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Lakers Rumors: Team Continues Search For Draft Pick Trade Partner

The Los Angeles Lakers currently have the seventh overall pick in the upcoming 2014 NBA draft. Although there may be some promising young talent available at the seven spot like Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon or Noah Vonleh, the storied franchise continues to search for a trade partner in an effort to bring in an All-Star caliber player in exchange for the pick, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford:

The Lakers keep shopping this pick but are struggling to find an All-Star caliber big in return. If the Cavs can’t get that type of player with the No. 1 overall pick, the Lakers are probably not getting it at pick No. 7. If the Lakers keep it, they’ll want a player who can come in and contribute from day one, and three players — Randle, Smart and Doug McDermott — seem to be the targets.

At this point in time, it remains uncertain what the team’s true intentions are heading into the draft. Trading the pick may become a viable option come draft day, but GM Mitch Kupchak and company may elect to simply take the best player available as he has stated recently following the pre-draft workouts held at the Lakers practice facility last week.

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With Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman all set to hit the free agent market next month, the Lakers will need help in the frontcourt with no assurances any of the three players mentioned will return.

As of right now, Robert Sacre and second-year forward Ryan Kelly might be the team’s only options in the frontcourt. Sacre is one of three players under contract for next season while Kelly can be made a restricted free agent by the team before June 30.

Considering the team’s limited options, Kelly returning seems to be a likely scenario unless another team gives the Duke product an offer the team is unwilling to match.

As for who the Lakers may target in a trade using their lottery pick remains uncertain. Kupchak will likely explore all options moving forward and weight the pros and cons of trading the pick rather than bringing in a rookie that will need to be developed.

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Kevin Love has been a name mentioned on more than one occasion as a trade target for the Lakers. but with no trade assets outside of the seventh pick in the draft, it seems highly doubtful they’d be able to put together a trade package that will intrigue the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • jay

    76ers Thaddeus Young, #10, #32 and #39 to the Lakers for #7 and Steve Nash’s expiring contract? or 76ers Thaddeus Young, Michael Carter-Williams + #10 for Lakers #7 and Steve Nash’s expiring contract? I can only dream right? lol, I mean, I think its a win-win scenario lol

    • Sam P Taw

      If you were managing the 76ers, would you accept that trade?

      • jay

        if I’m really high on Exum, also wanting to move up 3 slots while getting rid of Thaddeus contract in the process, id accept either both trades, that way I can pair Exum with a Gordon or Randle? why not? the Lakers get either the 10th pick w/ 2 extra picks+Thaddeus and getting rid of Nash’s contract or they get two young talented players in Young and MCW plus still a high 10th pick and still getting rid of Nash’s contract, IMO a win-win scenario for both teams, Lakers need to look at type of deals like these, especially since we won’t have a pick next year, I’m just not too comfortable drafting only one player, when we need help in every position, your thoughts Sam? p.s: I read about the first idea on a Philly website lol.

        • Lakers Rebuilding

          Anything’s possible bro I mean I would feel bad at first for getting rid of nash because he is a great pg but to be honest he isn’t himself anymore but if they pulled the plug with the sixers trade that would be a great deal for the Lakers because it helps not only in the short term but helps long term as well. hope mitch has a few good trades in mind.

          • jay

            I know right, if the Lakers FO have either of these deals in their heads with the Sixers, I sure wouldn’t mind them trading the 7th pick, but you said it best man, I’m sure Mitch has something up his sleeves, like he always does.

          • Lakers Rebuilding

            If they can’t pull the trade with the sixers then I say the lakers should trade down with the suns and get the 14th and 18th picks and get lavine/ennis with the first pick and tj warren from nc state with the second pick. Lakers would look pretty darn good with any of those guys next season

          • jay

            we’ll see come draft night, cause I’m not satisfy with one pic, that why they should explore ideas on trying to get multiple picks, but don’t get why most fans are freaking out on trading the 7th pick?

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          • nlruizjr

            what team in their right mind will trade for Nash ????

        • mattyb

          There is no chance that exum drops out of the top 4

          • jay

            I know that, most likely Sixers choose him with their 3rd pick?

          • RodneyLaker

            that deal would never happened. Steve Nash is worth nothing in trading.

          • jay

            that’s your opinion, but if I was a GM id look at his expiring contract, which is worth something.

          • borsalino12

            Why not. He is an expiring contract. They will lose nothing. He can be a mentor for their young guards for a year and then retire, if they don’t need him anymore.The 76-ers have 5 second round pics. Do you think they will keep all of them, when their roster is full with rookies?

        • Nalin Shukla

          They worship mcw he’s not going anywhere for a longtime..Young maybe but for Nash? that’s hilarious!

          • jay

            so they worship MCW by considering to trade him so they can draft Exum? and its Nash PLUS the 7th pick! an expiring contract plus a chance to pair up Exum (if they go that route) with a Gordon/Vonleh/Randle, whats so “hilarious” about that? look at the trade the Bulls and Cavs pulled off this season, anything can happen man.

      • borsalino12

        Do you realize that the 76-ers have 2 first round and 5 (five) second round pics? That is a total of 7 prospects coming to already overfilled with rookies team. It will make sense to get St.Nash as a one year rental to be the tutor for their young guards. If we can get two second round pics from them, that will help tremendously our chances to rebuild this team in 1-2 years.So, why not?

    • Shane

      the 7th pick and nash’s expiring contract for Thaddeus Young, MCW AND the 10th pick?! You’re dreaming. If the Sixers are giving up MCW in this trade they aren’t going to hand the Lakers the 10th pick as well. I could see a potential trade if the 10th pick wasn’t involved with those two players.

      • jay

        getting rid of Thaddeus contract in the process, replacing him with Gordon, Randle or Vonleh with the 7th, drafting Exum to replace MCW with the 3rd pick (since their considering to trade him?) btw, those two players alone aren’t worth the 7th pick IMO, plus Nash contract is up at the end of this season in the process can teach Exum the ways of a PG? while getting Nash off the books after the 14-15 season, to me looks like a realistic trade, just look back to what kind of trade the Cavs and Bulls pulled of this year, anything can happen man, what team wouldn’t want to move from 10th to 7th? have to sacrifice some to win some, win-win scenario for both teams.

        • borsalino12

          If the Lakers have the chance to move up with 3 seeds ( to # 4 ) and have a chance to draft Dante Exum, they will do it, right? So why the 76-ers wouldn’t like to move from 10-th to 7-th place? That 3 seed diferential can bring you in a franchise player like Vonleh and Gordon.

          • jay

            exactly, finally someone sees/gets what I’m saying.

          • Nate

            Trading away MCW, Thad and Pick 10 for Nash and Pick 7 turns three starting five players into one. So we get Noel, Pick 3, Pick 7 and two scrubs as our starting five instead of Noel, Pick 3, Pick 10, MCW and Thad.

