Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Nov 16, 2006.
Lakers & Chris Kaman agree to a 1 year deal
Overpaid. He's not good enough to really do much for the Pistons. He'll improve them, sure, but not enough.
i think it shows that he'd rather be the star on a bad team than an important cog on a team that could win the title. contending teams dodged a bullet imo.
well. things are going to be a bit different this upcoming season it would seem. i wonder how much that move is going to hurt the rockets though... i don't see them keeping asik now for one thing. although until they know howards back is fine, i would NOT let him go if i had any choice in the matter.
With the way Asik is complaining, the Rockets may not be able to keep him around and happy to wait on Dwight's back.
well, it's kind of hard to blame him. i'd probably be complaining about that situation too.
Before I post how I feel about all that, my 2 favorite excerpts from that article:
I'd also bring back beloved veterans Derek Fisher and Luke Walton for the veteran's minimum, then keep my 15th roster spot open and spend the season signing old Lakers favorites (Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Michael Cooper, Sam Perkins, etc.) to a series of 10-day contracts.
Important note: Lakers fans would LOVE this. ****, they'd even enjoy 10 days of Slava Medvedenko
I would be 100% on board with that (as I am with the Farmar signing, and the possibility of Odom returning as well. Why the **** not?).
Tell Jack Nicholson to stay away for the entire season.
We don't want Jack sitting there and enduring a willfully bad Lakers team. It might kill him.
Since people watching the courtside regulars during the home games is one of my favorite Laker hobbies (if not my favorite) during any NBA season, I'm greatly interested to see who shows up & for how often during the '13-'14 campaign. Even if Jack misses more games than he usually does (around 10-15ish per season on average) , will the others follow suit?
As for the rest of it, I'd rather see the Lakers amnesty MWP (even if he can still help out enough on defense) over Gasol, because Gasol could contribute more offensively (and of course is a better overall player than MWP), and they'd still be saving the same amount of luxury tax money ($30 million). Rather than to see the franchise deliberately tank, I'd rather seem them try to be respectable & struggle for a playoff spot, and then take their chances with the free agent class next summer (their sure to land at least one of those guys, right? Right?). If that doesn't happen, and the team implodes & becomes really putrid, then so be it... I just can't fully fathom/wrap my head around being positive about & cheering for (TANK FOR WIGGINS!!! TANKMANIA!!!) a deliberate push to wash away an entire season (I'm not used to dealing with that possibility anyway ). One last thought:
Making matters worse, the Lakers lost their L.A. basketball monopoly.
Ehhhh, I'm not sure about that. Sure, right ******* now the Clippers are the more balanced (WTF, did I just really post that?) franchise, with the better chance of winning a championship, but despite it all, this will always be a Laker town. Yeah, the Clippers having finally shown themselves to be respectable, a worthy adversary, but that can't 100% fully eliminate the cultural domination the Lakers have had here in Los Angeles.
Cavs get Bynum! I think I'm excited I think!
I'm beyond excited! That's freaking awesome!
Only six million guaranteed out of 24 million total. Freaking Bynum to the Cavs!
Congrats! I hope he scores triple as much for you as he did for us last season!
I'm really excited about this right now but I'm just waiting for the inevitable "God Hates Cleveland" moment that follows!
You mean when Bynum and Andy crash into each other going for a rebound and both land on Kyrie?
That sounds pretty spot-on.
Plus, following that Simmons article, he could push the Cavs into like an 8-seed and out of the lottery during the one draft that IS deep and has a surefire first pick! Go Cleveland!
What are the Milwaukie Bucks doing?
Lakers amnesty MWP
It was time to cut the cord... of course, he'll forever be rememberd here in La La Land for his great contributions in game 7 of the 2010 Finals, culminating with this shot:
Nick Young signs with the Lakers
Reseda/Cleveland (High School)'s own Nick Young!
Baron Davis says he was abducted by aliens 2 weeks ago
ugly looking mother ****ers
AK-47 to Brooklyn! LET'S GO (Paul Pierce/KG, anyone but the Heat) NETS!
It's a dodgy deal
Stalin could be behind the whole thing, I'd still root for them against Miami.
Pelicans move onto list for Greg Oden; Heat, Spurs still front-runners
That would have been a much more enjoyable read if I had ever actually seen Midnight Run.