Should the Lakers Trade for Westbrook? (Westbrook to Sign Contract Extension, p.66)
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Should we trade for Westbrook?
Yes. Can't pass him up and assume he comes.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject:

Keep all assets, sign him next year. Don't want a carmelo situation when he guttted the knicks assets. If we sign him next year, we have the flexibility of using our assets to trade for other star players if we need to do so.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:33 am    Post subject:

I would rather keep DLO and trade Clarkson for Westbrook if we traded for him. I think a DLO/Westbrook backcourt is sicker and a Westbrook/Clarkson one
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:33 am    Post subject:

Don't trade for Westbrook... You have to make the team suited for him to come in. The Lakers need to make plans for our own "Core Four"...

Russell
Westbrook
Ingram
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject:

evetssteve10 wrote:
I would rather keep DLO and trade Clarkson for Westbrook if we traded for him. I think a DLO/Westbrook backcourt is sicker and a Westbrook/Clarkson one


If we had to yes. I would be ok with JC/Randle/future 1st as my bottom line.

Absolute no to trading DLo/Ingram.

And if that means no WB until 2017 or not at all so be it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject:

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The Lakers do have the leverage in this situation.

1. Westbrook has 1 year left
2. Lakers have the cap space
3. Careless whispers into the ears of the Wasserman people
4. Westbrook family aka MOMMA WESTBROOK



Ehhh Sixers have more assets can easily trump the Lakers. They can trade everyone not named Simmons
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:36 am    Post subject:

No why would we? Westbrook can come next year and we keep all the young guys.

They're gonna want the farm. Ingram, Russell, Randle, Clarkson, Nance Jr. and picks.

Then what reason does Westbrook have to stay?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject:

I would trade anyone on the team other than Ingram or Russell, to bring in Cousins...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject:

OKC knows that he will likely be gone for nothing next year... so they might trade him below his value. I'm happy trading one of our guards and Randle... as well as throwing in Nick Young or Lou Williams... but Ingram is untouchable.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject:

No point in doing this right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:40 am    Post subject:

No. It's too much of a risk and he might walk because of dysfunctional ownership.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject:

ShowtimeDynasty_24/7 wrote:
Don't trade for Westbrook... You have to make the team suited for him to come in. The Lakers need to make plans for our own "Core Four"...

Russell
Westbrook
Ingram
Cousins


How are you going to get cousins while keeping Russell and Ingram?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject:

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Not if it means giving up everything we've acquired.


Yep. As people have pointed, there's nothing to be gained by giving up assets acquired to get Westbrook, because there's no moves to make that make the Lakers better than the GSWs at this point.

Trading for Westbrook is a stupid move. Especially when there's no guarantee he stays after next season.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject:

evetssteve10 wrote:
I would rather keep DLO and trade Clarkson for Westbrook if we traded for him. I think a DLO/Westbrook backcourt is sicker and a Westbrook/Clarkson one


Ya. Doubt they would want Clarkson instead of DLo...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject:

Those posts trading youth for Westbrook, what would it accomplish? Do you really need to watch 4-11 more laker games next season? Because that's the only thing you gain. You might get past a 1st round team if you got super lucky (see Portland) and then get rolled by whoever is next.

If anything this shows more futility to the LENGTH (not the players signed) but the LENGTH of the deals offered to Moz and Deng. If I was Mitch, I'd be calling up their Agents this morning and see if they'd accept 1-2 years max instead. Because maybe in 2 years if a bunch of cap is free the Lakers could somehow create a window.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject:

Rumors about Westbrook to LA (eventually) have been going on for years-- where there is smoke, there is fire.

I think you have to look at it as follows:

1) Keep all the guys we have and maintain cap next summer in hopes you impress him with the young guys and he signs.

2) Trade for him (Russell + Ingram is probably the cost) and hope that he has no desire to leave despite a relatively low talent level

3) You trade every young asset we can to bring in WB plus an other star like Goerge or Cousins to form a du. The problem is that we probably don't have enough assets to make two major trades happen
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject:

The key question that we have to ask ourselves, is the L.A. connection real or a myth? ...and if it isn't real... how many viable competitors for his services will there be next year? If there are a lot of people that want him... maybe you have to give up something in a trade... if there isn't, then maybe you are patient and wait. Although if no one really wants him... that's a red flag that maybe we should consider too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject:

rockyp wrote:
KobeRe-Loaded wrote:
The Lakers do have the leverage in this situation.

1. Westbrook has 1 year left
2. Lakers have the cap space
3. Careless whispers into the ears of the Wasserman people
4. Westbrook family aka MOMMA WESTBROOK



Ehhh Sixers have more assets can easily trump the Lakers. They can trade everyone not named Simmons


YES... and Russell Westbrook will love to sign up and stay in Philly long term ... oh wait you didn't factor what RWB would be doing LMAO
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:47 am    Post subject:

I'm just trying to come from Jim/Mitch's perspective. If their jobs are as tenuous is rumored will they even have the shelf life to patiently lose for 2-3 years?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:47 am    Post subject:

Cousins becomes relevant again on these forums. Dear god, no!

Damn it! Just when you think management was building something nice, his name will pop up now that people think we're trading for Westbrook.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:48 am    Post subject:

GonzagaAlum wrote:
Folks... I don't know if you have heard but DURANT, CURRY, THOMPSON, GREEN, IGGY are all on the same team.

Like on one team not in NBA 2k.

You don't trade anyone younger than those guys at this point... You develop them. The west is on lockdown for 3-5 years.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:48 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
The key question that we have to ask ourselves, is the L.A. connection real or a myth? ...and if it isn't real... how many viable competitors for his services will there be next year? If there are a lot of people that want him... maybe you have to give up something in a trade... if there isn't, then maybe you are patient and wait. Although if no one really wants him... that's a red flag that maybe we should consider too.



The connection is enough to at least try
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject:

Denny_Russo wrote:
GonzagaAlum wrote:
Folks... I don't know if you have heard but DURANT, CURRY, THOMPSON, GREEN, IGGY are all on the same team.

Like on one team not in NBA 2k.

You don't trade anyone younger than those guys at this point... You develop them. The west is on lockdown for 3-5 years.


Good thing no one here a general manager. They trade away Ingram and Russell for a team that get killed by the Warriors in the playoffs next 3-4 years.


That's the bit people are refusing to understand.
Gif the next 3 years at least, the lights are off.
I'm a little surprised so many are advocating for us to make a trade tbh.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject:

Laker fans are very impatient. No. We have a solid young group, that'll be really good for years to come if we are just patient. If we get Westbrook in free agency, next year, then cool, but why give away talent? We haven't even seen the players play under luke Walton, and we are already talking about trading them away.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject:

zoogz wrote:
Keep all assets, sign him next year. Don't want a carmelo situation when he guttted the knicks assets. If we sign him next year, we have the flexibility of using our assets to trade for other star players if we need to do so.
keep the youth, you trade for Westbrook and if he walks after the season, you set your rebuild back by years. You trade away DLo, Ingram there is no incentive for Westbrook to stay, cause this team won't be winning crap.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject:

He's a free agent next year. So NO.
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