Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby 101Gamez on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:33 am

According to Peter Vescey (LOL)

Lakers in the middle of a lot of close deals

Meanwhile, back at the trading post, some deals may actually be getting close to finalization and the Lakers are in middle of them.

According to suspect reports, Kyle Lowry and Raymond Felton are additional caretakers the Lakers covet. While it can’t be complicated to get the Blazers to give up Felton, who radically regressed this season (10. 2 points, 6.2 assists, 25 percent from three, 37 percent overall), why would L.A. want someone struggling so badly?

Regarding the Rockets, as much as I like Pau Gasol, why would you surrender someone like Kyle Lowry having a season of near All-Star proportions (career highs in points, 15.6 and assists, 7.6) along with Luis Scola, who’s almost as good as Gasol and twice as tough? Houston general manager Daryl Morey admittedly made one monster mistake when he waived Jeremy Lin (surely you didn’t think I could write a column without mentioning his name) so I guess he’s certainly capable of making another one … except he repudiates the story.

The Lakers are determined to acquire a point guard sooner than two weeks from now. If it’s a multi-player transaction, Pau Gasol will be sacrificed. Should the Magic change their mind about accepting Andrew Bynum for Howard (Pau’s inclusion might do it), Jameer Nelson would almost have to be part of the package unless an above-average ball-handler can be obtained elsewhere.

That someone could be Ramon Sessions ($4.2 million/$4.5 million). The Lakers are doing some fast talking to the Cavaliers, who are swamped by calls, as are the Kings. Sacramento leads the league in cap room, $9.4 million, whereas Cleveland has $7.1 million. Teams want them to take contracts for draft picks so they can maneuver.

The Lakers, also in dire need of a legitimate scoring threat at small forward, have genuine interest in Michael Beasley, but it’s doubtful they’ll use the $8.9 million trade exception (from Lamar Odom being shipped to Dallas) to acquire him because of the increased luxury tax consequences stemming from the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman recently committed to boosting Derrick Williams’ minutes, making Beasley extraneous. Minnesota is pushing hard to relocate his $6.2 million expiring contract and have the Nets and Celtics leaning.


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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby nameant on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:36 am

..and they might not.
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Postby last stand on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:37 am

Shut up vescey. Shut up lol
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Postby John3:16 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:37 am

nameant wrote:..and they might not.


beat me to it. :mad1:
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Postby Rooscooter on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:39 am

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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby khmrP on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:39 am

wtf is the concern over the luxury tax on Beasly? At worse he sucks this year and we dont give him a qualifying offer, case closed still before the big tax hit in 2012
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby trodgers on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:43 am

Yes. Yes, they might.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:46 am

Really going on a limb there Vescey. :man10:

Anyways I would 100% rather get Felton or Sessions and keep Pau rather than trade him. I really want to keep Pau just like I wanna keep Bynum.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby icencream27 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 am

Maybe maybe not
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby LoyalLakerfan44 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 am

I have never heard anything meaningful from Peter Vescey, what a waste of journalism.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby lakerfan2 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 am

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Postby Kobe8Fan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Ha! We'll see. Be on the look out on March 1st - March 15th.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Weezy on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:11 pm

Not seeing anything new from the past few days in this.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby magicman32 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:37 pm

Peter Vescey????? :man10: :man10: :man10: :man10: :man10:
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Whatthef? on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:46 pm

Vescey is worthless when it comes to rumors. I think he makes them up because they never seem to come to fruition.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Alleyhoops on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Luxury tax concerns??? This new Time Warner deal is going to bestow windfall profits on the Buss family as never been seen before in the NBA. Luxury tax? Don't talk to me about luxury tax. Luxury tax?
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby GoatMilk16 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:48 pm

Sam Amico ‏ @SamAmicoFSO
Lakers far and way most active in trade discussions. "I have to charge my phone, like, every hour because of them," NBA GM jokes.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:53 pm

GoatMilk16 wrote:
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Lakers far and way most active in trade discussions. "I have to charge my phone, like, every hour because of them," NBA GM jokes.

Great to hear.
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Postby air_bryant08 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:58 pm

I'll believe it when I see it.......
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:59 pm

air_bryant08 wrote:I'll believe it when I see it.......

You'll see it sometime in the next 15 days. :man1:
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Postby karacha on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:01 pm

I do believe Mitch is working on something.

But I don't know what, and I will be sure only when the trade is completed.
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Postby last stand on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:05 pm

GoatMilk16 wrote:
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Lakers far and way most active in trade discussions. "I have to charge my phone, like, every hour because of them," NBA GM jokes.


Lol that makes us look more desperate than I think we are
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Postby The Laker Link on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:09 pm

NOW......I am getting annoyed with "They may, or may not..........."

Let's change the team this week or STFU and see how well this team can play and if they could go far in the playoffs and then really do something in the summer.

I want to hear a rumor, and then hear a rumor gaining legs, and then hear a rumor becoming truth. No more of this "TODAY IS SESSIONS."

Tomorrow: "TODAY IS FELTON"

Next Day: "TODAY IS BEASLEY"

Next Day: "TODAY IS SCOLA AND LOWRY"

I need one name and that one name only and have him come tomorrow.
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby kenzo on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:18 pm

karacha wrote:I do believe Mitch is working on something.

But I don't know what, and I will be sure only when the trade is completed.

Completed... and then approved :man9:
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Re: Lakers might be close to finalizing trades

Postby Helljumper on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:21 pm

The Laker Link wrote:NOW......I am getting annoyed with "They may, or may not..........."

Let's change the team this week or STFU and see how well this team can play and if they could go far in the playoffs and then really do something in the summer.

I want to hear a rumor, and then hear a rumor gaining legs, and then hear a rumor becoming truth. No more of this "TODAY IS SESSIONS."

Tomorrow: "TODAY IS FELTON"

Next Day: "TODAY IS BEASLEY"

Next Day: "TODAY IS SCOLA AND LOWRY"

I need one name and that one name only and have him come tomorrow.


Be patient. The Lakers aren't just going to rush into a trade because the fans are tired of not knowing what's going on.

Key dates are March 1st and March 15th. Unless something comes up that the front office just can't refuse within the next day, they'll at the very least wait until March 1st. That's when recently signed free-agents (including McRoberts/Murphy) can be traded so it greatly increases their flexibility in possible trades.

And as much as us fans want to just move on, at the end of the day, this Dwight scenario can still go any way. The only thing in our way of getting Dwight is his preference to play in New Jersey. But as March 15th approaches, Orlando might realize that there's no way they'll get a better offer from New Jersey. If that happens, and Orlando doesn't want to lose Howard for nothing, they might pull the trigger on Howard for Bynum+Fillers (which is something the front office would probably do even if Dwight didn't guarantee that he would stay).
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