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    This trade would have to be agreed upon before the draft and then executed after the new fiscal year because the salaries won't match until then.

    Lakers get

    TJ Ford 2 yr, 17.0M

    Pacers get

    Morrison 1 yr, 5.3M
    Farmar 1 yr, 1.9M
    Lakers 2009 #42 overall pick

    After seeing their PG's exposed as to how slow they are during the playoffs, the Lakers would pay for a speedy PG, which is something we just so happen to have.

    Pacers get two young players that are cheap. Both have one year and then a restriction. The Pacers shed 9.8M in this deal, because the Lakers don't really worry much about money when this close. I like Ford, but this is all about money. Plus, it allows us to look more closely at PG's in the draft.

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    If we're committed to keeping Jack as our starting point... Farmar is not a bad player as his backup. I'd do this deal even without the pick (though the more the merrier to me).

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    I like the deal but I doubt LA would.

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    Why do you say LA wouldn't?

    IMO. They clearly get the best player in this deal. They only have Morrison so they could get rid of Vlad Radmanovic's contract. So the deal from a basketball perspective is basically Farmar and a second rounder for Ford. I think they would do that EVERY single time. The Lakers would be looking at the deal in terms of upgrading its PG position and not from a monetary perspective.

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    From a strictly talent perspective absolutely LA gets the best deal. It says quite a bit about Farmar that they're having Shannon Brown behind Fisher. If they're wanting TJ as a change of pace guy off the bench maybe they're interested but the same reason we don't like TJ (needs to dominate the ball to be effective) would be the same reason he'd be awful for Phil Jackson and the triangle. I think they'd be more interested in Jarret Jack than TJ.

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    I hope the Pacers do not take a lapse in talent to dump salary but this is interesting Morrison was compared to Larry while at Gonzaga. I would do this deal if the Lakers throw in Luke Walton and take Tinsley.

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    Neither Ford nor Tinsley are the type of PGs Phil Jackson likes to employ. They don't want a dribble pounding PG like Ford or Tinsley. All they're going to do is take the ball out of Kobe's hands. They want a shooter.

    The Lakers aren't going to further put themselves in luxury tax territory for players who Jackson wouldn't like using.

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    Neither Ford nor Tinsley are the type of PGs Phil Jackson likes to employ. They don't want a dribble pounding PG like Ford or Tinsley. All they're going to do is take the ball out of Kobe's hands. They want a shooter.

    The Lakers aren't going to further put themselves in luxury tax territory for players who Jackson wouldn't like using.
    Diener would be a good backup PG for them.
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    Diener would be a good backup PG for them.
    Yeah, but they've already got a similar backup PG in Sasha Vujacic.
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