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14 Jun 2019 00:00:29

Sign some vets....

BY...BI, Ball, 4th and a future 1st for AD

4th and Moore for Capela and Tucker.

Sign Beverley, resign Okafor.

Capela's locked in for a while, Tucker's a good insurance policy/complimentary piece and Bev gives the second unit leadership and intensity. Ball has a reliable center running up and down the floor. With a future 1st sitting in the waiting.

Houston can do whatever to that 4th. Flip it to ATL for 8 & 10.. D'antoni's system can fit anyone so I would flip it for more assets. They could possibly replace both of their starters with Haynes and Reddish.

I think it works for all


1.) 14 Jun 2019 02:53:20
Hou can then maybe find a place for Cp3 using the 4th unless they want Culver/ Hunter.



11 Jun 2019 03:30:44
Lakers have the opportunity to build something epic. Trade Ball for the six or 7th pick. With the 4th pick, can't pass on Garland. Pair him with Hunter or Reddish and you have your backcourt of the future. If we really wanna get creative, #6 and Ingram could get us 8, 10, 17 and 35. Reddish should be there at 8. Kabengele at 10, Herro at 17 Carsen Edwards at 35....Before free agency, you can look like


Resign Rondo, McGee, KCP

Add some glue guys and Lakers are set after the Lebron era


1.) 11 Jun 2019 05:23:21
Ball is not getting the Lakers a lottery pick. What was his FT% last season?

2.) 11 Jun 2019 06:16:53
Any plan that has McGee, rondo, kvp in it isn't winning.

3.) 11 Jun 2019 08:05:10
I have yet to see Kabengele in hardly any first round mock drafts and you want to pick him at 10?

4.) 11 Jun 2019 16:42:20
Ball in Phoenix or Chicago makes too much sense basketball wise. He has the right support cast and it's no pressure. He just has to bring his skill set and that's it. Same situation D-lo was in and look how well that turned out for him. Not worried about FT%. I know an all star PG that doesn't attempt 3's. More pros than cons is all you can ask for. Not worth a lottery pick? Other than Garland, what pg in the draft you giving the keys to on day 1? I'll wait. Those 2 teams are just a pg away from earning respect.

I added veterans that they already have because it gives them more flexibility to spend cap space. Lebron and Rondo, with their IQ and leadership could create a dynasty with those pieces.

The young center from FSU is someone that should be mentioned in the lottery. I see a young, stronger Draymond that's bigger and faster with better range. Major sleeper.

5.) 11 Jun 2019 17:56:32
Define "giving the keys". I'm not giving Ball the keys if you're talking about making him my #1 or #2 overall option on my team. If you're talking about being a starting PG and being a 4th option? Ball and any PG in the lottery could be that, especially on a rebuilding team like Chicago.

6.) 11 Jun 2019 19:37:03
Lakers are a dumpster fire. No one wants to play with lebron, and their front office is a complete joke. If lakers can get any first for ball it's a win after trying to unload him last year to bring in davis.



03 Jun 2019 10:33:06
To help the Lakers and not make Lebron happy, I have 2 solutions:

Buy into the youth movement and get into the 2nd round of the draft. Hidden gem they should focus on is Carsen Edwards. Flip the 4th for the 8th, 10th and 35th. You can have this ad a building block.

James/Ariza/ Faried
WCS/ Mcgee/ Muscala

Throw Lebron in the mix along with cap space. WCS, Faried, Ariza, and Reddick would be more valuable than 1 max player..RESIGN Bullock, Muscala, McGee, and Rondo.. see how those pieces work with Lebron and wait until trade deadline to shuffle.

Or....Draft Hunter, trade Ball, Ingram for Ben Simmons. Sign Boogie and Butler. Resign KCP, Rondo, McGee, Bullock, Muscala



1.) 03 Jun 2019 21:49:19
Not having Kuzma on the Lakers roster makes it harder for me to take your opinion seriously.



17 May 2019 20:08:53
NY and LA: please keep your picks and wait until 2020 and see where AD wants to go. Kyrie, Durant and the current Knicks can beat the GS that's playing now. LA can sign a max this year and next. Adding Garland and perhaps Thompson, Butler, OR Leonard to the current
Lakers gives LA a chance in West.


