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    Default Re: OFFICIAL: TRADE/Aquisitions THREAD

    I have a feeling something will happen in the buyout market.

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    With Cousins leaving Houston and AD being out now I think the Lakers need to make a strong push to bring him back to LA. He has shown that he can still play when he gets minutes. With losing Howard this past off season I've always felt there was a need a C anyhow.

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    Default Re: OFFICIAL: TRADE/Aquisitions THREAD

    Quote Originally Posted by dd24 View Post
    With Cousins leaving Houston and AD being out now I think the Lakers need to make a strong push to bring him back to LA. He has shown that he can still play when he gets minutes. With losing Howard this past off season I've always felt there was a need a C anyhow.
    Why is Houston cutting him? Wonder what happened. If Cousins can still play, I wouldn't mind bringing him back. However I feel we need a defensive bigman more than an offensive center coming off multiple serious injuries and 2 separate rehabs. I'm bit uncomfortable bringing him on-board especially in light of AD's injury. Isn't it worth waiting for a defensive-minded center to end up on the market?

    I also read Lakers are interested in PJ Tucker, but I feel he is too similar to Harrell. An undersized big man who plays hard. We already have Harrell.

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    I don't see any defensive stoppers coming on the market. I've seen the Blake Griffin rumors. He's not that guy. I hear what you're saying though. We need that Howard role. I do think Cousins has a lot left to give this season though. Looks like he's finally pretty healthy. When he had opportunities he put up numbers. I feel like Brooklyn would offer him a spot off the bench. Jordan will start there. But the Lakers could say they can offer him a starting spot. That doesn't have to be Gasol's. To be a starter on a contender and help them through a stretch without one of their major stars would be pretty enticing. Plus he has history with AD and the Lakers. Plus I think having Gasol and Harrell on the roster would be something he may want. It means he doesn't have to shoulder the entire load in the middle. I would have to guess he may even have a home out here. Seems like a perfect fit to me. With teams like the Jazz and Nuggets that the Lakers will need to possibly play in the playoffs having bigs is something that is a necessity. Imagine last season getting through Denver without Howard...

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    I don't see many alternatives either yet. Perhaps we will as we get closer to the trade deadline. Idk. Maybe Mcgee becomes available again? Not sure if bridges were burned with JaVale behind closed doors.

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    The Andre Drummond signing is huge. With AD being out especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd24 View Post
    The Andre Drummond signing is huge. With AD being out especially.
    Definitely! Best part is AD is expected to return in a week or 2 and already practicing. I think Drummond will be a great fit next to AD.

    We still have 1 more slot, which I am hopeful could be Avery Bradley. He could push KCP back to the bench and pretty much take Matthews' role. Matthews hasn't worked out too well. In playoffs, we will probably have to limit THT's minutes too. I don't think he is ready for playoffs except in garbage minutes.

    My playoffs depth:
    Drummond/Harrell/AD
    AD/Kuz/Morris
    LeBron/Kuz
    Bradley/kcp/Matthews
    Schroeder/Caruso

    Gasol will be only against certain teams like Denver, Utah, Portland and on bench otherwise. He is not quite the same as few years ago so he is best as backup now ala Javale McGee last year.

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