01 Oct 2015 18:40:10
POR get D'Angelo Russell, Lou Williams, Julius Randle & future 1st round pick
LAL get Damian Lillard
sign Kevin Durant MAX
sign Al Horford
resign Roy Hibbert & Kobe for cheaper than they are right now
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01 Oct 2015 18:40:10
01 Oct 2015 18:23:55
LAL get Marvin Williams (exp)
* get some wing help
Sf Bryant/Williams/World Peace
CHA get Nick Young & 2nd round pick
* get some scoring off the bench
01 Oct 2015 11:40:14
Sign - Kevin Durant and Zaza Pachulia
SnT Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young, Larry Nance Jr, and future picks for Carmelo Anthony
- Knicks have made it clear that Melo doesn't fit the direction that the Knicks are going towards. Knicks are rebuilding. Clarkson is one of the young point guards in the game and made the NBA all rookie team. I can't see many teams wanting him.
Resign - Kobe Bryant and Roy Hibbert
(Both to hometown discounts)
D'Angelo Russell - Marcelo Huertas
Kobe Bryant - Lou Williams - Michael Frazier
Kevin Durant - Anthony Brown
Carmelo Anthony - Julius Randle
Roy Hibbert - Tarik Black - Robert Upshaw
Can you image Mamba, Melo, and KD playing together? If not trade for Melo they can always recruit Horford which IMO would be a better fit and more realistic.
SAS reported that KD has mutual interest in LA and is targeting LA if he doesn't resign in OKC.
30 Sep 2015 21:35:23
The Westgate Superbook in Vegas projects the Lakers to win 29.5 wins. That's 6th worst. They keep their pick if it falls #1-#3. If they get that pick next summer. Would that be a high enough pick along with Clarkson & Randle (and other bench players to help with salaries) to trade for a superstar (not Melo)?
Love, George, Cousins, J Butler?
Clarkson (S&T), Young, Randle, & that pick #1-3.
30 Sep 2015 17:29:52
Lakers Sunmer 2016:
•Re-sign Kobe 2 years $20M, team option 2nd year.
•Trade Bass & Young for future 2nd rd pick
•Re-sign Hibbert 5 yrs $50M ($40M guaranteed)
•Sign Durant 4 years $110M (include any options he wants)
•Sign Horford 4 years $90M
Total salary = $86.64M
•Re-sign Clarkson 3 years $10.5M (player option 3rd year)
Total Salary = $90M
Alternate Lineup to limit Kobe & Hibbert's minutes:
29 Sep 2015 19:49:48
Steven A Smith said this morning he's hearing if Durant leaves OKC next summer, LA is his preferred destination. Also, Melo wants to play with him and/or Kobe if he doesn't retire.
Lakers sign KD to max contract (4 yrs $110M and whatever options he wants). Trade for Melo. Resign Kobe (2 yrs $20M), resign Hibbert ($15M per year)
NYK: J Clarkson (RFA next summer, not sure how that works), B Bass, N Young, and their next available 1st rd pick.
SG: Kobe/Lou Williams
29 Sep 2015 21:32:45
To good to be true
29 Sep 2015 22:06:34
How RFA works is that J. Clarkson would have to agree to a salary from the Knick and agree to go to the Knicks in a trade. So basically J. Clarkson has some control over where he goes but Lakers have the ultimate control. Lakers can match any offer he signs with any team.
27 Sep 2015 05:51:20
Lakers Get: Melo
Celtics Get: Roy Hibbert
Knicks Get: D'Angelo Russell, David Lee
26 Sep 2015 21:34:20
Pacers get Lopez Lou-Will Randle Lakers 1st
Knicks get George Miles Hibbert Lou-W
Lakers get Mahinmi Melo Calderon
Lopez and Randle allow pacers to play fast without being undersized, they depth front court
Lakers get star sf without giving up much
Knicks get better triangle players in place
26 Sep 2015 15:05:10
If Paul George demands a trade (unlikely)
Lakers trade Russell Randle 2016 second rounder 2018 second rounder 2020 first
Pacers trade Paul George
This might make the pacers consider trading George and having a nice young core of Russell Randle and turner
26 Sep 2015 17:13:16
Pacers already have Hill and Stuckey at PG so why would the Pacers want to do this deal? In addition the Lakers would have to give up a lot more salary to make it work.
