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RUMORS: The Lakers Called The Knicks About Iman Shumpert

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With all three of the Lakers point guards dealing with injuries, many have speculated whether the Lakers would make a move for another point guard by either free agency or via trade. Gilbert Arenas has thrown his own name into the hat while others have wondered if the Lakers could make a move for Kyle Lowry, who the Toronto Raptors have recently put on the block.

The Lakers, however, have reportedly made a call for Knicks swingman Iman Shumpert, according to ESPN.

“The Lakers recently called the Knicks to express their interest in Iman Shumpert, according to sources close to the situation.”

In the report, it says that a trade isn’t imminent, and that the Lakers are simply doing their due diligence — a call that is essentially seeing how hard the Knicks are shopping Shumpert.

With Shumpert being a wing, it’s hard to see the Lakers making a move for him considering the Lakers have a wealth of guys who can play either the 2 or 3 spots in Mike D’Antoni’s offense.

The report went on to say that the Lakers are considering making an offer to the Knicks about center Tyson Chandler.

Sources say the Lakers are also interested in another Knicks player — center Tyson Chandler. The Lakers did not inquire about Chandler when they called about Shumpert, but they are weighing whether to propose a Pau Gasol-for-Chandler trade, according to sources.

This deal also seems unlikely as Chandler is set to make $14.5 million in the 2014-15 season, something that the Lakers are trying to avoid going into this summer — especially for a center who has dealt with injury issues over the last few seasons. The Knicks likely wouldn’t deal Chandler, either, unless a team is willing to take on J.R. Smith, who signed a three-year deal with the Knicks worth $18 million this past summer.

Neither of those situations seem ideal for the Lakers, and they’ll likely remain pat or look to make improvements else where. This Lakers team will not be in any kind of rush to make a deal as they’re set on their plan to have financial flexibility over the next two summers.

Rumors about deals are likely to continue to pop up until the trade deadline in February, but a deal would have to make perfect sense for the Lakers for anything to get done.

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  • ra

    Shumpert might actually fit in with D’Antoni’s system. Who would be involved in the trade?

    • Daryl Peek

      Chandler and Shumpert for Gasol. Perfect fit IMO, also saves money on the luxury tax for this season… about 3,5 mil. Still would need to shed about 2 mil.

      Remember both Iman and Tyson were on fire in NY under D’Antoni during the Linsanity era. That was the season Tyson won DPOY.

      • Danny E. Pagan

        Lakers need to make this trade!!!

      • aNY_WAVE

        this trade does nothing for the knicks so i don’t see it happening

        • Daryl Peek

          This trade frees up just under 16 million of cap/luxury tax money for the Knicks next season. They are in HORRIBLE luxury tax position. Gotta keep in mind many of these trades are not gonna be based solely off what it means for the present performance on the court this season. Mark my words, you’ll see them trying to dump salary by the trade deadline.

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

        Lakers should do this trade if offered. But I doubt the knicks would take GAsol without the 2014 lakers pick.

        • Daryl Peek

          The Lakers can’t include the 2014 pick because they already gave away their 2015 pick. New CBA rules if I’m correct? The Knicks would be getting an expiring contract in Pau. Their actually saving more money in that trade. I doubt they would want a pick if interested.

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

            you are correct on the new CBA rule…

          • Jim213

            However, the Lakers can pick a player and send them to NY they just can let NY pick a player themselves.

          • Daryl Peek

            Very true Jim. Wouldn’t make sense given the deepness of this draft and the lower rookie contract salary guaranteed for at least the next three to four seasons.

        • Simon Co

          the lakers should shoot their heads if they give up their 2014 pick

      • Knicks fan

        Yea sure. Knicks will be willing to give up a former DPOY in Tyson and a tenacious perimeter defender in Shump, with great upside, for a declining Pau Gasol. As if the Knicks weren’t struggling on the defensive end all season. Keep dreaming of this rip off trade.

        • Daryl Peek

          Money matters. If you’re truly a Knick fan you understand they cannot keep all these high salaries on the books going forward… Melo 22 mil, Amare 21 mil, Chandler 14 mil, Bargnani 12 mil, Smith 6 mil, Felton 4 mil.

          That’s just under 80 mil in guaranteed salary tied up in only 6 players next season. Again obtaining Gasol cuts over 16 mil off that number.

