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  1. Richter

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    Pau Gasol for the pu-pu (or should I say, poo-poo) platter of Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenden, and two first round picks this year and 2010. What an absolute fleecing, the league shouldn't let that go through. With Kobe, Odom, Gasol and a healthy Bynum, the Lakers are serious contenders again.
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    i just saw that and said WOW, what a ripoff. Kobe is a ball hog so it will not matter come playoff time. Kobe only wants to be better than Jordan and he is not a great team player
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    On the surface it looks like a steal for the Lakers. Gasol is an undeniable talent who teams like the Lakers would seem to have a tough time aquiring. The Lakers really don't have anything that good that teams would want, save for Bynum, who for me, would be untouchable. At any rate, the negatives I see here are Gasol's contract which has another 3 years after this for $50 million. Lots of cash there, especially since they'll need to resign Bynum soon, and Kobe can opt out next year, aside from the assorted bad deals currently on the books. Also, Gasol is an awful defender. He blocks shots, but he's a deficient rebounder for his size, and a terrible 1 on 1 defender. Never the less, to aquire a player of his caliber for a retired guy, a pick who has Farmar in the way, a guy who can't play in Brown, and a couple of picks in the 20's (while more than likely getting a pick in the 30's in return), is a great move. We'll have to see how it translates on the court.

    Oh, I forgot about Gasol for Gasol. Marc seems to be a decent prospect. Who knows though.
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    While I agree with your assessment of Gasol as a player (which is why I did not want the Celtics to pursue him last year), I'm not sure that his contract will handicap the Lakers too much. Odom, as much as I like his game, is now largely expendable, and can be used to get relief from the luxury tax if they need it with a future trade. This deal looks like a steal all around. Brown is junk, the picks are likely to be late, and it turns the Lakers into an instant contender when Bynum returns.
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    The Grizzlies basically traded Gasol for garbage and a bunch of late 1st round draft picks. Wow do they look stupid now for not taking the C's package way back. I'm glad the C's got Garnett though as he is a much better all around player. No complaints there, just saying the Grizz look really DUMB now.

    Kwame Brown is the biggest bust in the land, and he's the centerpiece of the deal? LMAO.
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    It 's a fantastic move for the lakers ...
    This move pushes the Lakers into championship contention.
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    They still have to defend, and unfortunately, go through the Western Conference playoffs. I like the deal from the Lakers perspective, don't get me wrong, they gave up nothing for an allstar 7'0 and luxury tax, which I'm sure Buss can afford.
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    what are the rules on the NBA salary cap, I don't get it, is it really a cap if you can go over the limit?
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    Shaq to the Suns for Marion too. That one is terrible! For the Suns.
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    omg Cassel just killed Rondo in the LAC game tonight, smashed his face, flagrant foul, ejected. lool Then he pushed Posey.

    I think its safe to say that Cassel aint being traded or coming to the C's.
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    i wish there was a way we could trade for Jason Kidd, he would be perfect here, but theres no way cuz of the money. Imagine:

    PG Jason Kidd
    SG Ray Allen
    SF Paul Pierce
    PF Kevin Garnet
    C Kendrick Perkins

    that would be insane!
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    Scalabrine for threeeeeee!
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    59 - 48 C's lead at halftime. Clippers are overated.
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    Rondo is so smooth, i love that move he always does when he curls the ball behind his back like hes gunna pass then he pulls it back and lays it up. He does it like 2-3 times a game, its like he almost patented it.
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    oh snap Allen (Ray) just threw down a hard slam that was siiiick.
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    I don't remember anyone complaining when the Lakers got ripped off in the Shaq trade.
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    i would rather have rondo and casel coming off the bench .kidd is getting old .
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    They mostly used Shaq last night for the pick and roll, while also using him for blocks and boards. He may be getting old, but he and Stoudamire are a great big man combo.
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    They still lost, and now the Lakers are in first place in the Pacific.
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    Well The Suns just whooped the Celtics with Shaq on there team, give them some time and they will do the same to the Lakers in the Playoffs

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