            It’s actually a massive downgrade and not worth it at all.

          • jay

            I’m going by what the Sixers are considering (trading MCW, cause their “inlove” with Exum), have to see the bigger picture, sacrifice some to win some, or how does a Nash + 7th pick for Thad, 10th, 32 and 39 trade sounds? (which is being pitched by a Philly/Sixers website), I’m just saying that the Lakers need to explore trades like these, the 7th pick is still very valuable, especially in a draft like this years, its not going to be cheap to get, once again, have to sacrifice some to win some, win-win scenario for both sides, look at why your 76ers FO are willing to trade MCW, to be replaced by Exum first, getting rid of Thad (and his contract) and replacing him with a Gordon/Randle/Vonleh sounds more intrigue, pairing Exum with either of those bigs is something id wish the Lakers could do.

    • Spencer

      Lakers have perhaps the worst scouting department in the NBA.We lost Ronnie Lester,Jerry West and other scouts now it’s Bartender Chaz running the show.So at pick #7 they look to trade it,well no wonder they suck at drafting great players.Mitch has a horrendous track record of drafting players and he has a great track record of making great trades that benefit the Lakers.Put 2 and 2 together and you got you’re answer it’s probably getting traded by Mitch Kupchak.I hope they draft a great player but they have a horrendous scouting department.That makes it tough to trust them.

      • borsalino12

        Basically, there is no scouting department. Bill Bertka and the youngest son of Jerry West are getting paid to do this job, but they have no idea of it.
        We have to use our pic and take Aaron Gordon to fill one of the voids in the forward positions.If they decide to trade the pic, then Phoenix can be the right partner. They can offer pic # 14 and # 17 in exchange of their local guy – A.Gordon.

    • Stephan Schreiber

      their not going to want Nash for that High of a Draft pick with Nash injuries its just not going to happen the best player that the Lakers need to go after is Marcus Smart that is a promising star.

      • jay

        any team would want an EXPIRING contract to get one of their contracts off the books (Thad’s contract), and they wouldn’t want to trade for Nash PLUS the 7th pick?! don’t get how they wouldn’t do that, if Nash plays or not, he still has TONS of knowledge of the game, I’m not sold on Marcus Smart, so for the scenarios that I pointed out in my first comment on this article, id be satisfy giving up the 7th pick for those type of deals, we need to take ADVANTAGE of this years draft, since we most likely won’t have one next year, so you never know, things like this happen in the NBA, just look at the Cavs-Bulls deal this season, anything can happen, plus you’d thing the Sixers would want MORE rookies on their roster? if the Lakers can some how pull of trade #2 I mentioned, I wouldn’t mind having MCW as our PG, I just want the Lakers FO to EXPLORE these type of deals, thanks for your feedback! I understand your point of view.

  • Adrian Hunter

    I had a dream that lakers pulled this crazy three team trade on draft night that landed them klove and cousins and the whole league was so angry aboutlol. Mark Cuban wanted a petition signed to block the trade from going into effect. Stephen a smith and skip Bayless were on first take calling the lakers the greatest franchise ever and without a doubt they would be in the finals. Haha what a great dream but sadly it will stay a dream. that front court would be so awesome to watch.

    • comrade24

      damn and my wife says I’M obsessed? lol

      • Adrian Hunter

        Well every woman in the world would say men are too obsessed in their sports teams lol that shouldn’t be news to you.

  • jeremy

    Why try to get a all star player. Why not try to get 2 picks for one while trading Nash if they can. All star player would be nice. But I think it more likely to get two picks hn get a all star player

    • jay

      like the type of deal I said? we need to take advantage of this years draft big time, since we won’t have a pick next year.

      • Jim213

        Still pitching your 76ers trade, but IMO I’d prefer FO shut their mouths for the next few weeks to keep other franchises who want to screw them over guessing.

        There’s at least 4 good fits in the 2nd round for the Lakers IMO that have good odds of being role playing contributors down the road once the get a few years under their that coincide more on the defensive end. But hopefully they end up buying another pick in the 2nd rnd given they’ll likely be without a pick in 2015.

        • jay

          of course Jim, even a Philly/sixers site is pitching the first trade idea, but I agree with you.

          • Jim213

            IMO, 9th, 10th, or 11th are the best odds to acquire either another first or second rounder. Which would still give them good odds at landing a solid first round player given the top 4 prospects would be gone but there’s enough talent this year to take that chance.

            However, FO best get their heads straight given that no draft workouts have been scheduled aside of last weeks. Bring in some second rounders too. Take advantage of the opportunity now given many of the players are auditioning for other teams.

          • kookiebuger

            Why trade a lottery pick for a mid to late 1st round pick or worst secound round pick?

          • Jim213

            Lakers will likely be without a pick in 2015. If FO wants to acquire better players thos off season they’ll need to spend some $$ to attract some talent not more bench players more so starting role players.

            Thus, no better way to do this than by acquiring more picks given the salary cap. there’s some good solid prospects in the second round that can likely be solid role [players for the brand long term wise.

            Many good players have been picked up in the 2dn round as best for FO to take advantage of the situation rather than digging up or acquiring 3-4 more D league or minimum contract players this coming FA.

          • kookiebuger

            What’s the point? The Lakers aren’t getting LeBron and Melo, getting a Lowry, Stephenson, or Deng isn’t going to make the team contenders/playoff team. Trading that pick will only delay the inevitable the rebuild the longer they try to prolong it will only hurt the franchise, just tank next year and target key free agents.

          • jay

            more like “tank next year and watch key free agents join other teams”.

          • Jim213

            ?! The point is rebuilding! Drafting two or 3 spots lower won’t change the possibilities that much as IMO Smart’s stock has fallen somewhat being other players have out played him in many workouts.

            Just like one of the greatest minds the league has ever seen said you have to take risks in order to be able to succeed tho IMO this is more of a sure thing than just selecting 7th and waiting until 2016 which would only delay the rebuild more tho it’s also about acquiring more assets 9draft picks players) to wheel and deal for a trade down the road too.

          • kookiebuger

            All you said was trade down you never specified where and I feel that the Lakers should tank next year try and get Okafur,Stanley Johnson,Emmanuel Muddiay and try to pick up a key free agent in 2015 such as Love,Aldridge,Marc Gasol, maybe even Hibbert just for his defense at the right price.

          • Jim213

            Yes, did specify in the 2nd post. Tank! ain’t happening with a healthy Kobe + if jim wants to keep his job he best do his homework in the next season or two otherwise he’ll be out in 3 years. I’d actually prefer Anthony Davis down the road but Marc Gasol seems more likely tho given the way FO has treated his brother not sure he’d be too interested in joining the franchise IMO.

          • kookiebuger

            Kobe’s been out for a year in the half he might not be the same Kobe we remember from 2-3 years ago at least not for a while (take time for him to get his timing back), wo’s going to fire the owner? Nobody besides he will at least have a direction instead of reaching for players like LeBron (Finals) and Melo ( Phil Jackson, if he leaves the Bulls is in a better situation). Signing Marc might be reaching.

