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Post#1 Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One Love
Thu Jan 5, 2012 3:57 pm by One Love

I haven't made many posts lately but maybe a few of you recall the posts I made in the past "One Love" a few years back when we picked up Gasol... I will not get into "sources" or anything of that nature but the Lakers are in advanced discussions to acquire Barboso (preference) or possibly Bayless (fallback) from Toronto... Toronto is looking for an upgrade at the SF postion and covets Ebanks but Lakers are trying to unload Barnes & picks (apparently offered Ebanks if they take Waltons contract)... Both players are in the last year of their contracts and Barbosa makes $7.6 million and Bayless makes $3 million...

I do think both would be upgrades but I do like Ebanks allot... Brown is pushing for more speed in the backcourt and apparently has Jim's ear... I have also been told that Minny is consistenly trying to get Pau (play with Rubio and allow Williams to get time) by dangling Love but Lakers continue to rebuff but are getting receptive... There are huge salary issues with that trade as Pau makes $18.7 million and K Love makes $4.6 million (nobody on Minnys roster makers ore than $7 million a year)...
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Post#2 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:09 pm by RamonSessions7

If they are offering K Love, we should take and run away giddy
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Post#3 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:10 pm by moonpie

Interesting. For the Minny trade, I'm wondering if it's simply Love+random filler contracts or could Beasely/Johnson be included?
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Post#4 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:13 pm by Dalakerbox

I could have sworn I read that the Lakers offered Pau for Love and were turned away. Either way it would make since seeing that Minni has not offered Love an extension as of yet.
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Post#5 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:14 pm by Jajwanda

There is a chance with Kevin Love that Minnesota knows he's leaving. That would tip the scales in the Laker's favor. He'd be ideal. Absolutely ideal.

As far as Bayless as a backup SG and occasional PG he's excellent. He's a nice fit next to Blake and gives the Lakers a new type of threat from the outside that will make the backup group much better.
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Post#6 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:15 pm by RocketPower23

If Minny is really "dangling" Love out there for Pau, that's a deal we should take and run with.
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Post#7 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:17 pm by RocketPower23

And Bayless would give our backcourt a necessary jolt. He does need the ball a bit, but he'd be a solid fit.
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Post#8 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:19 pm by dirtymike

17 24 16 wrote:If they are offering K Love, we should take and run away giddy

Yes! I wasnt too high on Love when he first came out of college...but now, I am!

we do need a little more speed because these young cats are trying to run the older teams outta the gym! We need to run too! If this is true, i would be a happy camper!
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Post#9 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:21 pm by Jajwanda

As far as Love, Webster would have to be included in the deal no question. That still leaves you in need of another contract in that range perhaps Brad Miller and then Anthony Tolliver with the Lakers sending back Derrick Caracter.

That would be fine by me if Minny is in that kind of situation right now.
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Post#10 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:23 pm by iamworthy

I'll believe it when I see it. In regards to Kevin Love
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Post#11 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:30 pm by destro

I don't like threads like these where a poster is claiming to have inside information on business that is supposed to held within an organization. And I wasn't around for the Gasol thread, so I hope you excuse me for being skeptic. Doesn't Leandro suck now? When he was in Phoenix he was horrific, don't know what he's like in Toronto. And I'll admit, I don't know much about Bayless, but I'd probably still take him over our current options.

As for Love, like worthy said, I'll believe it and you when and if it happens.
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Post#12 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:34 pm by Michael Lucky

I'm not putting much weight on the Love rumors. They've been going on since last June and from all indications it was the Lakers trying to offer Pau for Love and not Minny offering Love for Pau.
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Post#13 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:37 pm by Sedale Threatt

iamworthy wrote:I'll believe it when I see it. In regards to Kevin Love


Yeah, that doesn't make a lot of sense from Minnesota's standpoint.
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Post#14 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:38 pm by Jajwanda

Bayless has experience playing next to Blake. Together they're an effective combo. Bayless was a heck of a talent coming off of Portland's bench a few years back:

PG- Blake
SG- Bayless
SF- Peace in the Post
PF- Murphy from 3 point
C- McRoberts settings screens moving off the ball

Nice balanced group.
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Post#15 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:41 pm by Gek

Rofl at everyone talking about k. love because a poster didn't read the OP. I'm in the skeptical department as well... those picks better be seconds and I hope they take walton.
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Post#16 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:42 pm by ennui

