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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Thu May 05, 2016 11:47 am

heard on the way home of the rumor lakers interested in trading for paul george, using their lottery pick as the bait

probably not the first of many rumors involving the lakers. i expect the celts and lakers to be the big headliners this offeason
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Thu May 05, 2016 4:00 pm

I read about Barnes getting max money but I tihnk he'll be like a DeMarre Carroll, not a lot of impact for the money.
If they can swing a #1 or #2 for George, that would obviously be an improvement over using the pick.
Oh yeah Whiteside would be a good pickup.
I also agree on not wanting Derozan.
Yeah the tanking wasn't fun and made worse by the farewell tour. glad that's all done and over with so hopefully the pick stays and then improvement will make the pick at least a mid first round pick next year
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Thu May 05, 2016 5:26 pm

That is such a shitty rumor by Bill Simmons. "Heard LA will use the pick to trade for George even if it's the 1st pick. Indiana wont agree to it."

1) Lakers don't even know if they have a pick.
2) Kupchak doesn't let much get out so all these rumors are just shit talk usually.
3) Bird would want the pick and a LOT more for George who is on a very nice contract given the explosion next year.

You guys heard it here first: the Lakers will offer the Kings next years top three pick for Boogie. The Kings won't accept though.

Edit: how's that work with Larry Sanders? Wasn't he under contract when he "retired"? Can he be picked up by another team if he decides to unretire or does he have to go back to the Bucks? Would he be worth having a look at if he wanted to play again?
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Kevin on Thu May 05, 2016 6:20 pm

Jackal, Sanders agreed to a buyout meaning he took a lot less money and get out of the Bucks' service.

Obviously, these things are all for click bait.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Thu May 05, 2016 6:56 pm

Jackal wrote:That is such a shitty rumor by Bill Simmons. "Heard LA will use the pick to trade for George even if it's the 1st pick. Indiana wont agree to it."

1) Lakers don't even know if they have a pick.
2) Kupchak doesn't let much get out so all these rumors are just shit talk usually.
3) Bird would want the pick and a LOT more for George who is on a very nice contract given the explosion next year.

You guys heard it here first: the Lakers will offer the Kings next years top three pick for Boogie. The Kings won't accept though.

Edit: how's that work with Larry Sanders? Wasn't he under contract when he "retired"? Can he be picked up by another team if he decides to unretire or does he have to go back to the Bucks? Would he be worth having a look at if he wanted to play again?

Wow! Looks like the Lakers don't want to spend too much time rebuilding. If there's a short cut, why not.

Fuck Simmons or Ingram and build this?

C: Whiteside (or Big Cuz)
PF: Randle
SF: Durant (or Paul George)
SG: Clarkson
PG: Russell

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Thu May 05, 2016 10:19 pm

Kevin wrote:Obviously, these things are all for click bait.

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Jackal already dodged it but the question remains- who should be the leading scorer next year?

Barnes would be an awesome pickup. The ideal small ball forward. Can shoot/post up and defend multiple positions. Excellent glue guy if you already have your scorer and playmaker

What's up with the derozan non love? Haha. The guy pretty much carried his team to the 2nd round. Lakers will need a proven scorer
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Fri May 06, 2016 1:38 am

Apparently Lakers fans still have just about enough arrogance left in their vein to reject DeRozan. This is kinda good news because I thought they lost all the confidence and ballz after years of FAs rejecting them and blockbuster trades busting them left and right. That's since Dwight's fuck Kobi departure which hurt their ego badly. Last season finally sent a knock out blow and probably humbled them big time. Their catch of the day was Hibbert/Bass/Lou. In result, we are living in a weird time. LakerNation dont rave much about their chance at landing a big fish like KD. Their testicles shrunk big time even tho Lakers were always a favorite to land superstars thruout history. :twisted:
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Fri May 06, 2016 3:48 am

You need to get yourself a diary to rid yourself of all those cropped up emotions you've got there.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri May 06, 2016 8:36 am

Kevin wrote:Jackal, Sanders agreed to a buyout meaning he took a lot less money and get out of the Bucks' service.

