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Official 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

Pau Update...

The Phoenix Suns have stopped trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers because they believe L.A. is asking too much for Pau Gasol, according to a source.

The Lakers covet one of the Suns' valuable first round picks in the discussions.

Talks could resume before the Feb. 20 trade deadline. The Lakers would take back Emeka Okafor's expiring contract in a potential deal.

Gasol is making $19.3 million in the last year of his contract. Okafor is making $14.4 million
  • 4ML
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 4ML:
I'd definitely trade a late 1st rounder for Pau if I'm Suns GM.

Hell...I'd give Miami's 1st, 'Shard Lewis, Roger Mason, James Jones (all expiring) for Kaman and Meeks. This will Bosh at PF full time and Meeks can start when Wade is taking a game off or two.

Haven't seen Lakers play too much....so I'm not sure if Kaman and Meeks can play defense. Rumors suggest that Miami is looking for a SG who can play some D and spread the floor. Maybe someone can chime in about their defense

His injury tonight notwithstanding, Meeks would make sense for Miami. He's not a lockdown defender, but as GO said, the effort is there and he's decent on that end. Plays very, very hard. He'd fit the description of what Miami is looking for, but the earliest 1st rounder that Miami could trade is in the 2017 draft since Cleveland owns their 2015 pick.

Gotcha. Btw...can't Miami trade 2014 draft pick?
Originally posted by 4ML:
Gotcha. Btw...can't Miami trade 2014 draft pick?

No. It's called the Stepien Rule. First round picks in consecutive years can't be owed to another team. Since the '15 pick belongs to Cleveland, neither the '14 or '16 pick can be traded. They can draft someone and trade their rights after the fact, but neither the '14 or '16 pick can be traded at the deadline.
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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 4ML:
Gotcha. Btw...can't Miami trade 2014 draft pick?

No. It's called the Stepien Rule. First round picks in consecutive years can't be owed to another team. Since the '15 pick belongs to Cleveland, neither the '14 or '16 pick can be traded. They can draft someone and trade their rights after the fact, but neither the '14 or '16 pick can be traded at the deadline.

Interesting. In that case - maybe 2nd rounder.

2nd rounders aren't worth much though...so I doubt Lakers will do that.
Lol. I called it
This gotta be the worst laker team I can remember in my lifetime. We had some bad teams in the early 90s but these dudes are pretty much un-watchable.
Originally posted by susweel:
This gotta be the worst laker team I can remember in my lifetime. We had some bad teams in the early 90s but these dudes are pretty much un-watchable.

Easily one of the worst Laker teams of all time. If everybody was healthy they'd be a halfway decent fringe team. With all the injuries of the starters as well as the bench, it's just ridiculous. They really have no chance at beating anybody unless the other team is having a horrific night.
When's xman coming back? He was playing really good
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by susweel:
This gotta be the worst laker team I can remember in my lifetime. We had some bad teams in the early 90s but these dudes are pretty much un-watchable.

Easily one of the worst Laker teams of all time. If everybody was healthy they'd be a halfway decent fringe team. With all the injuries of the starters as well as the bench, it's just ridiculous. They really have no chance at beating anybody unless the other team is having a horrific night.

Yah they cant seem to stay healthy at all, one guy comes back and another guy gets hurt. lol
Magic Johnson sounded eager to assist the Los Angeles Lakers moving forward, including the possibility of recruiting free agents.

"I love them. I'm going to support them. I asked Mitch [Kupchak] the other day if you want me to recruit this summer," Johnson said Wednesday. "People don't know that was my role with Dr. Buss for a while. I was the first to call Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, all these guys. That was my job, calling them and recruiting them."

Johnson sold his 4.5 ownership stake with the Lakers in 2010 and remains an unpaid vice president with the team.

Johnson recently has been critical of the Lakers but has since backtracked to support his former team.
Lakers only have 8 available players tonight against cleveland. This should be interesting. lol
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Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by susweel:
This gotta be the worst laker team I can remember in my lifetime. We had some bad teams in the early 90s but these dudes are pretty much un-watchable.

Easily one of the worst Laker teams of all time. If everybody was healthy they'd be a halfway decent fringe team. With all the injuries of the starters as well as the bench, it's just ridiculous. They really have no chance at beating anybody unless the other team is having a horrific night.

This is a good thing. The team badly needs a stud in the draft to build around.
Lakers up 21 at the half, have 70 points, and are shooting 62%. I feel like they blew their wad. I'd be amazed if they can keep this up.
Swaggy P leaves game with knee injury. lol
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