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#1 DTIII™

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:39 PM

Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account@WojVerticalNBA  3m3 minutes ago

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Lakers are finalizing a multi-year agreement with agent Rob Pelinka as general manager, league sources tell @TheVertical. He'll start soon.

 

Pelinka's been prominent agent for years, holds strong relationships w/ league execs, engineered deals, recruiting in deep '17 draft class.


Edited by DTIII™, February 21, 2017 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:41 PM

Hope this guy brings it. 

 

 

Again, without knowing really anything about him he's gotta be a smart man to be an agent, especially Kobe's.



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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:41 PM

here we go

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:42 PM

Phew. This is all happening so fast.



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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:43 PM

Damn, I was gunning for Morey.


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:44 PM

Phew. This is all happening so fast.



Gotta smack his name on this upcoming trade

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:46 PM

Oh man, this organization is just all over the place. It's obvious they had this deal in place already which causes the question: Why wait and waste time with thad advisor BS when the plan was already in place, why they weren't fired a month ago, not two days before the deadline.

People don't realize that Jeanie is also a problem. This was handled very poorly. Also no mention od Mitch and Black in the Spectrum interview. Could've at least thanked them that they spend half od their lives with Lakers. Just not the level of class Lakers should be showing and to which we fans were accustomed to with dr. Jerry Buss.

All being said, I hope Pelinka and Ryan West do a great job. I sincerely do.
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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:46 PM

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#9 Disaster in Paradise

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:48 PM

Oh man, this organization is just all over the place. It's obvious they had this deal in place already which causes the question: Why wait and waste time with thad advisor BS when the plan was already in place, why they weren't fired a month ago, not two days before the deadline.

People don't realize that Jeanie is also a problem. This was handled very poorly. Also no mention od Mitch and Black in the Spectrum interview. Could've at least thanked them that they spend half od their lives with Lakers. Just not the level of class Lakers should be showing and to which we fans were accustomed to with dr. Jerry Buss.

All being said, I hope Pelinka and Ryan West do a great job. I sincerely do.

 

Class organization.


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:48 PM

Job was meant for Ryan West.... smh


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:50 PM

Good break down from Lakers Film Room, and essentially confirms what I had already thought AND hoped for:

Ryan West is the organization’s personnel guy. Magic & Pelinka have input but ultimately defer to his knowledge and expertise regarding which collegiate players are better than others, which free agents are bargains, which high priced free agents are overvalued, and his general perspective on how the on-court elements of basketball work in 2017.

Rob Pelinka is the dealmaker. He leverages his relationships with players and front offices to execute the triumvirate’s agreed upon vision. West is said to be respected around the league but has minimal, ancillary experience in terms of actually executing transactions. Magic certainly does, in a number of different industries, but Pelinka’s been an active and uninterrupted participant in the basketball world for years. He’d be the guy who actually gets things done, whether it’s on the trade market or by constructing and delivering pitches in Free Agency.

Magic Johnson is the face of the franchise. If nothing else, the departure of Jim Buss & Mitch Kupchak gives the Lakers a unified front for the first time since the beloved Dr. Jerry Buss died. The narrative over the last several years has been that the Lakers are a dysfunctional franchise, with quarreling owners who can’t get on the same page. Who’s to blame for that simply doesn’t matter anymore. The Lakers now have a clear chain of command, with Magic sitting atop of the basketball operations, where he can be the public face that is presented to the media, prospective free agents, and fans, all of whom recognize that he is the person who is ultimately responsible for the product on the floor. He certainly has a say in personnel matters…the final say, in fact…but decides to lean on his support staff as heavily as he has in his successful, post-career business ventures.


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#12 Disaster in Paradise

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:51 PM

^ Too bad a certain individual caused him to not post here. Would love to hear some of his critiques on this forum.


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:52 PM

Well, the tree has been shaken.

Hope cooler heads prevail.

 

We're still the laughing stock of the league until we're not.

(hate writing that but true)


Praying for  1. Youngsters Ballin (Didn't really happen on a consistent basis at all) 2. Miracle Trade (Also didn't happen. And we traded our best player for chump change) 3. Kick Ass Rooks (Zubac exceeded, Ingram tried but disappointed overall)

READY FOR SEASON TO BE OVER!!!

 

 


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:54 PM

Things are moving fast in Lakerland.

Once he's officially announced, I bet Lou is traded within the hour.

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:55 PM

Smart decision. If Magic is gonna have the final say, you would at least want the people under him to have a broad perspective of NBA. Pelinka and West complete each other.

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:56 PM

So... The sky isn't falling? Lol

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:56 PM

Well I hope him the best. He's our guy now and I fully support him. Hope Ryan West stays with us for a long time to help him.  


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 03:56 PM

Well, the tree has been shaken.
Hope cooler heads prevail.

We're still the laughing stock of the league until we're not.
(hate writing that but true)


The laughing stock?

So Kings and Nets aren't?

Knicks aren't?


We actually have beat good teams this season. Winning 42% of our games when no one is injured

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Well I hope him the best. He's our guy now and I fully support him. Hope Ryan West stays with us for a long time to help him.


I think that's going to be the case. He's likely going to do everything a GM does, but without the title. There's no way they can get rid of him any time soon given his reputation around the league, and the inexperience of both Magic and Pelinka.

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Posted February 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Can anyone chime in on what you think will happen with Palinka's clients? Wouldn't there be some sort of conflict of interest or some sort of anti-steering rule the NBA has in place that will come into question?






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