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29 Jan 2015 04:41:52
Gasol 4y 70m
Draft Sf with top 5
Draft backup Sg or center with Hou 1st dp
Resign Ed Davis 4y 20m
Resign Johnson 2y 4m
Resign Ellington 1y 2m
Resign Lin 2y 6m
Trade hill sacre boozer kelly for future 2nd round picks
Kobe Young Ellington
29 Jan 2015 00:51:24
Raptors - Nuggets - Lakers
Raptors trade Fields, Hayes, Nogueira, 2015 first round pick, Knicks 2016 first round pick
Raptors get Chandler, Afflalo, Faried
Nuggets trade Chandler, Affalo, Faried
Nuggets get Nash, Fields, Hansbrough, Raptors 2015 first round pick, Knicks 2016 first round pick, Lakers 2019 second round pick
Lakers trade Nash, 2019 second round pick
Lakers get Nogueria
Raptors depth and defense has struggled of late. Getting Faried, Afflalo, and Chandler will provide energy and defense to a team that is struggling. The trade also makes the team 12 quality players deep.
Nuggets are blowing things up and by swapping out three players for all expiring contracts and two first round picks is a solid return for a rebuilding team.
Lakers swap out Nash expiring deal and way down the road second round pick for the former first round prospect who can't get any PT. Right now the Lakers have nothing better to do then lose games and giving PT to developing players like Clarkson and now Nogueria.
28 Jan 2015 20:38:35
I am not a dumb laker fan who believes that everybody will join lakers but I do believe this COULD make sense for both teams.Also I don't know whether this trade is plausible or valid but by just thinking I propose this
Lakers get Paul George
Pacers get Steve Nash/Jordan hill Julius randle and 2015 1st rd pick if top 5
I believe it is time for pacers to blow their core up after losing lance on fa for nothing . The team is by no means a championship contender and most players will have passed their prime once pg will be fully healthy if he will . Instead of risking and be based on pgs health the pacers will get in return two future stars and with the addition of their own high draft pick can create a future contender .on the other hand lakers will get their future star and in combination with Kobe can lure great free agents this summer cou cough gasol dragic love and give Kobe the chance for his final championship run
28 Jan 2015 20:03:09
Lakers get Trey Burke
Jazz get Rockets pick , Ryan Kelly and Ed Davis
28 Jan 2015 09:50:12
I don't think that the lakers need to sign a superstar in free agency. Just think would you rather pay a ton of money for a superstar who may not perform/get injured or sign 3 mid level players who can form a bond and help out this team? 3 players that I think we should target are DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. We then draft D'Angelo Russell (Ohio St. ) and I know what you might be thinking. Why would we draft a Top-5 PG and sign Dragic. But, will Russell really make an impact straight away? I don't think so. We'd be better off letting him come off the bench and develop rather than pressure him into performing. With the pick from HOU draft Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) and let go of Boozer, Hill, Lin and Wesley Johnson.
The lineup will then be:
G - G. Dragic, D. Russell, J. Clarkson
G - K. Bryant, W. Ellington
F - J. Butler, N. Young
F - J. Randle, E. Davis, R. Kelly
C - D. Jordan, F. Kaminsky, T. Black, R. Sacre
That is a lineup that can contend for a playoffs spot. Maybe not a title straight away but will be a huge improvement.
F. Kaminsky is not even on the team. may be this guy was listed by another poster who wish they had F. Kaminsky and I try using google, furthermore can't locate this guy. This guy is un heard of.
The Lakers cannot afford three of these so called "mid level" tier players you speak of. It is already well known that Jimmy Butler is a max money player and apart from that, if one has the salary cap in mind (projected to be $67 million) then he or she knows that Kobe's contract along with definitely incumbent player contracts belonging to Julius Randle and Nick Young hinder the amount of money that can spent on free agents. The amount of money that can be thrown at free agents is somewhere around $27 million.
Frank k is a college prospect from Wisconsin he's saying go for him with houstons pick in the draft
F kaminski is a prospect from Wisconsin he is sayin get him with houstons pick in the draft
28 Jan 2015 01:01:46
Trade Steve Nash for 2nd round pick and expiring contract.
