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Re: Roster Improvements: addition by subtractions

Postby JLaker17 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:13 pm

therealdeal wrote:I'm inclined to think that, like a lot of Laker fans, they KNOW they didn't do anything to actually keep Howard. I don't think they WANTED to keep Howard. I think Howard was their Plan B with Chris Paul BECAUSE Paul is a real leader and a real Plan A. I think they pulled for Howard ANYWAY because he was better than Bynum (and Bynum's knees were shot) and I think they hoped he COULD be a Plan A.

If Dwight re-signed after this hardball pitch, then I think the Lakers change their stance on Dwight's personality. But I think otherwise that the Lakers didn't do all they could because they know Dwight isn't the main guy to lead us to the promise land.

Remember: we got Chris FIRST. Dwight was always our Plan B guy.


Never thought of it this way, but it also makes complete sense. Very good point.
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Postby therealdeal on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:20 pm

Thanks guys. I really am starting to think that's what we're looking at.
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Postby Balance&Options24 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:31 pm

Now that Dwight's sign all the dominoes are falling.



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Postby Finwë on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:37 pm

@WojYahooNBA: Jose Calderon has agreed to a four year deal with Dallas, agent Mark Bartelstein says.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:43 pm

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Postby lakersin4 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:04 pm

Wow Jose got 4 year 29M.. Cuban can't have Dwight so he screws whoever does out of getting Jose for cheap. Classic Cuban.
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Postby Finwë on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:38 pm

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Bear in mind: With Dwight leaving, Lakers' plan -- assuming nothing changes -- was to amnesty Metta and keep Pau.
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Postby Weezy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:40 pm

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Bear in mind: With Dwight leaving, Lakers' plan -- assuming nothing changes -- was to amnesty Metta and keep Pau.


I like the amnesty Metta part, but not thrilled about keeping Pau, that time has come and gone, time to move on.
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Postby Punk-101 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:44 pm

Would Minny do Pek/Kirilenko/Pick for Pau? Or are those guys FAs?
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:53 pm

Punk-101 wrote:Would Minny do Pek/Kirilenko/Pick for Pau? Or are those guys FAs?

makes no sinse. If we trade Pau it means that we'd be getting players we want back to go along with our future. If we don't do that we just let his $19 million come off our books. so next offseason we only have Nash's roughly $9.2 million on the books and thats it.
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Postby ThizGuy83 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:57 pm

so pau is our center for the time being... i say keep him for the season... we arent gonna accomplish anything next season anyways... let his contract expire... if anything... lakers should try to trade nash and get expirings and or draft picks... so we really can start fresh for next offseason
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Postby Punk-101 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:58 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
Punk-101 wrote:Would Minny do Pek/Kirilenko/Pick for Pau? Or are those guys FAs?

makes no sinse. If we trade Pau it means that we'd be getting players we want back to go along with our future. If we don't do that we just let his $19 million come off our books. so next offseason we only have Nash's roughly $9.2 million on the books and thats it.

You know what. I'm an idiot. I was thinking about this earlier today with the mindset of the Howard SnT to GSW for maybe Barnes and Jefferson. NVM. :man10:
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Postby Aonex on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:16 pm

Not sure if we're talking about 2014 in this thread, but I'm kind of hoping we don't go for LeBron and focus more on Paul George.
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Postby gill on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:21 pm

#BringBynumBack anyone? :man11:
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Postby Aonex on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:23 pm

gill wrote:#BringBynumBack anyone? :man11:


Lol, if he'll take the mini-mle, sure... doubt it though.
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Postby OX1947 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:25 pm

Please guys, I do not want Bynum, Farmar, Sasha or anyone from the past back. This team needs to get what ever they can this year, try and see how competitive they can be and then pray to God Lebron wants to test the market next year.
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Postby TSpence26 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:33 pm

Keep Pau. Let his contract expire and bring him back cheap
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Postby XXIV on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:38 pm

Aonex wrote:Not sure if we're talking about 2014 in this thread, but I'm kind of hoping we don't go for LeBron and focus more on Paul George.


I believe George is a RFA, there's no way Indiana lets him go.
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Postby dagreatkobe on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:39 pm

So I guess Ryan Kelly is a lock to make the final squad now huh?
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Postby DarthRekal on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:47 pm

what can we do with the money now??? I dont really want to spend it on anyone.. to keep us flexible for 14... but what's the status?? FA's???? vet mins?? who can help us out with what we have left? :man3:
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Re: Roster Improvements: addition by subtractions

Postby Aonex on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:48 pm

XXIV wrote:
Aonex wrote:Not sure if we're talking about 2014 in this thread, but I'm kind of hoping we don't go for LeBron and focus more on Paul George.


I believe George is a RFA, there's no way Indiana lets him go.


Yeah, just found out about that... George would have to tell Indiana he wants out and not to match Lakers offer, who knows though... he's a SoCal kid that adored Kobe, not outside the realm of possibility.
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Postby Finwë on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:50 pm

I can't help thinking about Billy Mac :man10: I imagine him sounding way too optimistic and getting overly excited after a Ryan Kelly 3, or a nice Pau rebound and putback. It's going to be so painful lol
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Postby XXIV on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:51 pm

Aonex wrote:
XXIV wrote:
Aonex wrote:Not sure if we're talking about 2014 in this thread, but I'm kind of hoping we don't go for LeBron and focus more on Paul George.


I believe George is a RFA, there's no way Indiana lets him go.


Yeah, just found out about that... George would have to tell Indiana he wants out and not to match Lakers offer, who knows though... he's a SoCal kid that adored Kobe, not outside the realm of possibility.


Even then I think they'd still match the offer. Something similar happened with Eric Gordon and the Hornets last season when he wanted to sign with PHX and told the Hornets not to match the offer, which they did anyways.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:11 pm

Aonex wrote:Not sure if we're talking about 2014 in this thread, but I'm kind of hoping we don't go for LeBron and focus more on Paul George.

problem with Paul George is that he will be a restricted free agent and we can all be sure that IND matches the max and pretty much anything else we offer.
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Postby The Rock on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:17 pm

At this point if someone like Toronto or Milwaukee or something offers you their 2014 pick for Nash you have to do it. He can fetch us a mid teens pick IMO
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