          • Jim213

            Jim has already stated that if he doesn’t get the job done (being contending for conference titles at minimum) he’d step down in 3-4 years. Been saying it since last summer don’t expect the same Kobe until he improves his strength and conditioning which he does in the off season.

            With 5 months off to improve his strength and conditioning he’ll return to his old ways tho he’d be more limited athletically given father time. His strength is his shooting tho so as long as FO acquires some defensive minded players and younger legs to help #24 it’ll be good.The problem is FOs lack of acquiring solid role players that will likely determine the team’s fortunes next season.

            Kobe is getting older so yes he needs more help now but it doesn’t mean he’d be affected with regards to his bread and butter (shooting).

          • kookiebuger

            Who is to say Jim Buss will keep his word? He is often criticized for having to much pride who is to say he will admit he is wrong. What you mentioned is conditioning and strength there is a huge difference from practice and working out and actually playing where you have to make moves on the fly.

          • Jim213

            Smh, everyone will remind Jim. Laker fans won’t let it slide believe that but Kobe never had a chance to condition himself as he normally does every off season given his AT injury last summer.

            It’s part of his routine so saying that practicing as they do come game time is stumbling. He’s done this every off season which likely involves playing some good competitive games with teammates or other players at the Lakers facility.

          • kookiebuger

            If Jim is doing a bad job they will remind him but if he drafted well and picked up some solid young pieces in free agency most people will let it slide.

            There is a difference between playing organized 5 v 5 basketball and practice, playing against teammates at the facility where most people aren’t going to give 110% unlike a real game.

          • Jim213

            No diss but you’re not getting the point. Even before Kobe got injured that’s what he’s done every off season. No different than any other off season for him being this is his routine tho recouping from now makes this more challenging but no different than any other off season. He’s doing what he has to do to get prepared and ready as any other season in the past.

            Jim will step down if things don’t pan out. This isn’t the Knicks or bottom dweller team’s who’s fans let stuff like that slide. The brand demands competitiveness and if he can’t provide it then he needs to step aside and let someone else assume the role as VP tho he’d still have owner of the team but wouldn’t be calling the shots as VP.

          • kookiebuger

            There is a difference from practice and game time like I said and being out for a year and the half with 2 injuries doesn’t help, it will take time for him to get in the groove of things look at Rose for example he sat out a year to be cautious and had half a year or so practicing when he returned he didn’t look the same in his 15-16 games back same with Rondo. Rondo slowly started to get back in the groove of things towards the end of the year, the Lakers don’t have the luxury in the West.

            Most fans would let it slide if they acquire young talented players, like if they get Smart, Johnson, and somehow Davis that’s a young foundation for the future with maybe a piece away from contention.

          • Jim213

            Disagree, we’re talking about a VETERAN who’s shown consistency thru out before the AT and second injury took place. Again Kobe’s game will change more so b/c of father time as opposed to his injury. He’s a shooter and will keep making shots.

            The reason why his comeback didn’t pan out involved not being conditioned enough given he has to deal with the injury all off season. There was a pic that some one took of kobe’s legs when he was on the bench upon his short comeback.

            The injured leg was weaker (no muscle than the non injured leg) yet the coach at the time played him over 25+ minutes at the 1 given all the injuries that took place. Too many minutes which he wasn’t prepared for and the demand at the 1 position contributed to his second injury. Just like Phil said he should’ve played no than 20 minutes a night while being brought in gradually.

            But it is what it is so if he is to suffer another injury it’ll be during the off season as that would be a red flag but as far as expecting him to not be able to play up to his shooting capabilities during the regular season disagree just as Kobe’s MD’s do too.

          • kookiebuger

            So you expect a 36 year old Kobe coming off an ACL injury to still manage to play a high level, playing 30+ minutes a night, against younger athletic guards? You’re reaching like the front office, look at the teams situation they have no future outside of Kobe, lack direction outside of free agency, and currently have no trade assets. It’s better to tank next year grab a young exciting player that Kobe can develop, try to pick up a few key pieces in free agency (this year and next year) and continue from there.

          • Jim213

            Actually it was a Achilles Tendon injury and a fractured knee that followed. However, this has been argued months back. Phil even had issues controlling Kobe but what I expect is Kobe to get no more than 30-35 minutes a night. Again as long as Kobe shoots well he’ll still do his thing tho he’d likely need help when guarding younger opponents depending who it is IMO.

            Nothing that I haven’t brought up since last summer being FOs past ineptness. Expected a mediocre season given the lack of talent on the roster. This is why it’s best to take advantage of this year’s draft otherwise it’d take 3+ years to get the ball rolling. NO star players will be attracted to the lakers unless the assemble a solid starting rotation to appeal to those star players who want to win now and not down the road.

            Lebron ain’t coming, what would any mediocre team tell lebron? ‘I know we aren’t that good but if you give us a couple of years well assemble a contending team for you?’ He’s in his prime he isn’t going to wait two-three years for a title contending team to be assembled. He’d be at the end of his prime by then this is why believing that LJ would want to come to LA is a dream for FO given they don’t have anything.

            Best to build a solid rotation first and wait until 2015 to try to lure or trade for a star caliber player when they have better assets to wheel and deal depending on who they acquire in the draft and FA. Kobe will do his thing but given father time he won’t be the same player as before as Kobe knows. He’ll adapt and change his game somewhat to have better odds at success all the greats have done it.

          • borsalino12

            We can trade our pic # 7 to Philadelphia for pic # 10 and 2 second round pics (# 32 and # 39)
            With # 10, we can select either PG Elfrid Payton or PF Dario Saric from Croatia, whoever is available.
            With # 32, we select 7’3″ center from Cap Verde – Walter Tavares and with pic # 39, one of the small forwards available – C.J.Fair or DeAndre Daniels.

            This is very possible and beneficial for both teams. The 76-ers have 5 second round pics and they have made it clear, that at least 3 of them are going to be traded, because the roster is full with rookies.And the trade will give them another high seeded pic, besides their own # 3.

          • jay

            I couldn’t have said it any better man, people are just stuck and satisfy with ONE pick, I know it’s a high one, but snatching the 10th+young assets (can be trade assets down the line) /or Thaddeus, 10th+multiple early second rounders, wouldn’t be as bad as most may think, plus as you agreed on, this would help both franchises, that’s why Mitch better play his cards right and go after deals like these, I sure wouldn’t mind having MCW as our PG and Thaddeus as our PF + drafting a good player at 10.

  • Terrence

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    L.A. Lakers are high on Oklahoma St. PG Marcus Smart. Hope he slips outta top five pool.

    • J Taylor

      Looks like he won’t slip..
      Exum might.