Sounds like BS.
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Post#17 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 4:49 pm by One Love

Picking up Barbosa or Blake would be HUGE for the Lakers and would have an immeidate impact on the rotation... Any and all trades arew a challenge to make but it does make allot of sense and is a reliable source... Bayless & Blake would complement eachother perfectly in the backcourt... Barbosa & Kobe would work well together as well... K Love will NOT resign with Minny and will force a trade, period...
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Post#18 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 5:02 pm by ScHoolBoy B

By any means necessary GET RID OF LUKE WALTON pleaseee!!!
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Post#19 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 5:16 pm by SniperHawk10

Barbosa or Bayless could be huge for this team! both coming off the bench would provide a nice impact for us. Bayless is more explosive and more streaky, but he could get it going in a hurry. I'd also love to see barbosa play along side kobe from time to time, that'd be nice
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Post#20 Re: Lakers in Discussions with Toronto - One
Thu Jan 5, 2012 5:19 pm by snaquille oatmeal

One Love wrote: I haven't made many posts lately but maybe a few of you recall the posts I made in the past "One Love" a few years back when we picked up Gasol... I will not get into "sources" or anything of that nature but the Lakers are in advanced discussions to acquire Barboso (preference) or possibly Bayless (fallback) from Toronto... Toronto is looking for an upgrade at the SF postion and covets Ebanks but Lakers are trying to unload Barnes & picks (apparently offered Ebanks if they take Waltons contract)... Both players are in the last year of their contracts and Barbosa makes $7.6 million and Bayless makes $3 million...

I do think both would be upgrades but I do like Ebanks allot... Brown is pushing for more speed in the backcourt and apparently has Jim's ear... I have also been told that Minny is consistenly trying to get Pau (play with Rubio and allow Williams to get time) by dangling Love but Lakers continue to rebuff but are getting receptive... There are huge salary issues with that trade as Pau makes $18.7 million and K Love makes $4.6 million (nobody on Minnys roster makers ore than $7 million a year)...

I was willing to give you the benefit f the doubt, but then I said wth. so I went back and read ALL of your posts and all I found that mentioned Gasol were the ones below. as of right now you got no credibility unless you GET INTO "SOURCES".


One Love wrote:by One Love on Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:42 am
In the interest of sharing information, I have been told by a very reliable source (take it easy fella's) that the Lakers #1 offseason target is Beno Udrih... PJ believes he fills the role of backup two guard and is even contemplating starting him at PG next year... He is a 6'3" combo guard with a great stroke, decent passer and is a veteran player which could be picked up for approximately 3 million a year (bye bye Sasha)... Our lineup would for '09 would be as follows:

PG: Beno (6'3") & Farmar (6'2")
SG: KB24 (6'6") & D Fish (6'2")
SF: Ariza (6'8") & Radman (6'10")
PF: LO (6'10") & Turiaf (6'10")
C: Gasol (7'0") & Bynum (7'1")

Obviously, we have parts that are interchangeable and Bynum and Gasol may start up front together but our squad would be solid on all fronts... On another note, when Ariza was healthy, his team would win 80% of the scrimmages during practice regardless of who was on his squad... Shaw and PJ love his game... Enjoy the playoffs...


One Love wrote:by One Love on Mon May 04, 2009 4:55 pm
I have been very busy therefore haven't made many posts over the last 10 months but if you recall I dropped the Kidd and JO information while it was brewing... I have been informed that Bibby wants to join the Lakers next year (MLE) and his people have already reached out to our staff and the feelings are mutual... He wants to make a run at a championship with Kobe & Company... Farmar will be traded for a draft pick (apparently New Orleans and Miami are the frontrunners) given PJ's stance... PJ doesn't like the way Farmar "shoots first" and "passes second" and has a predisposition for veteran palyers...

On another note, I tried to get a read on LO and all I get is that Buss will try to keep the team together if they "win" but the general consensus is that LO will not return given salary CAP issues... Kobe will take $20 million over 5 years... Our lineup in '09 will be as follows:

PG: Bibby (6'1") & D Fish (6'2")
SG: Kobe (6'6") & Brown (6'4")
SF: Ariza (6'7") & Walton (6'8")
PF: Gasol (7'0") & Powell (6'9")
C: Bynum (7'1") & DJ (6'11")
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