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KnicksorBust
05-19-2015, 09:08 PM
#2 + cap filler for Melo

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 09:10 PM
Draft DeAngelo Russell, the best player in this draft

KnicksorBust
05-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Draft DeAngelo Russell, the best player in this draft

Wowwww. What would the Sixers do then?

Jarvo
05-19-2015, 09:21 PM
Get Oakfor and let Kobe tough him up or Towns, Won't be shocked if they get Russell.

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 09:22 PM
Wowwww. What would the Sixers do then?


probably get the guy from congo

JNA17
05-19-2015, 09:23 PM
TOWNS OR OKAFOR BABY! LAKERS ARE BACK! Yeah!

HunterNRoss
05-19-2015, 09:25 PM
I prefer Towns but just as happy with Okafor.

raiderposting
05-19-2015, 09:26 PM
I hope we get okafor

Ty22Mitchell
05-19-2015, 09:28 PM
They take whatever center is not taken number one. They could try to get cute and trade down, but I don't belive Mitch would do that.

HunterNRoss
05-19-2015, 09:29 PM
They take whatever center is not taken number one. They could try to get cute and trade down, but I don't belive Mitch would do that.

Lakers already have a late 1st and no real reason to trade down unless they get an offer they cant refuse. Yea Okafor or Towns will be the pick otherwise.

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 09:30 PM
The Lakers will go for a PG instead of a center because their owner prefers the uptempo style of play

Plus they already have Randle at PF

angelsfan1984
05-19-2015, 09:30 PM
I'm going towns or okafor, unless they could swing number 2, 27, 34 for number 3 and embiid.

LakerShow
05-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Get towns or Russell. Lakers are coming back. Fear LA.

More-Than-Most
05-19-2015, 09:31 PM
Towns/Russel... I know Towns doesnt seem like a fit for them but i think he will be amazing

JNA17
05-19-2015, 09:32 PM
The Lakers will go for a PG instead of a center because their owner prefers the uptempo style of play

Plus they already have Randle at PF

Clarkson is the PG.

We're getting Towns or Okafor. Deal with it. :P

JNA17
05-19-2015, 09:33 PM
Towns/Russel... I know Towns doesnt seem like a fit for them but i think he will be amazing

How the hell is a two way center to go along with Randle at PF not a fit?

More-Than-Most
05-19-2015, 09:36 PM
How the hell is a two way center to go along with Randle at PF not a fit?

I am not sure... I am going on that by what others are saying... I love towns/Russel.... Either pick they should go with... I think Oka/Mudlay will be busts.... If I had to choose between those 2 id take OKA over him but Towns/Russel/Winslow---->Oka would be my top 4.... I think Towns/Russel are cant miss type guys/

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 09:38 PM
How the hell is a two way center to go along with Randle at PF not a fit?

Randle is a front court player

Lakers haven't had a legit PG since Magic Johnson, it's time

Not to mention that nearly every big man is a bust nowadays

LakerShow
05-19-2015, 09:39 PM
I am not sure... I am going on that by what others are saying... I love towns/Russel.... Either pick they should go with... I think Oka/Mudlay will be busts.... If I had to choose between those 2 id take OKA over him but Towns/Russel/Winslow---->Oka would be my top 4.... I think Towns/Russel are cant miss type guys/

I agree, towns or Russell are best imo. But towns would fit great with randle.

JNA17
05-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Randle is a front court player

Lakers haven't had a legit PG since Magic Johnson, it's time

Not to mention that nearly every big man is a bust nowadays

Clarkson is the PG. did you not get the memo?

DWNTWNLakeShow
05-19-2015, 09:49 PM
Would Knick or Magic fans be willing to take Julis Randle plus the 27th pick for either the 4th or 5th? Or is his value too shot?

TylerSL
05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
D'Angelo Russell all the way

KnicksorBust
05-19-2015, 09:51 PM
If the Lakers draft a guard I will write them a thank you love note that details their entire glorious franchise history in my own words dating back to the days of the goggled George Mikan.

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Clarkson is the PG. did you not get the memo?

Lakers wont pass on DeAngelo

JNA17
05-19-2015, 09:56 PM
Lakers wont pass on DeAngelo

Prepare to be very disappointed.

Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant
Jimmy Butler or Tobais Harris
Julius Randle
Karl Anthony Towns

We are back baby!

DWNTWNLakeShow
05-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Russel is a good player but I would not take him over either of the bigs!! Size is still valuable even in today's guard driven leagues.

PraiseJesus
05-19-2015, 10:00 PM
Prepare to be very disappointed.

Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant
Jimmy Butler or Tobais Harris
Julius Randle
Karl Anthony Towns

We are back baby!

prepare to be surprised.

DeAngelo is Jimmy Buss type of player

zn23
05-19-2015, 10:02 PM
The Lakers must take one of the two big guys Towns or Okafor. It would be great TV though if they threw a curve ball and took Russell instead.

Iron24th
05-19-2015, 10:07 PM
Russel is a good player but I would not take him over either of the bigs!! Size is still valuable even in today's guard driven leagues.

This.

Some people still don't get it though.

magic0320
05-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Lakers should draft one of two big man, and just draft really well with other picks. They will go through learning experience, but if they are all good nba players who can help team win then lakers will be back in 2 to 3 years for sure. Can't wait till next season.

Bostonjorge
05-19-2015, 10:15 PM
Draft Okafor and convince popovich to continue coaching a young Tim Duncan in LA.

Jenceman
05-19-2015, 10:22 PM
They better take one of the two big men. Building with 2 solid (hopefully of course) bigs in Randle and okafor/towns and Clarkson on the outside would be amazing

DillyDill
05-19-2015, 10:26 PM
Fingers super crossed again we take 1 of those dominate bigs

FlashBolt
05-19-2015, 10:32 PM
Towns is too small to play center in the NBA. I'd like to see them take Okafor down the line or trade this pick down. Lakers biggest issue is clearly Kobe. Do they want to sacrifice and try to compete now or rebuild? You can't do both with Kobe there. If I'm the Lakers, I look to trade that pick because quite frankly, they don't need it. Lakers gotta get rid of the laughing stock in their roster. Nick Young is a joke and should be out of the league. Dude sucks and swears he's a legend. Jordan Hill should be let go, not worth that money. LaMarcus might be a good option along with Deng.

Deng
Kobe
LaMarcus
Clarkson
Okafor

Plus that pick could definitely get you a big name in a trade if you want.. Looking good for LAL.

LakerShow
05-19-2015, 10:42 PM
Towns is too small to play center in the NBA. I'd like to see them take Okafor down the line or trade this pick down. Lakers biggest issue is clearly Kobe. Do they want to sacrifice and try to compete now or rebuild? You can't do both with Kobe there. If I'm the Lakers, I look to trade that pick because quite frankly, they don't need it. Lakers gotta get rid of the laughing stock in their roster. Nick Young is a joke and should be out of the league. Dude sucks and swears he's a legend. Jordan Hill should be let go, not worth that money. LaMarcus might be a good option along with Deng.

Deng
Kobe
LaMarcus
Clarkson
Okafor

Plus that pick could definitely get you a big name in a trade if you want.. Looking good for LAL.

**** no to deng.

TDE
05-19-2015, 10:52 PM
Hopefully t wolves draft towns so lakers can get okafor

LakerShow
05-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Hopefully t wolves draft towns so lakers can get okafor

Haven't seen any interest in him coming from the organization, I know they like towns and Russell.

Mave1002
05-19-2015, 11:23 PM
Id still be happy though with these two scenarios:

2nd: Kat
27th: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
34th: Im torn. Either a pg for KAT (Andrew Harrison) or Dakari Jonhnson

or

2nd: Okafor
27th: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson or... if Tyus Jones is still up for grabs, get him for Okafor
34th: Robert Upshaw

Mave1002
05-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Dream scenario:

CHI in: Hill, Young + #27 via Houston + #34via LA
LA in: Gasol, Hinrich + #22

sign UFA: Marc Gasol, Demarre Carroll, John Jenkins

#2: Kat or Okafor
#22: Hollis-Jefferson

Marc-#2
Pau-TRex-Black
Carroll-#22
Kobe-Jenkins-Brown
Hinrich-Clarkson-Buycks

xxplayerxx23
05-19-2015, 11:35 PM
Prepare to be very disappointed.

Jordan Clarkson
Kobe Bryant
Jimmy Butler or Tobais Harris
Julius Randle
Karl Anthony Towns

We are back baby!

Won't get butler, even that team is average and prob a 8-10 seed in the west at best lol

KMackSackAttack
05-19-2015, 11:36 PM
No way honoring starts over clarkson

xxplayerxx23
05-19-2015, 11:38 PM
Dream scenario:

CHI in: Hill, Young + #27 via Houston + #34via LA
LA in: Gasol, Hinrich + #22

sign UFA: Marc Gasol, Demarre Carroll, John Jenkins

#2: Kat or Okafor
#22: Hollis-Jefferson

Marc-#2
Pau-TRex-Black
Carroll-#22
Kobe-Jenkins-Brown
Hinrich-Clarkson-Buycks


Good luck lol

kobe4thewinbang
05-19-2015, 11:39 PM
My two cents:

I think the Lakers should draft the Okafor kid. They need a post presence (sorry Jordan Hill fans, but he's not it) and they don't need another guard because of Clarkson's development (and Rondo should they sign him). Big men with skill is a rarity nowadays in the NBA, so you jump on one when you have the chance.