  • jeremy

    Lakers better be smart with this trade if they can pull one off. The future starts now and us laker fans don’t want any screw ups

  • Lefty

    Keep the lottery pick and draft Marcus Smart.Do the right thing.

    • Chrmngblly

      God no. We don’t need another ball-hog that can’t shoot the 3 or pass very well. Get the best athlete that can defend and shoot a basketball: Gordon, Lavine or Vonleh.

      • Lakers Rebuilding

        smart is a actually a pretty good bet man cuz he can distribute the ball and rebound and let’s not forget he is a hell of a defender kind of like a poor man’s Russell westbrook and honestly lakers need a guard who can guard guys like westbrook paul lillard etc so smart would be a really good pick

        • Chrmngblly

          Smart is not that agile. Look at how he drives–straight to the hoop. I don’t think he’s that good of a passer and neither do the experts. Marshall shot the 3 better at NBA distance than Smart did at college distance. We need bigs worse than another point guard.

          I would rather have Lavine for defense even though he hasn’t proved much, if you really want a guard. Smart is NOT Westbrook or Lillard.

          I prefer Gordon, Vonleh then Levine. We need bigs, bad, even though Levine is not really that big.

          Kendall Marshall is a much better point than he gets credit for. He passes better than anybody I have seen except Nash.

          • Lakers Rebuilding

            I get what your saying but I didn’t say he WASlike westbrook just a poor man’s westbrook but he is a pretty good defender you cant deny that and the lakers need defense which is a big priority

          • Evan

            Actually Smart had a faster lane agility test time than Westbrook, Wall, and Kyrie Irving… so your statement really isn’t accurate!

      • Lefty

        LOL You have no idea what you are talking about.Do you watch college basketball at all?????

        Marcus Smart is very athletic and a great passer one of the best in the draft.Marcus Smart is a all time great on ball defender much like the Glove Gary Payton or Alvin Robertson the dude is a superstar defender.

        You sound uninformed making blanket statement without facts.He ranked out faster than Chris Paul,Russell Westbrook,John Wall.His agility ranks better than many all time great guards.Do you’re homework and check the draft combine numbers please.Mark my words Marcus Smart will be a All Star player in the NBA.

        • Chrmngblly

          Do your research. He only makes about 30% of his 3′s. The scouts say that he only drives or passes straight ahead. I am not against the guy, I mainly say that we really need some bigs before we draft another point guard who is also a ball-hog and we have to wait to develop, first.

          • smoothaswilkes

            Apparently, you stopped reading all the scouting reports, which you never linked to, after they said Smart can’t shoot. Yes, we know he can’t do something that can be taught. What can’t be taught is agility and ability to be a great defender at two position, which he is. And who cares if he only drives straight ahead? You know who else does that? LeBron, and Smart has a LeBron-ish physique for his position. Smart would be a good pick at 7.

          • Chrmngblly

            Quit being a worshipper. Try to pull back and think how to build a team. We can’t all just go on the band wagon for our favorite player, can we? Smart is in the top 10 or 11 and so is Vonleh, Gordon, Randall but not usually Levine, although getting closer. Gordon and Smart are both equal in intensity, both gym rats, known for their defense and Vonleh is slightly bigger and shoots better than both of them. Levine jumps high. Who do we need worst?

            Most of my thoughtful associates say we need help at the 4/5 most of all. Fast, coordinated bigs are extremely rare–which is why Embiid is going number one. I agree with them. I am torn between Vonleh and Gordon.

            I would take Smart but only after the front line gets addressed.

          • nlruizjr

            I agree

          • J Taylor

            RE: Smart 30% – Technically, Kobe only makes 33.1% of HIS 3′s (Career) and his highest year peaked at 40.1%… His last 4 years, he’s averaged about 33%.

          • Chrmngblly

            I believe you. Two years ago Kobe cost us as many games as he won for us. He has to lay off the bricks when he is cold and takes what the defense gives him. A guard needs to shoot about 39% from the 3 to be a shooter–Marshall shot 36.6% from the 3—so he quit shooting so much and passed more–like Kobe ought to do this year coming up. You are right.
            Still what we need is a big. Do you know how many games we lost due to points in the paint and rebounds? Me either…LOL…but plenty.

          • nlruizjr

            How many clutch shooters like Kobe, I do believe Hill said it himself that Kobe was a better “Clutch” shooter than MJ.

        • Chrmngblly

          A lot of people watch Smart play and aren’t aware of his actual numbers. He’s NOT a very good shooter. He can’t shoot the 3-ball. Lillard and Westbrook can and that keeps the defenses from packing the paint. Pro ball is different from college.

          Check Smart’s college numbers.

          • J Taylor

            Your knock is that Smart isn’t a SG….. ok we get it.
            But as a PG, and guy who can collapse a defense, he’s a much better prospect and could rival D.Rose.

            Build UP and Build Around players……

          • nlruizjr

            I think Smart will have trouble running over PG’s in the NBA, at 6-3″, he’s about avg. height for a PG and in the NBA he will find PG are alot stronger than college, IMO.

      • VillainKing

        Yeah Lakers keep the pick and draft Marcus Smart!!!understand Chrmngay!!

  • DKWTTY

    We’re going to be ass for the next 2-4 years. Thanks David Stern you bastard. Thanks to you too Mitch for trading two first round picks for Steve Nash now we have nothing.

    • Porky

      Unless something changes quickly with this stinky roster they are doomed.

      • DKWTTY

        lol I keep holding onto hope that Mitch is secretly doing some shady deals while the media keeps pumping out these random stories but I don’t believe that is happening. We ONLY have this #7 pick and if they screw that up we have nothing. No one wants to trade for it and we can’t get anything solid for that pick. They should sign and trade Pau and the pick for K-Love and someone else or something. Try anything. Pau wouldn’t mind playing with his boy Rubio.

        • Porky

          Ya i understand i keep having these delusional thoughts about Mitch Kupchak making deals with all these players and we are going to have like a All Star team next season lol like a great starting lineup but a below average bench.

          But then reality hits me and i know it’s a bleak looking situation for us,we need to get things done in free agency and the draft but nothing seems to indicate anything will happen positively in a instance it’s just a long rebuild and we will not be a good team but that can change with a few roster changes and a healthy team minded Kobe.

          But we are in the off season with no coach and delusional rumors saying the Lakers won’t hire a coach until LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony hit free agency.Pipe dream man.LBJ+Carmelo.Not expected to happen,we gotta try.

          • DKWTTY

            If they get a Marcus Smart or a Julius Randle with #7 that’s a good enough start to the rebuild though. The problem I see is whether players would want to come to LA. We’ll have cap space but other teams will look more desirable. We have history and legacy but when teams like Miami have all their players coming off the books and Lebron, D Wade and Bosh resigning we can’t compete with that in terms of luring players. I doubt we’d be option #1.

