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Official 2013-14 Los Angeles Lakers Thread

We can still beat the celtics.
Bazemore Brooks So Cool
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Bazemore Brooks So Cool

They tore it up! Doesn't take much to be the best players on the court for the Lakers at any given point. lol
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Bazemore Brooks So Cool

They tore it up! Doesn't take much to be the best players on the court for the Lakers at any given point. lol

I really hope Bazemore makes it with the Lakers. He is a great kid.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Bazemore Brooks So Cool

They tore it up! Doesn't take much to be the best players on the court for the Lakers at any given point. lol

I really hope Bazemore makes it with the Lakers. He is a great kid.

He's the reason the Lakers did this deal. They like him quite a bit, from what I understand.
This is what I'd like:

Jordan Farmar - Keep
Jordan Hill - Keep but market will determine this
Nick Young - Gone, likely due to market
Kaman - Gone
Gasol - I seriously have no idea. For his sake, I think he should leave so I'll say Gone.
Jodie Meeks - I'd like to keep but market will determine this
Xavier Henry - Keep
Wesley Johnson - Keep
Ryan Kelly - Gone
Shawne Williams - Gone
Bazemore/Brooks - Jury is still out

Next year...

PG - Nash, Farmar, Marshall
SG - Bryant, Meeks
SF - Johnson, Henry
PF - Hill
C - Sacre

9 guys. I believe we have both our draft picks this year so two rookies squeeze into the equation somehow. It'd then be nice to pick up two to three FAs. I would love Bosh and/or Lowry. Lowry has played himself to a bigger contract than we can or would be willing to give him. Bosh, Idk what happens in Miami but he's got a house in LA so...there's a chance!

FA Targets
Chris Bosh
Kyle Lowry
Trevor Ariza*
DeJuan Blair

*Ariza really depends on whether we also keep Bazemore/Brooks. If we keep either of them, then I'm not sure we go after Trevor because it'll be a logjam of wing players.

Let's get into wet dream scenario...Nash retires, we stretch him via stretch provision. We sign Bosh and Blair, and some lower tier big man like...Jason Smith

PG - Farmar, Marshall
SG - Bryant, Meeks
SF - Johnson, Henry
PF - Bosh, Blair, Hill
C - Sacre, Smith


This is just a rough draft and me thinking out loud. I've got to go through cap numbers and what not. Plus, we'd have the two rookie picks too to add to this. It's far from special but a step in the right direction I think.

*Edit: I especially like the above situation if we target an Exum or Smart with our pick (predicting it's in the 4 to 8 range). It's still early but my draft crush as of now would probably be Noah Vonleh from Indiana. I also would really like to see us swing a sign and trade for Pau or somebody over the summer to get us a 2nd round pick. A lot of guys I like that could be had in the 2nd round.
[ Edited by GameOver on Feb 22, 2014 at 11:34 PM ]
The return of Swaggy-P was spoiled with a loss. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
That's the best I've seen Deron Williams look in a loooooong time.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
That's the best I've seen Deron Williams look in a loooooong time.

He really has been pretty mediocre lately. I doubt we see too many more like the one tonight
[ Edited by Ninerjohn on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:57 PM ]
Bazemore is starting tonight!
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Bazemore is starting tonight!

He started the last game too.

He's...pretty freaking good. He comes off of that PnR with bad intentions, and can defend a bit with that great wingspan, and runs his ass off going down court. He just broke Paul George off the dribble too. He's on pace for his third straight game with a career high. He might just be one of those guys that needed someone to give him a shot. Really like him.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Bazemore is starting tonight!

He started the last game too.

He's...pretty freaking good. He comes off of that PnR with bad intentions, and can defend a bit with that great wingspan, and runs his ass off going down court. He just broke Paul George off the dribble too. He's on pace for his third straight game with a career high. He might just be one of those guys that needed someone to give him a shot. Really like him.

Yeah, I like him too. He's not afraid out there. I missed the first 5 minutes of the last game so I missed his start. Just blows my mind that a guy that was a 10-15 spot guy on another team is starting after being with us a week or so. lol
Bazemore baby! He makes me root for the Lakers. Well, that and wanting them to win games right now.
Lakers lost, Orlando won, Cleveland won, Utah up by 14...strong night for the tank.

If we can get that #3 seed we're in business, even if we drop a couple of spots in the lottery.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
He started the last game too.

He's...pretty freaking good. He comes off of that PnR with bad intentions, and can defend a bit with that great wingspan, and runs his ass off going down court. He just broke Paul George off the dribble too. He's on pace for his third straight game with a career high. He might just be one of those guys that needed someone to give him a shot. Really like him.
I wish we kept him

but the trade was good for both teams.
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