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  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 2:10 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink |  

    Grizz in no rush for Iggy buyout 

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:12 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Trying to double dip sweeteners. Good Luck with that.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:24 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Grizz betting that somebody’s gonna get desperate.
      With so many teams believing they have a title shot this season, it might not be a bad bet. They can wait and then still do the buyout further down the road if nothing else materializes.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:42 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Agreed. As we’ve seen all it takes is one GM.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:34 AM on July 15, 2019 Permalink |  

    Iggy… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:51 AM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m not even sure what teams think they’re getting from Iggy over the regular season.
      Proven playoff performer, but you gotta get him there healthy.
      20 minutes a game…maybe 60 games?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 1:03 PM on July 15, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is hopefully good news for the Lakers. Rockets would likely have to go into the luxury tax to add Iggy and Grizzlies don’t want to take back contracts for him. Clippers apparently aren’t going to trade Harkness for him and Grizzlies want a pick not a contract. Iggy on minimum contract is like the swing vote in an election. Team that gets him becomes the title favorite. He’d be the perfect fit on Lakers.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:36 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink |  

    Money Talks 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:33 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink |  

    Will Presti do better than Ainge? 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:25 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink |  

    One Crazy Summer 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:23 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just a guess but I bet the next CBA might favor shorter contracts, easier sign-and-trades, and more freedom of movement for players. It’s better for the game, the league, and the players.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:50 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I was actually thinking the opposite. You could tell from Silver’s comments the other day that the owners weren’t happy with all the movement…particularly guys forcing their way outta town while they still had multiple years left on their contracts. We’re still 3 or 4 yrs away so it’ll be interesting to watch how it continues to play out and who’s gonna emerge as the leaders of the players union once Lebron & CP3 age out. So much of this has been led by Lebron with him flexing on the owners over the past decade or so and making it easier for players to do what they want with no regard for the backlash. The Powers That Be never like to see that…

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:56 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I can see your point but I think the power has shifted to the players and the owners won’t be able to put that genie back in the bottle. I also think there will be owners who can see how the huge long commitments can paralyze a team. Will be interesting to see what happens.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 8:00 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Craziest since the new CBA. Players might be smart to say OK to less movement as long as more of the BRI pie is the win for the Union. Owners are making money but can’t build anything sustainable because of the rules that apply to them. I think that they’ll basically do away with collusion and let teams talk more openly…to a point…about players. When there was that much movement, with just about zero deliberation on the part of the players in question, than the whole notion of ‘don’t start until this day’ is pretty absurd. Only player that had a normalish free agency was KL and he helped George dismantle the Thunder (a conference rival) and is going to send Westbrook East. I can’t recall a year where the players had more control over the league than this summer, even the big bump didn’t result in this much madness. Just a lot of dumb deals.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:23 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink |  

    Game of Chicken…. 

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:25 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Going to be hard to find a team that’s willing to pay $17 million for Iggy and you know the Grizzlies don’t want to be that team. If Lakers or Clippers land him, they’ll become immediate title favorites. This is where Rob Pelinka has the edge as his former agent.

      Man, I want Iggy so bad. Imagine a Lakers lineup of Bradley, Green, Iggy, LeBron, and AD with Kuzma as 6th man and Boogie feasting on second team centers. That would make this a perfect Lakers team. Rob should send them $5 million and next year’s first rounder for their worst player in a handshake deal to waive Iggy.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:57 PM on July 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        They paid $1M in the Anthony Davis deal, but Iggy is a pipe dream now. Your example of GM collusion is proof of that.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 4:48 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink  

    It’s done…. 

     
    • keen observer

      keen observer 6:04 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh well.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:09 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      So where and when is he going to play. Let’s assume LeBron plays at least half his time (16 min) at the 1 and half at the 3 (16 min) and Danny plays all his time at the 2 (32 min). That’s a total of 64 of the 96 minutes at the two guard positions, leaving 32 minutes at point and 16 minutes at shooting guard. The next highest paid players on the roster are Bradley and KCP. KCP will likely get the 16 minutes backing up Danny and I would guess Bradley to get 24 of the 32 minutes backing up LeBron, leaving 8 minutes for Rondo and Caruso to fight over. We have too many guards but not a single one who is a true lead guard. Unfortunately, Rondo is the closest but also the worst defender.

      • keen observer

        keen observer 9:05 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He and Alex Caruso are the only two distributors, other than Boogie and AD. I suspect Rondo will lead the second unit.

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:16 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Our current roster:

      9 guards
      1 wing
      4 bigs

      4 PG: LeBron, Rondo, Caruso, Cook
      5 SG: Green, KCP, Bradley, Daniels, THT
      1 SF: Kuzma
      2 PF: AD, Dudley
      2 CE: Cousins, McGee

      1 TW: Norvell

      What the hell are we doing?
      What does starting LeBron as a guard say about the 8 guards on the bench?
      SMH

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 6:19 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        We desperately need Iggy at the wing for the 15th player.
        Maybe we need to move THT to a two-way contract.
        I guess we could classify KCP as a wing?
        Roster seems grossly unbalanced.
        Plus 2 of the 4 bigs are coming off major injures.
        Bradley better be the guy who played in 2015-16.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 6:26 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          LT, why wasn’t Leonard charged with tampering? Wasn’t PG under contract? So could LBJ say to Giannis, come here in 2 years?

          • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:24 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Because the tampering rules are a joke, DJ.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:29 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink

              So Ad or LBJ could recruit Giannis now for 2 yeasr from now then?

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 7:34 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink

              LBJ already recruited AD all year.
              So….yeah.
              There’s no rule governing players talking to each other.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:40 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink

              Great! See ya G in 2 years.

