Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby Kobe8Fan on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:39 pm

With it looking less certain that Lamar Odom will remain with the Lakers, here are five sign-and-trade deals that make sense…

Lamar Odom to Miami for James Jones and Udonis Haslem - The Lakers get a sharpshooter and a big that can give them 20 minutes a night. Of course, Miami is trying to package Haslem for Carlos Boozer, but I’m thinking the Jazz will get a better offer. The other potential snag is that Miami can offer him the same deal we gave Artest, but I think the Candy Man will want more Skittles than that.

Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic to Charlotte for Boris Diaw and DeSagana Diop - Odom is the superior player and Diaw has had some past weight issues, but Diaw is younger and basically the closest thing to Odom that’s available. We eat Diop’s contract, which is better than letting L.O. walk. The Bobcats also get Vujacic, who, if he can relocate his stroke, could really fill a void for the playoff hungry Bobcats. Solid deal for both squads.

Lamar Odom to Dallas for Erick Dampier and a lottery-protected first-round pick - I already hear the grumbles, but this one still makes at least some sense. The Lakers really need a back-up center, especially when you consider Andrew Bynum’s balky knees. Damp might be a role player, but he’s dependable and durable — he played in 80 games last year. Of course, I’m doubting that Jerry Buss could stomach paying him $13 million the season after this one.

Lamar Odom to Cleveland for Zydrunas Ilgauskas - I prefer this option to the Dampier one. I think Dr. Buss could stomach the $11 million for one year, especially since it gives Mitch Kupchak a big expiring contract to make a deal with at the All-Star break. The Cavs are also interested in Odom, or at least the players are. Even if the Lakers kept Big Z for the entire season, he would be a great back-up center and mentor to Diaper Drew.

Lamar Odom to Orlando for Mickael Pietrus and their trade exemption - This makes a lot of sense to me. Odom would still be close to a beach, and he would also get his dough. He’s also a better, albeit it slightly older, player than Pietrus, whose value to the Magic isn’t what it once was following the Vince Carter trade. Meanwhile, L.O. replaces the versatility the Magic lost when Hedo Turkaglu bolted. Again, we lose a bit on talent here, but it’s better than letting Odom walk. Additionally, I’m 100% certain Ron Artest can play some four. (For more on the Magic’s $6.8 million trade exception, check out Howard the Dunk.)

It’s more than likely that none of these deals will go down. But if Mitch Kupchak thinks he’s going to lose Odom, it would be wise of him to make a similar list and get on the horn. I have faith he’ll do just that if it becomes apparent that L.O. isn’t coming back.


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All of these trades suck.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby LawSin on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:40 pm

no, no, no, no, and no
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby TaniBoyz on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:41 pm

makes sense for the Lakers?!?!? LOL
stupid ideas
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby lakerdynastyforever on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:42 pm

What stupid ideas. Those trades are jokes.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:44 pm

The only one that makes good sense is the first one. The others are absolutely ludicrous.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby BeastNThaPaint on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:46 pm

therealdeal wrote:The only one that makes good sense is the first one. The others are absolutely ludicrous.


Not even the first one makes sense :disagree: :disagree: :disagree: :disagree: :disagree:
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby Plot on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:46 pm

Garbage. :man10:
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby TheGM on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:48 pm

This are the worst ideas ever.

Here are 5;

LO for Gerald Wallace

LO and Morrison for Chandler, Lee and Jeffries

LO for Haslem and Beasley

LO and Farmar for Hinrich and TT

LO to Dallas, Josh Howard to another team and big man back to LA.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby gonitype123 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:48 pm

This has to be a joke.. :disagree:
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby GNC on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:49 pm

i saw odom for z... and i skipped the rest. :boxing1:
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby GinoDB on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:52 pm

first one is good

second is not that bad

others are just dumb
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby GoldHammish on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:56 pm

therealdeal wrote:The only one that makes good sense is the first one. The others are absolutely ludicrous.

agreed. and that's putting the first one very nicely.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:58 pm

Why not just title his column: How the Lakers can help their rivals and screw themselves. :man9:
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby 100%effort on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:59 pm

Those trade proposals seriously made my stomach hurt.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby tom55 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:05 pm

If Utah is involed, why not try to replace Odom with Kirilinko. Thats one of the few moves I can think of that could make the Lakers better.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby noobiew on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:07 pm

Losing Lamar Odom will be a huge step backward and drawback for the Lakers. Epic epic fail !
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby eNlight on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:13 pm

wow we might as well not sign and not spend.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby Tactical on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:15 pm

tom55 wrote:If Utah is involed, why not try to replace Odom with Kirilinko. Thats one of the few moves I can think of that could make the Lakers better.


Better? No way.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby from714to402 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:20 pm

How do those trades make sense?
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby Radner on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:21 pm

Lamar Odom to Miami for James Jones and Udonis Haslem


I like Haslem but that's not enough. Pass

Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic to Charlotte for Boris Diaw and DeSagana Diop


So we take back Diop's unattractive contract in this deal? Wow. This move is a downgrade.

Lamar Odom to Dallas for Erick Dampier and a lottery-protected first-round pick


I'm not too certain about this but doesn't Dallas have to miss the playoffs in order for that pick to mean anything significant? I don't like that this stipulation.

Lamar Odom to Cleveland for Zydrunas Ilgauskas


No way the Lakers make this move.

Lamar Odom to Orlando for Mickael Pietrus and their trade exemption


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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby Tactical on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:22 pm

TheGM wrote:LO for Haslem and Beasley


Might as well ask for DWade too, because either way the Heat would laugh hysterically at us.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby TheGM on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:33 pm

Tactical wrote:
TheGM wrote:LO for Haslem and Beasley


Might as well ask for DWade too, because either way the Heat would laugh hysterically at us.


Don't be so sure on that - if Wade agrees to sign an extension because Miami is trying to win now, they would happily give up Beasley to keep Wade. Wade isn't getting younger and Beasley isn't going to help a win now situation as the 2nd option. For LA he can be the 6th man and 5th option and still develop without our success depending on him becoming a 20 and 10 guy. It might be Blount and Beasley, but if Riley can turn Haslem into Boozer and Beasley into LO, he might go ahead and scrap the future in Beasley for the present with Wade.

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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby tom55 on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:34 pm

Tactical wrote:
tom55 wrote:If Utah is involed, why not try to replace Odom with Kirilinko. Thats one of the few moves I can think of that could make the Lakers better.


Better? No way.


Kirilinko is basically a defensive version of Odom. We be better with him, we might not...but we wouldn't lose much that for sure.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby BDG on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:35 pm

Why post stuff from random Laker blogs?

All those trades are hideous.
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Re: Five Lamar Sign-And-Trades That Make Sense For The Lakers

Postby live and die in LA on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:37 pm

Just stop the Beasley talk, why would the Heat even consider that. Lamar is barely better at 30 years old, Beasley is 20 and had a promising rookie season. If Beasley is moved it is for a star player like Bosh or Amare.
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