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Lakers Rumors: Steve Nash, Draft Pick For Carter-Williams, Young?

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The trade rumors continue to fly as the NBA Draft draws closer. Earlier today, there were rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers could possibly land Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young. Now there seems as if the Lakers could get more.

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According to ESPN’s Ryen Rusillo, the Lakers could land another young building block in addition to Young, while also getting rid of Steve Nash:

With this many rumors popping up, it almost seems as if the Lakers and Sixers have had to at least had preliminary discussions of some sort. This trade would almost definitely make the Lakers better in the short-term.

Carter-Williams is the reigning Rookie of the Year, and is only 22 years old. He put up excellent numbers, but the Sixers were an awful team last season and he was allowed to do whatever he wanted with little structure. Additionally, the rookie class is hailed as one of the least productive of all-time.

Young would be an excellent piece as he is a very productive player, and combining the two with Kobe Bryant makes the Lakers competitive. The thought of not having a draft pick in this draft, however, is a little worrisome.

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A draft as deep as this one could yield a franchise-changing talent for the Lakers. Giving up the pick, albeit for two good young players, may be somewhat short-sighted. The Lakers are looking for a quick re-build, but must be careful about what they give up and not put the franchise in trouble down the road.
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  • binarytheory

    F**k the article
    It’s just ridiculous,Steve Nash at age 40 going to Sixers? It’s possible that the next season is his last one. Trading Lakers draft pick? Maybe the pick is valuable (could be Aaron or Smart) but trading MCW (13-14 ROTY) isn’t going to happen.

    • cj

      thats the trade that has been going around.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus 1m

      If the Lakers were to trade down from 7 – they may not do so until they’re literally on the clock and know Randle/Embiid are not available

    • comrade24

      whether it’s us or someone else, the rumors have been floating around for months that MCW is on his way out of Philly.

    • Thomas Klein

      Nash has value in a 9.9 million expiring contract, thats about it, the 7th pick has very good value in this deep talent pool draft though.

  • Montanski

    This trade might happen ONLY if we receive another pick (NBA rules for trading picks in consecutive years). Thad and 10 for Nash and 7 makes more sense…

    • JohnSmith00

      Would love to see the 10th pick be somehow included but that’s unlikely unless a 2018 or 2019 first round pick or a couple of second round picks from the Lakers is enticing enough. So I say if a pick has to be included then of course it could just be Philly second round pick.

      • Montanski

        This is Ted Stepien rule – teams can`t trade consecutive FIRST rounders. We must receive 1 rd pick in this deal. Writers must learn nba rules:)

        • Montanski

          “Of course, in spite of the Stepien rule, a team could still end up without a first-round pick on an annual basis, since the rule only applies to future first-rounders. So a team like Toronto, which traded away its 2013 first-round pick, is now free to move its 2014 first-rounder, if it so chooses. In other words, a team can give up back-to-back first-round picks if the first of those two drafts has already passed.”
          My mistake, sorry!

    • nash should retire

      They can trade the pick. Select it then trade the rights to Philly. Or if they receive a 1st in 2014 or 1st in 2015 back.

      • JohnSmith00

        Beat me to it, same would apply to Philly’s 10th pick. Though I’m not entirely sure that would be necessary as it’s a re-direct from N.O.

    • Zimmeredge

      Pick for pick? They as their early second rounder (they have five)

      • A Fan

        I think it has to be a 1st round pick…?

  • j.thekidd

    He’ll Noo

    • Yahknow

      and why not???

  • JohnSmith00

    I wonder how much truth there is too it as with media it’s all speculation. Still though if it’s legit I one like it yeah they have to sacrifice their 7th pick. But hell they’re staring a rough road so put yourself in the Lakers FO position. Do you keep the pick and roll the dice on 50/50 guys or do you take, young talented and already proven NBA ready players.

    • BULL

      if im GM u take the talent already there. MCW and Young! that’s two positions filled.. Randall foot, Vonleh cons out weighs his pros.. and Embiid, we all know but I would still take him. Smart and Gordon should be gone.. Gordon is the only true player that will be ready but he still have to develop. .

      • comrade24

        I’m fine with this as long as it returns the 10th pick to us. Sick of hearing all this hype about Gordon. Biggest bust of the draft, watch. He can’t shoot (42% Free throw shooter, are you kidding me!?!?!), and may not ever develop into a decent shooter.

  • http://www.niknokseyer.com/ Niknok Seyer

    Seems to be too good to be true. But if it is true.. it’s a decent deal right?

  • Zimmeredge

    Nash wońt go to philly.

    • then his ass should retire

      Then his ass should retire in Philly. Fuck that foo.

