I can't find the old laker thread jshow34 started, so I'm gona start a new one. You can put anything in this thread that has to do with the Lakers such as rumors, signings, hirings, trades etc. Well the Brown for Bulter trade has already been brought to the public. And personally I don't like seeing Butler go, but the Lakers have a load of s/fs so why not get some value for one of our many s/fs? Most likely Atkins will be shipped along with Butler to balance out the trade so that leaves us without a starting PG. I just don't think Sasha is ready to step in as the starting pg yet, he can spell 10-15min for whoever ends up as the starting pg for the Lakers. Now who could this starting pg be? Lakers could sign Stoudamire or Lue July 22 Orange County Register (scroll down) (registration required): "The Lakers continue to pursue a free-agent guard who can handle the ball and have made overtures toward Damon Stoudamire and Tyronn Lue." Either one of these guys would be an upgrade over Atkins, but personally I'd like to try and do a sign and trade with Memphis to get Watson, Walton and Divac for Watson. Sure he's a bit undersized to play in the traingle but his hustle and low turnover ratio and defense are worth it. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ronny Turiaf, hope to see you play in a Lakers uniform in the future.