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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #975 on: February 22, 2017, 10:01:11 AM »
I've read a bit about the new CBA, and I don't think stretch provisions were included. I think we'll be keeping Moz for at least two more years. Remember, in the final year of his four year contract, that huge expiring salary is attractive to teams trying to reduce salary burdens/lux tax implications through trades.

Just did a tiny bit more reading.  The stretch makes more sense in the final year of a big contract, not the beginning of a multi year contract.  Say Mozgov in his final year is owed $16 million.  You can "stretch" that final year to 4 years, where they cap hit is only $4 million instead.  I think that math was too basic, but it's the general idea.

Seems we are screwed with those contracts.  Between the two, Mozgov may have some value in a team looking for a backup 5....We won't get a first, but I think we could throw him when he has like 2 years left on contract.  Deng...ugh...no one is gonna want him.  Our only shot is if the Wolves rumor is true and Thibs wants Deng, then we send him over and attach cash/2nd rounder and pray  :-X

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #976 on: February 22, 2017, 01:01:48 PM »
I am concerned. I'll keep holding out hope Magic is just a figurehead, whose primary purpose is to attract big FAs.

"A lot of us media folks have had fun noting Magic Johnson’s overly generous tweets that suggest shaky talent evaluation -- he saw Brandon Knight as worthy of the overall No. 1 pick and called Michael Carter-Williams the next Jason Kidd, to cite just two -- but I’m comfortable assuming he’ll be more discerning in the private business of enhancing Los Angeles’ roster."

http://www.nba.com/article/2017/02/22/blogtable-thoughts-los-angeles-lakers-promoting-magic-johnson

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #977 on: February 23, 2017, 12:18:11 PM »
Kudos to Magic for not trying to make a big splash selling multiple young assets for an All Star in his prime before the deadline. Let's tank, secure a top-3 pick, and proceed from there. If we get a top-3 pick in the Lottery, call the Pacers back...

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #978 on: February 23, 2017, 01:24:49 PM »
Boo... draft time again.

2-4 more years?
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #979 on: February 23, 2017, 01:33:37 PM »
Lakers traded Huertas for Ennis from Houston....

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #980 on: March 08, 2017, 11:09:02 AM »
Lakers have a 56% probability of keeping a top-3 pick, if they can keep losing the remainder of their games. This would also give them a 20% chance at the # 1 pick and a 19% chance at the # 2 pick.

http://www.tankathon.com/pick_odds

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #981 on: April 14, 2017, 03:53:35 PM »
The final probability is 47%, of keeping a top-3 pick - not nearly as comfortable as 56%, but likely negligible considering this is a one-time event. The Lotto results will be revealed May 16th. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #982 on: April 19, 2017, 11:57:35 AM »
ESPN710 hosts are such Laker homers.

All they do is criticize the Clippers and how Utah is going to beat them (although the Clippers have a better record against the Jazz the last 5 seasons).

And yes, it's not likely that after they beat the Jazz they will be able to beat the Warriors but who really can now that they added Durant?

They're just jelly because the only thing they can look forward to is a ping pong ball bouncing their way.

It irritates me because Clippers are still an LA team and they are on LA radio so they should try to support rather than tear down. Marcellius is a Clips guy, Keyshawn and Kelvin are neutral... but the rest of those yo-yos need to be more objective.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #983 on: April 19, 2017, 12:12:19 PM »
ESPN710 hosts are such Laker homers.

All they do is criticize the Clippers and how Utah is going to beat them (although the Clippers have a better record against the Jazz the last 5 seasons).

And yes, it's not likely that after they beat the Jazz they will be able to beat the Warriors but who really can now that they added Durant?

They're just jelly because the only thing they can look forward to is a ping pong ball bouncing their way.

It irritates me because Clippers are still an LA team and they are on LA radio so they should try to support rather than tear down. Marcellius is a Clips guy, Keyshawn and Kelvin are neutral... but the rest of those yo-yos need to be more objective.

LA will always be a Laker town.  I really don't like much os 710.. I'm usually on 570. 

BTW.. I think they need to blow this Clips team up.  No chance of winning.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #984 on: April 19, 2017, 12:49:44 PM »
BTW.. I think they need to blow this Clips team up.  No chance of winning.

With GS as they are currently are, no Western team has a chance of winning.

Need to wait for the band to break up... so around 2021, when the Lakers are good again.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #985 on: April 19, 2017, 12:57:46 PM »
BTW.. I think they need to blow this Clips team up.  No chance of winning.

With GS as they are currently are, no Western team has a chance of winning.

Need to wait for the band to break up... so around 2021, when the Lakers are good again.

The Spurs are still good which is amazing.  Would like to see 3 or 4 good teams on each side.  Unfortunately, it's a two team league. 

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #986 on: April 19, 2017, 02:10:04 PM »
The Spurs are good, but not "win a 7-game series against GS" good.

I feel bad for the Celtics... great season and the Bulls can upset them. But just like the West, Cavs have too much firepower on their side for any East team to have a chance.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #987 on: April 19, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
The Spurs are good, but not "win a 7-game series against GS" good.

I feel bad for the Celtics... great season and the Bulls can upset them. But just like the West, Cavs have too much firepower on their side for any East team to have a chance.

I think they can solve the lottery by giving all lottery teams equal chances. That way a team on the cusp can possibly rise to the top.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #988 on: May 16, 2017, 06:00:11 PM »
Lavar Ball must have rigged the lottery.
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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #989 on: May 16, 2017, 06:22:11 PM »
Lavar Ball must have rigged the lottery.

Wow. The Lakers pick #2.

 

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