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Old 06-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

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ESPN sources: Lakers are actively trying to construct trade scenarios to acquire Kings' DeMarcus Cousins. Link: http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...cramento-kings

Feels like a total panic move.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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If they do this shit I'll be pissed.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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If they do this shit I'll be pissed.
Why? Cousins is awesome.

Depends on what the trade is also but Cousins is an incredible talent.. Having him on your team is nothing to be pissed about
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:21 PM   #4
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If they do this shit I'll be pissed.

Yes, I'm pretty sure Kings will ask for the moon with the number 2 pick, Randle and Clarkson. And Cousins is not the type of player that can turn the franchise around. There's gonna be a lot of bickering and frustration on trying to win 30 games with the team having no real direction. To me it's another patch job. Lakers should just set the foundation ( young guys) and build from them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:28 PM   #5
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Yes, I'm pretty sure Kings will ask for the moon with the number 2 pick, Randle and Clarkson. And Cousins is not the type of player that can turn the franchise around. There's gonna be a lot of bickering and frustration on trying to win 30 games with the team having no real direction. To me it's another patch job. Lakers should just set the foundation ( young guys) and build from them.

I've read Cousins to LA, Vucevic and the 5th pick to Sac, 2nd and 6th picks to Orlando. Part of the talk was apparently that the kings are in love with Mario and want to move up to stop Orlando taking him.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

All I see is The Lakers fooling themselves into believing they can compete for Kobe one more year before he retires. That's what all this Dwade and Cousins talk tells me.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

Definitely want Cousins but don't want to give up Clarkson, Randle and the #2 to get him.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:38 PM   #8
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Definitely want Cousins but don't want to give up Clarkson, Randle and the #2 to get him.
I agree. If I were the lakers I'd take this year as a Kobe retriement tour and then next season you are set with Okafor, Clarkson and Randle to build around. A few key free agents and you could be right back in it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:41 PM   #9
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Default Re: Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

Ya cuck.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:42 PM   #10
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I agree. If I were the lakers I'd take this year as a Kobe retriement tour and then next season you are set with Okafor, Clarkson and Randle to build around. A few key free agents and you could be right back in it.

This is how I see it too. At most the Kobe of today and Cousins will have you a middle of the pack Team, separately you're lottery bound. This isn't 09 Kobe or even 2013 Kobe. This is post achillies Kobe who can barely stay on the court.

We're gutting our future for a guy who probably wont even want the pressure that comes with playing in LA. Media ragging on your every move, LA media is brutal.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:42 PM   #11
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Ya cuck.

Yet you sucking Cavs di.ck as a supposed Heat fan.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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Default Re: Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

I don't think it's such a terrible idea if you traded the #2 pick for DMC. You're looking at an unpolished center in Okafor who needs a couple years to develop into a franchise level player, or aquiring arguably the best center in the league right now.

If the Lakers organization is really in on getting Kobe his final ring, isn't this the reasonable choice? The attitude thing is butter if you consider the rings Kobe and Shaq won while at eachother's throats.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:53 PM   #13
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I don't think it's such a terrible idea if you traded the #2 pick for DMC. You're looking at an unpolished center in Okafor who needs a couple years to develop into a franchise level player, or aquiring arguably the best center in the league right now.

If the Lakers organization is really in on getting Kobe his final ring, isn't this the reasonable choice? The attitude thing is butter if you consider the rings Kobe and Shaq won while at eachother's throats.


Cousins is no Shaq and Kobe isn't anything remotely close to the athletic/young Kobe he was back then, so that's no way near a good analogy...if Kobe really wants a ring, he'll find a suitor after next season coming off the bench as the 6th or 3rd option starting SG. Lakers are having pipe dreams right now in hoping to piece a title team next yr
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:56 PM   #14
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Default Re: Lakers actively trying to acquire DeMarcus Cousins in trade with Kings

Sounds like the Lakers aren't sold on Okafor if these rumors are true.
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I don't think it's such a terrible idea if you traded the #2 pick for DMC. You're looking at an unpolished center in Okafor who needs a couple years to develop into a franchise level player, or aquiring arguably the best center in the league right now.

If the Lakers organization is really in on getting Kobe his final ring, isn't this the reasonable choice? The attitude thing is butter if you consider the rings Kobe and Shaq won while at eachother's throats.

It would have been a no brainer if that best center would have that elite impact but he does not. Not only he can't take his team to another level, he also comes with extra baggage and that is his attitude. I don't like building the team to a guy who has little impact and easily susceptible to frustration and negative energy. The team has to have a strong foundation for him to get give a positive impact.
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