Near future for the Lakers?

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by jgoldstein34 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Yeah, your projection for his worth is way more optimistic than mine. I have him worth ~$7 million, if he gets a big offer sheet it is imperative that the Lakers let him walk. He's just not worth it.

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by EvanZ » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:18 pm

There are more things at play here.

I mean did you see Randle's instagram pics this summer? :lol:

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by Crow » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Ah, no. A two second google now didn't convince me.

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by JoshEngleman » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:45 pm

The Lakers need to get really, really lucky. The need the Pacers to bail them out. If you can get them to take Randle, Deng, #27 and #28, you do it. Getting out from Deng is key. Trading Randle is also smart, as it would keep them from overpaying him next year. Even though it's a sunk cost, bringing in George for something like this should improve the optics of losing next year's pick.

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by Crow » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:03 pm

A great trade, Ball and a couple of other pickups that were sensible. Clarkson and Randle offered and a pretty good chance to be gone eventually. A fine start. And they know that a ton more work needs to be done.

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by Crow » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Pelinka wants 2 superstars. Will probably have to get in free agency. Probably 5 or less of current players (not counting draftees) will be around for their arrival and even less for any noisemaking thereafter.

George wants to come. But is he really the top or even a top Laker target? I'd look around hard and probably pick someone else.

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by jgoldstein34 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:17 pm

It sounds like the new Lakers front office's strategy is the same as the old: "we're the Lakers"

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Re: Near future for the Lakers?

Post by Crow » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:32 pm

They aren't really, yet; but have a better pitch with Magic and without Jim Buss.

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