Lakers Rumors: L.A. Among Teams Interested In Ty Lawson
Lakers Rumors: L.a. Among Teams Interested In Ty Lawson

After selecting D’Angelo Russell with the No. 2 at the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers had high hopes of landing an All-Star big man in free agency. While free agency did not go according to plan, general manager Mitch Kupchak and company traded for Roy Hibbert while signing Lou Williams and Brandon Bass.

With Summer League in Las Vegas currently in progress, the Lakers are among the teams interested in trading for Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

Despite a second DUI arrest in the last six months, embattled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is generating interest on the trade market, NBA sources told SI.com. Houston, Detroit and the L.A. Lakers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Lawson recently, and there remains a strong possibility the Nuggets could unload Lawson before training camp.

With a second DUI in the last six months, Lawson’s stock has plummeted and the Nuggets may be more willing to move him with the strong play of Emmanuel Mudiay in Summer League. Although Lawson averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists this past season, he has been on the trading block this off-season.

While Los Angeles has had previous interest in Lawson, trading for him would create a crowded backcourt. Along with Russell and Williams, Jordan Clarkson is expected to start in the backcourt as Kobe Bryant will likely shift to the small forward position.

How about we give nuggets nick young, r. kelly, sacre and a second round pick for lawson? What you guys think?

  • If he were to shape up, this would be a fantastic pickup for the lakers. Him, clarkson, Bryant, Randle, and hibbert would be a very nice starting lineup, and that would allow Russell to work with a talented bench. If we can get him for nick young and a 2nd I’d definitely support the pickup

  • If they can get Lawson without giving up anyone important it would be a nice pickup.

  • Ok so it’s obvious we were not going to lock up an SF long term which is why A. brown, Kobe and maybe Bari will play the 3 this season
    All because they’re waiting on Durant next season
    So what do they do..gee we don’t have enough guards lets go after another lol
    Oh well Ty would be nice as long as we don’t give up anything too valuable

  • Lawson makes $12M this season. For a trade to happen we’d have to give up $9M (outgoing).
    If we were going to trade for a PG, I’d rather get Jennings @ $8M.
    – The team looked at Jennings in February. How is this news in July?

  • Does anyone think there trying to trade jc or Russell? That’s why there trying to get Lawson?

  • What do you mean shape up? In the east he’s probably an all-star

  • At this point, it’s pretty obvious we’re going hard after Durant next year. I say lets just stay pat of what we have. If successful with signing KD next year, a second star signing that same offseason is inevitable.

  • No way no how KD is coming to Lakers, so please stop being delusional, no Marquee free agents will come here unless we show a winning product out there.

  • What the Lakers need is a small forward and a backup pg, preferably a veteran. I don’t think Lawson would be a good influence because of his multiple DUI arrests and problems with Nugget’s management. I do like Jennings. He would be a could backup, he would be returning home to LA. and his contract is only 3.1 million.

  • We already have a clown in Swaggy P, we don’t need another nutcase in Lawson, plus we already got plenty of guards, Lou Will, JC, Russell. What we really need is a starting caliber SF, Kobe is not the answer.

  • Jennings is a starting caliber PG, he wouldn’t take less money to be a backup. We need someone like Mo Williams but too bad he’s already signed.

  • Well, why do the Nuggets want to get rid of him? Obviously not because of his talent. There’s plenty there. It’s the two dui arrests in 6 months that make the Nuggets look bad and show he’s lost focus on basketball. Not to mention the relationship had already started to sour between him and the organization over the last 1-2 yrs. the Nuggets don’t want that type of baggage around mudiay and other players in the locker room

  • I’ll tell you one thing, if you want Kobe to go out on his own terms then he shouldn’t be playing the SF. He will be put to the task of guarding the opponents best players, with his defense declining he would get killed, or risk another major injury. Kobe is best suited with SG, his natural position, just shoot to his heart’s content, don’t need to worry about defense.

  • Lol maybe they’re stashing guards to make the 76ers jealous. Who knows maybe they might make a trade.

    Also too bad Durant ain’t coming 🙁

  • Mo Williams does the same thing lou will does, mo wouldnt have been a good fit.

  • Lawson dui problem was all in 2015 ever had any other problems plus he still has atleast 5-8 good years left we dont have time to breast feed RUSSELL lawson is very capable of manning the point right now

  • In some ways it can make sense. If they got rid of Young, Sacre, and Kelly is might barely work financially. As a roster it’ll make them loaded at the guard spots. But no SFs. They’re lineups would be:
    Russell, Lawson (doesn’t matter who starts, Lawson is dealing with personal problems and that may affect his game)
    Clarkson, Lou Williams, Jabari Brown
    Kobe, Anthony Brown
    Randle, Bass, Nance Jr
    Hibbert, Black, Upshaw.
    Absolutely loaded at PG/SG. And a solid 6 big men depth. Lakers do need a 3 and D SF but Lawson is not a bad pickup. Who knows if Russell is gonna be a star. He might be but if they can add Lawson then do it. The Lakers would be having a 3 guard, 2 bigs type of lineup. No perimeter defense (except Clarkson) but the offense would be fun to watch

  • I agree. However, he is not starting in Detroit right now and Detroit also has Steve Blake and Reggie Jackson, so I think it would be easier to get him. I think that because so many teams are competing for the services of Lawson, the Nuggets wouldn’t accept swaggy, sacre, and kelly in return. We would have to give them someone better.

  • Why wouldn’t he fit, Mo is a great 3 point shooter, he’s a shoot first PG, Lakers lack shooters.

  • Might be hard to pass up if we can nab him for pennies on the dollar, but it definitely would create a logjam. Kobe would have to become a full time three. And even then, between Lawson/Clarkson/Russell/Lou, someone is getting stuck with limited minutes. We might have to get creative and play three guard lineups.

    That said, if you can get him for Young and nothing else of much substance, it’s a good problem to have.

  • We don’t need Ty Lawson, just like we don’t need Kevin Seraphin. I don’t know why all the rumors swirling around for someone that we don’t need. If Lakers get another wing player I’ll be happy.

  • Shooting guards run around the court more than small forwards do. Kobe wouldnt want to chase players all over the court. I think hes capable of playing sf and kobes a good one on one defender. He’ll be up for the challenge, trust.

  • Randle, Russell, Clarkson, and Hibbert is a solid core for another 5 years. OKC isn’t close to being the best team in the West this year. And if he goes East, he faces Lebron’s team for the next 5 years.

  • Obviously, they do, every one wants talks to the team. Why do you think that every Free Agent is get-able?

  • Im trying to figure out why people think we kan land lawson for pennies like his talent worth nothing

  • It’s cool, keep drinking the KD cool aid, all you gonna get next year is another heartbreak and disappointment. I would be surprised if he chooses the Lakers.

  • The only reason why OKC didn’t make the playoffs is because injuries to KD and Westbrook which disrupted chemistry.

    We do have a solid core but please be realistic. We aren’t likely to make the playoffs being in the west.

  • I think B. Jennings is a better fit than mo williams is to come off the bench along side lou will.

  • He’s probably staying in OKC. But he’s also intrigued with the Warriors and his hometown Wizards.

  • Exactly people think we kan give away our dead weight for him and it wont work hes worth more than swaggy p sacre and kelly

  • I’m a Laker fan but I’m not delusional unlike you. They might be able to get in contact with the star FA’s but there’s a reason why Melo, LMA, Monroe didn’t sign.

  • He likely would stay in OKC, or go back home to DC. OKC got Westbrook, Ibaka, and now added Cameron Payne, why wouldn’t he want to stay? They are a few pieces away from contending for a title, and who do we have??

  • OKC is financially tapped out for the next 3 years.
    And the Durant and Westbrook combo isn’t good enough to win in the West…. GS can dream, but they have to trade most of their roster.

  • RUSSELL needs two years remember… hes only 19 remember…. he needs time remember…. #SummerLeagueQuotes

  • Because OKC isn’t close to being the best team in the West and have no cap space to improve. Why would he go to DC when Lebron/Kyrie/Love are locked for another 5 years and DC isn’t anything more than a #4 team in the East?

  • Hell maybe they’ll throw SF minutes at Clarkson (6’5). The Clippers have put CP3 & Crawford with Reddick at SF so a three guard system wouldn’t be bad on offense. Defense yes but oh well. Russell, Lawson, Clarkson, Lou, Kobe, Randle, Bass, Hibbert, Black, and Nance Jr would be the players that will be playing every game. Or even trade Lou Williams before the deadline when he can be traded

  • Maybe you forget that Russell, Clarkson, and Randle are under 22. Hibbert is a 2-time All Star at 28. AND the team has $45M to spend in each of the next 2 years.

  • Bird rights don’t mean much when a player can sign a max deal in his 5th year. And the 2% difference in salary ain’t shit bro. Educate yourself on the cap before you talk.

  • For the $5.4 mil (MLE) the Rockettes are trying to negotiate with him he’d likely stay put for now.

  • Russell may have a lot of potential but he has a long way to go to becoming a star. He ain’t sending us to the playoffs this year. Rome wasn’t built in a day you know.

  • We get Lawson, definitely he will be the starting PG, it will hurt Russell’s development, not a good move, plus he’s a bad influence on the rooks, just like Swaggy P.

  • Not to other team’s if they’re willing to trade for him with better assets. He’ll likely end up in H-Town.

  • A dui in the summer and one during the playoffs which the nuggets weren’t in the playoffs

  • I’m not delusional and actually thought Melo would leave NYC and money.
    I’m not delusional and though that Aldridge would turn down the Spurs.

    So who is living in a delusion? These words are fake… It’s time to wake up……. It’s all an illusion bro.

  • You need to educate yourself. CA has very high state taxes unlike Oklahoma. OKC can offer him a contract without maxing out and he’ll still make more money than a max deal from the Lakers.

  • just like this year the Lakers got $24 mil to spend but no one wants to take our money. Money don’t mean shit, winning product do.

  • OKC is in cap hell for the next 3 years.
    Washington has never been anything more than a pretender.
    Durant is considered #2 to Lebron, and being in the East doesn’t change anything.

  • He sees the rumors just like aby other human plus u draft mudiay in the lottery

  • Did you really think the team would get Aldridge?
    Did you really think DJ would leave the Clippers?
    Can you blame Monroe for picking a team NO one considered?
    Just because you hit on the hottest girl in the room doesn’t mean you stand a chance to get the digits. U aint a playa bro.

  • You are the reason why many people hate us Laker fans. It’s delusional dumbasses like you.

  • So we drafted a backup player with the #2 pick? Well i thought he was going to be in the running for rookie of the year after the initial hype he received prior to the draft. Well i think swing him over to shooting guard as a starter and play Kobe at small forward and bring Clarkson off the bench as a backup with Lou Williams. Nick Young will likely get traded for Lawson with additional contracts added in to make it work.

  • What are the options for a wing player? I also agree we need one, but I am not really sure who the Lakers can get.

  • OKC can’t offer the endorsements that LA has. They can’t offer the immediate plug into Kobe’s shoes and the Asian market. Durant will be 27 next year, do you think that the contract he signs will be his last? Maybe he’ll sign a 2 year deal like Lebron.

  • That be a dream trade, but Kostas Papanikolaou and Terrence Jones + another player along with a 2nd rounder sounds more appealing.

  • So far the only one I can think of is Dorell Wright, good shooter, decent defender.

  • Nuggets want to get rid of him to give Mudiay starters minutes and to tank the season. Lawson makes $12M and won’t help them do anything other than mess up a lottery pick.

  • He already has the endorsements he wants. He has Jay-Z as his agent who can get him all the endorsements he need as Jay-Z is from New York. Plus those short deals would be risky. He might end up like Dwight Coward and leave after one year.

  • Did you test your hypothesis on the ESPN NBA Trade Machine?
    How much did it tell you that you needed to add?
    Me thinks, about $3M.

  • Young, Kelly, and Sacre plus the 3.4 mil cash limit in a trade is still a little over a mil short.

    Right now it looks like the Lakers Roster is 15, and if one was looking for a SF there are two options. 1. Find a home for Kelly to open a roster spot, and sign Tony Mitchell | F | 6-6 | 216, the Italian League MVP who looked really good during the Summer League games. 2. After watching Nance during the SL games, I bet he could cover SF just fine.

