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Lakers Trade Rumors: Kevin Love “100 Percent” Will Join Lakers

KevinLoveThe Kevin Love rumors have been popular for years, but they’ve heated up recently with the T’Wolves struggling. The idea that Love might end up in Los Angeles, playing in the same city where he spent his college days, has long been mentioned, but it seems to be getting closer to reality than ever before.

In an article by ESPN’s Chris Broussard (ESPN Insider required), he’s reporting that at least one NBA GM is telling him Love to L.A. is just a matter of time.

“Most executives believe Love is destined for the Lakers when he becomes a free agent in 2015. “That’s a 100 percent certainty,” one GM told me.”

Oh. Well, alright then.

Obviously saying anything is 100 percent that isn’t already fact is a bit of a stretch, but it’s encouraging news for the Lakers, who are in desperate need of a facelift.

Love, who isn’t a free agent for two more years, will either have to be patient if he wants to join the Lakers or else try to force his way out of Minnesota through a trade. However, he can opt out of his contract following next season, meaning he could force the T’Wolves hand at some point next year if they wanted to get any value in return.

Regardless, Love might follow the script of the Lakers themselves, Minneapolis to Los Angeles, before too long.
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  • Ryan

    I was hopeful until I saw Broussard.

    • Rob_cali

      lol yes the same Broussard that said kobe would never play for the lakers again when he wanted a trade

    • Dragon7s

      Broussard and his ‘sources’…can’t believe anything that man writes.
      At least he cited “on GM” as opposed to “a person not authorized to speak publicly on the matter” lol

    • Jim213

  • socali

    D’antoni hates big men. If love becomes a laker then the coach needs to go

    • Daryl Peek

      Really? K. Love is the perfect stretch 4. Come on man

      • socali

        He can shoot 3s but thats not really is bread and butter. Hes not Dirk. He feasts off offensive rebounds. U think hes gonna get offensive boards when hes out there in the 3 point area?

        • Daryl Peek

          See this is how real and ridiculous the D’Antoni hate is. Love shoots 6 three point shots a game and still grabs over three offensive rebounds a game. Gasol is averaging 13.4 boards a game since the turn of the new year and he still scores most of his points on jumpers.

          All I can do is SMH at the buffoonery folks come up with to try an discredit MDA?!?

          • socali

            He shoots 6 three pointers a game but that doesnt mean hes out there by the 3 point line ALL THE TIME. Pau’s stats are in no way attributed to D’Antoni. He has said it himself. MDA said hes gonna let Kobe and Pau do their thing because he has to let them do it or fear for player revolt. If it was MDAs choice, he would have Pau at the 3 point area just like LAST YEAR. You remember last year right? It came to a point where Kobe and Pau tuned out MDA and started to do go inside. Coincidentally, that is when they started winning games.

          • cj

            do u remember last season. yes pau shot a ton of threes but he was also the 4th option in that offence. by the time love would get to be a laker he will be at worst the second option. love will get his shots were he wants to.

          • Daryl Peek

            WTF?!? Then how does he average 6 attempt per game? Stop it mayne.

          • socali

            …..you’re just trolling Laker fans at this point. Good one.

          • Daryl Peek

            No I responded to you, But now I’m trolling?!? OK

          • socali

            Because you make no sense at all. The coach you are backing has won NOTHING. Nada. Zilch. Nein. Zero. When has D’Antoni brought any of his teams to the FINALS? He plays a cute novelty system but time for games is over. Lakers need a real coach once free agents start rolling in.

          • cj

            when his shaw taken his team to the finals? when has rambis?

          • socali

            Both of them were involved with Phil. They know what it takes to get to that level. Same thing with Coach Spoelstra who was a disciple of Coach Pop. These are coaches who play to the strengths of their players.

          • cj

            but they never won anything, their boss did. mike has goon further then they have.

          • Sandusky Showers

            Spoelstra did nada, zilch, zero, nein, squat, until LeBron arrived. Spoelstra was not the reason for them championships. LeBron and Riley are the main reasons. Your analysis thus far is garbage. Try listening to other people more before you go spouting off at the pie hole!

          • socali

            lol. I dont see your point. Phil won with MJ, Kobe and Shaq. Pop won with TD, Parker and Ginobili. Which coach in the history of sports has won anything without talent? Again, you and your MDA lovers have been owned.

