July 20, 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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Lakers begin negotiations with Lin along with another team.


Harvard guard Lin piques L.A.'s interest

A new name has emerged as a candidate to fill a spot on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench as a backup to starting guards Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant.

Jeremy Lin, an undrafted 6-3, 200-pound combo guard from Harvard, is being considered by the Lakers after the team opened contract discussions with Roger Montgomery, Lin's agent, over the weekend.

"We're just trying to sort out the best roster fit, the best situation for Jeremy, but we're highly considering the Lakers," Montgomery said in a phone interview Monday.

Montgomery said the Lakers aren't the only team vying for Lin, with the Mavericks and an unnamed Eastern Conference team also in the mix. Added Montgomery: "As of late there are a few more players involved as well."

Lin averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent on three-pointers in five games while playing for the Dallas Mavericks summer league team in Las Vegas.

The 21-year-old guard should be landing on an NBA roster -- the Lakers' or another team's -- sooner than later.

"I think the end game is imminent," Montgomery said. "We're having some internal discussions [with the Lakers] that look positive. There's mutual interest and end game is certainly imminent. The Lakers are definitely in the mix."

The California native (Lin won a state championship at Palo Alto High School) turned heads last week in a summer league matchup against the Washington Wizards and No. 1 pick John Wall. Lin scored 13 points to Wall's 21, but did so on 6-for-12 shooting in just 28 minutes. Wall was 4-for-19 in 33 minutes. Lin averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.1 blocks in his senior year at Harvard, earning a unanimous spot on the All-Ivy League first team.

As rare as it is for an undrafted player to make the NBA, it is even more rare for an American-born player of Asian descent to make the league. Lin, whose family is Taiwanese, would follow the likes of Rex Walters (whose mother is Japanese) and Wataru "Wat" Misaka (whose family was Japanese). Walters played in the NBA from 1993 to 2000 and is currently the head coach at the University of San Francisco. Misaka became the first Asian-American professional basketball player in 1947.


http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=5392883
July 20, 2010 @ 04:45 AM
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^Good read

Jeremy Lin is definitely a good deal. While not as hyped up, nor as skilled as John Wall,etc, repeatedly throughout both his collegiate and summer league career Jeremy Lin has played well. Demonstrated that he can be a leader, and he has the qualities that has people comparing him to Steve Nash. Sure he's a bit flaky in some areas, but those can be improved with proper coaching. Overall I expect big things from him under any system, but especially under an aging Derek Fisher.
July 20, 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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i can definitely fux with this dude...

July 21, 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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Too bad lins signing with the warriors.
Wish he played for LA..
July 22, 2010 @ 12:41 AM
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A starting five of Paul, Bryant, Artest, Odom and Gasol could win more than a few games. MAKE IT HAPPEN LAKERS!
July 22, 2010 @ 12:49 AM
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Only thing is our front-court is what seperates us from the rest of the league, but considering Bynum still has yet to play a full-season, CP3 is a top 2 PG -- it's a tough
July 22, 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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There is no way Bynum is leaving. Bynum was Kupchak's pick and he ain't giving him up. Vujacic has an expiring contract so he would be included and maybe Odom. There were rumors that Lakers were going to trade Odom due to his no show in the playoffs.

Either way, Chirs Paul is not playing with the Hornets next year.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/13659617/new-hornets-brass-already-facing-crisis-with-paul
July 22, 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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fuck no.. i love odom.

we are so lucky to have him come off the bench.

UCSB.

July 22, 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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Fuck bynum, get him off.
July 22, 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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Okay, get rid of basically the only center we have.
July 22, 2010 @ 03:27 AM
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Bynum + Ebanks + 2 future 1st. rd picks for CP3

Sign Barnes and Caracter

& call it a day.

Kobe, Pau, and CP3 arguably the best players in the league at their positions.


cool

edit: don't get me wrong, I love Andrew despite the health issues and understand our length is what kills most teams, BUT you don't get a top 5 player to demand a trade to your team very often.
July 22, 2010 @ 05:05 AM
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i love bynum.. but if him leaving means we can get paul iam all for it same with odom, we could probably get a cheap fa to fill the void in the front court
July 22, 2010 @ 05:12 AM
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Fuck yeah! I'm all in for CP3 as well, one of my fav. players. cool
July 22, 2010 @ 09:29 PM
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Lol CP3 isn't going to the Lakers, DEFINITELY not this year atleast.

In other news:

Matt Barnes has agreed in principle on a two-year, $3.6 million deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Y! He's expected to sign tonight.
July 22, 2010 @ 09:51 PM
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Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff are now Lakers


Matt Barnes you broke my heart sad
dat sacramento hometown hero
July 22, 2010 @ 09:58 PM
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Very Good Off-season so far by Mitch again


Blake>Farmar
Barnes>Brown
Theo>Mbenga


Imagine Kobe, Artest, Barnes, and Blake on the perimeter..


July 22, 2010 @ 10:19 PM
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i thought barnes replacing Josh powell
July 22, 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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damn if it wasn't for riley getting the stars; i think mitch could very well be in the running for exec of the yr
July 22, 2010 @ 10:22 PM
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Very Good Off-season so far by Mitch again


Blake>Farmar
Barnes>Brown
Theo>Mbenga


Imagine Kobe, Artest, Barnes, and Blake on the perimeter..




Brown can still opt to stay i believe.
July 22, 2010 @ 10:29 PM
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Welcome Theo Ratliff & Matt Barnes. cool
July 22, 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Very Good Off-season so far by Mitch again


Blake>Farmar
Barnes>Brown
Theo>Mbenga


Imagine Kobe, Artest, Barnes, and Blake on the perimeter..




Man, ima miss Mbenga & Farmar sad ..... I would have kept Farmar over Blake tho for his youth,speed,hustle.

hb fell off / justinlifestyle.tumblr.com

July 22, 2010 @ 10:33 PM
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Matt Barnes signed with the Lakers? I still remember the Lakers vs Magic game back in March lol.

Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

July 22, 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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yeah 2 yrs 3.6 mill iirc
July 22, 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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Brown can still opt to stay i believe.


I'm hoping he does, still brings another facet since he's up-tempo type player.

Also seeing those nasty posters for our team is an addition
>sad
July 23, 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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Brown opted out so he is a free agent, Lakers would have to re-sign him or could also match any offer a team offers him since he is restricted.

Ratliff and Barnes are a nice addition. I can't believe Barnes turned down 2yrs/7mil from cLEAVEland for 2yrs/3.6mil with us. LOL.
July 23, 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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Brown opted out so he is a free agent, Lakers would have to re-sign him or could also match any offer a team offers him since he is restricted.

Ratliff and Barnes are a nice addition. I can't believe Barnes turned down 2yrs/7mil from cLEAVEland for 2yrs/3.6mil with us. LOL.


Cause cavs aint got a shot for the chip.
Ring > money i guess.. hah
July 23, 2010 @ 12:55 AM
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Cause cavs aint got a shot for the chip.
Ring > money i guess.. hah


dats wat lebron said
July 23, 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Haha^^
July 23, 2010 @ 01:38 AM
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Our bench just got so much better. cool
July 23, 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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"get in a confrontation with Kobe, join his team next year."

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