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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject:

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Bron needs to get down on his knees for Kawhi to come here. Rich Paul better offer him some Space Jam type movie roles or other projects with Bron.


TMZ actually captured footage of Lebron recruiting:

https://youtu.be/ZHCd8doza2M
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject:

It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:22 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:30 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
The Juggernaut wrote:
Bron needs to get down on his knees for Kawhi to come here. Rich Paul better offer him some Space Jam type movie roles or other projects with Bron.


I would guess that the league would look very closely at any player who was in the movie and then ended up on Lebron’s team.


Absolutely, but it depends on the timing. If Player X signs with the Lakers, then gets cast in a cameo role, it would be no big deal. If Player X signs a deal that pays significant money, then signs with the Lakers around the same time, there would be multiple possible issues.

But this strikes me as unlikely. Kawhi Leonard does not seem like someone who would want to be in the movies.


I don’t think that I would want to see him in one. I don’t want to see Lebron in one.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject:

LuciusAllen wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)


who cares about pissing kobe, he is retired. do the right thing for the lakers basketball side for once.

too many agent favors, crooked angles.

it should all be about basketball
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject:

Kawhi auditioning for Lebron
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject:

Looks like Kawhi didn’t attend Lebron’s party last night.

https://twitter.com/pickuphoop/status/1106350395331350528?s=21
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:15 pm    Post subject:

LuciusAllen wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)



Trent Redden is now an assistant GM for the Clippers and Michael Winger is the GM for the Clippers.

Would Magic, Jeannie, LeBron, Klutch, etc get out of the way of a new GM or will they resist change?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
Looks like Kawhi didn’t attend Lebron’s party last night.

https://twitter.com/pickuphoop/status/1106350395331350528?s=21


I think GT vouched for him, oh well let’s hope we still can get Kawhi.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject:

A bunch of randoms on twitter.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject:

Btw I don’t remember Durant going to any party when he signed with the GSW.. so don’t get discouraged guys.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject:

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Btw I don’t remember Durant going to any party when he signed with the GSW.. so don’t get discouraged guys.


He did party with Lebron in LA at the end of summer tho.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject:

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1106399710535806977

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject:

Bard207 wrote:
LuciusAllen wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)



Trent Redden is now an assistant GM for the Clippers and Michael Winger is the GM for the Clippers.

Would Magic, Jeannie, LeBron, Klutch, etc get out of the way of a new GM or will they resist change?

They would probably resist.

At any rate, I’m sure Trent Redden would happily accept a promotion to Lakers GM.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject:

at the very least I hope with Lebron and Klutch's connections we can get an accurate scoop on what FAs are legitimately considering coming or not before July 1st so the Lakers know who to really pursue.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject:

LuciusAllen wrote:
Bard207 wrote:
LuciusAllen wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)



Trent Redden is now an assistant GM for the Clippers and Michael Winger is the GM for the Clippers.

Would Magic, Jeannie, LeBron, Klutch, etc get out of the way of a new GM or will they resist change?

They would probably resist.

At any rate, I’m sure Trent Redden would happily accept a promotion to Lakers GM.




Would Jeannie hire from the Clippers FO when she still appears to have an elitist mindset?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:44 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
The Juggernaut wrote:
Bron needs to get down on his knees for Kawhi to come here. Rich Paul better offer him some Space Jam type movie roles or other projects with Bron.


TMZ actually captured footage of Lebron recruiting:

https://youtu.be/ZHCd8doza2M






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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject:

LuciusAllen wrote:
Bard207 wrote:
LuciusAllen wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
It'd really be awesome if Magic would do what we had all hoped and be the face of the franchise, pitch the team and let the people who know what they're doing actually do what they're supposed to.

Maybe they can bring in somebody great to be a layer between Magic and Rob (steep corporate hierarchies make me want to vomit, but in this case, it may be needed).

Or they can promote Rob out of harm's way, thereby not pissing off Kobe too much, and hire a young hotshot with real GM or assistant GM experience. A Theo Epstein or Sam Presti type.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents18995570/nba-front-office-prospects-watch (this is a couple of years old, maybe there's an updated list somewhere)



Trent Redden is now an assistant GM for the Clippers and Michael Winger is the GM for the Clippers.