PurpleJesus
05-19-2015, 11:39 PM
Haven't seen any interest in him coming from the organization, I know they like towns and Russell.

Flip Saunders is in love with Okafor.

Mave1002
05-19-2015, 11:46 PM
Good luck lol

We needed alot of luck 3 hours ago. We got it. ;)

I sincerely hope that the Knicks get some too.

Mave1002
05-19-2015, 11:47 PM
My two cents:

I think the Lakers should draft the Okafor kid. They need a post presence (sorry Jordan Hill fans, but he's not it) and they don't need another guard because of Clarkson's development (and Rondo should they sign him). Big men with skill is a rarity nowadays in the NBA, so you jump on one when you have the chance.

exactly, guards are a dime dozen.

FlashBolt
05-19-2015, 11:50 PM
Yeah, I think the PG position is one you don't draft. A wing (Preferably SF) and a PF are my two favorite positions because IMO, the most versatile. Don't think you can go wrong with Okafor if you're the Lakers. Win-win in any case; that #2 pick should have gone to the Knicks.

Teufelshunde4
05-19-2015, 11:57 PM
Get used to being a lottery team until several years after Kobe us gone.

Mave1002
05-19-2015, 11:59 PM
Get used to being a lottery team until several years after Kobe us gone.

Google: Los Angeles Lakers - A lottery team with 16 NBA Championships.

The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, their last being in 2010. As of 2015, the Lakers are the most valuable franchise in the NBA according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $2.6 billion

THANK you, now STFU ;)

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 12:00 AM
Get used to being a lottery team until several years after Kobe us gone.

get use to being mad that the lakers don't suck anymore

Teeboy1487
05-20-2015, 12:22 AM
We needed alot of luck 3 hours ago. We got it. ;)

I sincerely hope that the Knicks get some too.

I really wanted to Knicks to win it and us number two. Knicks will be fine. Aldridge or Marc Gasol will be great consolation prizes. Maybe both.

Tony_Starks
05-20-2015, 12:26 AM
Get used to being a lottery team until several years after Kobe us gone.

How about you get used to spell check instead?

Odominator
05-20-2015, 12:28 AM
Lakers have been in the lottery 4 times, 3 of them came under KOBES reign. Ijs

LA_Raiders
05-20-2015, 12:31 AM
Towns or okaford. Must pick a C

D Blue987
05-20-2015, 12:32 AM
You really can't **** this up if you draft one of the two bigs. You pick one of them and be damn happy you got one of them. Do not draft a pg. Centers like these kids come around very rarely.

Tony_Starks
05-20-2015, 01:02 AM
Lakers have been in the lottery 4 times, 3 of them came under KOBES reign. Ijs

Damn shame. I can't believe he didn't play through those season ending injuries that last 2 seasons so we could've avoided that.....

curtcocaine
05-20-2015, 01:25 AM
Google: Los Angeles Lakers - A lottery team with 16 NBA Championships.

The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, their last being in 2010. As of 2015, the Lakers are the most valuable franchise in the NBA according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $2.6 billion

THANK you, now STFU ;)
He didn't say anything,..... He typed it[emoji12]

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 01:31 AM
Don't trade it. Whoever we take I wanna see developed

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 01:40 AM
Mark down DeAngelo Russell to Lakers as another one of my stunning predictions on PSD

He is clearly the best player in the draft and will win rookie of the year

Mave1002
05-20-2015, 01:57 AM
What the Lakers SHOULD do:

3-way tango: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lnh6lj3

PHI in: Julius Randle, #9 via Charlotte,

CHA in: Hill, Sims, #27 & #34 via Lakers, #37 via 76ers

LAL in: Embiid, Lance, Jrich, #58 via 76ers

Draft:
#2: Kat or Okafor
#58: R.Christmas

Free-agency (by order of preference):
-Demarre Carroll
-Danny Green
-Tayshaun Prince

Everybody happy

1.) Our frontline is set for years to come

2.) 76ers could possibly have: Noel-Randle-GR3-S.Johnson-Russell

3.) Hornets..well, they get rid of Lance and a bad contract in J.Rich acquiring 2 centers in the process. Bunch of picks too

Embiid-Christmas
Okafor-Black
Carroll-Jrich
Kobe-Lance
Clarkson-Buycks

Best thing about this is we don't maximize our spending capacity. We still got room for 1 more mid-max guy.

GREATNESS ONE
05-20-2015, 02:04 AM
Draft Okafor and convince popovich to continue coaching a young Tim Duncan in LA.

The more you speak/type the more I like.

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 02:11 AM
What the Lakers SHOULD do:

3-way tango: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lnh6lj3

PHI in: Julius Randle, #9 via Charlotte,

CHA in: Hill, Sims, #27 & #34 via Lakers, #37 via 76ers

LAL in: Embiid, Lance, Jrich, #58 via 76ers

Draft:
#2: Kat or Okafor
#58: R.Christmas

Free-agency (by order of preference):
-Demarre Carroll
-Danny Green
-Tayshaun Prince

Everybody happy

1.) Our frontline is set for years to come

2.) 76ers could possibly have: Noel-Randle-GR3-S.Johnson-Russell

3.) Hornets..well, they get rid of Lance and a bad contract in J.Rich acquiring 2 centers in the process. Bunch of picks too

Embiid-Christmas
Okafor-Black
Carroll-Jrich
Kobe-Lance
Clarkson-Buycks

Pass... Im not giving up Embid for anyone.

Mave1002
05-20-2015, 02:19 AM
^Your team helped us before brother. For old times sake? :cheers:

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 02:23 AM
Pass... Im not giving up Embid for anyone.

So u think Embiid potential is greater than both bigs?

DWNTWNLakeShow
05-20-2015, 02:38 AM
I hope the Lakers luck out agin and one of the wings from restricted free agency aren't maxed! Which I highly doubt. kawhi and butler will assuredly be maxed and any offer matched. Tobias Harris is attainable but is a tier below the other guys. Still for the lakers a Rotation of
Rondo
Kobe
Tobias
Randle
Okafor/Towns

Is pretty good. And in this scenario only reason I am even considering Rondo is because I'm assuming he has burned too many bridges and will come cheap. At about 6-8 mil per year

Teufelshunde4
05-20-2015, 03:30 AM
Get used to being a lottery team until several years after Kobe us gone.

How about you get used to spell check instead?

OMG what a stinger..... how am I ever to recover to such a scalpel to the heart? Damn you Tony stark

Hail hydra

Quinnsanity
05-20-2015, 03:30 AM
#2 + cap filler for Melo

I'd take the 2000th pick for Melo at this point.

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 03:41 AM
So u think Embiid potential is greater than both bigs?


Yes and by a lot.... I think he is way more risky than both though but he has much more upside.

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 03:44 AM
I'd take the 2000th pick for Melo at this point.

I really want the knicks to be great because its good for basketball... I said all along they should have traded melo. I love that they traded smith and shump but thought they could get more... That being said their biggest mistake was keeping melo... They should have traded him and they also shouldnt go after anyone in free agency this year... Rebuild with the picks this year and next and go for a big splash like a durant or something... This free agency class will make the knocks a pretender but not a contender... They will be a playoff team in the east but wont be better than Cleveland/Bulls or about 8 teams in the west... I think if they force retool they will regret it.

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 03:48 AM
Yes and by a lot.... I think he is way more risky than both though but he has much more upside.

Embidd potential is scary loved his post gm in college. But let's say Lakes take Russ what do 6ers do?

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 03:53 AM
Embidd potential is scary loved his post gm in college. But let's say Lakes take Russ what do 6ers do?

Probably take Mudlay : ( I know it doesnt do anything for us but one I think the lakers should take towns/Russell.... By far these 2 are gonna be the stars in my opinion... Now that being said lets say the wolves take oka and lakers take russell... If I were the sixers Id take Towns and use him as trade bait or something.... If the wolves take towns and lakers take Russell Id take OKA and again use him as trade bait or trade back or something... My best player available list goes like this

Towns
Russell


Winslow



Oka





Mudlay


I think the sixers will end up taking Mudlay just because of he is a true PG and they have Embid/Noel and its not a dumb move when you think about it that way I just am not a fan of Mudlay at all.

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 03:56 AM
Also the only person Id take over Embid would be a Wiggins and id still have to think about it. I think Embid has more potential than wiggins but again Embid and health concerns so its a massive massive risk. I am making my bed with Embid though... We will live or die with him and deal with the out come.

More-Than-Most
05-20-2015, 04:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8_MDi2bZrU

I cannot and will not give this up... If he busts then so be it but that potential is scary.

