2007-10-02 13:12:56.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Fabio... As for him getting traded, I think it'll have to do with how the team does. If they perform very well, he might be more inclined to put aside whatever he felt (and is likely still feeling) and stick around. If it's not a good season, I think he will get traded. I don't think they'll have much choice.
2007-10-02 13:14:04.0 Brian Kamenetzky: Define good, Elle. If he stays healthy all season and can provide a consistent defensive presence, expanding on what he already does well (post D), that's a start. But if you're looking for big offense, it probably won't ahppen.
2007-10-02 13:14:27.0 dp: hey k bros, is there a walking on egg shells feeling at camp?
2007-10-02 13:15:23.0 fabio: thank you very much for your time, this year is going to be the best lakers season since the SHAQ trade, they just need to stay healthy
2007-10-02 13:16:24.0 Elle: I mean did he finally learn how to catch a ball, does he have any drive? Did someone teach him how to dunk?
2007-10-02 13:16:43.0 Brian Kamenetzky: theishy- I think the chemistry problems had a lot to do with injuries and losing. That'll keep people on edge. I think they can get away with not talking specifically about it, assuming what happens from here is constructive. Phil did say yesterday that he had asked players if it was something they thought needed to be specifically addressed, and the consensus was no. Whether that's what he's telling us just to let the story die, I can't say for sure. But that's what he said (we'll have the audo, by the way, up ASAP)
2007-10-02 13:17:56.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: DP... Honestly, not really. To some degree, everyone always walks on eggshells around Kobe, so along those lines, it's another day at the office. There were just more anticipation as to what he'd say regarding his happiness about being there. But it didn't feel to me like palpable tension, if that's what you're asking
2007-10-02 13:18:03.0 generic_one: Hello, Brothers K. It's raining up here in S-Town and I need some good news. Tell me, did Kwame happen to throw a cake at anyone? What kind was it? If he didn't, who would you have liked him to throw a cake at?
2007-10-02 13:18:42.0 theishy: thanks! The blog is an amazing thing for us fans, getting us as much information as possible - but these chats are taking it to an even higher level - letting us get "inside" with the team - so thanks to both of you for these!!!!
2007-10-02 13:18:59.0 Brian Kamenetzky: No, but there were donuts on the media table afterwards, and I saw him eyeing them with that glint in his eye (haha).
2007-10-02 13:19:14.0 Lakers!!!: hey guys, whats the status on Lamar, K. Brown, and Andrew B, I hear they might not even play in preseason or be ready by the end of october?
2007-10-02 13:20:36.0 dp: thanks ak , I am getting the feeling there is some uneasiness and lack of direction behind the scenes with this team, would that be fair to say? Like two camps within the Lakers org
2007-10-02 13:21:08.0 Andrew Kamenetzky: Lamar is still getting his shoulder back in shape. Were I a betting man, I wouldn't take action on him playing any preseason games. Actually, I am a betting man. There just isn't a Vegas line on this particular prop. haha
2007-10-02 13:21:53.0 a fan: how doe Bynum look?
2007-10-02 13:21:57.0 Brian Kamenetzky: DP- there certainly is from fans. And I also get the impression that not everyone is convinced Jim Buss has the, um, gravitas to run the organization well. There's certainly a little instability there.
2007-10-02 13:22:01.0 Brian Kamenetzky: a fan-
2007-10-02 13:23:03.0 Brian Kamenetzky: Pretty yoked out these days. Less baby fat, more muscle. He told me he was about five or more pounds heavier, but he moved a lot more weight around, too. Shed fat, build muscle. It's a lesson for us all.
2007-10-02 13:23:11.0 CuevaGold: What are the chances the Lakers make a trade before the season starts? If not, what about during the season?