          • Daryl Peek

            I make no sense but every argument you make I tear down with facts of the game. All you hang on in the end is MDA has not won a championship. That’s a BS trump card as not many coaches have won titles. It’s a lame point period

          • cj

            do you honestly think mike wont let him in the paint at all? he gets 6 attemps per game in a system that wants him in the paint.

          • socali

            dude just stop it. Your coach has won no rings with this system. Its a novelty system at best. Its as cute as my Siri function on my Iphone, but its not what you hang your hat on.

          • cj

            hes not my coach. i would like him gone as much as the next guys but he has proven u can win with this system.

          • socali

            He has?!? When?!? He hasn’t gotten to the Finals! My definition of winning is winning rings. Not winning 45+ games.

          • cj

            he won in the ero league. he has been to the wcf 3 times and got beat by the spurs the second best team of the last 15 years.

          • socali

            LOL. That maybe good for other teams, but this is the Lakers we are talking about. We are all about rings in this town.

          • cj

            no were not. as much a fool hardy fans like ur self want rings there is no way to win every season. a true fan realizes it takes time to build a great team. is mike the best coach in the nba no not even close hell hes not eventhe best coach for this team but to sit back and call him a bad coach is stupid.

          • Daryl Peek

            The CHIP absolute is flawed unless your’re replacing him with a championship prove HC. Shaw and Scott are not that.

            And I like both.

          • Sylvia Ross

            Agreed, the Lakers need Byron Scott.

          • Kay Carter

            I have to agree wit you on some degree…..MDA isn’t a championship quality coach, neva have been….only bkuz his system is flawed, only focus on offense, now if he was to have his system focus on rebounding and defense, especially perimeter defense than maybe….I suggest we go and try to get G. Karl, a much better coach than MDA

          • Daryl Peek

            What system focuses on defense?

            Anytime you say system in the NBA you’re talking about an offensive philosophy. The triangle did not emphasize defense or rebounding. It was all about moving the ball from from a triple threat position.

            Geroge Karl is not a better HC either. His Sonics were nice because they had great defensive players like GP, Kemp and Hersey Hawkins. He made it to the finals once, got out of the first round three time and lost to the 94-95 Lakers in the first round. We werent a ver good team that year. His Nuggets SUCKED and played no D.

            So is Karl a championship quality coach?

          • Kay Carter

            you call 57-25 suck? in a conference that is known to have great teams in it? also wit a team wit no superstar? lol Karl is a better head coach bkuz wheneva he coaches a team, they have winning records….as far as championship quality? that’s kinda iffy…..when I say system, I mean not just the offensive philosophy but the defensive philosophy as well, since a system is pretty much what tha coaches teach…..and the triangle focused on a triple “post” and is an offensive system, so it wouldn’t focus on defense, but it did focus mainly post plays which will give you better chance to have rebounds vs tha offensive system mda teaches, since tha 4 or PF most tha time is out of tha paint…..hence why our rebounds are one of tha lowest in tha nba….

          • Daryl Peek

            LO got way more PT than Bynum. LO was a stretch 4. Horry always played next to Shaq. Shaq never played next to another center. Horry was a stretch 4 also. Phil always had three point shooters on the floor to space it… Fisher, Fox, Rice, Sasha, Farmar, and I wont even go into the Bulls shooters. The Bull didn’t have a dominant low post big.

            I agree MDA needs to focus the team on rebounding more. But Miami uses the D’antoni system and they are dead last in the league in rebounding. The Spurs have used the D’Antoni system ever since Parker came up. They are 20th in rebounding just less than one rebound a game better than the Lakers.

            Karl has a better regular season record that MDA but D’Antoni has a better playoff record. Which would you rather have, a regular season warrior or playoff warrior who’s gotten deeper on a more consistent basis?

