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12 Mar 2018 16:32:55
Lakers should avoid all things Lebron and just add to their core.

FA signings
-Paul George (max)
-Deandre Jordan
-Isaiah Thomas
-Julius Randle
-Alex Caruso
-Travis Wear

FA trades
3 TEAM TRADE (LAL, SAS, ATL)
-Lakers receive (one year player) + cap relief
-SAS receive Zubac
-ATL received Deng + (24-27) Cavs pick 2018, Spurs 2019 first (protected 1-20)

Waive Tyler Ennis

PG: Ball/Thomas/Caruso
SG: George/Hart/(Summer or G-League)
SF: Ingram/vet FA
PF: Randle/Wear/Bryant
C: Jordan/FA

ATL - potential tanking team in 2019
SAS - no decent big man

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1.) 12 Mar 2018 17:47:17
Forgot about KuzGoat, he can back up Randle or Ingram.


2.) 12 Mar 2018 17:53:11
This is good but don't sign Thomas, Caruso, or Jordan. Have Randle play center and kuzma play pf.


3.) 12 Mar 2018 23:19:24
I agree on signing PG13 but I wouldn't sign Jordan. He does bring defense but the Lakers can get somebody cheaper at center than Jordan. Jordan will be looking for a 4 year $100M deal and he isn't worth that. I do agree with bring Thomas back but that's only if Lebron James doesn't sign. Shouldn't say avoid Lebron cause the way you have the roster I would say it's a 5th seed at best. With Lebron its a 2nd seed at best.


4.) 13 Mar 2018 15:31:08
No Deandre i prefer wait for klay thomson in 2019.


5.) 13 Mar 2018 16:35:34
@city @honk

Nikola Jokic, Demarcus Cousins (assuming he stays in the West) or Anthony Davis, Steven Adams, Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol = all seen 3-4 times a season

Drummond, Embiid, Howard = 2 times a season

You really think Randle will be effective at Center? He’s good at PF because most aren’t strong enough to contain him and he’s quick on his feet. But against those guys I named, he will exert too much energy trying to defend them to be as productive as he currently is as a PF. Lebron makes him or Ingram an odd man out. I’d rather be a YOUNG 5th seed that can grow into a 1-2 seed than get rid of Ingram or Randle for a 33 year old. Love Bron, just doesn’t make sense with how good Ingram and Randle are becoming. A center and shooting guard are the only gaps in this team.


6.) 13 Mar 2018 18:14:36
GM- So you would sign Randle for 5 years $100M+ over signing a 2nd allstar? Keep in mind what the Lakers record was at the beginning of the season and also Randle's numbers while Ingram is in the line up. Also when I say cheaper option I am thinking resigning Lopez at a cheaper number. I do agree with you and disagree with Honk with Randle at center.


7.) 15 Mar 2018 01:28:46
City

Ingram and Randle are 1-2 years away from being all stars. Lebron coming will hinder their growth. I would rather sign Cousins than Lebron for a second all star but the way this team has been playing, I don’t see why there would be any necessity for both Lebron and George. I’ll take the younger of the two. I wouldn’t mind re-signing Brook AT ALL. Lonzo and Hart’s rebounding ability make Brooks lack of rebounding okay. Brook stretching the floor is great for lazy big men.


 

 

10 Jan 2018 03:44:27
Lakers-Hawks-Blazers
-Lakers receive Bellinelli + Hawks 2018 first (via HOU, likely to be late 20s)
-Hawks receive Harkless + Randle
-Blazers receive Bazemore + cash considerations (LA)

Lakers-Pelicans
-Lakers receive Cousins
-Pelicans receive KCP, LNJ, (pick from Hawks - if necessary)

Lakers-Bulls
-Lakers receive Mirotic
-Bulls receive Clarkson


PG: Ball/Ennis/Caruso
SG: Hart/Bellinelli/Blue
SF: Ingram/Brewer
PF: Mirotic/Kuzma/Bryant
C: Cousins/Lopez/Zubac

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07 Jan 2018 02:47:42
How I would approach the drafts in the past LA has done (assuming they keep the pick each year)

-2014, pick 7 (Zach LaVine), pick 47 (same)

-2015, pick 2 (Kristaps Porzingis), pick 27 & pick 34 - trade up with POR for pick 23 (Hollis-Jefferson)

-2016, pick 2 (Brandon Ingram), pick 32 (same)
**Demarcus Cousins was offered for Ingram this season, late in the season. Lakers should pull the trigger BUT rest Cousins (tank) for he rest of the season to ensure they keep the pick the following year.