Obviously, these things are all for click bait.

Sanders would be an interesting pickup. I don't think he's close to coming back but would be cool anyways.

I remember I think Jason Williams retired after signing with the clippers and her wound up playing for another team soon after
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby shadowgrin on Sun May 08, 2016 7:36 pm

This Lakers rebuild has that Eddie Jones-Nick Van Exel era vibe to it. Will be good to watch the Lakers again.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Mon May 09, 2016 4:14 am

Yeah, I'm looking forward to some team oriented basketball. Proper passes leading to good shots with everyone having fun while playing.

Interested to see who rounds out Luke's coaching staff.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Mon May 09, 2016 1:19 pm

I'd say trade for Paul George at reasonable price like first round + some gambles. The Lakers will still have cap space to go after 2 stars which puts them in serious contending mode right away. Fuck rebuilding.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Tue May 10, 2016 1:41 am

Larry legend probably feels the same way about rebuilding
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Wed May 18, 2016 4:24 pm

Who else absolutely loved Bill Simmons' reaction?

Great spot to be all things considered; just pick whoever the Sixers don't pick. The question is who will that be between Simmons and Ingram?

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby stereoxide on Wed May 18, 2016 5:17 pm

Simmons disappointed that he ain't getting a Celtics jersey with Simmons at the back. I hope Ben goes to the Lakers just to piss off Bill. :lol:
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby skoadam on Fri May 20, 2016 9:54 am

I think at some point it will end up with Westbrook and Love.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Fri May 20, 2016 5:07 pm

Ur Boi Bangs Chol wrote:This Lakers rebuild has that Eddie Jones-Nick Van Exel era vibe to it. Will be good to watch the Lakers again.

You know, I was thinking the same thing the other day. The last time I was really excited about rooting for a young up-and-coming Lakers team was when Kobe was drafted and Shaq was signed in 1996
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:50 pm

Ball movement looks good in the preaseason.

Love the Black-Nance combo off the bench, so much fun. Really hope Black gets that back up C spot this year.

Julius using his right hand, passing under control in the open floor instead of tunnel vision..good stuff.

Weird to think 24 isn't part of this roster yet exciting to see what these young guys can do.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:10 am

Ingram any good? Not sure why Deng was brought in.

Yi Jianlian first big off the bench?
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:33 am

NovU wrote:Ingram any good? Not sure why Deng was brought in.

Yi Jianlian first big off the bench?

Deng was brought in so the kids won't learn from the nick young the defacto veteran on the team
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:00 pm

Nick's been pretty serviceable on both ends of the floor, he gets way too much shit for the goofball that he is.

Ingram isn't going to start so having Deng there to sort of show them the ropes isn't a bad thing. Ingram hasn't done anything really wow so far, I did like the circus shot/strength that one play against the Nuggets though.

Most impressed by Randle, he's actually shown improvement and I find that quite pleasant. D'Lo has a fan in me, that kid is fun to watch.

Yi hasn't played much so far in the pre-season but when he has he hasn't been anything wow. Black has been awesome and Zubac has been fun to watch in his limited minutes too.

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Bruce on Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:05 pm

Ingram hasn't been very productive yet. I think he is still unready for the physicality of the NBA. At first the Deng and Mozgov deal looks really dumb. I think the Lakers did overpay, but if Ingram turns out to be a star, by then Deng's salary would come off the books and Ingram would get a raise. In the short term though, Mozgov and Deng's contract might hurt the Lakers in terms of flexibility in getting better deals.

Happy with the game today, the Lakers are actually going toe to toe with the Blazers. With less than a minute to go, it is starting to seem the Lakers are on the uptick.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby big-shot-ROB on Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:06 am

Ingram has looked quite raw to me. He is obviously not NBA-ready when it comes to physicalty, and I've been surprised by how many times he gets lost on court. If he doesn't add some frame, which I expect him to do (I am not negative about his growth), I could see him struggle during the next 2 years. His variety of skillset won't matter to much if he gets bullied they way he has been these pre-season games.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:22 pm

Ingram's body looks undeveloped but it shouldn't surprise no one. He's even younger than Ben Simmons, is he even 19 yet.

