Saw this. Do the Lakers believe the asking price for KG and JO is too high for them to pull the trigger. At least that’s what this quick note suggests. At the end of the day, is there really too “high” of a price for Kevin Garnett? Hmmm…

O.C. Register: “The Lakers are still interested, however, in major roster upgrades if the asking price in trade for Kevin Garnett or Jermaine O’Neal drops”

  • shins74

    I get the feeling that Cupcake won’t do a damn thing, but keep his past mistakes.

  • Justin M.

    It just might be to high. Think about it, all we really need is a Ron Artest type of player (perferably Ron Artest) This way we keep odom. Thats a pretty strong lineup in the west. To make it a guarented championship we go for JO. If there is some possible way to get JO and Artest then we have a ring. A JO, Artest, Kobe, Odom lineup is better than just KG and Kobe duo in my opinon.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    JO-if not Mihm

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    To add in the fun of this report, ESPN radio is reporting Minny & GS are in a discussion to send KG to Golden State.

  • http://ld2k.com LD2k

    Like I said in my hoopsworld interview:

    “The question is not what is too much; the question is what is too little? Not making a move for Garnett may be worse than overpaying. The West is strong and getting even stronger. It will take more than just Bryant and Garnett, but like the Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant days, role players and chemistry guys will get onboard for the opportunity to win.”

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”6879″]To add in the fun of this report, ESPN radio is reporting Minny & GS are in a discussion to send KG to Golden State.[/quote]

    It makes absolutely no sense to me, they’ll have no present with him, and they are throwing away their future, they’re breaking apart what got them to the playoffs in the first place, and Nellie is only going to under-utilize him. This move would be one of the stupidest moves ever.

  • Justin M.

    Garnett is one of the best pf’s to play the game but back to what I said, is Kobe and Kg better than Kobe, JO, Odom, Artest? think that through.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”6883″]Garnett is one of the best pf’s to play the game but back to what I said, is Kobe and Kg better than Kobe, JO, Odom, Artest? think that through.[/quote]

    Do you know how unrealistic that thinking is, just getting artest alone is impossible enough, but actually getting artest and jo while keeping odom, PLEASE take the purple and gold goggles off already.

  • lakerfan81

    Justin M. How are the Lakers supposed to trade fro JO and Artest without giving up Odom. There is no way to make the salaries match unless you got rid of almost every other player on the team. THen you would be playing 4 against 5.
    Plus I was thinking about the Artest trade. Why would SAC want Brown’s expiring contract? They can just tell Artest that they do no want him in SAC anymore after next season so that he will opt out. Same thing. Plus if he opts out next season they could use him in a sign and trade to get something back. Makes no sense to trade Artest for Brown. I know they wanted Bynum but they drafted Hawes (stupid) so I doubt they would still take him.

  • shins74

    [quote comment=”6883″]Garnett is one of the best pf’s to play the game but back to what I said, is Kobe and Kg better than Kobe, JO, Odom, Artest? think that through.[/quote]

    I actually believe that JO, Ron Ron, and Kobe are better than KG and Kobe, I know I’m a fan and I know i have zero skills as a GM but at the same time a work for the freaking Los Angeles Lakers, the Yankees of basketball, what in the hell is Cupcake doing, yeah he signed Walton and maybe is not a done deal brought in Fisher, beyond that we still have Butterfinger Brown, inconsistent Odom, Lazzy Bynum, what has this squad improved on besides maybe Fisher?

  • lakers4life

    But according to a league source, the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Francis, who has averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 assists in eight seasons.

    if we got fisher what do we need him for?

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”6889″]But according to a league source, the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Francis, who has averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 assists in eight seasons.
    if we got fisher what do we need him for?[/quote]

    Francis is a washed up egomaniac who would deteriorate playing next to kobe. We need a true pg, I don’t see why everyone wants him.

  • paul

    lakers need the price to drop so that their offer will be considered. minne doesn’t want what the lakers have (specifically odom’s contract). no idea why they would prefer the warriors pile of junk over anything that included bynum.

  • Justin M.

    guys i know its impossible but im saying we if we dont rush into this kg thing we could come up with alot better combo’s. I think a lineup with just getting artest would be good enough, teams like PHX cant run over us.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.

  • Justin M.

    Think about it. If we have a Kb24 and KG combo and if one of them gets hurt for a month we are screwed BIG TIME.

  • TheMagicMan32

    [quote comment=”6894″]guys i know its impossible but im saying we if we dont rush into this kg thing we could come up with alot better combo’s. I think a lineup with just getting artest would be good enough, teams like PHX cant run over us.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.[/quote]

    true. if we got kg, we wouldnt really have much to build a team around. i say if the price is TOOO high its not worth it.

  • kobeguru

    We can use Francis in a sign and trade. I don’t think miami will get him because they are getting mo williams, and dallas has jason terry and devin harris. I think it is between LAC and LAL for Francis. If we are getting dfish, then I think we would be trading francis if we sign him.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”6894″]guys i know its impossible but im saying we if we dont rush into this kg thing we could come up with alot better combo’s. I think a lineup with just getting artest would be good enough, teams like PHX cant run over us.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.[/quote]

    We’re not getting artest anymore, He killed it a few days ago, it’s over. You know you guys bash kupchak and stuff but it really isn’t that easy to make trades, I’m not saying he’s doing a good job or anything but it is not as easy as most people think to actually get these trades done.

  • lakers4life

    [quote comment=”6894″]guys i know its impossible but im saying we if we dont rush into this kg thing we could come up with alot better combo’s. I think a lineup with just getting artest would be good enough, teams like PHX cant run over us.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.[/quote]

    i would rather have that, everyone up there can score and play D, but thats never goin to happen

  • Justin M.

    Fine, if we dont get Artest we get JO, the only difference with that is that we wouldn’t score 100 but the other team would get lucky to score over 90 on us. We’d be a better Spurs.

    Fisher- 10 ppg
    Kobe- 30 ppg
    Odom- 17 ppg 10 rpg
    JO- 20 ppg 11 rpg 3 bpg
    Mihm- 8 ppg

    our bench would be good.

    Still a contender lineup and in my opnion still better than a Kobe and Kg duo.

  • cyrus

    LD2K and Nugget,

    You might want to take a look at this article by Mike Kahn at Foxsports.com. It just came out and writes about KG, Artest and some other players in trade discussions and the probability of the trades. Maybe you consider to put this one up, it’s more interesting than any of the subjects today.lol

    “These big names could be switching teams”
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7011270

  • gspence001

    i can understand if the price is too high for JO because of he is so prone to injury, but a price too high for KG?! What?! Kupchak must be out of his mind! D-Fish, KG,&KB!There is a veteran line-up for you. Plus we would have the youth of Crittenton* and Farmar*. Plus KG is already good friends with KB and Mo-Evs*.

    * could possibly be traded in the aquisition of KG(but i hope not because of all of the cases mentioned above)

  • Justin M.

    our team would lead the league in rebounding for sure and also be one of the best defensive teams and will shut out players such as oden, Amare, KG, and Duncan.

  • lakers4life

    [quote comment=”6908″]our team would lead the league in rebounding for sure and also be one of the best defensive teams and will shut out players such as oden, Amare, KG, and Duncan.[/quote]

    lol KG would shut out KG???

  • Justin M.

    With a JO, Kobe, Fisher, Mihm, and Odom lineup, we’d kill on the glass and defesive end, we’d own the paint and take off a lot of defensive pressure off KB24 which will make him alot better. Think about it, if we get KG we loose Odom and Bynum for sure and most likly loose some key fillers. After that we wont have any cap space to build around KB and KG, Who will be our thrid guy? and can Kobe and Garnett play all 82 games and all playoff games? I say if we have to give up all that for KG forget about it. Going after a JO, Odom, Kobe, Fisher and Mihm lineup will be much better in the long run and that lineup will be one of the best defensive teams in the leauge, it will own the glass and paint and shut out big men like Duncan, KG, Oden, Amare, and Marion. That’s my take on it.

  • jerry riley

    OK people here we go.The lakers front office is a bunch of stooges how could trading for an future hall of fame player is to high when you are talking about kg,if you are talking about jo then bynum who is an project player,lo who is not an all-star player but an little bit above average is not to much to give up.The fans of this team is usually in love with the lakers so much that they believe that players are better then they really are which is call over-rated.Please stop saying that Dr. Buss is willing to go over the luxury tax for the right player.well here is his chance,if kg is available then you get him even if it means getting back some bad contract since Dr.Buss is raising ticket prices,what a lot of nerve to raise ticket prices for an mediocrity team that he has right now.

  • Justin M.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Odom
    JO
    Mihm

    I mean how many teams will score on that our outrebound us???? You know hard of a time guys like Oden, Duncan, Amare, Marion and even KG will have playing against that? That lineup will take the tripple teams of kobe which will make him an even BETTER shooter, crazy huh?, Kobe a better shooter.

  • gspence001

    [quote comment=”6883″]Garnett is one of the best pf’s to play the game but back to what I said, is Kobe and Kg better than Kobe, JO, Odom, Artest? think that through.[/quote]
    i dont think you realize how unrealistic that is
    there is no way that we could do that skill-wise so they’ll accept it and cap-wise so it can be done in the first placewithout dumping a shitload of people into the JO deal. If we are going to accuire a SUPERSTAR with a payroll above 15/16 grand we are unfortunately going to have to give up Lamar Odom

  • kgmvp

    Men with the situation right now we really have a chance to get KG. I mean right now besides the lakers their´s only two teams who are intrested with KG dallas and gsw. Dallas according to sources are looking at C-WEBB and C-WEBB is wants to play for dallas ( like the Grant hill to phx situation). Gsw wants KG but remember they can´t trade brandan wright for 30 days. So in my opinion this is a great chance for us cause were alone. If Mitch think´s that the price is too high and he will just say will just have give up on KG he will be crazy and everytime a laker fan see´s him they will say u suck cupcake. Here´s trade that i think would be good for everyone 4 way deal

    PHX gets: Lamar Odom, fillers from indiana
    LAL gets: Kevin Garnett
    IND gets: Shawn Marion, Andrew Bynum, Kwame Brown and Troy Hudson
    MIN gets: Jermaine O´neal and Troy Murphy and the 2008 or 09 and 2011 1st rd picks from the Lakers
    why is this deal good for everyone

    1st for phx: PHX ends their marion vs amare situation and as a lot of u guys said Odom is better than marion Lamar dosen´t wanna play in indy so indy sends him to PHX along with some fillers and it will be good.

