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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:31 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink |  

    That’s It? 

    Clearly, the Spurs were just never gonna trade him to LA. Dude wanted to go home; they sent him outta the whole damm country.

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 7:09 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good deal for the Spurs. They were never gonna get the reported asking price, so they shipped him off to TO. TO wanted out of their ill-fated, camp jump year contracts to DeRozan and Lowry and now they have that vehicle. They won’t make the Lakers mistake with Dwight by trying to keep a (at least at the time) valuable asset that don’t wanna be there. They’ll flip him at the deadline for cap relief, draft picks, and maybe a young asset or two. One of the youngins, couple picks, and salary ballast ought to get it done.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:16 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That could be difficult since it would be a very short term rental. Don’t see them getting much and don’t see the Lakers giving up any of their youth for something they could get in 4 months for free. Raps might be better to let him walk and get the cap space.

    • mud

      mud 9:46 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      great.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 9:58 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good.
      Time to move on.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:26 AM on July 18, 2018 Permalink |  

    Welp… 

    The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a deal to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard in a trade package that includes All-Star DeMar DeRozan, league sources told ESPN.

    An agreement in principle could be reached as soon as Wednesday, league sources said.

    Leonard and DeRozan are both aware that an agreement could be imminent, and neither is expressing enthusiasm for the deal, league sources said.

    Toronto and San Antonio have been talking about the trade for two weeks, and several incarnations of packages have been discussed, league sources said.

    Sources close to DeRozan told ESPN that DeRozan met with Toronto brass in Las Vegas during summer league and was told he would not be traded.

    Ujiri will make the deal with a determination that he can sell Leonard on re-signing with the Raptors next summer in free agency, sources said. Toronto would be able to offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract next summer. If Leonard left the Raptors, he could sign a four-year, $141 million deal with a team with the available salary-cap space.

    Leonard has been clear that he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency next summer.

    DeRozan has three years and $83 million left on his contract, including an Early Termination Option for the 2020-21 season.

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:18 PM on July 12, 2018 Permalink |  

    Charles Oakley not leaving any money on the table..literally 

    Charles Oakley is learning the hard way … if you try to cheat a Vegas casino, you’ll end up behind bars.

    TMZ Sports has learned … the ex-NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session — and it was all caught on video.

    Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”

    Unclear what game he was playing at the time — but one source with knowledge of the incident says Oak tried to pull back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose.

    FYI, Oakley reportedly made more than $46 mil during his NBA career.

    Oak was confronted about the incident — and it was kicked over to a security team which reviewed the casino video footage … confirming the alleged cheating.

    The 54-year-old was taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

    Oak’s gambling charge is serious business — “to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.” He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted.

    A source close to Oakley tells us, “This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved.”

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:46 PM on July 8, 2018 Permalink  

    Crazy… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 8:49 PM on July 8, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Kyrie would be outta San Antonio the second his contract is up…

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:14 AM on July 8, 2018 Permalink  

    The Queen 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:14 AM on July 6, 2018 Permalink  

    Meanwhile….. 

    or

     
    • mclyne32 (Director) 12:59 PM on July 6, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s great, but Boogie most likely will never be the player he was.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:11 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    C’MON MAYNE!!! 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:40 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    LMAO!!! 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:32 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    Worth a try…. 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:59 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Naw, wait for next summer.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 3:03 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        5mill for 1 yr is risk free

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

          Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:09 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Agreed, but if he isn’t going to play for half the season, or less, better to sign Brook.

        • MongoSlade

          MongoSlade 3:16 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I mean..it’s not even realistic at this point but it woulda been good to already have him in the fold heading into next summer. Brook ain’t a difference maker…

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

            Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:43 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I’m a big fan of Boogie and I’m willing to bet he’d take a max offer from us next season than the comparative pittance Golden State will be able to offer. Will he be worth the max? Who knows, let’s see if he suits up at all this season.

            Brook on a team of scrappy defense-first guys is better than Brook covering for the perimeter sieve we’ve had for awhile now. Dwight couldn’t staunch the sieve, either. Our perimeter D and our stay in front ability just got a lot better (although we sacrificed consistent scoring to get there) so we’ll have to wait and see. I agree he’ll never sniff an All Star nod or win MVP of anything other than ‘which Lopez brother is your MVP?’

            At any rate, had he signed with Boston I’d feel worse about it but as it stands I think we’ll have a shot next summer and that’s all anyone ever gets, anyhow.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:29 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    Reke The Freak to Indy 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:26 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    Ill Will to Philly 

     
    • havoc

      havoc 1:37 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      another pick for them..just wanted to ask, does draft consideration mean 1st round pick?

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:16 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    The 2nd Superstar…lol 

     
    • havoc

      havoc 1:22 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It sound a bit bitter base on what he has done to our TEAM the 1st time he was with the Lakers but if he can provide a good defensive presence then YEAH WHY NOT.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 1:26 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Because Javale McGee and Ivica Zubac give us enough rim protection and screen-role offense. Even though we have Young Moe, Brook Lopez would be the better signing here, never mind Dwight’s locker room toxicity.