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 04:36 AM
Probably take Mudlay : ( I know it doesnt do anything for us but one I think the lakers should take towns/Russell.... By far these 2 are gonna be the stars in my opinion... Now that being said lets say the wolves take oka and lakers take russell... If I were the sixers Id take Towns and use him as trade bait or something.... If the wolves take towns and lakers take Russell Id take OKA and again use him as trade bait or trade back or something... My best player available list goes like this

Towns
Russell


Winslow



Oka





Mudlay


I think the sixers will end up taking Mudlay just because of he is a true PG and they have Embid/Noel and its not a dumb move when you think about it that way I just am not a fan of Mudlay at all.

That's real smart, thinking like you're Gm lol, take the BPA at any costs

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 04:37 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8_MDi2bZrU

I cannot and will not give this up... If he busts then so be it but that potential is scary.

Super scary I hope he stay 100% because I wanna see Domanite Centers return

jayjay33
05-20-2015, 06:12 AM
Towns/Winslow/Russell anything else and buss should be chin checked on site.

cmellofan15
05-20-2015, 09:02 AM
A lot of optimism from the lottery results for the lakers fans. Hope you guys can keep that optimism in the lotteries to come, I'm right there with ya!

likemystylez
05-20-2015, 09:19 AM
#2 + cap filler for Melo

thats gonna have to be a huuuuuge cap filler or 7

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 09:42 AM
They better not pick Okafor, him and Randle aren't a great fit and are ATROCIOUS defensively

BKLYNpigeon
05-20-2015, 10:10 AM
trade it for Demarcus Cousins.

2-ONE-5
05-20-2015, 10:16 AM
What the Lakers SHOULD do:

3-way tango: http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=lnh6lj3

PHI in: Julius Randle, #9 via Charlotte,

CHA in: Hill, Sims, #27 & #34 via Lakers, #37 via 76ers

LAL in: Embiid, Lance, Jrich, #58 via 76ers

Draft:
#2: Kat or Okafor
#58: R.Christmas

Free-agency (by order of preference):
-Demarre Carroll
-Danny Green
-Tayshaun Prince

Everybody happy

1.) Our frontline is set for years to come

2.) 76ers could possibly have: Noel-Randle-GR3-S.Johnson-Russell

3.) Hornets..well, they get rid of Lance and a bad contract in J.Rich acquiring 2 centers in the process. Bunch of picks too

Embiid-Christmas
Okafor-Black
Carroll-Jrich
Kobe-Lance
Clarkson-Buycks

Best thing about this is we don't maximize our spending capacity. We still got room for 1 more mid-max guy.

lol no

D-Leethal
05-20-2015, 10:20 AM
If Towns goes #1 they might have to go guard here, leaving Okafor for Knicks at #4.

Tony_Starks
05-20-2015, 10:28 AM
I hope the Lakers luck out agin and one of the wings from restricted free agency aren't maxed! Which I highly doubt. kawhi and butler will assuredly be maxed and any offer matched. Tobias Harris is attainable but is a tier below the other guys. Still for the lakers a Rotation of
Rondo
Kobe
Tobias
Randle
Okafor/Towns

Is pretty good. And in this scenario only reason I am even considering Rondo is because I'm assuming he has burned too many bridges and will come cheap. At about 6-8 mil per year

I like that lineup. Tobias is on the verge of having a break out season. I love how he was going at Lebron this year and not backing down. Would be a steal if we can get him.

Don't forget about Draymond Green either. He's going to demand a hefty payday, gotta see if Dubs will cut the check.

crewfan13
05-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Also the only person Id take over Embid would be a Wiggins and id still have to think about it. I think Embid has more potential than wiggins but again Embid and health concerns so its a massive massive risk. I am making my bed with Embid though... We will live or die with him and deal with the out come.

Last year I thought Embiid was the best prospect in any draft since Anthony Davis. I'm still not as big on Wiggins as others are, but I'd still take Embiid, even with the injury history. Especially if I'm Philly and I'm okay losing until we get a stud because Embiid has stud potential.

As for the Lakers, I really think the pick will be very interesting and might be a window into their offseason. I think Russell probably makes the most sense, as he's versatile enough to fit multiple roles depending on who else they sign. I don't like the defensive potential of a Randle/Okafor front court, but if they don't plan on pursuing a big in free agency, I think I sort of like Okafor there. Kobe has always been at his best when he had a big you could throw it in to in the post, and given Kobe's age, they aren't likely to try to play really fast, so Okafor could work there. Its also possible if they like Okafor, that they consider moving Randle then too.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 01:12 PM
Dlo shoots and passes like a younger Steph Curry

yet he plays defense and rebounds like Russell Westbrook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kYmODtN2A

DLo is the best college PG that I've seen since Curry - and we all know that I predicted his MVP award during his rookie season.

I will denounce my Lakers fandom if they pass of DLo, he is so obviously the best player in the draft - I can't believe everyone keeps droning on about Okafor

ILLUSIONIST^248
05-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Okafor

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 01:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEgMvIQ4uw8

DLo is the obvious choice, I think he should be the #1 pick

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Okafor

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Okafor is a total bust, he reminds me of Olowankandi

Lakers will draft DLo if they arent stupid

2-ONE-5
05-20-2015, 01:38 PM
Okafor is a total bust, he reminds me of Olowankandi

Lakers will draft DLo if they arent stupid

jesus you are annoying

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 01:44 PM
jesus you are annoying

Says the guy from Philly thats pining for DLO

Lakers arent dumb enough to draft Okafor so prepare for that

Stunner
05-20-2015, 01:51 PM
Trade the pick for Jimmy Butler

Stunner
05-20-2015, 01:55 PM
#2 + cap filler for Melo

Melo and 4 for Noel and the 3rd

Knicks grab Russell at 3 .

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Melo and 4 for Noel and the 3rd

Knicks grab Russell at 3 .

Why would the Sixers do that?

Stunner
05-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Why would the Sixers do that?

They won't unless they want to try and make the playoffs . Basically it's a trade of Melo for Noel Which is fair and Mudiay for Russell . Philly GM the only one to go to China to scout Mudiay . But I think Philly would want Russell more but I'm still not sure . I just know Knicks want Russell bad for the triangle .

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Lakers arnt trading the pick they are going to draft DLO because the owner, Jim Buss, has said over and over that he wants to bring back showtime

A fast paced and high scoring style of play

That's DLO kids

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 02:29 PM
Shame on the idiotic sports media for pushing JOKEafor on the Lakers

2-ONE-5
05-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Says the guy from Philly thats pining for DLO

Lakers arent dumb enough to draft Okafor so prepare for that

you have posted the same thing like 50 times in 2 days. give it a break. Lakers are smart enough to draft Okafor bcuz he is a steal at 2. you're evaluation of Okafor is turrible, wait you dont have one just like u dont with russell you just keep repeating yourself over and over and over and ****ing over

2-ONE-5
05-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Melo and 4 for Noel and the 3rd

Knicks grab Russell at 3 .

lol stop

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 02:32 PM
you have posted the same thing like 50 times in 2 days. give it a break. Lakers are smart enough to draft Okafor bcuz he is a steal at 2. you're evaluation of Okafor is turrible, wait you dont have one just like u dont with russell you just keep repeating yourself over and over and over and ****ing over

So you would be happy with JOKEafor on the 76ers?

If so then prepare to be happy

Teufelshunde4
05-20-2015, 02:43 PM
Google: Los Angeles Lakers - A lottery team with 16 NBA Championships.

The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, their last being in 2010. As of 2015, the Lakers are the most valuable franchise in the NBA according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $2.6 billion

THANK you, now STFU ;)

Show me the core of a championship run in them right now. Fact is there isn't and unless a couple of FA super stars decide to make LA their home and hog a huge chunk of salary cap space the Lakers will in in the lottery. Kobe and his over priced contract will always nudge the FO towards doing a quick reboot if possible.
Fact is elite FA have been avoiding the Lakers because of Kobe..
Yall are in denial...
Now I'm might STFU for maybe a day cause I will be busy?

And BTW there is no magical thread from previous championship teams that will have any bearing upon the future for the Lakers. To act like there is just being arrogant and misguided.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Coach Bobby Knight was coming off a gold-medal Olympic run with Michael Jordan. Knight was friends with then Portland Trailblazer GM, Stu Inman, and called to sell him on Jordan as their first pick in the upcoming NBA draft. With Clyde Drexler already on the team, Inman had other plans.

Inman:
We need a center.

Bobby Knight:
Then draft Jordan, and play him at center.

curtcocaine
05-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Dlo shoots and passes like a younger Steph Curry

yet he plays defense and rebounds like Russell Westbrook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kYmODtN2A

DLo is the best college PG that I've seen since Curry - and we all know that I predicted his MVP award during his rookie season.

