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hotsizzle 05-22-2007 11:48 PM

How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
There are a lot of scenarios and ways this organization can take now. here are some of my thoughts:

-Bynum is projected to be a 3rd pick this year if he was to be entering the draft ...his value is pretty high around the league.

If Seattle is to pick Durant, Shard would be on the block as a S+T. Bynum could probably net him, Seattle is looking to get younger; we'd have to add some fillers though.

Memphis isnt getting a top pick...Gasol may want out sooner. Bynum again is right there.

The rumors on KG saying he wants to stay MAY have been because he was hoping Wolves get a top 2 pick...now seeing that the West just got stronger, he may want out of that situation as Minnesota is reduced to maybe the least talented team in the West.

If Portland is to select Oden...Randolph will be on his way out to free up space for a Oden/Aldridge frontcourt in the future. I'm not sure what we can offer there though.

-Sacramento wants that first round pick from us. They're going to rebuild, they dont want Artest. Walton? Kwame?

The West is going to be killer in a few years. Theres gonna be a lot of players available this summer. Time to get to work. A lot of teams out there have better assets to offer though, its gonna take a lil bit ofluck

Thoughts?

LakerWarrior12 05-22-2007 11:57 PM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Seattle might flunk the playoffs, like always. Even with the second pick, rookies don't usually turn a franchise in the right direction.

steadyfast96 05-23-2007 12:13 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Portland got the first pick (more than likely they're gonna use it on Oden).
That means Magloire is out. I hope the Lakers can sign him for something near the MLE.
I think he would be a huge bonus for the Laker's soft frontcourt...

KOBEinSD24 05-23-2007 12:21 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by steadyfast96
Portland got the first pick (more than likely they're gonna use it on Oden).
That means Magloire is out. I hope the Lakers can sign him for something near the MLE.
I think he would be a huge bonus for the Laker's soft frontcourt...


it would be nice to add him "but LO isnt a second scorer" which i dont believe anymore b/c when he has the ball in his hands his does good things, so im in favor of magloire to LA

gts 05-23-2007 12:22 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
well now we see why the lakers said we'll have to wait and see how the draft turns out... i have to digest all this for a day or so... it's almost hard to speculate at this time...

SoCalMike 05-23-2007 12:24 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gts
well now we see why the lakers said we'll have to wait and see how the draft turns out... i have to digest all this for a day or so... it's almost hard to speculate at this time...


Good point Speedy!


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beau_boy04 05-23-2007 03:06 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LakerWarrior12
Seattle might flunk the playoffs, like always. Even with the second pick, rookies don't usually turn a franchise in the right direction.



that would be a scary coz the 08 draft is even deeper than this one.

Potential superstars/all-stars

Rose
Mayo
Beasley
Love
Bayless
Gordon
Walker

Kevin Durant with any of those guys will be just unstoppable :eek:

lovethetriangle 05-23-2007 03:29 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Gasol Gasol Gasol Gasol

Bynum's stock must be through the roof for Memphis right now.

lakerfreak 05-23-2007 04:46 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
I think either way, we should take advantage of what portland could be doing.

JO is pretty much just any option now. there are many things we can do with our roster especially if Portland is going to let some of their bigs go.

We need to pursue Magloire through free agency and make a trade for Jarret Jack as well to fill in our PG needs.

Would you guys trade Bynum for Jarret?

lovethetriangle 05-23-2007 04:48 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lakerfreak
I think either way, we should take advantage of what portland could be doing.

JO is pretty much just any option now. there are many things we can do with our roster especially if Portland is going to let some of their bigs go.

We need to pursue Magloire through free agency and make a trade for Jarret Jack as well to fill in our PG needs.

Would you guys trade Bynum for Jarret?



No Bynum for Double J Jeff Jarett as he is the key to getting a star big.

But I wouldn't mind going for Jack some other way. We don't need to offer him that much as he looks to be quite expendable since Port prefers Rodriguez as their PG of the future, I think.

hotsizzle 05-23-2007 05:00 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lakerfreak
I think either way, we should take advantage of what portland could be doing.

JO is pretty much just any option now. there are many things we can do with our roster especially if Portland is going to let some of their bigs go.

We need to pursue Magloire through free agency and make a trade for Jarret Jack as well to fill in our PG needs.

Would you guys trade Bynum for Jarret?


Bynum's value is really high around the league. Would never trade him for Jack. I do like having Jack though but Portland wont let him go easy...as far as I know, they like a sergio/jack PG combo for now and the future

lakerfreak 05-23-2007 07:37 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Sorry for my dumb Ideas. I drank 3 wine coolers and Im pretty dizzy and I love everyone.

please excuse me

SoCalMike 05-23-2007 08:37 AM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
^stay off the bottle man! :cheers:



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bleedinpurple 05-23-2007 12:54 PM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
OK, here ya go...

1. Gasol. Who knows what memphis is thinking now? this is what we do... get word to Gasol that he demand a trade to the Lakers (Bynum, Kwame, VRad). we let him know, thru back channels, that if he does this, we will draft his brother at #19.

2. Rashard Lewis. He is now s&t. Ask yourself how much you are willing to pay for him? Then, what do you trade for him? I've never been a big fan.

3. Zach Randolph. He is now trade bait. Do you want him as our PF? Can LO move to the 3? Zach is going to be traded for a legit SF. I see him going to either NJ for RJeff, or to Atlanta for Marvin Williams + filler.

4. Boston. Hard for me to feel bad for our ancient rivals, but they are now in a pickle. They must either trade young talent for a legit veteran...or trade Pierce. Between their young talent, Ratliff's expiring contract, pick, and Wally, they have assets to move for someone like JO/Gasol/KG.

more to come...

netdoc 05-23-2007 01:04 PM

Re: How the lottery results affect the Lakers
 
Let's say for giggles sake that Portland is open to trading that pick and retaining Randolph.....

They have Roy, Randolph, Aldridge right now.

L.A. trades their 19 pick plus Kwame and filler to Memphis for Gasol, they in turn trade their 4th pick and 19th pick (maybe a player) to Portland for their 1st pick in the draft to pick up Oden.

Portland gets a solid player at number 4 still (possibly Green from Georgetown) and a contributor at 19 while maintaining their core for coach Nate.

Memphis receives Oden as their player to build around while departing with a disgruntled Gasol.

L.A. receives their low post presence without sacrificing Bynum or Odom to the trade Gods. Kobe gets his wish, pressure is lightened on Odom to do so much, thus not taking many risks for injury. Buss gets his wish of retaining Bynum, Mitch gets his wish by scrapping the first round draft choice.

L.A. then uses the MLE for a point guard that can run the triangle.

I think in this situation, everyone wins.

Netdoc


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