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Divac comes full circle, rejoins Lakers

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Vlade Divac has come full circle to rejoin the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The Lakers called an afternoon news conference Tuesday to announce the signing of Divac, who played the past six seasons for the Sacramento Kings.

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The 36-year-old center will fill the spot left vacant when Shaquille O'Neal was traded to Miami last week. Brian Grant, acquired along with Lamar Odom and Caron Butler in that deal, will share duties at center.

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The Lakers took Divac with the 26th pick in the 1989 NBA draft and he spent seven years with Los Angeles before the Lakers traded him to Charlotte in 1996 for the draft rights to Kobe Bryant.,

Divac, an unrestricted free agent, still has a home in Los Angeles. He has agreed to a two-year deal that reportedly will pay him $4.9 million for next season.

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Earlier, he said Sacramento did not show interest in keeping him. The Kings apparently wanted to avoid paying the luxury tax, and did not match the Lakers' offer.

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The 7-foot-1 Divac averaged 9.9 points, 5.7 assists and 5.3 assists for Sacramento last season. He lost significant playing time when the Kings acquired All-Star center Brad Miller from Indiana, and Divac's scoring average was the lowest of his career.

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He joined Sacramento in 1998, and the Kings made the playoffs six consecutive years with him as their center.

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Divac became a target of boos from the Lakers' fans while with Sacramento, and O'Neal accused him of ``flopping'' to get calls from the referees.

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The revamped Lakers could have a starting lineup of Divac at center, Bryant and Gary Payton at guard, Odom at small forward and -- if he decides to return for another year -- Karl Malone at power forward.

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Jul 20, 2004
I think he will do ok..he is getting a little old though. He has some ok players to back him up though.
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i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
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Lakers next year.
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C- Vlade
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F - Grant
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F - Odom
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G - Kobe
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G - Vujacic (lol)

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Jul 21, 2004

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i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
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Lakers next year.
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C- Vlade
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F - Grant
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F - Odom
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G - Kobe
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G - Vujacic (lol)
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wut da f*ck that makes no sense.............(im saying your post makes no sense)
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Re: Divac comes full circle, rejoins Lakers

Jul 21, 2004


Nothin Much wrote:
i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
Lakers next year.
C- Vlade
F - Grant
F - Odom
G - Kobe
G - Vujacic (lol)

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no cuz kobe was a draft pick, he wasnt established yet
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,Nothin Much wrote:
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i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
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Lakers next year.
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C- Vlade
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F - Grant
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F - Odom
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G - Kobe
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G - Vujacic (lol)
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no cuz kobe was a draft pick, he wasnt established yet
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OOOOOOOOO he meant before Divac went to the Kings I got it now I feel slow
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T-Mac_MVP wrote:


dirkus89 wrote:


Nothin Much wrote:
i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
Lakers next year.
C- Vlade
F - Grant
F - Odom
G - Kobe
G - Vujacic (lol)

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no cuz kobe was a draft pick, he wasnt established yet


OOOOOOOOO he meant before Divac went to the Kings I got it now I feel slow


yea, I was going to tell you that, but you figured it out on your own lol
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,T-Mac_MVP wrote:

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,dirkus89 wrote:

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,Nothin Much wrote:
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i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
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Lakers next year.
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C- Vlade
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F - Grant
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F - Odom
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G - Kobe
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G - Vujacic (lol)
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no cuz kobe was a draft pick, he wasnt established yet
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OOOOOOOOO he meant before Divac went to the Kings I got it now I feel slow
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yea, I was going to tell you that, but you figured it out on your own lol
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yea lol I feel kinda smaer now. I deserve a nobel prize but anyways yea Kobe was a draft pick he wasnt traded. Wasnt Eddie Jones traded for cap room or something
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T-Mac_MVP wrote:


dirkus89 wrote:


T-Mac_MVP wrote:


dirkus89 wrote:


Nothin Much wrote:
i just found out that, Vlade was traded for Kobe to make cap room to sign shaq. I always thought that kobe was the reason because West likes him soo much but its really shaq. LOL.
Lakers next year.
C- Vlade
F - Grant
F - Odom
G - Kobe
G - Vujacic (lol)

Message Edited by Nothin Much on 07-20-2004 10:23 PM



no cuz kobe was a draft pick, he wasnt established yet


OOOOOOOOO he meant before Divac went to the Kings I got it now I feel slow


yea, I was going to tell you that, but you figured it out on your own lol

yea lol I feel kinda smaer now. I deserve a nobel prize but anyways yea Kobe was a draft pick he wasnt traded. Wasnt Eddie Jones traded for cap room or something



no he was traded.... he was drafted by Charlotte Hornets but was traded for Divac like he said to make cap room for Shaq
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Jul 21, 2004

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no he was traded.... he was drafted by Charlotte Hornets but was traded for Divac like he said to make cap room for Shaq
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okay now I feel slow again lol but im not a big Lakers fan so its kay for me not to know i guess
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