        • havoc

          havoc 1:27 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          i would definitely agree with that scenario as well..forgot about Wagner :)

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 3:11 PM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If only Jacob Emrani had put up a billboard…

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:43 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink  

    People are worried… 

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:52 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      On the third day of Christmas…

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:55 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Went from being ecstatic with LeBron and Lance signing to being bewildered and disappointed with the odd choices since.

    • havoc

      havoc 8:59 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i think they have made the right choices on the players they wanted to add so far except on the DMC..I think all 29 teams were just reluctant in giving that big of a contract to him without seeing if he can gain his full form pre-achilles injury..DMC called Warriors GM himself since he had 0…maybe if we did contact him, we would be able to know what his status was

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:16 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The bottom line is the Lakers obviously decided against going after Boogie, which does seem odd considering the cast of characters on short term deals Magic is assembling. If anybody could keep Boogie under control, you would think it would be LeBron. Locker room presence could be one factor. Most likely the injury concerns and not being ready to start the season also factored in. Or maybe they really have their eye on Dwight Howard. I know I’m down to praying for Brick.

        It’s important also to recognize that the Warriors will not be able to re-sign Boogie unless he was willing to play for $6M per year so this is a short term rental for a ring, although I’m sure they’re playing with the idea of the roster spot suddenly becoming an annual “sell a ring” special roster spot for players who want to win a ring for $5 million. You can see their front office checking rosters for the 2019-20 season for potential candidates.

        This could be a great thing for Boogie. Rehabilitate your Achilles and rep and win a ring as a bonus. Or he might not come back all the way, might not be happy not getting the ball, might not be good enough to close out games. Good point was made on Twitter that teams who are heavy favorites to win usually are more interested in playing it safe. Warriors had other needs like a wing off the bench that they might have been better served than renting Boogie for a year.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 9:19 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just don’t get why they brought in Rondo who is an older version of Ball if they were not even going to reach out to Cousins. Why let Julius go for only $9M a year? I don’t care if he wanted a 5 year contract at that rate. Cousins on a one year contract to sell him on the organization for a year even if he doesn’t play seemed worth the squeeze. I’m not the only one perplexed the whole association is scratching their heads laughing at the Lakers a day after praising them.

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 10:48 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Julius was as much a victim of his agent’s machinations and the continued presence of Luol Deng as a serviceable back up and even start should it come to it. Don’t worry, he’ll be fine and he could even be back as soon as next summer in all reality.

    • mud

      mud 10:10 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i don’t get all the “confusion”.

      the Lakers brought in some tough-minded guys to help with the youth, to protect the skill players and to damage or frustrate opposing skill players. plus, they are all one year deals so that there will be plenty of money for next year’s best free agents. in addition, they are guys that can be used in a trade.

      i’m very happy with Rondo, and if the Lakers must get a shot blocker, Jevale is far preferable to NN.

      Cousins has nothing going this year. if he recovers, they will have the money to go after him, likewise KL.

      i don’t see how the Lakers could really be expected to do any better. i remember two years ago, people were saying that the team was doomed to be capped out and get nobody for ten years, yet here they are with a crew that can win the East, and with a lot of good luck, might even win the West, even if it’s far from a slam dunk. that’s GREAT for one summer.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 10:40 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Never mind keeping the flexibility for next summer. They have all kinds of time to operate and have put together a helluva playoff team already.

      • NBA4ever

        NBA4ever 11:30 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Don’t get me wrong I love Rondo and think his basketball genius is exactly what Ball needs. I also love Lance, McGee not so much meh. I guess I’m just disappointed we didn’t take a flyer on Cousins and why we let Julius go for nothing especially since he left for 2 years 18m.

        I’m optimistic and think LeBron is good enough with this cast to get the job done. With the basketball playoff genius that is Rondo I still believe we are top 3 in the west.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 11:38 AM on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We developed Julius Randle, he had ups and downs. Never developed a consistent J (Never will) wore a shirt that said “pay me”and proceeded to chump up against Joel Embiid who put up 46/14

          We were offered 2nd Round Picks.

          And the only team to sign him, made sure he was sandwiched between shooters (Mirotic and Davis)

          Sometimes you have to watch talent walk out the door in any business.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:04 PM on July 2, 2018 Permalink  

    This shyte ain’t even fair…I quit! 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:10 PM on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sooo….let me get this straight….we didn’t get a meeting with either PG13 or DMC?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:11 PM on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m interested in why the Lakers didn’t sign Boogie to a bigger contract than the Dubs were able to. Were they never willing to gamble on him. Did the news he would not be back until Jan scare them away. This could be better because we could use all the cap space were saving to sign him next summer without the risk of signing him with the injury. Just makes next summer free agency class even better.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:13 PM on July 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        But now ur gonna be down to 2 stars instead of 3 if we gotta wait on Kawhi…

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 9:29 AM on June 27, 2018 Permalink  

    LeBron ain’t trying to spin his wheels for a year.. 

     
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