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Old 08-13-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Lakers Not Done Making Moves? Josh Smith Next?

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NBA Trade Rumors Josh Smith to LA Lakers?
August 13, 2012 03:45 AM EDT
The LA Lakers just made the biggest trade of the NBA off-season, but is the front office finished making moves this summer?

The LA Times reported that the team was looking at trading veteran Pau Gasol to the Atlanta Hawks for Josh Smith a few weeks ago and now that the Lakers have added Dwight Howard, making a deal for his AAU playing partner could make this a complete team.

The Lakers have struggled to find a quality small forward for years and acquiring the young Smith could have this team contending for several titles. Gasol had a terrific summer playing for Spain in the Olympics, but his playoff struggles have fans and the team questioning his heart, but a move to Atlanta would breathe new life in the veteran and give the Hawks the experience they need.

This deal would require both teams to make a tough decision, but swapping these two forwards would actually help both franchises. The Hawks would get the veteran they need to lead their youngsters and the LA Lakers would add a younger player that could play alongside Howard for several years, especially now that Kobe Bryant is entering the twilight of his NBA career.

While nothing concrete about this rumor is happening, this trade is one that could really change the landscape of the league and make fans of both cities excited about the upcoming basketball season.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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No thanks pau showed me he still has heart in that gold medal game.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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No thanks pau showed me he still has heart in that gold medal game.
Cause he was playing for his country
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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Mr. Pau is trash and Atlanta would not trade their best player for him. Next.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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Dont see why Hawks would do this though
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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No Thanks. we'd gain some D but lose major offensive versatility
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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Cause he was playing for his country

He wouldn't have been hungry if the olympics was last year. I dont believe it.

I think he just woke up again.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Inb4 Artest + Blake for Smith.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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Lakers would get better defensively and athletically..also younger

Pau value comes with his offense and him being an insurance policy (can and has flourished playing center) just incase Dwight isn't ready for the start of the year and has to work his way back into game shape

I think the lakers are done making moves though
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #10
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Honestly... I don't like it for either team. Pau's offensive polish and length will mesh well with Howard's defense and athleticism. The Lakers have a prime frontcourt as it is.

As for the Hawks, they're in a sort of rebuild. No point in acquiring a 32-year-old that was never quite good enough to lead a real winner on his own.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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Would say it will never happen but teams have the uncanny ability to give the Lakers awesome deals
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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Keep Pau. Try to make a run this year.

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #13
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Honestly... I don't like it for either team. Pau's offensive polish and length will mesh well with Howard's defense and athleticism. The Lakers have a prime frontcourt as it is.

As for the Hawks, they're in a sort of rebuild. No point in acquiring a 32-year-old that was never quite good enough to lead a real winner on his own.
Yes but Josh Smith makes Dwight the undisputed 2nd option.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #14
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As much as I love J-smoove. I don't think this trade will make us better. But somehow this will guarantee an extension from Howard since they are best buddies
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:36 PM   #15
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Trade Pau Gasol for Josh Smith and you'll hear the other 29 teams in the league breathing a collective sigh of relief.
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