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Say it isn't so.... Russell and Young to Philly in 3 way deal with Lakers betting even more forwards?! Love and Saric?! This wreaks on more stupid Jimbo crapola...

http://www.morningnewsusa.com/lakers-rumors-los-angeles-acquiring-kevi n-love-dario-saric-in-blockbuster-trade-23109078.html


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Say it isn't so.... Russell and Young to Philly in 3 way deal with Lakers betting even more forwards?! Love and Saric?! This wreaks on more stupid Jimbo crapola...

http://www.morningnewsusa.com/lakers-rumors-los-angeles-acquiring-kevi n-love-dario-saric-in-blockbuster-trade-23109078.html

This wreaks of more click bait. Lol


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Taken from the article itself

Makes No Sense For The Los Angeles Lakers


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OOOUUU!!!!!!!!......OOOUUU!!!!!!........absolutely not.


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Yeah those type of sites create "rumors" out of thin air. It's possible D-Lo gets traded eventually but probably not without having a good go of it to see how he does in Coach Walton's system.


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I hope this stays a rumor Lakers do not need this trade. If Lakers want to make a trade they should trade for DeMarcus Cousins.


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Trade him. He talks too much. He better start running with his feet rather than running with his mouth.


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Trade him. He talks too much. He better start running with his feet rather than running with his mouth.

lol, I wouldn't trade him, but I do have to say he is doing a little too much talking. All the thinly veiled shots at B Scott are getting old. I mean come on dude, you were not the most mature guy last season, as that Nick Young video showed everybody. Apparently the coaching staff offered to work with him extra last season, and he just blew it off. Nice to see that he is approaching things with a more businesslike manner, but grow up dude...


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People criticizing his hair and TMZ affair with phone and talking about him being immature instead of his game and his talent. Ever heard of self-awareness????????? Hypocrites lol


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lol, I wouldn't trade him, but I do have to say he is doing a little too much talking. All the thinly veiled shots at B Scott are getting old. I mean come on dude, you were not the most mature guy last season... Apparently the coaching staff offered to work with him extra last season, and he just blew it off.

I don't see how he's talking too much. Press is asking him questions and he's answering them. Any shot he takes at Byron is well deserved on Byron's part. F- that joke of a coach. And where did you read the coaching offered to work extra with D'Angelo and he blew it off? I didn't see anything about that and I'm sure that would have been a huge deal -- especially here on LTB.


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I don't see how he's talking too much. Press is asking him questions and he's answering them. Any shot he takes at Byron is well deserved on Byron's part. F- that joke of a coach. And where did you read the coaching offered to work extra with D'Angelo and he blew it off? I didn't see anything about that and I'm sure that would have been a huge deal -- especially here on LTB.

Ramona Shelburne spoke about this yesterday on AM710 after talking to several of the coaches last season. He was offered extra help from Byron, the assistant coaches, and he didn't take it. I'm just saying, it's a two way street. Reporters are asking questions, but he's been taking swipes at Byron for a while now. He isn't being asked about that, he doesn't have to do that. I just don't like how he seems to be blaming his subpar rookie season on everything but himself. Scott may have played a part, but so did he. I'm just curious why we never heard any complaints from Kyrie Irving or Chris Paul. It's only been him. No matter what, we all have a hand in the level of success we reach or fail to reach.


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Ramona Shelburne spoke about this yesterday on AM710 after talking to several of the coaches last season. He was offered extra help from Byron, the assistant coaches, and he didn't take it. I'm just saying, it's a two way street. Reporters are asking questions, but he's been taking swipes at Byron for a while now. He isn't being asked about that, he doesn't have to do that. I just don't like how he seems to be blaming his subpar rookie season on everything but himself. Scott may have played a part, but so did he. I'm just curious why we never heard any complaints from Kyrie Irving or Chris Paul. It's only been him. No matter what, we all have a hand in the level of success we reach or fail to reach.

subpar rookie season? what kind of standard are you holding rookies to? he had 13-3-3 in limited minutes, part starter part bench for the season. did you expect him to get 20ppg right off the bat? lol

he turned it up second half of the season when he was given some run, and he had to watch his back at every turn because of our POS coach last season. Afraid to make mistakes, so he didn't play free the way he wanted.


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subpar rookie season? what kind of standard are you holding rookies to? he had 13-3-3 in limited minutes, part starter part bench for the season. did you expect him to get 20ppg right off the bat? lol

he turned it up second half of the season when he was given some run, and he had to watch his back at every turn because of our POS coach last season. Afraid to make mistakes, so he didn't play free the way he wanted.

