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"Magic Johnson, don't ever bite the hand that feeds Ju! **swipe**"



Why we so sure Magic Johnson knows what the fuck he's doing? Part #945

After agreeing to a deal with LeBron James in July, Lakers president Magic Johnson ignored the suggestions of his coaching staff to bring back Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.

According to Oram, Johnson decided to sign Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson to one-year deals instead of bringing back the big men who were on last season's squad and are currently having career years away from Los Angeles.

Randle, the No. 7 pick by the Lakers in the 2014 draft, is averaging 20.7 points for the Pelicans in his fifth season and first away from the Lakers. In addition to adding some depth and versatility to the frontcourt, Randle also could have been a key trade piece for the Lakers, who spent much of this season wrapped up in rumors about a potential deal for Randle's New Orleans teammate Anthony Davis.

Lopez arrived in Los Angeles prior to the 2017-18 season as part of the deal that sent 2015 No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn. Lopez likely would have been the Lakers' starting center this season if he did return and his shooting would have been a huge boost for the team that is currently second-to-last in the league in three-point percentage. Lopez is shooting a career-best 36.7% from deep and making a career-high 2.4 attempts per game.

At 30-36 and with injuries to Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, the Lakers appear to be headed for the lottery for the sixth straight season. There is speculation that coach Luke Walton could be fired at the end of the season.

Oram also reports there are some members in the Lakers front office who are still advocating for Walton, who helped the team improve by nine wins in each of his first two seasons. After this season, Walton has one more year left on the deal he signed prior to Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka joining the front office.



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Magic Johnson, don't ever bite the hand that feeds Ju! **swipe** [View all] , TheRealBillyOcean, Tue Mar-12-19 09:59 AM
Subject Author Message Date ID
Lebron didn't come to LA to play with Julius Randle.
Mar 12th 2019
He also didn’t come to play with any of the current Lakers or to win.
Mar 12th 2019
      hence the 1 yr deals, Ju didn't want a 1 yr deal
Mar 12th 2019
           Yet he signed essentially a 1 yr deal.
Mar 12th 2019
                because the market for him wasn't what he thought it would be
Mar 12th 2019
+ Zubac
Mar 12th 2019
Lebron didn't come to LA to play with Zubac
Mar 12th 2019
      RE: Lebron didn't come to LA to play with Mike Muscala either
Mar 12th 2019
           Neither will be on the team next season.
Mar 12th 2019
                Which is the point of the post, thanks for playing
Mar 12th 2019
                     They didn't plan on having anybody beyond this season besides Lebron...
Mar 12th 2019
nothing new...
Mar 12th 2019
between him and D'Tective Magic looking like LL Fool J
Mar 15th 2019
Lmao.... LL Fool J got me good.
Mar 15th 2019
^^^upset Cleveland fan
Mar 15th 2019
      I'm not even upset at this point
Mar 15th 2019
           Yes you are.
Mar 15th 2019
                I'm not enjoying LeBron looking washed af to be honest
Mar 20th 2019
                     if averaging 27, 8, & 8 shooting over 50% is "washed" we'll take it...
Mar 20th 2019
He's got one offseason to prove he's not the NBA's John Elway
Mar 15th 2019
45pts 11rebs 6ast.... That's a lot.
Mar 15th 2019
But we got Supercool Beas so...
Mar 15th 2019
      RE: But we got Supercool Beas so...
Mar 15th 2019
           Magic and Rob have been trash.
Mar 15th 2019
                overreact much?
Mar 16th 2019
                     The guy who was coming anyway?
Mar 16th 2019
                          after missing out on PG, the only thing left to do was punt for 2019...
Mar 16th 2019
                               the only defense is that they didn't know how cheap lopez/randle would b...
Mar 18th 2019
why Magic? I blame Jalen, Chris, and Juwan’s scrub teammate
Mar 15th 2019
Your second question answers the first
Mar 15th 2019
      Jeanie stays getting that double-standard pass b/c she wears a skirt
Mar 18th 2019
      it's that...
Mar 18th 2019
           It’s barely been 2 years since she and Magic took charge, half of that...
Mar 19th 2019
      LMAO. NOBODY has blamed Rob. It's *ALL* Magic, though.
Mar 20th 2019
           You're getting Trump-esque with the lying, dogg. It's a problem.
Mar 20th 2019
Mar 20th 2019
                I mean...true. Dude can just look on THIS page.
Mar 20th 2019
           Magic invited this
Mar 20th 2019
           Yep... you can’t be the front man for being the savior then...
Mar 20th 2019
           I literally blamed Rob and Jeannie in the post you replied to.
Mar 21st 2019
                Man, he’s not coming back.
Mar 21st 2019
Is Luke as bad as yall say he is or is this another casualty of CK Bron?
Mar 21st 2019
Mar 21st 2019
RE: Is Luke as bad as yall say he is or is this another casualty of CK B...
Mar 21st 2019
Two fingers Magic!
Apr 09th 2019

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