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Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#1 » by Atlaker41 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:07 am

Barring injury - let’s predict trade deadline pickup.

My prediction - rim protecting/rim running/pick setting center to give 10 mins against early round big centers
(Lakers will miss Dwight more than we think)
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#2 » by stan francisco » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:14 pm

Trez for Noël, like Dmagic just suggested. This to improve defensively and get bigger down low. We have enough offense. Trez is a very tradable player.

I hope they waive Ariza. We sure could use a poised 3D wing veteran like him for whenever Matthews isn’t switchable enough (PG13/KL/Batum).

I know, we have THT. But against some teams you need greatness in layers to win a series. I’d love to see him retire a Laker in his home town.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#3 » by ScHoolBoy B » Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:33 pm

I wouldn't give up Trez. I really think we need to cut ties with Kuzma. He's had so many chances to take that 3rd scorer role and he has proven he's not worthy of it. Schroder comes in and instantly takes that spot with only 4 games under his belt. This board vastly overrates Kuzma and I know they'll get upset when he's gone, but IMO Kuzma is the most expendable player on this roster and we can get a really good C for him.

This trade will also free up minutes for THT, which is what Vogel and staff are trying to do.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#4 » by Dr Aki » Fri Jan 1, 2021 12:10 am

Need a big defensive wing

I really wanted Batum
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#5 » by Beethoven » Fri Jan 1, 2021 3:23 am

Batum will suck for them later in the season.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#6 » by snaquille oatmeal » Fri Jan 1, 2021 3:23 am

ScHoolBoy B wrote:I wouldn't give up Trez. I really think we need to cut ties with Kuzma. He's had so many chances to take that 3rd scorer role and he has proven he's not worthy of it. Schroder comes in and instantly takes that spot with only 4 games under his belt. This board vastly overrates Kuzma and I know they'll get upset when he's gone, but IMO Kuzma is the most expendable player on this roster and we can get a really good C for him.

This trade will also free up minutes for THT, which is what Vogel and staff are trying to do.

I agree, however we can’t trade him this year. The time to be able to trade an extended player is after the trade deadline this year due to Covid.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#7 » by ScHoolBoy B » Fri Jan 1, 2021 4:28 am

snaquille oatmeal wrote:
ScHoolBoy B wrote:I wouldn't give up Trez. I really think we need to cut ties with Kuzma. He's had so many chances to take that 3rd scorer role and he has proven he's not worthy of it. Schroder comes in and instantly takes that spot with only 4 games under his belt. This board vastly overrates Kuzma and I know they'll get upset when he's gone, but IMO Kuzma is the most expendable player on this roster and we can get a really good C for him.

This trade will also free up minutes for THT, which is what Vogel and staff are trying to do.

I agree, however we can’t trade him this year. The time to be able to trade an extended player is after the trade deadline this year due to Covid.


Oh really? Well ****, I guess we're stuck with him... :nonono:
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#8 » by stan francisco » Fri Jan 1, 2021 3:32 pm

Dr Aki wrote:Need a big defensive wing

I really wanted Batum


Same. I argued two years ago that he’d be a great fit next to LBJ due to his versatility and easy going fit-in game style.

How do you like Frank’s chances of expanding Trez’ defensive function by adding a perimeter defense in the mold of switchable longer players like Batum/Fox/Horry/Prince/Ibaka...? He has the physical tools. I wonder how ‘expandable’ Trez repertoire is.

As far as needs, we have only one need; playing lots together and figuring out the rotations slowly but surely.

I’d like to add Ariza and/or Pau.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#9 » by Doug_12 » Fri Jan 1, 2021 10:31 pm

I also go with the center. I hope Dieng will be bought out and will sign w/ us
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#10 » by Kilroy » Sat Jan 2, 2021 7:35 am

We need another long C, and we need another consistent all around 3...

I really don't know who will be available but I'm intrigued by bringing Ariza back... Although I'm worried the fit isn't right at this stage of his career.
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Re: Final need- trade deadline crystal ball 

Post#11 » by loveshaq786 » Sat Jan 2, 2021 8:46 am

Trez for seth and dwight

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