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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:25 pm    Post subject:

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I wanna ask this, if we're looking like a team that's going to the playoffs, and Deng is an important player contributing to the team, without him we wouldn't make the playoffs etc... Would you still trade him, or wait until the season ends?


Trade him. The goal remains 2 max FA space and we need to clear his salary
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject:

My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject:

lakerlynx wrote:
My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.


..... and THEN trade him!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject:

Paging dengscourage......dengscourage"...". Please use the white courtesy phone.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject:

lakerlynx wrote:
My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.


And even then Young still had no trade value. It's a nice dream, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
lakerlynx wrote:
My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.


And even then Young still had no trade value. It's a nice dream, though.


The difference is that Deng is already known in the NBA, I have no idea what happened to him last year but comparing Young to Deng is disrespectful Deng was once seen as a top notch defensive player and he was a multiple all star for a reason.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject:

yuurin98 wrote:
I wanna ask this, if we're looking like a team that's going to the playoffs, and Deng is an important player contributing to the team, without him we wouldn't make the playoffs etc... Would you still trade him, or wait until the season ends?

That's easy- trade him. You trade him at the absolute first opportunity. The very second. If you give the team that's willing to take him more than a few seconds to think it over, they'll probably change their mind You jump on it as quickly as possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject:

lakerlynx wrote:
My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.


Not sure if that's going to happen. Deng has been quiet all offseason not even sure what he's been up to. I think he's done, hopefully he proves us wrong
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
yuurin98 wrote:
I wanna ask this, if we're looking like a team that's going to the playoffs, and Deng is an important player contributing to the team, without him we wouldn't make the playoffs etc... Would you still trade him, or wait until the season ends?

That's easy- trade him. You trade him at the absolute first opportunity. The very second. If you give the team that's willing to take him more than a few seconds to think it over, they'll probably change their mind You jump on it as quickly as possible.


You still have to make salaries match so you then have a salary commitment to a player other than Deng.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject:

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Deng looks like he's lot a ton of weight and is in great shape

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIidXFNXkAAsAiC.jpg


Better in general for him. If he comes into this season in shape and plays halfway decent like we expected him to do last year he'll be a good addition to what we're doing and a solid vet presence.


Good for him. When I saw the thread was bumped I thought it was just more bashing. Nice to see something positive for a change. Thanks.


He looks good


Did he play at all in the team Africa games?


I know he was named captain but not sure if he actually played.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject:

LakerSD wrote:
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numero-ocho wrote:
MJST wrote:
Deng looks like he's lot a ton of weight and is in great shape

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIidXFNXkAAsAiC.jpg


Better in general for him. If he comes into this season in shape and plays halfway decent like we expected him to do last year he'll be a good addition to what we're doing and a solid vet presence.


Good for him. When I saw the thread was bumped I thought it was just more bashing. Nice to see something positive for a change. Thanks.


He looks good


Did he play at all in the team Africa games?


I know he was named captain but not sure if he actually played.


Nope, Deng did not play. He had outpatient surgery to repair an offseason pectoral injury in May.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject:

Inspector Gadget wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
lakerlynx wrote:
My hope is that Deng surprises everyone, as Nick Young did last year.


And even then Young still had no trade value. It's a nice dream, though.


The difference is that Deng is already known in the NBA, I have no idea what happened to him last year but comparing Young to Deng is disrespectful Deng was once seen as a top notch defensive player and he was a multiple all star for a reason.

Begrudgingly, I agree with you. We can be critical of Deng's play, and the Lakers giving him that contract. But Deng has a great reputation as a professional, a teammate, and as a human being.

Having said all that ... this is a basketball forum, so as long as he's stinking it up on the court for us, he's pretty much fair game.
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