            • MongoSlade

              MongoSlade 7:55 PM on July 8, 2019 Permalink

              Or…Giannis might take the lead of Lebron, KD, & Kawhi and do his own recruiting to team up with other young dudes like KAT, Embiid, Spida, Siakam, or Jokic

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 10:35 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink  

    Lakers add Avery Bradley 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 10:39 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sounds like he got the Room Exception?
      Where does that leave Iggy?
      At least he can shoot & defend the perimeter…when/if healthy.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 10:42 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        He’s versatile enough to play with anyone on the roster.

        He can play with Jared Dudley, he can play with Troy Daniels, he fits next to Cook nicely. Good get. Love his attitude most of all.

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 10:40 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Now we cookin’ with peanut oil.

    • havoc

      havoc 10:53 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      i hope we can still get Iggy..coz if Iggy goes to the clippers we are in deep trouble

    • Magic2Worthy

      Magic2Worthy 11:46 AM on July 8, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Clippers still have their room exception, Lakers do not… so Iggy would have to really want to come…..

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 7:02 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink  

    Starting Point Guard Settled… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:05 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s a good price for an up & comer who has played well in the playoffs…surprised GSW couldn’t find a way to keep him. I can roll with Cook n Green in the back court.

      Plan D is coming together..this is where Rob earns his stripes; the AD trade was the easy part.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:26 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s what…10 roster spots filled?
      Cook
      Green
      Lebron
      AD
      McGee
      —-
      KCP
      THT
      Daniels
      Kuz
      Dudley

      Still have some cap space (maybe room exception depending on where they slot Javale). Rondo, Caruso, Morris, Boogie all still possibilities. Iggy maybe shakes
      loose? Glad we didn’t blow a buncha money on Dragic.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 9:05 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        PG: Cook
        SG: Green, KCP, Daniels, THT
        SF: LeBron, Dudley
        PF: Kuzma
        CE: AD, McGee

        Or…

        PG: Cook
        SG: Green, KCP, Daniels, THT
        SF: LeBron, Dudley
        PF: AD, Kuzma
        CE: McGee

        Add Targets: Iggy, Morris, Caruso

        PG: Cook. Caruso
        SG: Green, KCP, Daniels, THT
        SF: LeBron, Iggy, Dudley
        PF: Kuzma, Morris
        CE: AD, McGee

        Or…

        PG: Cook, Caruso
        SG: Green, KCP, Daniels, THT
        SF: LeBron, Iggy, Dudley
        PF: AD, Kuzma, Morris
        CE: McGee

        Need another point guard.
        Too many shooting guards.
        Opening for another center.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:29 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink  

    This meeting never felt like a good omen… 

     
    • p ang

      p ang 2:56 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Oh C’mon.

      I’ve been a harsh critic of Magic the PBO but to lay any sort of blame on Magic in this case is pure BS. The guy was out of the Lakers front office circle, cut out from any communications with Rob Pelinka and ghosted by Jeanie. Kawhi and his people sought him out, asked his take knowing all this.. If he blabs about it how the F did it become a reflection on the Lakers? Kawhi can’t be that stupid and be upset on a situation they created. They knew Magic can’t help himself. he’s a showboat, always has been.

      Shooting yourself in the foot then blaming the gun which you bought, loaded and fired is ludicrous.

      But then again what do you expect from a Clipper.

    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 6:44 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You know what’s not a good omen? When Don Sterling’s #1 enabler gets to sit courtside and call herself your owner and #1 fan. Good luck Sho ‘Nuff, you’re gonna need it. Load management went out the window just like Playoff P’s game when the stakes are high. Don’t misjudge the Clipper Curse -- I’d make sure your gravy training fat uncle has the best knee and achilles surgeons on speed dial you moron. And you two fools better run the other direction if you see Russ.

    • Seely_Iggy (Director)

      Seely_Iggy (Director) 7:59 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Magic…. the gift that keeps on giving. Man got no filter.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 12:11 AM on July 6, 2019 Permalink  

    KCP still getting paid.. 

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 11:29 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink  

    Lakers sign Danny Green 2yrs 30mill

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:41 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yup, this should all start falling into place a lot more quickly.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 11:50 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Everything was at a standstill for a few days but things are gonna move at lightspeed now. Mavs got cap space. Clipps gonna be fighting us for min guys to fill out the roster…

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

        Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:53 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Yup. Lakers still got 17ish mil and I wonder if, since the trade with NOLA will likely happen in the morning after Rob’s next few big money moves, if they re-instate AD’s trad kicker? Might as well keep him happy and get him paid.

  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 8:44 PM on July 5, 2019 Permalink  

    Kawhi about to pack his shyte & jump back on that plane to Toronto…fukk these earthquakes!!!

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 1:34 PM on July 3, 2019 Permalink  

     
  • MongoSlade

    MongoSlade 6:25 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink  

    Utah ain't messing around… 

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:57 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m not sure we beat them in a 7 gamer if we end up with Lebron, AD, and these dudes still left on the board.

    • keen observer

      keen observer 7:04 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’d rather have Alex Caruso.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 8:02 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wanted Mudiay!

      • keen observer

        keen observer 8:08 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Meh. He goes at a different speed than the new Lakers. We won’t be up tempo; we’ll be a great halfcourt team, which is much more important the deeper you go in the playoffs. But you know that.

        • mclyne32 (Director) 8:36 PM on July 2, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yeah, but you can always change up the pace with the second unit.
          It’s not like we couldn’t have fit him in. He’s a much better choice than bringing IT back.

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