  • I don’t know what you trying to say, but my point is stop being delusional and think KD will come here next season, not going to happen. Lakers are in full rebuild mode right now, and unless the team can improve and start winning again, no superstar free agents will come play for the Lakers no matter how much cap space we have.

  • This was successful in the trade machine at ESPN. Nick Young+Ryan Kelly+Robert Sacre+Tarik Black for Ty Lawson.

  • Jay-z aint got shit in the Asian market bro. Do you realize there are more Lakers fans in China than the entire USA population?
    All Jay-z got is an “in” for the Knicks…… If Durant wants to go to the Knicks….. HAHHAHAH more power to him.

  • Yah. I thought he was going to the Heat because he was talking about them so much, which confused me because they already have so many small forwards. So thanks for letting me know.

  • Please shut up. You are ruining the reputation of Laker fans. Unless Durant suddenly chooses to sign with the Lakers there is 0 chance.

  • LA Lakers just need focus trade kelly both sacre and focus sign dorrell wright and kj mcdaniels and also consider sign darell arthur

  • So, because of 2 DUI’s Lawson (at 27) can’t continue to average 15ppg, 9.6ast, 3.1 rpg?
    Maybe I’m wrong, but players don’t drink and drive while playing.

  • 6’6 too short for a SF, plus we already got Anthony Brown, don’t need another rook. Nance is a PF, he ain’t got the speed, the kind of lock down defense, and range for a SF, so please stop saying Nance can play SF, just like others saying Randle can play the 3, pathetic.

  • I wouldnt mind lawson, Russell is still at least a year away. Lawson is a beast on the court

  • I would trade Lou Williams, Sacre and Kelly for Lawson

    We need Young since we’re short on SFs. Trading Williams would clear a spot for Lawson

  • seems like a lot to give up, young is the only SF on the roster with NBA experience

  • Plus I never said anything about him going to the Knicks/Nets. I’m just saying he already has a good agent who has lots of connections since his agent is from a large market. Plus you realize he already has a lot of Chinese fans no matter where he goes? Going to LA isn’t going to make a significant difference. Sure there are a lot of Chinese people like me who live in LA, but he already has lots of support even though he isn’t with the Lakers. I’m a KD and Laker fan but there’s no way he’s coming with the current mental state of the FO living in the past without using real analytics.

  • Can’t win a battle of words, and now you have to try the “reputation” card.
    You should try the race card, or the age card, or the family card too….

  • 2 DUI’s in the past 6 months tells me this guy don’t gives a shit, and you think he would give a shit playing basketball??

  • Actually Nance is very capable defensively, he just doesnt have much of a jumper or 3pt shot

  • @forumblueandgold:
    None of this is the end of the world. Plenty of talented young players, who ended up becoming All-Star or Rookie of the Year winners, struggled in their summer league moments.

    When Derrick Rose played just two games in Orlando summer league, he scored 19 total points on 17 total shots, and had eight turnovers to almost neutralize his 11 assists. Michael Carter-Williams shot 27.1 percent from the field and needed 17 shots a game to average 13 points. DeMarcus Cousins put up 14.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, but shot 33.3 percent from the field. Even Stephen Curry shot 32.5 percent from the field and needed 16 shots per game to put up 17.4 points.

    Russell and Randle may end up having a great end to the summer, and carry it over into big rookie years for each player (Randle is no longer a rookie, but it’s basically his first year playing in the NBA). While fans and some media rush to wonder what is wrong with the young guys on the Lakers, it’s more important to realize they’re players with little-to-no experience trying to get their feet wet in the Nevada desert.

  • I’d get him if it means adding someone like Chandler or maybe a draft pick or something, but thats wishful thinking.

  • I was just running trades and that was a success on the ESPN trade machine. I kinda think Mitch has a thing for North Carolina players since he played there and he might want Ty Lawson. But you’re right that trade makes us no better that is a lot to give up.

  • So you realize, THEN, how much MORE the Lakers brand would boost his image in China.
    And, since you are Chinese, and we will all presume Chinese are smart, then why are you trying to predict what happens in 355 days?
    – Maybe you ain’t Chinese bro. Are you sure you aren’t a Korean trying to fake the Dragon?

  • Dont have two years to wait on RUSSELL i rather make it to the playoffs vs watching lakers suck while RUSSELL develoo

  • CLARKSON is the better player noway he kums off the bench whether we get lawson or not

  • Brb having an identity crisis right now because Jeremiah is telling me I’m Korean and not Chinese.

  • larry nance should start at the 3. hes an explosive two way athlete that doesn’t need plays runned for him which is always good to have a guy like that starting next to kobe

  • Lawson is a pretty good player, he’s 27. in his prime, & averaged:15.2 ppg 9.6 apg, can shoot the 3 pretty well

  • Lawson
    Clarkson
    Bryant
    Bass
    Hibbert

    Russell
    Williams
    A.brown if denver gets swaggy
    Randle
    Upshaw /black
    Whoever’s having a good game stays on the floor.
    What logjam???

  • A major issue with trading for Lawson, then the FO admits drafting Russell was the wrong move, they wouldn’t slap their own face like that by bringing in another starting caliber PG. Rumors are just rumors.

  • if he was a three point threat i would agree but hes not and the offense would be stalled with that line up

  • apparently you wouldn’t they really want to get rid of him since muiday looks like the man now so you wouldn’t have to give up anything for him. sacre,russel and kelly should be enough.

  • Not being picky more so i am concerned D’Angelo will get stuck on the bench with little to no playing time if we get Lawson. Also we really do need a small forward.

  • In the last 6 months he averaged 15ppg, 9.6ast, and 3.1ppg. Do you think he gives a shit about basketball?
    I do.

  • None of you in here ever considered why would Mitch and Jim trade for Lawson so they can admit they made a mistake drafting Russell?? They drafted him with the 2nd pick not for him to just be a backup PG, just think about that, Russell is our starting PG one way or another.

  • dude just be quiet ur embarrassing ur self. you dont need to shoot 3’s to be a starting SF. theres more to just that dumbo. hes the perfect compliment next to kobe and he’s arguably the lakers best defender on the wing and best athlete on the team

  • what?? where have you heard this??? did they really say that?? nahh ur making it up right?

  • If Russel gets benched its because there are better players in front of him. If Russel, Lou and Swaggy come off the bench to start the season, thats fine

  • clarkson black upshaw brown and russell all stay trade kelly and young for lawson

  • Do you really think Mitch would trade D’Angelo Russell for Ty Lawson who has received 4 DUI arrests? I doubt Russell gets traded so soon.

  • hibbert and bass will start randle black a.brown lance jr upshaw off the bench

  • russel will not be better than lawson in his 1st season? come now lets be serious here :D. lawson is already a proven talent and russel who knows what he is but hes a project thats for sure.

  • Bass would actually be a better backup then starting, he’s a energy guy, can come in with Lou Will to give the 2nd unit a spark. Randle will start no doubt about it.

  • RUSSELL is not a starting pg nowhere near it right now…..they definitely made a mistake drafting him that wasnt a need from the start

  • Exactly man Mitch would not admit he made a big mistake by trading for a guard. It’s crazy how D’Angelo Russell is being thrown out as nothing by fans so soon.

  • I say do it! Kobe and A.brown at sf fuck it it’s off the bench anyway and he needs the experience. We need a veteran WC pg on this team to mentor jc and Dlo at pg and Lawson brings that WC toughness he’s battled with curry, paul, lillard, Westbrook and can share the knowledge passed down. I like it.

  • no bass would actually be better as a starter for us since hes a energy guy and not a go to guy. bass is perfect fit and compliment . 1 or 2 ball dominate players in ur lineup is enough when u go over that than its not good at all cuz than ur hoping they all coexist together

  • Yes, just trade Young, Kelly and Sacre. He is a good veteran PG for us and sign another SF. Dorrell Wright i guess is still available.

  • exactly what I say, all these recent rumors about players that we don’t need, no mentioning of any SF.

  • No when they were intending on trying to land boogie and whould have traded RUSSELL away anyway

  • If worst come to worst we can get Tayshaun Prince who is a 3 & D guy. He is not bad for a year contract.

  • agreed. a big man was definelt a way bigger need going into the summer. the reason they took him was cuz they were confident in getting one of those big man and they didn’t so it was stupid as fuck

  • If FO can work out to include gallo + lawson on a trade with us will be great.

  • we will play the clippers in the 1st round and win in game 7 at staples our house

  • Lakers will move D’Angelo to starting shooting guard as a off ball player.

    PG Ty Lawson/Jordan Clarkson/D’Angelo Russell
    SG D’Angelo Russell/Lou Williams/Jordan Clarkson
    SF Kobe Bryant/Anthony Brown/Jabari Brown
    PF Julius Randle/Brandon Bass/Larry Nance
    C Roy Hibbert/Robert Upshaw

  • that trade wouldn’t of happened either way if we drafted Russell or not. Kings were asking for a ransom for Boogie, too much to give up, plus why would the Kings trade Boogie to a division rival, just don’t make sense.

  • Only way the money works is if they trade young.
    Young, kelly, sacre for Lawson makes sense. Kobe and Anthony Brown would be the SF’s.
    PG: Lawson/ Russell
    SG: Clarkson/ Lou will / J Brown
    SF: Kobe / A brown
    PF: Randle / Bass / Nance Jr
    C: Hibbert / Upshaw / Black
    Lakers could even roll out an extremely small lineup at times. This lineup would be good against the Warriors small lineup of curry Thompson iguodala Barnes and green
    PG: Lawson
    SG: Russell
    SF: Clarkson
    PF: Kobe
    C: Randle

  • Yea it’s a pretty solid team all around minus a major sf but kd next season maybe, if not they’ll be others

  • Lmao noway RUSSELL starts over CLARKSON at the 2 we all know CLARKSON is solidified at the 2spot RUSSELL is not a better scorer stop it

  • dude, chill out, just a few SL games, give the kid a chance, he has the intangibles of becoming a superstar, Kobe was exactly like him if not worse when he was a rook, and look at what Kobe became.

  • naw, I wont buy it, reports are nuggets wants a 1st rd pick(top picks,Dlo,wcs,etc) and a player….with the arrival of mudiay, lawson if traded would be sold low….an NBA exec even said “Good Luck with trading lawson”…..

  • ur assuming randle will win the PF spot? uhh ok i guess. and i dont understand why ur putting nance as a 3rd stringer seriously. they guy definitely should be in the rotation. hes become a fan favorite. he should definitely play backup PF or SF or should start. hes a good fit next to anyone

  • Kobe wasnt drafted 2overall and he definitely had atleast one good SL game dropping 36 facts…stop acting like busts dont exist…they do

  • i still think starting clarkson will only hurt the team as a whole and you will see it when the season starts

  • Despite his problems Ty lawson remains a very good PG. But I don’t see How can the lakers could make a trade happen.. Lawson 12 M$ / year ; Nick Young+Kelly+sacre = 7.5M$ …
    Unless the Nuggets waive him…

  • Im implying that mitch had trade intentions already… they wanted 3young pcs thats why we didnt maje the move

  • We need talent which we can use for our future or trade them for assets. Nothing to lose if we can pick up Lawson for nada do it !!!!!

  • You heard here first when it’s all said and done the Nuggets will simply just cut him off the team. Much like how the Suns cut Michael Beasley years back. No need to trade just wait for him to get waived.

  • nuggets wants a high DP this yr(DLo, wcs,etc) and a player…rather w8 for Dlo to pan out and swagP to stay for firepower

  • I would love for Lawson to bring that western conference toughness. Like a waay better version of Ronnie price.

  • Thats not true CLARKSON will play the most minutes on this team u kan see it in SL and hes definitely a solidified starter at this point lou keeps scoring kumin off the bench

  • not going to argue with you, only a few SL games, plus Russell did show signs of a great player in those games, he just needs to adjust. Busts do exist, but I don’t see it in Russell, at least not now, I’m willing to give him a season to prove me wrong.

  • Thats an extra 15 pts. 9 ast what? Let’s go
    Lawson /Russell
    Clarkson /Williams /jabari
    Kobe/A.brown
    Randle/bass
    Hibbert/black/Upshaw
    Even balance of scoring and defense

  • Add in Tarik Black to what you said and it works in the ESPN trade machine.

