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06 Feb 2024 17:20:23
Lakers should keep the team the way it is right now and wait until the off season. The fact is no matter what player on the market right now gets traded to the Lakers it's not an upgrade to where they will win a championship. Does Murray make the Lakers a champion this season? No! Wait until the off season the Lakers have a chance to have 3 first round picks and a pick swap to potentially get a star. Lebron has an opt out. Doubt he uses it cause its $51M coming to him and most likely next season is his last. Lets be serious now folks want to trade the 2029 pick where the Lakers aren't going to be good to upgrade a roster this season which really wouldn't be much if any of an upgrade to get bounced in the 2nd round if not play in tournament.

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09 Feb 2023 21:04:12
Official trades

Lakers get Mo Bamba

Magic get Patrick Beverly and a 2nd round pick

Also

Lakers get 3 second round picks

Nuggets get Thomas Bryant

IMO the Lakers just used up $10M of the $33M cap space they would have had this summer with the Mo Bamba deal. He can shoot the 3 point shot but will be very limited offensively.

I see why they traded Thomas Bryant. Lakers were not going to resign him and he wanted a larger role. Not sure if that is going to work in Denver. Also not sure if Mo Bamba is an upgrade from Thomas Bryant and Patrick Beverley.

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09 Feb 2023 00:09:54
This deal is in advanced stages. Wolves want draft compensation.

Lakers. would get D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt

Wolves. would get Mike Conley

Jazz. would get Russell Westbrook and a first Round Pick from the Lakers.

IMO makes no sense for the Lakers long term. Lakers are 25-30 and are 13th place so you trade 1 of your first round pick to get a best case scenario a first round exit or worst case not make the play in tournament at all.

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31 Dec 2021 19:14:35
Lakers. Rajon Rondo

Cavaliers. Denzel Valentine

This is a real trade that went down. The Lakers are waiving Valentine to make a roster spot available probably for either Darren Collison or Stanley Johnson. Johnson has been impressive on defense.

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29 Jul 2021 19:27:59
Looks like Kuzma will be on the move. Here are the 3 trades being talked about that is likely to happen.

Kuzma & Harrell for Kings. Hield

Kuzma for Spurs. DeRozan (s&t)

Schroeder (s&t), Kuzma, and Horton Tucker (s&t) for Wizards. Westbrook

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01 Jul 2019 21:43:55
Kawhi Leonard needs to make his decision quick. Right now at this very moment he hasn't meet with the Lakers, Clippers or Raptors yet. Lakers are going to lose out on ALL 2nd tier and 3rd tier players do to this waiting game.

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23 Jan 2019 18:43:47
I know this will be brought up so I will break it down. Carmelo Anthony will be waived by the Bulls. The only way the Lakers get him is either trade a player for a draft pick or waive a player. If the Lakers were to make a trade that opened up a roster spot for Carmelo then the Lakers would probably sign him. Odds of it happening 5%. So don't count on it.

Don't count on the Lakers to make any major moves if any this trade deadline. Lakers are holding onto cap space created to sign a max free agent this summer. So no Marc Gasol, Mike Conley or Bradley Beal aren't being traded to the Lakers.

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1.) 24 Jan 2019 21:19:43
I would have gotten Marc Garsol a few years ago but now he’s to old and our centers are doing good not great but good if we do get him it’s got to be at a small price.


 

 

01 Sep 2018 18:14:29
The Lakers have stretched Luol Deng's contract. He will be paid his full salary this season but it will stretch out the following 3 seasons for $6.27M each of those seasons. Lakers will have $33M-$38M in cap space for a max free agent next off season depending on the cap numbers and other player movement.

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20 Jul 2018 22:26:12
Lakers have signed Michael Beasley. He can score and shoot. He can also shot the three. So I think he is a good pick up.

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02 Jul 2018 06:29:49
People the Lakers are over the cap by $2M. This is what happened tonight in case you missed the other agreements.

Lebron $35.6M
KCP $12
Stephenson $4.5M
McGee $1.5M

Randle has a $12M cap hold

The Lakers can do nothing with the roster and sign Randle to a 1 year contract or renounce Randle and get $12M cap space. Randle will probably be gone now and the Lakers will then have $12M more to spend on the roster. Still have a chance Deng gets stretched or buy him out. Perhaps let him stay on the roster and deal with him next year and his expiring contract.

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1.) 02 Jul 2018 22:29:25
Lakers have renounced Julius Randle which frees up $12M in cap space and they agreed to terms with Rajon Rondo. Interesting. No shooting. Hopefully the Lakers get shooting.