            I wont front. I wish D’Antoni coached defense better but were blaming him for bad Lakers defense when Rambis was brought in to coach the D. Guess what? Rambis played on Showtime an up tempo offensive system also. He agrees with MDA on pace and spreading the floor. Dig that? lol

          • Kay Carter

            it’s Bynum you talking bout lol……so im not surprised there, also Bynum haven’t played that much games for us….of course LO gonna score more, he was coming off bench as well…..but Miami have good defensive players and almost always lead in steals, that tells you something also…something we lack, Miami have good perimeter defense
            I will have to agree wit you on the playoff record, even tho Karl only missed playoffs once compare to MDA 4 times, woulda been 5 if it wasn’t for kobe last year…MDA had more superstars than Karl I believe, I think if Given a superstar for his bucks and Denver team, he’ll could have taken em far as wit tha sonics team, 2 me they kinda equal in many ways
            yeah true we are, but that’s bkuz he is HC, it’s his responsibility, just like many will blame the FO bkuz they do all the decision making…..hopefully MDA eitha hire a better defensive coach lol or start thinking of ways to make our defense and rebounding better, bkuz they are keys to winning rings…. also like Miami, showtime lakers had good perimeter players as well and was a master in tha fastbreak, something we still lack even wit MDA…. I still have faith tho, we just need a better roster and hope our players stop getting injured so much, that’s anotha reason why we suck

          • Daryl Peek

            The one thing you’re not acknowledging in lack when it comes to MDA and this Lakers roster is talent and players in general. Madsen had to suit up a few times just so the team could practice 5-5. That’s HUGE. How can a team improve if they don’t have enough player to practice? How can you get better at full court defense if you can’t simulate it in practice? Practice makes perfect.

            We fell apart after 10-9 with all the injuries. The team was looking pretty good up til that point and was even playing decent defense. Remember the Bench Mob? They were balling on both sides of the ball and were the number one scoring bench in the league. We don’t have that anymore and that is a big reason for the third quarter flame outs. They just flat out run out of energy because they can’t make halftime adjustments.

            The injures is the main issue not coaching.

          • Kay Carter

            I acknowledge that at the very end of my post, and also mentioned how we still need to make a few changes in our roster….im very aware of all of this, and hope FO can bring in right players to fit MDA, especially wit 14′ FAgency and this upcoming draft….hopefully they piece everything together and build around Love nd MDA….I wouldn’t say MDA is a terrible coach, but some things you have to admit, he need to make a few adjustments on

          • Daryl Peek

            I can Dig that

          • fuq u

            MDA has a better playoff record than Karl . but its still pointless coz the lakers will not qualify for the playoffs because MDA

          • Daryl Peek

            “because MDA” ?

            Nah, too many injuries this season. No HC gets this roster of career bench players and D-Leaguers into the playoffs. I can’t help but SMH at people not wanting to acknowledge that because they hate MDA so much?

          • nlruizjr

            so apparently he hasn’t learned a damn thing, right !!!!

          • Daryl Peek

            Miami, the Spurs and most of the NBA run said system or have taken major principles from it. The MDA system is taught on all levels of basketball and that is why no name players consistently thrive in it. A team that’s looking to rebuild can do no better than MDA in player development.

            Again, I’m just defending him based on the pile on buffoonery spoken by those not talking basketball facts when it comes to coaching

          • Daryl Peek

            I bet he does not even know the system Addleman runs. Love is in a modified version of the Princeton offense. RA always ran that system. It’s similar to what MDA preaches in floor spacing but with more back door cuts than PNR.

          • cj

            agreed. as you know im not a true fan of mike but he his not y this team is huring right now.

          • nlruizjr

            It’s really not that hard to discredit MD, he provides the info himself, just look at the Lakers record and how he plays the bigs (Kaman still sitting on the bench, for no apparently good reason), just a fact that MD is not a big thinker, there has to be a reason he hasn’t won a title !!!!!!

          • Daryl Peek

            He has not had the elite talent to win a title! Nash and Amare were a nice duo but no match for the Spurs. People get it twisted on coaching and championships. If you don’t have the best talent you wont win period.

            I don’t get the Kaman thing either but If Kaman was getting the PT people would be complaining about Hill or Sacre sitting.

      • socali

        Coach D’Antoni, is that you? lol

        • honestly

          socali, we’ve all seen people like you… You’re so stubborn that it makes you blind, ALMOST at that level of those bieber whores.. stop judging him so much, d’antoni is a TERRIFIC coach.. I just dislike people like you who barely know squat about something but has the most to say… now fuck off..

