Lakers Rumors: L.A. Exploring Trades For Nick Young, Robert Sacre, Ryan Kelly
Lakers Rumors: L.a. Exploring Trades For Nick Young, Robert Sacre, Ryan Kelly

With free agency in process, the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a disastrous start, but were able to trade for Roy Hibbert. In addition to Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass have agreed to sign with the storied franchise.

As the Lakers work on cap space for these three players, they are exploring trade options for Nick Young according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports:

As the Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb Hibbert’s contract, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded, sources told Yahoo Sports.

In addition, Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly could be included in the Pacers trade for Hibbert, via Spears:

The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers, sources said.

After suffering the worst win percentage in franchise history, the Lakers are determined to improve their roster. While there were high hopes of landing LaMarcus Aldridge or DeAndre Jordan, Hibbert, Williams and Bass are solid additions to a young team.

Heading into the 2015-16 NBA season, the Lakers will have a nice blend of young prospects to go along with veterans. With D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson as the foundation of the future, it will be interesting to see how competitive Los Angeles can be next season.


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  • Oh please please please let it be Kelly and Sacre! I’ll let them go for a Costco Hotdog and Soda.

      1. What about two of those 7/11 jalapeño cheese taquito things… Never mind those are pretty bomb especially when I’m hungover

        1. I dunno aren’t Dodger dog’s pretty pricey! Costco its $1.50 for a hotdog and soda! Thats 75 cents for both players!

    1. The team needs to unload some contracts to get under the cap and make all of their free agency signings and trades work.

      Young – $5.2M — Replaced by Lou Williams
      Kelly – $1.7m — Replaced by Nance
      Sacre – $1M — Replaced by Upshaw

      1. kelly and scare are all that we need to let go possibly nance too but that is only if we bring back a player in any trades

        1. Why Nance?
          He’s going to be this year’s steal like Clarkson.

          His dad was a great player, and his son is even better.

          1. I know this might be a stretch but let’s hope he becomes a star like the most recent NBA offspring to become a star, Klay Thompson…. or at the very least a complimentary 15-5 role player type.

          2. Who cares who his dad was? David Stockton is a midget 5’11” scrub.

          3. Don’t you feel sometimes like you are addressing Elementary school kids when you try to explain “Basketball to some of these so called Fans?? Densed as London Fog!

          4. Totally agree, looking forward to seeing what Nance can bring. Plus his voice sounds like Seth Rogan

          5. He does not under stand Kelly & Sacre are only worth 2.7 mil, and we just got NANCE, Young is the one that has to go, and better if all three go together.

          6. i do understand that u dont understand we only need to cut about 2m to make our signings work

          7. You guys do know that we really don’t have to make it under the cap this year, right? We have 2 years to go over if we have to.
            So I prefer to hang on to Young as long as possible. He has given this team excellent service in the darkest of times (the MDA era) and he sustained injuries twice last year. I think there’s a pace for Young. Anyway, we don’t have to trade him today.

          8. You might pick him But Young was gone last year after clashing with Byron, He doesn’t have the right Work Ethic for me or ability to adjust

          9. Not to mention we just signed a more efficient version of Nick Young in Lou Williams

          10. Young will be gone before the season starts! Kelly and Sacre have their days counted as a Lakers. Upshaw is our new Sacre and Nance is the new Kelly. Young will be sub by Williams consitent shooting ability. No doubt!

          11. Cap room. Also Swaggy P Is cancer he’s never played on a winning team he’s the face of last year’s worse laker team ever. I will never forget him celebrating our 14th win in the month of February against the CELTICS. Years from now when I think back to the terrible season the Lakers just had Swaggy P will always be one of the players i remember from that team.

          12. And we don’t need that Cancer are you serious? You should switch to the Clippers brah you seem to be happy being losers. We don’t need or want nick young.

          13. No he’s good player and when he gets back in the
            groove, you will be back to sucking his dick again.

          14. Correct. We don’t need to be under the cap this year and we have loads of room the year after. Dumping players when they get injured will make even role players avoid us.

          15. I can’t say anything about your bromance with Nick Young but He blew it. So we are moving on and better now than later.

          16. if you can move him and get better then you do it but you dont just drop a proven scorer

          17. Calling Nick Young a 40-point threat is like calling Tony Delk a 50-point threat. He’s a career 12 points per game player. He has no game.

          18. @ Cj I don’t need to argue with you over the obvious, He’s not a 40 point threat to anyone but in his mind. Mr Dribble all day and brick it. If he had focused more on basketball instead of getting into twitter wars with Rappers over his defense of rapper girlfriend.. your team is losing and you are not focused TEAM WORK something you know nothing about because He’s is Not Bigger than the team

          19. I don’t worship Byron Scott like you do. I think there should be room for a coach to connect to different players. JLin was another steady veteran that Byron threw under the bus. These guys WANTED to be coached, too. So fuck Byron.

            Young was a shining star under MDA—which is why they gave him the contract he has. Are you a new Lakers fan? We need Young. He’s a real shooter.

          20. I would call what Nick had a breakout season, wouldn’t you? Swaggy could have gotten a fatter contract elsewhere. Everybody knows that. He’s a good shooter and I want to hang onto him.

          21. His “career year” under D’Antoni, he had a Value Over Replacement Player of 0.0. In his best season as a pro, he was as good as you would expect the last guy on the bench to be. I hope the Pacers will take him off our hands in exchange of taking Hibbert off theirs.

          22. Where are you drawing that from, Josh? He should do well with the Pacers if that happens. I hope we keep him for one year more just to see. I never saw Nick as average.

          23. Exactly! I’m really excited to see him play, I’m going to summer league on Friday, can’t wait to see! #golakers

          24. Huh…? Even better? Lol.. Idk. He’s a good defender… A really good one.. With good hops.. Needs a better shot though.

          1. The point is we have no need to dump a guy that can fill it up like Young can. Dump Sacre. Dump Kelly. Dump Johnson. But Swaggy can play. He will be needed this year.

        2. do some research before you dismiss Nance Jr. He is a energy/hustle man defend first and rebound magnet Plus has length and size,,,,he’s guranteed a Rookie Minimum

          1. and young untill proven other wize is the better player and fits our teams needs more

          2. I strongly disagree, Young has a EGO/attitude problem HE has a basketball Focus problem.. He’s a fulltime celebrity and part-time Laker in my Opinion and he clases with Byron He must go with Kelly, Sacre and LIn, Boozer and Soon Wesley Johnson Too

          3. Young is a clown, not a basketball player. I am sick and tired from his on-court antics.He has to go.Period.

        1. The NBA, like most pro sports leagues, has guaranteed contracts. They can’t give him a pay cut.

        2. Umm.. How about Kobe take a pay cut?! 30 mil is to damn much. If he really wanted to win this year or help improve the team, he would lower to 20-25…

          1. Kobe is EArNING $25 Mill this year of a 48 million contract- last year @ end of 2016 season

          2. YoUr right… 25 this year… Still needs to restructure. That’s too much.

      2. heard that mavs want lin in a sign and trade. maybe package young and get aminu back? mavs might want a guy to replace ellis’ scoring.

      3. Hopefully ups has shows something… His defense is really good… Just needs to work on his face to face defense

  • As long as sacre and kelly are gone I’m happy. Even though I like nick young id hate to see him go but if we could get an asset for him id be happy

      1. He wasn’t misused, he is the same as sacre. The are both horrible players who should be in the d league. Both have no upside whatsoever and the Lakers were idiots for keeping them both this long.