I will denounce my Lakers fandom if they pass of DLo, he is so obviously the best player in the draft - I can't believe everyone keeps droning on about Okafor
Smartes post you've ever posted[emoji122]

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Smartes post you've ever posted[emoji122]

Same to you :)

DLO is the man in this draft

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 03:06 PM
Show me the core of a championship run in them right now. Fact is there isn't and unless a couple of FA super stars decide to make LA their home and hog a huge chunk of salary cap space the Lakers will in in the lottery. Kobe and his over priced contract will always nudge the FO towards doing a quick reboot if possible.
Fact is elite FA have been avoiding the Lakers because of Kobe..
Yall are in denial...
Now I'm might STFU for maybe a day cause I will be busy?

And BTW there is no magical thread from previous championship teams that will have any bearing upon the future for the Lakers. To act like there is just being arrogant and misguided.

You have no idea of how much the cap is going up and how much money the Lakers have to spend the next few years. They can add a Max guy plus a solid player in each of the next 2 and maybe 3 years. You probably don't even know how the cap works, if you did, you wouldn't be soon to be in Alabama. lol

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 03:09 PM
you have posted the same thing like 50 times in 2 days. give it a break. Lakers are smart enough to draft Okafor bcuz he is a steal at 2. you're evaluation of Okafor is turrible, wait you dont have one just like u dont with russell you just keep repeating yourself over and over and over and ****ing over

No he's not, how does Okafor and Randle fit together when they both do the same thing and are ATROCIOUS defenders? It's not a good fit, I'm probably the only one that thinks Okafor is overrated.

curtcocaine
05-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Same to you :)

DLO is the man in this draft
Lol

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Okafor and Randle will be what Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph was with the Knicks

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 03:11 PM
No he's not, how does Okafor and Randle fit together when they both do the same thing and are ATROCIOUS defenders? It's not a good fit, I'm probably the only one that thinks Okafor is overrated.

You defintely aren't the only one rallying against JOKEafor

DOn't forget that he also shoots an abyssmal 51% from the FT line

2-ONE-5
05-20-2015, 03:45 PM
No he's not, how does Okafor and Randle fit together when they both do the same thing and are ATROCIOUS defenders? It's not a good fit, I'm probably the only one that thinks Okafor is overrated.

neither are anywhere near as bad of defenders that people on this board think, its gotten out of hand.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 03:47 PM
neither are anywhere near as bad of defenders that people on this board think, its gotten out of hand.

Well you should be really happy then when JOKEafor falls right into the Sixers lap ;)

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 03:52 PM
Okafor and Randle will be what Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph was with the Knicks

The Lakers will be nothing like the Knicks. Randle wouldn't be used in the post up game with Oakafor. He can shoot from 15 feet and has even added a 3 point shot to his game, he can handle the ball and push it up the court like a SF, he also dropped about 20 lbs. Oakfor is the best back to the basket offensive Center in the lastdecade or so. It would be a good problem to have, it also isn't hard to trade a young player on a rookie deal. The Knicks paid those two a ton of money, so it is nothing like that.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 03:53 PM
You defintely aren't the only one rallying against JOKEafor

DOn't forget that he also shoots an abyssmal 51% from the FT line

You are going to be wrong

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 03:55 PM
You are going to be wrong

Wrong about what? That he shoot 51% from FT line or that hes a terrible defensive player???

With a FT% like that he will be breaking Shaqs record for FT attempts

The first role of a center and PF is to provide DEFENSE not score

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Okafor and Randle will be what Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph was with the Knicks

youre just mad that you're missing out on towns/okafor/Russell. U ain't getting either. No chance.

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Wrong about what? That he shoot 51% from FT line or that hes a terrible defensive player???

With a FT% like that he will be breaking Shaqs record for FT attempts

The first role of a center and PF is to provide DEFENSE not score

k you will see.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 03:58 PM
k you will see.

see what?

Teeboy1487
05-20-2015, 04:01 PM
I would be more than happy with Okafor and Randle.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Wrong about what? That he shoot 51% from FT line or that hes a terrible defensive player???

With a FT% like that he will be breaking Shaqs record for FT attempts

The first role of a center and PF is to provide DEFENSE not score

Yup, a 19 year old kid who is the best offensive Center prospect in the last 10 to 15 years can't get better on D or improve his freethrows. Lol

Marc Gasol wasn't a great defender when he was young, he learned. FT shooting can be improved, we will see how hard he works on it.

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:06 PM
Okafor and Randle will be eating up every board especially offensive boards. Two bigs who actually know how to play in the post and finish around the rim. Clarkson stock is going to sky rocket will his drive a diss to either big.

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:07 PM
I would be more than happy with Okafor and Randle.
Happier with both

RAIKERS2421
05-20-2015, 04:09 PM
The only thing I'd say is top 3 is towns/okafor/Russell not in any specific order in terms of talent ... But what we need and what could happen we go big.. Reason being what if we sign rondo... And to get more impressive, if we develop the big man and randle and sign Westbrook in a couple years... Then why have Russell, clarkson and russell... ?

Showtime Steve
05-20-2015, 04:12 PM
I dream our lineup is clarkson Kobe kawhi randle towns. Think we end up with Butler. Towns talks his way into falling to 2nd and I seen somewhere Minny has love for okafor.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:13 PM
youre just mad that you're missing out on towns/okafor/Russell. U ain't getting either. No chance.

Brah in not stressing :laugh: towns is the best prospect in this draft and guess we ain't getting him. I don't like Okafor. I rather you guys draft him so the Knicks won't, I'm more high on Russell, Mudiay and Winslows, with 2 of those guys being available with the 4th pick. Good luck with that atrocitous front court defensively if you draft Okafor

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:15 PM
The Lakers will be nothing like the Knicks. Randle wouldn't be used in the post up game with Oakafor. He can shoot from 15 feet and has even added a 3 point shot to his game, he can handle the ball and push it up the court like a SF, he also dropped about 20 lbs. Oakfor is the best back to the basket offensive Center in the lastdecade or so. It would be a good problem to have, it also isn't hard to trade a young player on a rookie deal. The Knicks paid those two a ton of money, so it is nothing like that.

If Randle can shoot that 15 ft jumper on a CONSISTENT basis then ok, still will suck defensively with those 2 on the floor and from what I've seen Randle is more comfortable in the paint. Let's not forget Zach Randolph has a jumper and can shoot 3's, doesn't mean he will do it on a consistent basis

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Brah in not stressing :laugh: towns is the best prospect in this draft and guess we ain't getting him. I don't like Okafor. I rather you guys draft him so the Knicks won't, I'm more high on Russell, Mudiay and Winslows, with 2 of those guys being available with the 4th pick. Good luck with that atrocitous front court defensively if you draft Okafor
Lucky for us then that defense is played by a team and not a single player . Better not missed tho because lakers grabbing every rebound.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:17 PM
neither are anywhere near as bad of defenders that people on this board think, its gotten out of hand.

Okafor is a horrible defender hints why 95% of the scouts say the same thing, horrible help defender, low awareness, lacks effort. He's not even a rim protector.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Lucky for us then that defense is played by a team and not a single big. Better not missed tho because lakers grabbing every rebound.

great point, too bad you're front court doesn't play defense, and why worry about rebounds when the opposing teams will be scoring in the paint at will?

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:20 PM
Okafor is a horrible defender hints why 95% of the scouts say the same thing, horrible help defender, low awareness, lacks effort. He's not even a rim protector.

Funny I never heard a single scout say he was terrible. Only hear he's not elite or needs improvement. The same crap we heard about Parker last year and bucks were one of the best defensive teams in the league.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Brah in not stressing :laugh: towns is the best prospect in this draft and guess we ain't getting him. I don't like Okafor. I rather you guys draft him so the Knicks won't, I'm more high on Russell, Mudiay and Winslows, with 2 of those guys being available with the 4th pick. Good luck with that atrocitous front court defensively if you draft Okafor

How do you like Mudiay better as a prospect when you know nothing about him and probably haven't seen him play? Just like the people that were hyping Exum last year. lol.. You like him because the Knicks might be stuck with him.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Yup, a 19 year old kid who is the best offensive Center prospect in the last 10 to 15 years can't get better on D or improve his freethrows. Lol

Marc Gasol wasn't a great defender when he was young, he learned. FT shooting can be improved, we will see how hard he works on it.

I would rather just draft Towns or DLO

Both are better players

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Funny I never heard a single scout say he was terrible. Only hear he's not elite or needs improvement. The same crap we heard about Parker last year and bucks were one of the best defensive teams in the league.

Brah Parker only played in 25 games, and again Okafor is a HORRIBLE defender. It should be puzzling that a center (who's a project offensively) is ahead of Okafor who's already a very good offensive big, should pretty much tell you that's how bad his defense is. If he was a slightly below average defender he would be the first pick easily

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:24 PM
The only thing I'd say is top 3 is towns/okafor/Russell not in any specific order in terms of talent ... But what we need and what could happen we go big.. Reason being what if we sign rondo... And to get more impressive, if we develop the big man and randle and sign Westbrook in a couple years... Then why have Russell, clarkson and russell... ?

WHy not sign DeAndre Jordan and Draft DLO?

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:25 PM
WHy not sign DeAndre Jordan and Draft DLO?