    2nd for minny: MIN may want to rebuild but this is good for them not only they will have a balanced team but they can get future boys with 2 1st rd picks of the lakers.

    3rd for IND: For Indy gets what they want.PERIOD

    4th for LAL: For the lakers this is great not only we will getKG but we will have strong team D-fish, kobe, luke, kg, and maybe mihm(he will be stupid not to re-sign with the lakers if the lakers get kg)
    bench and FUTURE: cook, vladman, javaris, farmar, turiaf, mo evans and we could use the remainer of the mle for somebody or use it for
    mihm.
    try this on espntrade machine it works. I want kg so that ric bucher shut´s up!!!!

  • lakerfan81

    [quote post=”512″]“These big names could be switching teams”
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7011270/quote

    It is kind of funny the way the media works. One person writes a bogus story such as the 3-team deal for Garnett between PHX, MIN, and ATL. This story was so bogus. Steve Kerr and everyone else in the PHX organization said they were NEVER involved in those trade talks or were considering trading Amare. But everyone still says that this trade almost happened. The media is so worried about making money that they can’t even bother to check their facts. Its not just sports media thats how all media works.

    All media is Biased. Not a liberal or conservative bias but a bias for making money. Wheres a good non-profit organization like the BBC :(. Anyways I will stop my little rant.

    50% chance Gasol gets traded. I can see that happening if the team is going to be sold. They would want to cut salary and get a new young team out there if that was the case. Bynum is a good trade bait to get Gasol. A Bynum/Kwame or a LO/Bynum trade for Gasol and Swift. then you use Swifts ending contract to trade for another player at the trade deadline (Dec 15th is the earliest such a trade could occur) or a 3-team trade sending Swifts ending contract plus Vlad (they need a shooter) for Camby. Uh if only I controlled every team in the NBA the Lakers wouuld have the best team every year.

  • Justin M.

    If we get KG who’s gonna be our thrid option, Fisher? i dont think so. That y if we get JO will have odom for our thrid option.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”6919″]If we get KG who’s gonna be our thrid option, Fisher? i dont think so. That y if we get JO will have odom for our thrid option.[/quote]

    Good luck getting a jo trade done that doesn’t involve odom…..

  • gspence001

    [quote post=”512″]To add in the fun of this report[/quote]

    this should be posted http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7011270

  • Justin M.

    [quote comment=”6921″][quote comment=”6919″]If we get KG who’s gonna be our thrid option, Fisher? i dont think so. That y if we get JO will have odom for our thrid option.[/quote]

    Good luck getting a jo trade done that doesn’t involve odom…..[/quote]

    It isn’t even enough for the Twolves to get Bynum Odom and Farmar? We got a better chance landing JO without loosing Odom than getting KG without gutting our roster and you just have to except that.

  • Faith

    Who would you rather play for…Phil Jackson or Don Nelson? No question 9 rings PJ, come on KG!

    Come on home!

    P.S. I think the only way we get him is to play hardball. And while we may lose LO and Bynum, hopefully we can keep Kwame (who I know is a pill…but with KG and Kobe, all we’ll need is defense)

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Rok

    I said it Get JO without giving up Odom.. and if possible get Artest.. or else stick with walton… sign Fisher, or someone like Franchise.. keep Crittenton !!! don’t trade him

  • Justin M.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Filler
    KG
    Filler

    OR

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Odom
    Jo
    Mihm

    Tell me what ud pick. We’d be broke if we get KG also so the fillers would be crap.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Rok

    But the comentator on Summer League said.. he wants to see the old team kwame, odom , kobe , farmar, walton… That the only thing that ruined their game .. were the injuries.. if nobody was hurt.. we’d be higher than the 1st round of the playoffs

  • Q WUOR

    1st of Fisher is a step in the right direction; I DON’T THINK KG is coming to LA so with that being said LETS GET J.O.

    I’M A HUGE LAKERS FAN & I THINK NOW THAT WE’VE GOT FISHER BACK..I THINK WE SHOULD DO LAMAR & BYNUM FOR J.O.

    WITH J.O AND MIHM SIGNED, WE ARE CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENTION NEXT SEASON…DON’T U THINK SO?

    FISHER/ KOBE/ LUKE/ J.O/ MIHM

    CHECK MIHM OUT http://youtube.com/watch?v=hixRBmCs-28 IF MIHM IS HEALTHY WE ARE GONNA BE HARD TO BEAT.

    NOW B/4 YALL GO JUMPING ON ME ABOUT LAMAR& BYNUM BEING TOO MUCH FOR THE INJURY PRONE J.ONEAL.. LAMAR HASN’T PLAYED A FULL SEASON SINCE HE’S BEEN HERE EITHER..PPLE FORGET THAT HE’S JUST AS INJURY PRONE AS J.ONEAL. AT LEAST J.O PLAYED 69 GAMES LAST YEAR TO LAMAR 56. A HEALTHY J.O IS BETTER COMPLEMENT TO KOBE THAN A HEALTHY LAMAR

    HEALTHY J.O (POST PRESENCE)>>>>>>> HEALTHY LAMAR (SF IN PF BODY..WE ALREADY HAVE LUKE..WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER SF)

    WE DON’T KNOW HOW GOOD BYNUM IS GONNA BE BUT WE KNOW HOW GOOD A HEALTHY J.O IS. I PERSONALLY THINK BYNUM DIDN’T PLAY IN THE SUMMER LEAGUE BECAUSE HE’S NOT READY TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT HE’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH YET. BYNUM IS STILL 2 YEARS OFF

    NOW PG, SG, SF, PF, C

    FISHER, KOBE, LUKE, J.O, MIHM.

    JAV.CRIT, EVANS, VLAD, COOK, KWAME

    FARMA, SASHA, TURIAF.

    OUR STARTERS ARE DEFENSIVE MINDED AND READY TO CONTEND IN THE WEST. FISHER COMES TO LIFE COME PLAYOFFS..HE HAS A KNACK FOR HITTING BIG SHOTS. HE ABSOLUTELY KILLED GS THIS PLAYOFF. CHECK FISHER OUT ON NBA.COM. HE SHOOTS 39% FG, 35% FROM 3’S BUT HE’S A BIG TIME SMART PLAYER AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED. Luke’s passing abilities are monumental for this team. Luke and Fisher will be able to get the ball to kobe, J.O, Mihm with little Turnovers. I think the rest of the supporting cast will have career years playing alongside J.O and Kobe. Kwame’s 9mill comes of the books next year so we could sign a good defensive SF next year. I THINK THAT STARTING LINEUP CAN WIN 55 games AND WIN IT ALL..IF AVOIDING CERTAIN TEAMS.

    BELIEVE ME KG WOULD BE BETTER BUT I DON’T SEE IT HAPPENING.

    GET J.O next and Sign Mihm, WE CAN WORRY BOUT ARTEST LATER..BUT J.O & MIHM IS VERY REALISTIC

    WHAT DO YA THINK.?

  • Justin M.

    [quote comment=”6930″]But the comentator on Summer League said.. he wants to see the old team kwame, odom , kobe , farmar, walton… That the only thing that ruined their game .. were the injuries.. if nobody was hurt.. we’d be higher than the 1st round of the playoffs[/quote]

    And if we can get JO without loosing Odom thats the next best thing we could do with the addition of Fisher.

  • mR.beaSt

    yo KGMVP, just cause a trade’s possible doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. as painful as saying this is, Artest is not going to be a Laker next year. and in all reality, i believe that a KB/KG tandem is greater than a, Odom/Artest/Kobe/JO group for several reasons:
    1. Odom at PF is weak. he’s a natural SF and is most productive in that position
    2. JO and Artest don’t like each other
    3. Artest wants to be a franchise player, JO wants to be the top dog, and Kobe wants the team to be built around him…this could get better than Days of our Lives
    4. even though Artest and LO grew up together, we won’t have the same chemistry as the Suns and will still get beat by the Spurs and possibly the Jazz
    5. what a championship team needs is 2 All-Star caliber players and decent role players. the main problem with the Lakers last year was that we only had Kobe and a bunch of scrubs. Shaq/Kobe were the 2 All-Stars of the Championship years with good support from Payton, Fisher, and Horry. were any of the other 3 starters anything spectacular? no. i believe that a championship team needs 1 great G and a great big man/F. no, KG/JO both can’t play C. KG/KB with support from Walton, Fisher, and a legit C would make this team an instant contender. not everyone might think the same way i do, but history thinks speaks for itself. look at any NBA Championship team aside from maybe the ’04 Pistons, and you will see that they had at least 1 good G and a good big man

  • Justin M.

    Man, we were really good before injuries hit and JO is the best superstar we can get for the price. Kg would kill us in the long run and he’s an injury waiting to happen. If we could get KG by noy gutting the team out then go for it. Otherwise forget it.

  • Fatty

    Cyrus

    We spend more time here than these writers do analyzing the trade stuff.lol I think these guys are under pressure to make stuff up like “my sources say” etc….

    When I see an article that actually quotes someone it has more weight. But how many GM’s actually say, “this is what we are going to do” The last thing they do is tell everybody there secrets of trade talks.

    I do know Mitch was very discouraged after the draft. Remember the happy days comment followed later by the deal is never done until it is done discourgement comment.

    Right now for me, Jim Buss’s thumbs up sign at the game sunday is probally the best indicator I’ve seen a big deal will go down. Jimbo has a big mouth and can’t shut up. He couldn’t resist answering the “hecklers”. That for sure has more credibilty than these sports writers (gossipers).

  • mR.beaSt

    i believe we could get KG for LO, Kwame, Cook, and Farmar. lineup:

    C: Bynum/Ronnie
    PF: KG/Radman
    SF: Walton/Evans
    SG: Kobe/Sasha
    PG: Fisher Crittenton

    they say they don’t want LO’s ugly contract, but it’s nullified with Kwame’s expiring contract. Cook provides a backup PF for the one they’ve lost, and a bright future PF in Farmar. they would have a nice little group with Corey Brewer, Chris Richard, Randy Foye, and Jordan Farmar. makes sense to me. it’s almost overpaying IMO, but it still works

  • Justin M.

    Man mabey if we dont make a big trade its a blessing in discise, who now’s.

