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Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:25 am
Edited on: December 5, 2011 4:05 pm
 
 

Posted by EOB Staff

On a shortened schedule with the conclusion of the NBA lockout, free agency is going to be fast and furious. To keep track of all the wheelings, dealings, rumors, and reports, check Eye on Basketball daily for the Free Agency Buzz. 

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

4:03 p.m. ET
  • Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that there was "good conversation" today between Thaddeus Young and the Nuggets, with more talks planned. The Nuggets would make a nice fit for Young, well, mainly because they only have like six players on their team right now. Berger notes as well: "Denver's interest in Sixers' Young is latest indication that Nuggets are preparing for Nene departure."
2:21 p.m.
  • From the Washington Post: "The Washington Wizards intend to retain Nick Young but realize that they will have competition from several teams, including Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Sacramento and Phoenix, according to sources with knowledge of the situation."
  • The Wolves want to keep Kevin Love, obviously, but it's a question of how much he's worth to them. Would that include the max? "Am I worth the max? I'll let the front office answer that question," Love told the Star Tribune. "I love Minneapolis, I love the Twin Cities. I really do like it here. I'm in a comfort zone. This is the first NBA city I fell in love with, so this is all I know. Maybe we'll keep it that way and maybe we won't."
10:36 a.m.
  • Matt Barnes told reporters this weekend that he spoke with Baron Davis and Dwight Howard and both players want to come to L.A.. It's Matt Barnes, so take it with a grain of salt, but still. 
  • Grant Hill is still interested in re-signing with the Suns, ESPN says, but both New York and Chicago have made "very interesting" offers. If Hill took less money to sign with Chicago, it would be a perfect fit. The only hang up is whether leaving Phoenix's crack training staff would leave to the injuries that left most of his career unfulfilled. At 39, you wouldn't think Hill has much left in the tank, but he played like a 33-year-old last season, and can consistently hit from the outside and midrange.
9:10 a.m.
  • ESPN.com reports that the Lakers could be in the market for Delonte West and Josh McRoberts. Both make quite a bit of sense for L.A. West is a serviceable point guard with a history with Mike Brown who can hit from the perimeter and score off the dribble. He can play out of control from time to time, but with the ball in Kobe Bryant's hand so often, that likely won't be as much of an issue. The Lakers need to stretch the floor and shoot better from the outside, and West helps in those areas. McRoberts is an interesting idea. He's a grinder big. He doesn't have huge size, but he does manage to make key plays, has a little bit of a mid-range game and can rebound. It would be interesting to see Luke Walton waived and McRoberts signed in his place. (HT: IAmAGM.com)
  • There's mutual interest between McRoberts and the Grizzlies as well, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. The Grizzlies attempted to trade O.J. Mayo at the deadline for McRoberts, but the deal fell through when the trade could not be completed before the deadline passed. That was fortunate for Memphis since Mayo went on to be a major contributor in their playoff run. Mayo is not expected to be retained as part of the "core" for Memphis after his string of embarassing incidents last season including a fight on a team plane with Tony Allen over a gambling dispute, and getting busted for a banned substance he says he bought in an energy drink at a gas station.
Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Hide your mother, Kobe!!!

Hey Kobe, hide your mother!  Delonte West is coming to town!  Just ask LeBron how he felt to find out about Delonte and Gloria!  It humiliated him so much he went all the way to Florida so he wouldn't have to face her or the fans! 



Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:00 am
 

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Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

All of the Lakers will be buying their mothers chastity belts if Delonte gets signed.



Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Lakers lost in 2SD round to Dallas.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Hide your mother, Kobe!!!

Delonte West to the Lakers brings just one thought to mind.  Kobe Bryant, hide your mother!!!  If you have any doubts, just ask LeBron about Gloria and Delonte! 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Delonte West to the Lakers brings just one thought to mind.  Kobe Bryant, hide your mother!!!  If you have any doubts, just ask LeBron about Gloria and Delonte!   



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Lakers need to do just one thing before this season starts, get rid of Ron Artest, the most ignorant person in the NBA.  The Lakers will take a 15pc and 40oz for him and still feel like they got the better end of the deal.



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Question;  If the lakers don't make a move for Dwight Howard, then your front line will still be Bynum, Gasol, World Peace, Odom, Walton, and the other two guys on the bench from last year.  OK; so now your need would be a back up for Kobe (not matt barns) and a back up for fisher/brown (is shannon still a laker...) & (steve blake is not the answer).  So looking at this aging team...the last thing they need is some more medicore players, playing medicore ball.  Its time for the Lakers to start some major rebuilding.  Get something for Odom, world peace, walton while you still can...after this year, you won't be able to trade these players for a second round pick, let alone an up and coming young player.  Just my opinion...but watch, wait & see...thank God at least the Clippers should have a decent year representing L.A; cause the Lakers are just as doomed at this moment as they were in the first round of the playoffs last year!!!




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

Really Baron Davis is still in the NBA?? What the hell has he done in the last 5 years for any team esp a Championship Caliber team to want to sign him to even a 1 year deal? Funny Barnes is trying to recruit one of those guys to come to LA but if they do go there via trade Barnes will be the one getting traded with his overpaid salary.
The Past 5 years Davis has been on the Clippers, The Warriors & The Cavaliers. Not exactly contenders. Sign him for low money if he is indeed waived via the amnesty clause, and if it doesn't work out you can release him. The Lakers desperately need a half decent PG, would they love to have, say a Chris Paul? It's not going to happen. Instead of them replying on pipe dreams they are being realistic. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Free Agency Buzz 12.5.11: Lakers looking at West?

West would be a huge upgrade over Fisher or Blake, despite some off his off court antics. 

How is Chucky Hayes even a center, isn't he like 6 foot 6? 


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