If signing DJ was a given that he would leave the CLippers, I would draft Russell.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:26 PM
How do you like Mudiay better as a prospect when you know nothing about him and probably haven't seen him play? Just like the people that were hyping Exum last year. lol.. You like him because the Knicks might be stuck with him.

Actually I like Winslows more but it's crazy how before the college season even started he was already in many pplz mind the best player, scouts even saying he's better than Russell (which I don't agree with) and Larry Brown calling him a can't miss player, so from that alone and watching almost every breakdown of his game, I have a pretty good sense, and again I have Russell and Winslow ahead of him

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Brah Parker only played in 25 games, and again Okafor is a HORRIBLE defender. It should be puzzling that a center (who's a project offensively) is ahead of Okafor who's already a very good offensive big, should pretty much tell you that's how bad his defense is. If he was a slightly below average defender he would be the first pick easily

Marc Gasol was a horrible defender at age 19 and wasn't even NBA ready on offense. We talking about a 19 year old that cant get better.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:27 PM
If signing DJ was a given that he would leave the CLippers, I would draft Russell.

You always draft the best available player in the lottery... thats a law

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:28 PM
Marc Gasol was a horrible defender at age 19 and wasn't even NBA ready on offense. We talking about a 19 year old that cant get better.

Marc Gasol was not horrible, JOKEafor is horrible though

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 04:28 PM
WHy not sign DeAndre Jordan and Draft DLO?

Because Jordan will be **** offensively without a true point guard like Paul which makes him serviceable on that end. And it's not like he's a dominant defender either.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Actually I like Winslows more but it's crazy how before the college season even started he was already in many pplz mind the best player, scouts even saying he's better than Russell (which I don't agree with) and Larry Brown calling him a can't miss player, so from that alone and watching almost every breakdown of his game, I have a pretty good sense, and again I have Russell and Winslow ahead of him

So you base it on his highschool and AAU play? Russell wasn't even highly ranked before the season, so again, you have no idea.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Marc Gasol was a horrible defender at age 19 and wasn't even NBA ready on offense. We talking about a 19 year old that cant get better.

Al Jefferson was consider a bad defender, same with Greg Monroe and others and they still are

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:30 PM
Marc Gasol was not horrible, JOKEafor is horrible though

Look up MARC Gasol at age 19. Fat sloppy kid learning to play the game.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:30 PM
Because Jordan will be **** offensively without a true point guard like Paul which makes him serviceable on that end. And it's not like he's a dominant defender either.

DeAndre is a dominant C defensively

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:31 PM
Look up MARC Gasol at age 19. Fat sloppy kid learning to play the game.

Marc Gasol played in europe but real evaluators knew he was legit

That being Jerry West and me

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:32 PM
So you base it on his highschool and AAU play? Russell wasn't even highly ranked before the season, so again, you have no idea.

no based on numerous of scouts that seen him play at high school and in China, Larry Brown, and numerous of breakdowns of his game in high school and China. But off scouts opinion alone he's a can't miss prospect so yeah I kind of do have an idea

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 04:33 PM
No he's not, how does Okafor and Randle fit together when they both do the same thing and are ATROCIOUS defenders? It's not a good fit, I'm probably the only one that thinks Okafor is overrated.

Dude just admit you don't watch the lakers, Randle is going to stretch the floor and take guys off the dribble, to be honest as a Laker he looks more athletic than Draymon green so to say him and Okafor do the same thing tells me you have not watched how Randle was used during preseason and summer league. He can post up, but that is not his game, watch his game more than what he did at Kentucky

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 04:34 PM
DeAndre is a dominant C defensively

Good sure..not dominant

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Al Jefferson was consider a bad defender, same with Greg Monroe and others and they still are

Manroe has gotten better over the last few years and was a good defender this past year, so another case of a young player getting better on defense. Al Jefferson is too far into his career to and has mostly played for bad teams, he has been good on defense the last 2 years with better players around him.

flea
05-20-2015, 04:38 PM
Al Jefferson was consider a bad defender, same with Greg Monroe and others and they still are

Jefferson isn't bad, he just lacks effort throughout various points in his career. Monroe is bad, but neither was ever going to be elite because they lack ideal length as a shotblocker. So does Towns. Know who does have ideal length? Okafor. He's not going to be Dikembe, but neither is Towns.

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:38 PM
Okafor dominated and won with a SG playing PF most of the game all year long. Imagine Okafor with a powerful PF in Randle. Okafor is a great passer and you can you run a offense tru him in the half court. Which is a must in the playoffs. Okafor demands a double team or he's going off every game. He's also the only player who demands a double team in this draft.

Munkeysuit
05-20-2015, 04:38 PM
D'angelo Russel is a no brainer! Lakers need a PG so badly! they don't need to trade this pick for superstar talent, if they aren't drafting a PG, you already know they are going after Rondo.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:38 PM
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete, rebounder, or shot blocker ... Lack of athleticism and ability to be a game changer on the defensive end limits his upside ... Has trouble moving his feet in pick and roll situations ... Not a great shooter and doesn't offer much in terms of pick and pop situations ... Doesn't rebound out of his area ... Doesn't impact the game defensively ... Has problems finishing over length due to the fact that he's not an explosive athlete ... Conditioning has been an issue, though he has shown solid dedication to improving his body ... Lack of athleticism will hurt him at the NBA level ...

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:39 PM
Manroe has gotten better over the last few years and was a good defender this past year, so another case of a young player getting better on defense. Al Jefferson is too far into his career to and has mostly played for bad teams, he has been good on defense the last 2 years with better players around him.

False, Jefferson has gotten worse defensively and never improved, Monroe is still a bad defender. He went from atrocitous to bad, wow great improvement. Let's look at other centers that never improved. You can throw in Brags as well. And you say Jefferson was horrible because he played on bad teams, what do you think the lakers are going to be in the next few years? Lol

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete, rebounder, or shot blocker ... Lack of athleticism and ability to be a game changer on the defensive end limits his upside ... Has trouble moving his feet in pick and roll situations ... Not a great shooter and doesn't offer much in terms of pick and pop situations ... Doesn't rebound out of his area ... Doesn't impact the game defensively ... Has problems finishing over length due to the fact that he's not an explosive athlete ... Conditioning has been an issue, though he has shown solid dedication to improving his body ... Lack of athleticism will hurt him at the NBA level ...

Okafor rebounded more then towns. Okafor rebounded more then towns scored. Not a good rebounder. Ok buddy.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Jefferson isn't bad, he just lacks effort throughout various points in his career. Monroe is bad, but neither was ever going to be elite because they lack ideal length as a shotblocker. So does Towns. Know who does have ideal length? Okafor. He's not going to be Dikembe, but neither is Towns.

Yet Towns is a better shot player, alters balls better and is overall a better defender. Towns is more athletic something Okafor isn't, great awareness, very good help defender as well. IQ and effort plays more into being a great defender than physical. I mean Ben Wallace was 6'9.

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Not a great rebounder lol

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Lets refresh what the 'experts' were saying about Curry his draft year:

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/stephen-curry

NBA Comparison: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Weaknesses: Far below NBA standard in regard to explosivenes and athleticism ... At 6-2, he's extremely small for the NBA shooting guard position, and it will likely keep him from being much of a defender at the next level ... Although he's playing point guard this year, he's not a natural point guard that an NBA team can rely on to run a team ... Struggles defensively getting around screens ... Can overshoot and rush into shots from time to time (vs. WV) ... Hasn't had to deal with getting benched due to poor performance (shooting) which has allowed him to shoot through any slumps. Will have to adjust to not being a volume shooter which could have an effect on his effectiveness ... Doesn’t like when defenses are too physical with him ... Not a great finisher around the basket due to his size and physical attributes ... Makes some silly mistakes at the PG position. Needs to add some muscles to his upper body, but appears as though he'll always be skinny ...

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:43 PM
Did you guys see what Kamiskey did to Okafor, towns can guard the 4 and 5 really well especially stretch 4's and 5's, if Okafor couldn't just imagine what's going to happen to him in the pros

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 04:44 PM
False, Jefferson has gotten worse defensively and never improved, Monroe is still a bad defender. He went from atrocitous to bad, wow great improvement. Let's look at other centers that never improved. You can throw in Brags as well. And you say Jefferson was horrible because he played on bad teams, what do you think the lakers are going to be in the next few years? Lol

^ better than the Knicks

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 04:45 PM
^ better than the Knicks

Sure

flea
05-20-2015, 04:46 PM
Yet Towns is a better shot player, alters balls better and is overall a better defender. Towns is more athletic something Okafor isn't, great awareness, very good help defender as well. IQ and effort plays more into being a great defender than physical. I mean Ben Wallace was 6'9.

