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#21 Henny Loc

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:38 AM

I call bluff

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Gasol is playing like a B type player and Gay is a B type player who's ready to be an A type player very soon

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:44 AM

zero chance.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:05 AM

if this deal goes down im pretty sure dantoni will use him at the 4 like shawn marion. hes long and can spread the floor. a nightmare mismatch to opposing 4's..

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:08 AM

if this deal goes down im pretty sure dantoni will use him at the 4 like shawn marion. hes long and can spread the floor. a nightmare mismatch to opposing 4's..


No. Earl Clark would still be the 4
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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:23 AM

Would be down for this trade.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:27 AM

woooooooowww

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Nash, Bryant, Gay, Clark, Dwight (2 highest IQ players, 3 young athletic monsters)
Meeks, MWP, Jamison (Bench Needs Work)...

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'll keep saying this since people don't seem to understand it:

Teams are interested in Gasol because not only is he a player that can help now, but he's going to be a $19 million expiring contract next season. That's absolutely insane. I'll put it this way, when we traded for Gasol back in 2007, one of the biggest reasons was for the Grizzlies to shed salary and Kwame's $8 million expiring contract was of high value and considered a "big expiring contract". Now the CBA has changed drastically.

The luxury tax implications are big for teams now more so than ever before, it really is a huge deal that is underestimated by fans. The whole "expiring contract means little" comment has no merit. It's pretty rare where you see a player of Gasol's caliber and contract size traded off before his deal runs out.

As for this "deal", I've been saying that I wouldn't be shocked if the Lakers go out and acquire Gay, it's exactly the type of deal that would improve this team now and for the future. It gives the Lakers options and now gives us a player that can guard the better athletic wings in the league and allows Metta to guard PF's down low where he is most effective now at this point of his career. Plus the athleticism is obviously something that Gay brings and something this team needs if we are going to continue to play this more high tempo system and get out on the break.

For the Grizzlies, they get rid of Gay's contract and take back Pierce, who will also be a expiring next season, so for their team they get a veteran guy like Pierce for a couple seasons to make a run in the playoffs, then get $15 million off the books.

For the Celtics, it makes sense to acquire Gasol for a couple seasons and use his services while Fab Melo and Jared Sullinger develop. What's interesting is that Gasol comes off the books next year and you could see Garnett traded sometime during next season, they gave him a really bad three year deal, so they could shed salary and be a major player in the 2014 off-season and have a promising core of players that could entice a free agent.

We'll see what happens. It's pretty rare for something reported/rumored to come to fruition involving the Lakers. I'd be in favor of it though.
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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:29 AM

I'll take Rudy Gay if he can do this



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:33 AM

I'll take Rudy Gay if he can do this

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Rudy Gay will be doing that again, man.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:40 AM

It would be ideal if we were to recieve Tony Wroten from the Grizzlies with Gay and they recieve Barbosa from the celtics

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:43 AM

A howard and gay combo sounds kind of cool. I won't hold my breath though.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:43 AM

if it happens it could be amazing!!!

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:46 AM


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Rumor: Lakers, Celtics & Grizzles have discussed a three way blockbuster that would send Pau Gasol to Boston, Gay to LA & Pierce to Memphis.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:47 AM

Legion Sports@MySportsLegion
Rumor: Lakers, Celtics & Grizzles have discussed a three way blockbuster that would send Pau Gasol to Boston, Gay to LA & Pierce to Memphis.

How reliable is he?

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:48 AM

How reliable is he?


Apparently Marc Stein from ESPN said it on air. Read that on another board.

If Lakers somehow manage to do this, I hope we also ask for Barbosa, we need another scoring punch off the bench

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Yeah Barbosa did want to leave.
Barbos, Meeks, Metta, Jamison, Sacre would be very nice.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:52 AM

that Legion Sports guy, usually copies from what other reliable people have said and just tweets it

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:54 AM

I want a deal to go down today. It's fun when hundreds of people are gathered in one thread :P

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