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05 Jun 2017 17:29:35
Stop. Trading. Russell and 2nd. For. Philly's 3rd pick and Okafor.


*Okafor is not better than Russell.
*The Lakers can draft whoever they want at 2nd and not have to trade down one pick.

I don't know if it's philly fans making these trades or young Lakers fans but it's silly. It's completely regressive to what the Lakers are in position to do.

Russell > Okafor
2nd pick > 3rd pick
WHAT SENSE DOES IT MAKE TO TRADE? Because it gets rid of Denver or Mozgov? Attaching the 28th pick or Clarkson to one of those guys can also get rid of them.

I thought I wasn't a big Russell supporter but I know his game and his worth and it's not Okafor.

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05 Jun 2017 20:30:47
I am glad your understanding my point about Russell. People want to make dumb trades for Russell not realizing it will set the Lakers back. I think its partial Sixers fans, partial people not knowing the value of Russell, and partial people just wanting to trade Russell to get rid of him not knowing that the Lakers need an Allstar player in return just to make the team better.

04 Jun 2017 21:42:11
Get Andre' Roberson

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04 Jun 2017 03:24:16

Lonzo Ball 14 8 5
D'Angelo Russell 23 5 5
Brandon Ingram 20 4 6
Julius Randle 17 6 11
Ivica Zubac 18 3 8

Jordan Clarkson 12 4 3
David Nwaba 12 3 2
x x x x
Larry Nance Jr 8 3 8
x x x x

If we keep our young core, this is the type of numbers we need from each of our players. Its fair to say all of them are capable. But will they live up to expectations is the real question. I trust in Magic and if this can be accomplished this season we should stay with our young core for a very long time. 4th Seed in the western conference would be tough, but very needed. Magic's offseason expectations for our young core is fair enough to make a 4th seeded poised young team.

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05 Jun 2017 00:24:38
Clarkson can average 21 points of the bench.

05 Jun 2017 17:00:55
Ingram isn't going to average 20 in his second season. 15 points max. Zubac isn't going to average 18 in his second season either, he's raw. Nwaba isn't averaging 12.

Weird that you have nance only averaging 8. He's been developing his offensive game for the past two offseasons. He's added a 3 point shot and with putbacks, he can very well average 10-13 points per.

04 Jun 2017 02:41:08
I don't expect LA to draft Ball think he has baggage. If they eanna draft a pg Fox is a better addition.
Then i see people on Jackson who I've seen play looks like Shawn Marrion not a good shooter or ball handler.
At sf i'd look at Jason Tatum built like L James plays all aspects of game well. Most nba ready player in draft then move ingram to sg

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04 Jun 2017 17:05:30
Jackson is actually a really good ball handler and passer, very high IQ.

05 Jun 2017 17:03:57
I don't understand what baggage Ball has. He changed the offensive dynamic at UCLA and gave confidence to his teammates. If you are referring to his dad, last time I checked, he was still able to do everything I mentioned with his dad being there. Last time I checked, we draft players not their dad. People tend to forget Lavar has 2 other children and an ailing wife to care for, I don't think that he can bring dismay to an entire franchise.

03 Jun 2017 03:33:02
I don't watch much college basketball. So I have to ask Ball or Jackson?

Ball Russell
Russell Jackson
Ingram Or Ingram
Randel Randel
Zubac Zubac
Or is there a another player to draft? Those seem to be the two I hear about the most.

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03 Jun 2017 09:18:43
I would say draft Lonzo Ball. Which is the overwhelming favorite right at this point with no work out yet. Jackson is a good player but the Lakers already have Ingram. Jackson has a lot of work to do on his shooting. Another name yo will also hear is DeAaron Fox. Lakers do need a point guard so he would definitely be in consideration. Here is an idea of what they are like.

Ball- Great passing skills, court vision, potential to make other players better. He doesn't look to shoot a lot and needs to work on defense.

Jackson- athletic power dunker. Drives in the lane. Can give you some great defensive stops. I say he will need to work on his shot.

Fox- Can drive in the lane. Has a great shot. Is the best defender in the draft. He tends to look for his shot first than pass. He kind of has the same game as D'Angelo Russell.

04 Jun 2017 17:06:28
If they draft Jackson, Ingram would probably play the 2 where he would handle the ball more often and we saw that the coaching staff wanted that.