        1. One reason is we lost Davis, Boozer,sacre,kely we need a vet any way..Lakers can’t go into the season with all rookies

          1. Hibbert-Bass-Kobe-Young-Williams … these are veterans and are very good locker room guys…
            Clarkson-Randle-Brown-Black are 2nd year players

            Russel-Nance-Brown-Upshaw are our rookies

      1. Now do you know when I say CHILDRED that’s how I feel, get so tired with them , be glad when school starts again.

      1. What the fuck are you smoking? Young is like a Jr smith. Inconsistent and to arrogant. They are all talk and no show.get rid of his overpaid ass.

      1. bruh, that ain’t helping lebron lmao.

        nick young, j.r. smith and iman shumpert on the same team?

        LMAOOO!!! oh, the comedy.

          1. I dont care about helping LeBron, I wanna get back to relevance. It would clear the cap for us. If we could find a way to find a defensive minded wing by trading Young that would be amazing.

          2. In a trade. Just a more defensively focused SF. I like Nick it really doesnt matter to me what we do with him. Im happy whether he goes or stays. But if he goes. Defensive minded wing please

          3. Idk im just saying. Maybe him and Kelly or something. Just throwing out ideas

          4. Young was great until he got hurt. We can never have too many weapons. We need to be patient with our own guys. Just swapping bench players is no plan.

  • Yes! Yes! Yes! YESSSSSSSS!!!
    This would be the GREATEST move of the off-season!!!
    Especially with the Jeremy Lin Trade too!!! This is Awesome! GO LAKERS!!!

  • Could possibly unload Sacre, Kelly in sign and trade deals involving Boozer, Hill or Lin. Young will be tough though.

    1. Calm Down Horn Dog! The topic is not ESPN Body Issue featuring Alex Morgan. It’s about the Lakers exploring trades for Nick Young, Sacre and Ryan Kelly

  • Lakers try to keep nick young if they can. The more playmakers the Lakers have the better! playmakers that can shoot the three ball and can create for themselves and pass! Two key players they need to add are players that have the triple threat . . one can shoot, pass, can create for themselves and is deadly with the 3 ball. And versatile small forwards like draymond green, igoudala , and harrison barnes. the Warriors would have beat anyone in the West even the Spurs or the Clippers if they faced them because these three versatile small forwards can play and defend multiple positions! Be like the Warriors Westside!

  • Brandon Bass for Ed Davis replacement… Lou Williams for Nick Young. Can we get a clown for Sacre??? 😀

        1. I feel you I loved ed “big boss” Davis but hey he found a good opportunity. Remember Robert upshaw he’s a true center. His blocks per 40 minutes in college is 7.2 which is mind boggling. Higher than Anthony-towns, cauley-stein. I mean 7.2 blocks is surreal

          1. Upshaw is a lottery pick if without issues. I hope he is true to his word to change for the better and be our center of the future.

      1. We have him his name is Robert upshaw. Just watch he’s a BLOCKING MACHINE. And the fact he’s our backup center is great.

          1. a rejuvenated Hibbert and an inspired Upshaw manning the paint with four huge hands blocking the path to the ring Lol

      1. no thats black. and bass is not ed davis replacement 😀 thats a good one. bass is not a good defender like davis.

        1. Davis was not a veryy good defender. He was contantly bench because of his foul trouble. He can not shoot ft either and very limited offensive player. Black is better and cheaper. Bass is taking the role of Boozer and he is better and younger at this point than him and he can shoot fts and dunk pretty good too!

  • Thanks for the effort gentlemen, but if we can find a taker, send all three packing asap.

    1. Woj has reported that lakers are in serious discussion to trade young and kelly for wilson chandler

          1. Ramon Sessions dropped off the map too…If these clowns don’t want to be here, see ya!

          2. Ramon, Shannon, Farmar, Odom, Farmar, Meeks, Clark, World Peace just too name a few. Ariza been the only bright one.

      1. You realize nick young is a small forward right? rofl The dude average 13.9 ppg and was consider a bad year for him. That is help we need.

  • Roy Hibbert / Tarik Black / Robert Sacre
    Julius Randle / Brandon Bass / Larry Nance Jr
    Kobe Bryant / Anthony Brown
    Jordan Clarkson / Jabari Brown
    D’Angelo Russell / Lou Williams

    We are in defintie need of a Small Forward, and since Young and Kelly are on the trading block I didn’t include them on the roster. I hope someone takes them.

    1. Upshaw>>>>>>Sacre
      We will have a SF before the season starts. They are woorking on it. Just be patient.

  • Ok you know what this looks like don’t you?

    After what happened last year the FO is doing the opposite and just signing as many good pieces as possible and hope the talent mesh; why else would you want to sign Bass and now you have more PF and not enough experienced SF.

    They are just hoping a sensible trade to follow which can allow them to dump salaries and get an SF but there are no guarantees.

  • Agree. as i said before, these Veterans doesnt know what it takes to win games. it is bad example for these young guys. We need Veteran guys that have Winner mentality. Nothing against these guys, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Jordan Hill, they are great players,and i’m sure hella of a team mate.. But smiling and joking in a losing season? I know Kobe is pissed, the management is pissed.. We need guys that has Playoff experience and Winning is all that matters. That’s what this Fan base is about, this is what Lakers’ about.

    1. You are right. They had no sense of pride last season. No hard fouls, no tough plays whatsoever. Clarkson was the sole bright spot last season. Sacre has heart but does not have the skills to go with it. This year’s bench could definitely beat last year’s starting five .

      2015-2016 Potential Lineup

      PG- Russell
      SG- Kobe
      SF- Randle
      PF- Bass (wishing it was David Lee or David West)
      C- Hibbert


      PG- Clarkson
      SG- Williams
      SF- Anthony Brown
      PF- Nance Jr.
      C- Tarik Block


      Jabari Brown
      Robert Upshaw

  • “Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers”
    Whatever, just let them go.
    Maybe Kelly will thrive in a different team.

  • so if sacre goes, does that open up a roster spot for upshaw? we still have to see him play in the summer league, but it’s an interesting thought.

          1. I hope we trade Kelly and Nance for Justin Anderson. Both are some great back-up for Dirk.

          2. i like nance but not if we could keep young. i could see us being a playoff team next season if we stay healthy and nick helps us be that.

            if we dont have to move nance and we can keep young then yes keep nance

          3. Nance is an immediate upgrade to kelly.
            he’s a stretch-4, amazing defender, and uber hustle guy.

            I’d rather take him than Young.

            Btw, Lou Williams is Young’s replacement at 6th man.

          4. Correct. Don’t trade Nance. I like him. Young HAS TO GO. This guy is just dead weight. I would honestly trade him for a 2nd rounder , or package him for a injured Joel Embiid any day of the week.

          5. He always says that its a dream come true to play for Lakers man and you trade him. Don’t do that.

      1. yes, i’m the dumb one. coming from a moron who guaranteed the lakers would draft okafor and trade for stanley johnson.. and wrote the term “cereal killer”. you need to work you way UP to being dumb. we’re all pulling for ya.

          1. no sweat. this guy’s a clown. this board would be far better if he drove off a cliff or something.

          1. that’s what joshhh said.
            “lou williams isn’t a pg because he’s a 6th man off the bench” or some crap like that. lololol

        1. so did 90% of fans, experts, espn etc.. guaranteed tthe lakers would draft okafor so i guess there all dumbass well haah!!.