McGee...then AD in 2020

The NBA FINALS from 2020-2024....easily.


1.) 17 May 2019 20:32:22
Lakers won't have cap space in 2020 primarily because of the cap hold for Ingram's RFA, Garland's salary as the #4 pick ($8 mil? ) and Thompson's max deal.

Knicks will be in a similar spot as Kyrie's and Durant's max deals along with Barrett's salary as the #3 pick will prevent the Knicks from having a max slaot for Davis in 2020.

2.) 18 May 2019 00:53:58
The current warriors playing today stomp those Knicks. Even if Durant moves to NY, if Thompson stays, I got the warriors over the Knicks big. I don’t even think that Knicks team is a top 2 team in the east unless Leonard leaves Toronto.

3.) 18 May 2019 14:01:25
Yeah, it’s do the trade now or don’t get AD for almost all teams involved. The Pelicans likely get the moon and the stars for him.

4.) 18 May 2019 14:02:51
With Thompson Lakers wouldn't need ad but butler would be more realistic.
Ball/ garland
Butler/ hart
Ingram/ kuz
James/ kuz
Mcgee/ wagner.

5.) 18 May 2019 16:50:09
Klay isn’t leaving a team that he likes, is going to give him a bigger role and can offer him significantly more money. There’s a reason there has been 0 speculation about what Klay will do.



17 May 2019 20:07:20
Let's calm down for a minute. Just like y'all, I'm ready for the offseason and to see what the league is going to look like Day 1. But let's start with facts before hypothetical situations. For instance: Let's start with GS. They will lose 2 ,maybe 3 of their starting 5 for nothing. They're going to have to go shopping like everyone else. If NY keep their roster and add Kyrie and Durant, why wouldn't they be the heavily favorite without AD?


Not to mention draft picks from Dallas, excellent coaching staff without sacrificing the future.

Start with facts: The way the Lakers are built, all of their talent don't fit so a trade is necessary. Ball, Ingram nor Kuzma are excellent shooters. If Lebron is the focal point of the team, they need shooting at 4 of the 5 positions. Not saying that those 3 are sorry but they need fresh starts like D-Lo and Randle. Every team that has had Lebron has had to start from scratch after his departure. That's not going to change. The only way to make this statement untrue is to stay intact, sign an impactful player, take away the ball handling duties from Lebron and wait for AD to become unrestricted in 2020.

Thompson/#4 (Garland)


For salary to work, Ball and Ingram had to go but these moves keep Lakers square for years to come without us going crazy.

But for the other 28 teams, 2019 will be the final year until at least 2025 to assemble a roster to try to get a ring based on if the Lakers and Knicks use this formula.



1.) 17 May 2019 20:39:15
I wouldn't say that the Knicks would be "heavy favorites" over Milwaukee.

Additionally, Lakers won't have a max salary slot for Davis in 2020 because of Garland and Thompson's added salary as well as the cap hold on Ingram for his RFA. Unless the Lakers are not going to offer Ingram a QO.

2.) 17 May 2019 21:34:13
I think he saying let ball and Ingram walk.

3.) 17 May 2019 21:36:26
Then Davis might be 4 mil short of a max but oh well can make that up just being in LA. Sign a one year deal and then do again then sign a max deal in 2022.

4.) 18 May 2019 00:47:32
Ll- taxes in LA take more money.

5.) 18 May 2019 01:09:06
Ball will have one year left on his rookie deal in 2020.

Lebron would be 40 and in the last year of his conract in 2020-21?

6.) 18 May 2019 14:03:58
Ainge thinks Kyrie and AD are a package deal. So theoretically, what if Ainge pulls the trigger on a huge trade for Davis and Irving comes back. The Knicks can’t find a 2nd star for Durant, so he decides one of the teams that are more competitive will be a better landing spot. Without the AD trade the Lakers strike out in free agency (klay has every reason to resign with GS, more money, bigger role, and he seems to love it there) . The Knicks and Lakers are back in the same position they were a few years ago and over pay some role players.