Consider trading Ed. Davis for a first round pick.
Why would someone trade cash inj for a pick expiring contrac?
Picks are worth money too. A team slightly over the salary cap might take Nash's contract for pick and expiring contract of lesser value. Then waive or buyout Nash. Particularly if said team fall into luxury tax repeaters category.
27 Jan 2015 14:45:41
Min get Jordan Hill and 2015 1st rd pick
- select Emmanuel Mudiay and Karl Towns
Lal get Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic
E Davis / J Randle
Horrible trade. The Lakers don't need to make any trades now. I like Jimmy rebuilding slowly.
That a boo boo ass trade for the Lakers. a resounding No
Must be wolves fan
27 Jan 2015 02:35:11
Lakers - Clippers
Lakers trade Johnson, Davis
Clippers trade Udoh, 2019 and 2020 second round picks
Lakers swap out two players who are free agents for a pair of future second round picks.
Clippers send out two future second round picks to provide their bench more energy and defense.
I wouldn't trade with the Clippers. The league/media thought they could turn the Clippers into the Lakers overnight meanwhile ignoring everything Dr. Buss has done for the league. Now that it hasn't turned out like they expected it's nice to see the league and media sweat.
27 Jan 2015 02:08:12
Draft SF with top 5 pick
Draft backup center or sg with hou 1st dp
Monroe 4y 60m
Dragic 3y 45m
Definitely believable. My only criticism is that Dragic, in my opinion, isn't the right move due to his age. I fully understand that Dragic is only 28 years old but he is in his prime years whereas we do need to be rebuilding. So when Dragic's rhetorical contract would be up, he would not be worth paying any longer. The counterargument to mine is that the Lakers could just go buy another PG whenever Dragic is a free agent. While this is true, would it not be better to get a young point guard who is similar in age to his teammates so that the Lakers can grow a young core together much like how Oklahoma City has.
26 Jan 2015 21:23:40
***Two upgrades, but more importantly gives them most financial flexibility in two years when the likes of Durant, Love, Batum, etc go on the market to usher in a new era of Lakers. A team with oodles of cap room, a healthy Randle, and a 2015 lottery pick could be attractive.
***HUGE cap relief. Imagine the tax bill next season in comparison to this one. Plus, they can slide Hill and Young into multiple spots from day one.
27 Jan 2015 02:33:13
-Continue losing in order to retain top 5 pick
-Win NBA draft lottery
-Sign Brandon Knight $12 mil
-Sign Tobias Harris $12 mil
-Resign Ed Davis MLE
-Trade Houston's 1st (23-25 range) and LAL 2nd for Avery Bradley $7 mil
draft Jahlil Okafor $4.7 mil
Brandon Knight/Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant/Avery Bradley
Tobias Harris/Nick Young
Julius Randle/Tarik Black
Jahlil Okafor/Ed Davis
Avery bradley trade killed it
I tend to be a bigger admirer of Avery Bradley than others. This of course can be adjusted so as to retrieve another player at the same position worth around $7mil
26 Jan 2015 17:17:23
Lakers get Reggie Jackson (with ext) , Brandon Bass and Thunder 2nd rd pick
- Lakers sign Greg Monroe (4yr/56mil)
- sign Luol Deng (3yr/36mil)
- draft Stanley Johnson
- resign Brandon Bass
Thunder get Avery Bradley and Jordan Hill
Celtics get Kendrick Perkins (exp) , Jeremy Lin (exp) and Jeremy Lamb
What happened to Ed Davis?
26 Jan 2015 16:05:34
LAL sends Lin and Ed Davis to Portland and Portland sends Thomas Robinson, Dorell Wright and first round pick.
With Kobe out for the year the ensures the Lakers season is over if it wasn't apparent even with him on the court.So now would be the time to start selling and stockpiling draft picks. In this trade lakers receive 2 exp contracts and Robinson who could be resigned cheap in the offseason fora backup role and a first round pick. The Blazers receive good role players coming off the bench which they desperately need.
