariza i hope phil will give them room to prove it throw garbages luke,rad,mihm.i want a change in the 3 spot but let us give odom another chance.frontcourt will be.

    BYNUM-7’0″ tower A
    GASOL-7’0″ tower B
    ODOM -6’10″empire state
    KOBE -6’6″ universe
    YUE,6’8″ beijing china(sorry fish,just for fun)

    benched

    MBENGA-7’0″ tacos
    TURIAF-6’10″predator
    ARIZA-6’8″ defense minister
    SASHA-6’7″ machine
    COBY-6’5″ white chocolate(sorry to fish again,just for fun)

  • DCLAKER

    HELL YEAH!!!

  • Thuggishdeer

    just get rid of newble and coby

  • http://www.jamieinsider.com Jamie Spears Insider

    I thought this is old news. If this move goes through, I’m guessing the Lakers are trying to minimize Fisher’s minutes (and save him for crunch time).

  • xtro

    Dragon in L.A.

  • BringDFishBack

    It makes a lot more sense than bringing him for 08-09. In 09-10 Fish will be 36 starting the season and I believe that is the last year on his current contract. Sun can sit on the bench a full year and just learn the triangle. I think the Lakers are thinking Fish will not be back the following year and Farmar will be the starter with Sun backing him up.

  • kb24bestever

    great news.
    hey what do yall think of a radmanovic luke walton and coby carl and maybe a our first round pick of next year because next years draft aint gonna be that good for josh howard

    Lakers can’t trade next years pick becuase they already traded this years and 2010 pick to memphis for gasol

    yea but we traded the second round pick not the first pick.

  • yellowpurplefever

    I will def. check him out when China plays in the Olympics. Youtube only does highlights. LA has become Global. We got players from almost every continents, is Luc Longley avail ?

  • lol

    A 6-8 point guard?