  • That’s Right

    Seriously, to all the commentators here, when was the last actual positive indication by a trusted media, league or team source that KG was coming to L.A.? Not just reading thumbs up or down? If Minn wanted to send K.G. to L.A., they wouldnt be talking to just about everyone else. They know L.A. is interested (and probably that K.G. wants to be a Laker), but this is McHale and he’s a huge prick who doesnt want to see another Laker dynasty that he contributed to.

    Realistically, L.A. is the only logical destination because Buss will pay K.G. whatever he wants. It just seems that unless Jim Buss is a miracle deal maker (Kupchak has no power people – wake the F up) then K.G. will stay in Minn and they will be stuck taking whatever they can from someone in the East at the trade deadline.

    BTW, stop with the damn Artest crap – he’s not coming.

  • mR.beaSt

    Justin M. is kinda right. we seemed to have a great team at the beginning of last year and now it’s only better with AB and Farmar getting a year of experience and Kobe being more focused than ever on getting a Championship. Kwame will get better too, wanting to showcase his abilities before he becomes a FA. LO will come back healthy after his surgery and he believes that he can have an even better year than last year. plus, with Fisher in the PG spot now? we might not get killed in the 1st round again

  • Q WUOR

    I KNOW LETS BE REALISTIC..KG & ARTEST IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE..LETS GET A HEALTHY J.ONEAL..WALTON,J.ONEAL, MIHM/KWAME/TURIAF..WITH KWAME CONTRACT COMING OF THE BOOKS, WE COULD SIGN ANYBODY NEXT YEAR..IF J.ONEAL IS HEALTHY I SAY WE PULL THE L.O & A.B FOR J.O DEAL. WE WOULD CONTEND IN THE WEST W. THAT LINEUP.

  • lakerfan81

    Here is the perfect trade that will never happen. But I enjoy coming up with these. Besides I am done with any work in the lab I can do today and my wife is going out so I have no hurry to get home. I should be allowed to be GM of all three of these teams then it would not be a problem. Too many variable for this trade to happen but…

    Trade Kwame, Odom, and Bynum to Memphis. Memphis sends Gasol to the Lakers and Miller to Denver. Then Denver sends Camby to the Lakers. Throw in whatever draft picks you want.
    If Memphis is selling their team (which might happen because they are losing money) then they will want to get a younger team and save cap space. Bynum s a young center with alot of up side. They get Odom to fill in scoring rebounding and passing for 2 seasons. They get Browns expiring conntract plus Swifts conntract expires as well. Thats a lot of salary off the books if you are looking to sell. Denver has too much money invested in the front PF/C position and Martin is untradeable because of his double microfracture surgery. so they might move Camby. They also need a shooter and miller would be awesome in Denver coming off the bench (he would be 6th man of year again).

    The lakers get an automatic upgrade over Brown at Center in Camby and they get Gasol who is a perfect fit in the triangle. They then have two double-double guys inthe front court. Camby’s defensive ability will make up for any defensive inadequacies that Gasol has. A starting Lineup of”

    C: Camby
    PF: Gasol
    SF: walton
    SG: Kobe
    PG: Farmar/Crittenton/Fisher (whoever you wanted to start).

    Thats a good starting line up. See I should be GM of all three teams. I may be a little biased towards the lakers but I would not make a deal that was completely horrible for the other teams.

  • Big D

    The lakers would have to be crazy to include LO in a trade to get JO. Statistically speaking, LO is slightly better (overall) than JO according to http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Efficiency.jsp

    NAME GP MPG PTS EFF RPG APG STPG BLKPG EFF48M EFF
    Odom 56 39.1 15.9 21.1 9.8 4.8 0.9 0.57 25.76 21.11
    O’Neal 69 35.1 19.4 21.0 9.6 2.4 0.7 2.64 28.29 21.0

    So it would be basically trading one skill set for another. Plus JO is overpaid based on the above (or LO is underpaid, depending on how you look at it). I know stats aren’t everything, but they are a pretty good start.

    Now Garnett on the other hand is the most efficient player in the league:
    NAME GP MPG PTS EFF RPG APG STPG BLKPG EFF48M EFF
    Garnett 76 39.2 22.4 29.2 12.8 4.1 1.2 1.66 35.53 29.17
    Bryant 77 40.7 31.6 27.6 5.7 5.4 1.4 0.47 32.55 27.65

    Threw in Bryant so we can see what we already know: this would be the most effective one-two punch in the league.

    But trading Odom, Bynum, and Brown for KG is probably the most we should pay, although I’d personally be willing to give up next year’s first rounder if it would seal the deal today.

    Then we would really need to sign Mihm and be just OK at center, but I still smell championships for several years if we do indeed land KG.

    I would not expect any deal involving KG to happen any time soon since they really have until Feb. to make a deal, but I am guessing KG will be in a Laker uni before training camp!

    P.S. Sorry about the stat formatting as I had no control over that.

  • Faith

    “KG will be in a Laker uni before training camp!”

    Woo Hoo! I hope so!

  • Justin M.

    Fisher/Crittenton/Farmar
    Kobe/Evans
    Luke/cook
    Odom/vlade
    Mihm/Kwame/Bynum

    Who know’s mabey Fisher could be what we needed to make us a threat?? Id give this a shot and if we stay healtly but still flop then we blow up the roster except for Kobe, but we have a good chance of doing some damage with that lineup when healtly.

  • Fatty

    Big D says KG in a Laker Uni by camp.
    Big D has more credibilty than any of these writers.
    Faith agrees, so it must be true. Yiphee!

  • Go Suns!

    Imma suns fan and personally I wouldn’t want to see K.G with the suns. Our team Nucleus is at a all time high and Amare for K.G will mess that up. K.G will be like and old dogg trying to learn new tricks…

  • gugy

    I don’t think the price for KG is that high. It will be much higher if we lose Kobe in couple of years.
    KG is a ticket for glory. It might take two to three years to be a champion, but KG and Kobe will be a amazing duo and with some time we build a team around it. Kobe will be happy and the Lakers will be happy.
    Not doing anything substantial this off season will be a price too high to pay IMHO.

  • dakobestopper

    JO, Artest, Odom, Kobe? WTF What happens when all four get hurt or suspended and miss 30-40 games a piece? Make a good move. Yes. KG, Kobe is better than that group because you lose Odom and O’Neal for certain stretches with injuries. for certain. move Odom, Andy and don’t bother with Oneal. getgarnett.

  • dakobestopper

    to justin M. Fisher and Mihm will not happen. Pick one.

  • Big D

    Thanks Fatty…I have a good feeling about the patented KG [TRADE-O-METER] tonight.

    Now if I could just land Bucher’s job, it would still be BSPN, but, well, without Bucher.

    Funny thing about the Lakers is that they are the Howard Stern of the NBA: you either LOVE!!! them or HATE!!! them.

    We all know where Bucher stands, so maybe even better than firing him would be to hire someone that loves the Lakers (ahem) and then have those heated debates. Of course, most people could make Bucher look stupid in any debate, so it might be short lived.

  • Q WUOR

    [quote comment=”6942″]The lakers would have to be crazy to include LO in a trade to get JO. Statistically speaking, LO is slightly better (overall) than JO according to http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Efficiency.jsp

    NAME

    GP MPG

    PTS

    EFF

    RPG APG STPG BLKPG EFF48M EFF
    Odom

    56 39.1 15.9 21.1 9.8 4.8 0.9 0.57 25.76 21.11
    O’Neal 69 35.1 19.4 21.0 9.6 2.4 0.7 2.64 28.29 21.0

    So it would be basically trading one skill set for another. Plus JO is overpaid based on the above (or LO is underpaid, depending on how you look at it). I know stats aren’t everything, but they are a pretty good start.

    Now Garnett on the other hand is the most efficient player in the league:
    NAME

    GP MPG

    PTS

    EFF

    RPG

    APG STPG BLKPG EFF48M EFF
    Garnett 76 39.2 22.4 29.2 12.8 4.1 1.2 1.66 35.53 29.17
    Bryant

    77 40.7 31.6 27.6 5.7

    5.4 1.4 0.47 32.55 27.65

    Threw in Bryant so we can see what we already know: this would be the most effective one-two punch in the league.

    But trading Odom, Bynum, and Brown for KG is probably the most we should pay, although I’d personally be willing to give up next year’s first rounder if it would seal the deal today.

    Then we would really need to sign Mihm and be just OK at center, but I still smell championships for several years if we do indeed land KG.

    I would not expect any deal involving KG to happen any time soon since they really have until Feb. to make a deal, but I am guessing KG will be in a Laker uni before training camp!

    P.S. Sorry about the stat formatting as I had no control over that.[/quote]

    BD I AGREE BUT WHAT IF WE DON’T GET KG..SAY GS GETS HIM. OUR 2ND OPTION IS J.O. WHAT IF J.O IS TRADED BY THE TIME GS SNAPS KG..WE WOULD BE THE ODD TEAM OUT. KG>>>>>>JO; BUT IF J.O IS HEALTHY, KG IS ONLY >>J.O SLIGHTLY. J.O HAPPENS TO BE THE BETTER DEFENDER. 2.65 BLK/G TO KG’S 1.6. DON’T FORGET LIKE LAMAR, J.ONEAL PLAYED THRU INJURIES THIS YEAR THAT’S WHY HIS FG% WAS SO LOW (I HAVE LINKS TO THIS) J.O IS CAREER 46.3% FG TO KG 49%..NOW J.O VS K.G IS LIKE KOBE VS MJ. KOBE IS NOT A BAD BACK UP PLAN IF MJ WAS YA TOP CHOICE. IF YOUR CENTER HAPPENS TO BE SHAQ (PRIME SHAQ…
    GOT A ??? IF PRIME SHAQ IS YA CENTER WOULD U TRADE L.O, A.B, KWAME 9MILL EXP, FARMER FOR 31 YEAR OLD MJ OR WOULD U TRADE JUST L.O & A.B FOR A YOUNGER 27 YEAR OLD KOBE.
    SEE WITH 27 YEAR OLD KOBE, PRIME SHAQ WOULD STILL WIN THE SHIP…YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO GUT OUT YA ROSTER FOR MJ..YOUNGER BUT 46.3% KOBE COULD STILL DO THE JOB… THAT’S HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE 27 YRS J.O (KOBE) VS 31YRS KG (MJ) J.O WOULD DO JUST FINE WITH A PRIME KOBE
    GET J.ONEAL

  • red3mpt

    [quote comment=”6952″]

    BD I AGREE BUT WHAT IF WE DON’T GET KG..SAY GS GETS HIM. OUR 2ND OPTION IS J.O. WHAT IF J.O IS TRADED BY THE TIME GS SNAPS KG..WE WOULD BE THE ODD TEAM OUT. KG>>>>>>JO; BUT IF J.O IS HEALTHY, KG IS ONLY >>J.O SLIGHTLY. J.O HAPPENS TO BE THE BETTER DEFENDER. 2.65 BLK/G TO KG’S 1.6.

