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does this trade make the lakers better than us again?

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» Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:55 pm
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» Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:59 pm
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dbw415 wrote:
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» Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:11 pm
Grizz are stupid, end of story. They could have got Grdon or Deng and a couple others for gasol and instead just get a big expirer. They better sign one or two major free agents in the offseason
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» Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:50 am
migya wrote:Grizz are stupid, end of story. They could have got Grdon or Deng and a couple others for gasol and instead just get a big expirer. They better sign one or two major free agents in the offseason


And who's gonna want to sign there?. They'll have to overpay like the Magic did with Rashard Lewis... and Orlando had Dwight Howard to lure free agents there.

Chris Wallace has destroyed the Grizzlies for the next 5 years with one single trade, while at the same time allowing the Lakers to become a contender for the same amount of time. Absolutely amazing.
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» Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:06 am
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migya wrote:Grizz are stupid, end of story. They could have got Grdon or Deng and a couple others for gasol and instead just get a big expirer. They better sign one or two major free agents in the offseason


And who's gonna want to sign there?. They'll have to overpay like the Magic did with Rashard Lewis... and Orlando had Dwight Howard to lure free agents there.

Chris Wallace has destroyed the Grizzlies for the next 5 years with one single trade, while at the same time allowing the Lakers to become a contender for the same amount of time. Absolutely amazing.



Any player wanting the money will go there.

The Grizz will be alright, other teams have come back from bad trades. They have to get a top 4 pick in the draft and pick a great big or pick a guard and trade for a big. They need to sign two great free agents and they are set
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» Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:55 am
migya wrote:Any player wanting the money will go there.


Yep, but they'll have to sign them to overpriced contracts. And when I say overpriced, I mean around double the market value of that player.

And, still, they won't be much improved by next season. If they draft Beasley or Mayo and they live up to their hype, they'll have something to build around, and adding free agents will be easier.

But, right now, the Grizzlies are the worst team of the NBA, and it's not easy to crawl out of that spot. As I said before, I think they'll need five years to, at least, be a respectable team again.



An interesting rumor is that the trade was forced by Michael Heisley, who's looking to sell the team and considered it was easier to do so with Pau's contract out of the books. It's still one of the worst trades in the history of the league, but helps understand the logic behind it.

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» Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:03 pm
This is such bull. Whoever is calling the shots or whatever in Memphis should be hung. I bet you the Grizz fans are out of their minds right now. I feel bad for them most of all. There definitely needs to be a balancing of the powers after this season. This crap is just outright wrong.

The Lakers get a star in Gasol and only give up Crittenton, Brown, and 2 1st round picks? If Kidd goes to the Mavs, people are gonna raise all hell.
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» Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:12 pm
Lol..............I just had a look at a Memphis Forum and they seem pretty pissed but also getting over it...........as you have to do really.

Ive picked a quote which I thought was quite funny/weird.............does this ring any bells =

"WOW....I thought hell would freeze over before Gasol got traded this season!!!!"

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