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Old 01-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #16
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Moving Devin Harris?: ESPNís Marc Stein revealed via Twitter that he continues to hear chatter that the Utah Jazz are not only open to trading guard Devin Harris, that they have gone out of their way to make teams aware of their interest in a deal.

Harris was never viewed as a long-term piece for the Jazz in fact after dealing Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets last season, the team tried to move Harris then to several teams including the Portland Trail Blazers, but were unable to make a deal.

Harris has started all 14 games for the Jazz, who are 9-5 on the season. However Harris has been playing roughly 25 minutes per game and has been shooting a dreadful 35% from the field on the season.

Harris was 0-for-7 from the field last night versus Dallas.

Devin has one more year at $8.5 million left on his deal and is still relatively young turning 29 in February.

Harris is a $9.3 million contract this season, so itís hard to imagine too many teams lining up to take on his deal this year and next, especially for a guy that is averaging 8.1 points and 4.6 assists per game.

It is clear that Utah would like to move him and its equally clear Harris could probably use a change of scenery. The problem is the economics involved just donít line up to the performance on the floor.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #17
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Wait can Lamar TE 8.9 million be use to get Harris?

Harris has one more year at 8.5 right??

But he is owed 9.3 this season??? Somebody help me with the numbers on this.

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #18
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I know guys like Hinrich and Jack would be huge upgrades to what we have now, but I would rather find a point guard who can regularly break down defenses and get guys open shots. Hinrich and Jack, while both solid players, don't really do that consistently.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:17 PM   #19
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I like the Aaron Brooks option....

We need a speed guy who can sink shots.... We really only have
one penetrator (Kobe) which leads to everyone watching Kobe
do his thing... even when he's triple teamed!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:35 PM   #20
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I like the Aaron Brooks option....

We need a speed guy who can sink shots.... We really only have
one penetrator (Kobe) which leads to everyone watching Kobe
do his thing... even when he's triple teamed!!!

Brooks can't get out of China until March....unless we make a deal to pay them off. I would love to have him!!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #21
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As it stands, this laker team is not a serious contender for the title. They should trade Bynum + Morris + Goudelock + 1st and 2nd round pick for Dwight Howard. Then send the TE and 2nd round pick to the Hawks for Kirk Hinrich

PG: Hinrich/Blake/Fisher
SG: Bryant/Kapono
SF: Barnes/Peace/Ebanks
PF: Gasol/McRoberts
C: Howard/Murphy

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Old 01-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #22
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Hinrich is not really what we need at PG and Harris would be awful don't need a 29 year old honestly... would prefer someone younger and quicker. Harris still is decently quick but injuries have slowed him some and he can't shoot.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #23
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Let's remember folks, the Lakers need an upgrade at PG for defensive purposes. Hinrich is probably the best as they come in that regard. If he doesn't work out his 8.1 mill comes off the books by the end of this season as well. Better risk than Devin Harris who has 9.3 mill left on his contract next year and not known for his defense.

Jarrett Jack is another option if New Orleans wants to shed some more salary.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #24
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Give Mike Taylor a chance!
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:25 PM   #25
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I would trade bynum plus filler for D12 and then turn Pau into couple of role players like scola/martin/lowry

Pau for D williams/Beasley/wes johnson/filler

Lakers dont need a BIG 3....they can win with Dwight/Kobe and bunch of good role players like scola/lowry and martin to come off the bench plus who is an expirer next year
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:09 AM   #26
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Let's remember folks, the Lakers need an upgrade at PG for defensive purposes. Hinrich is probably the best as they come in that regard. If he doesn't work out his 8.1 mill comes off the books by the end of this season as well. Better risk than Devin Harris who has 9.3 mill left on his contract next year and not known for his defense.

Jarrett Jack is another option if New Orleans wants to shed some more salary.


OK........If we trade for a PG who then comes off the books, we'll be in a worse spot next year than we are now....right?

I hope we are not dumb enough to attempt a trade with Stern again.......kinda like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football with Lucy holding it....(Ok, I'm old) only to have her repeatedly move the ball causing him to land on his head. Let's not be that guy. I'll bet Stern has told every NBA team to turn down any trade the Lakers offer.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:48 AM   #27
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I would trade bynum plus filler for D12 and then turn Pau into couple of role players like scola/martin/lowry

Pau for D williams/Beasley/wes johnson/filler

Lakers dont need a BIG 3....they can win with Dwight/Kobe and bunch of good role players like scola/lowry and martin to come off the bench plus who is an expirer next year
Pipe dream dude....

Any how I'm all for getting Howard now for future purposes. Players will make their way to LA in the future if we get him. Yes we need a pg but a franchise big man is harder to find. And no Bynum is not that. I would give up both Bynum n Gasol and get Howard turkeyboy n Nelson.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:23 AM   #28
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When I see point guards options oh I think what might of been with chris paul
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #29
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Pipe dream dude....

Any how I'm all for getting Howard now for future purposes. Players will make their way to LA in the future if we get him. Yes we need a pg but a franchise big man is harder to find. And no Bynum is not that. I would give up both Bynum n Gasol and get Howard turkeyboy n Nelson.

Bingo! I believe many people, both Laker fans and non-fans alike, who talk about the Lakers needing a PG, not Howard, are only thinking of now. A ring doesn't seem likely this year so they might as well prepare for the future. Bryant has another 2-3 years of elite production and Howard along with the right supporting cast could yield one last hurrah. Not to mention the Lakers just made that Time Warner TV deal last year.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:51 AM   #30
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How about hire AI for cheap or temporary hire until we get true young PG? He could be of use to us for now I think. At least he can be that other guy other than Kobe to attack the paint.

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