Wallace is one of the rarest big men in the history of the game. He was an elite athlete, had excellent length, and had excellent strength. Towns is a good but not elite athlete, good length for a PF and average or worse for a C, and below average strength.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:46 PM
d'angelo russel is a no brainer! Lakers need a pg so badly! They don't need to trade this pick for superstar talent, if they aren't drafting a pg, you already know they are going after rondo.

yes!

flea
05-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Did you guys see what Kamiskey did to Okafor, towns can guard the 4 and 5 really well especially stretch 4's and 5's, if Okafor couldn't just imagine what's going to happen to him in the pros

Did you see what Kaminsky did to Kentucky? He was equally, and probably more, dominant in that game. You know, the one where Kentucky lost in spite of being the most talented team in the whole tournament.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:49 PM
False, Jefferson has gotten worse defensively and never improved, Monroe is still a bad defender. He went from atrocitous to bad, wow great improvement. Let's look at other centers that never improved. You can throw in Brags as well. And you say Jefferson was horrible because he played on bad teams, what do you think the lakers are going to be in the next few years? Lol

Brags.. Lol.. He isn't in the same class as these guys. I like Oakfor, to bad the Knicks cant get there hands on him, perfect player for Phil and the Triangle. Great passer and has all the post moves. When you have a big man with post moves, you slow the pace and dump the ball in more. He finishes at a 66% clip.

Show the stats for Jefferson and Monroe on defense last year that show they were horrible instead of making stuff up.

raiderposting
05-20-2015, 04:49 PM
Sure

I hope that wasn't sarcasm because you'll be delusional if it was

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Did you guys see what Kamiskey did to Okafor, towns can guard the 4 and 5 really well especially stretch 4's and 5's, if Okafor couldn't just imagine what's going to happen to him in the pros

Look at what they did to towns first. Towns had the #2 ranked defender next him playing C. Towns got out scored and out rebounded by both bigs from Wisconsin who play like guards. I'm not going to say towns is not a good defender but defense is played by a team not a single player.

Also Okafor came in late and dominated in the paint. Owned the paint late. When he missed he gobbled up the boards and finished strong. So Okafor had the last laugh.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:50 PM
Did you guys see what Kamiskey did to Okafor, towns can guard the 4 and 5 really well especially stretch 4's and 5's, if Okafor couldn't just imagine what's going to happen to him in the pros

A senior in his 2nd Final 4 got a Freshman in foul trouble? Oh no.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 04:53 PM
Lets refresh what the 'experts' were saying about Curry his draft year:

http://www.nbadraft.net/players/stephen-curry

NBA Comparison: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Weaknesses: Far below NBA standard in regard to explosivenes and athleticism ... At 6-2, he's extremely small for the NBA shooting guard position, and it will likely keep him from being much of a defender at the next level ... Although he's playing point guard this year, he's not a natural point guard that an NBA team can rely on to run a team ... Struggles defensively getting around screens ... Can overshoot and rush into shots from time to time (vs. WV) ... Hasn't had to deal with getting benched due to poor performance (shooting) which has allowed him to shoot through any slumps. Will have to adjust to not being a volume shooter which could have an effect on his effectiveness ... Doesn’t like when defenses are too physical with him ... Not a great finisher around the basket due to his size and physical attributes ... Makes some silly mistakes at the PG position. Needs to add some muscles to his upper body, but appears as though he'll always be skinny ...

You wan't people to belive the blurb you posted from experts on Oakfor but want to laugh at the blurb experts posted about Curry because it was wrong?

So, the Oakfor one is spot on? lol

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 04:55 PM
You wan't people to belive the blurb you posted from experts on Oakfor but want to laugh at the blurb experts posted about Curry because it was wrong?

So, the Oakfor one is spot on? lol

The same 'experts' taht said Curry can't play PG are the same ones saying that JOKEafor is a #2 pick

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Brags.. Lol.. He isn't in the same class as these guys. I like Oakfor, to bad the Knicks cant get there hands on him, perfect player for Phil and the Triangle. Great passer and has all the post moves. When you have a big man with post moves, you slow the pace and dump the ball in more. He finishes at a 66% clip.

Show the stats for Jefferson and Monroe on defense last year that show they were horrible instead of making stuff up.

How about show stats where they improved defensively instead of making stuff up, it was already confirmed by another poster their bad defenders, nice try thou.

And I'll repeat it again, Okafor is overrated, go to the Knicks forum and I've been saying this back in Feb, and Kamiskey eat him up alive and he's not even a top 5 prospect. Give me Justise Winslows, oh yeah the player that was BETTER than Okafor in the playoffs and when it matter.

Watching more and more breakdowns of this kids, he's the 3rd best player in the draft, can play the 2, 3 and 4. GREAT defender, above average handle and great passer. It's actually a blessing the Knicks are drafting 4th.

Towns
Russell
Winslows

Those guys are who I wanted and we will get either Russell or Winslow

xbrackattackx
05-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Im not gonna be facteious, but there's a couple of posters in this thread, just throwing poop at walls hoping it sticks. Lakers will be good before the Knicks, That's science right there. Everyone one I know who skis has died.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:04 PM
How about show stats where they improved defensively instead of making stuff up, it was already confirmed by another poster their bad defenders, nice try thou.

And I'll repeat it again, Okafor is overrated, go to the Knicks forum and I've been saying this back in Feb, and Kamiskey eat him up alive and he's not even a top 5 prospect. Give me Justise Winslows, oh yeah the player that was BETTER than Okafor in the playoffs and when it matter.

Watching more and more breakdowns of this kids, he's the 3rd best player in the draft, can play the 2, 3 and 4. GREAT defender, above average handle and great passer. It's actually a blessing the Knicks are drafting 4th.

Towns
Russell
Winslows

Those guys are who I wanted and we will get either Russell or Winslow

Oh, that solves it.. lol

You said they were bad, but cant prove it. Looking at their defensive ratings, they were both pretty good and have gotten better.

But, in another poster already said they are bad, no ned to carry on, you must be right. lol

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:04 PM
A senior in his 2nd Final 4 got a Freshman in foul trouble? Oh no.

Yet there was another freshman who elevated him game, held Dekker (who was on FIRE) and completely shut him down, oh yeah he's 19 as well. So in the biggest game, 2 freshman, 1 played great and the other didn't, and the Knicks will be able to draft that one that played great. Go figure

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Oh, that solves it.. lol

You said they were bad, but cant prove it. Looking at their defensive ratings, they were both pretty good and have gotten better.

But, in another poster already said they are bad, no ned to carry on, you must be right. lol

Haven't seen you post their defensive ratings yet, but yeah we should take your word for it

xbrackattackx
05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
I hope the lakers get Dangelo Bickerstaff with their later pick. Dude can jam. Look up Dangelo Bickerstaffs Jordan dunk.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:08 PM
How about show stats where they improved defensively instead of making stuff up, it was already confirmed by another poster their bad defenders, nice try thou.

And I'll repeat it again, Okafor is overrated, go to the Knicks forum and I've been saying this back in Feb, and Kamiskey eat him up alive and he's not even a top 5 prospect. Give me Justise Winslows, oh yeah the player that was BETTER than Okafor in the playoffs and when it matter.

Watching more and more breakdowns of this kids, he's the 3rd best player in the draft, can play the 2, 3 and 4. GREAT defender, above average handle and great passer. It's actually a blessing the Knicks are drafting 4th.

Towns
Russell
Winslows

Those guys are who I wanted and we will get either Russell or Winslow

Kamiskey was the NCAA player of the year and ate up Towns and WCS also. and the 3 guys you want, you have no shot at 2 and probably wont reach for the 3rd in Winslow. Probably end up drafting a bust at 4. The Knicks were tanking so hard and got screwed so bad that they don't even have a chance to draft the bust Oakfor.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Kamiskey was the NCAA player of the year and ate up Towns and WCS also. and the 3 guys you want, you have no shot at 2 and probably wont reach for the 3rd in Winslow. Probably end up drafting a bust at 4. The Knicks were tanking so hard and got screwed so bad that they don't even have a chance to draft the bust Oakfor.

Yet Winslow was better than Okafor when it matter and is more complete. I'm fine with Winslow :)

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Haven't seen you post their defensive ratings yet, but yeah we should take your word for it

Why should I? You brought them into the convo and said they were bad. Just all talk and can't backup the statement you made. Look back and see who brought up Monroe and Jefferson. Me or you? Thank you.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:11 PM
Why should I? You brought them into the convo and said they were bad. Just all talk and can't backup the statement you made. Look back and see who brought up Monroe and Jefferson. Me or you? Thank you.

:laugh2: who cares who brought it up first, you're the one "post stats" yet you can't. Stop it.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:12 PM
Yet Winslow was better than Okafor when it matter and is more complete. I'm fine with Winslow :)

You can be fine with whatever, but Knicks won't get him. Phil will probably go for the Euro PF or Mudiay

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:12 PM
:laugh2: who cares who brought it up first, you're the one "post stats" yet you can't. Stop it.

Jefferson has a 100 defensive rating and Monroe a 103 both career bests. What do you have? Just going to keep making stuff up and dancing around it?

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:16 PM
You can be fine with whatever, but Knicks won't get him. Phil will probably go for the Euro PF or Mudiay

It's already reported Phil loves Winslows, and the same Mudiay scouts had ranked ahead of Russell?

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:16 PM
Jefferson has a 100 defensive rating and Monroe a 103 both career bests. What do you have? Just going to keep making stuff up and dancing around it?

