In the post-Chris Paul era, the Lakers made a couple modest moves on Tuesday, signing former dunk-champ Gerald Green, and Pacers utility PF Josh “McBobs” McRoberts. The additions aren’t likely to cement our next title run, but there’s still a need for readers to read and writers to write. Without further ado, here’s a few tidbits that are floating around the cyber universe.
Andy Kamenetzky from ESPN’s Land O’Lakers, charts the differences between Josh McRoberts and Lamar Odom, with an assist from 8 Points, 9 Seconds’ Tim Donahue.
Brian Kamenetzky from the LOL offers a countdown to Christmas – coming up fast with older players, a new coach, and a roster that’s rampant with confusion.
Arash Markazi from ESPN writes about the different ways in which Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom handled their business.
Chris Sheridan at Sheridan Hoops, takes a look at how the dominoes may fall in a big Lakers trade.
Mark Medina at the LA Times blog looks into contradictory versions of the events leading to Lamar Odom’s trade.
Mike Bresnahan from the LA. Times reports on the signing of free-agent Josh McRoberts, the injury to Derrick Caracter, and continuing talks between the Lakers and the Orlando Magic.
Henry Abbott at TrueHoop recounts a tough-as-nails situation that he once encountered with Gerald Green and Kobe Bryant.
Eric Freeman at Ball Don’t Lie, channels a Steve Kerr dissection of David Stern, Dan Gilbert and the stomped-on CP3/Lakers trade.
Ian Levy at Hickory High, brings us his next installment of analysis on lineup optimization that includes a tidbit on Phil Jackson’s use of Andrew Bynum in the Dallas series.
Tuesday was as they say, a bit of a slow news cycle for the Lakers. Naturally, this means absolutely nothing when you’ve got a stealth GM like Mitch Kupchak burning through cell batteries. There are now 11 days before Christmas tip-off. Theories anyone?
– Dave Murphy