      • Nash can kiss my black ass

        Yeah, that bitch has stolen enough of the Lakers money, I don’t give a fuck if he like Philly or not. Steve Nash can kiss my black ass

        • Pope Chuck Paul

          lmfao i agree! he just wanna collect a check anyway right? well he can retire or sit on the bench and get paid. win win for him.

        • rio kid

          Wow…and Kobe is not stealing Laker’s money…48 million for two years for a used up ball hog that no one likes to play with….Nash is stealing and so is Kobe.

          • rio kid

            Trade Kobe….oh you can’t because nobody wants to pay an over the hill hurt dude making 24 million a year….

          • kookiebuger

            It’s called a no trade clause besides Kobe helped the Lakers win 5 championships and an insane amount of revenue to the team, honestly who doesn’t have a Kobe Bryant jersey?

          • rio kid

            No one over the age of 12 should be wearing any jersey with a players name on it. You don’t pay players for what they were but for what they are. Kobe signing was a bad business decision and will keep you dingalings chatting about every thing but the brutal truth. Do you pay D Wade top money now? He was a great player he is a good player with bad knees now..you don’t pay him max money. If Lakers didn’t extend that contract they would have 24 million…could of had Lebron James…he is worth 24 million right now, Kobe no. You pay 50 k for a new bmw, you pay 20k for one with 70k miles…that’s just how it works.

          • rio kid

            Even if you love the beemer and it got you tonnes of chicks…

          • honestly

            coz he’s the best player in the best franchise in the league… that’s why he makes more money than anyone in the league… name me 1 active player with more rings than kobe… okay then gtfo…

          • kookiebuger

            You’re comparing Wade who’s hasn’t been the same dominant player since 2009 and is now just riding on LeBron, if it wasn’t for LeBron he would have only won 1 ring. You sound mad at the front office not Kobe everybody would have agreed to that if you were in that position, Kobe winning another ring wouldn’t really improve his legacy at least not by that much so it honestly doesn’t matter. A lot of people still wear jereseys “over the age of 12″ look on TV or pay attention to people who wear them around the city.

          • comrade24

            Fuck this guy, he’ll probably be a Clippers fan soon anyways.

          • rio kid

            Ok so you agree with me that signing Kobe was a mistake? Could be Wade could be Jordan,Melo, Barry Bonds, Ichiro Suzuki, Landon Donovan, Barry Zito, Amare Stoudemire. What I mean to say is that when a guy like any of these guys come up for a contract you must evaluate them for what they are “now” and not what they were even if that was something incredible ( Kobe for example) and regardless of the sport. Amare Stoudemire just refused to opt out of his 10 year 100 million dollar contract. He will be with the Knicks next season and the Knicks will pay him 20 million dollars to be the stiff that he is while they are paying him to be the stud that he was 5 years ago with the Suns – and I agree he was a monster back then but he is not a 20 million dollar player now.Steph Curry makes 10 million. It is not Amare’s fault that the Knicks are paying him that money and he would be certifiably nuts not to take that money and put it in the bank. Kobe would also would be takin to the funny farm if he refused his 48 million dollar pay day. It’s management’s call and management’s fault and that’s ok.

            On legacy, you could just as easily say that no Shaq and Kobe has alot fewer rings. Let’s face it while Kobe was great he played with the most physcially dominant big man….maybe ever. He was the man and Kobe rode those coattails. This doesnt lessen Kobe’s legacy he was a great player anyone who was there and saw it knows the truth. Just like show time was Magic’s team and not Worthy’s Kareem or anyone else’s.

            On the subject of jersey’s with twenty something sports stars being worn by grown men…just a personal thing but I think it is kind of weird. I know people do it but people also wear mullets andex world class athletes get plastic surgery until they look like a wax figure tranny in drag and while I have to problem with these folks and their choices, it takes all kinds to make the world go round, I just think it is a little weird. Look I am a fan of sports always have been but pro sports is a business I am consumer of this product and wearing the jersey takes you past the glass and into the hero worship that should always be exclusively reserved for little kids. As adults we reside on the outside of the glass and look into the world of little kids and their Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Hulk, Kobe, Christiano Ronaldo, Messi, Lebron we smile at their little fantasy worlds – it is a good place to be but you can’t be there forever. When adults wear the jersey it’s like they are sneaking past the glass and stealing from the little kids. It’s disconcerting to think these adults could actually still believe in Santa Claus, Chris Paul and the Easter Bunny those are not theirs to love and cherish they are figments of the imagination and Kobe is an image created by marketing people in the end to sell Nike shoes and Laker’s tickets. I love Woody Allen films and
            Spike Lee films…I don’t where their jerseys.