Why should Blazers do that? They already have PGs and have T-Rob who is as good as Ed. So why should they give us a pick?
It's not like I didn't want T-Rob and Wright, but they wuold never add a pick!
25 Jan 2015 21:56:56
Lakers Trade: Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Jermey Lin
Thunder Trade: Reggie Jackson, Kendrick Perkins, Jeremy Lamb
Center: Tarik Black Kendrick Perkins Robert Sacre
Power Forward: Ryan Kelly Carlos Boozer
Small Forward: Wesley Johnson Nick Young
Shooting Guard: Jeremy Lamb Wayne Ellington
Point Guard: Reggie Jackson Jordan Clarkson Ronnie Price
Players Out For The Season:
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Juluis Randle
Center: Steven Adams Jordan Hill
Power Forward: Serge Ibaka Ed Davis
Small Forward: Kevin Durnat Anthony Morrow
Shooting Guard: Andre Roberson Dion Waiters
Point Guard: Russell Westbrook Jeremy Lin
26 Jan 2015 00:26:22
Lakers Kings Blazers trade benefits Everyone
Lakers receive Nik Stauskas Derrick Williams Thomas Robinson Dorell Wright Portland First Rounder Kings second Rounder How LA benefits They Get Players 23 & Under with Upside And Draft Picks
Kings receives Ed Davis Wayne Ellington Jermy Lin
Kings benefits Ed Davis Rim protection and Athleticism Next To Dcuz Wayne Shooting off the Bench N Lin Is Back To Running A Up Tempo
Blazers receives Wesley Johnson Jordan Hill
how this benefits Blazers they Get More Athleticism off bench jordan Hill insurance policy For Lopez And LAmarcuz & Upgrade Over Kaman Wesley Johnson Plays D Shoots Three @ 38 % Major Upgrade Over Dorell Wright and Batum Stays Hurt
Lakers Line Up After Trade
Jordan Clarkson/Ronnie price
Nik Stauskas/Nick Young
Thomas Robinson/Ryan Kelly
Then La Works On A Buyout With Boozer For he he won't Get Young guys Mins& He Can Sign With contender
Portland would hang up laughing
25 Jan 2015 23:30:18
Lakers Trade Jermy Lin Ed Davis To Det For Jonas Jerebko Joel Anthony And A First Rounder Top 8 protected
25 Jan 2015 23:27:08
Lakers Trade Jermy Lin Scare Hou First For Perkins Jackson Okc second Rder Or Jermy Lin Ed davis for Perkins Jackson
Tbh I Think Scare Is Better Then Perkins and since waiters Came R Jackson has struggled Lin would Thrive with Okc since LA dosent use Lin Right
Lakers Get To develop R Jackson To a Starter
25 Jan 2015 16:18:55
Lakers trade Hill and davis for 1st round picks and trade lin for anything because bryon scott doesn't like him
Let players like Black and Clarkson develop
Then in the draft trade the rockets pick and the picks from davis and hill to trade up in the draft and with like the 1-4 pick draft Mudiay Okafor or Russel
I don't like Mudiay that much. Okafur, Towns, or Stanley Johnson are the big 3 in my opinion.
25 Jan 2015 05:28:55
Mavs - Lakers
Mavs get E Davis
Lakers get 2 2nd round picks + cap filler expiring
Mavs get a replacement for B Wright
Lakers get some draft picks. Even if Davis is part of long term plan, he's going to opt out after this season and can sign him again.
Davis wouldn't resign with us knowing that we traded him away to a championship team for a pick
2 second rds smh those pics would be like #55 rather keep him if we can't get a first
24 Jan 2015 23:51:52
Brooklyn get Hill (LAL) and Stephenson (Cha)
Charlotte get Lopez (Bro) and Kelly (LAL)
Lakers get Biyombo (Cha) and first draft pick Cha
24 Jan 2015 23:21:19
Spurs - Lakers
Spurs get Wes Johnson
Lakers get 2015 second round pick
Lakers swap out a veteran player not part of their future for a second round pick. Lakers wanna lose, the pick can help them more with that an Johnson can.
