Seems like Brian Shaw had some effect on the Lakers front-office and are now trying to pursue after Webber. Maybe, Shaw should push harder for Garnett since the front-office is listening to him. ;-)

Florida Today: Webber is reportedly considering offers from Detroit, Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • J-Cool

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/wizardsinsider/2007/07/weekend_update.html

    Miami’s decision to sign Smush Parker means you can rule Pat Riley out of the Juan Carlos Navarro sweepstakes (I call him JNC because some folks on this blog tend to think that the guy is a cross between a Spanish Michael Jordan and the real JC). Perhaps the Lakers will call and make an offer now that they need a guard? Bottom line: I see Ernie getting a deal done this week.

  • somelakerfan1

    great they got shaq now they get smush next who do they eant kobe?lol

  • J-Cool

    Interview By J-Cool Conducted By J-Cool

    J-Cool:What Up J-Cool Thanks You For Coming Here

    J-Cool: What Up Glad To Be Here

    J-Cool: Let Get To The Questions

    J-Cool: Ask Away

    J-Cool: What Do You Think Of The Lakers This Year?

    J-Cool: That A Good Question J-Cool The Lakers Need To Make Changes To Appease Kobe That Means JO Or KG But We Most Likely Getting JO Then That Will Get Us Webber.

    J-Cool: What Do You Think Of Navarro? And Should The Lakers Get Him?

    J-Cool: Well Navarro Kid Is Good And Yes The Lakers Should Get Him If It Will Get Us JO And Webber Come To The Team

    J-Cool: After The Lakers Make These Moves Will They Be COntenders:

    J-Cool: Yes Better Than Contenders We Be The 2007-2008 Champions

    J-Cool: Should Jim Buss Be Fired?

    J-Cool: Yes Because He Been Wasting Kobe Prime And If He Takes Control Of This Team He Will Take This Team To The Ground

    J-Cool: All Right Before You Go Do Will The Lakers Come Into Training With This Current Roster?

    J-Cool: Absolutely Not J-Cool.

    J-Cool: Thank You For Your Time J-Cool

    J-Cool: Anytime Man.

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    Gettin KG will happen but but I think. But he might wear #34. but if he keep #21 but Ronnie need give up his number.

  • http://www.mr47.com mr47

    Man the first few comments were very odd. Anyway, I don’t see C-Webb in a Lakers uniform, although I would love it. Fish Kobe Lamar J’Oneal is not bad at all.

    Problem is, do we even have free agent money to be spending? Didn’t the MLE get used on fish and mihm?

  • gugy

    Brian Shaw for GM
    Fire cupcake!

  • fatty

    mr47

    We still have one mil of MLE money and the vet min of 1.1 mil. Having Bird’s rights with Mihm doesn’t count against the MLE, like Luke’s salary didn’t count either.

    It won’t get you much, unless someone don’t need the money like Weber.

  • lakerfan81

    why are the Lakers trying to get the rights to Juan Carlos Navarro? They do not really need another PG, they have Fisher as the mentor and two young PGs. Do they want to use him as a back up SG? But even then they would be overloaded in the gurd position. Maybe there is a deal on the table involving either Farmar or Crittenton and they need a replacement.

    or…

    This is purely speculation but, the Lakers drafted Marc Gasol, and now they are trying to get Navarro, a player Pau Gasol demanded Memphis acquire.

  • fatty

    Not if Weber’s father has something to say.

    For what it’s worth, Webber’s father, Mayce, hopes his son sticks around his hometown.

    “Yes, I do think Chris should re-sign with Detroit,” he told Slam. “Joe Dumars has been good to him, and the fans of Detroit deserve to see Chris finish out his career there. I hope he stays.”

  • fatty

    This is THEE source for Navarro speculation. Its a blogger insider Ivan Carter of the Washington Post. Read pp #3 and notice he is only “suggesting or speculating” the Lakers will call seeing as they need a guard. (which is a wrong assumption)The other articles quote from this, omitting its just wishful thinking on Carter, like its some Washington insider.

    My conclusion. The Lakers are really not that interested in Navarro as we have Fish signed with Critt and Farmar.