 

 

 

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02 May 2024 18:49:30
Lakers will not take on the contract of Lavine. The Lakers are looking at Murray but the Hawks want 3 firsts and a pick swap. Way too much for him. Lebron will either opt into his contract or opt out and resign for 3 years $186M. The idea of Lebron taking a discount isn't happening and even if it did the amount would be small. Not half.

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02 May 2024 18:43:13
That trade isn't possible. Lebron is staying with the Lakers.

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26 Mar 2024 22:38:13
Lakers and Suns would never do that deal and KD wouldn't want to go back to OKC anyway. So I am unsure how this helps the Lakers giving up a superstar talent in AD for picks and Giddey.

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15 Jan 2024 16:11:52
Well if the Lakers are giving up a 1st Round pick they better be getting Murray or Young from the Hawks in return. Warriors will probably get Siakam and have a better trade package for the Raptors than this one. Lakers will not take on Bogdanovic's or Capela's contract without one of those 2 other players heading to the Lakers as well.

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15 Jan 2024 16:06:17
The Lakers need to retool around Davis once Lebron retires. Lakers are about winning. The paying customers who goes to these games aren't going to pay not to see games without stars such as Davis or Lebron James. If neither are apart of the team then ratings go down. Lakers and the NBA don't want that. Lakers aren't trading Davis and Lebron will retire as a Laker.

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01 Jul 2023 03:40:33
Rob Pelinka will come up with someone. The Lakers can still bring back Mo Bamba at a lower price or Mason Plumlee . Limited amount of centers on the market to begin with.

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23 Jan 2023 23:12:40
I think we can both agree that Randle would've stayed if Lebron wasn't around and that the Westbrook trade wasn't a good idea. I wouldn't say it was a total flop but a $47M point guard off the bench is not what the Lakers really need. That will be corrected in the offseason. The only stars I could think of that would join the Lakers without Lebron and AD would be Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Those guys are not leading the Lakers to a championship either. Lakers made an huge investment in both Lebron and AD. All we can do is hope that the team will start winning games and get back into the playoff picture. AD returning is a start. Lebron is 38 years old so I don't expect him to play 75+ games a year. More like 60 games. That's just the way it is. To me that's not a big deal as long as they are winning without him which they are not. The idea that Westbrook would be the savior when Lebron is out didn't make a different.

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22 Jan 2023 00:34:45
You said a lot here. Just to point out first if the Lakers didn't make the trade which sent DLO out the pick for Kuzma wouldn't have come in. Also you forgot Ingram and Hart. So now lets look at that team with Ingram and Hart. First off the Lakers would be paying more for that team then the team they have now. Factoring in the draft picks they traded like #4 and #8 in recent years apart of the Davis trade. Next there wouldn't have been a championship in 2020. That's not happening. This overall is not a championship roster nor a playoff roster. So roster movement would have happened no matter what. I would say DLO, Randle, Clarkson, Nance and Wagner wouldn't have been apart of the team at this point. Ball and DLO wouldn't have made much sense together. I do agree Tatum should've been picked over Ball if they kept DLO. Now lets talk #3. Lakers would NOT have had Davis the next year. He would have been traded to Boston. A package was on the table but the Lakers package was better and the Celtics reluctance of trading Tatum. #2 Lebron James is a superstar talent. The issue is Davis has been injured and Westbrook trade didn't make sense. This year the Lakers could've won 10 more games if they just made 1 or 2 plays more and didn't give up big leads.

Here are a few mistakes I think they made.

*Trading Zubac away for Mike Muscala.
*Trading for Westbrook.
*NOT Trading for Buddy Hield from the Kings in exchange for Kuzma and Harrell.
*Select Ball over Tatum. However Davis wouldn't be apart of the team due to financial reasons if Tatum wasn't apart of the trade which Ingram was apart of anyway. Ingram, Tatum, Randle together? Not sure if that would work out. Randle would've had to be traded.
*Renouncing Julius Randle and getting nothing in return.

So after all this the Lakers would probably be in the exact same position and one less championship. With Lebron, Davis, and Westbrook Lakers fans would expect better. It's just an underachieving roster. Could shooters help? Yes but it cost salary cap which the Lakers don't have due to the contract of Westbrook.

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03 Nov 2022 21:12:54
You can probably take it one step further which is no team will be interested. I think he may retire after this season.

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24 Aug 2022 03:06:05
At this point keep Westbrook and keep both first round picks. Turner is a free agent after the season and Hield will not make the Lakers any better. It would be a mistake trading 2 firsts for those 2 players.

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