Basically. Russell, Randle, Brown, Young, Kelly, Sacre for George. Would the Pacers want that? Does this make the Lakers better? Both answers are No.
27 Sep 2015 05:47:46
Stuckey is playing backup Sg. I'd rather have Russell than hill. And this trade should be after they year if you think about it. Does it make the lakers better yes.
27 Sep 2015 16:55:24
Well after the season when Russell and Randle play a full season with the Lakers and you see them play very good ball you will come back to this deal you wanted to make and say "what was I thinking."
28 Sep 2015 19:05:49
Have you not seen what George has done int he leauge before he got hurt. Randle and Russell can't be counted on playing good ball in both of there first full years of playing NBA. They are young and have bust potential while George is a star who is still young.
29 Sep 2015 03:09:22
Yes I have seen what George has done before he got hurt. I just have higher expectations for Russell and Randle than you do. Is George a good player who made an allstar team?. yes. Is he a Superstar? No. Would he make a difference if Russell and Randle were traded for him?. No. Is George going to win the MVP which he claims he is going to this season?. No.
29 Sep 2015 18:56:18
Don't get me wrong I love Russell and like Randle but George has proven he can be the star of a playoff team. He is a superstar and lakers would take the chance on him than waiting on Russell and Randle
26 Sep 2015 13:54:29
IND get D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young, Larry Nance Jr, 2nd round pick
Pg D'Angelo Russell/George Hill
Sg Monta Ellis/Rodney Stuckey
Sf CJ Miles/Nick Young/Chase Budinger/Solomon Hill
Pf Jordan Hill/Larry Nance Jr/Lavoy Allen
Ce Ian Mahinmi/Myles Turner
LAL get Paul George
Pg Jordan Clarkson/Marcelo Huertas
Sg Kobe Bryant/Lou Williams
Sf Paul George/World Peace/Anthony Brown
Pf Julius Randle/Brandon Bass
Ce Roy Hibbert/Robert Upshaw
27 Sep 2015 01:31:29
Very unlikely, but makes sense PG would be the future 24 of the Lakers.
26 Sep 2015 05:51:00
IF Paul George demands a trade (unlikely)
Lakers trade Russell Randle 2016 second rounder 2018 second 2020 first Anthony brown
Pacers trade Paul George
George is from la and I don't think he'd mind playing in la.
I would want this to happen before 2016 free agency to attract free agents.
Other team to watch for is the celtics
26 Sep 2015 06:16:25
Too Much x Paul George
26 Sep 2015 15:06:51
This should make the pacers consider trading him. I love George and I think he can lead a team and I would love to see clarkson and him along with other people run the show
23 Sep 2015 10:27:34
Trade deadline deal
LAL get 2016 1st from CHA, Cody Zeller & Jeremy Lamb
CHA get Brandon Bass & Lou Williams
CHA might have a fight in a playoff spot, a defensive 4 and a scorer off the bench could help them. Lakers get 2 young players & a pick in the 2016 draft
20 Sep 2015 15:49:29
Coming into the 2014 draft if Noah vonleh was there at 7 I wanted him. But Randle was the pick and I'm fine with but I'm making a trade could benefit both teams
Lakers trade Randle 2016 second rounder future second
Blazers trade vonleh 2016 first rounder (top 5 protected)
Vonleh couldn't show much promise last year with his injuries but I like how he can play stretch four and his defense and his size to play small ball center
Randle was unfortunately injured last year but he's lost weight and got a lot quicker and has improved on all aspects of his game
Blazers take the chance on the potential of Randle who could become the number two option next to lilard.
Lakers take a chance on a all around promising player and get a future pick
Should the pick protection be higher?
