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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:33 pm

I wouldn't either.....

But I'm not a professional athlete that has already made 33 million dollars in my career and will be getting paid thousands of dollars by the team that is picking me up.

If he REALLY wanted to play he would be like ok, give me around 2-3 hundred thousand of that and peace out.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:35 pm

True, but if he really wanted to play he would have done it a long time ago. :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:38 pm

Whatever happened to Brandon Rush? Why doesn't Mark Jackson play him?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:40 pm

He's out for the season.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:41 pm

therealdeal wrote:He's out for the season.


From what? Is it a career threatening injury?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Magic Skywalker on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:43 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:Whatever happened to Brandon Rush? Why doesn't Mark Jackson play him?


He injured his knee on his second game and is out for the whole season.


P.S: I really have no interest in Raja Bell. I don't think he can help us at all.


EDIT: No, he is expected to have a full recovery.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:44 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:56 pm

^Thanks. I guess I've been living under a rock...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:05 pm

No problem. It happened at the start of the season, so it'd be easy to miss or forget.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Ariza3 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07 am

if lebron doesnt go back to the cavs, one day kyrie will be a laker. mark my words.

that kids mentality is exactly what kobe's is. he'd want the lakers' big stage and one day he'll be there...im positive.
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Corey Maggette Will Not Seek Buyout From Pistons

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:16 am

Corey Maggette Will Not Seek Buyout From Pistons

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Corey Maggette will not seek a buyout of the remainder of his contract with the Detroit Pistons.

"No, not at all," Maggette said. "I don't even know how it works."

Maggette hasn’t seen game action since Dec. 15.

"I like management here and I'm still able to help the young guys, that's been my MO with this season," Maggette said. "I haven't played, it's part of what happens sometimes. You know me, I've been positive about that. I haven't thought about getting a buyout."


http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2013 ... 1127/rss13
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Re: Corey Maggette Will Not Seek Buyout From Pistons

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:46 am

Kobe8Fan wrote:
Corey Maggette Will Not Seek Buyout From Pistons

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Corey Maggette will not seek a buyout of the remainder of his contract with the Detroit Pistons.

"No, not at all," Maggette said. "I don't even know how it works."

Maggette hasn’t seen game action since Dec. 15.

"I like management here and I'm still able to help the young guys, that's been my MO with this season," Maggette said. "I haven't played, it's part of what happens sometimes. You know me, I've been positive about that. I haven't thought about getting a buyout."


http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2013 ... 1127/rss13

of course he doesn't know how it works, he dont care bout winning he cares bout the $$$$$$$$$$$ :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:37 am

The Cavaliers and Omri Casspi appear to be working on a buyout. I always thought he was a pretty intriguing player when he was with the Kings. I would be willing to send someone like Ebanks packing to give him a shot. Maybe he could regain his shooting touch here?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:50 am

^ Hmmm.....that dude rubs me the wrong way. Can he defend?

If he can, sure...let's throw $1M at him. He's 6'9...but I have a feeling he can't defend. He's also been atrocious this season.

I'm pretty sure Luke Walton gets more burn than him.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Chillbongo on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:00 pm

Eh. With Hill back, we don't even need number 2 that badly.

Clark/Jamison
Howard/Hill/Sacre

That's actually a nice looking front court. Maybe one more body, but nothing more than a minimum body.[/quote]
It is in a vacuum, but I was thinking more along the lines of a shot blocker. Hill's never averaged 1.0 blocks per game.

We also have to note that Hill never played a full 82 games. The closest he got was 72, and that was once. The rest of the times he played less than 50 games (one year was a lockout).

Since Clark and Jamison are 3/4's, and Dwight is a 5. I think we could do with at least 1 other 4/5 player. Minimum player would be ideal....but if I were the Lakers I'd spend a few mil to ensure that we can compete with injuries.

Imagine Dwight goes down, we don't want to really on Sacre & Jamison/Clark/Minimum big to be our front court do we?

Even a guy like Turiaf would be fine.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:06 pm

Well Turiaf is a minimum guy though.

I just think there's bigs to be had for the minimum that I'd be fine with as insurance. And I think Hill kind of fits into the new idea of a C: quicker and athletic, but still a rebounder.

I think he hasn't averaged a block yet because he hasn't really gotten the chance. He was a pretty good help defender this season and he's got a lot of room to grow, like Clark.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Center Court on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:09 pm

Frank Dux wrote:The Cavaliers and Omri Casspi appear to be working on a buyout. I always thought he was a pretty intriguing player when he was with the Kings. I would be willing to send someone like Ebanks packing to give him a shot. Maybe he could regain his shooting touch here?


I like Casspi too... scrappy, tenacious, energy player that doesn't back down. I thought in Sacramento he played extremely well and had Thabo type potential. Not sure why it has not worked out in Cle, but I think he'd be a great late season pickup. He can defend and shoot at a decent level
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:23 pm

so its a lil bit ahead of a look but we do have 2 2nd picks this year, thoughts? Do package them to move up to get a talent we want or is this draft so bad that it wont matter? Or do we cont. the trend and just pick 2 random bozo's and they make the team :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Marc Stein: Word is Raja Bell buyout in Utah will continue to be discussed up to Friday's 11:59 PM ET deadline but Lakers NOT most likely destination. Raja Bell certainly fits, given that Kobe/Nash/D'Antoni rank as three of his biggest fans, but Lakes NOT eager to add to $100 mil payroll.


It looks like we're standing pat....deadline for players seeking buyouts to join playoff teams is 11:59pm ET tomorrow. They can sign with the teams at any time before the playoffs starts, but they must either be waived or bought out by tomorrow's deadline.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:58 pm

Can we buyout Morris? Ugh.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby XXIV on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:27 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:Can we buyout Morris? Ugh.


Why? If we hadn't bought him out yet it doesn't seem likely it'll be done now. Also, we already have an open roster spot.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:12 pm

After all this, Bell will be bought out and he'll go to the Heat or Clippers.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Frank Dux on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:34 pm

lakerfan2 wrote:Can we buyout Morris? Ugh.


I would rather buyout Ebanks. That dude is a total dink. Morris sucks, but he's a good dude, and he works hard.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:49 pm

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Sorry guys but if we were going to get him we would have a long time ago.
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