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#21 mweb08

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Who are you trading Gasol for?


Not sure. There were rumors of dealing him to the Bulls or just wherever a couple weeks ago and I was just wondering if there were currently any rumors involving him.

If the Heat had lost, dealing him for Bosh would have been something I would have been in favor of as a stretch 4 would make much more sense with Bynum, especially one who can fill in for Drew at the 5.

Otherwise, I have to look further into it.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:34 PM

BTW, not a ton of rumors. The Howard for Bynum thing will always be out there. The Sessions rumors are obviously a thing of the past.


Cool. What about Jordan Hill?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:42 PM

I would imagine the Lakers would like to bring him back as their bench is depleted as is. Haven't heard anything concrete though.

Do you follow Forum Blue and Gold on twitter? They are an excellent resource along with Mike Bresnahan (sp?)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

I would imagine the Lakers would like to bring him back as their bench is depleted as is. Haven't heard anything concrete though.

Do you follow Forum Blue and Gold on twitter? They are an excellent resource along with Mike Bresnahan (sp?)


No, I follow John Ireland and just a bunch of national NBA guys, but I'll follow them. Thanks.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

I should add that Bresnahan is more for breaking news and FBG is better for analysis.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

Not sure. There were rumors of dealing him to the Bulls or just wherever a couple weeks ago and I was just wondering if there were currently any rumors involving him.

If the Heat had lost, dealing him for Bosh would have been something I would have been in favor of as a stretch 4 would make much more sense with Bynum, especially one who can fill in for Drew at the 5.

Otherwise, I have to look further into it.


Heard rumors that Minnesota wanted Gasol, but with the Wolves' expected signing of Brandon Roy and $12 mil/yr offer sheet to Nic Batum, they probably can't send enough back to LA to absorb his salary. However, the Blazers have insisted they will match the offer, so maybe it could still work.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:42 PM

Heard rumors that Minnesota wanted Gasol, but with the Wolves' expected signing of Brandon Roy and $12 mil/yr offer sheet to Nic Batum, they probably can't send enough back to LA to absorb his salary. However, the Blazers have insisted they will match the offer, so maybe it could still work.


And what was MIN going to potentially offer?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

And what was MIN going to potentially offer?


Derrick Williams, draft picks, and to make the cap numbers work Brad Miller and Martell Webster...who can both be waived after the trade since only a small portion of their salary is guaranteed. The move would be contingent on LA getting Howard first, and would be a big money saver when the new tax kicks in. But I think MN had to waive one of Miller/Webster to make the offer sheet to Batum. It looks like they're going to have to use the MLE to sign Roy.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

Williams and two (not the cheapest combos) of Miller, Webster, Darko, Pekovic, Barea, Johnson, or Ridnour would work.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

Interesting article that strengthens my thoughts that the Lakers aren't an ideal team for Nash to maximize his talents.

http://espn.go.com/b... ... ing-in-l-a

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:55 AM

I mean sure it's not the most ideal situation (Nash likely is at his best playing with more athletic, run-first players, especially in the front court) but I have a real hard time believing he won't improve the Lakers' offense over what they had last year at PG (an ancient Fisher and Sessions who stunk for us).

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

Of course he makes them better.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

So what's your problem?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

So what's your problem?


I've made my stance on this pretty clear.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Fox Sports: Whitlock: Lakers Best Starting 5 Ever? (Audio)
http://www.foxsports...channels/449784

Nash
Kobe
Artest
Gasol
Howard

What do you think, is this the best starting 5 you directly remember?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:39 PM

Fox Sports: Whitlock: Lakers Best Starting 5 Ever? (Audio)
http://www.foxsports...channels/449784

Nash
Kobe
Artest
Gasol
Howard

What do you think, is this the best starting 5 you directly remember?



A lot of age on that squad. I think not.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

Fox Sports: Whitlock: Lakers Best Starting 5 Ever? (Audio)
http://www.foxsports...channels/449784

Nash
Kobe
Artest
Gasol
Howard

What do you think, is this the best starting 5 you directly remember?


If you could take each of them in their prime and put them together in the present, sure. As they are today, not so sure. The '85-'86 Celtics comes to mind. They started 5 guys who were All Stars at some point in their career, 3 of whom were All Stars that season. And the '86-'87 Lakers, with the 3 Hall of Famers plus Michael Cooper (Defensive POY) and a young A.C. Green.

While I personally don't remember them, another starting 5 that belongs in the conversation (and might even be the winner) would have to be the '72-'73 Knicks. They started 5 Hall of Famers: Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, Earl Monroe and Willis Reed. You could have made an argument for the '62-'63 Celtics too if John Havlicek wasn't a 6th man.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

I took it as if they were asking if it was the best Laker 5, and I do not think so. Any number of the Celtics were better. The Celtics that had Bird, Mchale, Parrish, Ainge and DJ IMO, was far superior. The Laker squad who had, magic, Perkins, Worthy, Cooper etc were as good.

The problem with guys making statements like that, is that they immediately discount all the early NBA teams.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

This is the best starting 5 I can remember. I can't wait for the season!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

Yahoo: Artest wants 73-9
http://sports.yahoo....37706--nba.html




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