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Old 02-06-2016, 06:58 PM   #1846
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He's not a 10m flat per yet, but I'm sure he'll get those & maybe even higher, if he does & if he's an RFA, I hope the Lakers will end up matching it. 2nd tier instant offense sells, I guess.
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Who do you guys want? Speak true. Kevin Durant or Ben Simmons? Would you like to try & win now or wait & see of what BS is capable of?
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You can't get either until after the season so it's irrelevant. If you have the #1 pick Ben Simmons is clearly the guy, even if somehow the Lakers got lucky and signed Durant. Ingram is closing the gap a bit and it's clear those are the top 2 guys but you for sure pick Simmons still. It would be way too risky to trade down a few picks because those are guards and the Lakers have Russell and Clarkson. Not to mention there seems to be a major drop off in talent this year the farther down the board you get.
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Who do you guys want? Speak true. Kevin Durant or Ben Simmons? Would you like to try & win now or wait & see of what BS is capable of?

I don't see us getting #1 pick tbh.. the odds are against it, but odds are in our favor we will be somewhere in top 3. Who else is showing high pick signs? We need a center or SF.

I also don't see KD coming to LA btw. He is looking for instant contenders. We won't be contenders next year even with top 3 pick.
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I'm only mainly talking about what you want or who do you want to run the Lakers for the next years/decade, KD or Simmons? It's all hypothetical. I'm sure we're all aware of what could happen this offseason.
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I don't see us getting #1 pick tbh.. the odds are against it, but odds are in our favor we will be somewhere in top 3. Who else is showing high pick signs? We need a center or SF.

I also don't see KD coming to LA btw. He is looking for instant contenders. We won't be contenders next year even with top 3 pick.
I agree, very tough to get that number 1 pick. And if you were KD and were prepared to leave what team do you choose, the Warriors or the Lakers? It's pretty much a no brainer. If LA could somehow land Ingram that would be huge. Other than that the top 10 is full of PG's, SG's, and PF's which are all positions the Lakers don't have an immediate need in. I don't see a C worth taking. So it really kind of puts the Lakers in a tough spot. Better land a top 2 pick because if it's #3 it would put the Lakers in a tough spot. Let Clarkson walk and draft a guy like Dunn or try to trade Randle and draft someone like Bender. I'm not sure how a guy like Buddy Hield would fit with Russell. Jaylen Brown looks like a reach for the top 3. I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. Those ping pong balls are going to really mean so much for the Lakers this offseason.
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Okay...

By winning now, I meant win in 2-4 years, lol. I said the same thing to my uncle, with this roster, they're not winning for at least the next 3 years realistically if they play their cards right with KD -- if.
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They're not going to be contenders in 2-4 years either way. I think the best thing for them to do right now is to accumulate as much young talent as possible and then hope that one season that big FA signing will happen. If they get Jimmy out of there it's totally possible.
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They're not going to be contenders in 2-4 years either way. I think the best thing for them to do right now is to accumulate as much young talent as possible and then hope that one season that big FA signing will happen. If they get Jimmy out of there it's totally possible.

Yes, it can either go right or wrong, a lot can happen in a span of 2-4 years (but who the f* knows?) regardless if Jim Buss is running the FO or not, just as long as Mitch is there -- a man can hope.

D'Angelo, JC & Julius - they've been really impressive with their selections/decision making 80% of the time, not the best, but it's a solid foundation. The Dwight Howard trade obviously didn't go well as planned, but on paper, that was legit, & so to say "they won't be contenders in 2-4 years" is far much of a stretch than to say they will be in 4 years (if they acquire KD) given what they both have accomplished these past few years by acquiring these promising young talents & seeing or knowing what's to come this offseason or the next.

A lot of things can happen, just not keen on stockpiling young talent unless they're for trading purposes / JC-trade-material, never was a fan of having a young bench -- I'm saying young bench since I wouldn't change the core group that they have right now in DLO/JC/Randle. After all of this shit is done by acquiring rentals, I think & would hope it'll end up with DLO/JC backcourt unless they can find someone else to replace JC.
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