    DON’T FORGET LIKE LAMAR, J.ONEAL PLAYED THRU INJURIES THIS YEAR THAT’S WHY HIS FG% WAS SO LOW (I HAVE LINKS TO THIS) J.O IS CAREER 46.3% FG TO KG 49%..NOW J.O VS K.G IS LIKE KOBE VS MJ. KOBE IS NOT A BAD BACK UP PLAN IF MJ WAS YA TOP CHOICE. IF YOUR CENTER HAPPENS TO BE SHAQ (PRIME SHAQ…
    GOT A ??? IF PRIME SHAQ IS YA CENTER WOULD U TRADE L.O, A.B, KWAME 9MILL EXP, FARMER FOR 31 YEAR OLD MJ OR WOULD U TRADE JUST L.O & A.B FOR A YOUNGER 27 YEAR OLD KOBE.
    SEE WITH 27 YEAR OLD KOBE, PRIME SHAQ WOULD STILL WIN THE SHIP…YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO GUT OUT YA ROSTER FOR MJ..YOUNGER BUT 46.3% KOBE COULD STILL DO THE JOB… THAT’S HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE 27 YRS J.O (KOBE) VS 31YRS KG (MJ) J.O WOULD DO JUST FINE WITH A PRIME KOBE
    GET J.ONEAL[/quote]

    what the hell did that guy just say..? lmao, just the way he said it made NO sense and was very confusing.

  • KBisDarthVader

    the best move would be to send kwame, bynum, and filler to indy for JO. a team with lamar, kb, and oneal in the starting 5 would contend in the west, and if it didnt, oneal has already stated he plans to opt out of his contract regardless of where he is playing. that would leave us with enough cap space to make kg a reasonable offer if he is on the market (which he will be, barring a trade and extension this season), or, if not, we could send kobe (assuming he still wants a trade, which he probably would unless we get to the wc finals) to the east for a package of expiring k’s and have….

    one BILLION dollars in cap space in 2010.

  • Joey

    TRADE FOR J.O. WITHOUT GIVING UP LAMAR.

    FISH
    KOBE
    LUKE
    LAMAR
    J.O.

    CONTENDERS ALL THE WAY

  • Q WUOR

    OR INSTEAD OF MY ADORATION WITH J.O (COSTING L.O & A.B) SIGN
    ELY, MIHM, FRANCIS, FISHER…THIS WOULD HAVE US COMPETING IF
    WE CAN’T GETGARNETT

    FRANCIS, KOBE, LAMAR, ELY, MIHM 1ST TEAM
    FISHER, EVANS , LUKE, COOK, BYNUM 2ND TEAM
    FARMER, J.CRIT, VLAD, TURIAF, KWAME 3RD TEAM

  • DEMARCOS HARDWELL

    fuck dat get kg talk were not getting him the only person we can really get is jermaine oneal……wut da fuck are we waiting for yeah he get 3 less reb’s yeah he gets 3 less points and yeah he has 2 more blocks then kevin garnett.but remember he’s playing wit kobe bryant…

    jermaine numbers will prolly be 22points 11rebounds 2blocks
    dats wut we need…plus were gonna get troy murphy and danny granger in the deal if we include kwame brown & sasha vujacic…damn lets not be stupid we can get offense and defense in this deal the spurs,sun,mav,heat,orpistons can mess wit this team……people say we dont need to sign steve francis what the hell is wrong with people he is an all-star the only reason he havent latey is because he’s been on weak teams since he left houst…c’mon use your heads…

    troy murphy
    jermaine oneal
    danny granger
    kobe bryant
    steve francis

    derek fisher
    luke walton
    ronny turiaf
    maurice evans
    jordan farmar
    brain cook
    jarvais crittetion
    sun yue
    kolby karl
    marc gasol or sign a vet center

  • laker2421

    Everyone has to realize Kobe wants KG so the FO has to do everything in their power to get KG. I like JO but we are not getting him w/o giving up both Bynum and Odom so stop saying lineups that have Odom and JO in them its never gonna happen,plus KG is in a whole different stratosphere when comparing him to JO, and for all the posters(justinm) that think KG is an injury waiting to happen check how many games JO has missed the last couple of years.Oneother thing stop the Artest shit he ain’t getting traded.GETGARNETT and get him NOW! Kobe and KG=NBA Title!

  • mlkg721

    The F.O is truly dumber than i thought if they thingk the asking price is too high. But then again, maybe they are going about it like other teams did when we traded shaq and didn’tt get wade back, which was so stupid. But anyway, maybe they are trying to see if we can get a better offer. I dont trust the F.O at all, but all we really can do is be patioent and see what happens. I ahvn’t even heard any reports that say that KG would wanna even play for Golden State

  • http://myspace.com/wasayshahid36 wasay shahid

    Everybody is saying if the lakers get Kevin Garnett. The lakers will to much. Well thats some bullshitt, cuz then all the veteran free agents will sign will the lakers because there championship material. Like the time when the heat got shaq, all the good free agents that were veterans and wanted to win a championship there went there and won one.Like the suns spurs and detrioit are the favs to get all the good free agents cheap is because all the veterans want to win a championship………So ship KG’S ASS over here hahahahaha lmaooo

  • KBisDarthVader

    kg is more of a long shot than a lineup with jo and odom. the wolves have already turned out best offer down, while the pacers are clearly very interested in bynum. by trading jo, they would be committed to rebuilding, hoping to contend in a couple of seasons at the earliest…given that reality, wheather or not lamar is in the deal doen’t matter that much. kwame’s expriring contract and bynum together have to be pretty tempting, the question is what other parts do we thow in to make it work

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    I cant belive ppl are saying they rateher get JO than KG?? ou guys r dum

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Luke
    KG
    Kwame

    VS

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Luke
    JO
    Kwame

    dont u guys emember that inidiana said that there only doing the trade if they get AB and LO you gys are dumb ….. and theres a 5 % chance were getting Artest

    and i would do the JO trade first if we cold keep odom but highley doubt it wont happen but if it did itd be sutting like dis

    Trade Andrew Bynum, Jordan Farmar and sasha or next years 1st draft pick for JO

    and the wed hae a lineup of

    Fisher/Javaris
    Kobe/Mo evans
    Luke/Luther Head (trade with cook)
    Odom/Turiaf
    JO/Kwame

    that roster gives us much more depth than with KG but i dont think it will happen but i hope soooo!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    i think we should trade: Bynum,Kwame,Lamar and Famar for KG…
    …since minny doesnt want LO…we trade LO to Boston for young talent and expiring K’s

    ***TRADE 1***

    Lakers gets: KG and Blount

    Minny gets: Gerald Green,Bynum,Farmar,Kwame,Ratliff,and to sweeten the deal we add next years pick…

    Boston gets: Lamar…hence they are champ contenders in the EAST and LO will be happy to contend…. LO,Pierce,Allen,Al Jefferson….

    ***TRADE 2***

    we try to get Artest from Sac…

    Lakers get: Ron Artest

    Kings get: Vlade,Sasha, and next years 2nd round pick

    ***SIGNINGS***

    Lakers sign: Derek Fisher for 3 years 16 million

    Lakers sign: Mikki Moore for 1.5 million

    Lakers sign: Mihm (birds rights doesnt have to do with MLE) 2 million

    ***LINEUP***

    PG: DEREK FISHER/JAVARIS CRITTENTON/SUN YUE (maybe)
    SG: KOBE BRYANT/MO EVANS/COBY KARL (lakers like him)
    SF: RON ARTEST/LUKE WALTON
    PF: KEVIN GARNETT/RONNY TURIAF/BRIAN COOK
    C : CHRIS MIHM/MIKKI MOORE/MARK BLOUNT/MARC GASOL (can still come from spain if needed)

    ^ Championship LINEUP?????

  • gspence001

    [quote post=”512″]Man, we were really good before injuries hit and JO is the best superstar we can get for the price. Kg would kill us in the long run and he’s an injury waiting to happen. If we could get KG by noy gutting the team out then go for it. Otherwise forget it.[/quote]

    If u think KG is an injusry waiting to happen why don’t you take a look at JO’s career!He is an injury machine!

    2006-07:
    He played in only 69 of 82 Pacers games. He also had Knee surgery in April

    2005-06:
    He missed a total of 31 games this season due to injury or illness, including three games (1/16-1/20) due to a sprained left ankle, three games (1/2-1/6) with pneumonia, 24 games with the torn left groin (1/27-3/21) and one due to a sore groin, 3/30.

    2004-05:
    Due to an injury to his right shoulder suffered at Denver, 3/3, and a 15-game suspension for his involvement in the incident at Detroit, 11/19, he saw action in only 44 games this season

    2003-04:
    Missed a total of four games (all Indiana wins) due to injury…he sat out the game vs. the Clippers, 11/19, with tendinitis in his right knee…he did not dress for the game vs. the Lakers, 2/2, with a strained neck…he missed games vs. Dallas, 3/24, and at Orlando, 3/26, with a bone bruise on his right knee. Though he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team, was forced to withdraw from the 2004 games to allow his injured knee to heal

    2002-03:
    He sat out five games due to injury, missing four games in December (12/20 to 12/27) with a hyperextended left knee and one in April (4/2) due to a sprained right ankle

    2001-02:
    Missed a total of eight games due to injury, including a four-game stretch from 1/16 to 1/21 with a hyperextended left knee suffered against the Bucks, 1/15…In a stretch of four games from 11/13 to 11/17, he sat out three games with a bruised lower back…Also missed game vs. Dallas, 2/5, with a sprained left ankle

    2000-01:
    Missed one game, vs. Denver, 2/2, due to a strained left groin.

