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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:11 am    Post subject: Official D12, D-Will and other Trade Rumors/Speculation Thread (Pg 1063: D12 will opt in and stay with Orlando for one more year)

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"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans, according to CBSSports.com. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject:

ok Mitch... please have Kobe call Dwight and say hello, see whats up... if this is infact the truth then pick up the phone and send them Bynum right away!
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject:

"ships is a$$ out"
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:14 am    Post subject:

Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject:

Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Unless it's Carmelo
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:17 am    Post subject:

All this Dwight Howard pipe talk is going to be annoying as hell.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject:

Dwight really wants to one see the number #12 next to numbers #13, #33 and eventually #34 up in the rafters. Who can blame him?

Orlando needs to ship his [bleep] out West.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: "Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans

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"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans, according to CBSSports.com. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

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This person may be familiar with Dwight's plans, but he obviously isn't familiar with the Lakers' salary cap situation. Lose him for nothing. Yeah, sure, he's coming for the vet minimum.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject:

Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Not always. Everyone basically knew Shaq was going to be a Laker way before it happened.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject:

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ok Mitch... please have Kobe call Dwight and say hello, see whats up... if this is infact the truth then pick up the phone and send them Bynum right away!

But please have him do it while there's no collective bargaining agreement in force. Otherwise there could be charges of tampering that would be enforceable.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:31 am    Post subject:

Crumbling Dynasty wrote:
Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Unless it's Carmelo


And look at what the Knicks had to give up just to get Carmelo.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: "Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans

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rak617 wrote:
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"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans, according to CBSSports.com. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

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This person may be familiar with Dwight's plans, but he obviously isn't familiar with the Lakers' salary cap situation. Lose him for nothing. Yeah, sure, he's coming for the vet minimum.


I might be wrong but we have a team option on Bynum, if we let Drew go, we would have space to sign DH12. Or anyway, we would make it some way...
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject:

Bballguru5000 wrote:
Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Not always. Everyone basically knew Shaq was going to be a Laker way before it happened.


Yep, and Dwight is pretty much following the template of O'neal's career..
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject:

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All this Dwight Howard pipe talk is going to be annoying as hell.


Yeah but it's inevitable. Rumors of his desire to play here have been simmering for years. Now writers are going to write about it because it will get a lot of eyeballs and web hits. We've already heard reports now that Dwight wants nothing but LA, that Dwight wants Chris Paul to come to Orlando, that Dwight wants a max no matter where it is, etc. Nobody knows, and it's unlikely the Magic trade him at all. If they do, it's not likely to happen until the deadline/summer of 2012. Until then people will speculate, it's not going to happen, and when it doesn't people will say our FO sucks.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject:

Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


if he really wants to come here, it will happen.

See Caremelo Anthony.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject:

I'm all for Dwight coming here, but using all our trade chips to get him leaves with Fisher/Blake as point guards. Same problem, we'll just have a more athletic beast in the middle chasing point guards off of failed P&R defense.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject:

Since my tears were already totally drained up, it's time to dream a bit.
There is always a possibility for d12 to come here.
and we still have mitch to do it. Dare to dream, folks!
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:55 am    Post subject:

ShowtimeDynasty_24/7 wrote:
Bballguru5000 wrote:
Bryant-Bynum Lakers wrote:
Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Not always. Everyone basically knew Shaq was going to be a Laker way before it happened.


Yep, and Dwight is pretty much following the template of O'neal's career..



So after he and Kobe 3 peat(thus Kobe's career ending with 8 rings matching his original jersey number) they're going to feud but this time Kobe leaves (via retirement) and Dwight is the new face of the Lakers...

Then another Brash teenager from Philadelphia comes in at the same time and we have

Shaq vs Kobe the Sequel.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject:

And a couple of his friends, who actually aren't afraid to use their real names, have said that he wants to stay in Orlando.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:59 am    Post subject:

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Everytime something like this is let out to the public, it most likely means it won't happen. Too much pressure is put to it to get it done and everything becomes to transparent to get a deal accomplished.


Unless it's Carmelo


Or LeBron. LeBron-to-Miami was pretty much a done deal by the morning of The Decision, and people were tuning in to see if he wouldn't choose Miami.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 am    Post subject:

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I'm all for Dwight coming here, but using all our trade chips to get him leaves with Fisher/Blake as point guards. Same problem, we'll just have a more athletic beast in the middle chasing point guards off of failed P&R defense.


Yeah, replace Bynum with Howard and we get swept by the Mavs.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: "Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans

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rak617 wrote:
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"Everybody knows that Dwight Howard wants to be a Laker," said a person familiar with the All-Star center's plans, according to CBSSports.com. "They're going to lose Dwight Howard for nothing. He's not staying there. Dwight Howard is going to be in the same mode as LeBron James."

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This person may be familiar with Dwight's plans, but he obviously isn't familiar with the Lakers' salary cap situation. Lose him for nothing. Yeah, sure, he's coming for the vet minimum.


I might be wrong but we have a team option on Bynum, if we let Drew go, we would have space to sign DH12. Or anyway, we would make it some way...


Under today's rules, as long as we have Kobe and Gasol we won't have cap space.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject:

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And a couple of his friends, who actually aren't afraid to use their real names, have said that he wants to stay in Orlando.


Funny then that he hasn't committed to the contract extension that he's had for at least a month or so now. If he wants to stay he can sign the contract extension today and be done with it. It wouldn't be unreasonable to suggest that he wants to explore his options.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject:

D12 staying in Orlando certainly is the strongest possibility.

But he's stupid if he does. Orlando will never win a ring. Their team is a disaster with a bloated payroll. Everyone knows that.

He'll be stuck with a smaller market, where everyone knows he dreams of a bigger stage.

If he wants to be on a
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2) big market
3) franchise with legacy of big men

Only one logical choice, and thats best for D12. He needs to impose his will. He can still be a nice guy, but he has to do whats best for Dwight.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
I'm all for Dwight coming here, but using all our trade chips to get him leaves with Fisher/Blake as point guards. Same problem, we'll just have a more athletic beast in the middle chasing point guards off of failed P&R defense.


Yeah, replace Bynum with Howard and we get swept by the Mavs.


We will be replacing more than that. Obviously our PG situation blows chunks.
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