Woj: Anthony Davis Traded to Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, & Three 1st Rnd Picks - including #4

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Post#601 » by lakerz12 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 am

Middle Child wrote:Lakers should use the remaining cap space to field depth.

They should look at what happened to GS when KD then Klay went down.

Being top heavy isn’t a good thing.

Raptors had depth, weren’t special players at all but they had enough depth.


Yeah if the Raps had lost Kawhi and/or Siakam they would have been fine.
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Post#602 » by will » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:17 am

Greyhound wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:LA OVERPAID TO PLEASE THE QUEEN.


Said a guy who has a screen name worshiping a dudes body part.

I found that interesting.



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Post#603 » by spikeslovechild » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 am

CoolD wrote:No Kuzma. :lol:
Griffin is working for LeBron.


What is so great about Kuzma? Maybe Griffin knew the Lakers were high on him for whatever reason and used the interest to exact extra assets. If I'm a Pelican fan the main thing is the picks and Ingrams health. Kuzma is worthless to a team like the Pelicans unless they plan on flipping him later.

They need players with star potential. The only guy that fits that bill is Ingram and possibly who they take at 4.
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Post#604 » by Greyhound » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 am

And1+2 wrote:Well, Kawhi... You know what needs to be done. You know your destiny. You are the Kingslayer, and you will stop LeBron from getting an easy ring once more...


That would mean that LeBron has two rings to win before that point.

At age 34, I think LeBron will take that.
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Post#605 » by Bank Shot » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 am

Pels obviously did well. It's a good trade for the Lakers even if the LeBron era flops. AD would still have plenty of time left to do serious damage.
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Post#606 » by Middle Child » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 am

lakerz12 wrote:
Middle Child wrote:Lakers should use the remaining cap space to field depth.

They should look at what happened to GS when KD then Klay went down.

Being top heavy isn’t a good thing.

Raptors had depth, weren’t special players at all but they had enough depth.


Yeah if the Raps had lost Kawhi and/or Siakam they would have been fine.


You tried it.

Depth is important, we’ve seen what injuries have caused.

Also never mention Siakam in the sentence as ELITE NBA players.
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Post#607 » by NPZ » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 am

Middle Child wrote:Lakers should use the remaining cap space to field depth.

They should look at what happened to GS when KD then Klay went down.

Being top heavy isn’t a good thing.

Raptors had depth, weren’t special players at all but they had enough depth.


Disagree in the respect that if you can have superstars AND depth, that's the best case scenario, but if you're trying to win a championship, superstars are gonna get you there, not depth. You're talking about a team that won championships with two superstars from 00-02. They had more depth in 09 and 10, but it was largely Kobe and Pau. You need the superstars FIRST. There have been teams like the Bad Boy Pistons who were deep and had Isiah (a superstar) and Dumars (a 2nd tier star) and they won twice, but Dumars was a great player in those years and won FMVP in 89. Hakeem had depth, but he was the best player in the world those years with Jordan playing baseball. I saw Hakeem and he elim'd the Lakers in 96 while making Vlade look hapless. He was serious as a heart attack good. Back to the point, it's the BIG NAMES that are most important. The Kawhi Leonards.

2000 Two Deep vs Too Deep (LA Times' headline on morning of Gm1 of the Conf Finals vs Porty). Lakers won agonizingly close, but they won. Ironically, their supporting cast WAS very important, but they were viewed as nothings compared to their cohorts from Portland. At some point, the law of diminishing returns takes effect when you got 20 forwards who are all about as good as each other.
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Re: Woj: Anthony Davis Traded to Lakers for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, & Three 1st Rnd Picks - including #4 

Post#608 » by Kawhi Hands » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 am

Greyhound wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:LA OVERPAID TO PLEASE THE QUEEN.


Said a guy who has a screen name worshiping a dudes body part.

I found that interesting.


Says the guy named after a bus. Did you get hit by one? Might explain everything.
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Post#610 » by LKN » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:20 am

Lakers had to do this....next year may be the last chance given Lebron's age.

It still remains to be seen how good they will be since they have nothing much other than AD and Lebron right now. Not sure how I feel about what the Pelicans did..... Ingram does have potential if he stays healthy. I think Ball may bust, but I'm no expert and may be proven wrong. I do think extracting more picks instead of Kuzma was a smart move
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Post#611 » by dorkestra » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am

Noctilux wrote:Thank you Kyrie for the heads up. Also thank you Danny Ainge for your continued incompetence.


Ainge really comes out of all this looking like a dummy
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Post#612 » by lakerz12 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:21 am

Middle Child wrote:
lakerz12 wrote:
Middle Child wrote:Lakers should use the remaining cap space to field depth.

They should look at what happened to GS when KD then Klay went down.

Being top heavy isn’t a good thing.

Raptors had depth, weren’t special players at all but they had enough depth.


Yeah if the Raps had lost Kawhi and/or Siakam they would have been fine.


You tried it.

Depth is important, we’ve seen what injuries have caused.

Also never mention Siakam in the sentence as ELITE NBA players.


Your argument would have merit if the Raptors had sustained significant injuries in the Playoffs.

But of course, they didn't. And they won because their stars stayed healthy.

There is no depth that can sustain losing KD and Klay. If anything the Warriors showed they had depth by making it to game 6, absent a top three player.
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Post#613 » by will » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:22 am

Kawhi Hands wrote:
Greyhound wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:LA OVERPAID TO PLEASE THE QUEEN.


Said a guy who has a screen name worshiping a dudes body part.

I found that interesting.


Says the guy named after a bus. Did you get hit by one? Might explain everything.


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Post#614 » by Yuri Vaultin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am

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Post#615 » by Greyhound » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am

Kawhi Hands wrote:
Greyhound wrote:
Kawhi Hands wrote:LA OVERPAID TO PLEASE THE QUEEN.


Said a guy who has a screen name worshiping a dudes body part.

I found that interesting.


Says the guy named after a bus. Did you get hit by one? Might explain everything.


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Post#616 » by itsme23 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 am

dorkestra wrote:
Noctilux wrote:Thank you Kyrie for the heads up. Also thank you Danny Ainge for your continued incompetence.


Ainge really comes out of all this looking like a dummy



Karma is a you know what.

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Post#617 » by Luigi » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:24 am

LKN wrote:Lakers had to do this....next year may be the last chance given Lebron's age.

It still remains to be seen how good they will be since they have nothing much other than AD and Lebron right now. Not sure how I feel about what the Pelicans did..... Ingram does have potential if he stays healthy. I think Ball may bust, but I'm no expert and may be proven wrong. I do think extracting more picks instead of Kuzma was a smart move


I agree. 35 year old James is good, but not like he used to be. His game style also seems to be set, and it requires him to dominate. So I'm not sure how much he can contribute once he hits a certain point.

The picks are more interesting to me than the assets. They're good roleplayers. But not a ton for a top 10 guy.
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Post#618 » by asas » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:24 am

Relax with the "No Kuzma". Just an average role player, 4th option. They can draft 3 Kuzma's with the picks, not a big deal.

Also don't forget he starts the upcoming season as a 24-year-old. Ingram is 21-22 lol. It's crazy to think about some of the young players in the league when they will be 24.
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Post#619 » by will » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:26 am

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Post#620 » by Greyhound » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:26 am

Bank Shot wrote:Pels obviously did well. It's a good trade for the Lakers even if the LeBron era flops. AD would still have plenty of time left to do serious damage.


This allows LeBron to age gracefully, then step it up in the playoffs.

I see AD winning MVP next season.
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