Vlad is a Laker

Vlad is a Laker

Postby KingLakers on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:37 pm

Lakers, Clippers Make Moves
Radmanovic signs with Lakers; Cassell on the way out as Clippers sign Suns' Thomas
By Mike Bresnahan and Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
4:13 PM PDT, July 1, 2006

The Los Angeles Lakers moved quickly Saturday on the first day of free agency, addressing their need for outside shooting by snatching away a piece from their cross-town rival by agreeing to terms with three-point specialist Vladimir Radmanovic.

The Los Angeles Clippers also reacted quickly after Radmanovic and point guard Sam Cassell apparently reneged on agreements to stay with them, reaching terms with sharp-shooting forward Tim Thomas early Saturday.


Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy and the representatives of Thomas, a 6-foot-10 forward who revived his career with Phoenix late last season, completed a four-year, $24-million deal Saturday at about 12:30 a.m. The move capped a dizzying three-hour period in which the Clippers were informed Cassell and Radmanovic accepted and then rejected multi-year offers, sources said.

Radmanovic agreed Saturday to a five-year, $31-million contract with the Lakers, the same package the Clippers offered.

"At the conclusion of the moratorium period, the Lakers intend to enter into a contract with Vladimir Radmanovic," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.

Radmanovic, who stretches defenses by luring post players away from the basket with his outside shot, has career averages of 10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 38.1% shooting from three-point range.

Thomas, a nine-year veteran, who makes his off-season home in Los Angeles, played a key role in the Suns' run to the Western Conference finals. Thomas averaged 14.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and made 37.8% of his three-pointers as Phoenix defeated the Clippers in the semifinals.

Free agents cannot officially sign contracts until July 12.

"At the conclusion of the moratorium period, the Lakers intend to enter into a contract with Vladimir Radmanovic," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.



http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... -headlines
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Postby Satan on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:37 pm

how many years, 5?


Edit: NVM, article and link below.
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Postby Crispy on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:38 pm

radmanovic or divac
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Postby Anthracit3 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:38 pm

Are you serious? Link please
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Postby Satan on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:38 pm

Lakers, Clippers Make Moves
Radmanovic signs with Lakers; Cassell on the way out as Clippers sign Suns' Thomas
By Mike Bresnahan and Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
4:13 PM PDT, July 1, 2006

The Los Angeles Lakers moved quickly Saturday on the first day of free agency, addressing their need for outside shooting by snatching away a piece from their cross-town rival by agreeing to terms with three-point specialist Vladimir Radmanovic.

The Los Angeles Clippers also reacted quickly after Radmanovic and point guard Sam Cassell apparently reneged on agreements to stay with them, reaching terms with sharp-shooting forward Tim Thomas early Saturday.


Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy and the representatives of Thomas, a 6-foot-10 forward who revived his career with Phoenix late last season, completed a four-year, $24-million deal Saturday at about 12:30 a.m. The move capped a dizzying three-hour period in which the Clippers were informed Cassell and Radmanovic accepted and then rejected multi-year offers, sources said.

Radmanovic agreed Saturday to a five-year, $31-million contract with the Lakers, the same package the Clippers offered.

"At the conclusion of the moratorium period, the Lakers intend to enter into a contract with Vladimir Radmanovic," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.

Radmanovic, who stretches defenses by luring post players away from the basket with his outside shot, has career averages of 10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 38.1% shooting from three-point range.

Thomas, a nine-year veteran, who makes his off-season home in Los Angeles, played a key role in the Suns' run to the Western Conference finals. Thomas averaged 14.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and made 37.8% of his three-pointers as Phoenix defeated the Clippers in the semifinals.

Free agents cannot officially sign contracts until July 12.

"At the conclusion of the moratorium period, the Lakers intend to enter into a contract with Vladimir Radmanovic," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.




http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketball/nba/la-sp-lakeclip2jul02,0,1796284.story?coll=la-home-headlines
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Postby Okki on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:39 pm

link COZ IF ITS TRUE



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Postby High IQ on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:39 pm

OH PLEASE! tell me i'm having a night mare :man5:
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Postby Anthracit3 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:39 pm

just saw a link to it.. who is the next target?
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Postby Satan on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:39 pm

Link added to article above.


It's better than Luke starting I guess...
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Postby vic5150 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:41 pm

So much for Banks. :bang:
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Postby KingLakers on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:42 pm

Mods *STICKY*

i think the Lakers have another plan up there sleeves ...
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Postby Okki on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:42 pm

hurraaaay
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Postby nimannn on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:43 pm

WTF!?!?!?

WORST.MLE.EVER.
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Postby Anthracit3 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:43 pm

Lakers are gonna cause match up problems.
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Postby Neener on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:44 pm

nimannn wrote:WTF!?!?!?

WORST.MLE.EVER.


HAHA? We got a shooter...who can punish teams when they double Kobe.
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Postby karacha on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:45 pm

I know some people will talk $#^^$% about Vlad Rad.

I know Harrington is better, I know you hoped to get KG, but Vladimir will do well in the triangle. He's an athletic 6' 10 small forward, who will shoot 3s over 42% in Phil's offense. I'm pretty sure Phil played an important role in this signing.

Am I thrilled about Vlad? No. But I'm willing to give him a chance, because something tells me (a gut feeling, perhaps?) he will make Lakers better.

Now Mitch - it's nice to see you're doing something - Get that PG now!

Banks/Smush/Farmar
Kobe/Mo Evans/Sasha
Vlad/Luke/?
Odom/Turiaf/Cook
Kwame/Bynum

Make it happen. Trade Mihm, McKie and one PG if necessary, let George go if you have to, but get that starting floor general.
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Postby Mark McNamara on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

Neener wrote:
nimannn wrote:WTF!?!?!?

WORST.MLE.EVER.


HAHA? We got a shooter...who can punish teams when they double Kobe.



Exactly. I think this is a perfect fit.
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Postby sticky on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

I don't know why everyone is mad. a shooter to play 3 or 4. we still can trade mihm, cook, mckie, george....

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Postby kobebryant#24 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

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Postby KOBE_gettin_CRUNK on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

WTF! DOES THIS MEAN WE CAN'T SIGN BANKS? SOMEBODY TELL ME! :bang:
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Postby slimjim on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

mitch is a freakin liar!!!!

we might not use the mle..

than on the 1st day he is allowed to

he does this...

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not a bad mle signing...
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Postby Anthracit3 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:46 pm

If we spent 30-35 mil on vlad why couldn't we spend it on Peja?
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Postby Black Sheep91 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:48 pm

what??
I would rather have Matt Harpring
but Vlad is alright :jam2:
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Postby Anthracit3 on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:48 pm

Its not bad at all. He is taller than most SF's if not all of them and has an outside range that will clear the lanes for the guards. I think its a good pick up
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Postby A Rush on Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:48 pm

There have to be some more trades scheduled. You can't start the season with a Smush-Kobe-Radmanovic-Odom-Kwame starting line-up. You just can't.
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