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    How Screwed are the Lakers?

    This season is not going well for them, and looking at the salaries, draft picks, and ages of the current crop of players; they look screwed for the forseable future.

    1. Dwight Howard - He is 27, and his contract is for this year only. He has said he will explore free agency. If he leaves, the Lakers are ****ed.

    2. Kobe Bryant - a million years old. Will be paid nearly 30 million dollars a year. Once he retires, which will be within the next few years, the Lakers have no one to replace him.

    3. Steve Nash - a million years old as well, not much time left on those legs

    4. The rest - Earl Clark, Jordan Hill, Devin Ebanks, Robert Sacre, JOdie Meeks, Antawn Jamison, Steve Blake, Chris Duhon.....Pretty much a whose who of nobody players.

    5. Mike D. and Mike Brown - Mike D. has a GUARANTEED contract for 3 years and Mike Brown will be paid for the next 2 years.

    6. Draft picks. They have none! Well, 2nd rounders, but most of their future first round picks have all been traded to other teams.

    Overall - The Lakers, if they lose Howard, are in a deep pile of ****. I really don't care cause I hate the Lakers, but this is a problem that is coming up fast.

    Does anyone have any solutions? I think they need to trade Howard now and get something in return (players, draft picks). They need to keep Pau. I also think they should go after OJ Mayo. He is on a one year deal with Dallas and he could be groomed to take over Kobe Bryant's spot on the team eventually. Darius Morris, a PG on the bench could take over for Steve Nash eventually. He is a pretty good PG out of Michigan. Oh, and they need to get rid of Mike D. as coach.



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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Not sure you will find many people on here that will give a **** about this.



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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZJohnson View Post
    Not sure you will find many people on here that will give a **** about this.
    While your statement is true, it sure seems like every other post out of you has to do with not giving a **** about something lol



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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    The biggest advantage the Lakers have is that players want to go there. There can wait a year or two, pick up a big free agent, and be fine. Everyone wants to play for the Lakers. One or two down years won't hurt them.



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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by KFitzy87 View Post
    While your statement is true, it sure seems like every other post out of you has to do with not giving a **** about something lol

    ZJohnson don't have to give a ****, y'all, he plays golf and ****.


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    When the NBA season starts DirecTV lets you see games for nothing for about a week.

    Watched the first couple Laker games and there is no way that group would ever be more than a 40ish ,at best, win team.



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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    The biggest advantage the Lakers have is that players want to go there. There can wait a year or two, pick up a big free agent, and be fine. Everyone wants to play for the Lakers. One or two down years won't hurt them.
    The problem is it's not as easy as bring talent in and win championships, as proven by the Lakers this year. Upon acquiring Howard, the media had the Lakers as a competitor, if they didn't outright crown their arses. Instead, they've been a trainwreck.


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    What has Howard done for the Lakers in his short time there ? Nothing.
    The only way they are going to be able to trade Howard is a sign and trade. No one is going to give up draft picks for a player that is going into free agency at the end of the season.


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Future Hall of Famers: Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and perhaps Dwight Howard. Maybe Pau Gausol. Nash, Kobe, and Howard all want the ball in their hands.

    Laugher that four probable HOFers are like an 11th place team in the West.


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    I'm still puzzled that a proven championship coach who was willing to come out of retirement wasn't hired. The Lakers organization did this to themselves.


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    Re: How Screwed are the Lakers?

    Maybe Jerry Buss, his daughter, and Phil Jackson had something else in mind.


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