  • 1. Clippers
    2. Warriors
    3. Spurs
    4. Thunder
    5. Grizz
    6. Rockets
    7. Pelicans
    8. Lakers
    Lakers vs clippers first ever playoff series
    Warriors vs Pelicans rematch
    Spurs vs rockets Texas rivalry
    Thunder and grizz would be a great series like always

  • Clarkson is a shoot/ ME first player, he only cares about his own scoring and not get his teammates involved. I’d rather see Lou Will start instead of JC, at least Lou Will plays more responsibly.

  • Grizzlies wont be the 5 seed, they got worse since last year losing Kufas and everyone getting even older

  • Wilson Chandler is a great 3 and D wing, SF, just what we desperately needs. Gallo is just a upgraded version of Ryan Kelly, no need.

  • The Kings void luc Mbah moute’s contract after he failed the physical test. I ‘d love to see him signing with us. he is a great defensive player, if he is healthy that will be a good add

  • I love the speed that Ty Lawson brings along with being athletic. Modern day PG!

  • Rookie Kobe and Russell are very different. Zach Lavine is closet to a young Kobe.

    Kobe was awesome even in high school.

    Look up film on him.

  • You post the most ignorant shit on here, i know you not talking to me weirdo your worst than lin fanboys and clipper trolls and celt/bucks fans probably your other accounts.
    Everything i post on here is within right of way

  • Front office thought russell would make an immediate impact, I dont see it. He needs to be more agressive and get to the rim more

  • no i appreciate you backing me up ;D but thats not the point i was trying to make. i just trying tell why kobe should just stick to his traditional position. The SG. thats all man. cuz to me its not about putting all the talent together and seeing if it works. i like my SF to be 2 dimensional not 1 dimensional to also defend the best wing player. nance should be the guy

  • Kobe was killing it in high school no doubt, but it took Kobe 3 seasons just to be a starter, and you do remember Kobe shot those 3 airballs when he was playing the Utah jazz?? All I’m saying rookies need time to adjust, give Russell at least a season to prove if he’s worth the 2nd pick or not.

  • they are a 2nd round exit year in and year out, kufus was a huge loss and Gasol and especially randolph are both getting old

  • not as selfish as JC I can tell you that much, plus Lou is a 10 year NBA veteran, reigning 6th man of the year, he must be doing something right.

  • cant. he just wasn’t born to be that kind of player. u either have it or you dont. hes not ur typical nba pg in todays nba where they could pretty much do it all on offense.

  • Clarkson has all star potential, but yes I’d like to see him pass more. But hey its summer league, players are trying to showcase themselves

  • They should have went after Butler and Chandler…

    Use Kobe’s space next year to get KD…. And if Kobe happened to be healthy resign him into the luxury tax.

  • he would be a huge addition to the lakers just by his defense alone. but i heard hes signing with the kings

  • They thought D’Angelo Russell was the next Magic Johnson. They thought he was a great player and a starter from day 1. They were wrong.

  • true, but he’s already under contract, he already proved that last season by making all rookie 1st team, so why even showcase more and be selfish, instead he should’ve get his teammates involved as much as possible to show everybody he’s not one dimensional.

  • just because a SF cant shoot great doesn’t mean he wouldn’t help you alot. people think that if ur SF cant shoot 3’s well than screw it.

  • nigga no,
    Gsw vs LAL(Kobe will show ’em who da real 3pt king is and co. will surprise them)
    OKC vs Nola(this means WAR!!battle of the future)
    SAS vs Clips(rematch)
    Hou vs Mem(battle of pace, modern vs traditional)

  • tarik,bass,abrown, lou and DLo will come off the bench

    starters: JC,Kobe,SwagP,Randle,Hibbert…..JC and swagP wont hog if Kobe is there,who has evolved into a team player already, Randle will be our Dray, Hibbert be our DJ/Bogut….

  • Man you guys are incredible, only been a few SL games and already talking shit about Russell. I would give him at least a season to prove me wrong.

  • dude he defends really well. i think nance would be a really good starter but im not the GM or the coach so i dont call the shots. there too sold on playing russ,clark and kobe all together nothing will change there mind. typical blindness

  • Shutup fag, no pussy getting, video game, comic con ass , think you know it all but how to wipe your own ass. Bitch i know bball/Lakers ball just as much if not better than you! Relax big dummy

  • I would love to see the Lakers trade for Lawson. He said the Lakers are whack and the Clippers were dope to TMZ a couple years back but so what that’s back then and this now. That’s old news this is different circumstances now.

  • Aminu,jimmy butler was a horrible shooter coming into the league. im not saying they cant. anyone can technically. but im saying its not like you have to its ideal that ur SF must shoot 3’s even if he helps you in other aspects of the game

  • It’s just a fuckin forum everyone here is entitled to say whatever the fuck they want, including you! Brainiac chill tf out.

  • Lawson would be good for Russell, he can say hey that midget is better than me I gotta work on my game.

  • can the lakers experiment with plenty of lineups:

    Dlo-JC-Kobe-JR-RoyH
    JC-Kobe-swagP-randle-royh
    Dlo-Kobe-nance jr-randle-tarik
    Dlo-Lou-swagP-bass-upshaw
    Dlo-JC-nance jr-randle-upshaw
    Lou-Kobe-swagP-bass-tarik
    Dl0-kobe-swagP-randle-upshaw

  • Lawson
    Kobe
    Nance
    Bass
    Hibbert

    Bench

    Clarkson
    Lou
    Young
    Randle
    Upshaw

    people are to delusional to see that this is the way to go. u can just replace lawson for russel if the trade is bullshit

  • Roy Hibbert: 11.9 ppg 8.2 rpg 1.5 apg

    Julius Randle: 13.8 ppg 7.7 rpg 2.6 apg

    Kobe Bryant: 21.7 ppg 5.5 rpg 4.6 apg

    Jordan Clarkson: 15.5 ppg 4.1 rpg 3.9 apg

    D’Angelo Russell: 14.6 ppg 3.5 rpg 6.3 apg

  • have you been here the whole time moderating every comment like a creepy stalker?? wow so sad

  • He’s a fuckin nuisance a gotdam pest. A freaking lame, a buffoon, clown, jester.

  • It’s really funny to me every time a rumor saying Lakers are interested in such and such and automatically is “Do it Mitch!!” sign him, trade for him. Dude why would we even need another PG or another PF like Kevin Seraphin for where the team definitely needs wing players, it’s really amazes me.

  • wow. ur so sad. leave me alone kid. ur ignorance knows no bound. i guess dunleavy is a real SF to you ;D

  • clearly Dorell Wright and KJ McDaniels are options, but never see any rumors regarding Lakers interested in them, it’s like the FO are just oblivious to the fact that our starting SF is a 36 year old Kobe plus a rook and a clown.

  • Russell tries to make all these fancy passes when he can make the easy play, if he can fix his mistakes he’ll be a hell of a floor general. I just hope he shoots as well in the NBA as he did in college

  • uhhh cuz lawson is better than russel as of right now so ur just swappping essentially

  • I will trade Dlo if it means DMC,PG13(those are realistic targets)

    how about we trade for DMC,Rondo and Koufos for Dlo,nance jr, upshaw,kelly,sacre,hibbert and future 1st rd pick

    Rondo,JC
    Kobe,lou, jbrown
    SwagP,abrown
    DMC,bass
    Koufos, tarik

  • Why would the Lakers want a dude with multiple DUI’s/piss poor attitude/coach killer on their team?

  • youve got swagP,a-brown and Kobe(seldom) at Sf spot…can even sign a 3D guy like mcdaniels

  • butler cant play and is not a SF according to cj ;D. so if butler were to sign with us that would mean he would play SG right cj? ur words not mine. 😀 i love fucking with this kid

  • Like he said it himself “making something out of nothing” he tries to force it, trying to do too much, eager to make an impression, same problem with Randle.

  • Fuck Ty Lawson
    And Lakers still have Nick Young, Ryan Kelly, and Robert Sacre on their roster, not to mention an inept front office with a egotistical owner, and a coach who’s living in the past.

  • kobes 37 dude. if hes your best player than you got alot of problems on your team 😀

  • Unless we giving up any combination of Young/Kelly/Sacre for Lawson I don’t want him fam.

  • Young has issues, Kelly and Sacre seem like good people but they’re scrubs and taking up 2 precious roster spots we could use for a fucking Small Forward that we really need.

  • they dont want to be traded, they gotta impress the org,the fans and Kobe of course(earning his trust like Pau,DFish, Odom)

  • you have a hard time understanding basic basketball dont you.

    if you make stupid comments im going to respond to educate you

  • Young Kelly Sacre won’t get you Lawson let’s be honest, and besides Lakers don’t need him, we got Russell.

  • butler cant play and is not a SF according to cj ;D. so if butler were to sign with us that would mean he would play SG right cj? ur words not mine. 😀 i love fucking with this kid

    OH and also according to cj if your best player is a 37 year old then your in perfectly good hands and have no problems. cj’s words not mine

  • we now have a defensive anchor in hibbert, we need a player or 2 who can lock down and play Perimeter D….nance jr, Abrown and JC some of our chances….if not then trade for mcdaniels

  • Hibbert / Black / Upshaw
    Randle / Bass / Nance
    Bryant / Brown
    Clarkson / Williams / Brown
    Lawson / Russell

    Sign a SF and a third string PG

  • whether its stupid or not kid we both know ur gonna reply regardless of what i write. 😀

  • Young is a streaky shooter, can’t play off ball, and too freakin emotional. Clown is always a clown.

  • Hibbert ain’t no defensive anchor, he’s slow, with small hands, bad rebounder, and is mentally weak.

  • 1.never said he cant play sf.

    2. never said having a 37 year old as your best player is the best thing.

    you said buttler is a sf. i educated your iignorance hes a sg.

    you said a team cant win a title with your best player at 37 again i educated you.

    your ignorance hurst please learn basic basketball

  • Hibbert is all we got right now, he’s still just 28, can grow together with the rooks, and he’s been known for rebounds and rim protection, and a former all star, I say he’s pretty good, way better than J Hill at least.

  • hibbert is know for his rim defense and some scoring….rebounding is his weakness more than scoring

  • I honestly won’t give a shit or get my hopes up unless I see “BREAKING: Lakers sign ………”
    Or “BREAKING: Lakers trade Nick Young”

    And it better be a fucking a Small Forward.

  • do you know the meaning of off ball? means he can play without the ball in his hands which he is not, he needs the ball in his hands, play ISO, and then score, when he’s hot he’s hot, but most of the time he’s not, that’s why he’s streaky, or inconsistent.

  • “aminu is not a great sf and buttler is a sg and plays sg” is that enough for you to admit ur fault? its called he can play both dumbass. ur to ignorant to even say that so you came at me saying butler is a sg. you could of just replied or not replied at all in the 1st place to know what i was saying. the fact that ur wrote back saying hes a sg and plays shows how ignorant you are to just talk to me

  • As long as Jim Buss is the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers I hold no optimism with this team, not to mention Byron Scott as the head coach.

  • Kupchak please Sign ty lawson! He can drive and kick is a good one on one player a good passer and he’s like the missing piece for a playoff run! He can teach Clarkson and the DLoading a few tricks of the trade! Ty Lawson is under rated and he’s better than Rondo Bledsoe Rajon rondo, chris Paul he’s not an all star but he’s very talented! Tradeeveryone except for Nick young you need a lot of shooters and playmakers.

  • Jim Buss ain’t going to be around soon, he’s got 1 more year to go, let’s wait and see.

  • lebron can play pg, sg, sf, pf, and center

    can i call lebron a center?????????????

    no

    buttler is a sg that can play sf just like kobe.

    hes not a sf you ignorant fool

  • Hibbert – Most mentally weak man ever born
    Randle – Puts head down and charges in
    Kobe – On his last legs
    Clarkson – Fluke
    Russell – Bust
    Lawson – headcase
    Young – can’t do anything but shoot at 40%

  • butler is way more of a SF than a SG dumbass. jsut beacuse he plays SG with the bulls doesn’t mean its his real position. any team in the nba that had butler he would be thier starting SF so STFU and save the bullshit. hes clearly a SF dumbass. he guards SF’s dumbass. him and lebron head to head etc. etc.ect.etc. etc.. save it im done debating with this stupid of kid. its pathetic that ur even created in this worls

  • YOu can come in here and troll all you want, just because you Flippers signed Paul Pierce, Josh Smith, and traded for Stephenson doesn’t get your team out of the 2nd round of the playoffs.

