News From Around the League- July 3rd, 2010

News from around the league on July 3, 2010

Free agency has started and teams are making their pitches to sign the big stars; the Lakers may not want to add LeBron, but they are eyeing other names.   The Lakers are now solely focused on free agents, as Phil Jackson said he would not retire.  We are only a few days into free agency, but there are a lot of rumors and news flying around.

The links include the latest news on the Lakers.

The Lakers have signed veteran guard Steve Blake to a 4-year, $16 million dollar deal. [Slam Magazine]

The Lakers have signed Steve Blake for some back-court help, and to possibly replace Jordan Farmar. [LA Times]

After weeks and weeks of stress and nervousness, all Lakers fans can breathe; Phil Jackson will return to the Los Angeles Lakers. [LA Times]

Here is the link to the Lakers’ 2010 Summer League roster and schedule. [Lakers.com]

The past week has created a lot of rumors regarding Mike Miller and the Lakers, and some of it is true.  The Lakers have reported interest in the former rookie of the year. [ESPN Los Angeles]

Derek Fisher wants to return to the Lakers, so why hasn’t the deal been done yet?  Both parties are still talking and the Lakers want Fisher to take a pay cut next year.  If Derek does not return, who knows where the Lakers will be next year. [NBA.com]

The links include the latest news on the rest of the NBA.

The Cavs will try to keep LeBron by telling him, “There is no place like home.” [NBA.com]

Forward David Lee will meet with the Timberwolves about a possible contract. [Yahoo Sports]

Joe Johnson got offered a max contract by the Hawks, but is hesitant to sign it. [Slam Magazine]

Wade will meet with the Chicago Bulls for the second time. [Slam Magazine]

The Mavs have offered Dirk a four-year $96 million dollar deal.  [Pro Basketball Talk]

John Salmons and the Bucks have agreed to a 5-year, $39 million dollar deal. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The New York Knicks are close to signing all-star Amare Stoudemire. [ESPN New York]

Dwayne Wade said he was “intrigued” and in a “New York State of Mind” after his meeting with the Knicks. [New York Post]

Chris Bosh tweeted something very interesting during his meeting with Wade in Miami. [CBS Sports]

After the launch of our Forums, here is the best topic/post started by one of our fans! Make sure to join the conversation at, https://lakersnation.com/forums/, to see your name here!

“ButTheGameIsOn” said this on the post, “Dangling Lamar Odom for a Chance at CP3”

“To think that Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic for Chris Paul is a fair deal without considering the salary cap is ludicrous on several levels. Despite what the media has been pushing for the past three months, Chris Paul is the best point guard in the league and you’ll see next year why its not close. Lamar is 30 years old and the cliche that “once he puts it all together he will be an all-star” is no longer worth the time it takes to convince yourself its true.

New Orleans is in a terrible situation financially and they are probably the only team in the league with worse contracts than the Lakers. So tell me why they would trade their best player and the best personality in the entire league (camps for kids, the relationship with the community after Katrina, his loveable personality) for a 30-year old that has never been able to play five good games in a row when Paul gives them 82 fantastic games a year? Plus, Odom is going to demand $8 million for the next two seasons and the Hornets cannot afford that with $11 million committed to Emeka Okafor and $8 million to David West already.

If you’re convinced Chris Paul is going to be or wants to be traded, certainly the Lakers aren’t even in the conversation to get him. For starters, if they wanted to get him, the only serious offer they could make would be Lamar and Andrew Bynum and that’s simply not going to happen. Trading those two would take away the Lakers’ biggest strength which is their size and length. Also, if the Hornets are trading Chris Paul they aren’t doing it without attaching Emeka Okafor’s $11 million deal that lasts until 2014, and I’m sure every Lakers fan knows there is no chance of that.

Lamar Odom’s not going to be as valuable to any other team in the league as he is to the Lakers. Because of his short comings and inconsistent performance, the Lakers are perfect for him because A) he doesn’t have to start and B) there are plenty of guys that can pick up the slack if he isn’t on his game. So you’re not going to get an all-star in a deal with Lamar Odom. The only valuable trade asset the Lakers have that their front office is willing to consider dealing is Bynum, not Lamar.”

I just want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and definitely loved you’re web-site. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your website . You absolutely have fabulous articles. With thanks for sharing with us your blog site.

  • Thanks for every other excellent post. The place else may just anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal manner of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the look for such information.