            We do. The bench was pretty solid but we need everything for our starters, especially a good big man. I’d love for Demarcus Cousins to be on the team, childish or not dude can ball. I have no clue how Kobe will be when he returns. It is what it is at this point. Hope for the best.

            Yeah there is no chance in hell Lebron becomes a Laker and like Kobe said at this point he isn’t trying to increase Kobe’s ring count. Melo? Possibly and that’s a small possibly.

          • Chrmngblly

            Those are both very limited players to waste our pick on. Randle will always be just who he is now. Let’s get someone more athletic.

          • DKWTTY

            No they aren’t. I’m not wasting a pick on pure athleticism and nothing else, we have to think who is the best at the spot of our picking. We had someone super athletic this season named Wes Johnson and he was ass.

          • Sam P Taw

            Agree…with all the hype, imagine Dante Exum will end up just like Wes Johnson? smh. Who would you pick DKWTTY?

          • DKWTTY

            Forreal! What a nightmare that’d be but I think some other team will pick him before we even get a chance anyway. I’m not sure yet quite honestly but right now I’ll say I’d take Julius Randle or Marcus Smart.

          • RUDY T.

            Give me a proven basketball player like Marcus Smart or Julius Randle over a athletic freak like Zach Lavine or Joe Alexander or Wes Johnson any day of the week.

          • DKWTTY

            Thank you!

          • Chrmngblly

            Which is why I have Vonleh in there. He’s the best shooter. Gordon is already fames for his defense, as Smart is. Of the two, I prefer Gordon, then Vonleh.

          • DKWTTY

            Honestly I don’t know much about Vonleh which is why I don’t speak on him. I’ve only seen bits and pieces of what he can do. Why Gordon? He’s limited offensively, or are you hoping that’ll improve like Blake Griffin?

          • VillainKing

            Correct Bro..

          • Chrmngblly

            Yep. He could oop on anyone now and rebound and defend—which is why the Celtics are looking him over so closely.

          • DKWTTY

            I don’t see it. We aren’t the Celtics, we have different needs and I’m not drafting someone who can jump over anyone. That’s not the point of basketball and if that were the case we’d keep Wes. The only pick we’ve had in what 10 years and we have no other assets and you want to pick Gordon solely because he jumps high? I guess. I’m not sold.

          • Chrmngblly

            Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I said. He is an all-star defender at 3 or 4 positions. I would use him as a “spy” on whoever the other teams’ best guy is–so would Danny Ainge. Also, I would invite Wes to camp and see if Hollins or Scott can get him straightened out in the head. If you hate Gordon, I will take Vonley–he’s a better shooter, anyway, and possibly can defend the 5 once he hits the weights.

            Did you read the article I recommended to everyone about Miami and how we ought to play?

            http://espndotgodotcom/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/7378111/nba-oregon-ducks-football-muse-erik-spoelstra-miami-heat

            Replace the [dot]s with periods.

          • DKWTTY

            Calm down. What 3 or 4 positions? He can’t. Spy? lol. Okay. As I said there is no fixing Wes Johnson he is who he is. I don’t hate Gordon I just think he’s offensively limited and that is hard to change for some players. Tremendous athlete sure, but we need more than that. Why do you hate Julius Randle and Marcus Smart?

            No. Where was I supposed to see that you posted that. I don’t see the point, so Spoelstra wasted an entire summer to figure out how to bring Showtime to Miami basically or D’Antoni’s offense? lol. Is that what we are supposed to do with an old broken down Kobe? I don’t think so. We played that way already and half the team was injured.

          • Chrmngblly

            1 thru 4. Remember when MWP used to guard the opponents best player? That’s what a spy is. Then you guard the rest.

            Why do you try to make it like I hate all these draft possibilities? I just prefer different guys than you and I show you why. As a general principle I prefer guys that don’t try to overpower the opponent because at the next level, the NBA, it is a hell of a lot harder—and then you end up with Glen Davis.

          • DKWTTY

            No, not really. He guarded the bigger guys I don’t recall him guarding small players, maybe he did IDK. I can’t see Gordon guarding 1-4 at all.

            You asked me why I hated one so I’m asking you. I don’t “hate” them. You’re entitled to your opinion we just disagree but the thing is you are stating some things that are incorrect and you want a big I’m just wondering what you dislike about Randle but love in Gordon. Randle has hops too. You’re talking about overpowering but mainly praising Gordon for his athletic abilities—and then you end up with Wes Johnson.

          • Chrmngblly

            Wes, like some OTHERS we know, has “head problems”.

            Last year people were saying Randle was this and Randle was that. So I spent a whole game just watching Randle and his feet never left the floor. I was blown away. It was like watching football linemen struggling in the paint. If he is like this in college, it will be way harder in the NBA. I think Randle will be a sure steady producer for somebody, maybe the Lakers. But not from 3, either. He shot 16% from 3. Geez, dude.

            So if we get a chance at Love what do we do with him? I liked Gordon because we could move him to the 3. Well, Randle would not be my choice. The happy medium is Vonley—but he’s going to be gone by the time we chose.

          • DKWTTY

            I don’t believe in that. Wes is just not good at all. He’s not a smart player. It’d be very hard to try and fix the wrongs in his game.

            Did you watch him in the FIBA tournament? He dominated and as I said he has the same vert as BLAKE GRIFFIN! He has hops and even if YOU didn’t see that Tim Duncan and Zach Randolph don’t get off the ground. I bet you’d take those two in a second. That’s a non-issue that I don’t understand why you keep harping on. He’s not a 3 point shooter!!! He’s a PF. Who cares what his 3 point shot is? Pau got us two rings and he wasn’t exploding off the floor or letting it rain from 3. Again, nonsense from you.

            Love plays the same way he always has if he comes to the Lakers. What do you mean what do we do with him? lol. Yeah Gordon could move to the 3 but can’t shoot or score like a 3.

          • Chrmngblly

            I don’t really care what you believe in. You are nasty and aggressive. There’s no need for that. You are among friends. Gordon can learn as well as Smart can learn. What’s got your panties in a twist?

          • DKWTTY

            I don’t care what you believe either and if you didn’t you wouldn’t be sitting here trying to convince me that a garbage player like Wes Johnson can be fixed. He’s been on a million teams, he can’t. He’s not a toy.

            I’m not nasty or aggressive-YOU ARE! You have been attacking everyone who dares disagrees with you and your idiotic opinion. Yes let’s draft a player who can only jump very high. Brilliant idea! We’ll be back in contention in no time. Good fucking thing you don’t run the Lakers. My panties aren’t in a twist, the better question is why are your panties so wet for Gordon?

          • Chrmngblly

            You need to have a beer and chill out I am not your enemy. Johnson has had his moments and ought to be invited to camp in case the next coach can figure him out. Quit trying to act like you’re God; I’m God.

          • DKWTTY

            I’m very calm thank you. No you aren’t God but clearly you have a God complex. Wes is trash. Deal with it.

