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  • havoc

    havoc 3:54 PM on July 22, 2014 Permalink  

    Report: Kevin Love Trade To Cavaliers ‘Deal Is Done’; No Timetable Given

    Anyone is capable of landing a big news scoop, not just the usual suspects at the major outlets. So when somebody claims to have inside information before anyone else, it is worth noting — just take it with a sizable grain of salt. A trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers is “done,” Portland, Maine sports anchor Travis Lee tweeted Tuesday, citing a “trusted source in the industry.” If true, this wouldn’t be completely shocking news, since Love has been connected in trade rumors with the Cavs for weeks, but it still would be a major development. Love has been on the trade block for months amid speculation he will opt out of his contract at the end of the season and leave the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent. The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors reportedly have been pushing hard to make a deal, but the Cavs became a late favorite when LeBron James agreed to sign there about two weeks ago. One thing worth mentioning, however, is that there was no story on WMTW-TV’s website late Tuesday morning mentioning the Love report, which would amount to a significant scoop for the station.

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2014/07/report-kevin-love-trade-to-cavaliers-deal-is-done-no-timetable-given/

  • havoc

    havoc 8:29 AM on July 17, 2014 Permalink  

    Eric Bledsoe, Suns not close to deal

    The future of one of the most talented free agents left on the market remains cloudy as Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns remain far apart in contract talks, according to sources close to the situation.

    Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesEric Bledsoe is coming off a career season but is not close to a long-term deal with the Suns.

    Bledsoe’s representatives have been engaged in discussions with Phoenix, but the Suns’ offer is far below what Bledsoe is looking for.

    A restricted free agent who averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds last season, Bledsoe is reportedly looking for a max contract.

    The belief that the Suns will match any offer Bledsoe receives from a competing club has deterred teams from aggressively pursuing the 24-year-old point guard. Phoenix has thus far refused to discuss potential sign-and-trade opportunities.

    But the Suns’ completion of a sign-and-trade deal for Isaiah Thomas, along with the drafting of point guard Tyler Ennis, has potential suitors believing Phoenix may move on from Bledsoe, league sources said.

    The Milwaukee Bucks have been mentioned as a team with interest in Bledsoe, and Sacramento and Houston, which recently traded away Jeremy Lin, could be in the market for a point guard.


  • havoc

    havoc 8:23 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink  

    We can’t get Bledsoe or Lance Stephenson now do we?

    • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!)

      63Footer 8:26 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The only thing that might change is a S&T with Pau and picking up someone(s) that way.

      • havoc

        havoc 8:30 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        hope we can do a better deal and pick up a quality 2nd tier player

        • keen observer

          keen observer 8:49 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We’re out of cap space and the dumbest thing to do would be to stretch Nash and overpay someone. What the Lakers did was very, very clear: punt.

    • LakerTom 8:43 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We might waive and spread Nash to open up $8-10M to offer Lance but it doesn’t seem as if we are very interested in him. We still need a real center and small forward, although Kobe could play the 3 if we got Lance. Spreading Nash also costs us $3.2M in 2015 and 2016 and it’s obvious the Lakers are not going to abandon their superstar at any cost direction. I think Mitch has 1 or 2 moves still left.

      • havoc

        havoc 8:46 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        do we get the 1st round pick for 2015 from the Bulls if we do the S&T for Pau or not? i hope Mitch make a right move coz the way i am looking at our roster right now, it would make us lottery bound again

    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:47 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They don’t want to overpay any of these guys and I don’t blame them. I bet Lance winds up in Charlotte now on a ridiculous 12 mil per deal or something like that. Now that the dust has settled, it makes complete sense for the Lakers to punt ’til 2015 and gather a few assets. A bottom 3 finish next season, which is very possible, could put them in the Jahlil Okafor sweepstakes. So be it.

      • havoc

        havoc 8:52 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        i was watching the highlights of those involve in 2015 draft class and it is pretty deep..i think they are focusing on Jalil Okafor..I guess it is ok that the Lakers are not in panic mode right now..let’s just wait and see what the remaining moves will be

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 8:58 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        $12 mill for Stephenson isn’t an overpay.
        Unless we get with the same amount of injuries as last season, there’s very little chance we end up with a bottom 5 record…which is the only way we keep our pick. As bad as we were last season we still weren’t bottom 5.

        Eventually, we’re gonna sign a guy in Lance’s talent & salary level.
        No reason why we shouldn’t have done it this year.

        • LakerTom 9:08 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Still chasing the superstar based lineup, which has always been the Lakers style. Personally, I might have preferred to go the direction of Bledsoe and Stephenson. My worry is once again not having any valuable chips to trade for available superstar players like Love who become available. And, as a result, not having a roster good enough to attract free agents to come to the Lakers. Having Bledsoe & Stephenson on roster could trump cap space to get Durant.

