2007-09-11 13:42:13.0 Brian Kamenetzky: ctinsb- Well, it could, but the Western Conference is stronger this year as well. And they have a lot of injury issues. L.O., Kwame, even Kobe all have injury histories. Things have to go very well for them to contend any higher than a six spot, in my opinion. they should be better, but how much better I'm not really sure...
2007-09-11 13:42:28.0 Brian Kamenetzky: ...Certainly not top of the conference better.
2007-09-11 13:42:30.0 hal9000: i dont know if this has been asked... but are bynum and kwame in hiding? i havent heard of an interview with either of them all summer...
2007-09-11 13:42:42.0 Brian Kamenetzky: It also depends on where Vlad is going on his winter break.
2007-09-11 13:43:32.0 Brian Kamenetzky: Bynum spent a lot of time in the facility earlier in the summer. I believe he's back east currently, but assume he's working out while there. Kwame has been rehabbing, and I believe is also back east currently.
2007-09-11 13:43:40.0 kbate: Does it seem that the other teams are in no rush to come to the Laker's aid?
2007-09-11 13:44:19.0 JJ: I wouldn't assume that about Bynum. He has no work ethic that I know of.
2007-09-11 13:44:25.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Kbate, you could also make the argument that the Lakers don't have much aid in exchange
2007-09-11 13:44:34.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: You gotta give to get
2007-09-11 13:44:45.0 Brian Kamenetzky: JJ- Didn't you hear before? I'm an optimistic person by nature (haha).
2007-09-11 13:44:49.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Teams with ex-Celtic GM's aside, of course. haha
2007-09-11 13:44:55.0 dogcatcher: In terms of potential trades, what is the most likey scenario you envision for the lakers this year ?
2007-09-11 13:45:16.0 Brian Kamenetzky: JJ- We'll certainly find out for sure when camp opens. More guys will be coming back to L.A. soon.
2007-09-11 13:46:11.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Dogcatcher, moving Kwame at the trade deadline (for who, not sure) is the one I picture the most likely to happen. But before that, I'm predicting nothing, unless the team's doing awful.
2007-09-11 13:46:35.0 rawsouthpaw: did jim buss play hoop at any level?
2007-09-11 13:46:54.0 Brian Kamenetzky: dogcatcher- Don't think much will happen, if anything, before the season, and what happens down the road depends on the success of the team, and obviously what might happen with Kobe.
2007-09-11 13:47:16.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Rawsouthpaw, either SEGA (BK's guess) or watching a boatload of "The White Shadow" (my guess)
2007-09-11 13:47:30.0 JJ: raw: ???
2007-09-11 13:47:31.0 Brian Kamenetzky: By the way, we've gone almost 35 minutes or so without mentioning Kobe, so that's pretty good (haha).