    • Shueb Baafe

      U have to understand man, whether we like it or not, this is a tanking season. And when you’re in tanking mode, we want the worse coach possible. We already have that. So keep dantoni for this year + next year. Suck! get back to back top 5 (hopefully top 3) picks. Get great young players + sign K-Love. Don’t bring back Dantoni (cause his contract will be up by then), get a really good head coach and begin our championship quest

      • Daryl Peek

        Who’s a good HC in your estimation?

        • C*HarrisTHEboss

          Can I buy you a saddle so you can more properly ride D’Antoni’s nuts?

          • Daryl Peek

            Child please

        • Leonel CuffyoChick Pierre

          definitely not MDA , idiots lost chance to get Brian Shaw when he was assistant

          • Daryl Peek

            I like Shaw. I’m not tripping over it like most. Shaw has an extremely talented young team in Denver that’s better than this Lakers group but are .500 due to injuries also. Not near as many injuries as the Lakers tho.

            The only reason I defend MDA is because most are being unreasonable in judgement. In NY the owner blew his team up for box office with the Melo deal. He had Billups and all those young guns starting to play good ball. That was a horrible trade that has the Knicks in worse shape financially than the Lakers now.

            His Suns resume speaks for itself and they just couldn’t get past the team that was better than all except the Lakers of the 2000′s. Similar to Jerry Sloan with the Jazz.

            MDA has Euro CHIPS under his belt. I know that means nothing to most but it shows his history of winning.

        • The Little General

          Is that you Mike D’Antoni?

          • Daryl Peek

            No, I just asked a valid question that most take offense to because they follow instead of using reasonable thought.

          • The Little General

            Cool no problem,lol just checking i wasn’t sure.

          • Sandusky Showers

            I agree Daryl. A new coach means a new system. MDA is perfectly qualified to push a revamped team to the next level. The only coach I think that would be a better fit at this time is Phil. Thats not gonna happen so they need to saddle up and regroup through draft and free agency.

          • Daryl Peek

            I don’t know if Phil could do anything with this group. Phil openly admitted the team is now better suited to be coached by D’Antoni than him once Howard walked and Metta was amnestied. His exact words were “I was intrigued with what they had but not so much now”

            Just last week P-Jax was on Fox Sports Live when of course they asked him about coaching again “No I’m not gonna coach again,”

            It’s just really time for Lakers fans to move on…

        • Music Scott

          PHIL JACKSON, Baron Scott, or George Karl,

          • Daryl Peek

            All good choices but Phil is done. He said so too many times. B. Scott I could roll with. Karl is slightly better than D’Antoni, pass.

          • Sam Saab

            he wasnt done when they hired him over phil last year.

          • Daryl Peek

            Yes he was. He asked for ridiculous terms no FO would accept. He clearly spit in Jimmy’s face. Couple that with Dr. Buss wanting MDA more so. Dr. Buss was cool either way but helped Jimmy make his decision in telling him not to second guess his gut feeling. After Phil came with the part time HC mess and FO demands Jimmy called D’Antoni. Dr. Buss didn’t want Phil in the FO either.

          • Nick Roberts

            No! Phil Jackson expected to have a meeting with Jim Buss but that didn’t happen. They never discussed money! Phil came out and said that!

          • Daryl Peek

            Where did I say they discussed money? Phil asked for FO power and part time coaching duties. We can go back and forth on who’s telling the truth but bottom line Phil was done coaching when Jimmy called him and just because he called him doesn’t mean he’s obligated to hire him. It’s called and interview. People get told someone else was chosen all the time.

          • Kay Carter

            look at Karl’s record, he is a way better coach than MDA….and even teaches tha same kinda system, look at what he did wit supersonics nd look what he did wit Denver…altho MDA days in phoenix was pretty good, but to me he is stubborn nd only a 1 dimensional coach…I wanna see some post ups nd better rebounding…nd most importantly, BETTER DEFENSE

          • Sandusky Showers

            Byron Scott you mean? George Karl????? Are you hitting that pipe??

          • michael

            bryron*

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            Byron Scott… are you kidding me… there is a reason why he is not a HC today… Karl? He won a plenty in the regular season… but got bounced every time… he was fired after a 57 win season…. I think there is something about how he runs a team that the Lakers just should not go after…. better consider Lionel Hollins or perhaps MDA…

          • Daryl Peek

            I like Hollins but he creates a disconnect with the young stars of today due to his very strict old school ways. That’s why the Griz let him go. Karl is no better than MDA. Karl benefited in Denver from the players MDA groomed in NY.