            Take care.

          • Thomas Klein

            Leave this site already, we get it, you don’t like Kobe, so leave, you little Fu?c, and don’t come back

          • GURNDOGG

            I am soooooo tried of your rambling STFU an move on NO
            ONE here has ever agreed with you I’ve been reading all this for a long time ENOUGH!!!!!!! If you want to comment
            do so about the trades as thats what we are supposed to be
            writing about & by the way just watch Wade will sign for close to 20 mil. this off season & who’s gonna bitch bout it!
            I’m just tired of your bitchin bout KObe, this & Kobe that you
            don’t like beat him out for SG position if ya can’t then step off! I’m out!!!

          • Thomas Klein

            put a sock in it Rio Kid, and I wouldn’t want Lebron James in a million years, why don’t you go log onto the Looser Heat blog website, if you like Lebron so much.

          • Joseph Apohen

            Disagree kid. DWade was not a Kobe, never will be. Lebron is not the answer to the franchise’s problem. San Antonio proved that a team is better than any part. All I can say is bring in Popovich. He’s worth more than 24m for Lebron.

          • rio kid

            I agree he was never Kobe. Very few are my point was just when to pay players what…kind of a Moneyball thing. Jurgen Klingsman made a similar comment about Kobes contract. At the end of the day it’s owners perogative and that’s what it should be. You are correct about team Magic ran teams true teams with Coop and all the rest. Detroit had teams in the 80s and the team that beat the Ls “dream team”. I too like the idea of the Ls rebuilding but that is not the normal modus operendi…they are looking for a Lebron type fix. For a superstar and as an editorial note I am not from Florida nor a Miami fan I thnk Lebron will do for a team whatever it needs to win. And yes the dismantling of Miami in the finals by Pops bunch was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, he is not going anywhere. Have a nice day.

          • comrade24

            GTFO out of here with that bs! Trade Kobe? fucking moron

          • rio kid

            You are the moron. He is clearly untradable as his contract is not a basketball contract but an image contract. nuff said

          • Thomas Klein

            quit hating on Kobe, you not paying him so what do you care,

          • rio kid

            Do you pay him? So what do you care. You sound like a 15 year old kid protecting an image on a billboard in the school yard at your elementary school…do wear his jersey…admit it do you have a Kobe jersey..pathetic.

          • Joseph Apohen

            How soon you forget how much Kobe is worth to the franchise and how much joy he provided this city with all those fantastic moves and 5 championships. He deserves a big thank you and that is why the club give him the money. He brought them more money than $48.5. Cherish every moment he has left because soon you will not see him again, a player that comes once in a life time.

          • rio kid

            Ok I agree with that. I feel the same way about Barry Bonds, I ‘m from the Bay area. Great player…little flaw in the character but hey greatest hitter I ever saw.

          • Joseph Apohen

            Barry was great. You’re probably a bit young to have seen Ted Williams. Now he was the greatest I ever saw and I saw Musial, Mantle, and Mays among others. When he stepped to the plate and spread his stance, you could just count that he was going to make a hit, single, double, or home run. He had a sweet swing. He was my favorite just as Kobe is my favorite in BB.

          • rio kid

            That is totally understandable. Greatness in sports is really rare and you guys are right about Kobe they come around rarely. Bonds was not likeable as a person similar to Kobe I guess but I did not care..he was blackballed by the league for the steroid thing so that sort of ended his run. The 49ers had to make a tough dec w Montana to allow the franchise to go on with Young. I never saw Williams but they say he was awesome.

          • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

            Didnt Mitch&Jim Buss Come To Kobe With The Contract? You Dont Know If The Deal Was Higher, Maybe It Started Off 2yr 58mil Deal&Kobe Lowered The Money. You Never Know What Went Down Behind Closed Doors

          • Anthony Ukpe

            Actually Kobe said it himself that he came in and Mitch and Jim had the offer of $48.5 mill and quickly accepted it with no second thought

          • Joseph Apohen

            Only a dummy would have turned down that deal. Kobe probably figured they know what they were doing, so why ask question?

          • rio kid

            This was almost certainly a Buss decision. It’s his money. The fan base is obviously supportive so it was probably a smart move by him for all the “non-basketball” reasons that are apparent. They want Kobe as a symbol of the franchise and frankly 48 million is probably a good way to get it. I am impressed by the fervor with which fans love their Kobe.

            Great player.

          • johnny

            Yep! True Laker fans know Kobe is a dirt bag.

          • Tune

            How is he a dirt bag? He’s skillful and knowledgeable. He has all this time to heal. He didn’t get an injury that deteoritates him like D Wade is right now. Nobody can say 100% whether the deal was worth it or not until we see him.

