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    So far in the 3rd quarter Randle and clarkson are a combined 4 of 17 from the field. In a game where you'd expect them to step up in the absence of Ingram/Ball to really show their worth, they flop instead. No wonder Lakers want to get rid of these 2 goofs.

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    Lonzo's shooting % is improving somewhat.

    I think Clarkson gets traded.

    My guess is they might hold on to Randle. It's hard to believe they are going to hold on to the 2 max free agents fantasy and get rid of both Randle and Clarkson.

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    Lakers beat the Celtics last night for their 3rd win in a row and 7th out of their last 9. Tried their best to blow it with 10 missed free throws in the 4th, but the Celtics missed their final shot.

    Kuzma was on fire with 28 points, including 17 in the 4th.

    Winning without Ball is a good sign.

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    Clippers trade Blake Griffin to Detroit. Also looking to trade DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams. So basically Jerry West is going for a complete rebuild. Expect Doc Rivers to be gone after this season too.

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    Rather amazingly, Lakers have been fined a second time for tampering. This time the fine was for $50,000 for Magic making positive comments in an interview about the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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    Lakers traded Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. to Cleveland for Isiah Thomas, Channing Frye and Cleveland's 1st round pick.

    The Cleveland players are in the final year of their contracts.

    Thomas became a cancer in the locker room and the Cavs had to get rid of him. Worst defensive player in the NBA this year too.

    So Lakers get salary cap relief and a 1st. Losing Nance is tough, but with Randle and Kuzma playing so well he's a piece we can afford to lose.

    Edit: Have to wonder whether the Lakers will try to trade that 2018 pick and a future first rounder to a team willing to take Deng. That would clear enough space to sign two max players and keep Randle.

    Also, the Cavs just helped the Lakers get cap space for LeBron. He's definitely leaving Cleveland and his wife and kids live here already. Paul George said yesterday that coming to LA is still very much a possibility. If we were to get George and LeBron, there would be no room for Clarkson and Nance anyway. Pretty big "if" I know, but if that happens this trade will go down as having one of the greatest impacts in team history.
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    A depleted Lakers blew out a depleted OKC by 25. Fans were chanting "We want George". 4th win in a row and the 12th in their last 16. 5.5 games out of the last playoff spot.

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