      1. we haven’t signed him or anything.. he’s just agreed to be on our SL team. if he performs well, we need to sign him before anyone else does. the good news is that he sounds like he wants to be a laker.

          1. He should be….But with Hibbert, we can let him simmer in the system for a year or longer.

          2. Upshaw stated in one of his interviews that he will be a Laker after summer camp. So maybe he have a handshake or something going on?

        1. Whose head is still not right , he averaged 10 points and 5 rebounds last year so just hope he can turn it around but when you get a chance watch Upshaw’s video from camp in SB , he is a prodigy !!!!!!!!

          1. From what I been hearing he was feed up with the FO and key thing is he may need a change teams to get himself back. Still is a elite rim-protector and provides a low-post game. Only 28 also. He also hits a mid-range shot and his FT’s.

            Dude stop watching highlights and actually watch games. The dude gets lost as hell out on the court. Horrible feel for the game and is turnover prone. The dude is a block-head out on the court. Always allowing cutters to get behind him and his FT shot is horrible. Worse thing of all he is a “drug addict” and a headcase. Why the hell you guys putting so faith in this guy is beyond me. Right now he is best as back-up C playing at least 15 minutes a game. Everything I said was all mental(FT’s too) and it takes longer to improve your mental aspect of your game than your psychical aspect of your game especially if you have problems of your own.

            Shot-blocking is not what makes a great defensive C. If that was the case Javale Mcgee wouldn’t be struggling to find a team.

          2. Indiana didn’t want him back. And Bird told him not to opt-into his extension.

            The team wanted to go faster, but it had a $15m problem with Hibbert.

            At 28, there is no reason why he can’t return to his old form. If he does, he’s actually a better contributor than BOTH Cousins and DJ.

          3. hibbert has no offense at all. hes offense has completely vanished over the past 18 months fro all the reports ive been reading. his defense is still there though

          4. ya i do. you people hype up whoever the lakers get. typical fan boy reaction to a signing

          5. I’m hoping a change of scenery will be good for Hibbert. Indy is dreary as fuck in the winters, it can weigh on you. Sunny La will boost his spirits and he’ll return to all star form this year. *fingers crossed*

        2. hibbert has fallen off a cliff in his career. ur overhyping him. hes still a solid defensive big. but upshaw has the potential to be an hassan whiteside given the chance

          1. hibbert was playing on a team that did not use him the right way. he could have a resurgance next season

          2. You can use whatever excuse you want I still see a player who is soft and doesn’t really care to be dominant

          3. Something’s wrong with him so you tell me. Because his last team thought his defense wasn’t enough to keep him on the floor and actually thought it was hurting their offensive pace

  • Been hoping for this all along. Well, the FO is starting to turn things around. Brandon Bass is a good pick up also 🙂

  • Just realised if we manage to trade these guys we would have gotten rid of all our scrubs in one go. That wold earn the FO a B+ from me .

    1. Last year was one of the first years since I was a kid I actually just stopped watching the Lakers games after the all-star break. I mean it was literally painful watching J. Worthy and A. Jamison try to find something to even talk about in an hour long postgame show.

      1. I stopped watching them also, I need to stay up late to watch them play and there is no way i’m doing that when I have nothing to look forward to

  • I do not think the Lakers have cap room to sign Hibbert, Williams andBass, let alone somebody else.
    They are trying to trade young, Kelly and Sacre to clear cap room, so they can actually get the other three.
    So, don’t think anybody else is coming.

    1. Technically they do it all depends on Hibbert waiving his trade bonus, and whether or not Bass will sign for the room exception.

        1. Hibbert contract is 15 Plus 2mil Trade kicker. Lou Is 7 mil. Thats 24 All Our Cap. So We Gotta Trade Young, Kelly And Sacre To Get Another. Young Contract Is 5 And I Think The other Is Like 2 or 1mil So We’ll Have 7 left For Whatever bass want And a 3 and D Guy

        2. Can’t know anything all of this will probably be worked out at some point, probably after the moratorium.

      1. You Have Brown, Kobe and Randle as possible 3. And Lakers can actually play Russell, Clarkson and Williams from time to time also.

  • How irresponsible does that 4 year deal to Young look? I just can’t believe Mitch is that dense, it had to have been a Jeanie move.

    Edited to change 5 to 4.

      1. I don’t mind the money, but 5 years? Damn. That is crazy. Like Mitch should be submitted type of crazy.

        Edit: I was wrong it is 4 years. Still crazy though

        1. i agree 5 years for a player klike young is to long. hes better on 2 year kind of deals were if he fails you can move him because he is on his last year

      1. They are trying to dump his contract but it is hard because of the length. He is gone, but they might have to stretch him. They have to make space to sign Bass.

  • Let’s get rid of all the players from last year’s disastrous team (keep Kobe, Clarkson). Sacre, Young, Kelly, GONE.

    1. Notice beside Davis and maybe Lin everyone else is so far unsigned , what a crappy team we had !!!!!!!!

        1. D’Antoni?! Stop it! Lol You can’t be serious! Never thought I’d see that! Lol Jim Buss’ disciple right here!!! Lmao

      1. Scott can’t take the blame. With the roster he was given he did all he could. Also last year was blessing in disguise as we got the #2 pick and our future PG.

        1. Honestly, I really belive Scott was not ready for the new generation coaching style. He was too outdated. Hopefully he’s not going to be that stubborn again this season.

    2. Exactly you’ll get the same results with the same players. I’m fine if those three get shipped. Nick Young is 30 and isn’t going to change his game.

    1. I Agree! Gerald Green is a very good athletic defender who can shoot 3’s, create his own shot and dunk like crazy!

  • Hibbert contract is 15 Plus 2mil Trade kicker. Lou Is 7 mil. Thats 24 All Our Cap. So We Gotta Trade Young, Kelly And Sacre To Get Another. Young Contract Is 5 And I Think The other Is Like 2 or 1mil So We’ll Have 7 left For Whatever bass want And a 3 and D Guy..

        1. young is a sg/sf will is a pg/sg.

          young does not need to go. we need him for the games kobe will miss

    1. I heard that cap now is 67mil and Lakers expect it to be 69 this season when league announce it before FA signing officially starts. Sowith that we can readily sign Williams and SnT Hibbert. Maybe Bass is MLE or something.

    1. Why don’t you go tell everyone on the Piston’s fan page? Nothing but LA Fans, trolls and Haters here.

  • Russel – Clarkson – Buycks
    Kobe – Williams – Brown
    Anderson – Brown – Nance
    Randle – Bass – Black
    Hibbert – Upshaw – Seraphin

      1. Mav’s want Lin and we are on the only team that can do a sign and trade to allow it. Their only asset is Anderson

  • Get nick out of your mind dude is staying. I also haven’t given up on Kelly
    If he moves so that we can round out our roster I’m happy but if he stays he can become a solid player he was doing some good stuff last season

  • Call up Sam Hinkie, and offer all 3, and picks for the injured Joel Embiid. I know Embiid is out for the season, but if hickie would take the 3, plus a couple of future 1sts, I would take that risk. Embiid is the best center I have seen at the collegiate level since Shaq.

    1. I honestly think, if the picks were thrown in, Hinkie might bite. He’s obsessed with picks, and Embiid is still cheap and young. Imagine the Lakers did this, hit the #1 pick in 2016, drafted Ben Simmons, Kobe retires, the Lakers could potentially spend 3 max level contracts in 2016, or in other words, have the most lethal bench they have had in years.

