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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Thu May 16, 2013 12:40 am

lakerfan2 wrote:I wonder what the value of Tyreke Evans is at.

Coming off a sub-par season and a rookie contract, wonder who is going to pick him up. Unless Sacramento has his bird rights/restricted free agent? I believe he'd be a fantastic piece if we can get him at mini-MLE money.

He'd be a terrific scorer off the bench. His driving ability is up there with Westbrook and his size can help defensively.

I can see Tyreke getting a deal starting anywhere from 5-9M. No way we get him for the mine MLE. He's always been one of the players I've wanted us to go after. Paul George, Mayo, & Tyreke have always intrigued me. Obviously George has played himself to untradeable status but Mayo & Tyreke could be had I'm sure. Too bad neither of them opted in.

in other news..

Richard Hamilton scored 15 points in 35 minutes of the Chicago Bulls' Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat, and he knows he likely does not have a future with the organization.

The Bulls will buy out Hamilton for $1 million this offseason.

Hamilton has said he hopes to play two more seasons.

"Even though the last two weeks have been hard, my teammates have been great," Hamilton said. "They were so supportive of me and dumbfounded by the situation. They kept me going."

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune


If we get young enough with other moves I might prefer Hamilton over Meeks. He can still play D & make his defender work.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Thu May 16, 2013 2:35 am

Knicks fans are worried that Melo might opt out next year. I know everyone is set on adding a star PG with our cap space but Melo/Dwight with Kobe hopefully coming back cheap & shooters could lead to rings. Melo & Kobe have grown really close over the years & he's a great scorer who will take pressure off Dwight & let him play his game. Kobe/D12/Melo is about as good of a big 3 as you could ask for. We wouldn't need a star PG because Kobe & Melo would be handling the ball a ton & the rest of the time would be spent feeding Dwight. He's not young but he probably has as much or more left in he tank as Dwight.. They could have a nice run together.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Savory Griddles on Thu May 16, 2013 8:22 am

lakersin4 wrote:Knicks fans are worried that Melo might opt out next year. I know everyone is set on adding a star PG with our cap space but Melo/Dwight with Kobe hopefully coming back cheap & shooters could lead to rings. Melo & Kobe have grown really close over the years & he's a great scorer who will take pressure off Dwight & let him play his game. Kobe/D12/Melo is about as good of a big 3 as you could ask for. We wouldn't need a star PG because Kobe & Melo would be handling the ball a ton & the rest of the time would be spent feeding Dwight. He's not young but he probably has as much or more left in he tank as Dwight.. They could have a nice run together.


I know Melo is a talented player, but then the Lakers would have two extremely talented players that don't strike me as leaders of men. Kobe MAY play one more year after this. If he doesn't, we have all our cap space wrapped up in two guys who have shown a propensity to check out mentally. If nothing else they kind of complete each other: One throws bowling balls at the backboard and the other can't guard his shadow. :man11:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Thu May 16, 2013 8:40 am

if people think Kobe is capable of turning Howard into Chandler type of a role player just imagine Melo being 10x worse than Kobe. Howard will NOT be happy playing with a guy like Melo.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Thu May 16, 2013 8:45 am

lakersin4 wrote:^ I know Green had some streaks where he played well this season but he's not worth that contract or worth sacrificing our future space for. Especially if we already have KG, Clark, Hill at PF. Under this CBA you can't pay role players what he makes. I expect to see more Jamison/Meeks type deals for most of our role players except Hill & Clark(who should be retained for slightly less than Hill).


think they talking bout Gerald Green bro, and as far as he's concerned I know TDRL doesn't like him but I see his inclusion into a Granger deal as maybe the only reason Indy "might" be interested in dealing with us for Pau if otherwise that indy/bos/la trade as poster suggested. He's not that bad of a contract 2yrs @ 3mill per with some lower end positive contribution, used properly we might get the Green that revived his career with the nets for that half of the season. Indy played at one of the slowest pace in the league, when Green was lighting it up in Jersey at the time the team sucked and he got "green light" to do as he pleased pretty much like Meeks green light to chuck 3's anytime he wanted.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby snackdaddy on Thu May 16, 2013 10:32 am

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OX1947 wrote:With Love making it clear on a yearly basis that he may not want to be in Minnesota, I think Love might be the only realistic young player with great skills available this offseason. And not only that, being able to use Gasol to get him. Is Love a franchise player? No. Would he be a great number 2? Absolutely. Obviously this would be predicated on Dwight staying, but if Lakers were able to send Gasol to Minny for Love, a front line of Love and Howard at the ages of 25 and 27 would be a great way to start the youth movement to the next title team.

Then at that point, Lakers would have to pray that one of the top PGs is available in 2014, but I dont know if that will happen. I am worried that the summer of 2014 will end up like the summer of 2010 for the Knicks.