    Weekend update
    I was on the phone this morning talking to a team source who refuted a published report which said Ernie Grunfeld has offered Andray Blatche a three-year, $11 million deal. Ernie’s made an offer, make no mistake about it, but I hear that it’s less than that.

    I’ll stick by my gut feeling that Andray will wind up signing a three-year deal for something in the neighborhood of $9 million. Thing is, Andray has every right to ask for three-years, $11 million because that’s what Amir Johnson got from Detroit. Stay tuned. I do know this: Ernie probably won’t sign Dominic McGuire until a deal for Blatche is done. Gotta stay under that luxury tax baby.

    Miami’s decision to sign Smush Parker means you can rule Pat Riley out of the Juan Carlos Navarro sweepstakes (I call him JNC because some folks on this blog tend to think that the guy is a cross between a Spanish Michael Jordan and the real JC). Perhaps the Lakers will call and make an offer now that they need a guard? Bottom line: I see Ernie getting a deal done this week.

    By Ivan Carter | July 28, 2007; 4:29 PM ET

  • fatty

    Some info about Navarro from Wikipedia.

    Juan Carlos Navarro (Catalan: Joan Carles Navarro)(born June 13, 1980 in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona), nicknamed “La Bomba” (The Bomb), is a Spanish basketball player. The 1.92 m (6 ft 3 in) and 79 kg (169 lb) shooting guard/point guard currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish ACB. He is widely considered one of the best guards in Europe.

    It’s been rumored that several NBA teams are interested in him, the most notorious being Memphis Grizzlies due to his friend Gasol being there.

  • fatty

    Navarro “La Bomba” highlight film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpCYWOJ5FLY

    Another film this time with better music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPhTs1H-faY

    6′ 3″ and 169 lbs, weak by NBA standards?

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    i hope we get C.Webb he would flourish under the triangle offense…

    …we should do this….

    trade: Lamar to a 3rd team—> Get picks,potentials, and expiring K’s
    and bynum and kwame for Kevin Garnett and Mark Blount

    trade Vlade and Farmar and pick for Artest

    sign webber for vets min

    trade sasha and cook for Juan Carlos Navarro cause the wizards need to trade him, and cookie and sasha will do…

    sign Coby Karl,Sun Yue, and Marc Gasol

    *NOTE* we will be over luxary tax threshold…

    LINEUP:

    Fisher/Javaris/Juan
    Kobe/Mo Evans/Sun Yue???
    Artest/Luke/Coby Karl
    KG/Webber/Marc Gasol???
    Mihm/Blount/Ronny

    DEEP TEAM PLUS EXPIERENCE FROM FISHER/KOBE/KG/WEBBER/ARTEST….

    = CHAMPS!!!!!

  • fatty

    dark ice

    Like the end results. But just because we can figure that out, doesn’t mean Mitch is smart enough to pull off a multi team deal. This guy can’t even win at “Go Fish”. As you can see, my confidence in Mitch and jimbo isn’t very high.

  • http://myspace.com/luis22691 lr26kb24

    [quote comment="9508"]Brian Shaw for GM
    Fire cupcake![/quote]

    yea yea man thats a good idea

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [b][url=http://hoopshype.com/blogs/ferranti/index.php/2007/07/27/kobe-vs-lebron/]LINK[/url][/b]
    [quote][b][size=18]Kobe vs LeBron[/size][/b]
    Dwyane who? Dirk what? Duncan why? KG where? Nash how? In the mighty, mighty world of the NBA, the league that boasts the world’s finest athletes, the debate can rage on forever. Who is the best? The most exciting? The most dominating? Ask a hundred people and you might get 50 different answers. But here we call it like it is. And we expose suckers for what they are – suckers. Not to say any of the above are suckers, but when it comes down to it the debate of who’s the best really centers on two players. Kobe vs. LeBron.

