What was the last Laker trade that got you excited?

What was the last Laker trade that got you excited?

Postby lakeshow2k4 on Wed May 09, 2007 11:15 am

Now remember this has to be a trade, not a draft or a free agent signing.

Rick Fox - FA signing
Shaq- FA signing
Karl Malone- FA signing
GaryPayton - FA signing
Kobe- draft
Bynum - draft
etc, etc, etc

Point is, the Lakers are not notorious for making huge trades that make us get excited. Obviously the Shaq trade in 04 HAD to be done and it gave us three decent players. Then we received three decent players from Boston for Payton and Fox. But what TRADE have we made in the last 15 years that really made us better?

The only one I remember was Cedric Ceballos and Rumeal Robinson for Big Shot Robert Horry in '97. That helped the three peat team tremendously, Ceballos was a bad fit alongside Shaq.
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Postby lilkhmerkid4u on Wed May 09, 2007 11:23 am

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Postby Poooky on Wed May 09, 2007 2:06 pm

lilkhmerkid4u wrote:Tracy McGrady


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Postby FlyWhiteGuyE on Wed May 09, 2007 2:25 pm

I always wondered what happened to Ceballos. I was a big fan of his when the Lakers were in between Showtime and Shaqtime. He played some college ball at my alma mater, Ventura College. That is until he pulled that Dennis Rodman and went MIA during the season.

Concerning the best Laker trades:


The two huge trades in Laker history involve the acquisition of big men, Kareem and Shaq.

The Kareem trade depleted the cupboard for the Lakers, so it took a while for him to be effective. That began with the arrival of Magic, but Kareem was the foundation of five titles.

The Shaq trade was an immense gamble, that would take a while to pay off. But his presence was the foundation of three titles.

The big men, of course, are the key for the Lakers and all of basketball.
When they've had a great big man, they've won titles.
Just on numbers alone, you'd have to say the Kareem trade was the greatest.

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Posted by: Roland Lazenby | December 28, 2005 at 06:14 AM
at http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblo ... ng_qu.html


I agree with this guy. This is from a blog in 2005, but it's a good read.


Some other great trades were:


Acquiring Wilt Chamberlain from the Philadelphia 76ers for Archie Clark, Darrall Imhoff, and Jerry Chambers. Wilt played an integral part in leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their 1st NBA championship. (this is Los Angeles not Minneapolis)

Acquiring Gail Goodrich for Mel Count. G.G. was part of the 1st championship. Goodrich then signed with the Jazz as a free agent... which led to a 1st round compensation - Magic Johnson.

Sending Vlade Divc to Charlotte for their 1st round draft pick which turned out to be Kobe Bryant.

Trading Kenny Carr and Donald Ford to Cleveland for their 1st round pick - which turned out to be 'Big Game' James Worthy.
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Postby ShowtimeInLA on Wed May 09, 2007 5:02 pm

um kobe was traded. kobe bryant was the last exciting trade.
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Postby Crispy on Wed May 09, 2007 5:29 pm

When the Lakers drafted Bynum. Drafting a 17 year old center has to be exciting.
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Postby Weezy on Wed May 09, 2007 8:44 pm

Last trade that got me excited, Glen Rice. That was a trade wasn't it?
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Postby pnynby24 on Wed May 09, 2007 9:01 pm

the last trade they made, whatever it was

I just like trades, bad or good
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Postby Mark McNamara on Wed May 09, 2007 9:43 pm

I get excited about every trade we make. :man13: The last I could remember was our 2nd rounder for Mo Evans. :jam2:
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Postby pavle34 on Thu May 10, 2007 6:43 am

the vlad rad signing becoz i thought he was gonna have a ripper of a season and hit 3's from everywere unfortunately it didnt go that way but b4 that was the karl malone signing
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Postby Lakeshow24 on Thu May 10, 2007 10:43 am

Norm Nixon for Byron Scott!

EDIT: Nevermind. Vlade Divac for Kobe Bryant! :jam2:
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Postby Socrates on Thu May 10, 2007 11:44 am

ShowtimeInLA wrote:um kobe was traded. kobe bryant was the last exciting trade.
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Postby marcelo on Thu May 10, 2007 5:56 pm

Weezy wrote:Last trade that got me excited, Glen Rice. That was a trade wasn't it?

yeah it was.. and i was gonna mention that one. Aside the obvious one.. Kobe... Rice was the best one!
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Postby Weezy on Thu May 10, 2007 10:27 pm

marcelo wrote:
Weezy wrote:Last trade that got me excited, Glen Rice. That was a trade wasn't it?

yeah it was.. and i was gonna mention that one. Aside the obvious one.. Kobe... Rice was the best one!


I remember now, we got rid of that jinx Eddie Jones for Rice. Rice was a winner and Eddie was a loser and a jinx, one of my favorite trades ever. Not long after we got rid of EJ we won it all, coincidence? No, I think it was rice being a clutch player.
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Postby Giorgio Moroder on Thu May 10, 2007 10:56 pm

Remember how everybody was excited when Mitchell J Kupchak stole Kareem Rush and Tracy Murray for Lindsey Hunter and Chris Jeferries in 2002? Hunter is the only one still even in the league :man10:
PG- Jalen Rose/Farmar
Sg- Kobe/Shannon Brown
SF- Dorell Wright/ Dermarr Johnson
PF-Lamar Odom/Turiaf/Sean Williams
C- JO/Mihm/Williams
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Postby civilrage on Thu May 10, 2007 11:01 pm

shaq to miami for odom,grant and butler.
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