  • Makes you wonder why they picked up Sacre’s option in the first place, he could have been applying to join McDonalds days ago.

    1. He’s probably worth a 2nd to some teams, and if Upshaw doesn’t work out, he’s probably worth $1M as a #3 C.

  • Lakers if this is how you treat the players who actually wanna play for your sorry ass mediocre small market franchise, how do you expect guys to sign with you? pathetic, simply disgraceful how bad Lakers treat their players.

        1. Totally speak English, 4 languages actually,

    1. You’re sorry ass clippers are done LOL!!! We all know u have about 5-6 accounts and you’re really a clippers fan. Who’s your starter?? McGee??? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    2. Still trolling. Bucks are wack. Milwaukee literally made Larry Sanders say fuck 15+mill & retire . & Giannis has great potential but he sucks as of now. Jabari acl might be like Drose.

      1. lakers need everybody they can get. You act like the lakers are in a good situation and not in a dire ”going into irrelevance for the next couple decades”. Youre living in the past bruh.

  • Hibbert – Upshaw – Sacre
    Randle – Bass – Black – Nance
    Anderson – Brown
    Bryant – Williams
    Russell – Clarkson

    Trade Young and Kelly for picks, sign and trade Lin for Anderson. Sign Upshaw to a contract.

        1. I disagree. If Sacre made the team, being drafted #60, then Upshaw most certainly has the talent to make this squad, especially at center, where the Lakers are weakest.

      1. Signing might be difficult, since we didn’t draft him. He is hands down already better than Robert Sacre.

          1. That is good. Stil;l a shame, that we just missed getting that #51-54 pick from the Clippers this year, which would have taken all the pressue off, if Upshaw was coming here. I think he has DeAndre Jordan potential….if gets his head screwed on straight. His shotblocking is already at an elite level for NBA standards.

          2. truth. the good thing is that he will be a vital part of the SL team, which is full of young guys. maybe they’ll establish some rapport on and off the court and he’ll relish staying with the lakers. did you hear the interview on youtube?

        1. lol so you say neither are better than young, and yet you say above Gerald Green is the best available SF out there??

          1. yes. that does not mean hes better then young. all the good sf’s are allready on teams

      1. Yeah, that seems like a terrible deal right now. But next year after the cap raise it won’t look too bad and the following year with the big raise it will look like a bargain. “”If he is decent””

        1. If you figure the cap goesup to 108 in 2 years, his contract will be worth roughly what 13m is worth now.

          Still a ton of money for him I think, but good for him gettin his bread.

      2. He put up some sick numbers when he got to Detroit. Dude can flat out play. He’s worth it.
        He’ll be even more worth it when the cap fully increases in a few years.

    1. Wtf? He’s not that good, If we would have drafted Okafor he would have been one of our top targets.


      It’s not even close, I’d much rather have Roy/dlo especially cuz we aren’t getting married to Hibbert for 5 years.

  • reggie jackson the future of detroit with that big pay day. Makes you wonder how jennings is feeling right now

  • You probably know by now that most people here can’t separate Lin’s game from their personal feelings about him and/or his fans. All comments with his name will just get trolled.

  • I don’t expect Bass to start but he is a productive big off the bench and he is full of experience(Celtics 2010 playoff team). I like this signing. Would really benefit Randle. Bass has like a auto mid-range shot and has a pretty good face-up game. He also plays tough and strong on defense even though he is not a shot-blocker.

      1. Well Randle? Sullinger started at PF for the Celtics and Bass is a career back-up anyway.. He is productive off the bench.

        1. Sullinger started because he was younger and the team wanted to develop him.

          And Bass, while a career back-up, is still heads and shoulders above any other PF we have on the roster.

  • shhhit for brains joshhh should definitely go be a pistons fan now. they have stanley AND reggie jackson. GTFOH, shhhit for brains!

  • Well, now we have Bass and Lou Williams. Lin, Young, Sacre, Kelly, and maybe Jordan Hill are all going to involve trade/trades. Maybe we might see one of our young talent leaving too (for another talent). Maybe a huge trade is coming. It’s good to see the FO is doing this quitely. Maybe Mitch is going to surprise us in a good way.

    1. Williams and Bass do kind of make you think they might be moving Clarkson and Randle.. But I really hope not.

      1. Keep Randle. He’s going to be a beast. If you can make a deal and get somehow Cousins without losing Russell and Randle then go for it. I like Clarkson but Russell upside is much higher. If Clarkson, Young, Jabari Brown, Black could help us get into a 3 teams trade with Sacramento and Denver do it.
        Denver gets jabari, black and Young to pair up with Mudiay. Sac gets Lawson, Faried and maybe Wilson Chandler. Lakers get Cousins.

      2. I hear you. I’m concerned about that too. If they’re going to trade our talents I want at least a fair return.

      1. Sacre doesn’t even register on the scale enough to be terrible. Lin is right above him, hanging, like a tea bag

      1. Last April when ESPN ranked all 30 NBA starting pgs In major categories such as playmaking and scoring Lin was 28th, right above Isaac Kanaan and Dante exum. That was just statistics, had nothing to do with effort or toughness. Lin is probably one of the worst 10 players in the NBA who play the PG position. He’s a fringe back up, at best.

    1. the last half of the season he was very good driving to the basket and played good defence.he is a above guard.i have been watching the lakers since the 60’s and i know what iam talking about.

      1. Randle will shut all his doubters up when he beasts through sfwds throughout the league… beast i tell you!


  • Excellent job by FO after the big names turned us down not to mention the picks and picking Upshaw who they will hopefully sign , GO LAKERS !!!!!!!!!!

    1. Clarkson is not gonna be the starting SG, him and Russell will alternate between starting and back up PG

  • Russell / Clarkson / Price
    Clarkson / Williams
    Kobe /ABrown
    Faried / Bass / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

    This, folks, is a muthafk’n playoff team

      1. We gonna trade Young, Kellly, Sacre plus cash for him. Denver unloading their entire roster for swap meet prices.

        1. how do you know that? do you have a link? ’cause i heard the lakers would send kelly or young to the pacers because of the roy trade.

          1. It’s a hunch. Denver was in the mix to trade Lawson and Faried to Sactown in a 3-way deal to land Cousins in L.A.

          2. mmmm that would be cool, but so far i haven’t heard or seen anything about this, hope is true though…

          3. it’s young+2nd round pick to the pacers, then sacre/kelly+2nd round pick to denver for wilson chandler…that’s how the rumor goes.

          4. i would prefer chandler, i don’t think we need faried right now. oh and thanks!

          5. I’ll take it. Chandler would be an excellent addition. And Randle better perform otherwise I’d trade his azz for Faried all day er’day

          6. Randle has to, a lot’s on him performing well. but I have faith in the kid. A faried-like performance with better scoring and passing and he’s a keeper.

  • The Lakers have done a decent job after missing out on the big signings, I thought this was going to look like last year where after they were shunned by the big fish they had to pick off the scraps. Hibbert Bass and Williams are all solid players, now they just gotta make the salaries work as it’s senseless to go into the luxury tax for this team… and figure out who plays the 3.

  • Kelly, Young, and Lin for Justin Anderson and 2016 2nd rounder. They have no bench. These players would really benefit them big time.