Spurs swap out a pick for a 3-D player, who is a free agent after the year.
24 Jan 2015 16:34:37
All my ideas on here get shot down. But I see this meeting all team needs. So maybe?
Knicks, Thunder, Lakers
Knicks get Kendrick Perkins, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, Nick Collison, and (the coveted) Reggie Jackson
***Bye, Bye Carmelo and Hello to a new beginning in 2015-2016! With this deal, the Knicks have only Shane Larkin ($1.6M), THJ ($1.3M), and Cleanthony Early ($507.3K) under contract next season. They gain the bird rights however to Reggie Jackson and build around him through free agency and the draft. They'll have an incredible amount of flexibility and allow Phil to build his own team. Worth it to hit the reset button.
Thunder get Jordan Hill, Julius Randle, and Pablo Prigioni
***The Thunder get what they need: an upgrade down low off the bench, a young stud they can allow to bring along slowly and keep under his rookie deal for a few years, and a capable veteran point to help fill the backup point spot. They loose vets/locker room presences, but buy swapping Perk for Hill, they not only get better but push that cap space back to the summer of Kevin Durant. This gives them future flexibility.
Lakers get Carmelo Anthony and Jose Calderon
***Lakers without making this deal will have a decent amount of cap space this summer. However, the Lakers aren't the destination they once were. Who is going to want to go there? With this deal, they can officially shut Melo down for the year and tank. Next season, they'll have their lottery pick plus Kobe handing the torch to Melo. Melo is locked up for the foreseeable future. Calderon is a nice option at point as a pass first guy who can distribute between Melo and Kobe. Asterisk: Lakers do this deal if they are convinced they won't land any top level guys this summer. Melo is perfect for LA, but this will be the team that will need convincing.
Melo has a bad back and knees so I'd pass on him. And the Lakers are better off waiting this summer to get a point guard unless Kyrie Irving becomes available.
Lebron told Dion Waiters to "be ready" then he traded him.
Lebron said Kyrie Irving "could be the best point guard in the league", so I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron traded him too.
I can see Lebron moving to point guard and using players like Jeremy Lin/Iman Shumpert as backups.
Lakers get - Kyrie Irving
Cavs get - Lin, Ed Davis and filler or cash or exception or third team involved.
The thing that makes this deal not work is Knicks would Want Randle. i'm not Sure La would Trade Randle he's the only Young guy On the Team With superstar/all star upside
And If Lakers Take calderon They Would Have
about 60 million Commited To 4 Players Kobe Young calderon Melo And A Top 5 Pick Is about 3-5 million So La would Be Over The Cap for offseason W/o A Playoff Team Great Idea But trade would Have to Send calderon To another Team N Keep Randle Maybe Trading Ed Davis For A First And sending Hou first And Another First Knicks would Bite
This trade doesn't make sense for anyone involved and it is rare for a 10 player trade to happen. Randle is a young piece for the future and the Lakers will not trade him for a melo who is having knee issues who is in his thirties. The lakers can just sign Reggie Jackson this summer which would solve one of the main problems for the lakers.
Lin and Ed Davis and filler for Kyrie Irving? Are you serious? This trade makes zero sense for the cavs considering they just signed him to max contract and if they were interested in trading him they would get way more than Lin and Davis for him. Kyrie Irving is a really good ball player who can play offball because of his amazing shooting so Lebron playing point guard does nothing to move the cavs to make this trade
24 Jan 2015 15:55:03
As a laker fan kobe need 1 more chance to win a title Fo please don't mess up
Monroe 4y 60m
Dragic 3y 40m
Resign Ed Davis 4y 20m Johnson 3y 6m
Draft SF with top 5 pick
Draft backup Sg or center with Hou 1st dp
Trade Hill lin sacre Hou 2nd dp for cap space
24 Jan 2015 14:41:27
Lakers get bucks 2015 1st and blazers 2015 1st.
Bucks get Ed Davis, Dorell Wright, Thomas Robinson
Blazers get Jordan Hill and Wes Johnson
Bucks need solid bench players for the playoffs cause jabari is out for the year and sanders won't be there.