      • Zimmeredge

        it’s been said that the Rockets are trying to get rid of Jeremy Lin :) ;)
        so who would be the winner for you Lin or Lowry? ;)

        • Tom

          Lin will be better fit as Point guard to run Mike D’s fast offense , he did it in New York.

          • Zimmeredge

            his D is more than criticable. ;)
            but i agree we know he can play within MDA’s system. Lowry might be as good as him within this system and is a better defender. Lin’s contract might too high as well.

          • Daryl Peek

            Lin no contest.

        • KB24

          Is this a joke… Lowry over Lin any day.. Lin is over-hyped by the media to increase NBA fans in the asian countries.

          • Zimmeredge

            his offensive prowess aren’t overrated… but defensively he’s a liability if you compare him to Kyle Lowry.
            but i don’t about trading a pg especially if we get Shumpert. We will have enough depth at the guard position if everybody’s healthy.

            And I think if we can just wait this summer Lowry will be available for free, Eric “mini Lebron” Bledsoe will be available too (he wants to test the market).

  • LakersHeatBeef

    As a Long Time Lakers Fanatic i will just say get whoever you want.

    Go Lakers!

  • aNY_WAVE

    Lakers just lookin for anyone under 30

  • Danny E. Pagan

    I would trade Gasol for Chandler in a heartbeat. Pau’s biggest asset is his offensive game but his declining offensive game doesn’t offset his penchant for bad defense. Chandler will improve the Lakers’ offensive/defensive rebounding, blocks, 1 on 1 d, transition d, and overall team defense plus he’s great target for alley oops and is a champion as well. I think him and Hill would be a really tough duo to handle in the paint. I would rather have Chandler the rest of this year and next year than Pau. Plus stars in this league want to play with guys like Chandler who don’t need the ball to be effective. He would def attract some of the top free agents out there unlike Pau who has a history of pouting and complaining when he doesn’t get the ball.

    • Daryl Peek

      Going a little hard on Pau but I agree for the most part. lol

      • Zimmeredge

        i just wanna correct people about Tyson Chandler is a great rim defender but he’s simply not a good, efficient shot blocker like Howard, Ibaka or Gasol. but its his communication and his 1vs1 D in the paint that makes him truly great though.

        • LakersHeatBeef

          Seems like i am always speaking with you Zim and Daryl about Lakers affairs lol.

          Well i am going to share a true story about 4 years ago when Tyson Chandler got traded to Dallas for next to nothing i really wanted the Lakers to get Tyson Chandler to be the backup and insurance policy for Andrew Bynum and his bad knees but Dallas got him and swept us and went on to beat The Heat for a championship.

          So just imagine i have wanted Tyson on the Lakers for pretty much 4 years now.I am somewhat excited even though he is now injured and 31 years old.Tyson is now going to be a starter on the Lakers,if traded to LAL.

          • Zimmeredge

            And I think you won’t tell i’m wrong if I say that we are playoff contender with Bryant + Chandler + 7-8 role/bench players.

            If we can pull up a trade for a good defensive point guard like Lowry or a better forward we can even aim higher this season.

            but god we have to stay away from injuries!
            (down the line we will eventually drop Steve Blake because he can’t stay healthy. that’s bad because i love stevie! such a dedicated combo)

          • LakersHeatBeef

            If the Lakers can pull this trade off by getting Tyson and Iman for Pau then yes it’s very possible for the Lakers to crack into the playoffs.I would have to see how they play as a team for about a month but eventually yes they would possibly be clicking and having much better defense to make it in the playoffs.

            A point guard will be hard to come by therefore i still strongly suggest these 3 point guards from the D-League Kendall Marshall,Seth Curry,DeAndre Liggins they can use Liggins for defensive purposes.We need to lock down the defense inside and outside.

            MDA will have to just encourage the Lakers to play defense and win games.But if we can somehow also swing Kyle Lowry then wow we are going to be playoffs bound IMO.How about a 3 way trade Lakers get Toronto involved?