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15 Jun 2019 01:42:41
Laker fan back.....I hate to see injuries. These two injuries just flipped next season like crazy. I say every team run it back with no major trades. You give LA Jimmy Butler and AD, there's no competition next year. If AD stay in NO, I give them a top 3 seed next year if they stay as constructed. Just signing Butler would give us a top 4. NY and Boston, focus on the future because the gold standard (GS) practically is about to take a year off.


1.) 15 Jun 2019 02:09:57
Celtics will win 45- 50 without kyrie. If they draft/ trade right the probably be better.

2.) 15 Jun 2019 02:25:46
You’re overestimating that roster.

3.) 15 Jun 2019 05:12:57
I think 45-50 is about right. That is what a 6th seed in the East.

4.) 16 Jun 2019 00:57:48
Bro we got ad Irving butler klaw or walker next.

5.) 16 Jun 2019 06:03:35
II, I am hoping its Irving. Because I want to see what happens when Irving's knee acts up, Or Davis's shoulder, Or Lebron's groin. And there is absolutely no bench on this team.

6.) 16 Jun 2019 15:00:25
The 1st tier free agents don't want to play "for" LeBron. It's well chronicled. Unless you belong to Rich Paul, playing with LeBron isn't worth it. You'll get traded. I hope Portland wins the west.

7.) 17 Jun 2019 18:53:01
Me too newguy, me too.

8.) 18 Jun 2019 03:58:04
Portland can win West and get swept by the pelicans first round. You guys have to much hate for lakers but I love it.
Getting Davis and lbj is like every basketball fan dream to happen to there team. Plus cap to keep going. You guys are about to witness greatness in L. A. it's just beginning. It's y Lakers gave up so much for Davis to get more cap to sign another star. Lbj can offer his team roles in spacejam two to take less money lots of possibilities there up pass up on.



17 May 2019 20:04:41
On the table for Pelicans are: Davis, Holiday, and the #1 pick....what are teams offering? Typically, a #1 pick is a building block for a franchise. But Davis was that building block and look what happened. Demands a trade. Zion already stated he wanted Knicks to draft him, you think he's staying in N.O his whole career? Like the old saying goes: fool me once, same on you..

But back to the question: who would you target with those 3 on the block to instantly contend?


1.) 17 May 2019 21:44:50
Zion isn’t going any where. People around him have already said he’s excited to go to the Pels and yada yada. They don’t have to worry about what he wants for like 7 years.

Davis- Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, and Clippers. They all have to just give up the farm for him. The first 3 seem to absolutely have to get him for various reasons. We’re probably looking at a trade package like we’ve never seen before. The closest thing to it is the Melo deal.

Holiday might stay put. There have been conflicting reports of him wanting out or him being excited about Zion. Theoretically, if they got like Smart, Brown, Tatum and picks for Davis that team could be pretty good right away.

2.) 17 May 2019 21:47:13
That said with holiday. Like 1 or 2 later 1sts, a mid tier prospect and cap relief (immediate savings or expirings) for Holiday. Utah, the Pacers, Detroit, Portland, and maybe the Suns come to mind.

3.) 18 May 2019 00:51:38
I would love to see holiday with kawhi.



13 May 2019 08:01:53
So its looking like Kuzma, Ball, this year's lottery pick and 21 unprotected can get AD...As a Laker fan, I'm not mad. Still got Ingram. I'm good....Sign Butler, Ariza, and Seth Curry and we straight!


Check Ball!!


1.) 13 May 2019 11:20:53
It looks like the Pelicans don’t have much interest in what the Lakers have to offer.

2.) 13 May 2019 18:59:08
Butler, ariza, and curry is 45 million easy. What cap space is open.



31 Jan 2018 19:06:15
That same package that got the Pistons Blake would have been enough for Love. Love fits Detroit better because he is a stretch 4. Stan had so much success with Hedo, Anderson at the 4. Could have been the perfect fit. Which is why I don't see him in Detroit much longer. Blake will put fans in the seats but not wins in the win column. Which makes you wonder: Are owners more behind super teams than players?