Sigh. You think everything that happened was Byron's fault last season. I think it was a combination of things. His strict style, Kobe's farewell that wasn't really a basketball season, and D-Lo's immaturity. Saying that he was immature and didn't work as hard last season isn't hating and doesn't mean he can't learn from it. Don't understand why people get their panties in a wad whenever someone says this. In fact, it's what came out of his own mouth. He said himself he thought it was going to be easy and just coasted at the beginning. Like I said, as individuals, we all have a hand in what we achieve. It isn't always all on somebody else. If someone offers to help, and you don't take it, well sorry but that's on you not him or anyone else. I actually think years from now D'Angelo will look back on this season and be grateful that he went through that.


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Trade him. He talks too much. He better start running with his feet rather than running with his mouth.

Some of you guys simply can not be pleased.


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Ramona Shelburne spoke about this yesterday on AM710 after talking to several of the coaches last season. He was offered extra help from Byron, the assistant coaches, and he didn't take it. I'm just saying, it's a two way street. Reporters are asking questions, but he's been taking swipes at Byron for a while now. He isn't being asked about that, he doesn't have to do that. I just don't like how he seems to be blaming his subpar rookie season on everything but himself. Scott may have played a part, but so did he. I'm just curious why we never heard any complaints from Kyrie Irving or Chris Paul. It's only been him. No matter what, we all have a hand in the level of success we reach or fail to reach.

Go read how Jason Kidd wanted Scott out of town.


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Sigh. You think everything that happened was Byron's fault last season. I think it was a combination of things. His strict style, Kobe's farewell that wasn't really a basketball season, and D-Lo's immaturity. Saying that he was immature and didn't work as hard last season isn't hating and doesn't mean he can't learn from it. Don't understand why people get their panties in a wad whenever someone says this. In fact, it's what came out of his own mouth. He said himself he thought it was going to be easy and just coasted at the beginning. Like I said, as individuals, we all have a hand in what we achieve. It isn't always all on somebody else. If someone offers to help, and you don't take it, well sorry but that's on you not him or anyone else. I actually think years from now D'Angelo will look back on this season and be grateful that he went through that.

I agree with this. I believe Scott when he said Russell needed humbling, but at the same time, there are better ways to achieve things like that. Having a coach who didn't have the balls to announce Randle and Russell were being benched in individual meetings is lame as Fcuk.


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I think losing destroys the rational mind. Look at me -- going to the Clips for no other reason than the Lakers were losing. On a much bigger scale, losing has turned the Lakers FO into a "grasping at straws to find a superstar" organization.

The key is to do a Jerry West. He never panicked during losing seasons and just went merrily on his way drafting under-rated players and letting them develop.

Too bad The Logo left us for Golden State.

Because year after year, he was the only winner in the NBA while Jimbo deconstructed the Lakers. Hopefully "The Wrong Buss" will not do it again with this young core.


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js46 wrote:
People criticizing his hair and TMZ affair with phone and talking about him being immature instead of his game and his talent. Ever heard of self-awareness????????? Hypocrites lol

Talk about it brotha.......


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I think losing destroys the rational mind. Look at me -- going to the Clips for no other reason than the Lakers were losing. On a much bigger scale, losing has turned the Lakers FO into a "grasping at straws to find a superstar" organization.

The key is to do a Jerry West. He never panicked during losing seasons and just went merrily on his way drafting under-rated players and letting them develop.

Too bad The Logo left us for Golden State.

Because year after year, he was the only winner in the NBA while Jimbo deconstructed the Lakers. Hopefully "The Wrong Buss" will not do it again with this young core.

I love how the West fans never mention his great stint with the Grizzlies lol.


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I love how the West fans never mention his great stint with the Grizzlies lol.

Nobody's perfect.


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Nobody's perfect.

So what makes you think West coming back would fix things? Mitch has no power, everything goes through Jim. Jim isn't going to give up his power to anyone.


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I love how the West fans never mention his great stint with the Grizzlies lol.

Or how he had some pretty mediocre teams between Showtime and the three-peat. Remember those Sedale Threatt-Tony Smith-Elden Campbell teams lol?


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^^^

Oh how I remember those days. Thought we would never get back to the promised land but we did.....lol!!!!


