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Howard/Magic are talking about keeping him.
Soooo, the potential net result from all this is Lakers lose the 6th man of the year, massive downgrade at coach, sign Jason Kapono, and collectively get one year older.
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Yep. We're really shooting for the stars here. This Buss is on course!

Yes, because the potential starting five of Kobe, Paul, Artest , FORWARD, and Bynum wasn't engineered by Lakers org and butt f***ed by the league.
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10 bux says lakes pull a last minute stunt and acquire someone special

yeah, i wouldn't be surprised. kobe supposedly went into kupchak's office all poed and came back out mollified. something along the lines of "mitch pulled off gasol for kwame, so we need to trust him."
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Back-to-back?
With their acquisition of the two most determined and hard working players in the game today.
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And Kwame getting $7m/yr at GSW. lol8[1].gif


Do it Mitch!!!
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@Chris_Broussard Chris Broussard
There r only 4 teams Dwight Howard would sign longterm deal with - Orl, NJ, LAL, Dal - a source says.


Also, Clips has a chance to get DP3 again.
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Fuck, stupid W's, doing something just to say they did.

Add to the mix in Dallas, LeBron's daddy, Delonte West.
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Brown isn't a bad signing. It's only for a year, will come off the books for the next FA class. He's a pretty good post defender. Beans has been completely incapable the last two seasons. I'm hoping he'll turn it around but I'm not counting on it.
It is a bad signing if it prevents us from pulling off a good deal but no one wants to deal or sign with the dubs. Team still has a poor reputation to overcome before the bay area is a sought-after destination.
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Back-to-back?
With their acquisition of the two most determined and hard working players in the game today.

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Kwame isn't worth $7m no matter how you look at it.


and game changer, Lakers sign Gerald "9 1/2 fingers" Green!!
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Story of the dubs, always having to overpay. It's an inconsequential signing, they have to meet cap minimum. Getting tix for my first professional NBA game. OKC @ GSW!
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No need to defend that signing, I am sure there are far better players they can sign for the same price. Or for a far more better price. David West got $20m for 2 years, you're saying they couldn't have offered him that or more? I would offer West $22m for 2 years before I give Kwame even just $2m for a year.

Being a GSW fan, you'll see soon enough why. Dude couldn't even catch an alley-oop to save his life.
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That Kwame signing was pretty bad, but I don't think it was awful. They need a center and got completely shut out of this year's FA market. It's only a one year deal and they can try again next year. Or since he's technically on an expiring contract, they can flip him for Pau. And since the Lakers seem to be in salary dump mode, hey, you never know.

 

What's worse is GS wasting their amnesty on Charlie Bell. I think that was the dumbest move of the offseason.

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What the hell are the Lakers up to?
Hmmm....
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@SpearsNBAYahoo Marc J. Spears
F Josh McRoberts to sign two-year deal using mini mid-level exception with @lakers, source tells Y! Avg 7.2 pts, 6.2 rbs w/Indy last season.
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I feel partly to blame for that Kwame signing, shouldn't have named my fantasy team #1draftpick_KwameBrown.
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Being a GSW fan, you'll see soon enough why. Dude couldn't even catch an alley-oop to save his life.

"alley-oop" is being charitable. try 5-foot bounce pass. i always figured kwame had a really good game if his combined turnovers and missed shots were less than his points. there weren't a lot of those nights.
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Interesting read on the Lakers situation.
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In short, shipping Lamar Odom to Dallas is an example of a non-simultaneous exception, and allows the Lakers his salary ($8.9 million) plus $100,000 to work with in future trades (the Lakers have a year to use the credit they received from the trade exception). With this newly acquired $9 million, the Lakers are free to trade with other teams in search of replenishing vacated spots in their lineup.

For many fans, the major question is how this trade exception can be used to assist in the quest to bring Dwight Howard to Los Angeles. Can L.A. trade Bynum for Howard and use the trade exception of $9 million to relieve Orlando of Hedo Turkoglu’s contract? The short answer is no. Hedo is scheduled to receive $10.6 million this year, and the trade exception is not large enough to take on his contract from Orlando. Unless Orlando suddenly desires to trade Howard for Bynum straight up (unlikely considering they recently demanded both Pau and Bynum for Howard), the Lakers’ inability to absorb Hedo’s contract is a major stopping point.

Others have vocalized the possibility of taking on Jameer Nelson’s contract with Dwight Howard, using the Odom exception to cover Jameer’s contract, and trading Bynum for Howard. This trade would give the Magic almost $10 million in additional cap space, plus a capable center in Andrew Bynum. At the same time, many also view this trade as unlikely, as it completely voids the Magic roster of any continuity (Howard, Nelson, Arenas and Bass would have all left to other teams, leaving very little to build around besides Bynum).

Undoubtedly, there are many options that the Lakers have at their disposal. The Lakers still have the $5.4 million dollar trade exception from the Sasha Vujacic trade a year ago, and with $9 million from this recent transaction, the Lakers have money to work with (although trade exceptions cannot be combined).
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I've heard the Lakers might use the Odom trade exception to trade for Paul Millsap. But I don't know how much truth there is to that.

 

And i think McRoberts is pretty good value for the mini-midlevel.

 

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