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2019 Los Angeles Lakers Off-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles Lakers' started by trojanfan12, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. trojanfan12

    trojanfan12 R.I.P. Robotic Dreams. Fight On!

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    I think this is actually smart on Kawhi's part for 2 reasons:

    1.) He needs 2 more years in the league to get an even bigger contract than what he just signed. So, in 2 years, he can re-sign with the Clips (or someone else) for a huge contract.

    2.) If things don't work out with the Clips, he and PG can leave while still in their primes. I don't think it's planned on anyone's part, but with the Lakers have set up the guys they signed (2 year deals) and Lebron's contract due to be up, the Lakers can open up a whole lot of cap space in 2 years.
     



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    It is a huge risk given his injury history. The clips will be on the hook for 2 200 million max contracts. It could be a disaster for the Clippers, but they are use to it. LOL
     
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    A lot can happen in two years and I think we will see some retirements in the offing.
     
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    Just saw a report that Boogie is slimmed down and he says that his quad is 100% healed.
     
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    Can't wait for the season.
     
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    Been reading reports about the possibilities of signing either Korver for primarily offense or Iguodala for everything. Should be interesting to see who the Lakers ink in the coming weeks.
     
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    Saw that too TJF12. Apparently since being reunited with AD in LA, he wants to play all 82 regular season games just to shut-up the pundits who predicted his days are toast.
     
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    If he can still play, that can be a very good thing for the Lakers.
     
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    Cousins has been workin hard and he claims his quadriceps he injured on the same leg he ruptured his Achilles (left) is fully healed. But pundits state that he has lost a step and can't jump like he used to before the injuries. We shall see who is right.
     
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    Did you see a report that Memphis is going to release him?

    Last I read is that Memphis is looking for a trade instead of buying him out

    Iggy is making $17 mil this upcoming season - Lakers can't trade for that price

    I wouldn't mind him coming back home to the Sixers (or Korver as well) but not at that price
     
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    Yea you are right. They are looking to trade him. I think teams wil wait them out and he will be released.
     
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    Yeah, he may have lost a step. But to be fair to him, he was never in shape last year. This year he will have had a full off-season and training camp under his belt.

    I doubt he'll have the same hops or explosiveness that he had before the Achilles, but those weren't exactly things he relied on before the injury anyway.

    He can be about 80-85% of who he was before the injury, that will be plenty good enough, imo.

    If he can't, it only cost the Lakers $3.5 million to find out.
     
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    They are clearly swinging for the fences...
     

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    Even if he''s 70% of the old Cousins he'd stikl be a good player for the Lakers.
     
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    Feeling really good about next season....

    We added some really good role players, specially Bradley.....and Cousins could be a good 3rd option.....making Kuz the 4th option on offense....
     
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    Yea, the Iguodala fiasco is about Memphis trying to snooker somebody into giving-up more draft picks for an aging star that they will use to rebuild. Well it ain't happening unless some GM somewhere in the league gets drunk and picks up the phone. The Lakers are like four other teams who are interested. They are just going to wait-out the Grizzels and when they release Iggy, then the Lakers will go into action.
     
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    I don't think many teams have cap space to absorb his contract.....maybe Dallas but I don't think they are interested in him....
     
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    The Bradley signing was really good IMO.....he is going to give is a solid defender off the bench. He has lost weight he gained with the Clippers and could step in and start in case Green gets hurt and we wouldn't lose much.
     
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    And in all honesty, I don't know what people are talking about the lack of defense....

    Green, an excellent wing defender and was a very solid pickup.....will start at SG and provide shooting and defense.

    Bradley has lost the weight he gained as a pudge-ball with the Clipps and has always been a solid defender at the very least. He's going to be motivated to get another payday in 2 years so he has the extra motivation.....

    McGee, not the best overall defender.....but a solid rim protector.....

    AD, he has always been a good defender in addition to being a scorer and rebounder.

    KCP is basically known for his defense.....

    James can still dial it up for short stretches, like in crunch time...

    Caruso won't see many minutes (unless injuries hit) but he is a scrappy defender.....and showed a lot late in the season.

    Can we start the season now????
     
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