    1. If he doesn’t start Randle and Dlo, then Byron needs to be fired after 5 games, just like that other coach.

  • Bruh, how many accounts do u really u have?? Everytime I look it’s u, the lonely loser clipper fan AKA first ballot HOF’er troll

          1. It would be perfect if he goes to the Mavericks. Payback for Pig Cuban complaining about the Lakers getting CP3. Lin can brick shots and turnover the ball down in Dallas.

  • JLin better then Kobe. Lakers need JLin more then he need LA. JLin gonna give lakers nightmares.

      1. Click on his name, he obviously made an account to vent his pathetic frustration that the Lakers don’t care for Lin. Lakers need Lin? Fucken joke. Its only been 5 days since free agency started that one fucken team is interested in him LOL.

        If Mavs had Monta, Lin would be out of a job and will have to play in China or Europe.

  • Playoff team supreme:

    Russell / Clarkson
    Kobe / Williams
    Randle / ABrown
    Faried / Bass / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

  • Nick Young 2014-2015 stats
    13.4 PTS, 0.3 BLK, 0.5 STL, 1 AST, 2.3 REB

    Lou Williams 2014-2015 stats
    15.5 PTS, 0.1 BLK, 1.1 STL, 2.1 AST, 1.0 REB

    Pretty similar

  • I think SA, OKC, LAC, MEM, HOU, GSW are going to make the playoffs. MAVS/NOP will be tough. MIN will be a dark horse. Lakers?

        1. I think they will be in the playoff hunt. Not sure how they will stop anyone on defense now. Jordan anchored their defense.

    1. Looks like ClippersRunLA is back to his trolling ways under a new account. 7 comments? You are so stupid. Every time you create a new account we can tell it’s you.

  • by the end of 2016 summer After Kobe retires(just a laker fan dreaming here):

    PG: westbrook/Russell
    SG: Jordan Clarkson/Louis Williams
    SF: Kevin Durant/ A. Brown
    PF: Julius Randle/ Brandon Bass
    C: Roy Hibbert/Upshaw

    maybe they saving that SF position for KD? lol #wishfulthinking.

    1. if you have westbrook, Russell, JC, LW….you got to trade one to upgrade the PF/C position.

    2. KD nor Westbrook coming to LA. And D’Angelo Russell is the future PG for the Lakers. You don’t draft someone at 2, for them to come off the bench. Smh

    3. it’s looking more and more like demar might come to la as he is a hometown kid and the raptors probably won’t make it past the first round again. also, we signed lou and demar loved playing with him. jeff green is more realistic to hope for than durant

    4. Not happening, if Westbrook and KD can’t get it done in OKC it’s very doubtful they’d partner up somewhere else down the road.

      However, a ‘What if possible.’
      2016 off season trade scenario. Given the Lakers will acquire Hibbert’s
      bird rights since he’s being traded. Sign and trade Hibbert to the
      Clippers for Blake Griffin? Pretty well known that CP3 and D Jordan
      didn’t get along which the same (possibly) can be said between

      Hibbert S&T (2016)+Julius Randle+future first
      round pick and possibly another player for Griffin. Next season will be
      pretty much telling of the Clipps fortunes and if CP3 and Griffin don’t
      quite mesh well then certain Griffin feel the same way as Jordan in
      seeking a new team. It was also reported that D Jordan didn’t return
      CP3’s calls in the remaining few days prior to his decision.

      Probably best for the Clippers to consider rebuilding sooner than later tho Griffin still has two years left on his contract.

  • You ill informed illiterate piece of human excrement do us all a favor and go jump in a wood chipper.

  • Do it!

    ? / A. Brown

    J. Brown

    Put the weakest of the Rookies on the D-Fenders, get a decent 3 and D wing and a playmaking PG vet and this could fun.

    I’m not saying this is necessarily a deep playoff run caliber team, but mos def much more fun to watch than last years tanking mission.

      1. You’ll see. BS values the experience an won’t start with 2 Rookies and Clarkson. Too much pressure for them anyway. It’s what broke Randle’s leg last year, overmotivation (Kobe saying: “You f**k this up, you’re an idiot”).

        Ease in the young guns. The vets are here for a reason and as of now, Bass knows more about winning in the NBA than Randle. Let the rookies grow. They’re the future, not the immediate present.

  • What happened to you man? Did your parents not give you enough attention? Seriously I think you should may be seek some sort of mental refuge, wasting your own time trolling this site and making fake accounts and personas. I hope you don’t end up shooting up some school kids.

  • Don’t really like the Bass signing. I prefer to go with

    C – Hibbert / Upshaw and at PF – Randle / Black.
    I think Bass disrupts the minutes in the rotation

    1. He’ll be a good pickup. Randle hasn’t played in a game yet, and will likely stay in foul trouble early on.

  • This is what the final lineup will look like:

    Russell / Clarkson
    Kobe / Williams / Ellington
    Chandler / ABrown / Nance
    Randle / Bass / Nance
    Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

    PLAYOFF TEAM guaranteed.

    1. I agree with how the final lineup will look. I think it’s a .500 team barring major injuries. Probably not good enough this year for the 8 seed, but way better than last year.

      1. could be a fringe playoff team fighting for the 8th seed, a lot will depend on the young core’s level of play. IF they start winning games as a team, things will definitely change.

        1. Dude, even if some players have moved, west is still stacked , some teams like d pels, thunder , even d kings who didn’t made d playoffs last yr is still alot better than that lineup

          1. Pels made the playoffs btw.

            Lakers have a lot of X factors moving forward and that will be Russell/Clarkson/Randle – those 3 giving relevant performances can very well make the Lakers team, and as the season goes deeper and their confidence builds up, they’re gonna be a handful . And things are goin’ to change the face of the west. Sure west is stacked, but several teams will be in a situation just like the Lakers. They have that “feel they can make the playoffs” thinking but these teams are not the same anymore.

          2. Kings got worse, so did the Blazers, ditto for the Clippers, and OKC isn’t half the team it once was, heck Durrant isn’t even healed yet. Lakers have a shot at the #7 or #8

    2. yooo this is the lineup that i’ve been saying too. maybe sign wes johnson for the minimum cause i don’t want a second round rookie backing up chandler

      1. i would. and i see A. Brown being better than Wes, he’s been given all the chances time to check out the new adds.

        1. we expected too much from him. he wasn’t so terrible that he can’t be an effective second string sf

          1. With all due respect, 41% frim the field, disappears for long stretches on the court, boneheaded turnovers. The guy is physically gifted; mentally a knucklehead. 2 years is eoungh of the “potential”. Bye Wes. Good luck somewhere else

          2. I think your over reacting, he was decent on D, and good from the corner on 3’s, and is worth 900K as a 2nd string SF, he can’t disappear for long stretches when he’s playing limited minutes as a backup. He also will have a promising rookie (A. Brown) developing that eventually will take his place, but not on day one.

          3. With all respect, I think youre overestimating his effectiveness and value. He is a frustrating player. Laker management has been frustrated with him. They are the ones who criticize Johnson for disappearing for long stretches on the floor. He does make dumb decisions and turns the ball over frequently. His D is ok but nothing special. Basically he’s been a 2 yr experiment. It hasnt panned out. He’s not a good shooter-41% from the field is nothing to brag about. He’d be a wasted slot on the roster at this point. The FO can do better.