          • rio kid

            Kobe is a Hall of Famer. He is apparently not the nicest of people. Neither was Barry Bonds…still think Barry is the second best Giant of all time after Willie Mays.

          • Joseph Apohen

            A dirt bag? Kobe may not be college educated, but I am sure he is well read. Just listen to him when he is interviewed. He just doesn’t say, ” Well you know man, you know man”. His response are intelligent and to the point.

          • Tune

            Used up ball hog? You’re not a Lakers fan and also probably don’t basketball.

          • Nacky Nacar

            Hello, kobe is the franchise player,he deserves what he gets..

          • Badazztj12

            Has nash ever won ONE ring for the Lakers?

          • Thomas Klein

            rio kid, Kobe fills seats at Staples, Nash, not so much. You aren’t stealing money when your making the owners money pal, learn that right off, it’s all about ticket sales, you may not like Kobe, but enough people do to fill the arena, every night .

          • rio kid

            You are absolutely correct on this one. No argument here. I hope he proves me wrong and comes back and averages 24 pts and 6 assistsn and puts daggers into the hearts of opponents as he has always done. We’ll see

        • Badazztj12

          LOL

    • JohnSmith00

      He wouldn’t have a choice in the matter, not like he has a no trade clause.

    • Jim213

      It isn’t like he has a say but at least he may get a shot at an assistant position too, lol. But just shows that anything is possible tho I’d expect them to trade down slightly however it’d depend on who’s available at 7th.

      • jay

        I’m telling you Jim, my trade idea seems ideal now, lol

        • Jim213

          Lol, it seems so but looking at it the 76ers are the best viable choice (aside of the Hornets) to trade down with given their 7 picks. I’d prefer another pick but if Young or MCW are in the mix then it’d be worth a shot.

          Nothing say’s they’d be here for the long term as whoever can’t produce should be considered for a trade down the road. just more assets to wheel and deal. I’d also ask the 76ers for the right to purchase one of their early first rounders.

          • keenanjen

            Call me crazy, but we could wheel and deal ourselves into a 3 team trade bring Kevin Love here and send those two up to Minnesota, and The 76ers get the draft pick. It may not happen but it possible.

          • rio kid

            Love isn’t going to the Lakers. He wants to win now. He has been in Minnesota for 6 losing seasons. Love does not make the Lakers a Champion…he wouldn’t hurt but he would need 2-3 years until they got a team around him…Kobe kills it

          • keenanjen

            What? Lol, Kevin Love wouldn’t sign the max contract till next season. So the Lakers would be able to sign people around him and Kobe. Dang can be signed resign Young, meeks, Hill, Henry bring Darren Collison, bring back Farmer, and Pau. I like this team. Or you can sign a Max player like Anthony and you have a big three. If Love wants to win a Chip he signs for less money like a lot of players are doing now. Kobe contract is not a problem if we trade for Love because he doesn’t take up the cap space and you can either get Anthony or more players for less.

          • rio kid

            News alert…Love has been on a lousy team for 6 years. Kobe is not any good anymore. Gasol is leaving the team and management is happy to see him go; they will not overpay another old player.Young Hill Meeks Farmar Deng and Love with an old Kobe…maybe the 9th spot in the west. Not even good on paper. Sorry just ain’t

          • keenanjen

            Your out of your mind. At the right price the Lakers will bring Pau back and that line up with Love is top 6 in the West maybe even higher. Pau has shown under the right system he can ball.

          • Thomas Klein

            HOW, HOW, HOW is Kobe not good anymore? show us, Rio Kid, ……..RIGHT, you CAN’T, because you talking out of pure hate, out your ass.

          • rio kid

            I gotta tell you I dont’ really know but neither does anyone else including Kobe. At this juncture he could have an extra two years in the tank..I don’t know. I was trying to stimulate a little conversation on this topic because I think it is interesting. Got to head to my kids Little league game now. Have a good one.

          • GURNDOGG

            I have not read anywhere that it said PAU was not coming back. Get some TRUE facts. Send me web site that said that. Man you talk S–T !!! You prbably think a football is
            used on a basketball court! what a maron!

          • comrade24

            you’re a moron. stop talking, kobe hater.

          • rio kid

            Not really. Good luck with your anger management issues.

          • Thomas Klein

            How does Kobe kill it? Your pretty good at talking out your ass, we still have more cap space than ANY other team even with Kobe on the books, in fact we have enough for a MAX deal and two very good complementary players if we package Nash up. Your so full of crap it’s not funny.