20 Sep 2015 09:39:52
Sixers get D'Angelo Russell & Roy Hibbert (exp)
sf Simmons (2016 draft)/Saric
Kings get Julius Randle & Jahlil Okafor
Lakers get Demarcus Cousins & Robert Covington
sg Bryant (1 more year)
17 Sep 2015 17:51:15
Seen a few lakers trying to get melo trades and I think this ones the best.
Lakers trade deangelo russel, Lou Williams, nick young, Larry mace jr
Knicks trade melo
This is really close to financially sound but I haven't tried it yet on a trade machine
Lakers get a nice player to make a run for this season with Kobe and a future player to draw free agents later.
Knicks get a huge upside guard who can play both spots to rebuild with. A nice defensive player in nance And not terrible players to have as backs ups/ starters while the transitions happening. Also finally get rid of melo who hasn't lived up to the hype.
17 Sep 2015 19:16:41
This goes out to anybody who thinks the Lakers should trade Russell and other players for Carmelo. It would be a huge mistake to get Carmelo. He will demand the ball just like Kobe and there will be 50 shots taken per game with many misses. Teams in the west will rebound those misses and make shots themselves. That equals to quick losses. On top of that health and salary cap would be issues as well. It just wouldn't make sense bring him in when he won't make a difference in making the playoffs in the west. Lakers need to stick with the young talent they have and start the rebuilding process now. Get some wins while we are at it as well. I know people just want to trade everybody but in order to make the playoffs and win there has to be building to do that. Carmelo Anthony and neither is Demarcus Cousins the answer to that.
18 Sep 2015 04:14:16
To much for Melo
18 Sep 2015 06:14:47
citydude has been going around replying to all post (dumb post and believable post) with nothing but negative things but he has not post anything yet good to read. he wants fans to believe tat the current roster was the best way. lol. yet they missed out on great FA tat could of helped rebuild the team instead of a bunch of rookies.
18 Sep 2015 08:25:57
la-beast I only speak the truth. Yes the Lakers struck out on free agents this offseason. Ok they tried that. Now they need to play the season out and start developing players. let's see how Russell, Randle, and Clarkson play together. They haven't played 1 regular season game together yet and people want them gone. Making major moves now won't solve anything. People want Durant, Noah, and a few other top free agents next season. Cool I am for that. You want something positive there it is. let's keep that cap space open to attempt to sign free agents.
19 Sep 2015 03:57:13
Nobody wants them gone. if u want talent then u got to trade talent for talent. u can't trade trash for talent. who has the lakers picked up in the offseason in the last 3 years to help the team? All they do is resign players for 1 or 2 years. c'mon now the offseason just past and your already waiting for the next off season. really? Only reason we got hibbert is because we traded for him. or do u just want to see if we miss or not again next offseason. explain why the lakers sucked for the last 3 years? I want to know? Or why nobody wants to sign. kobe might play again. u never know. gasol left. u got to trade dude. i'm speaking the truth.
19 Sep 2015 18:31:47
Yes people here do want them gone. That is all I am reading on here which is why you see my comments all the time. Dumb deals. I do agree with you on talent for talent. Yes to get talent you can't give up trash. People have this Markieff Morris deal all the time I see. Well the Suns aren't going to take what the Lakers have to offer for him. So its not going to work. The key though is your pushing Carmelo. Dude Carmelo isn't going to make the Lakers a better team. He made the Knicks better for 1 season since he has been there. He will never make a finals apperance. The Lakers sucked the last few seasons because of multiple reasons but the main reason is defense. They gave up so many points and were near the bottom in defense. This off season they corrected that issue with Hibbert, Bass, and Nance Jr. I actually agree that the Lakers should bring in Hibbert but he was a second options. The Lakers needed to use there cap space anyway. He helps. However I read deals where someone want to trade Hibbert for Lopez (knicks). Hibbert is better than Lopez. One other reason the Lakers sucked is a combination of injuries and players leaving. Key players as well. So they need to build to become better. Showtime was created through the draft.
