This was posted over at Realgm. Mitch did make out like a thief:
Sky made that.
mavoretto wrote:Legendary wrote:LMMFAO!
This was posted over at Realgm. Mitch did make out like a thief:
Who's sitting right from d'antoni? who is frankenstein? i don't recognize.
kwembinekwek wrote:From ClubSpurs:I just read on ESPN that Bynum may be out for the year. Yikes for them, if true.
The Gasol trade is ALREADY KNOWN as one of the WORST trades in NBA HISTORY. They didn't get ANYTHING they needed at all. ANYTHING.
AND IT MADE THE LAKERS. THE **** LAKERS. THE TITLE FAVORITES!
What does this do to the rest of the West?
The Lakers already had teams nervous before Bynum's injury with their speed, length and depth. They had West rivals more nervous than the other surprise teams like New Orleans and Portland, which have no collective playoff experience.
The reaction was thus widespread shock when word began to circulate that the Lakers, without warning, were able to add Gasol for seemingly nothing. "There's not a lot of happy campers out here," said one West exec, echoing the sort of surprise I heard from pretty much every team I spoke to Friday night.
Yet he was mostly referring to the teams from the same tier of newer challengers like the Lakers, such as the Hornets, Nuggets and Rockets. The established power trio of San Antonio, Phoenix and Dallas -- while just as stunned as the rest of us -- isn't going to change course now in response to something L.A. did, impressive as it was.
San Antonio doesn't have the ability to make a major change without breaking up its Big Three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, which naturally won't be happening any time soon. And sources with knowledge of the team's thinking echo the recent proclamations by Suns owner Robert Sarver that Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion are going nowhere, regardless of any speculation to the contrary that's been rumbling all season.
Dallas? The Mavericks were discussing Kidd trade scenarios before the Lakers completed their Pau heist, and plugged-in sources maintain that they were planning to continue along that path regardless.
Sources insist, furthermore, that the Mavs' concern is not that the Lakers look so formidable on paper now but whether they can find a way to acquire Kidd without decimating their team. Dallas is resigned to the fact that it will have to part with Devin Harris if it wants Kidd. Harder for them to accept is the notion that getting Kidd might also mean parting with Jerry Stackhouse and one or two key big men: Brandon Bass and/or DeSegana Diop.
Anyone here work for the INS or State Department? There has to be a way to mess with Gasol's visa or papers.
Okay, now the Lakers scare the heck out of me! You have a frontline wirh a banger (Bynum) a half banger but decent passer (Gasol) and a point forward in PF body (Odom). And Kobe plays there, too! If anybody besides Kobe checks there ego before setting foot on the hardwood, this is an incredibly dangerous team, especially with the triangle! The only thing that will prevent them from winning the title this year? If Odom, Bynum and Gasol won't have enough time (8-10 games together) before the Playoffs start. Next year? Injuries may slow them down, but if they get their starting 5 together come playoff time, they will beat anybody!
this trade is going to resound through the halls of NBA legendarium for all time.
The Memphis Grizzlies just handed Kobe--an All Time Great, and bound to be one of the biggest figures in the history of the game--a second shot at proving his greatness sans Shaq. This is an excellent chance that this trade will live in infamy for years to come.
I don't see how you would be willing to take the risk of being on the losing end of something like that.
West ain't there anymore. Griffin would have been, but he turned the job down.
I'm pretty sure Kupchak has nude pics of Memphis management.
This sucks a-word(edited).
It's not even a question, the Lakers are CLEARLY better than us now Lebron or not.
Their front line is all over 6'10 and capable of dropping a double double. They will be a great rebounding team and have 2 7 footers around the rim to block shots. Bigs win in the NBA as proven by our team and that is one helluva front line any way you want to spin it.
Then consider they kept all their best bench players like Farmar and Turiaf, and have a great offensive/defensive backcourt with Fisher/Bryant, AND have Phil Jackson - a HOF Coach..it's not even close and I hate the Lakers.
To me that team has better, younger talent than the Celtics. Ferry better make a trade for Kidd/Bibby, we need to upgrade if we want to compete with the top tier West teams at this point..
this is the most amazing deal that i've seen in a while now. the lakers get an all-star for NOTHING!!!! 2 first round picks?? damn they aren't a lottery team. we could've had made a better offer than that. DAMN!!!!!
LA incoming :
+2nd round pick
+Aaron McKie (signed the same day to make that deal work) -.-
+Draft Rights for Mark Gasol
+2 first round picks in 2008/2010 (from a playoff team)
are you kidding me !? Kwame brown is garbage. this player never proved that he can be a good nba player. he's the worst nba nr.1 pick of all time!
Javaris (what!? you dont know me) crittenton...
Aaron -i cant run anymore- mckie... seriously this trade is a joke. the only interesting thing about it are the draft rights for Mark Gasol. i'm totally shoked... when i first read it i thought they would've at least traded odom. but the whole team is still together. what i want to ask you now is...:
WHERE IS OUR FRONT OFFICE FOR MAKING SUCH AMAZING DEALS WORK?? damn... i'm so pissed right now.
i want Kidd for Martin and J.R.... NOW!!!
Screw the lakers. They could bring 1995 Michael Jordan back in a time machine and we will still win the championship. We have the desire, good karma, and heart on our side and we will beat all comers.
Bring on the 2008 playoffs, and bring on our championship.
Did I mention that I was sick to my stomach?
I feel like I used to do if I found out that an ex-girlfriend was now going out with someone else or, even worse, one of my friends. It's been a long time, but boy that feeling retains its pungency.
And she's telling everyone you know how happy she is to finally understand what an orgasm feels like...
Yeah. This pretty much sucks. I can't believe we couldn't/didn't offer better than that.
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