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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:40 am

How could D'Antoni screw it up? :man10:

That's not even his responsibility. If he's given Bell or he's given O'Neal, that's what he's given, but this entire thread is non of his responsibility.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby M2K on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:40 am

Lets sign KMart and Raja Bell...paint and perimeter defenders...perfect
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:41 am

I want nothing to do with Bell. Give me O'Neal or Martin though.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby trodgers on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:42 am

Blake for a second rounder? But he's playing well...so unless we're getting some stability at the PG spot somehow I don't like the move.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:42 am

therealdeal wrote:How could D'Antoni screw it up? :man10:

That's not even his responsibility. If he's given Bell or he's given O'Neal, that's what he's given, but this entire thread is non of his responsibility.


Wait, so D'Antoni was given this roster....and you don't think he screwed it up?

Come'n man? Are you being real....oh, that's right..you are. :man12:
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:47 am

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therealdeal wrote:How could D'Antoni screw it up? :man10:

That's not even his responsibility. If he's given Bell or he's given O'Neal, that's what he's given, but this entire thread is non of his responsibility.


Wait, so D'Antoni was given this roster....and you don't think he screwed it up?

Come'n man? Are you being real....oh, that's right..you are. :man12:

I mean that IS my deal...

If you want to say he can screw up the pieces given to him, that's one thing. But the way you wrote it sounded more like he would screw up adding a certain player. He's not responsible for adding a guy, just for the way he's used when he gets here.

And lately? No I don't think he's screwed up that much. When he got here maybe, but since we started winning he's used everyone exactly as they should be used.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:53 am

^^Don't want to make this a D'antoni thread....

But you can't be real, deal'n that nonsense to me?

Any other competent coach gets this roster above .500 this late in the season. You got talent all over the place to counter with the injuries. No way, no how is this roster supposed to be sub .500 with the early favorable schedule we have had so far.

If Mitch brings in a big to fill the roster spot, will D'Antoni give that big PT? Methinks not...hence, D'Antoni will find a way to screw it up.

Get used to hearing Bell for 3...
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:06 am

Looks like Pho/Milw are the front runners for Smith, I would've been worried with Hou in the mix but I guess they're gona wait for the summer to add. Dam, why can't Utah/Hou just crash :mad1:
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:18 am

trodgers wrote:Blake for a second rounder? But he's playing well...so unless we're getting some stability at the PG spot somehow I don't like the move.
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Postby GoldenKnight on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:20 am

We should be keeping Blake he's finally been playing good!
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:22 am

The Sacramento Kings are being brought in as primary suspects for arson...

Jason Jones: Also hearing Kings could revisit dealing Tyreke Evans. His knee injury slowed talks when he might have been traded earlier this seaso
Read more at http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#UPq75MoBFkILCWcc.99


Meanwhile, the Blazers are preparing to press charges for identity theft.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:29 am

Vasashi17 wrote:The Sacramento Kings are being brought in as primary suspects for arson...

Jason Jones: Also hearing Kings could revisit dealing Tyreke Evans. His knee injury slowed talks when he might have been traded earlier this seaso
Read more at http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#UPq75MoBFkILCWcc.99


Meanwhile, the Blazers are preparing to press charges for identity theft.


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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

therealdeal wrote:Honestly I'm not sure I want to give up Blake at this point unless we're getting a young PG back.

But getting rid of Duhon, Morris, and Ebanks just means good things. That's dead weight. Especially Duhon and Ebanks.


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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:38 am

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1.) This tells me Morris/Ebanks probably won't be back next season if they are looking to get dumped for 2nd round picks just to free roster spots up. YAHOO!!! Blake and Duhon might have to get packaged in a bigger deal, but who knows.

2.) I hope we can move one of those guys for a big, I know a daunting task, but that's what I hope.

3.) Why are we trying to open roster spots up. :man12:


interesting for sure, I thought we already had roster room space with Hill injury.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Weezy on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:44 am

GoldenKnight wrote:We should be keeping Blake he's finally been playing good!


OR, you trade him while his value is up again, I dunno just saying that could be a factor.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby jayloot on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:45 am

If we're trying to move Blake, why not move him and Ebanks for Tyreke Evans? He's better than any second round draft pick we'd get.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:46 am

jayloot wrote:If we're trying to move Blake, why not move him and Ebanks for Tyreke Evans? He's better than any second round draft pick we'd get.


because Kings will laugh at you for that offer? :freak2:
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:04 am

Boston, Chicago and Golden State are all within 4M of the luxury tax threshold.

I'm thinking they would be the most active in shedding payroll right up to the deadline....then its buyout time.

Meanwhile Cleveland, Houston and Phoenix are prepared to take on substantial salary cause they're hovering around the salary min.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:40 am

any laker related buzz yet?
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:40 am

Not sure if Amico is trolling:

Lakers willing to move Steve Blake or Chris Duhon for 2nd-rd pick, eyeing Pacers' DJ Augustin and Cavs' Daniel Gibson, source says.
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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:46 am

Amico has the credibility of, well, Amico
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Aonex on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:49 am

Here's why we're trying to make roster space:

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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Weezy on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:50 am

:man10: Man I sure hope not.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:54 am

Other than Woj, only other LA insider I trust is the Bres:

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If the Lakers make a trade today (they won't), I'll let columnist @TJ Simers take over my Twitter account for a day.


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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:32 am

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