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post #6211 of 27247
all of hte talk blaming brown's offensive schemes on the laker's lack of scoring (and there's a LOT of it) seems to me to overlook one issue: why do they roll like nobody's business in one half and then fall apart in the other? This happens repeatedly. I don't think it's all brown's fault (though certainly some of it probably is). i think they have a personality issue -- they get up on a team and then they relax and any trace of offensive (or defensive for htat matter) discipline goes out the window. you can't really blame htis on brown either, since it has been a hallmark of the team for years ... maybe since phil came on. that said, somehow, despite all of these mid-season soap operas, they have won 5 championships.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

yeah, but my point is, the Lakers haven't needed Fisher (or anyone) to be a "real" PG in forever. he just needed to knock down threes and be a pain in the ass for the opposing PG.
but two things happened - their new offense now suddenly needs a more traditional PG, plus he lost a step
Nah, they needed a true PG for a while now, or at least quick young one that can keep up. It's been their achilles heel for a while now, why do you think getting CP3 was a priority this off season? It's been well documented.

Plus Fisher didn't even drain 3's with consistency, he just made clutch shots, which on hindsight is a good thing but would they even be in that position if they had a good, true PG already? Who knows but the Lakers has always needed a PG, it really is nothing new.
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I told you guys 20 pages ago Lin would get figured out. He looked awful against the Mavs.
Melo has also screwed up flow. They are better without him. I dont know who that ass sucking announcer was during that game but I laughed out loud when he said "all those people that think Melo is hurting this team are just crazy".

Eh. Lin is still balling for the most part, even having less TO. Unless they completely shut him down, then I say they have figured him out. Keep in mind that his minutes has gone ever since Melo came back and now BDiddy is taking some minutes off him too. He is still doing good, I projected his points to go down significantly but it's only his assist that are down, likely because Melo sucks up the ball again and Novak, one of their best spot up shooters and one of Lins go to shooters aren't getting as much burn.
post #6213 of 27247
reports that Pau trade is currently in the works..? I'm reading several reports over the last 10 mins saying he's gone, with no details as of yet.
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Houston has continued to aggressively probe the Lakers on a potential Pau Gasol trade, but there's no deal close, league sources tell Y!
https://twitter.com/#!/WojYahooNBA/status/178218086757957633

For who though? Lowry and Scola? I hope not. Scola isn't as tall or as skilled as Pau and Lowry is suffering from an injury right now. I'd rather they get Rondo and Bass for Pau.
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

, with no details as of yet.

Still nothing...
post #6216 of 27247
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Read this from another forum...
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Ric Bucher was on KNBR (bay area radio) this morning and said he was hearing rumblings of Pau, Artest and a 1st to GSW for Curry, Wright, Andris and Lee.


That deal would be insane! Not sure how Currys ankle will hold up but damn that would look like a decent steal for the Lakeshow.
post #6217 of 27247
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Read this from another forum...
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Ric Bucher was on KNBR (bay area radio) this morning and said he was hearing rumblings of Pau, Artest and a 1st to GSW for Curry, Wright, Andris and Lee.
That deal would be insane! Not sure how Currys ankle will hold up but damn that would look like a decent steal for the Lakeshow.

Why would Golden State agree to that? It would be a horrible trade for them.
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I wouldn't say it's terrible, lopsided but not as bad you may think. Laker fan here so I am a bit biased but maybe they don't need Curry anymore since it seems pointless to have him and Monta anyways. Wright has stunked it up this year, very disappointing after last years performance and Biedrins is just about as good as Kwame right now. Pau is still top tier PF no matter how soft he is and Mark Jackson is all about defense and Artest is a good addition to that front. 1st round pick is good too for a rebuilding team.

Now after saying all those crap about Wright and Biedrins, why would the Lakers want them? Well maybe both will benefit from a change of scenery, sometimes that does wonders to players and maybe the Lakers are hoping for those two? Or they are just additions to even out the deal? Who knows.

In the end, it's just a rumor but if it's plausible, I don't think I'll be against it.
post #6219 of 27247
Having Lee and Pau would be an odd combo. Wright would probably do well in LA. Won't have to do much but try to rebound and shoot the open 3 like Barnes.
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Originally Posted by skitlets View Post

Having Lee and Pau would be an odd combo. Wright would probably do well in LA. Won't have to do much but try to rebound and shoot the open 3 like Barnes.
That rumor has Lee being part of the deal so they won't play together.
post #6221 of 27247
First round draft picks are worth WAY more than they used to be, especially with this upcoming draft supposedly being stacked.
post #6222 of 27247
The Knicks defense is mediocre with Chandler and horrible without him. Anytime you give up 119 points to the fucking Bucks you know you had a bad night.
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Now the rumor is that its Scola and Lowry but is being held up because Lowry is in the hospital with abdominal pains and a high fever.
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lol @ Lin
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Now the rumor is that its Scola and Lowry but is being held up because Lowry is in the hospital with abdominal pains and a high fever.

what about kevin love and his back spasms? are they trading love for d. howard? (haha i know its stupid but if pau was going to be imminently traded then they'd sit him some how).
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