20 Sep 2015 00:44:46
Like I said there are dumb post and believable post here. u comment on all with negative. yes hubbert for lopez is dumb. but your comments are also some of them. U believe lakers should not trade anybody and wait to struk out on free angency again? what is tat? Lakers sucked cause they had no help watsoever.
yes also defense but look at how sloppy the offense is too. just cause showtime was created through the draft doesn't mean all teams can be created through draft. look at cavs. they had hella high draft picks and they sucked until they got lebron back. I nit saying russel sucks. I like the dude but clarkson cannot shoot the ball good enough to play sg. I like the young team but still need better vets and as for melo he can help the lakers a lot.
he can help any team a shit load. there's plenty of hall of famers tat didn't see the finals. lakers didn't do crap with kobe, gasol, howard, nash. looks like defense and offense to me. lakers are my team but they got to trade to get better if they can't hit free angency.
20 Sep 2015 16:54:52
La-beast Lakers don't need Clarkson to play sg the game barely even has positions anymore. If clarkson or Russell had to play sg Russell can kill that. Man has a dirty 3 pt shot and can bring the ball up. Its not a matter of positions it's touches and the Lakers brought in lou Williams which was dumb because he's a short Nick young and we don't need more guards. They need to keep the young core let players develop and mature and hopefully Robert Upshaw the udfa we got smartens up and plays to his potential as a ridiculous shot blocker and rebounder. All we need is a sf if were talking portion game and if not a position game we need a big athlete who is all around solid. This year is not going to be good. Realistically we will be under .500 and Kobe will retire. Build for the future don't throw it away for a "proper send off" man has to mentor the young guards coming in behind him not push for championship because that's not happening anyways
21 Sep 2015 04:16:21
alright so ima say this again. nobody wants these young talents gone. well atleast I dont. I like clarkson, russell, and randle. the lakers only picked up lou williams because there was nobody left in free agency to sign. you said SF right? there was plenty in free angency that they misssed out on. now your hoping for undrafted players to step up. why couldn't you hope for lakers management to step up instead of picking up undrafted players. no doubt upshaw got talent but u willing to bet on him to change? lakers had a huge amount to spend and they didn't do crap. now lakers just hopes all these undrafted players do good. sounds like a horrible plan to me. they could of gotten talent from free agency instead they lagged. and once again, if nobody wants to sign with tthe lakers and other teams are willing to trade their star player for something then you got to make it happen. and also how can anybody say that carmelo can't make any team better. lol. if carmelo woulda went to chicago then it would of been different right? that question was for city dude.
21 Sep 2015 16:29:41
To answer you question if carmelo woulda went to chicago then it would of been different right? that question was for city dude. The answer is simple the Bulls developed there talent already. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson. These are players that the Bulls drafted. So the result would be completely different. In addition Carmelo would have gone to Bulls as a free agent and cheaper which would be a plus for the Bulls. You have the Lakers giving up assets for him 1 year after. He is coming off a knee injury. "who knows if he would have gotten that knee injury in Chicago." If he signed with the Lakers last season. Ok let's pretend. They aren't better than New Orleans or Dallas. Cause there were lots of injuries for the Lakers. I understand your point. trade now and win now. What I am saying is that the Lakers are not in that position right now. You don't agree. So I respect your thought but that is my thought and I will continue to stand by that thought.
21 Sep 2015 20:43:44
Not just even melo. there's other players that were open for trades. its not about winning now. the last 3 years lakers have not done anything in the offseason and resign players for 1 to 2 years to leave a huge cap space and then not sign anybody again the next offseason. lakers don't need to sign a star. they just need to sign great assets to fill in the roster. now they don't have anybody but a bunch of undrafted players. i'm not into that losing or tanking crap. but your agreeing that lakers are doing everything right and I just don't agree with that. a lot of other teams got a lot better this offseason exept the lakers. lakers got very lucky with hibbert. and for all those pple that thinks hibbert sucks, u guys are wrong. he's going to make lakers better. now all we can do is see what these young undrafted rookies can do
21 Sep 2015 22:13:07
I think that Brandon Bass and Lou Williams are great assets to the Lakers and filled specific needs. Nick Young is a question so Lou Williams can fill any void Young may not give this season. If Young steps up then great we have another contributor. All the top assets to sign every team either wants them or there really isn't too many of them out in free agency. So its all a process and takes time. I know your not use to seeing the Lakers losing multiple years in a role. We are all lucky to see them win a lot. It just doesn't happen to see 55 out of 57 winning seasons. With time I see this young talent turn into quality players. Here is something crazy but here is what type of players I see these guys becoming or close to. Randle the next Randolph, Russell the next Westbrook, Clarkson the next Monta Ellis. Lots of potential if you give it time. I want the Lakers to benefit from them.
