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  • keen observer

    keen observer 7:15 PM on May 12, 2019 Permalink |  

    Trade LeBron for some solid role players and sign Kawhi.

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 7:40 PM on May 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Solid role players???
      No way, man.
      Trade him for whomever gets Zion, plus picks!

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:31 PM on May 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        As I put forth earlier: Capela, PJ Tucker, Gordon and picks. Then the Lakers can sign Kawhi Leonard. THAT would be a great team.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 10:39 PM on May 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I would much rather have Zion and picks instead of those guys.

          • keen observer

            keen observer 7:49 AM on May 13, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Well yeah, but they has zero chance. At least my pipedream .. well it also has zero chance!

  • keen observer

    keen observer 10:06 AM on May 6, 2019 Permalink  

    “That man is Kobe” 

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    • mclyne32 (Director) 10:48 AM on May 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nah, man.
      Kobe is Kobe.
      Kawhi is great, but has a long way to go to be on par with Bean.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:27 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink  

    A Shout Out to Lawrence Tanter 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 12:50 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink  

    A Kevin Love Endorsement 

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    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:55 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As do Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant. Lue is also just 34-years old, the same age as Brad Stevens. In fact, I believe today is actually his birthday so maybe he’s now 35-years old.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:06 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Ty Lue turned 42 yesterday. In terms of the “Big Board,” the next Lakers head coach was way down my list of priorities. Who knows, maybe his reputation among players is such that certain FAs who wouldn’t consider the Lakers might reconsider. I just hope that Pelinka allows him to have some input into player personnel decisions. Although I’m not a fan, Bill Plaschke’s article this morning was pretty spot on. Then again, his article two years from now might be one that castigates the decision.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:28 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nope, older by 8 years but who’s counting?

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:28 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My issue is not with, nor has it ever been with, coach Lue. My issue is with an utter lack of recognition that the way the Lakers have been conducting themselves is completely out of touch with the modern NBA and intelligent ways of doing business.

      Lie might be a great coach both for now and in the future but it doesn’t change the fact the Lakers aren’t learning from their mistakes. Can’t go with your gut on every decision. Seems silly to hire a coach without first announcing who his boss will be, if it’s Rob don’t hide from it. If you’re planning on conducting a search later in the summer don’t be cowardly just hold a press conference. Sun Tzu is rolling in his grave…

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:29 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I concur 100%.

      • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:49 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        To say nothing of this shammockery of a coaching search. 3 whopping candidates when you have the entire NBA to cull and pull from, overseas leagues and so on. So it would seem we’ll be proceeding with our heads up our rears the same way we’ve been doing.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 2:16 PM on May 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Has Sith Lord Linda not signed off on Lue yet?
      What’s the hold up?

  • keen observer

    keen observer 6:26 PM on April 22, 2019 Permalink  

    Wow! 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 1:38 PM on April 12, 2019 Permalink  

    David Griffin to the Pellies 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:35 AM on April 2, 2019 Permalink  

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    • keen observer

      keen observer 8:37 AM on April 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It appears that the injury bug killed our season based on numbers like these and the difference in our defensive stats with and without Lonzo. We would probably have been in the hunt had those two been healthy all season.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 9:38 AM on April 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I had no problems with anything LeBron did on or off the court. The body language thing has been seen on all of his teams it’s just a personality trait. The great ones deal with massive expectations thus feel massive disappointment when it doesn’t work out.

      Yes, injuries did play a part in torpedoing yet another Laker season and since that reason has become so very commonplace with the word ‘Lakers’ I think the question has to start turning towards maybe it’s just as much the players on the team as the staff that treats them. Gary Vitti had a massive amount of injuries to players towards the end of his tenure.

      Marco Nunez and his staff have seen another season where there were still more games lost to injury. With so many players missing so many games (in Lonzo’s case he has yet to play in 100 NBA games, Ingram is at 190, Kuzma is at 147, Hart at 130 out of a potential 164 games or 246 in Ingram’s case) I start to consider the player’s physical capacity as part of the issue. Lonzo has been injured at every stage of his career, I don’t know if he had an entire season of high school basketball where he was significant injury free but he certainly hasn’t had a full season of basketball in several years now.

      If they can’t play than the rest of it really just stops mattering to me. It’s impossible to know how they play even as a unit without LeBron, there simply hasn’t been enough of a body of evidence. They’ve not even played 1/2 a season with LBJ so any predictions or opinions on how that will look next year are shaky, at best. If you want to build the best team around LeBron possible, and he’s the sole Laker who is untouchable at this point, than trading one or more of the younger players is the quickest route to that goal.