          There are still a couple moves left which could change the final outcome. I like the idea of Dunleavy and a first rounder from the Bulls if we could get it. We need a small forward and Mike has always been a good long range shooter.The key is to somehow keep our MLE and BAE. Mitch can still serve an ace or two. We still need a small forward and center. And another pick would be great.

          • MongoSlade

            MongoSlade 9:18 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Even if you had Bledsoe & Stephenson, you could still sign KD in 2016.
            Even if you only sign Lance, you still have cap space next season.
            It’s becoming clear that once we didn’t get Melo, the Plan B was to just kick the can down the road and hope for the best….again

            • LakerTom 9:51 AM on July 12, 2014 Permalink

              About the only thing you can say is the options for 2015 and 2016 are impossible to predict. I just wish we focused on acquiring assets to deal with as well as making us a more attractive landing place as far as having a talented roster.

              I will say that I do like the Lin deal and not only for the picks and flexibility. I like Jeremy’s game and I think he will be a very positive addition. I also love bringing Nick back. He has won me over. Love his attitude and game too.

              I might not have spent the money on Hill. Don’t know if you saw Ding’s Tweet to the effect that the Lakers were not happy with Jordan’s poor physical conditioning that led to very inconsistent play or his lazy defensive rotations that infuriated the coaches.

              Anyway, Mitch still needs to pull a couple of more rabbits from the hat. We need a small forward and center. Where are we going to get them?

  • havoc

    havoc 10:56 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink  

    Kevin Love ‘intrigued’ by Cavaliers

    Updated: July 11, 2014, 1:55 PM ET
    ESPN.com news services

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is “intrigued” by the idea of being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and would commit long term to the team, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

    The Cavaliers have opened talks by offering guard Dion Waiters, forward Anthony Bennett and a first-round pick to the Timberwolves in exchange for Love, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.

    Love said during a June 11 appearance on ESPN’s “SportsNation “that it “burns me and hurts my heart” that he hasn’t made the playoffs in six seasons in the NBA.

    But in Cleveland, Love would pair with young point guard Kyrie Irving and four-time MVP LeBron James, who told SI.com on Friday that he is returning to the Cavaliers.

    In his last public comments on his future with Timberwolves on June 11, Love stopped short of confirming that he’s determined to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

    “My agent is handling everything at this point … I’m hoping that everything works out for all parties involved,” Love said.

    The 25-year-old Love, a three-time All-Star and former rebounding champion, averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season.

    The Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors discussed a trade involving Love up until the NBA draft on June 26, but a deal didn’t materialize.

    After it initially appeared the Warriors were prepared to part with shooting guard Klay Thompson in order to land Love, sources told ESPN.com that Hall of Fame consultant Jerry West and new Warriors coach Steve Kerr voiced opposition to surrendering both Thompson and a future first-round pick to the Timberwolves, along with former All-Star forward David Lee, for Love and Wolves guard Kevin Martin.


  • havoc

    havoc 10:51 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink  

    Carmelo down to Knicks, Bulls


    • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!)

      63Footer 10:52 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Um, sauces again? I don’t think Melo’s coming here, but I don’t buy Smith’s “sauces.” He’s a maroon. BUT, we need to get crackin’.

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 10:59 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think we are cracking! Just tank again! Since Doc passed, these kids and Mitch have been wrong at every turn, they’ve ruined the Laker image! I think Love will be traded to the Cavs and Bron has figured another great 4 years. It may be a long time for the Laker rebuild, if ever? I just don’t know. Laker fan for 40 years and I’m about fed up!

        • LakerTom 1:11 PM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You can always become a Clippers and Mets fan, DJ.
          Why not try and look at things in a positive light? What a concept.

    • havoc

      havoc 10:53 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      yeah..it is time to stop waiting and start with finding the players that will fit with Kobe

  • havoc

    havoc 9:55 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: http://www.lakersnation.com/nba-rumors-knicks-now-freaked-out-about-carmelo-anthony-situation/2014/07/11/   

    NBA Rumors: Knicks Now ‘Freaked Out’ About Carmelo Anthony Situation
    Posted by: Dan Duangdao Posted date: July 11, 2014 In: NBA News, Rumors |

    CARMELO ANTHONY FREE AGENCY RUMORS – NEW YORK KNICKS – Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher will attempt to re-sign Melo this summer, but all signs appear to be pointing to the superstar heading elsewhere.

    With free agents officially able to sign new contracts since Thursday, Carmelo Anthony has yet to make a decision. While the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers were considered the favorites, the All-Star has “regained interest” in the Chicago Bulls.

