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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Free Agents to bolster depth

Can we talk about other free agents that fill other roles than “superstar.” I get it, LeBron can’t do it all himself but this superstar talk got me just waiting to see who we land and if we can. We’ve failed at putting our eggs in one basket and as we see it’s taken a negative effect on the team.

Yes we need a new coach and yes we need Maginka to provide players. We tried the “veteran grit” now we need to it the right (e.g. knock down shooters and defensive players that do their jobs to a T). Whether that is defending the paint and rebounding, hitting open shots, or just to lockdown their man in the time they get. Someone that takes pride in their craft and stay in their realm.

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Big mistakes because they are none of those. Idk what their roles are actually. Handle the ball? We have at least 4 others that already comes to mind. Veteran leadership? They don’t come off as guys that know how to lead.

We need guys with the attitude of our previous man, Randle. Whether or not they have his basketball skill set, players that do their job and get it done and don’t stop.

Let’s look down the list past the top 5 and figure out who would work.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject:

Well the good news is that the Lakers only have SIX players under contract for next season..

So that leaves about 8 incoming Free Agents and hopefully they will NOT all be the:

Rejects, Cast-offs, Head Cases, Underachievers, Never-Do-Wells, 5-years-Past -Their-Prime, Often-Injured, Malcontents, etc.

That the Laker Brain-trust targeted this season...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject:

I did some back of the envelope math and came up with following scenarios.

Assuming Irving leaves the Celtics, which results in Tatum no longer being available in an Anthony Davis trade, Lakers should reduce their offer from what was being reported this trade deadline.

1. Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, 2019 1st round pick (other picks if needed) for Anthony Davis. This will leave us with about $25m if we keep Bullock's bird rights and $30m without Bullock's bird rights. We should try to get Khris Middleton for $25m and resign Bullock.

2. Ingram, Kuzma, 2019 1st round pick (other picks if needed) for Anthony Davis and Solomon Hill. This will leave us with about $12m if we keep Bullock's bird rights and $17m without Bullock's bird rights.

In terms of role players, I'd like to target Marcus Morris, Ed Davis, Robin Lopez, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke, Ish Smith, Wayne Ellington, Goran Dragic, Brook Lopez, Jeff Teague, Noah Vonleh, Nerlens Noel, Markieff Morris, Nikola Vucevic, Terrance Ross, JJ Reddick, Danny Green, Jeremy Lin, Trevor Ariza, Jeff Green, Wesley Johnson
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject:

I stumbled upon a nice article on Kyle O'Quinn, backup center on Indiana. He's a solid defender and rebounder who actually has good assist numbers too. He doesn't stretch the floor, but he does block shots. He even shoots FTs pretty well. He's a free agent who makes about $4.5m this year.

I actually think he'll have a few suitors this summer, but maybe he'll be just cheap enough to justify signing him as a backup or even spot-starting C.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/o/oquinky01.html
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