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21 Jun 2017 01:27:41
First, I'm the only one who visioned a trade for Brook Lopez way back April, 2017.

Second, I really belive that Lakers will be pursuing Paul George.

Third, I posted about Lebron James coming to L.A.

#2 and #3 is being negotiated now.

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21 Jun 2017 02:26:10
Your not the only one who visioned that in this forum. Brook Lopez for Timofey Mozgov was rumored ever since the trade deadline. That was a very common trade rumor. The key was the prospect the Lakers had to give up. Hopefully the Pacers accept the offer but without Randle.

21 Jun 2017 02:31:53
Congrats.

20 Jun 2017 23:30:40
Oor how about this trade
Pacers get clarkson 8th pick(from knicks) deng
Knicks get randle 2nd pick(from lakers) 18th pick from indiana and maybeeee just maybe even lakers 28th pick
Lakers get paul george kristaps porzingis and maybe a second round pick from on of the otherz

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20 Jun 2017 22:44:51
If you had to choose an option from each section, what would you guys prefer the Lakers do with the #2 pick?

1. Draft
A: Lonzo Ball
B: Josh Jackson

2. Trade Down
A: Trade with Kings for #5 and #10.
B: Trade with Suns for #4 and 2018 1st round pick.

3. Salary Dump Trade
A: Trade with Deng and Mozgov and the 28th pick to the Nets for expiring contracts Brook Lopez and Trevor Booker.
B: Trade with Deng to the Kings for the #10 pick and ability to waive Aaron Afflalo.

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20 Jun 2017 19:03:10
Redo the 2015 Draft (first 10 picks):

1. Timberwolves - TOWNS
2. Lakers - PORZINGIS
3. 76ers - BOOKER
4. Knicks - RUSSELL
5. Magic - WINSLOW
6. Kings - TURNER
7. Nuggets - JOHNSON
8. Pistons - HEZONJA
9. Hornets - WCS
10. Heat - MUDIAY

Russell's talent compared to his peers is subpar. Most of the players drafted have 2-way potential. Booker is a better offensive player than Russell. Not hating on Russell but be honest about his potential. No biases

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20 Jun 2017 19:35:02
You got to factor in position. Lakers needed a point guard. So they took Russell. Russell is not subpar he just isn't a leader. He rather shoot 3 pointers. The talent is there with him. If the Lakers were looking for a PF they take Porzingis. Booker is excelling cause ofpoint guards are getting him the ball. Lonzo Ball will help with this issue. Not saying Russell won't get dealt I just think your giving up on him to quickly.

20 Jun 2017 19:54:09
I would like to add though that if the Knicks were offering Porzingis for Russell right now as what the rumors are saying it's something to consider cause you put Porzingis in Walton's system along with George that would be interesting. Hey let's see the Knicks might even give up there #8 pick along with Porzingis.

20 Jun 2017 22:13:52
Fans overrate him and I just understand his potential. He can be a good scorer but that's it. Not great, not a two way force, not a centerpiece on a team. Fans place him at superstar level and he's not that talented. He's 6'5 with slow foot speed, below average defense, and low basketball IQ. We had a sample of 2 seasons and people hold that game were he dropped 40 on the Cavs in light as if the Cavs are some great defensive team (they're not) . I'm just not impressed. The things he does when people see "flashes of potential" are things that are expected and some of a number 2 pick. He didn't get a double double in assists until his second season. Can't make an excuse when Devin Booker had a few in his first season. When I note these things, it's not giving up. It's just what he is. A basic player that fans want to keep instead of attaining a potential HOFer in George.

20 Jun 2017 23:33:17
Looks like you got your wish. D'Angelo Russell was just trade along with Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in this years draft.

21 Jun 2017 02:33:36
Enter the realm of the Ball era. I've been watching him since he was in 10th grade. I know he will be what people were waiting on in Russell and some. A 6'6 pass first PG with a good 3-point shot and some athleticism. Lakers will be fun again.

20 Jun 2017 16:36:51
Lakers Fans Question: Would you be satisfied if you don't offer up one of russel, Ingram, or 2nd pick for PG this year and he goes to Cleveland due to best offer and he resigns there after next season? Or looking back would you pull the trigger?

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20 Jun 2017 17:49:49
This has been discussed. I wouldn't make a trade for PG13 if it means giving up assets for him when the team can get him without assets next summer. Right now its a risk for Cleveland to even make that deal but I think that the owner wants to go in a different direction. In an earlier post I mentioned Clarkson and Deng maybe a draft choice of some kind for him if the Lakers want him now. Lakers are currently looking for a lottery pick maybe to include in a George trade this summer.

