The Lakers should draft.........
Who should the lake show draft with pick 29th. I think I guy like Dajuan Summers would be a great pick (people are forgetting he was a projected lotery pick at the start of the yr by this very site) I think he can be solid in L.
Summers would be an awesome pick but I don't think he will make it to the Lakers. I have a feeling the Lakers will take Darren Collison.
The Lakers can improve their team quite a bit through this draft I think. Not that they need anymore help ha. They have 2 picks in the 2nd round also. There should be a lot of seniors left towards the end of the draft that might not be stars but can contribute right away and be great role players.
I'm not sure any rookie, especially one taken with the 29th pick, is gonna get much chance to play for the Lakers. The guy i have predicted for the Lakers to pick is Josh Heytvelt. I know not too many people have Josh going in the first round, but I think he is a little underrated and his style of play would fit in well with the Lakers. The triangle offense has always put a prefrence on offensively skilled bigs who can hit the jumper, and that is exactly what Josh brings to the table. He has deceptive athleticism and he can find his spots on the court to make himself effective.
I Think they should draft rodrigue beaubois....6'2 With a 6'10 wingspan and a nice jumpshot...this guy has so much potential and could help out the lakers....he is like a rondo but with a better jumpshot.....I dont think Lakers should pass on this guy...Derek Fisher is on the decline and farmer hasn't proved to be a legitimate starter say in day out but it will be nice to see them battle the starting postion
I think they need to take a guy who can replace Odom if he leaves because Powel isnt gonna do it. I dont know who exactly. Maybe someone with high potiental. Maybe Lawal, Summers, or Brown.
I agree with u. Josh Heytvelt would be a great pick up for the Lakers. I would like him to slip and fall to the Celtics, but that wont happen. They need a long athletic big guy to come off the bench. Josh is underrated, because I see his game translating real good to the pros. Very good athelete with a nice jump shot. Real solid defensively too. I will tell u one thing though Darren Collison is what the Lakers have been looking for. He would be starting very soon for them.
The long arms do not make them the same player. If Rondo had a jumper, he'd be a top 2 PG in the league (probably still top 6 or so without one). So to say Beaubois is Rondo with a jumper is like calling him a potential top 2 PG in the NBA, which he simply isnt. And I agree with whoever said think Summers would be a great pick for the Lakers.
I think Summers is a steal in the twenties for any team. His game is made for the NBA
phil jackson likes big guards who can shoot. he doesn't really care if they're all-star material, they just need to be good 3pt shooters. even vujacic started at the pg when fisher went down. (lakers had harper, fisher, payton, mckie and smush parker and then fisher again, during phil jackson's time). summers to the lakers if they can't keep ariza (if they're sure ariza won't re-sign coz his asking price is too high) else, they go for an odom replacement (if he doesn't want a salary reduction) a good replacement for odom would be casspi (passing and versatility) or claver (was hurt this year though so we're not sure how good he is now), farmar's been okay, shannon brown was a surprise so i'm not sure a pg is a need right now. oh, lakers also have sun yue who's being called the "chinese magic johnson".
I think Shannon Brown is the best point guard the Lakers have, its a shame they dont use him more. He is a better athlete than Fisher and Farmar and while Fisher is the better containment defender, Brown can guard small quick guards or big ones and even 2-guards. He is really strong. He also is a talented scorer on offense. I think the Lakers will draft Summers or the best small or power forward on their board.
i think they should draft a tough definsive rebounding big man...though i dont think there are any where the lakers are picking..i laughed at the drafting summers post untill i thought about it more then it seemed like a good idea only if hes gonna play some defense and work hard because although luke isnt that good of a player he plays hard does the lil things right..plays smart D and doesnt really hurt you out there which is very underrated
i think rodrique beaubois should be the pick, good potential, good athleticism(2nd in vertical jump) great wingspan, good jumper. i wouldnt say hes rondo , but there are some comparisons, i think hes the pick
I would take Summers over Walton anyday. Beaubois is an interesting prospect. I just don't think the Lakers want to draft someone in the first round who can't contribute now. Beaubois is more than likely a 2nd round pick.
have you even seen rodrique beaubois play?..also thats why some coaches like phil are better then others because some will take potenial talent over someone who fits perfectly with there system..im sure alot of people would have taken morrison over luke too
Are you talking about Adam Morrison? yeah I would have taken him over Luke too at one time ha. That is true, Phil is a great coach. Yes I have seen beaubois play, not in person. The potential is there, Beaubois does have great size/length. I just think the Lakers may draft a more polished player who can help now while Kobe is still there.
tru but you have to realize sometimes players with less talent play better then players with more talent in a phil jackson system...possible summers could since gtown runs a princeton offense but just about any rookie would sit at first because that triangle is no koke..even vets have trouble learning it...id say if they can sign all there players just draft a back up sg because sasha stinks now on offense even though he does work hard on d..and theres no other shooting guards after that...and there isnt a tough back up pf josh is awight but hes not tough benga is a tough backup center..not very good though
Fisher,Kobe,Ariza, Gasol and Bynum is next years starters
You wont bring back Odom. I think the best pick would be Austin Daye. I think Daye will fall in this Mock. I think if he's there at 30, you have to take him. He could be a good threat with Mabma. He could shoot and take Ariza's spot ( who will be taking Odom's) My backup pick would be Nick Clathes
In round 2, I think you look for Toughness. My pick is Jeff Adrien. He could be Turiaf on your team. He could hustle and give you 8 pts, 6reb, 1blk. He will be good for a "soft" team. Since you have the 59th pick, I suggest going Joe Ingles. Let him stay overseas for another 2 years and bring him over
IN FA, I would make a call to Josh Childress.
well we know thats not gonna happen because the lakers already want to bring back odom plus if they win its only common sense you bring back the whole team if possible...plus arezia in no way is better than odom
Laker fan and 'm saying it now, if they keep all three picks, you will see LA walk away wih one of Collison,Beaubois,Mcneal,Calathes,Heytvelt,Hansbrough,Olbrecht, Derrick Brown or maybe even Lull
(Pau's countrymen)...in no particular order of course. Possibly even a drive and dish type point in jerrells.
Would absolutely LOVE them to trade with the wiz and get back critt or trade up and nab Evans or Williams.
so far word still is they are trying hard to trade the pick so hey can have more money to resign there free agents...good idea
Yeah those are the reports, but don't expect it. LO will be back as he bleed's P&G and he loves playing with Pau and Kobe, and there is noteam out there with cap space willing to pay him what it would take to pry him away so the Lakers have best chance. And he was quoted as saying that taking less money for the Lakers is still a lotof money, and that the only way he leaves is i he's offered a contract he can't refuse. i.e. 10mil+ per yr. And at this point in hi career everyone knows what they're gettng from him. And he has actually regressed over the past 3 years up until now he's being used in the right role as a defender rebounder playmaker. They're letting him play LO ball not puttin pressure on him which is perfect for him and he knows tht. And once the Lakers take it all in about a week and a half Buss is gonna be willng o pay what it takes to bring him back which is gonna be right around 7-8 mil whichis sustantially mire than he'll be offered by other teams.
actually even the inside sources sy lakers will try there best to trade the pic..its pretty much a done deal when they find a team..even with lamar taking less money they still are gonna need to try to stay under the cap because of resigning of the other free agents...and it all makes sense because in this draft theres not gonna be a pick that late thats gonna play much for the lakers..esspecially when you take in account how hard it is to learn the triangle offense
i think Heytvelt would be a good fit because they have a lot of length but they need another backup big man. but i dont think theyll take him in the first round maybe they will trade up, or down, or hope they can get him with their second round pick.