    The Black Mamba vs. The Chosen One. The Assassin vs. The Prodigy. Could you imagine a one-on-one game between these two? Where is the video game? Remember the Larry Bird/Dr. J one? Well, LeBron vs. Kobe would kill that. These two would dominate (each other), gesticulate (wildly), articulate (each dunk), contemplate (each move) and pronunciate (each highflying trip to the rack). And for real there is no stopping either one. They can do whatever they want whenever they want. They are both really that good and really that exciting. Kobe with his 81-point explosions and LeBron with his Jordanesque playoff games and triple-double trouble. But the most important thing about them is their will to win and make the players around them better. And just like Mike, they are doing it.

    LeBron took a ragtag group of castoffs to the Finals. Retreads like Damon Jones, stiffs like Zydrunas Ilgauskas and underachievers like Donyell Marshall. Kobe has been getting to the playoffs with undrafted dudes like Smush, busts like Kwame and projects like Bynum. Could these guys get a little help, please? I’m sure they both would be battling in the champion­ship if they had some help. LeBron seems like a mainstay in the East and now that Kobe wants to be traded who knows where he’ll wind up.

    There’s always been players like Nash, who come along and elevate the play of their teammates (Russell, Magic, Stockton, Isiah, Bird). But to do it like Mike, you have to not only elevate your teammates games, but you have to dominate yourself – as in physically, mentally and spiritually – by infusing your will to win into your teammates while at the same time making an undeniable impression that you are indeed the best player and athlete on the court. No easy feat. That’s why there’s only been one Mike. But if anyone can duplicate what he did, the overall greatness in every aspect, it’ll be Kobe or LeBron.

    Kobe at 28 and in Lakerland is getting fed up. He wants that championship solo with no Shaq. Kobe is too proud to ride someone’s coattails and claim it as his own. He wants to be the star and have a supporting cast tailor made for him – hence the trade demands. Where will he end up nobody knows. But hopefully with some players to make an impact and a run at the title. And LeBron at 22 is playing remarkable averaging 26 ppg and almost 7 rebounds and assists per game. He’ll probably never average a triple-double, but who since Oscar Robertson has? As long as the Cavs maintain their advantage in the weak East and place some shooters around LeBron like Boobie Gibson, King James will have his shot at a champ­ionship. Because just like Kobe, he can put a team on his shoulders and his team through a playoff series like he did against the Pistons. Remember we just witnessed it and never mind the Spurs shutting him down, they were clearly the superior team. LeBron needs help. But also like Mike, he needs to step it up a little more. No excuses.

    Kobe has three rings, but they probably matter little to him because he knows in his heart he was just Shaq’s caddy. Think if Jordan came in and played with Bird or Magic, it just wouldn’t be the same as him doing it by himself with all dudes under him. Kobe never liked being Robin to Shaq’s Batman and LeBron has been solo since the jump with an assortment of second fiddles who never matched Pippen to his Jordan. Boobie Gibson is nice, but can he sustain that level of play for a whole year?

    With Kobe making trade demands, his future is uncertain. But he knows Odom, Bynum, Farmar and Walton are not championship caliber teammates. Birth of these superstars must be surrounded by complementary players who can hit a shot. They need a Paxson, a Kerr, a Wennington. But also both of them need to take it upon themselves and make some of their teammates into those guys by inspiring confidence just like LeBron did with Boobie.

    With Kobe and LeBron’s ability to get to the rack at will, take anyone off the dribble at anytime, play great defense and be the superstars that they are under intense pressure day in and day out, they are clearly the two best players in the league today. But as to who is the best, that is open to dis­cussion. For me, though, I’ll go with LeBron because he just led a similar Cavs team to the Finals while Kobe’s Lakers can’t get out of the first round.[/quote][/quote]

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    http://hoopshype.com/blogs/ferranti/index.php/2007/07/27/kobe-vs-lebron

    [quote]Kobe vs LeBron

    Dwyane who? Dirk what? Duncan why? KG where? Nash how? In the mighty, mighty world of the NBA, the league that boasts the world’s finest athletes, the debate can rage on forever. Who is the best? The most exciting? The most dominating? Ask a hundred people and you might get 50 different answers. But here we call it like it is. And we expose suckers for what they are – suckers. Not to say any of the above are suckers, but when it comes down to it the debate of who’s the best really centers on two players. Kobe vs. LeBron.