17 Sep 2015 05:13:43
Lakers this year need to sign world peace release sacre and Kelly and send Holmes Frazier brown upshaw to the d leauge
What I'm looking for is mainly how Randle clarkson and Russell will play along with if black brown and nance could show they belong there and see how young and Hibbert do
Hope to keep the pick with lottery luck
If Russell clarkson Randle show they have good years and were close to making the playoffs I think a star would wait a year before they become serious contenders
In the offseason target durant derozan batum
Center target Noah whiteside Jefferson horford
13 Sep 2015 05:19:26
76ers Get: Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Anderson
Spurs Get: Tony Wroten
Lakers Get: 2016 1st Round Pick, Robert Covington
13 Sep 2015 02:42:57
Lakers trade Young and Kelly
Hornets trade Marvin Williams
12 Sep 2015 05:22:50
if knicks are serious about trading melo like rumours been showing.
knicks- russell, young,bass, 2nd pick
clarkson, lou, huertas
kobe, jabari, holmes
hibbert, black, upshaw
russell, calderon, galloway
young, early , thomas
bass, williams, portzin
lopez, seraphin, quinn
lakers gets their new franchise player to fill in that ugly sf position and knicks gets a future all star point guard with their new rebuild squad.
17 Sep 2015 00:22:28
If Knicks. You stopped me at Knicks, lol.
11 Sep 2015 10:40:04
LAL get Cody Zeller
CHA get Nick Young, Anthony Brown & 2nd round pick
Lakers add a young PF/Ce while CHA get a scorer, and young wing back
12 Sep 2015 04:01:33
how does this help any lakers get better? really useless trade. zeller not worth 2 players and a pick. besides la already has tarick black for back up at center. dumb trade
11 Sep 2015 02:40:01
1- Dump Sacre.
2- Trade Kelly, Nick Young and picks for Markieff Morris.
3- Sign Metta and Robert Upshaw or Jeremy Tyler
4- Send Holmes, Frazier and possibly Upshaw in case he doesn't make the team to Dleague.
PG: Huertas, Russell, JBrown
SG: Clarkson, Williams, ABrown
SF: Bryant, Morris, Metta
PF: Randle, Bass, Nance Jr.
C: Hibbert, Black, Upshaw
Explanation: There is no rush in developing players like Holmes and Frazier since Huertas, Bryant and Metta will possibly get out after this year and Clarkson, Russell, Nance Jr., and A.Brown will also be exploring their abilities given the opportunity. So its wise to send them to D-league. Besides, they would not be contributors to the team right away. It's hideous to think that each young player will become great. Signing Metta would add a veteran voice in the locker room to help the youngsters.
Trading for Morris gives the Lakers another versatile forward who can defend and spread the floor. plus, it'd give the team some extra size at the 3.
This plan also aligns with prepositional futuristic affairs:
If the Lakers are able to score big and acquire Durant in free agency, and even if Kobe decides to return, the team could look like this:
PG: Russell, Clarkson, (PG from Tarik Black trade)
SG: Bryant, Williams, JBrown
SF: Durant, Morris, A Brown
PF: Randle, Bass, Nance Jr.
C: Hibbert, Nene, Upshaw
12 Sep 2015 04:09:42
seriously no use of signing mwp. lakers jacked up when signing a bunch of rookies already. there was plenty of talent in free agent. now they signing undrafted rookies and old vets who they released a few years back. c'mon stop already.
