Discussion in 'Lakers Discussion' started by LaVarBallsDad, Jan 5, 2017.
“Do something and do it now”?
I don’t care anymore... all are touchable against Lonzo and kuzma... have a fire sale this is a f***ing disgrace
We have to focus on trades ESPECIALLY if this summer doesn't work out, but I'd be focusing on what players are available right now. We don't have an attractive product on the court; so I am hoping we can find a disgruntled impact player and trade for them with what we have on our roster.
Let's hope Rob's network of FA friends help because we need it. We have some assets; we're not completely barren. So, hopefully the focus on targeting any player is shooting and rim protection.
Article from WOJ today at ESPN re: the upcoming deadline. It will be interesting to see if the Lakers make any moves. Sounds like they may be shopping Clarkson. I've been saying this part for weeks now, the Thunder are not going to trade PG. They will take the risk to see if they can re-sign him, so that pipe dream is coming to a close soon. http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/pag...ines-potential-deals-watch-adrian-wojnarowski
The Los Angeles Lakers, needing to shed salary for summer free agency, had been hopeful of waiting until the end of the season to move Jordan Clarkson -- owed $26 million beyond this season -- but there's a mutual desire to find something sooner than later. The Lakers have made it clear that Clarkson, Julius Randle and Larry Nance are available.
Los Angeles has given up hope of unloading Luol Deng's contract in a trade, because it would simply necessitate attaching too many draft assets.
The Lakers and Deng haven't discussed a buyout since late November, but he can simply wait until the season is over to get the full balance of the $37 million owed to him once the Lakers inevitably use the waive and stretch provision to clear salary-cap space. How could the Lakers avoid Deng's money languishing on the cap for six years with the waive and stretch? Well, Deng would have to be so desperate to leave Los Angeles before season's end to sign elsewhere on a minimum deal that he'd forfeit the $18.8 million on the 2019-20 season of his contract and accept a buyout. That makes little sense to do, getting just a half-season of freedom to likely play only a few minutes per game elsewhere.
Atlanta is pushing to unload veterans and gather more draft picks and young players. Bazemore, Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli are expendable.
The Bulls are still planning to trade forward Nikola Mirotic, which can't happen until Jan. 15 or without his permission, based on his contract. Mirotic has been intrigued with the Utah Jazz, whose coach, Quin Snyder, has a reputation of maximizing offensive talent.
Memphis wants to find a first-round pick for Tyreke Evans, but that is likely to prove difficult. The Grizzlies have missed in several drafts on first-rounders, including the waiving of the 2015 No. 17 pick Wade Baldwin, and need to replenish their stock of picks. As a rental on an expiring deal, it is hard to imagine Evans delivering that kind of a return.
The untouchables (for now, anyway)
For now, the Thunder are fully committed to playing out the season with impending free agent Paul George. They still have hope that a strong run in the playoffs could convince him to re-sign in Oklahoma City. Nevertheless, the Lakers were the team to beat when the Thunder made the trade, and that probably hasn't changed -- although Oklahoma City has made a favorable impression on George, and ultimately hope to turn George with a deep playoff run. George has remained open-minded on a Thunder future, but there's a long way to go.
Before the trade deadline, there are two answers that OKC GM Sam Presti probably won't get from George and his agent, Aaron Mintz:
1. Yes, I plan to re-sign.
2. No, I plan to leave.
Which is exactly what Presti expected when the Thunder traded for George: This would be a season-long process, and there was always significant risk/reward in the trade that sent Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to Indiana.
So far, New Orleans is determined to re-sign center DeMarcus Cousinsand hasn't invited trade offers on him.
Teams are curious to study Memphis' plans with center Marc Gasol, but so far, they say they're planning to keep him.
i hope mgmt still pursues DMC, that nop team is showing ALOT more signs that its not working more so than okc. you'd think with 2 of the top 3 big in the gm, who are both so versatile theyd have more success. as hopeful as nop can be, do they really want to be 50-80mill tax payers for a bottom half borderline playoff team?
Apparently we're going after a Clipper's 2-Way G-leaguer named Jamil Wilson who was just waived. Any scouting reports on this guy?
Allegedly a shooter that we need...
"Apparently" ..... where? What? Geeev geeev.
6'7" SF 27 years old
Played 15 games for the Clippers, including 10 starts.
As a starter he put up 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.
He is 27/63 (42.9%) from three on the year.
Remember that Kuzi dude who the Knicks released for the return of Noah and who LA was interested in? He signed with a Euro team but has a NBA opt out clause. I wonder if he's still an option with that open roster spot.
But more importantly per that Woj report, my guy Nance is on the block and LA has given up on dumping Deng cause it would take too many draft picks. Well damn...I'm getting the sense this is how negotiations are going...
Lakers: Jules/Deng for ???
Trade partner: Nope, we need more to take on Deng. We need multiple draft picks too.
Lakers: Thats not happening. I guess we'll just stretch Deng out and match any offer you'll throw at Randle this summer. But we really like you, so we'll throw in Nance.
Trade partner: We do like Larry, but we still need at least one unprotected 1st round draft pick.
Lakers: Unprotected? Let's discuss protections and get this deal done...
To be continued...
Great Info here:
So he's an undersized pick and pop 4. Not really digging the undersized part, defense isn't there.
Can we find any decent players over 6'10? Geez.
Sounds like the same flu Nance had. And now that dude is on the trade block.
I have a couple friends that are die hard Clipper fans (crazy, I know) but they are sad to see Jamil Wilson go. Apparently Clips had to get rid of him because they desperately needed more guard depth.
Don't we already have a guy named Kuzma?
Its pretty obvious that's not enough, this team is at the bottom in fg% both 2s n 3s
Yay! 2 days to sign the guy...hmm. There better be more to this...
Wish we kept Nwaba but dem are d breaks...
Has he gotten much playing time this year and how has he been doing? I forget where he went.