          • Chrmngblly

            Why do you talk like that? Is your gay lover cheating with another man? Doesn’t anyone love you? Why are you so hate-filled? Why do I have to deal with Wes Johnson? You are the one who is always constantly thinking and talking about him. Is that who your gaze is lingering over lately? Deal with it, yourself.

          • DKWTTY

            Bro, calm down. I’m not a man so no, I don’t have a gay male lover who is cheating on me. I’m not hate filled. I’m very loved. Thanks for your concern. I don’t see what’s so angry or hate filled about my comment. I could ask the same of you. Are you unhappy? lol I don’t always talk about him. I used him as an example but I guess that went over your head. Why are you obsessed over Gordon?

            Whoever the Lakers pick we will accept and probably love. Constructive debate as Lakers fans is fine, but apparently you take offense to every simple statement. I’m not your enemy remember?

          • Chrmngblly

            But you lie. You claim I said things I never said and then you go negative and bash me and whatever players whose bandwagon you are not on at the moment–why do you do that? If we have to take the 7th pick, it will be a fine balancing of alternatives. Comparing Gordon to Johnson is a false analogy to begin with and then you want to extend your “straw man” by arguing against it. Gimme a break.
            I don’t like comparing views with you. Other people learn from me, I learn from them–you just get mad and start hitting things and distorting what I say. I don’t like it

          • DKWTTY

            I didn’t lie. Give me an example. Everything I accused you of you said, that’s where I got it from. I didn’t bash you. Are you really that sensitive? You bashed players as well please don’t be a hypocrite. It’s not a false analogy at all, if you took the time to actually listen and comprehend you’d understand. Everyone else did. I’m not on anyones bandwagon I’m looking at things logically. I want whoever is best at the #7 spot for us.

            I don’t like comparing views with you either because it’s like talking to a brick wall. You repeat the same thing over and over and don’t take the other persons opinion into consideration. I took what you said into consideration and even ASKED you why you like Gordon. Did you do that with me? No. When did I get mad? Or distort what you said? You keep saying this but you aren’t backing it up with any proof. What would you like me to do then? You just accused me of being gay, stupid, lonely, miserable. When did I do that to you?

          • Chrmngblly

            Well…..are you lonely? You can’t be too happy about that, can you? I see you as some sort of shut-in. I don’t actually care if you are gay, either. Stupid? You are on your own with that one.

          • DKWTTY

            ARE YOU LONELY? Judging by your facebook it seems you are projecting. Why would you draw that conclusion from an online debate that you too are apart of? Your logical thinking skills are off. I see you as some sort autistic or you have aspergers and can’t communicate properly.

            It’s not about whether you care or not you tried to use it as an insult then cried and complained that I was mean to you. You’re a hypocrite.

            I’m waiting for an answer to all your accusations…or did you too pull that from your ass?

          • Chrmngblly

            I don’t mind if you are a mean person so much, but you have no style.

          • DKWTTY

            And you have no life old man. Stop seeking attention from me that you don’t get in real life.

          • Chrmngblly

            What’s wrong with you?

          • DKWTTY

            You’re weird. Go away.

          • Chrmngblly

            You are a mean, lonely person. Please miss me with this shit.

          • DKWTTY

            Please miss you? Where did you learn that slang old man? You can go fuck yourself as I told your lonely zero picture, zero friend having ass hours ago. Stop stalking me bitch.

          • Chrmngblly

            You have to cuss better than that to cuss me out. Read what you write and tell me you would even like you. Why are you following me around, anyway?

          • Chrmngblly

            Do you feel an apology is in order?

          • DKWTTY

            For you? Nope. For me? Nope. We aren’t children.

          • RUDY T.

            Seriously again you and you’re Marcus Smart banter?I get it by now that you hate Marcus Smart and Julius Randle and you love Kendall Marshall and Aaron Gordon and Noah Vonleh.Well i respectfully disagree and i love Marcus Smart and his competitive nature and his work ethic and his ability to play excellent defense also he can score and pass.

            He has excellent length and powerful strength.He has the record for any Guard ever in lifting weights at the draft combine.He had 19 reps of 185 pounds.I think at #7 the Lakers should pick Marcus Smart.But that’s me not you saying that.Just my 2 cents.

          • Chrmngblly

            You want a guard that’s a champion weight lifter? Fine. But the fact is, we need front line players and we don’t need a point. Go buy Lowrey later as a FA, if you really insist.
            I will gladly take Smart, but I need two picks and the first goes on a front line big: Vonleh or Gordon, to me.

          • J Taylor

            No…
            We understand that the new era of basketball is a PG league. And that the only way to stop a PG is with another PG.

            The lakers need a PG, and much like football and QB’s… you can only draft PG’s as teams don’t let superstar PG’s hit the market.

            If you are looking for a front line BIG, why do you pick either Vonleh or Gordon as BOTH are only 6’9″? – Seeme like someone has a man chubby for the Forward position and wants to pretend that tall SF’s can be amazing PF’s.

          • Chrmngblly

            You misunderstand the game. Today the game is about multiple points, three guard sets, small ball, motion and space. The day is long past when one guy could dominate the ball like the old point guards used to do. Everyone has to shoot the three just to keep their man honest and the floor open—that’s the only thing that makes me nervous about Gordon, btw. Watch the playoffs.

            As far as bigs, I would take a bigger big if I could find one. Gordon can play the 3 or 4, Vonleh and Randall play the 4. Vonley and Gordon have massive length to make up for height–7-something and can jump. Mitch is trying to trade down right now.

          • DKWTTY

            But who said Lowry wants to come play for the Lakers?

          • Chrmngblly

            His banker.

          • DKWTTY

            His banker? Really? Toronto can’t pay him the same as the Lakers? I think they can.

          • Chrmngblly

            I have never seen Randle’s feet come off the floor. Why are you all over me? I don’t hate him, I would just rather have a forward with a 42″ vertical, like Gordon. Or a 46″ like Lavine (not a forward, though)

            There are other pointguards if Toronto wants to match. I am not worried about guards. I think we are loaded up in that department if we play a better way.

          • DKWTTY

            Are you high? All over you? Let’s see, who replied to who here? Oh that’s right, you replied to me. I don’t care what YOU’VE seen I’m telling you the facts. Both Gordon and Lavine are trash and limited offensively. I’d rather a forward who can jump, rebound and actually shoot.

            Yeah okay.

          • Chrmngblly

            So you are for Vonleh, then. He shoots better than any of them. But you are a moron if you think any of the guys this far up in the draft is trash. I am telling you the facts…:-)

          • DKWTTY

            Lavine is projected like 16th or something. That’s not high and if Gordon couldn’t jump out the gym he’d be down at the late teens as well. :)

          • Chrmngblly

            duh….

          • DKWTTY

            LMAO! I would leave a nasty response about how oblivious you are but then your panties would get in a twist again about how “aggressive” and “nasty” I am.