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            agree that is why he fits this veteran team… Hollins does not bode well with young players but I believe will do well with the vets and good headed younger players…. Mark and Z-bo did very well under him, so with Conley.

          • Daryl Peek

            Were not a veteran team anymore. Last year yeah. Kobe, Nash, Blake and Gasol. Many of which wont be back next season. There will likely be more youth brought in. I’m not saying Hollins couldn’t coach the Lakers just pointing out how he’s not a player coach. Doc, Mark Jackson, Spoelstra, and many of the others are.

          • Dragon7s

            Hollins is a great coach…for the right team.
            The Lakers are not that team.
            He’s very old school and is a micro-manager.
            Not a good fit with the current Vets nor the younger players we currently have.

            Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great coach but for him to be successful, he needs the right type of players. Players that are willing to ‘do as they are told’.

            Frankly, that’s not a team I would care to watch.

          • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

            I am not saying that we are right now… but we will be if we trade right and sign veterans this summer… that is, if we are looking at Kobe’s window of opportunity as opportunity…

        • Rob

          Byron Scott is the man for the job

        • Dragon7s

          Without knowing what the roster make-up will be next season (or the season after), it’s hard to choose a ‘good HC’ for the Lakers.
          Just like the FO did this season with building the roster according to MDA’s style, I’m sure that if they do fire/replace MDA that they will do so before they start deciding who to sign next season.
          Personally, I’d like to see them keep MDA while bringing back most of the young guys on the current roster.
          Might be fun to watch them under MDA’s system while they are all healthy. If the team falls flat then people can shout for MDA to be fired and I’ll be right there with them.
          But until he has a healthy roster of players to implement his system (and Rambis’ defense), I have to give him a pass on the team losing as many games as they have.

          While most of the Laker fans are complaining about the job he’s done, most of the coaches around the league admire that the team has been able to be as competitive as it has been.

          Back to your question, I like HC’s that can delegate responsibilities to the various assistants and trust them to do their job so that the HC can focus on doing his without having to micro-manage. With that said, I’d have to go with Brian Shaw. Smart guy that knows what he doesn’t know and is willing to let his assistants do the job they were hired for, i.e. doesn’t let his ego get in the way.
          PJ was the same way and one of the reasons he was so successful.

          • Daryl Peek

            Agreed. I like Shaw. I like B. Scott also. Makes no sense to fire MDA this season or next IMO also. Like I’ve said before, the team was looking like they were about to turn a corner at 10-9. This was contrary to pundit projections, and at that time MDA was on the verge of winning over many of his haters. The team was even playing good defense as they were creating turnovers in a Heat like fashion turning them into fast beak offense.

            Bottom line, everyone needs to simmer down and let due process prevail in time…

          • Dragon7s

            Patience isn’t a commodity in surplus in Laker land, unfortunately.

            Amazing to me that many of those screaming the ‘Tank! Tank! Tank!’ mantra are also the ones most critical of the job MDA’s done.

            True Laker fans want our team to go out every night and give everything they can to try and get a win.
            If they win? Woot!!! Laker Nation!!!

            If they lose? “Our guys played a helluva game. Gotta give ‘em props.”

            I truly disdain the ‘herd mentality’ of so many posters on this and other boards that blinds them to what it means to be a true fan.

            *steps down off of soapbox*

          • Daryl Peek

            CHURCH!! WELLLLL…

            And the funny thing is, MDA is perfect for a team tanking looking to rebuild as Pop is the only HC in the NBA that’s as good at player development.

      • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

        We don’t have any draft picks next year. Tank this year, but after that? Full steam ahead.

      • socali

        I understand perfectly. Thats why I say when we get K.Love. Not now. The coach is perfect for tanking so lets endure it this year. Im saying in the event we get K.Love then the coach has got to go

      • cj

        were not tanking. tanking imply’s that this team is better then they are performing. sorry were not. we are missing our 4 best guards in kobe, blake, farmar, and nash. pau is less then 100% and kaman is not being played. this team is not tanking its just this bad.

