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Dark Knight 01-31-2011 08:11 PM

Shake-Up Looming In Los Angeles?
 
:reporter:

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The Lakers officially entered crisis mode Monday, when general manager Mitch Kupchak told NBA.com that the recent poor play by the two-time defending champions may drive him to make a trade to shake up an underachieving roster.

"Regarding a trade, I may have to," Kupchak said at the team's practice facility a day after the convincing loss to their heated rivals, the Celtics. "I'm not saying that I've made calls today or I'll make them tomorrow. But I just don't think that we're playing as well as our talent level should allow us."
More here: Lakers' struggles have Kupchak ready to make moves | NBA.com

Do you guys expect any major shake-ups in the near future for the Lakers, ala the Orlando Magic, or just some minor tweaks?

carp 01-31-2011 08:16 PM

I hope they're looking at Weems!

'trane 01-31-2011 08:17 PM

jose!

Kirby 01-31-2011 08:25 PM

Please inquire about Jose or Kleiza.

0nekhmer 01-31-2011 08:39 PM

way to play the cards LA :confused2:

Superjudge 01-31-2011 08:41 PM

fire the coach!

Beesh 01-31-2011 08:41 PM

Artest is a good player, but I think he's hurting the team a lot. So I see Artest going out

'trane 01-31-2011 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 502691)
fire the coach!

:yeah:

INSIDER 01-31-2011 09:29 PM

artest is definitely gone.
he's a liability.
he only gets by on reputation.

Kirby 01-31-2011 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 502778)
artest is definitely gone.
he's a liability.
he only gets by on reputation.

He's noticeably slower and not even as athletic anymore.
A short marriage for Artest and the Lakers. :sigh:

Ariza's not looking so bad right now haha.

jeffb 01-31-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 502785)
He's noticeably slower and not even as athletic anymore.
A short marriage for Artest and the Lakers. :sigh:

Ariza's not looking so bad right now haha.

Mehh, he was pretty key in getting a championship last year.

Kirby 01-31-2011 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 502790)
Mehh, he was pretty key in getting a championship last year.

It's not gonna work this year though. All the contenders have noticeably upgraded their rosters, and Artest's definitely not getting any younger and neither are the Lakers.

Nites 01-31-2011 09:46 PM

The Lakers main competition in the west is going to be spurs. If you look at the spurs roster they have a lot of quick perimeter players. Parker, Hill, Ginobili, and Neal. I think the Lakers will try to make a move and trade Artest to aquire 1 or 2 athletic wing players.

If Melo ends up in LA for Artest, Brown, and some draft pick I think I'll quit watching basketball forever.

Kirby 01-31-2011 09:51 PM

Definitely need a consistent three point shooter.

Dark Knight 01-31-2011 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 007nites (Post 502804)
The Lakers main competition in the west is going to be spurs. If you look at the spurs roster they have a lot of quick perimeter players. Parker, Hill, Ginobili, and Neal. I think the Lakers will try to make a move and trade Artest to aquire 1 or 2 athletic wing players.

If Melo ends up in LA for Artest, Brown, and some draft pick I think I'll quit watching basketball forever.

Melo for Odom, Artest, and Brown. Works out perfectly.

NBA Trade Machine - ESPN

Fisher
Kobe
Melo
Gasol
Bynum

:tombstone:

Chiggmo 01-31-2011 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 007nites (Post 502804)
The Lakers main competition in the west is going to be spurs. If you look at the spurs roster they have a lot of quick perimeter players. Parker, Hill, Ginobili, and Neal. I think the Lakers will try to make a move and trade Artest to aquire 1 or 2 athletic wing players.

If Melo ends up in LA for Artest, Brown, and some draft pick I think I'll quit watching basketball forever.

I'll just laugh, that would be just stupid.

Someguy again 01-31-2011 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 502811)
Melo for Odom, Artest, and Brown. Works out perfectly.

NBA Trade Machine - ESPN

Fisher
Kobe
Melo
Gasol
Bynum

:tombstone:

that can work, that can fucking work

if that goes down i hate everything

Kirby 01-31-2011 10:07 PM

They don't need a ball-commanding scorer, they need a defensive role player that can hit the 3. I'd love to see them get Battier.

I don't know how LAL will fare with Melo going in for all their depth, but a core of Gasol, Bynum, Melo is scary. Kobe is getting old and so is Fish.

carp 01-31-2011 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 502823)
They don't need a ball-commanding scorer, they need a defensive role player that can hit the 3. I'd love to see them get Battier.

I don't know how LAL will fare with Melo going in for all their depth, but a core of Gasol, Bynum, Melo is scary. Kobe is getting old and so is Fish.

defensive role player that hits threes you say? Jose leads us in steals and hits threes!

Jose for Blake and one of Ebanks or Caracter.

Don Vito 01-31-2011 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 502811)
Melo for Odom, Artest, and Brown. Works out perfectly.

NBA Trade Machine - ESPN

Fisher
Kobe
Melo
Gasol
Bynum

:tombstone:

Lakers won't trade Odom, hes a big part of that team.


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