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lol, I wouldn't trade him, but I do have to say he is doing a little too much talking. All the thinly veiled shots at B Scott are getting old. I mean come on dude, you were not the most mature guy last season, as that Nick Young video showed everybody. Apparently the coaching staff offered to work with him extra last season, and he just blew it off. Nice to see that he is approaching things with a more businesslike manner, but grow up dude...

Really? He's 20..... all he has in front of him is growing up. That's the point. He has though maintained his cool while being mishandled by a confused coach, performed well, maintained his confidence, been selected to the USA Select Team, is being touted as the future of the franchise and now that he gets a chance to speak his mind about his lame coach who himself recently stated that he does not want a relationship with D'Angelo, he still maintains his cool and offers only moderate and indirect statements where Byron deserves worse. Byron was not helping his players or his team but a philosophy that sought to define himself at the player's expense. Good riddance. To defend the apparent victim does not make the allegations factually correct.


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Or how he had some pretty mediocre teams between Showtime and the three-peat. Remember those Sedale Threatt-Tony Smith-Elden Campbell teams lol?

You do know that statement you just made is kind of ridiculous. So aft the abrupt retirement by Magic Johnson and then Worthy retires, then what sort of team was supposed to be built?


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I love how the West fans never mention his great stint with the Grizzlies lol.

I'm a West fan and his time in Memphis wasn't some big failure like it seems like you allude to. He got to Memphis prior to the 2002-03 season and Gasol was already in place but he wasn't even a player in the much-hyped 2003 draft. Memphis' pick went to Detroit. Do you think West would have picked Darko or Bosh with the second overall pick? Nope, it would have been between Wade and Melo. He was hamstrung already by stepping into a somewhat less than great situation. So, yeah his Memphis stint wasn't as great when you compare it to LA but why portray it as some sort of albatross around his neck? That was a playoff team but the problem with playoff teams that can't get past the first round is they're too good to get a draft pick to help and not good enough to advance past the first. Unless a free agent wants to go there then the team remains as is and given the ownership situation at the time, I'm thinking incurring more contracts probably wasn't the plan.


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You do know that statement you just made is kind of ridiculous. So aft the abrupt retirement by Magic Johnson and then Worthy retires, then what sort of team was supposed to be built?

How is it ridiculous? Those teams were pretty Mediocre. Magic's retirement doesn't change the fact. How do you excuse nearly a decade of mediocre basketball, where --at best-- we were guaranteed 1st round knock outs in the West Playoffs but then trash Mitch for not being able to build a legit contender in a much shorter time span?


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How is it ridiculous? Those teams were pretty Mediocre. Magic's retirement doesn't change the fact. How do you excuse nearly a decade of mediocre basketball, where --at best-- we were guaranteed 1st round knock outs in the West Playoffs but then trash Mitch for not being able to build a legit contender in a much shorter time span?

Maybe I should have said unfair since "ridiculous" is a tad bit abrasive.

1) Magic retired abruptly before the 1991-1992 season, the team still made it to the playoffs with Sedale Threatt and lost in the first round.

2) 1992 -1993: They made it to the playoffs again with Threatt and lost in the first round again but realistically they had no talent to even compete.

3) 1993- 1994: They had absolutely little in regards to talent and making the first round doesn't net you great draft positioning either. So, they didn't make the playoffs. It's the worst place to be in sports (middle of the pack).

4) 1994-1995: Worthy retires due to injury pain. The Lakers make the playoffs due to the signing of Ceballos being paired with some of the Lakers' draft choices.

5) The Lakers won it all in 2000 and winning a championship after 12 years (1988) is not a long time in sports. He had to acquire youth and major talents during that time.

That's why I said what I said and if you want to center on the Sedale Threatt portion of history, they missed the playoffs once under the craziness of Magic's retirement and Worthy not being the same player he once was. That's a quick turnaround, very quick.

Mitch, well he was handed two legendary players and I don't even have to go into what he he's done since that time. He was very fortunate to land Gasol because Memphis didn't entertain better offers. He had a quick turnaround himself but if you look at his transaction history it's quite a mess even before he assembled a team to win it all. My complaints with Mitch have very little to do with time of improvement.


