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We aquire the No. 1 Pick in 2017 NBA Draft
Draft best player available reguardless of position
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Trade it for a current superstar
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Draft player for most needed position
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: What would you do with the No. 1 Pick?

With the likelihood of probably keeping our Top 3 Pick what would you do if you could play GM?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject:

Trade it straightup for PG13.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject:

As much as I'm a Dlo fan (OSU and LAL) I'd take Fultz and deal Russell in a PG13 deal or keep him and sign George the next year. Fultz looks like the real deal. I'd be open to a trade but I'm not sure they'll get the value vs just keeping him.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject:

Draft fultz.

I gather bird wants Ingram over Dlo. So be it.

Fultz
Dlo
Pg13.
Let's go.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Draft fultz.

I gather bird wants Ingram over Dlo. So be it.

Fultz
Dlo
Pg13.
Let's go.


I think Bird would want Fultz in this scenario as he has more potential and if they trade PG13 then Teague will likely leave and they'll need a pg.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Draft Fultz, keep him, move Russell to SG, use the season as a development season, and sign Paul George in the 2018 offseason.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

Draft Fultz. If Ingram makes the next step, I wait it out and sign PG13 in the off-season.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

Draft the best player available. Likely to be a PG.

I'd then see what a DLo + Randle package can bring back in terms of a veteran player.

I absolutely wouldn't trade the #1 pick for PG13 and I wouldn't offer much more than DLo + Randle and the Houston pick for him via trade. I'd focus more on building the roster from the ground up to entice PG13 to come via free agency.

There is no chance the Lakers compete for anything more than a playoff spot or 1 series win, at best, next season with or without PG13. No need to sacrifice assets by rushing things when he wants to be in LA as a free agent anyway.

I'd only trade the #1 overall pick for a current 1st team All NBA player, KAT, AD, or the Greek Freak.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject:

Mini Mamba wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
Draft fultz.

I gather bird wants Ingram over Dlo. So be it.

Fultz
Dlo
Pg13.
Let's go.


I think Bird would want Fultz in this scenario as he has more potential and if they trade PG13 then Teague will likely leave and they'll need a pg.


Fine with that too, though pg13/Ingram sort of occupy a lot of the same spot on the court. Just 1 of the 3 top assets and I'm ok with a deal (and fillers).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject:

Draft whomever impressed us the most at workouts between Ball and Fultz.

Continue our progress. Go after Paul George in free agency, and not lose anyone.

Have George mentor Ingram (keep in mind, Ingram would be 20 while George would be 27-28, by the time George was 31, Ingram would be 23 and ready to start coming into his own, and after years developing and being mentored by George, it would be the time)

Dunno why we couldn't just go about it that way.

The age of our team 5 years from now (when George would be 31)

D'Angelo Russell, 26
Markelle Fultz / Lonzo Ball 24
Brandon Ingram 24
Julius Randle 27
Ivica Zubac 24

Our core all around would still be younger than anyone on Golden State NOW...


So why not go about it that way?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject:

BPA
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject:

We need vet stars who can make impact.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject:

I guess they'd draft BPA. Keep all the youngsters for an year. Probably try to sign RW and PG13 as FAs and trade for Butler using assets. Might have to give up a piece to dump Deng. Build with those 3 and whoever is left.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject:

How about trading it for a different star, and that would for sure entice George to come in Free Agency
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Draft Fultz, keep him, move Russell to SG, use the season as a development season, and sign Paul George in the 2018 offseason.


That's a good idea!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject:

If Ball is available I think the Lakers might draft him, he seems to be a possible guy that they will say is the next PG to make your team instantly better in their first year, like some one out of Michigan State
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject:

Fultz
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject:

Hopefully picking up Lonzo Ball we can move Russell to shooting guard, and see about getting Paul George, I think that if George tells Indiana, I wont resign and I want to play for LA, if you don't comply I walk and you get nothing, can you dream of this lineup?

PG Ball 6'6
SG Russell 6'5
SF George 6'9
PF Randle 6'10
C Mozgov 7'1

Lonzo Ball stats

2014: As a junior in 201415, he averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 5 blocks and 5 steals
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject:

Mike@LG wrote:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject:

LakerFan1977 wrote:
Hopefully picking up Lonzo Ball we can move Russell to shooting guard, and see about getting Paul George, I think that if George tells Indiana, I wont resign and I want to play for LA, if you don't comply I walk and you get nothing, can you dream of this lineup?

PG Ball 6'6
SG Russell 6'5
SF George 6'9
PF Randle 6'10
C Mozgov 7'1

Lonzo Ball stats

2014: As a junior in 201415, he averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 5 blocks and 5 steals


I would think, grossly inflated numbers due to Chino Hills style of play.

Fultz went from JV to Top 25 in 2 years.
http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/06/17/markelle-fultz-2016-basketball-recruiting-washington-dc

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Entering his sophomore season, Fultz hit a growth spurt. His height, combined with his high basketball IQ, equipped him to play every position. I think that kind of helped [his] overall game, said Corey McCrae, who coached Fultz on jayvee. Fultz said he never got discouraged, that he just believed it would all work out, but the decision to table his varsity debut undoubtedly fueled Fultz. He ended his sophomore season behind schedule on the modern recruiting calendar, but he was eager to make up ground. I never got frustrated, really, Fultz says, adding that I love the game, so no matter if Im playing JV or varsity, Im going to do it to the best of my ability.

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New #28 since all my guys jumped up:
Semi Ojeleye
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Josh Hart
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Aleksandar Vezenkov
Bam Adebayo

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject:

Vic5150 wrote:
Mike@LG wrote:
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