05 Jun 2017 17:10:07
Citydude: what are you watching about Fox that says great jump shot?

Fox - speed and defense. His shot will need work. There is a reason for John Wall comparisons and that's cause Wall's shot wasn't good out of college either. But he still has the speed to get to the basket. Playmaking wise, he is no Rondo. And that's the thing that scares me with Fox, he can be great for defense and attacking but when his jumper isn't working, his playmaking skills aren't good enough to save him. Tons of potential though.

Ball - playmaking and offense. I see him as an athletic Steve Nash. He can run an offense but do not think he will be drafted because of his defense. He's not a good defender but when you're 6'6 and the average NBA PG is 6'2 then you will have a lot of luck. Foot speed could be quicker but I think his ceiling is Steve Nash. Worse case scenario, he creates his own name. Not a MCW case, Ball has much more offensive potential.

I say draft Ball. I don't believe reports saying Lakers wouldn't pick him today. They haven't worked him out yet.

06 Jun 2017 22:22:24
GM: He has a mid range shot which I say is great compared to the others but it could still be a good jump shot. Not 3 point shooting though. Which all players need to work on the 3 point game for the NBA level.

08 Jun 2017 23:06:59
Im tripping on this post saying Fox needs foot speed. Obviously don't watch college because his speed was biggest attribute. Maybe you dint see fox light up Ball in regular season with 39pts then again in tournament with 33pts and Ball what 12pts. Yeah shot could be better but it improved over the season.

27 May 2017 19:30:10
The lakers have the second pick in the draft and most people want lonzo and say we need a point guard. I don't think we have a specific position we need. We have young players to develop at every position. For example:
Guards: Russell, Clarkson, Nwaba
Forwards: Ingram, Randle, Nance
C: Zubac, Black

In that case, we should draft the best player available and that would be Josh Jackson. Is athleticsm and skill set gives him so much versatility. He is a 6'8 guard/forward that can handle the ball, pass very efficiently, rebound, aggressively attack the rim and is a filthy player on defense who can average 2 steals and 2 blocks a game. The lakers let so many players drive pass them to score easy buckets in the paint. Jackson can prevent that. The only flaw in Jacksons game is his shooting. He's not that well of a shooter but anyone can develop a shot. Plus we have so many players that can score the ball in different ways. We have to go in a different direction and have a defensive approach. I think we should go Josh Jackson with this pick. This is just my opinion. I love Lonzo's game but I just have a feeling we should go in the direction of Jackson.

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25 May 2017 00:40:01
Russell Westbrook
Eric Gordon
Justise Winslow
Anthony Davis
Deandre Jordan

Rajan Rondo
David Nwaba
Stanley Johnson
Larry Nance Jr.
Festus Ezeli

Sign Westbrook
Sign Rondo Ezeli
Ingram Clarkson Mozgov Black for Gordon Winslow, Jordan
#2, Russell, Randle, Zubac Clarkson, Deng For Davis, Johnson

Crazy pipe dream, whatever.

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24 May 2017 00:01:56
Trade Russell ,deng and the 28th pick
And 2019 1st rounder ( only give this if needed)
For pg13 ( get him now. Helps get FA 2018 )

Trade clarkson and movgof
For Lopez ( expiring contract )

Draft Ball


FA ( big - cousins or small lots of choices )

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21 May 2017 07:16:10
Could anyone give me a scenario where this could be a potential line up for the 2019-2020 season.

Lakers starting 5

If possible lol

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21 May 2017 15:28:19
If Anthony Davis demands he wants out of New Orleans and says he isn't resigning then Davis could come but the lineup would be different. The key is cost. Russell, Ingram, and Randle will be due $12M+ a year contracts by that time so I doubt 1 or 2 will be apart of the team cause Davis is a Super Max player.

31 May 2017 23:11:30

This is more likely because Magic plans to be agressive in 2018 Free Agency where both Paul George and Boogie Cousins will be available.
Also, Davis has stated multiple times that he wants to be a Pelican his whole career.

20 May 2017 21:29:55

This lineup is huge. 6"4, 6"8, 6"9, 6"9 beast, 7"1

Incase we don't take Ball and take jackson rather than fox tihs is what we are looking at.

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