          • Zimmeredge

            Kaman + Henry for Lowry? that’s a possible trade for Mitch haha ;)
            I think before all that injury drama at the pg position we were already in a play off position.
            the only doubt that I have is regarding the stretch four position. No pg issue but i won’t say no to a trade involving Kyle or a D league player
            but we have to push Ryan Kelly. His lenght, size, wing span and his ability to stretch the floor would be a good asset for us. Shawne can do it but he’s not consistent enough offensively imo

          • Joseph Apohen

            How is Kelley’s defense? Who can he guard as a pf?

          • Zimmeredge

            idk about kelly’s defense. he’s certainly good grabing boards. perimenter is too big and too slow too guard anybody but he’s got size. Size in the paint is always a plus.

          • nlruizjr

            from what I have seen, Kelly has no defense unless they accidentally stumble on to him !!!!!

          • Joseph Apohen

            He looks like another Pau Gasol. Frail.

          • Joseph Apohen

            If the Lakers are going to spend $14m on a 31 yr. old often injured why not explore other centers who are making less and are younger? Pau is due to become a FA and the Lakers can maybe sign him for half of what he is making now if he still wants to stay in L.A. That would be say $9m for Pau compared to $14 for TC. That would lower the cap space. How about someone like Monroe of Detroit or Noah from Chicago? I don’t know how much those guys are making but I think they might be an upgrade over TC who is aging and often injured. I don’t think he is now the same man who made the Olympic team. As ugly as Noah is with that stupid looking hair bun, he is one hell of a player. But then the Lakers can maybe trade Chandler at the end of the season. In other words he might be just brought in to shore up the defense which Pau is not providing at this time. If Pau can play as he did in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats game where he made shots, rebounded, and defended I’d be very happy. Kobe likes the familiariy he has with Gasol as evidenced by the two man game they played. I think that gives Kobe more confidence.

          • roseducanna

            I agree with JOSEPH don’t sign a lame center T.C, he will like NASH, he is nothing.Let GASOL finish this year.

          • Zimmeredge

            Pau will not take a 10m$ paycut. in ya dream bro. He knows he worths more than that. we know it too eventhough he is playing horrible right now (don’t judge him on his yesterday’s performance he sucks in a purple n gold uniform for few seasons now).
            If Pau resign that would be for 12-13m$
            Monroe? Is a center piece on his own. You give him the paint. He does not need Pau with him to shine. He’s dominant player who can average 18p-12r-4a-2b a season. he might be Fa this summer but he will ask fora 50m$ contract on 4-5 years.
            Noah is a strictly defensive minded player like TC. plus, he’s got a above average mid range stroke, sinks ft, good court vision. good passer, good hustle. But injury prone (he has been playing through a foot injury for 2 or 3 seasons now). But he’s got heart. I don’t think Chicago will envision a trade involving him as he’s their best defensive player with Deng (also leaving at the end of the season)
            you avoid Deandre Jordan but he’s the closest thing playing in the league who looks like Tyson Chandler.

            All this trade talk will come to an end eventually when we know about Nash’s future. If Nash gets back and everybody’s healthy = no trade. If he retires (because he won’t be traded) then we will see a major move.

          • Joseph Apohen

            I said if he wants to stay he’ll take that much of a paycut. If not, he walks. I like Pau but he is in decline and denial. I am not judging him on his fourth quarter perforlmance. I am just hoping he’d play as he did in the fourth quarter of the Cats game. If Monroe plays center, then Pau cannot play pf, not his position. DeAndre is another D12 at the charity. He is the Clippers heart of defense. They will not let him go.

          • Zimmeredge

            imo Monroe is big enough now to handle his own business and be a dominant guy in the league. All star level imo. If he wants to fufil his true potential he needs to go away from detroit.
            I know about Deandre so bad Doc Rivers came to the clippers he knows how to use him as a key factor. he’s their anchor.
            sustaining his level: that’s Pau biggest problem for the past 2 or 3 seaons. He won’t take that paycut.

            so a TC + shump deal is ok tbh. Especially if they can stay away from injuries. I know they suffered major injuries and surgeries in their career but that’s the only great, affordable and possible moves at the moment and they might increase our level. They are two great defenders. Great hustle guys playing with a lot of heart.

          • J Taylor

            Noah and Monroe are under contract and won’t be traded. (Monroe will be an RFA or Tendered).

            Chandler + Deng + Blodsoe.