    As a result, the Knicks are now “freaked out” about re-signing Anthony according to ESPN’s Marc Stein via Basketball Insiders’ Tommy Beer:

    After meeting with the Lakers, Anthony met with the Knicks and the franchise was not able to get a commitment from him. While Anthony was expected to make his decision as early as Sunday, this delay has apparently worried New York — especially with Phil Jackson not receiving responses back from him since.

    For the Lakers, the franchise is put in a bit of a difficult position as they wait for Anthony’s decision. While Kobe Bryant is confident about the team’s Plan B should his friend sign elsewhere, they could potentially lose out on some key free agents.

    While the Lakers are solely focused on signing Anthony, Plan B could include players like Greg Monroe, Trevor Ariza, Lance Stephenson, and Isaiah Thomas to name a few.


    • havoc

      havoc 9:57 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They should not freak-out coz he is coming back. Like others say, he does not leave money on the table

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman 9:59 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Lebron went to Cleveland though. Makes Melo reconsider if he can get out of the East.

      • mclyne32 10:03 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I hope he bolts for Chicago and we finally sign Lance and Isaiah.

    • 63Footer (Die! Rector! Die!)

      63Footer 9:57 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Melo better get off his azz and commit somewhere so we can move on with our lives.

    • mclyne32 9:57 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Let Melo go to Chicago so we can move on and sign Lance and Isaiah.

    • havoc

      havoc 10:05 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i am with you guys on that..let Melo decide now and choose where he wants to play so that Lakers can now move and select who they want to have for next season

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 11:14 AM on July 11, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think his best bet would be to go with the Bulls, he’d have a much better shot at reaching the finals there I beleive, provided DRose is close to his old self and can remain healthy.

  • havoc

    havoc 2:17 PM on July 7, 2014 Permalink  

    Report: ‘Melo “Torn” Between Knicks, Bulls & Lakers


  • havoc

    havoc 11:43 AM on July 7, 2014 Permalink  

    Any news from various sources where Melo is going to sign?

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 11:44 AM on July 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman 12:04 PM on July 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thought about it overnight, and Stephen A was correct when he said all this unravels when Bosh makes a choice.

        Melo would take a massive hit with the Lakers, giving up all that guaranteed money. He’d be giving up less he would with the Lakers


        If Lebron thinks he can convince Melo to team up with him and Wade he’s gonna try.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman 12:01 PM on July 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lebron’s playing a serious game of chicken with Bosh.

  • havoc

    havoc 9:45 AM on July 7, 2014 Permalink  

    This Melo and Lebron free agency scenario is dragging us for so long now. We need decisions so we can rejoice or move on to fill up what the team needs. We are losing good players in free agency

  • havoc

    havoc 5:14 PM on June 26, 2014 Permalink  

    This is it…hold your breath

  • havoc

    havoc 4:29 PM on June 26, 2014 Permalink  

    Guys please post current status on draft..I can only browse the net..appreciate it much..thank u

    Or someone can post a link where I can watch online

  • havoc

    havoc 9:27 AM on June 18, 2014 Permalink  

    Rapidly changing landscape leaves no easy fixes for LeBron, or the Heat


  • havoc

    havoc 10:26 AM on June 16, 2014 Permalink  

    I guess this is the reason why the Heat loss to the Spurs


  • havoc

    havoc 11:53 AM on May 20, 2014 Permalink  

    HIGH HOPES GUYS!!! This is the Day where we will hope for the best in the LOTTERY….GO LAKERS!!!

  • havoc

    havoc 12:34 PM on April 29, 2014 Permalink  

    guys, i have been reading your comments and it feels so sad reading all of those comments. why would the lakers be screwed because of new ownership. yes sterling is a bad owner. he has been i guess all his life. he is still a bad owner and the clippers have been making good moves these last few seasons. it is what it is that happened in the chris paul trade. we can’t get that back. if we are the so called LAKERS FANS then we should trust our LAKERS owners and trust in Mitch that they will get us out of this slump. I bet Kobe does not care who buys the clippers. so guys, all we need is to believe on the LAKERS BRAND and see how they make their move. hope this will help and remember what our brand is and what it will always be. if free agents does not sign here, then our management has not done a good job. that is what it is, plain and simple. i have been a laker fan all my life. good years or bad years still will be. so no matter what happens in this sterling saga, i will still believe that lakers will still rise up again. it may not happen right away, but it will happen. So LAKERS for LIFE guys. WE BELIEVE

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 12:39 PM on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      :exactly: :good:

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 12:47 PM on April 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You’ve got a few folks here who seem to be threatened by fair competition on a level playing field.
      To me, a rivalry against a worthy opponent is never a bad thing.
      Some prefer to play with a stacked deck….

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