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I'm a West fan and his time in Memphis wasn't some big failure like it seems like you allude to. He got to Memphis prior to the 2002-03 season and Gasol was already in place but he wasn't even a player in the much-hyped 2003 draft. Memphis' pick went to Detroit. Do you think West would have picked Darko or Bosh with the second overall pick? Nope, it would have been between Wade and Melo. He was hamstrung already by stepping into a somewhat less than great situation. So, yeah his Memphis stint wasn't as great when you compare it to LA but why portray it as some sort of albatross around his neck? That was a playoff team but the problem with playoff teams that can't get past the first round is they're too good to get a draft pick to help and not good enough to advance past the first. Unless a free agent wants to go there then the team remains as is and given the ownership situation at the time, I'm thinking incurring more contracts probably wasn't the plan.

West knew the situation regarding draft picks before he took the job. Sure he would have took someone different over Darko, but so would you and I. If someone comes in to replace Jim/Mitch we as Laker fans still expect improvement despite the Lakers still owing picks due to their trades. It was part of West's job to work around those problems.

In the NBA if you are not contending, you should be rebuilding. Missing the playoffs is the only way to get talent for small market teams so I would argue it was not an achievement to be swept the 1st round 3 years running the years he did make the playoffs.

I didn't portray that it was an albatross around his neck but you simply can not ignore 5 years of his work and think it should just be forgotten about. He finished with a 194-216 record and 0-12 in the playoffs.


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West knew the situation regarding draft picks before he took the job. Sure he would have took someone different over Darko, but so would you and I. If someone comes in to replace Jim/Mitch we as Laker fans still expect improvement despite the Lakers still owing picks due to their trades. It was part of West's job to work around those problems.

In the NBA if you are not contending, you should be rebuilding. Missing the playoffs is the only way to get talent for small market teams so I would argue it was not an achievement to be swept the 1st round 3 years running the years he did make the playoffs.

I didn't portray that it was an albatross around his neck but you simply can not ignore 5 years of his work and think it should just be forgotten about. He finished with a 194-216 record and 0-12 in the playoffs.

Of course he knew the situation, just like any other GM. My point in bringing that up was he started by being somewhat hamstrung, so he wasn't handed umm, let's say he wasn't handed two superstar players to build around to start. Instead he was sort of starting from the beginning because I think Gasol may have been drafted in 2001, so he was essentially coming in at the beginning.

I think people compare his days in Memphis with the ones in LA and of course it's hard to compare because he started off with some superstars in LA and built around it even though the foundation was strong already. He stepped into an amazing situation and just had to keep the maintenance up.

Mitch stepped into a similar yet different situation, he was also given the reigns of a championship team and in his defense the times were different but his preference in adding over the hill players was displayed at the beginning. He likes running a NBA hospice.

Correct me if I'm wrong but West went to Memphis in 2002 and let in 2007 so I think your wins/losses may be off.

1) 2002 - 2003: 28-54

2) 2003-2004: - 50-32

3) 2004-2005: - 45-37

4) 2005-2006: - 45-37

5) 2006-2007: - 22-60

Shouldn't that be 239-251?

It's really not a great record but given the circumstances I say he did a pretty decent job, not a bad one.


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gemfow wrote:
Of course he knew the situation, just like any other GM. My point in bringing that up was he started by being somewhat hamstrung, so he wasn't handed umm, let's say he wasn't handed two superstar players to build around to start. Instead he was sort of starting from the beginning because I think Gasol may have been drafted in 2001, so he was essentially coming in at the beginning.

Correct me if I'm wrong but West went to Memphis in 2002 and let in 2007 so I think your wins/losses may be off.

1) 2002 - 2003: 28-54

2) 2003-2004: - 50-32

3) 2004-2005: - 45-37

4) 2005-2006: - 45-37

5) 2006-2007: - 22-60

Shouldn't that be 239-251?

It's really not a great record but given the circumstances I say he did a pretty decent job, not a bad one.

In 2005-2006 they won 49, but 194 wins is right. 5 seasons @ 82 games is 410 total.

I agree he didn't have much to work with, but if he was to come back to LA what exactly does he have to work with? Which is why I think it's a waste of time even contemplating it.


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In 2005-2006 they won 49, but 194 wins is right. 5 seasons @ 82 games is 410 total.

I agree he didn't have much to work with, but if he was to come back to LA what exactly does he have to work with? Which is why I think it's a waste of time even contemplating it.

I must be on that new math to come up with 239, lol

Well, West won't be fixing anything in LA because 1) From what I've read, he didn't necessarily leave on great terms because the Dr. supposedly reneged on a money promise for putting together that championship teams in the 00's 2) He's too old to be doing this job which is why he's chosen to be a consultant. 3) There are way too many voices talking to even bring him in as a consultant. The FO has made recent moves that I can actually be on board about, so I don't have many complaints until they decided to screw it up.