Would Magic, Jeannie, LeBron, Klutch, etc get out of the way of a new GM or will they resist change?

They would probably resist.

At any rate, I’m sure Trent Redden would happily accept a promotion to Lakers GM.


Troy Weaver is another guy i would consider. Assistant GM for OKC. Well-regarded. Great relationship with KD. That ship has probably already sailed, but maybe with him in tow we could get a meeting and Magic can do the thing he says he would do.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:23 am    Post subject:

Sign Cousins to a 4 year max deal, team opt out after year 3
Draft Darius Garland
Sign DeMare Carrol as a vet signing
Sign Danny Green as a vet signing
Sign Channing Frye as a vet signing

Work with Hart, Kuzma, Ball, Ingram etc all summer to work on catch and shoot 3s and finishing off the ball at the rim

Build offense around simple LeBron/Cousins screen roll initiation. Interchange LeBron with Ball or Ingram.

Cousins/Frye/Wagner
Kuzma/Carrol
Lebron/Hart
Ingram/Green
Ball/Garland/Bonga

This team is a playoff lock and still has trade assets to make a move for a third all star while keeping James/Cousins and depth.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:33 am    Post subject:

Any plan that starts with "sign DeMarcus Cousins" is a bad plan IMO. Seriously, I hope in the playoffs it gets clear to people how much of a liability he is on defense. They won't be able to play him.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:36 am    Post subject:

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Any plan that starts with "sign DeMarcus Cousins" is a bad plan IMO. Seriously, I hope in the playoffs it gets clear to people how much of a liability he is on defense. They won't be able to play him.


agreed...how many times do you think DC's wheels will break down over the next 4 years Just too much meat on the bones to run run run
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:07 am    Post subject:

Good lord no to Boogie.

If you thought this year's defense was bad, imagine LBJ at age 34-36 with Boogie and Kuz.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:12 am    Post subject:

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Good lord no to Boogie.

If you thought this year's defense was bad, imagine LBJ at age 34-36 with Boogie and Kuz.


I can totally see us being worst in the league in conceding points in the paint with that lineup. Terrible rebounding and rim protection too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject:

wolfpaclaker wrote:
Sign Cousins to a 4 year max deal, team opt out after year 3
Draft Darius Garland
Sign DeMare Carrol as a vet signing
Sign Danny Green as a vet signing
Sign Channing Frye as a vet signing

Work with Hart, Kuzma, Ball, Ingram etc all summer to work on catch and shoot 3s and finishing off the ball at the rim

Build offense around simple LeBron/Cousins screen roll initiation. Interchange LeBron with Ball or Ingram.

Cousins/Frye/Wagner
Kuzma/Carrol
Lebron/Hart
Ingram/Green
Ball/Garland/Bonga

This team is a playoff lock and still has trade assets to make a move for a third all star while keeping James/Cousins and depth.



I would rather punt cap space than rock with this lineup to be honest. Do not want Cousins on a long term contract. I would only be willing to take him on a one year deal if we strike out on all the other big fish. Let's hope LB can recruit Kawhi.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject:

NBALakerLegends wrote:
wolfpaclaker wrote:
Sign Cousins to a 4 year max deal, team opt out after year 3
Draft Darius Garland
Sign DeMare Carrol as a vet signing
Sign Danny Green as a vet signing
Sign Channing Frye as a vet signing

Work with Hart, Kuzma, Ball, Ingram etc all summer to work on catch and shoot 3s and finishing off the ball at the rim

Build offense around simple LeBron/Cousins screen roll initiation. Interchange LeBron with Ball or Ingram.

Cousins/Frye/Wagner
Kuzma/Carrol
Lebron/Hart
Ingram/Green
Ball/Garland/Bonga

This team is a playoff lock and still has trade assets to make a move for a third all star while keeping James/Cousins and depth.



I would rather punt cap space than rock with this lineup to be honest. Do not want Cousins on a long term contract. I would only be willing to take him on a one year deal if we strike out on all the other big fish. Let's hope LB can recruit Kawhi.


And Green/Carroll are getting more than a vet's minimum.
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