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Offline apc

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 11:58:00 AM »
Sure the Lakers are a mess and yes they are dealing with significant injuries, but they also had won 6 of 7 and were playing well.

I am not gonna cry for them. They got beat and we beat them good.
I give much credit to Gasol for those wins, and he is gone.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 12:03:25 PM »
#1 - Fire D'Antoni

They'll pick up 10 extra wins right there.

This is their main problem...

He benches Gasol who is arguably (or maybe not a huge argument this season) their second best player. Then he starts giving him the minutes he deserves and they win 6 out of 7...Um, Doy!

The Lakers are a mess and Kobe is p---ed and is just going to continue to play iso ball all season. Howard looks terrible physically and mentally. I cant see any reason why he would sign with the Lakers at this point.
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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 12:05:08 PM »

I cant see any reason why he would sign with the Lakers at this point.

Money talks.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 12:08:52 PM »

I cant see any reason why he would sign with the Lakers at this point.

Money talks.

He can get the same $$ in a sign-and-trade, and every team with sufficient cap space will be trying to make that happen.


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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 12:19:17 PM »

I cant see any reason why he would sign with the Lakers at this point.

Money talks.

He can get the same $$ in a sign-and-trade, and every team with sufficient cap space will be trying to make that happen.

I didn't mean merely his basketball contract, although that is part of it.  He also has a bigger market for even local endorsement deals, much less national ones, and I'd be shocked if he didn't envision himself in a movie or two.  His Q-score (or whatever that absurd Hollywood popularity rating is) may have fallen a bit, but if he's healthy and dominating again for a season, it'll shoot right back up, or at least he thinks it will.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2013, 12:21:29 PM »
I really don't think Howard resigns with the Lakers. He didn't want to go there in the first place, and now going through the mess he's going through, with Kobe giving him crap daily, I just don't see it.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2013, 12:36:16 PM »
I really don't think Howard resigns with the Lakers. He didn't want to go there in the first place, and now going through the mess he's going through, with Kobe giving him crap daily, I just don't see it.
The extra 30 million is an awful lot to turn down, especially when you've just had two injury ravanged years.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2013, 12:42:02 PM »
I really don't think Howard resigns with the Lakers. He didn't want to go there in the first place, and now going through the mess he's going through, with Kobe giving him crap daily, I just don't see it.
The extra 30 million is an awful lot to turn down, especially when you've just had two injury ravanged years.

I think if he didn't sign with LA they would find a way to sign-and-trade him - most likely scenario is the Lopez + filler deal with Brooklyn that Orlando turned down.

But I'm not really up on the new CBA so I'm not sure if that kind of move is doable these days.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2013, 12:44:57 PM »
I really don't think Howard resigns with the Lakers. He didn't want to go there in the first place, and now going through the mess he's going through, with Kobe giving him crap daily, I just don't see it.
The extra 30 million is an awful lot to turn down, especially when you've just had two injury ravanged years.

I think if he didn't sign with LA they would find a way to sign-and-trade him - most likely scenario is the Lopez + filler deal with Brooklyn that Orlando turned down.

But I'm not really up on the new CBA so I'm not sure if that kind of move is doable these days.
If you're over the tax line you can't sign and trade anymore? There was some restriction like that I thought.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2013, 12:51:37 PM »
I really don't think Howard resigns with the Lakers. He didn't want to go there in the first place, and now going through the mess he's going through, with Kobe giving him crap daily, I just don't see it.
The extra 30 million is an awful lot to turn down, especially when you've just had two injury ravanged years.

I think if he didn't sign with LA they would find a way to sign-and-trade him - most likely scenario is the Lopez + filler deal with Brooklyn that Orlando turned down.

But I'm not really up on the new CBA so I'm not sure if that kind of move is doable these days.
If you're over the tax line you can't sign and trade anymore? There was some restriction like that I thought.

Yeah, that sounds familiar.  Makes sense.

If Dwight wants the money but doesn't want to play for LA he can always fall back on the sign-and-whine-and-trade move that worked in Orlando.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »
This seaon (so far) cannot be doing anything good for Dwight's value.  Of course he is still seen as the top C in the league, but I think he may be seen as much more of a gamble than he used to be.  The gamble being that he is  a guy to build a franchise around.   

I'm not positive the Nets would rather have DH than Brooke Lopez.   

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2013, 01:13:44 PM »
Best part of this NBA season.

  I agree. When Rondo went down I was looking forward to seeing Sully and Bradley develop. Now it's see Bradley develop and the Lakers implode.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2013, 01:22:20 PM »
Dwight admitts he has no feeling in his legs at times  during a game even........people this is not good,

DH lives or dies by this super human strength and athletic abilities,,,,,,,,,,,he has low skills otherwise and very very low IQ.

I don't think Howard will ever be the monster he was in Orlando .........he may need another operation on his back and  1-2 years of patient  work to heal properly.

we know for the lakers there is no tomorrow when it comes to NBA 

the Lakers will trade. him for sure.....they don't have enough Kobe years. left to wait out  Howard's
recovery.

oh........now they are setting their sights on K.Love........it never ends........never about chemistry...just about TV money with them.

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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2013, 01:26:04 PM »
Did they run an offensive play all night?  It was literally just Kobe iso, him posting up whoever was on him even if he was 15 feet or more from the hoop.

It was embarrassing.  This is a team with no chemistry.

I actually thought the D'Antoni hire was a smart one because his scheme could work with the personnel, but they aren't even running his offense out there.  I have no idea what's going on.

At the Garden last night I saw a lot of either Kobe or Dwight jerseys, and I hope those Lakers fans have another jersey besides the Dwight one because he's out of there this offseason.

I'm sure Dwight and D'Antoni will be scape goated and they deserve blame, but from what I saw last night, Kobe does as well.  Playing so selfishly out there.


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Re: The Lakers are a mess!
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2013, 01:39:02 PM »
This all couldnt be happening to a nicer fan base

 

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