Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Lakers Draft Preview 2009

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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby Center Court on Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:43 pm

thats it?

DC is a nice option but would be virtually unplayable behind Gasol/Odom/Powell and Ariza/Walton/Morrison. However, I like what he brings.

I think the pick could be him, or the Swiss guy Jabenkos or whatever it is.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby GoatMilk16 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:09 pm

this years draft is a wash

whoever we get won't play, and there's a chance we might not even have a rookie next season
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:34 pm

Well I suppose if Ariza or Odom are leaning away from LA, I'd go for it. But honestly, like GoatMilk16 said : a rookie isn't going to get minutes here.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby live and die in LA on Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:22 am

This is how I see our draft breaking down.

At 29, the only way we keep the pick is if we draft an international guy. Nick Calathes(going to play in greece) and Jonas Jerebko seem like the most likely candidates at this point.

At 42, they could look at a more NBA ready player since his contract would not be guaranteed. There is always a player that falls further than he should. These players have a good chance of being available at this pick: Patrick Mills, Jermaine Taylor, Josh Heytvelt, Jeff Pendergraph, Toney Douglas, Danny Green, Jack McClinton, Jodie Meeks, Dionte Christmas, and Demarre Carroll.

At 59, who knows what they do here. Most likely another prospect. They have seen Joe Ingles alot.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby Slade366 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:33 am

Shouldn't we have pick #30 and #60? Anyway when did we pick up #42? I say we trade all of them away for money so we can resign everybody.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby from714to402 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:35 am

Slade366 wrote:Shouldn't we have pick #30 and #60? Anyway when did we pick up #42? I say we trade all of them away for money so we can resign everybody.

No, Cleveland had the best record. We had the 2nd best, so we get the 2nd to last pick.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby live and die in LA on Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:43 pm

We have 42 from the Kareem Rush trade
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby hypotenuse on Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:49 pm

trade 29 for money if anyone is dumb enough to buy it..

with the 42 go for MEEKS WOW COME ON. Meeks droppd 40 points in 3 games last year.. all on 3s and was Kentucky's leading score was as freshman.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby taceta1976 on Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:52 pm

I also agree that this years Draft is a wash. Mitch & the guys have probably already decided what they want to do with Ariza & LO and these decisions have affected their draft intentions.
I think they are looking for D-league sleepers or low level Euro contributors.
Of course if they don't plan to resign Ariza, LO, or both.........which would be crazy, then something bizarre may go down. :bang:
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby live and die in LA on Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:19 pm

It seems like we have no interest in this pick playing for the Lakers this year.

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The Lakers can't trade their pick until after they make the selection. I hear that it's available although they may have interest in Nick Calathes (if he's still on the board) since he's already planning on playing overseas next year. LA will have a hard enough time paying to keep the team they have together. I don't think they're too interested in adding guaranteed money at the bottom of the first round.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby dlivneh on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:59 am

int. player - omri caspi
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby BeastNThaPaint on Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:05 pm

Theres got to be a Rookie out there we can get better than Josh Powell
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby GoatMilk16 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:39 pm

don't get your hopes up guys

The NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers will likely unload at least one of their three draft picks.

They have the 29th pick in the first round and the 42nd and 59th picks in the second round of Thursday's draft.

General manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday that there was a "better than even likelihood" the team would get rid of its first-round pick.

"There's a lot of interest, absolutely," he said. "Certain teams, they may want to preserve cap space for the next year or two and they may need to add players. A good way to add talent at a fixed price is to have a lot of draft choices and then you can still maintain cap space a year from now."
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby maxhuang24 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:27 am

i just want sam young guys
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby GinoDB on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:33 am

I hope Mitch packages the first rounder with someone like Farmar

then rolls the dice with our 2nd round picks and hope to find a steal, if we don't, then o well

I mean technically he has found a gem in the 2nd round (M Gasol) already, just so happens we traded him

I think Mitch can do it again
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby Helljumper on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:31 am

GinoDB wrote:I hope Mitch packages the first rounder with someone like Farmar

then rolls the dice with our 2nd round picks and hope to find a steal, if we don't, then o well

I mean technically he has found a gem in the 2nd round (M Gasol) already, just so happens we traded him

I think Mitch can do it again


Luke and Ronny were pretty good second round picks too.
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby GinoDB on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:51 am

Helljumper wrote:
GinoDB wrote:I hope Mitch packages the first rounder with someone like Farmar

then rolls the dice with our 2nd round picks and hope to find a steal, if we don't, then o well

I mean technically he has found a gem in the 2nd round (M Gasol) already, just so happens we traded him

I think Mitch can do it again


Luke and Ronny were pretty good second round picks too.


they were, not at the level of a Milsap or Boozer but still great picks
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Re: Lakers Draft Preview 2009

Postby eNlight on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:58 am

so now i pray for tyler hansbrough to drop to the second round at 42 :D

but i think its a good idea to draft nick calathes. he's quite a player that we can bring back when sasha is about to expire.
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