          • Joseph Apohen

            No such thing as won’t be traded if the price is right.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            BTW i also think Asik would be a good fit for the Lakers.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            I agree on that also Joseph.Hopefully Greg Monroe can become a Laker.Or yes get Noah.Marcin Gortat is good.

          • comrade24

            i had similar wishes for years as Derrick Fisher began his decline wanting and hoping and praying that Steve Nash would find his way to the Lakers. Imagine my joy when i found out my 2nd favorite player (of course behind the mamba) was going to be rockin’ purple and gold. Didn’t work out so well. Careful what you wish for. If Chandler could stay healthy (which he hasn’t proven he can) he would be an amazing asset and would likely prove the difference between a 2nd round playoff appearance or missing them altogether. Or worse case, we could have another overpaid benchwarmer if he gets hurt.

  • Hugh

    I would take Tyson Chandler for Pau immediately. Pau is done, but he has some value for a team looking for immediate cap space given he’s an expiring contract. Tyson is hurt right now, but when he gets back he is exactly what the Lakers need. A guy that will be a defensive force down low. And best of all, he won’t be diva like Dwight and even Pau going “WAAAAH! I’m not getting my touches, it’s affecting my aggressiveness, WAAHHH”.

    • nlruizjr

      TC a defensive force, ha, ha, ha, what are u smoking ??????

      • KushedAllDay

        yea because he won defensive player of the year on accident…what are you injecting?

      • Jesse

        Idiot! He was a defensive player of the year, and his defensive identity was vital in the Mavs winning an NBA title. You’re the one who’s on crack pal.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Iman is a young Thabo.Tyson 31 yrs. with 2 yrs. on deal.LA no cap space if trade.

    • Daryl Peek

      How so on no cap space? Keep in mind Mitch has said they not spending all the free money in 2014 or 15. Tyson at 14.1 mil + Kobe at 23.5 still leaves plenty of room to round out the roster with good mid level vets.

      Scratch the whole big 3 Ideology of the past.

      • Terrence

        That’s if Nash retires or they stretch provision him and take the 3 million cap hit.

        • Daryl Peek

          It would be tighter if Nash remains but you still have money to build a good team. IMO resigning many of the current players should be the goal. Continuity coupled with a fully healed Kobe makes for a much better Lakers team.

          • Dragon7s

            Quite a few of our current young guys are auditioning for bigger paychecks next season and because of their productivity, I’m not sure how many of them the Lakers can bring back.

          • Daryl Peek

            If we couldn’t afford them on MLE and Mini MLE exceptions, how would the team fill the roster out with another max contract besides Kobe?

          • Joseph Apohen

            I agree 100%. I love the bench players and they will improve still as they are young.

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Some wiggle room but no max free agent exactly right.

      • Joseph Apohen

        Forget the big three ideology. I am for a five man team. With Chandler and Kobe’ salary totall of $37.6 mil are you going to have enough money to spend on guys like Farmar, Hill, Johnson, Meeks in order to keep them? If Nash retires, maybe we’ll have more money to spend on some mid level players. I am still waiting for Love and Westbrook for 2015. That might be wishful thinking.

        • Daryl Peek

          If the team gets under the luxury tax by the Feb. trade dead line they will have full FA signing power for next season. This is HUGE! That means they can spend up to about 69 mil for filling out the 2014 roster with all MLE exceptions available.

          Much of the bench mob would be able to be resigned coupled with some outside FA’s. This is why I keep preaching they must dump salary this season and cannot afford to waste tax dollars on bringing a PG in to fill a temporary need .

  • Sam Saab

    i personally dont think we need shumpert, we have plenty of gaurds able to play 2 or 3. if shumpert was a point gaurd it would be a good idea. Tyson chandler sounds like a really good asset for LA, his defense would be great for LA. what do u guys think?

    • Terrence

      I’d actually prefer Shump’s defense over Meeks’ streaky shooting.

      • Pimentel

        Meeks IS a streaky shooter but it’s obvious that he’s doing way better than last year. If he keeps his percentages in the ranges the are now they would even be career highs

  • Rob

    mitch will be able to get a multi team trade. Go mitch do your work. We believe.

  • Zimmeredge

    i heard about two different trade for the lakers: one is Shumpert for Kaman and the other one is between Smith + Chandler for Gasol.

