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Lakers Chat: Discussing Lakers' offseason and NBA Draft needs

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Photo: Lakers Coach Mike Brown shares a laugh with some acquaintances following a news conference in El Segundo on Tuesday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / May 31, 2011

 
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@LROB... Trading Pau now for Love, the #2, et al doesn’t affect the Lakers ability to pull off a deal for Dwight since that deal would involve Drew rather than Pau and would likely happen during the season before the trade deadline or during free agency next summer, assuming we have a new CBA.
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@JIMJOYCE ... Yes, I would be willing to trade Lamar straight up for Ellis. While we would lose our 3-man 4/5 rotation, Ellis and Kobe could be a dynamic backcourt with two players who can get their own shot anytime. Since Ellis is really not a point guard, we would need Kobe to take over the point much like the Logo did late in his career. Ellis is a great driver and mid-range jump shooter and should be able to made into an excellent perimeter defender with the right coaching. It’s a gamble for sure because we would need to focus on signing a replacement for Lamar in free agency. I would not include David Lee in the deal and would not trade Pau for anybody but CP3, DWill, or Love and the #2.
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TOM

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/30461/kareem-abdul-jabbar-on-youth-lebron

an interesting read.

LakerTom &/or anyone else who cares to answer,

I have a question for you: If emulation is the greatest complement, does
Bynum emulate Kareem in his style of play?

@LakerTom Agreed!


@hobbitmage
blatantly copied/pasted from the ESPN interview with Kareem:

How does he proceed from here?

"That burden, really, is going to fall on the franchise, to get the right players that comprise a good team. He's always going to be, for his whole career, a dominant and outstanding player. The way that they put the team together and promoted the team really did not do the team any good, and it didn't do the game any good. It's a team game and they should promote it as such. "

I guess this hall of famer is just "hating" according to any Heat/Lebron fan. Where is islandpriestess to put it's spin on this? Where are the rest of these Heat fans.. probably crawling back to their Lebron bubble right now.

TRADE PAU FOR LOVE AND FOR #2 DRAFT

SEND #2 DRAFT FOR CP3

SEND BYNUM AND ANYONE OTHER THAN KOBE FOR DWIGHT

AND WE HAVE, DWIGHT, CP3, LOVE, AND KOBE!!!

YES YES YES!!!!!

TRADE PAU FOR LOVE AND FOR #2 DRAFT

SEND BYNUM AND ANYONE OTHER THAN KOBE FOR DWIGHT

SEND #2 DRAFT AND ANYONE OTHER THAN KOBE & BYNUM & ODOM (IN CASE MAGIC WANTS ODOM FOR DWIGHT AS WELL WHICH IS MORE CERTAIN) FOR CP3

AND LADIES & GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE HOWARD DWIGHT, CP3, LOVE, AND KOBE!!!

YES YES YES!!!!!

I would only trade Pau if we can get Love AND CP3 (it has to be both) and send #2 draft to New Orleans plus some Lakers players and some cash if needed in order for LA Lakers to secure CP3.

mary b chandler is back in town!

Another thing to think about...

If the Lakers do trade for the #2 pick and draft one of the hot rookie PGs, it will actually increase their odds of trading for Deron Williams or Chris Paul.

It's much easier to make a package deal for one of those guys if you're offering a rookie PG with tons of upside as one piece in the package.

As it stands right now, it would be hard for the Lakers to directly deal with New Orleans or New Jersey, because they'd leave them with absolute pooch food at PG, even if they gave them Pau or Drew or whatever.

OTOH, a package of Lamar Odom plus Kemba Walker might look very appealing to them.


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