    • deandresims

      He doesn’t hate big men, he hates men that can’t shoot. Amare was a star in that system, which btw way is what MIA is running right now. D’Antio knows offense just does’t have any players.

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      D’Antoni hates the post game*

      • Daryl Peek

        Amare Stoudemire would disagree with you. So would Shaq who defended D’Antoni and his plays for big men. Does MDA prefer shooters? YES but that don’t mean he hates big men. Gasol is playing very good this year under D’Antoni. Why? No other big to take his post touches.

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          D’Antoni: “One of the least efficient moves in basketball is the straight up post-up.”

          • Daryl Peek

            Is he wrong about that?

            Scoring off an assist is the most effective move in basketball…

            “Ball finds energy” –Mike D’Antoni

          • socali

            Well Shaq, Jabbar, and Bynum have rings to disprove your D’Antoni philosophy. Not to mention Hakeem and Wilt. When has D’Antoni’s system ever won a ring?

          • cj

            they won titles wile playing next to the best guard of their generation. no big has ever won a title with out having a great guard with them.

          • Daryl Peek

            How does rings disprove anything? That’s not even part of the subject matter. This is the problem with the sheeple mentality. Stay on track please.

          • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

            I don’t argue with either of those, but what sort of offense has D’Antoni geared for Pau? He sits Kaman. He didn’t seem to want Howard.

            D’Antoni loves that run and gun style of offense. That spread the floor, lots of running, lots of movement and passing type offense. That’s really not a good fit for big post players.

    • Dirk

      Kevin Love is a unusual big man! He can shoot the ball from anywhere including the 3 Point Shot. He would be Perfect for the Mike D Antoni System…

      • socali

        When has D’Antoni’s system ever gotten any team to win a championship let alone get to the Finals?

        • cj

          name a coach that could be had this or next offseason that has won a title or even been as close as mike has.

        • Daryl Peek

          Please stop it with the championship absolute trump card. It makes you look like you know nothing about the game. Every HC is unproven in the finals til they win. Few have actually won.

          • cj

            whats funny is the coach’s he would like to replace mike with are greener then mike is.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      MDA does not hate big men… he just doesn’t know how and where to use them in his system… he does love big men who can shoot and stretch the floor… Amare was so good in his system…

    • Pearberr

      If you remember Kevin Loves time at UCLA, or the Showtime Era of Lakers basketball, you will understand that Kevin Love perfectly fits D’Antoni’s offense.

      His ability to outlet pass is absolutely insane. He’s like a QB. Under MDA, he’d be allowed to huck & chuck. Then, if the offense can’t get a bucket in transition, they are going to shoot a 3 40% of the time, and you have the best offensive rebounder in the game there.

      MDA would love Love. I still say play it patiently, don’t give up a ton to acquire Love via the trade, wait for Free Agency and try to pickup Irving first.

  • iDontCare

    I don’t believe anything unless its from K Love himself. He won’t say anything untill the summer of 2015

  • Miles Rashaad

    I agree with @socali:disqus. I definitely think D’Antoni is not a great coach but I understand the Lakers not wanting to pay three coaches. Love can spread the floor so that will allow him mobility within D’Antoni’s system.

    Most likely it will happen in 2015 and in a year or two, D’Antoni will be gone, and the Lakers will rise as supreme again. We are hot for a decade, then we take a decade off so as to keep our haters at bay… LOL

    • Music Scott

      When Mike Brown got hired by the Cavs the stopped paying him. They need to fire D’Antoni in the off season and Rebuild with a coach free agents are going to want to play for.

      • Daryl Peek

        Wrong. This is not the NFL. The Lakers are still paying Brown just not the full amount. Likely half of his full salary. Not only that, if you fire MDA your now paying him his full salary and the new HC.

        • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

          You are correct. Cleveland signing Brown dropped 3-4 mill from the debt, but we still have to pay him.

      • Miles Rashaad

        If we are not still paying Brown, We for sure need to fire D’ Antoni after this season. I am not sure what coach has the presence or personality to be a Laker coach. Replacements?

        • JJ

          List of coaching candidates to replace Mike D’Antoni
          1.Lionel Hollins
          2.Jeff Van Gundy
          3.Avery Johnson
          4.George Karl
          5.Chip from San Antonio

          • Miles Rashaad

            I am going to vote for 2 & 5.