    Personnal point of view:
    Taking Shumpert and/or Smith means one thing: Steve Nash is done playing as a Lakers.
    Means Bryant likely to be the starting point guard.
    I would rather take Raymond Felton over Shumpert or Smith. We already have good guards in Meeks and Henry. I don’t think we need someone else. I think we would have enough depth with Felton, Blake, Farmar for pg and Bryant, Meeks, Henry for sg.
    I’m afraid that if we take knicks’ garbage (especially Smith) we will have some trouble with our bench players.
    Maybe we can pull up a trade for other player like Blake + Meeks for Lowry. but i’m not sure on this one.
    all in all we would have enough money to sign a good name during next FA (Nash retirement + get rid of Gasol’s high wage and in the process we drop 3 or 4m$) so we will have the opportunity to keep our bench (Farmar, Young, Johnson, Hill) and get one more guy (a reliable inside stretch?).
    Getting Chandler is also a good option because it opens up fa 2015 with Marc Gasol and Kevin Love avaiblable.

    • ra

      Shumpert has up-side. He had quite few phenomenal games last year. He would def. raise the competitive level here in LA.

      Smith would provide an MWP-esque level of intensity, but he may be an ‘agitator’. He would also drive a more intense level of play in D’Antoni’s system (the one here in LA – as opposed to the one when he was back in NY, which was different because of Melo, & Stat).

      Smith was also 6th man. We don’t have a player like that on the Lakers (besides Kobe, of course). He’s a level up from many of the players on the current team, and if he is still in his prime, it would provide a great boost.

      • ra

        oh, but I’m not for trading Gasol for Smith, at all. Firstly, Gasol wouldn’t blend well with Melo & Stat. Won’t work.

        Secondly, any Gasol trade should involve someone of equal (or more equal) value. I would rather have K-Love in a trade than Smith. If Gasol leaves, chances are he will fit perfectly in a team’s offense, and take that team up a notch. He would def. do that in Minnesota, and other places. But NOT NY. So, LA would need to get compensated with a person to fit perfectly in our offense, and raise it up a level (no scrubs allowed).

        • Zimmeredge

          Love… that would be lovely.
          I’ll even get a trade involving both Pau and Hill to satisfy Minny.
          Love? it’s 26/14/3 statiscally that’s almost Pau and Hill combined together.

      • Nick Price

        I think Smith is out of the discussion, remember when he was a free agent after playing in China? The lakers had cap to offer him but he said him and Kobe wouldn’t work well together. Maybe Gasol for chandler/shump
        Or Jordan hill for shump or maybe nothing will work out and they’ll play it out with who we have

      • Zimmeredge

        i think Nick Young is prividing that 6th man type of performance. And combine with Farmar, Meeks, Williams and Kaman those four/five guys can provide a lot of points in a variety of situations.

        I fear Jr’s lack of focus and intensity on D. And i fear his ability to mess up with our chemistry/brotherhood in the locker room. he has a will to take every single shot that’s not good for the cohesion.
        we can always try a trade with Kaman/Hill & Gasol for Kevin Love after all :D
        And we are monitoring Leandro Barbosa’s situation. Gilbert Arenas is also close to the organisation.
        I’ve also heard a lot of rumours for a possible trade with chicago for bot Boozer (poor man’s Gasol so to speak) and Deng. I don’t know about this one. It seems so good in quality but it just doesn’t fits the team’s need right now tbh.

        I don’t know what’s the best for us right now tbh: recruit a guard or shooting guard. But I think we are making these calls because of Nash’s critical situation.

        to sum it up:
        pg availaible: Felton, Lowry, Arenas and Lin
        sg available: Barbosa, Shumpert and Smith
        pf/c available: Boozer, Randolph and Chandler or Bargnani.

        I kinda like the idea of having a “mini” big three” with Bryant+Chandler and a great distributing or defensive point guard like Ray Felt, Lowry or Lin. and with all our assets coming off the bench. I also like the idea to get a great, big body like Shumpert who can defend 2 and 3. For me Lowry/Felton-Bryant-Johnson/Shumpert-Williams-Chandler with our bench (Blake, Farmar, Meeks or Henry, Young, Hill, Johnson and Kaman) it’s definitely a team that can be champion. It’s young, it’s athletic. This team doesn’t not have any flaws imo

        it’s a hard, tough choice to make for the FO. things will get clearer by the end of the road trip and also when Steve Nash will get if he’s indeed getting back. But what’s reassuring is that the FO it’s trying to rebuild asap a competitive team imo.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Lakers would improve on defense but then again offense would be less potent.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I remember the days when teams were getting Tyson for next to nothing.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    It’s a call for Iman Shumpert not Tyson Chandler.Keep that in mind.Pau Gasol is not leaving in this trade,think more along the lines of Jordan Hill.