  • I uncovered your blog site on google and inspect a few of your very early blog posts. Remain to maintain the great operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for onward to finding out more from you later!?

  • I am really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog readers have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  • I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your site. It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too? This may be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this happen previously. Cheers

  • Great article. I find out something much more challenging on various blog sites everyday. It will certainly always be stimulating to review material from other authors and also practice a something from their store. I?d favor to make use of some with the web content on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll provide you a web link on your internet blog site. Thanks for sharing.

  • There are some fascinating points in time in this write-up but I don?t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some legitimacy but I will certainly hold opinion up until I check out it further. Excellent article, thanks and we desire extra! Added to FeedBurner also

  • Oh my goodness! an amazing post man. Thank you However I am experiencing issue with ur rss. Don?t recognize why Not able to subscribe to it. Exists any individual obtaining similar rss issue? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when brand-new comments are added- checkbox as well as currently each time a remark is included I get four e-mails with the exact same remark. Is there any way you can remove me from that solution? Thanks!

  • An impressive share, I simply offered this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And he in fact acquired me morning meal since I located it for him. smile. So let me rephrase that: Thnx for the reward! However yeah Thnkx for investing the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love reading more on this subject. Ideally, as you end up being know-how, would certainly you mind upgrading your blog site with even more information? It is extremely useful for me. Large thumb up for this post!

  • There is noticeably a package to know about this. I presume you made sure great points in attributes likewise.

  • There are some fascinating points in this write-up but I don?t recognize if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some credibility yet I will hold point of view till I check out it even more. Good post, many thanks and also we want more! Contributed to FeedBurner too

  • Hi, I do think this is a great website. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will return yet again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Inform me when new comments are included- checkbox as well as currently each time a comment is added I obtain 4 emails with the same remark. Exists any way you can remove me from that solution? Thanks!

  • Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through difficulties with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anybody getting similar RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • I blog often and I seriously appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  • I absolutely love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own blog and would love to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Many thanks!

  • You’re so interesting! I do not think I’ve read through a single thing like that before. So good to discover another person with some genuine thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

  • There are absolutely a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a terrific indicate bring up. I use the ideas above as basic ideas but clearly there are inquiries like the one you raise where one of the most vital thing will certainly be operating in truthful good faith. I don?t recognize if finest methods have emerged around points like that, but I am sure that your task is clearly recognized as a fair game. Both boys and also ladies feel the influence of simply a moment?s enjoyment, for the remainder of their lives.

  • Can I just say what a relief to uncover a person that genuinely knows what they’re talking about on the internet. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people ought to check this out and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you’re not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

  • This is the right website for everyone who wishes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  • It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people on this topic, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  • Great blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  • Excellent web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • Right here is the right site for anybody who would like to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that has been discussed for ages. Great stuff, just excellent!

  • After looking into a number of the blog posts on your web page, I truly like your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site too and tell me your opinion.

  • Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this blog.

  • Aw, this was a really nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to produce a superb article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

  • I am commonly to blogging and i actually value your content. The post has truly peaks my passion. I am going to bookmark your website as well as maintain checking for new information.

  • Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Many thanks, However I am encountering problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  • Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  • I was very happy to uncover this site. I want to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and I have you book marked to look at new information on your site.

  • I was pretty pleased to discover this web site. I wanted to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every bit of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new things on your blog.

  • This is the right site for anyone who hopes to understand this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic that has been discussed for decades. Great stuff, just great!

  • After checking out a handful of the blog articles on your site, I truly like your way of writing a blog. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my web site as well and let me know your opinion.

  • An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little research on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your site.

  • Oh my goodness! an outstanding article guy. Thanks Nevertheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss. Don?t know why Unable to sign up for it. Is there anyone obtaining similar rss trouble? Any person that knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  • An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this matter here on your web page.

  • This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!

  • Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t join it. Is there anybody getting similar RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  • I blog often and I truly appreciate your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  • You should take part in a contest for one of the highest quality websites on the net. I am going to recommend this site!

  • Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me lunch simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this matter here on your internet site.