-2017, pick 2 (Lonzo Ball), pick 27 (same), pick 30 (Jordan Bell), pick 42 (Dillon Brooks)

PG: Ball/
SG: LaVine/Clarkson
SF: Hollis-Jefferson/Brooks
PF: Porzingis/Bell
C: Cousins/Zubac

This team would be a 3 or 4 seed right now without LaVine healthy.

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1.) 07 Jan 2018 04:17:13
Horrible idea, and definitely not a top 5 seed.


2.) 07 Jan 2018 19:06:50
Lakersfan- So if the Lakers had Porzingis and Cousins you wouldn't think this team wouldn't be a 5th seed? How about a 6th? Nuggets, Blazers and Pelicans aren't exactly playing very good basketball right now. Have to say though to GM that I am satisfied with the Randle pick in 2014. He should've gone higher.


 

 

13 Dec 2017 04:45:59
Lakers/ Thunder

Lakers receive: George

Thunder receive: Randle, KCP

OKC starters:
PG: Westbrook
SG: KCP
SF: Anthony
PF: Randle
C: Adams

LAL starters:
PG: Ball
SG: George
SF: Ingram
PF: Nance
C: Lopez

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07 Dec 2017 02:09:31
Lakers/ Suns/ Hawks

Lakers receive: Tyson Chandler, Tyler Ulis, 2018 1st (Suns)

Suns receive: Julius Randle, Marco Belleneli

Hawks receive: Brook Lopez, 2019 second (Lakers)

*waive Ennis

PG: Ball/Ullis
SG: KCP/Clarkson/Blue
SF: Ingram/Deng/Brewer
PF: Kuzma/Nance/Bryant
C: Chandler/Zubac

Unpopular opinion: I think Deng can give us 10&5 off the bench which is a lot better than what Brewer is doing. Deng can still do a lot that Brewer can't. He deserves some minutes.

Second unpopular opinion: Lakers need a backup PG. Ulis can shoot and fill that void. Chandler is also top 20 in rebounds. Lakers have no one top 20. This lineup provides a lot of spacing and rebounding. Chandler brings toughness. I like this deal regardless of his contract.

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1.) 07 Dec 2017 05:48:39
Lakers do not want to add more money for next year. They are trying to get more cap space not less.


2.) 07 Dec 2017 16:47:27
To add what Toolguy was saying the Lakers have no plans to play Luol Deng. So its not really an opinion when something isn't going to happen. In Deng's 13 minutes he did play he looked lost.


3.) 07 Dec 2017 21:43:20
Deng should just get bought out.


4.) 07 Dec 2017 22:14:17
Judging a players by 13 minutes played is no different than calling Zo a bust less than 30 games in but whatever you say, you’re the basketball genius right.


5.) 07 Dec 2017 22:16:17
Too add to what I’m saying, none of this is really opinion if it’s not going to happen if we continue with your logic. This whole forum is a waste, if we continue to apply your logos. All that cap space and the only realistic option is PG13. They can only offer him so much. Chandlers contract is only 13M for one more year after this. If they extend Randle, I wonder what their cap would be and your responses.


6.) 08 Dec 2017 17:49:47
GM step into reality dude. Deng most likely will not play another minute for the Lakers and will be stretched at the end of the season. You can sit here and argue or disagree all you want its not going to change. Are you an LA resident GM? Do you watch Lakers insiders and local Lakers coverage? If you did you would know the thought process of the Lakers and already know what is happening. This is a developmental year and Walton and management want to play the young guys. Chandler makes zero sense for what the Lakers want to do plus he is having a very poor season. If PG13 comes then that is what happens. If he doesn't there will be back up plans.