Again, why do people keep thinking that Minny i going to trade Love to the Lakers?

Does Love want to be a Laker- yes. Would he fit amazingly well next to Dwight- yes.

But he is not on year by year basis as you put it. He's locked in for 2 more. Minny has NO reason trade him now. Especially for a guy on the wrong side of 30. Pau and Rubio is a cute story and all, but that doesn't mean it's a better team or a good move.

Besides that, they have a new GM and that is Flip Saunders. No way is he going to come in, trade their best player for Pau and still be respected. IF he wants to move Love, he'll get way better offers. Cle would offer a package of young players who fill needs. The Bulls could offer Gibson/Deng/Char Pick. Houston could offer a good package.

there is ZERO chance Love is traded to LA for Pau.


Would you please stop injecting reality into this thread? Fantasy is so much better than reality. :man5:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Rooscooter on Thu May 16, 2013 1:24 pm

khmrP wrote:if people think Kobe is capable of turning Howard into Chandler type of a role player just imagine Melo being 10x worse than Kobe. Howard will NOT be happy playing with a guy like Melo.


Having Melo here would be doubly bad. He's a regular season weak willed player that is not a leader..... and it would most likely mean that the lakers would be "infected" with the thug players that seem to follow him around the league.

I'd take Chris Paul first...... and you know that's hard for me to even fathom much less say..... :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu May 16, 2013 1:25 pm

Doc Brown wrote:I'd take Lance Stephenson, but the Pacers probably aren't giving him up. He's turned into a good player.

That leaves....

A.) Jason Terry
B.) Courtney Lee
C.) Orlando Johnson
D.) Jordan Crawford
E.) No one

I'd take B and D way, way, way before Green.

They're similar players, both pretty young with decent athleticism. Decent backup SGs.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby davriver290 on Thu May 16, 2013 1:32 pm

courtney Lee and jammal would be tons of fire power off the bench... If we could get those two.... I think honestly, our bench would be set. With Clark playing the 4 and Hill playing the 5.

Bench of:

Blake/Lee/Crawford/Clark/Hill Not too much D, but lots of firepower. But then again, they'd be playing 2nd tier players and they'd be mixed in with starters.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu May 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Going off of the roster that Doc built:
Nash / ____
Kobe / Lee
Granger / ______
Garnett / Clark
D12 / Hill

Mini-MLE and Vet.min on a backcourt duo and we are set.

I say go get Augustin if you can for the mini-MLE. If you can't grab him, then you go after Belinelli with the mini-MLE. I doubt he sees much more than that. Then you try to fill in with vet. min signings like Wright, Morrow, Budinger, and Xavier Henry. Bring back Douglas-Roberts and Goudelock. My coup de grace would be bringing in Elton Brand for the minimum. He's older, yes. But he just had a VERY solid season posting 6/7 with almost 1.5 blocks in 20 minutes. He'd be taking a lesser role for a pay cut if he did this, but damn would that shore up our front line.

Nash/Bellinelli/Goudelock
Bryant/Lee/Morrow
Granger/Clark/Douglas-Roberts
Garnett/Brand
Howard/Hill/Sacre

That team is awesome. :man10:
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Thu May 16, 2013 2:30 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:I'd take Lance Stephenson, but the Pacers probably aren't giving him up. He's turned into a good player.

That leaves....

A.) Jason Terry
B.) Courtney Lee
C.) Orlando Johnson
D.) Jordan Crawford
E.) No one

I'd take B and D way, way, way before Green.

They're similar players, both pretty young with decent athleticism. Decent backup SGs.


you hate Green but like Crawford? Did you watch that Bos/NY series? Dude is just moron when it comes to shot selection and defensively he makes Meeks look good. Pretty much never saw him get anymore burn after the series shifted to NY.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Thu May 16, 2013 4:34 pm

khmrP wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:I'd take Lance Stephenson, but the Pacers probably aren't giving him up. He's turned into a good player.

That leaves....

A.) Jason Terry
B.) Courtney Lee
C.) Orlando Johnson
D.) Jordan Crawford
E.) No one

I'd take B and D way, way, way before Green.

They're similar players, both pretty young with decent athleticism. Decent backup SGs.


you hate Green but like Crawford? Did you watch that Bos/NY series? Dude is just moron when it comes to shot selection and defensively he makes Meeks look good. Pretty much never saw him get anymore burn after the series shifted to NY.

Yes I did watch the series and I also watched the guy play in Washington. He is much better than Meeks.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby jlkr on Thu May 16, 2013 5:43 pm

Slight off topic, but not that much so if we're talking about people the Lakers should grab off other teams:
How about stealing the Phoenix Suns' entire training staff?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby lakersin4 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:09 pm

jlkr wrote:Slight off topic, but not that much so if we're talking about people the Lakers should grab off other teams:
How about stealing the Phoenix Suns' entire training staff?

