GREAT NEWS! Lakers expect a trade!

GREAT NEWS! Lakers expect a trade!

Postby SaiyanIV on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:14 am

Hi everyone. I'm relatively a new member but I had been a Lakers fan since the early 90s. I used to have an account long ago, in 2006 but I forgot what it is. Anyway I'm so excited and wanted to break this good news to all Lakers fan. The Lakers expects a BIG trade this upcoming draft, or after July 1st.

The reason I can confidently claim this because I had a friend, we’re going to the same school, and his dad works for the Lakers front office, particularly under Mitch Kupcake. He told me he got the news from his dad that the Lakers/Pacers agree to trade Andrew Bynum, Kwame Brown, Jordan Farmar, 19th pick, 2008 1st round pick, and some fillers (S&T Aaron Mckie) for JO + 2008 2nd round pick. Furthermore, the Rockets and Lakers are in negotiation that possibly sending Luther Head + Bonzi Wells for Brain Cook + Sasha Vujacic + 40th pick and Cash. The reason for the holdup is because the Rockets ask for Ronny Turiak instead of Sasha Vujacic but the Lakers do not want to deal Ronny.

Other news regarding Kobe, was the Lakers won’t trade Kobe Bryant, at least not this offseason. Anyway, this is all what he has told me and I believe him since his dad is working for the Lakers in the front office. Believe me or not, take it with a grain of salt.

Go Lakers!!! :jam2:
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Postby The Maverick on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:16 am

I hope you're right.

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Lakers can't trade draft picks two years in a row. It would have to be a 2009 1st round pick.
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:20 am

you can trade draft picks 2 years in a raw...as long as they aren´t both first rounders.
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Postby SaiyanIV on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:25 am

^That is true.

Anyway, do you think we are giving too much for JO. We basically trading our future for JO. Don't get me wrong, I love the tandem of Kobe/JO/LO but we giving up too much for a single player. When I heard the Lakers won't trade Kobe, I just want to jump up and celebrate. Go Lakers :jam2: , we are back to championship next season if what he told me is true.
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:29 am

No thats not too much for JO...you are getting a pennerial all-star bigman and you are giving up Kwame, Bynum and Farmar...sure one day this trade might not look good but Odom, JO and Kobe is just too good of a core to pass.

You first get the core then worry about the rest.
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Postby Lights Out on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:30 am

KB8@CL wrote:you can trade draft picks 2 years in a raw...as long as they aren´t both first rounders.


From my understanding, in this scenario, the trade would have to officially occur after the draft (we re-sign McKie and we sign #19 to a contract) then we trade them to Indy. So technically, we still draft the 19th pick this year, so we can send the 2008 pick out.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Postby The Maverick on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:30 am

I'd hate to see Farmar go, but Bryant/O'Neal/Odom = OMG
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:31 am

Lights Out wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:you can trade draft picks 2 years in a raw...as long as they aren´t both first rounders.


From my understanding, in this scenario, the trade would have to officially occur after the draft (we re-sign McKie and we sign #19 to a contract) then we trade them to Indy. So technically, we still draft the 19th pick this year, so we can send the 2008 pick out.

Correct me if I'm wrong.


ya you are right...good note bro... :jam2: :bow:
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Postby SaiyanIV on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:36 am

I hate losing Jordan Farmar :bang: . I think he going to be a solid player next season. Beside we have a big void at the PG. If the negotiation between Lakers/Rockets success, we get Luther Head which is a good thing but I definitely think the Lakers need to use their MLE to acquire another PG (Steve Blake or Grant Hill). Another thing, the Lakers payroll will be enormous next season with Kobe/JO/LO combine for at least 55millions. The question which I doubt is do Dr. Buss really want to spend this much?
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:38 am

SaiyanIV wrote:I hate losing Jordan Farmar :bang: . I think he going to be a solid player next season. Beside we have a big void at the PG. If the negotiation between Lakers/Rockets success, we get Luther Head which is a good thing but I definitely think the Lakers need to use their MLE to acquire another PG (Steve Blake or Grant Hill). Another thing, the Lakers payroll will be enormous next season with Kobe/JO/LO combine for at least 55millions. The question which I doubt is do Dr. Buss really want to spend this much?


Mitch said 2 days ago...

Do you have the mid-level exception?

We don't have the bi-annual exception, but we do have the mid-level exception and the minimum salary exception. We do intend to spend the entire mid level exception and you can break it up. How we use those exceptions depends on what happens over the next 2 weeks and the draft. We have a plan for free agency beginning July 1st. We have gone through the players and made up a wish list, both my staff and the coaches and we are pretty much on the same page about how we value players in the league. There are no financial limitations and there never have been. For the right player, a player that can make a difference, there are no limitations. We won't just sign a player to sign a player, but for a player that can make a difference, we don't have financial limitations.
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Postby The Maverick on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:40 am

Theodoros Papaloukas for MLE.
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Postby SaiyanIV on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:44 am

Lights Out wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:you can trade draft picks 2 years in a raw...as long as they aren´t both first rounders.