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I must be on that new match to come up with 239, lol

Well, West won't be fixing anything in LA because 1) From what I've read, he didn't necessarily leave on great terms because the Dr. supposedly reneged on a money promise for putting together that championship teams in the 00's 2) He's too old to be doing this job which is why he's chosen to be a consultant. 3) There are way too many voices talking to even bring him in as a consultant. The FO has made recent moves that I can actually be on board about, so I don't have many complaints until they decided to screw it up.

Curious who you are onboard with?


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Curious who you are onboard with?

Honestly, I'm onboard with the FO we have now. The reason why I say that is because they just might have pulled their heads out of their @sses finally. They've made small somewhat unnoticeable moves to really get things in order. 1) They put together an analytics team, 2) They've put together what seems to be a pretty good overseas scouting team 3) They've hit the reset button and as long as they don't get baited into shipping guys out for established 30 year olds then I'm good. I've always been for seeing what you have before shipping kids out. Walton imo is a step in the right direction in regards to developing these kids.

Most of my complaints have been out of fear that they'll make a move out of desperation like they've done in the past.


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gemfow wrote:
Honestly, I'm onboard with the FO we have now. The reason why I say that is because they just might have pulled their heads out of their @sses finally. They've made small somewhat unnoticeable moves to really get things in order. 1) They put together an analytics team, 2) They've put together what seems to be a pretty good overseas scouting team 3) They've hit the reset button and as long as they don't get baited into shipping guys out for established 30 year olds then I'm good. I've always been for seeing what you have before shipping kids out. Walton imo is a step in the right direction in regards to developing these kids.

Most of my complaints have been out of fear that they'll make a move out of desperation like they've done in the past.

Given five decisions, by default they might get one right. Mitch is from the Byron school of 70's and 80's wide collared basketball that no longer fits the modern look of the game and Jimbo is a trust fund baby who clearly never took his tasks in life too seriously. Even if they improve by getting out of their own way, they are both replaceable.


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As long as the team shows progress nobody will care if Mitch or Jim stays. People make a big deal about this deadline, but it won't matter and it'll be a non story next year so long as the team makes strides. It's a results based business, words mean very little.


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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
As long as the team shows progress nobody will care if Mitch or Jim stays. People make a big deal about this deadline, but it won't matter and it'll be a non story next year so long as the team makes strides. It's a results based business, words mean very little.

No great team ever had a dysfunctional front office or coach except for Cleveland LOL. We've got the coach now and the centipede needs a new head. 'As long as the team makes strides' is strongly connected to a machine with all cylinders firing. Not just the players... Golden State's front office includes a millionaire that writes motivational books. Smile


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IhatetheCeltics wrote:
As long as the team shows progress nobody will care if Mitch or Jim stays. People make a big deal about this deadline, but it won't matter and it'll be a non story next year so long as the team makes strides. It's a results based business, words mean very little.

More than the deadline it is the profound lack of basketball insight that Mitch exhibits, which is most disturbing. His interactions with the media is just a farcical exercise, as you are forced to consume the same old cliches, motherhood statements and lame a$$ innuendos. What takes the cake is his Jurassic philosophy wherein the rooks need to develop or "make strides" as you alluded to, by tanning their derri�res on the bench. Maybe that was the norm when he made his NBA debut in 1976.

I have not seen a more disengaged or detached from reality gm in pro sports. It was so refreshing listening to David Griffen, the cavs gm on NBA tv last night. He appeared so "Hands on" in his approach. Kupchak often gets the pass as all the nonsense is (conveniently) credited to Jim. However David Griffen has to deal with a royal pita/sonfagun called Dan Gilbert.


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gemfow wrote:
Honestly, I'm onboard with the FO we have now. The reason why I say that is because they just might have pulled their heads out of their @sses finally. They've made small somewhat unnoticeable moves to really get things in order. 1) They put together an analytics team, 2) They've put together what seems to be a pretty good overseas scouting team 3) They've hit the reset button and as long as they don't get baited into shipping guys out for established 30 year olds then I'm good. I've always been for seeing what you have before shipping kids out. Walton imo is a step in the right direction in regards to developing these kids.

Most of my complaints have been out of fear that they'll make a move out of desperation like they've done in the past.