  • Fuck the Flippers, but everyone of those was pretty true except for Clarkson and Russell. They have their entire careers to showcase their set of skills and get better with every year. Calling someone a bust after 4 summer games is stupid. And Clarkson is no way in hell a fluke.

  • again your wrong you ignorant fool.

    he guards the other teams best player be it sg or sf. he does not guard sf’s only.

    he plays most of his time at sg because he is a sg.

    he would not start at sf for the cavs, bulls, okc, indy, sas, gsw,bucks, mavs……. should i go on????

    buttler is and will be a sg for the forseeable future

  • He needs to start passing more, get teammates involved, he’s too one dimensional right now.

  • I could invision Clarkson and Randle being like Beal and Wall. Except Wall’s athleticism and mediocre shooting is like Clarkson, and pure shooting is more like Russell.

  • Hibbert is poised to have a big season, I think he’s out to prove indy wrong plus its his contract year

  • Anyone know how many years Lawson has on his contract? If the Nuggets don’t want Mudiay and Lawson together, what makes you think having a bad locker room guy like Lawson is good for Russell? On or off the court

  • Having multiple DUI’s isn’t an issue? Or the fact that he’s the main reason Shaw was outed?

  • It’s honestly so sad seeing Kobe’s last year possibly being surrounded by the likes of Roy Fucking Hibbert, Ty Lawson, Nick Young and a bunch of rookies.

  • I’m just sick to the fact that every fucking free agent or potential trade targets are associated with Lakers, and when real needs like SF doesn’t get mentioned, it pisses you off.

  • beggars can’t be choosers, or would you rather we stick with J Hill, Wes Johnson, Booze, and J Lin??

  • HAHAAHAH!!!! told ya!!!! GOTCHA YA!!! haha!! you reply to anything i write. i was just testing if you were gonna reply. hahah!!!!! what a stupid ass kid who got caugght in his own lie haha!!! he tells me he only replies to me when i make stupid comments to educate you. just admit it now man ur in love with me kid

  • your wrote a stupid post so i was educating you. again i told no lies.

    post something that shows active brain cells and i wont respond

  • no man you got caught big time kid. 😀 all i wrote was anthony brown is a good 3 and d guy. thats not stupid at all. your just in love with me. leavee me alone kid.i have no interest in you

  • no its stupid you just called an unproven SECOND ROUND ROOKIE a good three and d guy.

    thats stupid.

    he could be that player but atm hes not.

    meaning you made a stupid ignorant post yet again

  • If he gets cut then certain he’ll head to Houston. Showed interest a few months back to which this is why the Rockettes have expressed interest in acquiring him.

  • Joshhh :
    ” The Kings voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute on Thursday after he failed a team physical.”
    😉

  • i wrote the same comment 2 seconds ago and you bash me saying “stupid comment 0 reason to be posted”. im literally destroying in the act :D. u must be embarrassed 🙁 i feel bad for you. u caantt stay away from me no matter what

  • very possible.

    but he was also intrested in sac and the lakers. and i believe the lakers could offer the most money but i might be wrong there

  • u never posted this comment and i never reponded to a comment about that.

    so another stupid comment for retarded joshhh

  • haha i just caught you again!!!!! haha!!! you replied back to that comment in a good way praising it but now that im telling you it was a test to catch you, you bring this up to hide it. hahah!!!!!!. if it was stupid you would of written
    “no its stupid you just called an unproven SECOND ROUND ROOKIE a good three and d guy.” in the 1st place not now 😀 dude im schooling you big time hahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andre Iguodala along with CJ mIles will be available in 2017 FA. Next year tho it’s KD (doubtful) and possibly DeMar DeRozan THO he’s utilized more at the 2. Ball dominant player who likes shooting the ball too. Combined with the current roster not sure that pan out now.

  • ahahahaha!!! ok kid. scroll down a bit an you’ll see 😀 its like taking baby from a candy 😀

  • Let’s hope so b/c for me it’s about placing a bigger trade package or make an impact-ful trade before 2016’s FA. Otherwise, expect similar results as this off season.

  • i did not praise you comment i said “COULD BE” and “FUTURE” nither of that was praise.

    your ignorance is strong.

    and your stupidity is even stronger

  • your so stupid u honestly believe you posted some thing similler to this lol

    you never did and i would not have argued with a post like this

  • but if it was stupid why would you say that?? hahaah!!! if it was stupid you would say what u just wrote since you only reply to stupid comments of mine to educate me. dude i cant believe your to blind to see that im catching you every time haahah!!!

  • ths kid is so fun to play with. he doesn;t even know well im sure he does but hes trying to hide the fact that im destroying him in his own words hahaha!!!

  • because ur post indcates he is a great 3 and d player now i am educating you about the fact that hes not now but he might be in the future.

    i know its hard just open you ur little mind

  • your destroying your self and only proving to this board that you are to uneducated to be over the age of 13

  • if it was stupid to write brown is a good 3 and D SF than since you like educating my stupid comments you would of corrected it by saying ” joshh ur stupid to call an unproven second round rookie a good 3 and D guy” and not bring up “starting” which had nothing to do with my comment once or ever .hahaah!!!!. oh man this shit is hilarious. u do realize im catching you in the act and your ttrying to cover it up so badly hahaah!!!!. where did my comment say brown should start??? all i wrote was hes a a good 3 and D SF. u brought that up on your own hahah!!!!.

  • lol. This is like watching two retarded stray dogs fight over a hub cap. You’re both idiots.

  • did i write “brown should start” ???? no. all i wrote was hes a good 3 and D SF. since you only write back to my stupid comments to educate me right? you would of actually corrected me and not bring up something i never even said in the 1st place plus ad the fact that you wrote “he could be in the future” a meaningless point to say. if your gonna “educate me” than why would you even bring up such a meaningless point to a stupid post? im destroying you :D!!!!.

    if my post was stupid the only thing you would of written down was 2nd thing you wrote when i said gotcha ya and not 2 meaningless points (future and starting) that had nothing to do with my post. hahah!!1

  • If my comment had said “Anthony Brown is not the future and he should start” than you kept your word when telling me “if you make stupid comments im going to respond to educate you” but the fact that you didn’t educate me and brought up meaningless stuff proves like i told you before that you respond to my comments regardless of what i write

  • nuggets is contemplating on waiving him since Mudiay doing great in SL. The guy is really good, his talent was not exposed and Nuggets was lucky to get him at pick 7.

  • Nance is a SF not a PF, they only put him at PF in college for speed advantage and since he had long wing span 7’2 with a 37 vertical he was able to keep up with the taller players

  • Lawson – Russel
    Clarkson – Williams
    Bryant – Brown – Brown
    Randle – Bass – Nance
    Hibbert – Black – Upshaw

    Would be great only if we can move Randle or Jabari Brown (preferably) to SF position. I truly think that we could make the playoffs here while developing our rookies without the unnecessary pressure!!

  • What’s the point of this bullshit rumor? The only way the Lakers can even trade for him is if they give up
    Sacre, Kelly, Nick Young and Randle either that or:
    Sacre, Kelly, Nick Young, Jabari Brown, Tarik Black, in which case you have issues with Roster numbers of both teams.
    So the Lakers aren’t even realistically able to trade for him, unless they somehow acquire Brendan Haywood’s contract, in which case they’d likely have to give up something substantial, they don’t even have any draft picks second or first until 2020. I wish the writers of this site would actually do some research instead of just copying what other stupid sites are saying, this is basically like a gossip site.

  • Russel and JC are staying here! JC looked impressive during the Summer League and that was without the workouts with Nash!

  • C: Hibbert / Black / Upshaw / Sacre
    PF: Randle / Bass / Nance / Kelly
    SF: Young / A. Brown
    SG: Kobe / Williams / J. Brown
    PG: Russell / Clarkson

    We’re probably not realistically going to make anymore moves knowing the FO. Kelly, Sacre, and Young have no value since not one of the 29 teams were interested in them. I’d say try this lineup, Young and Kobe played well together last season, and let them play with a natural PG like Russell. I also like Clarkson and Williams duo off the bench with Clarkson being explosive and Williams looking to score. I like that better than Young and Williams.

    PS: We’re not getting Lawson. Lawson for Kelly, Sacre, and Young will not work, including a few second rounders.

  • What a joke huh? Nuggets drafted Mudiay and believed they can trade their top PG. Lakers drafted Russell but wanted to get Lawson. Smart huh????

  • That part right there. And I got all these guys saying Russell should be coming off the bench.

  • LA Lakers just need focus trade kelly both sacre and focus sign dorrell wright and kj mcdaniels and also consider sign darell arthur and second option waive sacre and sign dwight buycks both Jarvis Varnado

  • Lemme guess. Dan Duangdao. I swear this guy has put us “in active contact” with half the NBA players this year, and none of the ones we ultimately signed.
    Don’t pay attention to his rumors, this is just bullshit.

  • Trying to trade for more backcourt players and no quality SF yet – barred the aging Kobe. FO at its best, I reckon.

  • I doubt it , nothing but the future of the Lake nation to give back for another head case !

  • After watching some SL games the one player that I think we should sign is Tyler , he dominated every big including all ours in the last couple of games and the dude looks NBA ready .

  • ALL TOGETHER !! FIRE BS NOW , before he ruins all these rookies and another unwatchable year of him coaching !!!!!!!!!!!! His initials couldn’t be more fitting !!!!

  • It is no secret Karl wants Lawson. Securing Lawson would be huge trading piece when Cousins and Karl blow up.

  • Do you really believe Randle will start? He has so many holes in his game. Can only finish when going left. Got beat off the dribble which cost the Lakers the last game. Bass will start. If Bass can’t beat Randle the Lakers are in real trouble.

  • Since JZ is the agent, he’s definitely on his way to the east coast,don’t you think?

  • And halfway through the season Sacramento will be ready to deal Cousins.Come on KD!!!

  • Agree with all your insight except the fact that Clarkson is more ready to be a starter than Russell .

  • Why in the hell did they resign Sacre or Kelly ???? What did they see that we didn’t in the past couple of years ??? Especially R Kelly @ 1.7 million !!!!!!

  • How about Tay Shaun Prince? He’s old but he can train brown on the mechanics of 3-d,plus he’s a good role model.This might be a stretch to some,but Michael Beasley had a little success in Miami this past season.That’s instant offense off the bench and Kobe can keep him in line.Just a thought.

  • I thought this yesterday…Why in the heck did Kelly not play on the SL team? He has showed us nothing to warrant he gets a SL pass. I do think he has some value at the 3 since he would be a 6’10 SF that can stretch the floor. I think we can squeeze some value out of him at the 3 spot. But very disappointed he didn’t play SL his year.

  • Seriously great point , he has not shown anything to be acting like a vet even Earl Clark who has played more years with more potential played , same with BS . Fish and all is coaches participated , same with the Sixer’s and all the other lotto teams but BS too busy playing with ” Me luv u long tine ” and just Motha Fucking rooks before and after games !!!!!!

  • And Kudos to you again I think Kelly should play the 3 since he is in no shape or form strong enough to play the 4 .

  • yea not for nick young he still can score off bench trade sacre kelly for ty lawson.

  • What?! Trade Lou?! That’s our Crawford when we get rid of Swaggy Saggy P!!

  • You just called the greatest Laker ever, Kobrick. What a plastic fan you are. What are you, 16?

  • I believe he will, assuming he keeps playing like last game. He’s still getting use to 5 on 5 right now. I think he’ll be fine by the start of the regular season. I think bass and Williams would be very good for our bench and the youth there. Randle brings a dynamic that bass can’t and that will be an advantage to the starting lineup

  • Haha exactly. When I was watching the game vs Dallas and I saw Jordan Crawford playing I’m like wait he’s been in the league and actually been a somewhat productive player on teams for about 5 or 6 seasons and I started thinking where is Kelly? He could of definitely used the work.

  • Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone just ignored joshhh’s ignorant ass so he could go back to being the sad little loner/attention whore he’s always been? He doesn’t deserve a second of your time. He’s a two-bit troll with the mind of a child. Leave it alone. Flag his posts and move on.

