Discussion in 'Smack Shack' started by Brian in Mesa, May 16, 2017.
Who do we take?
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Levar Ball. He's better than Jordan
Man, I want NO part of dealing with Lonzo's father. He is a nutcase. His involvement is beyond bothersome. He needs to step away.
LaVar is a tool of epic proportion.
Lonzo is a sick player. He'll probably be a Laker.
LaVar is going to find a way to ruin my enjoyment of the game, though. Guaranteed.
I hate that you guys are getting Lonzo but love that you're getting Levar.
He's a stud, and is well worth your pick, but good God... Levar is a disaster of biblical proportions.
Report: Lakers' front office in disagreement about drafting Ball
Lonzo Ball being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers is apparently still not a done deal. While that report is not new, there are "some genuine disagreements" in the Lakers' front office over who the team should select, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.
The organization is also going out of its way to stifle the idea that Ball is a lock for them, Ford reports.
While conventional wisdom for months has linked Chino Hills native and UCLA product Ball with his hometown purple and gold, the Lakers are believed to still have interest in De'Aaron Fox and Josh Jackson with the No. 2 pick in the June 22 draft. While both Ball and his father LaVar have plainly stated a preference for the Lakers, a report last month suggested they were open to working out for the Philadelphia 76ers, who select third.
D'Aaaron? really? How many A's do you need?
Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell, Timofey Mozgov to Nets for Brook Lopez, 27th pick
The Lakers were looking to unload the Timofey Mozgov mistake they made last summer and start to clear out cap space for a push next summer.
The Brooklyn Nets were looking to move the expiring contract of Brook Lopez — and his quality offensive big man play — for a promising young player. Say, for example, D'Angelo Russell.
Those two sides have reached an agreement, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The Lakers now have the No. 2, 27, and 28 pick in the first round (28th was Houston’s they got in the Lou Williams trade). Expect them to try and use those picks in a deal to get Paul George (throwing in Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson), something Marc Stein of ESPN noted, but I doubt that’s enough.
As noted, for the Lakers this move is about clearing the way for Lonzo Ball, and to clear cap space in 2018 to chase LeBron James and, sign/re-sign Paul George. It’s a smart play by the Magic/Pelinka front office that could have the Lakers as a contender in 2018-19 if the dominos all fall, but the price is fairly high because Russell has potential.
Win Summer League Championship. Kuzma championship game MVP with second 30 pt game and shot close to 50% from 3. Ball named SL MVP, didn't play in championship game. Nor did Ingram.
Ball looking like the best vision PG since Magic. Can get to the rack with ease.
Haters are back.
Things are good.
wait a second... this can't be... EVERYONE in LA has been saying that Westbrook and George were already planning on going to the Lakers next summer.
Sign and trade. Sign and Trade...
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