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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:12 am

therealdeal wrote:A body is better than no body, plain and simple. Even if it's an older body like that. I personally hate Bell and I think we ought not to sign anyone if we're going to just bring him in.

But hey. A body is a body. And if it's a body that two of our most important players want/respect then I'll trust their judgement. He won't give us 10-15 competent minutes, but 5-10 would be nice. Something to throw out there that isn't Ebanks or Kobe and Ron playing more minutes.


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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby trodgers on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:01 am

Yeah, but Alex Kennedy is such a school boy. Just look at his Twitter avatar.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:15 am

Vasashi17 wrote:
therealdeal wrote:A body is better than no body, plain and simple. Even if it's an older body like that. I personally hate Bell and I think we ought not to sign anyone if we're going to just bring him in.

But hey. A body is a body. And if it's a body that two of our most important players want/respect then I'll trust their judgement. He won't give us 10-15 competent minutes, but 5-10 would be nice. Something to throw out there that isn't Ebanks or Kobe and Ron playing more minutes.



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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:21 am

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:46 am

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:55 am

Both Jack and Landry have been excellent steals salary wise ... Landry is making Blake money :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby D.B. Cooper on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:00 am

I've always liked both but know they are pipe, especially Jack.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:34 am

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Real, we gotta get a bet going where the loser has to post only in youtube clips...haha....seriously though, I love discussing Lakers with you.


Getting back to the topic at hand, I really really don't like Bell...but like Real said, a body is a body and if we can't bring in a big to spare Dwight heavy minutes, then might as well bring in a guy that can spare Kobe minutes....cause that dude has been putting in time this season and we really really REALly can't afford losing him.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:39 am

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I've been down that bet before :man10: I had to post only pictures for a month and that was way too difficult. We'll think of something :beer:


I think Bell comes in and gives us more than Ebanks. Some smart passing, some fit within D'Antoni's system... There's no reason he can't hit outside shots for us and give us 6 fouls right?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:40 am

Another bet happening!!!.....

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 pm

Hopefully signing Bell would mean Ron comes out of games when he starts jacking up shots like he's Kobe.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:49 pm

We need another backup PG. I can see why the Lakers were offering Blake for a 2nd rounder. Calderon is available this summer; he'd be much more of an upgrade. Also, if Nash does get hurt, we can integrate him in the starting lineup and the drop-off wouldn't be that bad.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:52 pm

We need another SG/SF type I cannot take MWP playing 36+ mins a night anymore. I think at this point the FO has probably packed it in for this year, we are desperate for a backup SF and theyve done nothing
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:05 pm

SF should be a priority right now. The rest we have covered, for the most part.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:10 pm

karacha wrote:SF should be a priority right now. The rest we have covered, for the most part.

I think SF is covered. Earl can play SF. He usually starts with the 2nd unit in the 2nd and 4th quarters when Metta is resting. We need a big. A big who can rebound, play a little D and block shots.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:05 pm

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karacha wrote:SF should be a priority right now. The rest we have covered, for the most part.

I think SF is covered. Earl can play SF. He usually starts with the 2nd unit in the 2nd and 4th quarters when Metta is resting. We need a big. A big who can rebound, play a little D and block shots.


The SF position is our biggest deficiency. We have one person on the team that can create his own shot and one that can create for others. Other than that we are a group of players that need to be set up to score.

The SF position in the league has become nearly the same as the 2 guard position with players that can both create for themselves as well as for others. We have MWP who works his butt off but isn't very good at doing much of anything on the offensive end anymore. He will hit some shots in bunches but the balance of his offensive game is best played in the paint where it's already too crowded.

If we had a player out there that could demand to be guarded closely everywhere AND be able to create off the dribble it would open the middle for Dwight to get his dunks and definitely create space for Kobe on the weak side. That has been our biggest problem for as long as I can remember at the SF position. In the Tri it was masked to a certain degree..... in this offense it's exposed.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Fill it with more minutes from Kobe, Jamison, and Clark - for now.


What about guys like McGrady, Sasha, or Childress? One dimensional but would help the offense and create space for Dwight and Nash.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:49 pm

We need Jamison and Clark to - gasp! - play the 5. Because we don't have Pau or Hill.

Kobe plays enough minutes as is. We just don't have anyone to really share the minutes at the SF with Metta.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby rock0100 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:28 pm

We should go after TMac or Redd as a backup SF for the rest of this year. Cant hurt us.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:06 pm

why the F we keep waiting on Bell, dude will never get bought out, #1 Utah is cheap as hell #2 Bell wants every dime out of his contract.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:29 pm

I'm pretty concerned that we've made it this far into the season without addressing the small forward debacle. I still think the FO made a mistake by putting too much trust in Ebanks. We're really missing Barnes' energy and hustle(not the bricked 3's though). I get that Barnes was a choker during our playoff runs, but so was the rest of the roster not named Kobe. Barnes at least gave us good production in the regular season, something we could really use right now.

With that said, a bench rotation of Meeks, Jamison, and Blake is not championship caliber. There's no athleticism coming off the bench and our 3 point shooting is something to be concerned about. Almost all of our shooters are streak shooters. Meeks, Jamison, and Artest can really pile it up, and are hard to rely upon. Our two pure shooters(Nash, and Blake) don't shoot enough(Nash has been improving in that aspect). Blake stands at the top of the key and desperately dumps the ball, shooting as a last possible resort.

With all of that said, the Laker's glaring need is an athletic "3 and D" small forward coming off the bench. Easier said than done, and at best we're looking at signing whatever's left of Raja Bell.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby hollywood swinger on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:59 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:07 pm

wonder where Mbenga is at? We could use his shot blocking abilities right now.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Balance&Options24 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Raja Bell - G/F - Jazz The Jazz and Raja Bell are reportedly close to agreeing on a contract buyout.
We've heard this one before. The reported agreement apparently hinges on Bell finding a contract offer from another team, but thus far, there have been no teams interested. The Lakers have been rumored to be sniffing around Bell's services since before the
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Raja Bell and Jazz have a buyout settlement in place, but it rests on Bell's ability to find a contract elsewhere. So far, still no takers.



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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:52 pm

:man10:

I'm not sure if this is awful or awesome...

I thought he was a shoo-in here. Maybe we're not as interested as everyone thought? Agent rumors? :man10:
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