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  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:28 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 9:42 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

    Today’s Poll:

    Who is more divisive?

    1) D’Angelo Russell
    2) Jim/Mitch
    3) Magic/Rob
    4) Trump

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:28 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:09 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:12 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 3:13 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lakers are trading Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to Nets for Brook Lopez and 27th pick Thursday, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:14 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      GREAT DEAL!

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:15 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wait!
      I thought DAR was a part of the future of this Franchise???

      • keen observer

        keen observer 3:18 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They have a true point guard coming in. Very sensible trade. Now watch them package #27, #28, Randle and Brewer for PG.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:18 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:18 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I guess all of the work ethic issues are true.
        Otherwise, I think they would have kept him.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 3:29 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I tend to agree with that, but this is a more forward looking deal for next summer. Lonzo sees the floor much better than D’Angelo. I think another domino or two will fall. We’ll see. Remember, MagicRob did not draft these guys so they are not emotionally invested in them.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 3:24 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Lakers could be looking to pair the #27 and #28 picks to move up for a player like DJ Wilson.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 3:34 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yup. He may not be there at the bottom of 1st Round

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:27 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s a big fall for DAR.
      From face of the franchise to filler in a salary dump.
      In two seasons.
      R.I.P.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:33 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        BAWHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

      • mclyne32 (Director) 3:33 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He was actually Chaz’s pick!

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 9:04 AM on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        While I wish him all the best, was never high on him. Just seemed like a whole lotta hype to me. Maybe he’ll prove me wrong at some point … we’ll see.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:30 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:59 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:29 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Like Simmons said, 2014 and 2015 was their window. Closed faster than Euro Disney.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:55 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 1:55 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      League sources tell @RamonaShelburne and me: The Pacers and Lakers have engaged on Paul George trade talks in advance of Thursday's draft.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 20, 2017

    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:10 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As @ESPNSteinLine & @ramonashelburne reported, Lakers want Paul George. But complicated with Lakers wanting to keep No. 2 pick + Ingram— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 20, 2017

    • Worthy42

      Worthy42 2:16 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What worries me is that we somehow get dragged into a 3-way in the Bulls/Celtics Jimmy Butler possible trade and end up with KLove and lose the pick. God, I wish this was over.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:24 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As of now, Lakers haven't changed their mind about Ingram's availability, but the No. 2 pick could be in play if a third team gets involved.— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 20, 2017

  • keen observer

    keen observer 9:41 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:34 AM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BAWHAHAHAAAA!
      And that is why nobody is asking Mr. Vecenie to choose.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 10:19 AM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Actually I might agree. Booker had 70 point game and some other headlines. But he averaged a little over 22pts a game. On a little over 18 shots. Russell averted 15.6 on a little over 13 shots. So neither are efficient scores yet but they will both get better. As for defense Booker makes Russell look like Tony Allen. He was the worst defender on a terrible defensive team while Russell did show some improvement. And Russell’s better at overall play making. So ya, I think they both will eventually be very good but I don’t see Booker with a huge edge.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:52 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        There’s not a whole helluva lot of difference between the two although I have always liked Booker better. I would love to see them both wearing the P&G though. What a great backcourt that would be!

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:25 AM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It
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    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 2:24 PM on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t know what you base it on then. I saw most of Dlo’s games last year. Some great games. Some terrible ones. I caught Booker only a couple of games outside the Laker games. He also was great and terrible at times. In 35 minutes a game Booker pulled in 3.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists. In 28 minutes Russell 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists. That suggests to me that Russell was better at both. Booker’s defensive rating was 115.6 and Russell’s was 112.8. Both bad but Booker actually was 4th worst in the league. That tells me Russell was not quite as bad. Booker scored 7 more points on 5 more shots. Booker has the edge but he was more volume scorer. Neither were efficient. They are about the same size and neither are high flyers. I think both have great upside. But they are both very young still.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 9:29 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink |  

    This is for retired guys who love this stuff 

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:51 PM on June 18, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:51 PM on June 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So THAT’s what the unnamed NBA sources “expect.”

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:51 PM on June 18, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I like this:”parachute’ in. Pacers will try to find best rental deal and then ask Lakers to beat it.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 7:05 AM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Probably won’t be able to beat KLove for PG, but does GM Lebron allow for that? If it’s a deal revolving around the Cavs spare, overpaid pieces, and whatever way in the future draft picks they can offer, I think Indy is better off letting him walk.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 9:26 AM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Why would he?