  • This site is in serious need of editorial management change , why do they still have headlines from months ago ??? Not to mention 3 paragraphs for each one with a video link which won’t upload most of the time . ” NEWS FLASH LA SIGNS WITH THE SPURS ” !!!!

  • I know it’s a slow news day but how about : Russell signs with Nike , Smart dislocates 2 fingers , LMB’s contact voided for failing his physical , J Smith signs with the Clips ????? SOOOO MUCH NEWS and nothing new here !!!!!!!!!!

  • Kelly had a two year contract, this is his second year, they didn’t “RESIGN” him. He’s simply playing out the remaining year. They could trade him, IF they could get some value, but so far nothing has materialized. The Lakers would want at least a 2nd round pick for him, or he could be used as filler to make a bigger trade work.

  • Isn’t close to being the best team in the west? Your delusional dude. When healthy there definitely a contender and probably the most talented team in the west

  • Pull the trigger on this trade….dont have time to figure out if RUSSELL is a bust

  • When we play small ball the bigger C. could never keep up + he does a great job, he never quits..

  • Best move for the Lakers would be to tank this season and let Russell start and play 25-30 minutes per game. The roster they have right now is terrible and they will finish last in the West. Minnesota, with KAT, Wiggins, Rubio, Shabazz and Zack Levine are way better than this Laker team. Denver with Mudiay, Wilson Chandler, Faried, Nurkic and Gallinari are better than this Laker team. Best thing to get out of the year is to see Russell struggle and maybe grow into a NBA player.

  • I said the same thing but let’s see if he played well just because he was fueled with revenge for us letting him go. But he is good

  • If we do get Lawson our lineup should look like…
    Lawson
    Clarkson
    Kobe
    Bass
    Hibbert

    Russell
    Williams
    Brown
    Randle
    Upshaw

  • I hope you’re right. As an old basketball coach I see a guy who can finish going only one way. Last game he got to go left his strength. Previous games they forced him right. Also for a 6’9″ guy he seems to have short arms. Be great if he played like number 7 pick.

  • This trade is a must and Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers FO are good friends with the Kroenke family. Mitch and Ty Lawson have the North Carolina ties. This trade should happen we need top talent and Ty Lawson fits the western conference speed game.

  • A bad pass with 1.4 sec to shoot – it was a bad call from the coach, that had nothing too do with RANDLE. Randle does not shoot half court shots, know your players and watch the games before you make stupid post like that.

  • we would have to TRADE for him.. what are you giving up?? Swaggy?? I don’t think that will cut it

  • The Lakers want Cousins. Karl doesn’t want Cousins. Karl likes his old Nugget players. Like Lawson and Faried. Kings signed two new centers. Lakers need someone Kings would like. Look for three team trade. Like Hibbard, Clarkson for Lawson and Faried. Then Lawson and Faried to the Kings for Cousins.

  • Why did the Lakers draft D’Angelo Russell? About 80% of Lakers fans shart all over the place once they heard Adam Silver blurt out the name D’Angelo Russell #2 pick. Now if D’Angelo Russell gets traded for Ty Lawson every NBA fan will shart themselves LOL HA HA HA, This FO is too unpredictable and crazy. We wanna WIN RIGHT NOW!

  • Read what I wrote. I didn’t even mention last play. It sure and the hell wasn’t Randle’s fault. I was referring to Randle’s weakness going right and being able to finish. Watch the games yourself.It is obvious Randle has problem finishing going right.

  • U give two shits/sharts about RUSSELL at this point we need to pull the trigger on this trade ASAP

  • Wont promise us a playoff spot but definitely our chance is greater with him instead of RUSSELL

  • He looks like one of those players that’s ready to breakout into a good NBA player, like one of those guys that has finally matured and is very ready to prove the NBA that he is going to be a factor this time around. You can just see it in heck just the few games he played in. Sure his first couple games were garbage but watch his last 3 games, man he looks like a real good NBA big man. Better than all our bigs including Sacre.

  • That’s not a crowded back court. You have Lawson start, you have Russell come off the bench behind him, Williams is a natural SG despite his size and Clarkson would play SG. Behind Clarkson is Jabari Brown. That’s 5 guards right there. Young and Kobe will be playing the SF position so people need to stop trying to shove them into the SG role.

    Question is, what do the Lakers have to give up to get Lawson? If it’s say Young, Sacre and Kelly, go for it. The Lakers can then use their room exception to bring in another forward behind Kobe.

  • Starting lineup of Lawson Clarkson Kobe Randle Hibbert gives Russell the needed development time and more freedom with the ball if he plays with the 2nd unit. He doesn’t have to worry about slowing down for Kobe & Hibbert, and just like what they did to Clarkson last year they didn’t force his development.

    It also makes the starting lineup more competitive, instead of having 2 rookies forced to playing big minutes it is down to 1 (Randle).
    If Lawson can get his act together he might help in getting team to the playoffs.

    We still need a legit SF though.

  • That’s even worse, but yes, you’re right, I took a short-cut, he is never emitting the rumor. He just takes the one from another guy (who did or did not verify his source, or sometimes don’t have any at all) and, well, just copy/pasted it. This guy is a professional journalist, right? I thought they were supposed to verify their source of information? That’s just trash reporting, right here. I could do that. Just go on twitter and fill up a blog with retweets. All day long. And fill the heads of people with inconsistent dubious rumors that shall never come to light.
    So yes, as a fan I feel cheated by this kind of bad info. That’s modern journalism, great…

  • Randle did go to his right twice, he had been working going to he left on all videos I saw so far, but we have 2 months to make a working team out of guys who have not ever played together, we will see improvements, in the pre-season games.

  • I agree with this.. RUSSELL didnt do enough in SL that showed hes immediately ready to be a nba starter… we need to pull the trigger on this trade

  • Now you are crazy Lou Will is a shoot/ME first player.. Clarkson avg close to 6assts per game last season. Lou Will avg less than 3 assts in his career. Lou Will a better scorer but Clarkson hustle & go for steals

  • Fuck it might as well find out if Ty Lawson wants to be a Laker before making a trade for him.ell fucking Ty Lawson talked shit about the Lakers on TMZ a few years ago, he said something like the Lakers were garbage wack Hen and Hypnotic got da best of him. He needs to hire a personal driver and shut up about the Lakers being wack lol.

  • Keep in mind the NBA is probably going to suspend him for a long ass time shit.

  • Either Black or Jabari Brown. Both have the same salaries. Honestly I’d rather keep Black and lose Brown. Another thing to note, the Lakers have guys they can sign and trade in the process.

    Lawson/Russell
    Clarkson/Williams
    Kobe/A Brown
    Randle/Bass/Nance Jr
    Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

    Or

    Lawson/Russell
    Clarkson/Williams/J Brown
    Kobe/A Brown
    Randle/Bass/Nance Jr
    Hibbert/Upshaw

  • If the Nuggets are willing to trade Lawson because of the strong plays by Mudiay during SL, what does that tell you about the Lakers looking to acquire Lawson although they already have Russel?

  • We don’t have the chips to match the money for the 12.7 Mil that Lawson is owed this season unless we have key players that we just signed beside Nick to throw in the deal .

  • They will be way over cap, if that was to happen, figure out something else.

  • SF’s available – Prince, Mcdaniels, Fields, Daye &Jeff Taylor. Players who might play for vet’s minimum or 2.8M exception.

    C’s available – Sanders, Mcgee, E. Okafor back up to Hibbert. Black (foul prone), Upshaw (project)

    If we get Lawson these players should be targeted, because surely Young, Kelly & Sacre will be part of deal.

  • That Russell needs more time to develop. Lakers FO got him because they feel has more UPSIDE than Okafor, not because he is better NOW than Okafor.

  • The nuggets are willing to trade Ty Lawson because of strong plays by Emmanuel Mudiay during summer league. This is the reason they won ZERO championship in their entire history.

  • Once Again…..another player’s agent Using the Lakers Brand to sell his client……Everybody in some type of Trade or Movement is Link to the Lakers…….Actually the Lakers need to start Charging for using their Brand for Personal Gain…..

  • I’ve always loved Lawson’s game and believed he’s one of the top of second tier PG’s who is on the verge of entering the best.. He’s only 27 and would add to the talent pool we’re accumulating. Russell might not be ready to start so having Russell be the backup PG makes a lot of sense considering we don’t have one.

    Problem is even though they really want to get rid of him, they might not be that desperate to accept whatever change we have willing send. And if we were to include Young in the trade, Kobe for sure would have to play SF and Brown would have to play major minutes. Not very ideal. Not unless they know another temporary SF to target.

  • ESPN trade was successful where i included Nick Young, Ryan Kelly, Robert Sacre and Tarik Black for Ty Lawson. We can make this trade by not matching the entire salary, it’s within league rules.

  • That’s what the Lakers should’ve done before selecting Russell go for Ty Lawson. No need to give up Nick Young, why y’all keep bringing up Nick Young name in trades? Two seasons ago he was our best scorer (avg 18) per, last season he got injured & avg 13 per, his only problem defense just like any other player on the team. A part from Hibbert Lakers have no elite defender. The fans in LA actually love Swaggy P. Now if Denver waived Ty Lawson & we can claim him & keep Nick Young that would be perfect. Then we waived Rob Scare/ or Ryan Kelly sign another SF.

  • I don’t know why they’d be impressed. Guy has been just as bad as Russell, glimpses of superstar talent but a lot of mistakes and missed shots. Can’t say it’s very reassuring for Mudiay. But I believe in Russell, because he’s gotten better each game.

  • You’re comment makes no sense considering Lawson and his agent have no leverage to request or “use” the Lakers brand as a trade target. That’s the Nuggets FO’s doing..

  • Considering we don’t have another PG outside of Russell, yeah the need is kind of more than zero..

  • The greatest ever is Kobe. Kobrick is the guy who shot below 40% but insisted on taking the most shots last season. Get it? I speak the truth and hate to live in memories and fantasies.

  • Nick also suffered from Princeton offense disease and Byron Scott syndrome

  • D’Angelo needs a quicker first step to be a PG. Lakers see his flaws they stick out like a sore thumb, D’Angelo Russell is not even a top 10 rookie according to every website after the Summer League debacle. D’Angelo is flawed with slow speed and limited athletic ability and he is turnover prone and he is shooting 30% FG% and he is missing free throws. See the flaws can’t be hidden.

  • Just KOBE will do, no matter what happened last year, returning to the team after rehabbing may have been part of the problem or don’t you watch the LAKERS games and notice he was not there very long, before he had another problem, if you want to dis respect him go some where else, like a good little BOY.

  • Are you crazy?

    His value is still much higher than Lawson with substance issues. We need a veteran pg but no way for Russell, a second round sounds fair.

  • Having a troublemaker running your point. That’s how the clippers would do it.

  • Lawson’s remaining contract is cheap considering the cap space will go way up next year. If Lawson plays well, team will just be paying him 12-13M compared to R. Jackson getting 16-17M/year.

  • doesnt make sense to have two small pgs if we get lawson i would send russell to denver..huge upgrade for la at pg

  • Russelll is 6’5. I don’t think that is considered small at his position.

  • I’m glad you are posting here and not working for the lakers front office.

  • I see, he doesn’t play D that’s why he has some steals and lots of rebounds in Summer league. Do you know getting the defensive rebound is also part of playing D.

  • And your statement is based on Summer League games. Where playing defense is a premium.

  • Mudiay is at his peak in the summer league. Just wait 2 years and you will see what I meant. Mudiay = Rondo 2.0.

  • i dont care he gives up alot points our motto is defense wins championships right

  • Get real Al. Not sharing your optimism with Kobrick doesnt mean I am trolling. Lakers is really not all about Kobrick. You must accept there are passionate fans who believe that Kobrick should no longer feature as point man in the Lakers team. We want to win, not another high scoring but below 40% shooting % from a yesterday’s legend. No matter how great he was.

  • And does that motto apply to you also in summer league games, you really should change your name.

  • im one thats really hoping we land lawson we outside of clarkson we have no pg pont blank period …cmon

  • I see where signing some of these veteran players is very useful assets; at least we can use either Lou Williams or Bass contract to go along with Young to make the contracts match.

