Posted by Lakers fan on March 16, 2017 at 18:01:30:
In Reply to: Re: D'Angelo Russell shows bad body language vs Houston posted by Father Time on March 16, 2017 at 17:37:29:
: : : :Trade this spoiled clown. Won't play hard !
: D'Angelo is a lazy candy ass guard version of andrew bynum. Get rid of him pronto.
If the Lakers lose the draft pick this year, they lose it in 2019 automatically.
Trading Russell would mean dumping the best player on the team, presumably to rent a star for a year. Even if Paul George was traded to the Lakers for some combination of young players, he'd be going to a mediocre team next year that would only be good enough to reduce the odds in the 2018 lottery.
Then Paul George leaves for nothing, putting the Lakers back in the basement. But without the 2019 pick, the Lakers will only be tanking for Orlando. At that point our only option would be to throw the max offers to Ingram, Nance, and Zubac while waiting for the Mozgov and Deng deals to expire. Great future.
Clarkson is not the future pg. When Russell was hurt, Calderon and Huertas started at pg over Clarkson earlier in the season when the Lakers were actually trying to win.
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