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Old 01-12-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Matt Barnes is out for a while, Blake sucks, Walton sucks, and Ebanks and Character are good but are rookies. The only ones off the bench that are good are Odom, and Brown. What moves should they make? Maybe another SF? or PF who can stretch the defense.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Realize that playing the rest of the season is pointless and concede their title to the Spurs, Heat, or Celtics.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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The Lakers have no cap and nothing of value to trade.

So, rest up....keep minutes low and towards the end of the season start to ramp things up and hope to make a rested healthy playoff run.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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The Lakers have no cap and nothing of value to trade.

So, rest up....keep minutes low and towards the end of the season start to ramp things up and hope to make a rested healthy playoff run.
Exactly... Nothing can be done right now.

Never should have traded Ariza for Artest in my opinion. We would still be in trouble with the bench but I never liked that move. I also feel like the Matt Barnes signing was a referendum on the Artest trade. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Well, just look around the league.

If the Lakers can show up rested and fairly healthy they have a shot.

In the meantime, the Celtics have Garnett go down (they won't be in the finals without him) and you have the Heat with a few key guys....the Spurs are looking awesome right now but if they lose any of their Big 3.....

Basically, the Lakers have the pieces right now to make a decent run at a repeat although they may not be favored. However, look at the last 3-4 years of NBA playoffs. It's generally been the HEALTHIEST veteran team that has won it...it's certainly marred the Celtics consistency and the Spurs....and the Lakers.
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Exactly... Nothing can be done right now.

Never should have traded Ariza for Artest in my opinion. We would still be in trouble with the bench but I never liked that move. I also feel like the Matt Barnes signing was a referendum on the Artest trade. Just my 2 cents...
I totally disagree. Ron Artest's defense and rebounding was crucial to the Laker's championship run last year. Granted he hasn't played as well this year. Ariza basically fizzled in Houston and he's strickly a role player in New Orleans with a 39% field goal percentage.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:48 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Exactly... Nothing can be done right now.

Never should have traded Ariza for Artest in my opinion. We would still be in trouble with the bench but I never liked that move. I also feel like the Matt Barnes signing was a referendum on the Artest trade. Just my 2 cents...
Sure right about the Ariza trade. Artest is good no doubt, but Ariza is more points, fast break worthy, and younger. Along with Sasha gone, they really have no bench to rely on.

What move should they make? Get defensive!!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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I totally disagree. Ron Artest's defense and rebounding was crucial to the Laker's championship run last year. Granted he hasn't played as well this year. Ariza basically fizzled in Houston and he's strickly a role player in New Orleans with a 39% field goal percentage.
Ariza was the X factor in the title 2 years ago... Artest played well in the game 7 in the finals and thats it!!!

You can't compare what Ariza did in NO to what he was with the Lakers...

are you kidding me?

Playing with Kobe made Ariza better. Kobe makes everyone better so its not comparison. And he was younger and more athletic. And in certain situations better than Artest on Defense. He was Pippen for Kobe!!! The Celts series would not have even went seven if we had Ariza. Plus he was getting better!!! There was no reason to trade him. The Ariza/Artest trade was like Mark Aguire and Adrian Dantley trade of the pistons years ago. It didn't help the Pistons win cause they were gonna win anyway... We were gonna win with or without Artest!!!

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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just one note, the lakers did not trade ariza for artest, the lakers didnt want to pay ariza what he thought he was worth, and to be honest i wouldnt either as ariza isnt worth what he is making now and he wanted more.

artest is getting by on reputation alone, he isnt a top tier defender, while he might have been at one time, i think he was just decent not top level. i think bruce bowen was better but artest was/is more "in your face" with it.

the lakers would surely be better off with ariza and would have won last year with him over ron just the same.

what the lakers need is a PG with some speed, their 2 PGs are a joke really. they get burned and cant do any burning on their own. i dont see any trades coming for them i think they are "stuck" with what they got.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:13 AM
 
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swallow the pacific and never be seen from again.............
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