17 Sep 2015 00:20:59
Lakers might need to look at developing players if there are a bunch of injuries like last season. If the Lakers sign MWP like you say how many games do you expect him to play? 40 games probably at most with very little minutes.
19 Sep 2015 20:43:24
Mette could play around 37 in Regular Season and if the Lakers have a post season he'll see more minutes
10 Sep 2015 01:21:55
lakers have 17 signed players so
Sign world peace upshaw
Release sacre 18 players now
Holmes Frazier upshaw Jabari brown to d leauge leaving them with 14 players
Made this to ask your guys finals predictions.
09 Sep 2015 06:14:40
I honestly didn't watch any Phoenix games last year except when they played the Lakers. Tell me what you think.
LAL: M Morris & PJ Tucker
PHO: N Young, R Kelly, L Nance Jr, & R Sacre
09 Sep 2015 15:49:46
I know people are pushing for Markieff Morris. He will want to start. Which I agree he should start. The Lakers already have Kobe & Randle plug into starting so I don't see bringing in Morris off the bench unless Randle comes off the bench. Also I doubt Phoenix is going to want N. Young if they are parting with Morris. To make this deal work right the Lakers would have to give up Young, Kelly, and Sacre for Morris.
11 Sep 2015 20:57:26
I believe all Lakers' fans would happy to see Kelly and Sacre trading for somebody. But this story is too good to be true.
07 Sep 2015 23:45:13
Heat trade Anderson 2016 second
Lakers trade ater majok(overseas player)
Lakers get an actual backup center
Heat save money
07 Sep 2015 17:50:38
Not sure if bucks would agree to this trade but if they don't want to pay Henson then
Lakers trade black Jabari brown and Anthony brown and 2016 second rounder
Bucks trade Henson
Lakers get a nice young big
Bucks probably wouldn't do the trade but black is a high energy guy and plays both positions. Jabari brown is a good defender and good scorer. Anthony brown could be the bucks next 3 and D guy and was the 34 pick in the draft along with another 2nd rounder that will be 30-40
06 Sep 2015 06:03:57
I'm looking for an trade idea for a big man who is a center or who can play center that is young but teams probably won't part with them only one that seems realistic
Hornets trade zeller
Lakers trade 2016 second and future second
Hornets have hawes Jefferson kaminsky and hansbrough and zeller could be the odd man out and if they want another big they could take sacre to
Lakers could use a backup big because Tarik black is only 6'9 and is there backup center. If he was taller by 2 inches I wouldn't mind
06 Sep 2015 17:11:14
Or we could simply use Upshaw or Jeremy Tyler
07 Sep 2015 00:54:46
Your putting way too much into this back up center idea. Small ball is taking over and when Hibbert rests during the game it is a perfect time to bring in Black. What are teams really going to counter with? There is a real shortage of quality back up centers in the league. Just not worth trading for right now. Sacre & Upshaw are an ok options right now.
20 Sep 2015 05:25:24
Sacre is garbage and upshaw is just a rookie.
04 Sep 2015 10:27:50
LAK - Sixers
L.A. get I. Canaan / J. Grant
76ERS get J. Clarkson / T. Black
05 Sep 2015 16:18:23
02 Sep 2015 01:51:01
Lakers signed 32 year old pg huertas
Trade Kelly sacre with future second or waive outright.
Sign Beasley and upshaw
Before beginning of season Frazier Holmes upshaw Anthony brown go to d leauge
01 Sep 2015 22:22:11
In a trade of nobody wants my garbage players:
Lakers get Pekovic
New York gets Swaggy P
Minnesota gets Calderon
I know people will think I'm being serious, but I'm not really. With that said, this would allow 3 teams to dump players they don't like or are overpaid. Maybe a change of scenery does everyone good?
05 Sep 2015 07:23:32
no way lakers can afford peko with just swaggy
30 Aug 2015 21:55:58
Lakers acquire PJ Tucker
Suns acquire Nick Young, Evan Turner, Lakers 2nd rd pick & Jared Sullinger
Celtics acquire Markieff Morris
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