Posted by Justin Credible on February 22, 2017 at 16:17:40:
In Reply to: Rob Pelinka will be the GM, Magic is President of BBall Operations, Ryan West Director of Player Personnel posted by Lakers fan on February 22, 2017 at 16:05:41:
: : : Let's be clear, I'm glad that Jim Buss is no longer ruining the Lakers. But if you think that Magic Johnson is the answer then you're insane. Magic has already said that he wants to bring in Kobe Bryant in for player relations and personnel. Kobe? Really?
: : : Remember when Magic was coming back to coach the Lakers? A lot of people said, 'Of course it will work. He was a coach on the floor anyway.' How did that turn out? Now you want him to be even further away from the court and making more decisions that out of his comfort zone?
: : : We're closer to the Kings and Knicks than we are to the Spurs.
: : : Save this post. Coaching and being a basketball scout/GM/President are very different things. He certainly can't do any worse than what they've been doing and expect he will do better. You are a naysayer. Name something that Magic has failed at, other than trying to be a talk show host but I contend it was a success to even get network to let him have a show. He should have done a sports talk show and I believe that would have been a success as well.
: : I heard Buss was doing this job for 12 years, yet he got worse at it as time went by. Is that possible?
: : Give Magic 2 full seasons and by the third season they will be back in the playoffs. Probably 6-8 but better than 20 wins a season.
: Rob Pelinka(Kobe's agent and current agent of Harden, Ariza, and Gordon among others), will be assuming the role of Mitch while Magic will take over Jim's role. Magic is more malleable and easy to work with than Jim was. Ryan West and Jesse Buss are still doing the draft scouting, as they should be.
: But there is one puzzling question: Why would an agent take a job that makes less money? Pelinka has to turn over his clients to his agency because of the conflict of interest. Will other agents steer their clients to the Lakers in an effort to get in his good graces?
: Wouldn't surprise me if the NBA forces Pelinka to resign as GM, but if not, the Lakers may have just found a major loophole to exploit.
Anyone familiar with my posts know that I can write some pretty lengthy descriptions and analysis of situations. This would take a post that's too long even for me. I'll just say that the Lakers made a move that will either pan out really well or move us into the Kings and Knicks area. I think that we're closer to the Kings and Knicks.
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