  • rik

    3 team trade:
    Lakers get: chandler and shumpert
    Knicks get: zbo and meeks
    Grizz get: pau and jr smith

    • Jean Clos

      it could be done that trade? or is a hypothetic situation?

      • rik

        Yeah it works

    • KushedAllDay

      that actually works out pretty well for every team lol

  • Deangelo Mall

    chandler for gasol straight up wouldnt happen, lakers need to focus on some fresh legs at the 1 or 2, shumpert is more reasonable with chandler having a 14.5 mil deal in place for next year also which would take away any chances of getting a superstar in free agency

  • Deangelo Mall

    jr smith and chandler for gasol is possible probably with another part from the lakers, this deal would give the lakers very little room for free agency this summer but still a possibility.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      I know what the hell is going on with the Lakers?First they made us dream of seeing LeBron and Carmelo team up with Kobe.Then that dream went out the door pretty fast.

      After that media reports say the Lakers are not taking on any incoming salary due to a big free agent market in 2014.Now these strange trade talk reports after Kobe returns and Pau Gasol spouts off about Mike D’Antoni???

      Just weird really tbh,i would hate the salary cap to get filled up before free agency even starts.Their will be some wiggle room even with this possible trade but not what we all hoped for tbh.Team is in flux right now.What direction are the Lakers really headed in?Nobody knows for sure!

      • Zimmeredge

        the problem LHB is that FA14 won’t be as great as predicted.
        No Lebron, probably no Melo.
        Deng, Granger, Gasol, Bosh, Hawes and Monroe are the real big names this summer/

        What if we get Chandler and Shumpert for Gasol. And then this summer you sign a guy like Deng, Hawes, Granger or Bosh? Plus you scout a good prospect from the draft and you resign your best bench players like Farmar, Blake or Meeks, Young, johnson and Hill.

        It’s a new big three and great competitive unit. And I think you are a title contender if you can stay away from the injuries.
        They are trying to build a team that will fight for the title.

        the key thing is that Pau’s value and credit is decreasing months after months. If we can get Shump+Chandler we will have players with that will help build a playoff team and if it doesn’t work those guys will always interest other teams. Chandler is a great inside defender and Shump is young and athletic.

        • LakersHeatBeef

          Yes it’s probably time to move Pau Gasol i agree. on that with many posters on this thread.And getting Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert is actually a great deal for the Lakers.We need some players with some dog in them and Tyson Chandler has a whole lot of dog in him and he is a great one on one defender and also a great athlete one of the best defensive players right now,also Iman Shumpert has dog in him and he is tough and athletic also young just 23 years old,he has huge upside.

          Actually Iman Shumpert is one of the best defensive players in the NBA.Very underrated player who ate best can blossom into a Eric Bledsoe type of player on both ends of the floor.He does need to work on his offense a whole lot,he is a bad offensive player at this stage in his career.

          He is a young Thabo right now but he has the potential to be another Kyle Lowry but only much taller.Lets just say Mitch will do what’s best for us tbh.

          • Zimmeredge

            i think Mitch is doing this because of Steve Nash’s situation. if the roster was complete and healthy we wouldn’t be talking about any trade.
            but Nash out, Gasol’s frustration and poor performances, and our lack of defense inside. that’s the reason why we are so much talking about trade.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Agreed.I concur.

          • StefanCurry

            @zimmeredge:disqus what about Asik? I want this to happen but i think this will be a long shot because the rockets are not taking pau by any means? Can Mitch magic happen here?

  • Deangelo Mall

    if shumpert could run some point hed be really legit, hes got that westbrook size and aggressiveness, just hasnt developed into it yet .

  • Van Zanco

    Gasol to Memphis for Zach, Nash to Raptors for Lowry. throw in whoever else to make it work on the lakers end.