Link?

Stunner
05-20-2015, 05:18 PM
I'm thinking the lakers take Russell at 2 , move Clarkson and their 1st for the Kings 6th pick

Take either Winslow or Johnson at 6 or even Stein if they want to cover their but not getting Marc Gasol .


Sign Marc Gasol

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:22 PM
I'm thinking the lakers take Russell at 2 , move Clarkson and their 1st for the Kings 6th pick

Take either Winslow or Johnson at 6 or even Stein if they want to cover their but not getting Marc Gasol .


Sign Marc Gasol

Taking Russell at 2 (Bryant's) replacement would be smart, but they will draft Okafor.

Stunner
05-20-2015, 05:26 PM
Taking Russell at 2 (Bryant's) replacement would be smart, but they will draft Okafor.

Him and Randle is a bad fit IMO

I watched some of Randle moves and all that space he had to operate will be gone . I liked the little Randle / Davis duo when they played together

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Him and Randle is a bad fit IMO

I watched some of Randle moves and all that space he had to operate will be gone . I liked the little Randle / Davis duo when they played together

They didn't play together. Alot of people chiming in that don't know what they are taling about.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:35 PM
Link?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/monrogr01.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jeffeal01.html

You have a link?

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:44 PM
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/monrogr01.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jeffeal01.html

You have a link?

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/DRPM/position/6

Greg Monroe actually improve alil stats wise, Jefferson didn't and was horrible

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Him and Randle is a bad fit IMO

I watched some of Randle moves and all that space he had to operate will be gone . I liked the little Randle / Davis duo when they played together

Exactly

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:49 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/DRPM/position/6

Greg Monroe actually improve alil stats wise, Jefferson didn't and was horrible

Jefferson was pretty good the year before, so they both showed they can get better. So a 19 year old can get better.

Gibby23
05-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Exactly

Exactly would be right if Randle and Oakfor don't develop anymore and they are finished products at age 20 and 19.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 05:56 PM
Jefferson was pretty good the year before, so they both showed they can get better. So a 19 year old can get better.

Good then went back to being bad, like he was most of his career, Monroe slightly improved, took him 5 years... That's not a good sign

Stunner
05-20-2015, 06:17 PM
They didn't play together. Alot of people chiming in that don't know what they are taling about.

I swear they played together in pre season .......

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 06:37 PM
At worst Big Oak will be AL or Brook is that a bad thing? Those are 2 great offensive bigs sign me up!!

Stunner
05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
At worst Big Oak will be AL or Brook is that a bad thing? Those are 2 great offensive bigs sign me up!!

None of them were a Harden / Brandon Roy type tho

Stunner
05-20-2015, 06:41 PM
@NBADraftWass: Don't know if Kings like Mudiay, but to get him, McLemore + No. 6 for No. 4 could be interesting offer. Knicks get BM + either Winslow/WCS.

smith&wesson
05-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Lakers should trade their pick + salary fillers for Cousins.

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Lakers should trade their pick + salary fillers for Cousins.

Okafor is already better the cousins.

IKnowHoops
05-20-2015, 06:56 PM
There whichever big falls. I hope the T-pups take Okafor. And the 76ers will get there man as well. Everything falling into place with the 76ers. Noel is looking like Young Anthony Davis and only getting better. if Embiid is even better than Noel, the 76ers are going to have a really really nice 10 year stretch. I'm happy for them, and I love Nerlens so I will be rooting for that team. Nerviness and AD both remind me of Drob from an athletic standpoint. 76ers played it right.

tredigs
05-20-2015, 07:07 PM
No lottery/NBA is rigged thread yet? Actual disussion... wtf?

Stunner
05-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Okafor is already better the cousins.

Stop

Stunner
05-20-2015, 07:08 PM
I want the Lakers to take Russ so bad

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 07:10 PM
I want the Lakers to take Russ so bad

Me too brother... Ive been hoping the Lakers got in position to get him for a while now

DLO is the truth

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 07:15 PM
Me too brother... Ive been hoping the Lakers got in position to get him for a while now

DLO is the truth

why would u pass on a dominant big

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 07:16 PM
None of them were a Harden / Brandon Roy type tho

Former Lakers star Magic Johnson also was optimistic about whomever the team will get with the No. 2 pick, tweeting that "with the #2 pick we can get a great big man, add some good free agents this summer & we will be right back as a contender next season!"

Stunner
05-20-2015, 07:27 PM
why would u pass on a dominant big

Russell the best player in the draft , I really believe this . I would give up Rose or Butler for him . I'm dead serious

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 07:29 PM
why would u pass on a dominant big

Because hes overrated, plays no defense, and shoots 51% ft

That is far from dominant in my book

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 07:30 PM
I would rather have Kaminsky than JOKEafor

Hawkeye15
05-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Russell the best player in the draft , I really believe this . I would give up Rose or Butler for him . I'm dead serious

the worth of the big man has been far more relegated to defending the PNR and the paint, and being able to stretch the floor a bit. The traditional back to the back clock eaters of yesterday are not important anymore. Unless they can also do all the crap I listed first haha

Stunner
05-20-2015, 07:46 PM
the worth of the big man has been far more relegated to defending the PNR and the paint, and being able to stretch the floor a bit. The traditional back to the back clock eaters of yesterday are not important anymore. Unless they can also do all the crap I listed first haha

Yup

Teeboy1487
05-20-2015, 07:49 PM
Yup

Imo, I'm still taking Okafor if I were the Lakers.

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 07:50 PM
the worth of the big man has been far more relegated to defending the PNR and the paint, and being able to stretch the floor a bit. The traditional back to the back clock eaters of yesterday are not important anymore. Unless they can also do all the crap I listed first haha

russel over oak maybe, definatley not russel over towns.

Bostonjorge
05-20-2015, 07:51 PM
the worth of the big man has been far more relegated to defending the PNR and the paint, and being able to stretch the floor a bit. The traditional back to the back clock eaters of yesterday are not important anymore. Unless they can also do all the crap I listed first haha

Someone saw the tweets that Okafor sent out.

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 07:52 PM
the worth of the big man has been far more relegated to defending the PNR and the paint, and being able to stretch the floor a bit. The traditional back to the back clock eaters of yesterday are not important anymore. Unless they can also do all the crap I listed first haha

if cousins or AD were on good teams you would see how dominant a big man can still dominate be in the NBA

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 07:55 PM
At worst Big Oak will be AL or Brook is that a bad thing? Those are 2 great offensive bigs sign me up!!

Yeah it's a bad thing, their 1 dimensional players that greatly hurt your entire team defensively. Plus Okafor is nowhere near comparable to Brook. In fact Brook Lopez is the best offensive center in the game and i doubt Okafor will reach Brook offensively

Tony_Starks
05-20-2015, 07:56 PM
When is the last time we saw a team with two highly skilled rookie Bigs? I'm sure Jimmy will find a way to goof the team up in other ways but at least our frontcourt will be set for a while, and that's a rarity......

Stunner
05-20-2015, 07:56 PM
if cousins or AD were on good teams you would see how dominant a big man can still dominate be in the NBA

Davis and Cousins are better prospects than Oak and Towns . Cousins should have went earlier but fell cuz of character issues

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Okafor is already better the cousins.

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 07:59 PM
Oak and Cousins are better prospects than Cousins and Towns . Cousins should have went earlier but fell cuz of character issues

who is better than who lol. not sure what your saying.

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 08:00 PM
@NBADraftWass: Don't know if Kings like Mudiay, but to get him, McLemore + No. 6 for No. 4 could be interesting offer. Knicks get BM + either Winslow/WCS.

Throw in Collison and I'd think about that, gotta be able to get Winslow thou

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Yeah it's a bad thing, their 1 dimensional players that greatly hurt your entire team defensively. Plus Okafor is nowhere near comparable to Brook. In fact Brook Lopez is the best offensive center in the game and i doubt Okafor will reach Brook offensively
Both their teams were in playoffs last year

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 08:01 PM
if cousins or AD were on good teams you would see how dominant a big man can still dominate be in the NBA

Cousins is dominate on a bad team

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Someone saw the tweets that Okafor sent out.

Naw what he? And Big Oak is not in same stratosphere as Big Cous that was blasphemous

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 08:04 PM
Cousins is dominate on a bad team

he is dominant period. doesn't matter who is on his team he will continue to dominate.

Stunner
05-20-2015, 08:04 PM
who is better than who lol. not sure what your saying.

My bad I meant AD and Cousins were far better prospects than Towns and Oak coming in . Better all around bigs that can do the things Hawk stated

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 08:07 PM
My bad I meant AD and Cousins were far better prospects than Towns and Oak coming in . Better all around bigs that can do the things Hawk stated

ill agree with that. which is why is SAC wants the pick for cousins they can have it in my book.

flea
05-20-2015, 08:09 PM
My bad I meant AD and Cousins were far better prospects than Towns and Oak coming in . Better all around bigs that can do the things Hawk stated

What? Cousins had the same question marks that Okafor does but was no where near the polished post scorer that Okafor is. AD's offensive potential was a huge question too, as was his frame and eventual position. Okafor is the best scorer since Durant easily, and is more polished than Durant was.

