Posted by Lakers fan on January 18, 2017 at 13:26:35:
In Reply to: Randall and Russell to Boston... or Ukraine posted by Justin Credible on January 18, 2017 at 11:29:47:
: : : :The truth is is out there now. These 2 clowns defend when they want too. Walton is getting tired of covering for them. If these 2 are the future the Lakers are dead ! Bench these clowns .
: : The Kings apparently offered Cousins for them both and the Lakers said NO!
: The only Laker that I wouldn't give up is Jeanie Buss, but there is the question about which free agent would want to play with Cousins. If you do that trade you're not rebuilding through youth and a draft, but rather through free agency. LA as a city is not a basketball destination right now. Guys will come here over the summer. Chicago, New York, LA (Lakers) are nice places to visit. But competing against cities like Dallas and Charlotte is actually harder. The Lakers have been relying on the belief that LA sells itself... Sorry. So they have to bring in players that other players want to play with.
: Maybe guys do want to play with Cousins. I don't watch too many Kings games. After their president said that he wants to play 4 on 5 and have a cherry picker i.e. Chino Hills offense, I'm not interested in watching the Kings. The best point guard in Sacramento is the mayor. It's a boring team, bad defense, boring offense.
: The Lakers should beg Boston for a draft pick, Gerald Green (is he still there) for Russell. We'll even take a family from the New England area with that gross accent. Yes I said it. Is there a worst accent on the planet? "It's wicked gross." (I have friends in Boston so I can say that. Lol)
Boston will have the Nets guaranteed top-4 pick this year(right to swap) and in 2018(unprotected, top 4 again, no swap). Their own 2018 pick will be in the low 20s, so screw that. Never deal with Ainge, btw...Mitch learned this the hard way in 2004 when Payton didn't report after being dealt(Ainge knew Gary was on vacation and wouldn't report), so Ainge altered the deal and sent us Jumaine Jones instead of the guard we wanted.
As for ballinboy's suggestion, Vlade wanted our #2 pick(Ingram), Randle, and Russell for Cousins, and he wanted Mitch to take on Anthony Tolliver's contract as well(when we had the cap room to absorb it).
Russell isn't a bust, but has been struggling with defense and his shot since the PRP treatment. He probably should be sitting out until after the ASB. Russell also needs to be off ball more, his estimated "Usage rate" doesn't suit the type of player he is.
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