    • rik

      Lakers lineup:
      Lowry
      Meeks
      Kobe
      Zbo
      Hill
      Farmar
      Henry
      Young
      Wes
      Sacre

      • petron_run&gun

        where is caveman?

    • Zimmeredge

      we wouldn’t be talkin about any trade if Nash was healthy and able to play… they are making calls because Nash is either getting back to competition or retiring but for the last time HE WON’T BE TRADED! sorry bro.

  • RealityCheck

    This is the second time I have tried to posta comment. The Lakers fan base is Living in a Dream World. If Cove as a Lakers for life he would have suggested to the Lakers to amnestied him and play all of the youngsters. Allow Dantoine’s system to reclaim the Showtime rythme. Coveis so concern with his legacy and scoring titles instead of what is best for organization. This is no disrespect to Come. All I have to say to him is that there is only one greatest player to play in any professional spor in any one life time, that does not mean that the other players are nor great

  • RealityCheck

    The Lakers could do this, keep in mind all sports is a business; trade Dr. Paul G. , Blake and Farmer to the Knicks for D. Williams. Trade Cobe to the Bulls for Rose. Let the new youngsters run the new version of “Showtime” and draft one of top college prospects. Then see which free agent fits the Dantoine style. Look what the Celtics have done, they traded two stars and let another walk. Remember Cove is under contract, if he wanted to unset MJ that would be a good place to do it and I am sure the owner must know that his Bulls are only on good player away from challenging the Heat; and Cone would want to show Labron who really is the NBA’s true champion – Cove is not afraid of the Pacers.

    • RealityCheck

      No disresdisrespect to Cobe , to me he is the All Time Buzzer Beater. If I was to beat my life on one shot Cone #1, Reggie Miller #2, Larry Bird #3, Kareem #4 and there is no #5.

    • petron_run&gun

      anyways, who is Cobe and Cove?

      • KushedAllDay

        lmfaooo fucks this dude talking about

      • ra

        I was counting at least 5 malignments of Kobe’s name, which contrary to what he mentioned, actually don’t show respect. We have, Cobe, Cove, Cone, Come, Coveis (yeah, last one is a stretch).

        OK … let’s try it, RealityCheck …

        K …. obe , K …………. obe …

        K…obe …………………. K..obe …….

        Kobe …… Kobe …..

        got it yet?

  • Marty Susman

    First off the LAST thing we should do is get players who “Fit D’Antoni’s System since he is a horrible coach & trust me he will be long gone before his contract expires.. As for Chandler to Shumpert, PLEASE PLEASE Mitch, forget them both….If you want/need to sign a player now it needs to be a Kimba Walker, K Irivng, John Wall type point guard,that’s whats needed, not a player another team wants to get rid of & not any player who is over 24 or 25. If you can trade Gasol to the Pistons for Greg Monroe, that would be a player worth signing to a long term deal or if you believe in luck a Love or Westbrook to Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes but my guess non of them will be available until 2015 except Monroe.

  • roseducanna

    3 way trade with HOUSTON,NEW YORK.
    NEW YORK get GASOL
    HOUSTON get center T.C
    LAKERS get ASIK and SHUMPERT

    • Zimmeredge

      Houston have DH12 and are currently looking for a stretch four. TC would be useless to them!

  • dtl

    what if the lakers made a trade with the Celtics for kris Humphries Courtney lee rajon rondo for pau gasol steve nash 2019 first round draft pick what you think about this

  • Prince293

    TRADE PAU FOR CHANDLER AND SHUMPERT AND NASH AND 2ND PICK FOR KYLE LOWRY….

  • J Taylor

    Funny how the “chandler trade proposal” is non-existent although it’s linked to Shumpert.

    Knicks might do it… why?
    1) $19M in immediate salary relief.
    2) Lakers won’t have cap room to sign Melo.

  • Wild Boy

    Shumpert And Chandler Trade To Pau Gasol And Steve Blake Its A Good Trade Ever..

  • GO

    go and get shumpert. he play good DEFENSE. pls

  • Sti1lmatic

    What we need is George Karl or Jerry Sloan as Coach. D`Antoni has to go.

  • roseducanna

    If I’m GM of KNICKS , I trade CHANDLER for GASOL.KNICKS will have trio AMD,GASOL,CAMELO.

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