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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby XXIV on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:13 pm

Doesn't look like we'll be signing anyone this season. What we see is what we get.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Snakell Beast on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:50 pm

What I don't get is, at this point the front office is faced with the very real possibility (in fact a near statistical certainty at this point) that we miss the playoffs = Millions of LOST REVENUE.

A small investment right now could mean two home playoff games...MAYBE MORE.

We need to either play Sacre and Ebanks, or sign a cheap player that can somehow solve our C and SF issues...NOT gonna happen, but nonetheless.

I, personally, believe that Sacre is good enough to play behind Dwight and that Ebanks can be our back-up to Metta, but Antoni WON'T to play them.

Maybe we have to add another player that MD will actually PLAY.

Our biggest problem isn't depth, it's Antoni playing too few players on a nightly basis.

I don't think we NEED to add any NEW players, we just need the new Head Coach (Pringles) to do what the old Head Coach (Potato Head) wouldn't...PLAY THE PLAYERS WE HAVE.

OK, so we don't have Danny Granger and Serge Ibaka coming in for Metta and Dwight. GET OVER IT MIKE!!

We have to accept that the players we have are what they are and give them a chance to make the most of their skills/opportunities.

Look how much better Meeks and Jamison have been playing since they are getting REGULAR MINUTES.

We need to develop our bench, no matter WHO they are...that applies to Sacre and Ebanks, even Duhon sometimes, as much as Jodie or the CockRoach.

I'd even use Morris as a backcourt defender and rebounder against certain players, and in certain games...like the second night of a back to back [see Gregg Popovich]

We CANNOT keep playing 8, or ocassionally 9, players every game. It will KILL us. It already has weakened us to a great extent so far this season. Will Antoni let his stubborn adherence to a tiny rotation finish us off??? :bang: :bang: :bang:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:29 pm

Brooks to Houston sucks in more than 1 way..
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby The Rock on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:36 pm

He had an ugly exit from Houston and he goes back there...WTF
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:59 pm

The report said he'll sign there if he clears waivers.. Since we're not currently a playoff team, wouldn't we get priority over Houston if we both make him an offer?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:04 pm

lakersin4 wrote:The report said he'll sign there if he clears waivers.. Since we're not currently a playoff team, wouldn't we get priority over Houston if we both make him an offer?


Only teams below the cap max (58M) can put out claims to pick him up off the waiver wire. After that, he effectively becomes a FA and can choose any contract to join any team. All we have is the remaining mini-MLE (roughly 800K) to offer or a vet. min of about 1.2M (but will be less since it will be prorated).

Would be nice, but we ain't getting him....plus if Woj says Houston is likely to get him, dude is joining McHale's navy.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Vasashi17 wrote:
lakersin4 wrote:The report said he'll sign there if he clears waivers.. Since we're not currently a playoff team, wouldn't we get priority over Houston if we both make him an offer?


Only teams below the cap max (58M) can put out claims to pick him up off the waiver wire. After that, he effectively becomes a FA and can choose any contract to join any team. All we have is the remaining mini-MLE (roughly 800K) to offer or a vet. min of about 1.2M (but will be less since it will be prorated).

Would be nice, but we ain't getting him....plus if Woj says Houston is likely to get him, dude is joining McHale's navy.

We have the 1.7M injury exception from Jordan Hill, it doesn't expire until the 10th. I don't even know if we're interested in him but we should be, & if we are, I don't think it would hurt to make an offer.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Actually that 1.7M becomes 850K, since we can only use 50% of the disabled/injured players contract amount.

But you are right...we do have that exemption at our disposal as well.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:13 pm

No. It's 1.7 because it's half of Jordan's 3.4 million dollar contract.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:25 pm

^^^Seemed lower than usual to me for a 100M payroll....whatever, we ain't using it :man10:

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:20 am

Deadline has passed and Raja Bell didn't get a buyout. Lakers need to look to sign a center.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:06 am

Vasashi17 wrote:^^^Seemed lower than usual to me for a 100M payroll....whatever, we ain't using it :man10:

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:24 am

Is Amundson still available? I'd love to get some backup big. Backup SF would have been nice but I don't know if there's anyone out there who would be worth going after.