Are the Lakers are running plays through Ingram or they are letting him find his own place on the court? The Lakers have so many young mouths to feed this year. D'Angelo will get his shots, eager Clarkson wanting to make a name for himself, Randle is also no shy showing off his ambitions. Their shots probably come beforehand. Seems like this will be an tough up and down season for the rookie.
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Re: Lakers Thread

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:36 am

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Good job young fellas.

Next game: play some defense. :D

I love D'Lo's game, that kid is so smooth.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Chicago1 on Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:41 am

Great start to the season, let's win more games this year :D
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:42 am

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Good job young fellas.

Next game: play some defense. :D

I love D'Lo's game, that kid is so smooth.

Not a fan of DLo's attitude but he's a young kid. I'm more of a Clarkson guy myself. Reminds me of Eddie Jones who is one of my favorite Lakers of all time
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:32 pm

Guess I jinxed em there, huh?

Hopefully Ingram's knee is okay. Randle needs to learn how to set screens.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Stress Fracture on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:59 am

Is Walton experimenting with Ingram? Saw him playing PG in this game against OKC
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:57 pm

He's been playing the point forward since I think the second game in pre-season. It gets him more involved in the offense when D'Lo & Randle are sitting. He's got the handles for it and he's been doing a nice job of initiating the offense. More importantly; he plays more aggressively since he's more involved.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:11 am

Is Clarkson being punished or something. Thought he would be a starter.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:52 pm

Why does it matter? He's getting 25-28 minutes a game so far and he's the primary option off the bench. Young has been playing his heart out on defense so I'm fine with him starting.

Scott would be the one "punishing" players. See: Lin, Black, Ed Davis. "Man up!"

The team is competing and that's all you can hope for. They've hung around with the Rockets & Thunder, that's not something I'd have expected last year at all.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:37 am

Nice win over the Hawks in Atlanta, Lou Williams really played well in that one. Not really a fan of his but he had some winning plays in the third and fourth.

This team competes, they've managed to close the huge lead gaps and fight their way back but have a difficult time actually winning the games.

As a fan, I'm just glad they don't hang their heads and quit.

Wish Ingram would have an impactful game in the near future.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:33 pm

Lakers hero dwight Howard goes for 31 &11 against his beloved former team :o

Like to see Russell get to the basket more
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:11 am

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Good game all around by the Lakers. Really enjoying this team and their movement on offense and effort on defense.

10th and 17th in offensive and defensive efficiency compared to last years 29 and 30 thanks to isoKobe and Man Up Scott.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Murat on Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:11 pm

I love this team...the throwback uniforms looked so insane at these guys.

This team reminds me of 90s Lakers. So enjoyable to watch.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Bruce on Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:10 pm

The Lakers' offensive system looks very simple, but they have had a way better start to the season than I could have imagined. Calderon and Huertas really stink at this point in the season. That is to say, I was not really putting much hope on them from the beginning, but of course the season is still young. Randle is a beast in some gamers so far, but I think that he is still showing that he has very limited potential, the very reason he fell to number 7 in the draft. I hope Zubac can turn out to be more than a gamble.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:14 am

Bruce wrote:Randle is a beast in some gamers so far, but I think that he is still showing that he has very limited potential, the very reason he fell to number 7 in the draft.


What? That's nonsense. Only reason Randle dropped was because of the concerns regarding his foot.

Randle has improved compared to last year. He's much more restrained and has fewer slip-ups aka bull in the china shop moments where he's just out of control with no idea what to do. He isn't setting effective screens at this point but that's something that can be taught over time.

Compared to last season he's doing a much better job of pushing the ball after a rebound, he's showing more effort on defense after showing he took plays off last season, he's less hesitant to take that 17-18 foot jumper (and actually hitting some of them) and he's playing within the system.

See the play against the Suns when he and Chandler got in to it. Last year he'd take the ball to the hole, lose it some how or throw up an awful shot. Yesterday he drew the defense towards him and made the correct play by passing it to Clarkson for the three. That's growth.

