21 Jun 2017 06:30:30

PG13 and Young


Deng, Brewer, Randle, #2 pick

Pacers go full tank.
Yes the Lakers give up Ball but next year they will have almost 0 cap responsibilities so they can add LBJ and a third all-star. Also this deal will allow the lakers to go after Milsap now.

1.) 21 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 07:15:38
Not a fan of the rushed way Lakers have approached things thus far. In general I think its an awful idea to give up valuable assets now to clear cap space that you speculate you will use a year from now. A lot can happen in a year, I think Lakers would've been better off sitting tight and moving Deng and Mozgov next offseason when they'd be easier to move with 1 less year on their contract and Lakers would have a better sense of which FA they could realistically get/ are interested.

Additionally, I think a trade for George should've been the first domino to fall if any. This is an awful lot to give up for the Lakers but I think they've showed their hand a little early with the Nets trade and the price for George probably has gone up. If they want to stay true to their strategy thus far they should aim for maximum cap space for next year. Thus take out Brewer (expiring contract) and Randle (also expiring but has Bird rights and low cap hold which could be valuable in a S&T allowing for them to get someone over the cap) and put in Clarkson instead and not receive Thaddeus Young (he has a player option for next year and although its relatively cheap I'd want to keep options open if I'm Lakers.

I don't like it but given the hole the Lakers have dug themselves if I had to give up #2 in a deal for George I'd do:

PG13 for Deng, Clarkson and #2.

2.) 21 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 16:18:00
I don't see any reason to give the pacers the number two pick. Pacers are desperate now. Let George come to la naturally unless you can get him for randel and the two late firsts.

3.) 21 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 16:56:37
If you don't give up #2 or ingram you can't include deng. After trading d-lo everyone knows they want pg now.
Worst case scenario is now that Pg gets traded anywhere else and Stay there. So you give up young talents for nothing. It's too late now to speculate. They have to go all in.
After all. The deal with the Nets was awful if pg doesn't come.

4.) 21 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017 19:36:51
Yeah, I completely disagree with the lakers fans that don't want to give up anything for George. You should be scared that he goes somewhere else (Boston, Cleveland), goes to the finals, and stays there. There absolutely should be a sense of urgency on the lakers side. And the pacers have plenty of leverage, there are at least 7-10 teams that would trade for George.