          • Chrmngblly

            Well then, you were wise not to make that mistake…:-)

          • DKWTTY

            lol Yeahhhhh sure.

          • MrMarcus314

            Well Shannon was just a dunkel when we got him, Arizona was simply a defense guy who couldn’t shoot well and even Kobe was the 13th pick. I say we draft Smart and buy another pick and get a big or just bring back Hill and Pau.

          • J Taylor

            Drafting the future ZBo isn’t a bad thing, It’s just not a way to get the most out of this draft.

          • Chrmngblly

            Right. So I would go with Gordon or Vonleh. Never Randall.

          • Sam P Taw

            Even “hypothetically” speaking that James and Carmelo hit free agency and are willing to play with Kobe, salary cap won’t allow it. I believe projected cap will be 63-64 mil for next year. Kobe will make 23.5 mil, James is 20.59 mil, Carmelo is 23.53 mil. This is not including Nash’s 9.7 mil. yikes!

            I believe KLove wants to play for the Lakers. That being said, It would be smart not to trade the 7th pick in a way to acquire him. Lakers just need to allow cap room space after next year for him to be able to sign. The goal is to convince KD when he can be a FA after 2016.

            Bottom line…”ASSUMING” this scenario is successful, Lakers will suck next year (2014-15) with Kobe and their 7th pick (Smart) as “key” players. West is still loaded anyways next year so chance of winning the championship is slim. The following season (2015-16), KLove, Kobe, and the 7th pick (Smart) as key players. 2016-17 season will be KD, KLove, Smart (now with 2 years experience) as key players. Kobe either retires or sign for seniors discount player. I think he should since this will be his only chance to get the 6th ring! By this time, Spurs’ big three will be gone or old, since KD will leave via FA, OKC will be weaker…this leaves the Lakers in a great situation to battle against the Rockets and Warriors for the west by that time! hahaha.

          • Chrmngblly

            We don’t have any bigs. Don’t you guys get it? I would take Embiid if I could get him, but we can’t. Smart would be swell, but we have no bigs. Love is just a wish.

          • J Taylor

            What is Pau? Hill?
            Okafor is a free agent.
            Chandler might be out of NYC.
            and next year has a lot of Bigs becoming free agents.

          • Chrmngblly

            Pau is gone. Hill is a FA, Chandler is under contract for another year—-I agree with you on him. I advise a sign and trade of Pau plus Nash’s expiring deal for Chandler and change. You are right we need rim protection. Are you satisfied with Bob Sacre?

          • Chrmngblly

            Here’s something else to know, under the CBA a team has to be under the cap at least one of three years. This is our year. Then for two years we can go over and just pay the taxes. After that we can no longer accept sign and trade deals or hire FAs. I might be wrong on some of these penalties. Just something to know.

          • VillainKing

            Chrmngay I think no one is supporting you accept it that Marcus Smart is the best player we can get at 7th pick and Lakers will keep the pick..heheheh

          • Chrmngblly

            They all tell me to ignore you, son, but how can I when you are probably my own flesh and blood?

          • VillainKing

            heheheh..Chrmngay they also told me to ignore you, but how you know that your mother is my bitch and I also you can be my bitch also like your mother..

          • Chrmngblly

            It is no fun if you just say the same thing back.

          • VillainKing

            It is fun for me Chrmngay and that is my style!!!

          • Chrmngblly

            It is brainless, BitchBaby. Mindnumbingly dumb.

          • VillainKing

            no it is tactics BitchMomma..Chrmngay dumb.

          • J Taylor

            “hypothetically speaking”
            If Melo comes to LA in 2014 and James comes to LA in 2015, the salary cap WILL allow it.

            You are stuck in a 1 year dream, when the new NBA is about the big picture and 3-4 years down the way.

  • Dan

    Lakers gotta keep the pick don’t accept any low ball offers.We need to keep it.

  • Phil

    Draft Rankings.

    1.Andrew Wiggins
    2.Marcus Smart
    3.Joel Embiid
    4.Jabari Parker
    5.Dante Exum
    6.Noah Vonleh
    7.Julius Randle
    8.Aaron Gordon

  • jeremy

    I would get 2 picks and get guys like lavine and Anderson. If not get guys like lavine because he could be something good as either a SG or PG and a big like Michigans center

  • Lakers Rebuilding

    i wouldn’t trade the 7th pick if I was the lakers because you have guys like vonleh smart and Gordon available but if they had to trade the pick I’d trade it for the suns 14 and 18th picks and draft either Levine or ennis with the 14 pick and with the 18th pick I would take tj warren dude was a scoring machine this season for nc state. Or although this may be extremely unlikely the lakers should trade up to get a top three pick and get wiggins parker or embiid and if they can just trade the 7th pick and a 2018 or 2019 pick and maybe marshall Kelly or gasol. because even kupchak said it himself draft picks are worth a lot these days and teams will want to rebuild for the future so the lakers best case scenario would either stay at 7 or trade down to get multiple picks to set themselves up for a good future.

    • mattyb

      The lakers have nothing to trade for a top 3 pick.

      • J Taylor

        What about future 1st round picks?

  • UglyTruth

    PLEASE GOD do not pick Doug McDermott/Adam Morrison

  • Evan

    All of you people who keep hollering for the Lakers to draft Zach Lavine must have not watched him at UCLA and are basing your opinion on his vertical leap… yeah he is athletic but that’s about, he is a streaky shooter and way too out of control to play point and pouted because he didn’t get more shots than the two best players on his team! Bottom line the earliest I would take him is early 20′s

    • wangkon936

      He’s not good enough yet at this point to draft at #7. But at #13-22, I’d take a gamble.

  • ✰ ryan g soares ✰

    In my opinion I try trading our number 7 pick and Steve Nash to a team with two first round picks, clear up some cap space and try and grab a PG in the free agent market ex) Kyle Lowry, Eric Bledsoe, or Kyrie Irving. We play in a conference built around great PG’s and we need someone who can defend and also compete in that position!

  • J Taylor

    Trade for Irving.
    With Irving and Bryant, the rest will come.

    Patience.

  • M T

    Kings are shopping their 8th pick for vets. Sign and trade Pau, Nick, 2016 swap option, 2016 2nd, and maybe even trade Marshall to a 3rd team for that 8th pick. Draft GORDON and Vonleh. Re-sign HILL and Jodie. Sign Lowry and Lance. Wait for Love in 2015. This would be a title team without weaknesses: Lowry, Kobe, Gordon, Hill, Vonleh. Jodie, Lance, Love.