          Melo is a better fit than Paul George on that team. Melo unlike George, can actually play the 4, anywhere from competent to extremely well.

          • therealhtj

            therealhtj 12:21 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Phil would do cartwheels on his replaced knees if he could unload Melo for Love. As for Melo’s usefulness on a championship squad, we’ll have to A2D. The finals result doesn’t change.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:05 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink

              Melo can score 30/10 with his eyes closed. I would give the Cavs another Game, that’s all.

              Love has starkly declined as a multi-skilled baller.

              Love was lauded as the next Power Forward 2.0 and while he executed that vision somewhat with gaudy numbers, he has allowed himself to decline.

              Melo, can claim to have a lot of Bernard King’s game with almost none of Bernard’s heart.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 1:14 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink

              The thirty, maybe, if you give him the rock, get out of his way, and don’t mind he’ll shoot below 45%. Not on a championship squad. And he’s never been a 10 boards guy, so I don’t know why you’d think that’s coming.

              As for Love, I think it’s a Pau situation where he can flourish in a new environment. Cleveland, winning or no, is a real pissport. Lebron is a cruel taskmaster, and if you’re not part of the Klutch Sports crew, they’re gonna give you a harder time.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 1:24 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink

              27/8 then.

            • therealhtj

              therealhtj 1:53 PM on June 19, 2017 Permalink

              At his peak, maybe. 25/6 on his career and trending downward. 30/10 maybe in the Drew.

    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 8:33 AM on June 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree, Stan … and I bet Indy’s front office does, too.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 9:28 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 9:30 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not that I am complaining AT ALL about our luck (46.9% chance of keeping top 3 pick and we’ll probably wind up with Lonzo -- who I love), but this kid might just live up to all his hype. Who knows.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:36 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Markelle reminds me of a right handed D’Angelo Russell. He is going to be a big time scorer in this league. I suspect Danny is just kicking the tires to see what kind of Nets deal he might be able to get but in the end will keep this kid and end up trading IT.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:27 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s a theory, but I think that the Celtics and Sixers will finalize their deal on draft night. Celtics will draft Fultz, Lakers will draft Lonzo, Sixers will draft Jackson and once that’s locked in, the trade will come down. But nice way to stimulate some repetitive discussion, Tom. It worked!

        • John M.

          John M. 10:41 AM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Somehow this idea of “Let’s trade places and trust each other” doesn’t hold much water. At least it looks like we won’t be playing footsie with Ainge, and i like that.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:39 PM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You would think it would be stupid to make the trade until after the Lakers pick Lonzo but the word I am hearing they want to make the deal now, which says Boston really doesn’t care whether they end up with Jackson or Ball, kinda where the Lakers could also be.

          • John M.

            John M. 1:20 PM on June 17, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            You’d also think if Ainge is going to flip the pick afterward, which could explain his indifference, his next trading partner would have a preference. Strange.

            • LakerTom (Publisher) 2:55 PM on June 17, 2017 Permalink

              Supposedly, he is absolutely sure Magic is going to take Lonzo and is willing to put his draft pick where his mouth is.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:11 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    Woj Bomb! Now it sounds more like a fact. 

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:08 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:09 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “Multiple sources have told me that Magic “is in love” with Fultz. May try to move up to #1, possibly with a Julius Randle + #2 pick offer.” -- Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress)

    • John M.

      John M. 2:13 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Magic’s not going to show his hand to Ainge. More smoke, regardless if above is true.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 2:21 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Frankly, I hope we just stay put at #2 and draft the best available player, who will likely be Lonzo Ball.

        • John M.

          John M. 2:39 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Agreed. And I don’t think they’d give up Randle to get Fultz when they can get him or Ball at #2. Doesn’t seem like the difference between KAT and Russell 2 years ago.

    • Michael H (Editor)

      Michael H (Editor) 2:51 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Again more smoke. If they are truly interested they would not be broadcasting who and what you would give up until negotiations are over. Magic is a smart business man and I am sure he know a little about negotiations.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:01 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 2:04 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Any way you slice it, we still own #2. If the Sixers take Lonzo, we take Fultz, who “according to sources” Magic is in love with and absolutely killed his practice with the Lakers.

      • tate793

        tate793 2:41 PM on June 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What happens if the Celtics take Jackson? Then what do the Lakers do?

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