          • rio kid

            My only point is that you throw all that together and yes you can get a decent team on floor but it usually takes time for a good team to gel. It’s just tough to rebuild a team with an aging superstar with a two year contract…not impossible but just hard. It will be fun to see. Also, its not like the Lakers have a system…D’Antoni is out the door and there is not coach. So whatever comes together will be 100% new. I think that will be cool to watch come together.

          • comrade24

            I can’t say i’ve even seen MCW play, his numbers from last year are impressive but so are Kendall Marshall’s. It’s easy to be good on a bad team. You think this kid is legit?

          • Chrmngblly

            I like Marshall. I hope the Lakers get better coaches, at last, that can develop some of the players we have, for a change. We need a young gunner for a 2-guard as much as anything.

          • Jim213

            Can’t say news about the 76ers was highlighted much last season but at the start of the season MCW played very well. IMO, the potential is there but won’t likely develop given the 76ers lack of competitiveness which hurts talent which likely leads to lack of motivation given low expectations.

          • comrade24

            If we hire Byron Scott (which seems inevitable) he would be great for MCW. You know what pisses me off? The FO is holding off on hiring a coach because if Lebron becomes a FA they would consult him on the coaching hire. WTF???!?!?! seriously, you’re flat out gonna tell Kobe he has no input on the coaching hire after he’s been with the team for 18 years and then you’re gonna turn around let LBJ hand pick the coach. Give me a break! Bad move Jimbo and Mitch.

          • Jim213

            Seems like it but expecting a coach to be named within the next week or two IMO. Lebron won’t opt out especially after hearing Pat Riley’s pissed off interview on matters.

            LJ will become a FA in 2015 as Riley knows what to do this off season while being correct on the franchise’s current situation. Building for the future while acquiring a solid starting rotation in FA should be the #1 concern for this FO IMO.

          • Thomas Klein

            As much as I love the Lakers, and have been a fan since Wilt, I’ll take a break if they sign that prima donna Lebron. What a rolled up piece of crap that dude is.

          • rio kid

            In this scenario it is perfectly logical. Lebron is the future.

      • Zimmeredge

        Yeah i agree and i remember what Sam hinkie said about their rebuild process. They want young guys and then add a major player/superstar to the team and Few vets. If they want Nash it´s because they Know he will retire asap so you trade Nash for thad and then picks or our drafted player for mcw. They wanna drop thad´s contract in order to be 15m under the cap. But that will only happen if they dońt get wiggins or Parker and are forced to go with exum

    • Thomas Klein

      yea, like he has any choice, he’s retiring in a year, so he’ll go.

  • BULL

    EMBIID, GORDON, VONLEH, RANDALL ARE THE MOST LIKELY PLAYERS THAY WILL BE AVAILABLE .. SO ARE YOU TELLING ME ALL THES YOUNG PLAYERS ARE BETTER THAN MCW AND YOUNG? CRAZY.. ILL TAKE MCW AND YOUNG .. OH YEA .. NO BRAINER.. ONE PICK, ONE PLAYER 4 POSITIONS TO FILL.. TWO GOOD YOUNG TALENT? CMON.. WHAT AM I NOT GETTING IF THIS ARTICLE IS TRUE?

    • Thomas Klein

      We only have three players under contract right NOW, come July 1st, were going to be signing players quickly, some F/A from other teams, and some resign’s from our own team.

  • jay

    Young, MCW + 10 for Nash + 7, Sixers move up 3 slots, pick Exum at 3, pair him up with a Gordon/Randle/Vonleh at 7 (which could seem more appealing to the Sixers), plus getting rid of Thad’s 2 years left on his contract in the process, Lakers get rid of Nash’s contract, Sixers gain Nash to show the ropes to Exum, Lakers could still draft a good player at 10, speeds up Lakers rebuilding process with 2 young/proven players plus another young player at 10, while giving the Sixers a better foundation to rebuild with, not saying this could happen, but ANYTHING can and has happen in the NBA, Thad and MCW just isn’t worth the 7th pick by themselves, have to throw in that 10th pick, IMO, I hope the Lakers can pull this off.

    • Sixers competent fan

      There’s no way sixers would add 10. That trade is so fucking lopsided it’s ridiculous. Mcw and thad for Nash and 7 maaaybe. But lakers are still swindling the sixers there. I’d rather do mcw and 10 or thad and 10 for Nash and 7.

      • Sixers competent fan

        Mcw alone is worth the 7th pick in an nba draft. But if it’s about persuading the lakers then adding thad and Nash would do. But again, no way they add 10.