  • Hi there! This blog post could not be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  • Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after looking at some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  • There are some interesting points in time in this short article yet I don?t recognize if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some validity however I will take hold opinion till I look into it better. Excellent short article, thanks as well as we want a lot more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  • I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  • An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. I do believe that you should publish more about this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about such issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

  • You’re so awesome! I do not suppose I’ve read through anything like this before. So nice to discover somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • This is the perfect webpage for anybody who would like to find out about this topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject that has been discussed for ages. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  • An outstanding share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little evaluation on this. And also he as a matter of fact acquired me breakfast due to the fact that I located it for him. smile. So let me rephrase that: Thnx for the treat! However yeah Thnkx for investing the moment to review this, I really feel highly about it as well as enjoy reading more on this topic. Preferably, as you come to be competence, would you mind upgrading your blog site with even more information? It is very handy for me. Large thumb up for this post!

  • An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this issue here on your web site.

  • I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own blog now 😉

  • I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I certainly loved every bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…

  • It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

  • Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and also the rest of the site is also really good.

  • May I just say what a relief to uncover someone that really knows what they are talking about on the net. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people ought to look at this and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular since you certainly have the gift.

  • Great blog you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • I’m pretty pleased to uncover this web site. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every bit of it and I have you saved to fav to look at new information in your blog.

  • The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not fail me just as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, nonetheless I really believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

  • Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always interesting to read content from other authors and practice a little something from other websites.

  • Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always interesting to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their sites.

  • A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should publish more on this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

  • There are some fascinating times in this post yet I don?t know if I see every one of them facility to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I explore it additionally. Good short article, many thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner too

  • Having read this I believed it was really enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  • Hi there, I believe your site could possibly be having internet browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, wonderful blog!

  • I’m pretty pleased to discover this website. I need to to thank you for ones time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you bookmarked to check out new stuff in your web site.

  • The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won’t fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I really thought you’d have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something you could fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  • Can I simply say what a relief to find an individual who genuinely understands what they’re talking about online. You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised that you’re not more popular because you surely possess the gift.

  • An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I discovered it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this topic here on your site.

  • Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be useful to read content from other authors and use something from their sites.

  • A motivating discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you ought to write more about this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not discuss these subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

  • An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been doing a little research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast simply because I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this matter here on your site.

  • Hello there! This post could not be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I will send this information to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  • Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that produce the most important changes. Thanks for sharing!

  • Right here is the right site for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just great!

  • When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you are able to remove me from that service? Cheers!

  • I absolutely love your website.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you create this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own site and would love to find out where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Appreciate it!

  • Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It’s always useful to read articles from other writers and use something from other websites.

  • I was pretty pleased to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for your time due to this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every part of it and I have you book marked to check out new information on your blog.

  • I’m excited to uncover this website. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new information in your blog.

  • Aw, this was a very nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  • You should take part in a contest for one of the highest quality sites online. I will highly recommend this web site!

  • I absolutely love your site.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my very own blog and would love to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Thanks!

  • This is a topic that is close to my heart… Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  • This excellent website definitely has all of the information I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  • You are so cool! I do not suppose I’ve read a single thing like this before. So great to find another person with a few unique thoughts on this subject. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  • I blog often and I really thank you for your information. This article has truly peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your website and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

  • I think that everything posted made a lot of sense. But, consider this, suppose you were to write a killer post title? I ain’t suggesting your information isn’t good, but what if you added a title to maybe get folk’s attention? I mean BLOG_TITLE is kinda boring. You could glance at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create article titles to grab people to click. You might add a video or a pic or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve got to say. In my opinion, it would make your blog a little livelier.

  • Spot on with this review, I truly believe this internet site requires a lot more consideration. I?ll probably be again to read far more, thanks for that info.

  • After looking into a handful of the articles on your blog, I seriously like your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please visit my website too and let me know how you feel.

  • I absolutely love your site.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you build this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m hoping to create my very own blog and want to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!

  • I blog frequently and I seriously thank you for your information. This article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

  • Can I simply say what a comfort to discover somebody that truly understands what they’re discussing on the web. You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to look at this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you aren’t more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.

  • After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I recieve four emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  • Hello there! I just wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for your excellent info you have got here on this post. I will be coming back to your web site for more soon.

  • After looking into a handful of the articles on your site, I honestly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my website too and let me know what you think.

  • You have made some really good points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  • Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • This is the right blog for anybody who wants to find out about this subject. You understand so much its nearly difficult to suggest with you (not that I really would want?HaHa). You absolutely put a new spin on a subject thats been covered for years. Fantastic things, simply terrific!

  • Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this blog.

  • Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It is the little changes that produce the most important changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  • Having read this I thought it was rather informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.