  • Yeah and so was other players. Have you heard of the word development. Google it so you have an idea. Basing your shit on Summer league games.

  • it’s the perfect time to unload N. Young, R. Kelly and R. Sacre via trade for TY LAwson..Our Backcourt will be awesome if the FO can strike a deal on this one.

  • Yeah i want Lawson as well. But tou don’t give up a player with potential because of bad summer league games. Go to youtube and watch how “well” Steph Curry played back then in Summer League. Players change, they develop.

  • Don’t you think Kobrick is no longer Kobe but his lapdog Byron insisted that on playing around Kobrick which clearly didnt work last season. Based on the clear scientific evidence of what aging can do, I have no reason whatsoever to believe anything but the same if not worse from Kobrick this season. Get it???

  • The nuggets are continuing their championship-less tradition if they are banking their franchise cornerstone on Mudiay (aka Rondo 2.0).

  • We Gotta Trade D’Angelo Russell to Philadelphia for Jahlil Okafor.

  • dont have time for all that rebuilding crap..we have kobe and hibbert add lawson and we become really good

  • If we trade Russell to 76 he will ball out, okafor will come here and suffer from Princeton offense disease and Byron Scott syndrome

  • Curry was making bad passes in the summer league. Those same passes became easy layups and dunks for the warriors last season.

  • As much as i want Kobe to have a chance at that 6th ring, you can’t give up the player who might give you the next rings 3-5 years from now. Take note of the word MIGHT.

  • Kobe is done. At his age and Achilles injury, that’s the formula for retiring in the NBA.

  • You got that right. Again FO got Russell because of his higher potential than Okafor. Not because he is better than Okafor right NOW.

  • So you think your doing good for the LAKERS don’t you think that, is none of our business , and by trying to belittle KOBE is a little CHILDISH, for a guy that has been with the team going on 20 years, I am not a big KOBE fan but he does deserve better then that no matter what you think, yu are either a LAKER fan or not, if running down the players make you feel bigger, you could do that all by your self just by growing up.

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  • Of course Ty Lawson is the player we want, he is the best available player.

  • Like I said, if you are happy with another Kobrick scoring title even if he shot below 40%, taking 25 – 30 shots; even if we lose again with another shot at lottery …. FINE. Good luck, you wont be disappointed.

  • Who will get to the Western Conference Final first, D’Angelo Russell or Chris Paul?

  • No I get what you’re trying to say, but you worded it horribly wrong (and you’re comment structure looks like the work of a 12-year old). It’s the Nugget’s FO leaking that info, not Ty or his agent.

    And LOL, you like your own comments! Lame.

  • Lakers Starters

    PG Ty Lawson
    SG Lou Williams
    SF Kobe Bryant
    PF Brandon Bass
    C Roy Hibbert

  • Ty will make 12 million this season. So unless we are willing to give up Russell along with Swaggy P, it isn’t going to happen.

  • I think it’s obvious you’re a troll, just leave the site. Just taking up space on a fan forum. Calling a NBA all time great Kobrick rather than just Kobe. Don’t gotta like the man, but you can respect the 5 rings and 20 years of being a awesome Laker. So disrespectful.

  • I’m all for starting him if we are not able to get a veteran pg but if the option is out there to get Lawson then it’s a no brainier.

  • It can happen, Young, Kelly, Sacre & Black/J. Brown for Lawson. Although i prefer it to be Black coz J. Brown can ball. Try it on espn trade machine. You don’t need to match 12M, just need to be close to it for trade to be legal.

  • As long as we don’t give up Russell, Clarkson or Randle…Go for it.

  • I did a trade with the Lakers and Nuggets at the ESPN Trade Machine and it worked since i included Nick Young+Ryan KellY+Sacre+Tarik for Lawson. It said successful trade, go try it out everyone at ESPN Trade Machine.

  • How is it obvious? Because I dont share your loyalty for Kobrick? Not all Lakers fans love Kobrick like you do. Especially one who has lived through the glory days of showtime.

  • I can speak for myself as I am getting older I am 76 years young and in my mind I can still do what I did 20 years ago but the only one I a fooling is my self, but I still have the same respect from my family as I did 20 years ago from children and grand children and great grand children and that mean more to me then anything, so I know how KOBE feels, and we are his family in BB, and he still should get our respect , even if he falls on his face because he has done so much for us over the years, and if you cant understand this then you will never get it, I can only say I feel sorry for you ,

  • Neither of those guys can be traded for quite some time. Only guy we could trade that is new is Hibbert.

  • They can be traded. That’s why FO has been offering them to teams since before the draft.

  • Denver wouldn’t do that trade in a million years. They would rather stretch him.

  • They don’t want our trash and all of those guys will likely push them over the 15 man roster, it will never happen in that scenario.

  • Where are you basing your comments? Do you have your own set of rules that FO doesn’t know about?

  • How about asking Kobe to play a more ‘team’ role? Not passing him the ball most of the time, and get out of his way???

  • Nope. Newly signed FA’s cannot be moved until after a certain time. Can’t remember the exact time but it is months.

  • You never know, some team before accepted Kwame Brown and Crittenton in a trade.

  • Kobe is making 25 million, his contract is too rich to move AND HE HAS A NO TRADE CLAUSE!

  • Yes they would if the Lakers throw in 1 future first round pick plus Larry Nance. They could simply just waive Sacre and Kelly then keep Nick Young and Tarik Black since they are productive players that can help them plus they get a young athletic forward in Larry Nance. It’s better to get 1 first round pick plus Larry Nance and Nick Young plus Tarik Black than just getting nothing.

  • My bad, i thought you were refering to Young etc. You’re right you can’t sign newly signed players. Till January i guess

  • Kwame had an expiring contract which at that time was very valuable. Nick Young has a terrible, long contract

  • It’s very obvious, not only are you coming on to this site with complete and utter bs, which I’m honestly quite tired of seeing from these trolls and as someone else called you, plastic fans. He was leading the league in scoring in his 19th nba career. He would earn the name Kobrick if he wasn’t already a proven winner. You’re a troll or just a plastic fan. Don’t gotta like Kobe, but if you call yourself a Laker fan or a actual fan of the game of basketball, you wouldn’t call him that. Just another dude who needs to get educated on the sport of basketball. I’ve seen the showtime era, didn’t live through it but I know all about them (born 1990). I can call myself a Laker fan cause I won’t make fun of the great players who have played for this team. I understand loving the show time Lakers. However, I won’t openly disrespect great players like you will. Kobe Bryant is my all time favorite Laker, but I won’t go back and make fun of Magic or those guys. You claim to be a Laker fan, but you seem pretty plastic imo.

  • Hibbert was signed only a week apart from Bass and Williams.

    What is the CBA rule prohibiting here two guys?

  • Oh yeah lets trade for an alcoholic PG who has openly stated he hates the Lakers yet you all want Nick gone, not to mention they have no assets to give.

  • Randle and Russell both need time to develop –at least a year, maybe two. Two months won’t get it.

  • Jabari is too small to play SF well. He’s still a SG. The Lakers could use their room exception and pick up another SF.

    Lawson/Russell
    Clarkson/Williams/J Brown
    Bryant/J Brown/(Room Exception)
    Randle/Bass/Nance
    Hibbert/Black/Upshaw

    Mind you, one other contract beyond Young, Sacre and Kelly needs to be moved. Either Black, Jabari Brown or a sign and trade of someone like Ronnie Price will have to be done to make this trade work financially.

  • Next future 1st we can offer is 2020. And I don’t want to lose that for Lawson.

  • 5 years for another 3 is not bad. Remember there will be huge spike in cap space next year.

  • Byron has said that the starting job pretty much belongs to Russell in recent interviews and it’s his to lose.

  • We shoodnt trade four no Ty. Wood be crowdud backourt. Eggspshelly tradin for a brutha with some drankin problum. Wut he gonna do shoot da ball inta da crowd?

  • Will you stfu and stop hogging up space in the comments? God you’re annoying. You would never in your life call him Kobrick to his face. Aren’t you also a Lintard? The nerve. Go take a long walk off a short bridge and stop wasting precious oxygen.

  • They’re at the cap right now at 70 million. 84 million is luxury tax. The Lakers would have to give up Young, Sacre, Kelly and at least one more contract, either Black or Jabari Brown or a sign and trade of someone like Ronnie Price to make the numbers work. Without Black, Brown or sign and trade, the 3 alone won’t work. On that, they’d take on an extra $3.5 mil and would still have their 2.8 mil room exception to bring in another person at say the SF spot since Young would have to go.

  • You dumb ass it was his first year back from Achilles and a broken knee… He also had no fucking help… Hence why even a healthy melo couldn’t do anything last year either. Bc in basketball you need HELP.. But of course you wouldn’t know anything about that. No Kobe can’t do everything he once did but if he had teams like the Spurs, heat, Cavs, Warriors or even clippers everyone would pretty much guarantee the Lakers would win a ship. If you’ve achieved greatness 5 times, I think with the right pieces Kobe can still bring us a championship. And if he remains healthy be prepared to see Kobe in a Lakers uniform for 2-3 more years

  • Right now, Russell, Randall are both back up players at best. They will get better just not there yet. Get real old man.

  • That doesn’t work financially. Lakers would have to give up Young, Sacre, Kelly and at least one more contract, either Black or Jabari Brown or a sign and trade of someone like Ronnie Price to make the numbers work. Without Black, Brown or sign and trade, the 3 alone won’t work. On that, they’d take on an extra $3.5 mil and would still have their 2.8 mil room exception to bring in another person at say the SF spot since Young would have to go.

  • So you meant he was not 100% then why demand the team to play around him? Why take the most shots? Why pass the ball to Kobrick most of the time? You still dont get it???

  • Kobe will be the starting SF per Byron Scott which means Young and A Brown will back him. Clarkson, Williams and J Brown are our SG’s. Scott wanted to start Russell with Clarkson for PG and SG and Kobe at SF.

  • Not a huge spike. There is a spike, but Salaries on the rise so the extra money goes to the stars. Cannot afford to overpay bench players that are not good.

  • Your a fucking buffoon and what do you know ?
    Ty/Russell
    Clarkson /Williams
    Kobe /brown
    Randle/bass
    Hibbert/Upshaw /black
    What crowded backcourt and what do you know?
    Da Troof if yo ass can read your ass can write grow up man!

  • Everybody on the team suffering from Princeton offense that ish needs to go..

  • Cousins can stay in Sacto. He’s a great player but a total headcase. We don’t need that.

  • Who are you talking to TROLL, get a life, how did you get out of the closet ?
    Oh that’s right they just passed a LAW just for you.

  • I call him Kobrick because he played like one. Lintard? That’s so history. I am still here. If you hate what i say, just ignore me k. Don’t be a bully.

  • Qes Paso? Vato Loco listan up man the Lakers FO can add in sweetners to the trade bruh like future first round pick plus Larry Nance. Bums like Sacre and Kelly will likely be waived in a trade like this then Denver would retain Nance, Young, Tarik and wait on that future first rounder. Sorta like the Suns and Heat deal for Dragic shit the only difference is the Lakers package is better than that package Miami sent the Suns.

  • 6’1 Lawson, 6’5 Clarkson, 6’6 Kobe, 6’9 Randle, 7’2 Hibbert… that’s not small ball.

    Currently they’re looking at
    6’5 Russell, 6’5 Clarkson, 6’6 Kobe, 6’9 Randle, 7’2 Hibbert. Lawson is more your prototypical PG height though, the rest of the lineup is pretty standard.

  • How is it not agreeing with you makes me a troll? Being old doesnt give you the right to truth.

  • I would trade for Lawson…Just won’t give up Russell to get him, plus they would only acquire him to use him as trade bait to get Boogie Cousins, they know George Karl wants him

  • We need a starting calibre PG. All those names you mentioned are not good enough to start.

  • ty lawson for russell ..we need lawsons three point shooting russell cant even hit a 3 smh

  • LordOfTheRings is right. Kobe needs to move to SF. SF’s are a bit slower than SG’s and they’re style of play isn’t has hard on the body as an SG is. SG’s run around more, slash more, require a lot more wear and tear. Kobe on offense would do best to slide into the SF role as well since he likes to post up, freeing up Clarkson and Russell to play out on the perimeter as the traditional SG and PG. Jordan when he came back into the league moved to SF for the very same reason. It’s better for Kobe.

