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

Postby tigerjeterkobe on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:46 pm

Gasol getting hurt really really really really screwed us from getting better via trade this year. Should have traded him when MDA was hired. Stupid.

Would have loved (and would like to tonight) to trade him to Minny for D. Williams, Buddinger, kirelenko, Roy and picks, and send Clark, D. Williams, and Blake to Atl for Josh Smith. Then send Duhon and a Minny pick to Det for Will Bynum.

Minny gets Gasol for later this season and next and Ebanks for a bunch of bench players and unloads Roy too.

Atl gets Clark (who is emerging and likely someone we won't be able to afford this summer) and D. Williams (still potential and expiring) to replace Smith and a back up pt guard -- a great offer for them given they would lose Smith for nothing.

We get the pieces we need from Gasol's contract and awesome depth to make a real push with a contending team.

Nash, Bynum, Morris
Kobe, Meeks (Arenas. Or T. Williams??)
Artest, Buddinger (perfect 3 for us)
Smith, Jamison, Kirelenko
Dwight, Sacre (Kirirlenko at spots? Or. A vet FA big body)

Love that team, esp with Kobe at the 3 more and Bynum sparking the bench and finding shooters like Meeks, Jamison, and Buddinger.

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

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Sac wouldn't dump Robinson for so little if he was any good, I dont think its much of a concern.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:02 pm

Weezy wrote:So Phoenix has both of the Morris brothers now, they're solid players. Houston gets potentially better, not good.


thats gona be interesting for sure but Pho hardly even plays their original Morris wonder if they gona push each other though to get better.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:10 pm

would be nice if this happened and we make a pitch for him, not sure he'll bite since we're not actually in the playoff picture yet

Brian Windhorst: Suns have to make roster move to make room for Morris deal. Teams have been expecting a Jermaine O'Neal buyout/release if not traded. Twitter @WindhorstESPN
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby therealdeal on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:13 pm

Um... we'll take him for free. :man10:

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

Postby Doc Brown on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:28 pm

I don't care if he has no knees. We need a big body and he would be the best available, besides a trade.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Weezy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Hell I'll take JO if he's bought out or released, I just wasn't thrilled on trading for him. But a cheap pickup after being released, sure.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:08 pm

Patterson better than Robinson? :man3:

Well I guess we'll find out, but the I have no idea what the Kings are thinking...must be cause they're preparing to sell and/or move.

As for the deadline, I thing nothing goes down...if anything maybe a roster clearing move to save money and have a spot open, if we do make the playoffs and need depth.

But for the hell of it, here's my proposal:
LA: JSmoove, Marrow, Minny pick
ATL: AK47, DWill, Pekovic, Morris, Minny pick
Minny: Pau, Ebanks

LA gets a perimeter guard for our 3diotic offense and we get to appease "our future"
Minny gets established talent and appeases their future.
ATL gets a center whose contract they can structure in the offseason, which moves Horford to his desired position at PF...this will also help them matchup better against Miami. They get youth, picks and a cheaper JSmoove type in AK.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby khmrP on Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Vasashi17 wrote:Patterson better than Robinson? :man3:


never said he was better just dont think its big difference in the 2 currently based on their overall production. Maybe Robinson is better in the long run but not this season IMO.
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Suns May Buyout Jermaine O'Neal

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:25 am

Suns May Buyout Jermaine O'Neal

Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine

Word is Knicks will be at front of line to try to sign Jermaine O'Neal if Phoenix consents to buy JO out to make room for Marcus Morris


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

Postby trodgers on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:30 am

Still think Amundson would've been a good add as soon as Pau went down.
JO would be a great addition, too.

And I completely agree that we need a big. Not a SF.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby lakersin4 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:42 am

As badly as we need a big, I don't know if adding JO to a roster full of chemistry issues is a good idea. Most years we can afford that risk but I'd prefer Amundson by a long shot.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:14 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:
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby therealdeal on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:23 am

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 Weezy on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:32 am

Dumping Morris, Ebanks and Duhon? Yes please, give us late 2nd rounders in 2030 for all I care.
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Re: Roster Improvement: 3 Bigs injured, do we shop at KMart?

Postby Vasashi17 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:36 am

I'm curious to see what Smoove ends up going for. Actually, I'm interested in seeing what expirings like Dalembert end up going for....

It'll prelude to what type of chatter we'll get from other teams next trade deadline. We have nearly 40M in expirings next year. And the crazy thing is that we can mix and match different contracts to get any variety of expiring amounts heading out. :man13:

That is why I rather hold on to guys like Duhon and Blake. But flipping Morris and Ebanks for a roster spot soon to be taken up by a bought out JO isn't bad. I just think D'Antoni will find a way to screw it up...unless the roster spot gets filled by a backcourt player who wants to fling up shots from the perimeter....now who does that sound like? Ring any bells?
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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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