          4. Well their trying, there trying to do a sign and trade with the Mav’s with Jeromy Lin, the Mav’s want him but don’t have the cap space, but who do the Mav’s have as a SF that would work in the trade, there not letting go of Justin Anderson for Lin, no such luck. Might need a third team.
            I think Nick young will be gone by Monday or Tuesday, there shopping him hard, so we need a SF.
            Sacre and Kelly are going to Indy as part of the Hibbert trade, so that leaves us
            Hibbert, Black, Upshaw
            Bass, Randle, Nance
            Anthony Brown
            Kobe, Williams, & Ellington or Jabari Brown
            Russell, Clarkson

  • Now that DeAndre Jordan is gone, it looks like the clippers will be exiting in the first round again (instead of the second round).

    1. Wait until Blake has an injury, they will drop like a rock in the standings, not only do they not have Jordan, their anchor at center for D, they got rid of Barnes, a good defender at the wing, Clippers will be worse than last year.

  • Good move by the FO, aside of Sacre, both Kelly/Young have had an opportunity to showcase themselves on the court. A change of scenery may be best, hopefully it involves a few 2nd rounders.

  • Man this team is phucked! Not good enough to make the playoffs, not bad enough to keep their first round pick.

    1. Disagree, three team’s in the WC have ascended to the bottom of a possible playoff seed. Clippers (D Jordan), Mavs, and Portland. Thus, 8 possible teams may end up playing close to 500 ball given their free agency outcomes.

      Clipps, Mavs, Blazers, Jazz, Nuggets, Kings, Lakers and the Wolves. Depending on the performances of the youth the Lakers MAY find themselves buying for a 7th or 8th seed if everything falls in place which goes in staying healthy.

      There’s always the trade deadline to try to wheel and deal to which these new acquisitions will aid in possibly getting something done then.

  • Raymond Felton reacts to being traded to the Lakers:
    “There is a KFC in every city”

  • If Byron Scott allowed Jeremy Lin to play his game and run more P&R! instead the old ass Princeton offense!! Lin would score15-20pts 5rebs and 7-8asst a game easy

  • Most of you that’s talking trash on Lin, cant play a lick of basketball, and I should lin would ball you haters up easy

  • Lin was on the verge of averaged 20-5-5 until byrum benched him probably at the request of kome.

  • hopefully, Byron sticks to his changes that he did when clarkson was starting, seemed to run a little more P&R there

  • Problem with Lin is that dude don’t got balls of steel and killer instinct. You gotta be gangsta when you play for the Lakers. – i.e., Michael Cooper, Rick Fox, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, Byron Scott, Nick Van Exel, etc…Lin don’t got this in his DNA.

    1. you can’t have balls when the coach tells you don’t run the pick & roll!!!!! tell me why when Lin started to shine coach Byron scott would bench him quick and leave Clarkson in???

      1. Lin is moving on. Looks like Dallas. Please follow him. There will be a whole new batch of fans over at the Maverick sites to torture. Good luck

      2. Because Lin isn’t in the lakers future plans and Clarkson is. It’s not that hard to understand

      3. The whole Lin drama had something to do with Scott and Lin himself. However, the biggest reason is Lin failed himself. Lack of mental toughness (inconsistent) + no leadership + only good with PnR = a role player. Fans were mad because a 15 mil is way too much for him. Mike Conley (9.5 mil), Stephen Curry (11 mil), even Jeff Teague (8 mil) can carry the team but Lin failed.

  • Young isnt a bad player he just fools around way to much. We need serious players who are looking to compete every night not turn around on every other shot acting like its going to go in.

  • Who cares about Jeremy Lin. He’s not a Laker anymore. Fans of his….move on. Nothing to see here.

  • As a Knick fan, I was wondering what you all have been thinking about the Melo to the Lakers chatter that has occasionally been tossed around. Some Knicks fans think it’s a possibility but I can’t imagine you all would do Russell and a future first for Melo, right?

  • I notice players who believe in God and that are humble!!! you so called fans aka kobe idolizerS!!!! hate on players Lin!! what has he done to you??? are you mad bc he made it in the NBA??? sounds like a lot of hatred in your heart for the guy LIn??? what wrong with you all??? people holla WE as if you on the Lakers team and you not!!! their success isn’t your success. just stop with the well if WE!!! and US stuff. Just say the Lakers smh… somebody say the truth on Kobe the asshole ballhog you people off like he pays your bill or something!!! He’s just a man who plays basketball get off his jock strap idolizing him!!!!!!

    1. Give it a rest, we don’t hate Lin, just his fans, and BTW, Lin’s not that good, that’s not hate talking, that’s truth.

      1. hahahaha TOMK777, anyone can be good buddy if you allow them to shine… again I ask you why when Lin started to shine after the all-star break Byron scot would take him out the games??? and why was Lin playing so well??? I tell you why bc Byron Scott was allowing Lin to play his game!! which is Pick & roll and spreading the floor so Lin can drive the lane!!! the Princeton offense is for high school and college not the NBA.. every team in the NBA that beat the Lakers last year ran P&R and shot 3’s. but the Lakers have a coach in dumbass Byron Scott that doesn’t believe in 3’s nor P&R or analytics.. so please bro stop with that Lin isn’t good. bc if he wasn’t he wouldn’t be in the NBA

        1. Fans knew about the Princeton offense is trash, but Lin can only thrive in PnR otherwise he’s inconsistent and that’s fact. I don’t know what your intention is but your emotional opinion is getting ridiculous.

    2. LOL you’re way too emotional. Lin sucks, young sucks, hill sucks, kelly sucks, boozer sucks and anybody that feels sorry for these players is a SUCKA. We need to clean house after those goofs gave us the worst season in the history of the franchise!! Get em up outta here we don’t need reminders of that trash they displayed these last 2 years (worst years in lakers history NO DEBATE)

        1. Bitch ass nigga are u even from out here?? Who are u? Why u on here wit yo emotional hoe ass?? This is my city born and raised and my team. If me and my fellow angelanos never supported the lakers for the last 55 years THE LAKERS WOULDVE WENT BACK TO MINNESOTA. This is my team as well as all REAL laker fan. How many games a year do u even go to??

          1. I’m going to pray for you young man!!! its not your team!!! you not a share holder, nor are you the owner!!! secondly yes I’m from cali born and raised!!! grew up on 91st and Hobart in between western & normandie!!! since 1979… third learn how the converse without using foul language toward others!!! wake up out of your sleep my brother!!! calling me out of my name isn’t gonna change the truth nor the facts…

          2. Here u go wit that bullshit. Pray for me for what?? I’m fine and I help people EVERY CHANCE I GET!!! Money, food, KNOWLEDGE. (Most idiots don’t even know nothing about GMO’s let alone HISTORY). I affect people in positives way wtf do u do other than take care of your family which is nothing special since its your DUTY. And I’m sick and tired of black folks coming at me wit that Christianity. THATS NOT OUR RELIGION!!!! We were fucked over for half a thousand years and all we we’re given was the white mans religion that killed of MILLIONS around the world?? Kareem would school your hoe ass

          3. a relationship with God the Father, the son, and holy is what I roll with!!!! Satan is deceiving you brother!!! your good deeds don’t mean a thing!!! it what’s in your heart and you mind is what God looks at…. Colossians 3 King James Version (KJV)

            3 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

            2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

            3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

            4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

            5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

            6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

            7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

            8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

            9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

            10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

          4. 1Peter5-9)

            5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

            6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

            7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

            8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

            9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

          5. YOU’RE UNEDUCATED. Deceived by the devil?? LOL. I’m all against evil u dumb ass. You’re so uneducated please tell me what do u think about moneychangers, central banks and GMO’s?? If u take longer than 10 minutes to respond u are who I think u are, a passive, uneducated, judging, whiteman religion loving SUCKA. U here tryna be righteous but yet u dissing. U ain’t shit, just hiding behind the white mans religion. ITS NOT OUR RELIGION U GOOF. You’re brainwashed

          6. I’m not worried about worldly things young brother.. If you have a relationship with God your Father in heaven!!! you don’t worry about worldly things!!! get that hatred out your heart young brother… Hosea4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children…. for lack of knowledge you would know that we are Hebrew Israelites! God brought us out the land of Egypt, out from slavery… again read your bible.. religion is to keep us divided. this is a spiritual warfare young fella.. I encourage you to study to show approved…

          7. Egypt in scripture represents Sin. Parting the Red Sea is baptism. Promised Land new life. What message are you relaying?

