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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM   #1681
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I think we have too many x factors in this current roster to be a legit playoff team...will kobe be healthy? did we get studs in the draft? hibbert is a closed box we don't know what he's bringing also kobe&scott will make him their personal bitch boy that's gonna be fun to watch.

but if they fill out this roster with quality vets and good defenders we may be in the playoff mix next year

I won't be surprised when BS gets fired in december tho

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Old Yesterday, 11:31 AM   #1682
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Call me crazy, but the one move the Lakers did (Hibbert), I hated.
Roster would have been better off signing Biyombo on potential. See if he can do anything, and whether he can or not, Lakers have a shot at the third pick.

But Hibbert is good enough that the third pick is not very likely at all, now. So that was a pretty bad trade, IMO. Great fit, though, but the Lakers have no reason to be wanting to compete right now other than pride.
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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM   #1683
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Russell/Clarkson/Price
Kobe/Russell/Young/Brown
W.Chandler/Young/C.Butler
Randle/Black/Kelly
Hibbert/Upshaw/Sucre

14 man decent squad
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Call me crazy, but the one move the Lakers did (Hibbert), I hated.
Roster would have been better off signing Biyombo on potential. See if he can do anything, and whether he can or not, Lakers have a shot at the third pick.

But Hibbert is good enough that the third pick is not very likely at all, now. So that was a pretty bad trade, IMO. Great fit, though, but the Lakers have no reason to be wanting to compete right now other than pride.
Bismack has no more potential. He is what you currently see, a role player off the bench. But I do agree I'm not huge on the Hibbert move. That basically told me the Lakers were desperate.
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Lou Williams 3/21mil. A meh signing to me but shoots 3's and scores. Guess you can't complain when anyone willingly signs with them these days.
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Bismack has no more potential. He is what you currently see, a role player off the bench. But I do agree I'm not huge on the Hibbert move. That basically told me the Lakers were desperate.

Hibbert is essentially option D

A: LMA, Butler, or Leonard
B: Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, or Gasol
C: Tyson Chandler, Brook Lopez or DJ (somebody mentioned Tobias Harris too)

D: Whoever we can get -- ends up being Hibbert
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Lou Williams 3/21mil. A meh signing to me but shoots 3's and scores. Guess you can't complain when anyone willingly signs with them these days.

Well, it looks like we will have pretty solid bench.

I also read that Lakers/Dallas are discussing sign-and-trade Jeremy Lin to Dallas. Hope we can get something in return.. Maybe a 2nd round pick that we lost in trade to Indiana?
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Well, it looks like we will have pretty solid bench.

I also read that Lakers/Dallas are discussing sign-and-trade Jeremy Lin to Dallas. Hope we can get something in return.. Maybe a 2nd round pick that we lost in trade to Indiana?

I was thinking the same about the s&t. 2nd rounder would be nice. Anything out of that would be nice

Brandon Bass looks to be signing. They are acquiring decent role players
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I would not mind getting Gerald Green. He is an unrestricted FA that can play SF.

C: Roy Hibbert | Robert Upshaw | Robert Sacre
PF: Julius Randle | Tarik Black | Ryan Kelly
SF: Gerald Green | Nick Young | Anthony Brown
SG: Kobe Bryant | Jordan Clarkson
PG: D'Angelo Russell | Lou Williams | Jabari Brown


Definitely a top 10 seed. Would just barely miss the playoffs.
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I would not mind getting Gerald Green. He is an unrestricted FA that can play SF.

C: Roy Hibbert | Robert Upshaw | Robert Sacre
PF: Julius Randle | Tarik Black | Ryan Kelly
SF: Gerald Green | Nick Young | Anthony Brown
SG: Kobe Bryant | Jordan Clarkson
PG: D'Angelo Russell | Lou Williams | Jabari Brown


Definitely a top 10 seed. Would just barely miss the playoffs.

I think Green won't sign back with LA after they waived him a few seasons ago.

Outside of Green, there aren't really any good SFs remaining in free agency. Maybe move Kobe to the 3 spot is our best option. I hope it's something like:

1) Lakers package Robert Sacre + Jabari Brown + Nance Jr + future 2nd round pick to the Pacers for Hibbert. 7 mill remaining in cap space
2) Lakers sign Lou Williams (7 mill). 0 mill remaining in cap space
3) Lakers sign Brandon Bass for veteran's minimum.
4) Lakers resign Jordan Hill using MLE
5) Lakers resign Wayne Ellington using veteran's minimum
6) Lakers S&T Jeremy Lin to Dallas for a future draft pick

PG: D'Angelo Russell | Lou Williams
SG: Jordan Clarkson | Anthony Brown | Wayne Ellington
SF: Kobe Bryant | Nick Young | Ryan Kelly
PF: Julius Randle | Jordan Hill | Brandon Bass
C: Roy Hibbert | Robert Upshaw | Tarid Black

Kobe operates in the mid post creating for Russell/Clarkson/cutting Randle. Hibbert protects the paint, cleans up the boards and outlet passes to Russell/Clarkson/Randle to run the showtime fastbreak. Lou Williams + Nick Young come in and score 30 pts off the bench with Upshaw/Hill hustling the glass and Brown/Young draining 3s. With declines to Blazers, Clippers and Mavs, that's a playoff team in the West imo. It's good to be hopeful
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