    1998-99:
    On the injured list from 4/6 to 4/14 due to bone spurs in his left ankle

    1997-98:
    Placed on the injured list on 12/21 due to a strained left calf muscle….Recorded 11 points (5-7 FG) and 6 rebounds in a 120-75 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on 11/17

    1996-97:
    Debut was delayed when he spent the first 17 games of the season on the injured list because of a bone contusion in his left knee, then was a DNP-CD in his first game after being activated on Dec. 3.

    [quote post=”512″]And if we can get JO without loosing Odom thats the next best thing we could do with the addition of Fisher.[/quote]

    Again, this will never happen because if we keep lamar we’ll have to dump basicly the whole team to Indiana
    In order to get KG or JO we will need to ship Lamar off, unfortunately

  • gspence001

    did i mention that he played in only 69 of 82 games this season and had knee surgery in April?

  • LAalltheway

    I don’t think this article is saying anything new at all. It says that the Lakers are still trying to land KG and JO like they have been, and that they’re waiting for the asking price to drop. They’re waiting for the JO deal to drop below both Bynum and Odom, and the KG deal to drop TO a Bynum and Odom based package, which the Wolves were unwilling to accept. The article is about Fish coming back, and they just closed by summarizing the Lakers’ stance, which hasn’t changed in quite some time now.

  • LAalltheway

    Let’s just hope that KG doesn’t want to go to Golden State, or the Pacers want Odom more than they want R. Jefferson.

  • KBisDarthVader

    gspencce:
    we wouldnt have to ship the whole team to bring jo and keep bynum. contract wise, kwame, bynum, and an mle salary would get it done. sign and trade some scrub to a one year contract if need be, then indy is looking at 14-15 mil in cap relief AND their center of the future…much better than letting jo opt out and leave for nothing, dont you think?

  • J-Cool

    Lakers: Moratorium Lifted

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22722.shtml

    In Vegas: Coby Karl Shines for Lakers in Game Two

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22724.shtml

  • That’s Right

    Wouldnt it have made more sense for G.S. to trade their pick or Wright at the draft and let Minn sign him? The rest of the package has not changed. This may be another instance of Minn creating false trade possibilities to drive up the price of K.G.

  • Fatty

    Jermaine Oneal

    2007-8 – 19.7
    2008-9 – 21.3
    2009-10 – 22.99

    All three years gauranteed.

  • Fatty

    Kevin Garnett 7 mil trade bonus

    2007-8 – 22
    2008-9 – 24 (player option)

  • Fatty

    Min trade package necessary

    Jermaine Oneil – 19.7 – 25% = 14.8

    Kevein Garnett – 29 – 25% = 21.75

  • mR.beaSt

    if we get KG for LO, Kwame, Cook, Farmar, and Sasha, we’d have a lineup like:

    C: Bynum/Ronnie
    PF: KG/Radman
    SF: Walton/(Gay/Karl)
    SG: Kobe/Evans
    PG: Fisher/Crittenton(still think this guy’s a SG)

    i would rather give up LO and keep AB. get JO for LO, Kwame, and Farmar to have a lineup like:

    C: Bynum/Ronnie
    PF: JO/Cook/Radman
    SF: Walton/Evans/(Karl/Gay)
    SG: Kobe/Sasha
    PG: Fisher/Crittenton

    i’m good with both lineups. i think that Bynum is untouchable and think that we can land both KG and JO without giving him up. we can’t give up AB if we get JO, but for KG AB could be a victim of a trade. one thing for sure though is that if we get either of these PFs and sign Fisher, we’ll be instant contenders. and 1 more thing, JO AND KG DON’T PLAY C

  • Fatty

    Kevin Garnett can wave his trade bonus.

    Kevin Garnett – 22 – 25% = 16.5

  • mlkg721

    Has anyone who wants J.O and artest ever considered the factthat J.O. doesn’t like Artest? Artest called him out when he was in Indiana, and jo.o was upset that they went to war for that cat in the brawl and he asked to be traded. J.O. was pissed that he was suspended for all those game to turn around and have artest not wanna be there anymore. I haven’t seen anyone mention that.

  • laker2421

    Fatty I need a KG to LA trade o meter update, I’m thinking 98.7%.

  • Fatty

    mR.beaSt
    “JO AND KG DON’T PLAY C”

    True, but in today’s NBA ,there could be times when they play the center like position.

    Small Ball all hustle team:

    C – KG
    PF – Ronny
    Sf – Mo
    SG – Kobe
    PG – Farmar

    Why do we want this trade to happen?

    Last Nite late in the NY/China game the announcers were speculating KG and Kobe on the same team. One said that would be scary. Another said, they are without a doubt, the two most fiercest, driven competitors in the NBA by far. They would be outstanding together and make the rest of the team just like them.

  • cyrus

    Fatty,

    Fatty my friend, thank you for your encouraging comment about Jimmy’s two thumbs up. Maybe they are really doing something quietly. However I am very close to just erase all my basketball Book Marks from all my computers and forget about the whole mess until October. On the other hand, I know myself; it would last only couple of days and I would start over again. I guess; I am just tired of this emotional roller coaster rides, created by the socially irresponsible media. We probably know more about our team than those jerks like Ric Bucher, T.J.Simmers and Bill Plaschke.

    It is also tiring to see some of the topics discussed at the blog sites. They cling to the smallest lines on the press and dissect it to pieces to extend of confusion and desperation. I am no exception; today I visited the Foxsposts.com site to see if Charley Rosen has any new articles. He is one of my favorite sportswriters. I saw this report by Mike Kahn and pasted the site address here for others to read, just to find out that it wasn’t a good article at all after I read it again.
    And I agree with you; Phil or Jeanie would never say they “like” or “want” Artest, that is in direct violation of NBA regulation. It is just pure BS. Or, price of JO is too high; duhhh, of course LO and Bynum for JO is too high what is new about that? And nobody knows what McHale (not McKale) wants for KG, and if they are trading him at all. Why are we discussing all this nonsense? We have been through this over and over again and the result is always the same. We really need to get “Laker Tom” over here to start some new topics.

    Other disturbing fact is that reading the comment on this site and the Times blog gives me the impression that no player is good enough for this folks. You remember; Fish was playing in Utah against the GS and everybody was so high on Derek. Almost everybody was wishing Fisher would be still a Laker, why didn’t we pay him the $37.-Mil that GS offered him, and comments like that. Now, that through some unfortunate incident we have a good chance to get him back, Fish is not good enough anymore??? Or Luke Walton, a player who is praised by coaches and experts, is not good enough??? It seems to me; any player who ever wore purple and gold ain’t good anymore. I don’t get it.

    We are trying to find a way to land a big man, KG, JO or Gasol to improve the roster. But unfortunately, as the result of Mitch and Jimmy mismanagement, except Odom and Bynum we don’t have much to offer, they are the only tradable assets we have and no matter how we slice it, we come up short in our offerings. Even GS has more attractive offer than we do.

    BTW, you KG salary is not correct; the 15% would add to his 22-mil to add up to almost 29-mil.lol

  • Fatty

    Laker2421

    I’m still analyzing more data. Will have it out soon. Thanks for asking.

  • Ted

    I don’t know what’s wrong with you people that want to keep Odom. This guy is so weak that no other team wants him. Why can’t you people see he is not a good player at all. He has all you want a be GM ‘s fooled. Just like Harold Miner had everyone fooled. Odom has had plenty of time to come through and he hasn’t. Man I’m sooooooo tired of hearing idiot say we need to keep odom. Let this washed up never has been go. HE SUCKS. Let’s get KG and win the title.

  • LAKobe4Life

    I think the Lakers are trying to play some hardball now with the Timberwolves, the same they’ve been doin to us. The Lakers will try to acquire KG at all costs except for Kobe. It’s freakin inevitable, KG will be traded to the Lakers. KG will NOT re-sign with the Timberwolves that is Guaran-Freakin-Teed. So, this is their last chance to get something out of KG this offseason. Boston, Phoenix and Golden State are NOT happening, they don’t have the right deal to offer, only the Lakers have the best offer on the table. End of story.

  • Fatty

    Cyrus

    When I told Big D his thought’s on trades were more credible then most of these writers, I really meant it. He knows the Lakers better and spends more quality time analyzing his team. Many here can say the same thing. Most of these writers spend so little time really looking and examining things. I figure they just don’t have the time to do a quality job.

    Regarding Fisher. Most of the thoughts seem very favorable for Dfish. They were short and to the point, but were many. In fact, it might be a good idea for our moderators to conduct some polls.

    I was just wondering, but maybe you have come down with something. I hear Blog Fatigue is going around. Kobe started it with his trade demand and it has been spreading around the internet since. The cure is simple. One free agent dose of Derick Fisher followed by one big KG trade to the Lakers.
    In the mean time, Summer League is here. Mucho things to wonder about. Like who will get invited to camp. And who is Coby Karl?

    Fatty – Where Arizona loves the Lakers almost as much as Colorado

  • Cyrus

    Price is wrong?

    Look at this price:
    Rashard Lewis salary for the next 6 years=$110-Mil.
    And his numbers are not much better than Lamar Odom. Lewis has more points, but Lamar has more rebounds and assists. Their EFF is almost the same, both at around 21.
    They both 6-10 and 230 LBS

  • lakerfan81

    Cyrus
    lewis was overpaid. you would think that Orlando would have learned their lesson after having two max contracts in Hill and McGrady, but I guess not. if you look at the two best teams, the suns and Spurs, no one has a max contract and they have 3 stars and are 9-10 players deep, well the spurs are the suns are really only 7-8 players deep.

  • Cyrus

    Fatty,

    “I hear Blog Fatigue is going around. Kobe started it with his trade demand and it has been spreading around the internet since.”

    That’s funny, LOL,

    I think I got it from Times blog, I was there today without posting anything and I think I had enough of those haters. They are at it big time, bashing each other.left and right. I think that was last time I visited that site. It’s unbearable.

    I asked you 2 times if there is anyway we could bring LakerTom over here. You never answered! I know you have his email address and I know he’s not very happy with those guys. So….???