7.) 12 Dec 2017 02:23:24
Lol you really think you know how the Lakers think because you watch Lakers insider shows LOL! Chandler’s having a bad season? BUT unlike any Laker, he’s top 15 in rebounding! You’re really just a fan just like me. Get off your high horse. Chandler doesn’t fit but “I can’t grab 5 boards a game” Lopez does? Oh it’s because he can (occasionally) shoot a 3, I forgot! Please tell me more on the Lakers thought process, o mighty one. (sarcasm) Remember when you said they wouldn’t trade Russell and questioned my trades with Russell then they TRADED RUSSELL? Yeah, I’ll take your “insider” - based know-it-all remarks with a grain of salt.


8.) 12 Dec 2017 07:26:37
Well when Magic Johnson himself tells everybody what his plans are directly its kind of hard to say oh they will do this or that. He said he is trying to preserve cap space and acquiring Chandler ruins that. You know he is owed $13M next year right? Chandler's contract isn't expiring so Lakers aren't doing that.

I still believe they shouldn't have traded Russell. If no allstar free agents come then that will be a mistake. I knew Russell was on the market and at the time I thought he would go to the Pacers. I still believe that Russell and Ball could've worked together but hey that was Magic's decision. However I can only judge after what happens in the offseason. I will say it again. If no allstar free agent comes to the Lakers this offseason then the Russell trade was a mistake.


9.) 12 Dec 2017 20:34:11
I know how much chandler is owed.13M is a reasonable price for one more year. Especially when the 2019 free agency center class is pretty good and a lot of those guys will fit well with the Lakers core (ala Nikola Jokic / Deandre Jordan - unrestricted) .

Russell was a known party boy in LA. Lakers defense would be lackluster and he would probably show up to practice lethargic and drunken as I’m sure he has. He’s been injured to the point where he’s missed weeks these past two seasons. He is better off somewhere where they aren’t looking to be serious for a while. I doubt Paul George stays in OKC where his play doesn’t translate to wins. More so, I have no problem with going after mid tier players that won’t get in the way of Ingram’s development: Danny Green (possibly the best if not one of the best 3&D SG) or making an offer for Zach Lavine who was averaging 20ppg up until injury. Those guys will compliment the core well too.


 

 

 

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15 Mar 2018 01:28:46
City

Ingram and Randle are 1-2 years away from being all stars. Lebron coming will hinder their growth. I would rather sign Cousins than Lebron for a second all star but the way this team has been playing, I don’t see why there would be any necessity for both Lebron and George. I’ll take the younger of the two. I wouldn’t mind re-signing Brook AT ALL. Lonzo and Hart’s rebounding ability make Brooks lack of rebounding okay. Brook stretching the floor is great for lazy big men.

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13 Mar 2018 16:35:34
@city @honk

Nikola Jokic, Demarcus Cousins (assuming he stays in the West) or Anthony Davis, Steven Adams, Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol = all seen 3-4 times a season

Drummond, Embiid, Howard = 2 times a season

You really think Randle will be effective at Center? He’s good at PF because most aren’t strong enough to contain him and he’s quick on his feet. But against those guys I named, he will exert too much energy trying to defend them to be as productive as he currently is as a PF. Lebron makes him or Ingram an odd man out. I’d rather be a YOUNG 5th seed that can grow into a 1-2 seed than get rid of Ingram or Randle for a 33 year old. Love Bron, just doesn’t make sense with how good Ingram and Randle are becoming. A center and shooting guard are the only gaps in this team.

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12 Mar 2018 17:47:17
Forgot about KuzGoat, he can back up Randle or Ingram.

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28 Dec 2017 16:19:11
Another note with Noel, his heart isn’t in the game. It’s been rumored by Dallas beat writers that Noel isn’t conditioned or plays hard enough. Why do the Lakers need Noel?

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28 Dec 2017 16:17:36
No one is going to want Bogut unless it’s a team shedding cap. Bogus contract is non guaranteed, Lakers can just waive him. Phoenix has a PF problem, Clarkson won’t help.

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