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I don’t know how many of you saw the Lakers Special Report on Fox Sports Net with Stu, Jack Haley, and Bill McDonald where they predicted what moves and what direction the Lakers were going to do this off-season (FYI, it was very, very early on in the season, pre-Kobe diatribe). And if you saw it, you’ll know that they pretty much predicted NIL, ZIP, NADA. As in stand pat, we’re not looking to improve our team; instead we’re waiting for our team to grow.
Wonder if Kobe saw that same program?
In any case, it seems as if we’re operating under the status quo. Last I heard we’re still not looking to go out there and get talent (not to mention defense). We’ve resigned Luke, won the jackpot and were able to sign Fish, and we’ve resigned Mihm. What a busy, busy off-season for the Lakers front office.
Sure, there was rumblings of a Kevin Garnett trade. But as we digest articles over articles, you have to question whether we had a chance at all, not to mention if our team really tried their best. Of course there’s much to be said about not having enough trade-able pieces to really make it work, to make any trade work really.
Now, we’re hearing of a possible Jermaine O’Neal trade. But then again, there was an article posted here in GetGarnett.com that simply states Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers Front Office “have taken the summer off.”
The off-season is almost over. Looking back to the Lakers Report, outside of Fish, has things really changed? Did the front office get their stuff in gear and awaken from their slumber? Or does it seem like they’re still standing pat letting our team grow? It seems like the FSN staff was right on. The Lakers will stand pat. Which is not to say it’s a bad thing. Outside of some very frustrating aspects of this team, no one can argue what would have been had we not gotten so many injuries. Still this fan in particular can sympathize with Kobe’s frustration.
Well at least one status quo has changed. We didn’t ask Smush Parker to come back. Let’s all take comfort in that.