    • Lakers Rebuilding

      im not sure the kings would do that but it sounds like a decent deal kings get another big besides cousins young off the bench and a good young guard in marshall plus future picks for the 8th pick heck if im a gm that deal would be hard to resist

      • M T

        I make realistic deals as a LA fan, sadly many dumb LA fans give us a bad name. Pau and Nick would agree to the sign and trade bcz they would be playing for a new and improved team plus they would be less than an hour away from LA by flight. Kings could make the playoffs for once with this 1st unit: Ray, Ben, Gay, Jason, DMC. 2nd unit: Thomas, Nick, Pau. That would be the best 2nd unit in the league. They even have Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans as solid backups in case of injury. They can amnesty Landry and trade away Terry to have cap room for Pau, Nick.

        • Lakers Rebuilding

          who you got the lakers picking up in free agency to replace pau and nick?

          • M T

            I listed my team in the original comment up there. Instead of the 8th pick, maybe they could trade it for Drummond, who I think would be better than Vonleh. If LA still has Marshall, then trade him and the 8th for Drummond and maybe even throw some cash in as well. Lowry, Kobe, Gordon, Hill, Drum. Jodie, Lance, and maybe Love in 2015 if they have room. If not Love, then find another two way combo big.

  • Mitch

    Marcus Smart trumps all the trade options that is why the Lakers won’t trade it.

  • MoJack32

    I would take Randle but if he’s gone, Smart looks good. Its said he plays good defense already and Kobe can mentor him on the offensive side of the ball.

  • numb1lakefan

    i envisioned smart and bazemore together and i know for sure they will make a killer back court i know mitch is thinking the same thing………. smart + bazemore

  • VillainKing

    Lakers just keep the 7th pick!!

  • numb1lakefan

    lakers will need to match the spurs who are an exellent 3 point team
    smart
    bazemore
    kobe
    melo
    sacre
    kelly
    nash
    swaggy p/meeks
    the roster should be built around these guys but will change if smart is taken

  • Bruce

    2 scenarios I think would happen on draft night or after: Lakers either pick the best available talent at no. 7 and keep it, or trade the 7th pick plus cash to phoenix for their 2 late 1st round picks, I’m not sure Phoenix would do that with the Lakers, but it’s worth a shot. Then Lakers can grab either Mitch McGary, Cleanthony Early, or whoever the best talents that’s left on the board, so you get 2 young talents instead of 1. Really think Phoenix would be stupid to do that but you never know, they might think the 7th pick is worth giving up 2 late 1st rounders.

    • Bruce

      Make a deal with Phoenix before draft night and draft whoever Phoenix are looking for at the 7th, then send cash and swap it with Phoenix’s 18th and 27th pick.

  • Anonymous

    Say it with me…Kyrie, Kyrie, Kyrie!!!

  • Bucky Gilmore

    With the 7th pick lakers draft Johnny basketball manziel

  • Bucky Gilmore

    Shaq also comes out of retirement and joins Manziell and kobe….kobe also becomes first player coach

  • They call me Pringles

    McDermott & Randle would be good role players. But Smart has the potential to be great.

  • KB24

    Monroe,meeks,7th for love,brewer,mbah, tradehawes for asik and troy daniels,sign deng/ariza,swap marshall for 15-22nd pick ….Payton,Farmar,nash,KB24,troy daniels,xavier,DENG/ARIZA,brewer,baze,LOVE,blatche,Asik,kaman,sacre

  • rik

    lakers trade no.7 pick nash and marshall for thad young, mcw, and the no.10 pick. its a win win for both teams. lakers draft zach lavine at no.10
    PG: MCW/ Farmar/ bazemore
    SG: Lavine/ henry
    SF: Kobe/ Young
    PF: Thad young/ hill/ kelly
    C: Gortat/ Sacre

    • Mathias

      That is never a win/win, who the hell would swap the rookie of the year, thad young and a 10th pick for that??

      • BULL

        nice try tho.. MCW will have Parker or Wiggins..thats there future not to mention Phili has more picks.. they are set.. where did the Lakers go wrong.. smh oh Howard and Nash smh

  • KobeFan24

    Trade pick for kyrie irving!!!

  • borsalino12

    Here is the golden chance to get another first round pic. The Denver Nuggets are willing to trade their pic # 11 for a established veteran . The Lakers can sign Pau Gasol to 2 years deal and send him to Denver for their pic.

  • borsalino12

    Also, Steve Nash can be traded to Philadelphia for two of their top second round pics. The 76-ers have 5 pics in that round and for sure, they will like to part with half of them. Their team is already overstocked with youngsters and Steve Nash can be very helpful to their young core as a mentor.

  • MattD

    7 (Randle) to Phi for 10, 32, 47. 10 (Stuaskas) to Chi for 16, 19. 16 (Porzingis) to OKC for 21, 29. Draft high floor, low ceiling players (A. Payne, C. Early, K. Anderson, J. Adams, D. Burton) to fill out the rotation and then sign Monroe and Parsons or Monroe, Davis, and G. Vasquez/P. Mills. Stretch waive Nash.

    • MattD

      *Stauskas

  • Mike

    If the Lakers can some how fall in to a deal to turn their draft pick and Nash’s expiring contract in to an impact player (Love) then do it. But if it is going to be some guy (Randolph) that is going to cost to much and be gone in a couple years use the pick to get a young front court player like Gordon or Vonleh that isn’t going to cost you some huge contract for a few years and has the ability of playing big minutes next season. This pipe dream of the Lakers willing a championship anytime soon needs to end because all it is going to do is delay the team focusing on what needs to be done to build the next dynasty team that will win for years to come.

    • Bruce

      Nobody wants Nash’s expiring contract, why would they?

  • BULL

    I think if the Lakers can come how get Gasol back, Vonleh or Gordon would play real nice beside him.. with Kobe, Kelly(which I see will be a monster next season) resign Wesly, Farmar, Meeks, X, Bazemore and get some good free agents .. we shud be ok

  • borsalino12

    Here are some other ideas of trading.
    We draft Aaron Gordon with # 7.
    Sign & trade Pau Gasol to Denver for their pic # 11 and take PF Dario Saric with it. The Nuggets are willing to trade the pic for a experienced veteran and Pau fills the bill.
    Trade St.Nash to Philadelphia for 2-nd round pics # 32 and # 55 and draft 7’3″ center from Cap Verde Walter Tavares and 7’2″ center from Czech Republic – Ondrej Balvin. With this trade we secure one of the weakest position – the center.
    The 76-ers are overfilled with youngsters and they have 5 second round pics in this summer’s draft. They are also considering to trade Michael Carter-Williams, so St.Nash can be very valuable tutor for their young cores.

  • Lakers4Life

    We need to get rid of old liability Nash for some youth and athleticism.

  • Bryant T. Jordan

    #7 and Nash to the 76′ers for the #10 makes a lot of sense … we’d basically be trading the right to draft Julius Randle for the right to draft Aaron Gordon and $9,701,000 in extra cap space … this singular move would allow us to throw legit $$$ at BOTH Carmelo and Greg Monroe or even four starters such as Kyle Lowry, Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol and Marcin Gortat … not bad.

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