  • Grant

    If true, I’d love if he can bring Pekovic with him. That guy is highly underrated.

  • comrade24

    We need this to happen! This season is a wash. Hoping we get a good draft pick. As far as this season, GO AFTER LUOL DENG!!!!!!!!! He is a great complimentary player, and a great defender. You can’t win a championship without being a top 10 defensive team. With Kevin Love and Luol Deng in our frontcourt, we would be a defensive force. Pekovic can come too.

  • Lakers Fan

    Lionel Hollins will be the coach(meaning Dumtoni will FINALLY be gone). Kevin Love will be on his way to being our franchise player once Kobe leaves. Joel Embiid will be our defensive anchor and on his way to being the next great Laker big man. Nash will be retired(finally). Kyle Lowry will be our starting point guard. Luol Deng will be our starting small forward(although I know it’s highly unlikely unfortunately). Our defense will be top 3 in every category. Our offense will be top 5 in every category. We will have the best record in the NBA on our way to another championship. *sighs*

  • Sin City

    Lakers By 2015 Book It

    PG Eric Bledsoe,Kendall Marshall,Manny Harris
    SG Kobe Bryant,Jodie Meeks,Xavier Henry
    SF LeBron James,Wes Johnson
    PF Kevin Love in 2015 free agency,Ryan Kelly
    C Joel Embiid,Jason Smith

    • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

      In order to get LeBron, we’d have to have serious money. If we signed Bledsoe, we’d have none left over to sign LeBron. If we signed LeBron, we’d have none left over to sign Bledsoe OR Love

      So, the odds are better that we go with

      PG: Marshall, Farmar (Potentially Irving in 2015)
      SG: Bryant, Meeks
      SF: Young, Henry
      PF: Love, Kelly
      C: Embiid (If we draft him), ????

      Obviously, we’d have whoever we draft, but I like Embiid, too. I’d like to see them either pick up a big man, or a player to take the scoring torch from Kobe when the time comes.

    • chris_james82

      You have to be the dumbest person on planet Earth to think that the Lakers could have Kobe, Love, and LeBron under the same salary cap.

  • Horse Racing Expert

    Lakers owner needs to make this team come together Kobe,Love,Bledsoe,Wiggins,Hill,Diaw,Marshall,Kelly,Wes,Sacre,Farmar,Swaggy P.

    Hire Avery Johnson as head coach.

  • Kyle Foley

    I can always tell when Daniel Buerge has written an article <3

  • Marty Susman

    Today a sign n trade, Gasol to play with his brother, they send Zachary Randolph to the Twolves.They send Love to the Lakers….

    • Daryl Peek

      Why would either team do this?

      • Marty Susman

        Because they can get rid if Zack.

        • Daryl Peek

          That doesn’t address why Minny would do it and Memphis has already said they don’t want Pau. Minny would rather have Gasol to pair with Rubio in hopes he can connect with him via their international experience together.

          The trade as proposed only makes sense for the Lakers and we are the ones with the least leverage. Gotta keep that in mind when making these fantasy GM propositions.

          • e3bonz

            The key word is “fantasy”, and that’s what keeps these treads going.

    • Dragon7s

      lmao…nice attention-getter :p

  • socali

    Im intrigued by Byron Scott or Kurt Rambis as head coach. We need a coach that plays to the strength of their players. Even if we do get K.Love, do you think D’Antoni will maximize his potential? Get real. D’Antoni system causes sloppiness both on offense or defense. This is professional basketball not streetball

    • cj

      mikes system is a thing of beauty when ran the right way. no he is not a defensive coach but the best defensive coach in the nba is tom tibs and he has done no more with the bulls then mike did with the suns.

  • Marty Susman

    You are correct except Love wants to leave, Rubio is a free agent in 2015. For them to take Gasol to work among side Ricky would only work IF Ricky signed an extension now….As for Gasol not playing with his brother, don’t believe it, he wants to but would naturally rather stay here in LA. They would however like to get rid of Zack… The other place I mentioned was the Pistons, they have not given Monroe an extension, he again would be fine doing to LA & Zack going their.

  • ersliva

    gasol for love but no draft picks added…only Kelly…

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