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#1 lakersince75

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 07:54 AM

If we keep our draft pick, what position do you fill and who would you pick?



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Posted January 07, 2017 - 09:10 AM

BPA.

 

But if we get to pick someone this year, I would hope for TJ Leaf. He reminds me of McHale with his movements and footwork, and has a 3 point range.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Jahlil Okafor



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Posted January 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Lonzo Ballll
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Posted January 09, 2017 - 11:11 AM

In all likelihood we will lose our pick and Boston will get the 1st pick or close to it.  Trying not to think about the draft this year to be honest.  Too early to start a 2018 draft thread? Lol


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 11:15 AM

I trade it to the Bulls for Jimmy Butler. 


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Fultz, Ball or Jackson or trade to Bulls for Jimmy (or Kings for Boogie).

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 12:05 PM

I trade it to the Bulls for Jimmy Butler.


They'd ask for more than that. Trading for butler means the lakers are likely to get better ,thus, bulls will probably get less than face value.

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 01:01 PM

They'd ask for more than that. Trading for butler means the lakers are likely to get better ,thus, bulls will probably get less than face value.

yeah but if they are a losing team they're gonna need something, especially if the Bulls continue their current way of things, they may just decide they need to blow it up and start a new.   Trading the pick for Butler helps both sides, it clears the cap for them and nets them a young talent they can push.  Depends really, cause doing that likely means Wade leaves as well and the rebuild can essentially start.  they may decide it may be better to cut their losses now as opposed to wallow in no-man's land for the next 5 seasons and THEN trying to rebuild.  

If we landed a top 3 pick I'd gladly trade it to the Bulls for Butler.   If they say no, then I'd just draft Lonzo Ball with it and cut my losses.  

And the Lakers getting better while Chicago lands 2 top end picks might be a better scenario for them as they hit the reset button as opposed to wallowing in no man's land for 5 seasons and then trying to rebuild.  

But again, if they said no, I'd just draft Lonzo Ball. 


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 03:13 PM

yeah but if they are a losing team they're gonna need something, especially if the Bulls continue their current way of things, they may just decide they need to blow it up and start a new.   Trading the pick for Butler helps both sides, it clears the cap for them and nets them a young talent they can push.  Depends really, cause doing that likely means Wade leaves as well and the rebuild can essentially start.  they may decide it may be better to cut their losses now as opposed to wallow in no-man's land for the next 5 seasons and THEN trying to rebuild.  

If we landed a top 3 pick I'd gladly trade it to the Bulls for Butler.   If they say no, then I'd just draft Lonzo Ball with it and cut my losses.  

And the Lakers getting better while Chicago lands 2 top end picks might be a better scenario for them as they hit the reset button as opposed to wallowing in no man's land for 5 seasons and then trying to rebuild.  

But again, if they said no, I'd just draft Lonzo Ball. 

 

I agree, I would trade the pick in a blink for Jimmy (not saying CHI pulls the trigger).

 

If you draft Ball (Im a fan) what happens to DLo?



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 03:29 PM

I agree, I would trade the pick in a blink for Jimmy (not saying CHI pulls the trigger).

 

If you draft Ball (Im a fan) what happens to DLo?

 

Lonzo Ball is a playmaker, he'd find DLo for the open 3 all day.


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Posted January 09, 2017 - 03:52 PM

Lonzo Ball is a playmaker, he'd find DLo for the open 3 all day.

 

Slide DLo to SG?



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 04:29 PM

Are we already starting the unrealistic trade talk?
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Posted January 09, 2017 - 04:49 PM

Are we already starting the unrealistic trade talk?

 

With a little over a month left, it seems suiting ;)

 

Its that time, get out the popcorn...



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 11:06 PM

I agree, I would trade the pick in a blink for Jimmy (not saying CHI pulls the trigger).

 

If you draft Ball (Im a fan) what happens to DLo?

Ball looks like the next Jason Kidd, so him and DLo just shares the back-court. Ball, DLo and Ingram would be the best passing back-court trio in the nba. 

I'd still go with Fultz over Ball and maybe Jackson too.



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Posted January 09, 2017 - 11:26 PM

I agree, I would trade the pick in a blink for Jimmy (not saying CHI pulls the trigger).

 

If you draft Ball (Im a fan) what happens to DLo?

Lonzo plays the 2 next to D'lo and gets wide open threes all day essentially while mixing in some playmaking and combo guard action.  

They'd find each other for wide open opportunities and in terms of 'fit' Lonzo's style is the one that would fit here most.  

However, we'd likely trade the pick for an already established star on another team that is being made available.  

Unless Ball or Fultz or something blew us away with their potential and looked transcendent.   

Sleeper pick I'd say if somehow despite a solid record we landed a bottom 3 pick due to percentage luck(like Chicago did with Rose) then a sleeper pick would be Malik Monk, if and when his wingspan is revealed to still be 6'6 like it was every year it was measured before Kentucky flubbed it.  The kid has Westbrook with a jumpshot potential

 


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 08:25 AM

yeah but if they are a losing team they're gonna need something, especially if the Bulls continue their current way of things, they may just decide they need to blow it up and start a new.   Trading the pick for Butler helps both sides, it clears the cap for them and nets them a young talent they can push.  Depends really, cause doing that likely means Wade leaves as well and the rebuild can essentially start.  they may decide it may be better to cut their losses now as opposed to wallow in no-man's land for the next 5 seasons and THEN trying to rebuild.  

If we landed a top 3 pick I'd gladly trade it to the Bulls for Butler.   If they say no, then I'd just draft Lonzo Ball with it and cut my losses.  

And the Lakers getting better while Chicago lands 2 top end picks might be a better scenario for them as they hit the reset button as opposed to wallowing in no man's land for 5 seasons and then trying to rebuild.  

But again, if they said no, I'd just draft Lonzo Ball. 

 

Ok I thought you meant trading the pick before the deadline for butler.

 

Yeah If I were Mitch I'd trade the pick if they retain it unless there's a talent that hard to pass on. Not sure if the pick is enough to land butler though. Might include a future 1st, which Im ok with.

 

I dont want more picks or rookies anymore lol. Its time to trust the youth we have and add legit players to take it to the next level.



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Posted January 10, 2017 - 08:32 AM

I do miss having all star players though.

 

Seems this day and age it takes min 4 years to become one (though exceptions like i think John Wall, LeBron)


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Before the crazy trade talks start.  You cannot get a star for JUST the 1st overall pick. 


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Before the crazy trade talks start.  You cannot get a star for JUST the 1st overall pick.

We go over this every season!




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