Now What?? No D12

Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby gill on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:14 pm

Bynum will not take that MMLE with him still having the same agent. I read in the NBA discussion he's Mark Cuban's plan B, so he's out the window.

As comedic as it may be... I am also serious that bringing the band back from 2009-2010 is the only legit option we have.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby nba2k14 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:14 pm

I'll give you one word that will save the Lakers, TANK!!
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Weezy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:15 pm

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karacha wrote:Actually, i would also like to see that. Get Sasha and Odom. Fill the roster with some cheap guys. See if Farmar wants to be a Laker again. I would even offer Bynum something, although Oden can give you the same bad knee for less money. Fun!!

Also, we could get Cardboard Phil and glue him to the bench. He doesn't need to do anything except look cool.


Not sure if this is sarcasm or not, but I was actually being serious. This season is now an "F it" season. Everyone is coming off the books at the end of the season except Nash, and I would think most, if not everyone we sign will be getting one year deals (2 years at most for the minimum). So why not, bring back some old Lakers, let them run and gun like 'Antoni wants, we have absolutely nothing to lose and nothing to gain from this season.


I am 100% serious. Well, OK, the Phil part was a joke. The rest, even Oden, I was serious about.


Ha ha oh ok, the Oden and cardboard Phil part just threw me off, I was like 'is he joking or on board but taking it a step further?'. Again though, I don't think Farmar can get out of his overseas contract, and there's no way Bynum takes the mini-MLE, but Sasha and Odom, are available. Maybe Ariza and Shanon can be had in trades ha ha.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby noobiew on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:16 pm

Yes please bring back Lamar Odom, with Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison gone we desperately need a replacement backup PF.

Just wish he would choose the Lakers over the Clippers lol. :man5:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby karacha on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:20 pm

Sasha, Odom, Shannon and Oden. I'd be totally OK with that. I don't think they would be vey good, but it would be fun to watch.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby gill on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:20 pm

#BRINGBACKODOM
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:22 pm

oh man you can't write a movie this good...

all these ex-lakers feel the pain of laker nation. their eyes raise to the sky as if they can still hear the call. fish, odom, ariza, sasha, farmar, shannon. they join for pennies on the dollar, because they're all lakers through and through. it's not about the money anymore, they play for the p&g pride. kobe rises beyond his injury, rejoined by his long lost brethren. they're called old, washed up, washouts. but they have the saavy of old soldiers, the heart of champions. they go to war one last time and win it all!

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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:23 pm

#bringbackFatODOM :man10:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Weezy on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:43 am

lakersyunowin wrote:oh man you can't write a movie this good...

all these ex-lakers feel the pain of laker nation. their eyes raise to the sky as if they can still hear the call. fish, odom, ariza, sasha, farmar, shannon. they join for pennies on the dollar, because they're all lakers through and through. it's not about the money anymore, they play for the p&g pride. kobe rises beyond his injury, rejoined by his long lost brethren. they're called old, washed up, washouts. but they have the saavy of old soldiers, the heart of champions. they go to war one last time and win it all!

#delusional #dontcare


:man10: Awesome, love it, get the band back together.

It's definitely a different feeling as a Lakers fan to know you're going to be crap to mediocre going in, the pressure of thinking you have a shot at winning it at all is definitely not there so it's seriously an "F it" let's just have fun feeling. Although once the losing starts to happen, and continue to happen, and then happen some more, I imagine it won't be so fun. :mihihi:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby 432J on Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:46 am

lamar
shannon
sasha
ariza
maybe farmar

time to bring back that championship bench! maybe even bynum if possible
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Nashty Gal on Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:10 am

karacha wrote:Actually, i would also like to see that. Get Sasha and Odom. Fill the roster with some cheap guys. See if Farmar wants to be a Laker again. I would even offer Bynum something, although Oden can give you the same bad knee for less money. Fun!!

Also, we could get Cardboard Phil and glue him to the bench. He doesn't need to do anything except look cool.


LMAO :man10: :man10: :man10:

I can't stop laughing.. but seriously, really want Sasha back. I need more cuties to look at in these dark days
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby kblo247 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:37 am

We get the band back together for a one year reunion tour, they would be easy as hell to cheer for

Until then we read Iron Shieks twitter https://twitter.com/the_ironsheik god I grew up in that guy for a reason :man11:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby dj vitus on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:33 am

Now what? We can focus on the Dodgers now that they're winning a few games. Maybe we'll get 86 wins on the year. :jam2:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby The Rock on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:35 am

The absolute worst thing we can do is being too prideful to tank and hang around to barely miss the playoffs or barely make the playoffs. Youre not improving your chances of rebuilding quickly
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby gill on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:35 am

Can Puig play SF?
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby DarthRekal on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:39 am

gill wrote:Can Puig play SF?

better than anyone we got now :jam2:
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby cthroatgtr on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:46 am

You do the unthinkable....trade Pau, trade Nash, buyout or amnesty Kobe, buyout or amnesty MWP and look for young not reached their potential or been buried but have talent guys and see if you find anything special and start over. Oh and you fly D'antoni to NJ and drop him in the jersey river.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby khmrP on Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:25 am

yea lets take a shot @ Oden....what we got to lose?
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:34 am

I think we raid the D league for any and all potential talent.... we need to get creative for a change. We've gone after only the top talent for the last 15 years and outside of Bynum haven't developed any good players. The new CBA changes that in a big way. It's harder to get other teams good players and the emphasis is on developing them because it's far cheaper to draft a great player than it is to sign one.