Blazers need Hill down low because with the injuries they have they would tumble down the standings.
I like this trade we should do it 4 first rds picks and a high second rd pick let's do it we can have 5 young players with upside I just would like lakers to draft the right guys bucks
24 Jan 2015 03:54:23
Bucks - Lakers - Blazers
Bucks trade Ilyasova
Bucks get Hill
Lakers trade Hill, Johnson
Lakers get Robinson, Wright, Blazers 2015 first round pick
Blazers trade Robinson, Wright, 2015 first round pick
Blazers get Ilyasova, Johnson
Bucks aren't giving many minutes to Ilyasova recently and with Sanders having more issues than a teenage girl the Bucks should look to add a rebounding center to keep themselves in the playoff hunt.
Lakers need to tank even harder than the Sixers do. Moving out Hill for some expiring contracts and a first round pick is win win for the Lakers (well maybe lose lose but in a good way).
Blazers need to add a stretch four especially with Aldridge out 6-8 weeks. Swapping out bench players not part of the future and their late first round pick for a starting caliber power forward is needed especially with the Aldridge injury.
24 Jan 2015 01:39:34
Only if Kobe retires after season
Draft S.Johnson and F.Kaminsky
N.Powell 2nd round
Trade Hill to Sac for Stauskas and D-Williams
Sign Reggie Jackson
I like the idea of signing Reggie Jackson and trading hill for Stauskas and Williams but I'm not sure if Hill alone will be enough. Adding Wesley Johnson may be enough to convince the Kings to make the trade.
The team will be good as lakers are right now
So Kobe retires you have 50mil+ cap space and you make a team that is worse than current one?
23 Jan 2015 17:26:52
Next year could be kobe last year so Lakers FO need to get.him help in the off season and hopefully we get lakers top 5 pick back
Dragic 3y 40m
Monroe 4y 60m
Sacre lin hou 2nd dp for cap space
Will we get DPE for Kobe this season since he is out?
It would be great if the lakers could get 3 players this off season. Rondo or Dragic, T. harris and Monroe or Deandre
23 Jan 2015 07:43:57
la gets derrick williams nick statukas thomas rob Portland first
kings get ed davis freeman
Portland gets jordan hill
i seen this trade on b/r
i think this would be great move but maybe get
lenoard instead trob
Portland needs jordan hill bad or they won't make offs
23 Jan 2015 05:17:16
Marc Gasol 4yrs 80 Million
Gerald Green 3Yrs 18 Million
Gary Neal 1yr 3 Million
Nate Robinson 1yr 2 Million
Ed Davis 3yrs 12 Million
Tarik Black 2 yrs 4 Million
Lakers 2015-2016 Roster
Center: Marc Gasol Tarik Black
Power Forward: Juluis Randle Ed Davis Ryan Kelly
Small Forward: Gerald Green Nick Young
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant Gary Neal
Point Guard: DAngelo Russell Nate Robinson Jordan Clarkson
80 million on Marc is too much in my opinion maybe 60mil and sign T harris for 3 yrs 10 million
Marc Gasol will cost more then 15 mil a year so a 4yr 60 mil contract is out of the question. He is a top 3 center in the league and so he will get a max contract.
Why would harris take 3 years 10 mill n he passed up 4 years 36 mill to stay with orl
23 Jan 2015 04:00:18
Pistons - Lakers
Pistons trade Butler, Anthony, Datome, 2015 first round pick (top 12 protected till 2017, if pick isn't conveyed by then Lakers get 2017 and 2018 second round picks)
Lakers trade Young, Hill, Johnson
Pistons are in playoff position now and need to upgrade at small forward and big behind Drummond. Young provides 3 point shooting and Hill provides defense and rebounding and good free throw shooting (76% compared to Drummond 44%).
Lakers should be in 120% tank mode with Kobe hurt yet again. Moving out Young and Hill (both overpaid contracts) to net themselves another likely 2015 first round pick to help kick start the rebuilding process. Also with tanking it helps improves the Lakers chances of keeping their top 5 protected pick.