    The Black Mamba vs. The Chosen One. The Assassin vs. The Prodigy. Could you imagine a one-on-one game between these two? Where is the video game? Remember the Larry Bird/Dr. J one? Well, LeBron vs. Kobe would kill that. These two would dominate (each other), gesticulate (wildly), articulate (each dunk), contemplate (each move) and pronunciate (each highflying trip to the rack). And for real there is no stopping either one. They can do whatever they want whenever they want. They are both really that good and really that exciting. Kobe with his 81-point explosions and LeBron with his Jordanesque playoff games and triple-double trouble. But the most important thing about them is their will to win and make the players around them better. And just like Mike, they are doing it.

    LeBron took a ragtag group of castoffs to the Finals. Retreads like Damon Jones, stiffs like Zydrunas Ilgauskas and underachievers like Donyell Marshall. Kobe has been getting to the playoffs with undrafted dudes like Smush, busts like Kwame and projects like Bynum. Could these guys get a little help, please? I’m sure they both would be battling in the champion­ship if they had some help. LeBron seems like a mainstay in the East and now that Kobe wants to be traded who knows where he’ll wind up.

    There’s always been players like Nash, who come along and elevate the play of their teammates (Russell, Magic, Stockton, Isiah, Bird). But to do it like Mike, you have to not only elevate your teammates games, but you have to dominate yourself – as in physically, mentally and spiritually – by infusing your will to win into your teammates while at the same time making an undeniable impression that you are indeed the best player and athlete on the court. No easy feat. That’s why there’s only been one Mike. But if anyone can duplicate what he did, the overall greatness in every aspect, it’ll be Kobe or LeBron.

    Kobe at 28 and in Lakerland is getting fed up. He wants that championship solo with no Shaq. Kobe is too proud to ride someone’s coattails and claim it as his own. He wants to be the star and have a supporting cast tailor made for him – hence the trade demands. Where will he end up nobody knows. But hopefully with some players to make an impact and a run at the title. And LeBron at 22 is playing remarkable averaging 26 ppg and almost 7 rebounds and assists per game. He’ll probably never average a triple-double, but who since Oscar Robertson has? As long as the Cavs maintain their advantage in the weak East and place some shooters around LeBron like Boobie Gibson, King James will have his shot at a champ­ionship. Because just like Kobe, he can put a team on his shoulders and his team through a playoff series like he did against the Pistons. Remember we just witnessed it and never mind the Spurs shutting him down, they were clearly the superior team. LeBron needs help. But also like Mike, he needs to step it up a little more. No excuses.

    Kobe has three rings, but they probably matter little to him because he knows in his heart he was just Shaq’s caddy. Think if Jordan came in and played with Bird or Magic, it just wouldn’t be the same as him doing it by himself with all dudes under him. Kobe never liked being Robin to Shaq’s Batman and LeBron has been solo since the jump with an assortment of second fiddles who never matched Pippen to his Jordan. Boobie Gibson is nice, but can he sustain that level of play for a whole year?

    With Kobe making trade demands, his future is uncertain. But he knows Odom, Bynum, Farmar and Walton are not championship caliber teammates. Birth of these superstars must be surrounded by complementary players who can hit a shot. They need a Paxson, a Kerr, a Wennington. But also both of them need to take it upon themselves and make some of their teammates into those guys by inspiring confidence just like LeBron did with Boobie.

    With Kobe and LeBron’s ability to get to the rack at will, take anyone off the dribble at anytime, play great defense and be the superstars that they are under intense pressure day in and day out, they are clearly the two best players in the league today. But as to who is the best, that is open to dis­cussion. For me, though, I’ll go with LeBron because he just led a similar Cavs team to the Finals while Kobe’s Lakers can’t get out of the first round.[/quote][/quote]

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9516"]dark ice

    Like the end results. But just because we can figure that out, doesn’t mean Mitch is smart enough to pull off a multi team deal. This guy can’t even win at “Go Fish”. As you can see, my confidence in Mitch and jimbo isn’t very high.[/quote]

    i wish Brian Shaw were GM he’d be thinkin like us…and i think the lineup i wrote is realistic, but mitch needs to be creative…too bad he aint…

    …most likely nothin is gonna happen its gonna be the same lineup except a healthy mihm and an aging fisher …plus a angry kobe!

    how stupid is mitch?

