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DocHolliday
Tommy C wrote:


They are filling the roster with short term deals, this is going to be a transition year for them.
If Kawhi made it clear that he is coming next year there is no point making the trade with the Spurs and giving up assets.
I still don’t think they are done yet and next summer is when I’m expecting them to really become a contender.


It's a complete punt year.  They have the chance to pick up some solid AS's next summer.  The list is insane and the Lakers are going to have a boatload to spend.
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JeffB
https://thebiglead.com/2018/07/03/lakers-trades-john-wall-damian-lillard-lebron-james-bradley-beal-kevin-love-demar-derozan/


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The Lakers potentially trading for Kawhi Leonard is getting all the buzz, but could they end up trading for another all-star? According to Chris Sheridan, the Lakers are considering trading for several big names:

“A number of trade options are being considered by Lakers executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, and names that are being bandied about include Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, and John Wall … among others.”

If they are not truly confident they can add Leonard next summer – they should not be – this would be the route to go.

The name that stands out is Damian Lillard. A player that LeBron has spoken highly about this past season, and is a natural fit with on the court. Bradley Beal would also give LeBron the marksman he will need as history has proven.

Trading for Beal or Lillard would diminish the need for Lonzo Ball even more which could lead to him being included in a trade package.

Whether it be health, contracts, or playoff history, trading for Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, or John Wall would have to come with some level of concern.

One thing is for sure, if the Lakers do not make a trade, they will not be spending much time in the playoffs next season.

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LX
I laughed. Hope Lebron enjoys LA.
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LKeet6
run irving out of town, have less weapons for a playoff charge, move to the much harder west and then trade for a player just like Irving?! (lillard.)

haha, fucking hell LeBron...
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edki
I think we all impressed with Lebron's move as another shot at a title with another organization. It might not be exactly what he is thinking. Sure if LAL manage to build a competitive team around him it might work but what if Lebron simply puts his priorities on business and family? It's pretty boring to be queen of Ohio, I'm sure his wife wanted out to the lights of big city. His son is going to LA school, his brand might see another lift in LA. Considering all this plus Lakers selling a feel of hope and a shitload of Lebron jerseys it seems like a win-win situation for both Lebron and the organization.
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LX
edki wrote:
I think we all impressed with Lebron's move as another shot at a title with another organization. It might not be exactly what he is thinking. Sure if LAL manage to build a competitive team around him it might work but what if Lebron simply puts his priorities on business and family? It's pretty boring to be queen of Ohio, I'm sure his wife wanted out to the lights of big city. His son is going to LA school, his brand might see another lift in LA. Considering all this plus Lakers selling a feel of hope and a shitload of Lebron jerseys it seems like a win-win situation for both Lebron and the organization.


Yeah, it feels like a big big part of this move is as a bridge towards the post-playing career. And making the family happy as well in the meantime.
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