        • oldschool98

          from what I’ve heard, Philly HAVE to add a draft pick in there. Either this year’s or next year’s draft pic. Either way, if lakers offer #7 pick, then Philly have to add A draft pic in there somewhere.

          • Thomas Klein

            they (Philly) can add a 1st rounder, and then top 15-20 protect it, that way it’s legal, but the lakers don’t get the pick that year if Philly gets a good spot in the draft, it rolls over to the next year, and the next, until it’s good.

      • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

        MCW&10!’ No Brainer

    • J24

      If this were a possibility, then they’d be better off exchanging with the Celtics: Young, MCW +10 for Rondo + 6. And then they’d probably entice the Cavs 2 first Rounders, (3)(6), for their 1st Pick, because from what I’ve been reading they want Wiggins BAD!

      • Tune

        Why would they take Rondo when they’re trying to rebuild their franchise? By the time they’re ready to contend Rondo will be getting too old.

        • A Fan

          Rondo’s 28. So barring any more major injuries, he’ll still be one of the best PG’s for the next 4-5 years, which should be enough time for Noel and the 2 players Philly will draft to improve.

    • Tune

      That’s a terrible idea. Not for us, but for them. Young and MCW would suffice. We lose a bad contract and gain 2 positions we really need.

  • J24

    The only thing that comes to mind is that the 76ers are so desperate to get Wiggins they’ll offer the Cavs two first round picks in return, 3rd and 7th (Lakers) and a couple more Second Rounders. But if that’s the case they’re better off making a deal with the Celtics 6th Pick plus Rondo, in exchange for MCW and Young. Nash isn’t going anywhere because no one will want him at this point, especially for 1 Phuking Yr.

    • Tune

      Unless you’re drafting Exum, then you have the perfect mentor since right now Exum mostly needs to become a better knockdown shooter (which Nash is) and one of the best true PGs in NBA history teaching you doesn’t hurt either. Nash will probably retire so it doesn’t hurt their rebuilding process.

  • Laker4Ever

    If Mitch pulls this off he is a thief. MCW/Young/10 for Nash/7….Nash has said he would retire if the Lakers waived him. Doesn’t want to move his kids again. Phily has to know that Nash is just a contract and waive him. Basically Lakers move down 3 spots and pick up 2 nice pieces.

    • keenanjen

      If he pulls this off he’s a thief lol, we got rid of a injury prone Bynum to this same team lol. That’s a grand theft alone lol.

      • A Fan

        I highly doubt Philly will accept this deal. Not after they gave up Igoudala, Mo Harkless, and Nic Vucevic for that cancer Bynum hahaha

  • Brian Thomas

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • boom

    It’d be awesome if this happened… you get a successor to Kobe as a franchise cornerstone in MCW, get a young and quick wing player in Thad Young (a huge need for the last few years), plus the 10th pick in which there will still be loads of options

  • Jamar

    ugh..does it say that the 10th pick is included in the package the Lakers would get? I only see MCW and Thaddeus coming in exchange for Nash and #7

  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    If its true&Philly Are really talking about a trade, i say “Mitch Pull The Trigger Quicker Than U Pulled D’antoni’s “

  • Ivan

    I would appreciate if that happens. But the Sixers will not agree with that

  • John

    If the sixers were dumb enough to do this trade, I would give up on them. Why would they trade a ROY player for a 40 year old?

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      They would be trading a ROY for a #7 pick and trading an overpaid role player for a mentor to their new point guard.

  • ricnraiderlaker

    could still buy back into the first round and add another rookie after that trade. I do this in a heartbeat

  • NO Hadiths

    As a DIEHARD Lakers fan. Lakers would be Fools not to take this deal. Not like Lakers are giving up 1,2,3 or 4th draft pick. There is no guarantee what Lakers get picking 7th nor will their 7th pick will be as good as MCW and not to mention Young is a good ball player who is apart of this deal.Hell i would do anything to drop off Broke Up Nash on anyone other than keeping him as a Laker.

    • Jim213

      Yes, but it’s more so to have better bargaining chips down the road if a situation calls for it.

  • Pablo Martínez Dutra

    My aunt tweeted about a Lakers rumor she heard in the street… Lakers Nation will make an article about it too?

  • lakers72

    i guess i could see from the phillys prospective. addin nash definitely increases their chances of winning the mls cup…… o wait… this is the nba lol

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Ryan Russillo is the biggest Celtics Homer Fan and he hates the Lakers.WTF is up with this BS rumor???Lakers should just keep the seventh pick and draft BPA.

  • Isaiah Leon

    Does that mean they give their #10 pick to the Lakers too? Or they keep it and just give us Mcw and Thad?

