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Old 05-23-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

Ok let me start of by saying that I love Kevin Garnett but as I keep thinking and time passes by I realize that we want to add as much talent to our team without giving up alot to get one player because we dont have any cap room otherwise I would trade 3 or 4 players to get kg because if we had about 6 to 9 million in cap room we would still be able to get 3 to 4 solid free agents back ,but we dont .... plus if we are able to land Artest we would have more team Chemistry because Oneal and him played well together , then we would still be able to pull off 2 solid free agents like Grant Hill and an point guard ,
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

Let me just say that Artest is nutcase. These guys are not even better than KG. KG is more than just a forward, but he is one of everything.

Also, I think we are not going to get ethier one of those guys.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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Ok let me start of by saying that I love Kevin Garnett but as I keep thinking and time passes by I realize that we want to add as much talent to our team without giving up alot to get one player because we dont have any cap room otherwise I would trade 3 or 4 players to get kg because if we had about 6 to 9 million in cap room we would still be able to get 3 to 4 solid free agents back ,but we dont .... plus if we are able to land Artest we would have more team Chemistry because Oneal and him played well together , then we would still be able to pull off 2 solid free agents like Grant Hill and an point guard ,

IMO, having both Artest and JO is better than just KG. But it really depends on what you give up to achieve the two scenarios.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

I just feel like if we was to get Oneal which is better than nothing because right now it dosent seem like were getting Kg then why not bring in Artest not only for his defense but also because J Oneal would feel more comfortable coming in here knowing that he has an running mate that he once played well with , and if it's true that defense wins championships think about how good we would be with both of them and if Kobe was playing with someone like Artest and watching him play intense defense dont you think that it would make him play even better ...kg is good and can do everything but he would leave us with just him and kobe plus the MLE
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

But would they be willing to play together again? Would they be able to squash their past? Hopefully time will tell.

It will be real interesting to hear from either of them, if one gets signed.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

There's a very little chance that both JO and Artest could be had. I'd be satisfied with just one of them.
JO no matter what, I'd be thrilled. Artest only if Odom also stays.

Just one of them would improve the Lakers greatly but I hope that besides one of them they also get some smart, athletic and defensive players. They need to build an identity. This is a Kobe Bryant led team. It needs to be smart, passionate, energetic and good both offensively and defensively.
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

talent wise..yea it's better.

But with those two, here are risks:

-JO: Injury prone
-Artest: Isnt right in the head
-They've clashed before, could it happen again?

With KG, you know what you're getting...that is, a top 5 player who has as much heart and pride as anyone and wants to win just as bad as Kobe does. Now that is a nice way to start off a contender.

Of course, I'd be delighted getting JO/Artest but give me KG before them honestly.
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #8
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yeah I love the passion that Kg plays with Hotsizzle but can you show me how our line-up would look like if we did get kg ???
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yeah I love the passion that Kg plays with Hotsizzle but can you show me how our line-up would look like if we did get kg ???


Jordan Farmar
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Garnett
Luke Walton(If he isn't included in the package)
Andrew Bynum/ Plus a center
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yeah I love the passion that Kg plays with Hotsizzle but can you show me how our line-up would look like if we did get kg ???

We'd probably trade Odom/Bynum/Picks for KG...we might have to add more but we'll go with this for now. We would keep Kwame and hope he stays healthy to form a solid defensive frontcourt there with KG. Use the MLE to sign a defensive PG and re-sign Luke Walton.

PG: MLE
SG: Kobe
SF: Walton
PF: KG
C: Kwame

Bench:
Evans
Turiaf
Radmonvic
Farmar

That would be our rotation (I have high hopes on Radman still)

OR an alternative would be to also send Kwame and his expiring contract to minny and get something back. According to rumors, Lakers-Kings are discussing Artest for Walton or Kwame so there could be a possibility there. Between Bynum's trade value, Kwame's expiring contract, and Luke's sign and trade scenarios, MLE...and the teams all over the league that are going to rebuild mode, there are a lot of oppurtunites.

I'm just waiting and hoping Garnett demands out.
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Default Re: Does anyone agree ? Artest/Jo better than Kg

Interestingly, with JO, since he just had surgery, does that not make him even a greater risk? Nobody is going to deal him until they see how is knee performs, right?

JO = Physical Risk
RA = Mental Risk

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PG: MLE
SG: Kobe
SF: Walton
PF: KG
C: Kwame

Bench:
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Turiaf
Radmonvic
Farmar

I'm just waiting and hoping Garnett demands out.

I hope you are not serious about that lineup of yours. We should send Kwame Brown as an alternative because Bynum isn't even 20 years old yet. Bynum is going to be a unstoppable force one day, you just need to give Bynum more time. Kobe didn't even start dominating until the 2001 season. And with Kevin Garnett's experience, he could probably teach Bynum on how to be combo center. Even though Garnett isn't a center. Brown has had enough time to develop.
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I hope you are not serious about that lineup of yours. We should send Kwame Brown as an alternative because Bynum isn't even 20 years old yet. Bynum is going to be a unstoppable force one day, you just need to give Bynum more time. Kobe didn't even start dominating until the 2001 season. And with Kevin Garnett's experience, he could probably teach Bynum on how to be combo center. Even though Garnett isn't a center. Brown has had enough time to develop.

haha Do you really think Minnesota will trade us Garnett without us giving them Bynum.
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HMMmmmm.....
Artest!
Pts Reb Ast
18.8 6.5 3.4


played 70 games last year for the Kings!

I would love to have Artest on the team.

Just a thought would anyone trade Odom for Artest and his expiring contract and the Kings lottery 10th pick? Just a thought.

With Kwame and Artest expiring contracts how much can we offer a FA next summer? Some one like KG would be cool if he's still a FA! We probably have to sign and trade Walton and VRad for picks and more expiring contracts to be able to offer him some thing! I don't know, just a thought.
Just being open minded and exploring all options.
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haha Do you really think Minnesota will trade us Garnett without us giving them Bynum.

Ya!

Odom Brown Walton? 2 1st rd picks and throw in some 2nd rd picks if we can?
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