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  • Thoughts on Kupchak’s comments…

    By Ross Pickering on January 17, 2013
    The fact that Kupchak says “we don’t have many options” as aside to saying “we’re not looking to trade” tells me he sees nothing big happening right now. I’m not sure if “we don’t have many options” increases your competitive advantage as a team looking to trade. If I’m a rival team, that tells me that I can call the […]
  • Trade talk thoughts…

    By Ross Pickering on January 5, 2013
    You’d have to think that the Lakers would be interested in a package built around Derrick Williams and AK47 for Pau Gasol. Williams has untapped potential and you know what you’re gonna get from Kirilenko. AK47′s deal could be viewed as high but it’s half that of Pau’s and expires the same year. Williams is on a rookie deal still. […]
  • Blake sitting out tonight’s game

    By Ross Pickering on October 13, 2012
    I very much doubt Blake sitting this one out tonight has anything to do with trades. His contract would be hard enough to move during the season, nevermind before it has even started. Last year at the trade deadline he was said to be involved in a trade – it even seemed at times it was pretty much a done […]
  • Jodie Meeks and Antawn Jamison

    By Ross Pickering on August 13, 2012
    Last season, the most points scored by a Lakers bench player was 24 by Matt Barnes. L.A. now have Jamison and Meeks on the bench who scored 34 and 31 points as season highs respectively.
  • Mike Krzyzewski on Kobe Bryant

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2012
    “Well, he’s been doing it for 16 years in the NBA and in those 16 years the accomplishments are incredible. I mean, they’re worthy of a top-five player in the history of the game, really,” U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “And then he’s been so visible, been all over the world. In others words, he’s traveled all over in the offseason. Even […]
  • Rick Ross on Kobe Bryant

    By Ross Pickering on July 21, 2012
    For those asking, Rick Ross recently had some comments about Kobe Bryant when he visited a Philadelphia radio station, according to DJChillz.co.uk: “I couldn’t believe he disrespected sports that way. That’s the most absurd statement in the history of the NBA.” He was obviously talking about Kobe’s comments regarding the Dream Team. Bryant said the 2012 squad could beat the ’92 […]
  • Why Dwight Howard is keeping quiet

    By Ross Pickering on July 18, 2012
    If Dwight Howard went on Twitter right now and said “I want to be traded to the Lakers! I want to be a Laker!” and then the Magic ultimately decided to deal him to another team OR keep him – which basically happened with the Brooklyn situation – what would happen then? He’d ruin his reputation even more so. He’d […]