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View Poll Results: How many regular season wins for the lakers in 2018-19?
35-40 11 18.03%
40-45 15 24.59%
45-50 16 26.23%
50-55 15 24.59%
55-60 2 3.28%
60+ 2 3.28%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-30-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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For Anthony Davis, I would probably start by asking for Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram & two future first-round picks. Possibly even more than that.

Kuz, Hart, Ingram and as many 1sts as they can send still seems like a really poor haul for AD. If I'm the Pels, I would rather have Tatum, Brown & 1sts. I would want to see if Doncic or Ayton or Simmons is available.


AD is too good for young players to deliver "value" in a trade. I could see a trade centered around Paul George or Westbrook being attractive to New Orleans (with OKC thinking they can entice AD to stay by playing with another star while recognizing that the George/WB pairing can only take them so far).



Jokic would be attractive, but he's signed for a long-term deal and it would be a big risk for Denver to move him.


I think the Spurs could put together a competitive offer with something like Aldridge, Murray, and White (plus picks).


I really like the Jazz sending out Mitchell, Exum, & Favors plus picks as a win-win.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:46 PM
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Kuz, Hart, Ingram and as many 1sts as they can send still seems like a really poor haul for AD. If I'm the Pels, I would rather have Tatum, Brown & 1sts. I would want to see if Doncic or Ayton or Simmons is available.


AD is too good for young players to deliver "value" in a trade. I could see a trade centered around Paul George or Westbrook being attractive to New Orleans (with OKC thinking they can entice AD to stay by playing with another star while recognizing that the George/WB pairing can only take them so far).



Jokic would be attractive, but he's signed for a long-term deal and it would be a big risk for Denver to move him.


I think the Spurs could put together a competitive offer with something like Aldridge, Murray, and White (plus picks).


I really like the Jazz sending out Mitchell, Exum, & Favors plus picks as a win-win.
Bottom line, some team other than the Lakers will be able to put together a better offer. And if I'm AD, I don't think I want to go to a franchise that, other than signing LeBron, has been a disaster for the last 5 or so years. I'd rather go to a Boston or San Antonio.
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Old 01-30-2019, 02:01 PM
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I think Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz have to be the two biggest draft busts of recent history. Fultz drafted #1, is currently .419 FG%, .286 3pt%, .568 Free throw pct.

Ball, drafted 2nd overall, .406 fg%, .329 3pt%, .419 free throws.

Magic as GM is proving to be no better than Michael.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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I think Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz have to be the two biggest draft busts of recent history. Fultz drafted #1, is currently .419 FG%, .286 3pt%, .568 Free throw pct.

Ball, drafted 2nd overall, .406 fg%, .329 3pt%, .419 free throws.

Magic as GM is proving to be no better than Michael.
They got caught up with Lonzo being a hometown kid and his loudmouth father's marketing. Same way Luke Walton is getting a longer leash due to his pedigree. The Laker mystique is still full of cracks, despite the presence of LeBron.
Ainge, as usual, is looking like a genius for that pick swap two years ago.
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:37 AM
 
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I think Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz have to be the two biggest draft busts of recent history. Fultz drafted #1, is currently .419 FG%, .286 3pt%, .568 Free throw pct.

Ball, drafted 2nd overall, .406 fg%, .329 3pt%, .419 free throws.

Magic as GM is proving to be no better than Michael.
Fultz was the youngest ever to have a triple-double, so considering he did that despite maximum adversity, his potential is probably huge.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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I think if Fultz is fully healthy, he will turn out better than Ball.
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:44 PM
 
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I totally believe this rumor, as the Pelicans did in fact contact the Lakers. Magic apparently spoke with Pelicans GM and offered up Lonzo, Kuzma, Ingram, Zubac, and no.1 pick (if this happens the Pelicans will look just like last year's Lakers with Randle there).

With various scenarios out there, I absolutely predict there will be a blockbuster deal involving these two teams, like I said. Definitely by next week something will happen.

Lakers Rumors: Magic Johnson Spoke With Pelicans GM Dell Demps, Included Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma & Brandon Ingram In Anthony Davis Trade Offer
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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But there should be other suitors for AD, because teams might want to acquire AD just to use him as trade bait.
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Old 02-01-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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LeBron at 80% still almost had a triple double last night. Tomorrow against the Dubs should be a good one!
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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I actually want to see this Laker team, as constructed, when they're all healthy making a playoff run. Obviously there's no 2nd real star, but before Lebron went down with the injury, they were getting solid. I'm fine with keeping the young core and not giving them all up to get AD. Though, if the deal could be done while keeping only Kuzma, then I'll take it of course.

Barkley's whiny, anti-player rant last night on TNT was pretty funny.
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