I am not a fan of Bell, but I would have been up for getting him just because we have no one at backup SF and at least MDA would have probably played him.

But we could really use a big until Pau comes back.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby XXIV on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:35 am

^ He's expected to sign with the Bulls.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby karacha on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:47 am

We're not going to sign anyone guys. We're simply waiting for Gasol to come back... if we make the playoffs, that is. MDA will play 9 guys, and that's already more then average for him: Nash/Blake/Kobe/Meeks/Metta/Jamison/Clark/Dwight/Gasol. Solid rotation. If we had Hill, he wouldn't know what to do with all those guys.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Lakerjones on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:50 am

karacha wrote:We're not going to sign anyone guys. We're simply waiting for Gasol to come back... if we make the playoffs, that is. MDA will play 9 guys, and that's already more then average for him: Nash/Blake/Kobe/Meeks/Metta/Jamison/Clark/Dwight/Gasol. Solid rotation. If we had Hill, he wouldn't know what to do with all those guys.


^^ Probably very true, Karacha. Wish we could have added one guy though to lighten the load until then. This is the home stretch and we're only playing 8. It might have been ok, but Clark has taken a hit with his finger injury. He hasn't had the same efficiency he had before.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:55 am

karacha wrote:We're not going to sign anyone guys. We're simply waiting for Gasol to come back... if we make the playoffs, that is. MDA will play 9 guys, and that's already more then average for him: Nash/Blake/Kobe/Meeks/Metta/Jamison/Clark/Dwight/Gasol. Solid rotation. If we had Hill, he wouldn't know what to do with all those guys.

Yep.

I think that's about as solid as you can get with our roster. And now that these guys know that's the deal, they're doing the work we expected from the start.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:01 am

Lakerjones wrote:
karacha wrote:We're not going to sign anyone guys. We're simply waiting for Gasol to come back... if we make the playoffs, that is. MDA will play 9 guys, and that's already more then average for him: Nash/Blake/Kobe/Meeks/Metta/Jamison/Clark/Dwight/Gasol. Solid rotation. If we had Hill, he wouldn't know what to do with all those guys.


^^ Probably very true, Karacha. Wish we could have added one guy though to lighten the load until then. This is the home stretch and we're only playing 8. It might have been ok, but Clark has taken a hit with his finger injury. He hasn't had the same efficiency he had before.


Earl's numbers have dipped dramatically. I think it's a combination of his finger and playing heavy minutes on a nightly basis. I know he's only 25, but he's never played this many minutes before in his NBA career. I sure hope he finds another notch because we need his production from here on out to be successful.

On topic though, I do think we should have added a big or another SG/SF to reduce Kobe and Ron's minutes. Obviously, that isn't happening. We're stuck with this roster which hasn't performed bad in the last 15 or so games. So, let's ride it out and see what happens...
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Alleyhoops on Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:51 pm

Hey Guys, can someone clarify what the rules are for adding players from your D League team in regards to having them available for the playoffs? Do the same signing/roster deadlines apply to D Leaguers as unrestricted or waived free agents?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Vasashi17 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:50 pm

Not completely sure, but I think you can sign them anytime during the regular season before the playoff rosters need to be submitted. Essentially d-leagues are free agents and don't need to be bought out or placed on the waiver wire unless a team owns their rights (like Morris and Sacre in our case).
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Celtics Sign Terrence Williams to Multi-Year Contract

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:52 pm

Celtics Sign Terrence Williams to Multi-Year Contract

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BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard/forward Terrence Williams to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Williams, a 6’6” guard/forward, joined the Celtics on February 20 on a 10-day contract and has appeared in four games for the Celtics this season averaging 3.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11.5 minutes per game. He joined the Celtics after playing earlier this season for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 17.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 29 games.


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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby KB24 on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:10 pm

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I don't know how many times I said I want him on the Lakers. With our putrid wing players, it really couldn't get any worse.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:28 pm

No one has said yet this season IIRC.....

Let's sign TMac to play the backup SF. :jam2:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby trodgers on Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Doc Brown wrote:No one has said yet this season IIRC.....

Let's sign TMac to play the backup SF. :jam2:

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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:39 pm

That's kind of weird. :man3:

Multi-year? How multi?
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