I hope to see out front office model itself after what has gone on in SA for the last decade or so. They have scouted the planet finding talent and always keep their picks. Portland also seems to be able to pick good players consistently.... their's break a lot but they have done well over the years. We need to get that focus back. Getting good young players is cheap and it develops pieces for future trades to get the great players when they become available.

It may be that Mitch needs to go. He's been fantastic at the swing for the fences deals but the draft has alluded him for the most part. His lower level FA pick-ups also are not that hot compared to what other teams do with the same money. The draft and scouting definitely are not our strong suit and they need to be going forward.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby karacha on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:35 am

We don'at have any real scouts though.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby LOSLAKERS on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:38 am

kblo247 wrote:We get the band back together for a one year reunion tour, they would be easy as hell to cheer for

Until then we read Iron Shieks twitter https://twitter.com/the_ironsheik god I grew up in that guy for a reason :man11:


that would be awesome
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:43 am

karacha wrote:We don'at have any real scouts though.


That need to change.... the "Bartender" isn't cutting it.....
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:44 am

Our scouts were let go and left Mitch with the job of scouting and looking for players. Nevertheless, Mitch leaving would be the biggest blow to this franchise; he's one of the better GM's in the league. While he doesn't have a track record of picking well in the draft, I would argue that he really hasn't had an opportunity to do so. We've given most if not all our draft picks away in the past and for the next 3-4 years.

I would agree that our philosophy has to change. We need to start building through the draft. Nevertheless, when it comes to signing FA's, looking for trades that will benefit us, Mitch is the best at it. Those are avenues that always have to be explored. We have to reset and think about how to go about this carefully; spending the most money isn't going to get it done anymore.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby Center Court on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:13 am

I know the thought of tanking is completely un-laktriotic, but but's be honest, there is no better opportunity to rebuild quickly and effectively than the opportunity right in front of us.

It's frightening to think that we may be at a franchise low point and things don't seem to be moving forward. Jim Buss, MDA, no Phil, Dr. Buss gone, Kobe at the end of his career, etc. However, this is our time to rise.

Let's say we stroll out with a lineup of Kobe/Pau/Nash/Hill/Meeks/Blake and whatever else we sign. How much are we going to accomplish? I can name 8 teams that are easily better than us. Most are significantly better coached, more talented, younger, and deeper: Houston, SAS, GS, Denver, GS, Memphis, Clippers, Minnesota (if healthy). If Dallas signs Bynum and can continue to pick up free agents, they'd be a better team. Best case, we are a team full of motivated vets and make it to the 6th seed and at best make the second round. Sounds pipedream. Realistically, we're fighting to clinch the 8th spot. Either way, we're swept round one. In that case, we lose our pick to PHX and have no means to add good young talent in the most loaded draft since 2004. Merely having cap space is not going to be enough: there is no 5 superstars on the market ala 2010, let alone 2 like this summer had.

Everyone knows the best to rebuild is drafting that young superstar and build around him. Cle did it with LeBron and OKC did it with KD. 18 years ago Lakers did it with Kobe. However, we don’t have to go the OKC model and suck for 3 years of consecutive lotto picks: we can follow our own model and draft our future HOF and sign our next Shaq in the prime of his career. That is the beauty of our situation: we have the cap space to do so.

Tanking will get us there. Like I said and everyone mentions, this draft is off the charts. Anyone in the top 10 is a Chris Bosh. Wiggins may be the thorn in KD’s side for the next decade. Parker, Randle, Gordon, etc. I hate the idea, but I think it’s a necessary evil. Draft a superstar young player, add 2 established star players and we’re back in the hunt for the next decade. It may take 1 horrid season, but it’s our best route.

I was confused as to who is actually a free agent in 2014 that we can actually sign and outside fo LeBron (who is on the new east coast Lakers) and Melo, there is not too much. But here is a list…

http://www.hoopsworld.com/2014-nba-free-agents

Not much really. With Dwight, we’d have that guy. Without Dwight, we need to draft that guy. Free agency can be the sole avenue to greatness… unless we want to wait til 2015.
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Re: Now What?? No D12

Postby karacha on Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:15 am

Rooscooter wrote:
karacha wrote:We don'at have any real scouts though.


That need to change.... the "Bartender" isn't cutting it.....


I agree.
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