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Post#1 Amnesty International
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:45 pm by HanginAround

I was hanging out thinking about our need at the center position... and it just occurred to me since the Lakers aren't going to get anybody to take gasol they are gonna use the amnesty clause on him

so howsabout we throw something in the 5mil range so we would have another 8,000,000 or so to finish out our bench
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Post#2 Re: Amnesty International
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:47 pm by rasta_marley

I am not convinced that they would use the amnesty clause... furthermore don't think he would be a great fit... if we could get him for cheap as hell I would be down however I dont see him coming tot he blazers.
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Post#3 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:54 am by Oden2

rasta_marley wrote:I am not convinced that they would use the amnesty clause... furthermore don't think he would be a great fit... if we could get him for cheap as hell I would be down however I dont see him coming tot he blazers.


It wouldn't be his choice if the Blazers were the highest bidder once he hit waivers.
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Post#4 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:13 am by HanginAround

[size=100][/size]First off his hit on the lux tax os gonna burn hard even for the lakers so I think it's a definite possibility. other cut players have been going for peanuts hopefully wih enouh left for stucky under the cap... still have mle for the general managers creativity to fill and maybe a pick or two.... another year for our rookies to grow and i think u got a contender

gasol/leonard/lma
lma/gasol/freeland
batum/#1 or mle or wes/claver
wes/stucky/barton
dam/stucky/vet min or a rook

looks strong to me

and look how good jj looks cause lma gasols game would look nice next to lma... he needs a skilled backcourt partner to do well
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Post#5 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:06 am by BigLurch92

HanginAround wrote:[size=100][/size]First off his hit on the lux tax os gonna burn hard even for the lakers so I think it's a definite possibility. other cut players have been going for peanuts hopefully wih enouh left for stucky under the cap... still have mle for the general managers creativity to fill and maybe a pick or two.... another year for our rookies to grow and i think u got a contender

gasol/leonard/lma
lma/gasol/freeland
batum/#1 or mle or wes/claver
wes/stucky/barton
dam/stucky/vet min or a rook

looks strong to me

and look how good jj looks cause lma gasols game would look nice next to lma... he needs a skilled backcourt partner to do well


That would be straight..
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Post#6 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:16 am by DusterBuster

I actually think Gasol would be a great fit, I'd fully support the Blazers budding for him if he were amnestied. That said, I agree with the poster who said the Lakers will not consider amnestying Gasol.
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Post#7 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:53 am by sisibilio

HanginAround wrote:[size=100][/size]First off his hit on the lux tax os gonna burn hard even for the lakers so I think it's a definite possibility. other cut players have been going for peanuts hopefully wih enouh left for stucky under the cap... still have mle for the general managers creativity to fill and maybe a pick or two.... another year for our rookies to grow and i think u got a contender

gasol/leonard/lma
lma/gasol/freeland
batum/#1 or mle or wes/claver
wes/stucky/barton
dam/stucky/vet min or a rook

looks strong to me

and look how good jj looks cause lma gasols game would look nice next to lma... he needs a skilled backcourt partner to do well

I don' want Stuckey anywhere near this team but other than that it's all good. Not happening though.
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Post#8 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:43 pm by License2Lillard

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=bkp9dpc

Our bench isn't producing anyways. We should just ship them all out.
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Not sure how it's successful, LA has 7 empty roster spots? :lol:
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Post#9 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:53 pm by T-Blazin1995

sisibilio wrote:
HanginAround wrote:[size=100][/size]First off his hit on the lux tax os gonna burn hard even for the lakers so I think it's a definite possibility. other cut players have been going for peanuts hopefully wih enouh left for stucky under the cap... still have mle for the general managers creativity to fill and maybe a pick or two.... another year for our rookies to grow and i think u got a contender

gasol/leonard/lma
lma/gasol/freeland
batum/#1 or mle or wes/claver
wes/stucky/barton
dam/stucky/vet min or a rook

looks strong to me

and look how good jj looks cause lma gasols game would look nice next to lma... he needs a skilled backcourt partner to do well

I don' want Stuckey anywhere near this team but other than that it's all good. Not happening though.

I don't see anything wrong with a guy like Stuckey coming off the bench actually that would be very helpful unless he has some attitude issue
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Post#10 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:36 pm by sisibilio

Nothing wrong, i just dislike him. A lot.
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Post#11 Re: Amnesty International
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:23 pm by T-Blazin1995

Ah ok I see.
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Post#12 Re: Amnesty International
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:03 am by deanwoof

License2Lillard wrote:http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=bkp9dpc

Our bench isn't producing anyways. We should just ship them all out.
:P

Not sure how it's successful, LA has 7 empty roster spots? :lol:


Take out Nolan smith and you may have a deal..
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Post#13 Re: Amnesty International
Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:43 pm by DusterBuster

Gasol is proving he's much more of a C than a jump shooting PF. He had one of his best games of the year today with Dwight out after getting 2 techs early.

I actually think Gasol would be a fantastic fit next to Aldridge. The problem is obviously that there's no way to trade for him, not that Portland would even want to because his contract is ridiculous.

I think before the trade deadline, the Lakers are going to have to make a choice between Dwight and Gasol, with Gasol being the obvious choice to go. It's painfully clear they cannot coexist and never will be able to. The problem for Portland is that if the Lakers just want to trade Gasol, I think they'll find a taker. They may not get the huge return they want, but I think someone will give them some expiring contracts/cap space and middling young players. I still don't think they amnesty him.

So yeah, the Blazers still don't have any realistic shot at him.
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Post#14 Re: Amnesty International
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:12 am by Charcoal Filtered

Dont think he gets amnestied either. That does nothing for the Lakers since it only takes away the luxury bill for Gasol only. There are lots of teams with cap space this coming offseason with few top talents.
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