  • gspence001

    Darth Vadar:
    [quote comment=”6974″]gspencce:
    we wouldnt have to ship the whole team to bring jo and keep bynum. contract wise, kwame, bynum, and an mle salary would get it done. sign and trade some scrub to a one year contract if need be, then indy is looking at 14-15 mil in cap relief AND their center of the future…much better than letting jo opt out and leave for nothing, dont you think?[/quote]

    Yeah it would be great…if it could ever happen

    I firmly beleive that kwame and bynum wouldnt be enough for JO. I would prefer KG and a role player for Odom Vlad-Rad & Bynum maybe Sasha
    over the injury bug of JO because wat r we left with if JO gets injured and misses a bunch of games (and we all know how injuries can impact a season) Yes i realize that it is basicly the same thing with KG but he isnt as much of an injury bug he is a better player he fits in better in hollywood

    I also really like the artest odom Kobe trio but it has its downsides:
    1: NO LOW POST PRESENCE AT ALL!
    It could easily turn into a Nets type roster which is good but gets them nowhere
    2:Artest’s off the feild issues
    Enough said
    3:Chemistry may be an issue
    Im not sure if these peices go with this puzzle (yeah i pretty much came up with that puzzle thing write on the spot)

    With the KG & KB combo you stil have downsides but not as critical:
    1. We will have to give up much more to accuire this calibur of a player
    Many fans are concerned about “overpaying” for Garnett.
    2.People think this will turn into an Iverson Melo type thing
    I personally dont beleive it will because BOTH of these guys are vets and we have a low post guy in garnett

  • lakerfan81

    It is very difficult to win in the NBA with two max contract guys. It can be done if those two guys compliment each other and are the best at their positions; like shaq and kobe. Or, if my dreams come true 9and everyone else’s on this site, KG and Kobe. I read this blog written by a former basketball player who tried out for both the T-wolves and the Lakers. He met both Kobe and Garnett. He said they were as different as people can be. Garnett is nice and approachable just a likable guy, and Kobe is the exact opposite. He went on to say that they do share one thing in common though, intensity and desire. He said that McHale is not stupid enough to trade KG to the lakers because he would be creating the fiercest combo in the NBA. He said that if Kobe and KG were paired together that al lthe lakers would have to do is get players that can hit open shots and don’t mind being yelled at and abused. It was insightful, but unfortunately I no longer have the link. I posted on here before though.

  • gspence001

    i meant i firmly beleive Kwame and bynum MLE* wouldnt* be enough for JO
    sorry for the typo peoples

  • Fatty

    The KG to LA [Trade-O-Meter]

    Meter dude is wanting more money. His bartab is not paid, bookies are on his case, the price of cigarettes is killing him. I had a long talk with him and promised him a bonus when KG deal is finalized. I told him to control his foul mouth or I would pull the plug.So we have an”understanding”.

    Today’s percentage: After careful consideration of all articles, listening to the game announcers last night, adding Big D’s prediction and Faith’s believing it, weighing in on lakobe4life’s bold prediction, and laker2421 skyhigh percentage wish, the [Trade-O-Meter] says its

    [97.9%] The highest yet recorded.

  • Fatty

    Cyrus

    Laker Tom doesn’t like me because I am a Ram’s Fan. Him and his 49’s are almost as loved as the Lakers. But I do not have his Email address. I believe faith said she had it.

    If you check the LATimes archives art. you will find evryones email by clicking on the name of blogger. Remeber when the name was in bold?

  • Cyrus

    Lakerfan81,

    “lewis was overpaid” yes he’s overpaid, I was just comparing him to Odom, who I think is an underrated player. Also, I think Odom would do better if he wasn’t overshadowed by the superstar Kobe.

    And yes, Suns and Spurs have rich rosters at the right price. Unfortunately, our mediocre roster, except couple of players, is the product of Jimmy Buss’ and Mitch Kupchak’s mismanagement and stupidity.

    “well the spurs are the suns are really only 7-8 players deep.” Sorry, I couldn’t understand this one. What do you mean?

  • Cyrus

    Fatty,

    Thank for the info on Laker Tom, I am gonna try it, but I think it would be easier to ask Faith to do it since she had already correspondence with him. Have you seen her posting here today?

  • Cyrus

    Faith,

    Do you know how to contact Laker Tom without posting a message at LA-Times Lakers’ Blog?

    We would like to ask him to join us here. He is a great writer with true knowledge, which could be precious help to this website.

  • Fatty

    Who is Coby Karl?

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22724.shtml

    Darko signed by Memphis for big money. They said Gasol needed support and Darko is the perfect fit for him.

    Faith? Do a control – F search to find out if she has posted.

  • Keep Lamar Get KG
  • Q WUOR

    FARMAR AND J.CRITT PLAYING REALLY WELL

  • Fatty

    Lakers on NBA.com right now

  • lakersfan17

    Man im tired of this crap were going to bring J.O’neal or KG we don’t want to give up Bynum man the truth is Mitch is stupid and his not going to bring anybody and then he will trade Kobe and get the worst players the only thing big will be D.Fish coming back….

  • Fatty

    Critt made a great spin move to the basket, missed shot and coby slammed it home sweeeet

  • dakobestopper

    is it possible we bring in stevie franchise for the vets min?

  • Q WUOR

    OUR BIGS IN THE SUMMER LEAGUE SUCKS

  • Fatty

    Big time bad sucks,its embarrasing

  • Fatty

    Q wuor and fatty have first unofficial live thread on getgarnett.com

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    NEWSFLASH this site is called get garnett!!! not dontgetgarnett

  • nyla

    I really hope Kobe was at the ESPYs tonight. I saw the interview with Fish and he said he wanted to see if he was going cause he thought it would be nice to talk with him there.

    I saw the Shaq interview too and lets just say he looked less than thrilled to be asked about Kobe.

    Q & fatty, I agree. Our bigs are awful lol I know its only summer league, but thank gosh for our guards.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.

    That is a real good line up, But Odom is not a true Power Forward and you know Artest is not etheir. We need A true one and here is a good trade senario to get one (Bynum/Radmonivic/Farmer/Mckie) for (KG or J. O’Neal)
    So Odom and Artest could take turns starting it depends on what team you are playing. Minny said they want young players anyway!!!!!!We got them.
    Start Odom if you are playing teams like the Worriors, the Nets, and the Kings.
    Start Artest if you are playing teams like the Mav’s, the Pistons, and the Bulls.
    Here R 4 Senario Line Ups:
    1 2 3 4
    PG: Fisher Fisher Fisher Fisher
    SG: MVP MVP MVP MVP
    SF: Artest Artest Odom Odom
    PF: KG JO KG JO
    C: Mihm Mihm Mihm Mihm

    So what line up sounds better? My pick is #3, cause I will have Artest come from the bench.

  • Fatty

    Critt needs to practice his free throws

  • kobeownsU

    who cares??? we all wanna see KG and KB together right? so do it, if there gonna sign fish that basically means there gonna go for the win now and not later, so now they have gone down that road there’s no reason to look back, just keep goin, do what you gotta do to get KG mitch!

  • Faith

    Farmar got bigger…not that big, but definitely more svelt. He’s also been working on anticipation rebounds, that’s good to know.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    ***LINEUP***

    PG: DEREK FISHER/JAVARIS CRITTENTON/SUN YUE (maybe)
    SG: KOBE BRYANT/MO EVANS/COBY KARL (lakers like him)
    SF: RON ARTEST/LUKE WALTON
    PF: KEVIN GARNETT/RONNY TURIAF/BRIAN COOK
    C : CHRIS MIHM/MIKKI MOORE/MARK BLOUNT/MARC GASOL (can still come from spain if needed)

    ^ Championship LINEUP?????[/quote]

    Dude you forgot to keep the SASHA!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    i doubt were getting Artest i really wanna but i dont think it’ll happen

  • Fatty

    Dualing point guards. Critt and Farmar.
    Did anybody else sense some tension between the two of them, both wanted the ball and didn’t look to pass too much.

  • klao

    kobe was not at the espys, and I for one am very glad that’s the case.

    It’s a total rip off, male athlete and no mention of Kobe, please.

    Kobe was not there.

  • Sep08

    All these people talking about getting artest or oneal are dreaming. Artest is owned by the Kings who play in the same division as the lakers and the maloofs already blocked a mike bibby trade to the lakers before the playoffs (they dont want to help L.A.). Also if we were to get artest that would eliminate us from getting either Oneal or Garnett. Oneal will not come to L.A. since bird wants both Odom and Bynum and O’neal is not worth that much (his numbers are inflated in the east). The lakers need to relax and just wait for garnett since they have the best deal to offer Minnessota (unless McHale decides to hate on the lakers). If we can’t get garnett then the lakers should just hold off till next summer and hope that Kobe does not leave.

  • klao

    Kobe was at a nike event: http://www.letmeplay.com/

    here’s the interview from that event:

    http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/LOSANGELES-CA/KLAC-AM/070711 Kobe with DV Full.mp3?CPROG=PCAST&MARKET=LOSANGELES-CA&NG_FORMAT=sports&SITE_ID=727&STATION_ID=KLAC-AM&PCAST_AUTHOR=AM570_KLAC&PCAST_CAT=Arts_and_Entertainment&PCAST_TITLE=Breaking_News

    and here are some pics:

    http://editorial.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=75312296

  • Cyrus

    That C.Karl seems to be promising. He is 24 years already and not in NBA with his dad being George Karl??

    Critt and Farmar tension? I got to watch only the second half and I didn’t sense anything!!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    [quote comment=”6946″]Imma suns fan and personally I wouldn’t want to see K.G with the suns. Our team Nucleus is at a all time high and Amare for K.G will mess that up. K.G will be like and old dogg trying to learn new tricks…[/quote]
    The Suns suck!!!! They have had stacks of talent and the best team with the most talent for many years and no championship-who wants to be fans of that? That means the team has no pride and has nothing to show for about them selves. I believe if they get Nash out of there and find themselves a desent point guard they would actually might when a ‘chip’. Here are some good suggestion get Steve Blake, Mo Williams, or Steve Francis.
    Tell you the truth I do not like the Suns for what they did to the Lakers for the past two seasons. I am A BIG LAKER FAN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    [quote comment=”7017″]who cares??? we all wanna see KG and KB together right? so do it, if there gonna sign fish that basically means there gonna go for the win now and not later, so now they have gone down that road there’s no reason to look back, just keep goin, do what you gotta do to get KG mitch![/quote]

    I love this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fatty

    cyrus

    That’s why I asked. Maybe its just wishful thinking on my part.

    Coby just got out of college and wasn’t drafted. Mitch may have done something right if he makes the team.

  • ryguy2303

    are we even getting fisher?
    whats the mo fuggin latest?

