Jared Zwerling: Talking to league insiders, I'm hearing these names are being mentioned in trade talks within league circles (a lot of talk right now): A. Afflalo, T. Ariza, C. Singleton, G. Davis, R. Evans, P. Gasol, T. Gibson, C. Landry, G. Monroe, A. Rivers, T. Sefolosha and G. Vasquez.
Doc Brown wrote:I'd love to get a 1st from PHX and throw it Afflalo or Monroe. That would be awesome.
Savory Griddles wrote:Kyle Lowry. What is wrong with this guy? He is solid defensively and averages 16.6 and 7.5 on a team that is actually winning. He's also only 27. No one is really talking about him as even a second tier free agent. Does he have major character flaws?
Weezy wrote:Savory Griddles wrote:Kyle Lowry. What is wrong with this guy? He is solid defensively and averages 16.6 and 7.5 on a team that is actually winning. He's also only 27. No one is really talking about him as even a second tier free agent. Does he have major character flaws?
People have talked about trading for Lowry for years here, if it's stopped it's probably because they feel it's not likely or realistic. As for a free agent singing, I didn't even know he was going to be one, and if people haven't mentioned him maybe they feel we need a wing or big ahead of a PG, that seems to be most of the discussion around here.
therealdeal wrote:I think lots of people are talking about him actually. Many people think he was snubbed for the All-Star game.
As for him coming here, I think we have PGs already. I'm fine with rolling with Farmar/Marshall for the foreseeable future. I'd rather target wings and big men.
lakerfan2 wrote:It all depends on the offense we're running. Generally speaking, a "normal" coach with Kobe would go through Kobe and not make him a catch and shoot guy in the offense. Kobe creates whether it's his own to players who want to play.
A good PG would be nice, but not necessary with Kobe. Farmar is good because he shoots a good clip from three, but has the ability to finish as well.
What a team with Kobe on it needs is another scorer he can trust. He had that in 2008-2010. Until Pau decided he didn't want to play anymore we saw 2007 Kobe again in 2013, but that didn't fair well with his age. We need someone to share the scoring load. Someone who he can defer to when needed.
Not saying having a good PG is bad, just saying another scorer would be better.
The Lakers, Bulls and Bobcats will be among the teams who can and would offer an ample payday and increased opportunity for Stephenson this summer.
lukewaltonsdad wrote:Looks like the Lakers could make an offer to Stephenson in the off-season. The link provides a good in depth analysis...I encourage people to read.The Lakers, Bulls and Bobcats will be among the teams who can and would offer an ample payday and increased opportunity for Stephenson this summer.
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2 ... rs-bobcats
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