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Old 03-16-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

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If Gasol comes back and plays some decent basketball, would GSW do this?

Bogut is washed up and they get to dump his salary.
Lakers get the small forward they've been looking for.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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Thanks, but no thanks.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

klays future is looking bright. no thanks

no way in hell will gsw mix up the core of klay curry and barnes
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

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klays future is looking bright. no thanks

no way in hell will gsw mix up the core of klay curry and barnes

This. Gasol's window is one-two year max before being considered washed out. Thompson is one of the best shooters in the league. No sense.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

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GSW can't win with Thompson. He chokes. We need Gasol. But they should throw in Meeks or someone else.

GSW needs Gasol. Bogut can't score anymore.


you're reading to throw in the towel on thompson at age what..23? get the fk outa here dude.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

Nobody wants Gasold.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

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GSW can't win with Thompson. He chokes. We need Gasol. But they should throw in Meeks or someone else.

GSW needs Gasol. Bogut can't score anymore.


"Miami can't win with Lebron. He chokes. We need *insert an old, overpaid, player* instead!"
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

This is Shady's subtle way of helping the Lakers out, he just wants a real shooter on the Lakers and a big to back up Dwight. He couldn't care less about the Warriors.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

What the Warriors need is a number 1 guy. Curry is good and all but I don't think he is a leader. He would be better as a number 2 option.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #10
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

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Well, every team wants the Black Mamba, but that is not realistic to say the least.


I wasn't saying trade for Kobe, that'll never happen.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:25 PM   #11
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

Bogut can't play PF...the Lakers need a backup? Trading Dwight would have made more sense (assuming all were healthy and blah blah). Gasol and Bogut sound a great combination. And Howard would save David Lee's ass.


But Gasol on GSW? Even prime Gasol is not the ideal fit, because of defense. He was a good defender but you don't want him to be next to David Lee.


Contrary to Magic telling me that he's never seen Bogut play, Bogut is a great defensive player and a great shot-blocker...paint and rim protector, defensive anchor.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #12
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Default Re: Gasol for Bogut + Klay Thompson

Bogut's been recovering from injuries where he hasn't been able to get NBA ready with his practice nor his conditioning.

If you watch his games, he starts gassing just after a few possessions. His legs are slowly returning, as is his offensive rhythm and confidence but he's still not there. I wouldn't call him washed up though.

And while I'm a fan of Gasol, this trade wouldn't make sense. Klay is on his way to being a Rip Hamilton caliber player IMO. Trading a player like that along with a defensive anchor for an all star who is basically on the downside of his career would be a dumb move.
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