LAKERS LAKERS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by rube, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. TAFNAC

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    Looks like the Lakers should be a pretty good defensive team. Finally some good perimeter defenders and good rim protectors.
     
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    Yeah, I wanna see that same energy from Draymond now that they can't afford to lose any more of their experienced crew. The jig is up on that BS. I fully expect a fat Draymond by the all star break. They're gonna tap out this season, IMO. And Kerr is weak.

    I get the feeling Kuz is gonna look like super-Siakim this season. The way the ball is moving, and he's so adept at moving without the ball. I don't know if he's going to have anymore games where he has 40 through 3 quarters, but he's gonna have some big games. They're gonna get out and run some and Kuz fills the lane OK as well. Just hope his foot is all good, or ankle..whatever it is
     
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    Homo?
     
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    Well, they do have Dwight Howard now.
     
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    not a fan but I think he's going to surprise
     
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    I just want rebounds and rim blocking from him. The days where he wanted to be the focus of the offense is long gone. As long as he accepts this and plays his role, fine.

    The second he starts to chirp about touches....put his ass on the bench for good.
     
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    Think he'll eventually be the starter over Javale and play more night to night. Dwight's not the brightest guy, but he's not Javale dumb either. Javale is probably gonna hit Vogel/Hollins/Kidd with a flurry of dumb shit over a handful of games and they just won't be able to resist benching his ass. Plus, Javale deals with asthma.

    I believe Dwight can go 20 minutes a night without fucking up nearly as much, but he'll have to adjust to the speed in which LeBron, Rondo, and some of these other vets think the game. He's probably going to piss LeBron, Rondo and Kidd off the most initially because of how they see the game. About a month long adjustment period and Dwight should be good..if he doesn't allow his feelings to get hurt, that is.
     
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    A lot "ifs" there.

    I think he's a turd.

    Javale dumb is the limbo bar set at curb height.
     
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    Just one, maybe two. But both of their dumb asses will likely be parked on the bench coming down the stretch of games..Kuz as well, potentially. Inexperience. Sounds like Kuz took a step forward defensively with the USA squad, but I want to see it

    When it's really winning time I can see a lineup of AD/LeBron/Green/Bradley. 5th wheel is up in the air, but Cook probably fits best unless they just embrace Caruso's excellence. Hoping that Rondo not starting is an indication that they're not even going to start down that path where they're closing games with him on the floor. Rondo's minutes w/LeBron should be minimal..think we all saw that
     
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    Like you, I'll believe Kuzma as a quality defender when I see it. There's really no excuse for a player with his athletic ability to be a shitty (or indifferent) defender.
     
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    Coaching staff is definitely stacked with quality defensive minds and developmental guys, so hopefully that'll help.

    Having a few guys with shot blocking presence could help some too, maybe bring about a little more aggressiveness on ball and in the passing lanes. Artest said Kuz sought him out for pointers, so it sounds like he's trying and maybe they made it clear that if he doesn't pull it together defensively, then there's no way he can play as much as he'd like to
     
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    Rich Paul claims Bucks would have made NBA Finals if they swapped Giannis Antetokounmpo for Anthony Davis

    https://clutchpoints.com/lakers-new...-swapped-giannis-antetokounmpo-anthony-davis/










    Have to agree with Paul on this one. Giannis couldn't shoot and AD can. That simple. However, we're trying to pair Giannis with AD and maybe LeBron as well in a couple years, so can we not troll Giannis? Seems like a reasonable ask.

    From what I know, Giannis and AD have a good relationship. AD is the only star that Giannis has tried to recruit to Milwaukee. Hopefully, this doesn't push Giannis away from LAL and just makes him work harder to improve his shot. He's going to need it because if Simmons is now shooting, Milwaukee is going to have hell with Philly
     
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    Watched the Pelllys preseason game, and feeling good about the AD trade.

    Ball still can't shoot and BI looks like an emaciated Carmelo Anthony.
     
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    Just now feeling good about the AD trade?
     
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    Rondo lookin a little better today
    AD gonna AD
    LeBron and AD a combined 12-13 from the FT line right now. Lets do that every night..
     
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    Nice litte contest here 87-84 going into the 4th see if LeBron/AD come back, they played well into the 3rd
     
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    Have seen Norvell make some big shots. Obviously, just a preseason game, but he did it in college and in the summer league too. Lakers may have something here
     
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