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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2012, 11:36:39 AM »

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I will be very upset if they get Smith without Gasol. Not to mention they used up all their 1st rounders for Dwight (correct me if I'm wrong).

If they don't use either, I'm assuming theyre offering scrubs which will upset me even more if the trade goes through.

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2012, 11:37:05 AM »

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Reminds me of a Mad Men quote:

"There are snakes that go months without eating, and then they finally catch something, but they're so hungry that they suffocate while they're eating."

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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2012, 11:43:17 AM »

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What's up with this trade anyways?

Let me preface by saying I haven't watched the Lakers much this year. But isn't Gasol a better player than Smith? What I've read is that Nash needs a running mate but 1) he's hurt right now and 2) he should be able to adapt to the talent around him if he's a great player (which I think he is).

Gasol isn't as good a transition player as Smith and doesn't create for himself as well in 1-on-1 situations, but LA doesn't need that. If they need someone to go 1-on-1 they have Kobe, Nash, and Howard (when he's up against a mismatch). And they aren't built to be a transition team even if they get Smith (Metta ain't running, Kobe will get a flat, and Howard is coming off surgery).

All they have to do is give the ball to Nash, let him call the shots, make sure Kobe's ego gets fed, tweak the defense so Howard can cover up for Nash, and wait for things to gel. I'm pumped that they're going to ruin this opportunity (and probably already have by not going with Phil). They have a bunch of complementary parts (except Kobe who doesn't fit with anyone) and are wasting them. At least in Boston only the fans are panicking.

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2012, 03:42:10 PM »

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Gasol doesn't really help Atlanta any more then smith. Still mediocre and not good enough to win multiple playoff series.

In the NBA you either contend, be really bad to acquire assets to eventually contend, or be a desirable big market lucky enough to sign a premiere free agent.

For Atlanta their only chance is to be bad a few years and acquire assets. Then flip those players into a couple studs they can put around horford.

Atlanta was close before, the primes and talents of their big three - Johnson, smith, and horford - never quite aligned though to make them a real legitimate threat.

Gasol at 32 doesn't help Atlanta at all unless he gets them more assets then smith could, hence needing a third team.

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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2012, 03:47:26 PM »

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Not even remotely likely to happen. 

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2012, 03:56:23 PM »

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For Atlanta their only chance is to be bad a few years and acquire assets. Then flip those players into a couple studs they can put around horford.

Arguably, Horford is too good for that strategy and if the Hawks want to be bad for a few years, they should trade Horford, in addition to Smith.

If the Hawks wanted to be bad, they only have $21.5m committed to salaries for next season and could handle taking on some bad contracts in exchange for draft picks.
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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 04:32:36 PM »

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Not sure I get why the Fakers who are in MORE of a win-now mode than us, would give up Gasol for Smith. Makes no sense to me.


Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 04:36:58 PM »

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Not sure I get why the Fakers who are in MORE of a win-now mode than us, would give up Gasol for Smith. Makes no sense to me.

Because Gasol is an awful fit in 7 seconds or less. Josh Smith on the other hand gives Mikey D wood playing the 4 in that system.
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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 04:42:52 PM »

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http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/224541/Sources_Lakers_Have_Had_Internal_Discussions_On_Pursuing_Josh_Smith

Makes a tonne of sense. Although the Atlanta has apparently said they have 'zero interest' in a package around Gasol.

No chance of that happening, so I wonder what it would take to get Smith if we wanted him?

We may have to give up more than we bargained for....

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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2012, 04:43:38 PM »

Offline staticcc

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Not even remotely likely to happen.

Like the Gasol trade 5 years ago and the Nash signing?
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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2012, 04:59:37 PM »

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Very simple. If the Lakers want someone they get them. Lebron will be there in 2014 too.

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2012, 05:19:42 PM »

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Very simple. If the Lakers want someone they get them. Lebron will be there in 2014 too.

yup....the only thing that will keep him in Miami is possibly Pat Riley .

I still say Spobote is a useless coach. And James wouldn't stay becasue of Spobote

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Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2012, 05:23:59 PM »

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It would warm my heart to see the Lakers miss the playoffs for a decade and then mire in mediocrity.

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2012, 05:38:42 PM »

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If they have no interest in Pau Gasol, they must be looking for a rebuilding type trade.

(1) A long term (young) building block to replace Josh Smith.
(2) Maintain or improve cap flexibility + add draft picks

It doesn't look like Ainge can offer either. Need to be a three team deal.

Maybe, we could get away with Avery+Sully+Bass+picks or Green thrown in there instead of Avery.
We are going to have to roll the dice at some point.

Why are we going to have to roll the dice at some point? We're 6-4 after 10 games. Why does a trade HAVE to happen? Especially if we're playing really well by trade deadline? Also id rather keep avery bradley over jeff green.

Re: Sources: Lakers very interested in Josh Smith
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2012, 06:32:22 PM »

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I think, Gasol would help us wonder if we could package some assets to get him.  Green for a start and some pieces.  I would even throw in some picks.  Doubt we could do it though.

 

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