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Old 03-15-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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As a Magic fan, I am relieved that Dwight is staying for another year! Now he needs to shut up and play!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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So did Beasley stay put??
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:19 PM
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I really like the Spurs chances to win it all now after getting Stephen jackson
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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I will say if the lakers can buy in they just got tougher. Not a lot but tougher none the less
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I will say if the lakers can buy in they just got tougher. Not a lot but tougher none the less
2 Excellent trades by the Lakers but they didn't get tougher on the court for making them......yet.

Both of those trades were 100% salary cap dumps.
Walton and Fisher would still take up cap space next year so they essentially paid 2 other teams to take them in exchange for guys with expiring contracts (or will opt out in sessions case).

End result, Lakers have some cap room for free agency and still have their amnesty if they want to dump Mr. Peas after the season.

I love this move by the Lakers, rather then be decent they are rolling the dice that they can add in free agency this summer, enough stuff to make the team a top threat once again.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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ehh i dont think your right math, at least not on next year. i mean dumping walton was nice but unless they plan on not picking up jordan hills option next year then they actually took on more salary by trading fisher for hill.

ok so IF every player with a player option picks up said option, that puts the lakers at 84.7 mil next season. this is after the trade, and assuming they plan on picking up the MVP andrew bynums option and Andrew Goudelock option. (he is less then 800k) even amnesty artest isnt going to help because thats only 7.2m. this is also no counting mcroberts because hoops hype doesnt show his numbers for some reason. (i believe 2 mil +/-)

this was purely a "we need a better PG and some depth" moves. they dropped dead weight and got a couple ok players and some really unknowns.

oh and there blazers in 100% lets blow this up and start over mode released greg oden.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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I really like the Spurs chances to win it all now after getting Stephen jackson
i dont think this makes them the favorites BUT it does make them much tougher. there is a lot of talk of kaman getting a buy out, and apparently its between spurs, heat, and celtics as to who he would go to. now if that happens and he goes to the spurs then i would move the spurs right to the top of the pecking order for sure.

the waiver wire is already starting to heat up a little im curious to see who gets waived.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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ehh i dont think your right math, at least not on next year. i mean dumping walton was nice but unless they plan on not picking up jordan hills option next year then they actually took on more salary by trading fisher for hill.

ok so IF every player with a player option picks up said option, that puts the lakers at 84.7 mil next season. this is after the trade, and assuming they plan on picking up the MVP andrew bynums option and Andrew Goudelock option. (he is less then 800k) even amnesty artest isnt going to help because thats only 7.2m. this is also no counting mcroberts because hoops hype doesnt show his numbers for some reason. (i believe 2 mil +/-)

this was purely a "we need a better PG and some depth" moves. they dropped dead weight and got a couple ok players and some really unknowns.

oh and there blazers in 100% lets blow this up and start over mode released greg oden.
Ok, good discussion....god knows I'm not right all the time....just ask my girlfriend lol.

Don't the annual increases on the long term contracts like Kobe, Bynum etc. NOT count against the cap or did they change that?

They 100% plan on not keeping Hill, otherwise the trade makes zero sense because they could always use Fisher as a 6th-7th man and their bench is thin everywhere. Sessions is not much of an improvement over Fisher and I don't think Hill is any better than the stiffs at the end of the Lakers bench.

I will look around to see if some analyst has already looked at the Lakers cap situation impact from the trade later and done our heavy lifting for us. One way or another I will learn something.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:26 PM
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Ok, good discussion....god knows I'm not right all the time....just ask my girlfriend lol.

Don't the annual increases on the long term contracts like Kobe, Bynum etc. NOT count against the cap or did they change that?

They 100% plan on not keeping Hill, otherwise the trade makes zero sense because they could always use Fisher as a 6th-7th man and their bench is thin everywhere. Sessions is not much of an improvement over Fisher and I don't think Hill is any better than the stiffs at the end of the Lakers bench.

I will look around to see if some analyst has already looked at the Lakers cap situation impact from the trade later and done our heavy lifting for us. One way or another I will learn something.
Well ESPN jiust broke down why Sessions would be a better fit for the team than Fisher

Fisher averages 5.9 PPG and 3 assists and shooting 36% from the field

Sessions averages 10 pts PPG, 6 assists and and shooting 50% from the field.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:28 PM
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Question for someone who follows college basketball.

Was Luke Walton a good player in college? I'm just trying to figure out how he made the NBA?
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