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Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« on: November 23, 2021, 01:06:20 PM »

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The Lakers need to take better advantage of  Anthony Davis' prime. Lebron seems to be on the decline, more so this year than ever before. He turns 37 next month.  How many NBA championship teams were led by someone that age? I can't think of one.

Michael Pena on Crossover made the following trade proposal: Lebron to the Sixers for Simmons, Maxey and Thybulle. 

Do you think the Lakers would ever consider trading Lebron for that type of return?

Would Morey do it?

Would Klutch Sports permit it?

Pretty interesting outside the box idea.

Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 01:14:27 PM »

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You don't trade LeBron. I don't know if I've seen that much decline. He had an injury. They happen. LeBron has missed nearly half their games. Their record will get better, but LeBron isn't the teams issue. It's a Westbrook problem and a depth problem.

Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2021, 01:16:39 PM »

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Thatís a really interesting proposal.  Ultimately, I donít think LA would move Lebron.  Heís worth too many marketing dollars, heíll ultimately probably buy a piece of the franchise, and heís their only hope at a title.

If Iím Lebron, I push for it.  Instant title favorite and heíd be playing in the city his idol Dr. J won in.


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Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 01:21:15 PM »

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Simmons and Westbrook would be horrid. Embiid and Lebron could win it all if healthy.

Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

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Donít like James but u just donít trade him..
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If Lebron was actually willing to be traded (which will never happen), that is no where near the best package the Lakers could get for him. 
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The Lakers need to take better advantage of  Anthony Davis' prime. Lebron seems to be on the decline, more so this year than ever before. He turns 37 next month.  How many NBA championship teams were led by someone that age? I can't think of one.

Michael Pena on Crossover made the following trade proposal: Lebron to the Sixers for Simmons, Maxey and Thybulle. 

Do you think the Lakers would ever consider trading Lebron for that type of return?

Would Morey do it?

Would Klutch Sports permit it?

Pretty interesting outside the box idea.
no way Klutch wouldn't throw a monkey wrench into the very idea of the Lakers trading their biggest client (unspoken owner) out of one of the 2 premiere teams in the league and the team he's always ultimately wanted to go to end up on a lesser team with no realistic shot of a title.  the ring chasers went to LA to play with Bron, not Simmons.  Fakers would fold as a team rapidly and fade as a 'contending' franchise for several years.

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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

Kareem was playing with prime Magic Johnson.

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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

Kareem was playing with prime Magic Johnson.
So. Kareem was still the #1 scoring option and defensive anchor for those teams through much of his mid to late 30's.

Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2021, 03:29:26 PM »

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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

Kareem was playing with prime Magic Johnson.
So. Kareem was still the #1 scoring option and defensive anchor for those teams through much of his mid to late 30's.

That was Magic's team and he was the best player on that team.

Re: Should Lakers trade Lebron for Simmons based package?
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2021, 03:52:53 PM »

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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

Kareem was playing with prime Magic Johnson.
So. Kareem was still the #1 scoring option and defensive anchor for those teams through much of his mid to late 30's.

That was Magic's team and he was the best player on that team.
Still doesn't take away from Nick's point.
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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

LeBron and Kareem are the two guys who were able to stay at the top the longest in the history of the league. Kareem was also extremely fortunate to be on one of the all-time greatest rosters towards the end. Anything LeBron can pull off from here will be a significantly harder lift than even what Kareem did. The Lakers look really fragile to me.

Unless Westbrook gets a Chris Paul State Farm blood plasma injection soon, it probably ain't happening

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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2021, 04:29:43 PM »

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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

LeBron and Kareem are the two guys who were able to stay at the top the longest in the history of the league. Kareem was also extremely fortunate to be on one of the all-time greatest rosters towards the end. Anything LeBron can pull off from here will be a significantly harder lift than even what Kareem did. The Lakers look really fragile to me.

Unless Westbrook gets a Chris Paul State Farm blood plasma injection soon, it probably ain't happening
Davis obviously isn't Magic, but he is in the middle of his prime and was voted one of the 75 greatest players in the sports history.  A prime Davis and an older but still excellent James should be enough for the Lakers to threaten everyone especially when they add in a bunch of solid role players and a guy that looks like a rising start in THT.  If they can somehow contain and harness the Westbrook energy, they should be fine.

The real problem they have aside from Lebron's health is that Davis just isn't playing like a guy that has the talent he has.  He has barely looked like a top 25 player, when he is supposed to be a top 5 one (or at worst a top 10 player).  Davis is the problem with the Lakers.  He is the guy that needs fixing.
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Kareem was the Lakers leading scorer from 1981-1986 when he was 34-38 years old winning two titles at that time. He was their third leading scorer at almost 18 PPG at 39 years old during their 1987 championship season.

So it's been done before.

I also think Lebron wants to carve out a Lakers legacy beating Kareem's record while being a Laker. So I doubt he would want to be traded. And if Lebron doesn't want to be traded, he won't be. It's that simple.

Kareem was playing with prime Magic Johnson.
So. Kareem was still the #1 scoring option and defensive anchor for those teams through much of his mid to late 30's.

That was Magic's team and he was the best player on that team.
Still doesn't take away from Nick's point.

Kareem was great at an ld age no doubt but my point is that he played with Magic Johnson who was a top 5 player in my book. LeBron is playing with off and on again Davis.