    SF’s do “some” slashing, primarily are 3pt shooters usually or play down low or mid range. They’re typically relied on defensively.

  • What did the Lakers do last two years without him? Oh yea, they were the worst team next to Phili without Kobe on the court. Every game Kobe played in last year was competitive. It’s sad people like you bash your own player (if you really are a lakers fan) or even get on another team’s forum just to hate. It’s just pathetic

  • Need a backup SF at that point. But we have the $2.8 mil room exception for that.

  • Did you actually watch any games last season? We essentially tanked on purpose after Kobrick got his record and went to rest.

  • Because you are a TROLL who knows nothing about BB, And they are tired of guys like you, you could enjoy if you grow out of that CHILDISH ways and enjoy what is done here , most are friends that I or many have never met.

  • Financially it doesn’t work. We “technically” only have 1 point guard in Russell. Clarkson can play it but despite being a “combo guard”, he’s more of a Shooting guard. Williams IS a shooting guard that everyone tries to stuff into PG because he’s 6’1″. Jabari Brown is a shooting guard.

    With that said, you need Kelly, Sacre and 1 other to go out. Either Black, J Brown or a sign and trade.

  • I must give you some credit for energy and anger given that you are already 76. Take it easy.

  • May or may not, but they aren’t necessarily available. you go with who’s available not just say “this is better”.

  • Young,Black,Kelly,Sacre 2nd round pick + Cash / maybe even another 2nd round pick if Houston really wants him…
    This would be big for us and help us attract free agents … we can allways buy secound rounders + have alot of young talent already … we would be pretty much giving nothing for a all star point guard if he was in the west … an if la was really in the running for KD (idts) this might give us a head start if anything …

    Lawson
    Clarkson
    Bryant
    Randle
    Hibbert

    Russell
    Williams / Brown
    Brown /
    Bass / Nance /
    Upshaw /

  • Lakers needs Lawson because Russell is not ready to start. BTW is Ronnie Price still there?

  • personally i would do it just to use him as a trade chip, but some of you guys need to get relaistic when you say he will cost Russell, Randle or Clarkson….The guy has done nothing but torpedo his value and that last DUI just turned him into a straight salary dump……so yes getting him for young and some scrubs is about what they’ll get for him at this point in time……or ever since Mudiay is making him irrelevant…

  • Karl can want him all he wants, Divac and the Kings owner won’t give up Cousins. They’ll fire Karl before they give up Cousins.

  • looks like your the one drinking and for fucks sake get hooked on phonics….. Im tired of your bullshit ass writing……..

  • Russell isn’t ready to start he’ll most likely come off the bench…for those who are saying that the back court is too crowded Lawson and Clarkson can start Russell would come off the bench
    Lawson/ Russell
    Clarkson/ Lou Williams
    Kobe/ Brown
    Bass/ Randle
    Hibbert/ Black/ Upshaw

  • No he isn’t but Ronnie Price is still better than Lin. BTW Where is that scrub to now? On his 8th team in 7 years? Lmao.

  • You forgot Nance Jr behind Bass.

    Ty/Russell
    Clarkson/Williams
    Kobe/Brown
    Randle/Bass/Nance Jr
    Hibbert/Upshaw/Black

    Either that or we keep Jabari Brown and unload Black, another option would be keep both and see if we can do a sign and trade with say Ronnie Price or another free agent from last season who hasn’t signed with a team.

  • Nah I’d rather tell you to stfu and stop irritating people with your moronic ramblings. Your boyfriend Lin is still a scrub while Kobe is a basketball legend.

  • Black would be gone in the trade to make the money match, but we could get a vet center….if healthy Emeka Okafor would be ideal…..

  • He’s including Jabari Brown in the trade instead of Black. Same contract. Could also keep both and sign and trade say Ronnie Price or someone else for example.

  • Yo pienso que traer a Lawson sería un gran movimiento y nos haría pelear por una plaza en la postemporada. Mas allá de cualquier cosa Lawson en un base de élite, sería un buen mentor para Russell, ayudaría mucho a JClarson y al equipo.

    1. Lawson/russell
    2. Clarkson/willians/JBrown
    3. Kobe/ABrown
    4. Bass/Randle/Nance Jr
    5.Hibbert/Upshaw/Black

  • You forgot Nance Jr after Randle and it’s Randle/Bass. Scott is expecting to start Randle over Bass. Bass was brought in as a backup.

  • i rather keep Jabari the kid can shoot and he has very good chemistry with JC..

  • You’re right he’s expecting Randle to start I’m expecting him to start as well but Scott also said it would be a competition, I could see either or start

  • I’d rather keep Brown as well Black is good but I would trade him if that mean Lakers could get Lawson

  • He’s perfect for the western conference toughness. I love Dlo but he’s not tough enough for WC pg duties soley he can lead the bench for now and play some Sg since he’s a scorer that has vision and can pass like a harden

  • Well what you are doing here has nothing to do with KOBE, because it will never change a thing, except to make everyone here HATE you and you know there is a lot of that going around, because you do not have one friend in the world and this is the only way you can get any one speak to you, they are not talking to you with respect but with hate for TROLLS get that type of attention but Lakers fans do not.

  • I’d rather keep Brown and Black and explore possibly doing a sign and trade of Price, Blue or Buycks.

  • His value is diminished…Lakers could make it work without giving up Clarkson/Randle/Russell…

  • Russell of course lol. Paul is a Clipper, they never get past the 2nd round.

  • Actually a set offense would be better for Okafor, such as the Princeton since it’s a read and react offense, similar to the triangle. Scott doesn’t run a full blown Princeton though, just uses some of it’s principles and some of the plays.

  • i would rather give up russell than nick young if trade talks are indeed serious.denver needs a pg in return

  • bass will start over randle my opinion if yall think randle will its your opinion

  • Mudiay can develop an outside shot, Rondo doesn’t want to. Mudiay is far more athletic.

  • majority of lakers agree with you we need lawson right now were thin at pg

  • Russell still has preseason and training camp to work on it all. He’s hardly had the chance to learn the offense and learn the players. There is months to learn. When Lawson comes in, he’s got to learn as well remember. Russell showed he can pass, make plays, but he’s got to slow down a bit and just learn the plays and players. Preseason isn’t for another 2 1/2 months and the season isn’t for another 3 1/2.

  • Yea it makes total sense i know he’s a bar hop lol but the man can ball he’s gritty and tough and a stud in the western conference pg and he can lead Russell and Clarkson, there is no logjam Russell is a great player with upside and potential but not a full-blown pg yet shit Napier andEldred Peyton are even tougher right now

  • No he won’t. Randle is expected to start. Bass was brought in as a bench guy. That’s all he’s been.

  • Well then you will be shocked that many friends I know share my views. Like I said, take it easy old man.

  • The fact that I am still here means something don’t you think so? But it does seem you miss Lin much more than I do. Admit it, you miss him, don;t you? HAHAHHAAA

  • If that was the case then why were they trying to trade him to the Lakers before the draft….but they refuse to trade him right? We’ll see though…I’m pretty sure they’ll give up Cousins

  • Kobe/Young/A Brown. We have SF’s. Though if we trade Young we’ll need another which we can get with the Room Exception. I know Kobe is traditionally a SG but Byron has already eluded to moving Kobe to SF to free up SG for Clarkson/Williams/J Brown. Russell “technically” is our only legit PG. Clarkson can play it, Williams despite his size is a SG and Brown is a SG. We need PG depth and a reserve SF after we trade Young.

  • man i thought russell had hops he dont ty lawson has better hops than him and hes shorter

  • Out of randle CLARKSON and RUSSELL…. im going to have to say CLARKSON is my only untouchable young piece

  • who thier back up? give them russell since they are rebuilding lakers are trying to win this year

  • This trade package will get it done IMHO. Lakers trade Future First Round Pick+Future Second Round Pick Nick Young, Larry Nance, Tarik Black, Ryan Kelly, Sacre. Then sign up JaVale McGee to replace the departing centers. Also sign Dorell Wright to replace Nick Young. Also sign Kevin Seraphin to add big man depth.

    Lakers After Getting Ty Lawson

    PG Ty Lawson/D’Angelo Russell/Jordan Clarkson
    SG Jordan Clarkson/Lou Williams/Kobe Bryant/D’Angelo Russell/Jabari Brown
    SF Kobe Bryant/Dorrel Wright/Anthony Brown
    PF Julius Randle/Brandon Bass/Kevin Seraphin
    C Roy Hibbert/JaVale McGee/Kevin Seraphin/Robert Upshaw

  • Someone else has to go, either Black, Jabari Brown or utilize Price, Blue or Buycks in a sign and trade (if any of the 3 wants to do that and if Denver agrees). Financial reasons of course.

  • Of course if we had a vet like Lawson, he’d be the starter. I don’t see how we can afford Ty at this point without giving up too much.

  • You don’t trade your second pick either for a guy coming off two DUI’s. Lol.

  • Scott has pretty much stated that Randle will start and it’s his spot to lose. Randle is really good, just needs to work the rust off. Bass is a hard worker, a solid defender with a mid range shot. That’s it, end of story. He’s not a starting forward type, he’s a reserve. He’s a guy that comes off the bench and gives you some minutes.

  • Other than DUIs that were definitely after the season wat other off court issues does he have

  • Hops don’t matter in a PG. Playmaking, leadership, passing and an outside shot matter most.

  • hard to believe what I am hearing, in this site. They want to trade any of the big young chips we have for a lose cannon, a guy that can disrupt the locker room, and a year from now can be in jail?
    Common you guys, one of the greatest thing the Lakers are doing is to have young talent and try to surround them with experienced veterans.
    The think of those kids growing up together, developing a bond between them more than just playing together, is very, very important. On top of that, for a few years, they come cheap, and the Lakers always have the advantage on free agency over them.
    Total madness with you people. Russell played 3 games in a systems that does not even let him play his game, what do you expect? Princeton system is not easy to learn and they had to learn it in a week or two. The kid still leaving in a hotel, because he did not even have time to go get a house.

    Be reasonable.

  • Lakers are not trying to win this year. They are rebuilding. I’m assuming you are just trolling at this point. Lol

  • yes we need lawson and another foward if we are going to compete..enough of rebuilding we got some good pieces in hibbert,lou,bass lets add to that…these nba teams are deeper than we thought lakers are a tanking team right now

  • RUSSELL has none at this point he showed little to nothing to this point looks like a second rounder

  • The roster is pretty much set. Can’t move pieces like it’s NBA2K15. Any moves made would be minor.

  • Does he need more issues? Lol. You don’t trade a top 2 pick for Lawson. He’s not Lebron, KD, or Westbrook.

  • i want whatever ur smoking bruh. i respect kobe for what he accomplished, but 2-3 more years of another kobe is torture.
    i prefer the young prospects to play heavy minutes so they can develop and become stars so other stars can come to LA

  • The guy got two DUIs in 6 months yea its a problem but wat else has he done off court to be a lose cannon

  • Rumors put out by Cousin’s agent and by people who support Karl. Sacramento’s owner and Divac were flat out refusing and stating publicly they weren’t trying to trade. It was all Karl and Cousins’s agent trying to make it work. If it was going to happen, it would have already. It’s not.

  • Both DUIs were in 6months hes human he will make ah few mistakes hes been in the league this long with little drama shouldn’t be judged by recent behavior

  • mitch said we will be a playoff team no more rebuilding.if denver wants russell in return for lawson then by all means do it

  • I just hope you are being sarcastic. But if not, the guy is making millions, he is known athlete, those DUIs are a sign of total bonehead thinking. You have the money, pay someone to drive you, not that hard.

  • Gettting Ty is perfect is so many ways
    1st- He’s a floor general and a 3 point shooter.
    2nd – He would mentor Clarkson and Russell
    3rd – In case things don’t go well for the Kings, lakers could use him to try to get Cousins even though the Kings already have Rajon.

  • nick young can benefit the lakers more at this point over russell..do you agree

  • Mitch also said he’s not sacrificing the future to try to win for Kobe right now. Chances are Kobe will be out by February anyway. Can’t throw away Russell just yet because of some SL games.