From my understanding, in this scenario, the trade would have to officially occur after the draft (we re-sign McKie and we sign #19 to a contract) then we trade them to Indy. So technically, we still draft the 19th pick this year, so we can send the 2008 pick out.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

You are right. Technically we draft the 19th pick for Pacers or otherwise, 2009 1st rounder . But personally, I think the Lakers prefer to give up the 2008 1st rounder since it will be a low pick anyway. If it is the 2009 pick, we might be losing Kobe by then and our draft pick could be a lottery pick.
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Postby lakerball4life on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:46 am

Finally... every morning ive been wanting to wake up and read something good... i think i may just cry with a Core of Kobe/LO/JO... thats awesome... It hurts giving up Farmar, but these things happen.

Thanks for some positive news Saiyan :jam2:
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Postby Boba101 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:47 am

If this is true then we're so screwed. We're definitely a better team (50+ wins), but we still lose to Dallas and Spurs in a 7-game series.
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Postby The Maverick on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:48 am

SaiyanIV wrote:
Lights Out wrote:
KB8@CL wrote:you can trade draft picks 2 years in a raw...as long as they aren´t both first rounders.


From my understanding, in this scenario, the trade would have to officially occur after the draft (we re-sign McKie and we sign #19 to a contract) then we trade them to Indy. So technically, we still draft the 19th pick this year, so we can send the 2008 pick out.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

You are right. Technically we draft the 19th pick for Pacers or otherwise, 2009 1st rounder . But personally, I think the Lakers prefer to give up the 2008 1st rounder since it will be a low pick anyway. If it is the 2009 pick, we might be losing Kobe by then and our draft pick could be a lottery pick.


Make the pick lottery protected then.
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Postby Poooky on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:48 am

Hopefully the news is true.
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Postby Saul_Hudson on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:49 am

Legend In The Making wrote:Theodoros Papaloukas for MLE.


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Postby Boba101 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:50 am

Poooky wrote:Hopefully the news is true.


Hopefully it ISN'T. If we're giving up Bynum we better be getting KG.
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:53 am

Boba101 wrote:If this is true then we're so screwed. We're definitely a better team (50+ wins), but we still lose to Dallas and Spurs in a 7-game series.


:man10: :man10: :man10:

exactly the attitude we are looking for....a losing mentality...

I tell you JO,Odom and Kobe > any trio in the NBA
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Postby SaiyanIV on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:54 am

Boba101 wrote:If this is true then we're so screwed. We're definitely a better team (50+ wins), but we still lose to Dallas and Spurs in a 7-game series.

Only the Spurs fear me the most because they have such a great core of guys and their system is flawless. Dallas? KO/JO/LO will handle them with ease. Phoenix is a challenge but without KG, no chance. But you are partially right. If this Kobe/JO/LO experience end up a failure, we are lock up for eternity. There is still too much risk in this trade. I'm not sure about giving up Farmar, or at least take back the 2008 1st round pick, and give them cash instead. But we'll see...
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Postby Poooky on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:54 am

Boba101 wrote:
Poooky wrote:Hopefully the news is true.


Hopefully it ISN'T. If we're giving up Bynum we better be getting KG.


Actually yea...but I'm dying to see a trade happen so that Kobe would stay.

I don't like the idea of Bynum being traded though. IMO, he is going to be a stud soon. I hope this isn't JO part 2.
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:55 am

wow, we are about to keep Odom and people still unhappy? some of you deserve mediocrity....without a doubt,

Bynum and Farmar are good prospects but come on, we are talking about a 20/10 all-star bigman with defensive abilities...how can you question this deal?
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Postby Poooky on Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:58 am

KB8@CL wrote:wow, we are about to keep Odom and people still unhappy? some of you deserve mediocrity....without a doubt,


I'm happy Odom will be staying. He's my favorite Laker. However, giving up Farmar and Bynum? We should get Williams from them too.

But, all is good. I just hope the trade goes through so that we would be back in the elite status once again.

Oh yea!!! Turiaf is still here!!! :jam2:
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Postby Deucetre33 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:00 am

KB8@CL wrote:No thats not too much for JO...you are getting a pennerial all-star bigman and you are giving up Kwame, Bynum and Farmar...sure one day this trade might not look good but Odom, JO and Kobe is just too good of a core to pass.

You first get the core then worry about the rest.


who says Kobe will stay though?
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Postby KB24 on Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:02 am

even if he doesn´t that is still a good deal.

BUT if we get JO and keep Odom, Kobe WILL stay, period.

The Lakers aren´t THAT stupid.
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