          8. Stop twisting Gods word young fella!!!! again go study!!! Satan is a lie and I rebuke you in the name of Jesus!!! Exodus20:1-17) 20 aAnd bGod spake all these words, saying, 2 cI am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of †bondage. 3 dThou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any egraven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 fThou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am ga jealous God, hvisiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And ishewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 kThou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 lRemember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 mSix days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nnor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For oin six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 pHonour thy father and thy mother: qthat thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 13 rThou shalt not kill. 14 sThou shalt not commit adultery. 15 tThou shalt not steal. 16 uThou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 wThou shalt not covet xthy neighbour’s house, ythou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

          9. So Egypt doesn’t represent Sin? When the Israelite were tired of Manna what did they crave? Meat. Which some complained that they should have never left Egypt. How did God punish them? Gluttony. Remember the quails. I could go on if you want.

          10. FUCK U AND YOUR WHITE MAN RELIGION U UNEDUCATED BUFFOON. I believe in Malcolm X and Huey P Newton not your passive brainwashed, naïve, gullible ass. And u know why I asked u those questions?? BECAUSE I CAUGHT U hahahahaha. U support evil and I DO NOT!!! Europeans ruined the entire planet with their usury and plundering tactics and they still enslave us to this day u uneducated buffoon. U support GMO’s!!! Food that causes cancer and u take money from naïve uneducated people. The black church took half a TRILLION dollars in the last 30 years!!! U don’t know your history and that’s what is sad. U don’t even know who makes your money nor do u know who makes your food but u wanna come at me wit that bullshit YOURE UNEDUCATED. Silly goof!!. Ain’t no prayer gonna save the world!!! Centralized Europeans Zionist bankers RULE THE WORLD

          11. Satan has your mind already young fella!!! you have a lot of hatred in your heart, but Jesus Loves you & I do too young brethren… you say I’m uneducated but yet you here screaming about a team that doesn’t benefit you!!! that also owned by white people and the Europeans… Exdous20:1-17) 20 aAnd bGod spake all these words, saying, 2 cI am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of †bondage. 3 dThou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any egraven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 fThou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am ga jealous God, hvisiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And ishewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 kThou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 lRemember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 mSix days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nnor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For oin six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 12 pHonour thy father and thy mother: qthat thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 13 rThou shalt not kill. 14 sThou shalt not commit adultery. 15 tThou shalt not steal. 16 uThou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 wThou shalt not covet xthy neighbour’s house, ythou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

          12. You’re so delusional and brainwashed its absolutely SAD. I pray for YOU (I actually hope nothing but the best for just keep your religion to yourself and stop preaching to people who do not agree with u, also go get educated about the system and what’s in your food. I know plenty of church people that died of cancer and other diseases simply because of the food they eat)

            BTW I ain’t read none of that white washed altered bullshit u keep sending me

          13. So do you believe In the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ??? do you believe that he is the son of God? that came down in the form of man and died on the cross to save you from your sins???

          14. I believe in Jesus I believe in Buddha and I believe in Allah. I truly believe they were sent down to teach and remind us why we are here BUT evil always somehow, someway took over and in the last 2,000 years hundreds of millions of people were slaughtered over religion. Why do u think I asked u about GMO’s, centralized banking and moneychangers?? ( matter of fact the only time Jesus used force during his ministry is when moneychangers were in his temple) THESE are pure evils and injustices of mankind, OPPRESION of the poor. Money and greed is the root of all evil. We’re all brainwashed though media and manipulated by the “ELITES”. If u think we live in a democracy you’re more naïve than I thought. We live in a PLUTOCRACY. There’s almost one billion people starving BUT yet we have enough ORGANIC food to feed 12 billion people so why can’t they feed them all this genetically modified garbage food we have here?? I know why

          15. It’s Jesus or nothing young brother… He is the way, the truth and the life!!!! 1 John 4 King James Version (KJV)

            4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

            2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

            3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

          16. Ok it’s official. You’re an uneducated brainwashed passive peasant. Oh and sorry to burst your bubble but Islam is much older than Christianity LOL. Go read about the crusade wars u goof. Go READ instead of being a judging hypocritical Christian

          17. It’s funny. U can’t even answer none of my questions. You’re a clown

          18. Judging you would be me insulting you!!! or a negative comment!!! or calling you out of your name like how you doing to me!!! but I forgive you!!! because it’s not you my brother!!! its that demon of anger you have in you.. its ok I still love you young brethren and Jesus Loves you as well:)

          19. Judging is expressing disapproval, pointing out what’s wrong, or pointing out what you don’t do in a manner that implies right from wrong. So yes you are judging.

          20. Matthew7:1-2)7 aJudge not, bthat ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and cwith what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again…

            do not judge The verb krinete denotes the idea of expressing a negative opinion about someone. The verse cannot mean that believers should never pass judgment, since the ensuing verses inform believers how to judge and what constitutes appropriate (i.e. nonhypocritical) judgment.

            Krinō BDAG

            so that you will not be judged Matthew does not specify the subject of the verb “to judge” (krithēte). Jewish writers often used the passive voice reverentially to avoid writing God’s name—known as the divine passive. Matthew takes this approach here. In addition, the solemnity of Jesus’ sermon and His emphasis on divine judgment suggests that God is the judge here.

          21. Which one are you the man who says forgive me for I have sinned or the PHARISEE that says Thank you God that I am not a sinner.

          22. I’m a sinner never said I wasn’t.. but when you degree with someone don’t cuss them out!! its not very godly like at all… Have a blessed one young fella

        2. We means all the collective Laker fans discussing Laker basketball on here, which apparently doesn’t include you

      1. I’m a man who doesn’t believe in idolizing a team that’s not gonna do a damn thing for me… it’s just entertainment!!! the Government creates sport to keep us asleep and fighting with one another over a team that doesn’t matter to you or your life!!! ask my question what & how does the Lakers benefit you or your life??? do they give you a check or pay your bill??? does it help you get a relationship with God??? better yet why does it make you call other out there names and disrespect other??? tell me this??? seems like you little kids on here can’t control your foul mouths!!!! talking about having self control and being emothional….

        1. Being a PHARISEE again. As you said you are just a man. You are not better than anybody here. Who are you to point out what’s wrong with others and what they are doing? Are you a spiritual leader? Only GOD has the authority to judge since you want to go there. No one here has to answer to you.