People are worried about Cleveland. There is a rumor that Lebron James is leaving Cleveland for LA after next season. Should worry more about the Clippers but I have faith star players are coming to the Lakers very soon.

21 Jun 2017 00:28:13
And what happens if you do make the trade and he leaves? Then you just put us a few more years behind. And if you keep the core and he comes then you could trade for another star. If we give up too much he will be back in the same situation as with the Pacers and he would not resign.

20 Jun 2017 11:26:24
I know its a forum about trades but I was thinking why aren't we more interested in dennis smith jr he is damn good and I think he and markkanen will be the best out of this draft class

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20 Jun 2017 17:55:45
Cause he has red flags attached to him which is why he is slipping in the draft. To what I hear he is already dealing with an injury. I can guarantee you he won't be the best out of the draft. Flutz, Ball, Jackson, Fox, Tatum, Issac. They are all just better overall players than Smith.

19 Jun 2017 21:56:46
Trade Deng, Black and 2nd pick for Knight, Bender and 4th pick

Trade 4th pick, Bender and Clarkson for Cousins

Sign Redick and Muhammad
Resign Ennis and Robinson
Draft Iwundu

Russell/Knight/Ennis
Redick/Muhammad/Iwundu
Ingram/Brewer/Nwaba
Randle/Nance/Robinson
Cousins/Zubac/Mozgov

2018

Sign George
Resign Cousins
Give Randle an extension

Russell/Knight/Ennis
Ingram/Redick/?
George/Muhammad/Iwundu
Randle/Nance/Robinson
Cousins/Zubac/Mozgov

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19 Jun 2017 18:59:46
LA trades #2 pick
Suns trade #4 pick and chriss
Lakers draft Isaac at 4.


Lakers trade 28 and mozgov
Nets trade 2nd round pick

Save cap for next summer to get Paul George

2017
Clarkson
Russell
Ingram
Isaac
Chriss

Bench
Randle
Nance
Zubac
Ennis
Nwaba

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19 Jun 2017 00:25:34
Lakers 2017

Draft Lonzo Ball

Lakers Lopez Butler

Nets Mozgof Randle 28th pick

Bulls Deng Russell Clarkson

Lakers 2018

Sign Paul George

Ball Nawaba
Butler Ingram
George Ingram
Nance Jr
Lopez Zubac

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15 Jun 2017 06:38:19
Does anyone think that Lebron and crew (CP WADE MELO) could land in LA. Seems like the only thing that can beat the warriors and CP and Melo got to be ring hungry but I just don't see bron leaving again. He did choose winning over loyalty last time

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15 Jun 2017 08:29:49
If your talking all 4 players it could happen with the Clippers. If your talking just Lebron, Melo and Wade then that could happen for the Lakers. They would have to take pay cuts either way. Salary cap makes it harder for teams to do that. The Warriors were able to do it cause Curry, Green and Thompson's contracts were all cap friendly deals.

15 Jun 2017 14:55:33
Melo is a FA soon i'm saying Lakers restructure his contract he doesn't deserve that kind of money anymore.

15 Jun 2017 21:29:31
Lakers can't just restructure a contract. After next season Carmelo can opt out of a $27M deal. You do understand the minimum he will probably accept is $22M to play with Lebron and company? Players get money even if they don't deserve it. Just so you know what your big 4 would look like cost wise with pay cut here it is.

Lebron $30M
Chris Paul $30M
Carmelo $22M
D. Wade $20M

$102M right there. Basically if all 4 decide to go to either LA team the team will have to be gutted or take a huge pay cuts. I don't see huge pay cuts happening. Chris Paul has an advantage already being on the Clippers. Griffin could just leave and they will have a flexible salary cap space in 2018. Lakers can only sign 1 max free agent maybe 2 if they make a trade.

16 Jun 2017 14:49:26
I think they'd take pay cuts to play with each other and yes I meant signing Melo after he'd opt out I guess that's structuring not restructuring. I do think that clippers have that advantage of Paul already being there but the clippers can't do anything with their money if they sign Paul to the super max with Jordan on their books and they'd have to get rid of Crawford and Blake and they'd trade away rivers contract. I think it would be easier for lakers to find a suitor for mozgov and deng because lakers have a good supporting cast if the banana boat crew come but clippers won't be able to afford it. I think CP signs a 1 and 1 opts out and he becomes a laker like he should've years ago if it weren't for that bastard stern.

 


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