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D-Will says Lakers can't afford him

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08:18 AM ET 06.07 | Any rebuilding of the Lakers won't be easy. Will Lamar Odom join the Lakers? Probably not. What about Deron Williams? Ditto. Lakers fans won't want to hear it, but their off-season remodeling project remains as difficult as ever. Williams, a likely free agent this summer and one of the NBA's top point guards, was cognizant of the Lakers' limited purchasing power. They have very little to spend on free agents because they are so far over the luxury-tax threshold. Their biggest tool is the $3-million "mini" mid-level exception. "I know they don't have any money to just go out and sign me. It'll have to be some kind of [trade]," Williams said Wednesday at the E3 Expo, where he promoted the video game "NBA Baller Beats."

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June 7, 2012  08:22 AM ET

The Lakers would need a miracle to sign Dwill....I dont think Gasol is enough to get him

June 7, 2012  08:22 AM ET

3 million? Dang that's not a lot.

June 7, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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Go with the GREEN...................

Hell nah ....i will keep rondo...

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June 7, 2012  08:32 AM ET

not even a topic

June 7, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Yeah, the only way the Lakers will be able to pull this off is with a trade. Don't know if Gasol will accept playing for a franchise that don't win.

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June 7, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Cap space available in Boston....

June 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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Cap space available in Boston....

This does nothing for Boston. What..Williams at the two, don't see it. Under no circumstance would I trade Rondo in order to gain Williams. I thought the people of Boston has already seen the light with this idea of trading Rondo. Frankly, I'm sick of Williams at this point..........Howard, Williams, same deal.......drama!

June 7, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Go with the GREEN...................

Not a good idea. Stick with Rondo.

June 7, 2012  08:55 AM ET

D-Will on the Lakers? Good move for them if they pull it off....BUT he aint leaving my NETS -___________-

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June 7, 2012  09:10 AM ET

If he goes to the Lakers, how will he run the point without the ball.

Kobe ain't having that crap. NO ONE and I do mean NO one is getting that ball from Kobe.

Hell I am surprised he lets the refs hold the ball during breaks.

June 7, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Maybe this is his way of saying he doesn't want to play for the Lakers?

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