  • Doug Ro

    Ryan Rusillo needs to put down the crack pipe….why would we want 50 year old Steve Nash? Not happening. You need to bring more to the table than that Laker fans.

  • rio kid

    The self delusion of Laker’s fans with respect to the viability of a Kobe led Laker team is truly impressive. Will he be the same guy? Will he be as good? No, he will not be the same guy and no he will not be as good. He is 38 years old and has been in the league for 20 years. He is going to be terrible and then he will be hurt.

    • vdogg

      rio kid can the the future, folks. all those who want to get their palms read, please line up to the left. LOL

    • jeremy

      kobe not even 38 he 35 but with his health he could have the body of a much older man. but other then that he 35 not 38

    • comrade24

      Obviously math isn’t your strong suit… but you know who is 38? Tim Duncan… oh wait, 5 time champion Tim Duncan. Yeah, old guys can’t win. Keep telling yourself that.

    • GURNDOGG

      He is 35 will be 36 in 9 month of ’14 so if you have no clue to how old how do you know how good or not good he’ll be. Let me tell you something since
      you have very little BB knowledge KOBE is a HARD working player who works himself into shape every year including this last one till his knee was hit an gt hurt again there is nothing on this green earth that says that he won’t do it again & I trust he will. You show a blind hate with no intelligent mind when it comes to KOBE so step-off till he proves other wise>

  • vdogg

    i hope this does not happen. thaddeus young is not that good. i’d rather keep the pick and take gordon, smart or payton.

    • comrade24

      Even if they don’t like Young he could be a trade chip. the trade is worth it even without Young involved. We get rid of a bad contract and trade a non-experienced player for one that we know can succeed in the NBA. Win Win

  • kiko

    Why not i hope that to happen the trade good trade deal for La lakers

  • jeremy

    this could be a good trade but there has to be something with MCW for them to trade him after one year. i would only like this deal because nash and his contract will be gone. also they get young a pretty decent PF who not to bad on defense.

  • jeremy

    people say young a under size PF but arent alot of PFs under size now days

  • Jack

    It was reported weeks ago the sixers wanted to move carter williams and draft exum to replace him before the lakers even came into the picture. They’re clearly rebuilding and if nash retires after being moved the cap space would be incredible for the sixers with thad gone too. They were the worst team in the league last yr no need to hold on to that tea. Gotta give props to the lakers front office for thinking outside of the box and seeking these situations out. Hope it happens!

    • jeremy

      if this happen the whole NBA world would go crazy. just like when they did with the gasol trade. 2 good players for a unproven rookie and a soon to be retired nash. but there has to be more to this. it seem un fair to the sixers. but hey who knows what their plan is.i have a feeling one more team could be added to this so the lakers could get a pick of some kind or the sixers get more

      • Zimmeredge

        Maybe philly just want to get rid of thad´s contract. They are already under the cap. With mcw and thad gone they will win 10m. So basically they will have 15m to give to a major player (or more if they want to go over the cap.
        On the other hand, we have a former rookie of the year, a good overall player and still 20 million to give to a major player or many players.

      • Jack

        Exactly my thinking, one of those situations that makes sense for both sides but still seems to good to be true for us. We’ll see what happens draft night, should be interesting!

  • Tune

    If this was possible I’d weep with joy and have faith in the front office. I really want MCW in Lakers, he has a lot of potential in him.

    • vdogg

      this is a TERRIBLE trade. thaddeus young is not that good and his contract sucks.

      • Tune

        Would you rather pay 9.3mil to Nash or under 9mil for a 25 year old solid role player? Also we’d be getting a solid PG with length that has a bright future most likely.

      • jeremy

        if you want good players some times you have to pay good money to get him. plus he would be younger and cheaper then say resigning pau who i doubt would sign for under 10 mill a year. ill be surprise if he did

  • SD

    Philly is desperate. I don’t think they believe MCW is a franchise player. They think he is very good but not a franchise guy.

    It’s clear to me….that they are amassing picks. If they could get the 7th pick and pair it with the 3rd pick in an offer….the Cavs would HAVE to consider trading it to Philly. Maybe they even asked the Cavs…what would it take to get the #1 pick?

    Philly wants Wiggins…badly.

    • vdogg

      no way the lakers should do this deal.. NO WAY.

      • SD

        did you see anywhere in my comment that I said we should do the deal?

      • comrade24

        why in the world not? No guarantee the 7th pick will turn out to be anyone great.. MCW was rookie of the year, and we’d essentially be trading Nash for Young. Sounds like a win win.