Stunner
05-20-2015, 08:11 PM
What? Cousins had the same question marks that Okafor does but was no where near the polished post scorer that Okafor is. AD's offensive potential was a huge question too, as was his frame and eventual position. Okafor is the best scorer since Durant easily, and is more polished than Durant was.

Ehhhhh Davis coming out >>>>> Towns n and no Okafor isn't lol Beasley was a better college scorer than Okafor .

Cousins wasn't efficient like Oak was in college but you saw the potential , not to mention his ability to go coast to coast and his passing . Defense wise he wasn't as bad as Oak and ended up being better once the years go by . Oak won't improve that much because of his limited agility

JNA17
05-20-2015, 08:20 PM
Can't wait to see either Okafor or Towns in a Laker uniform. :)

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 08:23 PM
I swear to god, whatever happens with the Lakers it always becomes an issue with other people. The fact people are saying Cousins was a better prospect than Okafor is crazy. Okafor has always been projected number 1 since his Junior year, dominated college and won a national championship. Cousins won a national championship but was projected 3 through 8 at best, Okafor is the better prospect. Okafors low post game and ability to pass out of the double teams makes him the biggest cant miss prospect since AD...

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 08:26 PM
I swear to god, whatever happens with the Lakers it always becomes an issue with other people. The fact people are saying Cousins was a better prospect than Okafor is crazy. Okafor has always been projected number 1 since his Junior year, dominated college and won a national championship. Cousins won a national championship but was projected 3 through 8 at best, Okafor is the better prospect. Okafors low post game and ability to pass out of the double teams makes him the biggest cant miss prospect since AD...

the 3 teams who passed on cousins are dumb.

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Ehhhhh Davis coming out >>>>> Towns n and no Okafor isn't lol Beasley was a better college scorer than Okafor .

Cousins wasn't efficient like Oak was in college but you saw the potential , not to mention his ability to go coast to coast and his passing . Defense wise he wasn't as bad as Oak and ended up being better once the years go by . Oak won't improve that much because of his limited agility


This makes no sense, that is like saying Shaq wasnt as good as Mourning because Mourning had better range and was a better defender, just because Okafor isnt as agile as Cousins doesnt mean he is a worse prospect, that is crazy. You guys are nit picking, and those that want us to pick Russell are people who want the Lakers to suck, we already have a first team all rookie combo guard, we do not need a second, especially when the plan is to go after Westbrook or Durant..

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 08:27 PM
the 3 teams who passed on cousins are dumb.


No doubt about that, my only point is, Cousins wasnt as big of a prospect as Okafor, that is all I;m saying.

flea
05-20-2015, 08:27 PM
Ehhhhh Davis coming out >>>>> Towns n and no Okafor isn't lol Beasley was a better college scorer than Okafor .

Cousins wasn't efficient like Oak was in college but you saw the potential , not to mention his ability to go coast to coast and his passing . Defense wise he wasn't as bad as Oak and ended up being better once the years go by . Oak won't improve that much because of his limited agility

Davis was the no-doubt selection but that was mainly because he was easily the best big man and it was a weak draft. It was his defense that got him drafted, nobody had any idea he would be an offensive force like he is ever - let alone so quickly.

Cousins is an even worse athlete than Okafor and more lumbering (though he was more bouncy in college IMO), but he makes up for it with his strength/size and length (both of which Okafor is comparable to and which Towns falls way short on). Okafor is the way better passer than Cousins, then and now possibly.

And please get out of here with tweener forwards. Griffin, Beasely and a lot of forwards like that can put up numbers in spite of being raw offensively because of their athleticism and perimeter skills. Nobody who has ever seen Okafor would call anything about his offensive game "raw." He's good off the dribble but he's even better with his back to the basket where he can survey the floor from the post. The last college scorer I would say that truly rivaled him was Carmelo - and even still Okafor was probably better.

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 08:30 PM
I pray that the Lakers FO isn't overvaluing JOKEafor like some of the people in here and on ESPN

Stunner
05-20-2015, 08:31 PM
This makes no sense, that is like saying Shaq wasnt as good as Mourning because Mourning had better range and was a better defender, just because Okafor isnt as agile as Cousins doesnt mean he is a worse prospect, that is crazy. You guys are nit picking, and those that want us to pick Russell are people who want the Lakers to suck, we already have a first team all rookie combo guard, we do not need a second, especially when the plan is to go after Westbrook or Durant..

Lol ok , me saying Cousins is s better prospect is due to him doing multiple thing better than Okafor. Okafor is better than Cousins in the post at his rookie stage but long term I don't see him being any more than that. Defensively he will always be a better question mark

And for your Clarkson case that's cool and all but he isn't Russell who could actually end up starting next to him at SG once Kobe leaves .

Westbrook and KD aren't promised kid

Stunner
05-20-2015, 08:33 PM
Steph Curry wasn't even ranked in the top 5 in high school , Eddy Curry was those standings me nothing to me .

Jayb587
05-20-2015, 08:35 PM
No doubt about that, my only point is, Cousins wasnt as big of a prospect as Okafor, that is all I;m saying.

IDk how u even measure which prospect is greater. Cousins was the better rebounder and defensive player in college and will likely continue to be that in they're pro careers.

5ass
05-20-2015, 09:17 PM
Throw in Collison and I'd think about that, gotta be able to get Winslow thou

Really doubt Winslow falls past the 5th pick. Look at Payton, Gordon, and oladipo. Hennigans drafts hard working, athletic players who play defense. He'll fit in perfectly in the team/culture they're trying to build. He might not even be available at 5, but if he is the magic pick him no doubt.

JNA17
05-20-2015, 09:32 PM
I swear to god, whatever happens with the Lakers it always becomes an issue with other people. The fact people are saying Cousins was a better prospect than Okafor is crazy. Okafor has always been projected number 1 since his Junior year, dominated college and won a national championship. Cousins won a national championship but was projected 3 through 8 at best, Okafor is the better prospect. Okafors low post game and ability to pass out of the double teams makes him the biggest cant miss prospect since AD...

Don't worry about it. Many people here hate the Lakers with a passion. They are scared shitless of the Lakers being back sooner then they expected.

If the Lakers traded the pick just for Cousins, they would say how stupid we were to trade the pick for a guy with a bad attitude that plays no defense.

Stunner
05-20-2015, 09:40 PM
Don't worry about it. Many people here hate the Lakers with a passion. They are scared shitless of the Lakers being back sooner then they expected.

If the Lakers traded the pick just for Cousins, they would say how stupid we were to trade the pick for a guy with a bad attitude that plays no defense.

Actually we wouldn't lol yall need to stop acting like everyone is out to get yall

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Actually we wouldn't lol yall need to stop acting like everyone is out to get yall



I dont think anyone is out to get Laker fans, I just feel like on this board Lakers can do nothing right, its almost as if the Lakers are not in a good position with the number 2 pick and all of sudden this is a weak draft. Cousins was not better than Okafor in College, defensivly or offensively or as a prospect, we are talking a bout the number 1 prospect in the country, living up to all the hype, plus he led his team to a national championship, he is not Michael Beasley and he is a better prospect than Cousins was in college, that is all I'm saying.

LAKERS4LIFE!!
05-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Really doubt Winslow falls past the 5th pick. Look at Payton, Gordon, and oladipo. Hennigans drafts hard working, athletic players who play defense. He'll fit in perfectly in the team/culture they're trying to build. He might not even be available at 5, but if he is the magic pick him no doubt.

Do you think Tobias Harris is going to be playing for the Magic next year if they get Winslow?

GiantsSwaGG
05-20-2015, 09:59 PM
Really doubt Winslow falls past the 5th pick. Look at Payton, Gordon, and oladipo. Hennigans drafts hard working, athletic players who play defense. He'll fit in perfectly in the team/culture they're trying to build. He might not even be available at 5, but if he is the magic pick him no doubt.

That's why I would be scared to do the trade, I think the kid from overseas makes more sense for u

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 10:08 PM
If the LAkers want Thibs then JOKEafor would not be drafted - Thibs likes defensive players

DillyDill
05-20-2015, 10:16 PM
If the LAkers want Thibs then JOKEafor would not be drafted - Thibs likes defensive players

Then DLo wouldn't be either, he ain't no defensive stud

PraiseJesus
05-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Then DLo wouldn't be either, he ain't no defensive stud

He is a good defensive player

L8kers4life
05-20-2015, 10:45 PM
If the LAkers want Thibs then JOKEafor would not be drafted - Thibs likes defensive players

Pau Gasol and Dunleavy say hello, LOL. If you say Gasol is a good defender Im officially done with you.

5ass
05-20-2015, 10:54 PM
Do you think Tobias Harris is going to be playing for the Magic next year if they get Winslow?

Good question, I really dont know. Personally, I would resign him, just because I really think Tobias and Gordon can compliment each other well at the forward positions.