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  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:31 PM on August 13, 2017 Permalink |  

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    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:19 AM on August 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They, like everyone else, will bow the knee and have to pay for what they have done.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:09 PM on August 10, 2017 Permalink |  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:21 PM on August 8, 2017 Permalink |  

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    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 8:24 PM on August 8, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’d be GR8 to see our last 2 number 2 picks turn out to be GR8!

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 10:09 AM on August 9, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      One of the questions I have about Ingram is whether he can become more assertive and aggressive as a player. He is a naturally quiet and more of an introvert than extrovert. In many ways, he reminds me more of Kawhi Leonard than Kevin Durant. I just hope he can develop into more of an alpha player like Kawhi has done. With Lonzo being a rookie, it’s critical for the outcome next season and the future of the Lakers for Brandon to have a break out season. He needs to unleash his game and become a team leader.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:09 PM on August 3, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:58 PM on August 3, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:26 AM on August 3, 2017 Permalink  

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    • mud

      mud 9:12 AM on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Alex Kennedy(who has nothing to talk about) is talking about Lebron to the Lakers more and more.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:20 AM on August 2, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 4:27 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink  

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    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 4:30 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have as much respect for Shams as Woj and Ramona. Man is on top of his game right now.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 4:35 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Shams kinda out-performed Woj this summer.
        I think the move to ESPN slowed him down a bit…

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 4:33 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good pickup for them.
      That roster is top-heavy with salary but pretty thin otherwise.
      Gotta hope for our sake they miss the playoffs if we have eyes on Cousins.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:30 AM on August 1, 2017 Permalink  

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    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:30 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Clearing that cap space for the 2nd max slot is gonna be easier said than done. The problem is that fewer teams will have space to absorb contracts next summer..not to mention the difficulty of making these trades while not taking any salary back in return.

      The solution is to trade Clarkson or Randle + Deng during the season for contracts that expire next June. But then you run the risk of trading away assets for a 2nd free agent superstar who might not even be coming.

      Lotta moving pieces…

      • CSTracy10

        CSTracy10 3:37 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think Mag and Rob will have a good pulse on the market.

        I think we are going to have to stretch Deng and trade Clarkson away for pennies on the dollar. I cannot see anyone in position to eat that salary due to the upside of either Clarkson or JU (especially cause JU can walk)

        If we only get one superstar (PG) -- we might be able to bring back Lopez and KCP and or JU (there are some weird things LA can do with JU re: timing of offer -- but a lot comes down to what kind of offer sheets he gets from other teams).

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 3:54 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Lotta moving parts….

          If EnR want that 2nd slot they may have to act prematurely. If it doesn’t work out they’ll have to fall back to Plan H. Alot will depend on how summa these guys play during the 1st half of the season…

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:18 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          CSTracy makes a ton of sense. The good news is that we are now in a position where we could not have been but for all the tanking. We finally have options. The change of leadership looks like it was a smart baton hand off.

      • tate793

        tate793 3:38 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You said a mouthful. Comes a time when one must take the time to evaluate one’s position. Would be wise to assess what we have, as well as the availability of certain FA’s before trading away anything. We do have depth, but one can never have too much.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:26 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Much will depend on how the team comes together this season, Mr. Tate. If the parts fit and we show significant improvement, the Lakers are once again a destination place, with a state of the art practice facility and all. Lonzo will have to be ROY material, Ingram will have to show significant improvement and KCP & Brook will have to play their asses off for big contracts to help create the appearance of a solid team, at least. I say that because the superstars (PG, LBJ, Cousins, etc) will know that they are replacing those guys, so to see how the kids perform with them, and vice-versa, is important. Make sense?

          • tate793

            tate793 5:17 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yes, it does make sense, Mr. Keen.

            • AK27

              AK27 5:18 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              .

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:00 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              Amit makes an important point!

            • AK27

              AK27 9:38 AM on August 2, 2017 Permalink

              too bad you missed it…..but as long as you keep me in the top 10% on the blog, it’s all good :D

      • mud

        mud 3:51 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        sooo unimportant right now…

        • keen observer

          keen observer 4:19 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          North Korea on the other hand …

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 4:35 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            What, the Mooch didn’t grab ya, keen? Lol. ;)

            • AK27

              AK27 4:40 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              ….who ?

            • keen observer

              keen observer 6:01 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              What does Steve Mariucci have to do with this?

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 6:30 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              Anthony Scaramucci,

              More than one Mooch in the world.

              At least Mariucci left before a Dumpster fire was in progress. Lol.

        • AK27

          AK27 4:34 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          much like nearly everything else here…

          • mud

            mud 5:05 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            i almost agree. this is even more inane, however(another of these stories above).

            this is so tail wagging the dog. it really doesn’t matter WHAT anyone from the FO has said or how many times they have said it. first, the players have to play a bit this year, to see where the team is actually at. maybe they’ll be better than expected, maybe worse, or maybe they’ll tread water. there is a lot to happen, still. next year’s cap is only an estimate. players may get injured and retire, good players may fall off the face of the earth, or mediocre players may make a huge leap in effectiveness. some portion of all of these things happen every year, but people are acting like the future has already happened. well, maybe not here, specifically…

            • AK27

              AK27 5:20 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              well, accurate prediction, like you suggest, is hard but i don’t think that’s the intent here..just folks trying to reason about possibilities, mud..

              as for the inanity of the stories, this is at least better than covering the latest from Lavar’s mouth :)

            • mud

              mud 7:51 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              that’s happening, too.

              it’s ok. something to rant about…

          • tate793

            tate793 5:28 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            No, Amit, just a clerical error.

            Mooch = Anthony Scaramucci -- Former WH Dir of Comm.

            • AK27

              AK27 5:31 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink

              I know, Tate…’twas an attempt at humor, given his short-lived stint :)

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 5:25 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I would bet the Lakers have been and will continue to seek the soonest possible deal to move Deng, which probably has to include Randle and Clark.

      • tate793

        tate793 5:30 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They could make an offerring including Zubac in a package. He offers less usefulness than JR or JC.

        • tate793

          tate793 5:32 PM on August 1, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well, it was funny. : ) So, I would consider the attempt successful.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 5:15 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:57 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink  

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    • John M.

      John M. 3:25 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As if we needed any more perspective on Luol’s deal…even me, Mr Benefit of the Doubt, can’t understand how Mitch agreed to that, and Moz’s deal. Oh well, it’s been beaten up enough. Water unda da bridge…

      • keen observer

        keen observer 3:43 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They were trying to save their jobs. They needed to prove that they could sign SOMEONE and they panicked. They also miscalculated the rise of the salary cap and were not the only ones to do that. There were many horrible contracts signed. Many of us were hoping that we would sign Biyombo to a max deal. How did that one turn out for Orlando? Other than Kobe’s contract, which I still don’t think mattered in the long run, this (and not signing IT) were the worst things that MItch Kupchak and Jim Buss did. The Mozgov mistake could turn out to be a blessing if Brook plays well and Kuzma becomes a solid player, so perhaps Magic and Rob can turn Deng into something good, too. Say what you want, but D’Angelo was not a bad pick and trading him was the right thing.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 10:09 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          It remains to be seen whether or not he was a great pick. Still too early.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 2:11 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:59 PM on July 27, 2017 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 5:47 PM on July 25, 2017 Permalink  

     
  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:42 PM on July 25, 2017 Permalink  

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 3:44 PM on July 25, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think we’d have to suffer a slew of injuries for Caruso to see any minutes. .

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