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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:01 pm

Pick him up.....

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby themasterphil on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:11 pm

I am fine with any SF in this moment bc Metta is awful right now so YES to Bell....yes to any SF.. :jam2:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:13 pm

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Several sources believe the Jazz will keep Raja Bell simply so he doesn't sign with the Lakers. Utah and L.A. will compete for playoff spot.
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We are coming for you Utah, with or without Bell, your a** is wheat grass.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:15 pm

I hope we make him an offer.. Anything to be able to cut down Ron's minutes.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:42 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
Several sources believe the Jazz will keep Raja Bell simply so he doesn't sign with the Lakers. Utah and L.A. will compete for playoff spot.
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We are coming for you Utah, with or without Bell, your a** is wheat grass.


Utah would probaly do that even if they weren't in the playoff picture :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:59 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
Several sources believe the Jazz will keep Raja Bell simply so he doesn't sign with the Lakers. Utah and L.A. will compete for playoff spot.
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We are coming for you Utah, with or without Bell, your a** is wheat grass.

:man10:

As if Bell would be the deciding factor. But that's alright. F*** Bell. We don't need him.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:53 pm

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For what it's worth, Raja Bell has been telling players and friends around the league that he'll join the Lakers. We'll see if it happens.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:01 pm

:jam2: :bow:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:03 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:06 pm

Honestly, if we are not getting anyone else, let's get Bell. He knows how to play in this system, can play behind Metta.... We need someone to play some SG and SF anyway and this guy at least has a reputation of a defender. He can be dirty when necessary, Kobe endorses him, he can hit the 3.... why not?

Bell has done something in this league. I think there is no way he can screw things up. In the worst case, he'd just end up warming the bench. Last time he got minutes, he was an 8/3/2 player, shot close to 40% for 3, doesn't turn the ball over, can hit FTs, and only commits 2.5 fouls per game while playing respectable defense. I think taking him at this point is a no-risk move for us. And you know MDA can get something out of his role-players. If he can give us 7-8 ppg off the bench, defense and a 3-pter here and there, allowing our main guys to rest some more, it's a "do it, Mitch" move.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby GoldenKnight on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:10 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:11 pm

as long as he's cutting into Metta's minutes
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:13 pm

^

That is exactly what he would be doing.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:32 pm

hollywood swinger wrote:Raja Bell :hurl:

agreed. I do not want him!
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:33 pm

SF is a glaring weakness considering we have no one behind MWP. I'd be down to pick up Bell for the simple reason that D' Antoni will actually play him and wants him. He's not playing Ebanks at all and without Pau we are down to an 8 man rotation, which is really too short of a bench. I'd like to get a big, but at least in a crunch MWP can play at the 4. A small forward would be a good addition. At the very least pick up someone as we have the injury exception.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Ugh..I just realized. Another player on the wrong side of 30.

Dude is 36 :bang:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:03 pm

Yes, but so is Jamison, and he's pretty good.

Until the end of the season... why not? It's not like we'd give him 5 years, 15 million. :man12:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Balance&Options24 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:07 pm

Were going to be the Suns 2.0 while the Knicks are the Nuggets 2.0
with Melo, Smith, Camby, Martin.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:10 pm

In a vacuum it'd be fine...I was just thinking "another player over 30" that's all.

Your right. We lose nothing. I suppose he could help us defensively on the wing as well as knock down a few jumpers.

Or at the VERY LEAST he'd help the guys in practice.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Weezy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:31 pm

I hope the Jazz don't buy him out so he can't sign with us, F that guy.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 pm

We need a small forward. Bell is not one. He's 6'4, 210. He's more of a thick combo guard than a swing man. He will get murdered by every 3 in the league. Realistically we're looking at a guy who can maybe play some minutes behind Kobe, but don't expect him to play good defense. Sure he'll go out there with some fake Derek Fisher hustle, and knock down a shot or two in the corner, but let's be real, he's going be a below average shooting guard for us. Nothing more.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:35 pm

If he gets bought out and comes here for cheap, I just don't see why not.

I know you guys don't like him, and I don't either, but it's better than nothing. Plain and simple. Just 5 minutes a game gives us 5 minutes a game less of Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant playing excessive minutes.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Weezy on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:29 pm

Why not? We need size. We're playing Jamison and Clark at backup C, while a guy like Amundson is available. I don't think we need another 6'4 to 6'6 guy, we could play Ebanks an expect as much as TinkerBell, we need a big.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby escobar8 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:30 pm

we need big body asap...today was good example...dwight challengs shots, mcgee dunks...
and i dont even want to describe what happens to our d when he is out...
we are basicly only team that plays small and still cant run...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:17 pm

escobar8 wrote:we need big body asap...today was good example...dwight challengs shots, mcgee dunks...
and i dont even want to describe what happens to our d when he is out...
we are basicly only team that plays small and still cant run...


thats not big body issue thats just not helping the help issue, its always been a problem with this team.
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