Well the Lakers truly hit rock bottom so anything they did could be seen as a step in the right direction.

The analytics team was viewed as one of the worst in all sports so improving here didn't take much.

Not going to complain about scouting/draft picks. This is one area that has been great through these dark times.

I'm skeptical about the reset button, it took them 2 weeks after the worst season in franchise history to come to the conclusion that firing Byron Scott was the way forward.


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Trade him Please! He talks too much and you know....


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Trade him Please! He talks too much and you know....

Let's say hypothetically you're right, we should trade him.

What do you even think the potential return is going to be? He is on a $5 million a year deal, it's not like we are going to get Towns or Porzingis so who?


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Tempy wrote:
Let's say hypothetically you're right, we should trade him.

What do you even think the potential return is going to be? He is on a $5 million a year deal, it's not like we are going to get Towns or Porzingis so who?

Do a package deal or something to get Demarcus Cousins. I know Cousins doesn't want to stay in Sac-town.

The new faces of the Los Angeles Cousins and Ingram. (1A) and (1B). Keep Zubac (1C) and develop him and he'll be the future Center while Cousins plays PF.


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MrKFC wrote:
Do a package deal or something to get Demarcus Cousins. I know Cousins doesn't want to stay in Sac-town.

The new faces of the Los Angeles Cousins and Ingram. (1A) and (1B). Keep Zubac (1C) and develop him and he'll be the future Center while Cousins plays PF.

Keep him and wait a year or 2 for Cousins to become FA. Said he grow up a Lakers fan, let's see if he wants to play for them.

With another year or 2 of seasoning Russell and Ingram should be at stage where they can help Cousins lead Lakers into deep playoff run.


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Well the Lakers truly hit rock bottom so anything they did could be seen as a step in the right direction.

The analytics team was viewed as one of the worst in all sports so improving here didn't take much.

Not going to complain about scouting/draft picks. This is one area that has been great through these dark times.

I'm skeptical about the reset button, it took them 2 weeks after the worst season in franchise history to come to the conclusion that firing Byron Scott was the way forward.

I agree, the Lakers were trying to run things like it was the 80's and they never evolved. What analytics team? Lol, they have one now and it seems to be pretty good from what I've read. I'm not sure what the hell their problem was with getting rid of Scott, that's a no-brainier. Any coach who tears down young players while praising Kobe while he goes 0-11 behind the arc shouldn't have made it the whole season.


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MrKFC wrote:
Trade him Please! He talks too much and you know....
trade a player because he talks too much? How can I phrase this so it doesn't sound abrasive? That's stupid. The media gravitates towards Russell due to his personality and when you compare that to Clarkson and Randle then you can see why. Funny thing is Shaq was always in the media but I'm sure you weren't thinking trade him. Some of you folks are so funny at times.


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MrKFC wrote:
Trade him Please! He talks too much and you know....

C'mon MrKFC....lmao. That's being a bit drastic.


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It's funny that you actually have to fear that a rumor like this is true when Jim Buss is running the show.

There's no greater reward than developing your own talent and building a dynasty from the ground up. We've seen it with the Spurs, we're seeing it with the Warriors, but no Franchise in the history of the NBA has done it better or more than the Lakers. With the amount of young talent this team has, the Lakers would be best suited developing the talent they have now, and signing any big name free agents outright.


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I would not trade Russell, but I do not think he is a good point guard. He would be a good shooting guard. He actually has a beautiful shot when he is used as a shooting guard.

The youth that the Lakers have are awesome and the nba has caught on to this. Lakers are in their discussions as a team that has lots of young talented players and are jelling together by the day. Luke is showing that he can work with these young players and make them believe in themselves.

Cousins is a great player when his mind is working straight, problem is he has too much baggage. He would not be good for the Lakers. Forget about Love! He had his chance and turned us down. Lakers should not kiss his a**. Let him stay where he is at.

If Deng does not come around, the Lakers should find a way to get rid of him. And I also think the Lakers made a mistake on retaining Metta. He could have been signed as an assistant coach teaching these young players how to play good defense. But then again he is old school where the players played rough which is not allowed anymore. Playing like the Bad boys of the Pistons is a thing of the past and Metta still gets in foul trouble because of that. LOL!

About the only trade I would make if Russell was involved on a trade would be for Joel Embiid.


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Jim and Mitch just can't leave well enough alone!


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^^^

Is there some new development?.....Haven't heard anything.


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