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Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#1 » by Dr Aki » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 am

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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#2 » by TyCobb » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:14 am

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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#3 » by ShaqFu » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:14 am

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Post#4 » by dockingsched » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:24 am

May be fans will finally stop thinking that a guy that was never even an assistant GM or director of scouting can somehow take over an entire front office.
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Post#5 » by dockingsched » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:26 am

Let’s not forget who should get the credit for finding gems in the draft

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Post#6 » by tviper » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:53 am

dockingsched wrote:Let’s not forget you should get the credit for finding gems in the draft

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right, and in addition Lakers have only one pick in the next two drafts plus whatever second rounders they buy.

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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#7 » by zimpy27 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:35 am

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dockingsched wrote:Let’s not forget you should get the credit for finding gems in the draft

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right, and in addition Lakers have only one pick in the next two drafts plus whatever second rounders they buy.

2020 (1) own, (2) to ORL (THT trade)
2021 (1) to NO unless top 8 (AD trade), (2) to DET (Bullock trade)


They will have both first-round picks in next two years.
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Post#8 » by Pythagoras » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:18 am

Knew this was eventually coming, as I expect him to go join Jerry. Our scouting department has been the only thing in our organization that has been well run in recent years. Now we’ll get a chance to see who was the real magician behind the scenes, Ryan or Jesse. Hopefully it really was as much Jesse as Ryan.
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#9 » by Ball so hard » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:19 am

dockingsched wrote:May be fans will finally stop thinking that a guy that was never even an assistant GM or director of scouting can somehow take over an entire front office.


Yea, never got the vibe he was next in line to take over a prominent role. Always felt be was overrated by many on this board.
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#10 » by Ballerhogger » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:03 am

Honsetly not big loss he doesn't have his dad connections
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#11 » by dockingsched » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:10 am

Pythagoras wrote:Knew this was eventually coming, as I expect him to go join Jerry. Our scouting department has been the only thing in our organization that has been well run in recent years. Now we’ll get a chance to see who was the real magician behind the scenes, Ryan or Jesse. Hopefully it really was as much Jesse as Ryan.

Ryan West has been the director of player personnel for a few years now, he hasn’t been in the scouting department. Scouting department is headed by Jesse Buss.
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Post#12 » by what would jack bauer do? » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:33 am

Yeah the articles I've read in the past have praised Jesse Buss for our scouting.
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#13 » by mastermixer » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:52 am

what would jack bauer do? wrote:Yeah the articles I've read in the past have praised Jesse Buss for our scouting.


When Jim was in charge, all the articles praised Jeanie as the level-headed businesswoman who needs to take control of the franchise. How the narrative has changed...
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Post#14 » by Slava » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:17 am

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Post#15 » by Slava » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:38 am

dockingsched wrote:May be fans will finally stop thinking that a guy that was never even an assistant GM or director of scouting can somehow take over an entire front office.


That's precisely why he seems to be leaving.

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Post#16 » by stan francisco » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:22 am

So he eventually wanted the GM job but realized his window closed with the Lakers becoming a contender under Rob?
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#17 » by Spens1 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:58 am

We let him leave why? He's one half of a very good team (the other being Jesse Buss) in terms of drafting and he's found some very good gems. Honestly he should have been in line for an assistant GM gig with a long term plan to become GM. Unless his dad has a role lined up at the clippers.

I hope he has a GM gig lined up because he's that good.
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#18 » by Spens1 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:00 pm

TyCobb wrote:Oh no, we suck again.


To be fair, we haven't technically been good for a fair while (Since this season hasn't been played yet).
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#19 » by what would jack bauer do? » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:09 pm

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what would jack bauer do? wrote:Yeah the articles I've read in the past have praised Jesse Buss for our scouting.


When Jim was in charge, all the articles praised Jeanie as the level-headed businesswoman who needs to take control of the franchise. How the narrative has changed...


Oh no, I meant the articles over the last 5 years or so. They haven't changed at all actually, they have been all praise for Jesse Buss's scouting ability even when Jim and mitch were in charge. It is kinda sad though that Jesse and Ryan are getting in positions to move up the ladder. Jesse with the Lakers and Ryan wherever he goes. We had something special going there the last 7 years.
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Re: Ryan West leaves after 10 years 

Post#20 » by AGAVE » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:56 am

yeah....
id guess with so many changes and the Klutch influences, that he might consider a role somewhere without all what we have going on.
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