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote post="626"]Lakers Trying To Get In On Navarro

    July 29, 2007 – 3:41 pm

    Washington Post –

    Ernie Grunfeld continues to field offers for guard Juan Carlos Navarro, who recently negotiated out of his contract with FC Barcelona of the Spanish pro league. Barcelona informed Grunfeld that he has until the end of the week to trade Navarro. If a trade is not worked out, Barcelona will retain Navarro and his buyout with the team will go from $2 million to $14 million.

    The Miami Heat is one of at least eight teams to express interest in Navarro but will likely drop out of negotiations after signing guard Smush Parker on Friday. According to a report, Parker’s former team, the Los Angeles Lakers , could have interest in Navarro.[/quote]

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    maybe Lakers got somethin under their sleeve…cause if lakers are truly interested in Juan Carlos Navarro…and Webber….then that means either Farmar or Crittenton are on the block and askin webber to come to the lakers B.Shaw knowing Webber wantsa go to a contender is tellin WEBBER we got KG or JO coming???….

    …your thoughts?

  • fatty

    That’s a new thought for me, having Shaw as GM.

  • fatty

    If you saw my earlier posts, I feel we are not after Navarro. Did you see those clips of him playing? He looks like a skinny Sasha.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9524"]If you saw my earlier posts, I feel we are not after Navarro. Did you see those clips of him playing? He looks like a skinny Sasha.[/quote]
    actually he plays more like Manu Ginolbli…jus smaller size, and lol at comparing him to sasha…sasha to me is a scrub

  • fatty

    he don’t play like sasha. he just looks like him. lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    [quote comment="9526"]he don’t play like sasha. he just looks like him. lol[/quote]
    yea i misread it sorry…anyways i was on Lakersblog on latimes to take a sneak peak…and DAMN!

    KL_Beast and Gunner are the biggest idiots on that blog…i swear if i ever met those two morons i would punch em in the face and yell out “you jus got kob-owned!”….their hatred for kobe is the reason i left that blog…faith apparently is still there…

  • Rpoc

    Webber and Navarro? Huh? Someone put me to sleep now….

  • fatty

    I don’t know why people waste time on those guys. Its always the same stuff, over and over again.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    FIRST OF ALL STOP SAYING (FIRE CUPCAKE~GMS THIS GMS THAT)

    NOW LETS GET DOWN TO BISSNESS.
    ——————————–
    IF YOU CAN GET GARNETT THAT BE REALLY NICE.

    BUT IF WE CANT..WELL LAKERS GOT A GOOD TEAM..I GUESS?

    1.KOBE
    2.LAMAR
    3.KWAME FOR C.WEBB
    4.DFISH
    5.WALTON
    TRADE’S–ANDREW,FARMAR,AND IF THEY NEED MORE TROW IN LAMAR FOR KG..ITS POSSIBLE.

    NOW YOU GOT KOBE.MOEVANS.KG.CWEBB.SASHA.DFISHER.WALTON.2NEW GUY.RONNY.ECT.. YOU CAN GO WRONG.

    DONT DO IT FOR KOBE DO IT FOR THE TEAM..AND MAYBE KOBE=}

  • LAL4LIFE

    getwebber.com ;)

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18
  • gugy

    I guess at this point anything is better than Cupcake. So Brian Shaw! :-)

    Man, when are we finally finding out about KG’s future? I am so tired of checking this site day in day out and nothing is happening!

  • Neo-Laker Era

    New poster here, but definitely not new to the site.

    I have a new name for this site

    forgetgarnett.com :-)

    At this point, getting Garnett has been an emotionally exhausting rollercoaster. I know JO isn’t nearly as good at KG, but I would be very content getting JO. As for Webber? Please, God, NO!