      Like you said, what will be reality probably isn’t something we’re discussing here. Nobody saw the trade of Svi or Zubac coming.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:46 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink  

    That’s too much. Demps is a fool if he doesn’t take that. 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:39 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink  

    Answer: Fluid 

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    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:43 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      lol, good move. I’d honestly start pulling players out every couple hours and let NOLA know that the great deal you had on the table last night has diminished. They’re going greed themselves into a crappy package from some team unwilling to take on bad money or furnish them with multiple draft picks. Frankly, I’m fine with that. At least the Lakers can go to Anthony’s agent (oh, hey!) and say “we made the best, most reasonable offer we could and they turned it into a Vegas buffet.” No shame in pulling out of this fiasco, now.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 11:50 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Agreed.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 12:14 PM on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Earv & Rob have already shown how desperate they are to land AD by offering damm near the entire roster, taking back salary, & giving away all those picks….they aren’t drawing a line in the sand or pulling anything off the table and Demps knows it. If he picks up the phone at 11:59am Thursday and demands this exact same deal then the Lakers will agree before he even finishes the sentence.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:34 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink  

    Done or fluid? 

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    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:39 AM on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Mickey Loomis meet egg on your face.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:07 PM on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In the end, this is all just posturing and negotiations. The Lakers needed to put an exclamation point on their take-it-or-leave-it offer. Obviously, doesn’t mean the Lakers can’t come back to the table if the Pelicans decide to become reasonable. From the Pelicans’ side, why should they give in now when there are still three days left to negotiate and a few more picks to pluck. They’re just trying to get the last bit of anything they can get for AD. The reality is they would be foolish to not accept the Lakers offer. Ultimately, I still expect the trade to happen. I look for them to settle on maybe a third first and a couple of seconds but with a third team taking on Hill’s contract and maybe getting a fourth first from the Lakers. The Lakers are not going to let a couple of draft picks keep them from getting Anthony Davis.

      What’s next? Probably AD coming out and personally saying he would never re-sign with Boston. Maybe the Lakers starting rumors about making multiple trades of their young core and picks to demonstrate that not only is the offer they left on the table not going to be repeated, the Lakers are not going to be bidders for AD this summer at all, which would insure that the Celtics won’t have to offer Jason Tatum to be the top bidder and mean that the Pelicans would have made a serious misjudgment by not accepting the Lakers offer. If the Pelicans don’t come back to the table, I’m fine with that. Nobody can claim the Lakers didn’t go all in to try and trade for Anthony Davis. This time they went all in. But the game is far from over.

      The Lakers should move forward with confidence, sticking with the kids, looking to deal picks for more shooting but protecting their cap space for summer, and focusing on making the playoffs and letting teams, including the Pelicans, see how well Ball, Ingram, and Kuzma perform on the big stage. I have a hunch that will put their upsides into proper perspective compared to Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown. I would think putting out news that we’re looking to trade first round picks for veterans like Terrence Ross and Trevor Ariza to help our playoff run this summer could force the Pelicans back to the table when they realize the Lakers are serious about no longer pursuing Anthony Davis and the picks won’t be there this summer.

      The other route the Lakers could take, if they don’t have confidence in the young core, is to move them in multiple deals for multiple veteran stars. They could look to trade for Kemba Walker and Nikola Vucevic, who might be able to be acquired for half of what they were going to give up for Anthony Davis. They would give LeBron a real chance to make the conference finals and puncher’s chance to win it all. If they signed them to reasonable deals, they might even be able to trade them for Davis before the deadline next season. And trading for Kemba and Vucevic doesn’t prevent the Lakers from going after KD, Kawhi, or Klay next summer. Or they could sign Boogie to a 1-year max deal so they could go after Anthony Davis as a free agent the summer of 2020. Lots of promising paths for the Lakers should the AD trade falter.

      Bottom line, the Pelicans can see all of this too and will ultimately reach a deal to trade AD to the Lakers. When you look at the size of the package the Lakers, the two teams are not that far apart. You don’t lose a deal because of a few draft picks. Not when you’re talking about Anthony Davis. Lakers are not going to risk AD going to the Celtics. Because of his age, position, and skillset, Davis is the player for whom the Lakers need to give up the farm.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 8:13 PM on February 4, 2019 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 3:32 PM on February 4, 2019 Permalink  

    Time to channel my inner Laker Tom 

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:37 AM on February 4, 2019 Permalink  

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    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:59 AM on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Here’s a deal that works and fits the above information:

      #Lakers get: Anthony Davis and Solomon Hill

      #Pelicans get: Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, Josh Hart, KCP, Beasley, Stephenson, and two or three first round picks.

      Difference: Lakers give up $12M of their $25-30M in cap space for this summer but get to keep Lonzo Ball.

  • keen observer

    keen observer 11:34 AM on February 4, 2019 Permalink  

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  • keen observer

    keen observer 12:24 PM on February 1, 2019 Permalink  

    More stuff 

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