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Report: Lakers test trade market for Blake, Duhon. No takers yet. Shocking.

Nov 13, 2012, 3:58 PM EST

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Steve Nash being reunited with Mike D’Antoni is not happening as soon as Lakers fans (or D’Antoni) would like — Nash said on Tuesday he could be out another week or two as his leg heals.

But that isn’t stopping the Lakers from shopping around two of the other point guards on the roster.

The report is from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

You can guess why the desire to make a move — the Lakers need shooters to run D’Antoni’s offense right. Think back to the vintage days of the Suns under his “seven seconds or less” — Nash and Amare Stoudemire running the pick and roll and shooters everywhere. They could space the floor.

Who have the Lakers got? Metta World Peace (a career 34 percent three point shooter) was the guy on the weak side for the Lakers Sunday night against the Kings. I bet we see a lot more Jodie Meeks under D’Antoni. But they still need shooters.

Another reason the Lakers can do this — they like second-year guard Darius Morris.

There’s just not a lot of interest, for obvious reasons. In theory Blake could return to his sharpshooter ways in the new offense. But he’s going to have to prove that because otherwise he is not coming off the trade block.

Don’t be shocked if the Lakers make moves, although they likely come closer to the trade deadline. But they know they need to tweak the roster for the new coach. The only question is now much they will be able to tweak it.

  1. zerole00 - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    I hear someone offered a King-sized Snickers bar for Blake. The Lakers are said to be deliberating on the offer.

    • doctorfootball - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      That’s a false rumor. No team in It’s right mind would offer that much. Even if a team offered a normal sized Snickers, the Lakers would have to throw in another player to make it a fair trade.

      • edweird0 - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

        LOL you guys made my afternoon

  2. rj2323 - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Why not sign sharp shooter Michael redd? He played with Steve last year in Phoenix an had a pretty good year coming off the bench he can still light it up from the outside

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Somebody PLEASE, buy our crap!!

    I’ve seen Rashard Lewis, Gilbert Arenas, and Hedo Turkoglu with their MONSTER contracts and low production traded, hell, I’ve even seen Luke Walton traded, but I don’t even think Steve Blake would fetch $5 at a garage sale.

    I hope we can talk him into buying him out. No one in their right mind is going to bite the cheese. I would keep Duhon though, it’s always wise to have 3 capable PGs on your roster since it’s the one position you shouldn’t just move guys out of position just to fill the void. Plus with injuries throughout the season you need the insurence.

    • loungefly74 - Nov 13, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      we trade Blake for 1 rib…and some soda poured into our hands…MMWHAHAHAAA!

      • saint1997 - Nov 14, 2012 at 2:28 AM

        loving the chris rock reference

      • loungefly74 - Nov 15, 2012 at 1:12 PM

        thanks man. great scene.

  4. fanz928 - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    A.I.?

    • 24thesho - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

      I think that would be very cool, actually.

  5. eugenesaxe - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Surely some team will stupidly bend over backwards and pay a king’s ransom to help LA out.

  6. uscthom78 - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Thrown in John Ireland, and send them to Cleveland. Ireland refused to keep his word by not quitting his job and not walking from Cleveland to Los Angeles after the lakers lost to cavs. So just make him live there.

  7. thechock305 - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    How about 2 regular size snickers bars?

    • unxpexted1 - Nov 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      give me a fun size and i’m good.

  8. genericcommenter - Nov 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Just have Kobe take Blake on another helicopter ride and drop him off.. somewhere.

    Blake used to be quite a shooter and a decent backup PG with a great A/T ratio. it looks like he’s still decent from 3, in limited sample size. He just can’t shoot from anywhere else, apparently. Still a career .387 3-shooter should be able to do …something. His % is better than guys like Michael Redd, “shooters” like matt carroll, and Dirk, btw.

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