We should do that for sure.
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby khmrP on Fri May 17, 2013 8:54 am

lakersin4 wrote:
jlkr wrote:Slight off topic, but not that much so if we're talking about people the Lakers should grab off other teams:
How about stealing the Phoenix Suns' entire training staff?

We should do that for sure.


trade Antoni for them :man1:
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Report: J.J. Redick Unlikely To Return To Bucks

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 10:56 am

Report: J.J. Redick Unlikely To Return To Bucks

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J.J. Redick is unlikely to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report.

Redick will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Redick is coming off a reported 3-year, $20 million contract.


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Bulls Will Buy Out Richard Hamilton

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Bulls Will Buy Out Richard Hamilton

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Richard Hamilton scored 15 points in 35 minutes of the Chicago Bulls' Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat, and he knows he likely does not have a future with the organization.

The Bulls will buy out Hamilton for $1 million this offseason.

Hamilton has said he hopes to play two more seasons.

"Even though the last two weeks have been hard, my teammates have been great," Hamilton said. "They were so supportive of me and dumbfounded by the situation. They kept me going."


http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ba ... 1792.story
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Hawks To Seek Sign-And-Trade Scenarios For Josh Smith

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 12:08 pm

Hawks To Seek Sign-And-Trade Scenarios For Josh Smith

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The Atlanta Hawks enter the offseason with Josh Smith's free agency amongst their most pressing issues.

The Hawks will likely seek sign-and-trade packages involving Smith in order to receive assets in return.

The Hawks also have cap space and are expected to pursue Dwight Howard.

Smith will be an unrestricted free agent.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/ ... aign=sm_tw
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David West Open To Staying With Pacers

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 12:15 pm

David West Open To Staying With Pacers

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Posted by: Mark Montieth

It’s not a subject anyone wants to discuss in too much detail with playoff games still to play, but it looms on the horizon.

David West, the Pacers’ acknowledged locker room leader and vital power forward, becomes a free agent at the end of the season. Without question, losing the 32-year-old guru would be a blow to a team that appears to have such a promising future. Pacers’ management officials want to keep him, and believe they’ll be able to afford him, but what about West? Would he chase a larger contract elsewhere?

“I’ll address that at the end of the season and focus on finishing this year as best as possible,” he said Saturday after contributing 11 points and 12 rebounds to the Pacers’ 82-71 victory over New York at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “But I love it here, love this group of guys, this environment, love the core group that we have. This group only has room to get better.”

West is earning $10 million this season in the back end of a two-year deal. The Pacers have $49 million committed in player salaries for next season. The luxury tax threshold this season is just over $70 million, but has not been determined for next year.

Does he expect the franchise to be able to pay him his market value, whatever that turns out to be?

“I don’t know,” he said. “I haven’t given it much thought. Just trying to make sure I focus on finishing this year as well as we can. I’ll just deal with all that when it’s time to deal with it. When it’s on the table, we’ll eat.”

His hope is that he’s served something palatable.

“This group, the mix of young guys that we have, and obviously the character of these guys, what these guys are, it fits me, so …”


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Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go'

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 12:45 pm

Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go'

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Greg Oden is attempting to return to the NBA after not playing since 2009.

Oden has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, amongst other teams.

Deshaun Thomas, who attended Ohio State like Oden, said on Thursday that the two have been working out.

"Man, he looks unbelievable," he said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right."


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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby davriver290 on Fri May 17, 2013 12:50 pm

Is Reddick attainable?
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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby Doc Brown on Fri May 17, 2013 12:54 pm

davriver290 wrote:Is Reddick attainable?


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OKC Aren't Considering Amnesty Clause On Kendrick Perkins

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat May 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Thunder Aren't Considering Amnesty Clause On Kendrick Perkins

Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...We think Perk has a lot of value to our team."


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Re: Roster Improvement: Free Agents Now and Later?

Postby therealdeal on Sat May 18, 2013 8:03 pm

:man10: :man10: :man10:

Idiots! That's going to be their biggest mistake and could cost them a Championship squad. The guy is a bum. He was semi-relevant when the league was a tad slower, but he's not the defender he was cracked up to be and he's not worth that money.

Put it this way: if they amnesty him, how many teams pick him up right away? And of those teams how many pay half of what he's getting paid now?

I think the bigger answer here is that with the amnesty you still have to PAY the player, it just doesn't count towards your cap anymore. A small market team can't afford to pay a guy and not get their money's worth.
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Re: OKC Aren't Considering Amnesty Clause On Kendrick Perkins

Postby Avenged24 on Sat May 18, 2013 9:31 pm

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Thunder Aren't Considering Amnesty Clause On Kendrick Perkins

Sam Presti on the amnesty clause: "We just haven't considered using the provision...We think Perk has a lot of value to our team."


https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry/sta ... 3821782016


Great news. As long as he's there, he will continue to hold them down.
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