I'm about to bring it together....Griffin was traded simply to create a super team in LAC. DJ is a sure trade. So is Williams. Now if they can traded to both or separately to attain 1 or 2 lottery picks this year, watch out. No matter the return, the Clippers are in position to give GS a run next year.

Beverly, Bradley, Harris, Harrell, Dekker, Gallinari, and Rivers and 3 lottery picks to include their own, is a good start when you have the flexibility to sign 2 max contracts. In comes Lebron and PG13. 2 of those picks can net you Ayton from Arizona. A lineup of


.....Would be SICK!! And the crazy thing about it, it's not far fetched! Some people reach on here. Just do the Bradley resigning after PG and Bron sign and it's possible. GS would be in trouble with this team......But with how strategic this move could and would be, it's hard not to believe other GMs and owners didn't have anything to do with a team being built to challenge the Warriors. Just my opinion. Thoughts...


1.) 31 Jan 2018 21:19:11
I don't think that Jordan or Williams will net you a pick high enough to get Ayton unless you are super lucky in the draft lottery or you are trading all 3 picks that they will have for the number 1 pick.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 22:55:51
Ayton is the best option but there’s quite a few options at C in this class. The way that ball bounces, can’t count it out. Magic got a bad record. you can’t see them attaching their pick to a bad contract or two for DJ and Lou Williams? If they both walk, they can at least position themselves to have role players and develop something with what they have. Adding a high draft pick with no identity isn’t the smart thing. Take every bust and you’ll see that their style of play didn’t fit the talent. I.

3.) 01 Feb 2018 21:24:41
There is no way that the new Magic ownership is trading a lottery pick again for someone that will just walk like they did 2 years ago for Ibaka.



18 Jan 2018 02:12:23
Cavs, Jazz, Spurs, Raptors:
Cavs get: Ibaka, Favors, Rubio, Danny Green

Jazz get: Love, Shumpert

Spurs get: Nogueira, Crowder

Raptors get: Thompson, Sefolosha

Cavs, Rockets.
Cavs get Anderson and a 1st round draft pick
Rockets get: Smith, Frye

Cavs lineup:

PG: Rubio/Thomas/Rose
SG: Green/Wade/Korver
SF: James/J.Green/Osman
PF: Ibaka/Anderson
C: Favors/Zizic

Not to mention, still have the BK pick and a 1st from Houston. Perfect blend of youth and vets. Won't make it out the East but need to use assets before they lose them





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11 Jun 2019 16:42:20
Ball in Phoenix or Chicago makes too much sense basketball wise. He has the right support cast and it's no pressure. He just has to bring his skill set and that's it. Same situation D-lo was in and look how well that turned out for him. Not worried about FT%. I know an all star PG that doesn't attempt 3's. More pros than cons is all you can ask for. Not worth a lottery pick? Other than Garland, what pg in the draft you giving the keys to on day 1? I'll wait. Those 2 teams are just a pg away from earning respect.

I added veterans that they already have because it gives them more flexibility to spend cap space. Lebron and Rondo, with their IQ and leadership could create a dynasty with those pieces.

The young center from FSU is someone that should be mentioned in the lottery. I see a young, stronger Draymond that's bigger and faster with better range. Major sleeper.




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10 Jun 2019 20:50:59
I like this for the Lakers. I'm Just up in the air throwing Ball in that trade and keeping the 4th to draft Garland. Also signing Irving and hoping we can get Ariza and Jordan for the low

Irving/ Garland/ Rondo
Beal/ Bonga/ Stevenson
James/ Ariza
Kuzma/ Wagner
Jordan/ McGee.




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10 Jun 2019 20:25:33
They offered more for Davis the first time. Now they take away from the original package and get Wall? If he take a pay cut, I'll take it. lol.




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05 Jun 2019 02:47:11
You realize that same package has been proposed?




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16 May 2019 16:06:54
I dig it. Trevor Ariza would be a good pickup as well. Lebron had his only success with a stretch 4. Kuzma shouldn't buy into the type of player Ariza is just yet because he has more potential. And you didn't mention BI. Lakers have a lot of potential to make a contender.





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