  • Killo

    why don’t we go for JO if the price for KG. trade farmar, bynum, kwame and maybe a draft pick for JO.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    Does anyone watching the summer league really believe that we need a “veteran” point now? I don’t believe for one bit that either Crittenton and/or Farmar can’t at least do as good a job as Fisher.

    Farmar has to work a lot harder to keep up(the less physically talent you are, the finer your shooting has to be), but I think he’s up to the challenge. Heck, if Crit worked as hard as Farmar, I think he could start for us THIS year. We have 4 months left, I believe that either or both can improve enough by then to be a true starter for us by then.

  • Fatty

    Its ten O’clock.

    Do you parents know where your bloggers are?

    Fatty – Signing off from Arizona, where the Suns stink and the Lakers rule. Yeah baby!!

  • 1st comment

    [quote post=”512″]It just might be to high. Think about it, all we really need is a Ron Artest type of player (perferably Ron Artest) This way we keep odom. Thats a pretty strong lineup in the west. To make it a guarented championship we go for JO. If there is some possible way to get JO and Artest then we have a ring. A JO, Artest, Kobe, Odom lineup is better than just KG and Kobe duo in my opinon.
    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    JO-if not Mihm[/quote]

    i agree completly even though i wnat kg more, another fab 4 would be better

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    Los Angeles 81, Portland 73
    Las Vegas, July 11 — The backcourt of the Los Angeles Lakers carried them to an 81-73 win over the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday night in the Thomas and Mack Center.

    Trailing by as many as 10 points (52-62) with 8:31 left in the fourth quarter, the Lakers made a 16-2 run to get back into the game and take the lead. Javaris Crittenton’s layup with just under five minutes left in the game gave the Lakers a 65-64 lead. On the next Lakers possession, Coby Karl hit a three-pointer from the top of the key to push the lead to four. The Lakers never let the lead slip away as the Blazers could get no closer than two points down.

    Crittenton had a monster game, scoring 26 points (10-17 FG) in 26 minutes of action. He was able to get the basket and finish, plus showed a nice jump shot from the outside in the win.

    Fellow guard, Jordan Farmar had 17 points (5-11 FG), including a three-pointer with just over a minute left to seal the game.

    “We started off well, I began the game on the bench to give the rookies a chance to play and more time,” Farmar said of the game. “We slowed the game down and picked it up defensively and were able to get the win.”

    Blazers’ guard Martell Webster led the team in scoring with 18 points (6-12 FG, 6-7 FT) and four rebounds in 25 minutes. Zendon Hamilton contributed 16 points (5-7 FG, 6-14 FT) in 28 minutes of play filling in for the absent Greg Oden.

    Overall, there were 17 lead changes and five ties. The Lakers got back in the game by outscoring the Blazers 31-14 in the fourth quarter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    MAN THIS SITE NEEDS SOME NEW UPDATES!!!

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    Can anyone post a new fuckin’ article please. I’m sick of this shit, post a new article please.

  • steve

    Hello bloggers .I just got home and checked in,whats going on with dfish? nothing on the dotted line yet.Alot of good points on the site today.I think that menphis paid to much for darko,if the figures are correct around 9mill,way to much for around 8 points a game chris mihm has better numbers but darko has the age and injury advantage.Bynum and darko plus brown?if we get gasol.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    OC Register: The Lakers and Derek Fisher moved closer Wednesday to finalizing a basic agreement that will bring Fisher back to his original team, though no deal can be officially signed until later next week.

    Fisher is expected to sign a three-year deal, starting at about $4.5 million. He has been determined to relocate to Los Angeles to get specific treatment for his 1-year-old daughter Tatum’s rare form of eye cancer. The Lakers need a veteran ball-handling guard and value Fisher’s leadership and triangle-offense knowledge.

    The earliest he could officially sign would be next week, because the Lakers have to wait for Fisher to clear seven-day waivers before giving him a new contract.

    Fisher was in Los Angeles on Wednesday to attend the ESPY Awards. He was a finalist in the “Best Moment” category for his dramatic May 9 mid-game arrival in Salt Lake City: Fisher helped Utah win Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals after spending the day in New York his daughter’s surgery that day in New York.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18

    [quote comment=”7036″]Can anyone post a new fuckin’ article please. I’m sick of this shit, post a new article please.[/quote]

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 darkice18
  • klao

    [quote comment=”7042″]BREAKING NEWS!!!! http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/sports/pros/abox/article_1762116.php/quote

    See right now john Ireland said he spoke to fisher tonight and fisher told him he was keeping his options open. He was not sure about the Lakers.

    I don’t think we should assume something that has not happen yet.

    Fisher may be playing hardball, but I doubt that.

  • KOBE

    do something and do it now mofo

  • steve

    i need to see him at a press confrence getting his new uni first then i can get excited about it.the spurs thought that they had one the game with .4 left on the clock and lost so until i see it someone else could steal this player away as well..sorry to be so negative

  • LAKobe4Life

    Does anyone know when the hell the KB24.com forums are supposed to come back???

  • DeepFrost
  • Rpoc

    [quote comment=”7049″]http://www.pe.com/sports/basketball/lakers/stories/PE_Sports_Local_D_lakers_12.412003a.html

    FISH IS OURS!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    So lame. So lame.
    [quote comment=”7047″]Does anyone know when the hell the KB24.com forums are supposed to come back???[/quote]
    Neeeeevar

    It was a bunch of candy ass hard core Kobe jockers having group orgies defiling the forum and offending the public on a daily basis. Thus Kobe shut down that forum! /sarcasm (honest)

  • kisofdeath

    price too high? i thought we were offerin? so does that mean minny has set a price for KG and we arent fulfilling it? does anyone know what that price is?

    you jo fan boys are stupid the pacers have already stated that bynum and odom have to be a part of the package, thats the deal on the table right now and from what i understand we can pull the trigger whenever and it will happen its just that we dont want to do it…thats the whole meaning of if the price dropped cuz the price for jo is set at bynum and odom…so your whole kobe jo artest odom lineup is more of a dream than kg and kobe

    again what is this “high” price for kg that needs to be dropped?

  • Rpoc

    The asking price for KG is too high as in they don’t have enough shit to get him so they wait for it to drop.

    The asking price for JO is too high as in they don’t want to give up too much for him so they wait for it to drop.

    Easy to understand!

  • http://WWW.ALLSOUNDMUSIC.COM JCOTA

    [quote comment=”6894″]guys i know its impossible but im saying we if we dont rush into this kg thing we could come up with alot better combo’s. I think a lineup with just getting artest would be good enough, teams like PHX cant run over us.

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Thats a team that can play D and score at least 100 a game. i still think thats better than KG and Kobe. Thats just me though.[/quotE
    Man…i know it looks crazy and sounds crazy but IF…P.J. can control Artest then it could really work. Don’t we have big money coming off the books next year???

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    Javaris played good once again i think we need to trade farmar and his horriblle defens and his 3 TO a game

    Java avg. 15 ppg 2 ast 3 reb. 0.33 TO (nasty) FGQ
    ( he makes good passes temates just miss)

    JF avg. 13 ppg 4 ast 4 rb 2.7 TO FG% 44

    i think we should trade jordna farmar and keep javaris

    and we should sign karl

  • dlakerfanforlife
  • Justin M.

    KB24.com—3) Kobe received several gifts from fans, including letters, photos, a homemade candy necklace and a Hawaiian lei which he wore during part of the session. One young man gave Kobe a sealed envelope. I asked him what was inside and he said ‘It’s a Starbucks gift card that I bought with my own money. I know Kobe doesn’t need it, but I wanted to show him how much I appreciated him.’

    Where is he gonna get better fans???

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    awwww i was guunna send kobe a starbuck giftcard but i dont know how to get it to him

  • Fatty

    KG Sweepsstakes.

    At this point in the deals, everyones cards are on the table AND, they are face up. No surprises. The Lakers know what we can offer. GS knows what they can offer. Minnie knows what they can offer. We know, they know, what everyone can and will offer.

    Eric Pincus says GS has a better offer, just speculation. Harrington is better than Odom? His contract is similar in price but lasts four years. Player for player, who would you take? Odom has 27 mil left and Harrington has 45 mil.
    Kwame has 9 mil and one year. GS has nobody with expiring contracts. Bynum 2 mil and has great potential, Brandon Wright, no NBA experience and has signed for 2.3 mil. Pincus has no inside info., he’s just blogging like us.

    Its rumored, KG doesn’t want to play for GS. So why would anybody think KG is going to GS. Remember, we hear Minnie doesn’t want Odom’s contract, but they will take Harrington’s far worse contract, and Harrington is no where near the quality player Odom is? Doesn’t sound right to me.

    KG is coming to the Lakers or he is not going anywhere. No other team is even rumored to be in the hunt anymore. The teams that were are securing other deals now.

    Why no trade yet? Last night the Summer League announcers brought that subject up. The reason? Free agent moratorium. Now that it’s over, big deals will be happening all over the league. I believe them. 21 GM’s and executives are in Vegas, mucho talk is going on. Mucho ears are listening. These guys were not just speculating, they are hearing stuff. Either way, soon we will hear something.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    starbuck*

  • dlakerfanforlife
  • Fatty

    Artest changes mind? Might be traded after all?

    It was no surprise that flaky Ron Artest backtracked on his declaration in The Post that he really wants to finish his career in Sacramento. In fact, Thomas predicted the flip-flop when he said of the bizarre claim, “A lot of good players have been changing their minds lately,” referring to the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant.

    Artest, one day after saying he probably won’t opt out next season, told the Sacramento Bee, “I mean I like it, but who knows? I’m not going to put myself in a position where I say, yeah, I want to stay here all the time. I trust my agent.”

    Artest said he is flattered by the buzz in New York.

    “All the people in New York want it, it’s been eight years (since I left St. John’s) and it’s always like, ‘When’s Ron coming back?’ That makes me feel good,” Artest told The Post.

    Kings GM Geoff Petrie told Artest he won’t be traded, but Artest softened that statement.