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="9535"]GARNETT TO BOSTION??? WTF http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/07/29/garnett-boston-rumors-circulate-again//quote
    “The sources: a certain-sounding RealGM post from someone known to be connected to Al Jefferson and a ‘mysterious’ email Clark received (and then posted about in the CelticsBlog fourms — setting off a firestorm of rumor-mongering). Obviously, this stuff should be taken with a load of salt (and by extension, Cazadores Reposado)… but it perks the ears nonetheless.”

    Slap yourself silly for even posting that.

  • fatty

    garnett to boston rumor.

    Just a rumor but they are going crazy in Boston blogs. They really think its a done deal.
    The pieces don’t even look good what they are talking about.

    I wish we at least had rumors like that.

  • cyrus

    I HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE

    KG TO BOSTON DEAL DONE ?????

    Sources: Celtics close to deal for Garnett

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7073708
    “….According to sources, the current deal on the table has the 6-foot-11 Garnett heading to Boston and the Celtics dealing away Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff’s hefty expiring contract and Rajon Rondo. There may also be other players and draft picks involved.It’s not quite done, but three industry sources — including one close to the Celtics — told FOXSports.com that its extremely close and could become official within the next 48 hours.”””””

    NO, NO, NO……

  • cyrus

    Fatty,

    I just got the news from FoxSport.com. I hope it’s just baseless rumor or maybe it’s a part of the 3 way deal with LA.

  • cyrus

    Is anybody pay attention to this???

    KG is being traded to Boston!!!!!

  • cyrus

    ********KG TO BOSTON IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS********
    Here is full article> I hope this is not true!!!!!!!!

    From FoxSpots.com:
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7073708

    “Sources: Celtics close to deal for Garnett

    The on-again, off-again deal with the Boston Celtics acquiring Kevin Garnett apparently is back on.

    According to sources, the current deal on the table has the 6-foot-11 Garnett heading to Boston and the Celtics dealing away Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff’s hefty expiring contract and Rajon Rondo. There may also be other players and draft picks involved.

    It’s not quite done, but three industry sources — including one close to the Celtics — told FOXSports.com that it’s extremely close and could become official within the next 48 hours.

    “It’s basically done,” one source said. “If it does happen, this will make the Celtics relevant again.”

    Celtics boss Danny Ainge attempted to trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves star forward prior to the NBA Draft, but the 31-year-old perennial All-Star had no interest in heading to Boston.

    However, things may have changed now that Ainge and the Celtics pulled off the draft day deal with Seattle for Ray Allen.

    There have been numerous discussions during the last week between Ainge and Wolves vice president Kevin McHale, who are good friends dating back to their days playing together on the Celtics.

    Garnett has the option to get out of his contract — which pays $22 million next season — after the 2008 campaign and become a free agent. He averaged 22.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game last season — his 12th in the NBA.
    Garnett is a 10-time NBA All-Star and was the league’s MVP in 2004. He is also one of the better defensive players in the NBA.

    The deal would give Ainge a team that could compete with anyone in the Eastern Conference with the trio of Paul Pierce, Garnett and Allen. The Celtics would also have nearly $60 million in salaries between the three players for next season alone.

    The Wolves would get one of the league’s top young players in the 22-year-old Jefferson, who averaged 16 points and 11 boards in 69 games a year ago, and a second-year point guard in Rondo with plenty of potential. They would also get Ratliff’s $11.7 million salary, which will come off the books after this season.”

  • Qwuor

    LET GARNETT GO 2 THE CELTS. AS LONG AS ITS NOT OUR RIVAL SUNS OR GOLDEN STATES. PLUS THEY WILL GIVE LEBRON AND WADE FITS..NO MORE LEBRON, WADE BETTER THAN KOBE CUZ THEY REACH THE FINALS..CELTICS TO THE FINALS..I DON’T SEE ANY EASTERN TEAM BEATING THEM…LAKERS WILL BE OK…

  • Berger

    The lakers call Sasha 11:30. Because they practice at 1130 am and at practice sasha literally does not miss a 3 point shot..but he cant keep it up at game time. I heard this directly from a laker, 2 weeks ago