        • Lucas

          I totally agree! MCW has already proven he can have an impact on the court, you never know if that 7th pick say Marcus Smart can come in and contribute as much as MCW, plus Thad Young for Nash is a no brainer since their salaries are the same and MCW only makes slightly north of 2 million a year. I say pull the trigger.

          • comrade24

            PG- Carter-Williams/Farmar/Marshall
            SG- Bryant/Meeks
            SF- Deng/Young/Henry
            PF- Young/Kelly
            C- Gortat/ Sacre

            Yeah, i like that lineup. may even make the playoffs

  • Lakers4Life

    This is never going to happen. Next.

  • VillainKing

    NOOOO!!!!this trade scenario will not happen..Lakers keep the 7th pick.!

  • kiko

    LA Lakers make decision if who head coach make my choose Hire George Karl or Jeff Van Gundy and mike woodson and lionel hollins or Mark Jackson and try to interview i consider Doug Collins for as Next Head Coach LA Lakers right now please

  • Lucas

    I would definitely do this trade if I was the Lakers. They get a young skilled Pg that has already made a name for himself that can come in and contribute rather than Marcus smart that has to prove he belongs in the NBA and also get a Sf/PF that also can come in and contribute. Steve Nashs contact is nearly the same as Youngs and MCW salary is only above 2 million so basically the Lakers are getting 2 proven players for only 2 million dollars. I would jump on this opportunity if I were Mitch.

  • kiko

    76ers nick young and jodie meeks past teammate of thaddeus young in past and trade nash to mcw is good deal what next doug collins hire head coach LA Lakers?

  • Isaiah Leon

    If the Sixers don’t give up Mcw in the trade, I’d say trade for Thad Young and the #10 pick and draft Shabazz Napier at #10. Shabazz will be the steal of this draft. He’s game is so good. Wouldn’t mind getting him if Lakers can’t Mcw in the trade.

  • Nedrosdoploju

    Seriously hilarious if this happens! Do you notice that if this happens, Philly will have the 3rd, 7th, and 10th pick? What on Earth!

    • comrade24

      not to mention the cap room to sign Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony. It won’t happen, but if Lebron and Melo were serious about playing together this would be the place to go.

    • jay

      rules says, the Lakers would have to receive a first rounder, so yeah.

  • Steel Bill Moreland

    TRADE STEVE NASH FOR A RUSTY DOOR KNOB.WE NEED OUR DRAFT PICKS.

  • tony pierson

    I think if the Lakers could get Young and Carter Williams for the 7th pick and Nash, they should do it. These two would immediately be the 2nd and 3rd best players on the team. What would make it better would be if we could somehow get the 10th pick (that would be a steal). I would even consider trading the 10th pick for two lower #1′s. Draft picks are NEVER a sure thing, but you can strike gold with the #1′s. I would stay away from anyone whith mutipe broken bones….

  • tony pierson

    3 team trade…Philly trades 10th to Phoenix for 14 and 18, Phoenix also gets Nash, LA gives 7th to Philly an Nash to Phoenix (ends career there or waive), LA gets Young, Carter and 18th pick. Philly gets 3rd and 7th and 14th pick, LA gets 2 starters and a draft pick, as well as dumping 9 mill in salary, and Phoenix moves up into the lottery. Nash could stay in Philly if Phoenix didn’t want (they end up with a load of high picks…of which they can trade 3 and 7 to move up if thy really want 1 or 2 pick….

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

    Nothing personal against Nash but at this point in his career, he is no better than a chicken in a coop warming his eggs (paycheck dollars), I say take whatever we can from his bad deal and move forward with a value. Right now, he has non.

  • Marty Susman

    Here is the REAL question, if Kobe were retired, what trade would Mitch/Jim make ??? This nonsense about getting player for the short run because of Kobe is total & complete bullshit. He could come back, play one game & break/injure his leg/thigh/ankle & then we are stuck with a horrible $48,000,000 worthless contract & another player to old, to crippled to play (Like Nash) & then what ??? NO NO NO, we NEED to pick player/players that we would want even if Kobe was already gone & retired….

  • Marty Susman

    Klay Thompson would be fantastic for the 7th pick….

  • Rab

    All the sixers have to do is amnesty Nash in this trade and they still come away with a 3,7, and 10 pick in the lottery lol… They could draft Exum and STILL have a decent vet backup in Nash if they keep him…. This is def a win win for philly

    • BULL

      win win for both! I do not know why people overlook talent. MCW is a true 6 6 pg, not no want to be.. athletic, court vision, and young might be undersized, but last time I check, Aaron Gordon, Vonleh, and Randall, are all 6 9, Young showed he can handle the rock, go to the hole, and score with the best of them.. no brainer.. if this rumor is true, lakers make this happen

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