    “Geoff is an honest dude. He lets you know there’s a chance that things could happen, that I could be traded,” Artest said

  • lakerfan81

    I know we have the most legitimate offer on the table. Boston can probably make a better offer but KG said he does not want to play there. GS has not expiring contracts and would have to send Harrington huge contract over. Why does it seem that Taylor is pushing so hard to get rid of KG and get a lot of cap space. I know its good for business if they get young talent and cap space. Maybe he is going to sell which is why he has to get rid of all his large contracts. Who knows. So the only question that remains is, is McHale willing to trade KG to LA thus creating the best Big man-guard combo since Shaq and Kobe. I don’t know if the Lakers will be able to beat the spurs if this trade happened. Maybe not this year but next year with some smart moves to bring in some key role players, more development of Farmar/Crittenton? Probably. So the question remains how much pressure is on McHale to move Garnett? and is he willing to create KG/KB combo?

    So maybe if KG waives his trade kicker and we take on one of their big contracts. Blount/Jaric (I wouldn’t take hudson) So trade Kwame/Odom/Bynum next years #1 for Blount and KG. Resign Mihm 1 yr 4-5M with team option in the second if he comes back strong from his injury. We don’t have the money to offer Moore a contract unfortunately since he is reportedly seeking a contract starting around 6M so our front line will be thin this year but that can be easily solved next off season or perhaps during the season. The lakers probably would not win this year but they would be favorites next season.

    Someone should just brainwash McHale so that the trade gets done. Anyone know how to hypnotize someone?

  • Justin M.

    Guys, this is my last take on this KG thing. People are making him out to be an iphone. So much hype and everyone wants him inculding me, but is he really gonna make the LA Lakers a championship team. Really think about it. If he comes to LA he is going to have more pressure on him to win then ever before(has a serious injury waiting to happen just like Malone’s ankle) and if the Lakers flop with him do you really think he wants to take all of our critizim on how he was a mistake? I don’t think so. Please listen, there are alot of other (cheaper) options that can make us just as good as having KG or even better. We made not even need to make a big trade. When were healthy were at least a soild 4th seed team that can do damage in the playoffs. You got to seperate your wants from your needs, we all want KG like we want an iphone but do we really need him? That’s for you to decide.

  • Fatty

    lakerfan81

    With KG, it would be no sure thing this year. We would need a couple breaks in the playoffs to go deep. With Kobe, KG, and PJ, we would put the fear of god in some teams.

    Your right, next years team would be our good one. We would have the MLE, Vet Min, BLE, etc… to fill our role spots. Then it would be kick butt time.

    Have you ever hypnotized a chicken? You just hold one finger in front of there eyes, they focus on it and there brain locks. Probally similar with Mchale.

  • Lakerboy248

    [quote comment=”7068″]Guys, this is my last take on this KG thing. People are making him out to be an iphone. So much hype and everyone wants him inculding me, but is he really gonna make the LA Lakers a championship team. Really think about it. If he comes to LA he is going to have more pressure on him to win then ever before(has a serious injury waiting to happen just like Malone’s ankle) and if the Lakers flop with him do you really think he wants to take all of our critizim on how he was a mistake? I don’t think so. Please listen, there are alot of other (cheaper) options that can make us just as good as having KG or even better. We made not even need to make a big trade. When were healthy were at least a soild 4th seed team that can do damage in the playoffs. You got to seperate your wants from your needs, we all want KG like we want an iphone but do we really need him? That’s for you to decide.[/quote]

    We need KG so Kobe can stay.

  • Justin M.

    we dont NEED kg for kobe to stay, just because ric bucher says it doesnt mean its true.

  • lakerfan81

    Fatty, the chicken gave me a great idea. Maybe we can just hypnotize a chicken and dress it up as McHale. The chicken would not be any worst of a GM than McHale so no may notice the difference.

  • Lakerboy248

    [quote comment=”7071″]we dont NEED kg for kobe to stay, just because ric bucher says it doesnt mean its true.[/quote]

    Then what do you suppose the Lakers do?

  • Justin M.

    That was just my take on it bro, if u still want to get KG thats ur opinion and thats cool. I would much rather have a lineup of

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    Mihm

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Luke
    Odom
    Mihm

    Fisher
    Kobe
    Artest
    Odom
    JO ( I wish we could have this one, but its a wish)

  • Lakerboy248

    But I don’t think the lakers will get artest, on the count of the kings and the lakers are in the same division

  • Justin M.

    well, i also think Fisher might be enough, now with him guys like Nash wont get easy layups every time.

  • Fatty

    Justin M

    When this site first started, I visited and wished them well but feeling KG won’t happen. Way too expensive and we don’t have the pieces to make a trade. Besides, why would Minnie even want to trade him?

    But the Lakers changed my mind with a serious try for KG. I still didn’t believe it would happen. Then after examining what facts we did have, I came to the conclusion we might land him. Now it actually looks good.

    If KG is the Cadillac, then JO is the Impala. If we are going to these lengths to secure a big man, then spend a little extra to get the Caddy with all the options. If I’m going to trade in my old BMW in Odom, I won’t be happy with a JO Impala. I want the Caddy which people stop to look at when I fly by them. I want the whole package, leather, wheels, trick paint, computer that talks to me, stereo, etc.. I hear ya on JO, but I want and deserve the best.

  • schnide

    i thought mihm said recently that he felt he “owed it to the lakers” to come back and make up for that lost year? i know its all business, but with chicago and phoenix looking at him, those sort of promises just magically disappear…

  • Justin M.

    but ur gonna be giving up alot more than just an old bmw for old cadi and the dealership in Mini proably still wont except that trade in.

  • Fatty

    lakerfan81

    Chicken disguised as Mchale, nobody on both sides would notice the difference.

    Mitch: “Kevin, what do you think?”
    Mchale: “Buck, buck, buck buuuck”
    Mitch: “What are you talking about? Milwaukee is in the deal now?”
    Mchale: “Buck, buck,buuuuuck”
    Mitch: “Oh, you think I’m chicken, I can’t pull the trigger?”
    Mchale: “Buck,buck,buck,buck”
    Mitch: “Okay, you can have Bynum. Do we have a deal?”
    Mchale: “Cock a doodle doooooo!!!”
    Mitch: “Good, let’s shake hands, claws whatever on the deal”

  • red3mpt

    lol wtf is up with all the analogies. just talk straight up. odom, jo, and garnett. this site is called getgarnett.com .why else do people think we talk about getting garnett so much?

  • AlexKB24

    Line Up
    PG: Steve Francis or D-Fisher
    SG: Kobe Bryant
    SF: Luke Walton
    PF: Pau Gasol
    C: Chris Mihm

    We trade Odom, Bynum, Farmar, and future 1 round pick for Paul Gasol

    For francis we give up Brown, Cook, and 2 round pick

  • Big D

    You all have got to be kidding me comparring JO to KG. I’d say it’s more like a Pinto to a Caddy.

    1) Let’s look at the stats:
    NAME_ GP MPG_ PTS_ EFF_ RPG_ APG STPG BLKPG EFF48M EFF
    O’Neal_ 69 35.1 19.4 21.0 9.6_ 2.4 0.7_ 2.64_ 28.29_ 21.0
    Garnett 76 39.2 22.4 29.2 12.8 4.1 1.2_ 1.66 _35.53_ 29.17

    (Had to add underlines to make the spacing work).

    That makes Garnett #1 and O’Neal 31 (right BELOW Odom at 30). Don’t believe me, see for yourself: http://www.nba.com/statistics/player/Efficiency.jsp

    2) Watch the videos of KG on this site, especially “Tears of pain, tears of pride too”: http://getgarnett.com/blog/?page_id=10

    KG’s desire to win is second to none and equal only to Kobe’s

    If you all want JO, go create getjo.com (unless of course this is a porno site, which would be just as appropriate).

    BTW: Walton must sense something is up b/c did you notice in one of the articles posted above he agreed to a pay cut this year and is now only getting $4M?

    Garnett will be ours soon!

  • mlkg721

    Kg is the perfect compliment to Kobe. Although i dont think it would be enough to beat San Antonio next year, cuz lets face it, the goal is to build a team to beat the champs, but we will be ready the year after. I think people might not even realize how good this Cat is. i know people know he’s the shit, but he’s ridiculous. He might have the best post moves in foot work in the game right now. He has great D can shoot and handle the rock. He’s just not a closer, but we just have the best closer in the game. Get him, then build off those 2 with devent role players. Fisher is a good start if we get KG

  • mlkg721

    i dont fear the rest of these teams in the West, the lakers just need better D. Phoenix is soft, They’re hella cocky for a team led by a player with ZERO final appearances. WEAK. Dallas is another regular season team who folded against a team with more heart than them. Utah is good, Denver will be better but they are both ver beatable. And GSW will be better, but we always handle them.

  • kisofdeath

    [quote comment=”7068″]Guys, this is my last take on this KG thing. People are making him out to be an iphone. So much hype and everyone wants him inculding me, but is he really gonna make the LA Lakers a championship team. Really think about it. If he comes to LA he is going to have more pressure on him to win then ever before(has a serious injury waiting to happen just like Malone’s ankle) and if the Lakers flop with him do you really think he wants to take all of our critizim on how he was a mistake? I don’t think so. Please listen, there are alot of other (cheaper) options that can make us just as good as having KG or even better. We made not even need to make a big trade. When were healthy were at least a soild 4th seed team that can do damage in the playoffs. You got to seperate your wants from your needs, we all want KG like we want an iphone but do we really need him? That’s for you to decide.[/quote]

    who do we give for kg? farmar bynum odom? odom for kg is the actual deal thats the only change in our starting lineup from last year farmar and bynum are just fillers…farmar is just a give away crittenton is playin great and with dfish we dont need him, bynum i guess he’s the “future” but only if he has kareem to develop him i always liked mihm anyway, and think of kareem workin with kg

    dfish/crittenton
    kobe
    walton
    kg
    mihm

    vs

    dfish/crittenton
    kobe
    artest
    odom
    mihm

    roster doesnt change too much…i like the kg roster, walton gives us a good ball handling forwad who behind kobe i think understands the triangle the most, of course theres dfish we already know what hes capable of, kg is a stronger low post then odom and just as versatile and is consistent 20 and 10 opposed to odoms on and off 16 and 10, when mihm started he was a consistent 10 and 7 guy, and kobe the best player in the league

    artest is a better scorer than walton but walton fits alot better and with kobe and odom on the team artests numbers his numbers will go down

    and do we really need him? maybe if thats what it takes to keep kobe you forgot to factor that in. will kobe be satisfied with not gettin kg. the kg talks was the only thing to cause kobe to easen up on leavin

    although with dfish signin with la and kobes agent it seems kobe is goin to stay for this season at least

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