          1. He’s an over emotional SUCKA. Captain-save-a-hoe mentality. He ain’t even righteous but wanna act like he superior

          2. Listen brother don’t try and use God word against me!!! when I see how you talk to others on here!!! truth is truth… yes I’m a spiritual lead for the Lord!!! I don’t idolize a man who plays basketball nor a team!!! when I talk about the Lakers I say Lakers, not We and US!!! because nomatter how much you watch them it doesn’t make you apart of them.. their success isn’t your success!!!!

          3. hahahaha young mn go read your bible and get a relationship with God!!! ok!!! you can’t use anything a against me!! against I’m not here sya WE & US!!! I refer the Lakers as the Lakers… stop idolizing Kobe and the Lakers to the point where you cuss other out and disrespect them!!! that my whole point

          4. I know my word. I have my path, my plan, my purpose, and I’m thankful. You apparently don’t fully understand what idolizing implies in the bible. I’m not here to judge or criticize you and I whole heartedly don’t agree with your method of spreading the word. Examine yourself, your heart and your motives.

          5. tell me what Judging means than young brother??? come at me with scripture to show yourself approved!!! not from your own understanding… my motive is to get to see, that anything that makes you cuss people out or put some down over what their opinion is than, that not of God!!! your purpose from God is to build one another up not tear down…Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
            Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

          6. Scripture means nothing when you have so much hate in your heart for people here just trying to have a good, harmless time.

          7. I don’t have to be a PHARISEE and prove anything to you. I don’t have to type in scriptures to prove to you that what I speak is true. If you know your word you demonstrate it by your actions. I’m not a young for your information.

          8. exactly have a nice night!!! your actions show you not of God!!! when you cussing people out… we are all sinner and I pray that God has mercy on my soul!!! not being able to go to scripture shows that you don’t know your word….!!!

          9. Find a post of mine with a cuss word in it. Then you can call me a hypocrite.

          10. And if you were truly you would not test your brethren as you would not test the Father. Satin tried to get Jesus to test God in the wilderness. Sound familiar?

          11. You believe in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ??? do you believe that he is the son of God?? that came down as man in the flesh and died on the cross for your sins???

          12. Yes young man I am very much so… so do you believe that Jesus came in the flesh as God son and died for your sins??

          13. 1 John 4 King James Version (KJV)

            4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

            2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

            3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

          14. Not onc did I say I was better than anyone nor perfect… but nice try young fella

          15. Stating that you don’t say WE or US implies that those who do are wrong which points out that you’re better for it.

          16. why did this grab your attention so much young fella if you don’t think that you are wrong in some way???

          17. I see a fellow Christian misrepresentating the word. Correction, using the word to glorify how righteous they are. If you plan to expand the kingdom you may want to do it one on one and work together.

          1. yes I’m here I’m not say WE & US!!! I refer to them as the lakers!!! not My team!!! bc its not my team…. yes I watch them but it still doesn’t make it my team nor WE or US… I worship God not Kobe and the Lakers!!! your action show that you all idolize them teams and players… than when someone speaks the truth you get mad and start cussing smh… not realizing that you have a demon in you that make you act that way toward me because I’m speak from a spiritual satnd point and not a worldly fleshly stand point

  • If the Lakers get rid of Nick Young I really REALLY REALLY hope they go after Gerald Green. He’s younger and waaaay more athletic than Nick and would be a HUGE upgrade over that useless piece of garbage Johnson. Plus it seems that he doesn’t have much of a market so with the team not having any cap space left, they might be able to get him for the vet’s min.

    1. defense is a question with gerald green, he’s a showtime dunker, althletic, a good locker room presence. but his athleticism haven’t translated to being a reliable defender, he just doesn’t give the effort.

      1. He’s not ever going to be defensive player of the year that’s for sure but that’s not the point he’s a solid player who, as I mentioned, is an upgrade over Young and Johnson. If they can get him for the vet’s min I don’t see why not especially when you consider that there aren’t any better wings available.

  • Lets not forget Kupchak has stated that he believes Randle is very versatile with no one position, He has also dropped 20 lbs and has been working on his 3 pt shooting, dont be surprised to see Randle play the 3 sometimes, with Bass or Black, and Hibbert playing the 4 and 5

    1. Mannnn randle shooting 3s from the corner like Wes Johnson is the last thing I want. Unless the 3 will be involved in the pick roll with the PG I don’t want him at 3

  • Look, check these matchups out

    Curry & Barbosa vs Russell / Clarkson
    K. Thompson and Livingston vs Kobe / Williams / Ellington
    Igoudala vs W. Chandler / ABrown / Nance
    Draymond Greedn & Harrison Barnes vs Randle / Bass / Nance
    A. Bogut and Ezeli vs Hibbert / Black / Upshaw

    Lakers about to shut everyone up in 2015-16

    1. They have a much better team than us. They are strong in all positions which we are not. Plus more time playing together. We just need to play for the 8 at best and go from there.

  • Russell/clarkson
    Kobe/ Williams
    Bass/ Young/ A.brown
    I say we keep young… And get rid of sacre, and kelly. Resign boozer or hill… Not looking bad. As long as Kobe can produce

  • according to cj young is more valuable to the lakers than a player like justin anderson 😀 does anyone here agree with him or in the world for that matter? hahaah!!!

  • So who do the Lakers have after all this trade?

    Kobe/J. Brown
    Young/A. Brown
    Randle/Nance Jr./Kelly

    definitely need the SF reinforced. And hoping the Young/Kelly/Sacre trade play will materialize to net a relevant SF.

    Wison Chandler/KJ McDaniels will be good at SF, Tayshaun Prince/Caron Butler will be serviceable at SF and are good veteran presence for the team.

    1. Kelly and Sacre are going to Indy as part of the Hibbert trade, so we absorb less salary, Young is getting ready to be dealt for spare change, and were working on a trade to the Mav’s of Jeromy Lin in a sign and trade, I’m just not sure what were getting back as a player, but it should be a SF.

  • What do you guys think about Randall at the 3. Just saw some highlights & I think he can pull it off. Start Bass at 4 Kobe at 2 and Williams at point. We have the roster to play Kobe what 25 mins a game. I think it’s a good look.

    1. Agree with all that except I think they will start Russell at point. Not that they should, necessarily, but I feel like they will throw him out there and see what he’s made of

    2. I think randle has been training himself to play the 3, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, if he goes against a 3 that’s too much for him they can adjust for that game.

        1. We forget that lakers were tanking, so we can’t really look at any decision Byron made as one that he thought would make the team better.

  • you are in serious need of attention you’ve been here since the morning, shit you been here for months. do you have a mom??

        1. Neither do trolls, and this one’s like a bad hemorrhoid, posting 24/7 and changing his screen name over and over, I’m tired of his bullshit…..flag em and bag em

    1. He doesn’t know who his daddy is and his mom’s a crack whore, so no one’s minding the kids…..

    2. No he does not and he has no RINGS OR BANNERS he is that team that CHOKE WITH 3/1 lead and gets knocked out of the play offs.

    1. you might want to try and unload DeAngelo Russell also for those of you who havent seen much of him, he was at best the third best player in a really crappy Big Ten this year. Dont be surprised if he is not what you’ve been led to believe. “DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE”


    C: Robert Upshaw / 21 / 7’0/ 265

    PF: Julius Randle / 20 / 6’9 / 250

    SF: Anthony Brown / 22 / 6’7 / 220

    SG: Jordan Clarkson / 23 / 6’5 / 185

    PG: D’Angelo Russell / 19 / 6’5 / 195