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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1425 on: February 08, 2018, 12:03:05 PM »
I have an involuntary reaction just hearing the name Isiah Thomas on a Lakers roster.  I know he's not the same person as his dad, but it's tough not to associate that name with a team that I absolutely reviled, the Detroit "Bad Boy" Pistons.

The association is even farther, Isaiah Thomas (IT2) is not related to the Detroit Isiah Thomas.

Oh that's funny.  I just read about how he got his name, so I guess I should embrace him.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1426 on: February 08, 2018, 03:10:41 PM »
not sure if I like that either...
It’d be funny if lakers do get lebron next year, reunion with IT, lol

IT is a free agent.
We should get Cavs first rounder also (not lottery pick)

I just read Lakers will get the 1st round pick also.

yes we get the cavs 1st (top 3 protected) from this which will be around the 25th pick

This signals a move to be big players in free agency.  Doing the math, we will have around $35 million in guaranteed contracts with Deng.  If we were to stretch him, we would be able to offer 2 max contracts.  I think the goal for now is PG + LeBron or PG + Cousins.  If we dangle the Cavs first with Deng, we might be able to keep randle + 2 max contracts so this is a win win for sure. 

Regarding Isiah, if he plays well, we could have an all star on our team for essentially Clarkson/nance.  He looks terrible this season but just last year he averaged almost 29 ppg.  If we only get 1 max player like PG, we can offer Isiah a big 1 year deal while we use the other max on 2019 free agency (kawhi + klay Thompson)

I'm sad to see Nance go as he was a true glue guy for the team, but I like the commitment to go big this free agency.  I was meh about losing clarkson as I think Josh Hart has shown great promise as a 3 + D.  Magic and Pelinka could look like geniuses if we get at least PG.  I feel more confident with them than I did with Mitch and Jim Buss in free agency.  We shall see  :)

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1427 on: February 09, 2018, 01:39:31 PM »
not sure if I like that either...
It’d be funny if lakers do get lebron next year, reunion with IT, lol

IT is a free agent.
We should get Cavs first rounder also (not lottery pick)

I just read Lakers will get the 1st round pick also.

yes we get the cavs 1st (top 3 protected) from this which will be around the 25th pick

This signals a move to be big players in free agency.  Doing the math, we will have around $35 million in guaranteed contracts with Deng.  If we were to stretch him, we would be able to offer 2 max contracts.  I think the goal for now is PG + LeBron or PG + Cousins.  If we dangle the Cavs first with Deng, we might be able to keep randle + 2 max contracts so this is a win win for sure. 

Regarding Isiah, if he plays well, we could have an all star on our team for essentially Clarkson/nance.  He looks terrible this season but just last year he averaged almost 29 ppg.  If we only get 1 max player like PG, we can offer Isiah a big 1 year deal while we use the other max on 2019 free agency (kawhi + klay Thompson)

I'm sad to see Nance go as he was a true glue guy for the team, but I like the commitment to go big this free agency.  I was meh about losing clarkson as I think Josh Hart has shown great promise as a 3 + D.  Magic and Pelinka could look like geniuses if we get at least PG.  I feel more confident with them than I did with Mitch and Jim Buss in free agency.  We shall see  :)

I'm hoping it's PG and Klay.  Shooting, Defense, Switchability and younger than Lebron. 

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1428 on: February 09, 2018, 01:52:05 PM »
I'm hoping it's PG and Klay.  Shooting, Defense, Switchability and younger than Lebron.

Very true.  People need to remember that Lebron isn't going to be the best forever.  Age catches up with us all.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1429 on: February 09, 2018, 03:47:02 PM »
I'm hoping it's PG and Klay.  Shooting, Defense, Switchability and younger than Lebron.

Very true.  People need to remember that Lebron isn't going to be the best forever.  Age catches up with us all.

Yes in a perfect world for me, we get PG this year and one of Klay/Kawhi next year, but I think getting Lebron greatly increases the chances we get PG this year so I'm willing to role the dice with this even though I'm not a fan of his antics.  Sign Lebron to a 1 + 1 deal and see where we at next year.  Who knows? Maybe Warriors next offseason offer Klay less than max and he'll want to join Lebron + PG and we do a sign and trade with Ingram+ fillers for him.  But regardless, we have to hit on at least 1 big FA this summer or getting rid of all our young talent will be for nothing (DLO/Clarkson/Nance)

Klay, Lebron, PG, Lonzo, Kuzma, Hart, Randle seem like a contender, though I personally like Cousins' game more than Lebron's for this team (his Achilles injury is worrisome but he didn't jump high anyways)

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1430 on: February 09, 2018, 04:38:38 PM »
So what’s up with Lonzo? He has been out for while.

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1431 on: February 09, 2018, 09:50:54 PM »
So what’s up with Lonzo? He has been out for while.

Lavaritis.

I think the Lakers were trying to trade Lonzo to Lithuania. :)

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Re: Lakers News
« Reply #1432 on: February 09, 2018, 10:34:42 PM »
Lonzo faked his injury so that he can get his debut album released (2/15/18).

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