As tough as I am on him we must remember he's basically in his second season.

Oh and he's actually developing/using his right hand.

Completely disagree with your assessment of Randle.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:34 am

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Bruce wrote:Randle is a beast in some gamers so far, but I think that he is still showing that he has very limited potential, the very reason he fell to number 7 in the draft.


What? That's nonsense. Only reason Randle dropped was because of the concerns regarding his foot.

Randle has improved compared to last year. He's much more restrained and has fewer slip-ups aka bull in the china shop moments where he's just out of control with no idea what to do. He isn't setting effective screens at this point but that's something that can be taught over time.

Compared to last season he's doing a much better job of pushing the ball after a rebound, he's showing more effort on defense after showing he took plays off last season, he's less hesitant to take that 17-18 foot jumper (and actually hitting some of them) and he's playing within the system.

See the play against the Suns when he and Chandler got in to it. Last year he'd take the ball to the hole, lose it some how or throw up an awful shot. Yesterday he drew the defense towards him and made the correct play by passing it to Clarkson for the three. That's growth.

As tough as I am on him we must remember he's basically in his second season.

Oh and he's actually developing/using his right hand.

Completely disagree with your assessment of Randle.

Yeah I don't know what limitations there are because he's rebounding and running fast breaks, hitting mid range jumpers, and threading the needle with no-look passes with his off-hand. Most nights, he'll be the best Lakers player on the floor and every night the most important big man for them. That's already a huge improvement over the bull in the China shop a year ago
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:41 pm

What an awesome second half against the Kings. Great effort after being down as much as 19 in the first. They really played Cousins well in the second half and the bench did what the bench has been doing so far this young season; provide energy, hustle and play good defense.

Cousins is an awesome player, so skilled but so easily rattled. What was the need for the chest to chest at the end with Randle? So easily rattled. Love Randle just smiling it off.

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:37 am

I don't remember the last time I enjoyed watching the Lakers like this. Julius is so sick but I hate the draymond comparison as he's more like an Odom to me.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:47 am

Is Clarkson a legit starting guard on a good team?? With the current cast and Walton's hot hand approach, I wonder if he is a good fit in a backcourt w Russell
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby [Q] on Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:35 am

If you asked me before the season I would have said that Jordan was easily the best player on the team.

He doesn't get the fanfare as he doesn't ballhog or shoot as much as Russell. Hell, he doesn't even start but I think it gives the team better balance.
I'd say he's more low key like Eddie Jones so he doesn't really wow you but is an integral part of the team
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:28 am

I think he could be, but I also think he's really well suited for the 6th man role. With Russell and Clarkson together the problem would be they are both most effective with the ball in their hands, the duo of Russell/Young is effective because Young can spot up quite well and he's really bringing it on the defensive side.

The team plays like a team, it's refreshing. Like you said; Walton going with the hot hand approach gives everyone their chance if they are doing well. Love the 10 man rotation, no one is above 30 mpg at the moment.

The Green comparison was bound to happen since he's the new age prototype 4 everyone wants. Also the fact it's Walton coaching after being with the Warriors. Let Randle be Randle, hope he keeps improving.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby air gordon on Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:29 am

For him to turn out as Eddie Jones would be very unexpected. One of my fav players from the late 90's

Seems to me he's a tweeter type so far at least on offense. His assist rate is pretty low to be a point guard. But maybe that's Waltons marching orders
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Re: Lakers Thread

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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:23 pm

Is Julius the best player on Lakers team?
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby Jackal on Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:34 am

He's the most versatile at the moment, I think he's playing that way too. (As the best player.)

I think Russell & Ingram (especially him, I hope) will be the best players overall but at the moment Randle is killing it.

Best bench in the league though. The guys are killing it.
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Re: Lakers Thread

Postby NovU on Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:39 am

Cool. Russell and Ingram still possess higher potential I guess. But Julius also will be a force in this league. Post Kobe era is off to a fast start it seems if Lakers can maintain 500 for the season.

I didnt like Kobe but I still miss him thi. Lol i guess we all do.
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