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Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:07 am

chingy248 wrote:This is going to be like 2005 Kobe and Lakers all over again


Except without Kobe for half the season..... and without a healthy Kobe for all of the season most likely.....
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Postby kenzo on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:43 am

Rooscooter wrote:
chingy248 wrote:This is going to be like 2005 Kobe and Lakers all over again


Except without Kobe for half the season..... and without a healthy Kobe for all of the season most likely.....

:man9: So it won't be like 2005 after all...
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Postby chingy248 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:27 pm

Gary Neal agreed to a two-year, $3 million-plus deal with the Bucks.
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Postby therealdeal on Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:46 pm

Not bad. I'm surprised the Spurs let him go at that price though.
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Postby lakersin4 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:20 pm

Why would the Spurs let him walk for like 1.5M a season? They must think it was all system & he isn't as good as he looked.. That's often the case with the Spurs roleplayers, they're rarely ever as good again after they leave. Bucks backcourt recovering some from the losses of JJ & Monta.
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Postby trodgers on Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:48 pm

His deal is $3M per season, but perhaps he is seen as a system player.
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Postby lakersin4 on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:14 pm

trodgers wrote:His deal is $3M per season, but perhaps he is seen as a system player.

Oh ok, I thought it was 3M total for the 2 years. I think that's right around the ceiling of what you can offer him after the performance he had in the playoffs.. I know I would have been happy with him as a MLE signing.. But we probably got better value with Farmar.. Will be interesting to see how he does outside of that system. I remember thinking they were insane for letting Roger Mason Jr. go.. He was becoming 1 of the deadliest 3 point shooters in the league & fell off the face of the earth when he left. I wish we could find a coach capable of putting together that type of system where you can just plug in role players & they have career seasons.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:22 am

SAS signed Marco ... Neal wanted more money than his QO ( was 1.8 M I think) so they let Gary walk
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Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:32 am

@AlexKennedyNBA: The Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats and Denver Nuggets have expressed interest in Devin Ebanks, according to sources.


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Postby therealdeal on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 am

:man10:

The kid has some talent and he has an NBA body. He's just a moron. Fortunately for him, young morons can still get contracts.

What I find hilarious about him is that if he'd waited and been mature and been patient... he'd be getting a TON of minutes/opportunities here. If he'd followed up his rookie season the way he should have... he'd be in our rotation RIGHT NOW because he would give us that youth and athleticism we asked for.

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Postby Center Court on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:53 am

Al Harrington would be a great signing if he's cut. Veteran stretch 4.

I still think we need a SF. Neither Young nor Johnson is going to have great success as a starter and at this point we can't find one in free agency but maybe we can find a trade for one. I still wish Blake/Meeks could be flipped for Ariza.
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Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:21 am

I like the Harrington idea, from what I've read, he seems to be getting into top shape and looking good post injury.

But I think the FO is focused on finding young talent that we can use this year and for the future. It would be nice to have him if we were in serious contention for a title this upcoming season.

I wouldn't be surprised if the last spot we want to fill goes to another young player with something to prove.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:50 pm

We've got one more guard spot open and I think that's about it.

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Douglas-Roberts get that spot. I think it's almost guaranteed to him at this point.

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Postby chingy248 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:01 pm

:man4:


Pistons acquired PG Brandon Jennings via a sign-and-trade with the Bucks.
The full deal is Jennings for Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Slava Kravtsov. Jennings has agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with Detroit. The Pistons move on from a talented tweener in Knight and get an upgrade in Jennings, a scoring point guard with star potential. He won't turn 24 years old until September, averaging 17.0 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds through four NBA seasons. Jennings has plenty of room to improve on his career 39.4 shooting percentage, and will be playing with significant talent in Detroit. The Pistons now have a potential starting five of Jennings, Rodney Stuckey, Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.


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no spaceing though lol
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Postby Kit on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:25 pm

Not as good as you think.
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:36 pm

Good for Brandon. I still like him for some reason and I'm happy for him that he's moved on to a new team.

The Pistons might even make the Playoffs now.
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Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:06 am

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Postby khmrP on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:16 am

therealdeal wrote:We've got one more guard spot open and I think that's about it.

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Douglas-Roberts get that spot. I think it's almost guaranteed to him at this point.

Your 2013-2014 Los Angeles Lakers:
Nash/Blake/Farmar
Bryant/Meeks
Young/Johnson/Douglas-Roberts
Hill/Harris/Kelly
Gasol/Kaman/Sacre


man you sure do like this CDR guy, even after the horrible summer league performance?
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Postby karacha on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:18 am

If we still need a guard, I would really try to sign Sasha for peanuts. It's all about chemistry, and the guy loves the Lakers.
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Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 am

Unfortunately, I trust our backcourt more than our frontcourt, and think we need another veteran type PF to round out the roster. Hill/Elias/Kelly does not do it for me.
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Postby Center Court on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:28 am

Not sure the whole love affair with CDR either. Dude can play, but just not at a consistent NBA level
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Re: Roster Improvements: addition by subtractions

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:31 am

khmrP wrote:
therealdeal wrote:We've got one more guard spot open and I think that's about it.

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Douglas-Roberts get that spot. I think it's almost guaranteed to him at this point.

Your 2013-2014 Los Angeles Lakers:
Nash/Blake/Farmar
Bryant/Meeks
Young/Johnson/Douglas-Roberts
Hill/Harris/Kelly
Gasol/Kaman/Sacre


man you sure do like this CDR guy, even after the horrible summer league performance?

I've read a lot of articles about Douglas-Roberts' performance in the Summer League and he approached it differently than the other players. They wanted leadership out of him and they wanted him to show a more diversified game than just a scorer. So he was a little bit off, but he did average (I think) the second highest assists on the team and he was among the leader in steals. After reading that the team WANTED him to look different, I understood what I was watching and changed my opinion. The only time I was REALLY disappointed in him was those two turnovers late against Milwaukee.

Not to mention, it's not necessarily ME being high on him, but the team. I'm pretty sure he's a lock for a camp invite and I'm pretty sure he's had extensive conversations with the team. They like him. He's a high character guy, still relatively young, and he's got Kobe's respect. Those are all great things for the team this season. I would be more shocked to hear that he WASN'T among the top contenders to make the team at this point.
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Postby Lakerjones on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:34 am

^^ Yeah, I think CDR is a shoo-in for at least a camp invite. I too was a little confused by the way CDR was playing out there, but I guess there was a reason. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up picking him up.
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Postby khmrP on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:35 am

He's suppose to be a scoring SF, not a player maker its not his game....his shooting is horrible and his handles are average at best. He better show more during camp. This might be a lost season but we shouldn't be handing out charity signings because he's a good character guy.
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:40 am

His handles are good enough to get his own shot off actually, so they're better than average. I didn't disagree that he was/is a scoring SF, but the team wanted to see a different side of him and he complied. That means he didn't monopolize the ball and he didn't play the game the way he is used to playing it. He did this for the team which means I'd be shocked if he didn't get a camp invite with his name at the top of the list.

How many guys fighting for a job would do something like that without at least SOME knowledge that they had an inside track with that company?

What charity are you describing anyway? We need one more G/F tweener as it is and he fits that bill. How exactly does he fit as a "charity case"? Because we're giving our 3rd string SG/SF spot to a young guy who is good in a locker room and is willing to do the dirty work? What's so charitable about that?
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