Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

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Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby Phil XI on Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:39 am

This trade was tossed in twice (once in late May and once Now) by two different lakers posters (clublakers and doormat on rgm) and blew up with overwhelming approval from Magic, Lakers, and neutral fans, both times it was posted.

Wanted to see what this board thinks?

out: Lamar Odom
in: Jameer Nelson, Ryan Anderson

- gives LA a true solid Pg they need and a stretch four to open up the middle for Drew/Pau, also gets LA younger as Nelson 3 yrs younger than Odom and Anderson is 9 yrs younger - both are under contract two more seasons. Laker fans on rgm loved it provided two things happen, Blake is traded and a big is signed for insurance.

- for Orlando, gives them a versatile proven piece to show D12 they are committed to winning, a second rebounder, gives the minutes for Arenas whom they appear to be vested in and want to get their moneys worth, and changes Hedo's role for the positive. Magic fans loved it to try and save D12 and liked the Gil, Hedo, Odom, Dwight potential to challenge Miami, Chicago.

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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:21 am

I've talked about this before somewhere.

I kind of like it. Jameer isn't the best PG out there, but he's certainly a solid option. The problem would be that the Lakers would have 3 PGs on the roster that need minutes.
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby Phil XI on Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:04 pm

Yeah that seems to be the first caveat. Lakers must move Blake. Cannot have a 3rd str Pg at 4m.

Which teams need a b/u PG? NYK for sure. Possibly Miami if they let Chalmers and Bibby walk. Toronto, Calderon and combo's. Wiz have nobody behind Wall after they traded Hinrich, they had to sign Mustafa Shakur to finish the year. Suns if they let Brooks walk.

Looks like there are some options... but 3y/12m may be tough to move by itself.
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby captainhoop on Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:17 pm

Pass. I dont think Jameer Nelson would be good for the Lakers.
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby just another pair on Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:42 pm

please bring cp3 over to LA
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby L4L on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:18 pm

I have always liked Nelson. He's undersized but an absolutely terrific shooter. He's not the greatest playmaker, but doesn't need to be on a team like this. His defense improved tremendously with SVG and while next to Dwight. Bynum, hopefully, could play a similar role and we all know Brown is capable of similar coaching effect. At the end of the day, he's still not a very good defender. The Fish frustrations would not be eliminated.

Anderson is another intriguing piece. Our offense has ALWAYS run better with Odom at the four. Anderson provides even better spacing than Odom (by far) and would be one of our best shooters immediately.

This is one of the few truly intriguing deals to me. Jameer would finally give us another perimeter player capable of creating offense (20ppg+ when given minutes). Both Nelson and Anderson are terrific shooters and would instantly become two of our top five shooters on the team (Nelson would instantly become our best IMO). Nelson, to a degree, addresses some of athleticism concerns. Most importantly, this would allow us to play our best five in crunch time:

Nelson - Bryant - Artest - Gasol - Bynum

I'm not sure this makes Orlando any better though.
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:48 pm

^ In my opinion it makes Orlando better, that's why I proposed it. They are paying Arenas a TON of money... they need to give him one final shot to show the team (and Dwight) that it wasn't a huge mistake taking him on.

Odom next to Dwight is a GREAT 4/5. They still have Bass to back-up Odom, and Turkoglu, for all of his downfalls recently, is still a 40% 3PT shooter.

For us? I think it's simple; we get our PG and get back a more than decent back-up 4 who can stretch the daylights out of the floor.
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Re: Lakers - Orlando (no Dwight) from rgm

Postby TLew77 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:27 pm

no, i really like lamar and don't think Jameer will be a all star point guard
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