  • I haven’t talked about the draft since draft night. BUT, this is one of the reasons I wanted to draft Okafor. Many good pg’s in this league to trade/sign, not many good bigs. We would have more money not having to settle for Hibbert. We still would have Lou/maybe Lawson/Clarkson/Kobe/Randle/Okafor + insert player around Hibbert Salary.

  • That’s what all the Russell lovers didn’t recognize. I clamored for Okafor because you ALWAYS find solid pgs. Can’t find a lot of soild bigs

  • I like Lawson, and I’d be happy if the Lakers got him, but not at the expense of our 2nd pick. The kid hasn’t even played a regular season game yet. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Not being sarcastic it was a mistake and he rarely makes those sum players need new scenery ur judging him by two incidents made after the nba season during a tough time where his name is in trade talks and they draft a lottery guy at his position

  • Russell has shown he can pass when he has, but what he’s also shown is he’s learning the offense, learning his teammates, the whole shebang.

  • They’d still be a bottom of the pack team in the west with that lineup. No interior defense.

  • Torture? Really? What did you want him to do last year? He made the competitive when he was playing healthy.. He had NO help but all of you idiots who know nothing about hoop don’t realize that for whatever reason. None of the young guys have showed even a glimpse of being GREAT, good maybe but none of them have proven they have greatness in them. You’re also probably one of those idiots who thinks Kobe should’ve taken less money too for no reason, also probably wanted us to draft Russell over Okafor. Respect greatness is my point bc I’m sure you weren’t complaint when Kobe out the team on his back and won is those championships. Sad how many disloyal laker fans there are. He deserves to go out on his own Terms. That doesn’t mean to the detremate of the team but he wouldn’t do that to the team anyways. Once again, if you put LEGIT players around Kobe. He will deliver, he has before and he will again, given the right opportunity. If this team stays healthy, I guarantee they shock the NBA world

  • No excuses made. I see potential in a 19 yr PG. Wait til camp and preseason are over before you panic. See how he plays with the vets and more time under his belt.

  • Michael kidd Gillcrest Derrick williams evan turner jus to name ah few 2nd pick bust in the last five years

  • i don’t think the lakers are “one ty lawson away” from seriously competing in the west this season, so no point in trading away any of the future young core to get him. if you can get him for a combination of some of the role players, then yes, but they won’t blow up their young core for gamble that wouldn’t take them deep into the playoffs anyway.

  • Jahlil should have been the obvious choice but i think the hate and rivalry Mitch Kupchak has with Duke prevented Jahlil Okafor from becoming a Laker with the #2 pick, once again emotions got the best of the Lakers FO.

  • He had a few great passes, but he also made a lot of rushed mistakes. I watched the games beginning to end, obviously you missed some plays. Dude, it’s the freakin Summer League. Let the kid learn the Princeton, let the kid learn his teammates, let him get some practices in. Hell, come season time, he’s got to adjust to Kobe, Hibbert, along with Clarkson and Randle. It’s going to take time. The talent is there and it showed, but he was also lost.

  • Most likely to be the the next Leonard?

    Stanley Johnson
    Justice Winslow
    Justin Anderson

  • Definitely watched all the games nothing he did made sports center highlight wen u say the word great hes average right now should little flash of anything associated with star

  • He is better than both of them. One of the top 5 perimeter defenders in the league.

  • Stanley Johnson = Ron Artest
    Justice Winslow = James Harden
    Justin Anderson = Xavier Henry

  • I wanted to draft Okafor but im not down on Russell I like the kid and hope he’s a stud. But I have to ask what stat line do you need Russell to put up this year to say he’s not a bust? I say14pts 5reb 6ast at 45%fg is a solid stat line for the kid. Now if he’s along the lines of 10/4/5 less than 45%fg then I say we made a mistake.

  • if he has 10/6/5 I’m ok. I’ll be at rest thinking in two years that will be 16/8/6. If he has 14/6/5 this year it was the right pick.

  • Russell is 19 and might do him some good coming off the bench a couple years behind someone established like Lawson. Isn’t a knock on Russell, but the Nuggets are obviously trying to revamp their roster and the Lakers are trying to load up.

  • Hes a bust face ur a Gilchrist fan but hes not great as lilliard and beal stop while ur behind already

  • I don’t think rookie seasons for PG’s are a very good judge of whether they will be busts. Steve Nash averaged 2 assists and 3 points his rookie year.

    Give the kid time.

  • Lakers fans, it wouldn’t matter if LA drafted any other rookie they’d still be at best the 9th or 10th best team in the west and that’s being nice. I’m going to support the team through the rebuild and the rest of you should. Give these young kids time to develop. The Lakers are not winning a championship this upcoming season. The west is too stacked. If they drafted Okafor (more NBA ready) instead they’d still be at the bottom of the west.

  • That’s because his lineup isn’t according to what Scott has eluded to:

    C: Hibbert / Black / Upshaw / Sacre
    PF: Randle / Bass / Nance / Kelly
    SF: Kobe/Young / A. Brown
    SG: Clarkson / Williams / J. Brown
    PG: Russell / (Need a backup though Clarkson will slide here when Russell rests. Williams might see time here too)

  • I agree with you. I ask because I think people have the expectation that Russell is supposed to have a 21/6/9 line as a rookie and that’s not realistic. If he has a solid line showing improvement then let’s not call the kid a bust. Let’s be realistic about the kid

  • I’m guessing you prefer microwave meals versus meals cooked on the stove or in the oven.

  • Funny but hes no wino during the season still in his prime abd definitely kan provide us with Everything we have to wait 2yrs for with RUSSELL facts

  • Ty Lawson averaged 15.2 PPG. and 9.6 Assists Per Game 18.50 PER

    Mitch we need this guy to run our team he is the best quarterback on the open market for trade. A player like Ty Lawson doesn’t come around for a team in a trade very often. It’s a must that we get Ty Lawson. That 9.6 Assists means he makes everyone around him better and that’s what we really need right now. 2.5 Turnovers is great when getting 9.6 Assists and he grabbed 3.1 rebounds perfect Point Guard for the Lakers.

  • lol. kobe didnt win by himself.he had shaq and iddnt win anything until gasol came. bb is about 5-5 not one mans game. thank u for calling me an idiot by the way.i am humbled by your genius. a man should know his limits. he should know what his strengths and weaknesses are and when to back off. such time has come for kobe. i do appreciate what he has done but this is the end of the road for him. if anyone doesnt see that it only means they are biased. anything in life is about what you do now not what u did yesterday. so i humbly disagree

  • You don’t have to give up that combo. Instead you can do
    Sacre, Kelly, Nick Young, Jabari Brown

    Sacre, Kelly, Nick Young, Tarik Black

    Sacre, Kelly, Nick Young, sign and trade Price, Blue, or Buycks (if any of those 3 will and if Denver wants one of those 3).

    You don’t need to unload Brown AND Black. One, the other, or neither if you do sign and trade. Financially it does work per the ESPN Trade Machine.

  • or Kobe plays shooting guard and we sign KJ Mcdaniels to play SF; Clarkson-Russell combo would come off the bench. hoh never mind that can’t happen because of Williams

  • but there are two defensive teams with 5 players each. And he only received 2 votes this season behind many players?

  • Plus I think the drinking will help him. Ever seen a drunk driver make a straight line? Defenses will have no idea where he is going.

    I mean, he may score on his own team but still. Points are points.

  • NaH but u dont draft at number 2and have to wait 2yrs for somebody to start cooking …Michael Kidd Gilchrist Derrick Williams Evan Turner…. bust do exist i hope RUSSELL doesn’t fall on this list

  • DMC isn’t coming here, forget it. The Kings owner and Divac aren’t giving him up. They’ll fire Karl before they give up Cousins.

  • Lebron James was the only other forward to receive more 1st place votes. For the 3 position, it went Leonard, Allen, James, Gilcrest.

  • but you said perimeter defender so SF, SG, and PG. Also, Middleton, Green, Butler, Carrol, and maybe Paul George (if healthy).

  • i like the KD cool aid! you know that’s the kind where he actually signs with the Lakers and when Kobe decides to retire we now have KD. sounds like a good plan to me.

  • He won’t be drunk when the game is played. Stop it with the drunk jokes, lets be serious for a moment. I have been around the Lakers for many years and the Lakers have always taken chances on questionable players.

    Like the Lakers took a chance on Nick Van Excel no team would touch him in that draft with a ten foot pole yet the Lakers drafted him, Anthony Peeler had issues coming into the league the Lakers drafted him.

    Lloyd Daniels was a crack head yet the Lakers signed him. Dennis Rodman got signed by the Lakers. J.R Rider and all his baggage came to the Lakers. Ron Artest was a Laker and he had serious problems man. Matt Barnes beat his lady up yet he was still a Laker. Lakers just signed known druggie Robert Upshaw to a rookie deal. Ty Lawson is being heavily pursued in a trade by the Lakers. The Lakers will take Lawson in a heartbeat.

  • butler made the second defensive team and i’m talking about Draymond Green defensive first team (Can guard perimeter). What about other guard perimeter defenders like CP3 (1st team), Westbrook, and Wall (2nd Team)?

  • Clearly he didn’t do it all by himself and those exact words never came from me. But that’s my ooint lol he had help!!!! He didn’t last year, so he to me is removed from all blame.. I mean don’t you need good teammates to win games? So you can’t blame him for taking money he rightfully deserves and not passing all the time when you have no help. So yea I’d rather Kobe to a 3 double teamed rather than pass it to an Ryan Kelly in the corner who is just going to miss it. But if that person is even Lou will ( who we NOW have) then I’d kick it to the corner. But apparently a lot of people don’t get that for whatever reason. I mean was the team better with or without Kobe last year? Clearly an rhetorical question. But hey if you want to blame Kobe for us not getting players (even though not even one decent player has said they DONT want to play with him) and even though we had cap space on our FO couldn’t close. Remember FO pretty much said Kobe has no say in who we get. Also blame him for having no talent around him. It’s sad that’s how some of you “Lakers” fans feel about him. Disloyal to the core is all you’re showing me

  • I would trade
    Kelly and 1st rounder for Lawson
    Sacre for Shawne williams or Luke Babbitt

  • kelly sacre plus 1 player black or brown? i like nick young i say keep him at SF we cant start anthony brown hes a rookie.

  • The fact is you cant justify MKG at #2 for is above average defense (not even top 5 perimeter defense). At #2 you are trying to draft a star.

  • You can’t do that financially. You have to do what I mentioned. You can’t simply give up Sacre and Kelly. Sacre and Kelly make around $2.5-3 mil combined. Lawson is a $12 million player. Young makes around 5.5 mil and even beyond those 3 guys, you need 1 more guy making around 700k or more to make it work financially.

  • If you’re saying trade Russell for Lawson then you’re a fucking moron and you don’t deserve to be a Lakers fan

  • One of these days, I recommend actually trying to use the ESPN Trade Machine, maybe you’ll learn how the trade system works financially. $125% + 100k of the incoming or outgoing trade value.

  • Roy Hibbert | Tarik Black | Robert Upshaw
    Brandon Bass | Julius Randle | Larry Nance
    Kobe Bryant | Nick Young | Anthony Brown
    Lou Williams | Jordan Clarkson | Jabari Brown
    Ty Lawson | D’Angelo Russell | Robert Sacre

  • If hypothetically it was Russell for Westbrook would you do it

  • i am not blaming kobe for anything. but the truth is he has a reputation in the league which is a fact. even though we had cap room no FA came which is a fact. he is 36 years old on his last legs which is a fact. i love kobe. he is a definit hall of famer. but some people love the man kobe better than the team. for the future good of the team i will not hesitate to trade kobe or retire him if it means the lakers get better. did he do great things in the laker uniform? absolutely. did he deserve 25 mil contract? no. why becausehe is not the spring chicken like he used to and three years running he sas been injured one after another. i care about the lakers more than i do about kobe. because kobe may leave but lakers remain forever

  • I think we’ dont have any 1st rounders for a couple years or they are protected

  • that’s the only point guard I’d think about, but he’s also had like 3 knee surgeries already.

  • i’m glad there are other Kobe fans out there besides myself. I will always love Kobe no matter what people trash talk about him. to me the GOAT and i know it’s just my opinion but i have seen him do alot and set and also break records and sitting 3rd on the all time scoring list he isnt behind but 2 guys Kareem and Malone he just passed Michael Jordan.