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Why don't the Lakers and Grizzlies do this trade? It seems like a good trade for both teams considering the Grizzlies are stocked at the PF position with Pau Gasol, Stromile, Grant Long and new addition Drew Gooden. Although Gasol and Gooden may be able to play the 3, their natural position is the 4. I know that Swift was picked 2nd in the draft just 2 years ago and it would seem silly to give up on him this early considering his tremendous athleticism and potential but really, wouldn't the Grizzlies have a better team with Rush. They could give him occasional minutes and he would bring some good offense off the bench. I just dont see them being able to play all their current forwards. In addition, hasn't Jerry West said that he is not very fond of Stromile Swift, I have not heard it myself but I have seen quotes in articles saying he does not like his work ethic, is this just media BS? The trade would help the Lakers by giving them a starting PF, that may allow Samaki Walker to play backup center to Shaq. I think this trade could benefit both teams. Is it possible, could the Lakers pull it off? Or would it make Jerry West look like he is trying to help the Lakers.

The trade probably has no chance of happening, maybe if the Lakers gave up some more.
 

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I remember reading that Jerry West really wants to move Swift because Gooden was drafted. I agree that trade would benefit both teams if the salaries match up.

Was this an actual trade rumor?
 

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swift ain't good, he's had time to show at least something but nothing has come out of him worthwhile, Rush did good in the March and has show exceptional shooting, and has even performed well in summer league... what the hell has swift done...
BAD trade
its still early to call swift a total bust, but its been 2 years and hasn't done much of anything... he's done less the JYD but people still love that guy too
but thats just my thoughts...
 

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I would trade for Swift in a heart beat ,Samaki Walker man please, I love Rob Horry but we have to get him back to the bench and Walker is not the answer we're getting killed by every teams pf in the West ,Swift has got game and has had some really big games last year, He is on the way up and with Phil's coaching could become an allstar, Walker gave us next to nothing last year I was hoping he'd opt out and we could dump him, KRush is really a luxury for us he won't play all that much and he can only play the sg spot so he's really not that versatile, Devan George gives us that versatility making Rush expendable,I like Rush and think he'll help but not all that much next year while Swift's athleticism,shot blocking and rebounding could help Shaq down low, he could fill in and we could have Horry in his best role off the bench we really struggled starting Horry thinning out the bench, Swift would allow Horry to sit longer than Walker did and we could save Horry for the big 4th quarter minutes.
 

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Krush for Swift?? Wouldn't help, youth wise maybe, but not for the current Championsh

The Lakeshow needs KRush much more than they need Swift, They have Samaki already....Swift might be more athletic than Samaki, but in general, they play very similar styles, Both do not have a consistent 10-15 jumper, No post up games, they have no love from the refs - foul after fouls, rebounds might be the only strength they have, which helps in many ways, but I wouldn't make that trade at all, KRush is the Lakers future at 2 & 3 and once he gets the triangle down, he could push for that for illusive & missing 3rd scorer , the Lakeshow has been looking for. Besides Swift will be looking for a hefty contract, not the max, but we know the Lakes will not have the funds for him anyways, so to get Samaki at the current price they have..... it's good for the Lakeshow for now and we can only hope he gets better, but I think we've seen the most he can give as a player.
 

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Maybe when Swift realizes that he can be good, I would want him. West is looking for any takers, he ain't getting much. Swift has a very poor work ethic, from what I have heard.
 

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I wouldn't do it...we need a backup guard more than we need a PF-we already have Samaki Horry and Slava.
 

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How bout Kareem Rush for Qyntel Woods +??? The Lakers get somebody they have wanted since before the draft.
 

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Rush is a SG and Woods is like a SF-we need the SG more-plus we could have gotten him if we wanted him-the trade with the Raptors was pre-arranged I think..so we could have told them to take Woods.
 

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They had a choice on draft day, but they wanted Krush instead

Overall the Lakers staff, thought Krush would fit better, as they say, he already has a polished jump shot & just needs to work on his "D", but Woods has the all around talent, both will produce for their teams.
 

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I would definately rather have Woods. Woods is already drawing comparisons to Scottie Pippen and Kobe has been compared to MJ. Hmmmmm.......just a thought
 

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kareem and woods

man peaple....the trade with la and toronto was set up even before draft night...why do u think they announced the trade 2 mins after david stern shook kareems hands announcing he was going to the rapotrs...if they wanted woods..they woulda got him. besides qytal is also overrated which is why he fell farther than the mock drafts declared(by a wide margin too) and kareem played hella better than qytal did in the summer league. kareem is more consistent and has a better shot but i will admit that qytal has potential as long as he works on his work ethic and past problems with coaches and teamates that gave him his bad rep.:upset:
 

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Im just interested to find out if most Laker fans would rather have Rush or Swift right now if we had the choice.

I think if we traded Rush, Swift could become our starting PF and Walker could play backup center.

Although this trade probably wont happen, especially know that the Lakers are struggling so badly(I don't think West would look very smart helping us out).

I mean, Rush hardly plays and I know he is a rookie and all, but he plays the same position as our most talented player.

Another idea is to trade Fisher(who is not a PG anyway, more of a midget SG) for a PF and then just letting Kobe play PG, which he does anyway. Only problem with that trade is Fisher has about as much trade value as well... Mark Madsen.
 

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Re: They had a choice on draft day, but they wanted Krush instead

Originally posted by <b><<<D>>></b>!
Overall the Lakers staff, thought Krush would fit better, as they say, he already has a polished jump shot & just needs to work on his "D", but Woods has the all around talent, both will produce for their teams.
How do you know they had a choice? Maybe Portland didn't want Lindsey Hunter.
 

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Re: Re: They had a choice on draft day, but they wanted Krush instead

Originally posted by <b>KC</b>!


How do you know they had a choice? Maybe Portland didn't want Lindsey Hunter.
The Lakers had a deal with Toronto pre-draft provided a player they were interested in would be availabe at #20. They could of eaisly told Toronto to draft Woods instead.
 

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Re: Re: Re: They had a choice on draft day, but they wanted Krush instead

Originally posted by <b>Jemel Irief</b>!


The Lakers had a deal with Toronto pre-draft provided a player they were interested in would be availabe at #20. They could of eaisly told Toronto to draft Woods instead.
I didn't hear about it being pre-draft. Do you have a link?
 

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Lets not get hasty and deal Rush yet. From all accounts Rush was supposed to be a lottery pick and we got an absolute steal at #20. Right now we need some better scorers but Rush might provide that as soon as next year. I'd offer these players and see if anyone is dumb enough to bite:

Fisher-He makes no sense in this system. Phil hates small guards but loves Fisher. He is an absolute liability on both ends, especially D. Most guys are either big or quick but Fisher is neither. I didn't like him in 96 when he was drafted and I don't like him now.

Walker-I think he's a FA next year so there is probably no use. I don't even think a team would give up naval lint for this stiff.

Fox-What can I say the guy just pisses me off. If I were Vanessa Williams I'd be ashamed of this guy. Sure he's in the NBA but he is one of the worst players on one of the best teams. She might as well be married to Mark Madsen.
 
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